Terms of use


One of the main values of the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (“Abicalçados”), proprietor and owner of the database, is the commitment to respecting and preserving the information of its users. Thus, we have developed this Privacy Policy ("Policy") so that you ("User") are aware of the information and data we collect. By creating an account, supplying personal information and, consequently, browsing the website, the User will be freely and expressly consenting to the use of their data, with the rules established for such, with the protection and security referenced herein. When you create an account or use the BrazilianFootwear.com, you agree with the terms of use.

Use of Personal Information:
General Use.
Using our website requires the collection and use of your information. When creating an account at the BrazilianFootwear.com, the user will provide data such as full name and company they work for, as well as their websites, professional email address and country, in addition to preferences in shoes. This information is stored by the BrazilianFootwear.com to: a) facilitate the creation and security of your account; b) identify the users of our system; c) improve our website and services; d) internal research and development; e) content customization; f) prevent duplicate accounts; g) provide the services you request; h) send emails and notifications; i) reply to your questions and requests; j) send newsletters, surveys, sales, and other promotional materials related to our services and other marketing purposes of the BrazilianFootwear.com.

Profile information.
The profile created on our website will be accessed by the companies Abicalçados authorizes to do so, buyers (national and international), interested in the products on the website, provided they are properly registered and linked to a specific CNPJ [Corporate Tax Identification Number] and/or similar document. The information collected during the registration process may be used by the Brazilian Footwear.com to: a) contact members; b) customize content to match their preferences; c) show the status of members; and d) show the date of a member's last visit.

Other Disclosures.
The website BrazilianFootwear.com may disclose personal information, provided that it is done in good faith and that such disclosures are necessary: a) for a legal investigation, when the information is requested by the government; b) to comply with applicable laws or to respond to subpoenas or warranties made available by the BrazilianFootwear.com; c) to protect or defend the rights or property of the BrazilianFootwear.com or services of its users; and/or d) to investigate or assist in preventing any violation or potential violation of law, in this Privacy Policy, or in the Terms of Use.

Third-party Websites.
Social Networking Website.
If you log in to the website using your credentials of a social media website (such as LinkedIn, Instagram, or Facebook, for example) or associate your account with a social media account, the BrazilianFootwear.com may receive information about you, according to the terms of use and privacy policy of that website. It will be possible to add the received information to the information already collected through the website of the BrazilianFootwear.com.

User Consent.
By submitting personal information through our website or services, you expressly agree to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Visitors under the Age of 18 (Eighteen).
The website BrazilianFootwear.com will not be offered to people under the age of 18 (eighteen). In order to create an account on the website and accept the Terms of Use, the account holder is aware that they must be over 18 years old or an emancipated minor or have legal authorization from their parents or guardians, and be fully able to consent to the terms, conditions, obligations, statements, representations, and warranties described herein and to abide by and comply with them.

Your Content and Conduct
As an account holder on the BrazilianFootwear.com you can upload content, including photos, videos, and text. The account holder will be solely responsible for the content and the consequences of sending or posting it. By completing the registration on the BrazilianFootwear.com., the account holder declares and warrants that they own or have the necessary licenses, rights, authorizations, and permissions to publish the content and authorizes Abicalçados and the BrazilianFootwear.com to use all patents, trademarks, business secrets, copyrights, or other property rights and such content to post the content, in accordance with these Terms of Use. Abicalçados and the BrazilianFootwear.com do not ensure confidentiality in relation to any of the content published on the website.

Types of Information to Be Collected.
"Personal information" means data that enable someone to identify and contact you, including, for example, your name, address, telephone number, and email address, as well as any other non-personal information about you that is associated with or linked to any of the exposed data.

Information and Material You Will Provide Us.
Your personal information, such as name, email address, full address, telephone number, and password, will be collected when you create an account with us. ("Account"); In addition to personal information, we will require information about the company you work for, such as trade name, corporate name, CNPJ [Corporate Tax Identification Number] etc. Information will be held on your behalf, such as selections, favorite products, messages, and any other information you store using your account; If you provide us feedback or contact us by email, your name and email address and any content included in the email will be collected, in order to send your reply; When you post a message on our website, the information contained in your post will be stored on our servers;

Information Collected through Technology.
To make use of our website and services that are more useful to you, our servers (which may be hosted by third-party service providers) will collect your personal information, including your internet browser, internet protocol (IP) address, domain name, and/or date/time stamp of your visit. This information, which does not identify users, is used to analyze trends, to manage the website, to track users' movements on the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. This automatic data collection may be linked to personal information for the purpose of security and to detect fraudulent activities. Cookies and URL information will also be used to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit to the website and the information you researched and visited. "Cookies" are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer's hard drive while you are viewing a website. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with more personal information and an interactive experience on our website. Persistent cookies may be removed following the instructions and assistance provided by your internet browser. Cookies may enable automatic logins when you visit the website in the future and may enable content customization. The use of tracking technologies by our technology partners and other third parties on the website is not covered by this privacy policy. These third parties may use cookies, clear gifs, images, and scripts to help them better manage content on our website. The BrazilianFootwear.com does not have access to or control over these technologies and does not link the information collected to the personal information of our visitors.

Google Analytics.
Currently we use Google Analytics to anonymously collect information and report website trends without individually identifying visitors. Google Analytics uses its own cookie to track visitor interactions. Website owners can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their websites so they can improve how people can find it. Please see the following links for more information about Google Analytics: http://www.google.com/analytics/, http://www.google.com/privacy.html e http://www.google.com/analytics/tos.html. You can also opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising through the Google Ads Preferences Manager.

Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information.
We offer choices regarding the use and sharing of your personal information. When you create an account on the website BrazilianFootwear.com, newsletters and emails that directly promote the use of our website and services may be sent periodically. When you receive our newsletter or any promotional communications from the BrazilianFootwear.com, you can indicate your preference for cancellation of submissions for future communications. The setting of preferences to receive emails and other communications can be made directly in the settings of your account. Regardless of your email preferences, you may receive notifications relating to any updates in the terms of use or privacy policy.

Changes of Personal Information.
You can change any of your personal information in your account by editing your profile in your account or by contacting us through the website. You may request the removal of your personal information by contacting us through the website or through the email international@abicalcados.com.br. When any piece of information is excluded, it will be removed from the active database, but may remain in the archives. The personal information will be retained for as long as your account is active or as long as necessary to provide you with services, to prevent fraud and for similar purposes, as well as long as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, or reinforce our agreements.

Security of Your Personal Information.
The BrazilianFootwear.com is committed to protecting the security of our Personal Information. The BrazilianFootwear.com and third-party service providers use a variety of procedures and industry-standard security technologies to help protect your Personal Information from non-authorized access, use, or disclosure. We also require you to enter a password to access your Account Information. It is extremely important that you do not disclose your account password to unauthorized persons. No method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while the BrazilianFootwear.com devotes efforts to protect your personal information, the BrazilianFootwear.com cannot guarantee absolute security. If you have any questions about the security on our website, please contact us through international@abicalcados.com.br

Blogs.
Our website publicly offers access to blogs and other social media such as Facebook, Instagram etc. You must be aware that any information to these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who have access to them. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information. If this occurs, we will inform you about the limitations of our ability and why.

Changes in the Privacy Policy.
This privacy policy is subject to occasional revisions. In the event of any material change in the way we use your personal information, we will notify you by sending an email to the last email address you provided and/or prominently. Any changes in this privacy policy will take effect over the thirty (30) previous days counting from the sending of our email notification to you or 30 (thirty) calendar days after the publication of the notice that the changes were made on the website. These changes will be effective for new users of our service. Please note that you are responsible for updating your personal information, providing us with your most current email address. If the last email address provided is not valid or if it is not possible to deliver the notice described above for any reason, our sending of the email will be an effective notification of the changes described in the notice. In any case, changes in the Privacy Policy may affect our use of your personal information provided previously. If you do not wish to allow changes in our use of your personal information, you must notify us prior to the effective date of changes so that your account can be disabled. Continued use of our website or services, following the notice of such changes, shall indicate your acknowledgement and agreement with the terms and conditions of such changes.

Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances may the BrazilianFootwear.com, Abicalçados or any of its members, representatives, employees or collaborators be liable to companies, buyers or any third party for: 1. Any direct, indirect, accidental, punitive, or consequential damages, including, without limitation, damages for loss of profit, disruption of activity, loss of information or deadlines, which may result from the use of the challenges of the BrazilianFootwear.com. 2. Any claim attributable to mistakes, omissions, or other inaccuracies on the BrazilianFootwear.com, in the posted content. 3. The posted content, since the BrazilianFootwear.com is merely a platform. Each registered company is solely responsible for the content it posts, for the quality, reliability, and legality of its products and brands. Everyone registered on the website must comply with commerce, competition, and intellectual property laws and other applicable laws.

Dispute Settlement
The District Court of the city of Novo Hamburgo (in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) is elected to resolve any controversies, questions, and disputes that may involve the BrazilianFootwear.com. By creating an account on the website, in accordance with this Terms of Use, the participants, the users will be automatically: 1. Taking full and sole responsibility for the images sent, including, without limitation, liability for any violations of any person's intimacy, privacy, honor, and image, confidentiality, industrial property, copyright, and/or any other legally protected property, exempting the BrazilianFootwear.com and Abicalçados from any liability with respect to such facts, aspects, and rights; 2. Expressly acknowledging and accepting that the BrazilianFootwear.com and Abicalçados are not responsible nor may be made liable for any damage or loss arising from the participation/use of this website; 3. Expressly and exclusively authorizing, irrevocably and irreversibly, the free and unrestricted use of intellectual, industrial, and image property rights, and of the name, logo and images – by companies on any media and/or promotional items, to promote the BrazilianFootwear.com. I declare I am aware and in full accordance with the provisions set forth above, which govern this Terms of Use.