Privacy Policy

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), entity responsible for the website, complies with the requirements concerning the privacy and protection of data submitted by its users, as per Law no. 58/2019, which ensures the implementation in the national legal order of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR).

This commitment is assumed in the MFA’s Privacy Policy and reinforced in the Code of Conduct for the Protection of Personal Data, which governs the activity of all workers, employees and managers of the MFA with regard to the principles of privacy and professional secrecy.

Use of cookies

This website uses cookies and other local data storage mechanisms (local session or persistent storage) to provide a better and more personalized user experience to its visitors.

Data Protection

Although it is possible to browse this website without providing any personal information, there are cases in which it is essential that you provide us with certain personal data in order for us to be able to provide the services you request.

The pages or forms that require this type of data process them in full compliance with the aforementioned regulation and provide information on how the personal data is used in their respective "Privacy Statements".

In each of these statements you will find information on what personal data is processed, for what purposes, who will have access to this data and for how long it will be stored. You will also be told how you can access, rectify, delete or transport your personal data.

In cases where the legal grounds for processing your data require your consent, this will be expressly requested.

You may at any time object to the processing of your personal data or withdraw your consent to such processing.

The MFA uses a set of security technologies and procedures suitable for protecting your personal data from unauthorised access or disclosure, including:

  • Physical security measures, such as access control of employees, collaborators and visitors to the Ministry’s premises and, on the Data Centre premises, very strict mechanisms for fighting intrusion, extinguishing fires, 24x7 monitoring of equipment and accommodation of equipment in dedicated back-offices;
  • Logical security measures, in the component of access to systems and workstations through mechanisms for identity, authentication and privilege management; in the network component, the use of firewalls and intrusion detection systems, segregating networks and application environments, as well as encryption of information through secure communication channels.

 For additional information, or any clarification regarding the MFA’s Privacy Policy you may contact the Data Protection Officer (Encarregado de Proteção de Dados in Portuguese) via the following email address:

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