IUFoST is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
IUFoST may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 15th December 2022.
What we collect
IUFoST collects information when:
- You are using our "Register" form, where we ask for your name and email address. This information is stored and we will use the email address to send you information at a later date.
- You are using a contact form, where we ask for your name, email and/or phone number and, of course, a message. This information is stored briefly while it is converted into an email message which is then sent.
What we do with the information we gather
The "register" form is being used to obtain information about people who are interested in this site. The email address will be used to send email about the developments on this site, and will be used later to invite you to become a member.
We use Google Analytics to measure and improve the performance and content of the site and to determine what is or is not regularly visited.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information that we collect online.
See our page on this topic.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting.
If you wish to be removed from the mailing list you can do so by managing your user profile. You can change your preferences for receiving information. If you wish you profile to be removed please use our contact form to let us know, and we will remove your details.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The GDPR came into force in May 2018, and requires that we provide you with the following information.
The GDPR requires us to state the lawful basis for the processing activity that we perform. Using IUFoST provides an implicit contract between the user and IUFoST: the website provides user services for individuals who have registered on the IUFoST site.
The GDPR requires that we provide you with the identity of the 'Data Controller', who determines the purposes and means of processing personal data. For the IUFoST project, the data controller is the IUFoST Administration Manager. Contact us following this link: contacts.
The 'Processor' is responsible for processing personal data on behalf of a controller. For the IUFoST, this is the Administrative Staff and members of the IUFoST project team.
Lead data protection supervisory authority
IUFoST operates in many countries but the data and processing activity is done on servers in Canada. IUFoST opts to use the Portuguese Information Commissioner's Office as its lead data protection supervisory authority.