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Important Legal Notice

 

The Market Place of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities is a project funded by the European Commission and at the end of its duration will be handed to the latter. As such, the whole project, as well as all its integral parts, subsections, whether public or private, technical, expert or communications oriented, are subject to the intellectual property rights of the European Union, represented by the European Commission. You can find more about these intellectual property rights here.

 

This Market Place, as well as its management team, has to follow the European Commission rules regarding the protection of personal data, the following disclaimer, and the copyright notice and all the rules related to them. 

 

PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

 

The Marketplace of the EIP on Smart Cities and Communities is committed to user privacy.

 

All official mail or any kind of communication sent via the Contact Form is automatically forwarded to the Marketplace of the EIP on Smart Cities and Communities secretariat and /or the appropriate consortium partner to take appropriate action.

 

Although you can browse through the Marketplace without giving any information about yourself, we do require certain personal information in order to grant you access to some parts of the portal. We treat this information according to the privacy policy statement.

 

PRIVACY POLICY STATEMENT 

 

When you register to the Marketplace of the EIP on Smart Cities and Communities in order to create a public profile, to join an Action Cluster or to enter a contribution, we save your private data in our systems and disclose publicly only the information you chose to be publicly disclosed. Please note that you can adjust in your profile settings any time what information you want to be publicly available on the site.

 

All personal details disclosed by registered users to this website remain fully in their control. The users can opt out of the public profile, delete or modify any of their personal details at any time through the edit tab in their respective profile settings. The Marketplace of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities consortium does not copy or modify this information in any way and uses it solely for the purposes of the Marketplace of the EIP on Smart Cities and Communities, its Action Clusters and electronic newsletters.

 

The minimum information details we collect for the purposes of registering with a profile on the Marketplace of the EIP on Smart Cities and Communities are: full name and email. This information is collected and safely stored in order to provide the user access to the site membership, newsletter subscription, contribution of content (news, blogs, comments, city profiles, projects etc.), and membership in the Action Clusters. 

 

All the data collected through the online user profile form will be stored safely in our database system until the end of the contract, upon completion of which the data will be passed on to the European Commission. We take high security measure to safeguard the information against possible misuse or unauthorized access. The data will be kept in a highly secured server with daily backups, only authorised personal has physical access to the server and can access the server file system via remote connection. All the passwords used will be encrypted.

 

Throughout the duration of the contract as well as after its completion, it is the European Commission who has the legal property of the Marketplace of the EIP on Smart Cities and Communities' website. The Legal Notice of the European Commission's web space therefore applies. 

 

We more specifically follow Regulation (EC) No. 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18. December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community which is part of the above mentioned Legal Notice.

 

The Marketplace of the EIP on Smart Cities and Communities never discloses personal information to third parties without prior approval. You can adjust all the information you want to be disclosed publicly in your profile settings. We do not divulge your personal data for any marketing purposes. 

 

You can access all the information disclosed with us at any time, verify its accuracy and, if necessary, correct it. In order to do this, please log in into your profile and adjust everything that is necessary. You can also change your preferences regarding what personal information will be disclosed publicly in your public profile or delete the profile completely.

 

If you have any queries or concerns about the use of your private data, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Within the Marketplace of the EIP on Smart Cities and Communities we also provide links to third party sites. Since we do not control them, we encourage you to review their privacy policies. 

 

DISCLAIMER

 

The Consortium maintains this website to enhance public access to information about its initiatives and policies related to Smart Cities in general. 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 Marketplace of the EIP on Smart Cities and Communities consortium accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site.

 

This information is:

  • of a general nature only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity;

  • not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date;

  • sometimes linked to external sites over which the Marketplace of the EIP on Smart Cities and Communities consortium has no control and for which the Consortium 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 the printed text, signed by the appropriate authorities is deemed authentic.

 

It is our goal to minimize 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. The Marketplace of the EIP on Smart Cities and Communities consortium 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 Marketplace of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities consortium 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.

 

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

 

© European Union, 2012 

Reproduction is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged, save where otherwise stated. 

Where prior permission must be obtained for the reproduction or use of textual and multimedia information (sound, images, software, etc.), such permission shall cancel the above-mentioned general permission and shall clearly indicate any restrictions on use.