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FORTHcrs WEB SITE TERMS OF USE

FORTHcrs websites (www.forth-crs.gr, www.openseas.gr) or mobile properties, including related applications (collectively, this "Site") have been created by "FORTHcrs S.A." ("FORTHcrs") to offer information and services to users and visitors of the Site. Please, read carefully the terms and conditions of use of the Site. If you do not agree to these terms, you should not proceed any further on the Site. In all cases, users/visitors of the Site totally and unconditionally accept the terms and conditions of use and fully comply with them. Users who have full legal competency are entitled to use the Site.Minors are not permitted to use this Site without the express consent of an adult who is legally responsible for them. Minors are not permitted to use the pages and services of the Site which, pursuant to the law, are exclusively addressed to adults.
FORTHcrs shall not be liable for any use by users/visitors who do not meet the above criteria.

INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The total Content of the Site (including but not limited to: texts, graphics source code, photo, programs, articles, information, data, diagrams, trademarks, markings, logos, brand names, company names, etc.) is the intellectual property of FORTHcrs or the Suppliers of its Content and is governed by national, Community and international provisions on Intellectual Property, and is made available to users strictly for personal (non-commercial or non-for-profit) use. Any copying, reproduction, transfer, saving, alteration, republication, transmission, distribution, sale, release, execution, download, translation, modification in any manner, disclosure, propagation or otherwise use of the Content for commercial or other purposes, in part or in summary, is expressly forbidden without the prior express written consent of FORTHcrs. FORTHcrs reserves all legal and/or contractual rights, other than those expressly mentioned in this paragraph.
All other trademarks, markings, brand names, company names, graphics and logos which are registered marks and products of the intellectual property of third parties and appearing on the Site belong to their owners and are within their responsibility, and their presence on our Site is not and should not be considered as transfer or licensing or assignment of their right of use.

OBLIGATIONS OF VISITORS/USERS
Users/visitors agree and accept to use the Site for lawful purposes, and to comply with the code of ethics posted herein and provided by the applicable law. Visitors/users must not use the content and services of the Site of FORTHcrs for any unlawful, unethical, unfair and abusive purposes, and must not perform actions or omissions that could damage or impair the Site or third parties or affect or endanger the provision of services by FORTHcrs.

Users/visitors agree not to use the Site for the following indicative purposes:
  • to cause damage to any third party, adult or minor.
  • to transmit or gain access to content that affects any third-party rights or is against the law and fair practices/business ethics.
  • to gain access to, diffuse, process, corrupt and generally affect in any way the personal data of users or third parties.
In all cases of unlawful use of the Site or against these Terms and the law, users/visitors shall be obliged to indemnify FORTHcrs for any liquidated and consequential damages incurred as a result of the above actions.

DISCLAIMER AND INTERNET LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The Site is provided on an "as is" basis. FORTHcrs shall make no warranty or assume any liability or responsibility for the suitability, reliability, completeness and accuracy of the provided information or advice. FORTHcrs shall make every effort to provide accurate, clear, correct, complete, up-to-date and readily available information on the Site. However, FORTHcrs shall make no warranty or assume any liability or responsibility (not even through negligence) for any damages which visitors/users may sustain as a result of using the Site. The Content and Services are provided by FORTHcrs on an "as is" basis, with no expressed or implied warranty for satisfactory quality, suitability, inviolability of compatibility, security and accuracy. By no means FORTHcrs shall be liable for any damages (liquidated, special or consequential such as lost profits, data, loss of earnings, financial redress, etc.) incurred by users/visitors of the Site, or third parties, on grounds related or not to the operation and/or use of the Site, and/or failure to provide services/information made available on the Site and/or any unauthorized interventions of third parties to products/services/information made available on the Site. FORTHcrs shall make every effort for the proper functioning of its Network, however it cannot guarantee that its Site or servers (or any site or servers linked to it) will be uninterrupted or error-free, free of viruses or other harmful components. Therefore, FORTHcrs shall not be liable for indemnity and/or recovery of any damages incurred as a result of using its Site or servers.
Although FORTHcrs is neither obliged nor capable of controlling the safety and content of webpages, it is entitled to suspend access to any page should there be any breach of the laws and these terms.
Force majeure: FORTHcrs shall not be liable for breach of these Terms and Conditions due to force majeure.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS
FORTHcrs reserves the right to modify or update at any time these terms of use and conditions for provision of services and it undertakes to notify users/visitors of this Site of any modification or change.
In the event that the use of any service of the Site is governed by special terms of use, such terms shall apply together with these Terms of Use. In the event of conflict, the special terms of use of each service shall prevail.
Force majeure includes but is not limited to earthquake, fire, flood, war.

EXCLUSION OF ADVICE PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES
Under no circumstances does anything provided to the users/visitors of our Site may constitute or be perceived, whether directly or indirectly, as encouragement, advice or incitement for any act or omission, and users/visitors should exercise their discretion to evaluate anything that is provided to them and should act on the basis of their own free will, to the exclusion of any liability on our part.

HYPERLINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
This Site accepts no liability as to the content and services of other websites to which it connects through "hyperlinks" or promotional banners and does not warrant their availability nor is responsible for any damages caused by their use, as visitors/users have access to them at their sole responsibility.
Information about trips (companies, vessels, departure and arrival times, prices and indications of ticket availability) is directly provided by the electronic reservation systems of ferry companies, and therefore FORTHcrs cannot provide any type of guarantee neither is responsible for the correctness, validity, thoroughness and accuracy of that information, nor for the vendibility and the appropriateness for a specific purpose, which are electronically distributed, with the approval and license of ferry companies, to the network of collaborating sales agencies, travel agencies and web sites that cooperate with FORTHcrs, such as the sites of tourism agencies. FORTHcrs guarantees the secure and accurate, without any distortion, diffusion of that information, under the form and content which is provided by the on-line reservation systems of ferry companies, with the prerequisite that there is none obstacle of technical or any other nature that inhibits the diffusion of information. Information about ticket prices does not include any probable discounts that users are possibly eligible for and are offered by the ferry companies under the framework of the commercial policy that they apply. Information about availability is indicative and applies just for the time period that is received through the OpenSeas service, and therefore FORTHcrs does not guarantee its validity at another time period and under any circumstances, considering the fact that peculiarities and large demand might arise at certain time periods throughout each year. The content of the webpage is exclusively provided for personal use and is prohibited to constitute an object of reproduction, replication, modification, commercial exploitation, etc., by any means from the user. The Open Seas logo and system, all the texts and names, apart form the names that specify ferry companies, and departure and arrival times, constitute an intellectual and industrial property of FORTHcrs and are protected by the relevant laws. The commercial names and logos of ferry companies, travel agents, vessels et al, constitute an industrial and intellectual property of the ferry companies which collaborate with FORTHcrs and are protected by valid regulations.

PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION
FORTHcrs has the right to process any personal data voluntarily provided by users/visitors in accordance with the Greek and EU laws. Users/visitors of the Site acknowledge and accept the retention and processing of their personal data for the reasons these are provided to FORTHcrs. FORTHcrs shall keep personal data by using security procedures and providing the highest possible level of safety and confidentiality to the users' personal data. Every data subject has the right to know whether his personal data has been or still is the object of processing (right of access, Article 12, Law 2472/1997). Access to our archives is possible only if he has legal interest and right and upon the public prosecutor's order. The data subject is entitled to raise objections anytime to the processing of his data (right of objection, Article 13, Law 2472/1997).
At all instances users reserve the right to notification, objection or other claim in relation to the further processing of the personal information they have declared as correct, according to the provisions of Law 2472/1997. Users/visitors shall be liable for possible submission of personal data of third parties to FORTHcrs without relevant authorization, as well as for the submission of false, incorrect or inaccurate information and data with the purpose of deception or fraudulence.

Collected personal data:
In the event that access to wepages or services of the Site requires a username and password and/or further information (e.g. e-mail, first name, last name, landline number, mobile number, age, address) users/visitors shall be solely responsible for any leakage or arbitrary or unlawful use of these by themselves or third parties.
The aforementioned data should always be correct, accurate, valid and complete. Users/visitors shall be responsible for all acts performed by using the Password and are obliged to forthwith notify FORTHcrs of any unauthorized use thereof and of any possible breach of security.
FORTHcrs shall not be liable for any damage or impairment incurred due to the unauthorized or illegal use of the Password by third parties, as a result of leakage or for any other reason and reserves the right to ask for indemnification from the user in the event that the company incurs any damage due to the unauthorized or illegal use of the Password, and to deny the provision of a Password or to cancel a given password or to terminate these services to the user in the event of breach of these Terms of Use.

APPLICABLE LAW - LIABILITY - FINAL PROVISIONS
The present terms of use shall be governed by the provisions of the Greek Law, the Directives and Regulations of the European Law, as well as the relevant international provisions, and shall be interpreted according to the rules of good faith, business ethics and the financial and social purpose of the right. The invalidity of any particular term hereof shall not affect the validity of the remaining terms, but it shall automatically cease to apply. No modification of the terms of the present terms shall be taken into consideration and shall not be part thereof, unless formulated in writing and integrated therein.
Disputes arising from the execution of the present terms of use will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Athens. For any further clarifications on the use of the Site, users/visitors may send a written request at the following email address info@openseas.gr