The website www.lab.imedd.org belongs to the civil non-profit Organization under the name «Incubator for Media Education and Development – Civil non-profit Organization (hereinafter referred to as «iMEdD» or «Organization»).

iMEdD was founded in 2018 with an exclusive donation from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and its mission is, among other things, the interactive creation of conditions for the development and fermentation of new ideas and  best practices with the main goal of promoting and strengthening transparency, validity and independence in journalism with the main concern for meritocracy and excellence. The Organization follows international standards and cooperates with the Greek and international academic community, other relevant international entities, as well as professionals from all over the world.

1. General Terms

1.1.  The use of the website and services provided by www.lab.imedd.org requires the unconditional consent to  the following terms of use, which apply to all of its content.

1.2.  The visitor/user should carefully read these terms before using the website’s services and if he/she does not agree, he/she should not use the services and their content.

1.3.   The visitor/user should check the content of the terms of use at regular intervals for possible changes as the continuous use of the service is a presumption of acceptance of the changes.

1.4.   The continued use of the website www.lab.imedd.org constitutes a presumption that the visitor/user has studied, understood and unconditionally accepted all of these terms of use. In case the user does not agree with the terms of use, he/she must refrain from any use of the website’s services and content.

1.5.   iMEdD may revise and update the terms of use of the website at any time without any notice.

1.6.   Any use of the website for profit-making and misleading purposes is prohibited. Any illegal use of the website will result in exclusion from access to the services provided by it.

2. Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights

2.1.  All the content of the website and its settings, except for the explicity mentioned exceptions (third parties copyright), which -indicatively- includes texts, graphics, images, photos, data, designs, videos, sounds, etc. (hereinafter “content”) is an original intellectual creation and is protected by the relevant provisions of Greek Law, European Law and international conventions as the intellectual property of iMEdD. iMEdD reserves all intellectual property rights with respect of the content and copies created on the basis thereof, subject to the provisions of paragraph 2.3. below.

2.2.   The content of the website is available to its users for personal use. The content is subject to changes without notice at the discretion of iMEdD. After the acceptance of the terms of use, non-commercial use and reproduction, in whole or in part, is permitted, provided that the reproduced product is freely available thereafter via the Internet or other suitable means and is accompanied by a clear and distinct reference to its source of origin. Any act of reproduction, distribution, modification or use of the content of the website for commercial purposes without the prior written permission of iMEdD is prohibited.

2.3.   Articles, applications, data, multimedia, tools or any other content of the website that is specifically marked with a creative commons license are excluded from the aforementioned terms. iMEdD may use any type of creative commons license it wishes on a case-by-case basis. For the specific terms of each type of creative commons license, the user should consult the relevant website to which the corresponding links refer. iMEdD may at any time freely either change the type of creative commons license it grants for part of the website content, or cease to grant such a license. In the latter case, the provisions of the paragraphs above will apply.

3. Links to other websites

3.1.  www.lab.imedd.org provides access to third-party websites through appropriate links. These links have been placed exclusively for the convenience of the website’s visitors/users, and their placement does not constitute an indication of approval or acceptance of the content of respective websites by iMEdD, which bears no responsibility for their content or for the privacy practices or the accuracy of the information contained therein.

3.2.  iMEdD is not responsible for the content and privacy policy of other websites to which it refers through links. Therefore, for any problem that may arise during their visit/use, the user must contact the websites directly, which are fully responsible for the provision of their services.

4. Newsletter

4.1.  By subscribing to the list of newsletters’ recipients, the visitor/user consents and accepts to receive newsletters and other additional informational material regarding the activities of the Organization.

4.2. When subscribing to iMEdD’s mailing lists, the visitor/user may expressly agree to be automatically subscribed to the respective mailing lists of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), which is the founding donor of iMEdD. Once the subscription is completed, the user’s personal data will be processed both by iMEdD, according to the terms included on this website and by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), according to the specific terms included in its website https://www.snf.org.

4.3. The recipient of the Newsletters may unsubscribe from the lists of email addresses provided that he/she notifies iMEdD and/or the SNF by sending a relevant email. iMEdD and SNF may delete any recipient without justification.

4.4.  The content of the newsletters and the additional information material, which the visitor/user of the website www.imedd.org receives due to his/her subscription to the mailing lists of iMEdD and SNF, constitutes their intellectual property and is therefore protected by the relevant provisions of Greek legislation, International Law and international conventions.

5. Limitation of Liability

5.1.  iMEdD makes every effort and takes every reasonable and reasonably expected measure to ensure that the information contained on this website is complete, accurate, up-to -date and reliable. However, iMEdD does not guarantee the correctness, completeness, accuracy and reliability of the above information and is not liable for any direct or indirect damage to  users/visitors of its website or third parties due to its incorrect or inaccurate nature.  

5.2.  iMEdD, under any circumstances, including in case of negligence, is not liable for any form of damage suffered by the user of the webpages, services, options and contents of the website, in which he/she undertakes on his/her own initiative and with knowledge and acceptance of these terms.

5.3.  iMEdD is not  liable for any kind of direct or indirect damage to the users/visitors of its website due to illegal acts of third parties (e.g. interception or decryption of codes and data), the spread of viruses during the use of the website or reproduction (download) of elements of its content or  problems that may occur during the use of electronic computers.

5.4.  iMEdD also does not guarantee that the webpages, services, options and content will be provided without interruption, without errors, that errors will be corrected or that all inquiries will be answered. Subsequently, iMEdD does not guarantee that www.lab.imedd.org or any other related website or the servers through which the content is made available to users are provided free of “viruses” or other harmful software.

6. Applicable Law and other terms

6.1. The above terms and conditions of use of the website, as well as any modification or change thereof, are governed by national law, European law and the relevant international treaties.

6.2.  Any provision of the above terms that is found to be contrary to the aforementioned legal framework or becomes invalid, automatically ceases to be valid and is removed from it, without in any way affecting the validity of other terms.

6.3. This constitutes the entire agreement between iMEdD and the visitor/user of this website and is binding only on them.

6.4. No amendment of these terms will be taken into account and will not form a part of this agreement unless it is in writing and incorporated herein.

6.5. It is hereby expressly agreed that any disputes that may arise from the application of these terms and the general use of the website by the visitor/user thereof, if not resolved amicably, shall be governed by Greek Law and are subject to the jurisdiction of the Courts of Athens.