Privacy Policy

Lamares, Capela & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL, (LACA) is committed to protecting the privacy of all its website users, having prepared this privacy policy for this purpose.

In order to ensure its commitment to the privacy of its users, LACA has adopted the best practices for personal data security and protection (see “Privacy Policy”) under the terms described below.

Hence, and in order to ensure that all personal data is processed and protected in accordance with the new General Data Protection Regulation, we ask you to read carefully the new privacy policy and data protection.

It is extremely important that you read and give your express consent to the maintenance and treatment of your personal data in order to authorize the sending of communications according to the rules defined herein.

In addition, it is important to clarify that simply browsing or accessing the LACA website will not necessarily imply cookies (which policy you may and should consult here) or the collection of your personal data.

1. Personal Data

Personal data is any information regarding an identified or identifiable natural person, of any kind and regardless the type of means.

“Identifiable” is a natural person that may be directly or indirectly identified, namely by reference to an identifier (e.g., an identification number, location data, identifiers by electronic means, or to one or more specific elements of the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of such natural person).

The following personal information may be collected through this website and depending on the data collection purpose: (i) name, (ii) date of birth, (iii) contacts (telephone and email), (iv) country of residence and (v) information that is necessary and relevant to the assessment of the suitability/framing of the intended services.

2. Responsible for the Processing of Personal Data

Lamares, Capela & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL, legal person no. 5 518 160, with headquarters at Calçada de Santo António, 2, 1150-313 Lisboa, Portugal – Portugal is the entity responsible for the collection and processing of personal data for the purposes set out below.

If you consider that the information contained in this privacy policy is not sufficiently clear and/or transparent, or for any other reason that you consider relevant, please contact us by email: info@lamarescapela.pt.

3. Purpose of the Processing of Personal Data

The collection and processing of personal data on LACA’s website is intended to: (i) send informative documentation to the user; (ii) send proposals for services and/or budgets (or other information on LACA products and/or services); (iii) send documentation relating to the proceeding (s) contracted by the user; (iii) processing statistical data, completion of the form or questionnaire on the website for the prior and express consent of the processing of the personal data transmitted.

In case the user expressly and previously consents the processing of his/her personal data (which can at any time be withdrawn – see point 5 below), LACA undertakes to guarantee the processing of personal data to the extent and up to the period necessary for the pursuit of its purposes.

Given the foregoing, LACA clarifies that it does not demand or encourage, anywhere or in any way, the conveyance and sending of personal data regarding philosophical or political beliefs, party or union affiliation, religious belief, private life, racial origin or ethnicity, as well as the processing of data on health and sexual life, including genetic data.

Therefore, if personal data is transmitted to LACA, it cannot be held liable for its processing under the Privacy Policy.

Without prejudice to other means of contact with LACA, the non-transmission of personal data by users prevents LACA from accepting them in the reserved area of the website.

4. Maintenance of Personal Data

The period of time during which personal data is stored and kept will vary in accordance with the aforementioned Purposes.

It should be clarified that personal data relating to the proceedings contracted by the user may be filed for future proceedings, without prejudice to the holder’s right to request the removal of the data at any time, as set forth in point 5 below.

Personal data whose purpose is to send proposals for services and/or budgets or information regarding new LACA products and/or services will be stored for a period of 1 (one) year after the last contact with the holder of the personal data, without prejudice that longer periods may be applied whenever the situation justifies (provided they are proportional to such situation), namely to safeguard also the LACA rights.

5. Right of access, rectification, removal, limitation of the processing and right of portability of Personal Data.

The user is guaranteed at any time the right of access to his/her personal data, as well as the corresponding rectification, removal, portability, limitation and/or opposition to the processing – hence, the user may exercise any of these rights contacting in written with LACA through the address of the registered office or through the following email: info@lamarescapela.pt.

In addition, the user can always submit any complaints he/she deems necessary to the competent authority for such purpose.

6. Security in the Processing of Personal Data

Personal data will be processed and stored in computer and paper format.

LACA undertakes to guarantee the security and protection of the personal data you send through the website and has taken the appropriate measures necessary for that purpose.

LACA informs that these security measures are reviewed and updated according to the needs and requirements of these matters.

If, for any reason, there is a breach of security that causes an accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, disclosure or access that is not authorized for personal data, LACA undertakes to notify the competent authorities without any undue delay and whenever possible within 72 hours of becoming aware of such occurrence, pursuant to the applicable legislation.

Moreover, and in the terms referred to in the immediately preceding paragraph, LACA undertakes to communicate any violation regarding the personal data to the respective holder in accordance with the applicable legislation.

Notwithstanding the security measures adopted by LACA, it should be emphasized and advised that users should also take additional security measures, including ensuring they have active updated firewall, antivirus and antispyware.

7. Communication of Personal data to Third Parties

Within the scope of its activity, LACA may use third parties to provide specific services (located inside or outside the European Union), which may in some cases entail access by entities to users’ personal data.

In such a scenario, LACA undertakes to take the necessary and appropriate measures to ensure that entities that have access to such personal data are good-standing entities and offer high guarantees at this level, which will be duly agreed by LACA and any third party(ies).

In fact, any entity subcontracted by LACA shall treat personal data of users, on its name and on its behalf, undertaking to take the necessary technical and organizational measures to such protect personal data against any accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, distribution or unauthorized access and against any other form of illegal processing.

In any case, LACA remains responsible for the processing of personal data.

Whenever necessary, and under the contracting of third parties by LACA, personal data may be transferred outside the European Union pursuant to the terms and conditions permitted by the applicable law.

8. Right to Erasure (i.e. ‘Right to be forgotten’)

The holder of the personal data has the right to obtain its erasure from the person responsible for the personal data processing, who is obliged to delete it wherever applicable one of the following reasons: (i) the data is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected or processed; (ii) the holder withdraws consent, when consent is the legal basis or the holder opposes to the processing and there are no prevailing legitimate interests justifying its storage.

9. Access to third party websites

This privacy policy is not applicable to third party websites. Whenever you visit another website through a link on our website you should always read the respective applicable privacy policy and check if you agree with its terms before providing your personal information.

LACA is not responsible for the applicable privacy policy or the content made available on third party websites.

10. Alterations to the Privacy Policy

LACA reserves the right to make adjustments or changes to this privacy policy at any time, being such changes duly published on this website.

The version published on the website is the version currently in force.