Last updated: 25/10/2021

Terms of use

Thank you for visiting the "The 1832/33 Ottoman Property Survey of Cyprus" website (hereafter "the Website"), developed and operated by the Geography Department of Harokopio University with the collaboration of "Sylvia Ioannou Foundation" (hereafter "SIF") established in Lichtenstein. By using this Website you agree and accept the following terms of use. If it so happens that you do not agree, please refrain from using this Website. Geography Department and SIF reserve the right to occassionally amend these Terms of Use. The amended text of Terms of Use will be posted on the Website.


"The 1832/33 Ottoman Property Survey of Cyprus", hereafter "The Website", consists of software and information, specifically the front-end web pages along with material and information stored in our back-end servers and databases.


Geography Department of Harokopio University and SIF are the exclusive owners of all copyrights (database rights, intellectual property and industrial property rights etc.) over all the elements of the Website, including its software. All such rights are reserved and protected by the provisions of the Greek copyright laws and international treaties. The "The 1832/33 Ottoman Property Survey of Cyprus" website includes many elements of originality in relation to the selection of the material and the classification of its contents; therefore it qualifies as an original work of authorship which is protected by copyright laws. Please note that the development and operation of this website entails funds kindly provided by SIF and operational resources provided by the Geography Department of Harokopio University.

All access to information contained in the Website (including but not limited to digitised print material, texts, photos, images, video etc.) is permitted only for personal, educational or research purposes. If you author any public text (e.g. an academic or research paper, an article, a blog post etc.) or if you make any public announcement or any kind of presentation using information from this Website, you are obliged to cite this Website as your source. Please use the Citation page for instructions on how to properly cite this Website.

It is forbidden to copy, reproduce, republish, upload to other websites, transmit, upload to a server, distribute, perform to the public, modify, create derivative works and in general to exploit in any way, either wholly or in part, any element of this Website, unless you have been clearly given written permission to do so. In general, it is forbidden to use the Website for commercial purposes or for any other purpose not been explicitly permitted by the Geography Department and SIF.

Extraction and/or reuse of the whole or of a part of the contents of the Website are forbidden. The users of this Website must desist from any act which conflicts with the normal usage of this Website or which unreasonably confronts the legitimate interests of the Geography Department and SIF.

The trademarks, logos, brands, trade names, distinctive titles contained in the Website, registered or not, are owned by SIF or by third party business associates of SIF and are protected according to the law. Nothing herein shall be deemed to confer on the user a license to use the above trademarks and/or distinctive marks, any reproduction or use of which is strictly forbidden.

User-generated and User-submitted content

The Website offers the means for any content to be submitted to the Geography Department (either by filling the contact form or by sending e-mail). This content can be anything that can be transferred electronically (text, image, video, etc.) Any content that you submit to the Website must be your own original work and cannot contain, incorporate or reference anything that is owned by any third party or entity or would require the consent of any third party or entity in any jurisdiction (this restriction includes the depiction of individuals or any personal identification). By sending the content you declare and warrant that it is not illegal, offensive or defamatory and you explicitly grant to the Geography Department and SIF the irrevocable and unlimited permission to use the content and the right to upload the content to the Website without royalty, payment or other compensation. If the sender wishes for proper attribution to appear on the Website, they should include the relevant information in the form or their e-mail. The sender should be aware that the content may appear or be posted to social media platforms by the Geography Department or users of the Website. The Geography Department and SIF reserve the right in their discretion to decide if the content is usable and publishable for the Website. The Geography Department and SIF may publish, review, modify or remove all or part of the content submitted at their discretion.

Website access

The Geography Department makes every effort to ensure that the Website is accessible for 24 hours a day. However, the Geography Department shall not be liable if‚ for any reason‚ the Website is unavailable or if the connection is interrupted or faulty. The Geography Department does not guarantee that the Website will be secure. Please confirm that your electronic equipment is free from viruses and in excellent condition.

Quality of information posted and limitation of liability

The Geography Department will do everything in its power to ensure the quality of information disseminated through the Website. However, the Geography Department and SIF do not fully guarantee the accuracy, completeness or reliability of the information due to the great volume and their particular characteristics. The Website provides its information on an “as is” basis; therefore the Geography Department and SIF shall not be liable for any direct or indirect loss which may arise from information which is inaccurate, incomplete or is infringing third party rights.

The SIF and the Geography Department (including its employees / contractors which operate the Website) decline any and all liability for any loss (direct or indirect) which may arise as a result of your access, use or inability to use the Website.

The Geography Department and SIF reserve the right, at their discretion:

  1. to make alterations to the Website and its contents from time to time, without prior notice, even if the access to the Website is temporarily interrupted and
  2. to disable access to the Website, either wholly or in part, and/ or to remove any archive, element or information contained within.

The above limitations of liability apply to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Prohibited uses of the Website

All users must not use the Website in any manner, which at the discretion of the Geography Department and SIF, is improper and / or violates Greek or EU laws.

Prohibited uses of the Website include but are not limited to the following:

  • Acts which violate the copyright and industrial property rights of SIF over the Website, its software, trademarks, logos, distinctive titles etc.

  • Acts which violate either the privacy right of a third party (such as the unauthorized disclosure of personal data) or other third-party rights.

  • Any unauthorized access or attack to the Website, such as introducing viruses or other malicious material to Geography Department's servers or electronic systems.

In case access to the Website is granted to subscribed or authorized users, the Geography Department and SIF reserve the right to cancel access to any user account at any time, if they believe that the user has breached the law and / or the present Terms of Use.

External websites

The Website contains links to external resources and websites operated by third parties. The Geography Department does not have control over these websites and therefore it is not responsible for the availability, content, advertisements, goods, services or any other material contained on or available through external websites.

Applicable law

The Terms of Use, any amendment thereof and the use of the Website are subject to the Greek law. Any claim arising out of the use of the Website shall be brought only before the Courts of Athens, Greece.

Privacy Policy


1. Principles for processing personal data

Our principles for processing personal data are:

2. What personal data we collect and process

For registered users, the Geography Department of Harokopio University collects several different types of personal data for various purposes. Personal Data may include, but is not limited to:

For unregistered users, we do not collect any personal data.
For all users, we use: Web app cookies are an integral part of the application. To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, you can use the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js). If you want to opt-out, download and install the add-on for your web browser. The Google Analytics opt-out add-on is designed to be compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Safari, Firefox and Opera. In order to function, the opt-out add-on must be able to load and execute properly on your browser. For Internet Explorer, 3rd-party cookies must be enabled. Learn more about the opt-out and how to properly install the browser add-on here.

3. How we use the personal data

Geography Department uses the collected personal data for various purposes:

4. Legal basis for collecting and processing personal data

Geography's Department legal basis for collecting and using the personal data described in this Data Protection Policy depends on the personal data we collect and the specific context in which we collect the information:

5. Retention of personal data

Geography Department will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Data Protection Policy. Geography Department will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies.

6. Data protection rights

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what personal data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us. In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

7. Queries

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or any data collected under the Privacy Policy, you can contact Geography's Department at gaia_webmaster [at] Please note that you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Hellenic Data Protection Authority at 

8. Changes to our privacy policy

 We may occasionally amend this Privacy Policy to account for changes to our services and the way we handle your personal information. Therefore, we suggest that you frequently visit this Privacy Policy.

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