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While the euro foreign exchange reference rates and other price information published on this website are based on sources which the ECB considers to be reliable, the ECB 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 such publication. In particular, the ECB does not accept any responsibility or liability for any economic loss or any indirect or consequential loss or damage including, without limitation, loss of business and loss of profits, as a direct or indirect consequence of, or in connection with, the ECB publishing the reference rates or other price information, including the frequency of such publication or the use of the reference rates and other price information by any person.
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The ECB is aware that its name and logo are increasingly being misused by various third parties in connection with fake financial transactions and other fraudulent activities. In some cases, the ECB is even specified as the bank through which payments or transactions will be made.
In this respect, the ECB would like to clarify that it does not provide commercial banking services to individuals or corporate entities, and that, in particular, it does not collect cross-border transfer fees or accept deposits from such parties, or issue any certificates for the release of funds. The ECB therefore advises the public not to establish contact with the originators of such ventures and not to send money or disclose bank or credit card details to anybody claiming to represent the ECB or have a banking relationship with the ECB.
The ECB also wishes to point out that it cannot be held responsible if its name, logo or address is misused in schemes that are intended to defraud the public. If a member of the public sees or receives questionable documentation that refers to, or allegedly stems from, the ECB, they should report it immediately to their local law enforcement authority or seek advice from the relevant national authorities.
The ECB is committed to user privacy. It only processes your personal data for the purposes described below; it does not divulge them for marketing purposes.
All personal information is processed in line with Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and the ECB's IT security and confidentiality rules.
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In addition to contacting the ECB via the e-mail addresses shown on this website, you can also contact us via electronic services such as a visit request form, where your personal information is required in order for us to provide the services you request.
Legal basis – The policy on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of their personal data by the Community institutions and bodies is based on Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000. The ECB processes personal data in accordance with this Regulation.
Data Protection Officer – Within the ECB, the Data Protection Officer ensures that the provisions of the above Regulation are applied and advises controllers on fulfilling their obligations (see Article 24 of the Regulation).
The European Data Protection Supervisor acts as an independent supervisory authority for all the EU institutions and bodies (see Articles 41 to 45 of Regulation (EC) No 45/2001).
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Recruitment website – Specific information on data protection concerning the handling of personal data for recruitment purposes can be found on the ECB's separate recruitment website “Working for Europe”.back to top