1. Preamble

The use of the website including the web crawling, the caching services and any other services provided by the website, implies the full acceptance of the herein described terms of use and recommends their practical acceptance.

2. Definitions

As institution/ organization is defined "Greek Academic Network (GUnet)".

As user’s graphical interface of the website (interface henceforth) is defined the sum of visual elements (graphic prints, the layout of them, images etc.), of literary works (texts) and any other elements, that are part of the user’s interface. The interface does not include the content and website software.

As software of the website is defined the set of software used for the website’s services.

Αs content of the website is defined the digital courses and the educational resources with any other projects included, the sum of them, as well as their associated metadata and sets.

As use is defined any act that falls into the economic power of the holder of the copyright, of the related rights or of sui generis database right, especially in any way use of the services of the website, such as browsing, searching, viewing, downloading etc of the content.

As metadata is defined the information that describes datasets and data services and makes possible the discovery, the recording and the use of them.

As a user is accounted anyone who makes use of the website.

As service is defined the based on digital technologies processing functions that serve the user’s needs.

As registered are defined the users who subscribe themselves to the services provided by the Institution/ organization and give their consent for the processing of their data only for the provision of Additional Services.

3. Legal Use

The use of the website must be made only for legal purposes, in accordance with the terms hereof and in a way that does not limit or impede their use by third parties. The user of this website must not commit any acts or omissions that may cause malfunction of this website and adversely affect or endanger the provision of services to users.


4.1 Interface
The interface, to the extent that the institution/ organization has the copyright or the necessary licenses, is available with the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY SA v.4.0) license.

4.2. Software The software used for the development and operation of the website is Free/Open Software (FOSS) and it is available with the term (General Public License (GPL) edition 2.0.

4.3 Content
The website hosts metadata type content from other relevant websites relating to the disposal of the Open Digital Courses from the Greek Universities and Technological Institutions under the conditions established by Open Digital Courses (ODC) and Open Educational Recourses (OER) distributors. The metadata are available only for personal, non-commercial use. The website does not host ODC and OER but redirects users to the ODC of the above mentioned institutions.
Any other work protected by copyright law and available under other licenses than those described above, is explicitly identified as such and is determined with specific authorization.

5. Privacy Policy

The institution/ organization may collect and process personal data of users in order to be able to offer the services of its website to them.

In each case, any processing:
● complies with the law
● is for specified purposes and for time disclosed to the person before processing started
● requires the consent of the person or happens for any other legitimate purposes specified by law.

In case the user wishes to access the services of the website and participate in the continuous improvement of them, may be asked to provide personal data through the data collection form of the website. The Institution/ organization may use personal data for informational purposes or send e-mails or newsletters to the registered user/visitor.

The Institution/ organization does not transfer or publish personal data of users/visitors of the website to third parties, unless otherwise is provided by law or if it is a contractual obligation or it is necessary for the proper operation of the website and the accomplishment of its functions.

The Institution/ organization may process all or part of the information sent by the users for statistical and improvement purposes of the given services-information. The user can contact with the site administrator in order to check for the existence of a personal record, to correct, change, or delete it.

During the use of the website, personal and non personal identification of users may be collected using technologies, such as cookies and/or monitoring ip addresses and other similar technologies such as those resulting from the contact of the browser with the server. The cookies are small text files on the user’s hard disk that don’t take note of any document or file from his computer nor led to the identification of the computer with any person. They are used to facilitate user access in the use of specific services and/or pages of the website and to determine the areas which are useful or popular.

Non personal information may also include the type of the browser used by the user, the type of the computer, the operating system, the provider of web services (ISP) and other such information. The user of the website can set his browser in such a way as to warn him for the use of cookies on certain services or to refuse to accept the use of cookies in any case. If the visitor/user of the services and pages does not want to use “cookies” to identify himself may have limited access to some of the services, uses or functions provided by this website. The collection of all data, which fall into the category of personal data received by the institution through this website, either being sent, where appropriate, by users or being collected during navigation browsing and use of the website, is in accordance with the Law 2472/1997 (the amendments of Law.3625/2007) and Law 3471/2006 on the protection of personal data.

6. Disclosure and Removing Illegal Posted Content Policy

The website does not host the ODCs and the OERs but redirects the users to the institutional platforms where the digital courses of the Greek Universities are hosted. For notification and removal issues of illegally posted content, contact the institution that has posted such content as is defined in the disclosure and illegal posted content removal policy.

7. Disclaimer

The institution/ organization provides the content (e.g. information, names, photographs, depictions, data etc.) and the services available through the website «EXACTLY AS THEY ARE». Under no circumstances, the institution will not be liable for any legal claims of civil or criminal nature, nor for any possible damage (direct, special or consequential) of the user of this website.

The website may contain references (links) to websites of third parties exclusively for the user’s information. The reference to links belonging to third parties DOES not constitute adoption of their views and operations or acceptance of the content that they express, publish or post. Third parties-institutions/ organizations of the websites, responsible according to the law, are responsible only for the content of their sites or for any damage that may result from their use, when the user accesses them. The user accepts that visiting the sites of third parties means leaving the website and subjecting to the conditions of their use.

The institution/ organization will make every possible effort to succeed the good operation of the network, although it does not guarantee that the functions of the servers will be uninterrupted, error-free, and free of viruses, malware or other similar items.

The institution/ organization will not be liable, under any circumstances, for the damage suffered a user of the web pages, services, options and content of the website. It also does not guarantee that any associated with its own website, site or servers through which any service made available to the user/visitor does not contain “viruses” or other malicious software, such as it does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or availability of content, pages, services, options or the results of their use.

8. Jurisdiction, validity and modifications

The terms and conditions of use of this website and any amendment or alteration will be governed and supplemented by the Greek and European law and relevant international treaties. The Greek Courts are defined as any litigation courts arising from this. Any provision of the terms above found to be contrary to the aforementioned legal framework or becomes unenforceable, ceases to have effect and removed from the present, without, in any case, affect the validity of other conditions.

The terms and conditions of use of this website constitute the entire agreement between the institution/ organization and the user/visitor of the websites and their services and commit only those. No modifications of these terms of use will be taken into account and it is not part of this agreement unless expressed in writing and incorporated into these terms of use. Unless otherwise specified, with notice to the institutions website, the above conditions of use will be immediately valid in their entirety.

The institution reserves the right to unilaterally modify, add, alter the content or the services of the website and its terms of use, whenever it deems necessary.