Privacy Statement

This privacy statement provides information about the processing and the protection of your personal data.

Processing operation: Digital Scoreboard - Visualisation Tool

Data Controller: Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology; Digital Economy and Skills Unit (CNECT.F.4)

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Why and how do we process your personal data?
  3. On what legal ground(s) do we process your personal data?
  4. Which personal data do we collect and further process?
  5. How long do we keep your personal data?
  6. How do we protect and safeguard your personal data?
  7. Who has access to your personal data and to whom is it disclosed?
  8. What are your rights and how can you exercise them?
  9. Contact information
  10. Other mentions

1. Introduction

This privacy statement explains the reason for the processing of personal data, the way we collect, handle and ensure protection of personal data provided, how that information is used and what rights you have in relation to your personal data.

It also specifies the contact details of the responsible Data Controller with whom you may exercise your rights, the Data Protection Officer and the European Data Protection Supervisor.

2. Why and how do we process your personal data?

The purpose of the processing operation: European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology; Digital Economy and Skills Unit (CNECT.F.4) collects and uses personal information in order to identify and allow access to the website: Data Visualisation Tool, where those users may modify the website or its contents and to receive notification from the system.

We process personal data on the base of Article 5(1)(d) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725.

4. Which personal data do we collect and further process?

In order to grant access to the application, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology; Digital Economy and Skills Unit (CNECT.F.4) collects the following personal data.

The name and email address of the persons having permission to alter this website. This information is stored in this website and allows registered users to login, reset their password and receive automatic notifications when visitors submit comments via the contact form.

This data is not extracted, nor used for other purpose.

5. How long do we keep your personal data?

We store the data of registered users as long as they are administrating the platform, not longer than 18 months after their last login or for 1 week upon request of deletion.

6. How do we protect and safeguard your personal data?

All personal data are stored either on the servers of the European Commission or on the servers of its contractors. All processing operations are carried out pursuant to the Commission Decision (EU, Euratom) 2017/46 of 10 January 2017 on the security of communication and information systems in the European Commission.

The Commission’s contractors are bound by a specific contractual clause for any processing operations of your data on behalf of the Commission, and by the confidentiality obligations deriving from the transposition of the General Data Protection Regulation in the EU Member States (‘GDPR’ Regulation (EU) 2016/679)

7. Who has access to your personal data and to whom is it disclosed?

The head of the Digital Economy and Skills Unit (CNECT.F.4) authorises access to the personal data to those members of the Commission staff, who are managing this website.

We do not transfer the personal information to any 3rd party nor do we use them for any other purpose.

8. What are your rights and how can you exercise them?

As a ‘data subject’ under Chapter III (Articles 14-25) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, you have the right to access, rectify or erase your personal data, the right to restrict the processing of your personal data and the right to withdraw your consent at any time by notifying the Data Controller. The withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out before you have withdrawn the consent.

You can exercise your rights by contacting the Data Controller, or in case of conflict the Data Protection Officer.

If necessary, you can also address the European Data Protection Supervisor. Their contact information is given under Heading 9 below.

9. Contact information

The Data Controller
If you would like to exercise your rights under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725, if you have comments, questions or concerns, or if you would like to submit a complaint regarding the collection and use of your personal data, please feel free to contact the Data Controller, CNECT-F4@ec.europa.eu.
The Data Protection Officer (DPO) of the Commission
You may contact the Data Protection Officer (DATA-PROTECTION-OFFICER@ec.europa.eu) with regard to issues related to the processing of your personal data under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725.
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)
You have the right to have recourse (i.e. you can lodge a complaint) to the European Data Protection Supervisor (edps@edps.europa.eu) if you consider that your rights under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 have been infringed as a result of the processing of your personal data by the Data Controller.

10. Other mentions

For the sake of completeness, please note that we analyse the traffic on this website and the behaviour of users to verify whether it fulfils its purpose and to improve it.

For this purpose, we use the open source analytics platform Matomo which is configured to not collect any information that could identify an individual persons.

Visits: The following information about each visit is stored in the server logs, for a limited period of time (one month):

  • date and time of the request (visit to the site)
  • URL of the page being viewed or resource being downloaded
  • browser version (user agent string)

Visitors: The following information about website visitors is collected and stored in Matomo:

  • 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 the 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)
  • site search