1. Introduction

These Terms and Conditions govern the access to and use of the www.portugal.edp.com website. The website is owned and operated by EDP SA, headquartered at Avenida 24 de Julho, 12, Lisbon (hereinafter “EDP SA”). Any legal questions regarding the website can be found in the Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy sections, which are an integral part of these Terms and Conditions.

The use of this website by any user is governed by the following Terms and Conditions, implying their acceptance by said user. If the user does not agree to these Terms and Conditions, he/she must cease using the website.

EDP SA may change or update, in whole or in part, these Terms and Conditions, the Privacy Policy and the Cookies Policy. Any changes or updates to these Terms and Conditions, as well as to the Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy, will take effect as soon as they are published in the respective website section. Users are advised to regularly check the Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy sections in order to see the latest versions thereof.

Access to the website is provided for personal use and to publicize EDP SA's activities only.

EDP SA reserves the right to evaluate, at its own discretion, user compliance with these Terms and Conditions. Violation of the Terms and Conditions may entail the withdrawal of the license granted by EDP SA under Clause 1. Likewise, EDP may exercise its rights to the maximum extent possible by law. 

Users commit to indemnify and hold EDP SA, its legal representatives, partners and employees harmless against any damages, liabilities, claims or compensation requests, including expenses and representation costs, initiated by third parties as a result of using the website in violation of these Terms and Conditions or in breach of the representations and warranties contained herein.

2. License

Without prejudice to other provisions in these Terms and Conditions, EDP SA authorizes any user to use this website for personal or informational purposes only, as provided in these Terms and Conditions. The user license may be revoked by EDP SA at its discretion and at any time. Pursuant to the law and these Terms and Conditions, users may not copy, use, transfer, rent, sub-license, change, adapt, modify or attempt to modify the source code, reverse-engineer, reverse-compile or disassemble, in whole or in part, the contents of the website. By accessing the website, the user acknowledges and accepts that the content of the website may be incomplete, inaccurate, not up-to-date or may not meet his/her needs and requirements.

3. EDP SA Content and Liability Limitation

Access to and use of the website, including the display of web pages, are activities carried out by users.

Users are solely and exclusively responsible for the use of the website and its contents. EDP SA is not liable, nor does it assume any liability, for any use of the website that is non-compliant with the law.

In particular, users are solely responsible for the communication of inaccurate or untrue information, or of third-party data without the respective consent, as well as for any misuse thereof. 

The contents of the website may contain inaccuracies or typos. EDP SA is not and cannot be held liable, by any means or methods, for any errors, inaccuracies or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of information obtained from or through the website.i The user is solely and exclusively responsible for assessing the information and contents obtained through the website.

The website and all information and content published therein may be modified by EDP SA at any time, regularly and/or without prior notice.

Considering that any content that may be downloaded or otherwise obtained stems from a free decision by the user and is obtained at his/her own risk, any damage to computers or loss of data resulting from the user's download operations is his/her sole responsibility, and EDP SA shall assume no liability for it. EDP SA assumes no liability for any damages arising from the impossibility of accessing the services provided on the website, nor for any data damage caused by viruses, damaged files, errors, omissions, service interruptions, content cancellation or any other issues involving the Internet, the service providers, the user's telephone and/or telematic connection, unauthorized access, data modifications, or the absence and/or malfunctioning of the user's electronic devices.

The user is responsible for using his/her personal data in a safe and correct manner, as well as for any damage or loss caused to EDP SA or third parties resulting from the misuse, loss or theft of such data.

In registration cases, the user is responsible for using his/her reserved area login details in a safe and correct manner. In such circumstances, the user is responsible for creating his/her user name and password. The user is also responsible for providing specific information, which should be accurate and up-to-date. The user cannot choose a user name belonging to a third party in order to use the latter's identity. Likewise, the user cannot use a third party's user name without his/her express consent.

The user must guarantee the confidentiality of his/her password and must not share it with any third parties.

The user is solely and exclusively responsible for the way his/her user account is used, either by him/herself or by authorized third parties. EDP SA may revoke the user license, at its discretion and at any time, if it detects any abusive, fraudulent or unlawful behavior.

EDP SA has adopted appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard the security of the services offered through the website, to ensure the integrity of traffic data pertaining to unauthorized forms of use or knowledge, and to prevent the dissemination, destruction and loss of confidential or non-confidential user information on the website, as well as of any data pertaining to unauthorized access or non-compliance with applicable personal data laws.

EDP SA does not and cannot guarantee that the website is free of viruses or of any other element that could negatively affect the User's devices.

4. Website Access. Interruption and Suspension

Although EDP SA uses its best efforts to provide continuous website access, such access may be suspended, limited or interrupted at any time, regardless of the reason. Occasionally, access to the website may be limited in order to enable the retrieval, maintenance or introduction of new features or services. EDP SA will make every effort to retrieve access as soon as possible. EDP SA reserves the right to block access to and/or remove any material which may be deemed to be in breach of these Terms and Conditions.

EDP SA reserves the right to terminate any user account that violates these Terms and Conditions, including situations in which the User uses proxy IP addresses to conceal the use of multiple accounts, tries to be identified as being in a different country, or disrupts the operation of the website by any means.

5. Personal Data Protection

Users are advised to read and review our Privacy Policy, which is an integral part of these Terms and Conditions, in order to understand how and for which purpose the website collects and uses personal data.

6. Intellectual Property Rights

All rights are reserved. The website and all its contents, including but not limited to articles, opinions, other texts, lists, user manuals, photographs, drawings, images, video or audio clips, marketing texts, as well as trademarks, logos, domain names and any other elements that may be covered by property rights (including source codes) and/or other forms of intellectual property rights (hereinafter, “Material”), are owned by EDP SA or third parties, and are protected against unauthorized use, copying and dissemination by Portuguese and international Intellectual Property laws and treaties. None of the provisions in these Terms and Conditions and/or the contents of the website may be construed as implicitly granting, accepting or licensing the right to use any Material without prior written consent from EDP SA or the third party that owns the Material and/or the corresponding intellectual property rights. Using, copying, reproducing, modifying, republishing, updating, downloading, emailing, sharing, distributing, duplicating or misusing the Material in unspecified but related ways is strictly prohibited. As a website user, the user commits not to use the Material for unlawful purposes and not to infringe the rights of EDP SA.

However, the user may access and display the contents of the website and/or the Material on a computer screen, store said content on a disk (but not on a server or Internet-connected memory device), or print out a copy of said content for personal and non-commercial use; in such cases, however, the user must keep all information pertaining to the contents' intellectual property rights.

Access to the website does not grant the user any rights over the contents made available by EDP SA.

7. Links to Other Websites

If the website provides links to any third-party websites or to any content made available by third parties ("Other Websites"), EDP SA hereby informs that such links to Other Websites are included solely for informational purposes and for the convenience of the User. EDP SA does not control and, therefore, is not liable for any such Other Websites or for the contents or products provided by Other Websites (including, but not limited to, references to social media platforms) and accepts no responsibility for any damage or losses that may arise from use of Other Websites, nor for the processing of personal data during Internet browsing operations. Access to any Other Website from a link provided on the EDP SA website is at the sole risk and responsibility of the user.

The user should therefore pay particular attention when connecting to Other Websites from links provided on the EDP SA website and carefully read their Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies.

8. User Representations and Warranties

The user represents and warrants that:

a) He/she has read and understood these Terms and Conditions;

b) He/she will refrain from reproducing, duplicating, copying, selling, reselling or otherwise exploiting the website or its contents, in whole or in part, for commercial purposes, as well as from using or reproducing the trademarks or any other intellectual/industrial property rights belonging to EDP SA;

c) He/she will not publish or use untrue, abusive or defamatory information;

d) He/she will refrain from using, directly or indirectly, the services or the website for purposes contrary to the law or the principles contained in these Terms and Conditions;

e) He/she will not propagate viruses, spyware, adware, rootkit, backdoor or Trojan viruses, nor any other malware.

f) He/she will not use any software or other automatic or manual mechanisms to copy or control the website and its content.

9. Miscellaneous Provisions

The nullity of any provision in these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to be deleted, and the remaining provisions thereof shall remain in full force and effect.

This agreement shall be governed by and interpreted under Portuguese law, pursuant to the agreements concluded and executed in that country. In the absence of an amicable agreement between the parties, any claims or disputes concerning the conclusion, execution or interpretation of this Agreement shall be settled by the Judicial Courts of Lisbon, with the express waiver of any other jurisdiction.

The user may contact us for any issue concerning these Terms and Conditions or the use of the website by sending an email or a registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt to the EDP SA electronic or postal address.