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Disclaimer

The content of the website is maintained by the MEDEA consortium. The views expressed on this website reflect the views of the editors.

The European Union is not liable for its content and the use that may be made of the information contained herein. Due to the general informational character of the website, no liability can be assumed for the topicality, correctness, completeness, quality or constant availability of the information provided. The editors accept no liability for any damage caused by the use of the information provided.

We will link to external sites that help us perform our mission – to inform about MEDEA. Links to external servers do not imply any official MEDEA endorsement of the opinions or ideas expressed therein, or guarantee the validity of the information provided. Links to commercial sites are in no way an endorsement of any vendor’s products or services.

Links will be provided to external servers that are managed in a professional manner (i.e., it is fully operational, is available most of the time, does not serve inaccurate information or obscene graphics, etc.). This server will not link to external servers if such a link would appear to provide an official endorsement of fundraising efforts or lobbying for a political agenda.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 787111.

Terms of Use

The MEDEA Website https://www.medea-project.eu  is owned by the MEDEA Consortium partners. This website can provide all (hereafter referred to as ‘users’/‘visitors’) with information, participation, content delivery or content collection services regarding MEDEA project via state-of-the-art Internet infrastructures and software (Open and Closed Source Software), under the following terms of use. The use / visit of this website and / or its services is provided under the unconditional acceptance of the terms of use described herein. Navigating through this website, staying on this website, creating links to it (URL) or to its files / services, archiving / bookmarking it, constitute acceptance of the following terms of use.

The use of the Website must be conducted solely under legitimate purposes and in a manner that does not restrict or impede its use by third parties. The user / visitor of this Website is obligated to use it in accordance with the law and the present terms of use. The user / visitor of the Website shall not commit any acts or omissions that may cause damage or malfunction and may adversely affect or endanger the provision of services provided through the Website to citizens.

The content of the MEDEA Website, including (indicatively and not exhaustively) texts, graphics, photos, images, videos, sounds, services, etc. (hereafter referred to as ‘Content’) is legally protected under Intellectual Property Rights Law and the MEDEA project beneficiaries reserve all rights of use and ownership of the Content, all copies created based on it, as well as all intellectual property rights and all other property rights pertaining to it. Usage of the MEDEA logo is restricted to official MEDEA documentation.

The Consortium uses all endeavours to ensure that the information and content that appears on the Website is as accurate, true and up to date as possible. It also provides the content (e.g. information, names, photographs, pictures, images, data, etc.) and the services made available through the Website ‘AS IS’. Under no circumstances, can the Consortium partners be held liable for any legal claims, civil or criminal or damages of any kind (direct loss, special damage or indirect loss) to the user / visitor of this website.

The Website may contain links to third party websites for the sole purpose of providing information to the user / visitor. The referral to links belonging to third-party websites does not constitute an endorsement of their views and actions or the acceptance of the content they express, publish or post. Third-parties -owners of the websites/responsible under the law- are solely responsible for the content of their websites or for any damage that may result from their use when the user / visitor of the Website gains access to them.

The Consortium makes all efforts to ensure the proper function of its network but does not guarantee that its server operations will be uninterrupted or error-free, free from viruses, malicious software or other similar elements.

The terms and conditions of use of this website, as well as any amendment thereof, are governed by and supplemented by national and European law and the applicable international treaties. Any provision of these terms which is found to be against the above legal framework or is rendered invalid ceases to be valid and enforceable and shall be withdrawn from the present terms, without in any way undermining the validity of the remaining terms.

The terms and conditions of use of this Website constitute the overall agreement between the Consortium and the users / visitors of its webpages and services and bind solely them. No modification of the terms of use is taken into account and is part of this agreement, unless it is expressed in writing and is incorporated in the present Terms of Use. Unless otherwise stated on this Website, the above terms of use are immediately applicable in their entirety. The Consortium unilaterally reserves the right to modify, add, alter the content or services of the Website and its terms of use, whenever it deems necessary, without prior notice, through this website, always within the legal framework in force.

Privacy Policy-Protection of Personal Data

As the MEDEA consortium respects the private and confidential nature of a person’s personal information, it is committed to protecting the user’s / visitor’s personal data. This section explains the procedure through which the consortium acting as  Data Controller collects, transfers, processes, uses and discloses user / visitor data and sets its security practices as well as information regarding the actions which a user / visitor of the Website must take if he or she does not wish his or her personal information to be further collected or processed while visiting the Website.

By providing personal information, the user / visitor agrees and consents to their collection, transfer, processing, use and disclosure as described in this Privacy Policy Statement, in accordance with the Law.

These privacy terms may be reviewed and updated at any time and without further notice. The user / visitor is kindly requested to check these terms regularly in order to keep track of any changes, as the continuous use of the website implies full acceptance of any possible modifications.

  1. Data collected / processed by the Consortium

Information sent by the user / visitor himself/herself

When the user / visitor uses the Website, the Consortium collects the following information sent by the user / visitor himself/herself:

  • Information, messages and files sent directly to the Consortium’s e-mail address (medea@medea-project.eu)
  • The forms that he or she fills and submits (e.g. application for enrolling to newsletters).

The information provided by the user / visitor may include their name, e-mail address, the name of their organisation and / or other contact details, expertise or title, area residence, etc.

The MEDEA consortium shall contain such data in electronic files and / or databases in full compliance with data protection legislation, including security and confidentiality requirements based on the principles of good practice, proportionality and transparency regarding processing.

The MEDEA consortium may collect information submitted by the user / visitor via posts or when communicating with the practitioners’ network, via other webpages that the Consortium uses on third party platforms, such as YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIN, etc.

Statistical browsing information

In some cases, technical information that is not personally identifiable may be automatically (e.g. not through registration) aggregated when the user / visitor visits or makes use of the Website. Examples of this kind of information that can be collected are the type of Internet Browser used by the user / visitor, the type of operating system of the computer used by the user / visitor to visit the Website, the IP used for this access and the URL used by the user / visitor to connect to the Website.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are data files that are transferred from a web server to the Website visitor’s computer, in order to keep statistics. Cookies are an industry standard used by most websites to facilitate the user’s repeated access to a website and its use through the personalisation of the service provided as they can store the personal choices of the user. Cookies are not harmful to the user’s computer system or its files, and apart from the user himself, only the website from which a particular cookie has been transferred to his or her computer can read, modify it or delete it. If the user / visitor does not wish his or her information to be collected through cookies, he or she can use the settings available to most web browsers with which they can delete existing cookies and choose to either automatically reject future cookies or to decide on the rejection or acceptance of every particular cookie of the Website to their computer. It should be noted, however, that discarding cookies may result in making it more difficult or impossible to use certain parts of the Website, and / or that there is a change in its intended appearance and operation, as a permanent connection will be required.

This Website uses cookies to facilitate user / visitor access to the use of specific services and / or webpages for statistical purposes and to determine the areas that are useful or popular.

The user / visitor of this Website may set up his/her web browser in such a way that it either warns him/her for the use of ‘cookies’ regarding certain services or it prohibits the acceptance of ‘cookies’ in any case. In case that the user / visitor of these services and pages does not wish to use ‘cookies’ for his or her recognition, he or she may have limited access to some of the services, uses or functions provided by this Website.

  1. How the MEDEA consortium manages personal data

The consortium may use the user’s / visitor’s personal data for information purposes or to send e-mail or newsletter / news correspondence to the user / visitor, including the response to his / her requests, unless the latter does not wish so and expresses such wish during their communication with the Consortium. Also, the consortium uses the information sent by the user / visitor for purposes of participation in evaluation based on their explicit consent.

The Consortium does not sell any personal information of third parties or users / visitors of this Website. The Consortium does not transfer or disclose personal information of the users / visitors of the Website to third parties, unless otherwise specified by law or if it is a contractual obligation necessary for the proper functioning of the Website and the realisation of its functions.

The Consortium may process part, or all of the data sent by users / visitors for statistical purposes and to improve its information services. The Website may include additional interactive areas. The user / visitor should be aware that when he or she voluntarily discloses his or her personal information (such as a user name, e-mail address) to an interaction site, such information, along with the actual information disclosed in his / her contact, may be collected, correlated, and used by third parties and may result in ‘unsolicited’ sending of messages from third parties. Such actions are not controlled by the Consortium, which does not guarantee that the user / visitor’s identity will not be disclosed if methods that are impossible to control are used.

  1. The basis on which the Consortium uses the personal data

The Consortium uses the personal data:

  • To comply with a legal obligation and to perform a duty carried out in the public interest acting within the framework of its competences.
  • Based on the consent of the user / visitor when he/she submits an application to participate in the Thematic Communities of .
  • Based on the consent of the user/visitor when he/she registers to receive newsletter/news correspondence and/or when he/she sends a comment or a message.
  • That are necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.
  1. Data retention

The user / visitor’s personal data is retained only for as long it is necessary for the above purposes, as described in detail, or for as long it may be required by a legal obligation.

If this reasonable period of time expires, personal data will be anonymised and used for statistical purposes only.

  1. Recipients of the Data

Data recipients for:

  • Elements that the Consortium is obligated or entitled by law, contract, judgement and regulatory decision to notify may be: public and independent administrative authorities, judicial authorities and public officials.
  • All the elements necessary for the achievement of each specific purpose: the Administration and the relevant services of the Consortium.

The Consortium shall not disclose, assign, exchange, grant or otherwise dispose, without the consent of the user / visitor, to third parties, natural or legal persons, personal data other than the cases mentioned above within the scope of national laws provisions.

  1. Rights regarding personal data

The user / visitor has the right to request information from the Consortium on how the latter uses his/her information and request the deletion of information he/she may have sent to the Consortium. He/she may at any time request the deletion of individual information or the total amount of information concerning them.

In particular, the user / visitor is entitled to:

  • request access to personal data stored by the Consortium for him/her,
  • request the correction and / or deletion of his or her personal data,
  • request that the processing of his or her personal data is restricted/limited or to disagree with such processing,
  • withdraw his / her consent to the processing of his or her personal data (in cases where the Consortium processes his / her personal data on the basis of his or her consent);
  • submit a complaint before the Hellenic Data Protection Authority in case of violation of his / her rights, or in the event of an unauthorized processing of his or her personal data.

In order to exercise his / her rights, the user / visitor may contact the Consortium at the following e-mail address: dpo@kemea-research.gr by completing the Communication Form which can be downloaded from  here.

Contact the Data Protection Officer (DPO) of the Project Coordinator at the following email address: dpo@kemea-research.gr

  1. Social Media Tools

Our website uses Social Plugins (Plugins) of different social networks like Twitter, LinkedIn and Youtube, which are marked by their logos. When you open a site with these plugins, browser data is transferred to the owners of those social networks. Thus, they are informed that you have opened the respective site. If you are logged in to one or several of these social networks, this data can be linked to your account. Your IP address may be logged without you being a member of a social network or logging into a network.

In that case, please note that the processing of data takes place outside of the European Union. We have no influence on and take no responsibility for the volume of data that is transferred through social plugins.

For more information, please look up the data security policies of the respective network:

twitter.com/privacy

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

https://www.youtube.com/static?template=privacy_guidelines