Privacy Policy

Date of Issue: 27-03-2023    The protection of your personal data is important to us!  Please take a moment to read the present Privacy Policy and learn about how the company Ithaca Not-for-profit Association for the Promotion of Innovative Entrepreneurship, also known as Ithaca, (hereinafter the "Company" or "we" or "us"), acting as Data Controller, collects, stores, uses and generally processes your personal data when you visit, register or use the Company's website (hereinafter the "Website").  The present Privacy Policy also describes how we use, disclose and protect your personal data, the options you have regarding your personal data, and how you can contact us. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or any issue related to the processing of your data and the exercise of your rights, you can contact us by email at info[at]   



Some of the terms used in this Policy have legal meanings and are defined by the regulatory framework as follows: 

Personal data: information of natural persons, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, contact telephone number, etc., which identifies or can identify you, hereinafter referred to as “personal data or data”.  

Processing of Personal Data: Αny operation or set of operations which is performed, whether or not by automated means, upon personal data or on sets of personal data, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction. 



The personal data we collect

We make sure to collect only the strictly necessary personal data about you that are adequate and clear for the purpose for which it is intended. 


Legal basis for the collection of personal data

We collect the personal data you share with us based on the following legal bases: 

  • in accordance with your consent, which you provide to us by ticking the relevant box where provided, and which you can withdraw at any time on the basis of your rights, as detailed below,
  • as required to comply with our legal obligations,
  • as necessary for the purposes of our (or third parties’) legitimate interests, including our interests in providing services to our users and partners, unless your own interests or fundamental rights or freedoms dictating the protection of personal data prevail over those interests.

Consequently, your personal data are lawfully processed by our Company both at the stage of their collection and during their processing, in accordance with the applicable personal data protection provisions. 


Use of your personal data

We may use the personal information submitted to us for the following purposes: To send our newsletter by email if requested by the user. 


Publishing user content

 There is no option to submit content containing your personal information for publication on our Website. In any case, this Privacy Policy applies if your personal information is made visible through a posting on our Website. 


Disclosure of personal data

We do not transfer your personal data to third parties. We only use them in the context of improving our Website services. 


Ability to process online payment data

No online payments are carried out on our Website. 

Confidentiality of Transactions

Our Company undertakes to take the necessary measures to maintain the confidentiality of transactions on our Website, such as maintaining confidentiality concerning the information transmitted by the user to us in the context of payment processing, and using it only to the necessary extent, for the services provided. As a user, for your own safety, you are requested to treat all information provided on our Website as confidential and private and not to disclose it to third parties. 


Transaction Security  

Our Company acknowledges the importance of your personal data and your electronic transactions security and is committed to take all necessary measures to ensure your maximum security. In case of using secret security codes, you are solely responsible for their concealment and non-disclosure to third parties. In case of loss or leakage of your secret code, you must notify us immediately, otherwise our Company shall not be liable for the use of your secret code by an unauthorized person. For your maximum security, we recommend that you change your secret code at regular intervals, avoid using identical codes or codes that are easily traceable (e.g. date of birth) and use combinations of letters, numbers and symbols to create your code. 


Information we collect automatically - Cookies

We use cookies and other technologies to collect information about your activity, browser and device. These data help us create a profile for each user. Some of these data will be aggregated or statistical, which means we will not be able to track them individually. If you prefer, you can remove or reject browser cookies through the settings on your browser or device. However, rejecting or removing cookies may affect the availability and functionality of our services. 

 For more information on the use of cookies, please refer to our Cookies Policy. 


Information we collect through other sources

In order to enhance our ability to provide relevant offers, marketing and services to you and to upgrade our registrations, we may get information about you through other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, partner programs, data providers, social media, and other third party sources. This information includes email addresses, phone numbers, intent data (or user behavioral data), Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, social media profiles, social media URLs and custom profiles, for the purposes of personalized advertising and event promotion. If you interact with us through a social media platform using your social media account (e.g., Facebook or Twitter), we receive personal information about you, such as your name, email address and gender. Any personal information we collect through your social media accounts is subject to the privacy settings of that account. 


User Login/Register

The option to create an account and log in through it on our Website is not available. 


Third-Party Sites

Our Website includes hyperlinks to, and information from, third-party websites. However, we are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of third parties. Regarding the protection of your data by third parties, please read carefully the respective privacy policies of third-party websites and in case you have any inquiries, contact them. 


International Data Transfer

Your personal data collected within our Website are stored for Greece and the location of the original collection of your personal data cannot be changed. Consequently, the protection of your personal data is provided in accordance with the respective legislation in force in the country where your data are initially stored. 


Retention period of your personal data

As a general principle, we retain your data only for the period of time necessary for each processing purpose, unless a longer retention period is required by the legislation currently in force. We will retain your data for as long as you have an account on our website. 

At the end of this retention period, your data will be completely deleted or used anonymously, for example by compiling them with other data, so that they can be processed in a non-identifiable way for statistical analysis and business planning. 


Security Measures

Our Company takes appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of the personal data we process. However, despite our safeguards and efforts to protect your data, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of electronic transmission through the Internet or data storage technology. In view of this, we cannot guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals or unauthorized persons will not deactivate our protection system and will not collect, access, or modify your personal data. Although we make every effort to protect your personal data, the transmission of your personal data to and from our Website is at your own risk. Please enter our Website only from secure environments. 


Data collection from minors

 Our content and services are aimed exclusively at adults (mostly individuals over the age of 18) and we do not knowingly collect any information about individuals under this age limit. If you are not an adult, you are not allowed to submit your information to us in any way.  

Since it is not technically possible to effectively check your age in all cases, we undertake to immediately delete all relevant information, in case the submission of personal information relating to minors is reported and verified. This deletion is without prejudice to the need to keep the data in the event of the establishment, exercise or support of our legal claims, or the provision of consent by the holder of parental responsibility. 


Rights of subjects

Regarding your personal data stored and processed by our Company, you have the following legal rights: 

  • The right of access and information to the processing of personal data
  • The right to correct and update personal data
  • The right to be forgotten
  • The right to object to the transfer and processing of data and to restrict them
  • The right to withdraw consent, in the case where this is the legal basis of the processing
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to choose not to receive Marketing Communications
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority (Hellenic Data Protection Authority)


Changes to the Privacy Policy and Information

Effective protection of your personal data requires systematic monitoring of our policies and procedures. At the same time, our desire to provide better services means that we constantly seek to improve our practices and adopt new ones, always with respect to your personal data. 


Therefore, this Privacy Policy may be modified at any time. The Company will post the current version of the Privacy Policy in order to keep you informed. In any case, please check our Privacy Policy periodically, as your use of our services implies your unreserved acceptance of it. 


In any case, you should check our Privacy Policy from time to time, as the use of our services implies your acceptance of it. 



Contact us

In order to resolve a complaint about the Website or to obtain more information regarding the use of the Website, please contact us at: 


Ithaca Not-for-profit Association for the Promotion of Innovative Entrepreneurship 

Patras Science Park, Stadiou, Platani-Rio 26504 Patras Greece, Phone numbers: (261) 0911530, (210) 323-1457