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Specific Privacy Statement (Blue Hub users list)


1. Description

This processing of personal data concerns:

contact list holding postal and/or telematic address details of individual or organisation-related persons

This processing is managed at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) by the IPSC, Maritime Affairs unit, G03, in relation with the maritime surveillance research for the purpose mentioned under point 2.

As this processing collects and further processes personal data, 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, is applicable.

The Unit Head of "Maritime Affairs" acts as Controller of the processing of personal data covered by generic notification "CONTACTS LISTS & NETWORK PARTNERS DATABASES AT THE JRC " (DPO-1924).

The Blue Hub Administrator manages the processing itself, under the responsibility of the Controller.

2. What personal information do we collect, for what purpose and through which technical means?

Identification Data

Data contained in contacts lists such as:

- for postal address details: name/surname, title, company name, etc.

- for telematic address details: name/surname, title, phone/e-mail, etc.


Data contained in contact information databases such as:

- name/surname, company name, office/mobile phone numbers, e-mail.


Personal data are collected and processed in order to communicate with the data subjects (who are Blue Hub users) about the functionalities and scheduled maintenances of the Blue Hub system.

Technical information

Personal data are normally collected through classical databases or Excel forms and stored on JRC servers.

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

Access to the personal data is allowed to authorized officials (Blue Hub Administrator). No personal data is transmitted to parties, which are outside the recipients and the legal framework mentioned.

In no case, personal contact data will be published on a publicly available website of the JRC.

4. How do we protect and safeguard your information?

The collected personal data is stored on the servers of JRC and underlie the Commission Decision C (2006) 3602 of 17/08/2006 “concerning the security of information systems used by the European Commission” defines IT security measures in force. Annex I defines the security requirements of EC Information Systems. Annex II defines the different actors and their responsibilities. Annex III defines the rules applicable by users.

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

The data subject can send a message to the Controller or to the address mentioned under "Contact Information", by explicitly specifying your request to have your personal data modified or deleted.

Special attention is drawn to the consequences of a delete request, which means deleting your account to the Blue Hub system, with the consequences of not being able to access it anymore.

6. How long do we keep your data?

Your personal data is kept as long as you are user of the Blue Hub platform and the Blue Hub related projects are ongoing (active).

7. Contact Information

In case you have questions related to this processing or concerning any information processed in this context, or on your rights, feel free to contact:

- the JRC Controller using the address mentioned on web page or the Blue Hub Administrator:

- the JRC Data Protection Co-ordinator:

- the Commission’s Data Protection Officer:

8. Recourse

Complaints, in case of conflict, can be addressed to the European Data Protection Supervisor.