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Legal Notice


The European Labour Authority (ELA) maintains this website to enhance public access to information about its initiatives and European Union policies in general. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. However, ELA accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site.

This information is

  • of a general nature only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity
  • not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date
  • sometimes linked to external sites over which ELA have no control and for which ELA assumes no responsibility
  • not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).

Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that a document available online exactly reproduces an officially adopted text. Only the Official Journal of the European Union (the printed edition or, since 1 July 2013, the electronic edition on the EUR-Lex website) is authentic and produces legal effects.

It is our goal to minimise 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. ELA accepts no 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 ELA 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. 

External link disclaimer

The ELA website may contain “external links” to websites  for which ELA has no control and for which ELA assumes no responsibility.

When visitors to ELA websites choose to follow a link to any external website, they are subject to the cookie, privacy and legal policies of the external website.

Compliance with applicable data protection and accessibility requirements of external websites linked to from the ELA website falls outside the control of ELA and is the explicit responsibility of the external website.

Disclaimer of endorsement

The purpose of any linked reference from ELA websites to any specific external resource, online service or a website, is to enhance the information available on ELA websites and help visitors to those websites.

Such linked references do not constitute endorsement by ELA of the specific external resource, online service or a website, nor endorsement of the information, contained in the linked reference, nor endorsement of the organisations owning the external websites.

Privacy policy

The European Union is committed to user privacy. The privacy policy covers the European Union's websites within the domain.

Privacy policy

Copyright notice

Copyright © for the entire content of this website unless otherwise stated: European Labour Authority – ELA.

Re-use is authorised, provided that ELA is acknowledged as the source of the material. 

For individual documents, the general principle of re-use outlined above may be subject to specific conditions as indicated in individual copyright notices contained therein. Users are advised to refer to these individual copyright notices. 

The ELA logo is the exclusive property of the European Labour Authority – ELA and its use is prohibited without the prior written permission of ELA.