Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Abicalçados has created this privacy policy in order to demonstrate its commitment to privacy.


What is Abicalçados?

It is the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association, an organization that represents the Footwear Industry throughout Brazil. It is headquartered in the city of Novo Hamburgo. 

It works in search of better competitive conditions for the productive sector. 


What is the Brazilian Footwear?

The BRAZILIAN FOOTWEAR is a program to promote exports of Brazilian footwear developed by Abicalçados in partnership with Apex-Brasil. 

The program aims to increase exports of Brazilian footwear brands through actions aimed at development, trade promotion, and image, focusing on the international market.


What is

A platform that aims to constantly bring closer international buyers and Brazilian footwear brands. The website allows negotiations to start directly on the website so that subsequently the companies may contact each buyer in a customized way.


Privacy is our commitment

Privacy and security are priorities for Abicalçados and for the Brazilian Footwear program. We are committed to being transparent about the way we process personal data. Therefore, this Privacy Policy establishes how information from people who access or use our website and/or use our services is collected, used, and transferred.

By visiting the website and registering, so as to use our services, you understand that we will eventually collect and use your personal information in the ways described in this Policy, under the Data Protection rules (LGPD, Federal Law 13.709/2018) and the other applicable rules of the Brazilian legal system.

The Brazilian Footwear program is developed at Abicalçados' headquarters, located at Rua Júlio de Castilhos, nº 561, in the downtown district of the city of Novo Hamburgo, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. 

Thus, Abicalçados, registered under CNPJ/MF 90.833.203/0001-51, in the role of Data Controller, complies with the provisions of this Privacy Policy.


Who is Abicalçados' and the Brazilian Footwear’s target audience and what pieces of data are collected?

Abicalçados is an organization that relates directly to companies. It is a B2B (business-to-business) operation. Therefore, it aims at conducting business deals between companies, within the corporate universe, and not with end consumers. 

The Brazilian Footwear program aims to promote exports of Brazilian footwear; therefore it deals with international companies and buyers, both individuals and corporations. 

Thus, most of the data collected is corporate and not personal.

However, even in a minor amount, some pieces of personal data are collected. They are: name, phone number, and email address. 


What is the purpose of collecting data and how is the data collected?

The collection of personal data submitted to Abicalçados and to the Brazilian Footwear will be used both to respond to requests and to assist in the provision of services. Personal information may be used in the following ways:

a) to provide the requested/hired services, which, whether they are provided to member companies or not, are requested through individuals who represent them (by phone or email); 

b) to send emails and administrative notices, such as security or maintenance and security alerts;

c) to send newsletters, email marketing campaigns, surveys, and/or other materials related to our services and other purposes, as long as you wish to receive them;

d) to sign documents, such as: legal documents, agreements, notices, contracts, authorizations, etc.; 

e) to collect information on accesses to interactions between buyers and brands in order to quantify and identify them;

f) to collect information on accesses to the number of updates on the page;

g) to collect information on accesses to the latest update on the page;

h) to collect information on the use of data, information, and metrics to produce reports for Apex-Brasil. 

The collection and processing of the data mentioned herein are essential for the maintenance of Thus, if you do not consent to it, you should not register. 

This data is collected through exchanges of information between employees and representatives of member companies and employees and representatives of Abicalçados, buyers who are interested in the brands and in the products they offer, as well as through people who access our website and request information. 


What is data processing?

Data processing is any operation performed with personal data, such as: collection, production, reception, classification, use, access, reproduction, transmission, distribution, processing, filing, storage, elimination, evaluation or control of information, modification, communication, transfer, diffusion, or extraction.


What are the rights of data subjects (data owners)? 

The subject of the personal data collected by Abicalçados and by the Brazilian Footwear may request and obtain, at any time:

a) Confirmation: the right to be informed about the processing of your data; 

b) Access: the right to request access to the personal data processed by Abicalçados; 

c) Correction: the right to request the alteration of the personal data processed by Abicalçados whenever they are incomplete, inaccurate, or outdated; 

d) Restriction: the right to request the anonymization, blocking, or elimination of unnecessary data, excessive data, or data processed by Abicalçados in disagreement with the personal data protection legislation; 

e) Elimination: the right to request the elimination of the personal data processed by Abicalçados and obtained through consent; 

f) Revocation of consent: the right to revoke the consent provided at any time, with an explicit statement, through a free, easy procedure.


How can you exercise your rights as a subject?

To exercise your rights as a subject, you must contact Abicalçados by:

Phone number: (+55 51) 354-7011

E-mail: [email protected]

In person: Rua Júlio de Castilhos, nº 561, Bairro Centro, in the city of Novo Hamburgo, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. 

In order to ensure that you are correctly identified as the subject of the personal data that was requested, we will possibly request documents or other evidence that can prove your identity. In this case, you will be informed in advance.


How and for how long will your data be stored?

The personal data collected by Abicalçados will be used and stored for the time necessary for the provision of the services or for the purposes listed in this Privacy Policy to be achieved, considering the rights of data subjects and controllers.

In general, your data will be kept as long as the relationship between you and Abicalçados/Brazilian Footwear lasts. After the period during which the personal data is stored, they will be excluded from our databases or anonymized, except for the cases legally provided for in article 16 of the general data protection law, namely:

I - compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation by the controller;

II - study by a research body, ensuring the anonymization of personal data whenever possible;

III - transfer to a third party, on the condition that the data processing requirements provided for in this Law are respected; or

IV - exclusive use by the controller, with access by a third party prohibited, and on the condition that the data is anonymized.

That is, personal information about you that is essential for the fulfillment of legal, judicial, and administrative determinations and/or for the exercise of the right of defense in judicial and administrative proceedings will be kept, in spite of the exclusion of the other pieces of data. 

We employ protection measures and technical solutions that are able to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and inviolability of your data. Besides, we also follow security measures that are appropriate to the risks and offer controlled access to the stored information.


What do we do to keep your data secure?

To keep your personal information secure, we use material, electronic, and managerial tools aimed at protecting your privacy.

We apply these tools taking into account the nature of the personal data collected, the context and purpose of the processing, and the risks that any violations would generate for the rights and liberties of the subject of the data that was collected and processed.

The following measures stand out among those we adopt: 

(I) Only authorized people have access to your personal data; 

(II) Your personal data is stored in a safe, trustworthy environment.

Abicalçados and the Brazilian Footwear are committed to adopting the best attitudes to avoid security incidents. However, it is important to emphasize that no virtual page is entirely secure and risk-free. In spite of all our security protocols, problems whose fault lies exclusively on third parties – such as cyberattacks by hackers – may occur; problems may also occur due to the negligence or recklessness of the user/client.

In the event of security incidents that may generate significant risk or damage to any of our users, we will inform the affected parties and the National Data Protection Authority of the incident, in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Law.


Who can your data be shared with?

Abicalçados will not share your personal data with any unauthorized third party. 

Your data may be shared with our business partners or governmental bodies, such as Apex Brasil, since the BRAZILIAN FOOTWEAR program is coordinated by ABICALÇADOS and APEX BRASIL. 

They receive your data only to the extent necessary for the provision of the hired services and accountability. Our contracts are guided by the data protection rules of the Brazilian legal system.

Besides, there are also other hypothetical situations in which your data may be shared. They are:

I - Legal determination, request, requisition, or court order, with competent judicial, administrative, or governmental authorities.

II - In the event of corporate transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, and incorporations, automatically.

III - Protection of Abicalçados' rights in any type of conflict, including those judicial in nature.


International transfer of data

Some of the third parties with whom we share your data have facilities located in foreign countries. They include an information storage system in the cloud (google drive), an internal management system (podium), and email marketing. Under these conditions, in any case, your personal data will be subject to the General Data Protection Law and other Brazilian data protection laws.

Therefore, Abicalçados is committed to always adopting efficient cybersecurity and data protection standards, making the best efforts to guarantee and comply with legislative requirements.

By agreeing to this Privacy Policy, you agree to this sharing, which will happen in accordance with the purposes described herein.


Cookies or browsing data

The uses Cookies, which are text files sent by the platform to your computer and which are stored in it. They contain information related to the browsing on the website. In short, Cookies are used to enhance the user experience.

By accessing our website and consenting to the use of Cookies, you indicate that you know and accept the use of a browsing data collection system with the use of Cookies on your device.

You may, at any time and at no cost, change permissions, block, or refuse Cookies. However, revoking the consent to certain Cookies may prevent the correct functioning of some features of the platform.