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Privacy Policy

Version 1.0

May 29th of 2023

1. Identification of the Controller

MINDERA CODE ACADEMY (hereinafter “MCA''), “we”, “our”, and “us” refers to Mindera PT, Mindera UK, ThinkIT, EngMindera, Mindera US, Mindera IN, Mindera RO, Mindera BR, Mindera ES, Mindera MA and any of our affiliated companies, with their registered in Portugal under number 516887106 and with its registered office address at Rua Gonçalo Cristóvão, N.º 347, 4.º Piso, Sala 404 4000-270 Porto.

MCA is the data controller for the information you provide unless otherwise stated. If you have any queries about the process, how we handle your information, or if you do not understand any aspects of this document, please feel free to contact us at and speak with our Data Protection Officer.

Without prejudicing the need to read this document, you should also consult our Terms & Conditions, which provide a more detailed explanation of the objectives of this website, our mission, and how we use and protect your personal data. You can find further information on how we use and protect your personal data by reading our Cookies Policy.

2. Information

The General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the Council of 27 April 2016, hereinafter referred to as "GDPR") ensure the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data.

The GDPR defines personal data as “any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.”

When a user fills in our Contact Us form with a request for more information related to the available subjects, identification data (first and last name) and contact data (e-mail), professional data (role & company) are requested, but only identification and contact data will be mandatory.

The categories of personal data collected will, as you can see, differ depending on the data subject's interaction with our website and according to their own interests during each visit.

3. Purposes of the processing of personal data

Personal data processed will only be used for the following purposes:

  • Communication and clarification.
  • Processing of information requests.
  • Verifying, maintaining, and developing systems or statistics.
  • Access MCA’s technology and developments (its different workflows) directly or through third parties.
  • Processing, conservation, management and maintenance of applications for courses provided by MCA.
  • Newsletter purposes (for the user to receive information about content published on the website), blog articles, news about MCA, events and related occurrences.
  • Branding purposes.

MCA guarantees the confidentiality of all personal data provided. MCA collects and processes data in a secure manner and prevents its loss or manipulation by using the most appropriate techniques. It should be kept in mind that the collection of data and its flows in open and not controlled networks allows personal data to circulate without safety conditions, with the risk of being seen and used by unauthorized third parties, for which MCA won’t be liable.

4. Information provided by the candidate

When the candidate completes the application form, the following personal information is requested:

  • first name and last name;
  • e-mail address and phone number;
  • It’s also required to share your profile on GitHub, and/or Bitbucket or others that the candidate deems relevant. Not mandatory;
  • ability to work in the country for which you are applying for employment.

When the candidate shares their resume with us, they have the power to control the information they share. It’s important that you share your information with us, such as:

  • education level;
  • professional experience;
  • certificates of studies, as well as any supporting documentation attached to your resume, such as copies of certificates and diplomas;
  • spoken languages;
  • information provided by you may be reviewed or analyzed on a case-by-case basis by the end user, at their own risk/responsibility. We don’t need to known your personal data in relation to your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person's sex life or sexual orientation. If you share this data, we will consider that you authorized it to be processed, however, we’d advise against it/rather you don’t in order for better compliance with the principle of minimization.

5. Use of Data Processors

Data processors are third parties who provide elements of our application system for us. We have contracts in place with our data processors. This means that they cannot do anything with your personal information unless we have instructed them to do it. We may share your information with client companies, however, we will ensure that they treat it securely and keep it for the stipulated period. If you use our online application system, you will provide the requested information to Workable who provide this online service for us. Once you apply on Workable’s website, they will hold the information you submit and Mindera will have access to it. By submitting your course application and/or using Workable you acknowledge and agree to the practices described in this policy and the Workable policy.

6. Transfers of Personal Data

In no case will MCA transfer the personal data provided through this website to third parties without the prior consent of the user unless it’s a legal obligation to do so or we find it a legitimate interest, as long as the appropriate safeguards are guaranteed.

This consent, whenever requested, for the most diverse purposes, will always be free, clearly expressed, and enshrined in a clear and unequivocal commitment that its withdrawal, if desired by the user, will be possible at all times.

7. Rights of the Data Subject

In accordance with the provisions of the GDPR, the user may exercise at any time his/her/their right to information, access, rectification, erasure, limitation, portability, opposition, and the removal of consent by means of a written request addressed to MCA, through the following means:

Through paper mail to the following address: Rua Gonçalo Cristóvão, n.º 347, 4.º piso, sala 404,4000-270 Porto, Portugal. Through email to the following address: If these rights are exercised, then the user must specify the nature of their claim and identify themself. Once the identity of the user has been confirmed, to ensure the request isn’t being made by a non-authorised third party, the claim will be attended to in full accordance with the necessary legal requirements/deadlines.

8. Security measures

MCA states that it has implemented and will continue to implement the security measures (of a technical and organizational nature) necessary to guarantee the protection of the personal data we are provided. We’ve implemented and continue to implement these measures to prevent the data’s alteration, loss, unauthorized treatment and/or access, taking into account the current state of the technology, the nature of the data stored, and the risks that it is exposed to.

MCA guarantees the confidentiality of the data provided through this website. All data will be in a secure infrastructure that is safeguarded through the use of data encryption. You may find that your browser communications are secure if a block appears in the web address bar or if the address starts with HTTPS instead of HTTP only.

However, as the internet is not completely secure, we warn that your personal data can circulate on open networks without security conditions, which MCA is not responsible for and cannot be held responsible for, at the risk of being seen and used by unauthorized third parties. This means that any transmission of your personal data will be at your own risk.

9. Retention of the Personal Data

Your data is kept by MCA for the purposes described herein. It is retained to confirm your registration on this website and to prove the exercise of your rights within the admissible periods in accordance with the guidelines of the supervisory entities.

10. Other considerations

MCA is not responsible for any acts or omissions of third parties, namely, links to other websites and their contents.

In case of a merger, division, transformation, dissolution, or insolvency of the MCA commercial company, your data may be transferred to third parties as a commercial asset. In the event of this happening, the transfer of your data will always be in compliance with the applicable law and will always maintain your rights as the data owner, namely as to the consent given and the rights of opposition, access, rectification, deletion, limitation, and portability.

In the event of any legislative or commercial changes, MCA reserves the right to change this policy at any time, so you should consult it whenever you use this website.

For more information, please contact us by email at

You can read about MCA’s Cookies Policy here.

12. Terms & Conditions

You can read about MCA’s Terms & Conditions here.

13. Workable

You can read about the Workable Privacy Policy here.

14. Supervisory Authority

In accordance with the law, the data subject has the right to submit a complaint regarding the protection of personal data to the competent supervisory authority.

15. Changes to the Privacy Policy

MCA may change this Privacy Policy at any time. So, it is recommended that users check our Privacy Policy regularly and/or each time they access this website, where it will be properly advertised and easily accessible.