Legal mention

The information on this site is subject to a disclaimer, a confidentiality notice and rules related to personal data protection.


The FFPE this Website as a working tool and an information channel for the Commission's personnel. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.

However the FFPE accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the material on this site.

This material is:

information published first and foremost for the attention of the Commission's own staff in active service and thus not intended to match the specific circumstances of staff from other EU institutions or of non-active staff;
not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date;
sometimes linked to external sites over which the Commission services have no control and for which the Commission assumes no responsibility;
not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).
Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that a document available on-line exactly reproduces an officially adopted text. Only European Union legislation published in the paper editions of the Official Journal of the European Communities is deemed authentic.

It is our goal to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However some data or information on our site may have been created or structured in files or formats which are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The FFPE accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.

This disclaimer is not intended to limit the liability of the FFPE in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable national law nor to exclude its liability for matters which may not be excluded under that law.

Confidentiality clause

Information provided to members only cannot be considered to be in the Public Domain, and it shall not be disseminated to third parties.
Staff are reminded of the obligations which follow from Article 17 of the Staff Regulations, and from Article 287 of the EC Treaty.

This requirement does not apply to material already made public elsewhere, such as on the Europa server or other external web sites.

Personal Data Protection

The FFPE is committed to user privacy.
The policy on "protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions" is based on Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000.
This general policy covers the FFPE Web Site. Although you can travel through most of this Web Site without giving any information about yourself, in some cases, personal information is needed in order to provide the e-services that you request.
Web-sites that require such information treat it according to the policy described in the Regulation mentioned above and provide information about their particular use of your data in their specific privacy policy statements.

In this respect, a Controller determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data and ensures conformity of the specific e-service with the privacy policy.

This website provides links to third party sites. Since we do not control them, we encourage you to review their privacy policy.

When you send a message, your personal data is collected to be able to send a reply and stored to simplify the answering process. If the team managing the mailbox is unable to answer your question, they will forward it to a service that can and you will be informed by e-mail. Emails including questions and answers might be archived to monitor the process and make it simpler to reply to recurring questions.

If you have any questions about the processing of your e-mail and related personal data, do not hesitate to include them in your message.

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