Privacy policy

General information

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs attaches great importance to the responsible use of personal data. It is important for you to know when we collect data, what kind of data we collect and how we use it.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has taken all necessary technical and organizational measures to ensure that data protection rules are respected.
We process the data that Romanian or foreign citizens provide in good faith, in compliance with the legal requirements and under conditions that ensure their security.
The data provided shall be processed, as appropriate, by automatic and / or manual means to solve your requests for services. Refusal to provide the necessary personal data makes it impossible for us to provide those services.
Further development of our site may result in changes to our privacy policy. Therefore, we recommend that you periodically check our privacy policy.

Legal basis

With effect from 25 May 2018, the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data came into force, and repealing Directive 95/46 / EC (General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR).
Unless otherwise stated, the legal basis for storing and processing or publication of personal data on the website of the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the European Union is in accordance with Article 6 of the GDPR.
The Accreditation Portal of the Romanian Presidency can collect and process different types of data, including personal data.

Server logs

The following data is logged in the server logs: IP address, the time of the request, the destination address, the transferred data volume, user notification of the succeeded request, the browser and operating system used as well as the website from which the request originated (if the site was accessed via a link).
The data are only used to ensure system security. Personal data is neither analyzed nor used to create user profiles. The server login data is kept for 3 months. We will only transmit the data used to administer the site if we suspect an attack or illegal access to our network infrastructure, and compelled to communicate security data to investigate and resolve the issue.

Cookies policy

Cookies are small text files stored on the user's computer that allow the site to recognize the user's device in the future when they return to the page. The information contained in the cookies is mainly used to manage web sessions as well as to personalize the web site and make it easier to use. This allows us to optimize the usefulness of our site.
Our cookies do not store personal data. You can manage cookies by modifying browser settings, and you can also delete cookies at any time. Blocking cookies will not prevent you from using our website.

Contact Us

You can contact us by email or mail. You are free to decide what personal data you want to share with us. Personal data you send via email or mail will be stored and processed by the competent recipient. In order to give you the answer to your query, you need to send relevant data (especially name, email address, postal address and contact details).

Publication of information containing personal data

Subject to the explicit consent of the data subjects, the personal data of the media representatives and contact points are published on the information pages of the Romanian Presidency website in order to allow networking among those interested. Personal data appearing in the press communiques are published in accordance with respect to the public interest principle stipulated in Article 6 (1) of the RGPD.

Creating user profiles

We will not create any personal identification profile.

Disclosure of personal data to third parties

Data that is recorded when users visit the website of the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the European Union will only be disclosed to third parties if required by law or court rulings or if necessary for legal action or criminal prosecution after attacks on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs web infrastructure.
Without your explicit consent, the data will not be disclosed to third parties for commercial purposes.

Protection of minors

Persons under the age of 14 should not provide personal data without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not require personal information from young people or children, we will not knowingly collect such data, and we will not pass it to third parties.

Privacy policy on social networks

It is very important for us the protection of personal data on social networks. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Romanian Presidency use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr and YouTube. We want to draw your attention to the fact that these multimedia providers store user data (such as personal data or IP address) in accordance with the data usage instructions and use them for commercial purposes.

Rules and tips for commenting on social media

We highly value your comments on our editorial content on our social media channels. However, we do not accept any comments outside the subject, inappropriate or repetitive observations, promotional, advertising or campaigns of any kind, and comments with the same content made by the same person. On social media, as everywhere else, insulting or defamatory commentaries, slander and denigration are punished. Our ethical standards prohibit verbal mistreatment of people and organizations, vulgar or provocative posts. In the interests of all users, we reserve our right to remove such posts immediately, especially with discriminatory, racist, xenophobic, sexist, misanthropic, anti-constitutional, or violent content.
Romanian and English are used for communication on our social media channels.

Links to third-party websites

We connect online to third-party sites. However, it is beyond our control whether these third parties comply with existing data protection requirements.

Your rights

You have the right to access, rectification, deletion, restriction of processing, data transferability, withdrawal of consent and objection to the use of your personal data. If you believe that data processing violates the legal provisions on data protection or your rights have been violated in any other way, you may file a complaint with the supervisor authority. In Romania, this is the National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing (ANSPDCP).
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for processing the personal data it has access to.


You can contact us as follows:
The Romanian Presidency's Website of 2019:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Secretariat of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council in 2019
Bucharest, Alexandru 31st., sector 1, postal code: 011822
Contact details of the Office of the Data Protection Officer are:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Bucharest, Alexandru 31st., sector 1, postal code: 011822
Office of the Data Protection Officer
Tel: +40 21 431 11 00; +40 21 431 15 62; +40 21 319 21 08; +40 21 319 21 25.