Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: September 30, 2018

Fundação do Desporto– (“HIGHSPORTUGAL”, “we” or “us” or “our”) values the privacy of visitors to our website and individuals whose personal information we receive through the use of form submissions and other related services. This privacy policy explains how we collect personal information on our website, and how we use and disclose that personal information.

By providing your personal information to our website, you consent to the information handling practices described in this privacy policy. We encourage you to read the section titled “Your Choices” below to understand the choices you have with regard to your personal information.

This Privacy Policy also applies to personal information that we collect by other means, which we combine with personal information collected on our Website or through the operation and delivery of our Services.

1. Websites Covered

This privacy policy covers the information practices of websites that link to this privacy policy, including, but not limited to, or HIGHSPORTUGAL website may contain links to websites operated by third parties. HIGHSPORTUGAL is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. We encourage you to learn about such third parties’ privacy and security policies before providing them with personal information.

2. Information We Collect

We collect the following data about users: (1) information that you voluntarily submit to us (“User-Supplied Information”); (2) technical data automatically collected from all visitors to the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website (described below under “Passive Data Collection”); (3) information we collect through our Services; and (4) information we collect from third party sources.

User-Supplied Information. We may collect user-supplied information when you choose to provide us with your Personal information via the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website, including when you send us an email asking a question or leave a comment.

Passive Data Collection. Like most web-based services, we automatically receive and record information in on our server logs from your browser when you use the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website. We may use a variety of methods, including clear GIFs or Pixels (also known as “web beacons”) and “cookies”, to collect this information. We use both session and persistent cookies. The information that we may collect with these automated methods may include, for example, your IP address, cookie information, a unique device or user ID, browser type, system type, the content and pages that you access on the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website, the frequency and duration of your visits to the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website, and the “referring URL” (i.e., the page from which you navigated to the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website). We may also use cookies on the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website to store session validators on your hard drive. If we directly combine any information gathered through passive means with Personal information, we treat the combined information as Personal information under this Privacy Policy. Otherwise, we use information collected by passive means in aggregated forms.

For additional information about the technologies that we use and how they operate, please see our Cookie Policy page.

3. Use of Collected Information

We use personal information to establish and enhance our relationship with you. We may use personal information to operate, provide, improve, and maintain the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website; to prevent abusive and fraudulent use of the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website; to personalize and display content on the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website; where permitted by applicable law, to send you information, including via email, about our products and Services in which we believe you may be interested; to respond to your inquiries and for other customer service purposes; and for other administrative and internal business purposes.

We may use your e-mail address, including any email address provided at our Website as set forth in the “Communications and Unsolicited Marketing Communications” section.

On the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website, we may use passively collected data to: (a) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website; and (b) monitor aggregate website usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed.

4. Disclosure of Collected Information

We do not sell or rent email addresses and other personal information that we collect directly through the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website. Please be aware, however, that any information that you voluntarily choose to display on any publicly available portion of the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website, or on any Service, becomes publicly available and may be collected and used by us or others without restriction. We share your information, including personal information, as follows:

HIGHSPORTUGAL Service Providers

We may provide personal information to third parties for their use in performing internal business functions (e.g., maintenance, security, data analysis, email transmission, CRM, database management services, email marketing, surveys, or data hosting) on our behalf. We require such third parties to agree to only use your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and for no other purpose than to provide us with necessary services.

Legal Requirements

We may disclose personal information if we have a good-faith belief that doing so is required by a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order or otherwise required by law. Additionally, we may disclose personal information where we, in good faith, deem it appropriate or necessary to prevent violation of the HIGHSPORTUGAL Terms of Service, or our other agreements; take precautions against liability; protect the rights, property, or safety of HIGHSPORTUGAL, any individual, or the general public; maintain and protect the security and integrity of our Services or infrastructure; protect ourselves and our Services from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; or assist government enforcement agencies.

Aggregate Information and Non-Identifying Information

We may share aggregated information with Clients, prospective Clients, partners or the press in order to demonstrate usage of the Service, identify industry and advertising trends, and to generate publicity for the HIGHSPORTUGAL Services.

5. Your Choices


You may, as a visitor to our website, choose not to provide us with personal information. You may also, at any time, access your personal information to update, correct, or delete certain personal information about you by contacting us at or at the address set forth below in the “Contact Us” section. You also have the right to obtain from HIGHSPORTUGAL the erasure of personal data about you in accordance with applicable data privacy laws. You may exercise your rights with the following requests:

Exercise Your Rights

Request rectification:

Submit a complaint:

In addition you may decide not to opt–in, either when you first provide HIGHSPORTUGAL with any personal information, to receive marketing information from HIGHSPORTUGAL about products and Services (including our products and Services and those of third parties). See also Section 6, “Communications and Unsolicited Marketing Communications”, for additional information regarding changing your preferences or opting out of receiving marketing information.

Please be aware that even if you update or remove personal information that you have provided to us, your personal information may be retained in our backup files and archives for a reasonable period of time for legal purposes.

6. Communications and Unsolicited Marketing Communications

If you opted in to receive communications from us, including through, we may send you administrative messages and updates regarding your account, updates regarding the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website, and, where permitted by applicable law, information regarding our offer, products and Services, including, without, limitation, through social media updates, by email and postal mail. If you no longer want to receive commercial email messages, you may indicate your preferences regarding commercial email messages by taking the steps described in such messages. Also, you may indicate your preferences regarding commercial email messages and postal mail messages by contacting us using the information in the “Contact Us” section below.

7. Client Data

We collect, use, and retain certain information at the direction and on behalf of our Clients from individuals (“End Users”) who use the Client website (Client Data). HIGHSPORTUGAL has no relationship with such End Users whose Client Data we process on behalf of our Clients. We also do not decide how the Clients use such Client Data. HIGHSPORTUGAL does not access and use the Client Data, except at directed by our Clients or required by law.

Information Collected Directly Through Use of the Services about End Users: We collect two types of data about End Users: (1) information that is passed through the Service as a result of use of the Website and (2) technical data automatically collected from all visitors to pages of your website that load the Services. The information that we collect on your behalf depends on the particular Services to which you subscribe and your preferences. Social network and/or identity providers are hosted by a third party and on our Client’s service. The Client’s and the End User’s interaction with these features are governed by the privacy statement of the company providing it.

End User Information: We maintain no rights to use any End User Personal Information transmitted to us on your behalf through the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website or received from the social networks, except to make the Services available to you and/or End User.

We use the information that we collect automatically about the use of our Website to facilitate delivery of the Service and, in some cases, for internal reports. Additionally, some of the information collected is used in the Client Reports. The Client Reports may contain both passively-collected information and End User Personal Information.

If you are a customer of one of our Client’s, and you want to edit or delete any information captured about you on that Client’s website, you should contact the Client directly.

8. International Users

The HIGHSPORTUGAL Website is hosted in Portugal, and we may use service providers in Portugal and elsewhere to process personal information on our behalf. If you use the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website outside Portugal, please note that your personal data may be transferred outside of your home jurisdiction to Portugal and to other jurisdictions where our affiliates and service providers are located. Some of these jurisdictions, including the United States, do not have equivalent data protection laws as the European Union and other jurisdictions. By using our Website, you are agreeing that your personal data may be transferred to Portugal and other jurisdictions, as explained in this Section.

9. Security

The security of your information is important to us, including, but not limited to, the personal information collected via the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website and Services. We use reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of Personal information under our control, both during the transmission and once we receive it. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of firewalls and encryption. Although we make good faith efforts to maintain the security of such personal information, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure and we cannot guarantee that it will remain free from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, or alteration. Further, while we work hard to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent “hackers” or other unauthorized persons from illegally accessing or obtaining this information.

If we learn of a security breach involving your personal information, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website or providing personal information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website. If a security systems breach occurs, we may post a notice on our homepage ( or or elsewhere on the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website and may send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach, involving your personal information, in writing.

10. Children

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) protects the online privacy of children under 13 years of age. HIGHSPORTUGAL Website are not directed toward individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that such individuals do not provide personally identifying information through our Website. Additionally, we do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from anyone under the age of 13, unless or except as permitted by law. If we learn that personal information has been collected from a user under 13 years of age on or through the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website, then we will take the appropriate steps to cause this information to be deleted. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 who has registered on the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website or you believe has otherwise provided personal information to HIGHSPORTUGALy, please contact HIGHSPORTUGAL at to have that child’s account terminated and information deleted.

11. Analytics

In addition, we use Google Analytics to analyze our users’ use of the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website. Google Analytics provides us with aggregated data in order to help us make informed business decisions. Ultimately, Google, as a third party, controls information collected through Google Analytics and you should check and be comfortable with its privacy practices prior to using the HIGHSPORTUGAL Website. You may review information about Google’s privacy practices with respect to Google Analytics at

12. Updates to This Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update this privacy policy. If we do, we will change the “effective date” at the top of the privacy policy. Before making any update that would make this privacy policy materially less restrictive in our use or disclosure of personal information collected prior to the update, we will provide prior notice of the update by posting notice on our website at the top or bottom of the then-current privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy policy to stay informed about our collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. Your continued use of our Website constitutes your agreement to our then-current privacy policy.

13. Contact Us

If you have questions about this privacy policy, you may contact us at You may also write to us at:

Fundação do Desporto

Attn: Privacy

Complexo Desportivo de Rio Maior
Apartado 2 – EC Rio Maior
2040-998 Rio Maior – Portugal