Privacy Policy and GDPR

BIU Internacional - Consultoria e Comércio Lda. is committed to comply with the General Regulation on Data Protection (GDPR), ensuring the protection of personal data and strengthening the relationship of trust that engages it with the customer. This Privacy and Personal Data Protection Policy is to provide the information we collect and how we may use it, as well as the security standards adopted to protect your identity and personal data. BIU reserves the right to amend the Privacy and Personal Data Protection Policy and therefore invites you to regularly consult this document. Please note that this Privacy and Personal Data Protection Policy applies to information collected by BIU only, and does not extend to information that you may have submitted on other websites or social platforms managed by other entities or organizations.

1. Responsible for data processing

BIU Internacional Lda., NIF 502 600 934, headquartered at Rua Gil Vicente, número 4 - Arcena, 2615-223, Alverca do Ribatejo, Portugal.

2. Personal data

Under the GDPR, personal data is considered to be all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (referred to as the "Personal Data Holder"). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier, such as name, identification number, location data, internet protocol (IP) address, cookies, electronic identifiers, or to one or more factors specific to that natural person's physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity. Also constituting personal data is the collection of distinct information that can lead to the identification of a particular person.

3. Personal Data Holder

The Personal Data Holder is the natural person to whom the data pertain and who has used the BIU website.

4. Categories of personal data and purposes

BIU collects different categories of data, namely name, company, email, country, phone and address. Data is collected and processed for different purposes. Among others, we collect and process data for the contact form, when you receive or send email messages and/or when you subscribe to services that require registration, when you send invitations to BIU or partner events and identify visitors, when you subscribe to BIU's newsletter and possible marketing actions, when you submit a spontaneous application and when we contact you. BIU requires the express consent of the website visitor before using personal data for purposes other than those set forth in this Privacy and Personal Data Protection Policy. By providing your personal data to BIU, the data subject authorizes BIU to process them in accordance with this Privacy and Personal Data Protection Policy.

5. Responsible for data protection

BIU has a Data Protection Officer (DPO), whose duties are to inform and advise the controller or processor and their employees on their obligations under the Data Protection Act; to monitor the organisation's compliance with all data protection related legislation, including audits, awareness raising activities and training of personnel involved in processing operations; providing advice where a data protection impact assessment has been carried out and monitoring its conduct; acting as the contact point for requests concerning the processing of your personal data, complaints and exercising your rights; cooperating with the supervisory authority (Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados - CNPD) and acting as its contact point on issues relating to the processing of personal data. BIU's Data Protection Officer may be contacted via email at

6. Time and manner of storage of personal data

BIU shall process and store your personal data according to the purposes for which they are collected and processed, and only for the period of time necessary to fulfill the purposes for which they were collected. Pursuant to the law, BIU may be required to retain data for a minimum period of time: 1 year for traffic and location data for the purpose of investigation, detection and prosecution of serious crimes; 10 years for information to the Tax Authority for accounting or tax purposes. The information you provide when visiting our website is protected within the scope of the implementation of various security measures, namely through conditioned access and safeguarding the confidentiality of the information. We warn, however, that by providing personal information online, there is a risk that third parties may intercept and use this information, which in terms of security of any information you disclose online, you do so at your own risk. For your privacy, we advise you not to include personal data, in particular sensitive or confidential information, in the emails you send us. Please do not send us credit card numbers or any sensitive personal information via email. We do not knowingly collect personal information from minors. As a parent or legal guardian, do not allow your children to send personal information without your permission.

7. Cookies

We may use technologies such as "cookies" to record session information, collect visits and access details of our web page that allow us to continue to improve our services and provide better and more useful resources to users/visitors of our site. Cookies are pieces of information that are commonly used by many websites for record-keeping purposes that can help remember, for example, your preferences. A cookie, by itself, does not personally identify any user/visitor. You can disable all cookies if you wish. You can also have your computer warn you about the use of cookies. In both cases, you must adjust your browser settings.

8. Third-party links

Please note that, although you are on a website operated by us, you may also be referred to links to third party websites. These third party websites have separate and independent privacy policies. These policies are not managed or controlled by BIU and we therefore assume no responsibility for the content and activities of these websites. However, we seek to protect the integrity of our website and platforms and we appreciate that you contact us if you wish to provide us with feedback about them. We also recommend that you carefully read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of these websites before submitting any information or personal data.

9. Your consent

By using our website, you agree to our Privacy and Data Protection Policy.

10. Rights of the Personal Data Holder

As we want to ensure that you are aware of your rights and under applicable law, we want to inform you that:

- your personal data belongs to you. As such, you have the right to access, rectify, limit, delete and oppose the processing of your personal data as well as to obtain them from BIU;
- we will make every effort to keep your personal data updated and protected in accordance with the best standards practiced in the industry;
- you may withdraw, at any time, the consent you have given for the processing of your personal data, within the framework of the GDPR, which shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing of personal data that has been carried out until now, based on the consent you have previously given;
- you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority. In Portugal, this authority is the Portuguese National Commission for Data Protection ("CNPD"). Further information about the CNPD may be obtained from the website

11. Contact us

Should you have any questions about this Privacy and Personal Data Protection Policy, or if you wish to exercise any of your above rights, please contact us at