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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions to access the Portuguese Web Archive


The present Terms and Conditions regulate the conditions applicable to the usage of the Portuguese Web Archive – PWA and the site that supports it.

If you do not agree with the present Terms and Conditions, please do not use the PWA.


For the effects of the present Terms and Conditions, the following definitions are used:


The acronym of the Portuguese Web Archive, a service provided through the address http://www.arquivo.pt, is managed by the FCT|FCCN. 

The objective is the periodic archiving of Portuguese content made available on the internet and subsequently making it available to the public in general through an integrated search engine.


Organic unit of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT), that manages and operates the PWA.


The person who accesses the contents made available through www.arquivo.pt, regardless of the use that that person makes of these.


All of the information, including text, image (namely, video, logos, photographs, design and graphics), sound, layout and any other data that are an integral part of the website to which the user has access through www.arquivo.pt.

Conditions of usage

Access to the contents is available free-of-charge and has the objective of support for work of an educational, scientific or research nature, whereby it is expressly forbidden to use it for commercial purposes.

Whenever the users reproduce or divulge a part or all of the contents to which they have access through www.arquivo.pt, they should, as well as complying with the terms of the present Terms and Conditions, cite the PWA as a source, as well as the date on which the contents were gathered, according to the following format: [source: Arquivo.pt - the Portuguese Web Archive, www.arquivo.pt, dd/mm/yyyy]. 

During the usage of content, users must scrupulously comply with applicable law, including but not exclusively, in the field of Copyright, being fully responsible for any violation of law or misuse of the content.

The accessed contents may not be used for commercial purposes or for distribution, nor may they be modified or forwarded to other sites, except if there is a legal provision to the contrary.

Limitation of Liability

All of the contents and functions set out in the website www.arquivo.pt are made available in the state that they are in ("as is").
The FCT|FCCN is not responsible for the complete exactitude, completeness or updating of any contents, except if it has acted in a fraudulent or grossly negligent manner.
The FCT|FCCN is not responsible for the contents that the user has access through www.arquivo.pt, nor for the use that is made of these.
The FCT|FCCN is not responsible for the possible cancellation or suspension of the PWA, namely if this results from a law, a judicial decision or an alteration of the FCT|FCCN strategic policy.
If the FCT|FCCN has knowledge that it is storing contents that are manifestly illegal, it will proceed according to the terms of the  Law Decree nr. 7/2004 of 7 January, removing access to these or making access impossible.
For the effects foreseen in the previous point, whenever the users have knowledge that a specific accessed content is illegal, they should inform the FCT|FCCN of this fact, at the contacts identified at www.arquivo.pt

Usage of the website: www.arquivo.pt

The insertion, alteration or suppression of the information or characteristics of the website www.arquivo.pt, carried out by the user, as well as specifically interference with the computer system that serves as supports it in order to stop or disturb its functioning and, in general, all behaviors that embody the practice of crimes related to computer systems are prohibited and punishable according to the terms of the law, such that the FCT|FCCN shall initiate proceedings for the offender to be civilly or criminally punished.

Cancellation and Suspension:

The FCT|FCCN reserves the right to, at any time and without the need for prior notification, cancel or suspend the PWA for an unspecified time. The PWA may be suspended due to, namely, the carrying out of maintenance activities, implementation of new developments, among others. In these cases, the FCT|FCCN shall make every effort to create the lowest possible disturbance to its functioning.


Any litigation arising from these Terms and Conditions, will be settled by the competent court of law in Lisbon with express exclusion of any other.


The present Terms and Conditions of Service may be altered at any time and without prior notification.The date of the most recent alteration is identified at the beginning of this document.

Questions and additional information:

Any questions or additional information should be addressed to secretaria@fccn.pt and will be responded as soon as possible.

1st September 2015
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