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Privacy Policy

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1611145263443{padding-top: 55px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]This website can be used at any time without the need for users to provide personal data. To the extent that personal data is collected on this site, it must be provided voluntarily by the user. Personal data will not be disclosed to third parties if the user has not given their express consent.

To the extent that personal data is collected on this website, such data must always be collected in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act (GDPR). To the extent that personal data is collected, this data privacy statement provides information on the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data.

Despite the utmost care to protect your data, the transmission of data over the Internet always carries risks due to security breaches. It is therefore impossible to ensure comprehensive data protection at all times.

Data transfer (log files)

When you access our site, it is automatically transferred from your browser to our web server. This data includes anonymous access data such as date and time, browser type, volume / type of data accessed and your IP address. This data is stored separately from any other data collected during your visit to our website. This data does not allow identification of the individual and is collected only to record the user’s behaviour and for statistical purposes. After the data has been evaluated accordingly, steps are taken to have the data deleted.


We use cookies on this site for quality assurance purposes and to expand the functional scope of our offer. Cookies are text files stored on your computer and used to determine the number of page visits. We use this information only to improve our website.

If you have an account and log into this site, a temporary cookie will be set to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and will be deleted when you close your browser.

When you log in, some cookies will be set to store your session information and your screenshot choices. Log-in cookies last for one year. If you select “Remember me”, your session will persist for a fortnight. When you log out, your session cookies will be removed.


If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie does not include personal data but only indicates the content ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Personal data

We use and collect, to the extent necessary, your personal data to establish, create the content of or change a contractual relationship between us.

This data is generally not passed on to third parties, nor is any related information shared with third parties. By order of the competent authorities, we are obliged to provide information on personal data to the extent that this is necessary for the purposes of prosecution or criminal defence or for the performance of other statutory tasks.

Newsletter Data

When subscribing to the newsletter offered on our site, we will ask for your e-mail and your name. No additional data is collected. No data is shared with third parties. 

By subscribing to the newsletter, you consent to Associação Vegetariana Portuguesa (AVP) storing and using your data in informative campaigns of the organisation and you agree to receive our e-mails, either through VegPortugal or any other online platform that Associação Vegetariana Portuguesa owns, namely, the website of the Association (

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time for your data to be used in our newsletter; you may do so by using, for example, the unsubscribe link provided in each newsletter.

Right to information

Please note that you have the right to request information about the stored data and, in the event of incorrect data, to have it blocked, deleted or corrected. Such information may be provided by telephone or e-mail.

Changes to privacy statutes

In the event of future changes to our data privacy statement, the changes will always be posted on this site.

Data privacy status – Google Analytics

Our website uses the services provided by Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. The analysis of the use of our website is activated by means of “cookies”, which are stored on your computer, generate information about your usage behaviour and send the data to Google Inc. Under normal circumstances, an abbreviated version of your IP address is sent to Google’s servers, although in exceptional cases the full IP address may also be sent. Google uses this information on our behalf to create a report on user behaviour on our website. The IP address identified by Google Analytics is not combined with any other Google data. If you do not want any cookies stored on your computer, you can change the appropriate settings in your browser, although this may prevent you from benefiting from all of the features of our website.

If the IP addresses have not been anonymized at all (IP masking) by adding the code “gat._anonymizeIp ();” the collected data will be processed in accordance with the relevant legal provisions laid down in the Federal Data Protection Act and Google itself, which means that forwarding of personal data to Google is not permitted.


When visitors leave comments on the site, the data present in the comment form, as well as the IP address and browser user agent are stored to help with spam detection.

An anonymous string created from your email address (also called hash) can be sent to the Gravatar service to verify that you are using it. Gravatar’s privacy policy is available here: After your comment is approved, your profile picture will be visible to the public in the context of your comment.


When uploading images to the site, you should avoid uploading images with embedded geolocation data (EXIF GPS). Visitors can download and extract the geolocation data from the site images.

Embedded content from other sites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other sites behaves as if the user were visiting those sites.

This site may collect data about you, use cookies, embed tracking by third parties, monitor your interactions with this site, including recording your interactions with embedded content if you have an account and are logged into that site.

How long your data is retained

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are stored indefinitely. This is so that it is possible to automatically recognize and approve any subsequent comments, instead of putting them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our site (if any), we save the personal information provided in their user profile. All users can view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (with the exception that they cannot change their user name). Site administrators may also view and edit that information.

What rights do you have to your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an export file with the personal data stored about you, including any personal data you have submitted. You can also request that the saved data be deleted. This does not include any personal data that you are required to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

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