The ECB is committed to user privacy. It only processes your personal data for the purposes described below; it does not divulge them for marketing purposes.
All personal information is processed in line with EU data protection law and the ECB's IT security and confidentiality rules.
The ECB is the data controller and the Directorate General Communications is responsible for processing personal data. A restricted group of ECB staff will have access to your personal data, and external agencies may also process data on behalf and under the authority of the ECB.
Cookies are small bits of data sent by a website server to the browser on your computer. The browser informs the server when you next visit that particular website. Cookies help us to store user preferences, track usage trends on an aggregate basis and improve the user experience.
Every 6 months we remove all first-party cookies and ask you to make your selection again. We do this to ensure that your preferences are still valid and up to date.
Servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as the date and time of your visit, your IP address, browser type, browser language, browser screen size, and one or more cookies that identify your browser. Such logs are stored for a maximum of ten months and then deleted. The information the ECB collects is only used to compile statistics, on an aggregate basis, on the usage of this site and for maintenance and security purposes.
We collect further personal data only with your consent, such as an email address if you wish to sign up to a mailing list. The relevant pages provide more information about the personal data we collect.
Personal data are collected and processed by the ECB based on your consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Your personal data will no longer be processed once you have withdrawn your consent but prior processing will remain lawful.
You have the right to access and rectify your personal data, to restrict the processing of your data and, under certain conditions, to ask for your data to be deleted.
You can exercise your rights by contacting the Directorate General Communications at email@example.com. If you have any further questions, you can also contact the ECB’s Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Furthermore, you have the right to contact the European Data Protection Supervisor at any time about the processing of your personal data.