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Privacy Policy

Hellenic Initiative, Inc. Privacy Policy

Last updated: January 2021


Hellenic Initiative, Inc. (“The Hellenic Initiative”, “we”, “our”, “us”) takes your privacy and the security of your Personal Information seriously. Please take a moment to read this Privacy Policy so that you understand your rights in relation to your Personal Information, and how we may collect, use and process your Personal Information.

This Privacy Policy sets out the basis in which we  may process or use the Personal Information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, in connection with your use of our website (the “Site”), or when you connect with us by email or telephone, make a donation, participate in our events, buy items from us or otherwise interact with us. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy in whole or in part, you should not access the Site or otherwise send us your Personal Information.

Who We Are

The Hellenic Initiative is a company established in the United States with its principal place of business located at 135 E. 57th Street, Floor 14, New York, NY, US.

We also have an office in Greece at 4 Vasilissis Sofias Ave · 106 72 Athens and, for the purpose of, and in accordance with, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), this office acts as our data controller in relation to the Personal Information processed by this office. If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please email [email protected].

What Type Of Personal Information We Collect and How We Use It

The Personal Information that we may collect from you includes:

We use Personal Information to:


We use cookies to collect information about your browsing activities over time and across different websites following your use of our services. Cookies are text files that contain small amounts of information that we may store on your device when you use our Site. Cookies enable us to monitor website traffic and estimate our audience size and usage pattern as well as allowing us to store information about your preferences to allow us to customize our Site according to those preferences. They also help us improve our Site and deliver a more personalized service. Cookies may either be permanent (i.e., remaining on your device until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., remaining only until you close your browser). Most browsers permit you to reject or delete cookies.

If you choose to block cookies, you may not be able to use certain features on our Site and/or may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the Site.

Certain web browsers allow you to instruct your browser to send Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals to websites you visit, informing those websites that you do not want your online activities to be tracked. At this time, our Site is not designed to respond to DNT signals or similar mechanisms from browsers.

You can find more information about cookies and how to manage them at

We use Google Analytics, which is a web analytics tool that helps us understand how users engage with the Site. Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track user interactions, as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how users use our Site. This information is used to compile reports and to help us improve our Site. The reports disclose website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page:

Sharing your Personal Information

We do not sell, rent or lease your Personal Information to others except as described in this Privacy Policy and in a manner consistent with The Hellenic Initiative Vision and Mission Statement. We may share your Personal Information with certain Selected Recipients. These categories of Selected Recipients include:

In accordance with, and as may be required by applicable law, before we share your Personal Information with a Selected Recipient, we enter into a legally binding agreement with such Selected Recipient that contains limitations on how such Selected Recipient may use, process, store or disclose your Personal Information.

In accordance with applicable law, we may disclose your Personal Information:

We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties in our legitimate business interests in the event that we:

Data Transfers and Storage

We may transfer, process and/or store your Personal Information to our affiliates, subsidiaries and other recipients in countries other than the country in which such Personal Information was originally collected in order to provide our services to you. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided your Personal Information but we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that such Personal Information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Security of your Personal Information

The Hellenic Initiative uses secure systems and implements appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard your Personal Information and protect it against unauthorized or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction, or damage. While we take reasonable measures to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted on our Site or over email. You submit your Personal Information to us at your own risk and responsibility.

We may, from time to time, host links on our Site to and from the websites of our affiliates or third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, these websites will have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any information to those websites. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE HELLENIC INITIATIVE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INFORMATION PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTIES THAT ARE NOT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY US.

Retention of Personal Information

We will keep your Personal Information as follows:

Your Rights

If your Personal Information is processed by our Greek office, in certain circumstances, you have the right:

These rights may be limited, for example if fulfilling your request would reveal Personal Information about another person, or if you ask us to delete Personal Information which we are required by law to retain. These rights do not apply to processing by our New York office.

To exercise any of the rights in this section, please contact [email protected].

Children’s Personal Information

Our Site is intended for adults and is not directed to children. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13 or such other age as may be directed by applicable law. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from a child, we will promptly delete such Personal Information from our records.


This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically, in our discretion, to reflect changes in our privacy practices. The date referenced at the top of the Privacy Policy reflects that date on which this Privacy Policy was most recently updated. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically to ensure you are happy with our current privacy practices.

Privileges and Immunities

Nothing in or relating to this Privacy Policy or our Site shall be deemed a waiver of any of the privileges and immunities of The Hellenic Initiative.

Questions or Complaints

In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how we process your Personal Information, please contact us in the first instance by contacting [email protected]. and we will endeavor to deal with your request as soon as possible. This is without prejudice to your right to launch a claim with the data protection regulator in your country.