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Important legal notice

The information on this site is subject to a disclaimer, a copyright and rules related to personal data protection, each in line with the general European Commission legal notice, and terms of use.

Copyright notice

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.

Special Rules for hosted and federated Open-Source Software projects

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.

Special Rules for Assets

Reproduction is not authorized in general for the semantic assets. The copyright for the semantic assets is defined individually by the licence attached to the individual asset by its owner. Please refer to the individual asset for further information.

Disclaimer

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:

  1. of a general nature only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity;
  2. 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;
  3. 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 European Union legislation published in paper editions of the Official Journal of the European Union is deemed authentic.

Please also note that all semantic assets, 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 Assets belong to them and no intellectual property rights of third parties are infringed. The European Commission accepts no responsibility with regard to these assets.

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.

Privacy Statement

The Specific electronic Service: Joinup

The objective of this portal is to facilitate the sharing of interoperability solutions for public administrations as well as the collaborative development, sharing and re-use of open-source software and semantic assets for public administrations.

What personal information do we collect, for what purpose and through which technical means?

Identification Data
The following data are collected: first name, last name, email address, country, organisation, position.  These data serve to create a mailing list of potential stakeholders for the platform to whom news and information will be sent.

Technical information
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, nor any IP address from your PC. The cookies disappear once the session has been terminated.

Who has access to your information and to whom is it disclosed?

Personal information is available to the Joinup team on behalf of the European Commission. No personal data will be published without your permission.

How do we protect and safeguard your information?

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.

How can you verify, modify or delete your information?

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.

How long do we keep your data?

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.

Contact Information

In case you have questions or requests concerning the information submitted by you in this platform please contact the Controller of the file:
European Commission
DIGIT.B.2 Interoperability Solutions for Public Administration (ISA),
Brussels
e-mail: isa@ec.europa.eu

Queries on Personal Data Protection issues may be addressed to:
The European Commission's Data Protection Officer,
e-mail: data-protection-officer@ec.europa.eu

You may address your complaints to:
The European Data Protection Supervisor, e-mail:edps@edps.europa.eu

Rules of conduct

Project Storage Limit

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.

Please click on the help icon to know more about the SVN (?) and WebDAV services (?)

Inappropriate content

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:

  • Posts or images of a defamatory, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane or threatening nature. This includes any messages or material ethnically, racially, religiously or sexually offensive, insulting or demeaning.
  • Posts or images that violate any laws or regulations.
  • Explicit advertising of products or services without our prior consent.
  • Registering to solely post/endorse/promote for your own personal gain.
  • Discussion of illegal activities such as software and movie piracy and other intellectual property infringement.
  • Posting your or other people's personal contact information (i.e. telephone numbers, addresses etc) on any publicly viewable forums.
  • Anything else deemed inappropriate by us.
  • Links to any of the above.

Expected behaviour of members and suggestions for better posting

  • Keep all contributions within the appropriate community area of interest.
  • Use short and concise titles when posting documents or blog entries.
  • Please make an effort to communicate yourself as clearly as possible.
  • Refrain from using foul or offensive language.
  • All content posted by users express the views of the author, and Joinup  will not be held responsible for any message.
  • Treat all other Joinup users in a respectful and courteous manner at all times, even in the event of disagreements.
  • Visitors to the site who are not recognized Administrators, portal Staff Members or Community Facilitators with full credentials should not pose as the aforementioned ranks through the use of "administrator", "staff member" or "facilitator" in their Member’s name, avatar or signature.
  • 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.

Disciplinary Measures

We reserve the right to monitor the Joinup communities and projects and delete any postings or members who do not adhere to these rules, our standard portal terms and conditions and our privacy policy. This includes postings that disrupt or interfere with our technical operations.

  • We reserve the right to temporarily close or ban any project account which has exceeded the project storage limit set by Joinup  and has not reacted to our request to decrease its storage to the allowed quota.
  • We reserve the right to close or ban, temporarily or permanently, any user’s account without previous notice as we deem necessary.
  • Should you feel you have been treated unfairly by us or a community facilitator, you may appeal directly to us. When contacting us, please provide the email address you used to sign up. We do not discuss the suspension of portal members with the general public.

How do we treat e-mails you send us?

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.