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Last update: January 2021

This Privacy Policy regulates the processing of personal data carried out on the website (hereinafter referred to as “website”).
The user must carefully read this Privacy Policy whenever he intends to use the website, as it may change without prior notice (check the update date at the beginning of the text).


1.1 “Personal Data” – Information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”); an identifiable natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier, such as a name, an identification number, location data, electronic identifiers or to one or more specific elements of the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Article 4 – Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (General Data Protection-RGPD)


2.Processor and National Control Authority

2.1 The entity responsible for the collection and processing of the personal data of users of this website is Marques Britas, SA, Legal Person nº 512 031 304, headquartered at Rua Joaquim Marques, nº34, parish of Pico da Pedra, 9600-049 Ribeira Large, with the telephone number 296 205 800 and email
2.2 The national supervisory authority is the National Data Protection Commission (CNPD):
Av. D. Carlos I, 134 – 1,º 1200-651 Lisboa

  1. Types of personal data and processing purposes

3.1 Access to the website and respective navigation – During the navigation of this website, some data (so-called cookies) will be automatically collected, which are intended to improve your experience in using it (for more information on this type of data, please read point 9 of this Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy located in the Policy menu of this website).

3.2 Contact form: If you want to contact Marques Britas, S.A. directly through the website, you must fill in the form provided for this purpose, which can be found in the “Contacts” menu.

You will be asked for some personal data such as indirect identification data (name and email address).

These Forms help the user to access more easily, securely and quickly to the various services provided by Marques Britas, S.A..

For Marques Britas, S.A., filling in these forms gives the opportunity to offer a faster and more personalized service.

3.3 The User guarantees that the personal data provided to Marques Britas, S.A. are true and is responsible for communicating any changes to them.
3.6 Occasionally, if justified, the user may receive from Marques Britas, S.A. a request for confirmation of personal data since their accuracy, according to the Law, is a shared responsibility between the parties.

  1. Period of retention of your data

The user’s personal data will be kept for the period necessary to comply with legal obligations.

In the absence of a specific legal requirement, personal data of direct identification will be deleted as soon as its use ceases to exist.

Other data may be kept for statistical purposes, in which case they will be anonymized so as not to allow, under any circumstances, the identification of their holders. These data may be stored and preserved for a maximum period of 10 years.

  1. Third party access to personal data

5.1 Personal data may be accessed by service providers that help Marques Britas, S.A. in the exercise of its activity, such as hosting services for a website and email.

As far as possible, Marques Britas, S.A. seeks to ensure that the entities that have access to personal data are credible and offer high guarantees of protection, never being transmitted data beyond what is necessary to provide the contracted service.

5.2 In addition to these partners, your personal data may be disclosed in the following situations:

  • To satisfy requirements imposed by law or by competent governmental or judicial authorities;
  1. Storage of your Personal Data

The personal data collected and processed by Marques Britas, S.A. are stored on servers with limited access, located in controlled facilities.

  1. Data transfer abroad

Your data will not be transferred to entities located abroad.
In cases that justify such transfer (for example, at the request of the data subject in connection with any contact with Marques Export), Marques Britas, SA will strictly comply with the applicable legal provisions, namely regarding the determination of the suitability of such country in the respects the protection of personal data and the requirements applicable to such transfers.

  1. Security Measures

To prevent unauthorized disclosure or access, and thus ensure the proper use of users’ personal data, Marques Britas, SA uses appropriate and reasonable physical, technical and administrative procedures to safeguard the information it collects and processes in order to protect the personal data against its dissemination, loss, misuse, alteration, processing or unauthorized access, as well as against any other form of unlawful processing.
For this purpose, in addition to the use of encryption with certificates (SSL/TLS), in all information on the website, Marques Britas, SA, has an internal security policy that covers the processes of access control, configuration, storage, copy security, support, transmission, auditing, technological infrastructure upgrade and a strong authentication policy.

  1. Cookies

9.1 Access to the website and respective navigation: With access to the website, a set of computer data is automatically collected, which are temporarily recorded in their own files, and automatically deleted after a certain period. These data are called Cookies.
The collection of this data is purely for technical purposes, such as the configuration of the connection, system security, the technical administration of the network and the optimization of the website. The personal data collected for this purpose are as follows:

  1. IP address of requesting processor;
  2. Date and time of access;
  3. Name and URL of downloaded file;
  4. Volume of data transmitted;
  5. Indication of whether the transfer was successful;
  6. Identifying data for the browser software and operating system;
  7. Website from which you accessed our site;
  8. Name of Internet service provider.

Cookies aim to improve your service. Some cookies are essential to guarantee the functionality provided, while others are intended to improve performance and the user experience.

You should not continue to access our website after the warning about cookies, if you do not agree with their use. For more information about the cookies used by this website and how to manage and modify them, please consult our Cookies Policy.

  1. Data Subject Rights

In accordance with current legislation, the user has the right to access and rectify their personal data, as well as the right to request its deletion, oppose its processing and obtain its limitation or portability, as applicable. .
You may also object to your data being used for the purpose of creating your customer profile; in this case, you will not be able to benefit from personalized offers or services. In addition, you may, at any time, request to opt-out of receiving communications from us for marketing and advertising purposes.
These rights can be exercised by directly contacting GRUPO MARQUES’ Data Protection Officer:

  • by letter : Rua Joaquim Marques, n.º34, parish of Pico da Pedra, 9600-099 Ribeira Grande;
  • by phone: + 351 296 205 845
  • by email:;


  1. Connection to social networks

We allow connection to social networks, but we are not responsible for their privacy and security policies, so we recommend that you check them.
These are external links to Marques Britas, S.A. subject to their own Privacy Policy. These networks may record information relating to users’ activities on the Internet, including on our website.
We recommend analyzing the conditions of use and privacy policies of these social networks, in order to know exactly how they use the personal data of users, as well as the procedure to eliminate or limit the processing of such data.

  1. Applicable law

12.1 In case of controversy or claim of any nature related to this website, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (General Data Protection-RGPD) will apply, complemented throughout the omitted by Portuguese legislation in force, regardless of any conflict of applicable laws.
Without prejudice to the filing of a complaint with the national supervisory authority identified 2.2, the parties agree that all legal actions or proceedings arising out of or related to this Privacy Policy shall fall within the competence of the Portuguese courts and agree to submit any litigation relating to this matter to the jurisdiction of the Judicial Court of the District of Ponta Delgada.

  1. Updates to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to change. An indication of the date of the last update to this document is contained in the caption “Updated on” in the header of this document. This text will be revised every 6 months. Changes to this Privacy Policy (if any), will come into effect at the time of its publication on the website.