Quem somos

Universidade do Minho, NIF 502011378, Centro de Ciência e tecnologia Têxtil (2C2T), Univerisdade do Minho, Campus de Azurem, 4800-058, Guimarães.

Our website URL: https://2c2t.uminho.pt/

You can contact us by:

  • Email: diretor@2c2t.uminho.pt
  • Phone: +351 253 510 280 (Cost of call to national fixed network)

We are committed to protecting your personal data In this regard, we have prepared this Policy, which underpins our commitment to respect the rules of personal data protection. In addition, we have taken appropriate measures to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of your data, as well as all other rights you may have.

What personal data are collected and how they are collected



When you request to subscribe to our newsletter, your email address is collected, which is used by us to send you, as requested by you, promotional and marketing information about the University of Minho. The data will be kept until you express your wishes to the contrary through the means and contacts provided.


When you contact us via email, we collect your email address so that we can respond directly to your communication.

These data are kept for 1 month, regarding customer support related to purchases, reservations or technical issues arising from the use of the website.

Contacto telefónico

When you contact us by telephone, we may collect your telephone number, in case we need to contact you again, as part of the information or services to be provided.

If you make a reservation using our telephone contacts, we may ask you for the following data: full name, address, VAT number, email address and telephone number.

The data collected is used only for the purpose of making the reservation and requesting additional information and/or providing clarifications regarding the same.

This data is stored for 1 month, with a view to customer support related to orders or technical issues arising from the use of the website.

Embedded content from other sites

Posts on this site may include embedded content (such as videos, pictures, posts, etc.). Embedded content from other sites behaves as if the user were visiting those sites.

These sites may collect data about you, use cookies, incorporate third-party tracking, monitor your interactions with it, including track interactions with embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that site.

Links to other websites

On our website, under https://2c2t.uminho.pt/, links to other websites that are outside the University of Minho may be included. The provision of such links is made in good faith, and the University of Minho cannot be held responsible for the collection and processing of personal data carried out through these websites, nor assume any responsibility in relation to such websites, particularly regarding the accuracy, credibility and functionalities provided. ourselves.


“Cookies” are small software tags that are stored on the computer through the browser, retaining only information related to preferences, not including, as such, personal data. The cookies we use are functional, as they only aim to collect information about the device with which the user accesses our website, so that we can automatically adapt images and content for better presentation, fluidity and performance. These cookies therefore have the sole purpose of recording information so that browsing is faster and more efficient, eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information. Therefore, no personal data is collected. These cookies are stored while you browse our website.

Cookies we use

ID Descrição Validade
cookieyes-consent  CookieYes sets this cookie to remember users’ consent preferences so that their preferences are respected on subsequent visits to this site. It does not collect or store any personal information about the site visitors.  1 year 
elementor  The website’s WordPress theme uses this cookie. It allows the website owner to implement or change the website’s content in real-time.   never
 wpEmojiSettingsSupports WordPress sets this cookie when a user interacts with emojis on a WordPress site. It helps determine if the user’s browser can display emojis properly.  session 
_ga  Google Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.  1 year 1 month 4 days 
_ga_*  Google Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views.  1 year 1 month 4 days 


How can you manage cookies?

All browsers allow the user to accept, reject or delete cookies, and also inform the user whenever a cookie is received, namely by selecting the appropriate settings in their browser. You can configure cookies in your browser’s “options” or “preferences” menu.

Please note, however, that by disabling cookies, you can prevent certain web services from working properly, affecting, in part or in full, your website navigation.

How your data are handled

The processing of personal data consists of an operation or set of operations carried out on personal data or sets of personal data, through automated means, or not, namely the collection, registration, organization, structuring, conservation, adaptation, recovery, consultation, use, disclosure, dissemination, comparison, interconnection, limitation, erasure or destruction. The University of Minho is obliged to guarantee in all cases strict compliance with the legislation on the protection of personal data, which are stored in specific databases created for this purpose and, under no circumstances, will the data collected be used for any other purpose. purpose other than that for which they were collected or given consent by the data subject.

With who your data is shared

Competent authorities: We disclose personal information to law enforcement and other government authorities to the extent required by law or strictly necessary for the prevention, detection or prosecution of criminal acts and fraud.

How long your data is retained

We keep your data for as long as necessary to provide good information or services.

Que direitos tem sobre os seus dados

Right of access

You have the right to confirm that your personal data is being processed and, if applicable, to obtain a copy of this data and complete information on the processing.

Right of rectification

You have the right to correct errors, modify data that may be inaccurate or incomplete, and ensure that the information processed is correct.

Right of suppression

You have the right to delete your data without undue delay if processing is unlawful or if the purpose of the processing or collection is no longer applied.

Right of restriction

You have the right to request the suspension of processing if such processing is illegal or inappropriate.

Right of objection

You have the right to object to the processing of your data if the purpose of the processing is direct marketing or if the processing should be interrupted for reasons relating to your personal situation unless we prove irrefutable legitimate reasons to continue processing it or if the processing is necessary to enforce or defend legal claims.

Right not to be subject to automated individual decisions

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including characterization, that produces legal effects that concern you or that affect you, except as necessary for the performance of a contract, permitted by law or based on your explicit consent.

These rights do not include any personal data that is obligatory to maintain for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where is your data sent

The University of Minho may communicate your data for the purpose of complying with legal obligations, namely to police, judicial, tax and regulatory entities.


The University of Minho is committed to ensuring the protection of the security of personal data made available to it, having approved and implemented strict rules in this matter. Compliance with these rules constitutes an obligation for all those who legally access them. Bearing in mind the concern and commitment that the University of Minho shows in defending personal data, security measures, of a technical and organizational nature, were adopted in order to protect the personal data made available to it against dissemination, loss, misuse , alteration, unauthorized processing or access, as well as against any other form of illicit processing. Access to Customers’ personal information is limited to employees who have a legitimate need to come into contact with this information to provide services to the Customer, in the performance of their duties. Additionally, third-party entities that, within the scope of providing services, process Customers’ personal data in the name and on behalf of the University of Minho, are obliged, in writing, to carry out appropriate technical and security measures that, in each at the moment, meet the requirements set out in current legislation and ensure the defense of the data subject’s rights (namely, the protection of Customers’ privacy and personal data). Thus, any entity subcontracted by the University of Minho will process the personal data of our Clients, in the name and on behalf of the University of Minho and adopting necessary technical and organizational measures in order to protect personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss accidental, alteration, dissemination or unauthorized access and against any other form of illicit processing. In any case, the University of Minho remains responsible for the personal data made available to it. Notwithstanding the security measures adopted by the University of Minho, we warn everyone who surfs the Internet that they must adopt additional security measures, namely, ensuring that they use a PC and Browser that are updated in terms of properly configured security patches, with an active firewall, antivirus and anti-spyware and who ensure the authenticity of the websites they visit on the internet, avoiding websites whose reputation they do not trust.

Contact information

For any information about our privacy policy, to exercise your rights over your data or to object to receiving our newsletter, contact us via email directo@2c2t.uminho.pt.

How to complain

Regardless of being able to submit complaints directly to The University of Minho through the contacts made available for this purpose, you can complain directly to the Control Authority, which is the National Data Protection Commission (CNPD), using the contacts made available by this entity for that purpose.

Future changes to this Privacy Policy

In the future, it may be necessary to update or revise this Privacy Policy. The University of Minho reserves the right to do so, at any time and without prior notice, publishing the revised version on https://2c2t.uminho.pt/. These changes will take effect from the day of their publication and only on personal information collected after the publication of the revised version.