Data Protection Notice for receiving the WestMED newsletter

Your personal data are processed in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 2018/1725[1] on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data.

The data controller of the processing operation is  the department EASME.A.3.1 of the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and the department MARE.A.3 of the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

The purpose(s) of this processing is to send newsletter to subscribers.

The legal basis for the processing activities is:
Article 5(1)(d) of Regulation EU 2018/1725 based on your explicit consent for your non- mandatory personal data indicated below.

The following of your personal data are collected:

your Email Address

The recipients of your personal data will be the WestMED Communication Team in charge of sending the newsletter and bodies charged with monitoring or inspection tasks in application of EU law (e.g. internal audits, Court of Auditors, European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF)) and the members of the Directorate General responsible (EASME/MARE).

Your personal data will not be transferred to third countries or international organisations.

The processing of your data will not include automated decision-making (such as profiling).

Your personal data will be kept for a maximum period of[2] the duration of the WestMED Assistance Mechanism (48 months).  Data will be deleted at the end of this period.

You have the right to access your personal data and to request your personal data to be rectified, if the data is inaccurate or incomplete; where applicable, you have the right to request restriction or to object to processing, to request a copy or erasure of your personal data held by the data controller. If processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on your consent before its withdrawal.

Your request to exercise one of the above rights will be dealt without undue delay and within one month.

If you have any queries, request or objections concerning the processing of your personal data, you may address them to You can withdraw your consent at any time by unsuscribing when receiving  the newsletter

You shall have right of recourse at any time to the EASME Data Protection Officer at and to the European Data Protection Supervisor at


Version September – 2019 version 1

[1] Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the  Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC (OJ L295/39 of 21.11.2018).