This use provision establishes the rights and obligations of the registered and
participant users or of any visitor accessing the site
This site is owned by the University of Minho, and is maintained by the
Information Systems Office of the University of Minho. This office can be
contacted by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org
), telephone (+351 253 601 400) and fax (+351 253 601 419), or at Campus
Gualtar, 4710-553 Braga, Portugal, from Monday to Friday (9 a. m. to 12.30 a.
m. - 2 p. m. to 5.30 p. m.) [(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time: Dublin, Edinburgh,
A registered user has a login word and a password, which should be
confidential, and the utilization of which is under their strict
In addition to the institutional information available to the visitors, the
registered user will also have access to exclusive services.
Using the services
The user is obliged to use the services provided according to the laws and
regulations which apply to the use of these services in Portugal. The use of
this site for illicit activities (either civil, criminal, or others) or for any
activity which violates the rights of others is utterly prohibited, and can be
punished by law.
Intellectual Property Rights
The information on this site is owned by the University of Minho and cannot be
published or distributed without previous written authorization. The editing or
modification of the published materials is not allowed, including the copying
of texts or images for other applications.
All symbols, brands, logotypes, names and denominations on this site are
protected by the Portuguese copyright law (in "Código do Direito de Autor e dos
Direitos Conexos" and "Código da Propriedade Industrial"), and cannot be
reproduced or appropriated without previous written authorisation from the
Users' personal data
The services of the University of Minho are authorised to process the user's
personal data according to the provisions in Portuguese law regarding personal
databases. The University of Minho is committed to the employment of technical
and administrative measures in the protection of its users' personal data. It
does not divulge any information, either concerning users' personal data, or
their access, except when requested to do so by law.
The users consent the creation of statistics of use and registers of
connection. This information can be used in administrative and statistical
processes, and is available to others only in an impersonal form. The users'
personal data are not provided to external entities. The registered user is
entitled to oppose, access, and correct his personal data.
Responsibility for the data processing
The Information Systems Office of the University of Minho is responsible for
the processing of the users databases. The details of all registered users are
organized in a database properly registered in the Portuguese Commission of
Data Protection (CNPD - Comissão Nacional de Protecção de Dados ). The
Information Systems Office of the University of Minho is obliged to act
according to the existing legal provisions under Portuguese law regarding
When accessing the site of the University of Minho temporary cookies are
introduced and encrypted on the computer where the access is taking place.
Processed data for statistics
When accessing the pages of this site the IP address used to access it, the
date of your visit, and the pages that you visit are automatically processed.
This information does not personally identify you, and is processed purely in
the interests of future site-related statistics.
Security and service availability
The circulation of data on the Internet is processed by heterogeneous nets with
diverse technical characteristics and capacities. The transmission of data has
only a relative technical liability, which may affect access, and even make it
impossible at certain periods.
The user recognises that access to the available information depends on certain
characteristics, limitations and the use of communication means, for which the
University of Minho holds no responsibility. Nor does the University hold
responsibility for any accidental damage of the information, namely by
This site and its supporting net structure maintain the right to run an
analysis and data protection software, either for security reasons, or in the
interests of its availability for all users.
Changes in the present use provision
The University of Minho can, at any time and without previous warning, change
the present use provisions, as well as the available services, and is committed
to informing the users of the changes introduced.
Complaints, comments and suggestions
In the case of any complaint, the University of Minho is committed to informing
the user, and to processing it according to the stipulated procedures. The
competent authorities of complaint and also the institutions of impartial
jurisdiction in the cases of existing or still under creation litigation on the
Internet can be informed. Thus, the user is committed to fully cooperating with
those institutions and associations, and accepting their decisions.
Any complaint, question, message, comment and/or query can be addressed to the
Communication, Information and Image Office of the University of Minho by
telephone (+351 253 601 109) or fax (+351 253 601 105).
Law in application and competent law court
The present contract is regulated by Portuguese law. In case of litigation
regarding the legality, interpretation or implementation of this contract, and
after unsuccessful agreement attempts, it will be submitted to the competent
law courts, which is here exclusively the law courts of Braga.
If any stipulation in this use provision is considered to be invalid either by
the application of a law or regulation, or as a consequence of a definite
judicial decision by a competent jurisdiction, the other clauses will maintain
all their strength and importance. In these cases, both parties agree to
replace the clause declared null and void by another one as similar as possible
to the content of the initial fixed clause.
Acceptance and bonding
The user declares their knowledge and acceptance of the use provisions
above mentioned, assuming therefore the correspondent rights and obligations.
The University of Minho - Head Office at Largo do Paço, 4704-553 Braga,
Portugal, collective entity no. 502 011 378.