Privacy & Cookies Policy

Effective Date: 12-08-2017

  1. Who we are

References to “we”, “our” or “us” in this privacy and cookies policy (“Privacy & Cookies Policy”) mean Associação WE CHRS, a non-for-profit association incorporated under the laws of Portugal, with registered address at Rua Corte Real 555, 3º andar, 4150-236 Porto, legal person and tax identification number 513 503 617.

For the purposes of data protection laws, we are the “Data Processor” in respect of the personal information collected through our website located at (“Site”).

  1. Scope

We collect certain information through our Site. This Privacy & Cookies Policy lays out our policies and procedures surrounding the collection and handling of any such data that identifies an individual user or that could be used to contact or locate him or her personally (“Personally Identifiable Information” or “PII”).

This Privacy & Cookies Policy applies only to our Site and to the products and services provided through our Site. It does not apply to any third party site or service liked to our Site or recommended or referred by our Site, through our products or services, or by our staff. And it does not apply to any other website, product, or service operated by us, or to any of our offline activities.


  1. The PII we collect

We automatically collect the following PII from users that visit our Site:

In addition to the above, we collect and process, on an anonymous basis, data related to the use of our Site, such as the pages visited, the projects most seen, the time spent on each page, etc.

  1. Our use of PII

We use your PII to communicate with you about products and services we provide and to provide you with news. We also use that information to the extent necessary to enforce our Site’s Terms of Use and to prevent imminent harm to persons or property.

We are the owners of the anonymous data related to the use of our Site and may use such anonymous data for statistical or commercial purposes.


  1. The Cookies we collect and the use we give them

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone (referred to here as a “Device”) browser from a website’s computer. It’s stored on your Device’s hard drive. Each website can send its own cookies to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Cookies give us usage data, like how often you visit, where you go on the Site and what you do.

We use cookies so that our Site can remember you and provide you with the information you’re most likely to need, and also to compile statistical anonymous information. Please note we collect certain information from all users, including web visitors who simply peruse our Site.

We may also use third-party cookies (for example, Google AdSense and DoubleClick) and Web beacons on our Site to deliver advertising displayed to you on third-party sites. We may also use cookie information to know when you return to our Site after visiting these third party sites.

In the table below, you can find the cookies that we currently install on your browser or Device:

Cookie Name/ID


Purpose Lifespan Importance for the operation of the Site
DisplayCookieConsent Records that you have enabled the use of cookies 1 Year Help us provide you a better experience
UtcOffset Enables the display of different Timezones 1 Year Help us provide more customized service
Cookie-session-id Records user session id 1 Year Help us provide you a better experience


Please be aware that users have the opportunity to set their Devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. To learn more about cookies, what they do and how to manage the information they collect about you and your usage of the Site, please consult informative sites such as

Please be aware that blocking all or some cookies may affect the functionality of our Site. Kindly consult the chart above for the relevance of the cookies we use.

When accessing our Site, you will be alerted that we use cookies and that by continuing to use the Site we assume that that means you consent to the installation and use of cookies. Should you not agree, please block cookies on your browser or cease to use the Site.


  1. Protection of PII

We take PII security very seriously and employ the following data security tools to protect your PII:

Unfortunately, even with these measures, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of PII, namely when faced with sophisticated criminal attempts to access our servers. By using our Site, you acknowledge and agree that we make no such guarantee, and that you use our Site at your own risk.


  1. Third party access to your PII

We give or may give in the future certain independent contractors access to PII (“Data Processors”). No Data Processor will be retained without first entering into contracts in which they agree to protect PII using procedures reasonably similar to ours and will only process PII in accordance with our instructions.

We may also disclose PII to attorneys and investors bound to confidentiality restrictions and to law enforcement authorities, courts and public regulators, whenever such is required by applicable legislation. Finally, we may share PII in connection with a transaction of all or substantially all of our assets or in the transformation of Associação We Chrs into a company.

We are entitled to use and share anonymous statistical data regarding the usage of our Site to third parties for any purpose we deem suitable.


  1. Your Rights

Before providing us with your e-mail address, you will be required to confirm that you have read and agreed to the Site’s Terms of Use and taken knowledge of this Privacy & Cookies Policy.

You can access and change any PII we store by contacting us directly at the following e-mail address: The access and correction of your PII is free-of-charge. You acknowledge, however, that all PII you provide must be accurate and updated.

You may also oppose, at any time and free of charge, the use of your PII for direct marketing or any other form of commercial use. Should you wish to do so after receiving an e-mail or SMS from us, we will provide you with a simple option to opt-out or remove yourself from our marketing directory. You may also withdraw your consent to our processing of your PII whenever such processing is dependent on consent. This may be done simply by sending us an email to

Furthermore, you may at any time request that we delete or limit the PII we hold related to you. You may also request the portability of your PII in accordance and within the limits of applicable law. It is your right to also request that we notify third parties with whom we may have shared your PII and also request that they comply with your instructions.

Should you wish, you may file a complaint with a privacy regulatory body. In Portugal, the entity responsible for enforcing privacy law is the Comissão Nacional da Protecção de Dados.

  1. Where we store your PII and for how long

All the PII regarding our users is stored on secure servers located within the European Union. We will inform our users should we eventually change our policy.

Our objective is that our users have a long-lasting relationship with our Site, even if visits are not very frequent. We will store your PII and your account will continue to be active for three years following your last interaction with our Site. Prior to closing your account, we will notify you asking you whether you wish to maintain your account active.


Amendment of this Privacy & Cookies Policy

We may change this Privacy & Cookies Policy at any time by posting a new version on this page or on a successor page. The new version will become effective on the date it is posted, which will be listed at the top of the page as the new Effective Date.

For any clarification regarding our Privacy & Cookies Policy, please feel free to contact us at