Personal data is any information, of any nature regardless of its support, including sound and image, relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. A person who can be identified directly or indirectly, namely by reference to an identification number or to one or more specific elements of their physical, physiological, psychological, economic, cultural, or social identity, is considered identifiable.

The Observatory for China maintains a database with the records of its customers composed only of the personal data provided by the data subject at the time of registration



The personal data we use varies according to the product and/or service we are offering, to the extent strictly necessary. In this sense, some personal data is collected, namely:


  • Identification data (name);
  • Contact details (telephone/mobile phone and email).




The processing of the data collected is mainly based on providing support and responding to contact requests submitted.




The period of time for which data is stored and preserved varies according to the purpose for which the information is processed and according to any legal obligations and requirements that may be applicable, which oblige us to keep data for a minimum period of time.

Therefore, and whenever there is no specific legal obligation, the data will be stored and preserved only for the minimum period necessary for the purposes that motivated its collection or subsequent processing, after which it will be deleted.




  • The data subject may, at any time, exercise the following rights:
  • Right of access – right to request a copy of the information that the China Observatory holds;
  • Right to rectification – right to correct data that you consider inaccurate or incomplete;
  • Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances, as a user you can request that the data we have about you be erased from all our records;
  • Right to portability – right to have your data transferred to another organization;
  • Right to object – right to object to certain types of processing.




The China Observatory may, at any time, make readjustments or changes to this Privacy Policy, these changes being duly publicized at its headquarters and respective Website.




Under legal terms, the data subject has the right to submit a complaint regarding the protection of personal data to the competent supervisory authority, the National Data Protection Commission (CNPD) www.cnpd.pt.



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Classification and description of Cookies:

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