Our Mission

The Madeira Chemistry Research Centre (CQM) of the University of Madeira is instrumental in the implementation of R&D activities in Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Autonomous Region of Madeira by promoting, side by side, postgraduate education, interaction with other National and International R&D Units and supplying services to the scientific and industrial communities.

Currently, CQM develops its R&D activities in the areas of Natural Products and Materials, each with its own dedicated and multidisciplinary research group across five laboratories.

CQM’s activities are also monitored by the External Advisory Board which is made up of worldly renowned and established scientists:

  • Professor Martinho Simões from Lisbon University (Portugal),
  • Professor Makoto Fujita from Department of Applied Chemistry, University of Tokyo (Japan),
  • Professor Abhay Pandit, from CÚRAM, Centre for Research in Medical Devices, National University of Irland,
  • Professor John Beutler, from National Cancer Institute – Center for Cancer Research (USA),
  • Professor Jean-Pierre Sauvage (2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry) from Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires, University of Strasbourg (France).


Effective date: July 30, 2018

CQM ("us", "we", or "our") operates the https://cqm.uma.pt website (the "Service").

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. This Privacy Policy for CQM is generated by TermsFeed.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from https://cqm.uma.pt

Data Protection Officer

Dra. Filipa Mota


Telephone(+351) 291 209 446

Address: Universidade da Madeira, Colégio dos Jesuítas, Rua dos Ferreitos, 9000-082 Funchal.


CQM Member” or “Member” is any natural or legal person who is affiliated with or that works at/with CQM. CQM members will also have an account to be able to access additional functionalities of the Service.

Visitor” is any natural or legal person that uses the service but that is not affiliated with CQM.

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Cookies and Usage Data

The personal Data collected from CQM Members may include but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • Full name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Cookies and Usage Data

The personal Data collected from Visitors is limited to Cookies and Usage Data.

Usage Data

We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

CQM uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer care and support
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
  • To monitor the usage of the Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

CQM Members

If you are a CQM Member, CQM may also use your data for various purposes but not limited to:

  1. Provide access to advanced functionalities of the Service available only to CQM Members
  2. Prepare reports about CQM
  3. Advertise/Promote CQM and its activities
  4. Inform Visitors about CQM and CQM Members

As a CQM Member your personal data may also be shared with your supervisor and members of CQM’s administration for the purposes of validation / confirmation.

Since your personal data is also required to access advanced functionalities of the Service relevant to CQM Members, your personal data will have to be maintained on our servers while you are a CQM Member. If are no longer CQM Member and wish for your information to be removed please contact us.

As part of purpose 4 (“Inform Visitors about CQM and CQM Members”) CQM will show some of your personal data on the Service (full name, author name, institutional email address, profile photo and links to scientifically relevant online profiles that you provide) to provide Visitors with ways to contact you and follow your professional progress.

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside Portugal and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Portugal and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

CQM will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Data

Legal Requirements

CQM may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of CQM
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Funding Agencies

CQM is funded largely through external funding agencies such as FCT, the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) and ARDITI (Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação). As a CQM Member, some or all of your personal information may have to disclosed to these agencies in order to validate your affiliation to CQM and to comply with the regulations/requirements of these third-party funding agencies and their programs.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

  • By email:
  • By visiting this page on our website: cqm.uma.pt/contact-us

Ethical Principles

CQM and the research developed here stands on three values: Integrity, Excellency and Team Spirit.

    • Integrity
    • Our research must uphold the highest ethical principles.

      We take full responsibility for our actions and work towards the greater good of society.

      We encourage open and true communication and sharing of information.
    • Excellence
    • We push for the highest standards of performance to achieve the best possible results.

      We encourage new ideas, innovation and ingenious solutions.

      We promote discipline and professionalism across all levels to ensure a sustainable growth.
    • Team Spirit
    • We cherish diversity and individual talent as a way to improve CQM as a whole.

      We are highly dedicated to our work and celebrate the successes of our team.

      We plan and act to remove the borders from science by establishing new partnerships

The Madeira Chemistry Centre (CQM), an institution of the National Scientific and Technological System (SCTN), directly or indirectly funded through programs, projects and or actions, hereby declares that no candidate can be privileged, benefited, impaired or denied of any right or exempt of any duty on account of ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, economic situation, education, social origin or condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language , religion, political or ideological convictions, and trade union membership.

CQM and its researchers follow: 

European Charter for Researchers and on a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers

Read CQM's declaration of commitment with the European Charter and the Code of Conduct