If the visitor/user does not agree with the content of this website, they are obliged not to use its services and content. The visitor/user is requested to check the content of the specific pages for possible changes. Continuing to use the website www.greeklit.gr even after such changes implies the unconditional acceptance of these terms on the part of the visitor/user.
Intellectual Property Rights
The entire contents of the website, including (but not limited to) documents, text, files, news, graphics, images, photographs, drawings, depictions, videos, cartoons, software and services, along with the terms and conditions of this website and any amendments made to them, are governed by Greek law, European Union law and relevant international conventions; they are the intellectual property of the HMC and HFC and are governed by the national and international law on intellectual property. Logos, names, brands and features included on the website belong to www.greeklit.gr and/or the persons listed on the site as the owners of the rights in question, and are protected in accordance with the legislation in force on Industrial and Intellectual Property and related rights (Law 2121/1993).
Should it be found that any provision of these terms is contrary to the legal framework outlined above or rendered redundant by it, that provision will cease to hold and will be removed from the present document without this impacting on the validity of the remaining terms in any way.
The HMC and HFC have the right to upload, publicly display, reproduce, multiply, make available, exploit and otherwise use the site content listed above indicatively and not exhaustively in any way and through any conventional, electronic or digital means, even if such media are not referred to explicitly herein. The HMC and HFC have the right to change, modify, truncate, remove, vary and compose the content posted on the portal at any time, both in its entirety and component parts (text, images, videos, etc.).
The use of any other material protected by Law 2121/93 or any other relevant legislation, and which has been identified as the intellectual or industrial property of third parties, is not covered. For the use and exploitation of material belonging to third parties, the end user must apply to the owners of the Intellectual and Industrial Property rights in question to acquire the necessary permissions to use and exploit that material.
Works of Intellectual Property and related rights belonging to third parties which are included on www.greeklit.gr have been used in good faith and for information and communication purposes. Needless to say, they will be removed if the owners of the intellectual property request it. Employees of the HMC, the HMC’s Regional and Special Regional Services and Public Museums are not considered third parties, irrespective of the nature of their work and/or areas of specialization; nor is anyone providing a service/working on a project relating to the digital photography/filming/cataloguing of monuments, sites or places, events , concerts, etc. of the HMC and HFC and, generally speaking, those who have assigned, granted and transferred in writing and in accordance with the provisions of the law on copyright their rights to the material posted on the www.greeklit.gr website.
Any use, reproduction, republication, copying, storage, sale, transmission, distribution, publication, performance, download, translation and modification by any means of the content of www.greeklit.gr and the services provided on that website is expressly forbidden without prior permission.
Exceptionally, individual instances of storing and copying, reproducing, republishing, transmitting or distributing parts of the content on a simple personal computer for strictly personal use, without any intention to exploit the material commercially for advertising or in any other way, without a direct or indirect financial or commercial goal or advertising goal, and always on the condition that the source of such content is acknowledged, without this implying in any way the granting of Intellectual Property rights belonging to the Greek State (HMC) or the HFC, is permitted. It is therefore forbidden for content posted on the website www.culture.gr to be wholly or partially sold or transferred or advertised or made available, granted, modified or ‘uploaded’ in any way.
The other products and/or services mentioned on the pages of this website which bear the marks of the respective organizations, companies, partners, associations or publications, constitute the intellectual and industrial property of these institutions and are therefore their responsibility.
Disclaimers and Limitations of Online Liability
www.greeklit.gr and/or the persons listed as owners of the corresponding rights to the website and protected in accordance with the legislation in force on Industrial and Intellectual Property shall make every effort, and take all necessary measures, to ensure that all the content and information displayed and published on the site is accurate, clear, correct, complete, timely and available. Nonetheless, the HMC and HFC are not responsible for any spelling or other errors made during the republication of the information in question.
The website provides for communication forms, bulletin boards and interactive areas. The use of the above implies that the user/visitor is solely responsible for any communication they carry out and for any consequences stemming from the publication of this communication. The HMC and HFC are not responsible for the fidelity, accuracy or reliability of any material posted on any of the site’s interactive areas, or for the consequences of communication in interactive areas, or any consequences stemming from the use of the website. The HMC and HFC can under no circumstances be deemed to accept or endorse in any way the ideas, perceptions and actions of the user as these result from their communication. The HMC and HFC can verify, correct or delete the content of a user/visitor’s communication.
The user/visitor hereby grants permission to the HMC and HFC, as the owners of the website, to use all the works eligible for protection under Law 2121/1993 which arise out of the communication via the site’s tables, contact forms and interactive areas, as described above.
The HMC and HFC do not in any way guarantee—and therefore do not bear any legal, civil or criminal liability (even through negligence) for, or are in any way responsible for, redressing any damage (direct, special or consequential) that may indicatively consist in a loss of profits, data, lost profits, compensation, etc.) of the user/visitor of this or a third-party website on grounds relating to the operation or not, the use of the website, any failure to provide services/information included on that site, or to any unauthorized third-party interventions in products/services/information available through the site. It also provides content (e.g. files, texts, images, photographs, drawings, graphics, video, software, information, names, images, data, etc.), and the services made available through its web sites, “AS IS”, without any guarantee express or implied, including any implied obligation to guarantee satisfactory quality, suitability, compatibility, security and accuracy, in any way, all of which we explicitly deny.
The HMC and HFC make every effort to ensure the proper functioning of their Portal, but in no way do they guarantee that the functions of the site in question or its servers will be uninterrupted and free of errors, or that any defects will be corrected, free from viruses, malware and the like, whether in the case of its own website or another site or server through which it broadcasts its content.
Protection from Malicious Software/Viruses
The HMC and HFC make every possible effort to check the material they upload onto the aforementioned website, and to protect their servers and the servers that host the sites from malware (viruses).
Given the form and structure of the Internet, the HMC and HFC are not responsible, under any circumstances, for any damage, loss, corruption or destruction of data or software or hardware suffered by the user/visitor that may occur during or after their use of the Site’s pages, services, and options. Nor do they guarantee that any website associated with the Site, or the servers through which its services are made available to the user/visitor, does not contain viruses or other malicious software.
In any case, it is recommended that users use antivirus and anti-malware software every time they connect to the Internet.
Ruling out Incitement/Advice
No part of the content provided to users/visitors of the websites constitutes encouragement, guidance or advice to commit any act or omission—nor can it be considered to do so in any way, directly or indirectly; any actions or omissions on the part of users/visitors are at their discretion, the consequence of a personal evaluation and decision to act of their own free will, precluding our responsibility on our part.
The HMC and HFC bear no responsibility for the content of these third-party sites, or for any damage caused by their use, since visitors access them at their own risk. The third-party operators responsible by law for given websites bear sole responsibility for the content of their websites or for any damage that may result from their use when the user/visitor of the www.greeklit.gr website accesses them.
The user/visitor accepts that by visiting third-party websites, they leave www.greeklit.gr and become subject to the conditions of use pertaining to a given third-party site.
The HMC and HFC encourage users to create hyperlinks to their website www.greeklit.gr, and users are not required to obtain the permission of the HMC and HFC to create such links. However, they may not load HMC and HFC pages within frames on other websites. Every HMC and HFC web page hyperlinked to on another website should load in its own window.
Content Usage Rights
Content submitted and published by users/visitors remains their property, but they grant the website an unlimited, no fee license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly display and exploit the content at any time and by any means electronic or print which does not violate their moral rights. Additional use of the content posted on the www.greeklit.gr website is always undertaken subject to the provisions relating to the protection of the individual with regard to the processing of personal data (Law 2472/1997, ΦΕΚ 50 Α’), as these apply at the given time.
Through this website, the HMC and HFC may collect users/visitor’ personal data and information; such data and information is either sent by the users/visitors themselves or collected as they browse the site. Personal data and information is considered to be only such data and information that can be used to identify or communicate with users/visitors, and specifically such data as is collected by means of various Data Submission Forms. Such personal data is subject to the legal framework governing the privacy of personal data, and in particular Law 2472/1997 (with the amendments made by Law 3625/2007) and Law 3471/2006 on the protection of personal data. Such data is used only for the purpose for which they were sent. The user/visitor explicitly and unconditionally consents to make this personal data and information available to the www.greeklit.gr website where this is required or requested.
The HMC and HFC may use personal data for informational purposes or to send out emails or bulletins/news to the registered user/visitor, unless the latter does not want it and communicates this explicitly to the HMC/HFC.
The HMC and HFC do not sell personal information relating to third parties or users/visitors of these websites. The HMC and HFC do not transfer or publish personal data relating to users/visitors of the website to third parties, unless a law provides otherwise or unless it is a contractual obligation essential for the proper functioning of the website and the implementation of its functions.
The HMC and HFC may process such information sent by users/visitors wholly or in part, for statistical purposes and to improve the services and information they provide. The user/visitor can communicate with the administrator of the www.greeklit.gr website to check for the existence of a personal file and to correct, change or delete it.
The www.greeklit.gr site may collect non-personal data identifying the users of these websites using technologies such as cookies, IP address monitoring and the like as such data results from the communication between the web browser and the server. Cookies are small text files stored on the hard disk of every user/visitor; they do not receive information about any document or file on the user’s computer, nor do they lead to the user’s computer being identified by anyone. Cookies are used to facilitate the user/visitor’s access to the site and their use of given services and/or pages, for statistical purposes, and in order to determine which areas of the Portal are useful or popular.
Non-personal information can also include the type of web browser used by the user/visitor, the type of computer, operating system, Internet service providers (ISP) and other such information.
Should the visitor/user of the services and pages in question not want cookies to be used to identify them, their access to some of the services, uses or functions provided by this website may be restricted. The collection of all data that falls into the category of personal data which the HMC and HFC receive by means of the website, and which are either sent by users or collected during their navigation and use of the website, is conducted in accordance with Law 2472/1997 and Law 3471/2006 on the protection of personal data, as applicable.
The HMC and HFC are not responsible for the privacy policies of third-party websites to which the user has access via hyperlinks from this Site.
Modifying Content and Services
For any issues regarding the site, please contact [email protected] at the HMC and [email protected] at the HFC.
The HFC functions as a data controller for the personal data collected via this website (www.greeklit.gr).
The HFC may collect and process personal data and information about users/visitors which the users/visitors either send or which is collected as they browse the site. Personal data and information is considered to be such data and information that can only be used to identify or to communicate with users/visitors, and specifically such data as is collected by means of various Data Submission Forms. It is subject to the relevant provisions of the applicable European legislation (chiefly the European General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679) and the relevant Greek laws protecting the individual from the processing of data of a personal nature, as supplemented by the decisions of the competent supervisory authorities.
Data collected in the above manner are used only for the purpose for which they were sent, exempting their processing for statistical purposes and to improve the services and information provided, as described below. The user/visitor explicitly and unconditionally consents to make this personal data available to the website www.greeklit.gr as this is required or requested.
The HFC may use the personal data for informational purposes, or to send out emails or bulletins/news to the registered user/visitor, unless the latter does not want this and communicates this explicitly to the HFC.
The HFC does not sell personal data relating to third parties or the users/visitors of these websites. The HFC does not transfer or publish personal data relating to users/visitors of the website to third parties, unless a law provides otherwise or unless it is a contractual obligation essential for the proper functioning of the website and the implementation of its functions.
The HFC may process such information sent by users/visitors wholly or in part, for statistical purposes and to improve the services and information it provides. The user/visitor can communicate with the administrator of the www.greeklit.gr website to check for the existence of a personal file and to correct, change or delete it.
The www.greeklit.gr site may collect non-personal data identifying the users of these websites using technologies such as cookies, IP address monitoring and the like as such data results from the communication between the web browser and the server. Cookies are small text files stored on the hard disk of every user/visitor; they do not receive information about any document or file on the user’s computer, nor do they lead to the user’s computer being identified by anyone. Cookies are used to facilitate the user/visitor’s access to the site and their use of given services and/or pages, for statistical purposes, and in order to determine which areas of the portal are useful or popular.
Non-personal information can also include the type of web browser used by the user/visitor, the type of computer, operating system, Internet service providers (ISP) and other such information.
Should the visitor/user of the services and pages in question not want cookies to be used to identify them, their access to some of the services, uses or functions provided by this website may be restricted. The collection of all data that falls into the category of personal data which the HFC receives by means of the website, and which are either sent by users or collected during their navigation and use of the website, is conducted in accordance with the provisions of the applicable European legislation (chiefly the European General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679) and the relevant Greek laws protecting the individual from the processing of data of a personal nature, as supplemented by the decisions of the competent supervisory authorities.
The HFC is not responsible for the privacy policies of third-party websites to which the user has access via hyperlinks from this Site.
The HFC will retain the information you provide only for the period of time required to achieve the above aims, or for the period of time required by law. This time may vary depending on the specific use.
You have the following rights in relation to your personal data:
– The right to request access to your data held by us and to receive a copy of your data
-The right to request that inaccurate or incomplete data we hold that relates to you be corrected
-The right to request that data relating to you which we no longer have the right to keep be deleted
-The right to object to the processing of your data
-The right to request that this processing be limited
-The right to data portability, meaning that you may request us to provide you or someone else responsible for processing your personal data with your data in a structured and easily readable format (e.g. on a USB stick)
-The right to revoke your prior consent when the data processing relies on that consent
If you exercise any such right, the HFC will take every step necessary to respond to your request within one month, or three months (2 additional months) if the complexity of the request, or the total number of requests received, makes this necessary. You will be notified in writing with regard to the granting of your request; if it proves impossible to grant your request, you will be informed of the reasons why. Please note that the exercise of these rights is subject to certain conditions and restrictions prescribed by law.
To exercise your aforementioned rights regarding the processing of your data in the context of the services provided on www.greeklit.gr, please send a message for the attention of the Data Protection Officer to: [email protected]
Finally, should you consider that the protection of your personal data has been compromised in any way, you are entitled to submit a complaint to the Greek Data Protection Authority using the following contact details:
www.dpa.gr | Kifissias 1-3, Athens 115 23 | +30 210 6475600 | Fax: +30 210 6475628 | complaints @dpa.gr