Terms of Use – Privacy Policy of the Website https://pi4sd.com

This Website, which belongs to the company under the name “Post-Innovation for Sustainable Development”, has been created with the aim of informing users / visitors about various topics, based on the services the company provides, as well as the provision of products / services in this field.

The Website is defined as the sum of the website pages, services, content provided in various forms such as texts, photographs, etc., which are included in the website address: https://pi4sd.com.

The content of the Website is offered in two languages, Greek and English.

This text constitutes an agreement between the user / visitor of the Website and the company and concerns both its use by each user / visitor, as well as the information about the personal data protection practices related to the privacy and security of personal data and which are followed by the company, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation,  more commonly known as GDPR.

The company has taken all necessary measures and is committed to protecting and legally processing the personal data of users / visitors of the Website and how this is implemented is described in the individual articles of this text. It has also taken all necessary measures to safeguard the safety of the provision of its products / services.

  1. General Terms of Use

1.1 Liability of the User/Visitor of the Website

Each user / visitor uses the Website only for private use and is responsible for any comments / posts he posts he posts.

Each user / visitor does not use the Website in an illegal and immoral way, does not offend and does not slander, does not violate the personal data of other people, respects diversity and does not make any kind of discrimination, does not disclose data related to intellectual property of natural or legal persons, does not use means in order to cause harm to third parties or their equipment such as viruses,  programs or files, etc. and does not violate with its behavior the applicable Greek legislation. The company bears no responsibility for the use of the Website by users / visitors who do not comply with the above. Also, the company reserves the right to delete any content that contradicts the specific term of use and exclusion of the user / visitor from the Website.

It is not allowed to interact with the Website young people, mainly under the age of 16, without the explicit consent of their parents.

1.2 Liability of the Company that Maintains the Website

The company, respecting the principle of objective information and information based on scientific data, as well as taking into account any new means provided by modern technology at the level of ensuring electronic security, makes available content to its users / visitors in various ways.

However, the company bears no responsibility regarding the completeness, correctness and accuracy of the Website. It also bears no responsibility in case of direct or indirect damage to users / visitors from the use of the Website, including technical damages that may arise from viruses that may intrude.

The company bears no responsibility for the content or the offered products / services of other websites to which it may refer through specific links. For these cases, the provisions of the legislation on Consumer Protection apply (Law 2251/1994 as currently in force with Law 3587/2007.)

1.3 Content License

The content that exists on the Website in any form is the property of the company and is protected by the provisions of Greek, European and International law on the protection of intellectual property.

Users / visitors of the Website are prohibited from reproducing, copying or modifying and commercially exploiting its content, unless they comply with the rules resulting from the Creative Commons Attribution of Creator – Non-Commercial Use – Similar Distribution 4.0 International license.

  1. Protection of Personal Data

2.1 General

The company may ask the users / visitors of the Website for some personal data, depending on the way they want to interact and to enable the implementation of specific functions and actions.

The collection and processing of personal data is carried out in accordance with Greek legislation (Law 2472/1997 and Law 3471/2006), the General Data Regulation (EU 679/2016) and the relevant decisions and acts of the competent Authority.  These terms of use are governed by the relevant Greek and European Legislation and the rules of International law.

The company never and in no way rents, sells or forwards the personal data it collects and processes to third parties without the prior express consent of users / visitors, but only uses them in accordance with the terms included in this Privacy Policy.

In any case, the users / visitors of the Website have all the rights given to them by the law protection of personal data, as well as that of access and objection, which can be exercised by contacting the company via e-mail: info@pi4sd.com

2.2 Collection of Data of the User / Visitor of the Website

Each user / visitor of the Website can browse it without the need to provide any information related to his personal data.

Nevertheless, there are cases, such as the following, where specific personal data are requested there:

2.2.1 Newsletter Registration:

In case the users / visitors choose to join the newsletter mailing list, their name and email address are forwarded to the email platform of Mailchimp, which is the cooperating body of the company at the level of providing email marketing services and is the processor. The data provided by the users / visitors are not stored on the Website or on any other electronic device of the company.

These data remain in Mailchimp’s database for as long as the business continues to be active and make use of Mailchimp’s service. In order to complete the registration of each user / visitor in the list, the double opt-in service is used, thus ensuring his consent and preventing the registration in the list of some people by third parties, without wishing to do so. At the end of each Mailchimp registration form that exists within the Website, the consent of the user / visitor is requested that he / she agrees to provide his/her personal data and that he/she has read the terms of use and the privacy policy of the company.

Each user / visitor has the right to request his deletion from the list through the special link that exists at the end of each e-mail newsletter or informative e-mail sent to him by the company.

The company, every two years, enters the process of deleting the non-active members of the list, that is, the members who have not opened any newsletter or any link contained in it.

The Mailchimp platform is fully harmonized with the General Data Protection Regulation and below is the link to the policy it follows and the terms of use:

Privacy Policy: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Terms of Use: https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/

If a user / visitor is included in the list of the company’s newsletters, he will receive at regular intervals e-mails that will concern the news of the company (articles), the information about events, workshops and / or speeches provided by the company, for any free or non-free product / service provided by the company, and possibly for the promotion of some partners directly cooperated with the company.

2.2.2 Downloading free material such as EBooks, White Papers, Presentations, Notes, etc.:

In order to make it possible to download any form of free material from the Website, the same procedure as it is described in sub-chapter 2.2.1 is followed, using the Mailchimp platform. In this case, in addition to the name and email of the user / visitor, information such as the website he/she may maintain and/or his/her profession may be requested.

2.2.3 Communication with the Company through the special contact forms or via email:

On various pages of the Website there are contact forms through which users / visitors can contact the company to request information. In order for this kind of communication to be possible, it is used by the Website the Contact Form 7 application where in the following link you can see the privacy policy of the company that produces it: https://contactform7.com/privacy-policy/. When filling in the form, data are collected concerning the name and e-mail address of the user / visitor, the reason for communication and in some forms it is necessary the user / visitor to provide his/her profession, the place of residence and the telephone.  This application enters the data in an e-mail message which is sent to the company for processing. The same procedure takes place (no data are stored on the Website), in case the company’s e-mail is used info@pi4sd.com for communication.

The emails sent from the Website are encrypted, since they are sent through the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) protocol and the servers are protected by TLS.

In the case of contact forms, another application, Contact Form DB stores the data filled in and kept on the Website for a period of one year for security reasons, in case for some reason the data is lost from the platform used for processing the emails (Outlook & Gmail) on the main computer of the company.

The company exports this data in the form of a Microsoft Excel file and keeps it on its main computer for a period of one year, for the same reasons mentioned above. In the time period of this year, the company keeps backup files on Microsoft OneDrive.

2.2.4 Ordering products /services such as registering for participation in a workshop and / or speech, etc.:

The ordering of products / services, currently on the Website is implemented through forms produced by the Contact Form 7 application. The procedure followed is exactly the same as that described in sub-chapter 2.2.3. The information that may be requested in addition are those required for issuing tax documents.

2.2.5 Expression of interest for participation in a workshop and/or speech:

The expression of interest is currently implemented on the Website through forms produced by the Contact Form 7 application. The procedure followed is exactly the same as that described in sub-chapter 2.2.3.

2.2.6 Participation in surveys through questionnaires

The Website in case it implements some surveys through questionnaires makes use of the survey monkey web application, which processes the survey data. This application is fully harmonized with the General Data Protection Regulation and below are the links to the following policies:

Terms of Use: https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/legal/terms-of-use/?ut_source=footer

Privacy Policy: https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/legal/privacy-policy/?ut_source=footer

Anti-spam Policy: https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/legal/anti-spam-policy/?ut_source=footer

Security Statement: 


2.2.7 Submission of comments to articles of the Website:

At the moment, the Website https://pi4sd.com does not offer the possibility to its users / visitors to post comments on articles of the blog (blog), but if it is decided in some articles to provide this service, then data collected are those required by the comment form, the IP address of the user / visitor and the type of browser so that it is possible to detect possible spam.  An anonymous string is produced by the provided email and can be forwarded to the Gravatar service to confirm that this email address is being used. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service is available at the link: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After the approval of the comment to the user / visitor, his/her photo is publicly visible next to the comment. The information that the user / visitor should provide, are stored on the Website forever in order to be able to identify the user / visitor who returns and to automatically approve any comment that  is positioned as a follow-up. These personal data are not transferred to any third party and the only thing that appears on the Website is the name of the user / visitor. In case the user / visitor wants his / her data to be deleted from the Website, then he/she should contact the company at the e-mail address: info@pi4sd.com

2.2.8 Using Google Analytics:

The Website https://pi4sd.com is linked to the “Google Analytics” service provided by Google in order to be able to receive data on the number of users / visitors, the average time that users / visitors remain on one page, the percentage of new users / visitors and other useful information about their behavior, so that it can provide better services.  this Google service collects and processes data relating to the geographical location, device, browser, IP of the user / visitor, but this data belongs to Google, Google is the processor and not the Website https://pi4sd.com

2.2.9 Using Cookies:

Cookies are called some very small information text files that are used by browsers (Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) and help in the better operation of a website by allowing it to recognize the preferences of the user each time he/she returns to it. On the site https://pi4sd.com, there are 4 different types of these text files:

Functionality Cookies: They allow the execution of basic functions of the site. These cookies do not collect information about visitors that could be used for marketing purposes or to remember the web pages they have browsed on the internet.

Advertising Cookies: These cookies are necessary to display advertisements related to the user’s preferences.

Statistics Cookies: They measure user traffic and help the administrators of the https://pi4sd.com to improve the content of the website resulting in the better experience for visitors. These cookies do not collect any personal information leading to the identification of the visitor.

Preference Cookies: Cookies that help the Website to display personalized content for the user.

This website uses cookies for its proper functioning and the optimal experience of its visitors.

The user / visitor can modify the browser settings to block some or all cookies. However, if cookies are blocked, may be a part of the content will not be displayed on the Website

For being informed about the procedure followed regarding the personal data of the users / visitors, please read the “Privacy Policy” provided.

2.3 Storage and Security of the Personal Data of the User / Visitor of the Website

The company implements every modern means that provides security and protection of the personal data it collects and maintains.

Subchapter 2.2 describes in detail how the personal data collected by the Website are stored and retained.

In addition, the Website is hosted on a server that meets all security requirements, uses dedicated applications / plugins to prevent spams and intruders, and communicates with the browser of users / visitors with encrypted protocol HTTPS (SSL-Secure Sockets Layer) thus ensuring the secure exchange of data between the two sides, preventing any interception by malicious users.

The company’s main computer, the Microsoft OneDrive as well as any other electronic device used by the company is secured by using Norton Antivirus software.

For more information you can contact the business via email: info@pi4sd.com.

2.4 Payments of Products/Services

At this time, the Website does not have an e-shop service and any purchase made is executed either through a bank account or in person, following all the legal procedures provided by Greek legislation.

2.5 Embedded Content from other Websites

In the content of the Website https://pi4sd.com may be incorporated from time to time content from other websites (eg videos, images, articles, etc.). This embedded content should be treated in exactly the same way as if the user / visitor were visiting the other website.  These websites may collect data of the users / visitors, use cookies, integrate third-party tracking systems and monitor how users/visitors interact with the content. The Website https://pi4sd.com bears no responsibility for the collection and processing of data from these other websites.

2.6 Data Controller and Data Protection Officer

The controller of the https://pi4sd.com Website  is Ioannis Georgiadis.

The company, due to its size, is not obliged to cooperate with a Data Protection Officer.

2.7 Personal Data Breach

In the event that it comes to the attention of the business that maintains the Website https://pi4sd.com any kind of violation of the personal data it collects and maintains, it should be reported within 72 hours, in case it has been found that they have been lost or stolen.

2.8 Transmission of Data to Third Parties

The personal data collected and maintained by the company are not transmitted to third parties unless this is required through a court decision or by law or contract with public or European authorities.

2.9 Rights of Users / Visitors in Relation to the Processing of Personal Data

Users / visitors of the Website have the right of access to find out what are the data processed by the company and why they are processed, the right of correction to be able to update their data or correct any errors that exist, the right to delete from the records of the company or cooperating bodies that perform the processing,  the right to processing and the right to portability in case they want to receive the data in a specific form.

In the event that any of the aforementioned rights are used, there is no cost and the company is obliged to implement any request within thirty (30) days of receiving it, unless for some very specific reason it is not feasible.

In cases where a user / visitor wants to be deleted from the list of newsletters or to update his details, then he/she is given the direct opportunity to do so through the e-mails he/she receives from the company or through communication with the company via the e-mail address: info@pi4sd.com.

  1. Special Terms of Use

3.1 Dispute Resolution

Due to the fact that the use of the Website is governed by Greek law, for any dispute that may arise, the Courts of Thessaloniki are designated competent to resolve it.

There is also the possibility of resolving any disputes between businesses and consumers through the EU Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Platform.

3.2 Changes to the Usage Policy and the Website

The company, depending on the developments at a business and not only level, reserves its right to make changes to the Website, its content provided, its products / services, as well as its operation, in order to serve its users / visitors more effectively.

In this context, there may be a requirement to revise parts of this policy of use and the terms of use, without the company being obliged to inform its users / visitors. It is suggested that users / visitors visit the page where the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy are presented to inform them of any changes.

3.3 Acceptance of the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy of the Website

This text constitutes an agreement between the company and each user / visitor of the Website and is governed by the following terms of use in accordance with the relevant Greek and European Legislation and the rules of International Law.

These Terms and Conditions of Use as well as this Privacy Statement, which can be found on the Privacy Policy & Terms of Use website, if the user / visitor uses the Website, accepts them and consents to the use of personal data.

For more information you can contact the company at the following e-mail address: info@pi4sd.com

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