ISPA – Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas, Sociais e da Vida (ISPA) is proud to co-host the International Congress Neuroethology, to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, between 26th and 31st July 2020.

We use this website to communicate to all interested the information about the 2020 International Congress Neuroethology and related information that can be useful for all attendees. We also use it to collect some of your personal data, but only if you which to be further informed about the 2020 International Congress Neuroethology and the Hosts’ activities and other related upcoming events.

ISPA is the sole Controller of this website and is committed to protect your personal data and information. We will collect, process and use your personal data exclusively incompliance with the principles set of in the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of The European Parliament and of The Council, of 27 April 2016, on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (hereinafter the “GDPR”), the applicable local legislation and any other legal and/or regulatory obligations and recognized international good practices.

This is why we herby inform you of our Privacy Policy for this section of the website, to enable you to understand why we need to collect your personal data, how and for how long we do it and to inform you of your rights as a data subject.

  • What personal data do we collect, how, why and how long
  • We only collect your first and last name and your e-mail address, if you use the subscription boxes in the website for that purpose, after reading and accepting this Privacy Policy.
  • These are the minimum indispensable personal data we need to be send you our newsletter, if you decide to subscribe it.
  • The lawful basis we rely on to process this personal data is Article 6, 1 (a) of the GDPR, which allows us to process personal data based in your consent.
  • We do not process your personal data for any other purpose, including profiling or automated decision making. If we need to use your personal data for any other purposes, we shall firstly inform you and, where necessary, request for your specific consent.
  • After entering your personal data, we record it in our newsletter management tool, only accessible to our designated and authorized staff.
  • We do not share your personal data with third parties, other than the hosts of this event, and we do not transfer your personal data to countries outside the EU nor to international organizations.
  • This website is hosted in the EU and it may process website connection data for information security purposes, including your IP address and the requested web resource.
  • The security of our website and data management tools in which your personal data is processed is assured by adequate technical and organizational measures we have put in place to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed and to assure its integrity and confidentiality.
  • We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you
  • and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
  • We will keep your personal data for one (1) year counting from the date of your newsletter subscription. After that time, we shall erase your personal data for this specific purpose.
  • What are your rights as a Data Subject and how can your exercise them

Under the GDPR, “personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“Data Subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

As a Data Subject, the GDPR grants you the following rights:

  • Right of access: right to obtain confirmation that personal data concerning you are (or not) processed and, if so, the right to access your personal data and information concerning (i) purposes of data processing; (ii) the categories of personal data processed; (iii) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom personal data have been or will be disclosed, and whether such recipients are established in third countries or belonging to international organizations; (iv) the expected period for retention of personal data, or, if not possible, the criteria used to set this period.
  • Right to rectification: the right to rectify inaccurate personal data concerning yourself.
  • Right to object: the right to oppose, at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, the processing of personal data, if processing is based on the legitimate interests pursued by ISPA, or by third parties, unless the later gives compelling and legitimate reasons for such treatment which overrides your interests, rights and freedoms, or for the purpose of declaring, exercising or defending a right in legal proceedings. If and when your personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object to this purpose at any time.
  • Right to erasure the data: the right to obtain the erasure of your personal data if (i) the personal data are no longer necessary for the purpose(s) that legitimized its collection or processing; or if (ii) you withdraw your consent, if this is the only ground for processing the data; or if (iii) there is no other a legal basis for processing; or if (iv) exercising the right to object to processing when there is no legitimate interests that prevails and justifies processing; or if (v) personal data were processed illegally; or if (vi) personal data has to be deleted in order to comply with a legal obligation under Union law or a Member State to which ISPA is subject.
  • Right to data portability: the right to receive personal data concerning you and which you have provided in a structured format for common use and automatic reading, and the right to transmit such data to another controller if: (a) processing is based on consent or a contract between the data subject and the controller, and if (b) the processing is carried out by automated means, where technically possible.
  • Right to limitation of processing: right to obtain limitation of treatment if (i) you disputes the accuracy of your personal data during a period that allows ISPA to verify its accuracy; or if (ii) the processing is unlawful and your object to the deletion of personal data and request instead to limit its use; or if (iii) ISPA no longer requires personal data for processing purposes, but such data is required for the purposes of declaring, exercising or defending a right in court proceedings; or (iv) if you have exercised a right to object, until it is found that the legitimate interests of ISPA prevail over yours.
  • Right to withdraw your consent: Where processing of the data is based in your consent, you may withdraw it at any time and without need to justify your decision. This will not affect the lawfulness of any processing activities carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we will not be able to provide our newsletters to you.
  • Right to complain to the Supervisory Data Protection Authority: you can lodge any complaint you might have concerting processing of your personal data with the National Data Protection Commission – Comisssão Nacional de Protecção de Dados (

If you have any concerns or questions about the use of your personal data and/or if you wish to exercise any of your data subject rights, do so by contacting ISPA, using our e-mail You may also do so by addressing a written communication to ISPA, at Rua Jardim do Tabaco, n.º 34, 1149-041 Lisboa, Portugal.


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  • Social Media and links to third-party applications

We use social media to present our work and divulge the International Congress Neuroethology 2020, namely Facebook and Twitter, and you can also follow us there.

In order to protect your privacy, our social media buttons do not set cookies when our website page is loaded on your device, nor you are immediately redirected to social media or other websites.

Note that each social media channel has its own policy on the way it processes your personal data when you access their websites, for which ISPA is not responsible for.

Also, in this website there are links to the co-hosts websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow them to collect or share data about you. ISPA does not control these third-party websites and we are not responsible for their privacy policies. When you leave our website, we encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

  • Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy from time to time. Any such modifications will be posted on this website.