Privacy Policy


Our website uses cookies to improve your browsing experience of our site. Cookies are small text files that are stored on the web browser (e.g.  Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer) or hard drive of your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your device and contain anonymous information about the sites the user visits.

Cookies perform many functions, such as facilitating your browsing from one website to another, storing your preferences and generally improving your browsing experience. Each website user can configure their web browser’s default cookie options; you can choose, depending on the browser, between automatically accepting all cookies (usually this is set as the default), seeing a warning when cookies are used in certain cases, or generally not allowing the use of cookies. If you choose not to allow the automatic use of cookies there is a possibility that you may not have full access to our services or the other websites you visit.

Cookies we use:

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Utility: Used to display the message regarding the acceptance of cookies and the storage of the user’s choice. It expires after 100 days.

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Utility: These cookies are what are classed as third party cookies and are sent to all visitors of the website. They collect information about how visitors use our website and their storage time on your device is determined by Google’s usage policy. These cookies collect anonymous information about the number of visitors to the website, the origin of the visitors and the pages visited within our site. We use the information to help us improve our website.


If you submit a report to and wish to be attributed as the author, you will be asked to declare personal information in order to activate your account but also to ensure that we can contact you. In this case we require your first name, last name and email.

The information collected during the normal use of the website is used exclusively by us to promote govwatch reports and to support, promote and ensure our communications.

The administrator of the govwatch website safeguards your personal data and may not transfer it to any third party (natural or legal person) for any reason other than that provided by law, or to the relevant authorities. The administrator may use some or all of the information you have submitted to improve the services provided.

The personal data of users may be disclosed to judicial, police and other administrative authorities upon their legal request and in accordance with the applicable legal provisions. The user has, within the framework of the legislation on telecommunications privacy, the rights of information and objection provided by articles 11 to 13 of law 2472/1997 for personal data.

Govwatch does not have a publicly accessible list of the e-mail addresses of its subscribers.

At govwatch we respect the personal data of each visitor to the website This text describes how we process the personal data that we collect from you or that you provide to us.


Govwatch collects and holds the personal data that you disclose to us when you enter requested personal information or voluntarily participate in certain actions. The data we collect is the minimum necessary for the proper operation of the website and the services it provides.

In the context of the obligation to safeguard and protect the personal information of its users, govwatch protects the personal information (hereafter “personal data”) collected either online from this website or through communication/cooperation with third parties.

As part of the registration process, we collect and process the following information:

Required information:

Govwatch collects only the personal data provided voluntarily by our internet visitors, so that we can fulfill your requests and provide you with information about our services by sending informative material (bulletins, newsletters, etc.), to serve you in the best way. Where additional, optional information is sought, you will be informed at the time of collection.


1. Collection and use of personal data

The collection of personal data takes place only if you voluntarily choose to provide it, for example, if you contact by e-mail.

The use of the services provided by presupposes the need to communicate with you. Therefore, during your registration on the website it is necessary that you provide true personal data when it is requested.

By registering for the services provided by you also consent to the storage and use of your personal data, in accordance with this Statement. We are allowed to process your personal data in order to provide personalized services, in accordance with current legislation (Article 6 (1b) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679).

Your personal data is not used for purposes other than those described in this Statement, unless we obtain your prior permission, or unless otherwise required or permitted by law.

The purpose of the collection, use and processing of your personal data, is a) the provision of the services you request through the website, for the receipt of which the use and/or the processing of your data is required, b) the promotion of the services provided through www, c) for the purpose of user convenience and/or ensuring that the content of the website is presented in the most efficient way for you and your computer.

Govwatch collects “sensitive” personal data only when you voluntarily provide it to us or when such data is required or permitted by law.

We advise you to refrain from providing sensitive data, unless this is required for the purpose of providing personal data or if you hereby consent to the use of this data.

Govwatch may ask you to provide us with certain personal information for the purpose of sending announcements and/or informative messages about our services. It may also ask your permission for certain uses of your personal data to which you may either consent or deny. If you wish for specific services or communications, such as an electronic newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe from the relevant recipient list at any time by following the instructions contained in each communication.

If you decide to unsubscribe from a service or communication, we will try to delete your data as soon as possible, although we may need some time and/or information to process your request.

2. Your rights to access your personal data

If you wish, you can request information at any time about the personal data held on you by govwatch, as well as how we use and process it. You can also request for it to be modified, corrected or deleted, by sending an e-mail to: from the email address you have provided to us.

You have the right to review the personal data we hold and in general to exercise any right provided by law for the protection of personal data.

The personal data that you disclose to us through, either during your registration or at a later stage, are collected, used and processed in accordance with the applicable provisions on personal data protection and specifically, in accordance with the provisions of Law 2472/1997 and Law 3471/2006, as in force, but also of the new European General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) as well as Directive 95/46/EC, on the protection of personal data.

You reserve, at your request:

The right to information about the personal data we hold on you.

The right to correct/modify your personal data.

The right to add to your personal data, provided that this data is necessary for the purposes of processing your data. 

The right to have your personal data deleted. Some data will only be deleted after a specified retention period, because, for example in some cases we are required by law to retain the data, or because the data is required to meet our contractual obligations to you.

The right to freeze your personal data: in certain cases provided by law, we will freeze your data if you request it. Further processing of blocked data is done only to a very limited extent.

The right to withdraw your consent, which can be done at any time.

The right to object to the processing of your data. You may at any time object to the processing of your personal data, except in certain cases, such as where the processing is based on a legal obligation provided for in Article 6 (1e or 1f) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679. If you object, we will stop processing your data, provided there are no legal grounds for further processing. The processing of your data for advertising purposes is not a legitimate reason.

3. Transfer of Personal Data

Govwatch does not transmit personal data to third parties.

Govwatch may store your personal data in the cloud. This means that your personal data may be processed by a cloud service provider on behalf of govwatch, and that your personal data may be stored in different locations around the world. Govwatch uses organizational and contractual measures to protect your personal data and to impose similar, but in no way less restrictive, requirements on our cloud service providers, including requirements regarding the exclusive processing of your personal data for those purposes mentioned in this Statement.

4. The Security of your Personal Data

Govwatch implements specific technical and organizational security procedures to protect personal data and information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Our partners who support us in the operation of this website also comply with these provisions.

5. Revisions of this Statement

Govwatch reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or periodically revise this Statement. In the event of any changes, govwatch will record the date of modification or revision of this Statement and the updated Statement will be valid for you from that date.

We encourage you to periodically review this Statement to determine if any changes have been made to the way we handle your personal data. This Statement was last updated on March 17, 2022.


These terms of use and the use of this website are governed by Greek Law. The Courts of Athens are responsible for resolving any dispute that may arise regarding the interpretation or application of these terms of use.