Who we are

Our website address is: http://clerides.org and http://pnyka.org.

Glafkos Clerides Institute (GCI) is a registered Non Profit Non Governmental Organization registered under the Cyprus Registar of Societies and Institutions.  

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

How we protect and safeguard your information

The GCI takes all necessary measures to protect your personal data. The GCI collects and processes your personal data in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the Protection of Natural Persons with Regard to the Processing of Personal Data and on the Free Movement of Such Data [General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)].

The GCI does not transmit or disclose your personal data to any third party without your consent unless such transmission or disclosure is necessary:

(a) for the performance of a contract in which you are a contracting party;

(b) to fulfill a legal obligation;

(c) for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the GCI or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the individuals which require protection of personal data.

Your data protection rights

You have the following rights with respect to your personal data held by the CBC:

  • Access your personal data. TIf you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us and to check that we process it legally.
  • Request a rectification of your personal data. This enables you to correct any incomplete or inaccurate data.
  • Ask for your personal information to be deleted when there is no valid reason to continue processing it. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
  • Object to the processing of your personal data when there is a specific reason for your opposition to the processing. If you file a complaint, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can demonstrate legitimate processing considerations that override your interests, rights and freedoms
  • Ask for the limitation of the processing of your personal data if:
    • you have doubts about their accuracy,
    • they have been used illegally, but you do not wish to delete them,
    • it is no longer needed, but you want to keep them for use in potential legal claims,
    • you have already asked us to stop using your personal data, but expect us to confirm whether there are overriding reasons for their continued use.
  • Withdraw the consent you have given us regarding the processing of your personal data at any time. Please note that any revocation of consent does not affect the legality of consent-based processing before it is withdrawn or revoked by you.

In order to exercise any of your rights or if you have any other questions about the use of your personal data by us, you may contact the Data Protection Officer at the following e-mail address:


We strive to respond as soon as possible to all your requests.

Right to lodge a complaint

If you have exercised some or all of your rights to data protection and you still feel that your concerns about the way we process your personal data have not been fully addressed by us, you have the right to file a complaint to the Office of the Personal Data Protection Commissioner. You will find information on how to file complaints on the relevant website:


Changes to this Privacy Statement

We may occasionally change or modify this privacy statement.

We encourage you to review this statement periodically so that you are always aware of the way we process and protect your personal information.

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