CONDITIONS OF H.F.R.I.’s PORTAL USE
1. The content(s) of the
electronic portal (https://hfri.grnet.gr/)
of the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation, hereafter all referred
to as the “H.F.R.I. Portal” or “the Portal”, is subject to the present general
anyone who uses and has access to it, in any version and form thereof. HF.R.I.
any such modification on its portal. Upon registration on the H.F.R.I. Portal,
users acknowledge that they have read, understood and unconditionally accepted
by the user. Use of the H.F.R.I. Portal must be in accordance with the current
2. The object of the H.F.R.I. Portal
is the support and complete management of the procedures for the submission and
evaluation of proposals and monitoring of projects in the framework of H.F.R.I.’s
funding schemes and/or the candidacies for participation in the H.F.R.I.
Certified Experts Registry. In this context the H.F.R.I. Portal is open to
users applying for H.F.R.I. grants and Experts participating in the H.F.R.I.’s
Experts Registry and allows them to register, view and edit their personal data,
create, revise and submit proposals for funding, and/or submit candidacies for
participation in the H.F.R.I. Certified Experts Registry and perform their
tasks inside the Portal (evaluation, monitoring etc).
3. Individuals are prohibited
from using the H.F.R.I. Portal in order to forward data that entail or imply:
- false identification
of user or misleading statement regarding user’s relation or/and
collaboration with another person or legal entity,
- forgery or distortion
of users’ identification information, aiming at misleading with respect to
the origin of the content communicated via the H.F.R.I. Portal,
- advertising messages
or any kind of product or service or third party websites’ promotion,
unwanted messaging, as well as any kind of unwanted promotion of materials
of any kind.
- viruses or any kind
of electronic code, files or programs designed to interfere, destroy or
limit the function of any software of electronic equipment or
telecommunication network or equipment.
- interference with the
services or disruption of the services or servers or networks that are
connected to the H.F.R.I. Portal or non-compliance with the rules,
conditions, procedures and terms of the aforementioned networks.
- intentional or
unintentional violation of any local, national, European, international
legislation or/and any legislative rule that concerns or/and covers the H.F.R.I.
- any kind of invasion
of privacy and violation of individual, civil and social rights of the
users/members and of any person or legal entity.
4. By registering on the H.F.R.I.
Portal the users/participants explicitly accept that the information provided by
them is correct, true and valid and that every declaration they make in the H.F.R.I.
Portal shall be equivalent to a Solemn Declaration, as defined in Art. 8 of Law
1599/1986, acknowledging that any deliberate false statement could lead to
appropriate sanctions under the applicable law. Furthermore, the participants,
whenever asked, ought to provide all the original required documents, in
printed form, according to the current regulatory framework.
Intellectual Property Rights
All contents of the H.F.R.I. Portal
(such as pictures, graphics, drawings, texts, data, databases, computer
programs, applications, services, etc. provided and, in general, all items,
data, files of the H.F.R.I. Portal) and its structure constitute
intellectual/industrial property of H.F.R.I., is owned by H.F.R.I. and is
protected under the relevant provisions on the protection of intellectual and
industrial property, in accordance with Greek law, EU law and the international
conventions and treaties, as applicable. Users may use the contents only for
personal use (fair use) purposes; Commercial or any other profit making use of it
shall not be permitted in any event. Users may not in any way modify,
translate or adapt the H.F.R.I. Portal; decompile or disassemble the H.F.R.I. Portal;
copy the H.F.R.I. Portal (or any part of it); pass on, dispose of, grant as a
sub-license, lease, lend or distribute the H.F.R.I. Portal or its documentation
to third parties; create any product or service substantially similar to the H.F.R.I.
Portal; copy any ideas, characteristics or functions of the H.F.R.I. Portal. H.F.R.I.
shall not be held liable for violation of any intellectual/industrial property
rights or other third parties' rights as a result of users' misappropriation
of, unlawful use, access to H.F.R.I. Portal content, services, upload, use of,
by non-authorized/legal, persons/means/mechanisms. H.F.R.I. is not responsible
for any infringement of copyright or other rights of third parties, concerning
information or material that has been illegally posted on its portal or posted
by unauthorized persons or by unlawful means.
Personal Data Protection
With his/her registration in the
H.F.R.I. electronic portal and his/her acceptance of the specific terms, the
user of the H.F.R.I. Portal solemnly affirms that he/she consents to the use
and processing of his/her personal data.
The processing and protection of H.F.R.I.
Portal users' personal data shall be subject to the rules set out in national,
EU and international law on the processing of personal data. Users/participants
may search for more information relating to personal data protection and
processing in "Personal Data Protection Policy".
H.F.R.I. may employ third party
companies to monitor and analyze the use of H.F.R.I. Portal. These third
parties will have access to users’ personal data only to perform these tasks on
H.F.R.I.’s behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other
Users of the H.F.R.I. Portal may
contact the H.F.R.I.’s Data Protection Officer (DPO) in order to receive
information about storage/use of their personal data and to exercise their
rights (such as the right of access, rights to rectification, erasure, etc.) at
The H.F.R.I. portal may collect
identification data of users, by using relevant technologies, such as cookies
and/or Internet Protocol (IP) address monitoring. Cookies are small text
segments that are sent to the browser by a website visited by the user. The use
of cookies helps the website to remember information about the user's visit,
such as his/her preferences (preferred language, user name etc) for a certain
period of time. Cookies can also be used to establish anonymized statistics
about the browsing experience on websites.
How to control cookies:
You may control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You may find more details at aboutcookies.org. You may delete all
cookies from your computer and, in most browsers, select settings that do not
allow installation of cookies. However, in that case, you may have to adjust
certain preferences any time you visit a website. Users may make use of the portal
detriment of its user friendliness and of the functioning of certain of its
Disclaimer and Limitations of
H.F.R.I. takes all necessary
measures so as to ensure maximum availability of the H.F.R.I. Portal; however,
it does in no case guarantee availability or is in no case responsible for
direct or indirect damage due to loss of the service for any period of time.
The security level of the H.F.R.I.
Portal is commensurate with public sector research organizations’ and academic
environments and H.F.R.I. makes all reasonable efforts to ensure full and
technically sound and secure functioning of the electronic portal. However, H.F.R.I.
does not warrant that the services of the Portal shall be provided without
interruptions and/or errors. H.F.R.I. may not be held liable for any errors,
omissions, or other defects, delays or interruptions in the provision of the
data of the Portal, or for any actions related to the use of the Portal or
deriving therefrom. H.F.R.I. does not warrant and may not be held liable for
the accuracy, correctness, adequacy or completeness and updating of the content
of the Portal. H.F.R.I. shall in no event be held liable for any damage,
direct, indirect, liquidated, consequential, negative interest, loss entailed
by criminal proceedings, which is caused by or derives from any unauthorized,
unlawful access to and/or use of the H.F.R.I. Portal, whereas any such raised
damages, expenses, costs, remedies needed to be taken by H.F.R.I. shall be
borne by the person held liable to as the case may be.
Protection from Malware
H.F.R.I. is making every effort
to control the material being uploaded to the H.F.R.I. Portal and to offer
protection from malware software (viruses) of its hosting servers. Given the
form of the Internet, H.F.R.I. shall not be held liable, under any
circumstance, for any form of damage, loss, tampering, or destruction of data
or software or hardware possibly affecting the user during or following the use
of H.F.R.I. Portal. Moreover, it shall not guarantee that any related website
or the servers through which every service is made available to the user shall
not contain ''viruses'' or other malware software. In any case, users are
advised to use a virus and malware protection software every time they are
connected to the Internet.
Use of Third Party Websites
H.F.R.I. Portal may contain links
to other websites and make use of webpages (links). H.F.R.I. does not
control the availability, content, personal data protection policy, quality and
completeness of the services provided on other websites referred to through
links, hyperlinks or banners, and does not assume any responsibility for them.
H.F.R.I. shall in no way be regarded as adopting or accepting the content or
the services of the websites and pages which it links to or is being connected
to, in any way. H.F.R.I. does not warrant and may not be held liable for the
content and functioning of links provided on or referred to on the Portal.
Therefore, H.F.R.I. shall not
assume any liability for any damage suffered by the user as a result of the use
of third parties' web pages. These links shall be used in the exclusive
responsibility of the user, and access to them and use thereof shall be subject
to the terms specified on them.
modification or change thereof shall be governed by all applicable provisions
framework shall cease to be effective ipso jure and be removed from the
of Use shall serve as an agreement between H.F.R.I. and the user of H.F.R.I.
and, in general, from the use of the H.F.R.I. Portal by the user, which cannot
be resolved amicably, shall be governed by Greek law and fall within the
competence of the courts of Athens, Greece.