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Periodically, PEProbe analyses all of this information to understand how content on the PEProbe website is used. This enables PEProbe to improve the content, organisation and performance of its Website. In the entire process, no personal identification information is gathered, stored or used.
No personal identification information is gathered, saved or stored by PEProbe from those who just browse through its Website.
Personal data supplied by Members are processed in accordance with the Portuguese Data Protection Act n. 67/98 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, correspondent to the transposition of the Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995.
The Member’s name, gender, age, e-mail address and telephone number are the only personal data collected by the PEProbe website. Users, knowingly and willingly provide this information by filling the registration form in order to become a Member, and may view and edit it at any time on My Account.
Such personal data are required to filter/select the information to be sent to the Member in accordance with his/her preferences. The data are processed by PEProbe staff and are used for customer management purposes only. PEProbe will retain these data for a maximum period of 10 years as from the date of the subscription, according to the processing notification duly sent to CNPD (Comissão Nacional de Protecção de Dados Pessoais), the Portuguese Data Protection Authority.
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PEProbe does not attempt to identify Users or share User information with any parties, unless an attempt is made to gain unauthorized access or to cause physical damage, or if requested by official authorities for investigation purposes.
PEProbe uses personal identification information provided by the User via e-mail in order to respond to User requests. Such information is retained and stored in a query log until the response is completed.
Cookies used on the PEProbe website do not contain or are a means of obtaining any personal information about Users. PEProbe does not relate cookie data to the information provided on the PEProbe registration forms.
Hence, PEProbe shall not be held liable for any changes on the Source’s websites or in links pointed out to direct to the respective Documents made available on its Website. PEProbe cannot guarantee the availability of the Document in the Source’s website and therefore shall not have any liability related, directly or indirectly, to this fact.
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In the event of any violation of the above Members obligations, the PEProbe is entitled to revoke the Member's access rights without prior notice.
The main purpose of the Portugal Economy Probe (PEProbe) website is to make available or point out useful Documents and other resources regarding the Portuguese economy. However, PEProbe is conceived to be a fact tank and, as such, it does not endorse the views expressed in any of the Documents. For more details, please see a list of definitions applicable to this Website here.
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If you wish to copy, download, print content or use excerpts in your own documents, presentations, blogs, websites and teaching materials presented on the PEProbe Website, you must comply with the copyright and usage terms of the Source. PEProbe provides all the information regarding disclaimers, copyright and usage of the Source with each Document made available on the Website. Please ensure that all usage, dissemination and publication of the Documents made available on the Website attend all conditions imposed by the respective Sources.
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If you maintain an external website, PEProbe encourages you to include hyperlinks to www.peprobe.com on that external site. Please note that such inclusion requires prior permission on a case by case basis.
In any case, these hyperlinks cannot violate PEProbe’s or the Source’s rights, particularly with regard to their logo, acronym and any other proprietary rights, and shall not be used to promote any organisation or company, or any commercial products or services without prior permission.
Consequently, links to the PEProbe website shall be presented with the complete PEProbe permanent URL. Also, if you link to PEProbe, you are not allowed to create frames or use other visual altering tools. Thus, where Users establish links to a specific part or page of the Website, this must be the sole element of the browser's window, i.e. it must not appear within another website's frame.
PEProbe’s official logo and registered trademarks are protected. Reproducing the PEProbe logo requires prior authorisation and compliance with the rules for use in effect, as well as with the PEProbe corporate identity. You may only use the most recent version of the PEProbe logo, which is available here.
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PEProbe cannot guarantee, however, that the information provided by third parties is always comprehensive, complete, accurate and up-to-date. Consequently, PEProbe accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage that may arise from reliance on the information.
Additions, changes, improvements or updates of the information of the Website may be made by PEProbe without notice. PEProbe reserves the right to alter, limit or discontinue part of the PEProbe website at its sole discretion.
Under no circumstances whatsoever does the information provided on the PEProbe website express the opinion of PEProbe vis-à-vis the legal status of any country or of its authorities.
PEProbe does its best to minimise any disruption and/or malfunctions caused by technical errors. However, given that some of the contents of the PEProbe website may have been created or structured in files or formats which are not error free, PEProbe cannot guarantee that such files will not cause the User’s/Member’s systems to malfunction.
PEProbe may not be held responsible for such problems including but not limited to failure of performance, computer virus, communication line failure, alteration of content, etc., resulting from the use of the PEProbe website or from any linked external websites.
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For security purposes and in order to guarantee that the PEProbe website is available to all Users, software programs are used to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change information, or cause other damages.
PEProbe shall not be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense whatsoever claimed to be the result of using the PEProbe website, including, without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay.
Use of the PEProbe website is solely at the User's risk. Hence, PEProbe shall not be liable to any entity or person for any indirect, special, incidental, exemplary, punitive or consequential damages, including, without limitation, loss of data, loss of profits, lost time or goodwill.
PEProbe shall not be liable and accepts no representation or responsibility for the functionality or potential virus infection arisen out of contents of external websites, services or software products hyperlinked from this Website. The use of such websites, services or software products is at the sole risk of the User.
When using the PEProbe message or communication facilities, including but not limited to PEProbe’s facebook page, PEProbe’s twitter and email communications, the User may not defame, abuse, harass, threaten or otherwise violate the legal right of others; publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material; upload or attach files that contain software of other material protected by intellectual property laws unless the User owns or controls such rights or has the necessary consents; upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer; upload, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available unsolicited advertising of any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests, "spam" or chain letters, etc.
The User/Member acknowledges and agrees that PEProbe shall not be liable for any conduct of any other User/Member, including, but not limited to, the types of conduct listed above.
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Promoters: means the organisations described in this link.
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