Hellenic Institute of Constructive Journalism

Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

The present website "constructivejournalism.institute" is property of the Hellenic Institute of Constructive Journalism, a non-profit civil company, located at 16 Tzaferi Street, 11854 Athens, Greece (hereinafter referred to as "H.I.CO.JO") and is protected by the provisions of Law 2121/93 on intellectual property, as in force from time to time.

First of all, we would like to thank you for your interest in the HICOJO Website and we assure you that we take very seriously the need to protect your personal data and for this reason we process them in accordance with the principles of legality, transparency, accuracy, availability and integrity, taking the appropriate technical and organizational measures and always in accordance with the applicable national and European legislation and in particular the General Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR).

The purpose of this document is to set out the terms and conditions governing the use (hereinafter "Terms of Use") of the website that the Hellenic Institute of Constructive Journalism has developed, in order to communicate with its supporters or members, as well as with ordinary visitors to its website, who wish to be informed about its work and activities.

Visitors/users of the Website (hereinafter referred to as "Users") should carefully read these Terms of Use before any use of the Website.

Users of the Website must comply with the rules and provisions of Greek, European and international law and refrain from any illegal and abusive behaviour when using the Website and in relation to it.

HICOJO seeks by all means to provide the best possible service to the users of its Website, making the maximum effort to ensure that the information and the entire content of its Website is accurate, correct, clear, adequate and available.

Users of the Website who are minors may access the services of the Website only with the consent of their parents or guardians.

For any subscription to our newsletter, as well as to the programs of HICOJO, and any form of contribution, donation or sponsorship through the Institute's website, the collection of personal data of the users and the issuance of the corresponding legal document is required.

In the event that the user wishes to correct, modify or delete from the HICOJO's Website any information concerning him/her, the Institute will act so that the change can be made immediately.

HICOJO is committed to ensuring, to the extent possible, the security, privacy and integrity of the data it collects regarding the users of its Website. In particular, HICOJO has adopted procedures that safeguard personal data. These procedures protect user data from any unauthorized access or disclosure, loss or misuse, and alteration or destruction. They also help to certify that this data is accurate and used correctly.

The use of the Website constitutes a presumption to automatically and expressly accept this privacy statement, as well as the aforementioned Terms of Use of the Website.

Personal Data Protection

We collect personal data (such as name, date of birth, professional status, level of education, address, telephone number, email, credit card/account number, VAT number) and only as much as is necessary on a case-by-case basis.

Under no circumstances do we sell your personal data or share it with third parties for advertising/promotional purposes. Only authorized employees/associates of the Institute have access within the scope of their duties.

Our communication includes regular updates of HICOJO activities and/or any projects you are participating in. In case you no longer wish to receive informative material in the future, please contact us.

The duration of the retention period of personal data depends on the purpose for which they were collected. You have the right to ask us for a copy of your data that we keep on our records.

Newsletters e-mail (Newsletters)

  1. The HICOJO periodically sends out newsletters.
  2. The HICOJO is not responsible if the newsletters are not delivered to their destination, although it makes every effort with the ISP's (Internet Service providers) to deliver them.
  3. Newsletters may end up in the spam folder, so please check regularly that they are not stored there.
  4. In case you wish to stop receiving newsletters or wish to unsubscribe from the HICOJO's newsletter delivery system altogether, you can inform us using the contact form on the website.
  5. The framework uses a provider (3rd party company) for the identification (tracking) of newsletter recipients. It does not provide 3rd parties with information about first name, surname, address.ους πληροφορίες σχετικά με όνομα, επώνυμο, διεύθυνση κατοικίας
  6. Information from the HICOJO is provided for as long as you wish.

Use of Cookies Cookies

HICOJO may use “cookies” in order to carry out or facilitate the transmission of a communication between the Institute and the user, through the electronic communications network. These cookies, if you have chosen to accept them, based on the relevant configuration of your computer, are small text files stored locally in the cache of the internet browser of the person visiting the page. The cookies make it possible to identify the internet browser, but without taking note of any document or file from your computer.

From this data, profiles for use are created under a pseudonym. Cookies or pixel tags may be used. This data is collected anonymously to be used for marketing and optimisation purposes. All visitor data is stored using an anonymous user ID and can be aggregated into a usage profile. Cookies may be used to collect and store this data, but the data remains strictly anonymous. The data will not be used to personally identify a visitor and will not be aggregated with personal data. The collection and storage of data can be rejected at any time for subsequent services.

Pixel tags, web beacons, GIFs or similar tools (all hereafter referred to as pixel tags) are used to measure the volume of use of a website and statistically increase response rates. Pixel tags allow us to count users, who visit specific secondary pages of a Website and perform our branded services and help us measure and optimize the performance or our websites.

Data collected with etracker technologies is not used to personally identify a visitor to the Site and is not consolidated with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym without that person's express and unambiguous consent. The collection and storage of data can be objected to at any time with effect in the future.

You can configure your computer's browser in such a way that it either warns you about the use of cookies in certain areas of this website or does not allow the use of cookies in any case.

Applicable Law and Other Terms

The above terms and conditions of use of the website, as well as any modification thereof, are governed and supplemented by Greek law, the law of the European Union and the relevant international treaties. Any provision of the above terms that is contrary to the law shall automatically cease to be valid and shall be removed from the present, without in any way affecting the validity of the other terms. The present constitutes the entire agreement between the Company and the visitors/users of its pages and services and is binding only on them.