Privacy Policy and Cookies


Amnesty International Portugal takes very seriously the privacy of all of our users’ data. This policy represents our commitment as an organisation to your right to privacy, giving you a clear explanation about how we use your personal data and the measures taken to assure their safety.

If you don’t agree with this privacy policy, please do not use our website: . Giving us personal data through our website assumes that you have read and agreed with this Privacy Policy. If you are under 18 years of age and would like to get involved, please make sure that you have your parent/guardian’s permission before giving your personal information. If you don’t have it, please do not give us your data.

We assume that all website users are qualified to give their personal data and that the information given is updated, true and accurate.

This policy was updated on 18th July 2017. Our full details can be found at the end of this policy.

Responsibility for the personal data

Amnesty International is responsible for the website, registered in our name, and for processing and protecting the personal data of all of its users.

In some circumstances, our users information may be shared with third parties that act in our behalf and under our responsibility. These entities are obliged to apply our security measures and data protection, in accordance with the law 67/98 of 26th October.

What types of information do we collect and what for

For joining the “chain of love” we collect your name, email and phone number. By subscribing to this chain of love you are giving us consent to send you information about Amnesty International’s work and campaigns, through your email address and/or phone number. All our email communications to you will contain an unsubscribe link, so you can unsubscribe our communications at any moment.

Your personal data can also be aggregated and used anonymously to provide statistics that help us give the best experience to our users in our website.

Sharing of your personal information

For our human rights work we do need to share your personal information in the following circumstances and by joining the “chain of love” you are allowing us to:

  • Only share your first name to governments, companies or other entities that are the targets of the campaign you subscribed.
  • Other sections of Amnesty International or our International Secretariat regarding the campaign you subscribed.
  • To third parties subcontracted by us to process your personal details. All third party providers process your personal information only on Amnesty International’s behalf and are bound to contractual terms that are compliant with the law 67/98 of October 26th.

Access to and your rights over your personal information

The personal data we hold about you is yours. You have the right, at any moment, to access your data, to rectify any data that is inaccurate, to update it, to instruct us to delete it or to oppose its use for direct marketing. All of this can be asked by you by email, to the address:

Use of cookies

Our website, like most websites, uses cookies. A cookie is a text-only piece of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will normally contain the name of the Internet domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Cookies don’t identify personal data, just the computer being used.

Cookies are not used to analyse our users’ activity, but for Amnesty International to compile statistical data on the use of our website and its functioning, so that we can monitor and improve it.

All modern web browsers allow you to change your cookie settings, typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. At any moment you can set your web browser to accept all cookies, to get a notification when there is one or to restrict or block cookies. To more information on cookies, look for  the ‘Help’ option on your browser or go to the link:

If you accept cookies, they can stay in your computer for years, unless you delete them. If you disable cookies you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our website. Our website will only use cookies if you allow it.


All the data collected by our website is in a confidential and autonomous file. We take all the necessary technical and organizational proceedings to avoid security breaks, unauthorised access to personal data, its destruction of illicit usage. We also guarantee that we apply all the security measures required by the Data Protection Law.

However the transmission of information over the internet is never completely secure. So, while we do our best to protect personal information, we cannot guarantee its safety through internet open sources.


Amnesty International can at any moment and without previous notice change the present Privacy Policy, so it would be in your best interest to confirm it regularly.


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