Privacy Statement

Data protection legal framework applicable to the ECB
All personal data is processed in accordance with EU Data Protection Law [1].

Who is responsible for the processing of your personal data
The ECB is the data controller and the ECB’ s Directorate General – Statistics (DG-S) is the unit responsible for the processing of your personal data.

What information is collected through this website and for what purpose

Personal informationWe may collect personal data such as email addresses if you wish to sign up to BIRD’s mailing list and/or send comments/suggestions via our contact form. You consent to the processing by providing the personal information requested. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Future processing of your personal data will stop once you have withdrawn your consent but prior processing will remain lawful.

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Other Third-Party Cookies – Some other third party cookies are used. For example, where a YouTube clip is embedded on one of our pages, this may disseminate cookies. We do not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third party’s website for more information.  You may refuse the use of third-party cookies but please be aware that you might lose some functions.

Who will receive your personal data
The recipients of your personal data will be BIRD administrators and dedicated staff of the ECB’s Directorate General Statistics DG-S.

How long will we keep your data
Your personal data will be retained as long as you are a subscriber to the mailing list and will be deleted after you unsubscribe.

Your rights
You have the right to access and rectify your personal data, to restrict the processing of your data and, under certain conditions, to ask for your data to be deleted. You can exercise your rights by contacting DG-S at If you have further questions, please contact the ECB’s Data Protection Officer under
Furthermore, you have the right to address the European Data Protection Supervisor any time regarding this processing of your personal data.

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[1] Regulation (EC) N°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 and the ECB Decision 1/2007 of 17 April 2007, adopting implementing rules concerning data protection at the European Central Bank and subsequent legislation replacing or amending these legal acts