1. What is our commitment?

The Portuguese Feline Club, within the scope of its activity, needs to collect and process personal data.

However, the protection of privacy and personal data is a fundamental commitment of the Clube Português de felinicultura in relation to all those who interact with it in the scope of its activity.

The Clube Português de Felinicultura has adopted this Privacy Policy in order to show its principles on the care it takes of personal data.

Considering that transparent data treatment is one of the main factors of trust within a relationship, Clube Português de Felinicultura is committed to the following 

  1. Handling personal data in a lawful and transparent manner and only for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes;
  2. process only data that are adequate, relevant and necessary for the purposes for which they are collected;
  3. keep the data up to date;
  4. keep the data in a secure and totally confidential way, only for as long as necessary for the purposes for which they are collected;
  5. not commercialise its customers' data;
  6. Do not transmit this data to third parties.

Through the Privacy Policy, the Clube Português de Felinicultura intends to share in a clear way, how it collects, treats, shares and protects the personal data of those who use the website.

If you wish to clarify any questions regarding the Privacy Policy or the treatment of personal data by Clube Português de Felinicultura you can contact us by the following means: 

  • Email: info@cpfelinicultura.pt
  • By letter: Rua Doutor Faria de Vasconcelos, nº 4 - R/c Dto 1900-207 Lisboa | PORTUGAL

2. Who is responsible for data processing?

Insofar as it determines the purposes and means with which it processes your personal data, within the scope of its activity, Clube Português de Felinicultura is the entity responsible for their processing within the meaning of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (hereinafter RGPD).

3. What data is collected and processed?

The personal data collected and processed by Clube Português de Felinicultura are limited to those strictly necessary to carry out the purposes for which they are collected, namely: identification data, contact data, billing data, navigation data on the site, as well as those that are strictly necessary for the provision of services or information requested.

4. What data is collected and processed?

Personal data can be requested, for example, when applying for affix registration or through the website, when requesting identification on the breeders' page, when proposing a member, when registering a litter, when homologating or sending the veterinary declaration when requested.

The data requested is essential otherwise it will not be possible to carry out the requests as a consequence of the lack of data.

The Clube Português de Felinicultura is not responsible for the processing of data which are supplied incorrectly or inaccurately by the data subject.

The collection and processing of personal data by Clube Português de Felinicultura is essentially aimed at the following purposes:

  1. MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS WITH MEMBERS AND BREEDERS: since Clube Português de Felinicultura is dedicated to the protection of the cat breeds in Portugal.


Issue of Invoices:

issue of invoice/receipt resulting from registration requests, payment of membership fees and/or participation in exhibitions.


Registration of affixes, registration of litters, homologation of titles. 


Proposal for new CPF membership and registration for participation in cat shows... 

5. With whom can data be shared?

Personal data may be made available to third parties, namely tax authorities, courts, other public and/or police entities/authorities, in strict compliance with the law.

6. Data transfer to third countries?

Personal data collected by Clube Português de Felinicultura will be processed preferably within the European Union.

If there is a need to transfer data to a third country, this will be done in accordance with the terms and conditions imposed by law, in particular by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

7. Rights of data subjects?

The General Regulation on Data Protection (RGPD), as well as Law no. 58/2019 of 8 August, which ensures its implementation in Portugal, grant the data subject a number of rights:

  • Right of access: The right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed and, if so, the right to access your personal data and how they are processed.
  • Right of rectification: The right to obtain from the controller the rectification of inaccurate and/or incomplete personal data concerning you. 
  • Right to data erasure (right to be forgotten): The right to obtain from the controller, a guarantee that your personal data are erased, where: 
  1. a) The data is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected or processed;
  2. (b) the data subject has withdrawn his/her consent, unless there is another legal ground for the processing; 
  3. (c) the data subject opposes the processing, unless there are legitimate interests justifying the processing;
  4. (d) personal data has been unlawfully processed;
  5. e) By legal obligation. 
  • Right to restriction of processing: The right to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing if one of the following applies:
  1. a) Contest the accuracy of personal data;
  2. (b) the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the removal of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use; 
  3. (c) the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purpose of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  4. (d) where he or she has opposed the processing of the data until it is established that the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject. 
  • Right to data portability: The right to receive personal data concerning you that you have provided to the controller when: 
  1. (a) the processing is based on consent or on the performance of a contract; and 
  2. (b) the processing is carried out by automated means. 
  • Right to object: The right to object at any time, to the processing of personal data concerning you, including profiling, when:
  1. a) where the data are processed for direct marketing purposes;
  2. b) the processing is based on a legitimate interest of the controller;
  3. c) where the processing is carried out for purposes other than those for which it was collected. 
  • Automated individual decisions, including profiling: The right not to be subject to any decision taken solely on the basis of automated processing, including profiling, unless the decision:
  1. (a) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and a controller;
  2. (b) it is based on the data subject's consent;
  3. (c) is permitted by law.  
  • Withdrawal of Consent: The right to withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawal of consent does not compromise the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent previously given.

8. How to exercise the right?

In order to exercise, before the Clube Português de Felinicultura, any of the rights conferred by law, you may use the following means:

  • Email: info@cpfelinicultura.pt
  • By letter: Rua Doutor Faria de Vasconcelos, nº 4 - R/c Dto 1900-207 Lisboa | PORTUGAL 

The request addressed to the Clube Português de Felinicultura, must be made in writing, clearly identifying the sender and being duly justified, in order to enable the best follow-up.

After receiving the request under the terms described above, the Clue Português de Felinicultura undertakes to duly follow up on it, without undue delay. Taking into account the complexity of the request, the deadline may be variable, being the responsibility to announce the time required by the CPF. 

The Clube Português de Felinicultura hereby warns that for justified reasons (such as legal obligation or execution of a contract), the request may not be fully or partially satisfied. Even so, such circumstance will always deserve a justified answer of such impediment.

9. Data Protection Officer

To ensure that its values and commitments regarding the processing of personal data are effectively fulfilled, a Data Protection Officer has been appointed, to whom the data subject can turn in situations such as:

  • When you do not agree with the answer given following a request made for the purpose of exercising rights;
  • Failure to obtain a timely response to a request made for the purpose of exercising rights or to provide reasons for failure to respond.

You may contact the Data Protection Officer by the following means:

  • By letter: Rua Doutor Faria de Vasconcelos, nº 4 - R/c Dto 1900-207 Lisboa | PORTUGAL
  • Email: info@cpfelinicultura.pt

10. National Commission for Data Protection

In addition to the means made available by the Clube Português de Felinicultura, you can also use the services of the regulatory body for data protection (the Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados), and thus obtain any clarification, make a statement or present a complaint about the way your data is handled.

11. Data security and confidentiality

The Clube Português de Felinicultura is committed to making every effort to ensure a high level of security when processing data.

It has adopted various physical, logical, technical and organisational security measures, particularly with regard to information systems, in order to protect personal data against disclosure, loss, misuse, alteration, unauthorised processing or access, as well as against any other form of unlawful processing.

Nevertheless, the Clube Português de Felinicultura cannot, nor can it, control all the risks related to the use of the Internet, alerting you to the possible existence of possible risks associated with its use and operation, and consequently, to the sharing of personal data by this means.

Despite the security measures adopted by Clube Português de Felinicultura, the owner of the data must keep the access codes secret and not share them with third parties, and must also follow the recommended security practices, namely regarding the installation and updating of the necessary security applications.

12. Cookies

What are Cookies and what are they for?

In order to provide a better user experience, the Clube Português de Felinicultura , as well as other entities (e.g. advertisers, advertising network providers) that use their website to collect and/or provide some type of information to the user, may resort to the use of cookies, considered as such, small text files with relevant information that the access device (computer, mobile phone/smartphone or tablet) loads, through the internet browser, when a site is visited by the user.

Cookies allow you, for example, to improve the performance and browsing experience of your users by, on the one hand, increasing the speed and efficiency of response and, on the other hand, eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information, as well as to provide advertising information according to their preferences and interests and to measure the effectiveness of advertisements (e.g. how many times they are viewed).

The use of cookies not only helps the site to recognize the user's device the next time the user visits it, but may also be essential to its operation. The cookies used on the website of Clube Português de Felinicultura, do not collect personal information that allows the identification of the user, saving, if so authorized, only generic and aggregate information, such as, for example, the location / country of access, the way the user uses the site, language preference, among others.

Types of Cookies:

According to user preferences, the Clube Português de Felinicultura, as well as other entities that use its website to collect/provide some type of information, may use different types of cookies, for the following purposes:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies: some cookies are essential to access specific areas of the Clube Português de Felinicultura website, allowing navigation and use of its applications, such as access to secure areas of the website, through login. Without these cookies, the services that require it cannot be provided;
  2. Functionality cookies: functional cookies allow the user's preferences regarding navigation on the site to be remembered, so that the user does not need to reconfigure and personalise the site each time he or she visits it;

iii. Performance cookies: these are essentially used to analyse how you use the site, allowing you to highlight articles or services that may be of interest to you, and to monitor the performance of the site, by knowing which pages are most popular, which method of linking pages is most effective or to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. 

  1. Advertising cookies: these enable us to provide the user with advertising information based on their preferences and interests, as well as helping to measure the effectiveness of the ads (e.g. how many times they are viewed).

Cookies can also be classified with regard to their validity:

  1. Permanent cookies: these are cookies that are stored in the access devices (computer, mobile phone, smartphone or tablet), at browser level, and are used whenever the user visits the Clube Português de Felinicultura website again. In general, they are used to direct navigation according to the user's interests, allowing Clube Português de Felinicultura to provide a more personalized service;
  2. Session cookies: these are temporary cookies that are generated and available until the session is closed. The next time the user accesses their internet browser the cookies are no longer stored. The information obtained makes it possible to manage sessions, identify problems and provide a better browsing experience.

And also, depending on their origin:

  1. Own (or first-party) cookies: these are those sent to the user's computer from a site/domain managed by the publisher itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided (in this case, the site of the Clube Português de Felinicultura);
  2. Third-party cookies: these are those that are sent to the user's computer from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by other entities that process the data obtained through cookies. Given their origin and nature, the use of this type of cookies is the sole responsibility of the entities that use them.

The Clube Português de Felinicultura may also use cookies when opening newsletters/emails, for statistical purposes, which allow to know if they are opened and to verify clicks through links or ads within the newsletter. The user always has the possibility of deactivating the sending of newsletters/emails through the specific option in the footer of the same.

User preferences:

As they are essential to the smooth running of the website, the use of cookies that are strictly necessary does not require prior consent from the user. All others (functionality, performance and advertising cookies) are only used if the user expressly authorises their use.

The user can, at any time, consult and modify his choices regarding cookies through the:

Preference management

Alternatively, most web browsers also allow you to control the use of cookies. You can find more specific information on how to manage preferences regarding cookies by the most popular browsers at:

Google Chrome:


Microsoft Edge:


Mozilla Firefox:


Microsoft Internet Explorer:




Apple Safari: 


It is warned, however, that refusal to use cookies may result in inability to access some areas of the Clube Português de Felinicultura website.

Profiling and automated decisions:

Although the use of cookies allows, in some way, the creation of implicit general profiles, i.e. created by inference based on the observation of the individual and collective behaviour of users, namely through the pages they visit, the adverts they have viewed and/or clicked on, the Clube Português de Felinicultura does not make any exclusively automated decisions, including profiling, that produce legal effects or significantly affect the user in a similar way.

13. Updating of Cookies

The Clube Português de Felinicultura reserves the right to make any changes or corrections to this Policy. Please check this page regularly in order to review the information and check for any updates.

Last updated: 30/01/2022