Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to the European Union of the Deaf (EUD). This privacy statement describes EUD's policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors' information through the EUD web site. It applies to all "EUD sites" - that is, all sites within the "" domain name.

What information does EUD collect?

Normal web site usage
In general, you can browse the EUD site without telling us EUD you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs. These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.

Collection of personally identifiable information
If you register for a newsletter, log on to certain EUD sites, order a book, request information, provide feedback, apply for a job, join a discussion group or join an electronic mailing list, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, postal address and e-mail address. This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in various EUD databases and mailing lists. If you are purchasing something using the web, you may be asked to provide your credit card details. These details are transferred to a secure, online payment service, hosted outside EUD. Credit card information is not retained by EUD.

EUD sites with specific requirements to collect personal information may publish a privacy policy specific for that site. In these cases, the site-specific policies will be complementary to this general EUD privacy policy, but will give additional details for that particular site.

What does EUD do with the information it collects?

Normal web site usage
The information gathered during general browsing of the "" domain is used to analyse trends and usage of the EUD site and to improve the usefulness of the site. It is not connected with any personal information.

Personally identifiable information
EUD may use the personal information you provide to:

Contact you - either in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail newsletters, documents, publications etc. to you;

Manage and process your job application;

Confirm your purchases and registrations on the site;

Remember your online profile and preferences;

Help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests, and help us create site content most relevant to you;

Statistical analysis.

What if I don't want to provide personal information?
Providing personal information on the EUD site is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the EUD site, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as purchase items, register for a newsletter or apply for a job.

Opting out and changing your information
At any time, you can cancel or modify your information by returning to the web page where you first provided the information and contacting the focal point for that page/EUD department. Where contact details are not provided on the page, you can contact us for further information.

We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the EUD site to any third party. Any information provided to EUD by users of the EUD site is held with the utmost care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this privacy policy, or in any site-specific policies, or in ways to which you have explicitly consented. EUD employs a range of technologies and security measures to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

All our employees EUD have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of official business matters, including personal data.

The EUD site contains links to sites external to the domain. EUD is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

Notification of changes
Changes to this privacy policy will be posted on the EUD home page at

For questions or queries regarding this privacy policy, please contact us.

Email Scams

Beware of scams implying association with EUD

Please note:

EUD never asks for money for recruitment.

EUD does not conduct lotteries, or offer prizes or awards through e-mail.

If you are not sure of the authenticity of an e-mail or letter, contact us at

Various fraudulent schemes purporting to be from or associated with the European Union of the Deaf (EUD), have been circulating. Most of them circulate as e-mails, but there are also rogue web sites and in some instances faxes and telephones are used. Many of these scams request detailed information and/or money from individuals, businesses or non-profit organisations with the promise that they will receive funds or other benefits in return. Others ask for registration fees for conferences allegedly sponsored by EUD and for hotel reservations, again with the promise of certain benefits. Another type of scam proposes employment opportunities with EUD. These scams sometimes carry the EUD logo, and originate from or refer to e-mail addresses made to look like EUD address.

EUD wishes to warn the public of these misleading practices that do not originate from EUD, and are not in any way associated with EUD projects or events. EUD strongly recommends that recipients of solicitations such as those described above (whether sent by e-mail or communicated in any other way) verify very carefully their authenticity before sending any response.

In particular, EUD suggests that recipients do not send money or personal information in response to invitations from anyone 

claiming to be from or represent EUD, including those who assert that they are: awarding jobs, funds, grants, scholarships, certificates, lottery winnings, or prizes, and/or requests payment for registration fees and hotel rooms reservations in the name of EUD.

If you have any doubts about the authenticity of an e-mail, letter or phone call purportedly from, for or on behalf of EUD, please e-mail us at EUD is trying to warn the community at large about these deceptive practices, and we will therefore appreciate your help in bringing suspect communications to our attention.

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