Privacy Policy

We are aware that you have placed your trust in us. Therefore, we handle your personal data with the utmost care. How exactly do we do that?

You register with our webpage, sign up or subscribe to a newsletter. When you use one of our services, we may ask you for your personal details, so that we can provide you with good service. These could be your name, address, email address and telephone number.


We will use your personal data exclusively for the purpose for which have you provided it. If you entered your name and email address to subscribe to a newsletter, for example, we will not use the data to send you other information. Unless expressly stated otherwise, we will not pass on your personal data to third parties. Your data may be used by the authorities, if legally required.

If you ask us a question we may need to involve another organisation to answer this question. The data that we exchange with this organisation will only be used by them to answer your question.

When you subscribe to a newsletter, you can indicate a preference for certain topics. You will then only get to see news about those topics. We will save your preferences for as long as you are subscribed to the newsletter.

When you leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Under 16

If you are under 16 years of age your parents or guardians need to give us permission to process your personal data.

Storage and protection

We do not store your personal data for longer than necessary. For example, if you cancel your subscription to one of our newsletters, we will delete your personal data. We will process and protect your personal data with due care.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Your data

You can request to access personal data we have stored under your name, or ask for it to be rectified or erased. You can also revoke your consent.

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

We cannot remove your data if we need them to carry out an agreement we have with you, or if we need to store your data for another reason. This is the case, for example, if Art. 17 (3) GDPR applies.


A request to see, amend, or remove your data is free of charge.

If your request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, we can decide not to process your request.


Our website uses cookies. Read our Cookie statement to find out what this means for you.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Do you have a complaint or objection?

If you do not agree with the way we process your personal data, you can submit a complaint to us ( You can also submit your complaint to the Hellenic Data Protection Authority.

The Data Protection Officer

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

The contact e-mail of the Data Protection Officer (DPO), who supervises the application of and compliance with the GDPR at the International Hellenic University is:

Privacy policy amendments

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy within the framework of the applicable laws and regulations relating to privacy and data protection, more specifically the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will inform you about any amendments to our privacy policy.