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General terms of use for the www.istorima.org website

The ‘CIVIL LAW PARTNERSHIP FOR THE RECORDING AND CREATION OF AN ORAL HISTORY ARCHIVE’, hereinafter "Istorima", provides access to its services in accordance with the following terms of use, which the visitor must read carefully before proceeding to visit/use our web pages/services.

Browsing the website www.istorima.org and the use of its services implies full and unconditional acceptance of these terms which apply to all content, for all pages of the website, and include any kind of future modification and reconstruction of them. 

"Istorima" reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions of use at any time, without prior notice, and visitors must check each visit for possible changes. Continued access presumes that they accept the modified terms and conditions of use of the website. 

In case the visitor/user does not agree or understand these terms of use, in whole or in part, is it his responsibility to discontinue use of the website. 

 

Intellectual Property Rights 

The logos, brands, trademarks, features included on the website belong to "Istorima” and/or persons referred to as sponsors and protected in accordance with applicable industrial property law. 

The entire content of the website, but not limited to: podcasts, videos, texts, graphics, shapes, drawings, images and photographs are intellectual property of "Istorima" and part of the archive of oral stories created or hosted by "Istorima", thanks to the Founding Donation of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), as part of its Recharging Youth initiative. 

All content and services of the website www.istorima.org has been created based on interviews received on behalf of "Istorima" researchers in their efforts to create an archive of oral stories,    recording experiential stories of narrators from all over the Greek Territory, which include not only the exact words of the narrator but also his own voice and/or image.  This may include interviews, audio or video files, photographs and evidence given to “Istorima” by private natural persons or legal persons governed by public or private law, provided that the consent of the narrators or their legal representatives has been granted and that they fall within its legitimate purposes. During the interview process conducted by "Istorima" the rules of ethics followed by oral history archives are observed. The personal data of researchers and storytellers is protected and the informed consent of all narrators has been obtained, including the license to use the material at www.istorima.org 

"Istorima" has not interfered with the content of the narratives except for technical reasons where necessary due to i.e. poor sound quality. It has not verified or adopted the content of the narratives it presents in the context of the Oral History Archive. It is expressly stated that the stories contained here do not constitute a suggestion or recommendation to users to accept and/or comply with specific behaviors, acts or events. The stories exclusively express the views and ideas of their narrators.  

 

Browsing - Use of the website – Playback of content    

Any user can freely visit the website. The visitor/user undertakes and guarantees that he will use the website in accordance with these terms, applicable rules and provisions of national, union and international law and in accordance with morality. The visitor / user is responsible for the restitution of any damage caused to "Istorima" or to any third party by improper and/or misuse of the services or pages or any part of this website, as well as by the company's unauthorized introduction, publication and transmission through it of any information, text, software or file. 

Permission to reproduce or download the content (podcasts) offered to the user by this website, is granted strictly for personal and not public or commercial use, taking into consideration the intellectual property rights of "Istorima". 

 

Disclaimer 

"Istorima" is not responsible for any damage caused to a visitor/user by the access and use of the content and the information and services offered on the website. "Istorima" makes every effort to provide and ensure a high level of information and services, but is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, or correctness of the narratives found on this website. 

"Istorima" shall take the necessary protective measures for the proper functioning of this website; it does not, however, guarantee that the contents, websites, technical facilities and features of the website will be provided without any problems, nor that the website  and/or servers through which it is connected, to the computer of visitors/users, will be provided without any harmful third-party applications that may be installed, maliciously, without its knowledge. 

 

Referral links to other websites 

The website may include links, hyperlinks, banners to other websites upon which “Istorima” does not exercise control and is not in any way associated with them.  "Istorima" is not responsible for the content, privacy policy, quality, security, legality and accuracy of the information or services of other websites and/or pages to which it may refer or provide links to. 

 

Minors 

The use of the pages and services of this website to a user/visitor who is a minor is possible only with the consent of their parents or guardians. 

 

Cookies  Policy 

 "Istorima" uses cookies to make its website work properly, personalize content and ads, provide social media features, and analyze its traffic.  Information about your activity on the “Istorima” website may also be shared with social media, advertising and analytics partners.  

 

Which cookies are used 

Functionality cookies 

These cookies allow for improved functionality and personalization, such as video and live chat. They may be designated by us or by third-party service providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, some or all of these features may not work correctly. 

Targeting/ Advertising Cookies 

Targeting cookies are used to provide content that best suits your interests. They can be used to send targeted advertising and/or offers, limit ad views, or measure the effectiveness of an ad campaign. They are usually placed to remember your visit to a website. 

Tracking-Tools 

They are used for statistical purposes and in order to assess the optimal functioning of the website.  

 

Google analytics 

This is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc.. The information collected is anonymized and is used to assess the use of the website, to compile reports on the activity of the website; to provide other services related to website activity and internet use for market research and web design purposes.  In no case will your IP address be linked to other data that Google has.  All IP addresses are anonymized, such that it is not possible to link them with a physical or legal entity (IP masking).  Managing this data can be achieved via Cookie deletion (see below). For more information visit the Google Analytics Help Center: 

https://support.google.com/analytics/?hl=en#topic=3544906 

 

Google Adwords Conversion Tracking 

To statistically record the use of the website and evaluate it by us, Google Adwords Conversion Tracking is also used, in cases where only the user has reached our website through a Google ad (redirection).  These cookies expire after 30 days and are never used to identify an individual user. 

In the interests of protecting users, review Annex II. 

https://services.google.com/sitestats/en.html 

 

Cookie Deletion 

Depending on your browser, you can delete cookies from our website at any time, as well as from everyone you have visited. Below, we refer you to the respective instructions depending on your browser. 

Internet Explorer 

Chrome 

Firefox 

Opera 

Safari 

 

Applicable Law – Jurisdiction 

These terms are interpreted under Greek law.  In order to resolve any dispute that may arise during the interpretation or application of these terms of use as well as from any electronic transactions made through this website, the courts of Athens (Greece) have sole jurisdiction. 

  

Communication

In case the visitor/user has any questions or needs any help in connection with the use of this website please contact the relevant department of "Istorima". 

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