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Legal notice


The Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) is an initiative funded by the European Commission and at the end of its duration will be handed to the latter. As such, the whole project, as well as all its integral parts, subsections, whether public or private, technical, expert or communications-oriented, are subject to the intellectual property rights of the European Union, represented by the European Commission. You can find more about these intellectual property rights here.

This Website, as well as the consortium while managing all the different parts of it, therefore follow the European Commission rules regarding the protection of personal data, the following disclaimer, and the copyright notice and all the rules related to them.


The European institutions are committed to the protection of personal data, in accordance with Regulation No.45/2001 of the European Parliament and Council of 18 December 2000 'on protection of individuals with regard to processing of personal data by Community institutions and bodies and free movement of such data'. Your personal data will thus be processed in conformity with the above-mentioned Regulation.

Should you have any queries about the processing of your personal data, both regarding access to data and rectification of these data, you are invited to send your request to

Although you can browse through SCIS without giving any information about yourself, we do require certain personal information in order to grant you access to some parts of the portal. We treat this information according to the privacy policy statement.


All cookies and other information is collected and stored in line with the ePrivacy directive.


When you register to the SCIS website (including SCIS newsletter), we save your private data in our systems and do not disclose it publicly. You can access all the information disclosed with us at any time, verify its accuracy and, if necessary, correct it. In order to do this, please log in into your profile and adjust everything that is necessary. In the case of the SCIS newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time.

All personal details disclosed by registered users to this website remain fully in their control. The users can delete or modify any of their personal details at any time through the edit tab in their respective profile settings. The SCIS consortium does not copy or modify this information in any way and uses it solely for the purposes of the SCIS activities. SCIS never discloses personal information to third parties without prior approval. We do not divulge your personal data for any marketing purposes.

All the data collected through the online user profile form will be stored safely in our database system until the end of the contract, upon completion of which the data will be passed on to the European Commission. We take high security measures to safeguard the information against possible misuse or unauthorised access. The data will be kept in a highly secure server with daily backups. Only authorised personal has physical access to the server and can access the server file system via a remote connection. All the passwords used will be encrypted.

Throughout the duration of the contract, as well as after its completion, it is the European Commission who has the legal property of the SCIS. The Legal Notice of the European Commission's web space therefore applies.

We more specifically follow Regulation (EC) No. 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 which is part of the above-mentioned Legal Notice.

If you have any queries or concerns about the use of your private data, please do not hesitate to contact us on

Within SCIS we also provide links to third-party sites. Since we do not control them, we encourage you to review their privacy policies.


The SCIS consortium maintains the SCIS website to present the data and achievements of EU-funded smart cities projects, documents, resources, smart cities news and articles to the stakeholders and the public. 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 SCIS consortium 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 SCIS consortium has no control and for which the SCIS consortium assumes no responsibility;
  • not professional nor provides 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 online exactly reproduces an officially adopted text. Only the printed text, signed by the appropriate authorities, is deemed authentic.

It is our goal to minimise 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 SCIS consortium 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 SCIS consortium 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.


© European Union, 2018

Reproduction of images, videos and other content is authorised for non-commercial purposes, provided the source is acknowledged, except where otherwise stated. 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.