This privacy policy notice is for this website; www.CasaVerde-Int.com and served by Casa Verde International, located at: Av. 5 Outubro, 100 -1º Dt B, Apartado 3089, 8135-101 Almancil, Portugal, and governs the privacy of those who use it. The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing / using this website.

Policy key definitions:

“I”, “our”, “us”, or “we” refer to the business, Casa Verde International

“you”, “the user” refer to the person(s) using this website.

GDPR means General Data Protection Act.

PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.

ICO means Information Commissioner’s Office.

SCE means Sistema de Certificação Energética, a government database that has certificates of energy performance and efficiency.

Cookies mean small files stored on a user’s computer or device.

Processing of your personal data

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and / or process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful bases.

Data We Collect

Personal

We collect details such as name, address, age, and contact details, the reason we use this information is so we can organise appointments with our surveyor, and process your location to give appropriate service. We also need this info in the event we enter a contract with you.

Vulnerability Persons Info

Information such as any health issues or disabilities. We hold this data to allow us to adjust our service in accordance with your needs, such as changing how we conduct a survey e.g. someone who is housebound or suffers will mental illness.

Information about property

Information such as SCE grade, and heating methods and existing insulation. We keep this information to allow a better service to decide your individual needs.

Cookies

see cookies bottom of the page

Data Collected from other organisations

Information about property

Information from publicly available databases. Consisting of Government statistics, environmental information, local weather data, property efficiency certificates (SCE).

How we use your personal data

We will use personal data for the performance of a contract, to manage issues/repairs, to process payments and refunds, to contact you and anyone we have authority to contact on your behalf.

We use cookies on this site to improve quality, monitor traffic, market on social media, and automated-decision making including profiling.

We will continue to process your information under this basis until you withdraw consent or it is determined your consent no longer exists.

We also document our customers and allow access to records of purchase. We also adjust our marketing policy in line with what our current customers are like for example age, location, demo-graphic etc.

Who we share data with

We share your personal information with third parties such as, the sole traders who carry out work on the property and a third-party payment system to ensure secure payment of deposits. We share information with government lodging bodies where required, such as the SCE database (Sistema de Certificação Energética).

We reserve the right to share this information where it is needed to protect vital interests. This can include sharing information with courts or law enforcement. Or where there is an immediate risk of harm to someone.

We partner with Facebook to give potential customers access to the latest services and offers. This is achieved with the use of cookies enabled on the browser.

We will keep your contact details and your records of purchase on file.

How Long We keep your data for

We will keep this information for 2 years for non-existing customers, and indefinitely for existing customers whilst company is operating. Existing customer records are kept to allow repairs, maintenance, and existing records for the duration of the products lifespan. Which in some cases can be up to 50 years.

Your individual rights

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights in details here;

You also have the right to complain to the ICO [www.ico.org.uk] if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.

We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.

Internet cookies

We use cookies on this website to provide you with a better user experience. We do this by placing a small text file on your device hard drive to track how you are using the website, to record or log whether you have seen particular messages that we display.

Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.

We use a cookie control system which allows you to consent to the use of cookies, and manage what cookies are saved to your device. Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, where others may last indefinitely. Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please review your browser options.

Social Media

We do not always have control of how third-party social media sites use your data, it is recommended you read the privacy policies yourself. If you contact us via fakebook any personal data will be handled in accordance with our data policy

By using this website you’re agreeing to let us collect and use the information for the purposes of your survey or as explained to you.

Cookies that we use

  • Google analytics and web trends; we use these as website tracking tools and is standard for most commercial sites. They provide general information about how people are using the site, including what people are viewing and how long they are on there for. This is used to improve the layout and spot problems with the site.
  • Facebook Pixel; If you have a Facebook account this will provide us with information available to sponsors, offers and promotions will then become visible on your Facebook account. If you wish to remove us from your Facebook feed, please review your Facebook privacy settings.
  • WordPress SEO (Yoast); Optimizes our service for search results, such as Google and Bing

Data security and protection

We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.

Transparent Privacy Explanations

We have provided some further explanations about user privacy and the way we use this website to help promote a transparent and honest user privacy methodology.

Email marketing messages & subscription

Under the GDPR we use the consent lawful basis for anyone subscribing to our newsletter or marketing mailing list. We only collect certain data about you, as detailed in the “Processing of your personal data” above. Any email marketing messages we send are done so through an EMS, email marketing service provider. An EMS is a third-party service provider of software / applications that allows marketers to send out email marketing campaigns to a list of users.

Email marketing messages that we send may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of data such as; times, dates, I.P addresses, opens, clicks, forwards, geographic and demographic data. Such data, within its limitations will show the activity each subscriber made for that email campaign.

Any email marketing messages we send are in accordance with the GDPR and the PECR. We provide you with an easy method to withdraw your consent (unsubscribe) or manage your preferences / the information we hold about you at any time. See any marketing messages for instructions on how to unsubscribe or manage your preferences.

Our EMS provider is WordPress. We hold the following information about you within our EMS system;

  • Email address
  • P address
  • Subscription time & date
  • Heating System details
  • Hot water System details
  • Existing renewables (where applicable)