Important legal notice

The information on this site is subject to a disclaimer, a copyright notice and rules related to privacy statement on the protection of personal data.

Disclaimer

The TED, SIMAP, eTendering and eNotices websites (hereinafter, the TED system) exist to give the public greater access to information about public tenders in the European Union, as well as to improve the management of the public procurement procedures. We try to keep all information up to date and accurate, and when errors are brought to our attention, we try to correct them.

However, the Publications Office accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on these sites, which is:

  • of a general nature only and 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 Publications Office has no control and for which it assumes no responsibility
  • not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).

Please note that an online document is not necessarily an exact reproduction of an officially adopted text. Only public tenders notices published in the DVD-ROM editions of the Official Journal of the European Union in the official language chosen by the contracting entity are authentic.

We try to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However, some data 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 Publications Office accepts no responsibility with regard to 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 Publications Office in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable national law or to renounce its liability for matters that may not be excluded under that law.

TED copyright notice

© European Union, 1998–2018

Reuse of TED data for commercial or non-commercial purposes is authorised provided the source is acknowledged (‘© European Union, http://ted.europa.eu, 1998–2018'). The reuse policy of the European Commission is implemented by the Commission Decision of 12 December 2011.

The delivery of files in XML format via an FTP server, namely for exploitation and commercial re-dissemination, is subject to the provision of a password that may be obtained free of charge by sending an e-mail to the following address: op-ted-helpdesk@publications.europa.eu.

The TED logo may not be used without the prior consent of the Publications Office.

For all other copyright issues regarding TED, please contact: op-info-copyright@publications.europa.eu.

For all other information regarding the content, functionalities or future developments of TED, please contact: ted@publications.europa.eu.

Privacy Statement on the protection of personal data

Notice for Consultations on TED

Introduction

The European Union is committed to user privacy. The policy on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data is based on Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000.

Why do we collect, store and process your personal data?

Your data are collected and processed in order to enable the Publications Office to provide services to you. Personal data are processed according to the conditions set out in the above-mentioned regulation. Your data will not be used for any purposes other than the performance of the activities specified above.

Who is responsible for the processing of your data? (Controller)

The controller responsible for processing your data is the Head of the Publications Office's EUR-Lex and TED Unit: ted@publications.europa.eu.

What personal data do we collect?

  • The data collected are:
  • Password,
  • E-mail address,
  • Last name (optional),
  • First name (optional),
  • Country,
  • Preferred language,
  • Agreement to TED privacy rules.

To whom are your data disclosed?

The collected personal data are treated confidentially, and are used only by the Publications Office's staff of the EUR-Lex and TED Unit, the IT-service team and its contractors, as well as by the staff dealing with relevant issues (e.g. auditors, controllers) to treat requests, to communicate to the users of services.

No personal data are transferred to parties other than the recipients, or the parties specifically mentioned in the legal framework concerned, without prejudice to a possible disclosure by transmission to the bodies in charge of a monitoring, inspection or regulatory task in accordance with the Community legislation, e.g. the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), or to the administrative investigation team.

The Publications Office will not transfer personal data to third parties for purposes of direct marketing.

How long are your data kept?

If you had no transaction for three months you receive a message that your registration and your profiles will be deleted automatically, if you do not log-in to the TED system within the following 30 days.

How can you have access to your data, verify their accuracy or rectify them?

You have the right to access and change your data on-line. If you wish to access or correct your information you may log on to the TED website where you can see and correct your personal information yourself.

For the protection of your privacy and security, the Publications Office shall take every reasonable step to ensure that your identity is verified before granting access, or rectification, or deletion.

What do we do to avoid misuse or unauthorised access?

The Publications Office has set up, and regularly reviews and updates, appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard your data against unauthorized access, to maintain data security, and to lawfully use the information collected for the purpose indicated above in the section II. "Why do we collect, store and process your personal data?".

Your enquiry is stored on the server of our sub-contractor, processed and may also be forwarded by email to the expert responsible for replying to the enquiry.

Such external sub-contractors have signed a contract with the Publications Office which legally binds them to comply with the applicable legislation on the protection of personal data and the processing thereof and more specifically with Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001.

Staff of the Publications Office having access to information concerning an identified or identifiable person are required to protect the data in a manner that is consistent with the rules set out in this Privacy Statement by, for example, not using the data for any purposes other than the tasks carried out in the exercise of their respective competences.

Whom can you contact if you have questions or complaints?

If you wish to access or correct your personal information please contact the TED website where you can see and correct your personal information yourself.

Please contact: the Head of the Publications Office's EUR-Lex and TED Unit ted@publications.europa.eu.

Questions or complaints in case of conflict may be addressed to the Data Protection Officer of the European Commission or the European Data Protection Supervisor.

Privacy Statement on personal data protection for advertisements on TED

Introduction

The European Union is committed to user privacy.

Your information is covered by:

Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by EU institutions and on the free movement of such data.

Why do we collect and store personal data?

Data are collected and processed to enable potential tenderers to receive information on invitations to tender of interest to them.

These data are also used to communicate with the users of services.

These data in the award notices are published for reasons of transparency. Your personal data are handled in compliance with Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and will not be used for any purposes other than the performance of the activities specified above.

Personal data processing — controller

The controller responsible for processing your data is the Head of the Publications Office's "Official Journals and Case Law" unit.

What personal data do we collect?

In the contract notices, the contact persons':

  • name (first name and last name),
  • office address,
  • office telephone number,
  • fax number,
  • work e-mail address.

In the award notices, the beneficiaries':

  • name (official name),
  • postal address (address, city, district, post code),
  • e-mail address,
  • website,
  • phone number,
  • fax number,
  • value of contract.

With whom do we share your personal data?

  • Persons consulting the TED website to find procurement notices.
  • Members of the teams dealing with TED and the technical infrastructure in the Publications Office (OP).
  • Employees of our contractors.
  • Websites of our licence holders also display the information shown on TED.
  • eTendering users.

How long do we keep your personal data?

The data are kept in the archives of the TED online application for five years.
After that, for legal reasons, all the information is kept in the archives of the Publications Office following the EU procedures in application.

How can you access — and if necessary, correct — your personal data?

To correct your personal data, please contact the controller:
Email to OP TED DATA PROTECTION: (Ted-data-protection@publications.europa.eu), responsible dealing with TED for processing your data is the Head of the Publications Office's "Official Journals and Case Law" unit.

Published information cannot be deleted, but can be modified and/or updated through the publication of a corrigendum, on request of the awarding authority having published the notice.

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or correcting your data.

How do we prevent unauthorised access to or use of your personal data?

We have set up — and regularly update — appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and prevent unauthorised access to your data and correctly use them, as explained in point II. Our staff who has access to information concerning an identified or identifiable person are required to protect it in a manner consistent with this privacy statement — for example, by not using it for any purpose other than the exercise of their duties.

Further questions and complaints

Please contact: the members of the teams dealing with TED and the technical infrastructure in the Publications Office (OP) (see point VII).

In the case of a dispute, questions and complaints may be addressed to the European Commission's Data Protection Officer or the European Data Protection Supervisor.