Personal Data Protection Policy

Personal Data Protection Policy

Athena RC consider the security of personal data as a high priority. For this reason, this Privacy Policy is in place and recognizes the right to the protection of personal data and ensures the application of the current legal framework (in particular Regulation 2016/679 and Law 3471/2006). Briefly, you must be aware that your personal data is collected and maintained by the Athena RC for a certain period of time and for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes. Personal data shall be treated fairly and in a transparent manner in accordance with the applicable legal framework and in such a way as to guarantee their security.


Data Controller

The personal data controller for the purpose of the operation of this website is as follows:
Αthena-Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies -Athena RC (Research Organisation private law legal body)
Artemidos 6 and Epidavrou
15125, Maroussi, Athens
tel: + 302106875300, fax: 2106854270
The Athena RC may modify this policy to achieve a better protection of personal data by announcing any such modification through its website.
By navigating and using this Website visitors / users acknowledge that they have read, understood and unconditionally accepted this Privacy Policy.
For any further explanation, you may contact the Data Protection Officer (DPO) of Athena RC by sending an e-mail to:

Personal Data

‘Personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (ΙΡ address, e-mail etc.) or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person. 
This Policy does not cover the processing of personal data which concerns legal persons and in particular undertakings established as legal persons, including the name and the form of the legal person and the contact details of the legal person.

Processing of personal data

Processing of personal data means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction; 

Personal Data Collected by Athena RC Website

We collect personal data only when you wish:
a) if you subscribe to our newsletter, your email address will be solely used for this purpose and shall not be shared with third persons. You will be able to be deleted from the newsletter anytime
b) if you contact by phone, fax or e-mail with the Athena RC and in order to serve the purpose of communication, personal data are kept as needed to fulfill the purpose of your communication.
During your visit at our website, certain information may be automatically collected, such as the IP address of your computer, but they do not reveal identifiable elements of your physical identity, but they are used solely for statistical reasons for traffic to our web presentation. In addition, cookies are collected and processed at the time of entry.
For more information, please see the relevant Cookies policy below

Social Networking Platforms and hyperlinks to third party sites

Athena RC has created pages on social networking platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Linkedin. The personal data that may be sent to us through our profiles is covered by the terms of the relevant platforms and Athena RC use these data only for the needs of communicating with you and for your better service. For more information about the purposes of collecting and further processing and using personal data from social networking platforms and about the rights and arrangements available to protect your privacy and personal data, please consult the privacy policy of the particular social networking platform.
Our website may contain hyperlinks, which redirect to third websites. These websites are not subject to the monitoring of Athena RC and consequently, we cannot ensure that the privacy policy of the said websites is in accordance with ours. We recommend that you read carefully the policies and terms and conditions of these websites.

What are the legitimate reasons for processing your personal data?

The legal basis for processing your personal data is the consent upon the visit of this Website in relation to the personal data collected from cookies and the legitimate interest of Athena RC,  in relation to all other data collected during the simple visit of the website of  Athena RC. Athena RC collects and processes the personal data of visitors and users only in the fulfillment of its purposes and more precisely in order to serve the communication with you and to provide quality services. No further processing, promotion or exchange is made on personal data without your prior consent.

Recipients of the data

The personal data of the visitors and users of Athena RC Website are not passed on to third party recipients. They are processed only by the authorized representatives of Athena RC to communicate with you.

Time of data retention

Any personal information gathered, regarding the visitors to this website are kept only for a certain period of time and then deleted.

Data Security

To protect the privacy of users and visitors of our website we use data security measures to prevent the risk of loss, misuse, unauthorized access and disclosure of your personal information.
Access to your personal data is restricted to authorized representatives of Athena RC, who have a duty of confidentiality.

Your rights

As far as the protection of your personal data is concerned, you have the following rights:
(a) the right of access to your personal data
(b) the right of correction of your personal data
(c) the right of remission of your personal data
(d) the right to limit processing of your personal data
(e) the right of portability of your personal data
(f) the right to object to the processing of your personal data
To exercise your rights, you can send us an email here:
Athena RC has the right to set a reasonable charge for reasonable management costs to meet these rights.

Right of termination

If any user considers that the protection of their personal data is in any way affected, they may appeal to the Personal Data Protection Authority, at the postal address of the Personal Data Protection Authority, Offices: 1-3 Kifissias Str. 115 23, Athens, tel. +30 210 6475628, e-mail

Cookies Policy

During users’ navigation on this website, Athena RC may collect identification data of users, by using cookies.
Cookies are short software code texts, which are sent from Athena RC server and are stored at your terminal (“browser”).  Their basic function is to communicate to us data from your browser. Cookies are either "Temporary" (session cookies) or persistent. Temporary cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser, while persistent cookies remain stored in your terminal until they expire.
The use of cookies helps the website to remember information about the user’s visit, such as your preferred language and your preferences, to make secure searches, to calculate the number of visitors, or to facilitate your registration in our services.  Cookies do not have access to data on your hard disk or cookies created by other sites and do not damage your system. You may control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You may find more details at You may delete all cookies from your computer and, in most browsers, select settings that do not allow installation of cookies. However, in that case, you may have to adjust certain preferences every time you visit a website. Users may make use of the website without problems even without use of cookies, but, potentially, to the detriment of its user-friendliness and of the functioning of certain of its services. Any personal data collected via cookies that can be correlated to a specific visitor/user shall be processed exclusively for the purposes cited above.