Privacy Policy – START Esposende

Privacy Policy

The Municipality of Esposende is committed towards respecting the privacy of its users and, for that reason, the following Privacy Policy was written to duly inform the users on how the website works and how their personal data is used.

The references in this Privacy Policy to “Municipality of Esposende”, “we”, “us” or “our” refer to START Esposende.

Any amendments to our Privacy Policy, after actively receiving personal data, and that may compromise the purposes thereto, can be consulted in this webpage.


Retention of Personal Data

Under the terms of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council – all personal data are submitted to digital treatment and will be stored.

After collecting the personal data you have voluntarily sent us, it will be stored and kept until you specifically ask otherwise, or as long as it is strictly necessary for the purposes that motivated such collection in the first place or for the period of time determined by the Portuguese Data Protection Authority. Keeping this data allows us to keep providing tailor made services with no interruptions.

Any user can freely choose whether to provide any individualized personal information. By sending your personal data you agree on the collection, use and dissemination within the Municipality of Esposende and its subsidiary companies, according to the rules expressed hereby, namely not to disclose information related to users and which has been provided by them without their authorization, except for the purposes for which it is intended.

In compliance with the Data Protection Regulation, the owner of the personal data can, at any time, use the e-mail address to exercise the right to refuse marketing communications, rectify or cancel any personal data.

Any form on this website admits the subscription of the newsletter database according to the principles referred in this section.


Data Security and Use

The Municipality of Esposende is committed to guarantee the privacy of the Internet website visitors.

In addition to guaranteeing complete confidentiality and secrecy about the data we have access to, we commit to use it within the scope for which we collect it, never considering to sell, rent or share any personal data sent by our website users to third parties.
The Municipality of Esposende respects the best and more effective practices under the scope of personal data privacy and security, and all the demands are being respected according to up-to-date technical knowledge to avoid loss, misuse, change, illegitimate intrusion and subtraction of personal data. Still, it is worth mentioning that no communication method or electronic storage is totally safe, and for that reason we cannot guarantee the data will not be consulted by third parties.

Cookies Policy

The cookies used on our website serve to improve the performance and your user experience. Cookies are small text files, stored on your device, that collect information about it and about your user experience.

This information is used to register visits and statistics that track the website visitors’ activity.

The holders of this domain do not use the information stored in these files for commercial purposes with third parties nor do the cookies store data that may be used for marketing purposes.

By surfing this website, you consent on cookies use and store on your device. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. If you do not wish to receive cookies you can disable all cookies through your web browser. The cookies stored in your device may be erased at any moment.


What is the purpose of cookies?

Cookies help you make the most of your experience on our websites, they serve to help determine usefulness, interest and number of websites accesses, hence allowing a faster and more efficient navigation, eliminating the need to repeatedly introducing the same information.


What type of cookies do we use?

Essential Cookies: they allow you to surf the website and use its applications, making it also possible to access the website’s safe areas. Without these cookies, the services that you may have requested, cannot be provided.

Analytical Cookies: they are used to analyze the way the visitors use the website and to monitor its performance. Consequently, we can offer a high quality, tailor made experience and we can also identify and correct any problems we may come across. These cookies are used only for statistics creation and analysis, they never collect personal information.

Performance Cookies: they save the user’s preferences, so it is not necessary to configure the website every time it is visited by the same user.

Third Party Cookies: they measure the success of third parties’ applications and advertising effectiveness. They may also be used to personalize a widget with the user data.

The cookies can be:

Permanent – They remain stored, for a variable amount of time, in the browser of your access devices (PC, mobile and tablet) and they are used every time you pay a new visit to the website. The cookie lets the provider of your website recognize you and guide the navigation according to the user’s interest, so to provide a better and more personalized service.

Session – Temporary cookies, they remain in your browser during your browser session only, that is, until you leave the website. The collected information helps identify errors and improve the website performance.

Cookies management:

Some cookies are eliminated the moment you close the tab or the browser (depending on the browser you use), other cookies are repeated when you visit again the website and certain cookies are eliminated after a period of time.

The devices and browsers configuration can be modified to reject all or some of the cookies.

The most common method is anonymous browsing.

Browser information about cookies management



Internet Explorer:

You can find more information on how to control the cookies here:
Learn more on how to eliminate cookies in other browsers:

This website may not work properly if you deactivate or eliminate cookies, as restraining a significant part of the functionalities may cause an unexpected behavior.

To learn more about cookies and their use, we recommend you check the following links:

To control how third parties collect information through cookies, read these:

DNT (Do not track) is a norm that many third-party cookies do not take as standard. If you want to know if your browser navigation is being followed or change its definitions, click here:


The Cookies we use:

Google Analytics
Duration: 2 years
Liability: Google Inc.
Purpose: Used to determine new sessions, navigation between pages and content interaction for statistical purposes
More information and opt-out:

Duration: 1 year
Liability: Google Inc.
Purpose: Store the users actions after interacting with an ad to measure and adequate the effectiveness of advertising (A Google exclusive)
More information and opt-out:

Google Maps
Duration: Session
Liability: Google Inc.
Purpose: Collect anonymous information about the interaction with the map for statistical purposes. (A Google exclusive)
More information and opt-out:

Session ID
Duration: Session
Liability: Own
Purpose: Anonymous record kept during the session, from the moment the user enters the websites until the moment he/she leaves, to register the users’ preferences

Cookie Consent
Liability: Own
Purpose: Registers the user consent to our cookies policy.


Copyright and Industrial Property

All data, trademarks and overall content in this website may be protected under the terms of general law and by national and international legislation on Industrial Property. The reproduction of information for personal use is permitted, but non-authorized modifications, imitations, borrowing, rental, transmission, or sale of any content in this website is strictly forbidden.

All rights reserved unless we clearly grant them. Consequently, all texts, images, illustrations, photographs, advertisement, marks and other elements that constitute the website’s content may be protected by law, hence being strictly prohibited any copy, reproduction, disclosure or transmission, utilization, modification, sale, publication or any other use, either total or partial, wherever means are used.

Exempted from this interdiction are the free uses permitted by law, namely the right to quote, as long as the source is clearly identified.

Permission is granted to use documents (such as Press Releases, Notices and Annual Financial Statements) from this website, provided the copyright notice is included in every copy. Those documents shall be used solely for informative purposes, rather than commercial or personal purposes. They shall not be saved or made available on non‑personal computer networks, nor released in any other means of communication, and changes to the documents are not allowed. Offenders will be subject to legal procedures.

Although the personal data sent to us is covered by the terms of our privacy policy , it is our understanding that all information communicated to us by internet (including suggestions, material or ideas) are our property and exclusive use, though reserved. We do not have to treat such information as confidential.

Some parts of the website may contain images that are copyrighted by their suppliers (for instance, photos from a bank of images).

Any file to be download from the website, is copyrighted by the suppliers. The terms of use of these files are established by the operator that puts them online, so we recommend reading them.


To ease accessibility, links will be added to other internet websites. If you choose to use the links to those websites, you should review and accept the websites’ rules prior to use them. We are not in a position to assure their quality, nor are we liable for the content or additional functionalities.

The company’s website is not responsible for the content or the topic of any other portal, including any given website that had conceded access to its portal or whose access has been granted through its portal.

Use and Risk

Neither the Municipality of Esposende, nor any other part involved in the creation, production, maintenance or implementation of the website can be held liable for any losses or damages (including, but not limited to, emergent damages, lost profit and moral damages, cause directly or indirectly) that emerge as a consequence of the user’s correct or incorrect use of the website and its contents, of the access to the user’s computer and computer system by third parties, of viruses, etc.

We state our commitment towards the safety of the website and we put into practice all the adequate technical, physical and logical protection measures to guarantee the website’s security; however, we do not guarantee nor declare that the files available to download are free from virus, worms, trojans, scripts or any other code or program that contain destructive or prejudicial properties. Despite all the efforts to keep the contents updated and reliable, they may present inaccuracies, misspellings or be outdated, so they can be changed at any time without the obligation of prior notification. For that reason, its use is not recommended to sustain the decision-making process.


Subscription Terms

The START Esposende newsletter service involves the collection of a list of the subscribers’ e-mail addresses.

The e-mail address will be given in a voluntary and authorized basis and thereto it is necessary to fill in the compulsory fields of the website’s form.

The newsletter contains information considered relevant by START Esposende, responsible for its electronic dissemination, on a regular basis, whenever this entity finds timely.

The user may at any time cancel the newsletter subscription, by clicking on the “remove” button, available in all the newsletters.

The process will automatically withdraw your e-mail from the START Esposende database, thus suspending the electronic contacts with immediate effect.

Subscribing the newsletter does NOT mean you are subscribing additional services from START Esposende, nor will you receive information from any other source rather than our company.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Arbitration Center – Law 144/2015

In case of legal dispute, the consumer can resort to an Alternative Dispute Resolution Entity. Please find a list of Portuguese Conciliation and Arbitration Centers below:

Centro de Informação e Arbitragem do Vale do Ave (TRIAVE) – Guimarães – 00 351 253 422 410

Centro de Informação, Mediação e Arbitragem de Consumo do Algarve (CIMAAL) – 00 351 289 823 135

Centro de Informação e Arbitragem do Vale do Cávado (CIAB) – Braga – 00 351 103 617 604

Centro de Arbitragem de conflitos de consumo da Região Autónoma da Madeira (CACRAM) – 00 351 291 203 800

Centro de Arbitragem de Conflitos de Consumo de Lisboa (CACCL) – 218 80 70 30

Centro de Arbitragem de Conflitos de Consumo do Distrito de Coimbra (CACCDC) – 00 351 239 821 690

Centro de Informação de Consumo e Arbitragem do Porto (CICAP) – 22 550 83 49

Centro Nacional de Informação e Arbitragem de Conflitos de Consumo (CNIACC) – 00 351 21 384 74 84

Learn more on the consumer website: