Privacy Policy

In alignment with the new GDPR active from May 2018 we have upgraded our data handling procedures accordingly.

Who we are

Our website address is: and this represents a paddlesports and specialized sea kayak activities center / outfitter based in Greece; George Gazetas – Odysea, Sea Kayaking Activities

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

Using our contact form to enquire for a course or journey, you are providing us with your name and email address. We use this data in order to reply, contact you and answer your questions and help you through the process of booking an activity with us. We save this data in our contacts email lists for future arrangements, reference and confirmation until the completion of your participation in our activities. We then either store this information safely or erase it.


We use no cookies with your personal data in this website. However, other websites linked from this website might use cookies as such and in this case you need to check those website’s privacy policies.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

No one. Your email address and name is used, handled and processed only by the person/employee replying to your emails from Odysea office. The only occasions that we will share your data with a third party will be when you have completed a physical or pdf participation form for us. Then you will be specifically informed about how we use those data after you submit the completed participation form to us. Then the third party will be either British Canoeing Awarding Body for processing your membership, certification or awarding, either a partner company or coach for administrative purposes.

How long we retain your data

This will be as long as we need them for all administrative purposes. We keep your contact stored in our email addresses lists for as long as we need to keep communication with you, regarding your booking or replying to any coaching related questions and feedback. After that, we either delete you from our lists or store your information separately if you opt to.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

You can always request an export of any personal data we keep.

Where we send your data


Your contact information

Your contact information is kept stored for administrative purposes only. You retain the right to opt out of our emailing lists and database. We do not share this information.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We keep an updated firewall, antivirus and ssl protection for our online activities. We might briefly store printed versions of you contact information which we then properly discard, ensuring they cannot be used, shared or copied by any means.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We keep an updated firewall, antivirus and ssl protection for our online activities. We keep logs and monitor activity on our webpage at a regular basis. We also receive notifications and alerts for all administrative actions taken on our online accounts and pages. Thus we can respond to any likelihood of data breach attempt effectively.

What third parties we receive data from

We may occasionally receive data from British Canoeing Awarding Body or other Paddlesports centers, coaches and professionals.