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Terms of Use

This website https://www.kinoathens.org (hereinafter "Website") is owned by the company under the name “Athens KINO” (hereinafter "The Company")  and distinctive title “Image & Sound Independent Festival”, with registered seat in Athens, Greece.

 

By using this Website the visitor agrees unconditionally to the present Terms of Use which are applicable to the whole content, pages, images, photographs and materials that are included in the Website (hereinafter “the Terms”). Therefore the visitor shall read carefully the Terms prior to making use of its services and if disagrees, he/she shall refrain from using the services and content of this Website.

 

The Company maintains the right to amend wholly or partially the Terms at any time and without notice. In this respect, the Company will upload on the Website the Terms that are applicable at the given time in order to duly inform the visitor. For this reason, the latter is advised to check periodically the content of the particular webpages for any amendments. By continuing to use the Website and/or its services following any amendments, the visitor is considered of having agreed unconditionally to the amended Terms.

 

 

Article 01: Copyright

 

Apart from the exceptions that are explicitly referred to herein (copyrights of third parties, of associates and institutions), the content on this Website is property of the Company acting as administrator of the Website and protected pursuant to the applicable Greek and European copyright laws as well as to relevant international conventions. The content entails, without limitation, texts, images, plans, graphics, applications, videos and services as well as brands, trademarks and features that are owned by the administrator and/or the parties which are identified in the Website as owners of the particular rights; such rights being subject to the protection of the applicable copyright legislation.

 

 

Article 02: License

 

The Company encourages the private use of the Website’s content for personal briefing as well as for educational or research scopes. The use within the context of an enterprise or service or organization is not considered private use. Only for educational and research purposes is it permitted to reproduce or save in isolation webpages or data provided that their origin from the Website is presented, the name of the creators (given that these are disclosed in the Website) is mentioned and that in no way are any related copyright rights infringed. However, the visitor/user shall be aware that certain files or data may be considered the intellectual property of third parties (associates, organizations, corporations etc) and that they may not be used without the permission of such third parties (as may be displayed in the Website).

 

The storage, reproduction, republication, transmission or distribution of any part of the Website’s content for commercial purposes or any other use that is not included in the above paragraph is strictly forbidden.

 

The storage, reproduction, republication, transmission or distribution of registered trademarks or service trademarks of the Company as well as of collaborating entities that appear on the Website is strictly forbidden.

 

 

Article 03: Visitor responsibility

 

The Website shall be used exclusively for lawful purposes and in a way that will not restrict or prevent the use by third parties. Each visitor shall abide by the rules and provisions of the applicable Greek, European and International law and shall use the Website in compliance with the law, ethics and the present Terms. Each visitor is obligated to refrain from any illegal and abusive behavior during the Website use and in connection to it and assumes all responsibility for any damages that may be caused to the Company and/or third party from any misconduct or unfair use of the Website and related services that are offered through it.

 

 

Article 04: Links

 

The Website may contain links to other websites or allow, now or in the future, access to websites through links, hyperlinks and/or advertisement banners of third parties individuals or corporations. Such links are provided for the convenience and informative purposes of the users. Use of any of these links is made at the sole risk and responsibility of the visitor. These third parties’ websites are subject to their own terms of use for which the Company assumes no responsibility nor any connection.

 

The Company assumes no responsibility and makes no representation for the content, the privacy policy, the accuracy, lawfulness, timeliness, quality , safety of other websites through such links nor for the servers by which the Website and the other websites are accessed by the visitor/user. The Company cannot be held liable for any deficiencies or malfunction of third parties’ websites as well as for any damages of the visitor arising from the access and use of any information, services and products through such websites.

Article 05: Validity – Liability Limitation

The Company undertakes every effort to ensure that the content and information in this Website are characterized by, to the extent possible, accuracy, comprehensiveness, timeliness and availability. However, the Company makes no representation whatsoever that the webpages, services, selections or content will be provided without interruptions or deficiencies nor does it guarantee that all deficiencies may be rectified. In addition, the Company does not make any representation or warranty that the Website or any third parties linked websites or servers will be provided without “viruses” or other harmful elements. The Company does not in any way represent or warrant the accuracy or availability of the content, webpages, services, selections or their results. The Company assumes no responsibility for any kind of damages that the visitor may suffer from the use, on his/her own initiative and knowledge of the Terms, of the webpages, services, selections and content of the Website.

Each visitor shall take all appropriate security measures (e.g. firewalls etc) prior to any download from the Website. The visitor bears the cost of any corrections or repairs while the Company is in no way liable for such costs. The visitor is responsible for the access to the Website which may be subject to payment of third parties’ fees (e.g. internet service providers, fees for the time of stay online). The visitor is exclusively responsible to pay the relevant fees. Moreover, the visitor is sole responsible for his/her personal equipment and necessary technological means that allow him/her to access the Website’s services.

ARTICLE 06: Protection of Personal Data

The Company, as the Controller, processes only your absolutely necessary personal data for the purpose of presenting contemporary cinematographic art in Athens and throughout Greece, through the screening of experimental films and documentaries from all over the world, in accordance with the applicable European and National Legislative Framework.

For more information about the processing of your personal data and the exercise of your rights, read the Privacy Policy.
 

Article 07: Miscellaneous / Governing Law

 

The invalidity, in whole or in part, of any provision of these Terms due to failure to comply with the relevant applicable law shall in no way affect the validity of the remaining provisions. The present Terms constitute the entire binding agreement between the Company and the Website’s visitor. An amendment of the present Terms shall not be valid nor considered as part of the Terms unless it is recorded and proven in writing and incorporated in the present Terms. The present Terms, and any amendment hereof are governed by and interpreted in accordance with laws of Greece and of the European Union as well as with relevant international conventions. Any disputes are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Athens, Greece.

Code of Conduct

KINO attaches great value to respect and safety. KINO does not tolerate violence or harassment in any form towards its staff, contractors, volunteers, visitors at the festival. The Code of Conduct applies to everyone involved in the festival. Please find below our code of conduct. 
 
 
Article 01: Manners of conduct

We greatly value inclusivity. We strive to offer a working environment where safety, dignity and respect are of the utmost importance and where we listen to and respect each other's opinion.

Undesirable behaviour, including threats and physical or verbal intimidation, is unacceptable. Discrimination based on age, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation is not allowed. We expect employees to set the example and address colleagues who don't follow the code. Unfair treatment, discrimination or undesirable behaviour is to be directly reported to the management or HR, so they can address it.
 
We treat others in the same way we treat colleagues; the rules in the code take a central position in this. We expect employees to always behave as an ambassador to KINO. Good manners, respect and integrity are of utmost importance. Confidential information is not shared with other parties. We don't accept insulting or inappropriate language, and we act with integrity by making choices in our work processes. Anyone behaving in an undesirable manner will be addressed, and this might have consequences.

Undesirable behaviour encompasses, but is not limited to:

● Intimidation:
 
○ Willingly sabotaging someone's work;
○ Commenting in a denigrating manner on someone's ethnic background or religion;
○ Solely or in a group putting improper pressure on an employee to do something or to not do something (against their will);
○ Starting or spreading rumours about someone's personal life;
○ Ridiculing or mocking someone in the presence of others or choosing them to perform non-work-related tasks against their will.

● Sexual harassment:

○ Sexual harassment is illegal, and we will investigate all relevant notifications.
If an employee is found guilty of sexual harassment by an independent investigation, his or her contract is immediately terminated.

● Aggressive behaviour:

○ Exhibiting physical or verbal aggression is unacceptable. This affects the safe
work environment every employee is entitled to. Situations of conflict are dealt with maturely, with an open conversation with room and respect for everyone involved.

● Abuse of a dominant position

○ Our employees will in no way abuse their position to realise personal or business goals. The (appearance) of abuse of a dominant position arises, amongst other things, when a supervisor manipulates his or her position to the detriment of an employee. We do not blackmail or manipulate. We are extra careful when we have a dominant position and are aware of the possible ways in which it can be abused.
 
Article 02: Confidential Information

We define confidential information as all information with which employees gather when executing their activities. We have created a code of conduct that defines the manner in which we treat confidential information. Information is only exchanged insofar as this is needed for the execution of the activities. Employees are expected to take appropriate measures to prevent confidential information becoming public by carelessness, sloppiness or indiscrete behaviour.

Besides the code of conduct for handling confidential information, this also applies to the protection of our information and data. Passwords, access keys and the like are personal and need to be handled confidentially.

We process personal data confidentiality and with care. We respect the privacy of those involved as much as possible. We try to limit the processing of personal data to the absolute minimum. This is always done in conformity with the privacy regulations and can only be done if there is a justification basis ('verwerkingsgrond').

In addition, personal data cannot be processed in a way that is incompatible with the purpose for which these data were obtained. IFFR, as part of their business operations, may use a 'processor', a third party to whom personal data may be transferred. In those cases, IFFR has an agreement with that third party a processing agreement to secure the guarantees with regard to the processing of the personal data.
 
Both the employer and assignment agreement contain a provision called ‘secrecy and appliances’. This provision ties the employer to secrecy and using appliances in the right way.
 
Article 03: Notifications and complaints

We differentiate between an internal and external notification. When undesirable behaviour occurs, or an undesirable situation with a professional relation (a colleague, client or supplier) has arisen, there are several ways to report or discuss it anonymously. We have internal and external counsellors for this purpose.

When suspecting undesirable behaviour, you can directly contact the persons involved to solve the problem. This tactic is suitable for cases of light intimidation (e.g. inappropriate jokes amongst colleagues).

When suspecting or when in doubt, inform KINO's external counsellor available.
 
Counsellors
 
ΚΙΝΟ uses the external counsellors. The external counsellors offer guidance and support to employees and anyone else who has a complaint about undesirable behaviour. These complaints can consist of a situation of sexual harassment, bullying, aggression, violence or an (unreasonable) workload. The counsellor can offer a sympathetic ear, but can also advise taking further action and if needed, mediation to solve a conflict. The counsellor works in a more informal manner than the complaints committee. The problem might be solved with a few conversations (without any report).
 
Other numbers for urgent matters:

●  In case of an emergency, immediately dial 1-1-2
 
●  Or reach out to 
The (independent) complaints committee that ΚΙΝΟ preferably hires will address the complaint in a more formal manner and will investigate to see if the complaint is justified. 

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (hereinafter referred to as the "Policy") describes the manner in which Athens KINO Private Company with the distinctive title "Image & Sound Independent Festival", based in Athens, operating as a Controller, processes your personal data (hereinafter "Data"). For any questions you may have about processing your Data, feel free to contact us at: info@kinoathens.com.

01. A few words about the Company

Our film company mainly aims to highlight new models of presentation of film projects with an emphasis on the promotion of contemporary film art in Athens but also throughout Greece, through the screening of experimental films and documentaries from all over the world.


02. What is Data ?

The term "Data" refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, such as the name, ID number, position data, line ID, or one or more factors that are specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.


03. What is Data Processing ?

The term "Data Processing" refers to any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, 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.


04. What Data does our Company process ?

We take care to process only your absolutely necessary Data, which is appropriate and clear for the intended purpose. The Data processed by our Company is as follows:
a) Identity data (e.g. name, surname, CV details, photos).
b) Contact data (e.g. email address, country, city, region, language of communication).
c) Data collected through Cookies (e.g. IP address) when you browse the website https://www.kinoathens.org.
d) Financial data of partners/members e.g. IBAN.
 
 
05. For what purpose does our Company process your Data ?
 
We collect your Data in order to:
 
a) purchase motion pictures,
b) get in touch with you to submit your films and/or resolve your queries,
c) keep you informed about our news and communicate with us through the website www.kinoathens.org
d) be able to register as a member/donor of our film community,
e) take into action the internship of the students of the American College of Athens.
 
6. What is the legal basis for processing your Data?
 
The processing of your Data is carried out in accordance with:
          ● your consent, where required,
          ● our legal obligations (i.e. tax law),
          ● our legitimate interest.
 
 
07. Who processes your Data ?

It is possible that your absolutely necessary Data will be processed by our partners or third-party companies for the provision of accounting services. In these cases, the partners/third companies are Processors on behalf of the Company.
However, the Company remains solely responsible for the security of your Data, taking all necessary measures.
Apart from the above partners or third-party companies, the Company does not disclose, process or disclose your Data to third parties, with the exception of the cases in which the notification/transmission is required by the applicable legal framework.
Also, recipients of your Data may be third parties in relation to the Company, public authorities, services or other bodies.
 
 
08.How does our Company ensure that our Processors respect your Data on our behalf ?

The Processors on our behalf have agreed and committed contractually with the Company:

• to maintain confidentiality,
• not to transmit to third parties Data without our written permission,
• take organizational and technical data security measures,
• comply with the legal framework for the protection of personal data and in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
 
 
9. Does our Company transmit your data to countries outside the EU ?

Our Company does not transmit your Data to countries outside the EU.
 
 
10. For how long does our Company keep your Data ?
 
The Company keeps your Data for as long as it needs to provide you with its services, unless an extension of this time is required due to legal claims or its legal obligations. We delete the Data collected by Cookies according to the Cookies Policy.
 
 
11. Is your Data secure ?

Our Company is committed to safeguarding your Data and has taken the necessary and appropriate organizational and technical measures to protect it from any form of accidental or unlawful processing. These measures are reviewed and amended when deemed necessary.
 
 
12. What are your rights ?

You have the right to access your Data, correct inaccurate Data, delete your Data, the right of portability of your Data,the restriction of processing and revocation/objection to the processing of your Data.

 
13. How can you exercise your rights ?
 
To exercise your rights, you can send us an e-mail to: info@kinoathens.com.

 
14. When does our Company respond to your Requests ?
 
We respond to your Requests free of charge without delay, and in any case within (1) one month from the time we receive your request. However, if your Request is complex or there is a large number of your Requests, we will notify you within a month if we need to extend another (2) two months within which we will respond to you. If your Requests are manifestly unfounded or excessive in particular due to their recurring nature, our Company may impose a reasonable fee, taking into account the administrative costs of providing the information or performing the requested action or refusing to continue the Request. justifying the response to you.

 
15. What is the applicable law when processing your Data from our Company ?

Applicable Law is Greek Law, as set out in the General Regulation on the Protection of Personal Data 2016/679 / EU and Law 4624/2019 and in general the current national and European legal and regulatory framework for the protection of personal data.


16. Which courts have jurisdiction over any disputes involving the Data ?
 
The competent courts for any disputes concerning the Data are the Courts of Athens.
 
 
17. Where can you go to check whether your rights have been respected ?

In the event that you do not receive an answer within the prescribed period (one month with - under conditions - an extension of two months) or the answer you receive is not satisfactory or the issue has not been resolved, you can contact the Personal Data Protection Authority (www.dpa.gr).


18. How will you be informed of any changes to this Policy ? 

The Company updates this Policy whenever necessary. If there are significant changes to the Policy or to the way the Company uses your Data, an update to this Policy will be posted before the changes become effective and the Company will notify you in any reasonable manner. The Company encourages you to periodically read this Policy to know how your Data is protected.


19. How will you be notified of any changes to this Policy ?

We update this Policy whenever necessary. If there are significant changes to the Policy or the way we use your Personal Data, we will post the update on our Website before the changes take effect and we will notify you in any appropriate way. We encourage you to read this Policy regularly to know how your Data is protected.

 

Cookies Policy

You can modify your browser settings to discard certain or all cookies, except as absolutely necessary. You should be aware that some features are only available through the use of cookies and if you choose to reject cookies, these features may not be available.
 
 
What are Cookies?
 
Cookies are small pieces of text files that are stored in the user's browser when visiting a website. The information stored on the User's computer may contain information such as the pages visited by the User, the date and time of the visit, as well as a random and unique identification number of the User. With this use, the Site is able to store useful information about the User's browsing on the Site, as well as read this information to provide the User with a unified browsing experience.
There are two different types of cookies: Session and Persistent. They are used for different things and contain different information.
Session cookies contain information used in your browser's current browser. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Nothing remains on your computer after you leave the site.
Persistent cookies are used to store information used between visits. This data allows sites to recognize that you are a customer returning to the site once again and reacts accordingly. Persistent cookies have a lifespan defined by the website, which can range from a few minutes or even several years.
 
 
What cookies do we use on our website?
 
The cookies we use are known as "persistent cookies".
Persistent cookies are stored as files on your computer and remain there when you close the browser, unless you delete them. We do not use cookies to extract information about your traffic on other websites, or to verify personal information other than those you have given us, voluntarily. Cookies do not corrupt or damage your computer, programs or files on your computer. In any case, cookies facilitate a better service and user experience when visiting the Budget websites and we recommend that you have them enabled.
Even if you choose not to allow their use, you can still enjoy the full functionality of our website. But then you will have to re-enter some of your details on each visit. If you allow cookies and use a shared computer, please sign off at the end of your visit.
 
 
Strictly necessary cookies

Strictly necessary cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the website, they allow you to browse and use its functions, such as accessing secure areas or using the shopping cart. These cookies do not recognize your individual identity. Without these cookies, we cannot offer efficient operation of our website.
 
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What are your rights?

You have the rights to:

  • Access to your data

  • Correcting or Deleting your data

  • Portability of your data

  • Limiting the processing of your data

  • Objection to the processing of your data

  • Withdrawal of your consent for the use of some or all of the cookies and by extension for the processing of your data.

 
To exercise the above rights in our company, you can submit your request email: info@kinoathens.com as well as to submit, in case you consider that the processing of your personal data violates the applicable law for the protection of personal data, a complaint to the Personal Data Protection Authority (postal address Kifisias 1-3, Athens, e-mail address: contact@dpa.gr).


What are your rights and where can you find more information on protecting the personal data collected by cookies?

For more information on protecting your personal data, but also on your rights, see the Privacy Policy.


Where can you find more information about the general use of cookies?

More information on the general use of cookies, as well as their exclusion or restriction methods, can be found at http://cookiepedia.co.uk/all-about-cookies and http://www.allaboutcocookies.org/.
 
 
Changes in the Cookies’ Policy
 
This Cookies’ Policy may be modified at any time. That is why we consider it appropriate to refer to this Policy regularly. This has entered into force on 20/01/2023. In case of modification, the date on which it took place shall be stated. The Cookies Policy has always been considered valid, as amended by the most recent amendment.

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