How Do We Use Your Personal Data
When you use our Site and Services, we may receive certain personal data. We may receive information provided by you or such information can be automatically collected.
When visiting our Site, we do not require any personal data about you. When you register an account on our Site or use our Services, we may receive the following information provided by you:
* information provided during account registration, for example: your name and surname, e-mail, address;
* information for your public profile on gvg.gr, for example: a user name and your real name, the city and country you live in, a profile picture, details of your website and social media profiles;
* information connected with your browsing activities, statistical information, information on visits and use of the Site and Services;
* information about the people and groups you are connected to and how you interact with them;
* other information about you stored for the use of the Site and Services (collectively the “Personal Data”).
The Personal Data you provide us with is used for such purposes as allowing you to interact with other users, improving the content of the Services, customizing the advertising and content you see, and communicating with you about tools and new features.
We may receive and store certain information as a result of your use of our Site and Services. This information may include: data automatically collected by our software, for example, IP address, cookies data, performance specifications of the user’s hardware and software, date and time of access to the Site, the URL of the page requested.
We process your Personal Data in order to identify you, process registration, facilitate our communication, contact you and process any requests and applications, improve our Services and Site, target advertisements, carry out statistical analysis based on anonymized data.
We have no control over and are not responsible for processing of the information by third-party websites, which the user may access by hyperlinks on the Site.
What About Cookies?
Like many websites, we use “cookies”. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your device to enable our systems to recognize your device and to provide some features. These data files may be cookies, pixel tags, e-tags, “Flash cookies”, or other local storage provided by your browser or associated applications (“cookies”).
You may change your web browser’s settings to stop accepting cookies, to enable your browser to notify you when you receive new cookies, or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from a website you visit. You can find the Help feature on most browsers that will tell you how to do it.
How Do We Protect Personal Data?
The protection of the Personal Data and your privacy is important to us. We do not disclose the Personal Data to any third parties except for our service providers engaged by us to perform some functions on our behalf, including, but not limited to, data entry, database management, promotions, products and services alerts, membership authentication and verifications services, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links, and providing customer service (the “Service Providers”).
These Service Providers are under a duty of confidentiality to us and are only permitted to use the Personal Data in connection with their functions and not for their own purposes (including direct marketing).
We may disclose the Personal Data to a third-party in order to protect, establish, or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, or when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, threats to our property, or violations of the Terms.
The user understands that the Personal Data is available and accessible by our employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide Services to you or in order to do their jobs.
What About Security of Your Personal Data?
The security of Personal Data is vital to us. We use certain technologies to secure sensitive information. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect your Personal Data, both during transmission and once we receive it.
However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is completely secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
The user account is protected by a password. The user shall be responsible for security of its account. Thus, for security reasons you shall keep your account and password confidential at all times.
The user shall be responsible for any activities that happen on or through the user’s account. Any actions in or with the Site performed through the user’s account shall be considered done by the user.
That is why you have to take reasonable and necessary actions to protect your account, password and limiting access to your computer and other devices.
The user shall promptly inform us of any instances of unauthorized (not allowed by the user) access to your account and/or any breach (alleged breach) of confidentiality. For security reasons, you shall securely log out after you have finished accessing your account.
What Personal Data Can You Edit?
Under the applicable law, the user may have the right to access to the user’s Personal Data held by us and to request some user’s Personal Data to be corrected, edited and removed. Please inform us of any changes in your Personal Data so that we can update information about you.
Our Services are not targeted to minors (those under the age of 18) and we do not intend to offer our Services to minors. If you are 18 years of age you are permitted to use our Site and Services if you have your parent(s)’ or legal guardian(s)’ permission to use this Site and Services.
However, we have no way of distinguishing the age of individuals who access our Site and Services. If your child has provided us with Personal Data without parental or guardian consent, you should contact us using our Contact form.
We retain your Personal Data for as long as is necessary or your user’s account is active or as needed to provide you with the Services on the Site. If you no longer want us to use your Personal Data to provide you with the Services, you may close your account pursuant to the Terms.
However, we may retain and use your Personal Data as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreement.
From time to time gvg.gr may send you messages that are service-related and required for our users, including newsletters and other alerts. We may also send you news and updates about changes to our Site and Services. Such messages may be sent internally, by e-mail or by push notifications. You may choose to subscribe or unsubscribe from such newsletters.