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The information contained in this website is subject to the personal information protection rule, to waiver of responsibility and to the announcement regarding intellectual property.

Protection of Personal Information
The management and protection of the personal information of the website visitor/ user are subject to the terms stated here, as well as the relevant provisions of Greek Law regarding the protection of individuals from the management of personal information, as complemented by the decisions of the President of the Personal Information Protection Committee and the European Law.


These terms are formulated taking into account both the rapid development of technology and the Internet in particular and the current – event though not fully developed – context of legal regulations governing these issues. In this context, any potential relevant regulation shall be the object of this part. In any case the Administrator shall maintain the right to change the terms of the protection of personal information following notification to the visitors/ users and within the current and/or potential legal framework.

If a visitor/ user does not agree with the personal information protection terms stated here, he/she shall be obliged not to use the pages/ services of this website.

The personal information collected by the network are:

Registration – Subscription services
For the visitor/ user to subscribe to some of the website services/ pages, some basic information needs to be provided.
The Administrator may use this information in order to proceed to proposals of new subscription services to the subscriber or for other information purposes, unless the latter does no wish so. This information is at no time communicated to third persons.

Newsletters
For a visitor/ user to subscribe to the mailing lists of the Newsletters, the following data are required: The user’s Name, surname, e-mail address, telephone number, company name / organization or other occupation. The Administrator may keep a record of the recipients’ e-mail addresses to send other e-mails of informative and economic character, apart from the Newsletters, unless the recipient does not wish so.

Cookies
The Administrator may use cookies to recognize the visitor/ user of certain services and pages of the website (e.g. newsletters). Cookies are small text files that are sent to the visitor’s / user’s computer when they visit the website and do not receive knowledge of any file contained in their computer. They are used to facilitate the access of the visitor/ user to specific services/ pages of the website, for statistical reasons and in order to define the areas that are useful or popular or for marketing reasons.
The website visitor/ user may set his/her server to either inform him/her about the use of cookies in specific services or not to allow the acceptance of cookies in any case. In case that the visitor/ user of the specific services and pages does not want cookies to be used for his/her recognition, he/she cannot have access to certain services.

Links to other sites
This website contains links to other websites, which are not controlled by the Administrator but by other third parties (natural persons or legal entities). In no case shall the Administrator of this website be responsible for the Personal Information Protection Terms that these websites apply.

General terms of personal information protection
The Administrator shall preserve the personal character of your data and shall not transfer them to any third party (natural person or legal entity) for any reason, excluding disclosing pursuant to relevant provisions of Law and to the competent authorities and only to them.
The Administrator shall keep records of the personal information sent by the visitor/ user exclusively for communication reasons.
The visitor/ user may contact the competent department in order to verify the existence of his/her personal record, the correction, change or deletion thereof.
Visitors/ users of the website that are under age shall be allowed to have access to the website services/ pages, only if their parents or guardians provide their consent thereto and they shall not be obliged to submit their personal data. In case of submission of such data by minors, the Administrator shall delete the relevant information.
The Administrator may process the information submitted by you, in part or in total, for statistical reasons and for improving the services – information provided herein.

Statement of non-Support
This website aims at providing information and support mainly to companies, public bodies, mass media, citizens and the Ministry itself, regarding the economic, trade and business conditions and opportunities for cooperation with other countries, as well as at improving the communication and co-operation between the above mentioned entities and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For supporting this aim, this website contains information and references to third party websites and information is provided for, and references are provided to, relevant products, services and activities of such third parties.
The Ministry states that such information and references do not constitute promotion or advertisement of the specific bodies, natural or legal persons, neither do they entail the Ministry’s “approval”, but they are part of the information material.
 
Waiver of liability
This website aims at providing accurate and updated information and support mainly to companies, public bodies, mass media, citizens and the Ministry itself regarding the economic, trade and business conditions and opportunities for cooperation with other countries. The Ministry makes every reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy of the information provided; however, it shall not be at all responsible for this content.
The visitor/ user is kindly requested to check the content of the specific pages for potential changes. If the visitor/ user continues using the website pages and/or services even after any change, it is understood that he/she unconditionally accepts these terms.

Contract of use
The visitor/ user of the website pages and services provides his/her consent to the following terms of use that apply to the total content, pages, graphics, images, photographs and files contained herein. Therefore, he/she shall be obliged to read very carefully these terms before visiting or using the pages and/or services. If the visitor/ user does not agree, he/she shall be obliged not to make use of the website services and content.


Intellectual and industrial property rights
Apart from the exceptions specifically mentioned (intellectual rights of third parties, partners and bodies), the total content of the website, including images, graphics, photographs, drawings, texts, the services provided and, in general, all the files of this website, constitute intellectual property, registered trade marks and service marks of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and are protected pursuant to the relevant provisions of the Greek Law, the European Law and the international conventions. Therefore, none of them may become, in total or in part, object of selling, copying, amendment, reproduction, republication and cannot be “uploaded”, transmitted or distributed in any way.
Saving one individual copy of a part of the content in a simple personal computer for private and not public or commercial use and without deleting the content's origin from this website shall be excluded, without prejudice, in any way, to the relevant intellectual and industrial property rights.

Responsibility of the visitor/ user
The visitor/ user of the pages and or services of this website shall assume responsibility for any damage caused to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs due to bad or illegal use of the relevant services.

Limitation of Responsibility
Under any circumstances, including the case of negligence, the Administrator shall not be liable for any kind of damage suffered by the visitor/ user of the pages, services, options and content of the website, which he/she visits in his/her own initiative and having knowledge of these terms. The website contents are provided “as are” without any guarantee expressed or implied in any way. To the maximum extent and as provided by law, the Administrator shall deny all guarantees, expressed or implied, including, without limitation, those entailing marketability and suitability for a specific purpose. The Administrator shall no guarantee that the pages, services, options and contents shall be provided without any interruption, without faults and that errors will be corrected. Moreover, the Administrator shall not guarantee that this website or any other relevant website or server via which the contents are provided to you, shall not contain any "viruses" or other harmful elements. The Administrator shall in no case guarantee the correctness, completeness and/or availability of the contents, pages, services, options or the results thereof. The cost of any correction or service shall burden the visitor/ user and in no case the Administrator.
 
Applicable Law and Other Terms
The above terms and conditions of use of the website, as well as any amendment, change or alteration thereof shall be governed and completed by the Greek law, the European Union law and the relevant international conventions. If any provision of the above terms contradicts to law, it ceases ipso jure to apply and is removed from these terms, without, in any case, prejudice to the validity of the other terms. These terms constitute the total agreement between the Administrator of the website and the visitor/ user of the pages and services thereof and bind only them. No amendment of these terms shall be taken into account and shall constitute part of this agreement, unless expressed in writing and incorporated herein.


Copyright
  
© GREEK MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS 2008
 All information contained in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website are provided to the website visitors for personal use and may change without any previous notice.
Their use and, total or partial or repeating, reproduction shall be allowed on condition that the product reproduced is freely available via the Internet and there is distinct and explicit reference to the source.  Any other use shall require written authorization by the copyright owner or holder.
Any other product or service mentioned in the pages of this website and bearing the marks of the respective organizations, societies, partners, bodies, associations or editions, shall constitute intellectual and industrial property thereof and, therefore, these bodies shall bear the relevant responsibility.

For any question or remark regarding the above, please contact the Administrator at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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