Cookies are text files that contain bundles of information that are stored on the directory of the web browser of a user’s computer or mobile device (e.g. notebook, tablet, smartphone, etc.) every time a website is accessed online through the browser. Whenever this website is visited again subsequently, the browser sends these cookies to the website that originated them or to another website. The cookies allow these websites to memorize some information so that the person visiting the website can explore it quickly and easily. A cookie cannot bring up any other data from the user’s hard drive, nor can it transmit computer viruses or obtain email addresses. Every cookie is unique to the user’s browser.
There are various types of cookies, some devised to make use of the website more efficient and to improve the browsing experience of the user, others enabling particular functions to operate.
Types of cookies may be used
Technical cookies are used to make certain sections of the WEBSITE function correctly. The Website uses only technical cookies, those that are “strictly necessary to transmit a communication or provide a specific service as requested by a subscriber or user” (Article 4 par. 5 of Law 3471/2006)
They can be divided into browser cookies and session cookies, which ensure that the Website functions properly:
- analytics cookies, which are technical cookies when they are used to measure and analyze overall user numbers and behavior on a particular website;
- functionality cookies, which make it possible to tailor the website according to various choices made by the user (e.g. language, etc.), in order to provide improved service.
No prior consent from users is required for the installation of these types of cookies, although the obligation to provide information about them still stands, in accordance with Article 4 par. 5 of Law 3471/2006.
The acquisition and processing of data obtained by the use of technical cookies is necessary if the Website is to function properly. If a user objects to the use of these technical cookies, he/she will not be able to access and view the Website properly.
Apart from technical cookies, the general rule governing the use of an electronic communication network “to gain access to information stored in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user” is that prior informed consent must be given by the user, i.e. that the user should opt in rather than opt out.
This means that all cookies that cannot rightly be termed “technical”, and which therefore are more critical for user privacy protection, e.g. those used to provide a profile of the user, may not be installed on users’ terminals unless the user has been adequately informed in advance and has given a valid consent.
The Website does not use profile cookies.
If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may modify the settings of your browser so as to be warned, when cookies are being sent, to deactivate all or some of the cookies used by the Website or to delete cookies already installed by the Website.
Here are the pages of browser suppliers that give detailed instructions on how to set your privacy preferences according to the browser used:
- Mozilla Firefox: Enable and disable cookies
- Google Chrome: Manage cookies and other website data
- Safari 6/7 (Mavericks): Manage cookies and other website data data
- Safari 8 (Yosemite): Manage cookies and other website data
- Internet Explorer: Enable and disable cookies
- Opera: Cookies
- Safari iOS (mobile): Safari web setting on your iPhone, iPad or Pad touch
We monitor visits to our website and record the IP addresses of visitors to our website. This information does not identify you as an individual, and allows you to navigate our website more easily.
AMOIRIDIS LAW SERVICES is a Law Office, seated in Greece, owned by Mr. Charalampos F. Amoiridis (Thessaloniki Bar Association Number: 6099) with registered address: Plateia Dimokratias 1, Thessaloniki 54629, Greece
We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
AMOIRIDIS LAW SERVICES is committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to https://www.greeklawfirm.co.uk/ (the “Website”) and to protecting any personal information that you may provide to us. Please note that AMOIRIDIS LAW SERVICES does not collect any personal data of the Website’s users in an automatic way, except of those that the users provide, using the e-mail hyperlinks of the Website.
What is personal information?
Personal information is information about an identifiable individual, as defined by applicable law, such as name, e-mail address and telephone number etc.
1. WHO WE ARE
The data controller is AMOIRIDIS LAW SERVICES Law Office and its owner Charalampos F. Amoiridis.
2. Information we may collect
We may collect information you provide us, using the e-mail hyperlinks of the Website. We do not collect any personal data of the Website’s users through automated methods, except of those that the users provide, using the e-mail hyperlinks of the Website. Statistical data may be collected through automated methods but not in a way that the users is identifiable.
We may collect information about you from other companies and organizations. We may also collect information that is publicly available. For example, we may collect information about you when you interact with us through social media.
4. Uses made of the information
4.1 We use information held about you in the following ways:
(a) To provide you with the information or services you have requested and for internal customer administration and business purposes.
(b) To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Website, when you choose to do so.
(c) To notify you about changes to our Website.
(d) If you consent to receive marketing material from us, we may use your data to send you marketing and other materials relating to us.
4.2 We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these. We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users.
5. Where we store your personal data
The data that we collect from you shall not be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”).
6. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Information Security
6.1 Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted while using our site and its hyperlinks; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.
7. Retention of personal information
8. Disclosure of your information
8.2 We may share your information with vendors who provide services to us. We do not allow these vendors to use this information or to share it for any purpose other than to provide services on our behalf.
8.3 We may, for strategic or other business reasons, decide to sell or transfer all or part of our business. As part of that sale or transfer, we may pass information we have collected and stored, including customer information, to anyone involved in the sale or transfer.
8.4 There may be times where we may share information when it does not directly identify you. For example, we may share anonymous, aggregated statistics about your use of our Website. Or we may combine information about you with other customers and share the information in a way that does not identify you.
8.5 We have the right to use or share information as necessary to keep to any law, regulation or legal request, to protect our Website, to bring or defend legal claims, to protect the rights, interests, safety and security of our organization and our employees, or users of the Website, or in connection with investigating fraud or other crime, or violations of our policies.
9. Your rights
9.1 Under the applicable legislation you have the right to request access to the personal data we hold about you, i.e. to be informed upon your request whether your personal data are subject to processing and to receive further information on such processing, including information on eventual transfers of personal data outside the EU and the appropriate or suitable safeguards we have in place for such transfer. As long as the requirements under the applicable legislation are met, you may also request the correction of any inaccurate information we hold about you or the deletion of the same or restriction of the processing concerning your personal data. If such a request places us or our affiliates in breach of its obligations under applicable laws, regulations or codes of practice, then We may not be able to comply with your request but you may still be able to request that we block the use of your personal information for further processing. You may also have a right to data portability to another data controller under certain circumstances. You may withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of your consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. You may also lodge a complaint with the competent Data Protection Supervisory Authority, if you feel that the processing contravenes the law.
10. Links to other websites and social media
Our Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, and advertisers. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
12. How to contact us