Privacy Policy

Last updated: 14/03/2019
  • Harokopio University, Geography Department:
  • GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation Act.
  • Data Controller: Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be, processed.
  • Data Processor: Data Processor means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller.
  • Data Subject: Data Subject is any living individual who is using our Service and is the subject of Personal Data.
1. Principles for processing personal data

Our principles for processing personal data are:

  • Fairness and lawfulness. When we process personal data, the individual rights of the Data Subjects must be protected. All personal data must be collected and processed in a legal and fair manner.
  • Restricted to a specific purpose. The personal data of Data Subject must be processed only for specific purposes.
  • Transparency. The Data Subject must be informed of how his/her data is being collected, processed and used.

2. What personal data we collect and process

For registered users, the Geography Department of Harokopio University collects several different types of personal data for various purposes. Personal Data may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
For unregistered users, we do not collect any personal data.
For all users, we use:
  • Web app cookies for web application settings and session management
  • Google Analytics to improve our services.
Web app cookies are an integral part of the application. To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, you can use the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js). If you want to opt-out, download and install the add-on for your web browser. The Google Analytics opt-out add-on is designed to be compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Safari, Firefox and Opera. In order to function, the opt-out add-on must be able to load and execute properly on your browser. For Internet Explorer, 3rd-party cookies must be enabled. Learn more about the opt-out and how to properly install the browser add-on here.

3. How we use the personal data

Geography Department uses the collected personal data for various purposes:

  • To provide you with services
  • To notify you about changes to our services and/or products
  • To provide user support
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our services
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues
  • To allow content entry and management
  • To enforce our legal rights
  • To detect potential breaches of the Terms of Use
  • To comply with any legal requirements to which we are subject

4. Legal basis for collecting and processing personal data

Geography's Department legal basis for collecting and using the personal data described in this Data Protection Policy depends on the personal data we collect and the specific context in which we collect the information:

  • Geography Department needs to perform a contract with you
  • You have given Geography Department permission to do so
  • Processing your personal data is in Geography's Department legitimate interests
  • Geography Department needs to comply with the law

5. Retention of personal data

Geography Department will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Data Protection Policy. Geography Department will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies.

6. Data protection rights

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what personal data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us. In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you
  • The right of rectification
  • The right to object
  • The right of restriction
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to withdraw consent

7. Queries

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or any data collected under the Privacy Policy, you can contact Geography's Department at gaia_webmaster [at] Please note that you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Hellenic Data Protection Authority at 

8. Changes to our privacy policy

 We may occasionally amend this Privacy Policy to account for changes to our services and the way we handle your personal information. Therefore, we suggest that you frequently visit this Privacy Policy.