Terms of Use

The use of this Website, including web crawling, caching or any other use of services offered through it, is conditioned upon the unreserved acceptance of the Terms of Use (ToU) described henceforth and is construed as acceptance of these Terms of Use.

The Institution is the Holy Community of Mount Athos

Content is all data, software, databases, metadata, text, images, video, audio files, 3D representations as well as any other intellectual work that could be the subject of copyright according to Law No. 2121/1993, as applicable, regardless of whether the protection period has lapsed or the use falls under the copyright exceptions and which is accessible from the website of the Institution’s Website.

Use is all kinds of accessing the Institutional Website.

User is anyone using the Institutional Website.

Registered User is any user who registers for the services offered by the Institution through the Website and consents for the processing of his/her personal data exclusively for the offering of value added services.

Services are all processing functions based on digital technologies serving user needs.

Use of this Website is allowed for legitimate purposes only, in accordance with these Terms of Use and in a way that does not restrict or limit its use by third parties. The User's actions or omissions must not cause damage or malfunction to the Website or have any negative effect or risk to the regular provision of the Website services offered to its users.

All content for which the Institution has the necessary rights or licences, unless explicitly stated otherwise, for instance, where third party rights subsist, is offered through the Website services exclusively under the fair use license.

Consistent with its core mission to enrich and expand the Commons, the Institution is committed to using Free/ Open Technologies/ Source Code/ Data and Standards in all its Web Sites and to offering the content (including both data and metadata) with licences that are in accordance with the Free Software Foundation's definitions and the Open Source Initiative on open and free licenses.

Any other work protected under intellectual property law which is licensed using licences different from those above mentioned must be expressly and specifically be identified as such.

Τhe Administrator may collect and process personal data of its users exclusively in order to be able to offer its Website services to users. In any case, all personal data processing:

    • Is acted in accordance to the Law
    • Is performed for specific purposes and for a duration which are made known to the data subject in advance
    • Is performed only with the consent of the data subject or in accordance with the Law.

The Administrator may use the user's personal data for promotional purposes or in order to send email messages or post news and announcements.

The Administrator does not transfer or make its users' personal data public or reveal it to third parties, unless the law stipulates the opposite or if it is under a contractual obligation to do so or such action is otherwise necessary for the operation of the Website and the performance of its key functions.

The Institution may process personal data that may have been collected, in whole or in part, in order to improve its services or for statistical analysis reasons. The user may contact the administrator of the Website in order to ascertain the existence of any file containing his/her personal data, to change, update, correct or delete it.

During the use of the Website, the Institution may collect personal and non-personal data that can identify the Website users, through the use of technologies such as cookies, IP protocol monitoring and other technologies that monitor the communication of the of the web-browser with the server. A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data, sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing the website. They are used to facilitate the user access regarding specific services or web- pages of the Website for statistical purposes and in order to determine which web locations are more useful or popular.

The Administrator offers the content (ex. Information, names, photos, depictions, data etc.) and services offered through the Website, AS-IS. Under no circumstances does the Institution bear responsibility for any legal, civil or criminal action and any potential damages (compensatory, loss etc.) of the User deriving from this Website.

The Website may contain references (links) to third party website with the sole purpose of informing the user. The referral links belonging to third party websites do not constitute an adoption of views and actions of these parties, neither do they constitute an endorsement of the content they express, publish or post. The third party- operators of the websites and responsibilities under law- are the ones solely responsible for the content of their websites and for any damage that may arise from their use, when the User accesses them through the Website. The User accepts, by visiting the website of third parties, that he/she leaves the Website and is subject to other conditions of use.

The Administrator shall make every possible effort to ensure the good functioning of the network, although it cannot warrant that the function of servers will be uninterrupted, free of errors, viruses, malware of other similar elements.

The Administrator shall under no circumstances be held liable for any damage suffered by the user of the services, choices and content of the Website. It also does not guarantee that any website associated with this Website or the servers through which any service is made available to the user/ visitor does not contain “viruses” or other malicious software, as it does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or the availability of content, web-pages, services, choices or the results of their use.

The Terms of Use of this Website as well as any future amendment are governed and supplemented by Greek and EU Law and the relevant international treaties. The Greek Courts are hereby defined as those competent to hear any case arising from any differences with regard to the present. If any provision of these Terms of Use is invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, it shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of the terms of these Terms and without further action by the parties, such provision shall be reformed to the minimum extent necessary to make such provision valid and enforceable.

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between the Institution and the User of its Website and services and is binding only between them. No modification of these terms of use shall be taken into account and constitute part of this agreement unless expressed in writing and incorporated in these Terms of Use. Unless agreed otherwise, the above terms and conditions shall be rendered immediately enforceable upon their publication on the Website, as a whole.

The Terms of Use of the Repository as well as any future amendment are governed and supplemented by Greek and EU Law and the relevant international treaties. The Greek Courts are hereby defined as those competent to hear any case arising from any differences with regard to the present. If any provision of these Terms of Use is invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, it shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of the terms of these Terms and without further action by the parties, such provision shall be reformed to the minimum extent necessary to make such provision valid and enforceable.

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between the Institution and the User of its Website and services and is binding only between them. No modification of these terms of use shall be taken into account and constitute part of this agreement unless expressed in writing and incorporated in these Terms of Use. Unless agreed otherwise, the above terms and conditions shall be rendered immediately enforceable upon their publication on the Website, as a whole.

The Institution, unilaterally reserves the right to modify, amend and alter the content or services of the Website and its terms of use, whenever it deems necessary, with the obligation of prior notification of the registered members who have given the permission to the Institution to communicate with them, for this purpose. Otherwise, communication takes place via announcement on the Website and in accordance with applicable law.

The Holy Community of Mount Athos, unilaterally reserves the right to modify, amend and alter the content or services of the Website and its terms of use, whenever it deems necessary, with the obligation of prior notification of the registered members who have given the permission to the Institution to communicate with them, for this purpose. Otherwise, communication takes place via announcement on the Website and in accordance with applicable law.
 




Privacy, Data Protection Policy


 
The Privacy Policy aims to define in a clear and precise way how the Website uses and protects the information you provide us. We respect your privacy and we are committed to protecting your personal information. This Privacy Policy explains further how and when we collect, transfer, process, use and disclose your data and defines our security practices as well as gives information about the procedures of the website that you should follow if you do not wish your personal information to be further collected or processed while visiting the Website.

The Website under the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 679/2016, as in force from May 25, 2018 and the national law, will retain, file and process the user's personal data collected through the website for the purpose of your access to the provided electronic services, your service, the support and implementation of the relation between yourself and the Website and for statistical or more general purposes, after you have given your explicit and clear consent.

In addition, you explicitly consent to the Website sending you updates by any means of electronic communication unless you explicitly opt not to receive any updates. You may object at any time, if you so wish, to the use of your e-mail or other information by updating your data with a message to the following email address grammateia@athoskivotos.eu

The Website is in full compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 679/2016. In particular, personal data is subject to lawful processing in a transparent manner. The data are collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and are not processed in any way incompatible with the original purposes; further processing may only be performed for the purpose of archiving/storing or improving the platform's services or for statistical purposes. The data that are processed are appropriate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purposes for which they were originally collected. Measures shall be taken to ensure that your personal data are accurate, and you can delete or correct it without delay. The data are retained in a form that allows you to be identified for the time required for the operation of your account.

The Website does not store your deleted data (immediate deletion even from backup). At the same time, the rights to information, access, correction, deletion, restriction or portability and objection are always provided as required by the GDPR Regulation. For the exercise of those rights, you can contact the Website at the following e-mail address: grammateia@athoskivotos.eu
 




Cookies


 
Cookies are data files that are transferred from a web server to the person's computer who visits the website for the purpose of keeping statistics. Cookies are an industry standard, they are used by most websites, and they facilitate the frequent access of users to a particular website and its use. Cookies are not harmful to your computer system or to your files, and only the web site from which a particular cookie has been transferred to your computer can be read, modified, or delete that cookie. If you do not wish to have cookies, you can use the settings that most browsers have on the web with which you can delete existing cookies and choose either to automatically reject future cookies or to decide on rejection or acceptance of any specific cookies on the Website on your computer. It should be noted, however, that rejecting cookies may result in making it difficult or impossible to use certain parts of the website if a permanent link is required.




Fair Use License

 
The entire content of this website (including the graphic infrastructure, text of the website, logos or other) belongs to the Holy Community of Mount Athos (HCMA) and is distributed in accordance with the following conditions:

    - The user may reproduce the content for personal and private use only or for whichever use, according to the terms determined by the articles 18-28Γ of the Ν. 2121/1993, as currently in force.
    - The user cannot exercise any of the authorities that stem from the owner’s exclusive right, unless he possesses special written authorization in this respect.
    - For every legal use of the content of this website, reference should be made to the Holy Community of Mount Athos as follows: All rights reserved, © 2017-2020 Holy Community of Mount Athos (HCMA) / Holy Monastery...*

* The Holy Monastery to which the content belongs.