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The information on this website is subject to a disclaimer and copyright.



This is the website set up on behalf of the European Commission to provide information related to the EU ENERGY STAR® program. Its aim is to provide timely and accurate information. If errors are brought to the attention of the European Commission, an attempt will be made to correct them.

However, nor the European Commission nor its contractor accept responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site.

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Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that a document available on-line exactly reproduces an officially adopted text. Only European Union legislation published in paper editions of the Official Journal of the European Union is deemed authentic.

It is our goal to minimize 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 Commission nor the contractor accept any 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 Commission 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.


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Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be freely distributed or copied. The European Commission retains a nonexclusive, royalty-free license to publish or reproduce these documents, or allow others to do so, for European Commission purposes. These documents may be freely distributed and used for non-commercial, scientific and educational purposes. Commercial use of the documents available from this server may be protected under the European Copyright Directive 2001/29/EC.

Individual documents on this server may have different copyright conditions, and that will be noted in those documents. 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.


Privacy and Security Notice

This website is provided as a public service by the European Commission, Directorate General for Energy.

If you browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors and to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

The EU ENERGY STAR website uses "session" cookie technology for secure sections. "Session cookies" are used to distinguish one user from another as they navigate through a tool or application; the cookie disappears when a web user terminates a web session and closes the browser. They are not used to save personal information.

Where identifying information is asked of you (e.g., to respond to an information request, to send us a comment or question, or to utilise one of our systems designed to provide or store information for you), it is used only for the stated purpose of the tool or system you are using. In all cases, such information is never sold to third parties. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding information you supply to us.

This website has links to other websites. This does not constitute an endorsement of their policies or products. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this system monitors network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Except for authorised law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with the European Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC.

Unauthorised attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the law by the European Commission.

Your rights as an individual user of this web page are governed by the European Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC.


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Last update: 20-02-2018
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