Legal notice

​​​The information on this site is subject to a disclaimer, a copyright notice, rules related to personal data protection.

1. Disclaimer

1.1 General considerations

EIOPA maintains this website to:

Enhance public access to information about its initiatives, and that of its predecessor, the Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Supervisors (CEIOP​S). 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 Authority 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 Authority has no control and for which the Authority assumes no responsibility;
  • not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).
While EIOPA’s technical information published on this website is based on sources which EIOPA considers to be reasonably reliable. In certain circumstances, it may be necessary for EIOPA, to amend and/or republish a particular, from time to time, its technical information after it has been published.  EIOPA accepts no responsibility or liability for any losses incurred in connection with any decision made or action or inaction on the part of any party in reliance upon EIOPA’s technical information.​

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

It is our goal to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However, some data or information on our website 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 Authority accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems (e.g. failure of performance, alteration of content) incurred as a result of using this website or any linked external sites.

1.2 Links from EIOPA website to external websites

We provide links to many European Institutions and other sites that are relevant to the Authority's work. You should be aware of the following:

If you access another website through a link the Authority provides, you are subject to the privacy policy of that site.

The Authority is not responsible for the contents of any pages referred to from its website. Linking to other websites should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind by the Authority.

If you notice that one of our links is not working, please notify us (at and we will rectify the situation

1.3 Links from external websites to EIOPA website

The Authority welcomes links to its website. Any links from external websites to the Authority's website is subject to the following cumulative conditions:

  • Links can only be made to web pages displaying EIOPA's legal notice;
  • Provided links should not confuse users of the other website as to the source of the content. The Authority should fully be acknowledged as a source;
  • When the EIOPA website is accessed via an external link, it should be clear to users that they are viewing information that is free of charge and not exclusive;
  • Links should not create the impression that the Authority endorses or supports the objectives or contents of the host website or the organisation managing it;
  • If links are made from a frames-based website, the contents from the Authority's website should not be framed on that website in a way that might mislead users as to the origin of the contents.

2. Copyright notice

©​ EIOPA - European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, 2011-201​6​.

2.1 Reproduction of information and documents from EIOPA website

Reproduction for non-commercial purposes of information and documents from the Authority's website is authorised provided that you acknowledge the Authority as the source: "Source: EIOPA - European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority,"​.

As a general rule, any reproduction of information and documents from the Authority's website carried out in the course of a commercial activity will require the permission of the Authority.

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority logos and trademarks are exclusive property of the Authority. Their use is prohibited without the prior written permission of the Authority.

2.2. Third party material

The permission mentioned under Section 2.1.1. does not apply to third party material. Therefore, for material where copyright is vested in a third party, permission for use and reproduction must be obtained from that third party.

3. Personal Data Protection

3.1. The right to protection of personal data is a fundamental right foreseen in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. EIOPA is therefore highly committed to ensuring the protection of personal data of individuals. EIOPA, as an European authority, will process any personal data in line with Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 on the protection of the individuals with regards to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data.

3.2. EIOPA's Data Protection Office (DPO) is your point of contact if you have queries or complaints (DPO{at} Alternatively you can also have recourse to the European data protection Supervisor (

3.3. The DPO's tasks, duties and powers as well as the procedures which enable data subjects to exercise their rights have been laid down in the EIOPA�s Data Protection Implementing Rules.

3.4. Further information on how personal data are processed by EIOPA may be found on the relevant section of EIOPA's website. In particular, the following information will be included:

  • What information is collected, for what purpose and through which technical means EIOPA collects personal information exclusively to the extent necessary to fulfil a specific purpose. The information will not be re-used for an incompatible purpose;
  • To whom your information is disclosed. EIOPA will only disclose information to third parties if that is necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose(s) identified above and to the mentioned (categories of) recipients. EIOPA will not divulge your personal data for direct marketing purposes;
  • How you can access your information, verify its accuracy and, if necessary, correct it. As a data subject you also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data on legitimate compelling grounds except when it is collected in order to comply with a legal obligation, or is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, or is to be used for a purpose for which you have given your unambiguous consent;
  • How long your data is kept. EIOPA only keeps the data for the time necessary to fulfil the purpose of collection or further processing;
  • The security measures taken to safeguard your information against possible misuse or unauthorised access.