Personal Data Protection

The Council of Europe is committed to user privacy.

Its policy on protection of personal data is laid down in the Secretary General’s Regulation of 17 April 1989 outlining a data protection system for personal data files in the Council of Europe.

This general policy covers the Council of Europe's family of institutional Web Sites as well as the ROMACT website created in the context of the ROMACT Programme as a joint initiative between the European Commission and the Council of Europe.

Although you can browse through most of the ROMACT Web Site without giving any information about yourself, in some specific cases such as when using the Transnational Co-operation Platform of the website, personal information is required in order to provide thee-services you request as a restricted-access user. Limited personal information is also collected by the visitors wishing to subscribe to the Newsletter.

Whenever collected, such information is treated according to the policy described in the Regulation mentioned above.

You can find more information about the use of your data (e.g. in relation to what information is collected, for what purpose and through which technical means, to whom your information is disclosed, how you can access your information, verify its accuracy and, if necessary, correct it, how long your data is kept, what are the security measures taken to safeguard your information against possible misuse or unauthorised access etc.) in the specific privacy policy statement.

The Council of Europe's family of institutional Web Sites as well as the Romact website provide links to third party sites. Since we do not control them, we encourage you to review their privacy policies.Furthermore, to make this website work properly, we place small data files called “cookies” on your device. These cookies enable the website to remember the session ID of authenticated users, keeping them logged in for a given period. The ROMACT website uses also Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google") to help analyse the use of this website on the basis of visitors’ behavior.  For this purpose, Google Analytics uses "cookies" too. The data collected contain no personal information and cannot be used to identify a particular visitor.

More information about the use of cookies on Council of Europe websites can be found at the following link. What is an e-service?An e-service is a service or resource made available on the Internet in order to improve the communication between citizens, national authorities and businesses on the one hand and the Council of Europe on the other hand.

The following types of e-services are or may be offered by the ROMACT website:

Information services that provide citizens, media, business, administrations and other decision makers with easy and effective access to information, thus increasing transparency and understanding of the policies and activities of the Council of Europe;Interactive communication services that allow better contacts with citizens, business, civil society and public actors thus facilitating policy consultations, and feedback mechanisms, in order to contribute to the shaping of policies, the activities and the services of the Council of Europe

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