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Tuesday, 05 May 2020

On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, Dr. George Giannakopoulos, Co-Founder and CEO of SciFY participated in the first meeting of the "DIGITAL SME Focus Group on AI".

DIGITAL SME Focus Group on AI is an initiative of the European Commission (AI Watch) and the European DIGITAL SME Alliance where they have set up an experts team which consisting of almost 40 Artificial Intelligence experts representing companies from all over Europe.

From Greece, SciFY and our own George Giannakopoulos were also selected to contribute to this focus group. Specifically, the goals of the focus group are: 

  • Monitoring the development, adoption and impact of AI by companies
  • Provide immediate feedback on their policies and regulatory needs

A series of regular meetings are planned over a period of 3 to 5 years, where the focus group will gain a better understanding of how small and medium-sized businesses adopt and use AI. The team will examine how the introduction of tools and processes related to AI changes the international business environment. In addition, it will examine the social and economic implications of these changes (eg on skills, recruitment and relationships between employers and employees).

The European Commission's Joint Research Center (JRC), which coordinates AI Watch, aims to work with the focus group to understand the adoption, use and impact of Artificial Intelligence and related technologies robotics, automation, mechanical learning, etc.). At the same time, the team will formally discuss more current issues. For example "how AI can help the fight against COVID-19". The European DIGITAL SME Alliance will work with Artificial Intelligence experts to develop position and policy documents for AI from a business perspective.

Tuesday, 03 December 2019

What an incredible joy! We are kicking off the EU project "SHAPES"! Will you ask us “what is this you guys?"

Hmmm… How can we describe in a few words a huge European 21 million euros project, in which 36 partners from 14 countries will work for 4 years to make it a reality? What has united us all (universities, companies, research centers, NGOs) under this umbrella?

 

Imagine a world where the elderly are not "parked" in a nursing home, they are not "burdens" in the health system, they are not treated by experts who see their problem individually, but…

  • they are active members of the community: they engage in community activities (active ageing)

  • their community provides as much care as possible in their home, not in the hospital

  • healthcare professionals focus on the patient (integrated care), instead of everyone acting independently

  • technology (Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Mental Exercises, Robotic Systems ...) is specifically designed for them, their caregivers and healthcare professionals.

  • the elderly can to focus on what they can achieve with technology, instead of worrying about how it works

  • healthcare professionals and caregivers have at their disposal publicly available tools that they can use

  • all information, tools, and a support ecosystem are available online

Well, we want to make this world a reality. And with this work we begin the first big step.

How large is the target group? If we only talk about the elderly, numbers show that in 2017, almost one-fifth (19%) of the EU population was +65 years old. And that by 2060 there will be 151 million.

But we see it differently: They are not numbers; they are our grandparents, our parents, it will soon be us.

Let’s do this!

 

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

The joy and emotion are incredible!
How can you share the joy of a global award?
The Games for the Blind that we have created have been awarded by the Zero Project as one of the best practices in the world for innovation, impact and contribution to disability support!
Vassilis Giannakopoulos went to the United Nations building in Vienna, where he received the award in a room full of hundreds of assistive technologies experts from around the world!

Watch the video here.

But we didn't just stay there.

Vassilis presented Games For the Blind in an experiential workshop on inclusive education, and shared the experience in a special session, where he presented how Games for the Blind are evolving to meet needs in other areas, namely for older people and for people with dementia.
Special reference was made to how they will be used in the huge European SHAPES project to support smart and healthy ageing, in which SciFY participates.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Since a number of years, organisations active in vocational education and training (VET) throughout Europe try to become more inclusive, as to implement high quality education for all citizens. Recently, digitalisation gained relevance on their agenda as well, as it is considered the cornerstone of the digital transformation of EU business and society with the promise of an enormous growth potential for Europe. However, the digital transformation of VET proved itself to be far more complex than just to procure and use pieces of information and communication technology (ICT). Due to this complexity, VET organisations find themselves in the dilemma to either split their resources or drop one of their ambitious goals. The ERASMUS+ project EICON found a third option, discarding this “either-or” restriction, and identified synergies between inclusion and digitalisation in VET. First results to be used by VET organisations are now available. 

The project participants are convinced that there is no 'one best way' for any organisation / institution active in VET to increase its inclusive capacity with strategic use of ICT. Rather, each one needs to find its own solution that then fits perfectly to its respective situation and requirements. Therefore, the results of the EICON project aim to guide organisations / institutions through a thorough review process of its current set-up. This will be done by asking a series of questions, each single one directing the view to an essential area. These collections of questions constitute thematic checklists. Two checklists, one with a focus on “Pedagogy and Teaching / Learning Approaches” and a second with focus on “Technologies and Infrastructure”, have now been published by the project partners, further checklists (that all together will establish a toolbox) will follow during 2020. 

Each single checklist is a tool to be used internally by a group of VET stakeholders (e.g. teaching professionals, learners, management, representatives of the professions and subjects taught or of the labour market, administrative staff etc.). It is recommended that the checklist questions are discussed internally with those stakeholders, and then own conclusions based on the discussion results are drawn. By no means all checklist items need to be answered positively. However, if none of them is met, i.e. a certain ICT / digital media / digitalisation strategy does not address any of the checklist items, then it probably won't impact positively on the respective checklist topic. 

To view and download the most recent EICON checklists, please visit www.eicon-project.eu 

About the Project 

EICON’s main objective is to support organisations / institutions providing Vocational Education and Training (VET) to become more inclusive. In particular, the aim is to put the organisations as a whole in the focus, and not just education and training practice. Managers of these organisations / institutions are particularly in need for guidance on how to further develop their organisations, as they often have to work towards multiple aims simultaneously, i.e. inclusion usually is one among other aims. For different organisational areas the project elaborates, if and how information and communication technology (ICT) can be used as a lever / amplifier to increase the overall organisation’s inclusiveness. EICON is the acronym for ‘Enhancing inclusion capacity of educational organisations / institutions providing VET with information and communication technologies (ICT)’. The project runs from 1 November 2018 until 31 October 2020. 

The Partners 

Six partners from Germany, Portugal, Greece, Sweden and Finland have joined forces to elaborate practice-oriented recommendations. Partners come from organisations that provide VET (Ammattiopisto Live (FI) and Cooperativa para a Educação e Reabilitação de Cidadãos Inadaptados de Cascais – CERCICA (PT)), that support organisations / institutions that provide VET (Specialpedagogiska skolmyndigheten – SPSM (SE) and the National Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs (EL)), that provide technology for VET organisations and individuals (EPISTIMI GIA SENA ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIRIA (EL)) and that support organisations in complex change processes (Institut für Technologie und Arbeit – ITA (DE); project coordinator). Further information can be found online: www.eicon-project.eu 

EICON is a Strategic Partnership in Vocational Education and Training, co-funded by the ERASMUS+ Program of the European Union under grant no 2018-1-DE02-KA202-005110. The European Commission support does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

 

Friday, 28 June 2019

#SciFY is on the top 5% of the NGOs in Greece in terms of:
- Transparency
- Organization and
- Effectiveness
According to Thallis II Evaluation that held by University of the Peloponnese and HIGGS.
https://www.greekngosnavigator.org/epistimi-gia-sena-scify

Friday, 12 July 2019

SciFY Academy: Nanotechnology

  • Applications that change our lives (?)
  • Threat or Opportunity for Culture & Society
  • Nanotechnology & Artificial Intelligence: The Great Composition

Celebrating the closure of the 4th year of SciFY Academy, we decided to focus on a topic that has been much debated but also very interesting, Nanotechnologies. So, we organized a series of presentations, looking at the issue from a different perspective in each seminar.

"Nanotechnology & Applications that change our lives (?)" was the first topic of the series were Dr. Eleni Makarona, Principal Researcher at the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at NCSR "Demokritos" and Dr. Konstantinos Giannakopoulos, Researcher at the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at NCSR Demokritos (Laboratory of Electronic Microscopy and Nanomaterials) introduced us to the magnificent world of Nanotechnology. Specifically, we learnt about its applications so far and how it is used in areas such as pharmacology, materials technology, environment etc.  


The second seminar of the series focused on the correlation of Nanotechnology with Society and Culture. More in detail at the event: "Threat or Opportunity for Culture & Society" Prof. Konstantinos Haritidis, Professor of the School of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Advanced, Complex, Nano and Nanotechnology Research Unit at the National Technical University of Athens and Dr. Ioannis Karatassios, Researcher at the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at NCSR Demokritos enlightened us on the institutional framework, security, moral limits and the benefits that Nanotechnology has to offer at a social and cultural level.  

Finally, the course on Nanotechnology was concluded with the future steps, the great collaboration with Artificial Intelligence. In the third seminar: "Nanotechnology & Artificial Intelligence: The Great Composition" speakers were Dr. Vassilis Konstantoudis, Researcher at the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at NCSR "Demokritos" ans Dr. George Giannakopoulos, Researcher of Artificial Intelligence at NCSR "Demokritos", Co-Founder of SciFY and BoD Member of the Hellenic Society of Artificial Intelligence, where they presented us how the two bigger trends in new technologies can be combined and what are the results of this great synthesis.

You can find all the presentations, as well as the educational material and the videos here (in Greek). In order not to lose any future SciFY Academy you can register here so that you are immediately informed about our next seminars.

We warmly thank INNOVATHENS as well as all of you where you contributed to realizing our vision of the free dissemination of knowledge!

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Privacy policy

  1. Introduction
    1. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of application users.
    2. This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our application users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
    3. We use cookies on our application. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our application, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first use our application.
    4. For any request or comment please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Credit
    1. This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal.
  3. How we use your personal data
    1. We may process your account data ("account data"). The account data include your name, location and email address. The source of the account data is you. The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our Application, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is for you to be able to access and use the Application.
    2. We may process information that you post for publication on our Application ("publication data"). The publication data may be processed texts from the contributions you make on the Application. The legal basis for this processing is to communicate the results, the impact and the value of the Application.
    3. We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us ("correspondence data"). The correspondence data may include your name and email. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is to answer to any questions or comments you may have or to let you know if there is a problem with the Application.
    4. In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, we may also process your name, location and email where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
    5. Please do not supply any other person's personal data to us.
  4. Providing your personal data to others
    1. We do not disclose your personal data (name and email) to any natural person (besides the authorized SciFY staff) or legal entity.
  5. International transfers of your personal data
    1. We do not transfer your personal data (name and email) to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA)..
  6. Retaining and deleting personal data
    1. This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.
    2. Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
    3. It is not possible for us to specify in advance the periods for which your personal data (name, location and email address) will be retained. In this case, the period of retention will be determined based on the period that the Application will be available for the public.
    4. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
  7. Amendments
    1. We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our Application.
    2. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
    3. We may notify you of changes to this policy by email.
  8. Your rights
    1. In this Section 8, we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.
    2. Your principal rights under data protection law are:
      1. the right to access;
      2. the right to rectification;
      3. the right to erasure;
      4. the right to restrict processing;
      5. the right to object to processing;
      6. the right to data portability;
      7. the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
      8. the right to withdraw consent.
    3. You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee. You can access your personal data (name, location and email) upon your demand by written notice to us.
    4. You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.
    5. In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay upon your demand by written notice to us.
    6. In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.
    7. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
    8. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.
    9. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
    10. To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:
      1. consent; or
      2. that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
    11. If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
    12. To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.
    13. You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us.
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    3. Our principal place of business is at 17, Amfiktyonos str., 11851 Athens.
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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy

  1. Introduction
    1. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of platform Crowd-sourcing Platform users.
    2. This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our Platform users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
    3. We use cookies on our Platform. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our Platform, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first use our Platform.
    4. For any request or comment please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Credit
    1. This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal.
  3. How we use your personal data
    1. We may process your account data ("account data"). The account data include your name and email address. The source of the account data is you. The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our Platform, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is for you to be able to access the Platform, play the existing games, report any inappropriate games and of course create your own games.
    2. We may process information that you post for publication on our Platform ("publication data"). The publication data may be processed images, texts or sounds from the games you may create. The legal basis for this processing is to communicate the game you developed and shared publicly so that more people learn about it and use it.
    3. We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us ("correspondence data"). The correspondence data may include your name and email. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is to answer to any questions or comments you may have or to let you know if there is a problem with the Platform.
    4. In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, we may also process your name and email where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
    5. Please do not supply any other person's personal data to us.
  4. Providing your personal data to others
    1. We do not disclose your personal data (name and email) to any natural person (besides the authorized SciFY staff) or legal entity.
  5. International transfers of your personal data
    1. We do not transfer your personal data (name and email) to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA)..
  6. Retaining and deleting personal data
    1. This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.
    2. Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
    3. It is not possible for us to specify in advance the periods for which your personal data (Name and Email address) will be retained. In this case, the period of retention will be determined based on the period that the Platform will be available for the public.
    4. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
  7. Amendments
    1. We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our Platform.
    2. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
    3. We may notify you of changes to this policy by email.
  8. Your rights
    1. In this Section 8, we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.
    2. Your principal rights under data protection law are: (a) the right to access; (b) the right to rectification; (c) the right to erasure; (d) the right to restrict processing; (e) the right to object to processing; (f) the right to data portability; (g) the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and (h) the right to withdraw consent.
    3. You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee. You can access your personal data (name, location and email) upon your demand by written notice to us.
    4. You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.
    5. In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay upon your demand by written notice to us.
    6. In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.
    7. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
    8. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.
    9. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
    10. To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is: (a) consent; or (b) that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
    11. If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
    12. To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.
    13. You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us.
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    1. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
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    3. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
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    1. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links: (a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome); (b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox); (c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera); (d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer); and (e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari);
    2. Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
    3. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our Platform.
  13. Our details
    1. This Platform is owned and operated by “SCIENCE FOR YOU” NPC - SciFY.
    2. We are registered in Greece under registration number EL998139946, and our registered office is at GREECE.
    3. Our principal place of business is at 17, Amfiktyonos str., 11851 Athens.
    4. You can contact us: (a) by contact form, to this url http://memoristudio.scify.org/contact (b) by post, to the postal address given above; (c) by telephone, on +302114004192 or (d) by email, using the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  14. Data protection officer
    1. Our data protection officer's contact details are: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +302114004192.

 

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Privacy policy

  1. Introduction
    1. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of platform DemocracIT (Platform) users.
    2. This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our Platform users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
    3. We use cookies on our Platform. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our Platform, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first use our Platform.
    4. For any request or comment please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Credit
    1. This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal.
  3. How we use your personal data
    1. We may process your account data ("account data"). The account data include your name, location and email address. The source of the account data is you. The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our Application, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is for you to be able to access and use the Application.
    2. We may process information that you post for publication on our Application ("publication data"). The publication data may be processed texts from the contributions you make on the Application. The legal basis for this processing is to communicate the results, the impact and the value of the Application.
    3. We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us ("correspondence data"). The correspondence data may include your name and email. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is to answer to any questions or comments you may have or to let you know if there is a problem with the Application.
    4. In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, we may also process your name, location and email where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
    5. Please do not supply any other person's personal data to us.
  4. Providing your personal data to others
    1. We do not disclose your personal data (name and email) to any natural person (besides the authorized SciFY staff) or legal entity.
  5. International transfers of your personal data
    1. We do not transfer your personal data (name and email) to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA)..
  6. Retaining and deleting personal data
    1. This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.
    2. Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
    3. It is not possible for us to specify in advance the periods for which your personal data (name, location and email address) will be retained. In this case, the period of retention will be determined based on the period that the Application will be available for the public.
    4. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
  7. Amendments
    1. We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our Application.
    2. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
    3. We may notify you of changes to this policy by email.
  8. Your rights
    1. In this Section 8, we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.
    2. Your principal rights under data protection law are:
      1. the right to access;
      2. the right to rectification;
      3. the right to erasure;
      4. the right to restrict processing;
      5. the right to object to processing;
      6. the right to data portability;
      7. the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
      8. the right to withdraw consent.
    3. You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee. You can access your personal data (name, location and email) upon your demand by written notice to us.
    4. You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.
    5. In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay upon your demand by written notice to us.
    6. In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.
    7. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
    8. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.
    9. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
    10. To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:
      1. consent; or
      2. that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
    11. If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
    12. To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.
    13. You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us.
  9. About cookies
    1. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
    2. Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
    3. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
  10. Cookies that we use
    1. We use cookies for the following purposes:
      1. authentication - we use cookies to identify you when you log in to our Platform and as you navigate to our Platform
      2. status - we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our Platform
      3. security - we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our Platform and services generally; and
      4. cookie consent - we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally. Cookies used for these purposes are: XSRF-TOKEN, laravel_session.
  11. Cookies used by our service providers
    1. Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.
    2. We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. The relevant cookie is: _ga, _gat, _gid.
  12. Managing cookies
    1. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
      1. https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
      2. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
      3. http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
      4. https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer); and
      5. https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari);
    2. Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
    3. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our Platform.
  13. Our details
    1. This Platform is owned and operated by “SCIENCE FOR YOU” NPC - SciFY.
    2. We are registered in Greece under registration number EL998139946, and our registered office is at GREECE.
    3. Our principal place of business is at 17, Amfiktyonos str., 11851 Athens.
    4. You can contact us:
      1. by post, to the postal address given above;
      2. by telephone, on +302114004192 or
      3. by email, using the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  14. Data protection officer
    1. Our data protection officer's contact details are: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +302114004192.

 

Friday, 17 May 2019

Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy

1.Introduction
1.1We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of platform Memor-i Studio (Platform) users.
1.2This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our Platform users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
1.3We use cookies on our Platform. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our Platform, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first use our Platform.
1.4For any request or comment please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2.Credit
2.1This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal.
3.How we use your personal data
3.1We may process your account data ("account data"). The account data include your name and email address. The source of the account data is you. The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our Platform, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is for you to be able to access the Platform, play the existing games, report any inappropriate games and of course create your own games.
3.2We may process information that you post for publication on our Platform ("publication data"). The publication data may be processed images, texts or sounds from the games you may create. The legal basis for this processing is to communicate the game you developed and shared publicly so that more people learn about it and use it.
3.3We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us ("correspondence data"). The correspondence data may include your name and email. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is to answer to any questions or comments you may have or to let you know if there is a problem with the Platform.
3.4In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, we may also process your name and email where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
3.5Please do not supply any other person's personal data to us.
4.Providing your personal data to others
4.1We do not disclose your personal data (name and email) to any natural person (besides the authorized SciFY staff) or legal entity.
5.International transfers of your personal data
5.1We do not transfer your personal data (name and email) to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
6.Retaining and deleting personal data
6.1This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.
6.2Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
6.3It is not possible for us to specify in advance the periods for which your personal data (Name and Email address) will be retained. In this case, the period of retention will be determined based on the period that the Platform will be available for the public.
6.4Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
7.Amendments
7.1We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our Platform.
7.2You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
7.3We will notify you of changes to this policy by email.
8.Your rights
8.1In this Section 8, we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.
8.2Your principal rights under data protection law are:
(a)the right to access;
(b)the right to rectification;
(c)the right to erasure;
(d)the right to restrict processing;
(e)the right to object to processing;
(f)the right to data portability;
(g)the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
(h)the right to withdraw consent.
8.3You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee. You can access your personal data (Name and Email address) upon your demand by written notice to us.
8.4    You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.
8.5In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay upon your demand by written notice to us.
8.6In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.
8.7You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
8.8You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.
8.9You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
8.10To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:
(a)consent; or
(b)that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract,
and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
8.11If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
8.12To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.
8.13You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us.
9.About cookies
9.1A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
9.2Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
9.3Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
10.Cookies that we use
10.1We use cookies for the following purposes:
(a)authentication - we use cookies to identify you when you log in to our Platform and as you navigate to our Platform;
(b)status - we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our Platform;
(c)security - we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our Platform and services generally; and
(e)cookie consent - we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally.
Cookies used for these purposes are: XSRF-TOKEN, laravel_session.
11.Cookies used by our service providers
11.1Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.
11.2We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. The relevant cookie is: _ga, _gat, _gid.
12.Managing cookies
12.1Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a)https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
(b)https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
(c)http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
(d)https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer); and
(e)https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari);
12.2Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
12.3If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our Platform.
13.Our details
13.1This Platform is owned and operated by “SCIENCE FOR YOU” PNPC - SciFY.
13.2We are registered in Greece under registration number EL998139946, and our registered office is in GREECE.
13.3Our principal place of business is at 17, Amfiktyonos str., 11851 Athens.
13.4You can contact us:
(a)    by contact form, to this url http://memoristudio.scify.org/contact
(b)by post, to the postal address given above;
(c)by telephone, on +302114004192 or
(d)by email, using the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
14.Data protection officer

14.1Our data protection officer's contact details are: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +302114004192.

 

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