For the purposes of data protection laws, we are the "Data Controller" in respect of the personal information collected through our website located at www.wechangers.org (“Site”). This means we are responsible for how the personal information we receive from you is used.
Personal data means any data that, either on its own or jointly with other data, can be used to identify a natural person (i.e., a human being).
Our goal is to have a very user-friendly and interesting Site. For this purpose, we need to know what information is most relevant to the Site’s visitors, how often they connect, what browser and device they use, what content is mostly read, what region visitors come from and other similar anonymous demographics and statistics. In order to do so, we automatically collect the following PII from users that visit our Site:
When setting up an individual account on the Site, it is mandatory to provide, and we will record, the following PII:
In addition, you may optionally provide us with, and we will consequently record, the following PII:
Please make sure you are authorized to share all the information provided to us and be aware that you have total control over the Submitted Content you create and communicate in the Site.
We use your PII for the following purposes and under the following legitimacy grounds:
Please note that if you do not provide us with the data when it is necessary, we may be unable to provide you with access to certain services.
We take PII security very seriously and employ the following data security tools to protect your PII:
Unfortunately, even with these measures, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of PII, namely when faced with sophisticated criminal attempts to access our servers.
We give or may give in the future certain independent contractors access to PII ("Data Processors"). No Data Processor will be retained without first entering into contracts in which they agree to protect PII using procedures reasonably similar to ours and will only process PII in accordance with our instructions.
Your PII may be accessed by our employees. Our employees are bound to confidentiality obligations and have been informed of proper PII processing procedures.
We may also, in exceptional circumstances, disclose PII to attorneys and investors bound to confidentiality restrictions and to law enforcement authorities, courts and public regulators, whenever such is required by applicable legislation. Finally, we may share PII in connection with a transaction of all or substantially all of our assets.
All the PII regarding our users is stored on secure servers located within the European Union. We will inform our users if we eventually change our policy in relation to this issue and if we, for some reason, export your personal data out of the EEA, we ensure that adequate safeguards are in place, including that the PII collect from you, will be processed under the EU Commission’s model contracts for the transfer of PII to third countries.
In relation to your personal data collected by us, you have the following rights:
How to exercise those rights?
These rights can be exercised by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is your right to also request that we notify third parties with whom we may have shared your PII and also request that they comply with your instructions.
Please note that the Site is a collaborative project where users contribute with content. If you detect that our Site contains PII that should not be publicly disclosed, including images of yourself or of others, please report this immediately to email@example.com.
If you wish, you may file a complaint related to the processing of your personal data to a privacy regulatory body. In Portugal, the entity responsible for enforcing privacy law is Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados.
We store data until it is no longer necessary to provide our services or until your account is deleted - whichever comes first. This is a case-by-case determination that depends on things like the nature of the data, why it is collected and processed, and relevant legal or operational retention needs.
Adolescents (13 years old to 18 years old) can register on our Site to benefit from our services. We will not knowingly collect, use, or distribute PII from children under the age of 13 and we will not require a minor to provide more information that is reasonably necessary in order to participate in an online activity. We strongly advise minors to never provide any photographs of themselves or of others in their profile,
During the registration process, when we ask for the birth date to determine if the user’s age is under 13. If we determine that it is, it will not be possible to conclude the registration process. For adolescents, we may ask for a parent or guardian email address before we collect any personal information. This email address will be used exclusively to confirm parental consent. We will not use parents’ emails, provided for parental consent purposes, for commercial communications or other purposes.
If you believe your child under 13 years of age is participating in the services provided by this Site, please contact us.