Disclaimer

Who is hosting the site and is responsible for the technical implementation?

This website is hosted by the European Commission’s services and provided for the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO). The  EPPO has not implemented its own analytics on the website, or uses cookies or the like beyond those provided for in the standard Europa Analytics package inherent to all europa.eu domains. For the specific policies on cookies and the associated privacy notice, please see the below points.

Who is responsible for which part of the content:

The EPPO manages the content of the website, including any information available on it. An exception to this applies for any external links or content hosted stemming from third parties, such as integration of Twitter feeds or posts. The EPPO, despite regularly reviewing any external links or integrated content or feeds, assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, content or privacy policies of any of the destination sites or integrated content displayed. No rights may be derived, and no guarantees are provided for the accuracy, of any part of the content of this website or linked information.

I have spotted an error, a broken link, or have concerns about the content:

If you feel you have spotted an inaccuracy, error or non-functioning link, or feel that content we link to is incorrect or faulty, please contact us at: info@eppo.europa.eu or send us a letter to: EPPO, 11 Avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg.

I have seen (my) personal data on the website and believe it to be inaccurate, or wish it removed:

The amount of personal data published on our website is minimal, and in its majority will concern postholders of the EPPO, with direct contacts to the public, or other parties forming part of the public debate or persons of public interest. Where the inaccuracies concern your, or others, personal data, please also or directly contact the EPPO Data Protection Officer under (at)DPO@eppo.europa.eu, or by post under the same address as above. This is without prejudice to your abilities to address yourself directly to the European Data Protection Supervisor, under edps@europa.eu .

I wish to use the logos or copy the texts:

The content of the website as well as the logo of the EPPO, is subject to copyright. Third party content, logos and destinations of external links are not subject to EPPO control and may contain their own designated policies and legal notices.

 

Privacy Notice & Analytics:

The EPPO is bound, like all EU bodies and institutions to a strict data protection framework, specifically 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, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC . This covers all the processing of personal data by the EPPO which is not operational personal data.

No personal data is collected during your visit of the EPPO website, with the exception of the visitor providing their personal data through typing it into the online form for the request of public access to documents of the EPPO.

Where personal data is provided by the user as part of the public access request, the data will be processed and stored in line with Regulation 1725/2018. Such data will be processed only for the purpose of dealing with the request made, and consequences deriving therefrom, such as subsequent legal appeals, but also audit and compliance aspects, as well as statistical reporting. It will not be kept any longer than necessary for these purposes, and especially regarding the statistical processing, will be anonymized as soon as it is no longer required for the other purposes. Requests for access, correction, deletion or otherwise queries thereto or advice on the existence of and exercise of data subject rights, should be addressed to (at)DPO@eppo.europa.eu.This is notwithstanding your rights to address yourself directly or subsequently to the European Data Protection Supervisor under edps@edps.europa.eu.

As the EPPO has not developed its own customary website analytics, it uses the services of the Commission, which in turn uses a designated service developed for all sites hosted on the europa.eu domains, such as the EPPO website, i.e. eppo.europa.eu. This is called Europa Analytics.

The data collected via Europa Analytics contains no personal information and the random unique visitor ID that is generated by the software cannot be used to identify a particular visitor. Data will not be shared with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes.

For more details on Europa Analytics, please see https://europa.eu/european-union/abouteuropa/privacy-policy/europa-analytics_en. An extract from that site is provided below, concerning the main use of the cookies and what is stored on the visitor – without revealing their identity.

Europa Analytics Cookies & Data Collection

Europa Analytics is configured to use the domain europa.eu (used by European institutions' websites) and to store first-party cookies that expire and will be automatically removed from the user’s device after 13 months.

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on the visitor’s computer or mobile device. There are two types of cookies – session and persistent cookies. Further information on the use of cookies specific to this website, can be found under the cookie policy or in more general terms on a Commission level, at https://europa.eu/european-union/abouteuropa/cookies_en

Cookies used by Europa Analytics allow the collection of the following information about visitors that is used to prepare aggregated, anonymous statistics reports of visitors’ activity

  • internet protocol (IP) address (anonymised)
  • location: country, region, city, approximate latitude and longitude (geolocation)
  • date and time of the request (visit to the site)
  • title of the page being viewed (page title)
  • URL of the page being viewed (page URL)
  • URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page (Referrer URL)
  • screen resolution of user's device
  • local time in visitor's time zone
  • files that were clicked and downloaded (download)
  • links to an outside domain that were clicked (outlink)
  • page generation time: the time it takes for webpages to be generated by the webserver and then downloaded by the visitor (page speed)
  • main language of the browser being used (accept language header)
  • browser version, browser plugins (PDF, Flash, Java) operating system version, device identifier (user agent header)
  • language of the visited page
  • campaigns
  • site Search
  • events

To improve the accuracy of the reports, certain information is also stored in first party cookies and then collected by Europa Analytics:

  • random unique Visitor ID
  • time of the first visit by the specific visitor
  • time of the previous visit by the specific visitor
  • number of visits by the specific visitor

 

Social media disclaimer

The EPPO is currently active on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook (starting 3 May 2021).

Please note that none of these channels may be used to submit to the EPPO reports of criminal conduct or other information of operational significance. Mentioning the EPPO in social media posts will not be considered direct information or reporting for the purposes of the EPPO Regulation. No information sent through these channels will be followed up upon by our office.

Should you wish to submit online to the EPPO a report of a crime or other information of operational interest, we kindly ask you to make reference to the dedicated section in our website.

The EPPO’s use of social media exclusively aims at ensuring dissemination to the general public of information on our organisation, general activities, and events to which the Office participates. Our activity on these fora is intended to offer users of the social media platform an occasion to keep up to date with what we do.