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Terms of Use
Privacy Policy | Culture is Athens
With the present notice, we would like to inform you about the terms and conditions regarding our Personal Data collection and processing, carried out by the Municipality of Athens, owner of the website www.cultureisathens.gr and controller of the Personal Data collected through this website (hereinafter referred to as the “Culture is Athens”).
In order to browse the www.cultureisathens.gr website, registration of Personal Data is not required.

However, suppose you wish to register on the www.cultureisathens.gr website. In that case, you will be asked to submit certain personal information, such as First Name, Last Name, Email address, etc.
Furthermore, if you contact the Culture is Athens via the above website (for example, by submitting a comment or an expression of interest), the Culture is Athens may collect your personal information, including primarily your name and email, postal address, as well as the content of your message. 

Beyond the aforementioned, we collect Personal Data from the wider public, such as Name, Last Name, Email Address and Occupation, mainly in case someone registers for various Culture is Athens events, e.g. a guided tour of the “Child, the city and the monuments”, as well as other events.
Finally, we may collect and process image and video data generated through or collected from CCTV equipment at our premises or during our various events.
The present Policy is supplemented and forms a single set of all individual Culture is Athens policies that apply and are adapted to our relationships.
We take care to collect only the necessary Personal Data, which is appropriate and explicit for their intended purposes and is not subject to any further processing in any way incompatible with the purposes initially collected. 

As a general rule, we collect and process your Personal Data for the following purposes:
A) to send information material and general information on CultureisAthens initiatives and events,
B) in order to reply or contact you individually in response to your questions/comments to CultureisAthens,
C) for your participation in various CultureisAthens events,
D) for your visit to the CultureisAthens premises and to ensure your and the CultureisAthens personnel’s safety and security.
E) for possible cooperation with you; and
F) for executing a contract to which you are a party.

We ensure that the Personal Data we collect is processed for no longer than is necessary to fulfil the purpose of the processing. The main criteria we consider when determining the time we keep your Data are the time limitation of claims set by law and the time limits within which a public authority may require us to provide them with information we hold in our records.

The information you provide to us is not generally disclosed to third parties and is not in any way made public or exploited. However, in exceptional cases, personal user data may be disclosed to third-party service providers of CultureisAthens. They process your Personal Data solely to fulfill their obligations arising from CultureisAthens’ contractual relationship with them and their capacity as processors (such as third-party service providers, security service consultants, etc.)

CultureisAthens may also disclose your Data in the following cases:

When it has the express consent of the individuals to disclose their Data in any way

If such a disclosure is made to exercise and defend the CultureisAthens rights,

If it is required by law, court order or any other government or regulatory authority.

Suppose the CultureisAthens transfers your Personal Data to recipients outside the European Union or the European Economic Area. In that case, it will implement appropriate safeguards to ensure adequate protection of your Data.

Data processors on behalf of the CultureisAthens have agreed and are contractually bound with us, among others:

To maintain confidentiality.

Not to send your Data to third parties without the CultureisAthens consent or use them for their benefit.

To take appropriate security measures.

To comply with the legal framework for the protection of Personal Data and, in particular, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (hereinafter GDPR).

You have the right to access your Personal Data.

This means that you have the right to be informed by us if we process your Data. For example, suppose we process your Personal Data. In that case, you can request to be informed about the purpose of processing, the type of Personal Data we hold, who we give it to, and how long we store it, but also about your other rights, such as rectification, erasure, restriction of processing and filing a complaint with the Data Protection Authority.

You have the right to rectify inaccurate Personal Data.

If you find that there is an error in your Personal Data, you can submit a request to us to correct it (e.g., correcting your name or updating a change of address).

You have the right to erasure/the right to be forgotten.

You may ask us to erase your Data if one of the grounds set out in applicable legislation is in force.

You have a right to your Personal Data portability.

Suppose the processing is based on your consent or is required to execute a contract with us, and the processing is automated. In that case, you may request us to receive the Personal Data you have provided in a readable form or ask us to forward it to another controller.
You have the right to restrict processing.
You can ask us to restrict the processing of your Personal Data if a condition set out in the applicable legislation is in force. 
You have the right to object to and withdraw consent to processing your Data.
In some instances, you may object to processing your Personal Data, and we will stop processing your Data unless other compelling and legitimate reasons override your right. If you have consented to the collection, processing and use of your Personal Data, you may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect:
• By choosing not to receive the CultureisAthens Newsletter

• You can choose not to receive the newsletter by changing the relevant subscribe settings, clicking on the "unsubscribe" link, or following the instructions in each email we send you. 

• Alternatively, you can contact us by using the contact details provided below.

Should you wish to exercise these rights, please send an email to χχχ@cultureisathens.gr or a letter to the address below:
 Finally, suppose you believe we are in breach of the applicable law on protecting your Personal Data. In that case, you have the right to complain to the Personal Data Protection Authority at 1-3 Kifissias Ave, 11523, Athens.

Links to other sites

The website www.cultureisathens.gr includes links to other websites, not controlled by CultureisAthens, but by other natural or legal persons to which the above websites belong. Under no circumstances is CultureisAthens responsible for any damage suffered by the user from visiting other websites, including any unlawful processing of Personal Data due to their visit to the above websites.

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