copyright & privacy policy

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All rights reserved 2012 by KRITIguide. With the exception of text, pictures and videos that are provided by a third party, in this case all rights reseved by this third party.

PRIVACY POLICY
Your Privacy Rights

Scope of the Privacy Policy
This Web site is operated by KRITIguide.  KRITIguide  understands the importance of our visitors' privacy. Our Privacy Policy tells you what information we collect when you visit our Web site, how we use, share and protect it, what choices you have about how the information is used, and how you can access and update that information. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use this Web site. This Privacy Policy applies to personally identifiable information collected on the Web site where this Privacy Policy is posted. Certain aspects of this Privacy Policy also apply to the personally identifiable information we collect offline.

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, "personally identifiable information" means information that identifies a particular individual, such as name, postal address, email address, and phone number. When other information, such as email newsletter choices, is directly associated with personally identifiable information, this other information also becomes personally identifiable information.
Information Collection

Personally Identifiable Information We Collect
There are many features on this Web site for which no registration is required. However, if you are interested in participating in certain activities on this Web site (such as creating a profile; contributing content; applying to become a KRITIguide  Correspondent; or participating in contests, surveys, or certain special initiatives), you may need to provide us with information about yourself. For example, if you create a profile, we ask for your name and email address. To complete your profile, we may also ask you to provide other types of information such as gender and personal interests, which we may associate with personally identifiable information. In addition, we may combine personally identifiable information that you have provided to us with other information that is publicly available or that we receive from other reputable sources.

Other Information Collected Through Technology
In addition to information you choose to provide to us, we also collect non-personally identifiable information through technology to make our site more interesting and useful to you. For instance, when you come to our site, we collect your Internet Protocol ("IP") address. An IP address is often associated with the portal through which you enter the Internet, like your ISP (Internet service provider). Standing alone, your IP address is not personally identifiable. At times, we also use IP addresses to collect information regarding the frequency with which our visitors visit various parts of our sites. We may combine this information with personally identifiable information that you have provided to us and/or with other information that is publicly available or that we receive from other reputable sources in order to make our Web site and communications more targeted to your interests.

 Our Web site also uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on a user's computer and allow Web sites to remember information about users. We use cookies for a variety of purposes in order to enhance the quality of our Web site. We use transient (also called "session ID") cookies to provide continuity from page to page. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. We also use persistent cookies. Persistent cookies allow our online store and other parts of our Web site to recognize your browser when you return after your first visit to that part of our Web site. Cookies allow us to personalize your return visits to our site and to save you time during certain activities, such as checking out from our online store. You can choose to remove persistent cookies through your browser options. However, if you do so, your ability to use some areas of our site will be limited.

Finally, our Web site uses a variety of technical methods for tracking purposes, including clear gifs (also known as Web beacons). Clear gifs are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of Web sites. We use these technical methods to tell us what parts of our Web site you have visited or to measure the effectiveness of any searches you may do on our site. These technical methods may involve the transmission of information directly to us or to a service provider, such as Google Analytics, authorized by us to collect information on our behalf. We also use these technical methods in HTML emails that we send our visitors who have agreed to receive email from us, to determine whether our visitors have opened those emails and/or clicked on links in those emails. The information from use of these technical methods may be combined with information that is personally identifiable so that we can make our Web site, and any emails you have agreed to receive, more interesting to you.

Third-Party Advertisements
Advertisements that appear on this Web site are delivered to you by our own web server. Information about your visits to this site, such as the number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address, or other personally identifiable information) may be collected. In addition, we share Web site usage information about visitors to our sites with our web advertising partners for the purpose of managing and for market research analysis on our site and other sites. None of this information is personally identifiable information. Once you have clicked on an advertisement and left our Web site, our Privacy Policy no longer applies and you should read the privacy policy of the advertiser to see how your personally identifiable information will be treated on its site.

Information Use
KRITIguide may use your personally identifiable information to deliver the products and services that you request, enhance your experience on our site, and for internal business analysis and other business purposes consistent with this policy. These uses may generally be categorized as relationship maintenance uses and promotional uses. We describe these uses in more detail below.

Relationship Maintenance Uses
KRITIguide uses your personally identifiable information to maintain and manage your account, deliver services that you have requested, and generally enhance your experience on our Web site. Collectively, we refer to these types of uses as "Relationship Maintenance Uses," and they include all of the ways in which we use your personally identifiable information to maintain and manage our relationship with you that do not involve sending promotional materials. Examples of Relationship Maintenance Uses include, but are not limited to: 
    •    Providing the services you request
    •    Sending you updates to our Privacy Policy
    •    Making changes to Web-based features

Promotional Uses
KRITIguide will not share your email address with third parties for promotional purposes unless you consent to such sharing by affirmatively agreeing to it.  Examples of promotional uses include, but are not limited to:
    •    Providing you with information about educational opportunities
    •    Providing you with promotional materials about KRITIguide products and services
    •    Providing you with email newsletters, facebook friend request
KRITIguide will not contact you with promotional materials by postal mail, email, telephone or other means. Please keep in mind, however, that when you purchase or request products or services from KRITIguide or our licensees, promotional materials may accompany delivery of that product or service. Any opt-outs that you may make will therefore not apply to these materials because they accompany products or services that you have requested.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
We take very seriously our responsibility to maintain your privacy with respect to your personally identifiable information. We will therefore share that information only with the following entities, and only in the manner described below.

Service Providers
KRITIguide contracts with other companies to provide certain services on our behalf, including credit card processing (pay pal), and email distribution. We provide these companies only with the information they need to perform their services, and they are permitted to use the information only for that specific purpose or as required by law, unless any additional use or sharing of the information is separately permitted under another provision of this Privacy Policy.

Co-Branded Partners
KRITIguide  may share your information with our partners when you engage in certain activities on our sites that they co-sponsor, such as purchasing products or services offered by our partners, electing to receive information or communications from our partners, or electing to participate in contests, games or other programs sponsored in whole or in part by our partners. KRITIguide  may also share your personally identifiable information when you respond to promotional materials from KRITIguide  that authorize our partners to use your personally identifiable information for purposes such as sending you additional promotional materials, providing you a product or service, or entering you in a contest, sweepstakes or game. We refer to all these activities and requests as "Co-Branded Activities." When you participate in Co-Branded Activities, you will either be required or asked to agree that the sponsor or partner may use your personally identifiable information in accordance with the sponsor or partner's privacy practices.

Other Third Parties for Promotional Purposes
KRITIguide may share your personally identifiable information with other selected third parties so that they may send you promotional materials about goods and services that they offer. When we share your information for promotional purposes, we attempt to select only reputable companies that offer high-quality products and services. You have the opportunity to opt out of our sharing your personally identifiable information with these selected third parties for promotional purposes, as described below in the section entitled "Your Choices." And we will not share your email address with third parties for promotional purposes unless you consent to such sharing by affirmatively agreeing to it on our email newsletter registration page or elsewhere.

Legal Purposes; Business Transactions
KRITIguide may disclose any user or customer information, including personally identifiable information, when we believe that doing so is required by law; may be necessary to protect the property, rights, or safety of ourselves, visitors to our Web sites, or other persons; or will help to enforce any terms of use or contest,  promotions, games or other rules. It may also be necessary to disclose our customers' personally identifiable information to third parties, such as credit card companies, to help resolve disputes that arise in the ordinary course of business. KRITIguide  may also transfer user or customer information, including personally identifiable information, in connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale.

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
KRITIguide may share with third parties aggregated information about you and other visitors to our Web site. When we do this, however, we make any personally identifiable information non-personally identifiable by combining it with information about other individuals or by removing characteristics that make the information personally identifiable to you. We share this information in order to improve our Web site and develop content and services that we hope will be of interest to you.

Your Choices
Receiving promotional communications from KRITIguide is optional. If you do not wish to receive promotional communications from KRITIguide, please write to us at the address below.

 You may also use this address and e-mail to request us to update or change any of your personally identifiable information, or to request additional information regarding our disclosure of your personally identifiable information to certain third parties for promotional purposes.
    •    E-Mail us at: contact (at) kritiguide.com
    •    Write to us at:
KRITIguide 

Attn: Marketing Services – Privacy 

73001 Paleochora, Selino Kandanos - Crete, Greece
(Include your name, address, telephone number, email address and a note of instructions).
If you have previously agreed to receive email and/or email newsletters from us, you may use the address and phone number above to notify us that you no longer wish to receive such email and/or email newsletters.

As noted earlier in this Privacy Policy, KRITIguide  will not share your email address with third parties for them to send you promotional communications unless you have opted in to such use through participating in contest, offerst, games sponsored by a third party. 
Because we plan our communications in advance, it may take some time for your request to become effective. If, due to human error, you continue to receive our communications, please contact us again and we will make every effort to correct the situation.


Links to Other Sites
We may provide links on our Web site to other sites we think you will enjoy. These sites operate independently of KRITIguide  and have established their own privacy and security policies. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read these policies at any site you visit.


Information Security
The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us, and we take a number of steps to safeguard any personally identifiable information that you provide to us. However, no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely secure, and therefore we cannot warrant or guarantee that such information will never be accessed, used, or released in a manner that is inconsistent with this policy.


Personally Identifiable Information Contained in User Content
Some sections of our Web site may allow users to post or transmit messages, comments, screen names, computer files and other materials. KRITIguide  does not monitor such transmissions, and therefore cannot be responsible for any personally identifiable information or other information that may be contained in such transmissions.


Children's Privacy
Our Web site is a general audience site, and we do not knowingly collect information about children. Should a child whom we know to be under 13 make known to us his or her personally identifiable information, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child to inform him or her that we must have parental consent before receiving his or her personally identifiable information.


Changes in this Privacy Policy
We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share your personally identifiable information, we will notify you by sending you an email at the last email address that you provided us and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on the Web sites covered by this Privacy Policy. In any event, changes to this Privacy Policy may affect our use of personally identifiable information that you provided us prior to our notification to you of the changes.

If you have questions or wish to send us comments about this Privacy Policy, please write us at:
    •    e-mail us at: contact (at) kritiguide.com
    •    Write to us at:

KRITIguide  

Attn: Marketing Services – Privacy 

73001 Paleochora, Selino Kandanos - Crete, Greece

 

This policy was last updated February. 14, 2012.