Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Legal notice

The content of this website is produced under the popAI project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon2020 Programme for research and innovation under grant agreement No. 101022001. It is the property of the popAI consortium and shall not be distributed or reproduced without formal approval. The content of this website is protected by copyright.

The EU logo in this website is owned by the European Commission. The use of the logo reflects that the popAI consortium receives funding from the European Commission. Apart from this, the European Commission has no responsibility for the content of this website. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of the popAI consortium and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union.

1. General terms and conditions of use

This legal notice is an agreement between popAI consortium members as owners of this website and you as the user (the “user”). If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this legal notice, you are not authorised to use or access the website.

The user of the present website of popAI acknowledges that the user has verified that the computer configuration used does not contain any viruses or any other malicious software and that it operates perfectly.

The user is solely responsible for the selection, use and interpretation of the data which the user consults, searches and transmits on the Internet.

popAI consortium members, the responsible for this website, reserves the right to modify the present legal notice at any time. The user shall abide by the conditions of use of the portal contained in the most recent version of the legal notice available on the portal at the time of such use.

2. Contents of the website

popAI consortium members maintains this website to enhance public access to information about the popAI project activities and to inform about the current status of the project in general.

This information is:

  • of a general nature only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity;
  • not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date;
  • sometimes linked to external sites, over which popAI consortium has no control and for which it assumes no responsibility;
  • not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).

Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. We reserve the right to correct the content of this website at any time and without notice.

However, popAI consortium members accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information neither for the presence of viruses or malicious software on the popAI website.

It is our goal to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However, some data or information on our site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. popAI consortium accepts no responsibility regarding such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.

Any user who discovers inaccuracies, erroneous information or information of a clearly unlawful nature is invited to inform popAI consortium members at  info@pop-ai.eu.

3. Use of hyperlinks

This site includes information made available by hyperlinks to other sites which have not been developed by popAI consortium members. The popAI consortium does not take any responsibility or give any warranty for the content of those internet pages, to which our website provides direct or indirect links. Users of our website follow these links to other websites and homepages entirely at their own risk and will use them according to the legal conditions valid for those websites. popAI consortium shall under no circumstances be liable for hyperlinks to other sites from this site.

The existence of a link from this site to another site shall not constitute any acquiescence or warranty on the part of popAI consortium with respect to content or any person who runs such other site.

The creation of hyperlinks to this site shall be subject to the explicit prior approval of the popAI consortium.

4. Data controller for personal data processing

The person responsible for the processing of personal data on this website pursuant to Art. 4 para. 7 of the Basic EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Elena Galifianaki. Information about the person responsible:

Elena Galifianaki is a Communications Officer for various EU projects, currently working at the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos, Patr. Gregoriou E & Neapoleos Str 27, 15341 Agia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece: egalif@iit.demokritos.gr

5. Types of data and purposes and legal basis for data processing

Navigation data: The computer systems and software procedures used to operate the website acquire some data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols. These data (URIs of requested resources, the time of the request, the method used to request to the server, the size of the file obtained in reply and other parameters regarding the user’s operating system and IT environment) are used exclusively to obtain anonymous statistical information on the use of the site and to monitor the correct functioning of the website. The legal basis for these data processing is the legitimate interests pursued by the Controller (Art. 6 para.1 point (f) GDPR).

‘Contact us’ form: we collect information when you fill out the “contact us” form. The legal basis for the data processing is your consent as you voluntarily submit queries for us to answer them. When registering your question, we need to collect your name and your email address.

6. Rights of the data subject

According to the GDPR You have the following rights towards us with regard to personal data concerning you

  • Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • Right of correction or deletion (Art. 16 GDPR Art. 17 GDPR)
  • Right of limitation of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
  • Right of opposition to processing (Art. 21 GDPR)
  • Right of data transferability (Art. 20 GDPR)

You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.

You can exercise your rights by sending us an email here: info@pop-ai.eu

7. Retention of personal data

The personal data will be kept for the time necessary to provide the requested services and exclusively for the period in which the services will be active.

8. Recipients of personal data

The popAI consortium will not exchange personal data with third parties for financial gain unless required by law; when this is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract with the data subject; or when the data subject has given his or her explicit, informed consent to the transfer of the data.

9. Cookies

Cookies are used on popAI website for its technical functioning and for gathering statistics.

The legal basis for processing personal data by using session cookies is legitimate interest of the Controller (Art. 6 para.1 point (f) GDPR). Without the use of the session cookies especially, several functions could not be offered on our website.

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on the visitor’s computer or mobile device. The information on this page lists the cookies that this website uses and describes their purpose.
You will also find more details here about cookies relating to our social media channels and Matomo Analytics, the service we use for our statistics.

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 visit our login page, 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.

Necessary Cookies

popAI is active on Necessary Cookies, that is cookies essential to navigate within the website using all its features. The installation of necessary cookies does not require the user’s consent but only carries the obligation to inform the user about their existence.

Preferences cookies

These cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Statistic Cookies

Matomo Analytics is a free software to provide detailed and real-time reports on visitors to a website, including the search engines of origin, keywords used, language used and most visited pages. It is written in PHP and JavaScript and is distributed under the free GNU General Public License.

Matomo can be configured to follow even the strictest privacy laws – like GDPR, HIPAA, CCPA, LGPD and PECR. Simply by choosing Matomo, the user ensures all valuable information is private and owned by one person and that the website respects visitors’ privacy. The source code of the software is open-source so hundreds of people have reviewed it to ensure it is secure and keeps data private.

Matomo ensures compliance to GDPR as it guarantees:

  • Data anonymisation
  • GDPR Manager
  • Users can opt-out of all tracking
  • First-party cookies by default
  • People can view the data collected
  • Capabilities to delete visitor data when requested
  • The data is not used for any other purposes (compared to Google Analytics)
  • IP anonymization
  • Visitor log and profiles can be disabled
  • Data is stored in the EU (Matomo Cloud) or in any country of your choice (Matomo On-Premise)

Matomo has also been approved by the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) as one of the select few web analytics tools that can be used to collect data without tracking consent. For those complying with CNIL, find out how to configure Matomo without tracking consent.

Marketing Cookies

The popAI website does not plan to integrate any marketing cookies. Note that for the purpose of popAI website this kind of cookies are provisioned only to enable an embedded previews of Facebook from Facebook social channel dedicated to popAI.

10. Intellectual property

All the information available on the website is protected by copyright. We also use creative content from websites that provide free of charge and royalty free content, fully respecting and taking under consideration any specific licensing terms of copyright exploitation. Unless otherwise indicated, reproduction of texts from these sites for non-commercial purposes and especially in educational situations is permitted, subject to the following three conditions being met:

  • Free dissemination;
  • Respect for the integrity of the reproduced documents: no modification or alteration of any kind;
  • Explicit mention of the websites used as a source and statement that the rights of reproduction are reserved and limited.

Any exception to these rules shall be subject to the prior written approval of popAI consortium members and the author of the creative content.

11. Responsibility

The user accepts that any access to the website or any use of the website shall be on the user own responsibility.

popAI consortium declines all liability for direct or indirect damage which may be caused by the use of the site, particularly in relation to an interruption to or cessation of the operation of the site or a dysfunction of the site which may result in particular from a shutdown for maintenance or upgrading of the computer system of popAI consortium members, technical faults or network overloads, faults in telephone lines, errors, negligence or misdemeanours by suppliers of Internet services or by a third party, or a virus acquired via the Internet.

12. Greek law and courts

The law of Greece shall apply. The user is informed that only Athens courts are competent to pronounce a ruling with respect to any disputes which may arise relating to the use, interpretation and implementation of the information and data featured on this website.

13. Contacts

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy statement or data processing please contact: info@pop-ai.eu.