This Privacy Policy regulates the treatment of users’ data (hereinafter “User” or “Users”) collected by the project “Lab in a Box” ‘s website (hereinafter “Website”). Browsing the Website implies knowledge and express acceptance of the conditions stated in this Privacy and Cookies Policy.


1. Use of the Website

General access and navigation on the Website does not necessarily imply the provision of personal data.

2. Cookies

2.1. In order to be able to provide a more personalized and pleasing service to the Users, that strives to meet their expectations, the Website uses cookies to collect and store information.

2.2. A Cookie is a text file that is automatically stored in Users’ internet browsers, when they access certain websites. The cookie allows the Website and third parties to identify the web browser on the server, enabling the storage of information, in order to improve the User experience, as well as to analyze and review the website’s performance.

2.3. Cookies can be classified as session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies expire automatically when you close your web browser. Persistent cookies remain in your web browser until their expiration date, or until they are deleted.

2.4. The Website will use the cookies identified in this table, strictly for the following purposes:

a) Strictly Necessary Cookies  These are Website-own cookies that allow you to access the main functionalities of the Website and are therefore constitutively activated. They include session and security cookies.
b) Performance Cookies These cookies collect information on the use of the Website with the purpose of improving the services provided and to assess their performance. Cookies may be used to test pages or features, measuring Users’ reactions. The performance cookies used may be the Website’s own and/or belong to third parties.
c) Marketing, Advertising and Social Media Cookies These cookies are third party cookies that allow links to social media.

2.5. Each User corresponds to an individual cookie, thus ensuring data privacy and data security. The presentation of statistical data is done in an aggregated and not individual fashion, which does not allow for identification of the User. In this manner, it is possible to evaluate the performance of the Website, with the aim of its constant updating and improvement in order to address the User’s tastes and needs.

2.6. Web browsers allow Users to manage their cookies. Users can configure the settings of their devices to accept all cookies, to know when a cookie is set or to never receive cookies. You can at any time disable the cookies function via the web browser, usually in the “Preferences” or “Tools” menu. For more details on the configuration of your web browser, see its “Help” menu.

2.7. We draw your attention to the fact that, by disabling cookies completely, some features of the Website may no longer be available.

2.8. You can change your cookie settings at any time using the link at the bottom of the Website pages.

2.9. The Website makes use of Google Analytics, which uses cookies to identify how often you visit our web pages. However, the information collected by Google Analytics is anonymous and is used by the Website to identify repeat visits by a user but not the personal identity of that user or any information that is used in combination with other information by the Website to establish the identity of the user.

3. Complaints

Without prejudice to any other means of administrative or judicial appeal, the User is entitled to submit a complaint to the National Data Protection Commission or other competent supervisory authority under the terms of the law, if said User considers that the treatment of his data by the Website violates the legal regime in place at any given moment.

4. Questions

If you have any question related to the processing of your personal data and the exercise of the rights bestowed upon you by the applicable legislation and, in particular, referred to in this Policy, you can submit it through the following contacts:


Adress: Projeto Lab in a Box, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Rua da Quinta Grande 6, 2780-156 Oeiras, Portugal

5. Changes to the terms of personal data processing

The Website may change this Privacy Policy at any time. These changes will be duly publicized via the pages of the Website.


Last update: 19.03.2021