Privacy Policy

LUSOPONTE – Concessionária para as Travessias do Tejo, SA (hereinafter "LUSOPONTE") follows a set of measures to protect the privacy of the users of its website, its applications (hereinafter "Portals") and the services provided, having therefore created for this purpose the present Privacy Policy.

Visiting the Portals, by itself, does not imply an automatic registration of any personal information that identifies the user. However, LUSOPONTE, within the scope of the VIA CARD service provided to its customers, may subject access to certain services provided through the Portals to prior registration, and in such cases this may involve the gathering and registration of personal information.

For the purposes of registration in the VIA CARD service, the personal information provided by the users is, essentially, the name, address, telephone contact, e-mail address, tax identification number and the vehicles registration number.

In the Portals, other information concerning complaints and suggestions may also be gathered and registered, including name and e-mail address.

When users access the Portals it is also registered and used anonymous information that includes the Internet Protocol (IP) address, the browser used, the date and time of access.

This Privacy Policy available at http://www.lusoponte.pt/ regulates the gathering and processing of the personal information provided by the users, as well as the exercise of their rights with respect to this information, under the terms of the Personal Data Protection Law in force.

By visiting LUSOPONTE website you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.


Purposes of the treatment

The purpose of gathering and using personal information is to manage the contractual relationship of the VIA CARD service available in the Portals, to provide information regarding the contracted services, to adapt the services to the needs and interests of the users, as well as to carry out information and marketing actions, in particular distributing unsolicited communications for direct marketing purposes, mainly through the use of SMS (short message service) or e-mail messages.

Personal information is also used to respond to complaints and suggestions from users.

To access some of the services and information available at Portals, it is mandatory to use personal information that identifies or authenticates users, since without them it is impossible to provide the requested services.

Gathering and processing information

LUSOPONTE is the entity responsible for gathering, processing, maintaining and safeguarding the users’ personal information when they access online services provided by LUSOPONTE and also access the VIA CARD service management area.

In this case, the personal information gathered will be processed and stored by LUSOPONTE and, when applicable, by the entities contracted by LUSOPONTE. This information is only for the proposed of enabling the continuation of the services available in the Portals.

The personal information gathered shall be stored in such a way as to enable the user to be identified only for the necessary period for the purposes of gathering or further treatment, after which they shall be disposed of.

LUSOPONTE assumes that the information gathered is transmitted by the respective holder and that its insertion was authorized or performed by the same, being true and accurate.

Right of access

In accordance with the law, the user is guaranteed the right of access, updating and rectification of his / her personal information, as well as the right to oppose its treatment (namely, for marketing purposes), at http://www.lusoponte.pt/, by telephone to the number 212 328 200 or writing to sclientes@lusoponte.pt.

Communication and information interconnection

LUSOPONTE may transfer its clients’ personal information to third parties provided that it has unequivocally obtained the consent of the users, or when:

(i) the transmission is made in compliance with a legal obligation, a resolution by the National Data Protection Commission or a court order; and

(ii) the communication is carried out to protect the vital interests of users or any other legitimate purpose provided by law.

The tax number and the unique VIA CARD customer identification reference automatically generated by the Portals are communicated to SIBS ( http://www.sibs.pt) for the payment of the VIA CARD service available at ATMs and bank portals that provide the SIBS payment services.

Security measures

LUSOPONTE makes every effort to protect users’ personal information against unauthorized access through the Internet. For that purpose, it uses security systems, rules and other procedures to ensure the protection of users' personal data, as well as to prevent unauthorized access to it, and its improper use, disclosure, loss or destruction.

It is, however, the user´s responsibility to ensure that the computer or device (smartphone, tablet, etc.) is properly protected against harmful software, computer viruses and worms. In addition, the user should be aware that without appropriate security measures (for example, safe configuration of the navigation program, up-to-date anti-virus software, security barrier software and non-use of software of doubtful origin) it increases the risk of personal information and passwords being accessed by third parties without authorization.

It should be noted that whenever information gathering takes place on open networks, such as the Internet, it may circulate without proper security and there is a risk that it may be seen and used by unauthorized third parties.

Cookies

What are cookies?

The cookie is information automatically placed on the computer's hard disks and / or devices, when certain websites or applications are accessed. Cookies enable teh storage of information on the server to improve users' browsing experiences and analyze and review site performances. Most browser programs are set to accept cookies, although it is possible to configure the browser to refuse all cookies, or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. It should be noted, however, that sites may not function properly if you have declined to accept cookies.

What type of cookies are used in Portals?

Portals use only session cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of the user's browser until they exit the Portals and collect information about how users interact with them. The information obtained allows problems identification and provide a better browsing experience.

The user may, at any time, control how cookies are stored on the device or, alternatively, remove them by simply changing the browser settings. As stated, the user should be aware that changing these settings may have an impact on the proper functioning of the Portals. Portals use cookies to improve users' browsing and some of the services availabe on Portals may require the activation of cookies in the devices browsers. This option, not only allows the establishment of secure sessions, it also allows to ensure the respective data protection.

How to manage cookies in different browsers?

All browsers allow the user to accept, reject or delete cookies by configuring settings usually available in browsers' 'options' or' preferences'.

The following websites, among others, provide additional information about cookies and how to manage the settings of the various browsers:

http://www.allaboutcookies.org

http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.mspx

Links to third party sites

Portals have links to other sites that may contain useful information for visitors.LUSOPONTE's privacy policy is not applicable to third-party sites. In case visiting another site from the Portals you should read its privacy policy.

LUSOPONTE is not responsible for the privacy policy or content on those websites.

Changes to the privacy policy

LUSOPONTE reserves the right, at any time, without prior notice and with immediate effect, to change, add or revoke, partially or totally, this Privacy Policy, without prejudice to its legal obligations.

Any changes will be immediately disclosed in the Portals, so we advise you to regularly visit this page.

In case of doubts or questions about how LUSOPONTE processes the personal information, it is possible to request clarifications through the contact page available at http://www.lusoponte.pt/, by telephone on the number 212 328 200, or by written message addressed to the e-mail address sclientes@lusoponte.pt.

December 2016