Privacy Policy

The company “EK ARCHITECTURAL PUBLICATIONS Ltd” (hereinafter “the Company”) respects the personal data of each visitor to its website. The present policy has been created according to EU Regulation (ΕU) 2016/679 and, along with the Company’s Terms of Service, is applied to the present webpage (www.ek-mag.com), to mobile applications and other services, such as bulletins and notices and describes how the Company processes personal data collected from you or provided by you.

This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected through the Company’s website and not through third-party websites of companies or organizations to which we may be affiliated.

For any questions regarding the present Privacy Policy and/or any matter regarding the processing of your data and the assertion of your rights, please contact the Company at the following e-mail address: [email protected].

The Company collects and keeps data that are either provided willingly by the visitors of it’s website or are communicated in the framework of the website’s usage, the services it offers and the process of satisfying requests by inserting personal information and/or answers to the appropriate fields. Also, the Company is bound to protect the information (hereinafter: personal data) that is collected via the internet, through this website or by communicating / cooperating with you by e-mail and to use it in the appropriate way.

 

1. Collection and purposes of usage of personal data

At the Company, we exclusively collect and administer only the personal data that is provided voluntarily by you, when we ask you to fill-in your personal data at the appropriate fields in the process of creating an account at the Company’s website, or of obtaining a subscription to the publications and magazines of the Company (ek, Villas, Apartments, Maison de Campagne, MykonosVillas, ParosVillas and SantoriniVillas), or to the Company’s newsletter, or for your communication with the Company by e-mail, to the extent that the data it necessary for satisfying your requests. Wherever additional information is required, you shall be advised accordingly at the time that the information is collected.

More specifically, personal data is collected:

  • In the process of creating an account at the website, when you provide us with your full name, e-mail address and a personal password.
  • During your registration as a subscriber of the magazines, when we collect solely the information that is absolutely necessary for the fulfillment of your order, the dispatch of the magazines and the issuing of all legally required tax documents (full name, occupation, company, V.A.T. Number, Tax Authority, address, city, area, phone no., fax no., e-mail address and – if required – data pertaining to your credit card).
  • In the process of subscribing to our newsletter, when you provide us with your full name, e-mail address and a personal password
  • In the process of electronically purchasing printed or digital material, where, upon submission of your order, you provide your full name, country, address, city, area, postal code, phone no. and e-mail address.
  • While submitting a project publication request in the Company’s publications, is filled in the name, the email address, the telephone, the project title, the project location, and the type / category to which the project belongs.
  • During the online declaration of participation in events organized by the Company or on behalf of third parties, is stated the name, the profession, the business status, the e-mail address and the telephone.
  • While communicating with the Company either by email, telephone, post or via physical appearance during the exhibitions / events we organize and / or participate in.
  • Except for the information you voluntarily give us, certain information is automatically collected while visiting the Company’s Website via data detection technologies we use [for example cookies, which collect information from your computer, including technical information, such as your IP address, the operating system, the type and the version of your browser]. By using our site you accept the use of cookies. Click here for more information.

By subscribing to the services provided by the Company, you consent to the storage and use of your Personal Data in accordance with the current Privacy Policy. Under current legislation (Rule 6 of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679), the personal data processing is being permitted for the provision of services and fulfillment of our obligations.

Your Personal Data is used for the purposes stated herein, provided that we obtain prior permission, or unless this is required or permitted by law.

The purpose of the collection, usage and processing of personal data is to: a) provide services and products which require the use and / or processing in order to be obtainable such as ordering via the Company’s website, sending magazines, posting advertisements or projects, updating new issues, magazine activities and other events and fulfillment of contractual obligations in the framework of execution, delivery, pricing of orders, issuance of tax documents, b) execute requests or respond to inquiries to facilitate the ordering process and its execution, c) promote products and services provided by the Company and via the Website and d) comply with the requirements of applicable law.

 

2. Transmission of Personal Data

In some cases, the Company may transmit personal data to natural or legal persons who cooperate with, in order to respond while executing requests and contractual obligations.

The Company may transfer certain personal data to other companies affiliated with, and / or store personal data in various locations, as well as in a cloud environment.

Visitors consent to such transfer and / or storage of their personal data abroad while providing them online. In any case, while the personal data is being transmitted to third parties, the consent of the Personal Data Subject is strictly required.

 

3. Access to Personal Data and Rights

At any time, the data subject has the right to be informed about his/her personal data, the purpose of their storage and processing, as well as to correct, update or modify said data, or to request their deletion by submitting a relevant request at info@ ek- mag.com via the email address that he or she has declared. Also, the data subject has the right to request the deletion of the personal data while processing them pursuant to his/her consent or in order to protect our legitimate interests and once the processing purpose has been completed and the storage period provided by law or contract has lapsed.

Furthermore, in certain services, such as the e-newsletter, you have the right to unsubscribe from the relevant recipient list, at anytime, by selecting the unsubscription option which is being included in every newsletter you receive.

At any time, the data subject has the right to object to the processing of his / her personal data and more precisely to exercise any of the rights provided by the law on the protection of personal data.

Furthermore, whenever the processing of personal data is based on the consent of the individual, he/she has the right to withdraw said consent freely, without effect to the legality of the processing that has been done before retraction based on his/her consent. The withdrawal of the data subject’s consent shall be sent to [email protected]. You can also use the unsubscription options by following the link in our electronic communications.

 

4. Data Retention Period

Personal data is stored as long as is required by applicable law for the execution of the contract and for the foundation, exercise, and / or support of legal claims.

When processing is required by the provisions of the current legal framework, personal data will be stored for as long as the relevant provisions require.

For the purposes of promoting products and services (marketing activities), your personal data is kept until the withdrawal of consent.

 

5. Personal Data Security and Data Protection Officer

The Company uses appropriate technical, organizational and security measures to protect Personal Data and information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, revelation or disclosure.

For the purposes of the current Privacy Policy, contact shall be made with the processing supervisor at [email protected] for the exercise of rights in accordance with applicable personal data protection laws and this Privacy Policy.

 

6. Privacy Policy Revisions

The Company reserves the right to amend or revise this Privacy Policy in order to comply with its legal or regulatory obligations. In case of changes, the Company will indicate the date of amendment or revision of the current Policy. However, the subject of personal data should be informed periodically about the terms of the current Privacy Policy for any changes concerning the way Personal Data is handled. This policy was last revised on 11.11.2019.

Terms of Service

The company named “EK ARCHITECTURAL PUBLICATIONS Ltd” (hereinafter referred to as “EK”), has created the website www.ek-mag.com in order to provide information and services to users concerning its products and in accordance with the following terms of service (hereinafter referred to as “Terms of Service”), which the visitor / user must read carefully along with the Privacy Policy and only if they agree with the current terms fully and unreservedly, should they visit or use the pages and services. By using the Website www.ek-mag.com (hereinafter referred to as the “Site”) you are accepting the current “Terms of Service” as they apply.

 

SITE CONTENT

i. The brand, the title, the trademark, the images, the graphics, the distinctive features, as well as all the content and information of this site belong to EK and constitute the intellectual property of EK. Also any trademarks, names, brands, trading names or any intellectual and industrial property rights of third parties (such as designs, texts, photographs, images, illustrations, logos, blueprints, graphics, etc.), that are being displayed on our site are governed by and protected by national and international copyright laws and regulations.

ii. The visitor / user is explicitly prohibited from reproducing, in whole or in part, or from republishing, copying, storing, giving, disseminating, transmitting, distributing, publishing, downloading, selling, and in any way using and commercially exploiting said content for the purpose of profit without the prior written authorization of the EK.

iii. The site may also refer to other websites whose providers are fully responsible for the security and validity of the content of their websites. Any reference or citation via a link to another website is provided for your convenience and we are not responsible for the content, products and services provided therein, nor for any problems or damage derived from the usage of webpages to which the links found on this site refer. The user should be informed about the terms of service and the Privacy Policy of these third-party websites. In any case, EK bears no responsibility to the user for his / her use of third-party websites solely by displaying them through the www.ek-mag.com website.

iv. EK makes every possible effort to provide high quality services without guaranteeing that the site, as well as any information and / or services contained herein, will be provided without interruption and / or error. EK also makes every effort to protect its site from malware but cannot guarantee that it is free of viruses and therefore every user must take care to protect his access device before using the site.

EK reserves the right to modify, abolish, reintroduce etc. part or whole of its services, temporarily, permanently or periodically without warning its visitors / users, as its availability may also depend on factors for which it is not responsible.

Moreover, it reserves the right to send users relevant information for the presentation of its services as well as promotional material.

EK is not responsible for any damage that may occur to any user / visitor of the site in relation to its operation or not, as well as its use, and / or failure to provide services or information.

 

VISITOR / USER OBLIGATIONS

i. Every visitor / user must comply with the current legislative framework as well as the applicable European Union and International legislation by making lawful usage of the site in accordance with the current “Terms of Service” and by abstaining from any illegal, unlawful or abusive behavior during his/her visit.

ii. Indicatively, the following are prohibited:

  • sending, publishing, emailing, or the transmission in any other way of any content that infringes on users’ morals and social values ​​in general or that infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights of third parties.
  • the adoption of practices of unfair competition or of other practices that violate the Internet User Code of Conduct.
  • transmitting any content to which the user is not entitled in any way, as well as the alteration by the visitor / user of the published content of any kind, as well as the interference or intervention, in any form, to the services of our site, the disruption of same or of their servers or even of the networks connected to the site.
  • in any way performing, distributing, or promoting content that contains digital viruses, electronic code, or other types of files that may detriment, disrupt, or even damage the site, our installed system, or the visitor / user equipment. In case that such content causes damage to either our software and technical equipment or to third party equipment, the person that installs, disseminates or promotes the harmful content is solely responsible for the repair of the damage and of any harm to property, in addition to any criminal liability that such act(s) may entail.
  • the deliberate or unintentional breach of applicable law as well as causing damage to any third party via usage, by any means, of this site.

iii. The site advertises natural or legal persons and products, and more precisely, only and strictly those adverts that EK decides to post after signing the relative contracts with advertisers for this purpose. For that reason, any posting, publishing, sending, transferring or in any other way notification through the website of any promotional content, message or link is explicitly prohibited without the prior written consent of EK. If such an act is in any way committed, in breach of the present Terms of Service, by a visitor / or user, EK is entitled to delete such material directly, retaining the full right to enact all lawful measures against the offender concerned.

 

CREATION OF A PERSONAL ACCOUNT

The site allows the visitor / user to create their own account in order to receive a newsletter by completing the relevant online registration form. For registration, the user must provide his / her full name, e-mail address and a password. Each user is solely responsible for the contact details that he/she declares, which must be true and accurate. Having established that inaccurate information has been submitted, EK has the right to cancel the user’s registration at any time.

This information is personal to each user and should not be disclosed to any third party. The user is solely responsible for all acts performed by using his email address and password. In case either the e-mail address or the password of the user is used by a third party not authorized by the user, the latter is obliged to immediately notify EK. In any case, EK is not liable to the user for any damage caused to him.

The user has the right to request, at any time, his deletion from the newsletter recipient list by selecting the “unsubscribe” option, which is found in every newsletter the recipient receives.

EK is bound to safekeep any personal data as prescribed in these Terms of Service, the Company’s Privacy Policy and the applicable law.

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS / TRANSACTIONS TERMS

i. Subscriber Registration

The visitor / user of the site has the opportunity to register as a subscriber to magazines by stating his full name, occupation, VAT no., Tax Authority, address, city, country, telephone, fax, e-mail address as well as his/her credit card details when required.

ii. Security

Recognizing the importance of e-commerce security, EK has taken all necessary measures to ensure maximum security. All payments made by using a card are processed through Alpha Bank’s online e-commerce platform, which uses TLS 1.1 encryption with 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Encryption is a way of encoding information until it reaches its designated recipient, who can decode it using the appropriate key. This will encrypt all your personal information, including your credit card number, name and address, so that they cannot be read during the transfer.

iii. Mode of Payment

Payments are made by credit, debit and prepaid cards from Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, Diners, Masterpass and Paypal e-wallet.

iv. Delivery / Shipment

Products can be shipped anywhere internally or abroad. The products will be shipped by courier to the place you have indicated on the courier shipment form or through the Greek Post Office for the areas that cannot be reached by courier service and in this case the delivery time is specified by the Greek Post Office. Shipments of products will take place daily except for Saturday, Sunday and public holidays and we will make every effort to do so within 1-3 business days (Monday to Friday). For products whose availability is indicated as “ON ORDER” or “LIMITED AVAILABILITY” or “TEMPORARILY NOT AVAILABLE” and provided that they can be ordered from EK’s suppliers, the delivery time shall be approximately 5 to 30 business days (Monday to Friday) depending on the product category. The place of delivery is stated in the “Order form”. Shipping costs are included in the final amount of your order.

Upon delivery and in order to identify any defects in the products, you should check their condition as well as their intact packaging. If you find any defect, please contact us either at 210-7259083 or via email address at [email protected].

v. The Subscriber has the right to request termination of the subscription and deletion from the subscriber list at any time by sending an email to [email protected].

 

DECLARATION OF AGREEMENT

EK may, at its sole discretion, immediately denounce any agreement that it may have with you in accordance with the current terms, at any time after giving notice to you and/or – if you possess an account – by canceling your membership and the access to your account. The company may suspend your use of the site without warning at any time without incurring any responsibility towards you.

 

MODIFICATION / REVIEW OF TERMS

We reserve the right to modify or update the current Terms periodically without notice. The current – at each time – version of the Terms of Service will appear from the date on which any changes become operative and shall affect the transactions that took place prior to their change.

Last revision of the current terms on 11.11.2019

 

APPLICABLE LAW

These Terms of Use, the use of the site and online ordering transactions via online orders are governed by Greek law. The Courts of Athens shall be responsible for resolving any dispute arising out of the application and interpretation of the current Terms of Use.

 

CONTACT

For any further information about the company as well as for any problem that may arise regarding the order and current terms, you can contact us at 210 7259083-5 or via our e-mail [email protected].

Secure Payment

All payments made using a card are processed through Alpha Bank’s “Alpha e-Commerce” electronic payment platform and uses TLS 1.1 encryption with a 128-bit encryption protocol (Secure Sockets Layer – SSL). Encryption is a way of encoding information until it reaches its intended recipient, who will be able to decode it using the appropriate key.

Μethods of Payment

Via credit, debit and prepaid cards of Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, Diners, and the Masterpass e-wallet.

Delivery

For the delivery of the products to your home, we cooperate with recognized courier companies. Orders are shipped the next business day from the day the order was placed. Shipping costs are included in the final amount and are automatically calculated when you place your order.

Cancellations

Returns are accepted within 14 days from the date of purchase of the product without having to state the reasons for the return, provided that the packaging and the product are intact. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer. The money will be sent to a bank account (National, Alpha, Piraeus or Eurobank) that you will give us within 10 days of receiving the returned product.