Home Privacy Statement (UK)

This privacy statement was last updated on 23rd January 2024 and applies to citizens and legal permanent residents of the United Kingdom.

In this privacy statement, we explain what we do with the data we obtain about you via https://www.portugalresident.com. We recommend you carefully read this statement. In our processing we comply with the requirements of privacy legislation. That means, among other things, that:

  • we clearly state the purposes for which we process personal data. We do this by means of this privacy statement;
  • we aim to limit our collection of personal data to only the personal data required for legitimate purposes;
  • we first request your explicit consent to process your personal data in cases requiring your consent;
  • we take appropriate security measures to protect your personal data and also require this from parties that process personal data on our behalf;
  • we respect your right to access your personal data or have it corrected or deleted, at your request.

If you have any questions, or want to know exactly what data we keep of you, please contact us.

1. Purpose, data and retention period

We may collect or receive personal information for a number of purposes connected with our business operations which may include the following: (click to expand)

2. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. For more information about cookies, please refer to our Cookie Policy

3. Disclosure practices

We disclose personal information if we are required by law or by a court order, in response to a law enforcement agency, to the extent permitted under other provisions of law, to provide information, or for an investigation on a matter related to public safety.

If our website or organisation is taken over, sold, or involved in a merger or acquisition, your details may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchasers and will be passed on to the new owners.

4. Security

We are committed to the security of personal data. We take appropriate security measures to limit abuse of and unauthorised access to personal data. This ensures that only the necessary persons have access to your data, that access to the data is protected, and that our security measures are regularly reviewed.

5. Third-party websites

This privacy statement does not apply to third-party websites connected by links on our website. We cannot guarantee that these third parties handle your personal data in a reliable or secure manner. We recommend you read the privacy statements of these websites prior to making use of these websites.

6. Amendments to this privacy statement

We reserve the right to make amendments to this privacy statement. It is recommended that you consult this privacy statement regularly in order to be aware of any changes. In addition, we will actively inform you wherever possible.

7. Accessing and modifying your data

If you have any questions or want to know which personal data we have about you, please contact us. You can contact us by using the information below. You have the following rights:

  • You have the right to know why your personal data is needed, what will happen to it, and how long it will be retained for.
  • Right of access: You have the right to access your personal data that is known to us.
  • Right to rectification: you have the right to supplement, correct, have deleted or blocked your personal data whenever you wish.
  • If you give us your consent to process your data, you have the right to revoke that consent and to have your personal data deleted.
  • Right to transfer your data: you have the right to request all your personal data from the controller and transfer it in its entirety to another controller.
  • Right to object: you may object to the processing of your data. We comply with this, unless there are justified grounds for processing.

Please make sure to always clearly state who you are, so that we can be certain that we do not modify or delete any data of the wrong person.

8. Submitting a complaint

If you are not satisfied with the way in which we handle (a complaint about) the processing of your personal data, you have the right to submit a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office:


Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

9. Children

Our website is not designed to attract children and it is not our intent to collect personal data from children under the age of consent in their country of residence. We therefore request that children under the age of consent do not submit any personal data to us.

10. Contact details

Portugal Resident
Parque Empresarial do Algarve 7, 8401-901 Lagoa
Portugal
Website: https://www.portugalresident.com
Email: info@portugalresident.com
Phone number: 282 341 310

Annex

Open Media SA PRIVACY POLICY

Open Media SA (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with our Terms of Website Use) Open Media’s terms of use and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

 

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the data controller is Open Media SA of Parque Empresarial do Algarve 7, 8401-901 Lagoa.

 

1 Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:

 

1.1 Information that you provide by filling in forms on any of our websites which shall include without limitation the following: www.portugalresident.com, (“the Websites”). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use the Website(s), subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with the Website(s).


1.2 If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.


1.3 We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.


1.4 Details of transactions you carry out through the Website(s) and of the fulfillment of your orders.


1.5 Details of your visits to the Website(s) including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.

 

2 IP addresses and cookies
2.1 We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system 2 administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.


2.2 For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using cookies. Cookies are small software files, typically consisting of numbers and letters, which are placed by a website onto the computer, telephone or other device used to access that website.


2.3 We will place cookies onto any computer, telephone or other device you use to access the Website(s) (“Device”). These cookies will enable information to be;
(a) stored on your Device; and
(b) sent to and from the Website(s) and your Device.


2.4 Cookies help us to improve the Website(s) and to deliver a better and more personalized service. They enable us to:
(a) estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
(b) store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customize the Website(s) according to your individual
interests;
(c) speed up your searches; and
(d) recognize you when you return to the Website(s).


2.5 More information on each of the cookies we place on your Device can be found in our Cookie Fact sheet.


2.6 You may refuse to accept cookies by either:
(a) clicking on the [„I do not wish to accept cookies‟] button on the banner appearing at the top of some of the Websites‟ (b) by refusing to accept the terms and conditions of some of the Websites; or
(c) by activating the setting on your internet browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies; however, if you do not accept cookies you may be unable to access certain parts of the Website(s).


2.7 If you wish to withdraw your consent, you must notify us immediately and stop accessing the Website(s).


2.7 Please note that our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

 

3 Where we store your personal data
3.1 The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and be stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who may work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.


3.2 Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Website(s), you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.


3.3 Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Website(s); any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

 

4 Uses made of the information
4.1 We use information held about you in the following ways:
(a) to ensure that content from the Website(s) is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
(b) to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where
you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
(c) to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
(d) to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
(e) to notify you about changes to our service.


4.2 We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by post or telephone.


4.3 If you have purchased goods or services from the Website(s), we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.


4.4 If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this.


4.5 If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your data.

 

5 Disclosure of your information
5.1 We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries from time to time.


5.2 We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
(a) In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.


(b) If Open Media SA or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets. (c) If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Website Use and or any other agreements between you and us, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Open Media SA, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction. This may include disclosing personal information to a credit reference agency, who may keep a record of that information.

 

6 Your rights
6.1 You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at Open Media SA of the Parque Empresarial do Algarve 7,8401-901 Lagoa Portugal or email A PERSON (person[at]open-media.net).


6.2 Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or for any of the personal data which may be collected from you under these policies by such third parties. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

 

Complianz | The Privacy Suite for WordPress

Our website uses the Privacy Suite for WordPress from Complianz to collect records of consent. For this functionality your IP address is anonymised and stored in our database. For more information, see the Complianz Privacy Statement.

 

Slider Revolution

Our website may use Google Web Fonts or play videos or sounds via YouTube or Vimeo in Slider Revolution. Further information about handling user data can be found under https://www.sliderrevolution.com/terms/privacy/ 

 

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

 

Vimeo

Our website uses features provided by the Vimeo video portal. This service is provided by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. Here the Vimeo server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo when you visit our plugin or do not have a Vimeo account. The information is transmitted to a Vimeo server in the US, where it is stored.

If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, Vimeo allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to the Vimeo Privacy Policy at https://vimeo.com/privacy.

 

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our plugin. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

 

SoundCloud

On our pages, plugins of the SoundCloud social network (SoundCloud Limited, Berners House, 47-48 Berners Street, London W1T 3NF, UK) may be integrated. When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the SoundCloud server is established via the plugin. This enables SoundCloud to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the “Like” or “Share” buttons while you are logged into your SoundCloud account, you can link the content of our pages to your SoundCloud profile. This means that SoundCloud can associate visits to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by SoundCloud. For more information on SoundCloud’s privacy policy, please go to https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy

 

 

7 Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access personal information held about you by us. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of €250 (or any other fee determined by law) to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

 

8 Changes to our privacy policy
Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. If use of the data changes we will have to get consent anyway regardless of what we put in the privacy policy.

 

9 Contact
Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to Open Media SA Parque Empresarial do Algarve 7,8401-901 Lagoa or email [email protected] 

 

January 11, 2024