Utopia / Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.utopia-projects.com.

This website is owned by Utopia – Arquitectura e Engenharia Lda, a EU company with headquarters in Porto, Portugal.


When visitors leave comments on the contact form of our site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images within our contact forms, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included.  We don’t use them but be aware that other visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your information. This includes name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience. Allows that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. We inform you that these websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content.  The data includes tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you use one of our forms, the server may save your IP address.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment on our forms, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data travels

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Google Analytics

Description and scope of processing

We also use Google Analytics on our portal for web analysis purposes. This is an analysis service provided by Google LLC (www.google.com). Google Analytics uses methods which enable analyzing how the respective user uses our portal. This allows us to optimize our service and tailor it to the needs of the users.

Your browser typically transmitts to a Google server in the USA  the information about your use of this website which the cookie collects automatically. Google stores that sam information.
Our portal has IP anonymization enabled, which truncates the IP address prior to transmission within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The browser only transmitts the full IP address to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in some exceptions. Your browser transmitts an anonymous IP address in line with Google Analytics but it will never merge with other Google data. Google LLC has its headquarters in the USA and it is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. Based on this agreement between the USA and the European Commission, the latter established an appropriate level of data protection for Privacy Shield certified companies.

Purpose of processing

The purpose of processing is to analyze browsing behavior to optimize the service and to tailor our portal to the needs of the users. This also constitutes our legitimate interest according to Article 6(1)(f) DSGVO.

Legal basis for processing

The legal basis for data processing in line with web analysis is Article 6(1)(f) DSGVO.

Duration of processing, objection or removal

If we abandon the purpose and we no longer use Google Analytics we will erase the collected data. You can prevent the data about your use of the website generated by the cookie (including your IP address) from going to Google and processed by Google. You just have to download and install the browser plugin: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout