Privacy Policy


Privacy and Personal Data Protection Policy

The Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (from now on ESEE) is the owner, creator, and beneficiary of all rights of the website with domain name (starting now “Website”) and the services provided therein as well as the Responsible for Processing the data that the visitors/users of this Website may declare.

ESEE, an association with the name “Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship” and the distinctive title “ESEE,” based in Athens, at Mitropoleos Street and number 42, is the tertiary organization of Greek trade, represents the commercial world and, in general, small and medium-sized enterprises nationally and internationally. ESEE attaches great importance to the legal processing, security, and protection of your data in whatever capacity you communicate or cooperate with us and recognizes the importance of securing personal data and electronic transactions by committing to protect the privacy and security of personal data we hold about you.

ESEE considers the protection and safeguarding of utmost importance by taking all the necessary technical measures and complying with the applicable legislation. The data collected by ESEE are those required and used exclusively for the purposes for which they are collected, excluding any other unwanted use. This Privacy Policy applies regardless of whether you use a computer, mobile phone, tablet, television, or other smart device to access our Services.

What is your data?

Your data includes any information on paper or electronic media that can lead, either directly, or in combination with others, to your unique identification or identification as a natural person. This category includes, as the case may be, information such as your name, physical and electronic addresses, landline and mobile phone numbers, email addresses, VAT number, identification data of your


equipment or terminal devices, computer, smartphone, tablet, internet search history (log files, cookies, etc.), and any other information that allows your unique identification according to the provisions of the General Regulation on the Protection of Personal Data (GDPR 2016/679), Law 4624/2019, the currently applicable Greek legislation as well as the decisions of the Personal Data Protection Authority (PDPAH).

ESEE does not collect particular category personal data (Art. 9 § 1 and Art. 10 GDPR) nor knowingly collect information from minors.

We process your data by the law and protect it when you communicate and cooperate with us.

In any case, all your personal information collected through the electronic contact form is necessary and subject to your full and unconditional consent/consent, which is provided by sending your data to ESEE and is not submitted for further processing.

Links to third-party websites

Our Website may contain links to other websites of third parties, independent entities operated and maintained exclusively by them, and which we do not control, as mentioned above. Therefore, we bear no responsibility for these websites’ content, actions, or policies. Please read carefully the respective data protection policies of the websites you visit, as they may differ significantly from ours.

Purpose of personal data processing

The personal data collected are used exclusively and only for reasons related to fulfilling the purpose of ESEE’s activity, communication with the Data Subjects, and transactions with it.


The details of the subjects who have contacted ESEE are kept on its servers and have been in its facilities for three years.

To process debit transactions with ESEE, these are kept by the period provided by the provisions (indicative of tax, etc.).

Data recipients and purpose of transmission

Access to your data can only be given to the competent staff of ESEE in the context of the performance of their duties, who are committed to maintaining secrecy and confidentiality; unauthorized access is prohibited, as well as the processors performing the processing on behalf of ESEE as well as companies that may cooperate with ESEE but always under conditions that fully ensure that the personal data of the Data Subjects do not undergo any illegal processing, i.e. other than the purpose of transmission and comply with the legal framework for the protection of personal data.

Recipients are also the competent public authorities based on the written relevant provisions and where the law stipulates it.

ESEE will under no circumstances make available for sale or otherwise transmit or disclose personal information of visitors/users of its websites to third parties, except for the recipients mentioned above, without the subject’s consent, except the application of relevant legal requirements and to the competent Authorities only.

ESEE will not transfer users’ data to a third country or international organization.

The Websites may offer the ability to share with social networks and other related tools that allow users’ actions within the Website / Application to be shared with other applications, websites, or mass media, and vice versa. Such features allow information to be shared with users’ friends or the general public, depending on the


settings they have specified in their profile. Users/visitors are requested to refer to the privacy policies of these social networking services for more information on how they handle their data.

User/Subject consent

By accepting this Privacy Policy, users acknowledge that:

Especially about the communication of ESEE with the visitors/users of its websites to inform the latter regarding the actions it carries out and with the provision of any information related to its fields of activity, ESEE sends to the address users’ electronic mail newsletters.

If the Subject no longer wishes to receive the newsletters, his email is automatically deleted from the ESEE database.

Express consent for videography – photography – live streaming

The registration of the Subjects in a Conference and event of the ESEE, which implies their participation in the Conference either as Speakers or Participants or their subsequent presence in the Conference area, and their participation in it, whether physical or online, in any capacity, constitutes their practical and unreserved consent-consent for the use by ESEE of their image and statements/recommendations, such as may be recorded in a video, photo taken during the days of the Conference and the and event in live streaming during the Conference/event on the internet for any purpose and in particular informative, promotional, etc. and in general for the promotion of the specific Conference/event in any way and any medium in the present and the future as well indicatively through


print and electronic media or the internet (this Website, other websites, social media, etc.) or any other audio and visual media (television, radio).

Rights of data subjects

ESEE, as a Data Controller, in full compliance with the provisions of the GDPR, satisfies and facilitates the satisfaction of the following rights of the Subjects

a) Right of access

b) Right of rectification

c) Right to erasure

d) Right to restrict processing

e) Right to data portability

f) Right to object

g) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

ESEE does not, at present, engage in automated individual decision-making.

ESEE will respond to a request submitted by the Data Subject without undue delay and, in any case, not later than thirty (30) calendar days. If it cannot satisfy a right exercised by the Data Subject, ESEE will provide a specific, sufficient, and complete justification.

All actions concerning satisfying the rights of the Data Subjects will be free of charge for the Subjects.

Cookies policy

In compliance with the current legislation and by the European E-Privacy


Directive 2009/136 CE (which will be replaced by the ePrivacy Regulation) and the 25.2.2020 Directives of the APDPH, our website accepts the use of “cookies.” “Cookies” are small pieces of information (files) in the form of plain text that are stored on the user’s computer (or on other devices with internet access, such as a smartphone or tablet) when he visits any page on the internet These are online tools collecting and analyzing information from third-party social networking platforms to measure traffic, improve the operation, content and overall appearance of our website.

The “Cookie” type files used on the ESEE Website do not collect information that identifies users personally and do not take notice of any document or file from the user’s computer.

Please read the cookie policy and terms of use.

Validity of Security and Privacy Policy

This Policy was published by ESEE on 8/1/2024. ESEE reserves the right to modify this policy by updating this text to comply with the currently applicable data protection legislation and, in any other case it deems necessary.

Contact for questions or comments

If you have questions or comments regarding this privacy policy, contact Esee at

Suppose the Data Subjects consider that the processing of their data violates the applicable regulatory framework for protecting personal data. In that case, they have the right to file a complaint with the Personal Data Protection Authority (postal address Kifisias 1-3, P.O. 115 23, Athens, tel. 210. 6475600, e-mail address (e-mail)