Legal Notice

Legal information and acceptance

In accordance with the obligations laid down in Law 34/2002, 11th July, on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce (henceforth ‘LSSICE’), it is hereby stated that the BARCELONA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION (henceforth ‘BIST’) is the owner of the website www.bist.eu (henceforth ‘The Website’).

The registered office of BIST is located at carrer Baldiri Reixac, 10-12, 08028, Barcelona, with CIF (Fiscal Registration Number) G-66483207; BIST is assigned the number 2921 in the Generalitat de Catalunya’s Register of Foundations. Email address: info@bist.eu and telephone number: 938 293 603.

Use of the website confers the status of user (henceforth ‘The User’) and implies the acceptance of all of the conditions set out in this Legal Notice. The User should read this Legal Notice every time he or she intends to use the Website, because it and its associated conditions of use may be subject to modification.

Intellectual and industrial property

All Website content, being taken to include but not limited to, text, photographs, graphics, images, icons, technology, software, links and other audiovisual or audio content, together with its graphic design and source code (henceforth the ‘Content’), are the intellectual property of BIST or third parties.

The User may view and use the Content for personal use, but its use for commercial purposes is prohibited. Its reproduction and/or publication, in total or in part, is therefore not permitted, nor is its computer processing, distribution, dissemination, modification, conversion or decompilation, etc. without prior written consent from the owner.

The brands, commercial names and logos are the property of BIST or third parties and access to the Website cannot under any circumstances be construed as conferring any rights over the aforementioned brands, commercial names and/or logos.

Conditions of use

The User is required to make correct use of the Website in accordance with the law and this Legal Notice. The User will be responsible to BIST or third parties for any damages that may arise as a result of non-compliance with this requirement.

It is expressly forbidden to use the website with the aim of damaging the assets and interests of BIST and third parties, or to use it in any way that may overload, damage or disable the networks, servers or other computer equipment (hardware) or computer products or applications (software) of BIST or third parties.

Any information that the User provides on forms on the Website for the abovementioned effects, or for any other reason, must be truthful. To this end, the User must guarantee the authenticity of any details that he or she presents and must maintain the information provided to BIST completely up-to-date, so that it reflects at all times the User’s current situation. The User will in all circumstances bear sole responsibility for any false or inaccurate details he or she provides and for any damages caused to BIST or third parties by the information he or she provides.

Disclaimer

BIST is not responsible for any loss, whether direct or indirect, caused as a result of decisions made concerning the information available on the Website it owns, since the Website and its content may be varied, modified and/or removed at any time without prior notice being required.

Similarly, BIST is not liable for any damage that might arise from interference, omissions, interruptions, computer viruses, telephone service breakdowns or disconnections of the operating of the electronic or computer systems that may arise from causes outside the control of the owners of this website, delays or blocking in the use of these systems caused by deficiencies or overloading of telephone lines, Internet system overloads, or overloads in any other electronic systems.

BIST has links and connections to other sites and web pages but cannot accept responsibility for the quality, accuracy and veracity of the content of such sites and web pages. BIST is therefore not liable for any loss, whether direct or indirect, incurred as a result of decisions taken on the basis of information contained in those pages.

Data protection

In accordance with the provisions laid down in Organic Law 15/1999, 13th December, for the Protection of Personal Data (‘LOPD’) users are informed that certain areas of the Website request personal data from the User; these are placed in files created and maintained under the responsibility of BIST, domiciled at the abovementioned registered office. These files are registered with the Spanish Data Protection Agency and their purpose is the development of BIST’s own activities, the writing of reports, statistics, and consultations and information requests, proceedings and events. These data are provided by the User, who is responsible for their veracity and the User must give his or her consent to the processing of said data for the purposes indicated and which are appropriate for each file. These data will also be processed in accordance with the previsions set down in the LOPD in favor of the applicant and these data may not be passed or communicated to other parties without the prior consent of the applicant, unless another law requires the data to be made available to the authorities.

BIST has adopted the security measures required by Royal Decree 1720/2007, 21st December, through which the rules concerning the establishment of the LOPD were approved, these being the levels of security appropriate for the data provided, and has also installed all the technical means and measures it has available to prevent the loss, misuse, alteration or unauthorized access of the data with which it has been provided.

You can find more information about BIST’s Privacy Policy by clicking on this link http://bist.eu/privacy-policy/.

Cookies policy

In accordance with the provisions of Article 22.2 of LSSICE, BIST will only use storage and data recovery devices (‘Cookies’) if the user has given prior consent, in line with the information contained in the pop-up box in the User’s browser when he or she accesses the web page for the first time and the provisions set out in the other terms and conditions included in BIST’s Cookies Policy. You can find more information about the Cookies Policy by clicking on this link http://bist.eu/cookies-policy/.

Legislation

This Legal Notice is governed by the laws of Spain, and the Courts of the City of Barcelona are declared to be the competent jurisdiction for the resolution of any kind of dispute that may arise from the use of this Website, including any contract that may be made through it.