The Institution is ΕΚΤ/NHRF (National Documentation Centre/ National Hellenic Research Foundation).
Content includes all data, software, databases, metadata as well as any other intellectual work that could be the subject of copyright according to Law No. 2121/1993, as applicable, regardless of whether the protection period has lapsed or the use falls under the copyright exceptions and which is accessible from the website of the Institution’s Website.
Use is any and all kinds of accessing the Website.
User is anyone using the Website.
Services are all processing functions based on digital technologies serving user needs
All content for which the Institution has the necessary rights or licences, unless explicitly stated otherwise, for instance, where third party rights subsist, is offered through the Website services exclusively under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike v. 4.0 licence.
All content, including metadata displayed through the search engine, on which third party rights subsist, is made available under the terms and conditions defined by such third party/ holder of the metadata, in the relevant third- party websites or repositories from which the material derives and to which searchculture.gr refers.
Any other work protected under intellectual property law which is licensed using licences different from those above mentioned must be expressly and specifically identified as such.
Consistent with its core mission to enrich and expand the Commons, the Institution is committed to using Free/ Open Technologies/ Source Code/ Data and Standards in all its Web Sites and to offering the content (including both data and metadata) with licences that strike a fine balance between the end/re-user’s and the Institution’s goals.
This means that all the layers of the service stack that are offered through the Institution's Website follow common principles of Open/ Free use and re-use. More specifically, where no third parties rights subsist which may not have been cleared:
Τhe Institution may collect and process personal data of its users exclusively in order to be able to offer its Website services to users.
In any case, all personal data processing::
The Institution does not transfer or make its users' personal data public or reveal it to third parties, unless the law stipulates the opposite or if it is under a contractual obligation to do so or such action is otherwise necessary for the operation of the Website and the performance of its key functions.
The Institution may process personal data that may have been collected, in whole or in part, in order to improve its services or for statistical analysis reasons. The user may contact the administrator of the Website in order to ascertain the existence of any file containing his/her personal data, to change, update, correct or delete it.
During the use of the Website, the Institution may collect personal and non-personal data which can identify the Website users, through the use of technologies such as cookies, IP protocol monitoring and other technologies that monitor the communication of the web-browser with the server. A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data, sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing the website. They are used to facilitate the user access regarding specific services or web- pages of the Website for statistical purposes and in order to determine which web locations are more useful or popular.
All personal data collected by the Institution either through forms that users fill in or through the use of the Website itself, takes place in accordance with the Greek Law and EU Directives 95/46/EC and 2002/58/ EC respectively.
The Institution offers the content (ex. Information, names, photos, depictions, data etc.) and services offered through the Website , "AS IS". Under no circumstances does the Institution (including the Institution's legal representatives, employees, assignees etc) bear responsibility for any legal, civil or criminal action and/or any potential damages (compensatory, loss etc.) of the User deriving from this Website.
The Website may contain references (links) to third party website. The Institution collects / stores / features / transmits through Search Culture.gr, metadata relating to third party content, without proceeding in the collection, processing or making of third party content available. The third-party content derives from the respective digital library or repository in which it is stored and via which it becomes available under the terms and conditions laid down in the relevant third-party website. Consequently, the Institution bears no responsibility regarding any damage, incidental, consequential, direct or indirect arising in connection with third-party content or the accuracy and correctness of metadata published by third party websites, repositories or digital libraries and cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the metadata or any such content whatsoever.
The third party operators of the websites are the ones solely responsible for the content of their websites and for any damage that may arise from their use, when the User accesses them through the Website. The User accepts that, by visiting the website of third parties, he/she leaves the Website and is subject to other conditions of use.
The Institution shall make every possible effort to ensure the good functioning of the network and the clarity, correctness, completeness, update, adequacy and availability of the content of the Website. However, it cannot warrant neither that all the above qualities of the content shall remain unaltered not that the function of the servers will be uninterrupted, free of errors, viruses, malware of other similar elements. The Institution makes no commitment to update or correct the metadata or other content of this Website.
The institution shall under no circumstances be held liable for any damage suffered by the user of the services, choices and content of the Website. It also does not guarantee that any website associated with this Website or the servers through which any service is made available to the user/ visitor, does not contain “viruses” or other malicious software, as it does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or the availability of content, web-pages, services, choices or the results of their use.