April 24, 2024

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Terms of use

The “Athenian News” website

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The visitor / user of the services of this website rua.gr (hereinafter the “website”) understands and accepts that all the pages/services are provided “as is” and the website disclaims any responsibility related to the limited duration, deletion, the poor performance or inability to electronically store any user data and/or any content of personal pages / services.

The visitor/user is responsible for accessing the website’s services, and the relevant access may require the payment of fees to third parties (eg internet service providers, internet time charges). The visitor/user is solely responsible for paying the relevant fees. Also, the visitor/user is solely responsible for his personal equipment with the necessary technological means that allow him to access the services of the website.

The website is committed to ensuring the privacy of its visitors. In these terms of use – Privacy Policy it is explained how the personal data of visitors/users will be managed, in accordance with the Greek law regarding the Protection of Personal Data (Law 2472/1997 and its amendments).

Each visitor/user is requested to accept the use of Cookies in accordance with the terms of this Policy, the first time they visit the website. By using the website and accepting this Policy, the visitor/user accepts the website’s use of Cookies in accordance with the terms of this Policy.


Visitors/users of the website who are minors are not allowed to access the services of the website which may be considered inappropriate for minors and which cannot be controlled by the website. In each section or service that may contain inappropriate / offensive / immoral material there is a warning to visitors/users. If, despite this, minor users voluntarily visit pages with inappropriate / offensive / immoral material that cannot be continuously controlled, the website is not responsible.


It is mutually agreed and understood that all information, data, texts, graphics, photographs, images, music files, videos, messages and all content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, remains the sole responsibility of of the natural or legal person from whom the content originates. This means that the user is solely responsible for all and any content that he uploads, publishes, sends, transmits or otherwise makes available through the website services. The website cannot, due to its volume, control all the content posted by its users/members on the website services, so it does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, legality, or quality of such content. In no event can the website be held responsible for any error or omission in any content or for any harm or damage that may arise from the use of any content posted, sent, transmitted or otherwise made available by users/members on its services website. Users/members agree not to use the services of the website and accept full and exclusive responsibility for the following for:

  1. Post, publish, transmit, transmit or use any other method to install content that is illegal, harmful, threatening, offensive, harmful, defamatory, vulgar, violent, abusive, racist or otherwise objectionable, violates the privacy and privacy of others, any intellectual property rights of any entity and causes feelings of hatred, and/or any other constituted criminal offense and any other form of unwanted promotion of content, as well as content that contains digital viruses or any other electronic code, files or programs designed to interfere with, destroy or limit the operation of any software or computer equipment or telecommunications equipment.
  2. Harm minors in any way.
  3. Impersonation of any legal or natural person or false statement about the identity of the user/member or misleading statement regarding the relationship and/or cooperation of the user/member with another legal or natural person.
  4. Forging or otherwise tampering with user/member identifiers in order to mislead as to the origin of content transmitted through the website services.
  5. Posting, publishing, sending, transmitting or using another method to install content by a person who does not have a right to make that content available by law or by a confidential relationship.
  6. Interfering with the services or disrupting the services or servers or networks connected to the website services, or disobeying the conditions, procedures and rules of use of these networks.
  7. Violation, with or without intent, of any local, national, European, international law and/or any rule having legislative force and relating to and/or covering any service of the website.
  8. Harassing in any way the privacy and individual and social rights of other users (such as collecting and/or storing personal data of other users/members).

The user understands and accepts that the website does not pre-screen the content, but also that the website and its relevant partners retain the right (but not the obligation) of the sole option of refusing to post/publish or move or delete any content made available through the his services. Also, the website and its relevant partners reserve the right to delete without notice any content that violates these terms of use.


The visitor/user has the right to raise objections with his request to the website and to request the correction or deletion of his personal data, as well as its deletion by a member through an electronic message in the website’s contact form and in accordance with what refer to these terms – privacy policy.

΄Sir / Madam … Please, in accordance with Law 2472/1997 article 13, correct as follows (…) or delete my personal data that you keep in your files΄΄


The user understands and accepts that he maintains the sole responsibility to indemnify the website and its partners for any legal dispute arising between it and third parties due to the content that it makes available for posting, publication, or other transfer through the services of the website.


The website may use cookies to identify the visitor / user of some of its services and pages. The website and connected applications use cookies.

A cookie is a file which contains an identification code (a sequence of numbers and letters) and which has been sent by a server to a browser where it is stored. Every time the browser requests a page from the server, the identification code is also sent back to it.

Cookies can be either persistent or relate to a single connection. Permanent cookies are stored by the browser and remain active either until their expiration date or until the user deletes them. Those that pertain to a single session expire with the termination of the connection, as soon as the browser is deactivated (closed).

Cookies do not store information that can personalize the user, but personal information that is stored by the website and concerns the users/visitors can be linked to the information that is stored and can be obtained from the cookies.

The website and connected applications use only “permanent” cookies, only cookies related to one connection/session, or both “permanent” cookies and cookies used in one connection/session.

The names of the cookies used on the website or in connected applications, and the reasons why they are used, are listed below:

=> (cookie name) is used on the website or in connected applications (to recognize a computer when a user visits the website or connected apps / to track users’ navigation on the website or connected apps / to allow the use of a “shopping cart” on the website or connected apps / to improve the usability of the website or connected apps / to analyze of the use of the website or connected applications / to manage the website or connected applications / to prevent fraud and improve the security of the website and connected applications / to personalize the website or connected applications / to target specific advertising messages to specific users who may be interested in them.

Most browsers allow users to refuse the use of cookies, for example:

(a) In Internet Explorer (version 11) they can suspend the use of cookies using the cookie override settings by selecting “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy ” and then “Advanced”.

(b) In Firefox (version 52) they can suspend the use of all cookies by selecting “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, then selecting “Use Personal Settings for History” from the drop-down menu and finally unchecking “Accept cookies from websites”.

(c) In Chrome (version 56) they can disable the use of cookies by going to the “Control and Personalization” menu and selecting “Settings”, “View Advanced Settings” and “Content Settings”, and selecting “Prevent websites from setting data” under the heading “Cookies”.

(d) In Safari (version 5.5.7) they can disable the use of cookies by selecting ‘Choosing Safari’, ‘Preferences’, then selecting ‘Privacy’ and then doing any of the following. To Permanently Opt Out of Cookies: Safari doesn’t allow any websites, third parties, or advertisers to store cookies and other data on your Mac. Some websites may not work properly because of this.

Use Cookies Only from the Existing Website: Safari accepts cookies and website data only from the website the user is currently logged into. Often, some websites have embedded content from other sources. Safari does not allow third parties to store or access cookies or other data.

Allowed Use from all Websites I Visit: Safari accepts cookies and website data only from websites the user visits. Safari uses your existing cookies to determine whether the user has visited a website in the past. Selecting this setting prevents cookies and other content from being stored on your Mac by websites whose embedded content is on the websites you visit.

Disabling the use of all cookies will have a negative impact on the use of many websites.

If the use of cookies is suspended, the user will not be able to use all the features of the website or connected applications.

The user can delete cookies that have already been stored on his computer. For example:

(a) In Internet Explorer (version 11) you can manually delete cookie files. He can find the procedure for this at  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11

(b) In Firefox (version 52) he must delete cookies by selecting “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy” and then selecting “Use Privacy for History” from the drop-down menu, selecting “View cookies” and then “Remove all cookies”, and (

c) In Chrome ( version 56) can delete all cookies by entering the “Control and Customization” menu and selecting “Settings”, “View Advanced Settings” and “Clear Navigation Data”. He will then select “Cookies and elements of other websites and connected data” and “Clear Navigational Data”.

(d) In Safari (version 5.5.7) you can delete all cookies by going to the Safari preferences window and selecting “Privacy”. The user can set their options for accepting cookies next to “Blocking cookies”. Selects ‘Groups and Advertisers’ – ‘Always’ or ‘Never’. If there are website data or cookies stored, select “Details”. If he wishes to delete the data from all websites, he simply selects “Delete All”. Press “Finish” to return to the selection window.


Apart from the expressly mentioned exceptions (copyrights of third parties, partners and entities), all the content of the website, including videos, images, graphics, photos, plans, texts, the services provided and generally all the files of this website, are intellectual property , registered trademarks, designs, distinctive features and service marks of the site and are protected by the relevant provisions of Greek law, European law and international conventions and treaties. Consequently, none of them may be sold, copied, modified, reproduced, republished or “uploaded”, transmitted or distributed in any way in whole or in part. The products or services mentioned on the online pages of this site and bearing the marks of the respective organizations, companies, partner bodies, associations or publications, are their own intellectual and industrial property and therefore these bodies bear the relevant responsibility. The user understands and accepts that he is not granted the right to reproduce, copy, sell, resell and/or commercially exploit in any way all or part of the content of the website. If he does so, he accepts that he is solely responsible for compensation for the above.


Given the nature and volume of the internet, under any circumstances, including the case of negligence, the website is not liable for any damage of any kind suffered by the visitor/user of its pages, services, options and contents which it proceeds on its own initiative . Its contents are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind either expressed or implied. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the website disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

The website does not guarantee that the pages, services, options and contents will be provided without interruption, error-free and that errors will be corrected. Also, it does not guarantee that the same or any other related site or the servers through which they are made available to users/members, do not contain “viruses” or other harmful components. The website does not under any circumstances guarantee the correctness, completeness or availability of the contents, pages, services, options or their results. The cost of possible corrections or services is borne by the visitor/user and in no case by this website and the company that manages it or commercially exploits it.

The website is a news site, with the aim of valid and timely information for visitors. The news and information that is posted daily, results from a news report of its editors and partners.

The website, the Administration and its editors, are not responsible for the posts made by its branded partners, whose column is hosted in the context of cooperation on the website.


The content and information included on the website constitute an offer to the visitor/user and to the community of internet users in general and cannot of course be taken as valid information and/or advice nor do they conceal any prompting for the business or non-specific actions. The website undertakes the collection, processing and distribution of its content, but without under any circumstances guaranteeing its completeness, completeness, adequacy and in general its appropriateness and the absence of possible errors, much more so due to its particularly large volume, as and the participation of third parties (natural or legal persons) during its primary production and collection. Therefore, visitors / users of the website, using its services on their own initiative, assume the relevant responsibility of cross-checking the information provided.

Some of the website information is provided by third parties. The website is unable to verify this information and does not guarantee its accuracy.


The Site or linked applications contain hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites or related applications. The website does not control and is not responsible for the availability, content, privacy and privacy policy, quality and completeness of the services of other websites and pages to which it refers through “links”, hyperlinks or advertising banners. The website should not be considered as endorsing or accepting the content or services of the websites and pages to which it refers or that it is connected with them in any other way.


The website provides its visitors/users with the possibility of purchasing services and/or products through e-commerce applications, in accordance with the more specific conditions it sets out and ensuring the protection of the personal information submitted for the use of these services. The website is not responsible for the quality of goods acquired through e-commerce applications and the transaction is solely binding on the visitor/user and the company providing the goods or services. Therefore, under no circumstances can the website be involved in a related legal dispute arising from this transaction. The user, as a prudent consumer, must check the products and services provided to him in any case at his own risk and not that of this website.

The website is obliged to inform its prospective customers about a) the essential characteristics of the goods and/or services it offers, b) the price, c) the quantity and transport costs, d) the value added tax if it is not included in the price, e) the method of payment, f) the method of delivery and execution, g) the duration of validity of the offer or the price and h) the right of withdrawal.

The website is free to use – process the data collected during user transactions in order to record the purchasing interests of the transaction and make new offers, unless the user/member of these services requests that such offers not be made.


The user understands and accepts that the website may adopt new terms of use of its services, including time limits to be maintained on the website services, electronic messages (e-mails), forums, user pages, and/or any other content posted and/or published by the user/member. Users/members understand and accept that the website reserves the right to disable email accounts at any time and without charge.


The website collects personal data a) when the visitor / user registers for its services b) when they use its products and / or services c) when they visit its pages and / or enter its promotional / advertising programs and d) when participating in competitions. The personal information that is collected compulsorily is the following: Name – Surname – E-Mail – Telephone – Address – Postal code. – City- Country- Profession- Age.

The following types of personal data may be collected, stored and used:

(a) information related to the user’s computer, and his visits to, and activity on, this website or linked applications (including [his own IP address, geographical location, type and version browser, operating system, referral source, length of visit, pages read and navigation paths on the website or connected applications].

(b) information you provide when registering on the website or in linked applications (including their own email address).

(c) the information they provide when completing their profile on the website or linked applications (including: their name, their profile pictures, gender, date of birth (d) the information he provides to the website

for the purpose of registering as a subscriber to the updates and newsletters of the website and/or other websites operated commercially by the same company and/or group via e-mail (including its name and e-mail address).

(e) the information you provide to the website using the services available on the website or connected applications (including when, how often and how you use the services);

(f) the information related to purchases made by him in products / services / products and / or services of the website or other transactions he makes through the website or through connected applications (including his name, his address, his telephone number, their email address and credit card details).

(g) the information he publishes/uploads on the website or connected applications, with the intention of publishing it on the Internet (including the username he designates, his profile pictures and the content of his posts);

(h) the information contained in, or linked to, any communication that it promotes on the website, or that it promotes through the website or through connected applications (including the content of the communication and the transmissions associated with such communication).

(i) any other personal information you choose to submit to the website, and

(j) providing details of other information collected.

Before disclosing personal data of a third party on the website, the user must first have obtained the consent of that person both for the disclosure and for the processing of his personal data, in accordance with this Policy.

Personal data provided through the website, or connected applications, will be used for the purposes stated in this Policy or on the relevant pages of the website or related applications.

The website may use the user’s personal data to:

(a) manage the website and connected applications and activities

(b) personalize the website and connected applications for the user

(c) enable the user to use of the services provided through the website or connected applications

(d) to send products purchased through the website or connected applications to the user

(e) to forward bills, invoices and payment reminders, as well as to collect from the website payments from the user

(f) to send the user commercial, non-promotional, updates

(g) to send the user notifications that he has specifically requested to receive

(h) to send the user newsletters by e-mail, as long as he has chosen to do so (can any moment to inform the website that he no longer wishes to be a subscriber to the newsletter)

(i) to inform the website of promotions related to its activity (or to the activities of carefully selected third-party businesses) that may be of interest to the user, by mail or, if he has consented to it, by email or related technology (he may at any time inform the website that he does not wish to receive updates about promotions)

(j) the website provides third parties with statistical information about users (without however, the recipients of these data may impersonate any user through them)

(k) the website manages queries and complaints originating from, or referred to, users of the website or connected applications

(l) the website is maintained, as well as the connected applications secure and prevent fraud

(m) to verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of the website or connected applications (including checking private messages sent through the website or connected applications private messaging service);

If the user submits personal information for publication on the website or connected applications, such information will be published and used in accordance with the permission provided by the user.

Privacy Settings can be used to limit the publication of user information on the website or connected applications and can be adjusted using the privacy settings on the website or connected applications.

Without the express consent of the user, the website will not make his personal information available to any third party for the purposes of direct commercial promotion of the same or any other third party.

All financial transactions of the website, or connected applications, are processed through its own payment service provider […..] The user can be informed about the Privacy Policy of this provider at [URL]. The website will share with the payment service provider only the information that is necessary to process the payments made by the user through the website or connected applications, to refund money and to manage complaints and questions related to these payments and returns.


The website gives users the right to delete their personal data, correct and/or update their personal data and/or deactivate their registration, at any time, by sending a relevant electronic message to website.


The website undertakes not to sell, rent or in any way publish and/or share the personal data of visitors / users / members of the website to any third party.

The website can transfer personal data of its visitors / users / members to third legal and/or natural persons only if:

• It has the express consent of the visitors / users for the transfer of personal data, which is presumed to be given, when registering as a member on the website and the user does not submit an objection request, as described above.

• The channeling of personal data to legal and/or natural persons who cooperate with the website becomes necessary for the implementation of the wishes and/or orders of the users. The legal and natural persons cooperating with the website have the right to process the personal data that the users/members of the website submit to it only to the extent that it is absolutely necessary to provide support to the website.

• It is mandated due to compliance with the relevant provisions of the law and to the competent authorities alone.

The Site may disclose users’ personal information to any employee, executive, insurer, professional advisor, agent, supplier or subcontractor to the extent reasonably necessary for the purposes set forth in this Policy.

The website may disclose users’ personal information to any member of the Group of companies to which it belongs (ie its subsidiaries, parent company and all its subsidiaries) to the extent reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy.

The website may disclose users’ personal information:

(a) to the extent required by law

(b) in connection with existing or potential legal process

(c) to establish, exercise or protect its legal rights (including providing information to third parties to prevent fraud and limit credit risk)

(d) to the buyer (or prospective buyer) of any business or asset it intends (or is considering) to sell

(e) to any person who reasonably believes that it may resort to to a court or other competent authority for the disclosure of personal information, where in the reasonable judgment of those responsible for the website such court or competent authority would be reasonably likely to order the disclosure of such personal information.

Except in the cases provided for in this Policy, the website will not make the personal information of users available to third parties.


Information collected by the Site may be stored, processed in, and transferred to, any of the countries in which it operates in order to facilitate the use of such information in accordance with this Policy.

Information collected by the website may also be transferred to the following countries that do not apply data protection laws similar to those in the European Economic Area: United States of America, Russia, Japan, China and India.

Personal information that users post on the Site or in Linked Applications, or that they submit for publication on the Site or Linked Applications, may become available, via the Internet, around the world. The website cannot prevent the use, or misuse, of this information by other persons.

The user expressly accepts the transfer of personal information, as described above.


This Section sets out the personal data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to ensure that the website complies with its legal obligations regarding the retention and deletion of personal information.

Personal information processed by the website for any reason or reasons will not be retained for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

Subject to all that is stated in these terms, the website will normally delete personal information that falls into the following categories on the date/time set out below:

(a) [Type Personal Data] will be deleted (date/time and)

(b ) [Repeat when necessary.]

Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section, the website will retain documents (including electronic documents) that include personal data:

(a) To the extent required by law

(b) If deemed appropriate of the website that these documents are related to any existing or potential legal/judicial proceedings

(c) To establish, exercise or protect its legal rights (including information to third parties for the purpose of fraud prevention and limiting credit risk)


The website will take every organizational and technological precaution to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of users’ personal information.

The website will store all personal information provided by users on secure servers (protected by passwords and firewalls).

All electronic financial transactions carried out through the website or connected applications will be protected by encryption technology.

The user acknowledges that sending information over the internet presents inherent security issues and therefore the website cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted through it.

The user is responsible for keeping confidential the password used to log in to the website or connected applications. You will not be prompted by the website for this code (except when the user logs in to the website or connected apps).


The user may ask the website to provide him with any personal information he holds that concerns him. This provision is subject to:

(a) charging a fixed fee and

(b) the provision of appropriate evidence of his identity (for this purpose, the responsible of the website usually accepts a photocopy of the user’s identity card certified by a lawyer as well as an original document of a utility bill showing his current address).

The website may withhold personal information that the user has requested from the website, to the extent permitted by law.

The user can at any time ask the website not to process his data for commercial purposes.

In practice, either the user will expressly and in advance accept the processing of his personal information for commercial purposes, or he will be given the possibility to opt out of the processing of his personal information for commercial purposes.


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, and competent Courts for the resolution of any dispute are defined as Courts of Athens. Any provision of the above terms that becomes contrary to the law, automatically ceases to be valid, without in any way affecting the validity of the other terms.

This constitutes the overall agreement between the site and the visitor/user of its pages and services and only binds them. No modification of these terms shall be considered and made a part of this agreement unless made in writing and incorporated herein. These terms of use supersede any other terms and apply to all services and applications of the website without exception, without the need for other more specific terms. The user who uses this website and its services is presumed to unconditionally accept these terms, if he does not submit an objection request.

The website may update this Policy from time to time by posting the new version on the website or connected applications.

The user should regularly check this page to ensure that he is in compliance with any changes to the terms of this Policy.

The website may notify users of changes to this Policy (either by email or through the website’s private messaging service or connected applications).

The management and protection of the personal data of the visitor/user of the site services is subject to the terms of this section, as well as the relevant provisions of the Greek legislation (Law 2472/1997 on the protection of the individual and the protection of personal data, as it has supplemented by the decisions of the President of the Personal Data Protection Committee, Presidential Decrees 207/1998 and 79/2000 and article 8 of Law 2819/2000 as well as Law 2774/1999 and European law (directives 95/46 /EC and 97/66/EC).The present conditions are formulated taking into account both the rapid development of technology and in particular the Internet and the existing – although not fully developed – network of legal regulations regarding these issues. In this context , any relevant regulation will be the subject of this section. In any case, the site reserves the right to change the terms of protection of personal data after informing the visitors / users and within the existing or potential legal framework.

If a visitor/user does not agree with the terms of personal data protection provided herein, he/she must not use the site’s services and refuse to register as a member.
Given the nature and volume of the internet, under any circumstances, including the case of negligence, the site is not responsible for any form of damage suffered by the visitor / user of the pages, services, options and contents of the site which he/she does on his/her own initiative and with knowledge of the terms hereof.

Источник: https://rua.gr/terms-of-use-gr.html

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