The use of this website is governed by these Terms and Conditions of use.
Critical TechWorks has made every possible effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information contained on this website. Notwithstanding our commitment to provide accurate and updated information, this website should not be considered a strict reflection of everything offered by Critical TechWorks.
All copyright, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights, including databases on the website and its content, are the property of Critical TechWorks or authorised for its use. It is prohibited to copy, reproduce, re-edit, publish, broadcast or transmit any text, image, graphic, logotype, icon or software code that appears on the website for any public or private purpose, without the prior written authorisation of Critical TechWorks.
It is forbidden to adapt, modify or recreate any of the information or materials that appear on this website or to utilise them for any purpose that is not strictly personal and not-for-profit. The user also accepts to access and use the website only for lawful purposes.
Due to the inherent nature of the internet, errors, interruptions and delays may occur in the service at any time. Accordingly, this website is provided without any warranties of any kind and Critical TechWorks does not accept any liability arising from any interruption to the website whatsoever.
CRITICAL TECHWORKS, S.A. (ahead, CTW), headquartered in Rua Dr. António Luís Gomes, n. º 10, 4000 - 091 Porto and Tax Registration Number 514852046 is the owner of the domain https://www.criticaltechworks.com/, where is housed its WEBSITE.
2.1. Personal data is any information relating to a person that identifies that person or makes it identifiable, regardless of the nature or support of the information, including the sound and image of that person.
2.2. The term “identifiable” refers to a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or other specific elements of his or hers physical, physiological, psychic, economic, cultural or social identity.
3.1. CTW will use the personal data you provide us for the following purposes:
(a) To submit, analyze and respond to your application; to work with us;
(b) To provide publications that may be of interest to you in our Website;
(c) For operations and management of the WEBSITE;
(d) To keep track of your contact details when you send us emails;
(e) For fraud prevention;
(f) For the adaptation, improvement and modification of services, in particular by identifying trends in use, or to determine the effectiveness of promotional campaigns.
3.2. These personal data processing operations are an essential tool for your satisfaction and for the activity of CTW and are carried out according to the applicable legislation and the best practices.
3.3. Your personal data will not be reused for other purposes not previously identified or that have nothing to do with those purposes for which they were initially collected.
4.1. The personal data that CTW processes has specific grounds according to the purposes for which they are intended.
4.2. In the following table you can see the legal basis grounds for processing regarding the above mentioned purposes:
5.1 The personal data that CTW collects and processes are only those which are necessary and suitable for the above mentioned purposes.
5.2 CTW will collect and process the following personal data:
6.1. We will collect your personal data through the forms on the WEBSITE, but also through the WEBSITE and the communication that it makes with your device and e-mail messages that you send us.
<6.2 Your personal data is collected through your equipment as follows:
(a) Through your requests (contact, etc.);
(b) Through your browser;
(c) Through cookies;
(d) Through pixel tags and other similar technologies;
(e) IP Address.
6.3. CTW is committed to process your data lawfully and legally.
6.5. CTW ’s services are not intended for minors and no personal details of minors are or will being processed intentionally.
7.1. Cookies are small information files that help you identify your browser and can store information, for example, User settings and preferences.
7.2. CTW will store cookies on your device to personalize and facilitate browsing as well as troubleshooting, statistics, quality assurance, and to monitor system security.
7.3. With the exception of cookies specifically required for the performance of the website, the storage of other cookies will always depend on the acceptance and consent of the User, and this consent may be withdrawn at any time through specific browser tools.
7.4. To know more about the cookies we use please refer to our Cookies Policy
8.1. Pixel Tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIF´s) can be used in connection with some services to, for example, track the actions of service users (including email recipients), measure the success of our marketing campaigns, and compile statistics on the use of the Services and response rates.
8.2. To know more about the pixel tags and other similar technologies that we use please refer to our Cookies Policy.
9.1. Your personal data are kept safe through the adoption of various security measures, of technical and organizational nature that assure that only employees have access to the data and to the processes to access them according to rules created for that purpose.
9.2. In order to protect your personal data, we only use data center providers who provide us with adequate and documented security measures, namely that your personal data are stored in servers that are kept in controlled environments with limited access.
9.3. Similarly, when browsing the WEBSITE, we protect your data through the use of encryption, such as Transport Layer Security (TLS).
9.4 Although we take all necessary precautions we deem appropriate to protect the personal data you provide and we collect, one must be aware that no security system is impenetrable.
9.5. When you use CTW’ website to apply to a job application, you will go be redirected to HomeRun platform which belongs to Homerun B.V., with Tax Registration Number NL856750189B01, headquartered in Singel 542, 1017 AZ Amsterdam.
10.2. If any specific or mandatory period of time is required by law, the data’s retention period will be such mandatory period. In all other cases, the personal data will be kept at most during the time indicated above, which CTW deems as sufficient to fulfill its purposes.
10.3. At the end of the storage period, all collected personal data will be deleted.
11.1 Before we explain how you can exercise your rights, you should know what they are. Thus, the law grants you the right to request us the exercise of the following rights:
(a) Access: the right to confirm whether your personal data is being processed or not, and, if so, the right to access your personal data;
(b) Rectification: the right to rectify any inaccuracy regarding your personal data and to complete personal data that is incomplete;
(c)Erasure: the right to erase your personal data when one of the grounds listed in the legislation is applicable;
(d) Restriction of processing: the right to limit data processing, if one of grounds listed in the legislation is applicable;
(e) Objection: the right to object, at any time, to the processing of your personal data;
(f) Data portability: the right to receive your personal data, which you provided, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
11.2. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (National Data Protection Commission at www.cnpd.pt)
11.3. For the purpose of exercising the rights abovementioned, you should contact CTW via this email email@example.com.
11.4. If you request us to delete some or all of your personal data, some of the requested services may not be provided to you and CTW will keep only the necessary personal data to fulfill its legal obligations.
12.1 CTW may use third parties to provide certain services, such as maintenance, technical support, marketing, which may have access to some personal data, in particular, data required for contractual purposes.
12.2 CTW ensures that the entities that have access to the data are credible and offer high guarantees of protection, and that that data will never be transmitted beyond what is necessary to provide for the contracted service, nevertheless CTW remains responsible for the personal data made available.
12.3 For example, for the purposes of managing job applications, CTW uses the services provided by HomeRun.
12.4 CTW may also communicate its data to companies in its business group with whom CTW has commercial partnerships to create and offer benefits or to other partners outside its business group. However, we will only make such communication without your authorization.
12.5 CTW may also transmit data to third parties in the context of investigations, inquiries and judical and / or administrative proceedings or of similar nature, provided that it is duly ordered by a court.
13.1. The WEBSITE may contain links to other websites which may collect and process your personal data, and this processing is the sole responsibility of the owners of these websites, and CTW does not take any responsibility for its policies and / or practices.
13.2. Example of such third parties are LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram through the buttons that are present on the WEBSITE.
14.1 If data transfers to non-EU countries occur, CTW will comply with the law, in particular regarding to the data protection adequacy of the country to where the personal data will be transferred to, and the requirements applicable to such transfers. Therefore, personal data will not be transferred to jurisdictions that do not offer security and protection assurances.
15.1 The WEBSITE is not intended for minors under the age of 18, thus, we request that minors do not provide us with personal information through the WEBSITE, application, social media and/or emails.
16.1 CTW asks you not to send us any sensitive data, in other words, personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union association, genetic information, biometric information, health or data relating to a natural person´s sexual life or sexual orientation.
16.2 These personal data will be deleted immediately.
19.1 January, 2022. Porto (Portugal)
At Critical TechWorks, we strive to achieve transparency and a high level of business ethics.
Our Speak Freely channel offers a possibility to alert the company about suspicions of misconduct in confidence. It is an important tool for reducing risks and maintaining trust in our operations by enabling us to detect and act on possible misconduct at an early stage. Whistleblowing can be done by any person, from inside or outside of the organization, openly or confidentially.
You can use the Speak Freely to communicate suspicion of misconduct that is against our Code of Conduct, for example, Safety deficiencies in the workplace Fraud or corruption Serious forms of discrimination, and harassment Environmental crimes.
We respect those who want to communicate anonymously. Therefore, we offer a channel for anonymous communication, provided by a third-party, WhistleB. The third-party solution safeguards confidentiality and protects sensitive data.
CRITICAL TECHWORKS, S.A. (ahead, CRITICAL), headquartered in Rua Dr. António Luís Gomes, nº 10, 4000 - 091 Porto and Tax Registration Number 514 852 046 is the owner of the domain https://www.criticaltechworks.com/, where is housed its WEBSITE.
1.1. Cookies are small information files that help you identify your browser and can store information, such as user settings and preferences.
1.2. With the exception of any cookies specifically required for the performance of the WEBSITE, the storage of other cookies will always depend on the acceptance and consent of the user, and this consent may be withdrawn at any time through specific browser tools.
(b) to identify you as a returning user;
(c) to remember your users' custom preferences.
3.1. Some cookies may be stored by third parties service providers, not just CTW.
3.2. Although CTW seeks to only use providers which are able to provide sufficient guarantees regarding the appropriate technical and organisational measures in such a manner that processing will meet the requirements of the data protection legislation, you understand that CTW is not responsible for the content and accuracy of a third party’s privacy and cookies policies.
3.3. On Paragraph 6 you will find a description of all the cookies we use, including cookies hosted by third parties.
4.1. Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the WEBSITE to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience by personalizing and making the website’s navigation easier, but also by providing a solution for problems, statistics and quality assurance.
4.2. You may delete or block these cookies, but if you do it some features on this site may not work as intended.
4.3. These cookies are not used for any purposes other than those described here.
5.1. Cookies on our WEBSITE are used for a variety of different purposes, but, altogether, their use breaks down into the following categories:
(a) Strictly Necessary Cookies: These are required for the operation of our WEBSITE. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our WEBSITE;
(b) Analytical/Performance Cookies: These allow us to recognise and count the number of users of our WEBSITE and see how such users navigate through our WEBSITE. This helps to improve how our WEBSITE works, for example, by ensuring that users can easily find what they are looking for;
(c) Targeting Cookies: These record your visit to our WEBSITE, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will then use this information to make advertising displayed on the WEBSITE more relevant to your interests.
6.1. Pixel Tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIF’s) can be used in connection with some services to, for example, track the actions of service users (including email recipients), measure the success of our marketing campaigns, and compile statistics on the use of the services and response rates.
7.1 You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from storing cookies.
7.2 However, in order to manage your cookies settings, you may have to manually adjust some preferences each time you visit a site, furthermore, some services and functionalities may not work.
7.3 As an additional guarantee, you may, at any time, disable the cookies by configuring your browser according to the following instructions:
(a) To Google Chrome browsers, in http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
(b) To Microsoft Explorer browsers, in https://support.microsoft.com/pt-pt/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
(c) To Microsoft Edge browsers, in https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy
(d) To Mozilla Firefox browsers, in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
(e) To Apple Safari browsers, in http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042
8.1. CTW reserves the right to readjust or change this Cookies Policy at any time. These changes will promptly be made public.
9.1. If you have any questions about this Cookies Policy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10.1. [DD] January, 2022. Porto (Portugal)
O projeto foca-se na criação da empresa Critical TW (fruto de uma joint venture entre a empresa tecnológica Critical Software e o fabricante de automóveis alemão BMW Group), que funcionará como um centro de competências de excelência para o desenvolvimento de soluções avançadas de software, baseadas em tecnologias state of art a incorporar nos “veículos do futuro” e nos serviços de mobilidade inteligente. Com sede no Porto e escritório em Lisboa, a Critical atuará como um centro de competências que desenvolverá atividades de engenharia, envolvendo as áreas da Automação, Inteligência Artificial, Car-to-Car Communication, Customer Ecosystems, Smart Factories. Para o efeito, o projeto - que visa dar corpo à Critical TW – promoveu a criação de 683 postos de trabalho altamente qualificados para as instalações do Porto, com competências multidisciplinares e complementares de áreas relacionadas com a inteligência artificial (Data Models, Big Data, Processing Power, Machine learning (Deep) Learning, Análise e Controlo Preditivo), Internet of Things, Comunicações Wireless, Sistemas de interconexão; sensores (Smart sensors e sensing entreprise), additive manufacturing, cibersegurança, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) e Human-to-Machine interfaces (H2M), Manufacturing as a Service (MaaS) e Car-to-Car communication. Como tal, serão contratados profissionais altamente qualificados – licenciados, mestres e doutorados – em áreas relacionadas com a engenharia, física e matemática, privilegiando-se perfis com “C++” “Java Fullstack”, “DevOps”, “Frontend”, “Android” e “iOS”, “Data Science” e “Big Data” e “Cyber Security”. Ao dotar-se de competências transversais a diferentes fases do ciclo de vida de desenvolvimento de produtos, a empresa domina a cadeia de valor de desenvolvimento de software para veículos de condução autónoma e serviços de mobilidade inteligente, desenvolvendo novas especificações técnicas, soluções de software (onboard streaming services, driver gesture recognition, obstacle antecipation, inteligente adaptative cruise control, car to car communication, environment analysis, shop floor automation e car sharing applications), componentes e materiais para a produção de sensores de entrada, controladores automáticos e atuadores de aceleração/travagem automática para automóveis. O projeto é, assim, gerador de um impacto preponderante a nível Nacional, na medida em que contribuiu para a criação líquida de, à data, 1.340 empregos altamente qualificados (Porto e Lisboa), para a competitividade nacional como um fornecedor de excelência de soluções inovadoras para o setor da mobilidade, assim como do aumento do peso das exportações nacionais para o mercado global, no segmento premium automóvel.