Personal Data Protection

  1. The Hellenic Competition Commission, Independent Administrative Authority (hereinafter referred to as HCC), recognizes the importance of protecting information/personal data collected from users via the Website and takes steps to maintain security, integrity and confidentiality of information in accordance with this data protection policy. By submitting your information to www.epant.gr (hereinafter referred to as the Website), you consent to the data protection policy described below.
  2. Registration with the Website is optional and voluntary. Personally-identifiable information about individuals (hereinafter referred to as Personal Data) may include name, title, company, address, phone number, email address, etc. Questions or comments submitted by the Website users may also include Personal Data. Browsing, viewing and downloading articles or any other content contained in this Website do not require submission of any Personal Data by users nor any browser configuration to accept cookies.
  3. Personal Data entered in the Website will be exclusively used for the promotion, support and implementation of its operation. Whenever the HCC collects and uses Personal Data, it shall do so in the context of implementing its main public mission and purposes, namely in order to:
    1. seek your feedback or contact you in relation to content of this Website;
    2. improve HCC operations, and anticipate and resolve problems with the Website;
    3. develop HCC services to meet your needs;
    4. respond to your requests;
    5. communicate with you about the Website’s services and activities; and
    6. communicate with you for any other purpose related to HCC activities.
  4. Registering with the Website with a view to submitting any content related to the main public mission of the HCC or any legal request or with the a view to granting rights of access to the content of the Website, requires the provision of information and/or Personal Data such as your name and email, as well as the use of cookies.
  5. Unless you provide your consent, the HCC will not use or share your Personal Data with any third party. However, the HCC may disclose your Personal Data to data processors -law enforcement officers/senior officials & HCC executives-, competent prosecuting authorities, as required by law, and, as the case may be, to those who submit such a request by establishing a specific legal interest under P.D. 28/2015 (Government Gazette 34/A’) or to the persons against whom the proceedings before the HCC have been initiated or to whom they have notified a concentration, according to the provisions of J.M.D. 117/4.1.2013 (Government Gazette 54/B’) for processing according to this data protection policy. The HCC will be aware of and will receive assurances that the above persons will protect your Personal Data in accordance with this data protection policy.
  6. The HCC tracks the patterns of the Website usage. The HCC may disclose to carefully selected third parties navigational and transactional information in the form of anonymised statistical and demographic data, without revealing any user’s identity or confidential information, unless otherwise required by law or deemed necessary in view of legal proceedings, or unless the HCC has received your consent.
  7. The HCC does not deliberately collect or use Personal Data of users under the age of 18 years.
  8. You have the right to receive information about any of your Personal Data retained by the HCC. You have also the right to request the correction or deletion of your Personal Data from the HCC records. If you have questions about your Personal Data being collected and processed by the HCC, you may contact the HCC at the e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post. In the event that you wish to change or delete your Personal Data from the HCC records, you must notify the HCC in writing, by clearly specifying the desired change or deletion. Ιn view of your communication, the HCC is likely to contact you in order to confirm your request for any change or deletion of your data. In any case, it is possible that some of your Personal Data will remain in the HCC records, but will not be used. The HCC reserves the right to occasionally communicate with the Personal Data subject depending on its needs.
  9. The HCC may collect and process information regarding your usage of the Website. This may include your domain name (the text following @ in your email address), the associated IP address and your user name (the text preceding @ in your email address). The amount of the information disclosed depends on the settings on your web-browser; please check your browser for information disclosability in the context of your Internet access.
  10. The HCC can store text files such as cookies on your computer each time you use the Website. Cookies are short text files that are downloaded onto an Internet user’s computer whenever he or she visits a website, to be used for tracking purposes. Cookies make the use of the Website easier, minimize your need for repeated data entry and allow the HCC to provide you with a personalised way of Website use, meeting your specific needs. Optionally, you may delete or prevent cookies import to your computer. To that end, please check your browser settings. However, erasing or blocking the import of cookies may limit the possible uses of this site. The site uses cookies in the following two ways: first, short text files, i.e. session tracking cookies are sent from the server of the HCC to your computer and used to validate access rights to this site. These cookies do not remain stored on the hard disk of your computer once each connection to the website is terminated. In addition, at your own discretion, a cookie is sent from the HCC server and stored on your computer to automate the login process by entering the username and password. Cookies enable the HCC to identify the use you make of this Website without having to repeatedly request for your user name and password, as well as to keep a record of relevant quantifiable data. In the event you do not wish to receive such cookies or wish to be notified whenever a cookie is sent to you, you may set on your browser’s operating parameters accordingly.
  11. The HCC reserves the right to change this data protection policy without prior notice. Any changes made to this policy shall be posted on the Website. The uninterrupted use of the Website by you is understood as an acceptance of any change to the data protection policy. Comments or questions regarding this data protection policy may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  12. The HCC implements technology and protection policies designed to preserve your Personal Data from unauthorized or inappropriate use. The HCC will periodically review the suitability and adequacy of these technology and data protection policies.