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1. Website Terms Of Use

This version is in effect since July 2008
Welcome to www.antikythera-mechanism.gr (the "Website"). This Website is administered by the administrator. This website is a open resource that provides information about the Antikythera Mechanism as well as promoting scientific research and public understanding.
Protecting your privacy is important to the administrator. This Policy explains how the administrator collects, uses, stores and discloses the personal information that you may provide while using the Website or when sending an email or other electronic communications ("Electronic Communications"). Any personal information you provide to the administrator through the Website or Electronic Communications will be treated with care, and subject to this Policy will not be used or disclosed in ways to which you have not consented.
Please be sure to read this entire Policy before using and submitting information to the Website or via Electronic Communications. By using the Website and submitting your personal information via the Website or by Electronic Communications, you consent to the collection, use, storage and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Policy, as amended from time to time. If you do not agree with this Policy, please do not use the Website.

2. Information Automatically Collected

Non-Identifiable Information. Like many other third party sites, the Website may automatically collect certain non-identifiable information regarding Website users, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, the IP address of your Internet service provider, the date and time you access the Website, the Internet address of the third party site from which you linked directly to the Website, the operating system you are using, the sections of the Website you visit, the Website pages read and images viewed, and the materials you download from the Website. This non-identifiable information is used for Website and system administration purposes and to improve the Website. Your non-identifiable information may be disclosed to others and permanently archived for future use.

3. Cookies

The Website may use "cookies", a technology that installs information on a Website user's computer to permit the Website to recognize future visits using that computer. Cookies enhance the convenience and use of the Website. If you do not wish us to send cookies, you may set your browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do so, you may affect your use of the Website and your ability to access certain features of the Website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site (the ads on this site are always displayed at the footer of the pages). Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to the users based on their visit to this site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at:

4. Personal Information You Specifically Provide

Your Personal Information. During your use of the Website, you may be asked to voluntarily provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) for purposes such as facilitating communications with you and providing you with the administrator services. You will be informed at each information collection point what information is required and what information is optional. Also, you may voluntarily provide us with your personal information via Electronic Communications.

5. Use of Your Personal Information

The administrator may use your personal information to contact and correspond with you, to respond to your inquiries, confirm your identity, to promote and facilitate the development, achievement and harmonization of research projects, to help the administrator managing its educational affairs and as otherwise permitted by law. Generally, the administrator will consider the fact that you have voluntarily visited the Website and have provided the administrator with contact information to signify your consent for the administrator to use your contact information for purposes of tracking the administrator communications with you and providing you with information relating to the administrator or related information which the administrator thinks may be of interest or use to you. Only the members of the administration team with proper authorization will have access to your personal information, and only to the extent necessary for the purposes described in this Policy, as amended from time to time.

6. Disclosure of Your Personal Information

Personal information provided to the administrator will not be sold or shared with third parties without your prior consent, other than what is necessary to provide the administrator services, which may include providing relevant information to third parties directly involved in the promotion and facilitation of the development, achievement and harmonization of research projects and educational programmes.
Tracking Information. In addition, the administrator may use non-personal information to create aggregate tracking information reports regarding Website user demographics and Website traffic patterns. None of the tracking information in the reports can be connected to the identities or other personal information of individual users. The administrator also may link tracking information with Website users' personal information. Once such a link is made, all of the linked information is treated as personal information and will be used and disclosed only in accordance with this Policy, as amended from time to time.

7. Law Enforcement and Legal Disclosure

The administrator may disclose your personal information to a government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information or where the administrator has reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful in the investigation of unlawful activity, or to comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of information, or to comply with court rules regarding the production of records and information, or to the administrator’s legal counsel.

8. Storing and Securing Your Information

The administrator will store and process your personal information. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. Due to the nature of the Internet and Internet technologies, security and privacy risks cannot be eliminated and the administrator cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Policy. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this Website or any Electronic Communications may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail or Electronic Communications. When you provide information, you do so at your own risk.

9. Third Party Sites

This Website may contain links or references to third party sites or Internet resources. When you click on one of those links you are contacting a third party site or Internet resource that may collect information about you voluntarily or through cookies or other technologies. The administrator has no responsibility or liability for or control over those third party sites or Internet resources or their collection, use, storage and disclosure of your personal information. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every third party site you visit. When you follow a link and leave the Website, you do so at your own risk.

10. Website Terms of Use Agreement

The Website Terms of Use Agreement governing your use of the Website (which may be viewed by clicking here) contains important provisions, including provisions disclaiming, limiting and excluding the liability of the administrator and others regarding your use of the Website and provisions determining the applicable law and exclusive jurisdiction for the resolution of any disputes regarding your use of the Website. Each of those provisions also applies to any disputes that may arise in relation to this Policy and the collection, use, storage and disclosure of your personal information, and are of the same force and effect as if they had been reproduced directly in this Policy.

11. Former Users

If you stop using the Website or your permission to use the Website is terminated by the administrator. The administrator may continue to use and disclose your personal information in accordance with this Policy, as amended from time to time.

12. Policy Changes

To accommodate changes in the Website, changing technology and legal developments, this Policy may be changed by the administrator from time to time at the administrator's sole discretion and without any prior notice or liability to you or any other person. The administrator's collection, use, storage and disclosure of your personal information will be governed by the version of this Policy in effect at that time. New versions of this Policy will be posted here. Your continued use of the Website subsequent to any changes to this Policy will signify that you consent to the collection, use, storage and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the changed Policy. Accordingly, when you use the Website or receive or request any Electronic Communication, you should check the date of this Policy and review any changes since the last version. You should also bookmark this page and periodically review this Policy to ensure that you are familiar with the most current version.

13. Your Comments

If you have any comments or questions about this Policy or your personal information, please contact the administrator at antikythera [dot] mechanism [at] gmail [dot] com.