Terms and Conditions of Use
Last updated: 20/10/2015
Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using the present Web Portal «http://forum.ekechamber.org» (from now on referred as WP) operated by the Hellenic - Kenyan Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Tourism & Culture.
Your access to and use of the service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these terms and conditions. These terms and conditions apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the service.
The use of this WP is bound by the terms and conditions as set forth below.
The use of this WP gives presumption that the visitor/user has read, understood and accepted all the terms and conditions of use of this WP. In case that the visitor/user does not agree with the terms and conditions of use of this WP and does not wish to be bound by them, he is kindly asked to not make use of the services and the content of this WP. The Operator reserve the right to update, revise or modify these terms and conditions or any part of them at any time without prior notice. The visitor/user is encouraged to periodically review these terms and conditions of use of the present WP since its continuous use constitutes an unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by these terms and conditions as changed. Changes are effective immediately upon posting on the WP. Any information collected under “old” terms and conditions of use shall be subject to the terms of any “new” terms and conditions of use.
The «http://forum.ekechamber.org» constitutes a Networking Web Platform, an interactive Web Portal, where the whole of its displayed content (articles, business presentations, curricula vitae, photographs, logos etc) comes exclusively from the users who volitionally register to access and become members.
The Forum Administrator may add informative articles or guidelines to assist and guide registered members to make good and proper use of the services provided by the WP.
Access to the WP
Prerequisite to access the WP «http://forum.ekechamber.org» is for the interested visitor/user to become a member of the Hellenic - Kenyan Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Tourism & Culture by completing and sending the corresponding online application form and the approval of his/her request to register.
The user himself can process his/her data and will be solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy and hide them from third parties. In case of their loss or leakage should the user to immediately alert the WP Administrator, otherwise the Hellenic - Kenyan Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Tourism & Culture is not responsible for the use of the secret code/password by an unauthorized person. Otherwise, the registered user himself is responsible for any act or omission done with the user’s password up to the time of proven information of the Hellenic - Kenyan Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Tourism & Culture. Users are solely responsible for any action done to their account through the use of their username and password as well as for any loss or damage occurred to themselves or to third parties through their account. It is advisable, for security reasons, all registered users to change their passwords regularly and avoid using the same passwords or easily detected ones, using if possible not only letters and numbers but also symbols to create their passwords.
As aforementioned, the WP provides to visitors/members of the Chamber, who will create an account, the possibility to post content (articles, business presentations, curricula vitae, photographs, logos etc). All information, data, texts, graphics, photographs, images, messages and in general any content, posted, published, transferred from members, remains in the exclusive responsibility of the person from whom it originates. Therefore, each and every member is solely responsible for any and all content he/she posts, publishes, sends, transfers or otherwise makes available through the WP. Texts and pictures that any member publishes on the WP in any way or form they are displayed, should be without prejudice to the copyright of third parties. Members are obliged, when posting, publishing content, or communicating on the WP, to provide accurate and true information, to avoid the dissemination of unverified news, that may harm other users. Apart from the above, it is not allowed to users/members to use the services provided by the WP, indicatively and not obligatorily to:
• Post, publish, display any text, photograph or video which is illegal, pornographic, deceitful, harassing or threatening, offensive, abusive, vulgar, violent, insulting, racist or in any other way reprehensible or in general content that is contrary to existing laws, to morality and public order or violates the personality and personal data of others, causes feelings of hatred etc.
• Harm minors in any way.
• Impersonate any legal entity or natural person, or falsely state the user name of the user/member, or make a misleading statement regarding his/her affiliation and/or cooperation with another legal entity or natural person.
• Forge or in any other way alter identifiers of other users/members under the scope to mislead on the origin of the content displayed on the WP.
• Post, publish, disseminate, transmit or use any other method for installing software or any content which infringes or violates any party’s intellectual property.
• Post, publish, disseminate, transmit or use any other method for installing any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials or services or websites of third parties, for sending junk mail, spam or any other form of solicitation.
• Post, publish, disseminate, transmit or use any other method to install and/or forward and/or distribute material containing software viruses or any other computer code, files or programmes designed to be inserted, interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications network or equipment.
• Intentionally or unintentionally violate any local, national, Community and international legislation and/or any other directive, rule or regulation that has the effect of law concerning and/or covering any individual operation or service of «http://forum.ekechamber.org».
• Harassment in any manner of privacy and individual and social rights of other users/members.
The Hellenic - Kenyan Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Tourism & Culture has the right, without being obligated, not to post and/or to delete or remove, without prior notice, from «http://forum.ekechamber.org» any content (including photographs and videos) that, according to its sole discretion, are contrary to the aforementioned.
The Hellenic - Kenyan Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Tourism & Culture reserves the right to suspend or terminate any account that does not respect the aforementioned rules, without prior notice, to the user/member.
The entire content of the WP, apart from those parts of it for which can be clearly proved that they originate from third parties (third-party copyrights), which indicatively consists of texts, graphics, pictures, photographs, designs, videos, sounds etc (the “Content”), is intellectual property of the Hellenic - Kenyan Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Tourism & Culture and is protected by the applicable national, Community and international law.
The Hellenic - Kenyan Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Tourism & Culture reserves the copyright as for the “Content” and the copies created according to this.
The WP “Content” is disposed to the visitors/users for personal use. The “Content” is subjected to modifications, in the Chamber’s estimation, without prior notice. Upon acceptance of the terms & conditions of use, the non commercial use and/or reproduction of the whole “Content” or of parts of it is permitted, on condition that the reproduced product is then freely disposed on the Internet or other appropriate means, while its source is clearly and explicitly mentioned. For any other use, the written explicit permission of the owner or holder of copyright is necessary.
The texts (articles, photographs, texts by users) found posted on the present WP are pieces of personal work and assets of their creators, who concede to the WP a limited publicity right. The texts in any case reflect personal opinions and they are according to law “products of intellect” protected by copyright laws and the Internet Conduct and Ethics rules.
The rest of the products or services mentioned in the web pages of the present WP, bearing the trademarks of the respective organizations, companies, associate bodies, associations or editions, are their intellectual and industrial property and, therefore, are under the responsibility of these entities.
Protection of Personal Data
Management and protection of the personal data of the WP’s visitor/user are subjected to the terms of this notice, as well as to national, Community and international law as to the protection of the individual from the processing of personal data, as applicable.
Any eventual future relevant regulation will be part of this notice. In any case, the Hellenic - Kenyan Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Tourism & Culture reserves the right to modify the terms of personal data protection, pursuant to the relevant applicable legal framework.
Therefore, the present terms of personal data protection can be revised and updated at any time and without prior notice. WP users are kindly requested to check regularly on the terms for eventual modifications, as constant use of the WP entails the acceptance of all their eventual amendments.
The Hellenic - Kenyan Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Tourism & Culture collects personal data of the WP visitors/users, only when they themselves willingly provide them in order to create their account in the WP and gain access to the services available online. Personal data shall mean the information that can be used to define the identity or ways of communication with someone as well as other information concerning this person. Personal information collected on the WP is not limited to the name of the user.
The Hellenic - Kenyan Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Tourism & Culture shall not sell, communicate or disclose personal data of the WP visitors/users to third parties, not related to the Chamber, without the visitor’s/user’s consent, except for the implementation of what is outlined by law and only to the competent authorities.
The Hellenic - Kenyan Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Tourism & Culture may process part or the whole data that the visitors/users have submitted for reasons of statistics and improvement of the services - information offered.
Collection and Use of Information and Data
The Hellenic - Kenyan Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Tourism & Culture may -in the future- collect identification data of the WP users through the use of relevant technologies, as are the “cookies” and/or Internet Protocol (“IP”) address tracking. The cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier stored on the hard drive of the visitor/user and do not take note of any document or file from his/her computer. They are used in order to facilitate the access of the visitor/user regarding the use of specific services and/or pages of the WP, for statistical reasons and in order to define the areas that are useful or popular. These data may also include the type of browser a visitor/user uses, the type of his/her computer and its operating system, the Internet service provider and other such information. In addition, the data system of the present WP automatically collects information regarding the fields a visitor/user visits and links to third-party sites he/she may click on via the WP.
Security & Disclaimer of the Hellenic - Kenyan Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Tourism & Culture
The WP’s “Content” is available “as it is” and the Hellenic - Kenyan Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Tourism & Culture does not guarantee, explicitly or not, as for the completeness, accuracy, timeliness, marketability, non violation or suitability of this content for any use, application or purpose. It is likely, particularly with regard to timely topics, this content to be incomplete.
The Hellenic - Kenyan Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Tourism & Culture is, under no circumstances, including negligence, liable for damages whatsoever caused to the visitor/user of the web pages, services, options and contents of the WP, to which he/she proceeds on his/her own initiative and having been informed of the terms and conditions herein. Furthermore, the Chamber does not guarantee that the present WP or any other related site or the servers, by which the content is available for the visitors/users, is free of viruses or other harmful elements. The cost of eventual corrections or services lies with the visitor/user and not with the Chamber.
Applicable law and other conditions
The above mentioned terms and conditions of the WP’s use, as well as any amendment or modification to them, are governed by the national law, the Community law and the relevant international conventions. Shall any of the provisions of the aforementioned terms be contrary to the law frame herein or it is no more valid, it stops automatically to apply and is removed from the present, without affecting the validity of the other terms.
This document constitutes the entire agreement between the WP’s Operator and Administrator and the visitor/user of its web pages and services and it does not bind anyone but them. No modification of these terms shall not be taken into account nor be part of this agreement, unless it is expressed in writing and integrated to the agreement. It is explicitly agreed herein that any conflict arising from the implementation of these terms and from the use of the WP in general either from its visitor or its user, if not resolved amicably, are governed by the Greek law and are subjected to Athens’s Courts’ jurisdiction.
In order to contact the WP’s Administrator, please send an email. In case you have noticed any problem to the WP’s “Content” relating to law or moral issues, especially as for its reproduction and use of copyright, you are kindly requested to inform us.
Correspondence and use of data
If you have any questions about the terms and conditions of use or any other query, please contact us through the “Contact’’ option.
If to reply to your query is needed to address to ministries or administrative authorities, you should know that we may share with them your personal data and the material you have already transferred to this WP. Note that this data is kept only if your request remains pending; otherwise it is destroyed.