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Privacy Notice

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Although you can browse through the Europol website without giving any information about yourself, in some cases, personal information is required in order to provide the services you request.

The European Union's family of institutional websites, within the '' domain, provides links to third party sites. Since we do not control them, we encourage you to review their privacy policies.

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Translation disclaimer

The Europol website language translation service uses translation software powered by Google Translate. Reasonable efforts have been made in order to provide accurate translations, however, no automated or computerised translation is perfect nor is intended to replace human or traditional translation methods. Translations are provided as a service to users of Europol website, and are provided "as is." No warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, is made as to the accuracy, reliability, or correctness of any translations made from  the source language into any other language. Some content (such as images, videos, Flash, etc.) may not be accurately translated due to the limitations of the translation software.

The official text is the English version of the Europol website. Machine translations, such as Google Translate used in the website, may give other, possibly unintended meanings to the text. If any questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information presented by the translated version of the website, please refer to the English version of the website, which is leading. Any discrepancies or differences created in the automated translation of the original text are not binding. Europol does not accept liability for automated translations of the original text. Using a translation machine is therefore at your own risk.

This service may contain translations powered by Google. Google disclaims all warranties related to the translations, express or implied, including any warranties of accuracy, reliability, and any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and no infringement.

Please be aware that if you further disseminate the translation result, you may also be obliged to adhere to the Google requirements.

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