Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Personal Data Protection Notification

The use of this website, as well as the terms and conditions for providing information on our part, are governed by this. By using this website, you accept the following terms and are bound by them.

This website is managed by the non-profit Foundation of the Hellenic World (FHW). Its contents are the property of the Foundation of the Hellenic World.

The Foundation of the Hellenic World does not manage third-party websites to which it refers through links and is not responsible for their content. Links to other websites are provided for the convenience of our visitors, without implying any relationship between the Foundation and their owners, nor any guarantee as to the quality or accuracy of the information contained on third-party websites.

Legislation on intellectual and industrial property, trademarks, or other related laws of any country protect the websites to which we refer through links. Referring via a link from this website to other websites does not preclude the application of the above laws by the owners of the latter, in case of violation thereof in the use of material contained therein. Additionally, the existence of links does not imply the Foundation's responsibility for any misuse of the information contained on the aforementioned websites.

FHW Privacy Policy

This Policy describes how we process Personal Data, which we collect as part of our activities within the framework of applicable legislation.

From which sources do we collect your Personal Data

Personal Data is provided to us directly by data subjects (you, natural persons) or by third parties. We collect various categories of Personal Data either from data subjects, such as applicants who apply for registration as members, for participation in our activities, or other inquiries related to our actions, or from other natural persons (parents, guardians, educators) with whom we cooperate.

This Policy complements and forms an integral part of any policies in force, as they are adjusted to our specific relationships with you.

Before providing us with Personal Data concerning a third natural person, you must:

  1. inform that person about the content of this Policy and any other relevant policies and, where applicable,
  2. obtain their consent to share their Personal Data with us in accordance with this Policy and other relevant policies.

Who is the data controller of your Personal Data

The data controller of your Personal Data is the "Foundation of the Hellenic World" (hereinafter referred to as "FHW," "we," "us"), based in Tavros, at 254 Piraeus Street and maintains a Museum and Cultural Center in Tavros, at 254 Piraeus Street, under the name "Hellenic Cosmos."

For what purposes do we use your Personal Data

We collect your personal data only when you wish:

a) to receive our newsletter by completing the electronic form available on our website. In this case, we only ask for your email address,

b) to contact us by phone, fax, or email with FHW, and in order to serve the purpose of communication, personal data are provided, which are retained as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose of your communication.

Also, during your visit and navigation on this website, the internet protocol address is automatically recorded, but identifiable elements of the user's identity are not disclosed through it; instead, it is used solely for statistical purposes of visits to our online presentation. In addition, cookies are collected, the processing of which you consent to upon entering.

For more information, you can see FHW's cookie policy below.

What are the legal bases for processing your Personal Data

According to the applicable legislation for the protection of personal data, the processing of Personal Data is carried out, as appropriate, on the following legal bases:

a) Your consent to the processing of your Personal Data constitutes a legal basis for their processing (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR).

b) For the processing of Personal Data for the purpose of concluding or executing a contract with you, the legal basis is Article 6(1)(b) GDPR.

c) If the processing of your Personal Data is required to comply with our legal obligations (e.g., for data retention), FHW has the authority to act accordingly under Article 6(1)(c) GDPR.

d) Additionally, we process Personal Data for the exercise of our legitimate interests as well as the legitimate interests of third parties according to Article 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR.

Social Media Platforms

FHW has pages on social media platforms such as FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, PINTEREST, and YOUTUBE, where no processing of personal data is carried out. There is the possibility of contacting the administrators of each FHW page by sending a message. In case the administrator of the respective page receives messages containing personal data of individuals, these are strictly confidential, and their use serves exclusively the purpose of communication with the Foundation and after fulfilling the purpose for which they were collected, they are deleted. FHW does not exercise and cannot exercise influence and control regarding the nature and extent of personal data collected and maintained by social media platforms as a term or result of their use and bears no responsibility for the collection and processing of personal data carried out by them. For more information regarding the purposes of collection and further processing and use of personal data by social media platforms, as well as for your rights and available settings for the protection of your privacy and personal data, please refer to the privacy policy of the respective social media platform.

Data Concerning Children

Individuals under the age of eighteen (18) are considered "children". We understand and respect the importance of protecting the privacy of children. We may process personal data of children only if we have first obtained the consent and/or authorization of their parents or legal guardians or as otherwise required or permitted by law.

With Whom We Share Your Personal Data

The personal data of visitors and users of our website are not disclosed to third parties. They are processed only by authorized FHW staff members for the purpose of communication with you.

How We Protect Your Personal Data

FHW uses appropriate technical and organizational measures, which comply with data protection legislation, to protect your Personal Data.

We have implemented appropriate information security measures and procedures to ensure that your Personal Data are kept secure. For example, we may use anti-malware protection systems, firewalls, and data encryption technologies.

However, no transmission of data over the Internet or electronic storage system can guarantee that it is 100% secure. If you have any indications that your communication with us is no longer secure, please inform us immediately at info@fhw.gr.

What Are Your Rights

1. Right to Information

You have the right to receive clear, transparent, and easily understandable information about how we process your Personal Data and about Your Rights. For this reason, we provide you with this "Notice".

2. Right of Access

You have the right to access your Personal Data (if we process them) as well as other specific information (similar to that provided in this "Notice"). Thus, you can be aware of and verify if we process your Personal Data in accordance with data protection legislation.

3. Right to Rectification

You have the right to request the rectification of your Personal Data if they are inaccurate or incomplete.

4. Right to Erasure

You have the right, also known as the "right to be forgotten", to request the erasure or removal of your Personal Data when there is no compelling reason for their continued processing. The right to erasure is not an absolute right. FHW may have the right or obligation to retain the information if it has a particular legal obligation to do so or has another valid legal reason to retain it.

5. Right to Restriction of Processing

You have the right, in certain cases, to "block" or restrict the further use of your information. When processing is restricted, we may still store your information, but we are not allowed to process it further. We maintain lists of individuals who have requested their Personal Data to be "blocked" to ensure that the restriction is applied in the future.

6. Right to Data Portability

You have the right to obtain a copy of certain Personal Data we hold about you and to reuse or share it for your own purposes.

7. Right to Object

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, unless there are compelling and legitimate reasons for the processing which override your interests, rights, and freedoms.

For your information and to exercise your rights, you can contact the Data Protection Officer at the email address info@fhw.gr.

IMΕ reserves the right to establish a reasonable administrative fee policy to satisfy the above rights.

8. Right to Complaint

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Hellenic Data Protection Authority, 1-3 Kifisias Avenue, 11523, Athens.

How long do we retain your Personal Data

We retain your Personal Data for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy for a maximum period of 26 months, unless deletion is requested by the data subject, or if there are legal requirements that oblige us to keep them for a different period of time.

Cookies Policy

While browsing this website, FHW may collect user identification information using cookie technology. Cookies are short software code texts sent for storage by the FHW web server to your device with the main purpose of communicating data from your browser to us. Depending on their duration, cookies are either "temporary" (session cookies) or "persistent." "Temporary cookies" are automatically deleted when you close your browser, while "persistent cookies" remain stored on your device until their predefined expiration time.

The use of cookies allows this website to remember information about your visit, such as user preferences, to personalize your experience, and to recognize visitor characteristics, necessary for improving our website services. Cookies do not access data stored on your hard drive or on cookies files created by other websites and do not harm your system. For example, to view which cookies have been placed on your device and how to manage or delete them, visit the website http://www.allaboutcookies.org. If you do not accept cookies or some categories of them, some features of our website may not be fully available, but you will never be denied access to our website. Any personal data collected through cookies and can be associated with a specific visitor/user are subject to processing exclusively for the purposes mentioned above.

Google Analytics

IMΕ uses Google Analytics. More information about how IMΕ uses Google Analytics can be found here.

In order to provide website visitors with more options on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about visiting this website should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not prevent the transmission of information to the website itself or to other web analytics services.

Web Beacons

A web beacon is a small image file on a website that can be used to collect certain data from your computer, such as IP addresses, the time when the website content was viewed, the type of browser, and the presence of cookies previously placed by the same network server (server). IMΕ uses web beacons only in accordance with applicable law provisions.

IMΕ or its service providers may use web beacons to track the effectiveness of third-party websites providing recruitment or advertising services or to collect aggregate visitor statistics and manage cookies.

You have the option to make some web beacons inactive by rejecting the relevant cookies. The web beacon will still be able to record an anonymous visit from your IP address, but information from cookies will not be recorded.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about how we process your Personal Data, or wish to exercise your rights as mentioned above, you can contact us using the following contact details:

  • via email: at the email address info@fhw.gr.
  • via mail: at the address of FHW, "Hellenic Cosmos" Cultural Center, Public Relations Department, 254 Piraeus Street, 177 78 Tavros

Confidentiality and Security

The personal data we collect in the operation of the website is absolutely necessary for communication purposes with you. They are strictly confidential and are kept only for the needs of this communication. Access to this data is limited to IMΕ's minimal staff, which is committed to confidentiality. In addition, we have adequate security systems and take all necessary and appropriate organizational and technical measures to prevent any breach of the security of personal data (leakage, disclosure, access by unauthorized persons) from our systems.

Changes to this Policy and Notification Method

We reserve the right to modify or update this Policy at any time. That is, we may publish specific terms regarding the collection and processing of personal data that will supplement this Policy and will be an integral part of it.

We will inform you of any changes by publishing the new Policy, posting it on this website, and notifying you in a timely, clear, and appropriate manner, including by email messages. We also encourage you to regularly consult this Policy for any changes.

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