Terms of Service
The website www.pinewood.gr (from hereon after called “website”) offers its visitors information regarding the Pinewood American International School of Thessaloniki, which is a subsidiary of Pinewood Schools Inc., located in Delaware in the United States.
Pinewood American International School of Thessaloniki is a non-profit educational organization with a long tradition in education. It was founded in 1950, Pinewood offers a rich U.S. standards-based, college-preparatory curriculum and awards the American high school diploma upon graduation. Pinewood also offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program in Grades 11-12 and students who successfully complete this program are dually awarded the IB diploma by the IBO.
By accessing this website, and any linked websites of Anatolia College, the user agrees to accept the Terms of Service that are in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU 2016/679) of the 27th of April, 2016, and relevant Greek legislation for the protection of personal data, electronic communication, and intellectual property.
Validity of Terms of Service
The user is expected to read carefully these terms before browsing the website, and if the user disagrees, then the user is expected to abstain from the use and browsing of the website. These terms of service may be modified in the future. This page will always have the current terms of service for the website.
Staying on the current website, and using any information in the pages of the website means the unequivocal acception of the terms of service that are in effect for the whole content, pages, images, photos, videos, and/or files that are in the website.
This website is directed to adults. In case the user is below the age of 15, the user has the right to access this website under parental or guardian supervision, who can accept the terms of service. If users below the age of 15 access the website, the administrators of the website bear no responsibility.
The website is used “as is”, and without any method of modification or other changes from unauthorized users. Pinewood has the capability and responsibility of modifying the content of this website without modifying the current Terms. It’s the user’s responsibility to check these Terms of Service and any possible revisions, before using the website.
For example, the website may have information regarding:
- The history, mission, programs, and services of Pinewood in its various educational levels (Early Years, Elementary, Middle School, High School, and IB),
- Center for Talented Youths Greece
- Anatolia College
As well as other information and programs such as:
- News regarding the educational institution, student news, alumni news, teacher news, etc.
- Online publications
- Enrollment to various programs and exams organized by Pinewood and/or Anatolia College
- Contact details regarding Parent, Teacher, and Friend Association of Pinewood (PTFA)
- The ability to donate money for the purposes of the non-profit organization of Pinewood
Intellectual Property Rights
Unless otherwise specified, all content in the website, including but not limited to: logos, brand names, photos, texts, videos, and in general all files and source code, is subject to copyright by Pinewood, and protected by various Greek and International legislation.
The exception to this rule are photos of third parties that have been sent to Pinewood for the sole purpose of being published, such as photos sent by parents/guardians where their children are being shown from extracurricular activities and have been published after receiving consent from the parent/guardian.
This content cannot be part of, or a complete product, copied, modified, reproduced, retransmitted, deleted, republished, sold, transmitted, run, published, or transmitted by any means by any user, without the written approval of Pinewood.
The user can use (print, copy, store) select abstracts from the content of this website, and is obliged to cite the exact location the content was found. Furthermore, the user is to use said content only for the user’s personal use and not for any commercial use or purpose. It is clarified that the ability to use said content for personal use does not equal with the transfer of any intellectual property right.
Logos of third parties, organizations, associations, and sponsors are their own personal intellectual property, and as such, they control their respective rights for use. Photos and applications of third party logos, organizations, and sponsors of Pinewood are under intellectual property rights and are protected under national, European, and international legislation for intellectual property.
These terms of service are for this website only, and not for websites owned and operated by third parties.
Pinewood cannot guarantee the content and/or security methods used by linked websites. If the user decides to use through the links of the website a website of a third party, the user does so under his/her own responsibility.
Third Party Obligations
The users accept and agree that they will do lawful and acceptable use of the website, and are bound not to use the website for illegal activities such as:
- Harm a minor.
- Transmit and/or access content that violates any third party right (ie. intellectual property), insults the personality of a third party, is illegal, violates the private life of a third party.
- Mislead others for the source of content of said website, cause damages in any way of Pinewood’s reputation or other third party, endanger the security of the network, block any visitor to access said website, or any service hosted in Pinewood’s network, or bypass their identity check.
- Install and promote, in any way, any unauthorized advertisement or any SPAM mail , and any other unauthorized promotion of content, in addition to installation and promotion of advertisements without the consent of the owners.
- Install and promote content that contains viruses or other malicious code that is designed to bypass, destroy, or restrict the use of any software or network, or block others from using said website.
In any case of illegal use or violation of the Terms of Service of said website, the users are obliged to compensate Pinewood for any damages done. Not acting on said rights does not automatically mean that the Owner quits of said rights.
User Consent & Personal Information
In order to access certain services, Pinewood may ask to verify the user’s information. The information entered must always be accurate, true, and full. Users are responsible for any act they do using their access, and are required to notify the administrator of the website for any (including possible) violation of security. That data will not be notified to third parties under any condition.
By accessing the website, the visitor/user may state if the user’s willing to receive newsletters from Pinewood with news, programs, and events organized by Pinewood.
Limitation of Liability Disclaimer
Pinewood is bound to provide every effort in order for the whole content, and relevant information, to be accurate, true, and full. Pinewood is not responsible for any form of damage cause to the user by accessing the website, that is done by his own doing and knowledge of these terms of service.
Moreover, Pinewood bears no responsibility for the repair of any damage by users of this website, or other third parties, for reasons related to the availability and/or use of the website, any failure to access information stored on the website, or any unauthorized third party interference on information available through the website.
Pinewood is not able to guarantee that the website and/or servers, will be uninterrupted, without any bugs, virus and malware free, regardless if it’s for this website, or any other website or server used to transmit the content.
Cookie Use and Relevant Technologies
The aforementioned Terms of Service and any modifications done to them are governed by Greek legislation. For any issue that may arise from this contract, the applicable courts for any complaints are the courts in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Last modification: April 2020