Terms of Use

Agreement Granting the Right to Use 4Schools


1. GENERAL ISSUES - TERMS

1.1. General issues

By selecting the "I accept" icon that appears during the registration and account creation process at 4schools, you declare that you accept and agree to the terms set forth below (hereinafter "agreement"), which govern your access and use , as a Subscriber, of 4schools, as provided by EPAFOS, through the website www.edu4schools.gr. As the conclusion of the agreement is made by electronic means, EPAFOS provides you with the possibility to access the terms of the agreement in electronically savable and printable form, before your commitment. In the event that you do not agree to the following terms, please discontinue your registration process with 4schools and refrain from accessing and using 4schools, as accessing and using 4schools presupposes your full acceptance of the terms of the agreement.


1.2 Terms

Unless otherwise specified in the text of the agreement, all words or expressions, the first letter of which is in capital letters, shall have the meaning described below:

"Data" means all data, including any text, audio or video files that the Subscriber may send or store to 4schools or that are being processed using 4schools functions.

"Year" means the time period from one day of a year to the corresponding day of the following year.

"Annual Subscription" means the amount that the Subscriber is required to prepay in return for using the 4Schools service for a period of one year.

"Subscriber" means you, the person who creates an account and obtains access and use of 4Schools by accepting the terms of the agreement.

"4schools" means an online service, which consists of a set of functions, which provides the Subscriber with tools for processing and managing data and data entities of its teaching work.



2. SERVICE PROVIDED

2.1 Service

The Subscriber accepts that 4Schools is provided "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE", without any guarantee of suitability for any purpose, uninterrupted availability, absence of errors. EPAFOS does not guarantee that 4Schools will meet the requirements of the Subscriber. To the extent permitted by the applicable, at each time, law, EPAFOS assumes n o liability that may be related to warranties, terms or compliance of 4Schools with specific properties or specifications. It is the Subscriber's sole responsibility to verify and ensure that 4Schools meets its needs.


2.2 Granted Right to Use

The Subscriber acquires an exclusive and non-transferable, right to use 4Schools in order to use its individual functions with its Data, provided that the Subscriber (a) pays the amount of the Annual Subscription appropriately and (b) complies with all the terms of this agreement. The copyrights of the information, software, technologies that support the operation of 4Schools always remain the property of EPAFOS and are not transferred, nor the permission to use them is in any way, indirectly or directly, granted to the Subscriber, nor the Subscriber acquires any right over them.


2.3 Restrictions of Use - Obligations of the Subscriber

When accessing and using 4Schools, the Subscriber must comply with the applicable at each time legislation, good morals and refrain from any illegal or abusive conduct. Indicatively and not restrictively, any of the following use of 4Schools is expressly prohibited:

  • in a way that is contrary to the applicable, at each time, law or entails a violation of the rights of third parties;
  • attempting to gain unauthorized access to any data, accounts or networks by any means;
  • for the processing of personal data of third parties without their consent;
  • in a way that affects or may adversely affect or impede the use of 4Schools by third parties.

EPAFOS reserves the right to terminate at any time the access and use of 4Schools (in whole or in part) by the Subscriber and / or to suspend the right of access to some functions of 4Schools in case of violation of third party rights or in case it has any indication that the rights of third parties are violated. Similarly, EPAFOS has the right to set limits on the use of 4Schools by the Subscriber or to take any other appropriate measure in order to ensure the use of 4Schools by other subscribers, in case it is found that the Subscriber obstructs the use of 4Schools by third parties.

The Subscriber when accessing and using 4Schools is not entitled to:

  • grant, sub-grant or directly or indirectly transfer, grant with or without consideration, the access and / or use of 4Schools to a third natural or legal person;
  • allow any third party or natural or legal person to benefit directly or indirectly from the use or functionality of 4Schools;
  • use 4Schools to provide services to third parties;
  • process, store, maintain personal data of third parties, without their explicit consent;
  • copy, modify, create derivative work of source code, reverse engineer, decompile it or otherwise attempt to extract the source code of its functions and other software programs that support operation of 4Schools in general;
  • analyze the software programs or technologies that support the operation of 4Schools in their individual parts or intervene, interfere or create derivatives based on the software itself or the accompanying material in any form or in any other way and develop or reproduce ( in whole or in part) similar software using 4Schools as a template or otherwise, without the written consent of EPAFOS,
  • use in any way the trademarks or distinctive features of 4Schools and its functions.

The Subscriber is obliged to indemnify EPAFOS against claims arising or related to: (1) breach of the terms of the agreement by itself or its addressees (2) any claim of a third party as a result of the use of 4Schools by the Subscriber, indicatively and not restrictively due to infringement of copyright or other rights, personal data or privacy.



3. DURATION

The agreement and the granted right to use 4Schools enters into force upon completion of the account creation, through the registration process and the acceptance of the terms of the agreement by the Subscriber and, subject to what is defined below in article 12 of the agreement and it is valid for as long as the Subscriber pays the amount of its annual Subscription.



4. REGISTRATION – ACCOUNT CREATION

4.1 Account Setup

Access to 4Schools presupposes the acceptance of the terms of this agreement by the Subscriber and the creation of an account through the registration process, by entering an email and a password. The Subscriber is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password it uses to access and use 4Schools and for changing it regularly for security reasons.


4.2 Use of the Account

The Subscriber is solely responsible for the use of its account and is responsible for any action that will take place during the use of 4Schools while using its password. EPAFOS bears no liability for any damage may be caused to the Subscriber by the unauthorized use of its account. The Subscriber is obliged to inform EPAFOS in case it realises any incident of unauthorized use of its account and password or any other incident of security breach.


4.3 Account Deactivation

The Subscriber is responsible for the deactivation of its account and the deletion of the Data in accordance with what is further defined in article 5.2. of the agreement. EPAFOS bears no liability for any damage caused to the Subscriber by the deactivation of its account by itself or by a third party. The Subscriber is obliged to inform EPAFOS in case it realises an incident of unauthorized deactivation of its account.

Account Deactivation takes also place in the cases of article 12 (see below).


4.4 Account Deletion

The elapse of thirty (30) calendar days from the date of deactivation of the account, implies the automatic deletion of the Subscriber Data as well as the deletion of the Subscriber account.


4.5 Informational messages

The Subscriber acknowledges that EPAFOS has the right to use and send to the e-mail account linked to 4Schools or to the mobile phone number stated by the user during the creation of the account, informational messages on issues related to 4Schools and its functions, for new applications that EPAFOS and its partners launch or for sending promotional material for any other services, products or programs provided by EPAFOS and/or its affiliates. The Subscriber undertakes to regularly check the e-mail account linked with the use of 4Schools for messages from EPAFOS in relation to the access and use of 4Schools.



5. DATA

5.1 Subscriber Data

4Schools allows the Subscriber to store and process Data as well as access and perform searches on it. The Data entered by the Subscriber into 4Schools, subject to the provisions of Article 12 below of this agreement, and as long as they have not been deleted by it before the deactivation of its account, are still accessible by it for a period of thirty (30) calendar days from the date of deactivation of its account.


5.2 Subscriber Responsibility - Storage - Deletion of Data

The Subscriber is solely responsible for the Data and information entered into 4Schools, including the correctness and completeness of any information entered. The Subscriber is solely responsible for extracting and maintaining a copy of the Data entered into 4Schools using the respective tools. EPAFOS bears no liability for the deletion of the Subscriber Data. The Subscriber is solely responsible for the deletion of Data and information entered into 4Schools before the deactivation of its account by itself. In case of deactivation of the account by the Subscriber as defined in article 4.3 of the agreement, then all the Data and information of the Subscriber will be automatically deleted after thirty (30) calendar days from the date of deactivation of the account as defined above in article 4.4. of the agreement.

EPAFOS, after termination of the agreement deletes any Data stored in 4Schools.



6. AVAILABILITY LEVELS, NEW EDITIONS -UPDATES, SUPPORT SERVICES, SECURITY

6.1 Availability Levels

EPAFOS, although it has a modern technological infrastructure and has taken reasonable measures from a commercial point of view to ensure the availability of 4Schools, nevertheless does not provide any guarantee of availability or uninterrupted operation of 4Schools. 4Schools may experience interruptions and extended downtime during which the Subscriber may temporarily not have access to the Data. EPAFOS is not liable for any damage the Subscriber may suffer from the use or inability to use 4Schools, from delays in its use, from errors or omissions in it or from interruptions of its ability to use it for any reason whatsoever.


6.2 New Editions -Updates

EPAFOS may update 4Schools in order to add new features and/or upgrade the existing ones with the release of new Editions. Updating 4Schools or upgrading its features may cause minor and / or prolonged interruptions during which the Subscriber may not have access to its Data, and there may be an inadvertent total or partial deletion of Data. EPAFOS will make reasonable commercial efforts to minimize the downtime of 4Schools and prevent the deletion of Data, but it is not possible to guarantee the effectiveness and success of these efforts. EPAFOS is not responsible for any damage the Subscriber may suffer from the use or inability to use 4Schools, from delays in its use, from interruptions of the ability to use its functions for any reason and points out to the Subscriber that the possibility of using 4Schools may be affected by the networks used by the Subscriber for its internet connection, for the quality of the services for which it bears no responsibility.


6.3 Support Services

Support services are provided for 4Schools through the "Help" and the "Requests" pages. EPAFOS also provides telephone support services for 4Schools. EPAFOS, however, may in the future provide additional support services at its sole discretion. Any provision of additional support services at any time does not create any commitment or obligation to EPAFOS to continue providing them in the future.


6.4 Security

EPAFOS applies security technologies and procedures [SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology, with 1024/2048 bit encryption] to contribute to the security from unauthorized access to 4Schools or its use. EPAFOS does not guarantee the success of these technologies and procedures, and does not assume any responsibility in case of damage to the Subscriber due to loss, alteration, destruction of the Data due to the fault of EPAFOS or due to errors or failures of security systems, to malicious action of third parties. The Subscriber is solely responsible for the security, protection and backup of its Data, as well as any other data, software or services it uses and are related to 4Schools.



7. PERSONAL DATA - PROTECTION

Managing and protecting Subscriber's personal data is governed by the relevant provisions of both Greek and European law regarding the protection of the individual from the processing of personal data, as well as the Decisions of the Competent Authority for the Protection of Personal Data.

The applicable, at each time, EPAFOS’ policy for managing and processing of the Subscriber's personal data ("Personal Data") is available on the website www.4Schools.gr. EPAFOS reserves the right to modify the terms of protection of personal data without notice, in accordance with applicable, at each time, law. The Subscriber is obliged to check these terms at regular intervals for any changes, as the access and use of 4Schools by it implies that the Subscriber accepts all possible changes to the terms of the applicable, at each time, policy of EPAFOS for the processing of Subscriber’s personal data.

The Subscriber acknowledges that, regarding the personal data of students/teachers/parents etc. that it enters into 4Schools, it is solely responsible for the observance of the relevant provisions, according to the law as the person responsible for processing them, given that EPAFOS provides it, through 4Schools, exclusively with a tool for editing them.



8. COOKIES

4Schools uses cookies to identify the Subscriber during access and use. Cookies are text files stored on the Subscriber's hard drive and do not get knowledge of any document or file on its computer. They are only used to facilitate the Subscriber's access to specific websites that support the operation of 4Schools. The Subscriber can configure its browser in such a way as to either warn it about the use of cookies on specific pages of the website that supports the operation of 4Schools or not to allow the acceptance of the use of cookies in any case. In case the Subscriber does not wish the use of cookies for its identification, it may not be able to access 4Schools or its individual functions.



9. Spamming and Illegal Activities

You agree that you are solely responsible for the content of your broadcasts through 4schools Services. You agree that you will not use the Services for illegal purposes or for the transmission of material that is illegal, defamatory, harassing, that violates the privacy of others, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, pornographic, obscene, offensive, promotes racism, contains viruses, violates or may infringe the intellectual property or rights of another party. You agree not to use the Services for the transmission of "junk mail", "spam", "chain mail", "phishing" or voluntary bulk email distribution. We reserve the right to terminate your access to the 4schools Services if there are reasonable grounds for believing that you have used the Services for any illegal or unauthorized activity.



10. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

4Schools may contain links to third party sites. EPAFOS is not responsible in any case for the content/services of other websites, whose hyperlinks or advertisements are posted on the website that supports the operation of 4Schools, does not guarantee for their availability and is not responsible for any damage caused by their use, as the Subscriber accesses them at its own risk. Problems that may arise when visiting/using other websites referred to by the website www.edu4Schools.gr refer exclusively to the sphere of responsibility of the respective websites, where the Subscriber must be addressed.

4Schools may provide the ability to view dynamic content from other websites. EPAFOS bears no responsibility for the content of third-party websites, which may be displayed through the website www.edu 4Schools.gr, in case the Subscriber chooses to use any dynamic content promotion services provided by 4Schools.



11. EXCLUSION / disclaim OF GUARANTEES - COMPENSATION FOR THIRD PARTY CLAIMS

EPAFOS provides 4Schools and related (if any) support services "as is", and "as available" "with any errors and mistakes". Any adverse event regarding the quality, performance, availability of data from 4Schools is the responsibility of the Subscriber. EPAFOS does not make any statements and does not provide any warranty for 4Schools and related (if any) support services. EPAFOS disclaims any representations or warranties, express or implied, provided by law, including indicatively: declarations or warranties of merchantability, appropriateness for a particular purpose, compliance with certain properties or specifications, quality of construction, accuracy, adequacy, declarations or warranties that the access or the use of 4Schools will be made as described, will be uninterrupted, error free or that the use of 4Schools will be reliable and accurate, including, but not limited to, the storage, reading, updating or deletion of the Data.

In the event that a third party raises a claim against the Subscriber, claiming that the Subscriber's use of 4Schools violates its intellectual property rights, EPAFOS at its own expense, will support the Subscriber against the claim and will compensate it for the damage and expenses to be adjudicated against it by the court in favor of the third party, who alleged the violation or which may be agreed during the conciliation procedure by EPAFOS provided that the Subscriber:

  • notifies EPAFOS in time and in writing not after the lapse of 30 days, from the moment the Subscriber becomes aware of the claim;
  • grants EPAFOS exclusive control over the defense and any compromise negotiations, and;
  • provides EPAFOS with the information, authorization and assistance that will be needed for the defense against the claim or its compromise.

In the event that EPAFOS believes or suspects that 4Schools infringes the intellectual property rights of a third party, it has the right to either modify the functions of 4Schools to terminate the infringement (while retaining their essential utility or functionality) or to obtain a permit to continue their use. In case it is not commercially feasible to implement any of the above options, EPAFOS may terminate this agreement. EPAFOS is not liable for compensation to the Subscriber, in the event that the Subscriber modifies or uses 4Schools in violation of the terms of this agreement. EPAFOS will not indemnify the Subscriber insofar as a claim for infringement of rights is based on information, plans, specifications, instructions, software, which was not provided by it or arises from the combination of 4Schools with any products or services not provided by EPAFOS.



12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OF EPAFOS

To the extent permitted by Greek law, EPAFOS’ liability for any claim arising out of or in connection with this agreement is limited to the total amount that the Subscriber has paid as an Annual Subscription. Furthermore, to the extent permitted by Greek law, EPAFOS does not assume any responsibility for the restoration of any non-material damage that may be caused to the Subscriber due to or because of the use of 4Schools, even if it had been notified by the Subscriber of the possibility of such damage or could have foreseen the possibility of damage caused.



13. DISCONTINUE - TERMINATION

EPAFOS may at some point discontinue/withdraw some of 4Schools features and/or certain versions of 4Schools. In this case EPAFOS will inform the Subscriber at least (90) calendar days before the date of withdrawal. In case of discontinue or withdrawal of 4Schools functions and/or some versions of 4Schools the Subscriber Data will no longer be accessible by it.

EPAFOS has the possibility to terminate this agreement without compensation and to discontinue the Subscriber's access to 4Schools at any time with or without notice in case the Subscriber violates the terms of the agreement.

The Subscriber is entitled at any time and for any reason to request the termination of the use of 4Schools. In case the Subscriber wishes to stop using 4Schools, the Subscriber must visit its account page on the 4Schools website at www.edu4Schools.gr, to follow the procedure of "Account Deactivation" and then to delete its Data.

Any case of discontinue of access under this article entails the deactivation of the Subscriber account and the consequent results described in article 4.4.



14. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION - CHARGE

14.1. Annual Subscription

The use of 4Schools by the Subscriber requires the advance payment of the Annual Subscription. The payment of the Annual Subscription is made in accordance with the provisions below in paragraph 13.2. of the agreement.

In case of change in the amount of the Annual Subscription, EPAFOS will announce the relevant change by publishing the forthcoming change on the 4Schools website www.edu4Schools.gr, at least (90) calendar days before the change and will inform the Subscriber about this by sending a message to the e-mail account linked with 4Schools. The Subscriber must consult this website at regular intervals so that it is always informed about its updating/change.


14.2. Charge – Payment Method

The charge of the Annual Subscription for the provision of 4Schools will be made exclusively and only through the payment methods listed in the respective section of the site. The Subscriber may not request EPAFOS the charge of the Subscription and its payment to be made in any other way.



15.WITHDRAWAL

The Subscriber has the right of withdrawal in accordance with the provisions of Law 2251/1994 on consumer protection, as applicable, within fourteen calendar days from the date of activation/creation of the account. In this case, EPAFOS is obliged to return to the Subscriber, if it has been charged, the amount of the Annual Subscription within thirty (30) calendar days, from the date of exercising the right of withdrawal.

To exercise the right of withdrawal within fourteen calendar days from the date of activation/creation of the account, the Subscriber must visit the page of its account on the website of 4Schools at www.edu4Schools.gr, select the "Withdraw" icon and then delete its Data.



16. NOTIFICATIONS

16.1 Notifications to the Subscriber

EPAFOS may provide the Subscriber with notifications in any way it chooses, including via e-mails. The date of delivery and receipt of notifications provided to the Subscriber via e-mails will mean the date of its sending.


16.2 Notifications to EPAFOS

The Subscriber will provide notifications to EPAFOS in the manner specified in the customer service or in the sections "Contact", "Support" or "Help" on the website www.edu4Schools.gr.



17. TERMS MODIFICATIONS

EPAFOS reserves the right to modify the terms of this agreement at any time, without notice to the Subscriber. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions to the terms and conditions of use of 4Schools will take effect immediately, i.e. from their posting/publication on the website www.edu4Schools.gr. Any use of 4Schools following such change or modification will be deemed to form acceptance by the Subscriber of the changes, modifications, additions, or deletions of the 4Schools terms of use. In the event that the Subscriber does not agree with the modified terms, it must abstain from using 4Schools by immediately deactivating its account and deleting its Data.



18. FORCE MAJEURE - UNFORESEEN INCIDENTS

EPAFOS is not liable to the Subscriber for any interruption, delay, deterioration or inability to provide 4Schools due to reasons of force majeure or unforeseen incidents.



19. APPLICABLE LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

The terms of this contract are governed by Greek Law. Any dispute arising between EPAFOS and the Subscriber, if not resolved by amicable settlement, will be resolved exclusively by the competent Courts of Athens.



20. FINAL PROVISIONS

20.1 The invalidity of a specific term of this agreement does not affect the validity of the remaining terms, although it automatically ceases to be valid.

20.2. Any omission or delay in the exercise of a specific right or term by EPAFOS, arising from this agreement, does not constitute a waiver thereof.

20.3. The titles of the Articles and paragraphs of this agreement exist only for convenience and do not affect its interpretation.