Privacy Policy

Essentia Commitment

The privacy and protection of personal data are a firm commitment for Essentia which operates in the fulfilment of its legal commitments, in particular those resulting from the application of the new General Regulation for Data Protection (GRDP), Regulation 2016/679 dated 27 April 2016.

We would advise reading our privacy policy so as to understand your rights and the conditions under which your personal data is made available, authorising its collection, use and dissemination. 

1. Personal Data

On making your personal data available to Essentia, the holder of personal data consents that the same are treated in accordance with the current Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions made available on our site.

Personal data is any information regarding a person identified or identifiable.   Under the terms of the GRDP a person is identified as one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, specifically by reference to an identifier, like, for example, a name, an identification number, location data, identifiers via e-mail or one or more specific forms of identity either physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social for that person.

2. Personal data collection

Essentia collects personal data via various means and at various times, namely when contacted, sending e-mails, relying to invitations, when subscribing to our newsletters or events and when contacting our services.

3. Holders rights

Data holders retain the right to withdraw their consent for the treatment of data at any time.  This change in consent does not compromise the legality of data treatment undertaken based on prior consent given. 

Data holders also have the right to access their personal data, as well as requesting the correction of incorrect or out-of-date data or, depending on the case, its elimination when not deemed necessary for the ends for which they were collected.

To exercise the aforementioned rights, respective holders should send their request in writing to Essentia via geral@essentia.pt.

4. Ends for which your data is used

On giving consent to use personal data you are authorising Essentia to manage statistics so as to be able to improve and develop its site, reply to your requests and messages, send out our newsletter and communicate events or business opportunities.

5. Retention periods

Essentia will only retain your data during the period necessary to meet the ends defined in this Privacy policy or during the period demanded by legal norms and regulations applicable.  The periods for retaining personal data, in accordance with the reasons for data processing are as follows:

  • Communication, sending out newsletters - if the data holder does not manifestly disagree;
  • Events management - Two years, counting from the contact or participation in the event (depending on the case), if there is no contact of participation in another event by the data holder;
  • Protection of goods and persons - 30 days;
  • During the period in which a professional relationship is maintained with Essentia, in other cases.

6. Data transmission

Essentia will not transmit your personal data to third parties, except in cases where such is revealed as necessary for contracted service provision or for meeting legal obligations to which it is subjected.

7. Intellectual property and inappropriate use therein

All elements on this site, namely text, images, graphics, files, layout, structure, among others, are protected by the legal norms regarding intellectual property and, more specifically, within the scope of author protection rights.

The site user should refrain for accessing or trying to access site contents by specific means or procedures laid out in the current Privacy policy. Any attempt to change content and/or upload information, or any other act that could cause damage and/or risk to the integrity of the system will be communicated to the respective competent entities.

8. Site Management

This site is managed and operated for Essentia with the technical support of Softway.

9. Contacts

Should any doubt arise or should any additional clarification be required contact can be made via email geral@essentia.pt.

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