Privacy policy

Who we are

  • The web address of AcropolisofAthens.gr is: www.acropolisofathens.gr
  • AcropolisofAthens.gr has been created and authored voluntarily by Nikolaos Chatziandreou (except where other content authors/contributors are specified) as a good-will, non-profit initiative to promote culture and education. You can find information about the author/administrator here.
  • Please note that AcropolisofAthens.gr is not an official or governmental website or a representative of the Acropolis of Athens or Acropolis Museum.
  • You can read about the history, envisaged role and purpose of this website in the About AcropolisofAthens.gr section.

What personal data this website collects and why it collects it

To make this site work properly, small data files called cookies may be placed on your device (subject to your consent upon accessing the website). 

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How does this website use cookies?

  • Authentication and security:
    • Generally, AcropolisofAthens.gr is an openly accessible website, as no logging in is required for the public to access the presented information. However, if you are an administrator or editor of the website, then cookies will need to be used to allow you to log into the administrator/editor control pages.
    • To protect your security.
    • To help detect invaders who try to violate website security against hackers.

For example, these technologies help authenticate your access to AcropolisofAthens.gr and prevent unauthorised parties from accessing your administrator or editor account. They also enable the presentation of appropriate content through the website.

  • Preferences:
    • To remember information about your browser and your preferences.

For example, cookies can help remember your preferred language or country that you are in. This enables a website to provide you with content in your preferred language without having to ask you each time you visit our site. In the case of AcropolisofAthens.gr, the language used is English (it is envisaged that, in the future, a Greek version will be offered as well, to help make the website appeal to a broader audience).

  • Analytics and research:
    • To help the website administrator improve and understand how people use the website, including pages, buttons and links.

For example, cookies can help a website administrator test different versions of the pages/content to see which particular features or content users prefer. In an effort to optimise and improve your experience on the website, cookies can be used to see how you interact with the pages of the website, such as when and how often you visit them and what links you click on. AcropolisofAthens.gr uses Google Analytics and StatCounter.com analytics to assist with this. On their respective websites, you can learn more about the cookies you may encounter through the use of Google Analytics and Statcounter.com.

  • Personalised content:
    • To enable integration with social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, enabling social media interactions.

For example, social media buttons embedded in the pages of this website can help you directly interact with those pages (e.g. ‘Like’, ‘Share’, and/or ‘Tweet’ them).

Embedded content from other websites

Pages on this website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. Those websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, can see read more at allaboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

You can read more about cookies and the law on the European Union cookies legislation webpage.

You can easily accept or reject the cookies on this website by clicking the respective buttons in the cookies notification bar at the top of the browser window when you first visit AcropolisofAthens.gr. Please note that, after clicking on a button to specify your choice, the cookies notification bar will then disappear. To change your choice, you will need to clear your web browser’s cookies before revisiting AcropolisofAthens.gr, so as to enable the cookies notification bar to reappear and give you the Accept/Reject option anew.

Contacting AcropolisofAthens.gr

You can contact/interact with AcropolisofAthens.gr and the author/administrator through the AcropolisofAthens.gr social media. If a person who accesses the website does not have a social media account, he or she can still send a message by email, by sending it to the AcropolisofAthens.gr Gmail address (Gmail is the electronic mail service by Google). The address comprises the main part of the website’s domain name (without the ‘.gr’ suffix) followed by the usual Gmail address suffix. Messages received on the AcropolisofAthens.gr social media and Gmail accounts are prevented from becoming public, by taking the normal, reasonable measures to protect these accounts by the use of secret security passwords.

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