Privacy Policy

The website domain of the Azores Biodiversity Portal (ABP),, property of the University of the Azores, assumes a privacy policy commitment on registration, disclosure of use, transfer and storage of personal and non-personal information submitted, online or offline, to the PBA. Each time you submit information to PBA, you agree to ABP’s Privacy Policy, as expressed bellow below.

The PBA reserves the right to alter the Privacy Policy expressed here at any time and without prior notice, so it is recommended that the user verify whenever they visit the PBA site.

Data protection

The ABP considers itself committed to the regulatory requirements and the obligations imposed by Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the Council, concerning the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. Accordingly, this Personal Data Protection Policy is directly applicable to all operations carried out within the scope of APB’s activities and its main purpose is to reinforce its commitment and respect for privacy and personal data protection regulations.

We apply the same privacy protection standard to all our users regardless of their residency, location, or citizenship.

The privacy policy set forth herein is applicable only to the APB website. The APB does not guarantee that it will be adopted on the sites accessed through links made available on the APB, nor on other sites that provide the APB link.

Cookies Policy

The ABP has a legitimate interest in collecting and storing data, providing information to support scientific research and policies on biodiversity. Nonetheless, the registration of personal data, through the so-called “Cookies”, includes only the information strictly necessary to improve the performance and user experience in their interactions with the ABP.

Thus, the personal data collected refers only to the technical information related to visits to this website and is limited to the following elements:

– IP address (Internet Protocol) of the visitor and respective geographic origin (city, country);

– language;

– type of device used to access the PBA;

– device operating system;

– type of Internet browser used by the website visitor;

– date and time of consultation;

– pages visited on the website;

– downloaded documents.

The technical information will be used only for statistical purposes, using in this case the Google Analytics service, and about which information should be consulted at

ABP will monitor all statistical information related to the use of the site in an aggregated and anonymous way. The data used for this purpose does not contain personally identifiable data or private information. In other words, information that can be used to identify visitors will not be collected.

The analyses on this information will be carried out to interpret the patterns of use of the site and to improve the levels of service and satisfaction of the users. This information may be disclosed to third parties or publicly.

“Cookies” are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device through your browser, keeping only generic information related to user preferences. In this way, they allow access to specific areas of the site and faster and more efficient navigation, eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information.

The “Cookies” associated with the ABP can only be read by the website and by the client, who can delete them if they so wish. None of our cookies store personal information about users, such as their name or address.

By clicking on the cookie’s banner or continuing to browse the UAc portal, website users are accepting the insertion of cookies on the respective devices mentioned above, without prejudice to the controls and procedures available.

It is important to bear in mind that the restriction of cookies may affect the functionality of, and their deletion or blocking may limit access to some areas of it.

Every user of the website is obliged to accept and respect the conditions expressed here.

For any further clarification on the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use of this site, please contact us at

Updated on February 28, 2022