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Conditions Of Use

Contact Information

International & Public Relations Dpt
Christiana Divini, Head

Tel. +30 2810 391540

E-mail: divini@admin.forth.gr, pr@admin.forth.gr


Christos Tsoumplekas

Tel. +30 2810 391973

E-mail: chtsoump@admin.forth.gr, pr@admin.forth.gr

Conditions of Use

FORTH WEBSITE GENERAL TERMS OF USE


The content(s) of any and all website(s) of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas
(FO.R.T.H.), including FORTH research institutes’ and facilities’ websites, hereafter all referred to as
‘FORTH website’ is/are subject to the present general terms and conditions of use in addition to any
other specific on any part of FORTH website(s) terms and conditions that are all binding upon anyone
who uses and has access to it, in any version and form thereof. FORTH may modify these Terms of Use
at any time, without previous notice, by announcing any such modification on its website. By navigating
on and using the FORTH website, visitors/users acknowledge that they have read, understood and
unconditionally accepted the Terms of Use. Use of the FORTH website following announcement of a
modification shall be regarded as acceptance of the said modification by the visitor/user. Use of the
FORTH website must be in accordance with all applicable laws and these Terms of Use as in force at any
time.


Intellectual Property Rights
All contents of FORTH website (such as pictures, graphics, photographs, drawings, texts, data,
databases, computer programs, applications, services, etc. provided and, in general, all items, data, files
of this website) and its structure constitutes intellectual/industrial property of FORTH is owned by
FORTH and is protected under the relevant provisions on the protection of intellectual and industrial
property, in accordance with Greek law, EU law and the international conventions and treaties, as
applicable. Without prejudice to the use for research and teaching purposes, website visitors may use
the contents only for personal use (fair use) purposes; Commercial or any other profit making use of
shall not be permitted in any event. Publication, presentation, reproduction, distribution, broadcasting
or any other use or exploitation of the contents of the FORTH website, in part or in whole, shall not be
permitted in any manner whatsoever without the FORTH’ prior consent in writing. Any use of any of the
FORTH website(s) contents by the user/visitor must clearly refer to the said source. FORTH shall not be
held liable for violation of any intellectual/industrial property rights or other third parties’ rights as a
result of visitors/users’ misappropriation of, unlawful use, access to FORTH website(s), content, services,
upload, use of, by non authorized/legal, persons/means/mechanisms.


Personal Data Protection
The processing and protection of visitors’/users’ personal data of FORTH website shall be subject to the
rules set out in national, EU and international law on the processing of personal data. FORTH has an
online contact form on which visitors/users may voluntarily provide any of their personal data, such as
name, quality, details of organisation, email address, telephone number and postal address. FORTH shall
collect only personal data that are necessary for communicating with the visitors/users and use such
data exclusively for that purpose and for as long as it is necessary. FORTH shall in no case collect
personal data falling within special categories of personal data, such as racial or ethnic origin, data
related to religion, political opinion, etc. Visitors/users may search for more information relating to
personal data protection and processing in ‘Personal Data Protection Policy’ in this website.
Visitors/users of this website may contact the FORTH Personal Data Officer (PDO) in order to receive
information about storage/use of their personal data and to exercise their rights (such as the right of
access, rights to rectification, erasure, etc.). Visitors/users may contact the DPO at dpo@admin.forth.gr.


Cookies Policy
During visitors’/users’ navigation on FORTH website, FORTH may collect identification data of users, by
using relevant technologies, such as cookies and/or Internet Protocol (IP) address monitoring. Cookies
are small text segments that are sent to the browser by a website visited by the user. The use of cookies
helps the website to remember information about the user’s visit, such as your preferred language and
your preferences, to make secure searches, to calculate the number of visitors, or to facilitate your
registration in our services.
How to control cookies: You may control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You may find more details
at about cookies.org. You may delete all cookies from your computer and, in most browsers, select
settings that do not allow installation of cookies. However, in that case, you may have to adjust certain
preferences any time you visit a website. Users may make use of the website without problems even
without use of cookies, but, potentially, to the detriment of its userfriendliness and of the functioning of
certain of its services.


Limitation of FORTH’s Liability
The purpose of this website is to provide best information to visitors/users. The security level is
commensurate with public sector research organisations’ and academic environments and FORTH
makes all reasonable efforts to ensure full and technically sound and secure functioning of the website.
FORTH does not warrant that the services of this website and its individual web pages shall be provided
without interruptions and without errors. FORTH does not warrant that this website or any other related
website or servers through which content is made available to visitors/users are provided free of viruses
or other harmful components. FORTH may not be held liable for any errors, omissions, or other defects,
delays or interruptions in the provision of the data of the website, or for any actions related to the
utilisation of these data or deriving therefrom. FORTH does not warrant and may not be held liable for
the accuracy, correctness, adequacy or completeness and updating of the content of this website.
FORTH shall in no event be held liable for any damage, direct, indirect, liquidated, consequential,
negative difference, loss entailed by criminal proceedings, which is caused by or derives from the
unauthorized, unlawful, access to and/or use of the FORTH website’s content, services, options whereas
any such raised damages, expenses, costs, remedies needed to be taken by FORTH shall be borne by the
person held liable to as the case may be.


Use of Third Party Websites
This website may contain links to other websites and make use of web pages (links). FORTH does not
control the availability, content, personal data protection policy, quality and completeness of the
services provided on other websites referred to through links, hyperlinks or banners, and does not
assume any responsibility for them. FORTH shall in no way be regarded as adopting or accepting the
content or the services of the web sites and pages which it links to or is being connected to, in any way.
FORTH does not warrant and may not be held liable for the content and functioning of links provided on
or referred to on its website.
Therefore, FORTH shall not assume any liability for any damage suffered by the visitor/user as a result of
the use of third parties’ web pages. These links shall be used in the exclusive responsibility of the
visitor/user, and access to them and use thereof shall be subject to the terms specified on them.
Therefore, for any question or problem arising during the visit to or use of such, the visitor/user must
directly address such instance to the respective web sites and pages, which shall also assume fully the
relevant responsibility for the provision of their services.


Applicable Law
The terms and conditions of use of this website, as well as any modification or change thereof shall be
governed by all applicable laws. Provisions in the terms of use that may contravene the above legal
framework shall cease to be effective ipso jure and be removed from the web page, without affecting
the validity of the other terms of use. These terms of use shall serve as an agreement between FORTH
and the visitor/user of FORTH website. Any disputes that may arise from the implementation of these
terms of use and, in general, from the use of the FORTH website by the visitor/user, which cannot be
resolved amicably, shall be governed by Greek law and fall within the competence of the Courts of
Heraklion, Crete, Greece.


Contact
If you wish to contact us for matters related to FORTH website terms and conditions, you are kindly
requested to send an e-mail at central@admin.forth.gr.