Legal and data protection notices

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Eurofound maintains this website to enhance public access to information about its initiatives and its policies in general. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.

However, Eurofound accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site.

This information is:

  • of a general nature only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity;
  • not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date;
  • sometimes linked to external sites over which Eurofound services have no control and for which Eurofound assumes no responsibility;
  • not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).

It is our goal to minimize disruption caused by technical errors. However some data or information on our site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. Eurofound accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.


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Eurofound holds the copyright of all its publications and of this website. Reproduction is authorised for personal or internal use, provided the source is acknowledged, clearly stating Eurofound's full name: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. In all other cases, Eurofound is happy to receive a request for permission via

Links to this website

Eurofound encourages organisations and individuals to create links to its website under the following conditions:

  • Links must not be used in a defamatory context;
  • Linked information must not be changed in any way;
  • Linked information to should not be displayed in a manner which suggests endorsement of any commercial product or service;
  • Linked information to should not be displayed alongside advertising.

Agency logo

The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions logo is the exclusive property of the Agency. Its use is prohibited without the prior written permission of the Agency Copyright Unit.

Privacy and data protection


Eurofound is committed to user privacy. All personal data collected by Eurofound are processed in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regards to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data.

Although you can browse through the Eurofound website without giving any information about yourself, in some cases, personal information is required in order to provide the services you request.

The European Union's family of institutional websites, within the '' domain, provides links to third party sites. Since we do not control them, we encourage you to review their privacy policies.

According to the Implementing Rules on Data Protection, as a general principle, Eurofound only processes personal data for the performance of tasks carried out in the legitimate exercise of official authority vested in Eurofound or in a third party to whom the data are disclosed.

All processing operations of personal data are duly notified to Eurofound’s Data Protection Officer and, as the case may be, to the European Data Protection Supervisor. All processing operations are recorded in a register by the Data Protection Officer.

Eurofound guarantees that the information collected is processed and/or accessed only by the members of its staff who are responsible for the corresponding operations. Unless otherwise specified in the Data Protection Register, all natural persons providing personal information to Eurofound in paper or electronic form are deemed to have unambiguously given their consent for the subsequent operations (as defined in article 5(d) of Regulation 45/2001).


Eurofound’s Data Protection Officer

European Data Protection Supervisor

Mr. Pierre Faller
Wyattville Road, Loughlinstown
Dublin 18, Ireland

Tel:(+353 1) 204 3100
Fax: (+353 1) 282 64 56 / 282 42 09

Rue Wiertz 60
B-1047 Brussels

Tel: (+32) 2 283 1900
Fax: (+32) 2 283 1950

Privacy statements

Processing personal data

Legal basis


Related document


Article 27 Reg. 45/2001

For the selection of officials, temporary agents, contract agents, SNEs and trainees, Eurofound processes personal data through its dedicated software "E-recruitment"

Privacy statement [.pdf, 719kb]


Article 25 Reg. 45/2001

Companies representatives send personal data (contact details, names, CVs) which is processed by Eurofound

Privacy statement [.pdf, 246kb]

Procurement - Vendors list

Article 25 Reg. 45/2001

Companies representatives send personal data (contact details, names) which is processed by Eurofound on a vendors list

Privacy statement [.pdf, 107kb]


Article 25 Reg. 45/2001

Eurofound uses a video surveillance system that helps control access to the buildings and ensure the security of the buildings and the safety of staff and visitors

Video surveillance policy [.pdf, 144kb]

Malicious and threatening calls

Article 25 Reg. 45/2001

Calls may be recorded should someone start threatening staff members or visitors within Eurofound premises

Disclaimer [.pdf, 27kb]

Personal data processed in Single Point of logIN (SPIN)

Article 25 Reg.45/2001

SPIN is the point of access to all systems hosted on Eurofound’s website

Privacy statement [.pdf, 336kb]

Personal data in CVs – Governing Board members

Article 25 Reg.45/2001

Personal data processed in accordance with Eurofound’s Policy on Conflicts of Interest

Privacy statement

Personal data in CVs – Eurofound Management Committee members

Article 25 Reg.45/2001

Personal data processed in accordance with Eurofound’s Policy on Conflicts of Interest

Privacy note

Microsoft Dynamics Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Article 25 Reg.45/2001

Personal data processed for the targeted dissemination of Eurofound research findings/data, for subscriptions events visits and external communication

Privacy statement and guidance [.pdf 1mb]

Social Network Analysis (SNA) for the Network of Correspondents Article 25 Reg.45/2001 Survey on the Network of European Correspondents’ dimensions and characteristics Privacy statement, [.pdf, 420kb]
EU Agencies network photo book

Article 25


Personal data processed in a photo book with the portrait of Directors of EU agencies

Privacy statement

[.pdf, 322kb]

Evaluation form processing data from members of the Performance Development Network (PDN)


Article 25


Respondents data and replies to an evaluation form following the annual meeting (October 2015) of the Performance Development Network

Privacy statement [.pdf, 413KB]

Privacy Statement on the processing of personal data in the 'Evaluation Handbook update' survey

Article 25

Reg. 45/2001

Processing of personal data in the  Evaluation handbook update survey administered by Eurofound and published by the PDN Privacy statement [.pdf, 380kb]

How do we treat emails you send us?

Many of our web pages have a 'Contact' button, which activates your email software and invites you to send your comments to a specific email address.

When you send such a message, your personal data is collected only to the extent necessary to reply. If the management team of the mailbox is unable to answer your question, it will forward your email to another service. You will be informed, via email, about which service your email has been forwarded to.

If you have any questions about the processing of your email and related personal data, do not hesitate to include them in your message.

Site usage information

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ('Google'). Google Analytics uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to help the web team analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user.