Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to information we, the Andros Research Center, collect about individuals who interact with our organisation. It explains what personal information we collect and how we use it.

We take protecting your privacy very seriously and will always take all reasonable steps within our power to make sure your information is safe.

This privacy policy applies to all personal data we collect or process about you.

‘Personal data’ is information, or a combination of pieces of information, that could reasonably allow you to be identified.

If you have any comments or questions about this notice, feel free to contact us at

who we are

Andros Research Center is a Not-for-Profit Organisation based on the island of Andros, Greece. Our mission is to protect and preserve the nature and landscape of Andros and to promote sustainable tourism on the island.

Our website address is

how to contact us

By mail at:
Andros Research Center
Agios Spyridonas

By email at:

What personal data we collect

Purpose – Why we Collect it

Data – What we collect


Enquiring about our organisation and its work via Contact Forms

Name, email, message

Legitimate interests – it is necessary for us to read and store your message so that we can respond in the way that you would expect.

Subscribing to our email newsletter for updates about our work

Name, email, newsletter language preference, residential status, i.e. are you an Andros resident

Consent – you have given your active consent.

Making a donation. to process donations made

Name, email, address, payment information

Legitimate interests – this information is necessary for us to fulfil your intention of donating money and your expectation of receiving a confirmation message.

How do we collect your data

We collect your data when you:

  •      Complete a contact form
  •      Subscribe to an email newsletter
  •      voluntarily complete a survey, poll or provide feedback on any news or blog post.
  •      Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.

How we use your personal data

We use your personal data to: 

  •      reply to enquiries you send to us;
  •      handle donations or other transactions that you initiate;
  •      where you have specifically agreed to this, send you communications by email relating to our work which we think may be of interest to you.

We will only use your data in a manner that is appropriate considering the basis on which that data was collected.

how long do we keep your personal data

We take the principles of data minimisation and removal seriously. We only ever ask for the minimum amount of data for the associated purpose and delete that data promptly once it is no longer required. However, we may keep your personal data indefinitely or until you ask us to remove it.

cookies and how we use them

A cookie is a small file stored on your computer or device, which enables our website to identify your computer or device as you view our website pages. Cookies allow websites to store your preferences and track how websites are used. Cookies are used by many websites and can do several things, e.g. remembering your preferences or counting the number of people looking at a website.

We may use cookies to:

  • Record website usage data
  • Identify whether you are signed in to our website
  • Test content on our website
  • Recognise when you return to our website

We also use some cookies that do not collect personal information, but that help us collect anonymous information about how people use our website. We use Google Analytics for this purpose.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website usage using cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information collected by Google Analytics about usage of our website is not personally identifiable. The data is collected anonymously, stored by Google and used by us to create reports about website usage. Google’s privacy policy is available at

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Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer. You can use your web browser’s settings to refuse cookies if you wish.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

When we share your data

We will only pass your data to third parties in the following circumstances:

  • you have provided your explicit consent for us to pass data to a named third party 
  • we are using a third party purely for the purposes of processing data on our behalf. (See our list of service partners below)
  •  we are required by law to share your data.

We will not share your personal information with or sell it to third-party marketing companies.

Our service partners (third parties)

We may use the following third-party service providers named below to process and store your data:

  • Mailchimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC), which we use to manage email marketing subscriber lists and send emails to our subscribers. Click here to read their privacy policy.
  • Ltd., who host this website.
  • The WordPress Foundation who provide the open-source WordPress GPL software (and associated add-ons) we use to manage the content of this website.
  • Google LLC, we use their Google Drive service, and their Google Analytics service to measure the performance of this website. 
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what rights you have over your data

If you have provided personal data to this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. You may also have the right to data portability.

You have a range of rights over your data, which include the following:

  • Where data processing is based on consent, you may revoke this consent at any time, and we will make it as easy as possible for you to do this (for example by putting ‘unsubscribe’ links at the bottom of all our marketing emails).
  • You have the right to ask for rectification and/or deletion of your information.
  • You have the right of access to your information.
  • You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner if you feel your rights have been infringed.


We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time and will publish the most current version on our website. If a modification meaningfully reduces your rights, we will notify people whose personal data we hold and is affected.

This policy was last updated in August 2022.

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