Institution / organization is defined as Πολυτεχνείο Κρήτης.
Graphical user interface of the website (interface henceforth) is defined as the sum of visual elements (graphical elements, the layout of them, images etc.), of literary works (texts) and any other elements, that are part of the user’s interface. The interface does not include the content and website software.
Software of the website is defined as the set of software used for the website’s services.
Content of the website is defined as the digital courses and the educational resources with any other works they include, the sum of them, as well as their associated metadata and sets of them.
Use is defined as any act that falls into the economic power of the holder of copyright, of the holder of related rights or of the holder of the sui generis database right, especially in any way use of the services of the website, such as browsing, searching, viewing, downloading etc of the content.
Metadata is defined as the information that describes datasets and data services and makes possible the discovery, the recording and the use of them.
As user is considered anyone who makes use of the website.
Service is defined as the functions, based on digital technologies processing, which serve the user’s needs.
As registered are defined the users who subscribe themselves to the services provided by the Institution / organization and give their consent for the processing of their data only for the provision of Additional Services.
The use of the website must be made only for legal purposes, in accordance with the terms hereof and in a way that does not limit or impede their use by third parties. The user of this website must not commit any acts or omissions that may cause malfunction of this website and adversely affect or endanger the provision of services to users.
4. Copyright and licenses
4.1 Graphical User Interface
The interface, to the extent that the institution / organization has the copyright or the necessary licenses, is available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY SA v4.0) license.
The software used for the development and operation of the website is Free / Open Software (FOSS) and it is available under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.0.
The content on the website is provided with the permit conditions indicated by Digital Course (DC) or Educational Resources (ER) and is selected by the distributor of the relevant DC or ER. The metadata are available only for personal, non-commercial use.
Any other work protected by copyright law and available under other licenses than those described above, is explicitly identified as such and is determined with specific authorization.
5. Personal Data Policy
The institution/ organization may collect and process personal data of users in order to be able to offer the services of its website to them.
In each case, any processing:
- complies with the law
- is for specified purposes and for time disclosed to the person before processing started
- requires the consent of the person or happens for any other legitimate purposes specified by law.
In case the user wishes to access the services of the website and participate in the continuous improvement of them, may be asked to provide personal data through the data collection form of the website. The Institution/ organization may use personal data for informational purposes or send e-mails or newsletters to the registered user/visitor.
The Institution / organization does not transfer or publish personal data of users/visitors of the website to third parties, unless otherwise is provided by law or if it is a contractual obligation or it is necessary for the proper operation of the website and the accomplishment of its functions.
The Institution / organization may process all or part of the information sent by the users for statistical and improvement purposes of the given services-information. The user can contact with the site administrator in order to check for the existence of a personal record, to correct, change, or delete it.
During the use of the website, personal and non personal identification of users may be collected using technologies, such as cookies and/or monitoring ip addresses and other similar technologies such as those resulting from the contact of the browser with the server. The cookies are small text files on the user’s hard disk that don’t take note of any document or file from his computer nor led to the identification of the computer with any person. They are used to facilitate user access in the use of specific services and/or pages of the website and to determine the areas which are useful or popular.
6. Disclosure and Removing Illegal Posted Content Policy
If a copyright holder locates, in the institution’s repository, illegally published material which a) is not covered by a limitation or another exception under Greek copyright law and for the use of which b) is not been given permission, the above holder is requested to contact in writing with the institution through e-mail in the address email@example.com, indicating the following:
- His contact data
- Full biographic data or, if not available, the material reference data.
- The URL in which the material is located (for example the URL of the record)
- Data that confirm that he is the holder and/or statutory declaration which will state that with individual responsibility and knowing the penalties provided for by the provisions of par. 6 of the article 22 of Law 1599/1986 declares that he is the holder of the intellectual property or his legal representative
Upon receipt of the complaint, initiates the warning and withdrawal illegally published content process, as follows:
- The institution, via e-mail, confirms that received the complaint and makes an initial assessment of its validity and reliability
- Upon receipt of a valid complaint, the material temporarily withdrawn from institution’s repository until the consensus solution.
- The complainant and the institution/ organization or any other person/entity deposited the material, is required to solve in common consent and in a short period of time the issue of the complaint by adopting one of the following solutions:
- The material is re-published in the same form as before.
- The material is re-published having undergone changes.
- The material is permanently withdrawn from the list of websites
- As long as the institution and the complainant fail to achieve a mutually acceptable solution to the issue, the material remains non-available on the catalogue until reaching an agreement on the matter.
The institution/ organization provides the content (e.g. information, names, photographs, depictions, data etc.) and the services available through the website «EXACTLY AS THEY ARE». Under no circumstances, the institution will not be liable for any legal claims of civil or criminal nature, nor for any possible damage (direct, special or consequential) of the user of this website.
The website may contain references (links) to websites of third parties exclusively for the user’s information. The reference to links belonging to third parties DOES not constitute adoption of their views and operations or acceptance of the content that they express, publish or post. Third parties-institutions/ organizations of the websites, responsible according to the law, are responsible only for the content of their sites or for any damage that may result from their use, when the user accesses them. The user accepts that visiting the sites of third parties means leaving the website and subjecting to the conditions of their use.
The institution/ organization will make every possible effort to succeed the good operation of the network, although it does not guarantee that the functions of the servers will be uninterrupted, error-free, and free of viruses, malware or other similar items.
The institution/ organization will not be liable, under any circumstances, for the damage suffered a user of the web pages, services, options and content of the website. It also does not guarantee that any associated with its own website, site or servers through which any service made available to the user/visitor does not contain “viruses” or other malicious software, such as it does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or availability of content, pages, services, options or the results of their use.
8. Jurisdiction, validity and modifications
The terms and conditions of use of this website and any amendment or alteration will be governed and supplemented by the Greek and European law and relevant international treaties. The Greek Courts are defined as any litigation courts arising from this. Any provision of the terms above found to be contrary to the aforementioned legal framework or becomes unenforceable, ceases to have effect and removed from the present, without, in any case, affect the validity of other conditions.