Valid from: 30.05.2019
1. Terms and Conditions
The use of the website by the users implies their acceptance of the Terms and Conditions as in force.
‘User’ is any individual registering on the website and has the right to submit an online application for the Bridges Awards.
‘Visitor’ is any individual who accesses, browses or uses the website, without having registered as a ‘User’.
‘Platform’ is the online system where Users submit their applications for the Bridges Awards.
3. The website
The Bridges Awards is a new award programme under the ‘Knowledge and Partnership Bridges’ initiative that aims to strengthen networking and co-operation, the exchange and transfer of knowledge and the creation of new synergies and employment opportunities between Greek scientists-researchers and entrepreneurs worldwide and those residing in Greece. Members of the scientific and business communities can express their interest for participation through the website: awards.knowledgebridges.gr.
Maintenance performed on the website and on the platform, may occasionally hamper availability, however, this work will be carried out, with the minimal possible inconvenience to visitors and users of the website. If such work is to be of considerable duration, users and visitors will be given sufficient notice.
Visitors to the website awards.knowledgebridges.gr can visit and browse the pages of the Award Programme without having to submit an online application. Submission of electronic application is necessary, however, in the case of an expression of interest for participation in the award programme of the respective platforms.
EKT reserves the right to amend the required details of the online application, when deemed appropriate. When registering, Users are obliged to provide true, accurate, current and complete information and must keep it current and up-to-date at all times. However, EKT cannot exclude the possibility of someone giving the wrong information and/or data or giving a false identity. In the event of the accidental entry of incorrect data in the online application, the User can correct the application only if it has not been definitively submitted. Changes to the final application can be made by emailing EKT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the time of registering, the User selects a user name an email address and a password. The password must have a medium level of complexity. It must be kept secret to remain safe at all times. Those who have submitted an online request, shall immediately notify EKT of any breach of security or unauthorised use of their account.
After completing and submitting the registration form, EKT emails the address registered in the first step ‘General Information’ of the online application to confirm the successful submission of the online application.
Accounts are personal and cannot be transferred and/or assigned over and may only be used by a User personally.
5. Statutory Online Declaration
The online application for participation in the award programme serves as a formal declaration of Article 8 of N. 1599/1986 (OGG A 75) for the items referring to it.
Specifically, by submitting the electronic application, the legal representative declares that: a) the information given in the online application form is true and accurate, and they are fully aware of and accept the terms of participation in the Programme. By submitting the online application, Users declare and warrant that all data / information submitted is truthful, accurate, reliable and up to date.
b) the online application was duly submitted and received the necessary authorisation from members of the co-operative, any other required authorisations, consents and/or licenses,
c) they do not infringe intellectual or industrial property rights, trade rights or any other rights of third parties, natural persons or legal entities, domestic or foreign, users have full and exclusive responsibility to safeguard any related rights of the submitted proposal,
d) σif awarded, the applicant agrees to the promotion of the collaborative proposal by the implementing bodies in any way and with any means deemed appropriate in the context and for the purposes of the Awards Programme during a determined period,
e) authorizes the implementing body to process online personal data in accordance with the specific processing conditions referred to here,
f) the participant / participating entities have not dissolved or gone bankrupt or are insolvent or have been subject to acquisition or special liquidation by order of an administrative liquidator or the court or suspension of their business activities or any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure, anticipated in special legal provisions.
The website can only operate smoothly if all Visitors and Users adhere to the aforementioned terms. Additionally, Visitors and Users must only use the website and platform as permitted by law and any applicable regulations.
Use of the website and the platform does not grant intellectual property rights on the website or the content you access to any Visitor and / or User's.
EKT may occasionally send Users information / updates about the services provided. You can opt out of receiving these updates by selecting exclusion from the recipient list after the update to download.
Visitors and Users may not use the website and the platform, in a way that is distracting, preventing and / or impeding the use of the website by other visitors / users.
Users shall defend, indemnify and hold EKT harmless and unaffected from and against any and all fines, penalties imposed by any competent supervising authorities, and or claims (including legal fees and expenses) made by any third party arising out of or in connection, directly or indirectly with the User’s breach or violation of any applicable laws and regulations, any Intellectual Property rights of third parties, as a result of an act, omission in tort, or breach of contractual obligation of such infringing User. Reasonable costs for a legal defence (in particular, attorney fees) which EKT has demonstrably incurred as a result of a User’s misconduct shall also be reimbursed.
The User relationship shall run for an indefinite period of time and may be duly terminated by a User or EKT whenever deemed necessary and at EKT's discretion, for convenience at any time upon giving a prior seven (7) days written notice of termination in the form of an email to or from: email@example.com.
If EKT decides at any time to discontinue a service, we shall use our best endeavors to give our Visitors and/or Users a reasonable prior notice and a chance to remove information/data from such discontinued Service.
9. Rights of Use
Users or Visitors are not allowed to use, reproduce, publicly display, make available to the public, modify and / or adapt the EKT's exclusive proprietary rights. They may, however, share content uploaded on the website through social networking pages.
EKT will take all the necessary measures to ensure the best operation of the website and platform, however, it does not guarantee that the operation will be uninterrupted and without technical problems. EKT will make every effort to ensure that the information and the content available through the website and platform is clear, accurate and complete and as far as this is possible up-to-date. Under no circumstances EKT is to be held liable for any loss suffered by Visitors/Users of the website and platform for any loss which the user may sustain due to lack of clarity, accuracy and completeness and/or to the information provided not being up-to-date.
EKT and the respective directors, employees, agents and / or representatives shall not be liable under any circumstances to any Visitor or /and User or other third party for any claims of a legal nature or for any direct or indirect damage or costs which may result from the operation or otherwise and the access to, use of or navigation of the website or from downloading material, text and other data contained in it, including, but not limited to, damages caused by viruses, program bugs, human error, any computer system or hardware, software, program malfunction or any other error, omission or transmission delay due to the computer or the network connection.
EKT makes all reasonable efforts to ensure the maintenance and availability of the website and platform. However, Users and Visitors should acknowledge and accept that EKT may modify and / or discontinue temporarily or permanently the operation of the website and / or platform entirely or in part and with or without prior notice [to Users and / or Visitors] since availability may be affected by factors related to the User such as equipment, other communications networks, the large number of Users who attempt to use the website or other causes. Therefore, EKT bears no liability for any damages direct or indirect, arising during the use of the website or from the failure of the User to have access to it, from interruption of the entire operation of the website or any part thereof, from delays, non-delivery, failure or poor reception quality of the content and / or loss of the website content or existence of errors. In all cases, EKT reserves the right to interrupt or discontinue the operation of the entire site and / or platform or part thereof, for maintenance or upgrade and / or for any other reason.
11. Responsibility for content and links
Any notices to Members hereunder shall be sent by any of the following means: message banner to the home page of the website, or via email at the registered email as provided in the “expression of interest” form or by registered mail at the address as provided upon registration.
Please note that content on the website is fundamentally accessible worldwide. Therefore, depending on the case it is possible that laws of multiple jurisdictions must be observed. Visitors and Users must ensure at least their compliance with the laws and regulations applicable in the country where their business is based.
15. Communication - Members Privacy- Updates
EKT can communicate with users via text messages or email for information purposes (e.g. newsletters and events) only if users have expressly consented to receiving such communications. The aforementioned consent is given freely by a clear affirmative act and more specifically by clicking the relevant checkbox that is made available via email or/and at the “expression of interest” form that is accessible either in the email or online application or on the website.