Terms & Conditions

If you access the Accept – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans (LGBT ) Cyprus website (www.accept.cy) you agree to be bound by the conditions in this legal message and further agree that the Republic of Cyprus shall have exclusive jurisdiction in respect of any dispute arising from this legal message.

If you do not agree with the conditions in this message, do not use this website. Use of the website is for adults over 18 years of age. Minors can use the website following parental agreement.

This website (www.accept.cy) is managed by the Accept – LGBT Cyprus Managing Board with registered address c/o NGO Support Centre, 27 Ezekia Papaioannou, P.O.Box 29131, 1621, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Accept – LGBT Cyprus is a non-governmental organisation registered in the Republic of Cyprus by the Ministry of Interior with registration number 3598.

Accept – LGBT Cyprus does not claim any ownership rights in any of the text or images or other content that users who are not employed by Accept – LGBT Cyprus post to the Accept – LGBT Cyprus website (www.accept.cy). After posting or emailing your text or images to the Accept – LGBT Cyprus website (www.accept.cy), you continue to retain all ownership rights that you previously possessed, and you continue to have the right to use what you wrote or pictures you took in any way you choose. By posting text or images to the website, you grant to Accept – LGBT Cyprus a worldwide sub-licensable, perpetual, transferable, non-exclusive, royalty free licence to use for any purpose in accordance with its mission: to work and campaign for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Cyprus.

By posting content to the Accept – LGBT Cyprus website (www.accept.cy), you affirm that you have the right to grant the licence set forth in the paragraph above, and that the posting of your content on the website does not violate the privacy rights, copyright, contract rights or any other rights of any person, or otherwise breach any injunction, order or other legal ruling. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing to any person by reason of any content posted by you on the website. You acknowledge that the content posted to the website will not be returned.

Accept – LGBT Cyprus strives to be inclusive and open in its work, to challenge discrimination and to consult, involve and inform the individuals and the communities for which it works. Any content posted to the Accept – LGBT Cyprus website (www.accept.cy) which is, in the opinion of the website administration, offensive, misleading, or inappropriate, may be removed immediately and without notification: anyone who is, in the opinion of the website administration, making use of the website to abuse or mislead other users, or otherwise misuse the facilities provided, may have their posts moderated or their website access rights revoked. Banning a member from using the Accept – LGBT Cyprus website (www.accept.cy) does NOT ban the member from the organisation altogether, as process for such action is governed by the organisation’s constitution and internal procedures.

The copyright in the content produced for the Accept – LGBT Cyprus website (www.accept.cy) by volunteers or employees of Accept – LGBT Cyprus belongs to Accept – LGBT Cyprus. All rights in this material are reserved. Apart from data contained in the website that is copyright of Accept – LGBT Cyprus, technical knowhow, website structure and creation rights remain with the website creator.

Except solely for your own personal and non-commercial use, no part of this website may be copied, performed in public, broadcast or adapted without the prior written permission of Accept – LGBT Cyprus.

Accept – LGBT Cyprus assumes no responsibility for the contents of any other websites to which the Accept – LGBT Cyprus website (www.accept.cy) has links.

Accept – LGBT Cyprus assumes no responsibility for events promoted via this website. When Accept – LGBT Cyprus accepts information about events, provided by the event organiser, we reserve the right to edit, reject or delete events if we believe them to be inaccurate, mischievous, or non-existent: but we cannot verify event details nor guarantee that the event details will not have been changed from the information that has been posted here. If you attend any event based on information obtained via this website you do so on your own responsibility.

To the extent permitted by law Accept – LGBT Cyprus shall not be liable to any person for any loss or damage that may arise from the use of any information contained in this website.

The material contained in this website is not aimed at or meant to be viewed by persons other than those in the Republic of Cyprus. Any person who chooses to access the website from other locations is responsible for compliance with applicable laws.



1. Purposes and objectives
1.1.The Association is committed to handling Personal Data responsibly in order to earn and preserve the trust of its
members and any third party interacting with the Association.
1.2This Policy defines the main principles applicable to the Processing of Personal Data by the Association with a view
to guarantee every individual’s right to privacy.
1.3The Association Processes Personal Data in order to comply with its legal obligations, carry out administrative
tasks, and comply with requirements for the proper performance of its legal relationships towards its members and
third parties with whom there is any legal relationship.
2. Scope
2.1This Policy is global in scope and applies to the Association everywhere and to all Processing of Personal Data of
Data Subjects.
2.2The requirements defined in this Policy shall also be applied to third parties Processing Personal Data on behalf of
the Association, such as consultants, service providers, or other partners, for instance by way of contractual
provisions, or persons making complaints or reports to the Association for cases related to LGBTI-related acts of
discriminatory treatment and/or violence and/or alike conduct.
2.3This Policy concerns all Personal Data the Association is Processing and applies to any individual’s Personal Data,
whether, in particular, a member, a party to an agreement with the Association, such as a subcontractor or service
provider or any consultant.
2.4This Policy also concerns all Personal Data the Association is Processing and equally applies to any kind of
Personal Data Processing regardless of the medium used (electronic, paper, other) and purposes listed in
paragraph 4.2.2 below.
2.5This Policy does not apply to data related to legal entities.
3.1“Association” or “Controller” means Accept – LGBT Cyprus and it shall also constitute the data controller, i.e.
the legal person which determines the purposes and means of the Processing of Personal Data of the Data
Subjects subject to this Policy; you may contact the Association at [email protected]
3.2 “Consent” means the Data Subject’s freely given specific and informed indication of his/her wishes by which the
Data Subject signifies his/her agreement to the Processing of his/her Personal Data for the purposes described;
3.3“Data Subject” means an identified or identifiable natural person to whom Personal Data that are being Processed
relates; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to
an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his/her physical, physiological, mental, economic,
cultural or social identity; this definition includes members of the Association, third parties in a legal relationship with
the Association, and persons making complaints or reports to the Association for cases related to LGBTI-related
acts of discriminatory treatment and/or violence and/or alike conduct;
3.4“Personal Data” or “Data” means any information relating to a Data Subject;
3.5“Personal Data Processing” or “Processing” or “Processed” means any operation or set of operations performed
upon Personal Data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, storage,
adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making
available, alignment or combination, blocking, erasure or destruction;
3.6“Policy” means this privacy and personal data protection policy;
3.7“Processor” or “Data Processor” means the person or persons Processing Personal Data on behalf of the
Association and it shall jointly be the Secretary and the Treasurer of the Board of the Association, whoever they are
from time to time;
3.8“Recipient” means the natural or legal person to whom/which Personal Data are disclosed and these may be (a)
regulatory and/or governmental authorities and/or services, and other organisations with whom the Association
3.9“Sensitive Data” or “Special Categories of Personal Data” means Personal Data that reveal racial or ethnic origin,
political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, genetic data, biometric data for the
purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex
life or sexual orientation.
4.1The Processor, or any other natural or legal Processing Personal Data on behalf of the Controller, shall only act on
instructions from the Association, and must comply with the terms of this Policy, the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of
the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the
processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General
Data Protection Regulation), and all other relevant applicable national and EU law.
4.2The Processor, or any other natural or legal Processing Personal Data on behalf of the Controller, shall comply with
the following processing principles:
4.2.1Legitimate and fair processing
Processing of personal data may only be carried out on a legitimate basis and in a fair and transparent
manner. The Association may only process personal data based on one or more of the legitimate bases
explained below in paragraph 4.2.2.
4.2.2Explicit and lawful purpose data needs to be collected for one or more specific and legitimate purpose(s) and should not be
processed in a way incompatible with this/those purpose(s); further processing for archiving purposes in the
public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall, subject to appropriate
safeguards for the rights and freedoms of the Data Subject (including data minimisation, anonymisation, and
pseudonymisation), not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes.