Privacy Policy of cNext Application

Last modified: April 12, 2016

This Application collects some Personal Data from its Users. By using this Application, after you have been properly, fully and clearly informed, you agree that we can collect and use such content and information in accordance with this Privacy Policy as amended from time to time.

The Owner of this Application is the Technical University of Crete - Greece



Technical University of Crete

University Campus, Akrotiri

73100 Chania






Deputy Rector of Finance, Planning and Development







Personal Data collected for the following purposes and using the following services:


Displaying content from external platforms

Google Maps widget

Personal Data: Cookies and Usage data

Location-based interactions


Personal Data: geographic position

Registration and authentication

Facebook Authentication

Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

Access to third party services' accounts

Access to the Facebook account

Permissions: About Me and Email

Content commenting

Users can make and publish their comments on the contents of this Application

Capture things you do and collect information you provide

Collect the content and other information you provide

Device information

We collect information from or about the computers, phones, or other devices where you install or access this Application





Further information about Personal Data


Push notifications

This Application may send push notifications to the User.






Ι. Definitions

Personal Data (or Data)

Any information regarding a natural person, a legal person, an institution or an association, which is, or can be, identified, even indirectly, by reference to any other information, including a personal identification number.

Data Subject

The legal or natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.

Processing of Personal Data

Any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, storage, alteration, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, combination, blocking, erasure, destruction

Informed consent of the data subject

Any freely given specific and informed indication of his or her wishes by which the data subject signifies his or her agreement to personal data relating to him or her being processed


Small piece of data stored in the User's device.

Usage Data

Information collected automatically from this Application (or third party services employed in this Application), which can include: the IP addresses or UUID (Universally Unique Identifier) or domain names of the devices utilized by the Users who use this Application, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server's answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User's IT environment.

This Application

The hardware or software tool by which the Personal Data of the User is collected.


The individual using this Application, which must coincide with or be authorized by the Data Subject, to whom the Personal Data refers.

Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)

The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organization authorized by the Data Controller to process the Personal Data in compliance with this privacy policy.

Data Controller (or Owner)

The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organization with the right, also jointly with another Data Controller, to make decisions regarding the purposes, and the methods of processing of Personal Data and the means used, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Application. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Application.





II. About the Data Collection and the Data Processing

Types of Data collected

Among the types of Personal Data that this Application collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Cookies, Usage data and geographic position.

Other Personal Data collected may be described in other sections of this privacy policy or by dedicated explanation text contextually with the Data collection.

The Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or collected automatically when using this Application.

Any use of Cookies - or of other tracking tools - by this Application or by the owners of third party services used by this Application, unless stated otherwise, serves to identify Users and remember their preferences, for the sole purpose of providing the service required by the User.

Failure to provide certain Personal Data may make it impossible for this Application to provide its services.



Mode and place of processing the Data

Methods of processing

The Data Controller processes the Data of Users in a proper manner and shall take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.

The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Data Controller, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of the Application and the back system (administration, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner.  


The Data is processed at the Data Controller's operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved with the processing are located. For further information, please contact the Data Controller.

Retention time

The Data is kept for the time necessary to provide the service requested by the User, or stated by the purposes outlined in this document, and the User can always request that the Data Controller suspend or remove the data.

The use of the collected Data

The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its services, as well as for the following purposes: Registration and authentication, Displaying content from external platforms,  Location-based interactions Content commenting, Access to third party services' accounts, Capture things you do and collect information you provide, Device information and Push notifications.

The Personal Data used for each purpose is outlined in the specific sections of this document.

Facebook permissions asked by this Application

This Application may ask for some Facebook permissions allowing it to perform actions with the User's Facebook account and to retrieve information, including Personal Data, from it.

For more information about the following permissions, refer to the Facebook permissions documentation and to the Facebook privacy policy.

The permissions asked are the following:

By default, this includes certain User’s Data such as id, name, picture, gender, and their locale. Certain connections of the User, such as the Friends, are also available. If the User has made more of their Data public, more information will be available.

Provides access to the 'About Me' section of the profile.

Provides access to the User's primary email address.

III. Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data

Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:


Displaying content from external platforms


Location-based interactions


This type of services allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Application and interact with them.

This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

Google Maps widget (Google Inc.)

Google Maps is a maps visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Application to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy (



This Application may collect, use, and share User location Data in order to provide location-based services.

Most browsers and devices provide tools to opt out from this feature by default. If explicit authorization has been provided, the User’s location data may be tracked by this Application.

Personal Data collected: geographic position.




Registration and authentication


Access to third party services' accounts

By registering or authenticating, Users allow this Application to identify them and give them access to dedicated services.

Depending on what is described below, third parties may provide registration and authentication services. In this case, this Application will be able to access some Data, stored by these third party services, for registration or identification purposes.

Facebook Authentication (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Authentication is a registration and authentication service provided by Facebook, Inc. and is connected to the Facebook social network.

Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy (


This type of services allows this Application to access Data from your account on a third party service and perform actions with it.

These services are not activated automatically, but require explicit authorization by the User.


Access to the Facebook account (This Application)


This service allows this Application to connect with the User's account on the Facebook social network, provided by Facebook, Inc.


Permissions asked: About Me and Email.


Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy





Content Commenting


Capture things you do and collect information you provide

Content commenting services allow Users to make and publish their comments on the contents of this Application.

Depending on the settings chosen by the Owner, Users may also leave anonymous comments. If there is an email address among the Personal Data provided by the User, it may be used to send notifications of comments on the same content. Users are responsible for the content of their own comments.

Comment system managed directly (This Application)

This Application has its own internal content comment system.

Personal Data collected: email address, first name, last name and username.


This Application collect the content and other information you provide when you use our services, including when you sign up for an account, create or share, and message or communicate with others. This can include information in or about the content you provide, such as the location of a photo or the date a file was created. We also collect information about how you use our services, such as the types of content you view or engage with or the frequency and duration of your activities.


Personal Data collected: email address, first name, last name and username.




Device information



We collect information from or about the computers, phones, or other devices where you install  this Application or access our services, depending on the permissions you’ve granted.We may associate the information we collect from your different devices, which helps us provide consistent Services across your devices. Here are some examples of the device information we collect:


  • .Attributes such as the operating system, hardware version, device settings, file and software names and types, battery and signal strength, and device identifiers.  

  • .Device locations, including specific geographic locations, such as through GPS, Bluetooth, or WiFi signals.  

  • .Connection information such as the name of your mobile operator or ISP, browser type, language and time zone, mobile phone number and IP address. 




Further information about Personal Data


Push notifications


This Application may send push notifications to the User using Google Cloud Messaging and Apple Push Notification Service



IV. Additional information about Data collection and processing

Legal action

The User's Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Data Controller, in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this Application or the related services.

The User declares to be aware that the Data Controller may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities or in compliance with a legal obligation to which the Data Controller is subject.

Additional information about User's Personal Data

In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, this Application may provide the User with additional and contextual information concerning particular services or the collection and processing of Personal Data upon request.

System Logs and Maintenance

For operation and maintenance purposes, this Application and any third party services may collect files that record interaction with this Application (System Logs) or use for this purpose other Personal Data (such as IP Address).

Information not contained in this policy

More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from the Data Controller at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.

This Application does not support “Do Not Track” requests.

To determine whether any of the third party services it uses honor the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.


V. Legal Provisions and References

The rights of Users

Users have the right, at any time, to know whether their Personal Data has been stored and can consult the Data Controller to learn about their contents and origin, to verify their accuracy or to ask for them to be supplemented, cancelled, updated or corrected, or for their transformation into anonymous format or to block any data held in violation of the law, as well as to oppose their treatment for any and all legitimate reasons. Requests should be sent to the Data Controller at the contact information set out above.

Users’ Declaration and acknowledgment

Users declare that they were clearly and properly informed and that the Data Controller provided them with at least the following information:

  1. a)The identity of the Data Controller 

  2. b)The purposes of the processing operation 

  3. c)The recipients or categories of recipients of the Data 

  4. d)The existence of the right of access, the right of rectify, the right of blocking and the right to oppose to the Data concerning the Data Subject 

Users acknowledge that they gave freely their “informed consent” prior to install the present Application. That consent can be revoked at any time but with no retroactive effects.

Personal Data of third parties

Users are solely responsible for any Personal Data of third parties obtained, published or shared through this Application and confirm that they have the third party's prior consent to provide the Data to the Owner.

Legal Restrictions

It is prohibited to use the Application for the transmission, storage, publication of material that offends third parties’ rights or of material that has an immoral, libelous content or a content obtained, used and disseminated with no right and with an illegal way. In such cases, the Data Controller bears no responsibility for compensation against the offended persons and has the right to proceed with any action that can reduce the offence from the moment the Data Controller becomes aware of the offence.

Changes to this privacy policy

The Data Controller reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom. If a User objects to any of the changes to the Policy, the User must cease using this Application and can request that the Data Controller removes the Personal Data. Unless stated otherwise, the then-current privacy policy applies to all Personal Data the Data Controller has about Users.

Information about this privacy policy

The Data Controller is responsible for this privacy policy which relates solely to cNext Application and its services. The present Privacy Policy is not related with the privacy policies of any other third parties including those to whom the Application may be connected. In such case, no acceptance or approval of the third parties’ privacy policy can be concluded on behalf of the Data Controller.



You will resolve any claim, cause of action or dispute (claim) you have with us or the Data Controller arising out of or relating to this Policy exclusively in the local Courts of Chania, Crete and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating all such claims. The Greek laws will govern this Policy, as well as any claim that might arise between you and us, without regard to conflict of law provisions.

Legal sources

Notice to European Users: this privacy statement has been prepared in accordance with the current greek national laws, the relevant Directives and Regulations of the European Parliament and of the Council and the EC Guidelines ( concerning the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data.