Specific Privacy Statement & Terms and Conditions

The objective of the We Love Eating pilot project is to design and test educational material that promotes healthy diets along the life cycle from pregnancy to old age in the EU.  

The information and views set out on this website are those of the author(s) P.A.U. Education and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the Commission. The Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the information. Neither the Commission nor any person acting on the Commission’s behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.

The use of the website supposes the express and complete acceptance of these terms and conditions as published at the time the user accesses it, without prejudice to any special conditions that may apply to some of the specific services of the website.

The information on this site 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 the European Commission services have no control and for which the European Commission assumes no responsibility;
  • not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).

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. The European Commission 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 the European Commission in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable national law or to exclude its liability for matters which may not be excluded under that law.


Use of the website

The website www.we-love-eating.eu provides access to a multitude of information, services, programmes and data (hereinafter “content”) on the Internet to which the user can have access. The user accepts responsibility for the use of the website.


User files and their content

The user acknowledges and accepts that he/she is solely responsible for the content he/she uploads to the website and for the consequences of its publication.

With their registration the user accepts that the European Commission may use freely any photographs or filmed images taken off them or their children during the course of the project on its websites, social media or in publications without any limitation in space or time.

The user agrees not to upload or post any User Submissions that are subject to intellectual property rights of third parties (including exclusive or publicity rights) unless the legal owner of those rights has granted him/her a license or formal authorisation to publish the material in question. For any images e.g. of dishes to illustrate recipes uploaded by the User, it is assumed that the User is the copyright holder, meaning has taken the photograph him/herself or has permission from the photographer to use the image in this way. Uploading any image grants the European Union the right to its use on its websites, social media or in publications without any limitation in space or time.

The processing of personal data under the responsibility of the Head of Unit "Health Determinants", Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission is subject to data protection rules as established by Regulation (EC) 45/2001[1].


Why is personal information collected?

The We Love Eating website involves the processing of some personal data, including the following:

  • Participating in the We Love Eating Survey: In addition to answering questions about their eating habits, users are invited to leave their name and email address to receive a reminder to re-take the survey (optional).
  • Uploading recipes: Users are invited to share local recipes to be published on the We Love Eating website (optional).
  • Contact us: Users have the possibility of sending an email to the We Love Eating Coordinators (optional)
  • Cookies


What personal information is collected and through which technical means?

Personal data collected and further processed are only those which the user provides (such as name, e-mail addresses, etc.), and answers to the survey questions by the participants on the topics concerned.

The processing operations on personal data linked to the management of this project are necessary for the functioning of the Commission as mandated by the Treaties, and more specifically by Articles 5 and 13 TEU and Articles 244 - 250 TFEU.

The data that will be collected during the project will be stored on servers of the external contractor located in a secured data centre as provided by the hosting service designed to meet the highest standards of security.

The external contractor will take all reasonable steps to protect the personal data, such as encrypting the data stored in the databases.


What are cookies?

To make this site function properly, we sometimes place small data files on your computer, known as cookies.

Most big websites or internet service providers do this too. Cookies help the site remember your settings – language, font size and other preferences for how you want to view the site on your computer - so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to us.

Our cookies are not used to identify you personally. They’re just there to make the site work better for you.


How you can control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see AboutCookies.org.

You can delete all the cookies already on your computer and you can set most browsers to block them being placed. But if you do this, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit the site.


Who has access to your information and to WHO is it disclosed?

Access to all personal data and information collected in the above context is only granted through UserID/Password to a defined population of users, without prejudice to a possible transmission to the bodies in charge of a monitoring or inspection task in accordance with Community legislation. These users are typically members of the Unit organising the project inside the DG, and its contractor. No personal data is transmitted to parties which are outside the recipients and the legal framework mentioned. The European Commission will not share personal data with third parties for direct marketing purposes.


How do we protect and safeguard your information?

The collected personal data and all information related to the above mentioned project is stored on a computer of the external contractor, which has to guarantee the security and confidentiality of the collected information.


How can you verify, modify or delete your information?

In case you want to verify which personal data is stored, have it modified, corrected or deleted, please contact us using the contact Information below explicitly specifying your request.


How long do we keep your data?

Your personal data will remain in the database until the results of the project have been completely analysed and usefully exploited. Personal data will be deleted, at the latest, 1 year after the last action in relation to the project in question.


Contact Information

In case you wish to verify which personal data is stored, have it modified, corrected, or deleted, or if you have questions regarding the information processed in the context of the consultation, or on your rights, feel free to contact us at:

Unit "Health Determinants", Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

Mailbox: Sante-Consult-C4@ec.europa.eu



Complaints, in case of conflict, can be addressed to the European Data Protection Supervisor.

[1] Regulation (EC) 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.