We welcome you to the website of the international piano competition “Giorgos Thymis” (, one of the leading musical events in Thessaloniki.  The Competition started in 2002, is held every 2 years in Thessaloniki and bears the name of one of the most important musical personalities of the city, Giorgos Thymis (1925-2009) – pianist, conductor and composer, former director of the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra and State Conservatory of Thessaloniki– who played a dominant role in the artistic events of the city and Greece in the second half of the 20th century (hereinafter “competition”, “we”, “website”). Please read the present terms of use addressed to the visitor of our website, the registered member, the subscriber, our supporters, volunteers, the user of the contact form and anyone who wishes to subscribe to our Newsletter. These terms are a single set along with the Contest Regulations, the Privacy Policy and the Cookies Policy. If you disagree with any term, please do not use the website, otherwise you will be deemed to have read and accepted these terms.

Intellectual – Industrial Property

The entire content of the competition, such as texts, images and graphics, photographic material, software, including the general design, etc. are protected intellectual property of the competition organizers as well as intellectual property of third parties (such as collaborating websites, institutions, organizations, businesses, etc.) and/or database rights with creative commons licenses, in accordance with the current European and national legislative framework (Law 2121/1993) and international conventions.

The organizers are the legal owners of the intellectual property rights related to the content of the competition and are responsible for managing the content of the website. The content of this website is intended for personal use and may not be reproduced in whole or in part, shared, published, transmitted or otherwise used for commercial or other purposes, except with the prior written permission of the competition organizers or any third party owner of the respective copyrights.

Third party links

The website may provide external links (links, hyperlinks, banners) to third party websites, the overall content of which, advertisements, products, services are not controlled or approved by us. The websites have terms of use and personal data protection, which visitors are asked to read beforehand. Users’ browsing of the websites is done solely at their own risk. Consequently, we do not assume any kind of responsibility for any possible damage that may be caused by the use of links or hyperlinks on third-party websites. 

Trademarks and Logos

Each trademark, service mark and logo is registered and protected by applicable national, European and international law. Their use is prohibited, for any purpose other than that for which they are made available from the website.


Privacy protection is important to us. For this reason, please read carefully the published Privacy Policy and the Cookies Policy before using the website, in order to be informed about the necessary information concerning your personal data.


If you wish, you can declare that you agree to send you newsletters so that we can stay in touch and inform you about the news regarding the Contest, events, actions, etc. We inform you that the use of your data will be in accordance with our Privacy Policy. At any time, you can easily and simply unsubscribe from receiving newsletters, using the link that will appear each time in the informative emails. In this way, you withdraw your consent for the future sending of advertising material, but without retroactively affecting the validity of sending the newsletter up to the time of the withdrawal of your consent.


If you wish, you can follow the Competition accounts on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with promotions or submit your feedback without us being able to gain access to your personal accounts or control these services, for which the relevant terms of use and protection of personal data apply, and therefore without us being responsible for the acts and/or omissions of the above social network service providers. 

Obligations of parties

The users and visitors of this website have the obligation to respect the rules of Greek and international law, morals, good faith, as well as the recognized rules of ethical behavior when using the Internet, known as “Netiquette”, refraining from any unfair behavior. It is prohibited to use the website as well as the Facebook and Instagram accounts of the Contest to send, publish, transmit any illegal, threatening, offensive, defamatory, pornographic content, as well as content that declares racial or other unfair discrimination or may cause any damage to third parties.  Any action or omission containing viruses or malware that may cause loss of confidentiality, availability and integrity of personal data, interruption, damage or interference with the operation of any software or damage to our reputation, our partners and/or other users of the website, illegal access for the purpose of unfair competition, software piracy, hacking, copying, analogue/digital recording and mechanical reproduction, distribution, transfer, downloading, processing resale of any kind of data, including the content (photos, graphics, texts, etc.) of the website, the obstruction of its operation as well as any illegal and unauthorized modification of its content, is prohibited. Users may use this website in accordance with the current Terms and Conditions, while, in the event that unauthorized use of this website is detected, the user agrees to compensate the organizers for any resulting damage. Furthermore, we are not obliged to check the legality and correctness of the information you provide us, for the validity of which you are solely responsible.

 Liability Disclaimer

Although we make every effort to ensure that the content of our website is accurate, secure and error-free, we cannot guarantee that the website will function without error or interruption, or that any particular results will be obtained from its use or from the content, searches or links. The website and its content are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We also cannot guarantee that any linked website or the server through which it is made available will be virus free. The website may publish announcements, advertisements, press releases for informational purposes only, without guaranteeing their completeness and accuracy. In any case, the user of this website is solely responsible for evaluating the published content. Therefore, we are not responsible for any damages of any kind that result from the use of this website. 

Governing Law-Dispute Resolution

These Terms are governed by Greek law as supplemented by Community law, as well as relevant international treaties. We are at your disposal to answer any question you may have regarding these Terms, by contacting us easily and simply by sending an email to If you are still not satisfied, we invite you to make an effort to resolve any dispute amicably, in a spirit of mutual respect through our recourse to an out-of-court resolution mechanism, such as Mediation. In the event that an amicable resolution of the dispute is not possible, the Courts of Thessaloniki are exclusively responsible for the resolution, to whose jurisdiction the parties agree that they submit voluntarily. 

Other terms

In case of total or partial invalidity or impossibility of application of individual terms, the validity of all the remaining terms is not affected. 

Modification of Terms of Use

The organizers may, whenever deemed necessary at their discretion and without justification, modify these Terms of Use. Any changes will be posted on the website with an indication of the date of modification and will be considered accepted without reservation if you visit the website after their publication. For this reason, we invite you to be regularly informed about any changes from our website. 

Last updated: October 2022