PRIVACY & DATA PROTECTION POLICY
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When creating an account in eventscalendar.gr, you will be requested to provide some personal data, like your name, email address, telephone number and the position you hold in your company.
We use the information for various purposes, such as for managing your event or for inviting you to our own events or sending you relevant marketing/advertising messages. The information we collect and the way we obtain such information from you is detailed hereunder.
HOW WE COLLECT PERSONAL DATA
First of all, when you submit your data in our webpage’s expression of interest form, we receive an email including such data.
Such email is sent via SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol). SMTP servers are protected by SSL certificate, which means that the content of emails is encrypted before being sent over the internet. The content is subsequently decrypted by local computers and devices.
The information collected is stored in our website’s database. This contributes to the performance of certain procedures, such as retaining your information, if it becomes impossible to receive the email via the SMTP server.
Moreover, when you choose to receive our newsletter in your inbox, your email address is stored on our website, received via email and forwarded to MailChimp (or any similar platform), which provides email marketing services to our company.
You email address is kept in MailChimp’s(or any similar platform) database for as long as we continue to use its services or until you explicitly request to de removed from our list. Please note that while your email address remains in MailChimp’s database (or any similar platform), you will be receiving periodical informative emails from us.
If you are under 16 years of age, you must receive parental consent before subscribing to our Newsletter.
MailChimp (or any similar platform) is considered a third-party data processor.
INFORMATION WE RECEIVE FROM OUR COMMUNICATION AND INTERACTION
We may collect information from the webpages you visit and the way you use them. When you visit our website, you web browser sends data to our servers. This information enables us to optimize our services, by personalizing and improving your experience when you use our webpages. Such information may include:
• your IP address
• the time and date of your visit
• the referrer URL (namely the address of the webpage that referred the visitor)
• the pages you visited on our website
• information about the device you are using and your web browser (web browser type and version, operating system etc.)
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
When you communicate and interact with us, we use and analyze your information, in order to offer and improve our services. We also use such information for various other purposes, such as:
• Managing your event: we use information like your name and email address in order to process your event or your participation in another event.
• Customer Service Department: if you contact our Customer Service Department (or vice versa), we will use your information and our communication history to manage your event and offer you the best possible service level.
• Other services of eventscalendar.gr: we may use your information in order to provide you with the requested services, such as in cases of promotional offers. Such use of your information may include processing your entry in contests and promotional activities.
• Marketing/Promotion: by creating an account in eventscalendar.gr, you grant your consent to our use of your information, for the purpose of sending you customized marketing/promotional messages for products and/or services. You can see below a detailed description of the information we use and the way we use it.
• Type of information: the way you interact with eventscalendar.gr provides us with useful information on your interests and preferences. The correct understanding and interpretation of this information enables us to offer you the best possible experience. In order to learn more about you and your interests, we will analyze your interaction with eventscalendar.gr, by using various information, such as the position you hold in your company, the events you expressed an interest in eventscalendar.gr, your reviews and social media. If you have granted a relevant consent, we will use this information in order to send you targeted advertisement messages relating to the services of eventscalendar.gr and our promotional offers. We will also use all collected information in order to produce general reports relating to the way users use our services and their experience with our company.
Communication channels: when you provide us with your contact details, such as your email address or your telephone number, we will request your permission to use this information and send you personalized marketing/promotional messages for products and/or services. If you no longer wish to receive messages on a certain communication channel, such as text messages, then in such messages we provide you with an easy way to opt out of them. You may also request to unsubscribe by contacting our Customer Service Department, by dialing +30 210 4295010 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Type of messages: the messages we send will be targeted and customized to your particular preferences and interests, as mentioned above. Messages sent in the context of direct marketing may also include promotional information on our services, events and offers and news relating to eventscalendar.gr.
YOU ARE IN CONTROL
We go by the principles of good faith, fair play and transparency. We wish to be fully transparent about the information we collect and we also wish to offer you clear access to your data, so that you can modify or delete them or exercise any other rights pertaining to the information we have on you.
ACCESS AND CORRECTION OF INFORMATION
Once you have created an account in eventscalendar.gr, you will have access to much of your data through our webpage. Our webpage enables you to add, update or remove any information we have on you.
If any piece of information we may have on you is not available through our webpage, you may send us a relevant access request, free of charge, through the Customer Service Department.
Once we receive your request, we will verify your identity and present you with an overview of the information we have on you. The overview will include the purposes for which we use the information, the recipients and source of such information.
Once you receive this information, you may choose to exercise your relevant rights, such as request for modifications to be made on any incorrect information or ask to hide or remove it.
OPT OUT AND UNSUBSCRIBE
All our communications made in the context of marketing/promotion of services, include an easy way of canceling receipt of such messages in the future, like clicking on a link to unsubscribe. You can also opt out of certain communication channels (like emails or text messages), by following the steps laid out in each message you receive, via the relevant communication channel. If you wish to opt out of all our messages, as well as the use of your information for the purposes of marketing/promotion of products and/or services, then you may use the unsubscribe link included in the messages you receive. Otherwise, you may also contact our Customer Service Department.
EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION
We treat your personal data responsibly and in strict confidence. We never transmit or share your data with third parties, except insofar as it is required for the purposes laid out in this notice.
COMPLIANCE WITH A LEGAL OBLIGATION
Eventscalendar.gr. may disclose your personal information upon receiving a valid relevant order by the judicial, supervisory or competent law enforcement authorities.
APPLICATION OF THE LAW
The collection, maintenance, processing and transmission of personal data provided by users to eventscalendar.gr is always performed in accordance with the applicable personal data protection provisions and in particular according to the provisions of Law 2472/1997 and Law 3471/2006, as applicable.
We are committed to protecting your information and have adopted all necessary technical and organizational measures, in order to protect your information from any loss, alteration, access or abuse. We retain your information for a limited term of two years, starting from your latest interaction with us, unless the law requires us to retain the information for longer or if it so required by reason of court proceedings.
Unless stipulated otherwise, your information is stored and processed within the European Union.
Should you have any questions on how we use your information, how you can exercise your rights or on the personal data protection notice, you may contact us at:
Customer Service Department
and 210 4295010
If you would rather contact us by post, you may send your request to the following address: Akti Miaouli 57 Piraeus Greece
AMENDMENTS TO THIS POLICY
Eventscalendar.gr is committed to comply with the fundamental principles of privacy and personal data protection. Therefore, we regularly check our online data protection notice, to make sure that there are no mistakes and that it is clearly visible on our webpage, that it includes all necessary information, it is fully implemented and in line with personal data protection principles. At times, such privacy notice may be amended, in order to follow any new developments in internet technology and new opportunities relating to the internet, as well as to always comply with the applicable legislation. Any significant amendments to our policy will be published on our website, along with the updated version of our personal data protection notice.
WHAT IS THERE TO KNOW ABOUT COOKIES
What are cookies?
TYPES OF COOKIES WE USE
The most important cookies are the necessary ones. These are necessary and help you navigate the webpage and use basic functions, such as media plugins. We also use performance cookies, in order to improve our website. Moreover, we collect browser data, in order to present relevant offers to you. Interaction cookies enable you to interact with social media or submit reviews. Targeting cookies store your preferences for the purpose of showing you relevant advertisements outside our website. Please see below a more thorough presentation of the types of cookies we use.
1. NECESSARY COOKIES
These are necessary cookies that help you browse the webpage and access certain features. These cookies are stored for the entire duration of your browsing.
2. FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES
These cookies are necessary so that we can offer you a seamless transaction experience. They enable you to store the details of your transactions and complete them faster. These cookies are stored for the entire duration of your browsing.
3. PERFORMANCE COOKIES
These help us understand our visitors’ behavior, allowing us to improve our website and make the process easier and more pleasant for you.
4. INTERACTION COOKIES
Interaction cookies enable you to express your opinion. We want to know what you think of our services, our webpage and eventscalendar.gr in general. These cookies will make it possible for you to recommend us in social media and speak to our representatives. You will also be able to advise other possible users of our services, by leaving a review.
5. TARGETING COOKIES
These cookies store your preferences. We believe that, when it comes to advertising, correlation is everything. These cookies enable us to share your preferences with our advertisers. Thus, if you visit Google’s webpage, for instance, the advertisements you see will be relevant to your preferences.
IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO RECEIVE COOKIES
You can change your browser settings in order to delete or prevent cookies from being stored in your computer or mobile device, without your explicit consent. Your browser’s “help” section provides information on how you can manage your cookie settings. See how this works on your browser in the following links:
Internet Explorer: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cookies/en
Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Cookies
Google Chrome: http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Adobe (flash cookies): http://www.adobe.com/security/flashplayer/articles/lso/
All the information, data, illustrations and general content uploaded on eventscalendar.gr, as well as the software and applications, including graphics, used for the website’s operation and management, are owned by and constitute the intellectual property of eventscalendar.gr and/or respective licensors. Eventscalendar.gr mainly gathers the information and data it uploads and communicates through the website from third-party providers and cannot vouch for the truthfulness, quality or accuracy of such information. Nevertheless, it endeavors to ensure, to the extent possible, that its information comes from reliable and credible sources.