General information about the Joinup platform.
Unless otherwise indicated, reproduction is authorised, except for commercial purposes, provided that the source (Joinup) is acknowledged.
Where prior permission must be obtained for the reproduction or use of textual and multimedia information (sound, images, software, etc.), such permission shall cancel the above-mentioned general permission and shall clearly indicate any restrictions on use.
Please note that all the Open-Source Applications (Projects), which are available through the repository on Joinup are provided by their owners (named in each case) subject to the copyright licences indicated in each case; the owners have to certify that all intellectual property rights concerning the Assets belong to them and no intellectual property rights of third parties are infringed. Please refer to the individual project for further information. Please note, that the European Commission accepts no responsibility with regard to these projects.
Reproduction is not authorized in general for the interoperability solutions. The copyright for the interoperability solutions is defined individually by the licence attached to the individual solution by its owner. Please refer to the individual solution for further information.
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.
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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.
Please also note that all interoperability solutions, which are available through the repository on Joinup are provided by their owners (named in each case) subject to the licences indicated in each case; the owners have to certify that all intellectual property rights concerning the solutions belong to them and no intellectual property rights of third parties are infringed. The European Commission accepts no responsibility with regard to these solutions.
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.
The objective of this portal is to facilitate the development, sharing and re-use of interoperability solutions for public administrations as well as the sharing of best practices in domains relevant to the public sector.
The following data are collected when you register on the website: first name, last name, email address. These data serve to create a mailing list of potential stakeholders for the platform to whom news and information will be sent. It is also used for notification services and to manage memberships in the communities.
The Joinup website uses two kinds of cookies.
1. Joinup session cookies
The system uses session cookies in order to ensure communication between the client and the server. Therefore, your browser must be configured to accept cookies. However, it does not collect any personal or confidential information of any kind, or any IP address from your PC. The cookies disappear once the session has been terminated.
2. Google Analytics cookies
Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interaction on your website. These cookies are used to store non-personally identifiable information. The cookie will record the data related to the navigation, which will eventually help us improve his/her experience on the website.
Every computer and device connected to the Internet is assigned an Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP addresses are usually assigned in country-based blocks and can often be used to identify the country, state and city from which a computer is connecting to the Internet. Google Analytics uses IP addresses to provide and protect the security of the service, and to give website owners a sense of where in the world their visitors come from (also known as "IP geolocation"). Google Analytics does not share actual IP address information with Google Analytics customers.
Google Analytics protects the confidentiality of your data in several ways:
Google Analytics provide valuable statistics about the usage of the website. These reports will help improve the website, and make it more efficient and user friendly.
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.
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish - for details, see AllAboutCookies.org. 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.
Personal information is available to the Joinup team on behalf of the European Commission. No personal data will be published without your permission.
All the information is recorded in a database hosted by the authorised organisation or at the Data Centre of the European Commission. The database can be accessed only by authorised users using a User Id/Password. Access to the application is performed via a non-encrypted connection using the normal http protocol. Registered members may choose the preferred privacy level of their own profile granting access to logged in members and/or to the general public.
Once you have registered and your application is validated, you will receive a user name and password which will grant you access to different services on the portal. One of these services will be the possibility to change your personal information.
Your personal information will remain in the database until you decide to close your account. Following which your personal data will be rendered anonymous for the purpose of reuse, and at the latest 2 years after closing your account.
In case you have questions or requests concerning the information submitted by you in this platform please contact the Controller of the file:
DIGIT.B.2 Interoperability Solutions for Public Administration (ISA),
Queries on Personal Data Protection issues may be addressed to:
The European Commission's Data Protection Officer,
You may address your complaints to:
The European Data Protection Supervisor, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to maintain a friendly and pleasant atmosphere on the portal we have implemented some basic rules of conduct, which may be updated by us from time to time without previous notice. All visitors who participate and use the Joinup site facilities are expected to read and agree with these rules and policies and not to violate any of them. Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with the portal's guidelines.
The Joinup WebDAV and SVN services – which are the so called “space for the projects” - are available for project owners to store any files related to the project by means of the different services that the platform provides (example: svn, or SSH service). The default limit of this storage is 1 Gbyte (for SVN services) + 0.5 Gbyte (WebDAV services). This limit shall not be passed without a prior agreement between the project owner and the Joinup technical team. The Joinup technical team will monitor the amount of space consumed by each project. If the quota is exceeded, a warning will be issued to the project owner.
The following are deemed to constitute inappropriate content. Proposing or creating such content may result in account suspension or banning as well as the removal of the offending posts:
While these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure Joinup communities are not disrupted or abused in any way.
If you feel a fellow Joinup member breaks the portal's policies and rules of conduct, please report it to a community facilitator or directly to the portal staff through the contact form.
The Joinup website has a "Contact" button, which invites you to send your comments to a specific functional mailbox. When you send such a message, your personal data is collected only to the extent necessary to reply. If the Joinup team of the mailbox is unable to answer your question, it will forward your e-mail to another service. You will be informed, via e-mail, about which service your question has been forwarded to. If you have any questions about the processing of your e-mail and related personal data, do not hesitate to include them in your message.