Our Privacy Policy


Who we are?

Data Science for Social Good Portugal is an open community of data scientists, data lovers and data enthusiasts that want to tackle problems that really matter. We believe in the power of data to transform our society for the better, for everyone. To find more about us, visit https://www.dssg.pt/about-us/ or message us.

What personal data do we collect and why?


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We also collect data regarding your interactions with our website, using Google Analytics. 

Who we share your data with?

The data generated during your website visits/interaction is not shared with anyone outside DSSG’s Lead Team.
How long do we retain your data for?

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 do you have over your data?

If you have an account on this website, 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 do we send your data?

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. The data is stored in our personal servers and WordPress.

Your contact information

Your contact information (via the contact form or the volunteer registration form) is stored indefinitely. You may message us any time, via the email hello AT dssg.pt so we remove it.

Additional information

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data?

For now, no automated decision making or user profiling is being done with the collected user data.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements   

The Site allows users to register with DSSG PT to receive periodic updates with Information and register as a volunteer. Registrants can register online, and are required to provide DSSG PT with their e-mail address. By registering with DSSG PT, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in Portugal. We will not share your personal information with third-parties. We will email you from time to time with general service-related announcements, but you can opt out of this if desired (by contacting us via the email hello AT dssg.pt or clicking the “opt-out” button in our emails
Disclosure to Third Parties: We also may disclose your personal information as required by applicable law and may perform disclosures that are necessary or advisable to: (a) protect our rights, safety or property; (b) enforce the Terms of Use; (c) respond to your requests for services; (d) to comply with legal process; or (d) to comply with or as permitted by applicable laws and regulations. We reserve the right to transfer any and all information we collect from Site users to an affiliate, as well as to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets, or stock (including without limitation in connection with bankruptcy or any similar proceedings) with or to such third party.
Links: The Site may include links to websites operated by third-parties. We endeavor to only link to reputable organizations; however, because these other sites are not hosted or controlled by us, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites or the content provided thereon. Therefore, the privacy policies with respect to these areas may differ from those applicable to the Site, and we encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other websites. This Privacy Policy only applies to information we collect through the Site. You acknowledge and agree that these linked-to sites are not under the control of DSSG PT and that DSSG PT makes no warranties, endorsements, recommendations, or representations whatsoever concerning the content of these other sites.
Security Measures: DSSG PT uses reasonable administrative, physical and electronic security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your personally identifiable information. We periodically review the effectiveness of these security measures.
If you have any questions about the Site, Terms of Use, or the Privacy Policy, please direct them to the contact page.