PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
This privacy statement provides information about the processing and the protection of your personal data.
Processing operation: Startup Europe One Stop Shop
Data Controller: European Commission – Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
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The European Commission (hereafter ‘the Commission’) is committed to protect your personal data and to respect your privacy. The Commission collects and further processes personal data pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data (repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001).
The processing of your personal data is lawful because you provided your consent (Article 5(1)(d) of Regulation 2018/1725), by clicking “ I accept” on the pop-up upon entering the website.
This privacy statement explains the reason for the processing of your personal data, the way we collect, handle and ensure protection of all personal data provided, how that information is used and what rights you have in relation to your personal data. It also specifies the contact details of the responsible Data Controller with whom you may exercise your rights, the Data Protection Officer and the European Data Protection Supervisor.
The information in relation to processing operation Startup Europe One Stop Shop undertaken by DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology is presented below.
2. Why and how do we process your personal data?
Purpose of the processing operation: DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology collects and uses your personal information for the purpose of organising and managing of Startup Europe One Stop Shop.
3. Which personal data do we collect and further process?
In order to carry out this processing operation DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology collects the following categories of personal data:
a) Personal Data you voluntarily provide to us through the submission of event or news:
b) Personal data collected automatically through Google Analytics such as: [For Google Analytics, end user location, search history, YouTube history and data from sites that partner with Google analytics then aggregated and anonymised for insights into Startup Europe One Stop Shop’s cross device behaviours.].
We may collect information about the pages you view on our website and other actions you take while visiting us.
For details regarding technologies we employ, see Cookies and Other Technologies below.
Use of your Personal Data. We may use your personal data to process, evaluate to communicate with you for the purpose of Startup Europe One Stop Shop.
Cookies and Other Technologies.
As mentioned above, we may collect information automatically from your visit on the website to help us gather statistics and personalise your experience, and tailor interactions with you. We do so through the use of various automated technologies, including: Google Analytics.
4. How long do we keep your personal data?
DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology only keeps your personal data for the time necessary to fulfil the purpose of collection or further processing, namely for one year.
5. How do we protect and safeguard your personal data?
All personal data in electronic format (e-mails, documents, databases, uploaded batches of data, etc.) are stored either on the servers of the European Commission or of it contractors MARCO and its approved Sub-processors. MARCO approved Sub-processors host personal data on their servers located at: 188.8.131.52 – Iver, England, United Kingdom, Europe.
All processing operations are carried out pursuant to the Commission Decision (EU, Euratom) 2017/46 of 10 January 2017 on the security of communication and information systems in the European Commission.
The Commission’s contractors are bound by a specific contractual clause for any processing operations of your data on behalf of the Commission, and by the confidentiality obligations deriving from the transposition of the General Data Protection Regulation in the EU Member States (‘GDPR’ Regulation (EU) 2016/679.]
In order to protect your personal data, the Commission has put in place a number of technical and organisational measures in place. Technical measures include appropriate actions to address online security, risk of data loss, alteration of data or unauthorised access, taking into consideration the risk presented by the processing and the nature of the personal data being processed. Organisational measures include restricting access to the personal data solely to authorised persons with a legitimate need to know for the purposes of this processing operation.
6. Who has access to your personal data and to whom is it disclosed?
Access to your personal data is provided to the Commission staff responsible for carrying out this processing operation and to authorised staff of MARCO and its approved Sub-processors according to the “need to know” principle. Such staff abide by statutory, and when required, additional confidentiality agreements.
MARCO is a contractor of the Startup Europe One Stop Shop (reference number: SMART 2018/1018), and is providing services aiming to facilitate the management and development of the Startup Europe One Stop Shop and the necessary support services.
MARCO approved sub-processors are: Google Analytics
7. What are your rights and how can you exercise them?
You have specific rights as a ‘data subject’ under Chapter III (Articles 14-25) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, in particular the right to access, your personal data and to rectify them in case your personal data are inaccurate or incomplete. Where applicable, you have the right to erase your personal data, to restrict the processing of your personal data, to object to the processing, and the right to data portability.
You have consented to provide your personal data to DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology for the present processing operation. You can withdraw your consent at any time by notifying the Data Controller. The withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out before you have withdrawn the consent.
You can exercise your rights by contacting the Data Controller, or in case of conflict the Data Protection Officer. If necessary, you can also address the European Data Protection Supervisor. Their contact information is stated below.
Where you wish to exercise your rights in the context of one or several specific processing operations, please provide their description (i.e. their Record reference(s) as specified under below) in your request.
8. Contact information
The Data Controller. If you would like to exercise your rights under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, or if you have comments, questions or concerns, or if you would like to submit a complaint regarding the collection and use of your personal data, please feel free to contact the Data Controller:
The Data Protection Officer (DPO) of the Commission. You may contact the Data Protection Officer (DATA-PROTECTION-OFFICER@ec.europa.eu) with regard to issues related to the processing of your personal data under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725.
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). You have the right to have recourse (i.e. you can lodge a complaint) to the European Data Protection Supervisor (email@example.com) if you consider that your rights under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 have been infringed as a result of the processing of your personal data by the Data Controller.