General Description of Privacy Statement

All personal data of the user is collected, stored, and retained with the intention to provide the best possible service. ECIU treats this data with the utmost care. This statement provides an explanation as to the data ECIU collects, the way these are collected and stored, the reason why it is collected and how users of our digital services may exercise their rights.

Personal data collected in accordance with this privacy policy will be processed in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27th April 2016 (GDPR).

Transfer of personal data to ECIU University when using federated login (Privacy Policy)

Description of the ECIU University Service (

ECIU is developing this service (hereinafter called ECIU University) directed towards (Continuous) Learners, Teachers, Researchers and Stakeholders from all around Europe. ECIU uses this service to control the assurance level of a user before activating the ECIU account or resetting the password of the ECIU account. The user needs to successfully sign into an external Identity Provider to complete the account creation/password reset.

Processing of personal data

Transfer of personal data

Personal data is transferred from the Identity Provider (your login service) to the service to ensure correct and verified personal information and to provide you with a user-friendly interface.

When logging in to this service, the following personal data are requested from the identity provider you use:

Personal data


Technical representation

Unique identifier

To identify the user from the Home University


Display Name

The name is used in lists within the service


E-mail address

Used to be able to contact you by e- mail and to be able to forward your ECIU e-mail to your Home University e- mail address.


The assurance level of the login

To verify that the user has the correct assurance level to complete the process.


The date of birth

To be able to collect statistics about age-groups taking Learning Opportunities.


First name

To build the username and e-mail address


Last name

To build the username and e-mail address


European Student Identifier

The European Student Identifier is used in digital credentials.


In addition to direct personal data, indirect personal data is also transferred, such as which organization the user belongs to, and which identity provider has been used when logging in. In combination with the above personal data, these can be used to uniquely identify a person.

Other processing of personal data within the service

You can add more personal data to your user profile. You can also be asked to add more personal data when applying to an ECIU Learning Opportunity or by using services in the ECIU University services. By entering personal data in ECIU University services you agree that ECIU is allowed to process the data for you to perform essential services or for reporting purposes.

Transfer of personal data to third parties

Your personal data can be shared with other Member Universities within ECIU and other associated organizations with the main purpose of delivering essential services. Such occasions include:

You can exercise the above rights as well as any of your requests by contacting the Data Protection Officer (

You also reserve the right if you find that your Personal Data is being processed illegally or that your rights to your Personal Data have been violated. In addition, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time, without prejudice to the legality of the processing based on consent prior to its revocation.

Personal data controller

Personal data controller for the processing of personal data is ECIU University. If you have questions about how personal data is processed within the service, please contact


When you visit websites, they may store or retrieve data in your browser. This storage is often necessary for the basic functionality of the website. The storage may be used for marketing, analytics, and personalization of the site, such as storing your pr eferences.

Privacy is important to us, so you have the option of disabling certain types of storage that may not be necessary for the basic functioning of the website. Blocking categories may impact your experience on the website. For the full ECIU privacy policy click here.

GÉANT Data Protection Code of Conduct

This service complies with the international framework GÉANT Data Protection Code of Conduct ( for the transfer of personal data from identity providers to the service. This framework is intended for services in Sweden, the EU and the EEA that are used in research and higher education.