Privacy Policy


The protection and preservation of the privacy of your collected data to fulfil the legal obligations and provision of the various services that we offer is very important for ESSE.

We commit ourselves to protect and respect the privacy of all our users and visitors, ensuring the confidentiality of their data and making a treatment of the same only for the purpose for which they were collected.

Data processing performed by us is limited to the minimum necessary and in full compliance with applicable data protection laws and regulations, including GDPR - General Data Protection Regulations.

In our Privacy Policy we intend to inform you in a clear, transparent and objective way about what personal data we collect, the purpose for which they are collected, how they are treated, who has access to your personal data, how much time these are maintained and how you can exercise your rights regarding the processing of your personal data.

This privacy policy applies to the processing of data collected in the exercise of public functions, in the scope of providing the services that you have subscribed with us, in accessing and using the features on our web pages (Website, application, among others) and in electronic communications that are made either for notifications regarding the service or marketing communications sent by ESSE for which you have previously given us your subscription consent.

  1. Compliance with GDPR

The processing of personal data carried out by ESSE is in accordance with the best data security practices and in compliance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of their Personal data and the free movement of data, better known as the Regulamento Geral sobre a Proteção de Dados (RGPD) or General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

    1. Data Processing Manager

Regarding the personal data necessary for the performance of the public powers granted and the provision of the services subscribed, the entity Responsible for the Treatment of Data collected in the scope of the use of the services of the ESSE brand is:


Rua Marcelino Sá Pires, nº15

2º Andar – Sala 26

4700-924 Braga

Phone: 253 304 060


ESSE – ESTACIONAMENTO À SUPERFÍCIE E SUBTERRÂNEO, S.A. is headquartered in Braga (Portugal) and registered at the Commercial Registry Office under the single Registration and Identification Number of Corporate Person 507592522, with a Share Capital of 395,000.00 Euros.

    1. Personal Data

Personal data means any information relating to a natural person that may in any way permit the identification of the individual, such as name, identification number, location, electronic identifier, among others.

Some of the personal data that we treat in connection with the subscription and / or use of our services and fulfilment of public functions are the name, e-mail address, tax number, address, vehicle registration, place and parking date and phone number.

    1. Legal Basis for Treatment

The legal basis for the collection and processing of personal data will depend on the personal information in question and the specific context in which it is collected. The processing of personal data may occur based on the following situations:


It occurs when the data processing is obtained through your consent, and this authorization is obtained in a free way by providing specific information specific to the treatment with which this data collection is made.


The sending of our newsletter for marketing campaigns, presentation of new services, is only done (by electronic mail or other equivalent electronic means, such as SMS, if you have specifically indicated that you intended to receive the same, -authorized in any of our registration forms and the subscription may be cancelled at any time in an automated and immediate manner.

Consent can also be given by users for the payment of parking fees, the collection and processing of personal data through the iuPark application, electronic mail or written message (SMS).

Contract Execution

The collection of data is necessary to enable the performance or maintenance of a contract or, in particular, the contract for the provision of services that can be subscribed through our website, essential for the identification of the owner of the service and contract in question.

Legal obligation

The collection of data is carried out because it is necessary to perform functions of public interest or to exercise the public authority invested in the person responsible for its treatment.


Due to the respective concession contracts in force and the respective Regulations, ESSE has public powers in the context of the operation of parking paid on public roads in the cities of Espinho and Vila Real de Santo António, liquidating and collecting voluntarily or coercively parking fees.

Thus, under the law, in the exercise and because of public concessions, in order to quantify the fees to be paid and collect voluntarily or coercively, ESSE is legally obliged to collect data related to the identification of vehicles (registration, make, model), place and date of parking (street, date and time), identification of drivers or owners (name, VAT, address).

Legitimate Interest

Quando o tratamento de dados pessoais é efetuado para situações relacionadas com atividades que, apesar de não se justificarem necessariamente por uma obrigação legal ou cláusula contratual, possam ser justificadas por motivos de interesse legítimo.

    1. Rights of Individuals

The General Regulation of Data Protection guarantees a set of rights to the holders of personal data, among which:

The right of Access:

The right to access, at any time and without delay, the data you have provided us in the scope of registration of the application or in the use of the services subscribed and the purpose of such treatment.

The right of Rectification:

The right to make and/or request the rectification of your personal data, provided by means of consent, that are incorrect or to complete the data of your client's file that may be incomplete, such as Name, Address, Email, VAT and Telephone Contacts.

The right to Forgetfulness:

The right to request the deletion of their personal data, provided through the consent form, when they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were initially collected and whenever there are no situations in which their conservation is fundamental, like the exercise of a contractual relationship or conservation to fulfil a legal obligation.

The right to Portability:

The right to obtain a digital copy of the data you have provided to us through the consent form, in a structured and automatic reading format that allows you to easily transfer, copy or transmit the personal data of a service to another entity.

The right to Opposition:

The right to object to treatment or to withdraw consent to treatment for a particular purpose when the basis of the processing of personal data has been of your consent, such as the cancellation of a newsletter subscription.

The right to Limitation:

The right to request the suspension of data processing or limitation of the processing of your personal data to a specific purpose.

The right to Opposition to Automated Treatment:

Direito a opor-se ao tratamento dos dados para definição automática de perfis de cliente com base nas suas preferências e dados de utilização de serviço.

As a client, you have the independence to easily and immediately exercise most of your rights through your Area. You may also exercise your rights through the contacts in the "Data Processing Manager" section of this Privacy Policy.

    1. Transmission of Data to Subcontractors

In the scope of its activity and to complement its commercial offer, thus providing a set of tools and solutions that meet the needs of its customers, ESSE may need to enter into partnerships with third parties with whom it will have to share the personal data of automatic way to be able to fulfil its competences.

These partnerships may be carried out, in particular, in the following terms:

  • provision of electronic payment services, through paypal, credit cards, ATM network, payshop, among others;

  • sending written notices by letter, electronic mail or written messages (SMS), namely, settlements, dispatches, decision-making projects, decisions and debt certificates;

Whenever there is a need for the transmission of certain personal data to subcontractors, ESSE will take appropriate measures to ensure contractually that the entities with whom the data is shared have implemented security and data protection measures that allow the preservation of their personal data

If it is necessary to transfer your personal data to a country that is not part of the European Union, ESSE shall ensure that data transmission is performed in compliance with the legal terms required by the GDPR.

    1. Purpose of Data Processing

Generally, the personal data collected are intended for the exercise of public powers in connection with the parking operation paid on public roads in the cities of Espinho and Vila Real de Santo António, liquidating and collecting voluntarily or coercively the respective parking fees, being essential for ESSE to fulfill the competences assigned to it by law and administrative act.

We try to limit whenever possible the personal information that is necessary to provide each service, and we ask for the details that are fundamental to the execution of such competences.

    1. Data Collection

Personal data is normally collected electronically through our website during its navigation and in the use of its functions, in the application and also in person, on the public highway, through ESSE employees in the exercise of public functions.

The Collection of Personal Data may also be made by other means, such as landing pages or interaction with our social profiles or in personal contacts on paper forms, with the prior consent of the holder of the personal data and an indication of the terms on which their data will be processed, where consent is applicable.

    1. Conservation period of the Personal Data

The conservation period of the personal data that is collected by ESSE may vary according to the purpose for which they were initially collected and the legal basis for requesting them.

ESSE retains its personal data only for the period necessary to perform the processing of the data for the purpose for which it was initially collected, which may, in certain situations and depending on the legal basis of the data collection, be deleted or anonymised if the client exercises his right to opposition, the right to forgetfulness or withdraw his consent for the treatment of that specific purpose.

Whenever there is a law requiring data to be retained for a certain period of time, such as preservation for a period of 10 years required by the Tax Authority in respect of tax and accounting compliance with respect to billing data, ESSE shall take the necessary measures to minimize the information strictly necessary to comply with this requirement.

If there is no legal obligation requiring the data to be retained for a certain period of time, they shall be treated in accordance with the law only for the period necessary to carry out the purpose for which they were originally collected, following the guidelines and decisions of the National Commission of Data Protection.

    1. Changes to the Privacy Policy

ESSE aims to guarantee the best conditions for the protection of privacy and data security, thus reserving the right to change, whenever deemed appropriate, its Privacy Policy, recommending in this way regular consultation of our online page where you can find and review the latest version.

  1. Cookies Policy

The cookies used on our website serve to improve performance and your experience as a user. Cookies are small text files stored on your device that collect information about the device and its user experience.

This information is used to record visits and statistics about user activity on the website.

The holders of this domain do not use the information contained in these files for commercial purposes with third parties, nor do the cookies store data that may be used for marketing purposes.

By browsing this website, you are consenting to the use and storage of cookies on your device. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can prevent them from being stored on your device by setting your browser to not accept cookies. Cookies stored on your device can be deleted at any time.

    1. Purpose of cookies

Cookies help you get the most out of our websites; they help determine the usefulness, interest, and the number of uses of websites, allowing for faster and more efficient browsing, and eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the website's information.

    1. Types of cookies


They remain stored, for a variable time, at the (browser) and in their access devices (personal computer, mobile phone, and tablet) and are used whenever the user makes a new visit to the website. They are generally used to direct navigation according to the interests of the user, allowing us to provide a more personalized service.


These are temporary, remain in the cookies of your browser until you leave the website. The information obtained allows you to identify problems and provide a better browsing experience.

    1. Gestão dos cookies:

Some cookies are deleted as soon as you close the tab or browser (depending on which browser you use), others are renewed with each visit, and others are deleted after a period of time.

You can configure the devices and browsers you use to reject some or even all of the cookies. The most common method is by anonymous browsing.O método mais usual é a navegação anónima.

Information about "Incognito Navigation" and Cookies management in the Chrome browser:

Information about "Incognito Navigation" and Cookies management in the Firefox browser:

Information about "Incognito Navigation" and Cookies management in the Safari browser:

Information about "Incognito Navigation" and Cookies management in the Internet Explorer browser:

You can also get more information on how to handle cookies here:

To manage cookies in your Chrome browser:

To manage cookies in the Firefox browser:

To manage cookies in the Safari browser:

To manage cookies in the Internet Explorer browser:

For information on how to delete cookies in other browsers:

If you take the action of blocking or deleting cookies in this domain, you are restricting a significant portion of the features that are available that could lead to unexpected behaviour. For more information about cookies and their use, we suggest you check the following links:

To control the collection of information from third-party cookies, you can do so here:

DNT (Do not track) is a standard that is not adopted by default by many third-party cookies. To see if your browser navigation is being monitored and change your settings, click here:

    1. Cookies Used

Essential Cookies:

They allow browsing the website and the use of your applications, also allowing access to safe areas of the website. Without these cookies, the services you have requested can’t be provided.

Analytical Cookies:

They are used to analyse how users use the website and monitor its performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by customizing our offer and quickly identifying and correcting any problems that are identified. These cookies are used only for the purpose of statistical creation and analysis, without ever collecting personal information.

Cookies de Funcionalidade:

They uphold user preferences about using the website, so you do not need to re-configure the website each time you visit.

Cookies de Terceiros:

Measure the success of applications and the effectiveness of third-party advertising. They can also be used to customize a widget with user data.

    1. Cookies used in particular:

Google Analytics:

Duration: 2 years

Responsibility: Google Inc.

Reason for use: Session registration, page movement and interaction with content for statistical purposes

More information and opt-out:


Duration: 1 year

Responsibility: Google Inc.

Reason for use: Records user actions after interacting with ads for the purpose of measuring and adjusting advertising effectiveness (Used only by Google)

More information and opt-out:

Google Maps:

Duration: Session

Responsibility: Google Inc.

Reason for use: Collects anonymous information about the interaction with the map for statistical purposes. (Used by Google only)

More information and opt-out:


Duration: Session

Responsibility: Google Inc.

Reason for use: Collects anonymous session information and interaction with videos for statistical purposes and activity registration with possible advertisements on the content. (Used by Google only) More information and opt-out:

Session ID:

Duration: Session

Responsibility: Our own

Reason for use: Anonymous registration maintained during the session, from entering this site (websites) until it leaves, to memorize user preferences.

Cookie Consent:

Duration: 1 year

Responsibility: Our own

Reason for use: It registers the consent of the user to our cookie policy.

  1. Copyright and Intellectual Property

All data, trademarks and general content on this website, may be protected under the general terms of law by national and international intellectual property protection legislation. Reproduction for personal use is permitted, but its modifications, imitations, loans, leases, transmissions or the sale of any content on this website are prohibited.

All rights not expressly granted by us, are copyrighted. In this way, all texts, images, illustrations, photographs, publicity, trademarks and other elements of the content of the website may be protected by law, and any copy, reproduction, diffusion or transmission, use, modification, distribution or any other use, in whole or in part, whatever the means used, isn't allowed.

Exceptions to this prohibition are free uses authorized by law, namely the right of citation, provided that its origin is clearly identified.

You are authorized to use documents (such as Press Releases, Announcements and Reports and Accounts) from this website, provided that the copyright notice appears on all copies. The use of such documents shall be used exclusively for informational and non-commercial or personal purposes and shall not be copied or placed on any computer network or distributed in any other medium and that no changes are made to the documents. Violators will be prosecuted.

Although personal data provided to us is within the scope of our privacy policy, we understand that all information communicated via the internet (including suggestions, material or ideas) will be exclusively owned and used by us. Such information will not have to be treated by us as confidential.

Some parts of the website may contain images that are the copyright of their suppliers (such as image bank photos).

Any file that is made available for download from the website is copyrighted by the operator who provides the file. The terms of use of these files are established by the operator that makes them available, so we recommend you read them.

  1. Hiperlinks

To facilitate accessibility, links to other websites will be added. If you choose to use the links to those websites, you should review and accept the rules of this website before using it. We can't guarantee its quality, nor do we assume any responsibility for the content or other functionalities of these websites.

The Company website will not take responsibility for the content or the theme of any other portals, including any website that was given access or been accessed through your portal.

  1. Use and Risk

Neither ESSE nor any other party involved in the creation, production, maintenance or implementation of the website may be liable for any losses or damages in civil liability (including, without limitation, damages or loss of profits arising directly or indirectly from the correct or incorrect use of the website and its contents by the user, access to the computer and computer system of the user by third parties, viruses, etc.

While we are committed to the security of your website and to enforce the appropriate technical, physical and logical protection measures to ensure its protection, we do not guarantee or declare that the files available for download on the website are free from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, scripts, or any other code or program that contains destructive or harmful properties. The information contained on the website should be considered for its informative aspect. Although our efforts to keep the contents updated and reliable, they may be incorrect, outdated or have typographical errors, and may be changed at any time without prior notification.


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  • Rua Marcelino Sá Pires, nº15
    2º Andar – Sala 26
    4700-924 Braga

  • +351 253 304 060
    +351 935 820 091