*DISCLAIMER: Please note that this information is related to the implementation of the project between 2015 and 2019. The information will be updated soon.



By means of this Legal Notice and Privacy Policy, users are advised of the following:

  • that the owner of the website ecgff-trainingportal is the European Coast Guard Functions Academy Network Project, (hereinafter ECGFA NET) co-financed by the European Union, and headed in its phases I, II and III, as coordinator, by the Finnish Border Guard, (Ministry of the Interior.  Vilhonvuorenkatu 6. 00131 Helsinki. Finland. The website was developed in Phase I of ECGFA NET and continued in operation in phases II and III.

  • the conditions of use of the Website.
  • the privacy and personal data protection policy, for users to determine, freely and voluntarily, whether they wish to provide any personal data that may be requested in relation to the services offered through this medium.

Notifications and communications between users and ECGFA NET shall be considered effective, for all purposes, when conducted through written communications sent to the following address:



Any person accessing and/or using this portal ecgff-trainingportal assumes the condition of USER.

ecgff-trainingportal provides access to information, services, programs or data (hereinafter, the "Content") on the Internet, with the aim to inform and disclose the training activities and services provided by educational institutions integrated in the European Coast Guard Functions Training Network (hereinafter ECGFT NET) within the scope of the functions of the European coastguard, to which users have access free of charge. Users are responsible for the use they make of the portal; this implies their express, full and unreserved acceptance of all the provisions included in this document, which may be subject to amendments. This responsibility extends to any signing-up process, through the filling in of forms, that may be required to access certain services or content established by ECGFT NET. Users are responsible for providing truthful and legal information. Upon registering, USERS may be given a password for which they are liable, accepting responsibility for the diligent and confidential use thereof.

Users undertake, from the moment of access and/or use,  not use this website for fraudulent purposes, and not to embark on any type of conduct that could damage the image, interests and rights of   ECGFA NET , to   use the content and services that ECGFA NET offers through its portal appropriately and, for information purposes but not limited to, not to use said content and services to 1.  Engage in activities deemed unlawful, illegal or contrary to good faith, public order, to the appropriate use of Internet traffic, as well as contrary to any other provision of law that may be applicable; 2.  disseminate content that violates human rights; 3.   cause damage to ECGFA NET systems or third parties, introduce or spread computer viruses or any other systems that are likely to cause damage or alterations to computer systems, electronic documents or user data, above; 4. try to access and/or use the email accounts of other users and change or manipulate their data or messages.

In case of breach by the user of the conditions of use of this website, or if there is reasonable suspicion that the user is breaching them, ECGFA NET reserves the right to withdraw all comments and contributions which, in its opinion, are not suitable for publication, as well as limit, suspend or terminate the user's access to the website and the services offered without prior notice, on its own initiative or that of a third party, and adopt any technical measures required for that purpose.


In any case, ECGFA NET shall not be liable for any misuse by the user of the information and/or services provided through the website, for opinions expressed by users through forums, chats, or other participatory tools, nor for any damages caused or that may be caused directly or indirectly to ECGFA NET or to third parties; the liability lies exclusively with the user who accesses them or uses them improperly.


In accordance with 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 and other legislation in force, users are informed that their personal data will be processed confidentially by the European Coast Guard Functions Academy Network Project, (hereinafter ECGFA NET), which is headed, as coordinator, by the Finnish Border Guard, with following purposes:


  1. Incorporate your institution voluntarily into the European Coast Guard Functions Training Network (hereinafter ECGFT NET) in order to use the website providing visibility and an opportunity to disseminate its training activities, which will be open to participants from other members of the Network, as well as to share ECGFT NET information.
  2. Manage their participation in training processes and their contribution to the development of the Sectorial Qualifications Framework for Coast Guard Functions (CGFSQF) and European Coast Guard harmonisation.
  3. Manage your voluntary participation in exchange programmes called through the web, which involve the prior processing of a candidate selection process and consultations according to the criteria established within the framework of the exchange programme governing the call and with which you must be familiar in advance.
  4. Networking between ECGFT NET members.
  5. Establish communications with other members of ECGFT NET.
  6. Manage your requests and queries for information, participation, or services that are expressly requested by users.
  7. Inform about current events through publications, news or other initiatives.

All fields marked in the website forms must be completed. Leaving any of these fields blank may make it impossible to provide the requested services or information. You must provide truthful information so that the information provided is always up to date and free of errors; you must notify ECGFA NET as soon as possible regarding any changes and rectifications of personal data by writing to the following email address: Likewise, by clicking on the "I accept" button (or equivalent) contained in the aforementioned forms, you declare that the information and data you provided therein are accurate and truthful.

Only the personal identification, curricular data and email addresses provided by you are collected and the said data will be processed on the basis of your consent. There are no special data categories. Under no circumstances may personal data relating to third parties be included on the forms contained on the website, unless the users have sought prior consent under the terms provided for in the current legislation, and said users will be exclusively liable for the failure to comply with this obligation and any other regarding personal data.

Furthermore, you are hereby notified that the data will be stored as long as needed to comply with the purpose for which they were collected and to monitor ECGFA NET. No data shall be transferred to third parties unless required by law or with your express consent.

If Users become a "friend" or "follower" of the profiles in the social networks of ECGFA NET, their data will be used solely for the purpose of keeping them informed about ECGFA NET news in their profiles. Users who no longer wish to receive communications about IME on social networks should stop "following" the profile or "remove it from friends".

You may exercise your right of access, correction, deletion, opposition, limitation and portability under the terms and conditions established by law, and you may withdraw the consent granted by sending an email to indicating the right you wish to exercise together with your identification data. In any case, if you feel your rights have been breached, you have recourse to the European Data Protection Supervisor.


Pursuant to the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU 679/2016) and its implementing regulations, ECGFA NET undertakes to comply with the security obligations in respect of data provided by its website users by implementing all the technical means at its disposal to prevent the loss, misuse, alteration, unauthorised access and theft of data that users provide through the said website. However, users must be aware that security measures on the Internet are not impregnable.

Minors may not use the services available through the Website without prior consent from their parents, guardians or legal representatives, who shall be solely responsible for any actions performed through the Website by minors under their care, including providing the personal data of said minors through forms and checking any relevant boxes, as applicable.


All the contents, elements, designs and applications hosted on this website, whatever their format and features, as well as all rights of industrial and intellectual property inherent to the website, unless stated therein that they are the property of another, are owned by   ECGFA NET, and are protected both by the regulations governing Intellectual Property and other legislation that may be applicable. USERS may view the elements of the portal and even print them, download them, copy them and store them on the hard drives of their computers or any other hardware provided it is solely and exclusively for personal and private use.

This content may not be exploited, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, translated, modified, publicly communicated, transferred, transformed or subjected to any other dissemination procedure, in whole or in part, nor may the content of this website be used in any form or by any means for public or commercial purposes, not even citing the sources, without the express and prior consent of ECGFA NET. The ownership of any logos or distinctive signs, as well as of the websites and their contents that appear on the portal ecgff-trainingportal, of organisations or institutions that are members of ECGFT NET, shall be determined according to their own legal notices.

Any use not previously authorized by ECGFA NET will be considered a serious breach of the intellectual or industrial property rights of the author.

ECGFA NET reserves the right to institute judicial or extrajudicial proceedings against those who infringe the rights of ownership referred to above.


ECGFA NET is exempted from any type of liability derived from the information published on its website if the information has been manipulated or introduced by a third party alien to the same; likewise, it may not be held liable for the legality of other third party websites from which the portal can be accessed.

Nor may ECGFA NET be held liable for the websites of the institutions that are integrated in ECGFT NET, nor of third parties linked from this portal, directly or indirectly, for the sole purpose of facilitating access to information available through the Internet, nor will it exercise any type of control over these sites and the contents, activities, products and services that could be viewed on them, nor will it guarantee the technical availability, quality, reliability, accuracy, breadth, veracity and validity of any material or information contained in any of these hyperlinks or other Internet sites.


Users who intend to establish a hyperlink must request prior written permission from ECGFA NET and, in any case, the hyperlink shall only provide access to the home page of our website.

ECGFA NET provides its services and content on an ongoing basis using all technical means at its disposal to perform such provision satisfactorily. ECGFA NET may not be held liable for any damages of any kind that may arise, by way of example, from errors or omission of content, lack of availability and/or technical continuity of the operation of this website, transmission of viruses or malicious or harmful programs in the content despite having taken all technological measures necessary to prevent them. In any case, ECGFA NET shall take all necessary action to restore its services in the event of a technical failure.

USERS must refrain from deleting, altering, avoiding or manipulating any protection device or security system installed on the pages of the ECGFA NET website.

ECGFA NET reserves the right to update, modify, temporarily suspend, remove or restrict the content and configuration of the website at any time, as well as any links or information obtained through it, without prior notice and without assuming any responsibility for doing so.

The relationship between ECGFA NET and USERS shall be governed by current legislation and the resolution of any dispute arising from or related to its use shall be submitted to the competent Courts and Tribunals in accordance with applicable legislation.


ECGFA NET reserves the right to change this Legal Notice and Privacy Policy at any time and without prior notice to adapt it to new legislation or case law, as well as to make any changes it deems appropriate in its portal; ECGFA NET may change, delete or add both the content and services provided through the website and/or the form in which they are presented or located on its portal. Therefore, we recommend users read the Legal Notice and Privacy Policy before accessing and browsing the website.

These Terms and Conditions shall remain valid as long as they are displayed and until they are modified by other duly published Terms and Conditions.

ECGFA NET provides users with the appropriate technical resources so that they can access this Legal Notice and Privacy and Data Protection Policy in advance.


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