The visitor/user of the present website www.akamatra.com (hereinafter called the “website”) is called upon to carefully read and fully accept prior to visiting/using the pages/services of the website. Hereinafter, wherever rights, obligations, and properties are mentioned they refer to the website’s rights, obligations, and properties.
The website may at any moment modify the content of the website or abolish services it used to provide, or create new ones, without prior notification to the users or the obligation to modify the current terms.
The visitor/user bears the responsibility for accessing the website services and the relevant access may require the payment of fees to third parties (for instance, internet service providers, internet connection time fees). The visitor/user bears the sole responsibility for paying the relevant fees. In addition, the visitor/user is exclusively responsible for his/her personal equipment with those technological means that allow access to the website services.
PROTECTION OF MINORS
The underage visitors/users of the website are prohibited from accessing the website services which might be considered unsuitable for minors and which cannot possibly be controlled by the website. A warning alerting the visitors/users appears in any unit or service which might contain unsuitable/ offensive/ unethical material. If, however, underage visitors/users voluntarily elect to visit pages with unsuitable/ offensive/ unethical material, which cannot possibly be continuously monitored, the website bears no responsibility. Even where the services provided through the webpage are appropriate for minors, they, however, must always be supervised by a parent or guardian or custodian.
USERS’ CODE OF CONDUCT
It is mutually accepted and understood that all the information, data, texts, graphics, pictures, images, music files, videos, messages, and the entire content whether publically posted or privately transferred, remains under the sole responsibility of the natural or legal entity that said content derives from. It is understood that the user is solely responsible for all and any content he/she uploads, publishes, sends, transfers or otherwise renders available through the webpage services. Due to its volume, it is not feasible for the webpage to control all the content uploaded on the webpage services by its users/members and therefore cannot guarantee the accuracy, integrity, legitimacy, legality or quality of such content. In no case can the webpage be held accountable for any mistake or omission in any content or for any harm or damage resulting from the use of any content uploaded, sent, transferred or otherwise made available by the visitors/users of the webpage. The visitors/users agree not to use the webpage services for, and accept full and sole responsibility with regard to, the following:
- Posting, publishing, sending, transferring or by using any other method installing content that is illegal, harmful, threatening, insulting, damaging, defamatory, vulgar, violent, abusive, racist, or in any other way judgmental, offensive to the personality and personal data of others, to any bearer of any intellectual property rights and causes feelings of hatred, or/and constituting a crime punishable by law as well as any other form of unwelcome content forwarding and/or content containing digital viruses or any other digital code, files or programs designed to intercept, destroy or restrict the operation of any software, computer equipment or telecommunications equipment.
- Causing harm to minors, in any way.
- Imitating any legal or natural entity or falsely stating the user’s/member’s identity, or misleadingly stating the user’s/member’s relation to or/and partnership with another legal or natural entity.
- Counterfeiting or otherwise altering the members’/users’ ids in order to mislead as to the origin of the content disseminated through the website services.
- Posting, publishing, sending, transferring or by using any other method installing content by a person who has no right according to the law or due to a relation of confidentiality to make that specific content available.
- Posting, publishing, sending, transferring or by using any other method installing software or any kind of content (text, image, sound, video, animation) that breaches any intellectual property rights of any agency (including trade secrets).
- Posting, publishing, sending, transferring or by using any other method installing unsolicited or unauthorized advertisement or any other content promoting products, sending e-mails unwanted and uninvited by the recipient, and any other form of unwanted promotional content.
- Posting, publishing, sending, transferring or using any other method to install or/and promote or/and make available content containing digital viruses or any other electronic code, files or programs designed to interfere with, destroy, or limit the operation of any software or computer hardware or telecommunications equipment.
- Breaching, intentionally or unintentionally, any local, national, European, or international legislation, or/and any rule which bears legislative power and/or concerns any website service.
- By any means harassing the privacy and individual and social rights of other users (such as collecting and/or storing other users’/members’ personal data).
MEMBER ACCOUNT (wherever required)
The website may offer membership services to its users, following the completion of their registration procedure. As soon as the visitor/user completes the required registration procedure, he/she shall receive, by e-mail from the website, confirmation of his/her personal access code (password) and the user name he/she has specified. The members are solely responsible for all the actions performed under their personal access code, their user name and their user account in general. The members agree to notify the website immediately in case of unauthorized use of their user account and any effective or/and possible security violation. Moreover, the members are solely responsible for the cautious use of their user account and for logging out of their user account at the end of every session. The website is not responsible for any harm or damage resulting from the inability of the members to respect and comply with the present terms.
REGISTRATION (wherever required)
GRANTING OF PERMISSION FOR ADVERTISING REASONS
The user who accesses the website’s services for the purpose of uploading and/or posting information, data, texts, graphics, pictures, images, music files, videos, messages, accords permission to the website, for the period of time this content is part of the website’s services, to use the space where the content was uploaded for advertising purposes. Furthermore, the user/member uploading and/or posting information, data, texts, graphics, pictures, images, music files, videos, messages, consents to the uploading and/or posting by the websites of advertisements on the relevant pages/services. The present website bears no responsibility for the communication between the user/member and third-party service providers advertising in the website and for any possible transaction that may result from their connection.
The user understands and accepts that he/she is solely responsible to compensate the website and its collaborators for any legal dispute that might arise between the user and third parties, attributed to the content the user made available for uploading, posting or other transfer through the website’s services.
BEGINNING – SUSPENSION OF SERVICES
The website reserves the right to modify and/or temporarily or permanently suspending its services partially or fully with or without prior notification to the users/members.
The website bears no responsibility for communication between the user/member and other service providers who are advertised on the website or any commercial transaction which may derive from a relationship between them.
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Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
- Mandatory Cookies
We use these cookies to ensure the optimal functionality of the website regarding the following:
- Identification of users that have at least once visited the website or are registered members of the website so that we serve them content tailored to their own specifications.
- Elimination of the need for users who have at least once visited the website to import new information that are necessary for improving their online browsing.
- Website communication with a list of communication and information forms.
- System Cookies
We use these cookies to evaluate the visitor’s behavior on our website in order to optimize our web content. We use web analytics provided by Google Analytics, so we can analyze the websites the users visited along with other statistics (e.g. time spent on the website, number of pages per visit etc.) and can provide better content on the website (based on visitor’s interests). We also use the mentioned statistics to record the users’ desires and to define the advertising strategies based on them.
- Other websites’ Cookies and Behaviorally Targeted Advertising Cookies (third party):
On our website there are Cookies that are no directly related to our website, but they concern affiliates, advertisers or sponsors.
Every time you visit a webpage that contains data from other websites, such as YouTube or Facebook, these websites use their own Cookies on your device /on the browser you use to visit them. Our website neither controls these Cookies nor has access to them as far as their functionality is concerned (access to the Cookies have only their creators). Please, check out the policy of these websites for further information about these Cookies.
Behaviorally Targeted Advertising Cookies store users’ preferences regarding services they have opted for, in order to deliver them advertisements on third-party sites, relevant to their interests.
Some webpages/adverts may be using Adobe Flash Player for the provision of videos or advertisements to users. Adobe uses its own Cookies that are not manageable by your device browser, but Flash Player manages these Cookies for similar purposes, such as preferences storage or information storage, concerning users. Flash Cookies differ from other Cookies, as all information is stored in one Cookie. You can check how much information can be stored in these cookies, but you can not control what kind of information is stored on them. You can check which website can store information via the website storage settings panel, on the Adobe website.
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INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS – TRADEMARKS
Apart from the explicitly mentioned exceptions (intellectual rights of third parties, partners and agencies), the entire content of the website, including videos, images, graphics, pictures, designs, texts, the services provided, and generally all files of said website, constitute intellectual property, registered trademarks, configurations, distinctive signs, and service marks of the website and are protected by the relevant provision of the Greek Law, the European Law, and the international conventions and treaties. Therefore, none of them may be wholly or partially the object of sale, copy, modification, reproduction, reprinting, or be “uploaded”, transmitted or in any way distributed. The products or services referring to the electronic pages of the present gateway and bearing the marks of the respective organizations, companies, collaborating agencies, unions or publications, are their own intellectual and industrial property and therefore those agencies bear the relevant responsibility. The user understands and accepts that he/she is not granted the right to reproduce, copy, sell, or/and commercially exploit in any way part of or the entirety of the website content. If the user acts in such a way he/she accepts he/she bears sole responsibility to compensate the aforementioned.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Given the nature and volume of the internet, under any circumstances, including the case of negligence, the website is not liable for any form of damage that the visitor/user may suffer from the pages, services, options, and contents of the website he/she proceeds to upon own initiative. Its contents are provided “exactly as is” without any guarantee, expressed or in any way implied. To the maximum extent and in accordance with the law, the website declines all explicit or even implicit guarantees, including, but not limited to, those which entail the marketability and suitability for a specific purpose.
The website does not guarantee that the pages, services, options, and contents will be provided uninterrupted, error-free, or that the errors will be fixed. In addition, it does not guarantee that either it or any other related site or the servers through which they are made available to the users/members do not contain viruses of other harmful components. The website does not in any case guarantee the correctness, fullness, or even availability of the contents, services, options, or outcomes thereof. The fixing or servicing cost is undertaken by the visitor/user, and under no circumstances by the website or by the company managing, monetizing and commercially exploiting the website.
The website is a news/entertainment site which aims at the valid and accurate information of the website visitors. The news and information posted daily result from the news reports of its editors and contributors.
The website, the Management and its editors bear no responsibility for the uploadings and the articles.
THIRD PARTY BLOGS
The website may accommodate third party blogs on its webpage. In these blogs, the responsibility for the postings as well as for their content solely lies with their authors (bloggers), expressly excluding any responsibility of the website with regard to their content. The same holds for the comments posted by the users in these blogs.
EXCLUSION OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR INFORMATION/ADVICE
The content and information included in the website are considered an offer to the visitor/user and to the community of users in general and cannot be perceived as valid information or/and advice and do not contain any inducement for the performance or omission of certain acts. The webpage undertakes the collection, processing and distribution of its content, without, in any case, guaranteeing its wholeness, fullness, adequacy and generally its appropriateness and the absence of possible mistakes, even more so considering its volume and the involvement of third parties (individuals or legal entities) during its primary collection and production. Therefore, the visitors/users of the website, by making use of its services under their own initiative, undertake the responsibility of cross-checking the information provided.
Some of the information in the website is provided by third parties. The webpage is not in a position to validate this information and cannot guarantee its accuracy.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
The website or its related applications contain hyperlinks to, and information about, third party websites or related applications. The website does not control, and bears no responsibility for, the availability, content, personal data protection policy and confidentiality, quality, and completeness of the services of other websites and pages to which it directs you through links, hyperlinks or advertising banners. The website must by no means be considered to embrace or accept the content or services of the websites and services it directs to nor that is in any other way connected to them.
The website may offer its visitors/users the ability to purchase services and/or products through e-commerce applications, in accordance with the specific terms set forth therein and considering the protection of the personal information submitted for the use of these services. The website bears no responsibility for the quality of goods acquired through the e-commerce applications and the transaction solely binds the visitor/user and the company offering the goods or services. Therefore, the website cannot, in any case, be involved in any legal dispute that might arise as a result of this transaction. It is the user, as a prudent consumer, who has the responsibility to inspect the products and services provided to him, in all cases, and not the webpage.
In the event the e-commerce applications are affected between the users/members and the website, the website is obliged to comply to the Greek Government Directive Z1-496/2000 for the sale of goods from a distance and the provisions of Greek Law 2251/1994 for the Protection of the Consumers. Therefore, the website is obliged to inform its prospective clients about a) the essential characteristics of the good and/or services offered, b) the price, c) the quantity and the shipping expenses, d) the value added tax, if it is not included in the price, d) the ways of payment, e) the delivery options, f) the duration of the offer or of the price offered and g) the right of withdrawal.
The website upon your consent can use and process the information collected during the user’s transactions, in order to record the trader’s buying interests and habits and proceed with new offers. The user/member of these services has the right to request that no such offers are provided, withdrawing his/her consent at any time.
CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
SERVICES AND PAGES OF PERSONAL NATURE AND CONTENT
DATA COLLECTION AND USE
The website collects personal data a) when the visitor/user subscribes to its services (e.g. website newsletters), b) when the user uses the website’s products and/or services, c) when the user visits its pages and/or enters its promotional/advertising programs and d) when the user takes part in contests. The personal information collected for the use of the services mentioned above, are, indicatively: First name – Last name – Email address – Telephone number – Street address – Zip Code – City – Country – Profession – Age.
It is possible that the following types of personal information might be collected, stored and used:
(a) Information relevant to the visitors’/users’ computer, their visits and activity, in this website or in related applications (including their IP address, their geographic location, their browser type and edition, its operating system, its referral source, the duration of their visit, the pages read and the browsing routes in the website or related applications).
(b) Information provided during their registration in the website or in related applications (including their e mail address).
(c) Information provided during the completion of their profile in the website or in related applications (including: their name, their profile pictures, their gender, their date of birth, their marital status, their interests and hobbies, educational details and career track).
(d) Information provided to the website for their registration as subscribers to its news updates and newsletters via e mail (including their name and their e mail address).
(e) Information provided to the website using the services provided in the website or in related applications (including the time, frequency and way of use of the services).
(f) Information related to the purchases of products / services / products and/or services of the website or other transactions effected through the website or through related applications (including their name, their address, their telephone number, their e mail address and information regarding their credit card).
(g) Information they publish/upload in the website or related applications with the purpose of it being published on the internet (including the user name they have established, their profile pictures and the content of their posts/uploads).
(h) Information included in, or connected to, any communication forwarded to the website, or forwarded through the website or through related applications (including the content of the communication and the metadata connected to the communication).
(i) Any other personal information they choose to send to the website, and
(j) Provision of details related to other information collected.
Prior to disclosing third party personal information to the website, the user must have the consent of this person/party both for the disclosure and for the processing of his/her personal data, in accordance to the present Policy.
Personal data provided through the website, or related applications, shall be used for the purposes outlined in the present Policy or in the website’s relevant pages or in related applications.
The website might use the user’s personal information:
(a) For the administration of the website or related applications and business
(b) To personalize the website or related applications for the user
(c) To enable the user to use the services available on the website or related applications
(d) To forward goods purchased through the website or related applications to the user
(e) To forward statements, invoices and payment reminders to the user, and collect payments from him/her
(f) To forward non-marketing commercial communications to the user
(g) To forward to the user email notifications he/she has specifically requested
(h) To forward the website’s email newsletter to the user, if he/she has requested it (the user can inform the website at any time that he/she no longer wishes to be subscribed to it)
(i) To forward to the user marketing communications relating to its business, or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties, which might be of interest to the user, by post or, if the user has specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (the user can inform the website at any time that he/she no longer wishes to receive notification of promotional activities)
(j) To provide third parties with statistical information about its users (but those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information)
(k) To deal with enquiries and complaints made by, or referring to, the website’s users or related applications
(l) To maintain the website or related applications secure and to prevent fraud
(m) To verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of the website or related applications (including monitoring private messages sent through the website or through the private messaging service of related applications).
If the user submits personal information for publication on the website or related applications, these shall be published and the information shall be used in accordance with the permission granted by the user.
The privacy settings can be used to limit the publication of the user’s information on the website or related applications and can be adjusted using the privacy controls on the website or related applications.
Without the previous, explicit consent of the user, his/her personal information shall not be provided to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.
The website shall give the payment services provider only the information necessary for the processing of payments the user makes through the website or related applications, for the refund of such payments and for dealing with complaints and queries relating to payments and refunds, as defined in the Policy of the payment provider.
By subscribing to the website newsletters, you agree to receive exclusive information about the most important news, offers and competitions of the website.
PERSONAL DATA CORRECTION AND/OR DELETION
The website grants its users the right to delete their personal data, correct and/or update their personal data, and/or deactivate their subscription at any given time, by forwarding a relevant e mail message to the website.
PERSONAL DATA DIFFUSION AND DISCLOSURE
The website commits not to proceed with the sale, rental, or by any means diffusion and/or publication of the website’s visitors’/users’/members’ personal data to any third party.
The website can disseminate its visitors’/users’/members’ personal data to third parties, legal and/or natural entities, only if:
- it has the previous, explicit consent of the visitors/users to diffuse their personal data, which is perceived to have been given when the user registers as a member on the website and does not submit an objection application as described above.
- The dissemination of personal data to legal and/or natural entities collaborating with the website is made necessary in order to meet the desires and/or orders of the users. The legal and natural entities that collaborate with the website have the right to process the personal data that the website users/members submit to it only to the extent absolutely necessary in order to provide support to the website.
- It is made imperative for the compliance to the relevant provisions of the law, as well as with the competent authorities and only those.
INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS
Information collected by the website may be stored, processed in and transferred between any of the countries the website operates in, with the purpose of enabling the use of the information in accordance with this policy.
Information collected by the website may be transferred to the following countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area: the United States of America, Russia, Japan, China and India.
Personal information published by the users on the website or related applications or submitted for publication on the website or related applications might be made available, via the internet, around the world. The website cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others. In each case, the transfer to third countries will be in accordance with the requirements of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and any applicable Greek law and only in full compliance with what the law defines.
The users expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this section.
RETAINING PERSONAL INFORMATION
The present section sets out the data retention policies and procedures, which are designed to help ensure that the website complies with its legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.
Personal information processed by the website for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than necessary for the fulfilment of that purpose or those purposes. The website retains your personal information for six months following your decision to unsubscribe.
Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, the website shall retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
(a) To the extent that it is required to do so by law;
(b) If the website administrators believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
(c) In order, for the website, to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).
SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The website shall take all reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of the users’ personal information.
The website shall store all the personal information provided by the users on secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.
All electronic financial transactions entered through the website or related applications will be protected by encryption technology.
The user acknowledges that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and therefore the website cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
The users are responsible for keeping their password used for accessing the website or related applications, confidential; the website shall not ask the users for their password (except when they log in to the website or related applications).
The user may request that the website provide him/her with any personal information processed by the website and concern the user. The provision of such information may be subject to:
(a) The payment of a fee according to article 15 par. 3 of GDPR 2016/679 and
(b) The supply of appropriate evidence of the user’s identity (for this purpose, the administrators of the website usually accept a photocopy of the user’s ID card certified by a solicitor plus an original copy of a utility bill showing the user’s current address).
The website may withhold personal information requested by the user, to the extent permitted by law.
The user may instruct the website at any time not to process his/her personal information for marketing purposes.
In practice, the user shall usually either expressly agree in advance to the use, by the website, of his/her personal information for marketing purposes, or the website shall provide him/her with an opportunity to be exempted from the use of his/her personal information for marketing purposes.
RIGHTS RELATING TO THE PERSONAL DATA PROCESSED BY THE WEBSITE
We notify you that you have the right to:
Access your data
Rectify your data, in case of inaccuracy
Erase your data, in certain cases
Restrict processing of your data
Object to the processing of your data
Data Portability to another company
Submit a complaint to the Data Protection Authority, in the event of an unfortunate violation of your personal data.
The website will examine and respond to your above-mentioned requests within one month of receipt, although exceptionally, that period might be extended by two further months, where necessary.
The website bears no responsibility for the content uploaded or published by the users on their homepages. Other users shall visit these pages under their own responsibility. In case the website receives notification that the content of one/some of the homepage/s it hosts is insulting to third parties or/and violates the personal information of third parties, it reserves the right to delete the relevant pages or/and the user/member who proceeded with this upload or/and publication, immediately and without notice. The present clause applies to texts, pictures, images, audio files, video files and any other content which may be uploaded/published by the users on their homepages.
The website may provide the visitors/users of its services with the possibility to vote on current topics, which are formulated in the form of questions. The voters’ answers are recorded, analyzed and commented upon by the website in order to draw conclusions regarding the public opinion stance related to the particular topic set to vote. The website reserves the exclusive right to collect and use these data and the conclusions it is led to constitute its intellectual property. The website determines the specific terms for participating in the vote and reserves the right to discontinue the vote.
The website may maintain areas offering real time chatting services on the Internet, according to its specific terms, and giving the visitors/users the opportunity to develop their own message boards as well as take part in the conversation in message boards created by other users, by sending text messages. The visitors/users of the relevant service must observe the rules of good conduct and decency and to refrain from illegal or unethical wording.
ENTERTAINMENT – GAMES
APPLICABLE LAW AND OTHER TERMS
The above terms and conditions of use of the website, along with any modification thereof, are governed and complemented by the Greek Law, the European Union Law, and the relevant international treaties. The competent courts for the settlement of any dispute shall be the Courts of the city of Athens. Any provision of the above terms rendered contrary to the law, becomes ex officio null and void without, under any circumstances putting in issue the validity of the rest of the terms.
The website may, from time to time, update the present Policy, and shall post the updated version in its website or related applications.
The user must regularly check the present page in order to make sure he/she is in agreement with any changes in the terms of the present Policy.
The website may inform the users for any changes in this Policy (either by e mail message or through the private messaging service of the website or of related applications).
The management and protection of the personal data of the website’s services visitors/users is subject to the terms of the present policy and relevant provisions of the Greek legislation [General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the European Council on the protection of natural persons, with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and on the rescission of the 95/46/EK Directive (General Data Protection Regulation) and any other applicable laws]. The present terms take into account the rapid development of technology and particularly the internet, as well as the existing – although not fully developed – framework of legal regulations on such matters. In this context, any potential relevant regulation shall be the object of the present part. In any case, the website reserves the right to change the terms of personal data protection within the current or even potential legal framework after informing the visitors/users.
Should a visitor/user not agree with the data protection terms as provided by the present document, said visitor/user ought to not use the site and, more specifically, decline to register as a member.
The website accepts forms of advertising, sponsorship, or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this website. The authors always give their honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on the sponsored posts.
This website also contains links that are denoted with an asterisk (*) and are defined as affiliate links. When you make a purchase through these links the owner of the website receives a small commission (at no cost to you).
Akamatra.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com, audible.com, and any other website that may be affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.