Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website and Universidade da Beira Interior, the owner and provider of this Website, while in representation of the BIOALL ConsortiumUniversidade da Beira Interior takes the privacy of your information very seriouslyThis privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected us or provided you in relation to your use of the Website.

Please read this privacy policy carefully.

Definitions and interpretation

1In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:

Data – collectively all information that you submit to Universidade da Beira Interior via the WebsiteThis definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws;

Cookies – a small text file placed on grout computer this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain eatures o the WebsiteDetails of the cookies used this Website are set out in the clause below (Cookies);

Data Protection Laws – any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the Directive 96/46/EC (Data Protection Directive) or the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation;

GDPR – the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679;

Universidade da Beira Interior, we or us – Universidade da Beira Interior, with registered office at Rua Marquês D’Ávila e Bolama, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal.

EU Cookie Law – the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended the Privacy and EU Cookie Electronxic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011;

User or you – any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed Universidade da Beira Interior and acting in the course you of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Universidade da Beira Interior and accessing e Website in connection with the provision of such services; and Website the website that you are currently using,, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded their own terms and conditions.

2In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:

athe singular includes the plural and vice versa;

breferences to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;

ca reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;

d“including” is understood to mean “including without limitation”;

ereference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;

fthe headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy.

Scope of this privacy policy

3This privacy policy applies only to the actions of Universidade da Beira Interior and Users with respect to this WebsiteIt does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.

4For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Universidade da Beira Interior is the “data controller”This means that Universidade da Beira Interior determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.

Data collected

5We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:


bcontact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;

cdemographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests;

dIP address (automatically collected);

eweb browser type and version (automatically collected);

foperating system (automatically collected);

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

How we collect Data

6We collect Data in the following ways:

adata is given to us you; and

bdata is collected automatically.

Data that is given to us you

7Universidade da Beira Interior will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example:

awhen you contact us through the Website, telephone, post, email or through any other means;

bwhen you use our services;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Data that is collected automatically

8To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:

awe automatically collect some information about your visit to the WebsiteThis information helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.

bwe will collect your Data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browserFor more information about cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see the section below, headed “Cookies”.

Our use of Data

9Any or all of the above Data may be required us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our WebsiteSpecifically, Data may be used us for the ollowing reasons:

ainternal record keeping;

bimprovement of our products / services;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

10We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interestsIf you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed “(our rights” below).

Who we share Data with

11We may share your Data with the following groups of people for the following reasons:

aour employees, agents and/or professional advisors – to obtain advice from professional advisers;

bthird party service providers who provide services to us which require the processing of personal data – to help third party service providers in receipt of any shared data to perform functions on our behalf to help ensure the website runs smoothly;

Keeping Data secure

12We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:

aaccess to your account is controlled a password and a user name that is unique to you.

bwe store your Data on secure servers.

13Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breachIf you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately contacting us via the contact form.

Data retention

14Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted law, we will only hold your Data on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the Data be deleted.

15Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.

Your rights

16You have the following in relation to your Data:

aRight to access – the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such informationIf we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you or this, unless your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive.” Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your requestIf we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.

bRight to correct – the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.

cRight to erase – the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems.

dRight to restrict our use of your Data – the right to “block” us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it.

eRight to data portability – the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data.

fRight to object – the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.

17To make enquiries, exercise any of your set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via the contact form.

18If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority.

19It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and currentPlease keep us informed if your Data changes during the period or which we hold it.

Links to other websites

20This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websitesWe have no control over such websites and are not responsible for e content of these websitesThis privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websitesYou are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

Changes of business ownership and control

21Universidade da Beira Interior may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Universidade da Beira InteriorData provided Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred ong with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under t e terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

22We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.

23In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.


24This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computerUniversidade da Beira Interior uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the WebsiteUniversidade da Beira Interior has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

25 Cookies used this Website are used in accordance with current EU Cookie Law.

26Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those CookiesBy giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling Universidade da Beira Interior to provide a better experience and service to youYou may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.

27This Website may place the following Cookies:

Analytical/ performance cookies – They allow us to recoglnise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using itThis helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

28You can find a list of Cookies that we use in the Cookies Schedule.

29You can choose to enable or disable cookies in your internet browserBy default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changedFor further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.

30You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.

31It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

32For more information generally on cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to aboutcookies.orgYou will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer.


33You may not transfer any of your under this privacy policy to any other personWe may transfer our under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your will not be affected.

34If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or (part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent reuired, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.

35Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.

36This Agreement will be governed and interpreted according to the law of Portugal disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Portugal’s courts.

Changes to this privacy policy

37Universidade da Beira Interior reserves the right to change this privaqy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required lawAny changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.

You may contact Universidade da Beira Interior via the contact form.

09  June May 2020


Below is a list of the cookies that we useWe have tried to ensure this is complete and up to date, but if you think that we have missed a cookie or there is any discrepancy, please let us know.

Analytical/ performance

We use the following analytical/ performance cookies: Google Analytics Cookie and Addthis Cookie – They are used to measure how users interact with website content.

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