Terms of use

1. Preamble
The use of this Website, including web crawling, caching or any other use of services offered through it, is conditioned upon the unreserved acceptance of the Terms of Use (ToU) described henceforth and is construed as acceptance of these Terms of Use.


2. Definitions
Institution is the National Documentation Centre.
Personal Data is any information related to the data subject that is used for identification purposes. Sensitive data is a sub-category of personal data and includes data on racial origin, political opinions, religious / philosophical beliefs, health, social welfare, etc. Aggregated statistical data are not considered to be personal data, since the data subjects can no longer be identified (Law 2472/1997).
Registered User is any user who registers for the services offered by the Website and consents to the processing of his/her personal data exclusively for the provision of value added services.
Services are all processing functions based on digital technologies serving user needs.
User is anyone using the Website www.een.gr .
Website is www.een.gr.


3. Legitimate Use
Use of this Website is allowed for legitimate purposes only, in accordance with these Terms of Use and in a way that does not restrict or limit its use by third parties. The User's actions or omissions must not cause damage or malfunction to the Website or have any negative effect or risk to the regular provision of the Website services offered to its users.


4.  Personal Data Policy
Τhe Institution may collect and process the personal data of its users exclusively in order to be able to offer its Website services to users. All personal data processing:

  • Is carried out in accordance with the Law.
  • Is performed for specific purposes and for a duration which are made known to the data subject in advance.
  • Is performed only with the consent of the data subject or in accordance with the Law.
  • Data processing will only be done to improve the service provided and personal data will be retained only for the time necessary to provide services to the User.

In cases where a user wishes to have access to the Services of the Website and contribute to their continuous enhancement, it is necessary for him/her to give his/her personal data through the Website personal data collection forms. The Institution may use the user's personal data for promotional purposes or in order to send email messages or post news and announcements, only if we have received explicit and unconditional consent from the user in accordance with the Privacy Policy and EU Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 679/2016).
The Institution does not transfer or make its users' personal data public or reveal it to third parties, unless the law stipulates the opposite or if it is under a contractual obligation to do so or such action is otherwise necessary for the operation of the Website and the performance of its key functions.
The Institution may process personal data that may have been collected, in whole or in part, in order to improve its services or for statistical analysis reasons. The user can contact the Administrator of the Website at: www.een.gr to cross-check the existence of the file, correct it, change it or delete it. The user may update his / her personal information if necessary. It is also forbidden to transfer User data to countries outside the European Union.
The collection of all data falling within the category of personal data received by the User through this Web site, which are either sent by users on a case-by-case basis or collected during navigation - browsing and use of the Website by users, is carried out in accordance with Law 2472/1997 (with the amendments to Law 3625/2007) and Law 3471/2006 on the protection of personal data as well as in accordance with the EU guidelines for the protection of personal data and specifically the Regulation (EU) 679/2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).

5. Cookies
During the use of the Website, the Institution may collect personal and non-personal data that can identify the Website users, through the use of technologies such as cookies, IP protocol monitoring and other technologies that monitor the communication of the web-browser with the server. A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data, sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing the website. They are used to facilitate the user access regarding specific services or web- pages of the Website for statistical purposes and in order to determine which web locations are more useful or popular.
Non-personal data may include the type of the web-browser, the type of the computer or smart device that the user uses to access the web-site, the operating system, the Internet Service Provider and other similar information. The user of the Website may adjust his/her web-browser in such a manner that it informs him/her about the use of cookies in specific services or does not allow the storage of cookies at all. The user of the website must be able to accept or deny the use of cookies or allow the acceptance of the use of cookies at any time while browsing this website. If the user / visitor of these services and pages does not wish to use cookies for his / her recognition, he / she may have limited access to some of the services, uses or functions provided by this site.


6.  Fair Terms of Use Policy
The Institution is committed to openness and transparency and aims at protecting the interests of the user. Bearing in mind that commitment, it will only use fair terms and will try to notify the user for any change of the terms of use of its Website and services.


7. Disclaimer and Limitation on Liability
The Institution offers the content (ex. Information, names, photos, depictions, data etc.) and services offered through the Website, AS-IS. Under no circumstances does the Institution bear responsibility for any legal, civil or criminal action and any potential damages (compensatory, loss etc.) of the User deriving from this Website.
The Website may contain references (links) to third party websites with the sole purpose of informing the user. The referral links belonging to third party websites do not constitute an adoption of views and actions of these parties, neither do they constitute an endorsement of the content they express, publish or post. The third party- operators of the websites and responsibilities under law- are the ones solely responsible for the content of their websites and for any damage that may arise from their use, when the User accesses them through the Website. The User accepts, by visiting the website of third parties, that he/she leaves the Website and is subject to other conditions of use.
The Institution shall make every possible effort to ensure the good functioning of the network, although it cannot warrant that the function of servers will be uninterrupted, free of errors, viruses, malware of other similar elements.
The institution shall under no circumstances be held liable for any damage suffered by the user of the services, choices and content of the Website. It also does not guarantee that any website associated with this Website or the servers through which any service is made available to the user/ visitor does not contain “viruses” or other malicious software, as it does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or the availability of content, web-pages, services, choices or the results of their use.

8. Choice of Law and Courts, Duration, Amendments
The Terms of Use of this Website as well as any future amendment are governed and supplemented by Greek and EU Law and the relevant international treaties. The Greek Courts are hereby defined as those competent to hear any case arising from any differences with regard to the present. If any provision of these Terms of Use is invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, it shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of the terms of these Terms and without further action by the parties, such provision shall be reformed to the minimum extent necessary to make such provision valid and enforceable.
These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between the Institution and the User of its Website and services and is binding only between them. No modification of these terms of use shall be taken into account and constitute part of this agreement unless expressed in writing and incorporated in these Terms of Use. Unless agreed otherwise, the above terms and conditions shall be rendered immediately enforceable upon their publication on the Website, as a whole.
The Institution, unilaterally reserves the right to modify, amend and alter the content or services of the Website and its terms of use, whenever it deems necessary, with the obligation of prior notification of the registered members who have given the permission to the Institution to communicate with them, for this purpose. Otherwise, communication takes place via announcement on the Website and in accordance with applicable law.