AAADMJ – Associação Atlântica de Apoio aos Doentes de Machado-Joseph

Support Line

Privacy policy

The access and use of the website hereafter referred to as the website, assigns the status of user to its visitor.

The Associação Atlântica de Apoio ao Doente de Machado-Joseph (adiante designada por AAADMJ), located at Rua Professor Machado Macedo, No. 29/31, 9500 – 700 São Pedro, Ponta Delgada – São Miguel – Azores, with VAT number 512 044 368, is responsible for the website and is committed to ensuring the privacy of the personal data of its users.

Please, read the following text to understand and become aware of how the information you provide will be handled by AAADMJ.


1.1 Personal data shall be understood as information, of any nature and format, including sound and image, relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable person is considered to be someone who can be directly or indirectly identified, particularly by reference to an identification number or one or more specific elements of their physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity.


2.1  AAADMJ is the entity responsible for the collection and processing of users' personal data, including the categories of data collected, the processing of such data, and the purposes for which they are used.

2.2  National supervisory authority | The national supervisory authority is the National Data Protection Commission (CNPD): Av. D. Carlos I, 134 – 1st Floor, 1200-651 Lisbon, email


3.1  Website access and navigation: When accessing the website, a set of computer data is automatically collected, which is temporarily stored in specific files and automatically deleted after a certain period. The collection of this data serves purely technical purposes, such as configuring the connection, ensuring system security, network technical administration, and optimizing our site.

The data we refer to are as follows:
a) IP address of the requesting processor;
b) Date and time of access;
c) Name and URL of the transferred file;
d) Volume of transmitted data;
e) Indication of whether the transfer was successful;
f) Identification data of the browser software and operating system;
g) Website from which you accessed our site;
h) Name of the Internet service provider.

3.2  During the visit to the website, AAADMJ may collect personal data from the user (for example, by email, when filling out the contact form, or when filling out the "Become a Member" form).

3.3  To fill out the contact form, you are required to provide your name, location, contact information, and email. Additionally, there is a dialogue box where you can provide additional information containing other personal data.

3.4  To fill out the "Become a Member" form, you are required to provide your name, location, contact information, profession, email, Tax Identification Number (NIF), and Citizen Card. Additionally, there is a dialogue box where you can provide additional information containing other personal data.

3.5  Newsletters: AAADMJ offers visitors to its website the option to subscribe to a free newsletter service. The purpose of this service is to inform subscribers of relevant information within the areas of interest covered by the services provided by AAADMJ. To enjoy this service, you will need to provide your email address. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter service at any time by following the instructions provided at the end of each newsletter.

3.6  By using the AAADMJ website, you agree to accept this Privacy Policy, as explained in this section of the website. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, we ask that you do not provide any personal data through this website to AAADMJ.

3.7  The User guarantees that the personal data provided to AAADMJ are true and undertakes to communicate any changes to them.


The user's personal data will be kept for the period necessary to comply with legal obligations. In the absence of specific legal requirements, the user's personal data will be stored and retained for a period of 5 years after the last modification, update, or interaction of the user with AAADMJ. After this period, they will be deleted.


The personal data collected and processed by AAADMJ are stored on servers with limited access, located in controlled facilities.


The provision of certain services by AAADMJ may involve the transfer of your data outside of Portugal. In such cases, AAADMJ will strictly comply with applicable legal provisions, particularly regarding the determination of the adequacy of such countries concerning the protection of personal data and the requirements applicable to such transfers.


It is the objective of AAADMJ to ensure the quality and integrity of the information provided by users of the website. To achieve this, necessary measures have been implemented, both at the technological and organizational levels, to keep the information secure, including authentication/control access systems (login and password), firewall usage, intrusion detection systems, and logging of actions performed by AAADMJ employees regarding personal data of customers or users (login).


This website uses cookies to improve its service. Some cookies are essential to ensure the functionality provided, while others are intended to enhance performance and user experience. You should not continue accessing our website after the cookie alert if you do not agree with their use. For more information about the cookies used by this website and how to manage and modify them, please consult our Cookie Policy.


In accordance with applicable legislation, the User has the right to access and rectify their Data, as well as the right to request its deletion, object to its processing, and obtain its limitation or portability to the extent applicable. You may also object to your Data being used for the purpose of creating your customer profile; in this case, you will not be able to benefit from personalized offers or services. Furthermore, you may, at any time, request to stop receiving our communications for marketing and advertising purposes.

These rights can be exercised by contacting AAADMJ directly.

By mail: Rua Professor Machado Macedo, nº 29/31, 9500 – 700 São Pedro, Ponta Delgada – São Miguel – Açores
By email:


We allow linking to social networks, but we are not responsible for their privacy and security policies. We recommend that you check them.
These are links to external social networks not controlled by AAADMJ and subject to their own Privacy Policies. These networks may record information about users' activities on the Internet, including on our website.

We recommend reviewing the terms of use and privacy policies of these social networks to understand exactly how they use users' personal data, as well as the procedure for deleting or limiting the processing of such data.


In case of controversy or complaint of any nature related to this website, Portuguese law shall apply, regardless of any conflict of laws. Without prejudice to filing a complaint with the national supervisory authority identified in 2.2, the parties agree that all actions or legal proceedings arising from or related to this Privacy Policy shall be under the jurisdiction of the Portuguese courts, and they accept to submit any dispute regarding this matter to the competence of the Judicial Court of the District of Ponta Delgada.


This Privacy Policy is subject to changes. The date of the last update to this document is indicated in the "Last Updated" legend in the footer of this document. Changes to this Privacy Policy will take effect upon publication on the website.

This notification was updated on 15th February 2024

Skip to content