Portuguese Space Agency Privacy Policy

Portugal Space Privacy Policy

The following outline of our Privacy Policy will explain how Portuguese Space Agency – Portugal Space uses the personal data we collect when you use our websites.

Table of contents

A. What data do we collect?
B. How we collect your data
C. How we use your data
D. How we store your data
E. Data sharing
F. Your data protection rights
G. Cookies
H. Privacy policy of other websites
I. Changes to our privacy policy
J. Contact Us
K. How to contact the appropriate authority

A. What data do we collect?

Portugal Space collects the following data:

  • Personal identification information (Name, email address, country of origin)
  • The company you work for and the position you hold in said company

B. How we collect your data

You directly provide the Portuguese Space Agency with all the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Register online for any of our services
  • Contact us directly with an inquiry

C. How we use your data

Portuguese Space Agency collects your data so that we can:

  • Help you with your participation in our events
  • Email you with information about news and events that we organise

The Portugal Space does not share your information.

D. How we store your data

The Portuguese Space Agency guarantees that all measures are taken (through firewalls, personal passwords and limited access to files) to ensure that your data is protected.

Data storage and protection is managed internally by Portugal Space.

Portuguese Space Agency will keep your contact and professional data so long as your email is active or until you have asked us to delete your data.

E. Data sharing

To optimise the organisation of our conferences, and your ability to receive information about them, we may call – for certain activities – upon third parties specialised in their field (particularly communication, website management, and activities on social media).

We ensure that the data and privacy policies of our subcontractors are in line with our own.

F. Your data protection rights

Portugal Space would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request Portuguese Space Agency copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that Portugal Space correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Portugal Space to complete information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that the Portuguese Space Agency erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that Portugal Space restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to the Portuguese Space Agency’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that Portugal Space transfer the data that we have collected on you to another organisation, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please get in touch with us at our email: info@ptspace.pt

Call us at +351 21 723 10 22

Or write to us: Bairro de Bela Vista n.1, 9580, 406 Vila do Porto, Acores, Portugal – Palácio das Laranjeiras, Estrada das Laranjeiras, 205-r/c Lisboa, Portugal.


G. Cookies

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

For further information, visit www.allaboutcookies.org

The websites managed and co-managed by the Portuguese Space Agency use cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our websites, particularly concerning understanding how you use our website. These cookies are essential to perform basic functions and may store user data or preferences.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser.

H. Privacy policy of other websites

The websites managed and co-managed by the Portuguese Space Agency contain links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

I. Changes to our privacy policy

Portugal Space keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. The privacy policy was last updated on 9 January 2019.

J. Contact us

If you have any questions about the Portuguese Space Agency’s privacy policy or the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email: info@ptspace.pt
Telephone: +351 21 723 10 22
Address: Bairro de Bela Vista n.1, 9580, 406 Vila do Porto, Acores, Portugal – Palácio das Laranjeiras, Estrada das Laranjeiras, 205-r/c Lisboa, Portugal


Last updated: 21.07.2019

The Portuguese Space Agency Web Portal

The Web Portal of the Portuguese Space Agency presents news, information and the latest imagery and videos on Portuguese Space Agency activities to a broad spectrum of people interested in space and space activities.
The Web Portal offers the general public the possibility to learn about Portugal Space and our activities. It also serves as a channel to link visitors to Portugal Space’s more specialised scientific and technical sites, which are of interest to various space-related communities. 

Access to, and use of, the Portugal Space website constitutes acceptance of the following general terms and conditions. 

Neither Portuguese Space Agency nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the website shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising from Users’ access to, or use of, the website. The Web Portal does not guarantee the accuracy of information provided by external sources and accepts no responsibility or liability for any consequences arising from the use of such data. 

Though Portugal Space uses the best technical standards to control its site, the material on this website may inadvertently include technical inaccuracies or other errors. We should be grateful if users could notify us of any errors or inaccuracies they may find. Please note that users browse and use the website at their own risk. Portugal Space does not warrant that the functional aspects of the website will be uninterrupted or error-free or that this website, or the server that makes it available, is free of viruses or other harmful components. Portugal Space may change material on the site without prior notice. 

The Portugal Space site may contain links and references to third-party websites. These are provided for the convenience and interest of users and on the part of the Portuguese Space Agency this implies neither responsibility for, nor approval of, the information contained in these websites. Portugal Space makes no warranty, either express or implied, as to the accuracy, availability or content of information, text, or graphics which are not under the ‘ptspace.pt’ domain. Portugal Space has not tested any software located on other sites and does not make any representation as to the quality, safety, reliability or suitability of such software. 

By accessing the Portuguese Space Agency website, certain information about users, such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, navigation through the site, software used and time spent, as well as other similar information, will be stored on Portugal Space servers. These will not specifically identify users and the information will be used internally for website traffic analysis only. If users provide unique identifying information, such as name, address and other information on forms stored on this site, this information will be used for statistical purposes only and will not be published or made available for public access. 

The Portuguese Space Agency does not sell or rent its website users’ names, addresses, email addresses or other personal information. 

The IP address is a number automatically given to your computer when you are surfing the internet. Servers that host web pages, automatically identify your computer through its IP number. Portugal Space uses IP addresses to carry out statistics. However, as IP addresses and personal identification are not linked to each other users remain anonymous. 

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual hard drive for record-keeping purposes; passwords are not saved in cookies. Cookies help Portugal Space to know which pages are visited most often and help the Portuguese Space Agency to ensure that its website responds to users’ needs. 

If you do not wish to receive a cookie, or if you wish your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, you may use the option on your web browser to disable cookies. Click on your browser’s ‘help’ section to learn how to change cookie preferences. However, please note that if you disable all cookies you may not be able to take advantage of all the features available on this website. 

The Portuguese Space Agency does not use personal identification details transferred through cookies for promotion or marketing purposes nor will such information be shared with a third party. 

From time to time the Portugal Space website contains forums and blogs or other services enabling posts and commenting (collectively termed ‘forums’). Users agree to use forums only to send and receive messages and materials strictly related to the particular forum. When using the Portuguese Space Agency forum users agree not to do any of the following:  

  • Users may not download, distribute or otherwise publish through the Portuguese Space Agency website any content which is libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive or in any way violates any laws.
  • Forums are for non-commercial use only. Users should not distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation for funding, advertising or solicitation for goods or services without requesting and receiving prior written approval from the Portuguese Space Agency.
  • Users shall not delete any author attributions, legal notices, proprietary designations or labels from any downloaded file nor falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a downloaded file. 

Portugal Space does not and cannot review every message posted by users on forums and is not responsible for the content of any messages posted. Portuguese Space Agency reserves the right to delete, move or edit, at its sole discretion, messages that it deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright laws or unacceptable. Users shall remain solely responsible for the content of their messages. 

Users acknowledge that any submissions may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted and displayed by Portugal Space. 

Users should be aware that all forums and discussion groups are public and not private communications. Further, users acknowledge that chats, postings, conferences and any other form of communication by other users are not endorsed by the Portuguese Space Agency and that such communications shall not be considered as having been reviewed, screened or approved by Portugal Space. 

The Portuguese Space Agency encourages parents or guardians to stay with children under 13 when the children are online and to participate in any interactive activities offered on the website. The Portuguese Space Agency will not process any personal data of a child under 13 without the previous consent of a parent, guardian, teacher or other person exercising control of the child. No personal data or information will be used for promotional or marketing purposes. 

The contents of the Portugal Space Web Portal are intended for the personal and non-commercial use of its users. The Portuguese Space Agency grants permission to users to visit the site, and to download and copy information, images, documents and materials from the website for users’ personal non-commercial use. Portugal Space does not grant the right to resell or redistribute any information, documents, images or material from its website or to compile or create derivative works from material on its website. Use of material on the website is subject to the terms and conditions outlined below. 

All material published on the Portugal Space Web Portal is protected by copyright and owned or controlled by the Portuguese Space Agency or the party credited as the provider of the content, software or other material. 

Users may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display or in any way exploit any of the content, software, material or services, in whole or in part, without obtaining prior written authorisation. 

The Portugal Space logo is owned by Portugal Space and protected. You may not modify or create derivatives of the Portugal Space logo. Any use, reproduction, publication, display, transmission, making available to the public or exploitation of the Portugal Space logo requires prior written authorisation. For authorisation, please contact: secretariado @ ptspace.pt