PRIVACY POLICY

INTRODUCTION

The use of the website www.marakakis.gr, which belongs to the firm “IOANNIS MARAKAKIS & ASSOCIATES” (henceforth “the firm”) requires the unconditional agreement of the visitor/user with the present Privacy Policy (henceforth “Privacy Policy”).

The present Privacy Policy is meant to inform data subjects in accordance with articles 13-14 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Therefore, the visitor/user must carefully read the present Privacy Policy before using its services and if he/she does not agree, he/she must not use its services and content. The visitor/user is otherwise considered to have accepted the present privacy policy and granted their consent.

The firm may at any time change, modify, and adapt the Privacy Policy, depending on national and European law on personal data protection and technological developments in the field of privacy, without notice to its visitors/users. The visitor/user should always check for changes and, if they continue to visit/use the website, they are considered to have accepted the modified Privacy Policy unconditionally. Otherwise, they must refrain from visiting/using this website.

PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION

The personal data stated by the visitor/user anywhere on this website are intended solely for the purpose of ensuring the operation of the services provided and the legality of the relevant transactions and may be used by the firm for the purposes of communication, sales promotion, statistics and improvement of the services provided. In cases where personal information is used for direct marketing purposes, such as advertising newsletters and promotional communications for new services or other offers that the firm considers may be of interest to the visitor/user, it includes a deletion link, which the visitor/user can use if they do not wish to receive such messages from the firm in the future.

The firm collects and processes only the personal data it has acquired with the consent of the visitor/user and which is necessary for the fulfilment of the above purposes, which are collected, processed, recorded and stored in a secure environment and in accordance with the provisions of national and European legislation and in particular the General Regulation EU 2016/679 on the protection and management of personal data. The firm makes significant efforts to take all necessary measures to maintain the confidentiality and security of personal data and to prevent their distortion, damage, destruction and access by unauthorised third parties.

The firm shall not disclose, distribute, transfer or otherwise make available the personal data of the visitor/user to third parties, unless it is compelled to do so by law, by the authorities or by court order.

YOUR RIGHTS

The firm retains your data for as long as necessary in order to achieve the purposes for which they were originally collected. Throughout this time, you have and can exercise the following rights: a) to withdraw the consent you have given us, freely and at any time, or to raise any objection to the processing of your personal information at any time for legitimate reasons, b) to request access to and receive details of the personal information we hold about you, to update and correct inaccuracies or incorrect information in your personal data, to request their blocking or deletion or the restriction of their processing, c) to request to receive any data concerning you in a commonly used and machine-readable format, or to transfer it to another controller.

In all the above cases, the firm declares that it will comply at the latest within one (1) month from the receipt of the relevant request. All necessary measures will be taken to safeguard any personal information stored in our database.

The firm will report any unlawful breach of the database of this website or the database of any third-party data processor to any and all parties directly concerned as well as to the authorities within 72 hours of the breach.

In order to exercise rights of access/review/correction/modification and erasure regarding the processing of personal data, visitors/users may contact us at info@marakakis.gr.

PERSONAL DATA COLLECTION PURPOSES AND PROCEDURES

1. Collection and Use of Personal Data

Our website is designed so that visitors/users can visit it without having to reveal their identity, unless they wish to do so. Visitors/users are requested to provide us with their personal information only if they wish to be contacted by one of our representatives or to subscribe to our email newsletter list.

When filling in the contact form, the visitor/user will be prompted to give their full name, contact phone number, and email address. The firm uses the aforementioned information a) in order to communication with the visitor/user for clarifications regarding the services it provides, b) to send informative emails/newsletters should the visitor/user expressly state that they wish to receive them.

Generally, we only collect the personal data necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it is collected. We will only use personal data as set out in this Privacy Policy, unless the visitor/user has explicitly consented to other use of their personal data. In case we intend to use your personal data, which we process with your consent, for purposes other than those disclosed in said consent, we will inform you in advance.

We may need to use and retain personal data for legal and compliance purposes, such as to prevent, detect, or investigate a crime, prevent loss, fraud or any other misuse of our services and IT systems.

2. Minors’ Data

It is not the firm’s policy to seek or receive personal data of minors (i.e. from persons under the age of 18), either directly or indirectly through third parties.

However, since it is impossible to always check the age of the persons entering or using the website, we recommend that the parents and guardians of minors contact the firm if they note any unauthorised disclosure of data by minors for whom they are responsible, in order for them to exercise their rights, such as to have their data deleted.

3. IP Addresses

Each computer that connects to the internet is assigned a unique number known as an Internet Protocol (IP) address. It allows computers and servers to be identified and communicate with each other. Any IP addresses that seem to correspond to users may be recorded for IT security reasons and system identification purposes. These data may be also used in consolidated format for trend/ website performance analysis purposes.

4. Website traffic monitoring (Google Analytics)

Like most websites, this one uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user activity. We use this data to determine the number of people who use our website, to better understand how they find and use its pages, and to see their activity while on it. More information on how Google Analytics is used can be accessed here: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy

5. Contact forms and email links

If you choose to contact us using a contact form or an email link, none of the data you provide will be stored by this website or transferred or processed by any third-party data processor. Instead, the data will be sent to us in an e-mail message via the SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol). Our SMTP Servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) security protocol, which means that email content is encrypted before being sent over the internet. The content of the email is decrypted by our local computers and devices.

6. About Cookies

The firm has the capability to use Cookies as part of the facilitation and operation of its services through its website. Cookies are small files (text files), which are sent and stored on the visitor/user’s computer, allowing websites such as www.marakakis.gr to operate smoothly and without technical difficulties, to compile the preferences of multiple users, to identify frequent users, and to facilitate their access to it. Cookies do not cause any harm to users’ computers or the files saved in these.

Session Cookies

These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your device’s browser for the duration of your visit, and are deleted when the browser is closed.

Persistent Cookies

These remain in your device’s browser cookie file even after you close your browser, sometimes for a year or more (the exact duration depends on the lifetime of each cookie). Website administrators use Persistent Cookies when they need to know the identity of the visitor/user for more than one visit (e.g. to remember your user name or website configuration preferences).

First-party Cookies

These are cookies used by third parties, such as social networks, to track your visits to the various websites on which they advertise. The website administrator has no control over these cookies.

Third-party cookies

These are cookies used by third parties, such as social networks, to track your visits to the various websites on which they advertise. The website administrator has no control over these cookies.

The cookies of this website and how to manage them

We use cookies to improve the user’s experience of this website. The operation of the website will be significantly affected if you disable or do not accept the use of cookies.

 

Below you may find information about the third-party cookies we use on this website, including how to disable them and the effect of disabling them on the operation of the website. For more information on how to manage certain types of cookies, including how to manage or delete them, please visit http://www/allaboutcookies.org

About third party cookies

Below you may find information about the third-party cookies we use on this website, including how to disable them and the effect of disabling them on the operation of the website. For more information on how to manage certain types of cookies, including how to manage or delete them, please visit http://www/allaboutcookies.org

Google Analytics Cookies

Google Analytics cookies are statistical analysis/performance recording cookies that allow us to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website. These Cookies provide us with information about how many visitors use the website, the time and duration of access, while also providing information on how visitors browse different website sections. This information helps us to improve the way our website works. This information is anonymous, and does not include personal data.

The information collected by Google Analytics cookies on this website is transferred to and stored on Google's servers in accordance with Google's privacy policy

For more information regarding Google Analytics, please visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245. You can disable Google Analytics tracking by clicking on https://tools.go ogle.com/dlpa ge/gaoptout?hl =en=GB. If you disable these cookies, your use of the website will not be counted or used in the statistics we collect to improve the services we provide through the website. The website’s function will not be affected.

Cookies from video service providers (Google, Vimeo, DailyMotion, etc.)

These providers may place cookies on your device if you watch videos on our website, which they provide to us an external service. If you disable these cookies, you may not be able to view embedded videos from our site.

Cookies from Social Networks

Third-party social networks may place Cookies on your device if you choose to share material from our website with them by clicking on one of the embedded “share” buttons.

If you disable these cookies, the “share” function will be unavailable.

Google Ads Remarketing Services

We use the Repeat Marketing feature of the Google Ads Service. The remarketing feature allows us to share with our website users ads based on their interests on other websites within the Google Ad Services Network (on Google search or YouTube, “Google Ads”, or other websites). The interaction of users on our website is analysed for this purpose, e.g. which pages the visitor/user showed interest in, in order to effectively present targeted advertising to users, even after their visit to our website, on other pages. To do this, Google stores a number of browsers of users who visit certain Google services or websites within the Google Display network. This number, which is known as a “cookie”, is used to record the visits of these users. The number is used to uniquely identify a browser on a particular device, not to identify a person. Personal Data are not collected.

There are several ways of preventing your participation in this monitoring process: a) by configuring your browser software accordingly, in particular by blocking third-party cookies, you will not receive ads from third-party providers, b) by disabling cookies for tracking metrics, by configuring your browser to block cookies from the domains www.googleadservices.com, https://www.google. De/settings/ads, this setting is deleted when you delete the cookies, c) by disabling interest-based ads from providers that are part of the “About Ads” campaign via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices, this setting is deleted when you delete the cookies, d) by permanently disabling Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Google Chrome in your browsers at http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin, e) by setting your cookie preferences accordingly. Please note that in this case you may not be able to fully use this feature.

For more information regarding the purpose and scope of Google’s data collection and processing, please refer to the Privacy Policy, where you may find more information regarding your rights and preference selections for the protection of your privacy. https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. Alternatively, more information is available on the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) website, http://www.networkadvertising.org.

Cookie life: Up to three (3) months. (This pertains only to cookies installed by this website).

Facebook Pixel

This website also uses the remarketing function “Custom Audiences” by Meta (“Facebook”)

to contact you again within twelve (12) months. This allows website users to see interest-based ads (“Facebook ads”) when they visit Facebook or other websites that also use this tool. Your browser automatically creates a direct connection to the Facebook server. We have no influence over the extent and further use of the data collected by Facebook through the use of this tool and therefore we inform you to the best of our knowledge: By integrating Facebook Custom Audiences, Facebook receives the information that you have been directed to the website in the corresponding section of our web presence or that you have clicked on one of our advertisements. If you possess a Facebook account, Facebook may associate your visit with your account. Even if you do not possess a Facebook account or are not logged in to it, it is possible that the provider may obtain and store your IP address and other identifying information.

We use Facebook Pixel Code in order to provide personalised content when visitors to our website navigate on Facebook. Example: If you browse our website, you may later see an advertisement for an article written by our firm on Facebook. Facebook Pixel Code (Privacy Policy)

7. Regarding this website's server

All web traffic (file transfer) between this website and your browser is encrypted and transferred via the HTTPS protocol using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).

8. Links to other websites

This website may contain links to other websites, including websites maintained by other companies and governed by other privacy statements the content of which may differ from that of this Privacy Policy. Please read the privacy policy of each website you visit before submitting any personal data to it. While we strive to provide links only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices of other sites.

9. Links to other websites

This website may contain links to other websites, including websites maintained by other companies and governed by other privacy statements the content of which may differ from that of this Privacy Policy. Please read the privacy policy of each website you visit before submitting any personal data to it. While we strive to provide links only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices of other sites

10. Transmission to Third Parties

We do not share personal data with third parties (natural or legal persons) that are not affiliated with us unless this is required for our legitimate business purposes and our business needs (e.g. Accounting support, technical support), in order to meet your requests and/or as required or permitted by law.

CONTACT US

Should you have any questions, comments or complaints as to how your personal data is managed or protected by us, or should you wish to modify your personal data or exercise any of your rights as a data subject, please feel free to contact us at info@marakakis.gr.