Terms of Use

General Conditions

The Website is administered by Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC, and aims to provide information about Portugal and our activities. There is no commercial interest in the selection of contents of the website.

Terms of Use

The Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC, reserves the right to change the content and layout of the Website at any time, as well as the terms and conditions of its use

Additional information may be obtained from Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC, via e-mail address info@embassyportugal-us.org.

Property Rights

All contents of the Website, specifically texts, photographs, images, illustrations, designs, graphics, pictures, trademarks, logos, advertising, audio or video materials, web design and the software or other distinctive material, are protected under the general law and legislation on intellectual and industrial property, copyright and related rights, and may not be used outside of the Website without the prior written consent of Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC.

Subject to the above, you may download or copy the contents of the Website strictly for personal use.

It is expressly forbidden to use the Website for illegal purposes or for purposes that may be deemed unworthy of the image of Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC.

Privacy

Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC, fully respects the right to privacy of users of the portal, as such, it does not capture or use browsing information that could identify its visitors, limiting the collection of information of a personal nature to the data that is voluntarily provided by visitors/users, and using it solely for the purposes for which it is intended.

In addition to the above, it is hereby clarified that the Website collects and uses the following information:

- The user’s country of origin, in order to improve the match between the user’s aims and interests and the information that is displayed.

- Information explicitly indicated by the user about his or her profile and interests, namely in the “Join our Network” area, so as to display those contents that better suit the visitor;

- The identification of the visitor signing up, subscribing to or asking for information.

Personal data collected on “Join our Network” area of the Website can be updated and amended.

The visitor can also use the Website to request that data in the "Join our Network" be deleted, and subscription to the receive information by the Embassy be cancelled. And therefore, not be used by the Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC.

Personal data provided by visitors/users will be stored in the website’s database, owned by Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC, which can be accessed by its personnel. Such data will be treated as confidential, both by employees of the Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC, and by employees of third parties that the Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC may hire to provide technical or other services in this area, in accordance with the Law.

Disclaimer

Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC, reserves the right to suspend, modify or discontinue the publication of all or part of the Website, at any time. Visitors/users agree that access to the Website and its channels and services may be terminated at any time with or without notice, and Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC shall not be held responsible.

Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC, undertakes to make every effort and take all steps to maintain the normal functioning, availability and continuity of the Website possible within the technical means at hand, adopting at every opportunity the best international practices commonly used in the sector, in particular with regard to security and the assurance of confidentiality and privacy of visitors/users of the Website, also avoiding by all possible means, the presence of viruses or other harmful elements that may cause disruption to the visitor’s/user’s computer system.

Notwithstanding the commitment stated above, Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC, can give no guarantees, and therefore declines any liability for damages caused by outages, faults or deficiencies in the functioning of the Website. Similarly, the Embassy cannot ensure that the Website will work properly on a permanent basis, nor that it is at all times free from viruses or other harmful elements that may cause damage or disrupt the electronic documents or files in the visitor’s/user’s computer system, nor is in any way responsible for any damages caused.

Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC, also declines any liability for damages that may result from actions or behavior by third parties that violate personality rights, intellectual or industrial property rights, commercial or industrial secrets; from unfair competition or illegal advertising, as well as from abusive intrusions that may affect the privacy and safety of use of the Website.

The Embassy encourages visitors/users to contact us whenever they find inaccurate and/or outdated data on the Website, so that it can be rectified.

Cookies

This website uses ‘cookies’, which are small text files saved on the user’s computer. These enable Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC, to identify the computers that access the website, and the contents that are of interest to their users.

The ‘cookie’ does not save any information that identifies the user.

Although Embassy of Portugal in Washington, DC, does not pass on any information, even unidentified, to third parties, this website does save statistical information collected about the preferences of its visitors.

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