Privacy statement

This website is provided as a public service by the European Commission, Directorate General for Energy (DG Energy), and maintained by Van Holsteijn en Kemna BV (VHK).

Your rights as a natural person are governed by European Regulation (EU) 2016/679. The following statement relates to natural persons.

Collected information

If you browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information is collected by the hosting services for this website, and made available to personnel of VHK.

The collected information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

Use of collected information

We use this information to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use, to help us make our site more useful to them. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction within 2 months.

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 that case we will request only the information necessary to fulfill your enquiry or request.

We do not use your information for direct marketing purposes, automated decision-making or profiling.


The website and management have taken appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect data against destruction, loss, alteration, or unauthorized disclosure or access. The collected information is only accessible through password-enabled or secure interface access points.

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.

In order to protect our legal interests, in the event of a subpoena or search warrant, we may voluntarily provide to all legal authorities any and all information requested, with or without contacting you.


In all cases, we do not sell or rent your information to third parties. Except for authorised law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

External links

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


Feel free to contact us ( ) if you have any questions regarding information you supply to us.


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Last update: 20-02-2018
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