Who we are

Our website address is: https://greekcompass.com, referred as Website, GreekCompass or We in below PRIVACY POLICY. We are a team of individuals, who are committed to serve our website visitors with useful content about Greece. 

Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

We use your Personal Information for providing and improving the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

PRIVACY POLICY

Effective: January 1, 2020

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

First of all, we are so thankful that you are here. We’ll always keep your data safe and secure. So you know what we are doing, here’s why we need your data and how we use it.

Information we collect

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website:

We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. This happens only in case you voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

Automatically-Collected Information:

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

Cookies:

We may receive information from cookies. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Advertising partners and other third parties may also use cookies, scripts and/or web beacons to track visitors to our site in order to display advertisements and other useful information. Such tracking is done directly by the third parties through their own servers and is subject to their own privacy policies.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

Comments: 

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Using of your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website will be used and processed for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of this website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a) administrate the website of greekcompass.com and for internal statistical purpose.

(b) improve the browsing experience for the visitors of our website by personalising the website.

(c) enable the use of the services available on our website.

(d) send out general (non-marketing) commercial communications to individuals that have submitted their personal data in the course of their visit on our website.

(e) send out email notifications and / or newsletters to individuals that have submitted their personal data accordingly in the course of their visit on our website, under the condition that the person to which the submitted personal data is related had specifically requested this service and submitted a trackable explicit consent to this.

(f) process the cancellation of services and the unsubscription for newsletters or other commercial and non-commercial notifications in accordance with the written request of the individual, to which the personal data is related. A written request can be sent to our administration by electronic mail services to (marketing@greekcompass.com).

(h) process enquiries and complaints made by an individual to which the personal data collected and stored during the course of a visit on our website is related.

(i) OTHER USES: greekcompass.com does not disclose any personal information related to visitors of our website to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing, unless the person to which this personal data is related gives his/her explicit and trackable consent to this action.

Who we share your data with

Third-party use of your personal information

We may share your information with third parties only when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics

This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. Google’s privacy policy is available at Google’s Privacy Policy.

We may disclose your personal information to certain overseas recipients, overseas third-party service providers.  We will ensure that any such international transfers, which are lawfully enforced or are necessary for the performance of our contract, are made subject to appropriate contractual and technical safeguards, as required by GDPR and any other applicable law.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at marketing@greekcompass.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to marketing@greekcompass.com.  

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Sensitive personal information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to GreekCompass. This includes your social security or tax number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Additional information

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”). The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 18 in its database, please contact us immediately at marketing@greekcompass.com we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Embedded content from other websites:

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

The website may contain links to other websites. Our Website is not responsible in any way for the privacy policies, content or practices of third party websites.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy if requirements defined by the applicable legislation change. This is done by posting a new version on our website. We advise visitors of the website to check this page occasionally to ensure you are aware of any changes.

How we protect your data

We inform individuals within the EU, that they the right in law to complain about how their information is handled to a supervisory authority that is responsible for regulating compliance with the Regulation. A list of all EU supervisory authorities is available on the European Commission website: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/article-29/structure/data-protectionauthorities/index_en.htm.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.