1. User privacy & data protection
- Data is a liability, it should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary.
- We hate spam as much as you do!
- We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information.
2. Relevant legislation
Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:
- EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)
- EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)
- UK Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA)
3. Personal information that this website collects and why we collect it
This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:
3.1 Site visitation tracking
Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.
Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor.
Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.
3.2 Contact forms and email links
Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page or an email link like this one, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors defined in section 6.0. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices.
4.0 About this website’s server
All traffic (transferral of files) between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS
5.0 Our third party data processors
We use a third partie to process personal data on our behalf. ThIS third partie have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the legislation set out in section 2.0. This third partie is based in the USA and are EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.
6.0 Data Breaches
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.
7.0 Data Controller
The data controller of this website is: Hellenic Sailing Cruises S.A
Whose registered office is:
17 Nireos Str. P. Phaliro,
175 61 Athens ,