Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Handmade by sofi

At handmadebysofi, accessible from, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by handmadebysofi and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in handmadebysofi. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website. Our Privacy Policy was created with the help of the Free Privacy Policy Generator.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Information we collect

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

When you register for an Account, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number.

How we use your information

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

  • Provide, operate, and maintain our webste
  • Improve, personalize, and expand our webste
  • Understand and analyze how you use our webste
  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
  • Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the webste, and for marketing and promotional purposes
  • Send you emails
  • Find and prevent fraud

Log Files

handmadebysofi follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, handmadebysofi uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

For more general information on cookies, please read “What Are Cookies” from Cookie Consent.

Advertising Partners Privacy Policies

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of handmadebysofi.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on handmadebysofi, which are sent directly to users’ browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that handmadebysofi has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies

handmadebysofi’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

Request that a business that collects a consumer’s personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.

Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.

Request that a business that sells a consumer’s personal data, not sell the consumer’s personal data.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

GDPR Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

Children’s Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

handmadebysofi does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Viva Wallet

VIVA Online Services S.A., hereinafter “VIVA”, considers as its top priority the safety and protection of your personal data, irrespectively from the capacity with which you communicate or cooperate with us, for example as potential or current customers, employees, suppliers, professionals, individuals, consumers or cooperating third parties.

Your personal data includes any information that may lead, directly or combined with other information, to your identification or tracing as a natural person. Personal data include, indicatively, details such as name and surname, tax identification number, social security number, natural/electronic addresses, phone/mobile phone numbers, credit/debit/prepaid card numbers, e-mails, transactions’ data, telephone and electronic communications data, payments data, identification details of equipment or terminal appliances, as POS, PC, smartphone, tablet, browser history (log files, cookies etc.), as well as any other piece of information that may allow your identification, in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR 2016/679), the applicable Greek laws and the decisions of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (HDPA).

Please read this Security and Data Protection Policy of VIVA. By using our website and by signing a relevant consent form, whenever this is required, you unreservedly accept the practices described in this policy, whose terms will govern our contractual relationship and form part of the terms of use of each of our services.

1. Object

This Security and Personal Data Protection Policy aims to inform you on the terms of collection, processing and transfer of your personal data that we may collect as Data Controllers or Data Processors.

VIVA and its trained personnel apply the ten Processing Principles of the GDPR 2016/679 (lawfulness, fairness, transparency, purpose limitation, data minimization, accuracy, storage limitation, integrity, confidentiality and accountability) in order to protect your eight Rights regarding the use of your Personal Data (information, access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, data portability, right to object and non-automated individual decision-making based on profiling, as specified in the Greek legislation). The above apply without any distinction and to all processing activities performed and to all services provided by the companies of the VIVA WALLET group.

2. Forms of personal data collection

VIVA will always ask for your minimum, as stipulated by law, personal data, so that you are enabled to buy travel tickets, events tickets, to buy other products and services we offer or to participate in competitions and promotional activities. Such personal data may include, indicatively, name/user code, password, number, validity and expiration date of debit/credit/prepaid card, telephone number, e-mail, postal address for issuance or postage of invoice or receipt or details of your order.

VIVA keeps your personal data only for as long as imposed by the contractual terms of each service, in combination with the applicable financial, banking, tax, telecommunication and other laws, based each time on the respective processing purpose, while afterwards it anonymizes or destroys them.

3. Cases of personal data collection

VIVA collects your personal data in the following cases:
• When you fill out an application-form in our website to buy a product and/or a service and to check your age to identify whether you may lawfully contract with us or the consent/signature of your parents/guardians is required.
• Upon your willful subscription to hard-copied or electronic lists so that you receive informative material or other marketing material in the form of prospectuses, electronically or by SMS or so that you renew your preferences or upon your participation in competitions, questionnaires and surveys.
• Upon your communication with our offices or the personnel of our customer care department by the recording of the content of your calls and each communication with our call center, with your comments and preferences for purchases, the products you have searched for or your comments.
• Upon your visit and browsing in our websites, where we collect with the appropriate means of data collection (e.g. cookies) information from your terminal device, such as IP address, operation system that you use, the type and version of your browser etc.
• Upon the submission to us of documents, judicial documents, orders, reports, confiscation documents, judicial orders etc. by third parties such as supervisory, prosecution, judicial, tax authorities, banking organizations, card issuance organizations, payment institutions, credit card institutions, companies that provide information on your creditworthiness for your protection against fraud or money laundering or combat against financial and electronic crime.

4. Cookies policy

Our webpage uses small files, which are known as “cookies”, to be able to function better and to improve your experience. These files are stored on your device only if they are necessary for the website to function properly. For the rest cookies’ types, we obtain your consent through an appropriate mechanism.

To find out more about how cookies are used, please refer to our policy on cookies.

5. Processing principles

VIVA will use your information for the following lawful processing purposes, namely:
• For the completion of your requests, purchases and orders.
• To answer on your applications and questions, indicatively for the provision of information on reservations, purchases, tickets, as well as information and answers to your suggestions regarding product and services improvements.
• To announce you the results of surveys, lots and competitions to which you may have participated.
• For ensuring quality and for training of our personnel purposes, in which case the telephone communications with our customers is usually recorded.
• For website traffic analysis and the improvement of your experience and to provide you with information related to products, services, special offers and promotional activities.
• For internal operations and analysis, such as internal management, prevention of fraud, use by information technology management, invoicing, accounting, billing and auditing systems.

In any case you are entitled to change at any time your preferences by contacting us or by using the deregistration link which is placed within every e-mail you receive by us.

6. Transfer to third parties

When you use our website and you provide us with personal information, we operate as intermediaries and we dot not transfer nor share your information, nor even among the group companies or third parties, but only to the extent it is necessary for the completion of your order and to fulfil requests associated with our services or to propose ways of improving your overall experience within the framework of the services we provide.
Such third parties may include event’s producers, travel operators, airline or shipping companies, telecommunications companies, seat reservation systems and other global distribution systems.

We choose reliable providers and we try to set contractual restrictions to third parties who receive your personal data to ensure that they use them in accordance with this policy and the applicable in Europe (GDPR 2016/679) and globally laws regarding data protection. Except that, we advise you to carefully read the personal data protection practices of any third-party providers/suppliers, whose products you buy via our websites. In addition, such third parties may contact you, if necessary, to receive additional information about a potential service, payment or reservation of yours.

In order to process your data, we may need to transfer them in other countries, including countries that are basically inside and only exceptionally outside the European Economic Area (EEA) based on adequacy decisions by the EU, binding corporate rules, standardized contracts and approved codes of conduct.

In any case, we take the appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure that your personal information is transferred, stored and processed in accordance with the appropriate security standards and with the provisions of this policy and the applicable data protection laws.

Finally, we may transfer or reveal your personal data to official, national or foreign, state and supervisory bodies (e.g. police, Bank of Greece, international tax authorities etc.) when we are asked to comply with the law and to prevent any unlawful actions (e.g. fraud, money laundering etc.) to our or our customers’ detriment.

7. Personal data security

In VIVA, we have trained, and responsible personnel and we recognize the importance of protecting your privacy and all your personal information. For this purpose, we have in place proper security policies and we use the appropriate technical and operational tools, as anonymization, pseudonymization, data encryption, use of firewalls, setting of access rights, authorizations, training of personnel, periodic audits, compliance with international ISO security and business continuity standards, PCI for protection of data and payment cards etc.

Any partner of us who has access to the above information uses them to exclusively serve the above purposes. We share the information you provide to us exclusively in the manners described in this Policy and in accordance with your explicit and special consent per type of processing, which you may at any time and freely withdraw by communicating with us.

8. Targeted advertising

We may use personal data of yours together with other information we have collected with the assistance of our commercial department’s personnel, to show advertisements related to your obvious preferences in our website or in third parties’ website.

However, we never automatically associate data of customers of different companies of the VIVA WALLET group regarding your consumer profile and your preferences with other personal information (such as your e-mail address) in order to show advertisements or to send you personalized offers based on profiling.

In addition, we do not share your personal details with third parties so that they are enabled to send you relevant advertisements.

If you wish us to stop sending you updates or offers, you may use the hyperlink for deregistration which is placed within the relevant e-mail you received from us.

9. Hyperlinks to websites of third parties

VIVA’s websites may contain hyperlinks that lead to other websites of third, independent parties, as indicatively, events producers, travel operators, payments providers etc. which operate and are maintained exclusively by them, and which we do not control, as previously stated.

We carry no liability for the content, the actions or the policies of such websites. Please read carefully the corresponding personal data protection policies in the websites you visit, as they may have important differences from ours.

10. Non-requested commercial communication

We do not allow the use of our website or of our services for the purpose of transfer, distribution or delivery of any mass or unwanted commercial e-mails (spam). Moreover, we do not allow the exchange of messages from and to our customers which use or contain non-valid or falsified titles, non-valid or non-existing domain names, message sender encryption techniques, false or misleading information or which violate the terms of use of each website.

We do not allow in any way the collection of e-mails or of general information of our customers and subscribers, via our website or our services. We do not allow, and we do not authorize any attempt of use of our services in any way that could harm, deactivate, burden any part of our services or to hinder anyone who wishes to use our services.

If we detect a non-authorized or improper use of any of our services, we may, without warning and upon our absolute discretion, take all appropriate measures to block messages by a specific web domain, an e-mail server or an IP address. We are entitled to immediately erase any account that uses our services and which we deem, at our absolute discretion, it transmits or is connected with the transmission of any messages that violate this policy.

11. Communication for questions or comments

If you have questions or comments on this personal data protection policy or if you consider that we have not abided by the principles set herein, please contact us by e-mail at or by post at: 18-20, Amaroussiou – Chalandriou street, P.C. 15125, Maroussi, Legal and Compliance Department

12. Validity of Personal Data Protection Policy

This Policy was published by VIVA on 25/5/2018 and is subject to periodic improvement and review.

Any amendments to this Policy will apply on the collected information from the date on which the amended version will be published and on the existing information we keep. By using of the website after the publication of the amendments, you automatically accept such amendments.

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