Legal Notice | Marie Curie Alumni Association


As the Commission service collects and further processes personal data, it is subject to Regulation (EC) 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 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. Processing operations are under the responsibility of the Controller, head of unit People programme; Marie Curie Actions at the Education and Culture Directorate-General of the European Commission.

  1. Context and Controller
  2. What personal information do we collect, for what purpose, under
    which legal bases and through which technical means?

    Types of personal data

    Information can relate to the following data:

    • First name
    • Middle name(s)
    • Last name
    • Academic title
    • Birth date
    • Nationality
    • Gender
    • Contact details (e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, postal address, country of residence)
    • Start date of current and previous jobs
    • End date of previous jobs
    • Employer institution name (current and previous employers)
    • Employer institution address (current and previous employers)


    The Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) is in charge of the policy part of the People specific programme, otherwise known as Marie Curie Actions (MCA). Over the years more than 50 000 people have benefited from the programme. Being able to contact past and present beneficiaries enables the Commission to conduct surveys and follow their careers, thus assessing the impact of the programme in the long term. Such assessment is both an obligation and a useful policy tool allowing the programme to improve. It also allows registered users to network amongst themselves.

    Legal bases

    The legal bases for the processing operations on personal data are:

    Decision No 1982/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007-2013)

    Council decision of 19 December 2006 concerning the specific programme ‘People’ implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013) (2006/973/EC)

    Technical means

    The information collected is stored in a secure system. The information is processed by European Commission personnel under the responsibility of the Controller.

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

    Access to your personal data is granted to selected European Commission personnel. With your agreement, other Marie Curie Actions alumni (members) will be able to see your contact information and other relevant information you chose to make public.

  4. How do we protect and safeguard your information?

    The collected personal data is saved on servers of an external IT company working under contract for the European Commission (EC). The company shall act only on instructions from the European Commission; shall comply with the obligations set out in the Regulation (EC) 45/2001 on the confidentiality and the security of data processing.

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

    In case you wish to verify which personal data is stored on your behalf by the responsible Controller, have it modified or corrected, please make use of the My account section of this website. To delete your information, please contact us using Contact us section of this website.

  6. How long do we keep your personal data?

    The data will be retained as long as the People specific programme exists or until you decide to erase your data.

  7. Contact information

    For any questions related to your rights, feel free to contact the Controller, explicitly specifying your request. Postal address: European Commission, Head of unit People programme; Marie Curie Actions, MADO 03/051, 1049 Brussels, Belgium. Users can contact the Controller using Contact us section of this website.

    Any information relating to processing of your personal data is detailed in the register of the Data Protection Officer of the Commission: REGISTER

  8. Recourse

    In case of conflict, complaints can be addressed to the European Data Protection Supervisor http://www,