TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF H.F.R.I.’s PORTAL USE
1. The content(s) of the electronic portal (https://portal.hfri.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 terms
uses and has access to it, in any version and form thereof. HF.R.I. may modify
modification on its portal. Upon registration on the H.F.R.I. Portal, users
acknowledge that they have read, understood and unconditionally accepted the
modification by the user. Use of the H.F.R.I. Portal must be in accordance with
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:
identification of user or misleading statement regarding user’s relation
or/and collaboration with another person or legal entity,
or distortion of users’ identification information, aiming at misleading
with respect to the origin of the content communicated via the H.F.R.I.
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.
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.
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.
or unintentional violation of any local, national, European, international
legislation or/and any legislative rule that concerns or/and covers the
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
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 purpose.
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 email@example.com.
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
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
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.
but, potentially, to the detriment of its user friendliness and of the
functioning of certain of its services.
Disclaimer and Limitations of Internet liability
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 Software ''Viruses''
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.
shall be governed by all applicable provisions under Greek law. Provisions in
effective ipso jure and be removed from the web page, without
as an agreement between H.F.R.I. and the user of H.F.R.I. Portal. Any disputes
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.