Data privacy notice


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The European IPR-Helpdesk is committed to user privacy. Policy on “protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data” is based on Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 and on the modified Law of 2 August 2002 on the Protection of Persons with regard to the Processing of Personal Data of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

You can browse freely through the European IPR-Helpdesk website without giving any information about yourself. However, in some cases, personal information may be required in order to enable us to provide the e-services you request (e.g. about IP helpline service, Newsletter, News, Events, Bulletin, Trainings, etc). In such cases, this personal information is treated according to the policy described in the above-mentioned Regulation.

It may be possible that European IPR-Helpdesk web pages contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different from this site. Neither European IPR-Helpdesk nor the European Union is necessarily responsible for the privacy practices within any of these other sites. You should be aware of this when you leave the European IP-Helpdesk site and we encourage you to read the privacy statements on other web sites you visit, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

Any visitor of European IPR-Helpdesk may voluntarily register their details if they wish to. In some cases, European IPR-Helpdesk will require users to register in order to give e-services as those prior mentioned. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected on registration include: information we need to provide the e-service, to understand clearly your request and to give the best support you need in IP matters that raise in the project you may interested or are involved or for statistics purposes (e.g. name, organisation, address, country, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, type of entity, sector, information about your interests in, and use of our services, etc).

The right to access, rectify or cancel personal data shall be exercised, pursuant to the Chapter VI, “Rights of the data subject” of the above mentioned Luxembourg law, on written request to be addressed to and will be processed at the earliest convenience.

European IPR-Helpdesk reserves its right to modify this Privacy Notice at any time. Any modification about this privacy notice will be updated in this web site to inform users.