Data Policy & Terms of Use

1. Terms

By accessing this web site, you agree to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use set out below, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

2. Use License

Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Columbia Hotel Academy’s web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only.

This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

  • modify or copy the materials.
  • use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial); attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Columbia Hotel Academy’s web site.
  • remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials.
  • or transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must delete and/or destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer

The materials on Columbia Hotel Academy’s web site are provided “as is”. Columbia Hotel Academy makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Columbia Hotel Academy does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

4. Limitations

In no event shall Columbia Hotel Academy or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Columbia Hotel Academy’s Internet site, even if Columbia Hotel Academy authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Columbia Hotel Academy’s web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Columbia Hotel Academy does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Columbia Hotel Academy may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Columbia Hotel Academy does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

Columbia Hotel Academy has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Columbia Hotel Academy of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.

7. Personal Data and Cookies

The processing of any personal data collected through this web site is subject to the Columbia Hotel Academy policy on personal data.

This web site may use cookies as described in the cookies policy of the Columbia Hotel Academy 

Site Terms of Use Modifications

Columbia Hotel Academy may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site, you agree to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

8. Governing Law

Any claim relating to Columbia Hotel Academy’s web site shall be governed and construed by the laws of the Republic of Cyprus without regard to its conflict of law provisions. General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.

Personal Data Policy 

With this Policy statement, Columbia Hotel Academy ‘s Management declares its commitment and willingness, by acting within the legislation frame and established procedures, to provide and ensure that the personal data of Columbia Hotel Academy ‘s students, stakeholders and partners is processed, collected, recorded, stored or disposed within the terms of the Data Protection legislation and specifically Data Protection Act (DPA) REGULATION (EU) 2016/679. 

Personal data will be:

“a) processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals;

b) collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for research purposes or statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes;

c) adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;

d) accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay;

e) kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed (currently is minimum 2 years maximum 6 years based on the company regulations and/or legal requirements); personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for research purposes or statistical purposes subject to implementation of the appropriate technical and organisational measures required by the GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals; and

f) processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.”

Simultaneously, Columbia Hotel Academy declares respect of the rights of individuals (The right of access and the rights to erasure, to restrict Processing, to data portability, to object, to rectification) and commits to respond in requests and complaints from Data Subjects within one month, unless they are manifestly unfounded, excessive or a National legislative measure has been introduced allowing the access to be refused. 

Columbia Hotel Academy commits to keep their data breach identification systems updated at all times, and to follow the notification procedures and response plans as per DPA requirements.

Columbia Hotel Academy has per DPA requirements collect Personal Data which is limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which the data is Processed

The Company also ensures that all staff who Process Personal Data are appropriately trained, allowing them to:

  • be aware of Personal Data Breach
  • Maintain and implement policies and procedures to manage Third Parties with whom Personal Data is shared, or that could affect the security of Personal Data
  • Maintain and implement policies and procedures to manage data processed systems and   quickly recognise, and appropriately respond to, rights requests from Data Subjects as well as identify the identity of the data subject upon request of providing personal data
  • This policy is disseminated to all the staff who Process Personal Data

Timeline for authorities’ notification