The information and contents available on this website were produced or gathered by Madeira Regional Archives and Public Library (ABM) with the goal of promoting books and reading, disclosing Madeira’s history and enabling access to the region’s archival cultural heritage.

Limitations on content’s reproduction

The contents available on this website, such as digital copies of documents, may be reproduced in whole or partially for non-commercial purposes or for any use that does not imply the redistribution of such contents, provided that: (1) the content is faithfully reproduced; (2) properly identified (e.g., through title, author, fonds, physical location); and (3) referred to its precise URL.

Reproductions for commercial purposes of digital replicas of documents available on ABM’s website require prior authorization of the institution as the holder of the exclusive rights of copyright or communication of those same contents, under the terms of its internal access regulations, under penalty of civil and penal law enforcement.

In cases where the intellectual property rights of the documents available on ABM’s website may belong to third parties – particularly in the case of donors or other entities who have donated or transferred documents to this institution –, their reproduction may require prior approval by those entities.

ABM’s logo or other identifying marks of entities holding documents available on this website may not be manipulated on the course of their subsequent reproduction and use.

Access to contents and documents available online does not imply the granting to any third party of any intellectual or industrial property rights; the user is responsible for any reproduction of such contents and documents and for any subsequent violation of copyright law.

The reproduction of information produced within the context of the description, cataloguing or disclosure of documents implies the proper and correct identification of such information and its precise location on ABM’s website, according to citation and referencing protocols.

Management and suspension of information

ABM reserves itself the right to change the information available on its website – including the suspension of information for unspecified periods of time, particularly for the benefit of the quality and effectiveness of the public service provided within the performance of its duties. ABM may also suspend, temporarily, the access to information and services provided due to unforeseen and necessary maintenance and development actions of its internal computer network and data platforms.

Gathering and protection of personal data

The use of this website may require online gathering of user’s personal identification data through webforms, particularly their name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and identification document number.

ABM’s Management Board is responsible for the treatment of all personal data, which is collected with the following purposes: (1) online reservation and reproduction request of documents and management of domiciliary loan services; (2) subscription of ABM’s newsletter; (3) mailing information on the events and other communications related with ABM’s activity. ABM ensures through technical and computer means within its reach the protection of all personal data gathered, assuring its confidentiality and non-transferability.

At all times, these data may be edited and updated by each user on their profile page, available at (“Enter” button), as well as on ABM’s newsletter or other communications sent by e-mail (options “Change data” and “Cancel subscription”). The elimination of personal data and cancellation of its treatment may also be requested via e-mail through: