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  • Copyright Notice

    This site is the copyright of Europol with the exception of the legal instruments and the personal data of the fugitives, including their pictures. The Europol name and logo are the exclusive property of Europol. They are protected under international law and unauthorised use is prohibited. The materials provided in this web site, except for the personal data of the fugitives, including their pictures, may be used for private purposes. For use, reproduction or transmission for purposes other than private use, please request permission from Europol. For use, reproduction or transmission of the personal data of the fugitives, please request permission from the member state that uploaded the fugitive.

  • Personal data

    Please note that the information displayed on these pages/sections has been provided by the national police authorities, which are in charge of the relevant investigations andresponsible for the authenticity and accuracy of the information. Europol does not have the power to conduct criminal investigations. Should you have any information you would like to share, please contact the competent national authorities. The information you provide by using the form on this website is immediately forwarded to the FAST unit that is responsible for the investigation on this fugitive. No information is sent to Europol.

  • General Disclaimer

    Europol has the exclusive right to alter, limit or discontinue the site or any material. Europol also has the exclusive right to deny any user access to this site or any part of the site without notice. Europol will accept no responsibility or liability for the material on this site. Europol does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information displayed. Europol will not take any responsibility for disruptions caused by technical problems resulting from the use of this site or any linked external site, or any problems arising from the use of information on this site.

  • Privacy Notice

    Europol is committed to user privacy. All personal data collected by Europol are processed in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EU) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) and replacing and repealing Council Decisions 2009/371/JHA, 2009/934/JHA, 2009/935/JHA, 2009/936/JHA and 2009/968/JHA and Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regards to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data. Although you can browse through the Europe’s Most Wanted Fugitives website without giving any information about yourself, in some cases, personal information is required in order to provide the services you request. The website optimises users experience by adapting the EUMWL to the country locations of the users. Based on their prior, informed and specific consent, the first 5 digits of the IP address of the users are used to determine from which country the user accesses the website. The other part of the IP address is masked in order to mitigate the risks of users’ identifiability that could arise from the possible link between the IP address and other natural identifiers, including the location of the user. The European Union's family of institutional websites, within the 'europa.eu' domain, provides links to third party sites. Since we do not control them, we encourage you to review their privacy policies. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, all network traffic is monitored to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage or conduct criminal activity. To protect the system from unauthorised use and to ensure that the system is functioning properly, individuals using this computer system are subject to having all of their activities monitored and recorded by personnel authorised to do so by Europol. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, personnel may provide the results of such monitoring to the appropriate authorities.

  • Translation disclaimer

    Translations are made by national authorities 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. In any case Europol retains ownership of all intellectual property rights to the content at this website. The materials provided in this website may be used for private purposes. For use, reproduction or transmission for purposes other than private use, please request permission from Europol.

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