Before using the online platform The Living Abroad (the “Platform”) owned by BrightCrown, Lda., with office at Rua Abranches Ferrão, no. 23, 3 . 3B , 1600-296 Lisbon, with a share capital of € 1.000,00 and registered at the Corporate Registry Office with the single registration and taxpayer number 514 754 834 (hereinafter “BrightCrown”), please carefully read this cookie policy (hereinafter “Cookie Policy”).

 

  1. What are cookies?

 

“Cookies” are small software files are stored through the browser on your device which retain information related to your navigation preferences.

 

  1. What are cookies for?

 

Cookies help determine the usefulness, interest and number of visits to websites, allowing faster and more efficient navigation, eliminating the need for the user to repeatedly  provide the same information.

 

  1. Why do we use cookies?

 

The use of cookies on the Internet is customary and does not harm your device. Cookies perform various functions, and namely, allow Platform managers to assess how the Platform is used, enable navigation, storing preferences, and generally improve the  user’s experience. Cookies furthermore ensure the platform displays contents that are relevant to each user.

 

  1. What cookies do we use?

 

4.1.  Types of Cookies

 

You adjust the settings of your devices and browsers to accept all or only some cookies, as well as to be notified whenever a cookie is installed, or to never accept cookies.

 

Because each browser is different, please check the help menu of your browser to learn how to change your setting preferences regarding cookies.

 

Please note that blocking cookies may affect the Platform’s performance.

 

The following types of cookies are used:

 

(i)     Persistent Cookies – These cookies are stored at the browser level on your electronic devices and are used whenever you re-visit one of our sites or applications.

 

(ii)    Session Cookies – Temporary cookies remain in your browser’s cookie file until you exit the Platform. The information obtained by means of these cookies is used to analyze web traffic patterns, allowing us to identify any problems and provide a better browsing experience.

 

4.2.    Purpose of Cookies

 

Cookies may have the following purposes:

 

(i)       Strictly Necessary Cookies – Allow you to navigate the Platform and use its tools, as well as access safe areas of the Platform. Without these cookies the services you have requested cannot be provided.

 

(ii)    Analytical Cookies – Used anonymously for the purpose of creating and analyzing statistics, in order to improve the functioning of the Platform.

 

(iii)  Functional Cookies – Retain user preferences regarding the use of the Platform, so you do not have to reconfigure the Platform each time you us it.

 

(iv) Third-party cookies – Measure the success of applications as well as the effectiveness third-party advertising. These may also be used to customize a widget with user data.

 

(v)    Advertising Cookies – Directs advertising according to the interests of each user, in order to target advertising campaigns taking into account the tastes of users, and also limits the number of times you see an ad, helping to measure the effectiveness of advertising and success of the Platform’s organization.

 

4.3.    Cookies used

 

In our platform we use ” first party cookies”, meaning cookies that are controlled by BrightCrown, but for third parties who decide the purpose, content and use of these cookies.

 

In addition, “Third-party cookies” may exist on the Platform. The BrightCrown is not responsible for these cookies.

 

Detailed information is provided on all the cookies used, indicating who controls such cookies, their, purpose, duration and whether the cookies are first or  third parties .

 

We use the following cookies in our Platform:

 

[Note to BrightCrown: Please request to the IT Department to insert the identification of cookies actually used by BrightCrown, indicating who controls such cookies, their purpose, duration and whether the cookies are owned by or third parties]

 

  1. How to manage the use of cookies?

 

You can view the cookies installed on your device and decide whether to remove them through your browser configuration settings.

 

If you want to remove cookies, you can follow the steps indicated in one of the following links, depending on the browser you use: [Note to BrightCrown: Please ask the IT department to verify that the links below are appropriate]

 

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&hlrm=en

 

Safari: https://support.apple.com/uk/HT201265

 

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/ativar-and-deactivate-cookies-que-os-websites-utiliza#w_como-ae-que-your-diet-definished-of-cookies

 

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

 

Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/en/cookies.html

 

  1. Can we browse the site if we remove cookies ?

 

You may at any time withdraw your consent by the means described in this policy or modify the terms of acceptance of cookies through your browser settings.

 

We caution that removing cookies may hinder, or totally or partially prevent Platform use, access or navigation.

 

  1. Other means to prevent cookies

 

You can also prevent cookies by selecting the corresponding option in your browser settings. To achieve this, you must access the privacy setting options in your own browser  and select the option that enables you to disable the automatic acceptance of cookies.

 

  1. Exercise of rights relating to personal data processing

 

You may, at any time, in accordance with the law and our Privacy Policy [Note to BrightCrown: Please insert link to Privacy Policy with link in the name of the Policy], exercise your rights to withdraw consent, access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, portability of data and opposition to data processing, as well as the right not to be subjected to exclusively automated decisions and to submit complaints to the National Data Protection Commission (Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados).

 

  1. Cancelling consent previously granted for the use of cookies

 

You may cancel cookie consent at any time by the means mentioned in section 5., without retroactive effect and under the terms established by law. Alternatively, if you prefer, you may contact BrightCrown in writing, via e-mail or letter to the contacts mentioned in section 11.

 

Note to BrightCrown: In conformity with the RGPD, BrightCrown should provide a way to withdraw cookies consent  which is as simple as acceptance. However, from a practical point of view this may not be possible, since disabling of a cookie is technically always more complex than accepting it. There are two options: either there are no persistent cookies, or, as usual, the disabling option proposed above is maintained. We recommend BrightCrown to consider this solution together with your IT department in light of the  programs used in the Platform]

 

  1. Exclusion of liability arising from the management and processing data carried out by third parties and third-party cookies

 

BrightCrown is not under any circumstances liable for management and control of  data collected by third-parties and third-party cookies used on the platform [Note to BrightCrown: Please ask the IT department to confirm the practical feasibility of this provision]

 

Nor is BrightCrown responsible for the legality, veracity and contents of third parties privacy policies.

 

Specifically, this platform uses third-party cookies as identified in Section 4.3.. Such cookies are canaged and created by third parties, and therefore you are advised to consult the privacy policies of such third parties by accessing their sites or clicking the following s links:

[Note to BrightCrown: Please request the IT department to confirm whether or not the Platform uses third-party cookies, and if so, to insert identification of the links to third-party cookies privacy policies actually used by BrightCrown. If not applicable this provision should be eliminated]

 

  1. Contacts

 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Cookies Policy, you may contact BrightCrown at:

 

Email to info@www.thelivingabroadguide.pt

Letter:

To the address

Rua Abranches Ferrão, Nº 23, 3º, Room 3B 1600-296 Lisbon, Portugal

Phone : + 351 [BrightCrown please complete]

Fax : +351 [BrightCrown please complete]

 

  1. Other information

 

For more information on data collection and privacy you can refer to the BrightCrown Privacy Policy , available at www.thelivingabroadguide.com. [BrightCrown: please insert the direct link as hyperlink]

 

 

Policy drafted and approved by the BoD on:                                                                        24/04/2018

Policy implemented on:                                                                                                                  25/05/2018

To be revised on:                                                                                                             25/05/2019

 

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