Privacy Statement

The security and privacy of your personal data is a top priority for us at Ecoworld Sa.This Privacy Policy applies to all the domains that are managed entirely by Ecoworld Sa,referred to from here on as “our websites”. By using our websites you agree to the termsof this policy.
The websites are owned by Ecoworld Sa (VAT EL094316240),headquartered at 33 Kounavon Str, 71304 Heraklion, Crete, Greece.Our company is active in the travel industry and specializes in the sale of online carrentals and other travel services.
Our Privacy and Cookies Policy explains what personal information we collect, how wecollect it, how it is used and who we share it with. This Privacy & Cookie Policy wasreviewed and posted on 09/02/2021. Any modifications to our Privacy Policy will bepublished here with immediate effect.
When making a reservation through Greek-EcoCars, our mobile app, our Affiliate Network,email, chat or telephone, you enter a contractual relationship with us and consent toprovide the personal information required explicitly for the requested service. Under nocircumstances is the personal information you provide used for purposes other than thosedescribed below.
You can navigate through most of our pages without having to provide any personalinformation, but if you wish to book a car rental, certain personal information isrequired in each case in order to complete your booking and/or open a personal accountwith us. More precisely

-When booking a car rental with Greek-EcoCars, we will ask for the followinginformation : main driver’s/contact person’s full name, age, email and mail, phonenumber and mobile number,as well as flight number and hotel details if applicableContact details such as email address, telephone and mobile number are requested inorder to provide quality services and support throughout your travel experience. Ourstaff will use this information to send you all necessary travel related information,such as confirmation of booking, instructions on how to collect your rental car,therental terms as well as information regarding confirmations or changes that affect yourbooking. We will never share your personal information with unauthorized users.You are also requested to provide part of the above information for any additionaldrivers added to the booking.

-When paying by credit/debit card: The payment process through Greek-EcoCars is fullycompliant with the European Union’ 2nd Payment Directive (PSD2), which was incorporatedinto Greek legislation by law 4537/2018 and with immediate enforcement as of 01/01/2021.During the payment process through our website or following after an offer received fromone of our staff, you will be directed to a secure payment page where you can safelyprovide the card type, name of cardholder, card number, expiration date and CVV2. Yourcard details are automatically encrypted and sent directly to the affiliated creditinstitution to authenticate and process the payment.Greek-EcoCars does not store or process credit/debit card details nor does our staffhave access to this information at any time.

-When registering to receive our newsletter you provide your email address, name andsurname, enabling us to contact you. Our newsletters are seldom and focus on thebeginning of the booking season, special offers, other travel opportunities provided byus or our partners. You may also receive a customized survey for the purpose of ratingyour recent car rental experience.You can use the unsubscribe feature at any time to stop receiving our newsletters.

-When you contact our office or our customer service staff, you will be asked toprovide personal information such as your name or email address so that we can assistyou with your request. In addition, your call may be recorded.

-For internal operations and analysis: We can use your personal information for purposesof internal management, analysis, and quality assurance, including fraud prevention.Inaddition to using the information you provide us to process, verify, and fulfillrequests for your car rental or other services you have requested from us, we may usethis data for administrative and data analysis purposes through customer relationshipmanagement systems (CRM), accounting, billing and control systems.

-When visiting our websites: In addition to the information you give us voluntarily,certain information is collected automatically when you visit our website throughdata-detection technologies we use in certain cases, such as cookies. Cookies collectinformation from your computer, including technical information such as your InternetProtocol (IP), your operating system, your browser type and version, your referral siteevery time you visit our website. If you are a wireless network user and access theInternet through your mobile phone or other devices, you need to contact your providerto find out if they collect your personal information.
Our websites use cookies. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consentto our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy. The primary purposesof all the cookies we use, are to optimise the user experience when navigating ourwebsites, to ensure quality and safety of the services provided. We also use third partycookies provided by Google Analytics to analyse user behaviour.

What are Cookies
A Cookie is a small file containing an identifier that is stored on the user’s webbrowser when visiting certain websites. These cookies are sent back to the websitesduring the session or every time the user revisits them.

How we use Cookies
Some of the cookies we use are sent by us and others are sent by Third Parties (GoogleAnalytics) with which we have a contract. We use session cookies and persistent cookies.‘Session cookies’ ensure optimum navigation of our website for the specific session andexpire as soon as you leave our website. ‘Persistent cookies’ remain stored on yourbrowser and allow us to recognise your device when you return to our websites. Bothtypes of cookies are necessary for the correct and secure provision of our onlineservices and aim to optimize the user experience eg. identifying registered members,maintaining search data the user entered during previous sessions for the convenience ofthe user, as well as allowing users to share information and content on social mediaplatforms that they maintain accounts on

Our websites use the following types of cookies:
1. Essentials cookies: These cookies are vital for our website to function correctlyduring your session. It allows us to remember selections and data entered such as pickup and drop off dates, pick up and drop off locations etc.
2. Performance and Analytics Cookies (third party):
Performance cookies are used ensure the websites perform as they should eg. the resultscorrespond to your search criteria, and also to enhance the user experience byrecognizing whether you are a returning visitor and remembering some of yourpreferences, such as language settings, previous search criteria etc.
Analytics cookies - We are always looking for ways to optimise the navigation andbooking process through our websites. We receive valuable feedback from AnalyticsCookies which allow us to see and track anonymous data, user behaviour and patterns suchas click trends. This helps us see if our websites function smoothly and consistently orhow and where we need to make adjustments in order to heighten your experience.

By using this website, you agree to this policy and consent to the processing of thepersonal data collected by Google for the purposes and in the manner described above. Ifyou do want Google to collect data from your navigation when visiting our websites, youcan be excluded from Google Analytics by visiting this page

3. Functional Cookies: Functional cookies store user selections and settings for thepurpose of providing a more functional and personalised browsing session.
We do not share your personal data with third parties, unless this is necessary tocomplete your order and/or provide you with the requested service. Such third partiesmay be car rental providers or other travel service providers, commercial credit cardservices, reservation systems and other global distribution systems and with whom wehave signed additional data protection contracts.
We share the minimum of the information required in each case. Your contact informationis never disclosed (all your communication is with and through our company), unless wehave your explicit consent to share information with a specific third party (for examplein the case we settle a monetary compensation for you and the bank transfer must be madedirectly from the car rental provider to your bank account).
While personal information is not collected from our website visitors, we do monitorusers' navigation in order to understand the needs of our customers and better servethem in the future. We share the information you give us only in the ways described inthis Privacy Policy.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties such as our official agentsand our specialized consultants if we consider it necessary to (i) comply with relevantlaws, regulations and legislations; (ii) enforce our terms of use for our customers orother contractual agreements; (iii) protect the property and rights of ECOWORLD SA aswell as its subsidiaries, customers and others (for example, from any fraudulentactions). If we suspect fraudulent actions, personal information may also be shared withlaw enforcement authorities.
For the safe processing of personal data, we use appropriate technical systems andorganizational procedures to protect information. These include:
• Physical security and access protection to all areas of our company where data isstored.
• Every access to software and hardware is done via password from authorized persons andwe have up-to-date firewall and antivirus systems. Also the process of storinginformation is encrypted.
• Continuous updating and training of our staff with regard to the safe processing ofdata.
• There are security cameras to monitor our records.
• We use secure protocols with encryption of information when making payments. Your carddetails are neither stored nor do any of our staff members have access to your cardinformation at any time. The affiliate credit institutions is solely responsible for theauthentication of your card and processing of the payment.
• We take all necessary measures to ensure that the data we pass on to third parties forthe operational needs of our company is minimal.
We store your information, which may include personal data, as long as we are compelled to comply by national and union regulations. Also, for as long as we deem necessary, in order to provide you with our services, comply with the applicable law, resolve disputes with different parties and for whatever else is needed for the purposes of our business, including tracking and preventing fraud or other illegal activities. All personal data we hold is subject to this Privacy Policy. If you have questions about a specific retention period for certain types of personal data, please contact us at this email:
As a Data Subject you have the right at any time to access, modify or delete your personal data processed by our Company. Any request regarding the access, change and/or cancellation of your personal data processed by our company, should be sent to us at this email:
Our websites may contain links to other websites (eg Facebook) that are operated and maintained by third parties without reviewing them. By clicking on such a link, you enter a different website, which is not covered by this Privacy Policy. Before sharing any information with any of these websites, you are advised to read their Privacy Policy.