Terms and Conditions
This Agreement governs your use of this Website. It exempts ACVB from liability or limits its liability and contains other important provisions that you should read. Each time you use this Website, you acknowledge and signify that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by this Agreement as it then reads, and you warrant and represent that you are at least 18 years of age. If you do not agree with each provision of this Agreement each time you use this Website, or if you are not at least 18 years of age, you may not use this Website.
This Website Use Agreement (referred to as the "Agreement") governs the use of this Website and constitutes an agreement between ACVB and users of this Website, such as you. Each time you use this Website you signify your acceptance and agreement, and the acceptance and agreement of any party you purport to represent, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by this Agreement as it then reads, and you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the legal authority to agree to and accept this Agreement on behalf of yourself and any party you purport to represent. If you do not agree with each provision of this Agreement, or you are not authorized to agree to and accept this Agreement, or you are not at least 18 years of age, you may not use this Website.
You may not change, supplement or amend this Agreement in any manner. We may, in our sole discretion, change, supplement or amend this agreement as it relates to your future use of the web site from time to time, for any reason, and without any prior notice or liability to you or any other person.
The goal of the Athens Destination Specialist Program (ADSP) is to help travel professionalsand bloggers learn more about Athens.
In order to qualify as an Athens Specialist you must:
Complete the appropriate Modules with 100% accuracy;
Agree that you will use your best efforts to promote and market travel to and in Athens;
Agree to conduct the promotion and marketing of travel to and in Athens with all due care and diligence and shall cultivate and maintain good relations with customers and potential customers in accordance with best commercial practices, ethical standards and applicable laws.
Once you have completed the modules and fulfilled the requirements listed above, ACVB will provide you with:
A certificate (badge) identifying you as a certified Athens Specialist;
Access to an online resource website providing detailed, practical information about selling Athens.
Then, you will be entitled to certain additional benefits such as access to, Athens tourism supplier industry reduced or complementary rates (contact ACVB Travel team to make arrangements), e-newsletters, familiarization trips to Athens and other sales related opportunities, upon request and subject to availability.
The Athens Specialist Certificate will be valid only for the participant and through them the company the work for. The certification recognizes that you're a certified ADSP and is strictly personal. It is only if at least one in your agency’s employees is effectively certified, that your Agency may use an ADSP Badge. You can refer to yourself as "certified" as long as your certification remains in effect. After the expiration date, two (2) years after the completion of the Modules, you and your Agency won't be able to refer to yourself or the Agency as "certified". If you choose to change agencies you work for, while you are effectively certified, you must update your profile at the ADSP so your new agency get the certification. Your previous Agency will no longer be certified and badged, unless at least one of the agency’s employees is effectively certified. You are allowed to mention your certification on your resume, business cards, LinkedIn profile, and other social media profiles. You must recertify every two (2) years.
If you fail to meet the requirements for certification as an Athens Specialist, the ACVB may revoke your certification. If you receive notice from ACVB revoking your Athens Specialist designation, you must immediately cease to identify or market yourself as such.
Please note that ACVB does not guarantee you business or profit as a result of participating in the ADSP. Certification cannot be used in place of locally required certifications or qualifications required to work as a travel agent in your home country.
Despite being an Athens Destination Specialist you will not be authorized to act on behalf of ACVB in any way. We shall remain independent contractors with no authority to represent or bind each other.
You will be required to create a profile and become a member in order to participate in the ADSP. By signing up for the ADSP, you agree to:
Provide accurate and complete information during the sign-up process
Maintain and update such information to ensure it is accurate and complete
Authorize ACVB to communicate with you regarding your membership or to provide you with information concerning the Website
Keep your username and password confidential. You are responsible for any activity using your username and password. You agree to immediately notify the ADSP if you suspect any unauthorized use of your membership, username or password.
ACVB strives to make your experience using this Website a useful and enjoyable experience. Nevertheless, ACVB does not accept any liability for your use of this Web site or its Content. For that reason, the following provisions apply to your use of this Website or its Content:
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, AND WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ALL OF WHICH ARE HEREBY FULLY DISCLAIMED BY ACVB TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
• LIABILITY EXCLUSION
(A) THIS WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT WILL BE AVAILABLE OR WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR THAT THEY WILL BE FREE OF ERRORS OR THAT ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED;
(B) THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING THE BROWSING AND DOWNLOADING OF ANY CONTENT, WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, WORMS OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE OR DISRUPTIVE COMPONENTS;
(C) THE USE BY YOU OF THIS WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT WILL NOT INFRINGE THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR OTHER RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY;
(D) THE WEBSITE WILL BE COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR COMPUTER AND RELATED EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE;
(E) THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS;
(F) THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE WEBSITE OR DERIVED FROM THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, SEQUENTIAL OR TIMELY;
(G) CERTAIN OR ANY RESULTS MAY BE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE
YOU (AND NOT ACVB) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION TO ANY EQUIPMENT ARISING FROM OR CONNECTED TO YOUR ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, ACVB DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT:
ACVB WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PRODUCTION, LOSS OF PROFITS (ANTICIPATED OR OTHERWISE), LOSS OF MARKETS, ECONOMIC LOSS, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LAW OR EQUITY, ARISING FROM, CONNECTED WITH, OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE BY YOU OR ANYONE ELSE, AND REGARDLESS OF ANY NEGLIGENCE BY ACVB OR ANYONE FOR WHOM ACVB IS RESPONSIBLE, AND NOTWITHSTANDING THAT ACVB MAY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGES BEING INCURRED BY YOU OR ANYONE ELSE.
• LIABILITY LIMITATION
IN NO EVENT WILL ACVB EVER BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY CLAIMS, PROCEEDINGS, LIABILITIES, OBLIGATIONS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND COSTS, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LAW OR EQUITY, AND REGARDLESS OF ANY NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER FAULT OR WRONGDOING BY ACVB OR ANYONE FOR WHOM ACVB IS RESPONSIBLE, IN AN AMOUNT EXCEEDING THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO ACVB.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD ACVB AND ALL OF ITS AGENTS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS, LICENSORS AND LICENSEES, OFFICERS AND ALL OTHER RELATED, ASSOCIATED, OR CONNECTED INDIVIDUAL OR CORPORATE PARTIES (COLLECTIVELY, THE "INDEMNIFIED PARTIES") HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES AND COSTS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION REASONABLE LEGAL FEES AND EXPENSES, INCURRED BY THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT AS DEFINED HEREIN, YOUR BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOUR VIOLATION OR INFRINGEMENT OF THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS, OR YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY APPLICABLE LAWS. YOU WILL ASSIST AND CO-OPERATE AS FULLY AS REASONABLY REQUIRED BY ACVB IN THE DEFENCE OF ANY SUCH CLAIM OR DEMAND.
This Website is controlled by ACVB from the City of Athens, Attiki, Greece and is property of ADDMA S.A. Access to this Website from locations where the Content is illegal is prohibited. It is solely your responsibility to determine whether your use of this Website is lawful, and you must comply with all laws applicable in your jurisdiction.
This Agreement, your use of this Website and its Content, and all matters relating thereto are governed solely by the laws of Greece, excluding any rules of private international law or the conflict of laws which would lead to the application of any other laws. Any dispute between ACVB and you arising from or relating to this Website or its Content or this Agreement or any matters relating thereto shall be resolved before the Courts of Greece sitting in the City of Athens, and you hereby irrevocably submit to the original and exclusive jurisdiction of those Courts in respect of any such dispute.
Any claim or cause of action you may have relating to, arising from, or connected with your use of this Website or its Content or this Agreement or any matters relating thereto must be commenced in a court of competent jurisdiction in Greece.
If you breach any provision of this Agreement, you may no longer access or use this Website or its Content.
ACVB, in its sole discretion, may terminate your right to use this Website or its Content at any time, for any reason, without any notice to you and without any liability to you or any other person.
If ACVB terminates your right to use this Website, this Agreement will nevertheless continue to apply and be binding upon you in respect of your use of this Website prior to the termination of this Agreement, any information or materials obtained by you from this Website, and anything connected with, relating to or arising from those matters.
This Website and all of its content, including information (in text, graphical, video and audio forms), images, icons, software, and other elements (referred to as "Content") are the property of ACVB and consequently of ADDMA S.A. and are protected by Greek and international copyright, trademark, and other laws. ACVB respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. ACVB may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may be repeat infringers. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please contact ACVB. Your use of this Website and its Content does not transfer to you any ownership or other rights in this Website or its Content. Your only rights are to use this Website and its Content as described specifically in this Agreement.
This Website and its Content are made available to you for your lawful, personal, and non-commercial use only. This Website and its Content may not be used for any purpose not expressly permitted by this Agreement. In particular, except as expressly stated otherwise in this Agreement, the Content (including the design of this Website) may not be copied, imitated, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, modified or distributed in any way, in whole or in part, without the express prior written consent of ACVB.
You may access and browse this Website using a commercially available Web browser. You may print the pages of this Website for your personal use provided that you do not modify any of the Content and you do not remove or alter any visible or non-visible identification, marks, notices, or disclaimers.
You may not use any of the software that is used in the operation of this Website except while you are browsing this Website or performing other activities provided through this Website. You may not copy any of the software used in the operation of this Website.
Under no circumstances will ACVB be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the ADSP.
You agree to not use ACVB Services to:
a. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
b. harm minors in any way;
c. impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an ACVB official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
d. forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the ADSP;
e. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
f. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party;
g. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation;
h. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
i. interfere with or disrupt the ADSP servers or networks connected to the ACVB, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the ACVB, including using any device, software or routine to bypass our robot exclusion headers;
j. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the Laws of Greece and any regulations having the force of law;
k. harass another; and/or
l. collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth in the paragraphs above.
Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau™, www.thisisAthens.com, http://specialists.thisisathens.org and their logos are registered and unregistered trademarks and trade names owned by ADDMA S.A.. Other product and company names and logos appearing on this Website may be registered and unregistered trademarks or trade names of their respective owners. You agree that all of ADDMA S.A. trademarks, trade names, service marks and other ADDMA S.A. logos and brand features, and product and service names are trademarks and the property of ADDMA S.A..
Any use of the trademarks, trade names and logos (collectively the "Marks") displayed on this Website, including of the City of Athens, except as expressly provided in this Agreement, is strictly prohibited. Nothing appearing on this Website or elsewhere shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Marks displayed on this Website.
This Website and its Content are for informational purposes only. They do not constitute professional, investment, legal, accounting, tax or other advice or recommendations. If you require such advice or recommendations, you must seek it from persons other than ACVB.
This Website and its Content do not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy any product or service.
Certain areas of this Website may be accessed only by use of a unique user identification and password. If you are provided with a password, you are responsible for ensuring that your user identification and password are not disclosed to or used by any other person. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your identification or password, and release ACVB from and indemnify ACVB against all claims, proceedings, liabilities, obligations and costs resulting directly or indirectly from the use of your identification or password by any other person. You must immediately notify ACVB of any unauthorized use of your identification or password.
In order to use portions of this Website you may be required to submit information through this Website. All information you provide through this Website must be true, accurate, and complete. ACVB will rely on the information you provide. If you submit incorrect or incomplete information, you will be responsible for any loss, damage, or additional costs you, ACVB, or others may incur as a result.
This Website may include links to Web sites or resources operated by ACVB's Website sponsors or other third parties ("Other Sites"). Links to Other Sites are provided solely for your convenience. Other Sites are independent from ACVB, and ACVB has no responsibility for or control over Other Sites, their content, or their availability. ACVB does not sponsor or endorse any Other Sites or their content or the products or services available through those sites. Your use of Other Sites and dealings with the owners or operators of Other Sites is at your own risk, and you may not make any claim against ACVB arising out of your use of any Other Sites or your dealings with the owners or operators of any Other Sites. The provisions of this Agreement under the section headed Disclaimers, Liability Exclusions, Liability Limitations, and Indemnity apply, with all necessary modifications, to your access to and use of any Other Sites and their content.
Links to this Website without the express written permission of ACVB are strictly prohibited. ACVB reserves the right to cancel and revoke any permission it may give to link to this Website at any time, for any reason, without any notice, and without any liability.
The framing of this Website or any of the Content in any form and by any method is strictly prohibited.
ACVB does not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new advertising campaigns, new promotions, new or improved products or technologies, product enhancements, processes, materials, marketing plans, or new product names. The purpose of this policy is to avoid potential future misunderstandings or disputes. Accordingly, please do not send any unsolicited ideas, suggestions or other materials ("Submissions") to ACVB.
If you send Submissions to ACVB or this Website you automatically grant to ACVB and its assigns a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display the Submissions or any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques associated with the Submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, using any form, media or technology now known or later developed, without providing compensation to you or anyone else, without any liability whatsoever, and free from any obligation of confidence or other duties on the part of ACVB or its assigns, and you agree, warrant and represent that all moral rights in the Submissions are waived.
If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed to be severable from the rest of the Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
No waiver by either party of any breach of or default under this Agreement shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.
This Agreement, including any changes made to this Agreement from time to time, constitutes the entire agreement between you and ACVB relating to your use of this Website and supersedes all previous agreements, written, oral or otherwise, between the you and ACVB with respect to your use of this Website and its Content. You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries, excluding the Agency you lawfully work for. This Agreement does not vary, alter, modify or otherwise affect any other more specific agreements between you and ACVB regarding other matters. Any rights not expressly granted by this Agreement are reserved to ACVB. You and ACVB are independent contractors and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employment or franchise relationship is intended or created by this agreement or your use of the website.
This Website Use Agreement is subject to change without notice.