Site Policy and Privacy Statement

This page contains information on the EuFMD e-Learning platform. By registering with the EuFMD e-Learning platform you agree to the privacy policy set out below, and to abide by the conditions for participation in online courses.
Please note that use of the EuFMD e-Learning website is subject to the same the terms and conditions of use as for FAO web platforms and resources. 

Please review the FAO terms and conditions. 


Who are we?

This website is maintained by the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy. The website is produced in partnership with the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, UK and hosted on the servers of the Royal Veterinary College.

Please contact us by e-mail at eufmd@fao.org. We have appointed a data protection officer (Nadia Rumich) who can be contacted on this address.


What data do we collect?

We do not collect any forms of personal data that are categorised as sensitive, such as health information or ethnicity. We do not collect any financial information.

  • Information you provide

The EuFMD e-learning website contains personal information including your name, e-mail address and location. If you upload any additional personal details to your online profile this is also stored on our website.

  • Information we collect automatically

The EuFMD e-learning website collects data on your interaction with the website, pages visited, your completion of online training activities and messages posted by you, either privately or in online discussion fora.


How do we use your personal data?

Personal data supplied to this website are kept according to the privacy policy of FAO.

  • Use of your e-mail address

If you join a training course  you will receive automated e-mails generated by online discussions. Please use the automated "unsubscribe" options, or e-mail eufmd@fao.org if you would like to unsubscribe from these messages.

If you join an EuFMD network you will receive e-mails giving details of upcoming webinars and training events associated with the network.

You may receive occasional additional e-mail updates on EuFMD activities.

Your e-mail address will be used exclusively by the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease and will not be shared with any other parties.

By agreeing to this privacy policy you agree to your e-mail address being used in this way.


  • Sharing your personal information with others

This website records data on your participation and completion of online training courses. If you have been nominated to take part in EuFMD online training courses by your employer, government veterinary service or similar, data collected by this site on your participation and completion of training courses will be shared with this nominating agency. 

If you have signed up to an online course on a purely personal basis your personal training completion data will not be shared with any other agency.

We recognize the importance of protecting your privacy, and, aside from sharing completion data with nominating agencies (see above), we will not disclose any of the personal information you provide. We will not give, sell or trade the information you provide to others. 

We are not responsible for the privacy policies of external sites or organizations to which we provide hyperlinks. Please visit their sites to review their privacy policies.


How long will we keep your personal data?

Because we would like you to continue to have access to our e-learning materials after your course finishes, you will continue to be registered with this website until you tell us you would like to end your registration. Your data is retained as long as you are registered with this website. To end your registration, please e-mail eufmd-training@fao.org.


How can I see, correct or erase my personal data?

Please e-mail eufmd-training@fao.org if you would like details of the data associated with your account, to make changes to your personal profile or to erase the data which is held on our website.


Use of online discussion fora

This website contains specialized discussion fora and commenting tools. When participating, users agree not to:

  • defame, abuse, harass, threaten or otherwise violate the rights of others;
  • publish, post, distribute or disseminate defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material;
  • upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws unless the user owns or controls the rights and has received all necessary permissions;
  • upload, email, transmit or otherwise make available unsolicited advertising of any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests, "spam" or chain letters, etc.

Users specifically acknowledge that EuFMD (FAO) is not liable for the conduct of any other user. Users repeatedly posting material that falls into the above categories will be removed and/or banned from participating in the related fora and commenting tools.


Knowledge Bank and links to external websites

The Knowledge Bank provides links to other internet sites or resources that are publicly available from various locations on the internet. Be aware that EuFMD makes no guarantees about  the accuracy, relevance or appropriateness of the information contained on these internet sites. Further, the inclusion of these links is not intended to reflect the importance of these other sites or endorse their content.


Re-using EuFMD resources

We encourage the re-use of EuFMD resources for the purposes of training and awareness raising. Please ensure that any resources you re-use are fully credited to the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations". Full copyright information is available here. Please inform us if you re-use our resources so that we can understand which of our resources are useful, and provide appropriate publicity.  


If you have any questions or concerns about the above information, please e-mail us at eufmd@fao.org.

Last modified: Monday, 28 May 2018, 11:26 AM