1. Introduction

IPPS-Iscte is the entity responsible for this Website. Privacy and the protection of personal data of users of the IPPS-Iscte Website are a priority for this Institution and managed in accordance with all applicable legal and regulatory standards.

This privacy notice explains how we use the personal information we may collect about you when you use this website. By providing your personal data through the IPPS-Iscte website, you consent to the institution's use of the personal information you submit or that is collected, within the scope and terms of this privacy policy.

The website https://candidaturasipps.iscte-iul.pt/ may include links to other pages or platforms (e.g. Iscte universe websites) where personal information may be collected. We recommend that you review the privacy notices of those websites before providing your Personal Data.

2. Tecnical information

This website collects technical information, such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address, pages visited, and the web browser used to view the site, for the purpose of improving the website's effectiveness, diagnosing issues, administering the website, and analyzing the source of website traffic. We may also gather other information, such as site usage preferences.

In this context, we may use 'cookies' to manage this information. For more information about cookies, please refer to our Cookie Notice.

3. What personal information is collected when you visit our website?

To access this IPPS-Iscte website, there is no need to register. However, you may choose to create an account during the application process to expedite future applications.

We collect only the strictly necessary and indispensable information to achieve the intended purpose, including meeting the requirements of our courses, concerning the formalization and execution of the application or registration, and the subsequent provision of related services by IPPS-Iscte.

The collected data falls into the following categories:

  • Identification data (name, type, number, and expiration date of the identification document, taxpayer identification number, date of birth, nationality).
  • Contact information (email, mobile phone number, address).
  • Educational qualifications (academic qualifications, areas of training).Professional information (occupation, employer).
  • Information required for the application of discounts.

We do not collect categories of sensitive personal information. Sensitive information includes data related to race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, union membership, data concerning your health, life and sexual orientation, and criminal records.

4. How do we use your personal data?

We use your personal information for one or more of the following purposes:

  • Fulfillment of all academic management obligations arising from your application or enrollment in one or more of our courses.
  • Management of individual student processes and maintenance of our records correctly and up to date.
  • Sending communications, disclosures of our activities, or responding to requests and inquiries you may submit.
  • Preparation of statistical information about IPPS-Iscte training students, as part of the continuous improvement and adaptation process of IPPS-Iscte's training offerings.

The lawfulness of processing personal data collected through this IPPS-Iscte website is based on the following principles:

  • Pre-contractual measures or obligations arising from the contract established between the institution and the student (enrollment), for example, access to classes and available services (e.g., Moodle platform) - Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR.
  • Data processed for the preparation of statistical information will be treated in a pseudonymized manner - Article 4(5) of the GDPR.
  • Compliance with legal obligations to which IPPS-Iscte is subject, such as those related to the Tax Authority - Article 6(1)(c) of the GDPR.
  • Through your consent for sending communications, sharing information about our activities, or responding to requests and inquiries you may submit of IPPS-Iscte's activities, in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR.
  • Legitimate interests of the institution in providing better and more enjoyable conditions for browsing and using the services provided.

5. For how long do we retain your personal data?

Your personal information will be retained for the period strictly necessary for the purpose of its processing, or as required by legal or regulatory provisions, or until you withdraw your consent. During the retention period, you must inform us of any changes to the personal information we hold about you.

6. Your rights

You always have the right to access your personal information that you provided through this IPPS-Iscte website. You should request its update and correction whenever it is incorrect. Under certain conditions, rights to limit processing and object to processing are also provided, as well as the possibility to request data erasure or sharing of information with other entities in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. To exercise your rights, you should use the email address available in point 11 of this privacy notice.

When the legal bases for the use of your personal data rely on consent, it is voluntary, and we will only process your personal data for the purposes indicated through the consent(s) provided, and until you withdraw your consent. You may, at any time, withdraw your consent by accessing the consent page available in all IPPS-Iscte promotional emails.

The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing carried out based on consent before its withdrawal or other legally required processing activities.

You may also choose not to receive information sent to you by IPPS-Iscte, limit the processing of data, or request the deletion of your data from our records. To do so, you can use the email address available in point 11. Your requests will be processed without undue delay and in accordance with applicable legislation.

IPPS-Iscte is committed to responding in the fairest and most appropriate manner to any complaints regarding the processing of personal data. If you believe that IPPS-Iscte has not adequately resolved the complaints you have raised, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados.

7. Sharing of personal data with third parties

We may share your personal information with other institutions that are part of the Iscte universe, provided it is for the same purposes for which they were collected.

In certain cases, we may disclose personal information in response to a court order, for reasons of public interest, or for other reasons determined by law.

The disclosure or sharing of personal data will never be done when its basis is for the recipient's promotional and marketing interests. We do not engage in promotional actions for the benefit of third parties.

8. Data Security

IPPS-Iscte ensures the use of appropriate techniques, organizational measures, and security measures to protect personal information, preventing its loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction, and ensuring its integrity, availability, and confidentiality. All employees are required to maintain the confidentiality of personal data. Only authorized personnel have access to personal information.

9. International transfers

As a general rule, IPPS-Iscte does not transfer the data it collects via its website outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).

If there is a need to transfer, store, or process personal information in a third country, the data transfer will be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other data protection legislation.

If you would like more detailed information about the mechanisms and provisions used in the transfer of personal data, please contact us using the email address provided in point 11.

10. Privacy Notice update

The Privacy Notice may be updated as necessary. You can check the date of the last revision in this Notice. Changes to the Privacy Notice are effective as of the date of their publication. We recommend regularly reviewing the Privacy Notice to check for any changes in how we use your personal information.

11. Contacts

If you have any concerns about how we use your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority - the Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados (CNPD).

For contacting us regarding the use of your personal data or to exercise your rights, you can do so through:


Av.ª das Forças Armadas, 1649-026 Lisboa

+351 210 464 021

Email: geral.ipps@iscte-iul.pt