Privacy Statement

1.    Introduction

The PbP consortium as a whole is committed to protecting your privacy. Please read the Privacy policy below about the PbP services that you may use. In order to provide you with the full range of the PbP services, we are sometimes required to collect personal information about you.
This Privacy policy applies to data collected by the PbP platform and covers
  • collection and use of your personal information
  • use of cookies
  •  information security
  • information disclosure/sharing

PbP is committed to safeguarding your personal information. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all laws concerning the protection of personal information in Greece and the EU.

As PbP is an EU-funded project, we also endeavour to keep our information policies in line with guidelines from issued by the European Data Protection Supervisor:

http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/fsj/privacy/guide/index_en.htm

PbP conforms the fundamental European law on privacy, Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. The Directive is also adopted by national legislation of the Member States. You may see the document at:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:31995L0046:EN:HTML

PbP contains hyperlinks to other web sites. These web sites have their own privacy policies which govern the use of personal information you submit or are collected by cookies while visiting them. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party web sites and your use of such web-sites is at your own risk.

2) Collection of Your Personal Information

When you register to any PbP service, we may ask for your personal information such as contact information. By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable PbP to provide you with the services you select. PbP may also use cookies (please refer to section below for details) and collect IP addresses. This information is not used to develop your personal profile and the log files are regularly purged. We also use your IP address to determine whether you are accessing the services from Europe or not. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant service. In the case that you wish to cancel your registration as a PbP member, once your account is deleted, it stays on the system for a period of one year for administration purposes before being deleted automatically. Where you contribute to the PbP services, PbP will generally only keep your content for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted.

3) Use of Your Personal Information

PbP will use your personal information only: to contact you for reasons related to the service you have signed up for (e.g. to provide you with password reminders or to notify you that a particular service has been suspended for maintenance), to contact you about a submission you have made, including any content you provide as logging information: when you use the PbP services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

4) Cookies

When you visit the PbP system, we may send one or more cookies (a small file containing a string of characters) to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. We may use cookies to improve the quality of our service by storing user preferences and tracking user trends, such as how people search. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

5) Information security

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. We restrict access to personal information to the PbP moderators and administrators who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services.

6) Information Disclosure / Sharing

We will keep your information (given at registration procedure) confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to local government bodies and law enforcement agencies) or as described in section 7 below.

7) Offensive or inappropriate content on the PbP system

If you post or send offensive, and/ or inappropriate content anywhere on the PbP system, or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on PbP, we may use your personal information to stop such behaviour. Where we reasonably believe that you are or may be in breach of any national, international and European laws (e.g. because content you have posted may be defamatory), we may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties such as your internet provider or law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour.

8) Users under 18

Users aged 18 or under should get their parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever providing personal information to the PbP system. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.

9) Access to personal information records

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that PbP holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected as per the relevant Data Protection Act.

10) Changes to this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may be updated from time to time so you may wish to check it each time you submit personal information to any PbP services. The date of the most recent revisions will appear in this page.

11) Contacting the PbP moderators about this Privacy Policy

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy please use the “Contact us” information.