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Privacy Policy


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The Association of Defense of Paul de Tornada - PATO, legal person number 502 073 764, headquartered at Rua do Paul, nº 12, 2500-315 Caldas da Rainha, Portugal carries out all its activities in compliance with the legislation applicable to the protection and privacy of data and their security.


The collection and processing of personal data was designed to comply with European Union Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016, on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data. and the free movement of such data and which repeals the directive (95/46/EC:


This document (Privacy Policy) defines the terms in which ​Association PATO treats your personal data collected through the website. and also informs you about the measures adopted regarding data security.

If you do not agree with what is established in this privacy policy, please do not use the website . The website is a relevant instrument for Association PATO to carry out its work, as it allows it to disseminate information about the projects and campaigns it organizes to the general public, issue press releases and newsletters , mobilize its followers, among other actions. .

The provision of personal data through the website presupposes knowledge of this Privacy Policy. Users under the age of 18, who have not been given prior authorization by their parents or guardians, must refrain from sending personal data through the website.

​Association PATO assumes that the user is entitled to provide the data collected through the website and that these are current, true and accurate.


Responsible for treatment:

Association PATO is responsible for the management and contents of the website , whose domain is owned by ​Association PATO, and for the processing of the personal data of website users collected through it.

Within the scope of this privacy policy, if ​Association PATO uses the services of third parties (subcontractors), acting in the name and on behalf of ​Association PATO, these entities will also be obliged to implement the applicable technical and organizational security measures. whenever they process personal data within the meaning of Law No. 67/98, of 26 October, (hereinafter “Personal Data Protection Law”).

Control authority:

Independent Public Authority responsible for overseeing the correct application of legislation on Personal Data Protection. In Portugal it is the National Data Protection Commission (CNPD).


Processed data, their use and purposes of their treatment:

In the context of the use of the website by the user, Association PATO may process the following categories of data, for the purposes indicated below:

Data collected from forms available on the website

The completion of forms by the user on the website implies the collection of the personal data requested within the scope of the form, as well as the collection of the IP address (identification number of the electronic device that accesses the internet). Collecting the IP address is to prevent fraud. However, the also allows the user to provide the data by phone or email.

Subscribing to the Association PATO information and filling out certain forms implies that the Association PATO will send informative messages to the email account provided by the user. Occasionally these messages may request the provision of certain information that allow the Association PATO to know the general characteristics of its followers. Users have the right at all times to unsubscribe from information about the Association PATO, campaign or program they have subscribed to.


Request processing:

Association PATO processes personal data relating to the user in order to process requests made by the user within the framework of the law and the contract entered into with Association PATO, including in particular:

  • Clarification of questions raised by the user;

  • The provision of information or other clarifications in the normal course of registrations or memberships (in accordance with applicable membership/affiliation agreements);

  • Technical support for any other operation carried out through the website ;

  • Processing your requests for updating and rectifying Personal Data;

  • Handling complaints and resolving disputes with users;

  • Registration at the request of the user or the organization to which he belongs, his affiliation with other collecting societies or similar organizations that provide similar services to Association PATO.


Usage statistics:

Your personal data may also be used by Association PATO, in an aggregated and anonymized way, for statistical purposes and to monitor trends and define patterns of use of the website , with a view to constantly improving its performance.


With whom your personal data is shared:

As part of its competences, Association PATO needs to share personal data concerning the user with third parties, whereby the user acknowledges and consents to this sharing. In this context, Association PATO may transmit those personal data:

  • To Governments, companies or any other bodies that are the target of the campaigns to which the user has subscribed;

  • To administrative or judicial authorities, namely when the Association PATO is obliged to do so by law or by any judicial or administrative order, provided that it is issued by a competent body;

  • To third parties subcontracted by Association PATO, if it deems it reasonable to investigate, prevent or take action against illegal or improper activities, suspected fraud, or potential threats to Association PATO, website users, or violations or suspected violations of the Terms of Use.


Right of Access, Rectification and Update of Data:

Under the terms of the law, Association PATO guarantees you, at all times, the right to access, rectify, update and delete your personal data, and may also oppose its treatment for the purposes of direct marketing , in all cases. , by written request addressed to the Association PATO (responsible for the treatment), to the following address:



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The user can configure his browser to refuse the  cookies , however in this case the website or parts of it may not function properly. the cookies  in themselves do not identify the individual user, only the computer used. Cookies are not used to analyze user activities, but allow Association PATO to use the information collected through cookies to improve the website and store certain preferences of individual website users . The use of cookies by this website will always presuppose your prior consent.

Security of personal data:

The data collected is stored in an automated and confidential file. Association PATO has procedures of a technical and organizational nature in order to avoid breaches of security and improper access to personal data, their destruction or illicit use, as well as guaranteeing to employ any other security measures required by the Data Protection Law. .

Despite all efforts, it is not possible, however, for the Association PATO to guarantee the full and absolute inviolability of the information received, taking into account the insecure nature of open networks such as the Internet.



Association PATO reserves the right to modify, at any time and without prior notice, this Privacy Policy. Any changes will be immediately posted on this same online page, so we advise you to check them regularly to keep up to date.

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