World Footwear

Privacy Policy / Terms and conditions

APICCAPS for World Footwear

APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Association takes personal data protection very seriously. We invite you to read our Privacy Policy carefully for a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (

Your data privacy rights

APICCAPS is committed to the high data privacy standards and to protecting the personal data it collects and processes. For that purpose, APICCAPS has deployed this data privacy policy and organisational measures to prevent data breaches and unlawful use. As a data controller, our responsibility notably implies that we provide you with the right to consult, correct or remove any of your personal data. Should you wish to consult, complete, rectify, restrict or remove any of the information that we hold about you or your organisation, please contact us via

About the personal data we collect and the way we use them

Personal data
You may provide us with personal data information when using our websites, interacting with us on social media, registering for information or events. The data we collect can include your organisation’s name, logo, title (or gender), job title, first name, family name, function, telephone number, mailing address, e-mail, social media account (s) and web address or photo. Some of this information is considered as personal data under the EU GDPR. In most instances, we collect personal data directly from the data subjects, but we may sometimes obtain personal data from third parties such as directories or and open information on companies, organizations or social networks websites.

Purpose of use and processing
The information that you provide us with will be used for the purpose of contacting you and/or providing you with relevant and updated information about our organisation, its activities and positions. APICCAPS processes identification data from individuals who register themselves on websites managed by APICCAPS and give their express consent to receive information from us, such as newsletters from our different platforms, APICCAPS publications and information about Portuguese Shoes.

Explicit consent, retention and right of consultation, and modification
Your prior informed and explicit consent for the use and processing of your personal data will be requested for registering to APICCAPS mass communication such as newsletters or access to premium contents in our websites. Your personal data will be kept as long as you are a designated person of your organisation in relation with APICCAPS and, otherwise provided by law, for the time that is strictly necessary to achieve the purpose(s) for which they were collected. Should you wish to withdraw your prior informed consent, consult, complete, rectify, restrict or remove any of the information that we hold about you or your organisation, please contact us at:

Data sharing
APICCAPS does not share or sell any personal data to third parties for any commercial purpose. Therefore, your personal data will not be shared with any other third parties unless we would be required to do so by law or to comply with a court order served upon us in connection with our website(s), social media, the implementation of the EU GDPR or to protect and defend our legal rights and interests and those of our members.

Risk assessment
The processing of your personal data was self-assessed as presenting limited risks for your fundamental rights considering that only professional information is used and that adequate measures are in place to prevent data breaches.

Personal data breaches
In order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, if a personal data breach is likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, we will communicate the personal data breach to the data subject as soon as possible via email.


Cookies and Similar Technologies
APICCAPS uses cookies on its websites to improve the performance and browsing experience of its users, increasing on the one hand, the speed and efficiency of response and, on the other hand, eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information. The placement of cookies not only helps the websites to recognize the user's device during the next visit but also, frequently, for the correct operation of the same.
The cookies used in the APICCAPS portals are as follows:
• Essential - necessary for navigation on the website, guaranteeing access to private areas of the website, in order to allow the execution of services:
- Session Cookies
• Analytical - necessary for the collection of information for statistical analysis of navigation and use of the website, namely:
- Google
• Social Networks - possibility of interaction with social networks, namely:
- Facebook and Linkedin;
The metadata generated by the use of cookies may be sent to third parties for trend analysis, navigation of users on the sites and performance of the same, without identifying any person.

How to control the use of cookies?
Users can prevent the use of cookies in their browser settings. If you limit this option, however, the use of some features or the performance of certain tools may be conditioned.