Terms & Conditions for the use of www.sponges.gr


As with all terms and conditions, these get a bit long and technical and we’re sorry if they sound rather formal. However, they are pretty standard and designed to enhance your online viewing experience and information gathering and make it as easy, safe and secure as possible.

These terms and conditions apply to the use of this Website at https://www.sponges.gr (referred to here as this Website), which was designed and created by the company SPONGEAN for the purpose of displaying and promoting its products and services. By accessing this Website and/or placing an order, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. Using this website indicates that you accept these terms regardless of whether or not you choose to register with us or order from us. If you do not accept these terms, do not use this website.

1. Introduction

1.1 You will be able to access most areas of this Website without registering your details with us. However, for certain uses such as requesting our product brochure or using our contact form you will need to fill in your personal details such your first name, last name, email and telephone number. By doing so you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

1.2 To use this website you must be over eighteen years of age.

1.3 We may revise these terms and conditions at any time by updating this posting. You should check this Website from time to time to review the then current terms and conditions, because they are binding on you. Certain provisions of these terms and conditions may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages of this Website. If you do not wish to accept any new terms and conditions after we have given notice, you should not continue to use this Website.

2. Licence

2.1 You are permitted to print and download extracts from this Website for your own use on a personal computer, and only on the following basis: 

(a) no documents or related graphics on this Website are modified in any way;
(b) no graphics on this Website are used separately from accompanying text; and
(c) any of our copyright and trade mark notices and this permission notice appear in all copies.

2.2 Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on this Website (including without limitation photographs and graphical images) are owned by us or our licensors. For the purposes of these terms and conditions, any use of extracts from this Website other than in accordance with clause 2.1 above for any purpose is prohibited. If you breach any of the terms in these terms and conditions, your permission to use this Website automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed extracts from this Website.

2.3 Subject to clause 2.1, no part of this Website may be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without our prior written permission.

2.4 Any rights not expressly granted in these terms are reserved.

3. Service access

3.1 While we endeavour to ensure that this Website is normally available 24 hours a day, we will not be liable if for any reason this Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

3.2 Access to this Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.

4. Visitor material and conduct

4.1 Other than personally identifiable information, which is covered under the Privacy Policy, any material you transmit or post to this Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. We will have no obligations with respect to such material. We and our nominees will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use such material and all data, images, sounds, text and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes.

4.2 You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Website any material:

(a) that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience; 

(b) for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals;

(c) which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in the UK or any other country in the world; or

(d) which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data).

4.3 You may not misuse the Website (including, without limitation, by hacking).

4.4 We will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach of clauses 4.2 or 4.3.

5. Links to and from other websites

5.1 Links to third party websites on this Website are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave this Website. We have not reviewed all of these third party websites and do not control and are not responsible for these websites or their content or availability. We therefore do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.

5.2 If you would like to link to this Website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, the home page of this Website, and subject to the following conditions:

(a) you do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of the SPONGEAN logo; 
(b) you do not create a frame or any other browser or border environment around this Website;
(c) you do not in any way imply that we are endorsing any products or services other than our own;
(d) you do not misrepresent your relationship with us nor present any other false information about us; 
(e) you do not otherwise use any SPONGEAN trade marks displayed on this Website without our express written permission;
(f) you do not link from a website that is not owned by you; and
(g) your website does not contain content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

We expressly reserve the right to revoke the right granted in this clause 5.2 for breach of these terms and to take any action we deem appropriate.

5.3 You shall fully indemnify us for any loss or damage we or any of our group companies may suffer or incur as a result of your breach of clause 5.2.

6. Disclaimer

6.1 While we endeavour to ensure that the information on this Website is correct, we do not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on this Website. We may make changes to the material on this Website, or to the products and information described in it, at any time without notice. The material on this Website may be out of date, and we make no commitment to update such material.
6.2 The information on this Website is provided "as is" without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind.

7. Liability

7.1 We, any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering this Website), and any of our group companies and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of any of them, exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise) in connection with this Website in any way or in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of this Website, any websites linked to this Website or the material on such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing this Website or your downloading of any material from this Website or any websites linked to this Website.

7.2 Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for (i) death or personal injury caused by negligence; (ii) fraud; (iii) misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter; or (iv) any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

7.3 If your use of material on this Website results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment, software or data, you assume all costs thereof.

7.4 You agree to indemnify us fully, defend and hold us, and our officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable legal fees) arising out of any breach of the terms and conditions by you, or your use of this Website, or the use by any other person using your registration details.

8. Governing law and jurisdiction

8.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Greek law. Disputes arising in connection with these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Greek courts.

8.2 We do not warrant that materials/items advertized on this Website are appropriate or available for use outside Greece. It is prohibited to access this Website from territories where its contents are illegal or unlawful. If you access this Website from locations outside Greece, you do so at your own risk and you are responsible for compliance with local laws.

9. Miscellaneous

9.1 You may not assign, sub-licence or otherwise transfer any of your rights under these terms and conditions.


9.2 If any provision of these terms and conditions is found by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions which shall continue to have full force and effect.

9.3 Only the parties to these terms and conditions may seek to enforce them under the Contracts.

The https://www.sponges.gr/ website is owned and operated by SPONGEAN, which is a wholesaler of all the products listed in it. Our company registered in Greece, our registration number is ........ We are registered for VAT and our VAT number is EL ...............

Our contact details are as follows:

SPONGEAN, 7 Kosta Varnali Str, Anapiron, 174 55 Alimos, Attica, Greece.

General email: info@sponges.gr
Phone: +30 210 94 25 594

Our Privacy Policy


Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us through the use of our contact forms or otherwise without your consent.

We don't like it when someone gives away our personal information, so there is no way we would do it to you. We promise not to sell, rent or share your personal information with anyone.

We are committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to our website at https://www.sponges.gr/. Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us. 

By filling in our contact form or the form for receiving our product brochure on this website, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this policy.

1. Information that we collect from you

When you visit https://www.sponges.gr/ you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself including your name, contact details. 

We may also collect information about your usage of our website as well as information about you from messages you post to the website and e-mails or letters you send to us.

2. Use of your information

Your information will enable us to provide you with access to all parts of our website and to supply the goods or services you have requested. It will also enable us to contact you where necessary concerning your requests. We will also use and analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our business. 

In particular, we may use your information to contact you for your views on our services and to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to the website or our products and services. Furthermore, where you have consented, we might also use your information to let you know by email about other products and services which we offer which may be of interest to you. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future, please let us know.

3. Disclosure of your information

We may also pass aggregate information on the usage of our website to third parties but this will not include information that can be used to identify you. 

Where you have consented when providing us with your details, we may also allow other companies in our group, to contact you occasionally about products and services which may be of interest to you. They may contact you by e-mail. If you change your mind about being contacted by these companies in the future, please let us know at info@sponges.gr. 

Finally, if our business enters into a joint venture with or is sold to or merged with another business entity, your information may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners. 

Countries outside the European Economic Area do not always have strong data protection laws. However, we will always take steps to ensure that your information is used by third parties in accordance with this policy. 

Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.

4. Cookies Policy

a) How We Use Cookies

We use cookies on our websites for a variety of reasons which you can learn about below. The cookies we use do not store personally identifiable information nor can they harm your computer. We want our website to be informative, personal, and as user friendly as possible and cookies help us to achieve that goal.

By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies and other technologies as set out in this policy. We appreciate some users may like more individual control over their visit to our website and can adjust their settings accordingly. You can read all about this in the section below "How to control and delete cookies". If you do not agree to such use, please refrain from using the website.

b) What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file that holds a certain amount of data, which our website can send to your browser. It may then be stored on your computer's hard drive and can be accessed by our web server. This cookie data can then be retrieved and can allow us to customise our web pages and services accordingly. It is important to clarify that cookies do not collect any personal data stored on your hard drive or computer.

c) What Cookies do we use?

We use an analytics package, Google Analytics, in order to constantly improve your browsing experience on our website. Please read their privacy policies to ensure that you’re comfortable with the manner in which they use cookies.

To opt-out of Google Analytics cookies go to this page: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

d) Social media and third party cookies

To enrich our website content, sometimes we may embed video content from other social media websites such as YouTube or Facebook. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. SPONGEAN has no control or liability over these cookies set, so you should check the relevant third party's cookie policy for more information.

We also offer a “share page” widget on some of our web pages, where content can be shared easily on sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and other social media sites. These sites may set a cookie when you are logged into their service.  SPONGEAN has no control or liability over these cookies set, so you should check the relevant third party's cookie policy for more information.

e) How to control and delete cookies

SPONGEAN will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, should you choose to disable, reject or block our cookies, some parts of our websites will not function fully, or in some cases, our website will not be accessible at all.

For more information on how to control your cookie settings and browser settings, or how to delete cookies on your hard drive, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

5. Security and data retention

We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.

6. Accessing and updating

You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us at info@sponges.gr.

7. Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes to our privacy policy in the future will be posted to the website and, where appropriate, through e-mail notification.

8. Contact

All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and should be emailed to info@sponges.gr. Or you can call us on +30 210 94 25 594, or write to us at:

SPONGEAN, 7 Kosta Varnali Str, Anapiron, 174 55 Alimos, Attica, Greece.