The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is obligated to comply with the applicable international, EU and national regulatory and legislative framework regarding the protection of the individual from the processing of personal data. In accordance with the General Regulation of Personal Data 2016 / 679 (GDPR) and the specific regulatory framework for its implementation, the purpose of this clause is to inform the user of the website regarding the processing of personal data submitted.
The information provided on this website is subject to the rules for the protection of personal data, disclaimer and copyright notice.
Personal Data Protection
Purpose and legal basis for the processing of personal data:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs collects personal data of the visitors / users of the “AGORA” Portal, only when they themselves, voluntarily provide them, in order to provide the services that are available electronically, as specified in the current national legislation for its organization and operation (Law no. 4781 (Government Gazette AD 31 / 28.02.2021).
The legal framework for processing of personal data is provided in Article 6 par. 1 lit. οf the GDPR (EU) 2016/679 ("consent").
Specifically, the personal data collected by the "AGORA" website are the following:
System Registration and Subscription services:
In order to register as a subscriber in some of the services / pages of the website, the visitor / user is required to provide some basic information.
The Administrator may use this information to make suggestions concerning new subscription services or for other informational purposes, unless the user/subscriber specifically prohibits it. This information is never disclosed to third parties.
The Administrator has the right to maintain records with personal data, which are provided by the visitor / user. This data may be used exclusively for communication purposes.
The Administrator may process/edit part or all of the data that the user/visitor/subscriber sent for statistical purposes as well as to improve the services - information provided.
For the registration of the visitor / user in the mailing lists of the Newsletters, the following information is mandatory to be provided:
E-mail address and user name
The provision of other information such as: Name, Surname, Telephone, Company Name / Organization or other professional activity, is optional.
The Administrator has the right to maintain records of the recipients' email addresses for sending other informational or financial messages in addition to the Newsletters, unless the recipient so wishes.
Links to other sites
This website includes links to other websites, which are not controlled by the Administrator of “Agora” but by third parties (natural or legal persons). Under no circumstances, the Administrator of the website is responsible for the Terms of Protection of the Personal Data that they follow.
Recipients of personal data:
The Administrator preserves the personal character of your data and may not transfer it to any third party (natural or legal person) for any reason with the exception of relevant provisions of the law and to the competent authorities only.
Intention to transfer personal data to a third country or international organization
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not intend to make the users’/visitors’ personal data known or transfer it in any means to a third party.
Period of keeping personal data:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs maintains data concerning personal information submitted by users/visitors of the website for as long as all actions relative to processing this data are concluded.
The visitor / user has the right to contact the relevant administering department of the website in order to inquire about the existence of his/her personal data and its use.
The Users’/visitors’ rights are listed as follows:
- Right of access (article 15 of the GDPR - article 33 of the implementing law 4624/2019): Right of correction of the personal data that concern you (article 16 of the GDPR).
- Right of deletion (article 17 of the GDPR - article 34 of the implementing law 4624/2019).
- Right to restrict processing (Article 18 of the GIP).
- Right to object to the processing (article 21 of the GDPR - article 35 of the implementing law 4624/2019).
- Right to file a complaint to the Personal Data Protection Authority (Article 77 of the GDPR).
Security - protection of personal data:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is committed to process any personal data submitted to the website according to the provisions of GDPR (EU) 2016/679 and to be subject to the restrictions set in the above mentioned regulation.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs undertakes all appropriate technical and organizational measures, necessary for the security of processing of personal data and its protection against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs implements processes for controlling access to databases and takes measures for the identification and authentication of users of electronic services as well as for the assignment of rights and authorizations to each user at a technical level. The rights of users to access the databases are defined according to their specialized work roles, in order to ensure that the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has access only to absolutely necessary personal data based on the responsibilities and tasks assigned to them. Any physical file is kept under the responsibility of the employees of the competent organizational unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the context of the current legislative and regulatory framework, may review the policy regarding the protection of personal data and adapt the information provided to the interested parties, which will always be available at www. agora.mfa.gr.
The processing of personal data of a minor is legal, as long as the minor has reached the age of 15 and provides his consent, when services of the website are directly offered to him / her. If the minor is under 15 years of age, the processing of paragraph 1 is legal only after obtaining the consent of his / her legal representative. In case of submission of such data by minors, the Administrator deletes the relevant information.
Statement of non-support
This node of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs aims to provide information and support mainly to companies, services of the Ministry, other public bodies, the Media and individual citizens regarding the economic, commercial and business conditions and possibilities of cooperation with other countries as well as the improvement of the communication between the above and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (it’s services in Greece and abroad). To support this goal, the node includes information and references to websites of organizations that are specifically or generally related to the business sectors and provides information and references to relevant products, services and activities of these organizations as well as natural or legal persons.
The Ministry states that this information and references do not constitute a projection or advertisement of the specific bodies, legal and natural persons, nor do they imply the "approval" of the Ministry but are part of the information material.
The purpose of this website is to provide accurate and up-to-date information and support mainly to businesses, services of the Ministry, other public bodies, the Media and citizens on economic, commercial and business conditions and generally opportunities for cooperation with other countries. The Ministry undertakes every effort to ensure the validity as well as the accuracy of the data; however it does not bear any responsibility for its content.
The visitor / user is requested to check the content of the specific pages for possible changes. The continued use of the pages and / or services of the website even after any changes, means the unconditional acceptance by the visitor / user of these terms.
Intellectual and industrial property rights
Unless expressly permitted (copyrights of third parties, affiliates and operators), all content on the Website, including images, graphics, photographs, drawings, texts, services and in general all files on this Website, is copyrighted, Trademarks and service marks of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs are protected under the relevant provisions of Greek law, European law and international conventions. Therefore, none of them may be sold, copied, modified, reproduced, republished or "uploaded", transmitted or distributed in any way in whole or in part.
The exception is the case of individual storage of a single copy of the content on a simple personal computer for personal, not public or commercial use and without deleting the indication of their origin from this website, without being affected by any related intellectual and industrial property rights.
Visitor / user responsibility
The visitor / user of the pages and / or services of this website assumes full responsibility for any damage caused to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by misuse or improper use of the relevant services.
Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances, including the case of negligence, the Administrator is responsible for any kind of damage inflicted to the visitor / user services, options and contents of the website which he/she navigates on his own/her initiative and with the knowledge of the present terms. The contents of the website are provided "as is" without any warranty expressed or implied in any way. To the full extent and in accordance with the law, the Administrator denies all warranties expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, those which imply marketability and suitability for a particular purpose. The Administrator does not guarantee that the pages, services, options and contents will be provided without interruption, without errors and that errors will be corrected. Moreover, the Administrator does not guarantee that the same or any other related website or the servers, through which they are made available to the user, are provided without "viruses" or other harmful components. The Administrator does not guarantee in any case the correctness, completeness or availability of the contents, pages, services, options or their results. The cost of any corrections or services is borne by 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 modification, change or alteration are governed and supplemented by Greek law, European Union law and relevant international treaties. Any provision of the above terms that is deemed contrary to law, automatically ceases to be valid and is removed, without affecting in any way the validity of the other terms. This constitutes the entire agreement between the Administrator of the website and the visitor / user of its pages and services and binds only them. No modification of these terms will be considered and will not form part of this agreement unless it has been formulated in writing and incorporated into it.
Intellectual Property Rights (Copyright)
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All information contained in the node of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is available to visitors of the node for personal use and is subject to change without notice.
Its use and reproduction is allowed, in whole, in part or in summary, provided that the reproduced product is freely available on the Internet and that there is a clear and distinct reference to the source. Any other use requires the written permission of the copyright owner or holder.
The other products or services mentioned in the web pages of this node and bear the marks of the respective organizations, companies, partners, associations or publications, are their own intellectual and industrial property and therefore these bodies bear the relevant responsibility.