BIOMAT Project – 
BIOMAT is a Project that aims to accelerate a sustainable European bioeconomy by developing nano-enabled and advanced PUR foams for Building, Construction, Automotive, Furniture & Bedding industries. This Project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N.º 753270.

Articles 8, 13, 14 and 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation
Respect for users of the BIOMAT Project website, the protection of their data as well as of all those who are directly or indirectly related to our services and company are an absolute priority for us.
On BIOMAT Project's website, it is important that you understand that we are completely transparent in the information we present and also in the information we collect and process about those who browse our website.
Therefore, whenever you visit our website, you are presented with a message inviting you to read and accept our privacy policy. By accepting our Privacy Policy, we will store the IP address used by your computer, the date and time, for registration and proof purposes only.
Our website collects various information - anonymous and never identifying the user - through the Google Analytics system, being able to obtain with these data statistics about the type of users, preferences, location and other anonymous and general information, in order to be able to provide better content. and optimize our services and website.
In addition, we only collect personal data through the Contact Form available on the website.
In points 4, 5 and 6 we describe what data we collect and how we treat them, and at any time they can be accessed, edited or deleted by users.
Please note that we cannot guarantee that all URLs in this document will be functional when you read this document. All URLs in this data protection declaration are verified to be correct and active at the time of writing; however, we cannot guarantee that any URLs to external websites will remain functional over time, as such URLs are subject to change at the discretion of the external website owner.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us:
BIOMAT Project
CeNTI - Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials
R. Fernando Mesquita 2785,
4760-034 Vila Nova de Famalicão
Phone: +351 252 104 152


This website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser. Cookies allow us to recognize users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make navigation easier for users. The website user who uses cookies, for example, does not need to enter access data each time the website is accessed, because this is assumed by the website.
The data subject (the user) can at any time prevent the setting of cookies on our website by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used and therefore permanently deny the setting of cookies. In addition, cookies already set can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers and is commonly referred to as “clearing the cache”. If the data subject disables the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all the features of our website can be fully usable.

This website collects some general data and information when a data subject or an automated system accesses the website. This data and general information are stored in server log files. The data collected may consist of (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the system that accesses it, (3) the website through which the system arrives at our website (the so-called referent) , (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet website, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the system accessing to the website and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of an attack on our information technology systems.
When using this data and general information, we do not draw conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is necessary to (1) deliver our website content correctly, (2) optimize our website content as well as your advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our technology systems website information and technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber-attack. Therefore, we analyze the data and information collected statistically, with the aim of increasing the protection and security of our company's data and ensuring an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. Anonymous data from server log files is stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

This website uses anonymized data collection system for web analysis and statistical use. Web analytics is the collection, aggregation and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors on websites. A web analysis service collects, inter alia, data about the website from which a person came, which pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a page was viewed. These analyzes are mainly used to generate statistical reports to allow the optimization of a website and to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising. The data relating to each user is kept for 50 months, after which it is permanently deleted.
The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States of America.
Google Analytics places a cookie on the data subject's information technology system. The definition of cookies is explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is able to analyze the use of our website. With each call to one of the individual pages of this internet website, which is operated by the controller and in which a component of Google Analytics has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject will automatically send data via the component of the Google Analytics for online advertising purposes. In the course of this technical procedure, the Google company gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the data subject, which allows Google, among other things, to understand the origin of visitors and carry out behavioral analyzes on the website.
The data subject can, as indicated above, prevent the setting of cookies on our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and therefore permanently deny the setting of cookies. This browser adjustment will also prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on the data subject's information technology system. In addition, cookies already used by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the web browser or other software programs.
Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility to object to a collection of data that is generated by Google Analytics, which is related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google. For this, the data subject must download a browser add-on at and install it. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics – via JavaScript – that any data and information about visits to web pages cannot be transmitted to Google Analytics. Installing the browser add-on is considered an objection by Google. If the data subject's information technology system is subsequently erased, formatted, or newly installed, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics.
If the browser add-on has been uninstalled by the data subject or any other person who is attributable to their sphere of competence, or is deactivated, it is possible to perform the reinstallation or reactivation of the browser add-on.
More information and Google's applicable data protection provisions can be found at and also at Google Analytics is explained at

BIOMAT Project collects and uses its customers' personal data (physical and online, whether actual or potential) in situations clearly identified as the Contact Form.
What is personal data?
Personal data is considered to be any and all information relating to a natural person, identified or capable of being identified.
Who are the holders of personal data?
The customer, or potential customer, a natural person, to whom the data relates and who enjoys, or intends to enjoy, the products, services, campaigns, made available by BIOMAT Project.
The representative or point of contact in the company, in the case of legal persons, within the scope of the execution of a contract, or pre-contractual due diligence, entered into between that company and BIOMAT Project.
What categories of personal data does BIOMAT Project process?
Contact information: eg name, email, telephone.
How, when and for what purposes is your personal data collected?
Your personal data may be collected in the following circumstances and for the following purposes:
Via the BIOMAT Project website when contacting BIOMAT Project via the Contact Form on the Contacts tab.
For marketing campaigns, when you receive notifications of special offers from BIOMAT Project and with your express consent, you provide us with your personal data.
What are the grounds and duration of the processing of personal data?
Consent: your personal data may be processed by means of a free, specific, informed and explicit expression of will, pursuant to which you accept, by means of an unequivocal positive declaration or act, that your personal data be processed. For example, we process the personal data of our customers, and potential customers, with consent, for commercial and marketing purposes, namely marketing campaigns, promotions, satisfaction surveys about the services provided. On this basis, we also process data relating to your history of preferences and interests.
Pre-contractual due diligence and/or contract execution: your personal data may be necessary for the clarification of doubts, for the conclusion, execution and management of the contract concluded with BIOMAT Project.
Compliance with legal obligation: your data may be necessary for the fulfillment of a legal obligation to which the controller, in this case BIOMAT Project, is subject. For example, in order to comply with tax obligations, we have to provide information to the Tax Administration.
Legitimate interest: your data may be necessary for the performance of certain tasks related to the business activity of BIOMAT Project, except in cases where your privacy and data protection rights must prevail. Examples: we process personal data based on legitimate interest, namely to improve our services, manage our relationship with the customer, before and during the services provided; within the scope of a contact with customers via the website and social networks; when we need to contact the representative of a legal person, within the scope of the performance of a contract.
How long do we keep your personal data?
BIOMAT Project retains the personal data of the holders only for the period strictly necessary to pursue the purpose for which they were collected.
In certain cases, the law requires the retention of data for a specific period, namely in the case of data necessary for information to the Tax Authority, which will be kept for 10 years, according to the legislation in force.
We will also retain your data for as long as you have a contractual relationship with BIOMAT Project. However, we may keep your personal data for periods longer than the duration of the contract, based on your consent, to ensure rights and duties related to the contract or in situations where there is a legitimate interest of BIOMAT Project, always respecting the period necessary for the pursuit. the purpose for which they were collected.
In the absence of a specific legal obligation, your data will only be processed for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, and as long as there are legitimate grounds that allow its conservation by BIOMAT Project.
As a rule, your personal data, when processed for the purposes of marketing campaigns, will be kept for a maximum period of 3 years from the date of collection of your consent or the last contact made (whichever occurs last) and if, within this period, you have not withdrawn your consent.
Once the maximum retention period has been reached, the personal data will be irreversibly anonymized (and the anonymized data may be kept) or will be securely destroyed.
To whom do we transmit your personal data?
BIOMAT Project transmits your personal data only when necessary for the purposes described above.
BIOMAT Project's suppliers and/or service providers are contractually subject to the same terms and conditions for the processing of personal data that this privacy policy establishes, and are prohibited from using, transferring, disclosing or registering the holder's personal data to any other purpose other than that for which they were specifically contracted.
Your personal data may also be transmitted to entities to whom the data must be communicated by law, such as the tax authority or the Aliens and Borders Service.
What are the rights of the holders of personal data?
BIOMAT Project guarantees the applicability and compliance of all rights of the holder of personal data provided for in the General Data Protection Regulation and national legislation in force.
Right of Access
You have the right to obtain confirmation from BIOMAT Project as to whether or not the personal data concerning you are being processed and, if that is the case, the right to access your personal data and information relating to such processing., for example, may request an exact copy of your compilation and request additional information about the treatment we carry out.
Right of Rectification
You also have the right to obtain, without undue delay, from BIOMAT Project, the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you, namely the right to correct or complete your personal data.
Right to data erasure (“right to be forgotten”)
You may exercise the right to obtain the erasure of your personal data by BIOMAT Project and without undue delay, provided that: the data is no longer necessary for the purpose that motivated its treatment; when you withdraw your consent and there are no other valid grounds for its conservation; when you oppose the treatment and there are no prevailing legitimate interests on the part of BIOMAT Project, as well as in other cases legally provided for.
Right to Data Portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you and which you have provided to BIOMAT Project, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, as well as the right to transmit such data to another controller (if this is technically possible) without BIOMAT Project being able to prevent it, and if the processing is based on consent or a contract, and if the processing is carried out by automated means.
Right to withdraw consent
You can, at any time, change your consent, limit it to certain types of treatment or withdraw it, however, the withdrawal of consent does not compromise the lawfulness of the treatment carried out on the basis of the consent previously given.
Right of Opposition
You may also object, at any time, to the processing of personal data concerning you, when there are no compelling and legitimate reasons for the processing that prevail over your interests, rights and freedoms, or for the purposes of declaration, exercise or defense. of a right in a court case.
Right to Treatment Limitation
In certain situations, you have the right to obtain from BIOMAT Project, the limitation of the processing of your data, namely if you contest the accuracy of the personal data for a period that allows BIOMAT Project to verify its accuracy, in cases where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of the treatment but are still required by the data subject for the purposes of declaring, exercising or defending a right in legal proceedings and even when opposing the treatment, until it is verified that the legitimate interests of BIOMAT Project prevail over yours, as well as in other cases legally provided for.
Right not to be subject to any automated decision
You have the right not to be subject to any decision made solely on the basis of automated processing, including the definition of profiles, which produces effects in your legal sphere or which significantly affects you in a similar way.
How to exercise your rights?
You may exercise your rights free of charge, unless it is a manifestly unfounded or excessive request, in which case a reasonable fee may be charged taking into account the costs.
We will respond to your requests within a maximum period of 30 days, except in cases of more complex requests.
In fact, you can exercise your rights through the following addresses:
BIOMAT Project
CeNTI - Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials
R. Fernando Mesquita 2785,
4760-034 Vila Nova de Famalicão
Phone: +351 252 104 152
BIOMAT Project's website contains a Contact Form that allows quick electronic contact with our company. If a data subject contacts BIOMAT Project by email or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is automatically stored. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.

This website may contain hyperlinks (links) to other electronic sites (sites). We are not responsible for the privacy policies of these same electronic sites. Users are advised that, when accessing other electronic sites, they consult the pages that, within those sites, refer to their privacy policies.

In case of doubt or clarification of any aspect of our Privacy Policy, please inform our company through the means and/or contacts contained in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy was updated on August 3, 2022.