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Use of the ECB’s name and logo and Personal data and e-mail privacy policy.


The European Central Bank (ECB) maintains this website to enhance public access to information about the euro banknotes and coins, as well as the activities of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB). Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. However, the ECB accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the material on this website.
This material:

- is information of a general nature and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity;
- is sometimes linked to external websites over which the ECB has no control and for which the ECB assumes no responsibility;
- does not constitute professional or legal advice.

Please note that documents or other information available on this website are not guaranteed to exactly reproduce officially adopted texts. Only ECB legal instruments as published in the paper editions of the Official Journal of the European Union and published paper versions of other ECB documentation and/or data are deemed to be authentic.

It is our goal to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However, the ECB cannot guarantee that its service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The ECB accepts no responsibility with regard to any problems occurring as a result of using this website or any linked external websites.

This disclaimer is not intended to limit the ECB’s liability in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable national law or to exclude its liability for matters which cannot be excluded under such law.
If you access any part of this website, you will be deemed to have accepted the foregoing.


Copyright © for the entire content of this website: European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Subject to the exception below, users of this website may make free use of the information obtained directly from it subject to the following conditions:

1. When such information is distributed or reproduced, it must appear accurately and the ECB must be cited as the source.
2. Where the information is incorporated in documents that are sold (regardless of the medium), the natural or legal person publishing the information must inform buyers, both before they pay any subscription or fee and each time they access the information taken from this website, that the information may be obtained free of charge through this website.
3. If the information is transformed by the user this must be stated explicitly.
4. When linking to this website from business sites or for promotional purposes, the website must be the sole element of the browser's window (i.e. must not appear within another website's frame).

As an exception to the above, any reproduction, publication or reprint, in whole or in part, of documents that bear the name of their author(s), in the form of a different publication, whether printed or produced electronically is permitted only with the explicit prior written authorisation of the ECB or the author(s).

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Google Analytics – This website makes use of Google Analytics, an external service, to obtain statistics about the usage of the website. The information sent by the browser is also sent to servers operated by Google, and is used to provide aggregated statistics about the number of browser visits, usage patterns, and searches performed on this website.
Google has its own privacy policy. Google self-certifies compliance with the EU-U.S. “Safe Harbor” framework that the U.S. Department of Commerce developed in consultation with the European Commission in order to meet the European “adequacy” standard for privacy protection.



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We wish to use the electronic media and/or print media produced by the European Central Bank (ECB) to inform others. We declare that:
1. Any information or materials received from the ECB will be used for information purposes only.
2. We will not use the “€ OUR MONEY” logo for purposes that could be detrimental to the euro, or for commercial or advertising purposes, and we will adhere to the style guidelines provided in the Partnership Programme.
3. Any electronic materials, pictures, files or documents provided by the ECB will remain its sole property. The ECB will reserve its or third-party copyrights. We will not pass any information or materials received from the ECB to any third party, except for production purposes.
4. Should we use the original master files of materials prepared by the ECB, we will preserve the integrity of the text.
5. We pledge to follow the reproduction rules for euro banknotes and coins as published in the Official Journal of the European Union and available on the ECB’s website at
6. If we use electronic media online, we will include a link to and we will inform the ECB of the material used and where it has been used. We will forward the links.
7. We understand that stocks of ECB materials for distribution are limited. We will inform the ECB of the number of copies distributed, the means of distribution as well as the target groups.
On behalf of the company/institution mentioned above, we declare that we will refrain from using any materials either in printed or electronic form provided by the ECB until our membership of the Partnership Programme has been confirmed.
We will be liable for any damages incurred by the ECB should we not act in accordance with this Letter of Intent. We also understand that the ECB reserves the right to terminate our membership at any time.


This privacy notice is made on behalf of the European Central Bank (ECB) and applies to Havas 360, its sub-contractors and all central banks referred to as data processors below.
When you fill in the form on the website, we collect personal information directly from you in order to provide you with information on euro banknotes. Your data will be used only for that purpose. You cannot receive information if you do not complete the form.
We keep information on your activity with us and delete it after three years of inactivity. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
We use this personal information to deal with your request(s), manage your account and offer you other ECB publications.
We disclose this information to our sub-contractor CetSI and on a need-to-know basis to the relevant data processors.

A. Your choices

1) You have the right to see the information that we have about you and to get mistakes corrected by contacting Havas 360;
2) You have the right to delete your account with Havas 360.

B. Important

Your information is protected by European Union law. National data protection laws apply in relation to the technical and organisational security measures to be applied by the data processors mentioned below, unless the data processor is the ECB. Contact details for the European Data Protection Supervisor can be found at

C. How to reach us

C.1 Contact data of data controller

Sabine Eismann
European Central Bank
Sonnemannstrasse 20
60314 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 1344 5312
Fax.: +49 69 1344 5775

C.2 Contact data of data processors

C.2.1 General data processors

Laurent Lé
Havas 360
29/30 quai de Dion Bouton
Puteaux Cedex 92817
Phone: +33 1 58 47 92 43
Fax: +33 1 58 47 86 00

Jerome Ospitaletche
93/105 rue Veuve Lacroix
Phone: +33 1 41 19 40 50

C.2.2 Data processor for Member States and third countries

See data controller.

D. Final provisions

Data controllers may change this privacy notice from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page occasionally to ensure that you are satisfied with any changes. This privacy notice is effective from 22 November 2013.

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