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Protection of personal data

The European Parliament and House of European History attach great importance to respecting the right to privacy. The protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions is governed by Regulation (EU) N° 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018.

“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’).  An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal date, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

Why do we collect, store and process your data?

In principle, access to the information available on or via the website of the House of European History does not require any personal data to be supplied by the user.

Personal information is collected only when citizens, professionals and organisations voluntarily wish to be informed on how to get to the House of European History, or informed on the House of European History events, visits and exhibitions, or who have subscribed for the HEH press releases.

The personal information collected for such purposes will be treated in accordance with the policy described in Regulation (EC) N° 2018/1725.

The House of European History will collect and process the personal information only for the purposes and to the extent necessary to reach the objectives for which they were transmitted by the data subjects. It will not be reused for a purpose incompatible with the original purpose.

 

 

Who is responsible for the processing of your data?

Your data is processed under the responsibility of the Head of Visitors’ Services Coordination Unit, Directorate-General for Communication of the European Parliament (“Controller”). The Controller’s contact details are Visitors’ Services Coordination Unit, e-mail vscu@europarl.europa.eu

The Data Protection officer of the European Parliament ensures the institution applies the provisions of the Regulation (EU) N° 2018/1725.

What personal data do we process?

We will collect information from you when you fill-in the subscription forms on the House of European History website.

With your consent, we collect from you the below personal data:

  • Name and Surname
  • Name of Organisation,
  • Contact details (e.g. email address, city and country of origin)
  • Future communication preferences including, but not limited to, subscription preferences and areas of interest in one or more of a number of subcategories subjects

How will your personal data be processed?

The European Parliament and the House of European History are committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

Your personal data are stored in secured servers with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities.

For how long will your personal data be stored?

The personal data will be stored no longer than necessary for the purposes for which they were collected, or until the data subjects have requested their removal.

The data may, however, be kept for a longer period for archiving in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes, without prejudice to any other provision of Regulation (EU) No. 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018.

Will your personal data be shared?

Only the European Parliament and the House of European History have access to your data.

Only in case of audit or judicial procedures the Court of Auditors, the Court of Justice and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) would be involved.

The European Parliament and House of European History do not share personal data with third parties for direct marketing.

Will there be a transfer of your personal data outside of the European Parliament to either EU or non-EU countries?

Your data will not be transferred outside of the European Parliament and the House of European History.

What rights do you have?

You have the right to withdraw your consent, to access, to rectify, to erase the data or request restriction of processing concerning your data at any time by contacting the Data Controller, Visitors’ Services Coordination Unit, at vscu@europarl.europa.eu

You have also the right to object to processing and the data portability.

Complaints

You have the right to lodge a complaint to the Data Protection Officer of the European Parliament at data-protection@ep.europa.eu, or

to the European Data Protection Supervisor at edps@edps.europa.eu

Further information:

Regulation (EU) no. 2018/1725

Data Protection - a guide for users

Copyright

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These textual data and multimedia items are the exclusive property either of the European Union represented by the European Parliament and/or of their authors and beneficiaries. The intellectual property right holders waive their right to have their name or any other indication appear on the items which they supply for this website.

The user undertakes to respect the intellectual property rights held by the European Union and third parties without prejudice to the rights and exceptions provided for by any binding provisions.

As a general rule, the reuse (reproduction or use) of textual data and multimedia items which are the property of the European Union (identified by the words '© European Union, [year(s)] – Source: European Parliament' or '© European Union, [year(s)] – EP' ) or of third parties (© External source, [year(s)]), and for which the European Union holds the rights of use, is authorised, for personal use or for further non-commercial or commercial dissemination, provided that the entire item is reproduced and the source is acknowledged. However, the reuse of certain data may be subject to different conditions in some instances; in this case, the item concerned is accompanied by a mention of the specific conditions relating to it.

Any partial reproduction of data or multimedia items from this website must also cite the URL link of the complete item or the web page from which it was sourced.

The user undertakes not to delete or change the indications of the author or the source and not to seek to circumvent the technical measures put in place to protect documents and multimedia items, such as print or download restrictions and visible or invisible tagging. Any infringement may lead to civil and criminal proceedings.

Translations of texts or documents into languages other than the official language versions displayed on the website are authorised subject to the condition that due acknowledgement is given at a suitably prominent place, followed by an appropriate disclaimer, both translated into the relevant language:
'Translated from the original [specify the language] version published by the European Union on the following website[specify the URL ]: '© European Union, [year(s)] - Source: European Parliament'; or '© European Union, [year(s)] EP', [Name of intellectual property right holder of the translation] assumes full responsibility for the translation into [specify target language]'

In cases of doubt as to the identity of the right holders or as to the conditions of use of a particular item, a request for information may be sent to the webmaster.

Despite extensive research, it may be that the European Parliament has not been able to identify certain authors or right holders of documents appearing on the site. If you are such a right holder, or if you have identified such a right holder, or if there is a mistake on our part, we should be grateful if you would kindly contact the webmaster.

Use of House of European History and European Parliament trademarks and logos

The House of European History and European Parliament trademarks europarl®, europarltv®, myeuroparl®, Parlamentarium® & ACT. REACT. IMPACT. ® and the European Parliament and House of European History logos may not be used without the European Parliament’s prior consent.

Disclaimer

The House of European History maintains this website to enhance public access to information about the institution and its activities.

Our goal is to keep this information as complete, accurate and up to date as possible. If errors are brought to its attention, the European Parliament will take all possible steps to make any necessary corrections without delay. It can be held liable only for damage which may arise from its errors, under the conditions provided for in the last paragraph below.

The information published on this site is of a general nature only and has not been designed to meet any individual needs. It therefore does not constitute professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, we suggest you consult a suitably qualified professional).

Certain information, including the interpretation of speeches, and the documents available on or via this site can be considered neither as an authentic reproduction of the official texts nor as a faithful verbatim report of parliamentary debates. Only the official texts published in the Official Journal of the European Union may be considered authentic. Where there are differences between the electronic version and the printed text, only the official printed text published in the Official Journal of the European Union is authentic. Likewise, only the original text of the speech or its revised translation is authentic.

The European Parliament and the House of European History cannot be held liable for direct or indirect damage which may result from use of this site. We take all possible steps to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. Some data or information on this site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free. We cannot in such cases guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The European Parliament accepts no responsibility in case of defective transmission of data due to the various networks of the internet or to incompatibilities due to the user's web browser.

The European Parliament and the House of European History cannot guarantee that information from external sources contained on this site is reliable or up to date. The information on this site may link to external sites over which the European Parliament's services have no control and for which the European Parliament can accept no responsibility.

This disclaimer is not intended to limit the liability of the European Parliament arising from Article 340 TFEU.

Learning Resources

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