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Privacy Policy

The FCCN Unit of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I. P. (FCT) is responsible for developing and maintaining technological areas in communications infrastructure and advanced services related to research, science and education.

As an administrative entity with high commitments in the area of research in science, technology and innovation in all areas of knowledge, it is committed to respecting the principles applicable to data protection and strengthening the legal protection of the holders of personal data in strict compliance with the applicable legislation, specifically the provisions of Article 35 of the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free processing of such data.º of the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 27, 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Law no.58/2019, of August 8, which ensures the implementation of the GDPR in the national legal order, and Law 59/2019, of August 8, which approved the rules on the processing of personal data for the purposes of the prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of criminal offenses or the execution of criminal penalties.

In carrying out its duties, the FCCN is an integral part of the measures implemented in the current science policy regime defined throughout the European Union, which include measures to simplify the administrative procedures necessary to carry out research and development (R&D) activities.

In compliance with these guidelines, this website has been created and is accessible at the following URL: Its purpose is to publicize the Jornadas Scientific Computing or other related subjects and events, which are the responsibility of the organization of this event and the Scientific Computing Unit and the respective registration of participants.

In this context, this Privacy Policy aims to provide information on how FCT, in its FCCN Unit, processes the data collected, the purpose of the processing, the categories of data subjects and the categories of data, with whom they are shared, the retention period, as well as the different ways in which users can contact us to find out about and exercise their rights.

Data Controller

FCT is responsible for the processing of personal data and has its head office at Av. D. Carlos I, 126, 1249-074 Lisboa, telephone: +351 21 3924300.

Data Protection Officer

FCT has appointed a Personal Data Protection Officer, whose contact should be made directly via e-mail to on all matters relating to the processing of personal data processed under this Privacy Policy.

Data Collection Categories of Data Subjects and Categories of Data

Personal data is collected directly from the data subject through the process of registering and signing up to Jornadas and contact requests relating to the same, using the platform.

The personal data collected concerns the following categories of data subjects: speakers, researchers, teachers, students, sponsors and FCCN staff .

The personal data collected includes the following categories of data: identification, contact details, image, academic, professional and health data relating to the dietary restrictions of the participants at the dinner.

Purposes of processing personal data

The personal data processed through this website is intended for event management purposes.

Legal grounds for treatment

The processing of personal data complies with the principles of lawfulness, fairness, transparency and the limitation of the retention period, and is based on Article 6 of the GDPR, paragraph e): compliance with legal obligations of the FCT and the exercise of functions in the public interest, arising from Decree-Law no. 55/2013, of April 17, which defined the mission and duties of the FCT, Ordinance no. 216/2015 of July 21, which approved its statutes.

In the public interest, the aim of collecting data at Jornadas FCCN lies in the communication opportunity to promote dialog and knowledge sharing between the main players in the higher education and research community.

Data subjects' rights

As holders of personal data, you may exercise the following rights, within the limits of the law:

  • Right of access: the data subject has the right to obtain confirmation from the FCT (data controller) about the processing of their personal data, as well as to access this data and request information about its processing.
  • Right to rectification: the data subject has the right to have inaccurate personal data rectified and incomplete data completed.
  • Right to erasure: the data subject has the right to obtain the erasure of their personal data, without prejudice to the established retention periods.
  • Right to restriction of processing: the data subject has the right to obtain restriction of processing.
  • Right of portability: the data subject has the right to receive the personal data concerning them collected through this website in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly to other data controllers.
  • Right to object: the data subject has the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to their particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning them, including profiling.
  • Right to withdraw consent: the data subject has the right to withdraw consent at any time, provided that the data is processed on the basis of consent and there is no other legal basis for such processing.
  • The right to complain to the National Commission for the Protection of Personal Data( if you consider that any of the rights listed have been violated.

Communication of Personal Data to Subcontractors and Third Parties

Personal data may be transmitted to subcontractors for processing in the name and on behalf of FCT. In this case, the FCT will take the necessary contractual measures to ensure that subcontractors respect and protect the data subject's personal data. 

Subcontracting entities that process personal data on behalf of the FCT are obliged to present, in writing, sufficient guarantees of the implementation of technical and organizational measures appropriate to compliance with current legislation on privacy and protection of personal data and that ensure the protection of the rights of the data subject, and such guarantees are formalized in a contract signed between the FCT and each of these third parties.

Transfer of data to third countries

For the processing of personal data within the scope of this website and for the purpose indicated, there is no transfer of personal data outside Portugal.

Shelf life

The retention period for personal data is the one set by law or regulation or, in the absence thereof, the one that proves necessary for the pursuit of the purpose for which it was collected and processed.

However, the FCT may retain some of the data for longer periods, without prejudice to applying the appropriate guarantees for the rights and freedoms of the data subject, under the terms of the legislation in force.

These guarantees imply the adoption of technical and organizational measures to ensure, in particular, respect for the principle of data minimization and pseudonymization.

Measures adopted to guarantee the security of personal data

To guarantee the protection of personal data, FCT implements strict, internationally recognized rules that apply to all those who legally handle personal data. 

Accordingly, technical and organizational security measures are implemented to protect the personal data made available to the FCT, as well as the confidentiality, integrity and authenticity of the data processed. Personal data stored by the FCT is encrypted and anonymized whenever possible, and subject to access control based on the principle of least privilege. 

FCT continually reviews the quality and information security practices it adopts in order to ensure, on the one hand, continuous improvement and, on the other, that it keeps up with new cyber threats and implements the necessary countermeasures.

Notification and complaint

Without prejudice to sending a direct notification to the FCT, through the contacts available at, you can complain directly to the National Data Protection Commission(, using the contacts provided by this entity for this purpose.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be subject to updates, so regular consultation is advised. Changes are deemed to take effect from the date they are posted on this website, with express reference to the date of the update.