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PRIVACY POLICY

 


Effective:  January 1, 2021.  Please also read our Terms of Service listed below

 

This website is owned and operated by CYPRECO Of America, Inc., a non-profit and tax-exempt Cultural Organization based in New York City (collectively referred to as, "CYPRECO," "we," "us," or "our").  The terms "you," or "your" refer to any individual who visits our website.  Your privacy is of outmost importance to us and with this Privacy Policy, along with our Terms of Service we would like you to communicate how we treat and keep safe the information you share with us.

 

We Value your Trust

We recognize that you may be concerned how we treat the information you share with us. We are committed to protecting your privacy and security when you visit and use our websites, and we appreciate your trust that we will treat carefully and sensibly the information you voluntarily share with us. This Policy describes CYPRECO’s commitment to privacy and reflects the importance we place on earning and keeping the trust of our audience and visitors.

 


Acceptance of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use

By continuing to visit, use, interact with, and provide your information to this website, you are acknowledging that you understand and accept the terms of this Privacy notice, including the Terms of Service which are listed at the end of this notice below.



What this Policy Covers - Security Procedures

This Privacy Policy describes the security procedures CYPRECO Of America, Inc., has in place to protect the information you share with us and it is also applicable to this website, to AKTINA FM that streams from this site and to AKTINA TV which provides video content this website. 



What this Policy Does Not Cover - Third Party Links

This Privacy Policy does not apply to third party website-links.  CYPRECO's website may provide links to third party/external websites.  Any access to and use of such links to third party/external websites are not covered by this Policy, but instead is covered by the privacy policies of those third party/external websites. As we do not control these websites, please review the privacy policies of other websites and services you visit to understand their privacy practices.  CYPRECO Of America, Inc., this website, AKTINA FM streaming from this website and AKTINA TV providing video content on this website, are not responsible for any content, materials or information on the third party/external websites or the respective privacy practices of these third party/external websites.



Security

We use industry standard security tools and measures as well as internal guidelines and organizational procedures to keep your personal information private and secure.  All of our websites are SECURE.  The “Security Symbol” which is visible on the top left of our URL (website address) verifies to all visitors that they can safely visit and use our websites. All computers that receive and store your contact information when you voluntarily sign up to our mailing list are secure by firewalls and other security measures. 



Do Not Respond to Suspicious Correspondence - Contact us Immediately

While we implement all commercially acceptable means, methods and procedures to protect the information, which considerably reduce the risks of data theft, no security method is 100% safe and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of your information.  Please contact us immediately:

 

  • If you suspect communication you receive by email, post or by phone pretending to be from CYPRECO, disregard it and do not share any of your personal or financial information;
  • If you receive an email that claims to be CYPRECO (also known as “spoofing), but you are not sure or think it is suspicious, do not click on any of the links in the email, do not respond and delete it immediately;
  • If you suspect a website or a website link is pretending to be from CYPRECO, do not enter personal information and do not click to any links


Our Commitment to your Privacy

We do not share, sell, rent, trade or distribute our donor lists or mailing lists with any third parties or anyone in general.  We do not exchange donor information with any third parties or anyone in general.  We do not solicit our donors on behalf of other organizations, individuals or entities.  We do not use or hire a professional fundraiser, fundraising counsel or a commercial co-venturer to solicit on our behalf our existing donors or other potential donors. In this respect, if you are ever contacted by anyone soliciting funds on our behalf, please disregard that request and please contact us immediately.



Personal Information Collected

  • We do not collect personally identifying information from our websites unless you voluntarily choose to provide that information to us
  • We may request your personal information when you make a donation to CYPRECO, to AKTINA FM, to AKTINA TV or when you purchase tickets for our benefit concerts and events
  • For security, clarity and transparency reasons we do not accept anonymous calls. Listeners and individuals who wish to reach CYPRECO by phone, must unblock their numbers by dialing first *82 and then our phone number. As a rule and as part of our Privacy Policy, we never collect, retain or store the names or phone numbers of listeners or any individuals who call in to our radio station
  • AKTINA FM offers a series of live programs with audience participation. Listeners who wish to interact in these programs and have their questions or comments broadcasted, may participate by phone, email or on messenger from our FB. In these cases, listeners are only required to provide for broadcast only their first name. Please read the “Guidelines” for live participation in the broadcasts of AKTINA FM in our “Terms of Service” policy below
  • It is our Policy to never list, publicize or publish anywhere (including on our website and Newsletter) the names of our donors
  • When we thank our donors on AKTINA FM, we broadcast the amount of donations received and we may request for permission to only announce the name of the donor, otherwise the donation will be announced as “anonymous”

How Else your Information May be Used

We may use your information to provide you with personalized service; to contact you for additional information when you make an inquiry or for administrative purposes; to send you acknowledgment for your contribution made through PayPal, to process and acknowledge your contribution made directly to us via telephone, to process and fulfill your purchase of tickets for our benefit concerts and events; to answer your requests, inquiries and feedback; to send you occasional email alerts regarding future programs and other information relating to AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV.  You may choose at any time to opt out of receiving our email alerts. 



A.  Donating on our Websites Security – All Contributions are Processed through PayPal

All contributions made on our website are exclusively processed and handled under the safety guidelines and Privacy Policy of PayPal.  Any personal and financial information you provide to PayPal for the processing of your donation is secure and safe.  We do not have any access to your credit card number or any financial information when you donate through PayPal. The only information we have in reference to your donation is a Confirmation Email from PayPal informing us that we have received a donation.

Information Included in the PayPal Confirmation Email

  • Amount of donation received
  • The transaction number
  • The name and email of the contributor
  • The message of the contributor (if one is provided)
  • Address of the contributor (if one is provided)

How We Use your Information from PayPal

We only use this information to send you our “Thank you” letter acknowledging your contribution which can be used for tax purposes, as our letter also verifies that the donation is tax-deductible.


B. Charging by Phone Security - Donations/Ticket Purchases Made Over the Phone

I.  CREDIT CARD PROCESSING

We accept all major credit and debit cards. Individuals who prefer to donate or purchase tickets over the telephone can call CYPRECO. All transactions are processed under the safety guidelines and Privacy Policy of Merchant One. We use industry standard security tools and measures as well as internal guidelines and organizational procedures to protect Credit Cardholder information and we process credit cards over the telephone in full compliance with the required Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Requirements and Security Assessment Procedures (PCI DSS). In this respect among other security measures:

  • We only use a standalone dial-out terminal which is connected via a telephone line to our processor to take payment card information from our donors and customers;
  • Our standalone, dial-out terminal is not connected to any other systems within our environment;
  • Our standalone, dial-out terminal is not connected to the Internet;
  • We do not transmit cardholder data over a network (either internal or the Internet) neither do we store it in electronic format;
  • Any cardholder data we retain is on paper (for example, printed reports or receipts), and these documents are not received electronically
  • We do not store Cardholder data in electronic format;
  • We do not share cardholder data with any third-party service providers (for example, Qualified Integrator & Resellers (QIR), gateways, payment processors, payment service providers (PSP), web-hosting companies, airline booking agents, loyalty program agents, etc.; .
  • We protect cardholder data, and sensitive authentication data is deleted or rendered unrecoverable upon completion of the authorization process;
  • The PAN (Primary Account Number) is masked when displayed;
  • All cardholder data is destroyed when it is no longer needed for business or legal reasons – Hardcopy materials are cross-cut shredded, incinerated or pulped so that cardholder data cannot be reconstructed and all storage containers used for materials that contain information to be destroyed are kept secure to prevent access to the contents;
  • We renew our compliance status with the PCI DSS on an annual basis through a program maintained by our credit card service provider, Merchant One.

II. INFORMATION COLLECTED

DONATIONS: When you use your credit card to charge your donation over the telephone, you provide your name, contact information, contribution amount, credit card number (security pin not required) and additional information related to your transaction.  We only use this information to process your contribution and to ensure your contribution is correctly credited to your account.

TICKET PURCHASES: When you use your credit card to charge your tickets over the telephone, you provide your name, contact information, payment amount, credit card number (security pin not required) and additional information related to your transaction.  We only use this information to process your payment and to ensure your purchase is correctly credited to your account.

 


C. Donating by Check or Money Order


Donating by check
: We accept personal and corporate checks payable either to CYPRECO Of America, In., with a notation on the lower left of the check “For AKTINA FM, or For AKTINA TV,” or, payable to AKTINA FM or to AKTINA TV.  We use all necessary security measures as well as internal guidelines and organizational procedures when we handle your check which is processed for “deposit only.” We do not save or store your checking account number, nor do we share, rent, exchange, trade, distribute this financial information with any third party or anyone in general.

Donating by money order: We also accept personal or corporate money orders payable either to CYPRECO Of America, Inc., with a notation on the lower left of the check “For AKTINA FM, or For AKTINA TV,” or, payable to AKTINA FM or to AKTINA TV.  Money orders do not provide any personal financial information of the donor.  Money orders are also processed for “deposit only.”


How we use your personal information when you donate by check/money order
We use your mailing address (if one is provided either on the check, money order, envelope or note of the donor) to send you our “Thank you” letter acknowledging your contribution which can be used for tax purposes, as our letter also verifies that the donation is tax-deductible. 

 


Donor List Privacy

Your privacy is of outmost importance to us and CYPRECO does not share donor lists. Our long standing Policy is to never share, rent, exchange, trade, distribute or sell our donor lists with third parties or anyone in general. This Policy is consistent with our belief that our supporters have placed their financial trust in CYPRECO.  We greatly appreciate and respect their trust and ensure our donor list will always remain confidential. 

 

Mailing List Privacy

Our commitment to your privacy also fully applies to our Mailing List since protecting your privacy is of outmost importance to us. Our mailing list is for the exclusive use of CYPREO Of America, Inc., AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV. We never share, rent, exchange trade, distribute or sell your email address, mailing address or telephone number (if you provide one) with third parties or anyone in general.

 

What Personal Information we Collect for our Mailing List

Individuals voluntarily sign up to receive communications from CYPRECO via email by providing information such as their name and email, or via post by providing information such as their full name and mailing address. You can always “opt out” if you no longer wish to receive communications from CYPRECO and we offer this option on every email and every correspondence sent via post.

 

The Types of Communication you may Receive

Occasionally we send out our Newsletter with news about our organization, upcoming activities, benefit concerts and events, programming information about AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV.

 

IP addresses

Non-personally Identifiable Information is automatically collected when visiting our website. When you visit our website, our server makes a log of basic information corresponding to the pages you have visited. Non-Personal Information may include the browser used, the type of device and technical information transmitted, geographic location, date, time, duration of activity and visited pages, operating systems and other similar information.


How we use IP Addresses

We only use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer our websites and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.



Our Website Does Not Use Cookies

Our website does not use cookies (alphanumeric identifiers that can be stored by a visitor’s browser to identify them on a future visit, or during a single visit) or other methods of user tracking.

 


Acceptance of CYPRECO's Privacy Policy Modifications

Because technology changes rapidly we may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time and, we reserve the right to modify, change, add, or remove all or portions of the terms and conditions of this Policy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms and conditions. We welcome your comments and questions about this Privacy Policy. If you have comments or questions, please contact us.  Our Terms of Service follow below.

 

Contact us:

Send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call us: 1-718-545-1151

Write to us:
CYPRECO of America, Inc.
P.O. Box 5869
Astoria, NY 11105 
USA

 

TERMS OF SERVICE

 

Effective: January 1, 2021


This website is owned and operated by CYPRECO Of America, Inc., (collectively referred to as “CYPRECO,” “we,” “us,” or “our.” The terms “you,” or “your” mean an individual who visits our website.      


These Terms of Service, along with the above Privacy Policy, apply to all users and visitors of this website, embedded content that we may make available for use on this website, other than third party content, discussed below under the heading “Third Party Content”.  By using this website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. We may modify, add to, or delete portions of these Terms of Service at any time by posting updated Terms of Service, and any modifications, additions, or deletions to these terms will become effective immediately upon posting, although any changes will only take effect prospectively, from the date of change.  Please review these Terms of Service regularly.  You agree that your continued use of this website following the posting of updated Terms of Service indicates your consent to those changes.  


Our Copyrights

Copyright Protection: This website, the contents and elements of this website, including the content explained below under the heading, “Copyrighted Content and Services - Further Detail,” and the code used in programming this website are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.


Usage Restrictions:  Except as explicitly provided in these Terms of Service, you may not reproduce, rebroadcast, distribute, transmit, display, prepare derivative works, perform, or use in any other way that is prohibited by copyright law without the prior written consent of the copyright holder (CYPRECO Of America, Inc., AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV), any copyrighted material found on or in CYPRECO’s website properties.


How you may use content: You may copy and print written content (e.g. articles, biographies, announcements and other written content) for your personal, noncommercial use only, provided that you include all copyright, and other notices contained in the content, and that you do not modify the content. To request permission and written consent from CYPRECO Of America, Inc., for any other use, please send us a detailed email explaining also how you intend to use the content and for what purpose(s).   


You may not use any posted photos, images, videos (including videos posted on the AKTINA TV Youtube Channel), audio, audio visuals, all AKTINA FM radio programming streaming on this website (live, pre-recorded or archived), including AKTINA FM programming streaming on other third party streaming sources on the web, without prior written consent from AKTINA FM. CYPRECO Of America, Inc., AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV may give permission for personal and noncommercial use, provided you give credit, include all copyright and other notices contained on this material and that you do not modify the material. To request permission for use, please send us a detailed email explaining also how you intent to use this material and for what purpose(s). 


Copyrighted Content and Services - Further Detail

  • All written content on all pages (including e.g. CYPRECO articles, biographies, announcements, and other written copy)
  • All photographs and images
  • All videos (full or partial footage)
  • All audio and audio visual content (full or partial)
  • All radio programming content broadcasted by AKTINA FM (live or pre-recorded)
  • All radio programming content broadcasted by AKTINA FM which is archived on our websites
  • All radio programming content broadcasted by AKTINA FM (live or pre-recorded) through other non-affiliated U.S.-based or International third-party Internet radio platforms/websites/services, including TuneIn and all third-party radio streaming platforms/services/smart audio devices which broadcast AKTINA FM through TuneIn, (including, e.g. all Amazon Echo smart speakers and devices and all GoogleHome smart speakers and devices).
  • All AKTINA TV footage, video content (music videos, TV reports, mini-documentaries, etc.)



AKTINA's Identification Marks

The official names of CYPRECO Of America, Inc., the AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV program names, station names, logos, graphics, radio and television segment names/titles and slogans (explained in the following section below under the title “Restricted Segment Names/Titles and Slogans”), are trademarks or service marks of CYPRECO Of America., AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV and CYPRECO, AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV reserve all rights to these marks.  You may not use any marks, logos, or graphics without prior written consent from CYPRECO Of America, Inc., AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV. All other trademarks and service marks appearing on this website are the property of their respective owners, and should be use only with prior written consent from the appropriate owner. 

 

Restricted Segment Program Names/Titles and Slogans 

The segment names/titles and slogans mentioned in the next two paragraphs are part of the Identification Marks of CYRECO Of America, Inc., AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV and are for the exclusive use of CYPRECO, AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV and CYPRECO, AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV reserve all rights to these marks. You may not reproduce, distribute, trade, transmit, display, prepare derivative works, or use in any way these Identification Marks without prior written consent from CYPRECO Of America, Inc., AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV. CYPRECO, AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV may give consent for only "unique" circumstances.  For more information, please send us a detailed email.


Program Segment Names/Titles (AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV): “Greek Horizons,” “Cyprus Horizons,” “Cyprus Its History and Culture Through The Ages,” “ON THE AIR,” “Praise of Health,” “Round and About – Round and Abut the Community,” “Frame Mode,” “Musical Portraits”, “AKTINA’s Listeners Hour,” “Images of Greek History,” and the concert series identifying name, “Greek Music Journey (GMJ), a/k/a “AKTINA’s Greek Music Journey” (GMJ)


AKTINA FM Radio Slogans: “AKTINA FM, The Smart Choice!”, “One Voice, One Choice and the Smart Choice for Lovers of Greek Music and Culture!” “One Voice One Choice, AKTINA FM, The Smart Choice!” “One Voice, One Choice and The Alternative Choice For Listeners Who Seek Some Sense of Community!”


Third party content

This website contains links to third-party websites and services and use embedded tools provided and controlled by these third parties that also control and govern their websites with their own terms of service and privacy policy. CYPRECO Of America, Inc., AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV are not responsible in any way for third party sites, services or products that may be linked to, embedded in, featured on, or otherwise used via our websites, or for any products or services that may be advertised by third parties on our website.  CYPRECO Of America, Inc., AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV do not control, endorse the content, operators, products, or services of these providers and as we do not control these third party websites, please review their terms of service for more information. 



Use of the Service

By using this website, participating in comments or discussions during the broadcasts of AKTINA FM via phone, email or FB messenger, using downloadable content, or by using any other features of our website, you agree to the following rules:



General use

This website is a public service and non-commercial website. This website is designed to further serve and promote our non-profit purpose and existence, to highlight and provide information about the various non-profit cultural activities, benefit concerts and other public services we produce and present, to showcase the cultures of Greece and Cyprus, to inform, entertain and keep company to listeners worldwide in the warm embrace of AKTINA FM that streams from this website 24/7, to further entertain with AKTINA TV music videos, among other services. Our website may only be used for non-commercial purposes. You may not use this website to:

  • Distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods and services
  • Record or download for distribution any radio content broadcasted by AKTINA FM (live, pre-recorded or archived) or otherwise publish any radio content broadcasted by AKTINA FM containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods and services
  • Record or download for distribution any AKTINA TV video footage (entire or partial) or otherwise publish any video with AKTINA TV footage containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods and services



Radio - Discussion/Commenting Guidelines - Rules of Engagement

AKTINA FM, a public service and commercial-free radio streaming online, welcomes during its live broadcasts, audience participation and interaction.  AKTINA FM delivers a variety of programs during which listeners obtain information and hear analysis on a wide variety of public interest topics from high profile guests (e.g. medical, immigration, education, legislation among other topics) and are given the unique opportunity to engage in healthy dialogue in a civil and democratic manner by either asking questions or offering opinion.

Please refer to and please abide to the following Guidelines and Rules of Engagement when participating on the air:

  • AKTINA FM provides for its audience a democratic and unbiased platform of discussion and expression and places its trust in them to always engage in healthy dialogue and debates that do not offend or insult anyone
  • Be civil and please ask questions or offer comments or opinion insightfully and respectfully. There is room for disagreement, but personal attacks, improper or degrading remarks, racial attacks or any harmful language will not be tolerated
  • Please stay on the topic
  • Please keep your comments brief when offering opinion
  • Listeners can participate by phone, email, on messenger from our FB page or through our Chat room. In these cases, listeners are only required to provide for broadcast only a first name.
  • All listeners participating in the broadcasts of AKTINA FM (live or Archived), participate on a volunteer basis and AKTINA FM, will not and does not pay any fees or royalties for their participation (live or Archived)
  • It is the Policy of AKTINA FM of not airing random and anonymous callers including any anonymous comments and questions sent via email, on FB page through messenger or through our Chat room.
  • Listeners who wish to participate by phone must unblock their numbers (if private) by dialing first *82 and then our phone number. Please read more how we treat your personal information in the 4th bullet point listed under the heading titled, “Personal Information Collected”
  • Do not offer your personal information when you are speaking on the air as noted above, we only broadcast a first name
  • Guests appearing on AKTINA FM are vetted in advance to offer information, commentary and opinion insightfully and respectfully.
  • Guests interacting with the audience: Although there is room for disagreement, no personal attacks, improper or degrading remarks, racial attacks or any harmful language will not be tolerated
  • All guests, speakers who participate/appear in the broadcasts of AKTINA FM (live or Archived) appear for free and as a public and on a volunteer basis and, AKTINA FM will not and does not pay any fees or royalties for anyone's participation/appearance (live or pre-recorded)


Disclaimer:  AKTINA FM wishes to disclose that the opinions and views expressed by all guests of AKTINA FM and those listeners providing comments are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect – to any extend – the views of AKTINA FM or those affiliated with this online radio station (individuals and/or organizations), including but not limited to the Executive Producer/Host Elena Maroulleti, all other radio co-hosts, CYPRECO Of America, Inc., that streams AKTINA FM from this website, or anything or anyone directly or remotely related to AKTINA FM, AKTINA Productions, Inc., that owns and operates AKTINA FM and this website that is owned and operated by CYPRECO Of America, Inc. In this respect, AKTINA FM takes no responsibility for any opinions and views expressed by guests and listeners during all of its broadcasts (live, pre-recorded or archived).


Limitation of Liability

In no event will CYPRECO Of America, Inc., its directors, officers, or volunteer staff be liable for any indirect, consequential, special, incidental, or punitive damages, arising out of the use or inability to use this website. In no event will CYPRECO Of America, Inc., its directors, officers or volunteers be liable for any amount.

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