Privacy Policy on the website


Lawful processing, security and protection of your personal data is very important to the LFMT Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery Laboratory hereinafter “LFMT Laboratory”.

This Privacy Policy aims to inform you about the terms of collection, processing and transmission of the personal data that we may collect as Processors when browsing our website. Please read the Privacy Policy as well as the Cookies Policy carefully to understand how we handle your personal data. By continuing to use our website, you accept that you have read and understood our Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy.

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Egnatia 45-55 Thessaloniki, PO Box 54636, tel. +302310 996002 and email: is designated as Data Controller.


  1. What is personal data?

Personal data is the information that can lead either directly or in combination with others to your identification as a natural person. Some examples are information such as name, VAT number,social security number, adress and electronic address, landline and mobile phone numbers, card details, identification details of equipment or online devices, history of online searches (log files, cookies, etc. ).


The collection, processing and protection of personal data is ruled by the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 679/2016, hereinafter GDPR), greek law 4624/2019 and the Rules of the Personal Data Protection Authority (PDPA).



  1. Which data do we collect?

While using our website we collect information about you including information we collect directly from you, information collected automatically by the website and information we collect from third parties, such as that which may result from your use of social media plugins (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest  plugins)  or YouTube plugin.


Specifically depending on the activity:


  • Informational Use of Website

When you visit our website, the following information is automatically collected, through cookies, and stored temporarily in log files.


Which  information do we collect?

We collect information such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the operating system you are using if you are connecting from a mobile device, the type and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, the website that referred you at and the geolocation of the browser or  the operating program you are using, if you have consented to it.


Why do we collect this information?

To maintain the security of our website and prevent fraud, to resolve any technical issues and to personalize and improve the navigation function.


Legal Basis of Processing

Achieving the legal interests of the Laboratory (6 par. 1f GDPR).


How long do we keep the information?

Data is stored for  a period of 1 month and then deleted automatically.


  • Contact for research purposes

Our website provides you with the ability  to contact us via contact form and our email. Whenever you contact us to request general information about the Laboratory or the programs/services, we retain  the information you give us in order to process the communication.

Which  information do we collect?

When you contact us via the contact form: name, email, message subject and message content.

Why do we collect this information?

To respond to your requests and questions regarding our services, as well as to respond to your suggestions and comments on improving our programs/services.

Legal Basis of Processing

Your consent (6 para. 1a GDPR)  or the achievement of the Laboratory’s legal interests (6 para. 1f  GDPR).

How long do we keep the information?

We keep the information for a period of 6 (six) months from the last communication.


  • Online presence οn social media

The members of our Laboratory have individual social media profiles for better communication and interaction with you, which you can access through social media plugins that are present on our website  We inform you that we are joint data processors  with the providers of the respective social media (Article 26 GDPR) while browsing our social media.


Which  information do we collect?

The data we collect and process include information such as: name, profile picture, city and the content of a comment or message. We also receive anonymized statistics from which you cannot be identified.


Why do we collect this information?

The processing activities that take place on our pages concern the publication of photos or videos that we receive from our partners, the processing of data of visitors to our pages, as well as the processing of data for the purpose of communication and promotion of our services.


Legal Basis of Processing

The legal basis for these processings is the consent (6 par. 1a’ GDPR) that you provide when you press like or follow on the social media of the Laboratory. You can revoke this consent at any time by pressing dislike or unfollow. In case you visit our page without taking such actions (like or follow), your data is not subject to our processing. Consent may also take the form of prior written consent in the case of the publication of material that you send us for posting. In this case, you can withdraw your  consent via email to


How long do we keep the information?

The storage period is determined by the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy of the social network providers and which are beyond our  control.We inform you that when you visit our social networks, your data may be collected and stored by the providers for research and advertising purposes and based on this, pseudonymous user profiles may be created, which can be used to display personalized advertisements and advertisements both on and off the platforms. We inform you that these activities are not controlled by us nor can we influence them.  More information on the processing and use of your data by the providers of the platforms, as well as your rights and especially the right to object (opt-out) can be found in the protection statements of the providers:


LinkedIn: LinkedIn Privacy Policy


Twitter: Privacy Policy (

Our joint liability with the following providers is limited as follows:

LinkedIn: LinkedIn Pages Joint Controller Addendum


Twitter: Controller-to-Controller Transfers (


The use of the platform may result in the processing of your data in a third country (outside the European Economic Area) by its provider. For this processing, for which we bear no responsibility, we refer you to the protection statements of the providers listed above.


  1. Links to third party websites and social networks

Our website may contain links to third party websites. The laboratory is not responsible for the content, actions or policies of these websites. Please read the respective Privacy Policies carefully.

The laboratory has integrated social media plugins into its website. Interaction with these plugins may involve the processing of profile data (username, profile picture and city) by the companies for the purposes defined in their own Privacy Policies. For more information, we refer you to the Cookies Policy (read social plugins).


  1. Minors

Lawful processing, security and protection of  the personal data of minors is very important to the LFMT.Our website is not intended for minors. The intention of the Laboratory is not to collect data concerning minors who may have access to it. For this purpose, if it is found that personal data concerning a minor has been processed, without the assistance of the legal conditions, it will be deleted immediately.


  1. Who do we share your personal data with?

As a rule, the Laboratory does not transmit your personal data to third parties without your consent. The only cases of deviation from the above principle are expressly defined in this Privacy Policy. While  using the services of our website, your data is stored on servers in Germany and is not transmitted abroad. For this purpose, the laboratory cooperates with Hetzner Online GmbH, which is also based in Germany. In any case, the LFMT Laboratory remains responsible for the processing of your personal data.Also, the laboratory may share data with third parties in the event that the transfer is required by the relevant legislation, such as for example the transfer to public authorities (judicial and prosecuting authorities, Prosecution of e-crime).  The processing of your data by our partners takes place mainly within Greece and the European Economic Area (EEA). In the event that we cooperate with companies outside the EEA, your data will only be processed if there is an adequacy decision of the European Commission or on the basis of corporate binding rules, standard contracts or approved codes of conduct.


  1. Security of personal data

The Laboratory is committed to the confidentiality, availability and integrity of the data collected regarding the users of  against unauthorized access, misuse, loss or destruction. For this purpose we implement appropriate security policies and implement technical and organizational measures. Examples include electronic security measures such as data encryption using the TLS protocol, daily backups, use of firewalls and security software, as well as organizational measures such as the application of administrative rights procedures to authorized users only, careful selection of processors and commitment of staff from confidentiality and nondisclosure clauses.

  1. Which are your rights?

Right of Access

You can ask us to confirm whether we are processing your personal data.

You can ask us for information about the data we process, such as which data we keep, why we process it, with whom we share it, for how long we store it, which rights you have, where you can file a complaint, where we collect your data and the existence of automated decision-making.

Right to rectification

You can request the  rectification of inaccurate data and the completion of incomplete data.

Right to  Erasure

You can ask us to delete data about you under conditions. The Laboratory is entitled to refuse  erasure of their retention is necessary for:

  • compliance with a legal obligation
  • establishment, exercise or support of legal claims of the Laboratory
  • the fulfillment of another lawful purpose or legal basis


Right to Restriction of Processing

You can request us to limit the processing of your data when it comes to storage in case:

  • you dispute their accuracy and for as long as necessary for us to verify their accuracy
  • the processing is illegal but you do not want your data to be erased
  • the data is no longer necessary for the purpose for which we collected it, but we need it to establish, exercise or support legal claims
  • you have objections to a processing act, which has as a legal basis the legitimate interest, until it is proven that our legitimate reasons for continuing the processing override our objections

Right to Portability

You can request to receive your data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (digital format) or request to be transferred directly to another Processor.

Right to Object

You can object at any time to the processing of your data which has as its legal basis the legitimate interest of the Laboratory. The  Laboratory may continue processing if it presents compelling and legitimate reasons that override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

You can ask us at any time to stop processing your personal data for advertising purposes.

Right to Withdraw Consent

You can withdraw your consent at any time. The recall of consent is valid for the future and does not affect the processing operations carried out before the withdrawal.

You can withdraw your consent:

  • either by following the relevant settings in the e-mails sent to you
  • either by disabling cookies
  • either by contacting us through the contact form


  1. How you can exercise your rights:

You can direct your requests regarding your rights to:

  • at the Laboratory’s headquarters by filling in the special rights exercise form
  • at the email address:
  • at the postal address: Building D | 9th Floor Aristotle University Campus 541 24 | Thessaloniki
  • through our website by completing the contact form available here.

The Laboratory will satisfy your request within 30 days of receiving the request. The deadline may be extended, upon your notice, for a period of two months due to the complexity of the request or the number of requests.

Information and actions to satisfy your rights are provided free of charge.

If the Laboratory has doubts about your identity, it may request additional information to confirm it.

  1. Contact for questions or comments

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or if you believe that we have not followed the principles set out in it, please contact us at or at the postal address  Building D | 9th Floor Aristotle University Campus 541 24 | Thessaloniki or by phone at  +302310 996002.

  1. Complaint to a Supervisory Authority

If you believe that your personal data has been breached, you can file a complaint to the Personal Data Protection Authority as follows: Website:, Postal address: Kifisias Avenue 1-3, P.O. 11523, Athens. Call center: +30 2106475600, Fax: +30 210 6475628 E-mail:

This Privacy Policy is regularly revised, so that it is in line with the directives of the supervisory authorities and the latest legislative and jurisprudential developments.


ⓒ The Gdpr Specialists, 10.10.2023