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EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Privacy Statement

The Nordic Library at Athens handles your personal data with great care. In the framework of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have updated our data protection declaration. We ask you to please carefully review this in our Privacy Policy Statement below.

GDPR - Privacy Policy Statement


In this policy:

  • User is a natural or legal person using NORDIC LIBRARY website and services
  • GDPR means Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).
  • Personal data, Processor and Controller will each have the meaning given to them in Article 4 of the GDPR.

Our Privacy Policy in short

Any information we receive from you will never leave our private and secured Local server. We will not use it for any purposes other than those which you have given your permission for. We use the most advanced data protection techniques to keep your data private and secure. Please read below for detailed information about our Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy details

We are committed to protecting your privacy. For THE NORDIC LIBRARY the protection not only of personal but of all data that flows through our systems is the top priority. As part of this effort, we process personal data in accordance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), and in accordance with the data protection regulations applicable to THE NORDIC LIBRARY.

Information we collect

We collect information in two ways:

    • Usage information: When you visit our website or use our service, we automatically record information from your web browser which helps us improve the utility value of our site and manage the provision of our services. This may include your IP address, browser type, the web page visited before you came to our website, information you search for on our website, locale preferences or history of access to our website and statistics of traffic.
    • Cookies: For your convenience, we use cookies. A cookie is a data file that we transfer to your device. We are using three types of cookies, General, Necessary, Statistics and Marketing cookies. Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user's experience more efficient.
      The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site.  Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously. Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites (such as the google maps we use). The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.  Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.

How we store your personal data

We are committed to doing our very best to protect your data and keep it confidential. We employ advanced security practices to keep your data safe and secure:

  • The connection between THE NORDIC LIBRARY and your browser is always encrypted (HTTPS).
  • Every connection between THE NORDIC LIBRARY and a third party service is established in the most secure way that is supported by the given service. In some cases (e.g. Abekt, databases, etc.) you have the option to set the security level manually.
  • We use persistent IP addresses so that you can limit access or make tunnels.
  • For your protection, we do not support outdated browsers. The latest browsers are more secure and ensure the highest security standards.

With whom we share information

We do not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose your personal information to third parties for their marketing and advertising purposes without your consent.

We may disclose:

Google Analytics
THE NORDIC LIBRARY uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies to help analyze how individuals use websites they visit. Non-personal information generated by this cookie about your use of THE NORDIC LIBRARY is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google does not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Google uses this information to understand how you use THE NORDIC LIBRARY, and compiles reports on this activity to help us improve THE NORDIC LIBRARY for our users. By using THE NORDIC LIBRARY you consent to the processing of data about you by Google for these purposes.

You may disable cookies within your browser to block this tracking by Google, understanding that doing so may affect your ability to use the full functionality of THE NORDIC LIBRARY. For certain browsers, you can also prevent Google from collecting information (including your IP address) via cookies and processing this information by downloading and installing certain browser plug-ins.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. If we make a change that we believe substantially reduces your rights, we will provide you with notice by email. By continuing to use our Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Please feel free to contact us at LIBRARY@NORLIB.GR if you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, or you need more information than we have shown here.

End of the Privacy Policy. Last revision: May 24, 2018.