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    Gerald
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        It appears that this organisation offers a number of "classes" in martial arts and looks to be run as a business. As such it is advertising and not acting in the interest of the community but of the organisors’ pockets. 

        Future posts of similar nature by any organisation where the income is not for charity will be liable to deletion.

        BiC derives no benefit from such advertising in postings.

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        KGB1
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            Hi Gerald, Your comments are noted. I run theses classes with a very low attendance in general and keep the costs down to help the people. Whatever you run here in Crete or the UK there are always overheads and I think that the prices reflect that. When you consider that I have in general a very small class I can assure you that I do not do this for profit I do it for the love of the art. My full time job is teaching at the Akrotiri. You would class a business and I Do Not advertise that on this site. The seminar is to cover the costs of the visiting Martial Artists coming from the UK and at the very most will barely cover their food. They are paying for their own accommodation & flights, which I think you would agree is fair.

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            Gerald
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                Keith

                Thank you. In fact this confusion could be avoided by better communication. For most gatherings in Greece you need a licence of some form or other from the local council, regardless of the activity and where it is held. Any related publicity should carry the licence number etc to show the event is legit.

                I would consider also it appropriate and incumbent on you for any future postings to state clearly that your event is not-for-profit. One hopes that you have also all the correct permissions to hold these events.

                I heard just last week end of how an animal charity held a fund raiser, went to raise a banner in the hired open outdoor space, only to find that someone had informed the local police who duly arrived, told them not to put up the banner and to get written permission. You would think if you rent a local space from the council you could use it as you like within reason.

                Hope others reading this will take on board the comments made.

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                moggy1923
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                    Gerald

                    Yes we do, others going forward should send you a PM first to ask?

                    They should also bear in mind this is a free site to use and how much are they contributiing to it, as believe the more posts to the site the more revenue for the Owners and people who pay to advertise.

                    all the best moggy

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                    KGB1
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                        Hi Gerald,

                        As you know that as a foreigner in Greece, we are all responsible to ensuer that we are registered with an Accountant and a good Lawyer, both of which I have. All permissions are in place where needed.

                        Thank you, as always for the advise.

                        I would totally understand that the Municipiality would frown upon anybody placing banners up without permission and rightly so. I have been involved in fund raising for the last 30 years and appreciate the frustrations of not having the right authority. Concessions are made for clubs etc if one speaks to the right authority. There are even allowances and grants that one can also apply for. It is like evrything else it is not what you know but who you know.

                        As Moggy rightly points out the site is well maintained and we advertise for free.

                        Thank you.

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