Privacy Policy

Controller for the Data Processing and Proprietary
Fundação Fernando Pessoa

This Privacy Policy is part of the Terms of Use of the website, obliging the Fundação Fernando Pessoa to comply with its Privacy Policy in accordance with the obligations of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016.

Fundação Fernando Pessoa guarantees the protection of personal information of all users, as well as the respect for your privacy, not collecting data about you without your consent.

The use of certain services made available on this site (such as contact form and/or appointment of a visit to the campus) imply the provision by the Users of personal data – name and e-mail, which will be treated in accordance with the principles of security and confidentiality required by the Data Protection Act in force. Failure to provide these personal data may render the provision of these services unfeasible.

Navigation on this site may involve the storage of some cookies at the level of your browser – see Cookies Policy.

Data Collection and Processing
Fundação Fernando Pessoa is the entity responsible for users’ personal data collecting and processing.

Personal data collected will be processed and stored in computers by Fundação Fernando Pessoa and are intended to respond to requests made by Users.

The personal data collected – name, e-mail – will be kept in order to allow the identification only for the period necessary to fulfill the collection purposes (clarification of doubts and/or scheduling and/or sending newsletters/information about University Fernando Pessoa), after which they will be eliminated.

The personal information placed in the message will be used only by the department responsible for the service to be provided and will not be disclosed to third parties for promotional/commercial purposes.

Fundação Fernando Pessoa assumes that the data collected were inserted by its holder and that their insertion was authorized by him/her, and that they are true and accurate.

The Controller of the Data Processing processes the users data in an appropriate manner and takes security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or unauthorized destruction of the data.

Data processing is performed using computers and/or enabled tools, following organizational procedures and means strictly related to the purposes indicated.

Right of access
In compliance with the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016, the User has at any time the right of access, modification or erasure of his/her personal data, upon written request to Fundação Fernando Pessoa, Praça 9 de Abril, nr. 349, 4249-004, Porto, or, through the following e-mail:

Users have the right at any time to:

  • know if their Personal Data has been stored;
  • consult the Controller of the Data Processing to know more about the content, origin and accuracy of their Personal Data;
  • request to update, rectify or erase their Personal Data;
  • request that their Personal Data be kept anonymous;
  • restrict any data stored in violation of the law;
  • oppose the processing of their Personal Data for any legitimate reasons.

Communication of Data
Fundação Fernando Pessoa may communicate your personal data to third parties provided that, to that end, it has unequivocally obtained the consent of the Users or also when the transmission is made in compliance with a legal obligation, a resolution of the Portuguese Data Protection Commission or a court order; or the communication is carried out to protect the vital interests of the Users or any other legitimate purpose provided by law.

Changes to the Privacy Policy
The Data Processing Controller has the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time by communicating them immediately to its users on this page. It is highly recommended that this page is consulted frequently and if the User does’t agree with any of the changes, he/she must stop using this page and, if he/she wishes, ask the Data Processing Controller to delete his/her Personal Data. Unless stated otherwise, the current Privacy Policy applies to all users’ Personal Data held by the Data Processing Controller.

For questions related to this Privacy Policy or to the collection or processing of Personal Data may be addressed to the Data Protection Officer:

Date of the last review: 12 April 2019

Terms and Conditions

The page (hereinafter referred to as page or website) is owned by Fundação Fernando Pessoa (designated by FFP), with headquarters at Praça 9 de Abril, nr. 349, 4249-004, Porto – Portugal.

The Terms and Conditions listed below reflect and apply exclusively to the basic site management rules and all legal transactions between the site users and FFP.

By accepting these general terms and conditions you are giving your consent to the processing of your personal data.

Acceptance of Terms of Use
The site User acknowledges that by using this site is accepting these Terms of Use.

Changes of the Terms of Use
FFP reserves the right at any time, without prior notice and with immediate effect, to change, add, update, partially or totally, these Terms of Use.

To verify if any updates or modifications have occurred, you should periodically review the page of these Terms of Use.

Access to the Site
FFP has the exclusive right, at any time, to suspend, partially or totally, access to the site or to any of the services without prior notice.

Property Rights
The User acknowledges that the contents of this page are protected by Copyright and Related Rights, and Property Rights, being obliged to respect such rights.

The rights on texts, images, graphics, sound and animation and all other information, as well as how they are represented graphically on the site, including the brands, logos, symbols and layout and structure of the page are the property of FFP.

The User is not authorized to modify, sell or distribute, in any way, the texts, images or other information contained in this page without prior written authorization from FFP.  The User may copy, transmit and publish the content of this page, provided that the source is disclosed, that is, always referring explicitly to the page from which the information was taken. The use of any brands and logos on this page, as well as the availability of the existing materials, do not grant nor can be interpreted as granting permission to Users to use, directly or indirectly, such brands, logos or materials.

Personal data
Navigation on this page doesn’t necessarily imply the provision of personal data. However, if you wish to be contacted by University Fernando Pessoa you must indicate some data, including name and email address, which will be treated in the terms defined in the Privacy Policy available on this page.

The information provided on this page essentially aims to present the courses offered and the university itself.

These were subject of detailed analysis. However, they are merely informative and may contain errors or inaccuracies. For this reason, the information on the site doesn’t require confirmation from the FFP services.

FFP will not be responsible for: errors that may occur due to system irregularities, failure (temporary or permanent) of the page, applications or other tools; any damages resulting from improper use or the inability to use the site.

Validity of Terms and Conditions of Use
If any part or provision of these Terms of Use is not feasible or conflicts with the applicable law, the validity of the remaining parts or provisions will not be affected.

Applicable law and jurisdiction
Unless otherwise provided by applicable laws or regulations of a public policy nature, the Terms of Use of this page are subject to the Portuguese laws and any dispute arising from this instrument shall be submitted to the jurisdiction of the courts of Porto.

Date of the last review: 12 April 2019

Cookies Policy

What are cookies?
Cookies are small data units stored in the User’s device.

What are cookies for?
They help the Website memorize information about your visit, such as your preferred language and other settings. This can make your next visit easier and make the Website more useful to you. Cookies play an important role, increasing the efficiency of browsing websites.

Why do we use cookies?
The use of Cookies on the Internet is usual and doesn’t harm the users’ computers. Cookies perform a variety of functions, such as helping webmasters understand how the website is used, facilitating its browsing, keeping their preferences and generally improving their user experience. In this way, we try to ensure that the website shows you relevant content.

What kind of cookies do we use?
Cookies related to usage data:

Permanent cookies – are cookies that are stored at the browser level in your access equipments (PC, mobile and tablet) and are used whenever you re-visit one of our websites. They are generally used to direct navigation according to the interests of the user, allowing us to provide a more personalized service.

Session cookies – are temporary cookies that remain in your browser’s cookie file until you leave the website. The information obtained by these cookies serves to analyze patterns of web traffic, allowing us to identify problems and provide a better browsing experience.

Is it possible to disable the use of cookies?
Cookies can be disabled in your browser. However, disabling cookies may prevent certain web services from working properly, affecting, in whole or in part, your website navigation.

If you wish to block or delete cookies from this site, you may do so by modifying your browser’s settings. Although the deactivation may vary depending on the browser, it is often possible to do so in the “Preferences” or “Tools” menu. For more details on setting cookies, you can always refer to the “Help” menu of your browser.

Legal information
Notice to European Users: this privacy statement has been drawn up in compliance with the obligations set out in Directive 95/46/EC and in accordance with the provisions of Directive 2002/58/EC as revised by Directive 2009/136/EC on the subject of Cookies.

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Date of the last review: 12 April 2019