Privacy Policy

At Acredita Portugal we understand that the use of your personal data requires your trust. We will only use your personal data for clearly identified purposes and in accordance with your data protection rights. The confidentiality and integrity of your personal data is one of our main concerns.

Associação Acredita Portugal, a non-profit legal entity, headquartered at Rua do Conde de Redondo, no. 46-A, 1150-106 Lisbon, registered under the unique number of legal person 508 664 144 (hereinafter, “Acredita Portugal” ) is responsible for the processing of personal data submitted on the website www.acreditaportugal.pt (the “Site”).

As the person responsible for the treatment of your personal data, Acredita Portugal ensures that they will be processed only within the scope for which they were obtained from the respective users of the Site (the “Users”), and proceeds only to the collection , use and conservation of personal data considered to be the minimum, necessary and sufficient for the purposes in question.

 

As a rule, only your name and email address are collected.

The personal data that is collected on the Site were directly entered by the Users on the Site, after completing and submitting the Form for the purpose of sending newsletters and communications with suggestions, news, participation in contests, special offers (eg, invitations to events) and updates on the activity of Acredita Portugal, based on the Users’ consent.

You can also submit your personal data via one of Acredita Portugal’s contact e-mails, namely, for participation in recruitment processes.

In such a case, the data will be processed to manage the selection and recruitment process of Acredita Portugal. In the event of contracting, the data collected will be used for the management of human resources, to ensure compliance with legal obligations and for the availability, to employees, of the means necessary for the pursuit of professional activity.

Acredita Portugal is a non-profit association, dedicated to the development and promotion of entrepreneurship. Its activities aim to foster the entrepreneurial potential of the Portuguese, creating the necessary conditions to pursue their business ideas.
Acredita Portugal’s activities revolve around this objective, promoting contests, workshops, clarification sessions and other events that allow the presentation and development of economic projects.

Thus, your personal data will be used in the scope of the pursuit of Acredita Portugal’s activity, namely, for entrepreneurship contests, sending newsletters, presenting special offers, suggestions and the like, to fulfill the purposes of Acredita Portugal, according to the needs and pretensions of the Users.

Your personal data will be kept only for the period necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, unless another period of conservation elapses under the applicable law. The personal data collected necessary for the purpose of responding to your requests / questions / suggestions will be kept for the period strictly necessary for that purpose, and can always be kept, in the event of a pending dispute, until the final decision of the decision that ends the case is final.
When recruiting, your personal data must be kept for five years from the date of registration. However, whenever there is no specific legal requirement, the data will be kept only for the period necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, as identified above.

If you intend to completely terminate your relationship with Acredita Portugal, your data will be deleted, at your request, and as long as it is not legally required to maintain it.

The protection of Users’ privacy and personal data is of the utmost importance for Acredita Portugal. The treatment of your personal data complies with high standards of security and confidentiality, in accordance with the applicable legislation and in accordance with good market practices.

Only a limited number of employees have access to this data. They are aware of the responsibility to keep their personal data safe and are bound by confidentiality obligations.

Acredita Portugal may transmit your personal data:
When using other entities for the provision of certain services, since that provision of services may imply access, by these entities, to your personal data. Thus, any Acredita Portugal subcontracting entity will treat your personal data, in the name and on behalf of Acredita Portugal, under the strict obligation to follow our instructions and under the terms of the subcontracting agreement entered into with the referred subcontracting entities;
To third parties, when deeming such data communications as necessary or appropriate (i) in the light of the applicable law, (ii) in the fulfillment of legal obligations / court orders, (iii) deliberations or decisions of the control authorities or (iv) to respond to requests from public or government officials.
In any of the situations mentioned above, Acredita Portugal will take all appropriate measures to ensure the effective protection of personal data.

Under the terms of the applicable legislation, you will have the right to request from Acredita Portugal access, rectification, erasure, portability and treatment limitation.

At any time, you can reply to Acredita Portugal communications, requesting that you stop being contacted and receive communications.

Your rights under the data protection law, and having verified the applicable legal requirements, consist of:

Right of Access: the right to confirm whether or not your personal data is being processed, as well as the right to access your personal data and certain information, including obtaining a copy of your personal data being processed. This right does not affect the rights and freedoms of third parties;
Right of Rectification: the right to obtain rectification of your inaccurate personal data, as well as the right to complete your data, if these are incomplete;
Right to Erase: the right to request the deletion of your data in certain cases, namely, if your personal data is no longer necessary for the purpose that motivated its collection or treatment. This right does not prejudice the fulfillment of the legal obligations to preserve personal data of the controllers;
Right to Limitation of Treatment: the right to request the limitation of the processing of your data in certain cases, namely, if the treatment is unlawful and you are opposed to the deletion of the data, requesting, in return, the limitation of its use;
Data Portability Right: the right to receive your personal data, which you have provided to the controller, in a structured format, in common use and automatic reading, including, also, the right to transmit this data to another controller ;
Right of Opposition, which means that, in certain cases (for example, when your personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing), you can object at any time, for reasons related to your particular situation, to the treatment of your data.
Without prejudice to any other means of administrative or judicial appeal, you are also entitled to submit a complaint to the competent supervisory authority under the terms of the law (National Data Protection Commission – “CNPD”), if you believe that the processing of your data by Believes Portugal violates the legal regime in force at all times.

The exercise of these rights can be done directly through the email comunicacao@acreditaportugal.org. If you wish, you can also write a letter directly to our address, identified above.