Members or partner organisations of the TECH4EFFECT project are committed to user privacy. 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 18th December 2000. You can browse freely through most of the TECH4EFFECT website without giving any information about yourself. However, in some cases, personal information may be required in order to enable us to provide the e-services you request. In such cases, this personal information is treated according to the policy described in the above-mentioned Regulation. Please note that we collect no personal information about you when you visit our web site unless you choose to provide that information to us. Some web pages contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different to those of members or partner organisations of TECH4EFFECT. Neither members nor partner organisations of TECH4EFFECT are necessarily responsible for the privacy practices within any of these other sites. You should be aware of this when you leave the TECH4EFFECT website, and we encourage you to read the privacy statements on other web sites you visit, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties. Any personal information you provide to TECH4EFFECT will be held securely, and your personal details will not normally be disclosed to third parties. In some circumstances, however, we may need to disclose your personal details to a third party so that they can provide a service you have requested, or fulfil a request for information. Any information about you that we pass to a third party will be held securely by that party, and used only to provide the services or information you have requested. Members or partner organisations of TECH4EFFECT will not divulge your personal data to third parties for direct marketing purposes. We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example in response to a court order. We also may disclose information in response to a legitimate request from an official law enforcement agency (e.g. the police, or an investigating magistrate). We have put in place, and we regularly review and update, appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorised access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect on-line. Agents and contractors of the European Union who have access to personally identifiable information held by members or partner organisations of TECH4EFFECT are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice. Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorised disclosures of information, we cannot guarantee that personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice. Inadvertent disclosure may result, for example, when third parties misrepresent their identities in asking the site for access to personally identifiable information about themselves for purposes of correcting possible factual errors in the data.
The site includes information, and the software and media on which it is operated or contained, which is made available by members or partner organisations of the TECH4EFFECT project. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. The content is subject to change and no contractual commitment is formed simply by using the site. There may be inadvertent and occasional errors for which we apologise. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. However, members or partner organisations of TECH4EFFECT accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the material on this site. This material is:
1. Information of a general nature only that is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity
2. Not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up-to-date
3. Sometimes linked to external sites over which members or partner organisations of TECH4EFFECT have no control and for which by members or partner organisations of TECH4EFFECT assume no responsibility
4. Not professional or legal advice
5. Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that a document available online exactly reproduces an officially adopted text.
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 that are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. Many links in our website will lead to websites over which we have no control. Members or partner organisations of TECH4EFFECT accept no responsibility for the information contained in these external websites or the consequences incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites. The existence of such links does not represent an endorsement for the site concerned. This disclaimer is not intended to contravene any requirements laid down in applicable national law or to exclude liability for matters that may not be excluded under that law.
The Information has been supplied by members or partner organisations of the TECH4EFFECT project.
All title and intellectual property rights including, but not limited to, trademarks, copyrights and any copies thereof in whatever form, are owned by members or partner organisations of TECH4EFFECT and/or by other parties, and are protected by the applicable laws.
Any trademarks or names being used are for editorial purposes only, and to the benefit of the trademark owner, with no intention of infringing upon that trademark.
Except where otherwise noted, all site contents are: © by members or partner organisations of TECH4EFFECT – All rights reserved.
Information may be downloaded for educational and research purposes as long as the source is clearly credited. Please contact us if you plan to republish large amounts of information either electronically or in print so that we can maintain accuracy and update resources.
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