Privacy Policy

The Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation respects your concerns regarding issues related to your personal data. The security of your data is of primary importance for the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation, which fully complies with the legislation of the European Union (General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679).
The Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation as Controller processes personal data only to the extent permitted by law and in accordance with the legal requirements.

Α. What does “personal data” mean?
The term “personal data” refers to information of natural persons, such as their full name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, etc., which can be used to identify a customer, visitor and/or user of the Electronic Services, hereinafter referred to as “Personal Data”.

Β. What is “processing”?
The term “processing” covers a wide range of actions performed on personal data, with or without the use of automated means. It includes the collection, registration, organisation, structure, storage, adaptation or change, retrieval, search of information, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of disposal, correlation or combination, restriction, deletion or destruction of personal data.

C. Principles governing processing
At the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation, being in full compliance with the applicable Data Protection Legal Framework, we process the personal data in accordance with the applicable basic principles. In this context, we ensure that personal data:
(a) shall be processed in a lawful and fair manner in a transparent manner in relation to the data subjects.
(b) are collected for specific, explicit and lawful purposes and are not further processed in a manner incompatible with those purposes.
(c) are appropriate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purposes for which they are processed.
(d) are accurate and up to date.
(e) shall be processed in such a way as to guarantee the appropriate security of personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and accidental loss, destruction or damage by implementing appropriate technical and organisational measures.
(f) are not transmitted to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area, unless that country or territory provides an adequate level of protection of the rights and freedoms of the Data Subjects regarding the processing of personal data or unless the transfers are subject to appropriate data guarantees or fulfil other specific conditions laid down in the applicable legislation.

D. The type of data we process
In order to carry out the provision of our services, you may be asked to provide your personal identification and contact details (e.g. customer name, corporate address and details, e-mail address and telephone number). This data is collected only if you select it voluntarily, either by sending us an e-mail or by contacting us via telephone. This is to provide you with the information you need regarding our services and to cater to your needs in the best possible way.
Any personal or identifiable data entered by the customer in the offer form is protected by our company’s privacy and non-disclosure policy.

Financial information – this information consists of data necessary for the completion of financial/banking transactions and may include: credit and debit card details.

Transaction Information – this information consists of detailed information regarding the payments you make.

Technology information – this information consists of technical information regarding the browser or device and may include: your device type/model, IP address. your login data, the type and version of the browser, the time zone settings and geographic location data.
Data necessary for the fulfilment of obligations of the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation before tax authorities, social security funds and institutions for the protection and benefits to employees and the unemployed, such as your tax registration number and a social security registration number.
Information necessary for the payment of the employee’s salary (bank account, number of working/leave days and hours, reasons for leave, medical certificates in case of sick leave, pregnancy or maternity leave)
Information on employee and partner training and professional experience (e.g. previous work experience, years of professional experience, academic qualifications, foreign language proficiency certifications)
Data on human resource management (performance evaluation, achievement of objectives)
The Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation does not seek to collect personal data that reveal the racial background, political views, religious or philosophical beliefs or membership in trade unions or genetic and biometric data for the sole purpose of identifying a natural person, health-related data or data relating to the sexual life or sexual orientation of a natural person.
The personal data collected shall be solely used for the purpose described and maintained in secure information systems and databases.

1. Cookies and Website Privacy Practices
Cookies
As you browse the page www.theravada.gr of the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation SA, we use automated procedures for the provision of advertising content based on your interests and needs. Below, we list in detail these procedures that concern anonymous data collected for advertising purposes.

Google Analytics : This is a code that is installed on the website and helps us to see all the activity of the users within the page, from the moment they enter the website www.Κέντρο Μελετών Ανατολικών Φιλοσοφιών ΑΜΚΕ.gr until the completion of an order.
Remarketing
Affiliate: This is a code that is installed on the website and helps us to provide users with specific advertising material, depending on their behaviour within the website.
Google Adwords interface with the website: This is a code installed on the website that creates the interface between the website and the Google Adwords advertising platform. This code is used to create remarketing lists, i.e. lists of users who have a specific behaviour within the website, with the aim of receiving advertising messages that are more targeted according to their needs/behaviour.
Newsletters: This website allows the user to subscribe to mailing lists in order to receive our company’s Newsletters. At any given time, the user reserves the right to be deleted from the respective lists. If you wish to receive updates, you must accept the terms.

Information on Cookies
Cookies are small files containing information that a website stores on the computer of a user, so that every time the user connects to the website, the latter recovers this information and provides the user with relevant services.

Cookies can enhance your browsing experience by allowing websites to memorise your preferences or allowing you to avoid signing in every time you visit specific websites. A typical example of such information is the user’s preferences on a website, as indicated by the user’s choices on the specific website (e.g. selection of specific “buttons”, searches, ads, etc.).

If you do not want websites to store cookies on your computer, you can block them. You can also specify for which websites you want cookies to be blocked. Blocking cookies may prevent certain websites from being displayed correctly or you may receive a message from a website informing you that in order to display it correctly, you must accept the cookies.

On the www.teravada.gr website of the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation SA, we use cookies for the best possible operation of the website, your correct browsing, the connection and the navigation between pages, as well as for the provision of advertising content based on your interests and needs. In addition, cookies are used to analyse how visitors use our website, how they browse or if they encounter a problem, in order to be able to fix it. All of the information collected from these cookies is anonymous and is only used to improve the structure and content of the website. Below, we list in detail the cookies we use:

Cookie Categories

Advertising cookies: They collect of data that allows us to display advertisements according to the preferences and needs of the visitors. These cookies also allow us to measure the performance of our advertising activities.

Targeting cookies: They allow the advertising companies that are cooperating with us to rank users according to their interests and display relevant ads on third-party websites. They work by specifying the browser and the device from which a user is connected to the Internet.

Performance Cookies: They allow us to measure the traffic on our website, as well as the origin and type of device from which the user has visited our website, in order to improve its performance. The information collected from these cookies is cumulative and anonymous.

Absolutely necessary cookies: They are necessary for the operation of the website and cannot be disabled. They are usually installed after actions that you perform, which are equivalent to a request for services, such as setting your preferences for privacy, your connection or filling out forms.

You can accept or decline the above cookies (excluding the absolutely necessary cookies), in a message that appears while you browse the website www.theravada.gr. In case you decline, all the above cookies are deactivated (excluding the absolutely necessary cookies).

E. On what legal bases is the processing of data based?
The processing of data is legally grounded on at least one of the following legal bases:
• Contract: Processing is necessary for the execution of the employee’s employment contract at the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation or the Service contract, or any other Contract to which the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation is a party.

• Legal obligation: Processing is necessary to comply with the obligations imposed by the law (not including the obligations of the employment contract). For example, we have a legal obligation to collect and communicate the data of employees to tax authorities.

• Legitimate interests: Processing is necessary for the pursuit of the legitimate interests of the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation or the legitimate interests of a third party, unless the interests of the Employee prevail over these interests.

• Vital interests: Processing is necessary to protect the life of one or other vital interests.

• Obligation or right under labour law and social security and social protection law: The processing of specific categories of data of the Employee is necessary for the discharge of the obligations and the exercise of specific rights of the Employee or the Company in the field of labour law and social security and social protection law, under the legal requirements.

• For the establishment, exercise or support of legal claims: Processing is based on our right to pursue the settlement of legal claims.

• Assessment of the capacity to work: processing is necessary to assess the capacity to work of our employee or partners.

• Consent: In cases where required by law or when none of the other legal bases are applied, the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation will legally process the data with the written consent of the data subject. Consent shall be provided after informing the Employee. The Employee will be able to choose freely and voluntarily to give his consent and will be able to withdraw it at any time, without any negative impact.

F. Transmission of data to third parties
Apart from the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation, we may transmit as much data as is necessary for the purposes of each processing to the following categories of recipients:
– third parties providing us with services,
– national or international regulatory, tax or other authorities or public bodies or courts, when required by law or regulation or following their order
– customers and/or partners, when required for the communication, relationship management and execution of requested transactions,
– third parties who carry out controls on us within the context of our regulatory obligations or the obligations arising from the current legislation.

G. What your rights are and how can you exercise them
In accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation 679/2016/EU, you have the following rights:
• Right of Access
You have the right to receive a copy of your personal data that is processed by us. For additional copies you may request, the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation may impose a reasonable fee for administrative costs. If you submit your request by electronic means, the information will be provided to you in electronic format. The full exercise of your right includes the information provided to you in this policy.
After reviewing your personal data, wherever you consider it to be inaccurate or incomplete, you may request that it be modified accordingly by exercising your “right to rectification” of your personal data.
• Right to rectification
If you consider that the personal data processed by the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation on your behalf is inaccurate. you have the right to request that it be modified accordingly. Having regard to the purposes of the processing carried out by the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation, wherever it is considered that the personal data kept is incomplete, you have the right to request their completion by means of a supplementary declaration. If the rectification you are requesting requires the verification of your identity, the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation may request that you provide additional information necessary to confirm your identity or to verify the details you have requested to rectify. Updating your personal data may be done on a case-by-case basis by sending an email to our email address.
• Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”)
You have the right to request the deletion of the processing of the personal data that concerns you if: (a) the personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or (b) it is processed for a different purpose than what it was collected for, or (c) you withdraw your consent to the processing and there is no other legal basis for processing, or (d) if your personal data is deemed to have been processed illegally or if the processing of your personal data is incompatible with the Regulation in any other way. If you have any objections to the processing of personal data that concerns you, please send us an e-mail at [email protected] explaining, in accordance with the above, the reason or reasons why it is considered that the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation must delete your personal data. The Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation will examine your request and the reasons underlying it and will send you a reasoned answer within a reasonable time. Until you receive the above answer, you can submit a reasoned request to the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation to limit the processing of your personal data.
• Right to restrict processing

You have the right to request a restriction on the processing of the personal data that concerns you when one of the following applies: a) if you question the accuracy of your personal data, for a period of time that allows the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation as the controller to verify the accuracy of your personal data;
b) if the processing is unlawful and instead of deleting your personal data, you wish to restrict their use; c) in case the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation as the controller no longer needs the personal data that concerns you for the purposes of processing, but you require this data for the establishment, exercise or support of legal claims; d) in case you have objections to the processing for reasons related to your particular situation, when the processing is based on a legitimate interest of the controller or a third party, pending verification of whether the legitimate reasons of the controller prevail over your own reasons. Where the processing is restricted in accordance with the foregoing, this personal data, other than storage, shall be processed only with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or support of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of significant public interest of the Union or of a Member State. If you wish to exercise the right to restrict processing, please state in a reasoned manner which of the above cases you are subject to. The Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation will examine your request and reply to you within a reasonable period of time.

• Right to opposition.
You have the right to object to the processing of your Personal Data in the following cases: (a) If the processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation as the controller or third party, for reasons related to a particular situation of yours. In this case, the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation, as the controller, will no longer submit for processing the personal data that concerns you, unless it demonstrates compelling and legitimate reasons for the processing that prevail over your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or support of legal claims. (b) If the personal data that concerns you is processed for direct marketing purposes, you are entitled to object at any time to the processing for such marketing purposes, including profiling, if it relates to such direct marketing. When you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data that concerns you is no longer processed for that purpose.
c) When personal data that concerns you is processed for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes, you are entitled to object for reasons relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for important public interest reasons. If you wish to exercise the right of opposition to the processing, please state in a reasoned manner which of the above cases you are subject to. The Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation will examine your request and reply to you within a reasonable period of time.

• Right to withdraw consent.
When the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent prior to its removal. If you withdraw your consent to the processing of personal data that concerns you and there is no other legal basis for processing, the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation will stop processing such data. If you wish to exercise the right to withdraw your consent for the processing of personal data that concerns you, please specify the type of processing for which you have given consent that you wish to withdraw. The Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation will examine your request and reply to you within a reasonable period of time.

• Right to data portability.
You have the right to receive the personal data that concerns you, which you have provided, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, as well as the right to transfer this data to another controller when: The processing is based on your consent or the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract of which you are a party, and is carried out by automated means, provided that it does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others. By exercising the right to data portability according to the above, you have the right to request the direct transmission of the personal data that concerns you to another controller, in case this is technically feasible. The right to portability is exercised without prejudice to Article 17 of the GDPR (“right to erasure”). This right shall not apply to the processing necessary for the performance of a duty performed in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation as the controller. If you wish to exercise this right, please specify if you wish to receive or transmit the personal data that concerns you to another controller. In the second case, please provide the details of the controller that you want your data to be transmitted to. The Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation will examine your request and reply to you within a reasonable period of time. The Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation has the right not to respond to requests which are manifestly unfounded or excessive, particularly because of their repetitive nature.
In accordance with the applicable Regulation, in addition to your above rights, you are also entitled to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority [Hellenic Data Protection Authority, 1-3 Kifissias Avenue, 115 23 Athens, Greece, Tel. +30 210 6475600, E-mail: [email protected]]

H. Data storage time retention period
Personal data shall be retained by the Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected. The registration, offer for services, CV and job application information of the visitors of the website is stored until the date on which the contract between us expires or when the person that the data concerns asks us to delete their data, in accordance with the applicable legislative provisions.
The Centre of Eastern Philosophy Studies, Civic Non-Profit Organisation reserves the right to amend this policy. Any modifications will be communicated directly through our website.

I. Contact details
E-mail address for Personal Data Protection issues: [email protected]

DATA SECURITY
In any case, we shall take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure that your personal data is transferred, stored and processed in accordance with appropriate security standards and procedures and in accordance with the terms of this Policy and the current data protection laws.
The Company has trained and responsible Personnel and we recognize the importance of the protection of your privacy and all your personal information.
Any partner who has access to the above information uses it to serve exclusively the above purposes. We share the information you give us exclusively in the ways described in this Policy and according to your explicit and specific consent by type of processing, which you may at any time and freely withdraw by contacting us.