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Terms of Use

1. IN GENERAL

The www.visitikaria.gr website is an online tourist guide of the enterprise Visit Ikaria (hereinafter “the Company”), based in Galatsi, Attica, with tel.:2108056607 and e-mail: [email protected]

Entering and browsing www.visitikaria.gr and using the services provided require the prior unconditional acceptance of these terms of use and compliance with them. Every user who visits www.visitikaria.gr is required to carefully read the terms of use and in case of disagreeing with them must refrain from further browsing and any use of the services provided, otherwise automatically acknowledges that he/she has read these terms of use, unconditionally consents and undertakes to comply with them. Any invalidity of some of these terms of use does not entail invalidity of the others, which remain binding. Similarly, in case any of these terms is contrary to the law ceases to apply, without in any case affecting the validity of the remaining terms.

In case the use of any service of www.visitikaria.gr website is governed by more specific terms and conditions of use, the more specific terms shall apply jointly with these, except in cases of conflict, where the more specific terms of each service shall supersede.

The Company reserves the right to unilaterally modify and revise, without prior notice, these terms of use, within the law, business ethics and commercial practice.

For any queries and clarifications regarding www.visitikaria.gr website and these terms of use, as well as any information about the Company and its services, please contact the Company at the above contact information.

2. RIGHT TO ACCESS AND USE

A limited, non-exclusive, personal and non-transferable right to access and use of the available websites and services of this site is provided to the visitor of www.visitikaria.gr website and for as long as it is in operation. The above right provides the users only the absolutely necessary powers allowing the use of www.visitikaria.gr website services, in accordance with these terms of use and the law, and in a way that does not impede the proper and smooth operation thereof. The right to access does not extend to browsing pages or information of www.visitikaria.gr website not accessible to the average user through the usual web navigation process.

The Company shall not be liable for any technical problems that may occur to users when they attempt to access the website and during this, due to the operation or compatibility of their own infrastructure.

The right to access www.visitikaria.gr website and use its services is provided exclusively to adults with full legal capacity according to Greek Law. Minors are not allowed to use the website without the consent of their parents or guardians. The Company shall not be liable for any use of the services provided by persons who do not meet the above properties, as it has no technical ability to control the identity of users.

The Company reserves the right to discontinue the operation of www.visitikaria.gr website or transfer it to another URL address, without prior notice and only by providing information on this website.

3. INFORMATION AND SERVICES PROVIDED

The content (e.g. information, names, images, displays, etc.) and services of www.visitikaria.gr website are available from the Company “exactly as they are” and the Company makes no guarantee, expressed or in any way implied, in that regard. The Company makes every best effort to ensure the accuracy, correctness and completeness of the information contained in www.visitikaria.gr website. Nevertheless, the Company does not in any way guarantee the correctness, completeness and availability of content, pages, services and options, or their consequential effects. Similarly, in the context of good faith, the Company shall not in any way be bound or liable by any technical or typographical errors due to incorrect depiction of the displayed products and services because of the user's equipment or incorrect information, which occur unintentionally or due to any violation of the website’s security, unlawful third party intervention or force majeure.

Any links to other websites which are in www.visitikaria.gr allow users, after leaving www.visitikaria.gr website, to navigate to third-party websites to which the links refer. The Company is not in any way related to the websites to which the links of its site refer, nor controls the availability, the content, the privacy policy, the quality and completeness of such services. These links are provided only to facilitate the visitors of www.visitikaria.gr website, without in any case implying approval by the Company of the websites they direct to, for the content and services of which the Company assumes no responsibility.

Similarly, products and services of third natural or legal persons are promoted through www.visitikaria.gr website, to which the Company is in no way related, nor controls their availability, content and completeness. All information (texts, photos, contact information, price lists, timetables, etc.) relating both to the essential characteristics of the products and services displayed and the correct description thereof, as well as the accuracy of the information relating to the enterprise displayed and its products or services, is provided by the enterprises displayed, which are the sole beneficiaries of these and entirely responsible for the correctness and accuracy thereof.

The www.visitikaria.gr enables the user to send to the displayed Tourist Accommodation enterprises a “REQUEST FORM”. Through this service the user may, by completing the information required, send directly to the enterprise concerned a question about the availability of accommodation according to his/her specific needs. This service is provided without any mediation of the Company, while the information as to the availability of accommodation and the specific terms of the services provided, as well as the final booking of them, take place following direct arrangements between the user and the third party, without the Company providing any assistance and bearing any responsibility.

Finally, the users may, by using their profile on Facebook, post comments below the www.visitikaria.gr entries. The Company shall in no way be liable for comments posted by users even in the case they have been deemed to have offensive, defamatory or otherwise illegal content, because of practical failure to screen all the posted comments. However, the Company reserves the unrestricted right to delete users’ comments at its discretion and without prior notice or justification.

In the event that a third party considers that is in any way offended by users’ comments or other content that is posted on  www.visitikaria.gr must promptly inform the Company at the above contact information in order for the latter to take the necessary measures to stop the offence.

4. USER OBLIGATIONS

Browsing www.visitikaria.gr and using, through it, the services provided may only be performed for the Company’s intended purposes, namely as an online tourist guide. Any use of the website should be in accordance with the law and the terms and conditions and not restrict or impede the use of this website by third parties or the normal exploitation thereof by the Company. Every user of www.visitikaria.gr must not commit any acts or omissions that may cause damage, malfunction or any danger to the website and the services provided to users through it.

The users of www.visitikaria.gr must refrain from uploading and posting comments and content that may offend the honour, reputation, personality, public image or property of others, or is in any other way illegal.

The user who posts content of the preceding paragraph bears the sole responsibility for the relevant posts and at the same time undertakes to restore any damage, not only of the offended third party but of the Company as well, if the latter gets involved in legal proceedings or is required to pay any compensation to third parties because of the aforementioned posts by the user.

5. INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

The www.visitikaria.gr website is an official website of the Company. Each trade mark and distinctive feature on the website is an asset of the Company protected by law, except those used in relation to the products and services displayed to identify the origin thereof and which belong to the respective holders. Similarly, the Company is the holder of the domain name www.visitikaria.gr where its website and online tourist guide are hosted.

Apart from the individual content pertaining to products distributed and services of third parties, which is distinguished by the marks and the distinctive features thereof, and the explicit exceptions (copyright of third parties and affiliates), www.visitikaria.gr website in its entirety and each content thereof, including but not limited to images, graphics, photos, drawings, texts, services, electronic files, as well as the overall configuration of all the above elements and their format, are intellectual property of the Company. Any copying, reproduction, republication, storage, sale, transmission, distribution, publication, execution, download, translation, modification in any way, partially or in summary, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of the Company. 

The above prohibition does not extend to the temporary automated reproduction carried out during the user's navigation process on www.visitikaria.gr website or copies that may be sent by the Company itself to the user in the provision of services, provided that the user does not reproduce, distribute, present in public or otherwise use them or modify them in any way and always retains annotations concerning copyright, industrial or other proprietary rights.

The display of the above protected by law content on www.visitikaria.gr website does not in any way constitute a transfer or license or right of use thereof, nor should be construed as such.

6. NEWSLETTER

Through www.visitikaria.gr the user can, if he/she wishes to, register his/her e-mail address in order to receive informative e-mail (newsletter) from the Company. To register for the newsletter service the user only enters the e-mail address to which he/she wishes to receive informative e-mail, without requiring simultaneous registration of his/her name and without the possibility of correlation between the registered address and the users, nor therefore possibility of identifying the latter ones. The e-mail addresses registered for this purpose shall not be used by the Company for any other purpose nor disclosed to third parties. Informative e-mails are sent in accordance with the requirements of Law 3471/2006 and the user is at all times provided with the ability to stop this correspondence.

7. PRIVACY POLICY

No registration or entry of users' personal data is required to browse www.visitikaria.gr website.

The visitor/user who is interested in advertising on www.visitikaria.gr website should contact the Company at the contact information mentioned at the beginning of these Terms of Use in order to receive all the necessary information.

The Company is not responsible for the privacy policy followed by the enterprises advertised on www.visitikaria.gr website at their transactions with the users.

The www.visitikaria.gr includes links to other websites which, as already mentioned, are controlled by third parties and not by the Company which is not responsible for the privacy policies they follow.

The IP address through which users communicate online with www.visitikaria.gr is exclusively used for gathering technical - statistical information.

In order to be able to provide customized services and to improve the navigation experience on some of the services provided on www.visitikaria.gr we use cookies in accordance with the specific terms and conditions set out in the next article of these terms of use.

Upon completion of the “booking form” for the accommodation enterprises promoted through www.visitikaria.gr website, users are asked to entry their personal data and in particular: first and last name, e-mail, telephone, country, city, number of adults and minors whom the booking is requested for, as well as the day of arrival at the accommodation and departure from it. This information, which is not subject to any processing by the Company, is directly forwarded to the enterprise to which it is addressed while limited to the necessary for the provision of the described service and used by the Company exclusively for this purpose, always in accordance with the provisions of Laws 2472/1997 and 3471/2006 as in force each time.

Controller for the purposes of Law 2472/199 is the Company, whose contact details are mentioned at the beginning of these Terms of Use, which is legally represented by Chrysanthi Zouva and Zacharias Zizis.

Users of www.visitikaria.gr website have, according to Law 2472/1997, the following rights:

Α. Right to Information

The controller shall, at the stage of personal data collection, appropriately and explicitly inform the subject of at least the following details:

  1.  his/her identity and the identity of any representative

  2. the purpose of processing

  3. the data recipients or categories of recipients

  4. the existence of the right to access

Β. Right to Access

Everyone has the right to request to be answered in writing if personal data concerning him/her are or have been processed and to obtain from the controller, without delay and in an understandable and clear way, the following information:

  1. All personal data relating to him/her and their origin.

  2. The purposes of processing, the recipients or categories of recipients.

  3. The development of processing for the period since the previous update or information.

  4. The logic of automated processing.

  5. Where appropriate, the correction, erasure or blocking (locking) of data the processing of which does not comply with the provisions of Law 2472/1997, especially because of the incomplete or inaccurate nature of the data.

  6. The notification to third parties, to whom the data have been disclosed, of any correction, erasure or blocking (locking) conducted in accordance with case (v), unless it is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

The right το access can be exercised by the data subject and with the assistance of a specialist.

The right to access and the right to object shall be exercised by submitting the relevant application to the controller and simultaneously paying an amount, the level of which, the method of payment and any other related matters are settled by the Authority for Personal Data Protection. This amount shall be returned to the applicant if the data correction or erasure request is considered valid either by the controller or the Authority, in case of appealing to it. In this case, the controller is obliged to provide the applicant, without delay, free of charge and in an understandable language, a copy of the corrected processing concerning him/her.

If the controller does not respond within fifteen (15) days or if the response is unsatisfactory, the data subject has the right to appeal to the Authority. In the event that the controller refuses to satisfy the request of the person concerned, he/she shall respond to the Authority and inform the person concerned that he/she may appeal to it.

C. Right to Object

The data subject has the right to raise any objections to the processing of data concerning him/her. The objections are addressed in writing to the controller and must contain a request for specific action, such as correction, temporary non-use, locking, non-transfer or erasure. The controller is obliged to respond in writing on the objections strictly within fifteen (15) days. In his/her response, the controller must inform the subject of the action taken or, where appropriate, the reasons for not satisfying the request. In the case of rejection of objections, the response must be notified to the Authority as well.

If the controller does not respond in due time or the response is unsatisfactory, the data subject has the right to appeal to the Authority and request the examination of his/her objections. If the Authority considers that the objections are reasonable and there is a risk of serious harm to the subject from the processing continuation, it may order the immediate suspension of the processing until a final decision on the objections.

Everyone has the right to declare to the Authority that he/she does not wish his/her data to be processed by anyone to promote the sale of goods or services remotely. The Authority shall keep a record of the identification of such persons. The controllers of the relevant records are obliged prior to any processing to consult that record and delete from their records the persons of this paragraph.

Compliance with the above specified by law procedure is a prerequisite prior to any further action before every public or judicial authority on issues concerning the protection of personal data of users.

8. Cookies Policy

To improve the navigation experience on some of the services provided on www.visitikaria.gr website we use cookies, which are sent to the user's browser from the web servers of www.visitikaria.gr website and stored on the computer of each user in order to allow their identification at a later time, if they have already visited the site, in order to facilitate their access to the services of the company and the individual internal pages of the website through the options of storage, settings and navigation paths.

Cookies may also be used by the company and third parties, including Google through services of the latter (Google Analytics), for statistical purposes (traffic measurement and qualitative analysis, diagnostics of software and device used by the user, etc). The user may prevent the use of such cookies or set the individual settings thereof via Google options.

Similarly, the www.visitikaria.gr website incorporates functions provided by third parties, for which functions cookies are used by the respective providers of the services. In particular, the www.visitikaria.gr website incorporates functions of the following services, which use cookies according to their respective policies, as stated in the respective relevant links:

The functions of these third-party services can have an impact on personal data and privacy of users, according to the relevant settings the latter have chosen in the respective services.

These cookies are used solely for the abovementioned purposes without receiving further information as to the identity of the user or other data of his/her.

Finally, the www.visitikaria.gr website, in cooperation with third intermediary companies (e.g. Linkwise), uses cookies for advertising purposes (affiliate marketing, remarketing, display advertising, etc). For such purposes, cookies give the user's browser a unique random number (tracking ID) that allows the correlation of the above services with the respective tracking ID. For these purposes, the only relevant with the user information stored by www.visitikaria.gr is the IP and User Agent of the latter. The above stored information remains matched only with the random tracking ID, without containing or relating to user’s actual data and without being in any way used for further identification thereof.

In case the user of www.visitikaria.gr wishes to navigate the website without the use of cookies, he/she has the technical possibility to appropriately configure his/her computer to exclude cookies. In case of exclusion of cookies, users should be aware that they may not have full access to all content and services of www.visiikaria.gr or be deprived of additional features, options or facilities that may be provided only after identification through cookies.

In the first visit of the user to www.visitikaria.gr website, a pop-up notification appears by which the user is informed that: “This website uses cookies to ensure the best possible navigation experience. The continuation of navigation on www.visitikaria.gr presupposes a consensus on the website’s Cookies Policy and Terms of Use”. The user is referred to the above notification through respective active links in the Cookies Policy and Terms of Use of the website. The continuation of navigation on the website despite the above notification confers a presumption that the user is aware of the Cookies Policy and Terms of Use of the website, implies their acceptance by the user and exempts the company from any responsibility for the reasons listed in them.

9. COMPLAINT MANAGEMENT

For any problem that may arise regarding the use of www.visitikaria.gr website or the services provided through it, as well as for any other matter relating to the Company, the user may communicate with the Company at the above contact details for a direct arrangement thereof. 

10. APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION

For any dispute arising from the use of www.visitikaria.gr website and the services provided through it shall apply the Greek Law and the competent Courts of Athens. 

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