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The information on this site is subject to a disclaimer, a copyright and a personal data protection clause.


Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. 
However, the EFCA accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the material on this site.

This material is:

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Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that a document available on-line exactly reproduces an officially adopted text. Only European Union legislation published in paper editions of the Official Journal of the European Union is deemed authentic.

It is our goal to minimise 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. The Agency accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external site.

This disclaimer is not intended to limit the liability of the Agency in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable law nor to exclude its liability for matters which may not be excluded under that law.

Despite all our efforts, we have not yet succeeded in identifying the authors and rights holders for some of the images. 
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Copyright notice

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For any other use, prior clearance must be obtained from the EFCA. 

In no case may this material be sold or rented. 


Audiovisual material available on this website may be edited for EU information and education purposes. 
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The EFCA Twitter account is managed by the EFCA Information and Communication Sector and is used for information purposes only.

The EFCA follows some Twitter users. However, being followed by the EFCA does not imply endorsement of any kind. The EFCA reserves the right to not reply individually to messages or comments received on Twitter.

The use of Twitter by the EFCA, including the Twitter hyperlink, does not in any way imply endorsement of Twitter and/or its Privacy Policy. Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and the EFCA accepts no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.

The EFCA recommends that users read the Twitter Privacy Policy ( This explains Twitter's policy of data collection and processing, the use of data by Twitter and includes a list of users' rights and the ways in which they can protect their privacy when using Twitter.


EFCA Information Security

You may read EFCA Information Security summarised policy.

As a necessary and strategic step, in the field of Information Security EFCA started the implementation of an Information Security Management System (ISMS) (following the international standard of ISO 27000 series), that is a system of processes and procedures that helps in managing the controls in place for all security practices, consistently and costeffectively.