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1. Introduction

The “Culture for Change” (hereinafter “CForC”) is an association whose main objectives are, inter alia, the development of a spirit of social solidarity, cooperation, solidarity and strengthening of relations between its members and creative participation and cooperation with civil society, in order to promote social and cultural innovation in all dimensions of her.

In order to achieve its objectives, CForC processes personal data of natural persons (hereinafter referred to as “data subjects” or “subjects”), who may be members, employees, external partners, subscribers of information materials, journalists, researchers, ordinary users of the website (hereinafter referred to as “visitors”).

The processing of your personal data takes place in full compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR), Greek Law 4624/2019, as applicable, and the Recommendations, Guidelines and Decisions of the Personal Data Protection Authority. However, this being said, if the visitor continues to use the CForC website after the modifications made in accordance with the above, the visitor will be deemed to accept all modifications unconditionally. If for any reason the visitor does not agree to the terms of this Policy, as they apply each time after the amendments, he should stop using the website.

For our association, the protection of your personal data is of paramount importance. For this reason, we take appropriate measures to protect the personal data we process and to ensure that their collection and processing is always carried out in accordance with the obligations established by the applicable legal framework, both by our association and by our partners or by other third parties who process personal data on our behalf.

2. The Personal Data We Collect

Personal data means any information relating to the data subject, i.e. any information relating to any natural person to whom the data relates and whose identity is known or can be ascertained. Such data, as defined by the Law and the relevant European provisions, are for example the name, address, date of birth and gender of a member, mobile phone number, email address, as well as usage data, such as username, password and IP address.

Our company only collects and processes the personal data you provide to us, such as your name and surname, address, email address, mobile phone or other types of data, only if this data is necessary to be able to contact you and only if there is a legitimate reason for such processing and collection.

In addition to the above, we collect personal data of the general public, such as: First name, surname, email address and occupation, mainly when you register for various CForC events, e.g. capacity building and networking programs, registration for participation in the annual CForC conference and other events.

The registration of personal data is not required to browse the websites and

We also collect and process personal data in the context of our grant activities. The data protection policy applicable to personal data collected in this context can be found here.

Finally, we may collect and process image or video data, which is produced or collected by CCTV equipment on our premises or during our various events.

3. For what purposes do we collect your personal data? How secure is my personal data?

Responsible for the processing of personal data as a Personal Data Controller is the non-profit organization (association) “Culture For Change”, based in Athens, Greece (7 Stratigopoulou Street, 114 72, tax number 996788256, Tax Office of the 4th Athens).

CForC shall implement appropriate technical and organisational measures, aimed at the secure processing of personal data and the prevention of accidental loss or destruction and unauthorised and/or unlawful access, use, modification or disclosure.

CForC collects and processes your minimum personal data and only for legitimate purposes, such as:

(a) to send information material and general information on new CForC grants, initiatives and events.

b) in order to respond or contact you individually in response to one of your questions/comments/responses to open invitations to CForC.

c) for your participation in various CForC events.

d) for a possible cooperation with you; and

e) for the performance of a contract to which you are a party

The personal data we collect for the above purposes is kept strictly confidential. Access to such data and the right to process them can only be accessed by specially authorised persons of the union, i.e. persons who are contractually bound by CForC to respect the confidentiality of personal data they process or of which they receive knowledge in the performance of their duties, either as employees of the union or as partners (external, internal or otherwise).

4. Where do we disclose your Personal Data?

In the context of CForC's activities, personal data may be disclosed to partners or other cooperating companies and entities only with your prior consent and only when this is required to fulfill legal obligations. In this case, in accordance with the rules of the GDPR and national, European and international law, the partners and cooperating companies and entities are committed to the lawful processing of your personal data by another, internal (including CForC) confidentiality agreement.

Please note that CForC is not responsible for the collection and processing of personal data by the social networking platforms it uses. The responsibility lies with the latter, based on the Privacy Policy observed by each.

Your data will not be transferred to third parties and will not be transferred to third countries.

5. How long do we keep your Personal Data?

Your personal data will be retained for a period of ten (10) years. At the end of this retention period, your data will either be completely deleted or can only be used anonymously, in a non-identifiable way, e.g. for statistical analysis. Especially with regard to the email address you have provided in order to receive the CForC newsletter, please note that the email address is retained for as long as the newsletter is sent to you, and in any case no longer than one month from the notification of your request to interrupt.

6. What is the legal basis for Culture for Change's processing of your personal data?

The personal data that you declare during your visit to the pages of the websites and are collected and processed exclusively for the following purposes:

  • To send you a newsletter. Our association processes your personal information when it sends you information about CForC's actions, publications and events. If you no longer wish to receive the CForC newsletter, you can unsubscribe from the email recipient list at any time by selecting the relevant field at the end of the newsletter. For sending information materials, the company processes only your email address.
  • To contact you. CForC collects your Personal Data when you use the online contact form posted on its website to send questions, comments or suggestions. For this purpose, collects your name, email address and any other information you provide in the open field of the contact form.
  • to improve the services provided,
  • for statistical research and analysis purposes with aggregated data, in order to understand how users interact and use our website, improving our services.

CForC does not in any way collect or gain access through its website to special categories of (“sensitive”) personal data. The visitor has the obligation to refrain from providing such data concerning himself or third parties. Otherwise, the data will be deleted as soon as it is perceived by CForC. CForC is not liable to visitors or third parties for any provision and/or processing of such data, due to their actions or omissions in breach of the above obligation.

7. What are your rights as a data subject?

a) The right of access and information. This means that you have the right to be informed by CForC if it processes your Data. If CForc processes your Data, you can request information about the purpose of the processing, the type of Data held, to whom it is disclosed and for what purpose, for how long it is stored, as well as about your other rights, such as your right to rectification, erasure and lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Authority.

b) The right to rectify inaccurate Personal Data. If there is an error in your Data, you can contact CForC to correct it (for example, correct a name or update a change of address).

c) The right to erasure (the right “to be forgotten”). You can ask CForC to delete your personal data if one of the reasons provided for by applicable law applies.

d) The right to transfer your personal data. In the event that the processing is based on your consent or is required for the performance of a contract with you or is done by automated means, you can ask CForc to send you, in a readable form, the Data you have provided.

e) The right to restrict processing. You may request CForC to restrict the processing of your Personal Data if there is a legitimate reason provided for by applicable law.

f). The right to portability. The subject may receive or request the transfer of his data, in machine-readable form, from CForC to another controller if he so wishes.

g) You have the right at any time to object and withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data in accordance with applicable data protection legislation. For this purpose, any of your requests should be addressed in writing to CForC or by sending a relevant e-mail (email) to hello@cultureforchange.netor by sending a letter to the address: Stratigopoulou 7, 114 72, Athens, Greece.

If you believe that your rights are being violated in any way, you can contact the competent Supervisory Authority directly for information and to complete a complaint on any matter related to the above, at the following address:

Personal Data Protection Authority

Postal Address: Kifisias 1-3, 115 23, Athens

Call center: +30-210 6475600, Fax: +30-210 6475628


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