Privacy Policy & Terms and Conditions

This privacy policy sets out how the POA uses and protects any information that you give the POA when you use this website or other forms of communication.

The POA is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website or email, or indeed other forms of communication then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The POA may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25th May 2018.


Who we are

The controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (RGPD), other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

Property Owners Association of Vale do Lobo
Apartado 541
8135-034 Vale do Lobo
Almancil, Portugal

Our Email address is: [email protected]
Our website address is:


What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We may collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact information including email address
  • Demographic information such as address
  • Other information relevant to the POA events organisation



If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.



On this site, the controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with the anonymizer function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection and analysis of data on the behavior of site visitors. A web analytics service collects data about the site from which a person arrived (the so-called referrer), which pages visited or how often and for how long a page was viewed. Web analytics is used primarily for optimizing a website and for conducting a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The Google Analytics component carrier is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze traffic on our site. Google uses the data and information collected, among others, to evaluate the use of our site and to provide online reports showing activity on our site and to provide other related services.


Who we share your data with

We do not sell our users private personal information.

We share information about you in the limited circumstances spelled out below and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy:

  • Employees, and Independent Contractors: We may disclose information about you to our employees, and individuals who are our independent contractors that need to know the information in order to help us provide our Services or to process the information on our behalf. We require our employees, and independent contractors to follow this Privacy Policy for personal information that we share with them.
  • Legal Requests: We may disclose information about you in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request.
  • With Your Consent: We may share and disclose information with your consent or at your direction. For example, we may share your information with third parties with which you authorize us to do so.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


Your contact information

You can contact us thought email address [email protected] and we will reply as soon as possible.


Additional information

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our services.
  • We may periodically send updates and information about the POA social activities, resort governance together with other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for research purposes. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests and that of other owners to help improve our services.


How we protect your data

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.