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Legal Notice

The Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan website is developed in the framework of a project funded by the European Commission and at the end of its duration will be handed to the latter. As such, the whole website, as well as all its integral parts, subsections, whether public or private, technical, expert or communications oriented, are subject to the intellectual property rights of the European Union, represented by the European Commission. You can find more about these intellectual property rights here.

This website, as well as the consortium while managing all the different parts of it, therefore have to follow the European Commission rules regarding the protection of personal data, the following, privacy policy statement, copyright notice, and the disclaimer, and all the rules related to them.

Protection of Personal Data

The Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan website is committed to user privacy.

All official mail or any kind of communication sent via the Helpdesk, the Infoline, is automatically forwarded to the central management office of the Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan and /or the appropriate consortium partner to take appropriate action.

Although you can browse through the website without giving any information about yourself, we do require certain personal information in order to grant you access to some parts of the portal. We treat this information according to the privacy policy statement.

Privacy Policy Statement

When you register to the Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan website in order to create a Member public profile, to enter a project or investment idea, or to provide a contribution, we save your private data in our systems and disclose publicly only the information you chose to be publicly disclosed. Please note that you can adjust what information you want to be publicly available on the site, or even ask us to delete your profile completely by contacting us by email @ helpdesk.

All personal details disclosed by registered users to this website remain fully in their control. The users can opt out of the public profile, delete or modify any of their personal details at any time by simply sending us an email. The Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan consortium does not copy or modify this information in any way; it stores it and uses it solely for the purposes of the Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan project.

All the data collected through the online forms will be stored safely in our database system until the end of the contract, upon completion of which the data will be passed on to the European Commission. These data will be kept no longer than December 2021, which is one year after the end of the implementation of the Atlantic Action Plan (December 2020). We take high security measure to safeguard the information against possible misuse or unauthorized access. The data will be kept in a highly secured server with daily backups, only authorised personal has physical access to the server and can access the server file system via remote connection.

Throughout the duration of the contract as well as after its completion, it is the European Commission who has the legal property of the Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan website. The Legal Notice of the European Commission's web space therefore applies.

More specifically, Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community, referred to in the above mentioned Legal Notice, is applicable.

The Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan website never discloses personal information to third parties without prior approval. We do not divulge your personal data for any marketing purposes.

If you have any queries or concerns about the use of your private data, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Complaints, in case of conflict, can be addressed to the European Data Protection Supervisor

Within the Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan website we also provide links to third party sites. Since we do not control them, we encourage you to review their privacy policies.

Collection of anonymous traffic data for statistical purposes

When you browse the Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan website, anonymous site usage information is collected via various technical means. The usage of the site is recorded in log files. No information about which other sites the visitor has browsed is collected. The data are then processed anonymously.

The purpose of collecting this data, which may include IP addresses, is to allow our team of experts to improve the service by knowing its usage.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish - for details, see You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Copyright Notice

Support Team of the Atlantic Action Plan, on behalf of © European Union, 2014.

Reuse is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged, save where otherwise stated. The reuse policy of the European Commission is implemented by a Decision of 12 December 2011.

The general principle of reuse can be subject to conditions which may be specified in individual copyright notices. Therefore users are advised to refer to the copyright notices of the individual websites maintained under Europa and of the individual documents. Reuse is not applicable to documents subject to intellectual property rights of third parties.


The Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan, on behalf of the European Commission maintains this website to enhance public access to information about its initiatives and European Union 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 the Commission 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 the Commission services have no control and for which the Commission assumes no responsibility;
  • not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).

Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that a document available on-line exactly reproduces an officially adopted text. Only the Official Journal of the European Union (its printed edition, or since 1 July 2013 its electronic edition made available on the EUR-Lex website), is authentic and produces legal effects.

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. The Commission accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.

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