Legal disclaimer


The European Commission and The European External Action Service maintain this website to enhance public access to information about the Our Ocean Conference in general.

Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. However, the European Commission and the European External Action Service accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site.

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

Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that a document available online produces an officially adopted text. Only the Official Journal of the European Union (the printed edition or, since 1 July 2013, the electronic edition on the EUR-Lex website) is authentic and produces legal effects.

This disclaimer is not intended to limit the liability of the European Commission and the European External Action Service in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable law nor to exclude its liability for matters which may not be excluded under that law.


The announcement of commitments at the Our Ocean Conference and including them in the final list of commitments published on the website at the end of the Our Ocean Conference does not mean in any way that the European Commission has endorsed its legality.

Personal Data Protection

The European Commission and The European External Action Service are committed to user privacy and respect the privacy both of internet users and any other individuals concerned, in line with the legislation and regulations in force. As a general rule, we do not collect Personal Data about you when you visit our website, unless you choose to provide such information to us.

The policy on "protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions" is based on Regulation 45/2001 on processing of personal data by the EU institutions [PDF, 234 KB] of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000.