Data protection

Competition privacy statement

1. Why is the European Commission organising a design competition on 10 years of euro cash?

With the introduction of euro banknotes and coins in 2002, the single currency became a physical reality for citizens. Over 330 million people in 17 EU countries now use the euro. A common currency makes many things easier, such as comparing prices between countries, travelling and trade since charges for changing money and exchange rate fluctuations have been eliminated. It also reinforces the need for sound economic and financial policies.

The aim of the design competition entitled 'Ten Years of the Euro' is to raise awareness about the euro and the benefits it brings.

2. What personal data does the European Commission collect, what for, and how?

Personal data

Via the submission page for designs, the European Commission collects the following mandatory information on each participant:

Via the submission page for votes, the European Commission collects the following mandatory information on each participant:

Purpose

The purpose of the data collected in the submission forms is:4

Data collection method

Personal data are collected via data fields on the website, which are to be filled in by the participant.

3. Who has access to your data and to whom is it disclosed?

Designated officials or agents of the European Commission's Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, as well as designated employees of the contractor for the organisation of the competition have access to your data. Your data will not be disclosed to anyone else, except for names and dates of birth which will be disclosed with your permission if you win a prize, for example to travel companies (airlines, hotels, etc.).

4. How does the European Commission protect and safeguard your data?

Your data are stored in the databases of the European Commission and its contractor, with access protected by passwords and limited to designated Commission officials or agents, as well as designated employees of the contractor for the organisation of the competition.

5. How can you verify, modify or delete your data?

You have no direct access to your personal data stored in the databases. If you wish to modify or delete your data, please send a message to the e-mail mentioned below. Your data will be modified or deleted within five working days.

6. How long will we keep your data?

Your data will be deleted from all the databases within six months of the end of the competition, that is, the date of the prize-giving ceremony.

7. Contact

European Commission
Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs
Communication Unit

e-mail: ECFIN-COINCOMPETITION@ec.europa.eu

Data Subjects may at any time contact the European Data Protection Supervisor.