Terms of use


Welcome to https://www.hcia.gr/ (the “Website”), the website of the Hellenic Cement Industry Association (the “Association”). This page (together with the Privacy Notice and the Cookies Policy) sets out the terms of use of this website (“Terms of Use”).  Please read carefully these Terms of Use, which govern the use of this Website. By using this Website you accept these Terms of Use unreservedly and unrestrictedly. If you do not agree with the Terms of Use unreservedly and unrestrictedly, please refrain from using the services and content of this Website. For any questions regarding the Website and the Terms of Use, please contact the Association at: 1 G. Bakou street, Athens, 115 24 Greece.


User is granted access to the Website on a temporary basis, and the Association reserves the right to withdraw or modify the service provided by the Website without prior notice (see below). User must take all and any action required to ensure access to the Website. Moreover, user must ensure that anyone visiting the Website through user’s own internet connection is aware of and complies with these Terms of Use.

The Association may restrict access to the Website in whole or in part from time to time, or discontinue its operation indefinitely. The Association reserves the right to suspend the operation of this Website for the purpose of updating it, upgrading the software or improving the security settings.

The Association reserves the right to, at its sole discretion, prohibit and/or terminate the access of any user to the Website, if said user has, in the reasonable opinion of the Association, violated these Terms of Use and/or the law, or where access by said user may expose the Association and/or the user and/or any third party to risk.

As a condition for accessing and using the Website, user assures the Association that they shall not use the Website in a way that would violate the Terms of Use or result in civil liability, constitute or encourage any conduct that could be considered a criminal offence or be in breach of any law. The Association will fully co-operate with any prosecution and judicial authorities requesting disclosure of the identity of any party in case of illegal or prohibited use of the Website.


The content of this Website in its entirety, including texts, graphics, images, logos, photos, drawings, videos etc. (the “Content”), constitutes intellectual property of the Association and is protected under applicable national, European Community and international laws or is included in the Website with the Owner’s permission.

The content of this Website is available to visitors/users for their private use, and may be modified without prior notice. Use of any part of the Content – other than as provided in these Terms of Use – without written permission of the Content owner is strictly prohibited. The Association will enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent permitted by law, including, among other options, seeking criminal prosecution.

After accepting these Terms of Use, users may download the Content, but only for informational, non-commercial, non-profitable personal use and provided that they do not remove, alter or obscure any of the information, content or notices (such as copyright and other proprietary notices) contained in the Content.

Commercial use of Content images is not allowed, as they may constitute intellectual property of third parties. If an image is selected, the use of which requires acknowledgement of the photographer, the user must refer to the photographer’s name in each publication of the specific image.

All other products and services, which are referred to on the Website’s pages and are accompanied by logos of organisations, companies, associate entities, associations or publishers constitute intellectual or industrial property thereof and the entities in question are responsible for them.

It is reminded that users wishing to post any content via the Website must obtain all necessary licenses and rights of use from the holder of rights to such content.

Any distribution, modification, copying (other than as provided above), transmission, display, reuse, reproduction, publication, licensing, creation of derivative works, transfer, sale or other use of the Content is prohibited without prior written permission of the Association.


All personal data (e.g. name, address, telephone number, email address) provided by the user to the Website by email or otherwise, will be processed as set out in the Privacy Notice. Any other communication and material transmitted by the user to the Website, such as questions, comments, suggestions, will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.


We reserve the right to modify the data and information contained in the Website and the Terms of Use without prior notice, especially in compliance with any new applicable laws and/or regulations, and/or to improve/update the Website.


The content of this Website is provided “as is” without any explicit or implied warranty including, but not limited to, suitability, fitness for a specific purpose, marketability, completeness, accuracy or non-infringement.

The Content of Website may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Website may be modified at any time and without prior notice. The Association, however, is under no obligation to update the information contained in the Website on a regular basis. The Association does not warrant that the Website’s operation will be uninterrupted and/or error-free, that defects and errors will be rectified from time to time, or that it is compatible with the user’s computer, hardware and software, that the Website is safe, that the Website’s server is free of any viruses or other malware.

We do not warrant that the web pages, services, options and content will be available uninterruptedly and without errors, that errors will be rectified or that all queries will be responded. Moreover, we do not warrant that the Website or any other related website or server through which the content is made available to visitors/users are free of any viruses or other malware. The cost of any repair or maintenance shall be incurred by the visitor/user and will in no case be undertaken by the Association.

The Association will not be liable for any loss (direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, contractual or other) arising from user’s inability to access the Website, from interruption of the Website’s operation in whole or in part, from delay, non-availability, discontinuation or insufficient receipt of service or loss of content, or from any error. In any case, the Association reserves the right to discontinue temporarily or to terminate permanently the Website’s operation at any time, in whole or in part, for reasons of maintenance or upgrading or for any other reason.

The information, advice and opinions expressed in the Website should not be relied upon in making decisions of a personal, legal, economic or other nature. User must refer to an appropriate professional in order to obtain personalised advice.

The Association and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, managers, counsels or representatives or any third parties participating in the creation, production or availability of the Website do not undertake any liability for any direct, indirect, special, consequential loss or for any loss involving sanctions or any other type of loss resulting from or in relation with the Website or its Content, either from contract or tort (including negligence) or as objective liability or otherwise.


User shall not misuse the Website by knowingly introducing trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other viruses and any or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. User shall not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which our Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website. User shall not attack the Website by any means such as via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. Any of the above can be considered a criminal offence under applicable laws and may be prosecuted accordingly.

We shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by distributed denial of service, virus or other malware, which may affect the computer, hardware, software, data or any other exclusive material of the user from using the Website or downloading any material posted on the Website or on any other related website. According to best IT practices, we unreservedly recommend that users check all material and/or content visited and/or downloaded from the Website, using up-to-date virus protection software available in the market.


The Website may contain links to websites owned or managed by third parties other the Association. Such links are solely provided for the convenience of users. The Association does not control, and is not responsible for their operation, content, privacy policies on, or the security of such websites. Visiting the aforementioned websites or the Website through links is at the user’s risk. The Association does not declare endorsing the content or any product or service provided through these websites.


The above Terms of Use and any modification thereof are governed by the Greek law. Any dispute arising from use of the Website will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Athens.

All rights and remedies provided under the Terms of Use are cumulative and do not exclude any rights and remedies provided by the law or any other agreement.

If any part of the Terms of Use is deemed invalid or unenforceable under applicable laws, including, but not limited to, any warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set out above, the invalid or unenforceable term shall be considered to be replaced by a valid and enforceable one, which shall be as close to the purpose of the original term as possible, and all other terms shall remain in force.

The printed version of the Website and Terms of Use, as well as of any notice available in electronic form, will constitute evidence in any court or administrative procedures.