Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at WAKE-UP 4.0 (“WAKE-UP 4.0 Consortium”, “Project”, “we”, “us”, “our”). We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any question or concerns about this privacy notice, or our practices regarding your personal information, please contact us at [email protected].
When you visit our website WAKE-UP 4.0 (the “Website”) or use any of our services (the “Services”, which include the Website), we appreciate that you trust us with your personal information. We take your privacy very seriously. In this privacy notice, we seek to explain to you in the clearest way possible what kind of information we collect, how we use it and what rights you have in relation to it. We hope you take some time to read it carefully, as it is important. If there are any terms in this privacy notice that you do not agree with, please discontinue your use of our website immediately.

We are Associação Empresarial do Concelho de Oliveira de Azeméis (AECOA) and INOV – Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores Inovação (INOV). All of us are members of the WAKE-UP 4.0 project consortium. We are available on the following website address:

The information collected from website may change during the entrepreneurial programme. There will exist different kind of forms to: send messages, subscribe to participate on events, newsletters, and so on.
The personal data collected may include your name, email address, type of organization of affiliation, country of residence, and/or other contact information or information you choose to provide to the Consortium.

The consortium of the WAKE-UP 4.0 project is responsible for the processing of the personal data of its participants (researchers, entrepreneurs), mentors, investors and other visitors who subscribe to events organized by the consortium or send a message from our website following the terms of the data protection legislation in force in the European Union (the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The WAKE-UP 4.0 discloses personal data only to the extent necessary for the purposes defined in this privacy policy. Otherwise, the WAKE-UP 4.0 Consortium uses partners (mentors, investors and so on) to maintain and provide the website and for processing purposes as specified in this privacy notice. We will transfer your personal data to these partners only to the extent that these partners need access to personal data to provide services to the participants for the purposes defined in this privacy policy.

We only share information with your consent, to comply with laws, to provide you with services, to protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations. We may process or share your data that we hold based on the following legal basis:
Consent: We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information for a specific purpose.
Legitimate Interests: We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.
Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.
Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
We may share your name and email address with mentors and potential investors in your idea, in order to contact you and help you during the entrepreneurial programme. If you need to unsubscribe your participation in the present programme, partners cannot use your data for this propose. However, WAKE-UP 4.0 Consortium cannot be responsible if they contact with to you for other subjects or proposes outside the present programme.

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. No purpose of this notice will require us keeping your personal information for longer than 2 years.

We aim to protect your personal information through a system of organizational and technical security measures. We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security, and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Website is at your own risk. You should only access the Website within a secure environment.

Our website does not use cookies.

Our website may contain data and links to enable you to visit other websites or platforms. However, once you have used these links to leave our website, you should note that we do not have any control over that website. Therefore, the partners of the consortium of the WAKE-UP 4.0 project cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide whilst visiting those websites since this privacy statement does not govern them. You must be cautious and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

If you send a message, the data 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. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

You can 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.

We may update this privacy notice from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy notice, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently in order to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

If you have any questions or comments about this notice, you may email us at [email protected] or by post to:
WAKE-UP 4.0,
Escola Superior Aveiro – Norte, Universidade de Aveiro,
Estrada do Cercal, n.º 449
Gabinetes 1 e 2,
3720-509, Santiago de Riba-Ul,
Oliveira de Azeméis

Last updated April 20, 2021