Privacy policy of the TSE

Version: 1

Date of publication: 08/02/2021


This Privacy Policy describes the treatment given by the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) to personal data collected during navigation through the portal of the Court, as well as by the systems and applications used from the internet, accessed through the portal or from the interfaces of the applications themselves. It also describes how to access the data held by TSE, which are accessible through services made available on its sites.


When we visit sites on the Internet, some information about our computer and the software we use for this purpose is automatically transmitted between our computers and those that host the sites. This also occurs in the case of access to TSE sites, and such information is collected by the Court in order for us to have knowledge about the origins of access, as well as for the aggregation of statistics about the technical characteristics of our users' computers, which allow us to evaluate and improve the quality of the services provided. The information collected referred to is:

1. The IP address (the number automatically assigned to your computer by your ISP every time you connect to the Internet) with which you accessed our site;

2. The type of browser and operating system used for access;

3. The date and time of access;

4. The pages you visit within the portal;

5. If you access our pages from another site, the name and IP address of that site;

6. Eventually, geo-referencing information, if you are using the justification of absentee voting service because you are away from your domicile on election day; and

7. Geo-referencing information may also be used to identify inauthentic use, such as abnormal access from atypical geographic regions.


A cookie is a small text file, sent by the visited site through the internet browser, to register in your hard disk some data. It cannot read information from your hard disk or from cookies created by other sites. Most browsers automatically accept them, but you can prevent this action by modifying the preferences in your browser.

When accessing the site, you have the choice of accepting all cookies, being notified when one is sent by the site you are visiting, or rejecting all cookies. If you choose to decline, you may not be able to use some of the services or features of the site you are visiting, including those of TSE.

Our cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information, but allow us to provide certain functionality that facilitates navigation. On TSE websites, cookies are used for:

  • Session management

Storage of your login information on the TSE websites so that you can access the various pages, which make up the restricted area, to which you had access after authenticating yourself by providing a username and password, digital certificate, or other type of authentication.

  • Analysis of the use of TSE sites

Monitoring the ways in which the TSE websites are used, in order to allow us to understand which subjects are most sought after, which browsing paths are most used and other similar information, allowing us to evolve the configuration of the sites and provide a browsing experience increasingly suited to the needs of our users.


Some services offered by TSE websites, such as virtual learning environments, require prior registration for their use. Thus, the Superior Electoral Court, in line with the General Law of Data Protection No. 13,709/18, requires the filling of personal data in order to ensure access to services provided through its websites. Thus, the correct filling of data is necessary to ensure that the desired information or service can be obtained, as the case may be.


By force of law, TSE manages institutional registers such as the Voter Registration, the Party Affiliation Register and the National Civil Identification Register.

Information about the content and purpose of the data that make up these registers can be obtained at the following electronic addresses:

Voter Registration:

Party Affiliation:

National Civil Identification:

For these cases, the personal information transmitted by the user is used to validate the user's data and to access the contents of the pages when entering the TSE sites. This information is used exclusively to provide public services related to the activities for which the respective registrations are intended.

The registration information brought up by the services provided by the site will be identical, for the most part, to that requested from the service user himself. Thus, for example, a voter requesting a discharge certificate will have to provide his or her name, affiliation, electoral registration or CPF number, and date of birth, so that the service will return, in addition, data about the electoral discharge.


The information required to access the services, such as electoral title, e-Titulo, electoral registration, issuance of certificates, party affiliation, is used to provide the chosen service, and may also be kept to register access to your personal data, if the information is not publicly accessible.

The data may be used to generate statistical subsidies and information of collective interest, in addition to being able to demonstrate the frequency of access to certain sites or electoral services, as well as to point out situations that may be associated with non-human behavior, in order to protect your information.

The processing of personal data by the Court is restricted to the teams whose functional attribution is the management or operationalization of each of the services. Thus, it is not permitted, for example, that staff or sectors that are not linked to electoral activities have access to the data in the Voter Registration or the Party Affiliation Register.

In order to protect the personal data that exists in its electoral and/or party registry for civil identification or that is informed for access to restricted areas of its sites, TSE adopts security measures, observing compliance with good data protection practices to ensure the protection, confidentiality, and integrity of this information.


During your navigation on TSE websites, the information we collect, cookies and data for registration in the services offered by our websites, are not shared with third parties, with the exception of the foreseen legal hypotheses.

The sharing of data by TSE will meet specific purposes of implementation of public policies and legal attribution by public agencies and entities, according to the principles of personal data protection, including in cases of investigation of cyber incidents.

Therefore, navigation data and those contained in our institutional records may be shared with other public bodies, as a result of the application of electoral, criminal, procedural, administrative, etc. legislation, in compliance with the General Data Protection Act, respecting the citizen's right to request information about the institutions with which the data has been shared.

Additionally, the personal data treated by TSE may also be provided, in an anonymized form, to researchers and others interested in analyzing the data of the electorate, the candidacies, the results and the rendering of electoral and party accounts.


The personal information provided by the user to the Superior Electoral Court is important for the identification and confirmation of the identity of the holder of this data. The treatment and use of personal data are carried out because they are necessary for the execution of public policies foreseen in laws and regulations or supported by contracts, agreements or similar instruments.

Access to non-face-to-face sites and services is optional, and the accuracy of the data provided is the entire responsibility of the person requesting these services. The provision of personal data will be carried out as a condition for access to information and services of interest to the user.

Thus, the holder has the option of granting or not some of the indispensable information for the execution of the requested services, such as mother's name and date of birth. It should be noted that the option not to provide certain information may result in limitations to the use of services, which may include the denial of access.

With regard to the exercise of the rights of the holder of personal data, TSE has designated the Ombudsman's Office as the Data Protection Officer, through Ordinance No. 14, of January 8, 2021. Thus, any clarifications of the rights of the holder established by the General Data Protection Law may be directed to the Ombudsman (


The website of the Superior Electoral Court contains links to other sites. In this case, it is important to point out that the information you may provide to these sites is not subject to TSE's Privacy Policy. If you wish to know the policy of the destination site, you should look for the information on that site.