Privacy policy


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User privacy on the website of the Brazilian Institute of Ethics in Competition (ETCO) is extremely relevant to us. Therefore, the purpose of our Privacy Policy is to explain with maximum transparency what ETCO collects and how it uses user information.

By browsing our website, you agree to all the conditions set out here, aware that ETCO may update this Privacy Policy at any time. Therefore, we invite you to always access this page and check if you agree with any changes.


What personal data do we collect and why?



When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as the IP address and data of the visitor's browser, to aid in the detection of spam.

An anonymised string of characters created from your email (also called a hash) can be sent to Gravatar to see if you use the service. The Gravatar privacy policy is available here: After your comment has been approved, your profile picture is publicly visible next to your comment.



If you send images to the site, avoid sending those that contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors can download these images from the site and extract their location data from them.


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When you register your email address to set up newsletter subscriptions or save and / or share content on the website, you are sharing personal data with us and agree to the conditions set out in this policy.

Without your consent, we will not use or provide your personal information for purposes other than those described here.



By leaving a comment on the site, you may choose to save your name, email and website in cookies. This is for your comfort, so you do not have to fill in your data again when you make another comment. These cookies last for one year.

If you have an account and access this site, a temporary cookie will be created to determine if your browser accepts cookies. It does not contain any personal data and will be discarded when you close your browser.

When you access your account on the website, we also create several cookies to save your account data and your screen display choices. Login cookies are kept for two days and screen option cookies for one year. If you select “Remember me”, your access will be maintained for two weeks. If you log out of your account, login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved to your browser. This cookie does not include any personal data and simply indicates the post ID for the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

In this way, the cookies currently used by ETCO collect information about:

  1. Your computer, including your IP address, geographic location, demographic data, browser type and version and operating system;
  2. Your visits and use of the website, such as the duration and frequency of the visit, browsing hours and page viewing, among other similar data;
  3. Any other information you send to us by any digital means or registration via email.

Third Party Cookies

This site uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and reliable analytics solutions on the web, to help us understand how you use the site and how we can improve your experience. These cookies can track items such as how much time you spend on the site and the pages you visit, so that we can continue to produce compelling content.

For more information about Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Embedded media from other sites

Articles on this site may include embedded content such as videos, pictures, articles, etc. Embedded content from other sites behaves exactly the same as if the visitor were visiting the other site.

These sites may collect data about you, use cookies, incorporate additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with this embedded content, including your interaction with embedded content if you have an account and are connected to the site.


How long do we keep your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are preserved indefinitely. We do this so that you can automatically recognize and approve any subsequent comments rather than retaining them for moderation.

For users who register with our site (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit or delete your personal information at any time (only you can not change your username). Site administrators can also view and edit this information.


What are your rights to your data?

If you have an account with this site or if you have left feedback, you may request an exported file of the personal information we hold about you, including any information you have provided to us. You can also request that we remove any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are required to maintain for administrative, legal or security purposes.


Where we send your data

Comments from visitors can be checked by an automatic spam detection service.


How we protect your data

You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure and that we cannot fully guarantee the security of data sent over the internet. However, ETCO takes appropriate technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.


Contact us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this policy, please contact us at the email address