Privacy Policy

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1. In general

In compliance with the provisions of the European Regulation on the Protection of Personal Data and the relevant Greek legislation (as amended and in force), CIRCforBIO project manages the personal data which are submitted by the USER with the utmost care, ensuring in any case their protection and privacy.

The USER may browse into the website without being asked of CIRCforBIO collects personal data that are disclosed only when the USER is registered at its services, as well as when they proceed to an order as an unregistered USER. In any case, these information are considered as necessary to perform the online purchase and the relevant USER’s update on the proceedings.

2. In which cases are the data collected

CIRCforBIO partnership collects five types of information about the users: (1) data provided by the USER when registered as a REGISTERED USER, (2) data provided by the USER in order to participate in competitions (3) data that the user gives when connecting through another platform (ios, android, Facebook, Google, etc). When completing any form on the website, the USER will be asked for some details such as their name, address, postal code of their area, e-mail address, telephone. CIRCforBIO makes use of those data provided by the USER while completing their form, in order to contact him/her regarding (i) the identification in every necessary case, (ii) for CIRCforBIO new or alternative products offered (iii) CIRCforBIO’ s special offers (iv) receipt of gifts after a competition.

You have the option to choose whether or not to receive such notifications/newsletters from CIRCforBIO by sending your request via e-mail to .

The personal data’s submission by the USER means that he/she agrees and accepts that these data will be used by the CIRCforBIO project team for the reasons mentioned above. It is demanded by CIRCforBIO’ s to provide the USERS with the security level mentioned in the present Privacy Policy. In no other case CIRCforBIO may share with third parties the USER’s personal data without their prior consent, unless this is required by the law.

3. Data’s Use

CIRCforBIO will use the USER’s personal data solely for the purposes which are hereafter described. No extra or other type of personal data, apart from those that are considered as necessary, are collected or processed, to fulfill its intended purpose. CIRCforBIO will only use those personal data that are defined in the present Privacy Policy, unless the USER has specifically given its consent to another use of their personal data. In the exceptional case that CIRCforBIO intends to use the USER’s personal data, which are processed based on their prior consent, for purposes other than those disclosed in the said consent, CIRCforBIO undertakes to inform the USER in advance and, in cases where the processing is based on the USER’s consent, their personal data will be used for a different purpose only upon their relevant permission.

4. Data’s use for advertising purposes

In order to continuously improve and enhance  CIRCforBIO’s dissemination, e-mail messages related to CIRCforBIO may be sent to the USER, which may be of their interest. The USER can choose the types of notifications they want to receive at any time by updating their email preferences. Sending sms to the mobile phone number which was declared during the USER’s order, is only to inform them about the progress of their order.CIRCforBIO will not use the USER’s data for advertising purposes.

The USER can be deleted at any time or alternatively, they may choose through their account whether or not to receive promotional / promotional material via email. It may also oppose this use at the time of collection and every time they send an email message. In order to stop receiving emails for other than the project purposes, the USER is proposed to follow the instructions in the e-mail received.

5. Legal obligations

CIRCforBIO may need to use and maintain personal data for legal and compliance purposes such as the prevention, detection, or investigation of a crime, prevention of loss, fraud or any other misuse of its services and IT systems. The USER’s personal data may also be used by CIRCforBIO for internal and external audit requirements, information security purposes, or to protect or enforce its rights, privacy, security, property or other persons.

6. Cookies

CIRCforBIO may collect USER’S identification data using certain technologies such as cookies. Cookies are small text files that are sent and stored on the USER’s hard disk, allowing websites [such as the present] to operate seamlessly and without technical abnormalities, to collect multiple USER options, to identify frequent users, to facilitate their access, and to collect data for the purpose of improving the content of the site. Cookies do not cause damage to users’ computers or to files stored on them. Cookies are used by CIRCFforBIO to provide information to the USER, , and to allow educational content related to his / her interests and needs. They are absolutely necessary for the site to function properly and without interference, while it is explicitly stated that no access is gained to any document or file from the USER’s computer.

However, the USER with the appropriate browser’s setting may reject the use of cookies. In this case, some website’s features will not be available if they are not used.

The Cookies’s categories are the following:

  1. Necessary Cookies, which are necessary for the proper website’s operation and the execution of its basic functions; without their use, the CIRCforBIO can not offer the proper functioning of the website.
  2. Functional Cookies, which remember the USER’s preferences while browsing, so that CIRCforBIO can propose the appropriate information material based on the USER’s needs.
  3. Performance cookies, collect information about the way the visitors use the website. They allow CIRCforBIO to see which pages are the most visited, inform CIRCforBIO in case they encounter a problem while navigating, etc. These cookies do not collect information that identifies the visitor as the information is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve the way the site works.
  4. Advertising Cookies, whichare used in order to provide ads related to the USER and their interests. They are also used to send ads or offers that meet their needs best, thus limiting unwanted and meaningless promotional messages. They also help CIRCforBIO to measure the impact of its dissemination activities.
  5. Cookies Analytics are a subset of the Functional Cookies and provide CIRCforBIO the ability to evaluate the effectiveness of the website’s various functions, thereby continuously improving the experience offered to USERS.

Third-party vendors, including Google, may display CIRCFforBIO’s ads on websites, or use cookies to update, optimize, and display ads based on a previous user’s visit to this site.

The site may also use cookies from a previous USER visit for re-marketing.

USER may opt out of such a use of cookies by Google by clicking HERE. He/she can also set their browser (chrome, firefox edge, etc) to inform them every time before a cookie is downloaded and following this, decides to download or discard it.

The site may use Google Analytics features for display ads (e.g., remarketing, Google Display Network display reports, etc.). Using Ad Settings [click HERE], USERS can opt out of Google Analytics for display ads and also adjust ads from Google Display Network.

CIRCFforBIO reserves the right to change this Cookie Policy at any time. Any changes to this Cookies Policy will apply once the revised Policy is available on our website.

Third-party advertisers and other companies cooperating with CIRCforBIO may use their own Cookies to collect information relating to the USER’s activities on this site. These cookies are not controlled by CIRCFforBIO.

This website may contain links or websites’ hyperlinks non related to CIRCforBIO. These websites may have their own privacy terms and conditions for which the CIRCforBIO has no responsibility.

7. Processing of children’s personal data

CIRCforBIO will not collect or process personal data of children under the age of 16 unless a parental consent has been given in accordance with applicable local law. If CIRCforBIO realizes that a child’s personal data was collected in error, they will be deleted without undue delay.

8. Processing sensitive data

In some cases, CIRCforBIO may process special categories of personal data relating to the USER (“sensitive data”). Sensitive data define personal data that reveal racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, participation in trade unions, genetic data, biometric data to identify a natural person, health or sexual life, or sexual orientation. For example, CIRCforBIO may process sensitive data that the USER has made public. CIRCforBIO may also process sensitive data, where appropriate, to support, exercise or defend legal claims. CIRCforBIO may also process USERs’ sensitive data if they have freely given their explicit and separate consent in a specific context for a particular purpose.

9. Correction, Modification or Deletion of Information/Data

The website allows and encourages its USERS to correct, change, supplement or delete data and information submitted. If the USER chooses to delete an item of information, the website will act to delete this information from the CIRCforBIO’s files immediately. For the USER’s protection and security, the website will attempt to make sure that the person making the changes is the USER. To access, change or delete your personal data to report problems arising from the website’s functioning or make any question please contact by e-mail at Changing or correcting your personal information can also be done through the sign-up page. Please note that CIRCforBIO will do everything possible to protect the USERS’ password privacy of users, but protecting the site depends on them.

10. USER’S rights

As a data subject, the USER has specific legal rights regarding the personal data collected by him/her. CIRCforBIO will respect its rights and deal adequately with their concerns. The following list contains information about the USER’s legal rights of arising from applicable data protection laws:

– Right to withdraw the consent: Where processing of personal data is based on the USER’s consent, they may withdraw its consent at any time.
– Right of rectification: The USER may request CIRCforBIO to correct the inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. CIRCforBIO makes reasonable efforts to maintain the personal data held or controlled by him/her and are used on a continuous basis, accurate, complete, current and related, based on the most up-to-date information available. The USER also has the ability to check and correct their personal data by entering his /her personal account.
– Right of limitation/restriction: The USER shall have the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
(i) the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
(ii) the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead;
(iii) the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legalclaims;
(iv) if the USER has objected to the processing for the period CIRCforBIO verifies whether its legitimate interests override their own.
– Right of access: The USER may request information about the personal data CIRCforBIO holds, including information about the categories of personal data in its possession, process or control, for the purpose they are used, from who they were collected (if not directly by the USER) and to whom they have been disclosed etc. The USER may receive from CIRCforBIO without charge a copy of their personal data. C CIRCforBIO reserves the right to charge a reasonable fee for any further copies that may be requested.
– Right of data portability: Based on a USER’s request, CIRCforBIO will transfer their data to another controller if technically feasible, provided that the processing is based on the consent of the USER or is necessary for the performance of a contract. The USER, instead of receiving a copy of his or her personal data, he/she may request  CIRCforBIO to transfer the data to another controller, which will be directed to it directly by the USER.
– Right to erasure: The USER shall have the right to obtain from  CIRCforBIO the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay in the following cases:
(i) personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or processed,
(ii) the USER has the right to object to further processing of his or her personal data and exercises it,
(iii) the processing is based on the consent of the USER, withdraws its consent and there is no other legal basis for processing,
(iv) the personal data has been illegally processed unless processing is necessary,
(v) compliance with a legal obligation that requires processing by CIRCforBIO,
(vi) in particular for legal obligations to perform a task; and
(vii) for the support, exercise or defense of legal claims.
– Right to οbject: The USER may at any time object to the processing of his/hers personal data because of their particular situation, provided that the processing is not based on their own consent but in CIRCforBIO’s legitimate interest or in the legitimate interest of third parties. In this case, CIRCforBIO will no longer process the personal data of the USER unless overriding legitimate reasons can be demonstrated and a superior interest in processing or supporting, exercising or defending legal claims. If the USER opposes the processing, kindly specify whether the deletion of their personal data or limit the processing by CIRCforBIO is desired.
– Right to lodge a Complaint with a supervisory authority: In the event of a suspected violation of applicable privacy laws, the USER may lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Supervisory Authority in particular in the place of his or her habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement.

11. Special highlights

– Timeframe: CIRCforBIO will attempt to satisfy any relevant USER’s request within 30 days. However, the time limit may be extended for specific reasons relating to the specific legal entitlement or complexity of the request.
– Restriction of access: In some cases CIRCforBIO may not be able to provide access to all or some of the USER’s personal data due to legal provisions. If CIRCforBIO refuses the USER’s request for access, he/she will be informed on the reasons of this refusal.
– Non-recognition: In some cases, CIRCforBIO may not be able to search for the USER’s personal data due to the identifiers they provide in their application. In such cases, where  CIRCforBIO can not identify the USER as the data subject, he is unable to comply with his request to perform his / her legal rights as described in this article unless provided by the USER for additional information which allow it to be identified.
o Exercise of the USER’s legal rights: In order for the USER to exercise their legal rights, please contact usin writing by e-mail. You can also contact the CIRCforBIO Data Protection Officer (DPO) directly at

12. Personal data retention

Generally, CIRCforBIO will delete the personal data collected from the USER if it is no longer necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were originally collected. However, we may be asked to store personal data for a certain time period because of legal provisions.

The USER may address questions on data protection and any relevant requests for the exercise of their legitimate rights to CIRCforBIO’s Data Protection Officer (DPO) at