TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All content provided on Hidden Portugal is for informational purposes only. We make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information and will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. Places close down, events changes the dates and bus companies change their timetables and prices. If you discover one of our posts is a little out of date, feel free to send up an update, other Hidden Portugal Blog readers will appreciate it.
Hidden Portugal will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.
BLOG COMMENTS POLICY
Comments are a wonderful thing, and we appreciate each and every one of you who find the time to add your thoughts to one of our articles. However, foul language or abuse will not be tolerated and as such, Hidden Portugal reserve the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice. Additionally, Hidden Portugal is not responsible or liable for any comments made by others on this blog.
The content of this blog is covered by copyright and all words and photographs are the copyright of Hidden Portugal and the writers that contribute to the blog, unless otherwise stated. We put a lot of time and effort into crafting well-written articles and beautiful imagery, it’s just not okay for your take it without permission. If you would like to use any of our photography or republish our articles, please do get in touch and we’d be delighted to forward you our rates.
Some of the links on this blog/website are affiliate links, and if you purchase products or services through these links, we may get paid a small commission, the amount of which varies from product to product. This costs you absolutely nothing, but helps in the running costs of this blog so that we can keep putting out free content for you guys – it’s a win-win really. As an affiliate, Hidden Portugal will only ever recommend products and services that we feel are of high quality and helpful to our readers. If we don’t love it, we won’t recommend it.
OUR MAILING LIST SUBSCRIBERS
Any information stored on our mailing list is solely kept for the distribution of Hidden Portugal’ posts, newsletters and online magazines. We do not share personal information with third-parties. Neither will we spam you with non related content.
We promise that we take data safety seriously and use your private data only to offer a personalised experience.
We use Mailchimp for our newsletter, which you can opt out of, and Google Analytics for analysing website data.
If you subscribed to our newsletter, you will receive our newsletters. You can always unsubscribe by following the link in email or by emailing us.
If you gave us your name, it will only be used to personalise the newsletters.
We have never sold, we are not selling, and we will not sell any of your personal data provided to us.
All of our affiliates are GDPR compliant.
You have the right to:
Be informed regarding how the data is collected and used.
Have access to the data about you.
Ask us to change the data about you.
Ask us to delete the data about you.
Ask us to stop sending your newsletters.
Hidden Portugal abides by GDPR regulations, so if you wish to have your information (e.g. comments removed) and you’re an EU resident, please get in touch with us. We are happy to amend/remove your information/comments/email from the mailing list if you contact us. We do not retain secondary copies of commenters/reader contact information without permission. Similarly, we do not resell or share your contact information with third parties and once you opt out of the mailing list, you are permanently removed.
WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the website, submit a form, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, leave a comment email us, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our website.
We do not seek sensitive personal information such as your race, political beliefs, religion, political associations, sexual preference, or genetic information.
Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Website. We use this information to monitor and improve our website. This includes information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked. Your information has been anonymised and only is viewed aggregately.
Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalised experience on the Website.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
To operate and maintain the Website;
To send you newsletters. Each email promotion will provide an easy opt-out button;
To respond to your comments or inquiries;
To track and measure statistics/advertising on the Website;
To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorise us to share your information. Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
This Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. We have anonymised our Google Analytics data and never look at non-aggregated data.
Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Website, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalised experience on the Website.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you leave a comment, certain information (your name as you provide it) may be publicly visible, however your email address will not be. We will not contact you using your email as this goes against GDPR regulations, so if you wish to be contacted by Hidden Portugal, please contact us directly. Please do not request that we contact you in the comments.
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately. We will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
VIEW, EDIT OR DELETE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You have the right to view, edit or delete the personal data we have collected about you. Furthermore, you have the right to withdraw consent or to object to the processing of your personal data. And you have the right to data portability: this means that you can request that we send you, or another organisation named by you, the personal data that we have about you in a computer file. Requests to view, edit, delete or port your personal data, and withdrawals of consent can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS
By using this Website, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.