1. Acceptance of the terms of use

Users are obliged to read the terms of use and privacy policy of this web page.

Using the website of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) implies that you have read and accepted the terms and conditions as they stand when you access it. These terms and conditions are described below. Furthermore, using certain services that are made available on this official site may be subject to conditions, disclaimers or special instructions that users must read and accept fully.

Free access

Using the official UPC website is free of charge. Nonetheless, some of the services that are made available on this website may be subject, currently or in the future, to a fee that will be duly published.

User registration

For general access and use of this website registration is not necessary. However, in exceptional cases access to certain services may require users to register in the UPC's databases. In these cases, personal details provided to the UPC as a result of using its website are processed by the University under the conditions and terms specified in Clause 6 of the present terms of use and privacy policy.

User credentials are to be used exclusively by their owner, who is responsible for storing them, protecting their confidentiality and using them appropriately.

The UPC shall not be responsible for any damages resulting from the use of these credentials by third parties, whether the owner of these credentials is aware of this unauthorised use or not.

Modifications by users

In general, users are not allowed to modify any of the web pages that make up the UPC website or any of their content.

The UPC reserves the right to modify the pages and content of its website, as well as the terms of use, which will be published on the website.

Restrictions on access and use

Using the official UPC website is subject to the general conditions outlined herein and any applicable legal provisions.

The UPC reserves the right to deny access to this website to users who do not observe the present terms of use and privacy policy.

2. Intellectual and industrial property rights

Industrial property

The name Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech, as well as other distinctive signs (whether image or text) that appear on this website, are the exclusive property of the UPC and are registered as such. In accordance with Art. 34 of Law 34 of Law 17/2001, of 17 December, on trademarks, and any other national legislation that may be applicable, this ownership implies the exclusive right to use these distinctive signs in the course of trade. Unauthorised use of these signs by third parties is therefore not permitted.

Any use on this website of distinctive signs subject to a different ownership to that indicated in the preceding paragraph must be authorised by their legitimate owners, and any exclusivity rights must be respected.

Domain names

As outlined in the preceding section, the domain names ".upc.edu", “.upc.es” and “.upc.cat” and any that are used to access this official website directly are the exclusive property of the UPC. Unauthorised use of these domain names in the course of trade is an infringement of the rights conferred by their registration and will be prosecuted by the means provided by law.

Intellectual property

Content, text, photographs, designs, logos, images, sounds, videos, animations, recordings, computer software, source code and, in general, any intellectual creation on this official website, as well as the website as a multimedia artwork, are protected by intellectual property laws.

Freeware that is not owned by the UPC that users can download from various web pages belonging to this site is exempt from this protection. Furthermore, this freeware is in the public domain in accordance with the authors' wishes.

The user is expressly authorised by the UPC to view, print, copy and store, in any form, on a hard drive or other physical drive, the protected intellectual creations and any other content or asset, whether or not subject to exclusivity rights, on this website, provided that these actions are taken for personal, private or non-commercial purposes, and without the intention to distribute any of the material or to modify, alter or decompile said rights and content. This right to personal use is recognised as long as the warnings about intellectual and industrial property rights outlined in these conditions are kept intact and the award of a licence is not involved.

Furthermore, museums, libraries, sound libraries, film libraries and archives, whether publicly owned or belonging to cultural or scientific institutions, are not required to request the UPC's authorisation to reproduce any of the content or, in general, any intellectual creation or asset on this official website, whether or not protected by exclusivity rights, when this is done for non-commercial reasons and solely for research purposes.

Any other use requires the express written authorisation of the UPC.

Right to take legal action

Users of this website shall respect the aforementioned rights and avoid any action that might violate those rights.

For the purposes outlined herein, unauthorised use of the UPC's industrial and intellectual property rights associated with this website, as well as any violation of the peaceful possession and ownership of said rights, will be prosecuted according to the provisions of Spanish and international law.

The UPC may take any action, whether civil or criminal, to protect its legitimate intellectual and industrial property rights.

3. Links

Users of the website may encounter links leading to independent web pages. The sole purpose of these links is to facilitate access to other sources of information on culture and education, and their inclusion in this website respects any intellectual property rights that may be held by the authors. The UPC declines any responsibility for their content or the services offered, or for the integrity or veracity of that content.

Other websites that wish to link to the UPC website must request authorisation for this link and meet the following conditions.

a) The link must identify the source.
b) The result of clicking on the link must be communication with the UPC website or any of its web pages but not the incorporation of their content in the web page in question.
c) The UPC's intellectual and industrial property rights must be respected; therefore, the web page is question must not incorporate distinctive symbols, logos, search engines, etc. that belong to the University.
d) The UPC must reciprocally be able to link to the web page in question from its web page if it so wishes.

If these conditions are breached, or for other reasons, the UPC may revoke its authorisation without being liable for compensation.

4. Exemption from liability


Information: information on the UNITE!'s website is provided “as is” with no warranty that it is exact or up to date, except when the prevailing legislation so requires. As a result, the UPC shall not be held responsible for any harm that may result from the use of this information. Similarly, it shall not be held responsible for the lawfulness of content provided by suppliers, users and other third parties in their use of the website. In any event, the UPC shall be diligent in its efforts to counter the appearance of illegal content on its website, and should it become aware of such content it shall delete it or prevent access to it.
Errors: in relation to the foregoing paragraph, documents published on the website may inadvertently contain technical inconsistencies or typographic errors, for which the UPC shall not be held responsible; it will, however, endeavour to correct these errors as soon as it becomes aware of them.
Hyperlinks: the links featured on this website, whether or not for advertising purposes, allow users to leave the UPC website. The pages linked to are not, unless otherwise specified, related to the UPC, nor shall the UPC be held responsible for their content, any modification of this content, their use or their technical availability. In any event, the UPC shall endeavour to prevent any links on its website to illegal content, content promoting illegal activities or, in general, content that may undermine principles of human freedom and dignity or violate the values and rights recognised in the Spanish Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. If it becomes aware of the existence of links to sites containing illegal content, the UPC shall act immediately to remove them.
Debating forums: The UPC will not be held responsible for the views expressed in the various permanent forums and occasional online gatherings that take place on the site. It is in any case the aim of the UPC to ensure that they are used properly, respecting the principles of human dignity and freedom of expression enshrined in the Spanish Constitution.
Modification of content: the information, presentation and services offered on this website may change, periodically or occasionally, and the UPC is free to make any changes without being obliged to inform users.
Privacy: the UPC does not guarantee absolute privacy in the use of this website, because of the possibility that unauthorised third parties may be aware of the information and the circumstances in which it is put together.
Security and viruses: the UPC shall not accept any responsibility for any harm caused by authorised access, attacks, intrusions or computer viruses, the absence of which is not totally guaranteed by the security measures taken by the UPC.
Technical faults: the UPC shall not be held responsible for the malfunction of the website and its services resulting from accidental circumstances, force majeure, essential maintenance or other causes that cannot be attributed to it.

5. Privacy


The UPC informs users that it may use cookies when they access its systems. Cookies are small text files that are generated by means of instructions that web servers send to browsers and are stored in a specific directory on your computer. Cookies by themselves do not identify users personally, although they may contain IP addresses.

Although most browsers accept cookies automatically, users can configure their browsers to prevent access to their computers.

Proxy cache server

The UPC informs users that it may have implemented a service known as proxy cache server, the aim of which is the intermediate storage of web pages and ftp files to improve network performance and to check that they pose no threat to the corporate network. Log files for this service, which contain only the URLs requested by IP addresses, are deleted regularly in accordance with computer security regulations. The UPC shall not hand over the information contained therein except in the case that it is legally required to do so.

Monitoring and logging

The UPC informs users that it has monitoring systems in place that register users' IP addresses and their activities on the UPC network. The aim of these monitoring systems is to manage services, provide statistics and ensure the security of information systems. In high-risk situations they identify the affected computers and allow them to be isolated from the network until normal functioning is resumed.

Social networks

When a user decides to follow the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya on the social networks Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc., or when they share our content on these networks, they accept not only the privacy policies of our university in this area but also those of the social network service provider, including those relating to the processing of personal data under the laws and jurisdiction of the provider’s country.

6. Personal data protection

The UPC informs users of this website that it can automatically process the personal data provided to it when they use this website, in strict compliance with the provisions of the legislation on personal data protection.

Users must guarantee the veracity and authenticity of the information and data they communicate when they use this website. Therefore, they must keep the information and data updated to ensure that the data correspond to reality at all times. Any false or inaccurate statement that arises from the information and data provided and any damages that this may cause are the responsibility of users.

In accordance with the provisions of EU Regulation 2016/679 by the Parliament and the Council, of 27 April 2016, on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (hereinafter, the GDPR), we inform you that personal data are collected and processed for the purposes described in the UPC’s Processing Activity Register (https://rat.upc.edu). Specifically, with regard to multichannel processing by the service providing information and assistance to individuals who contact this university, the basic information on data protection is available on the following web page: https://rat.upc.edu/ca/registre-de-tractaments-de-dades-personals/F03.13.

Regarding the management purpose of the UNITE! Research project, the basic data protection information is described in this link https://rat.upc.edu/ca/registre-de-tractaments-de-datas -personal / F05.4

Regarding the purpose of disseminating the research of the UNIT! Project, the basic data protection information is described in this link https://rat.upc.edu/ca/registre-de-tractaments-de - personal data / F005

Pel que fa a la finalitat de gestió del projecte de recerca UNITE!, la informació bàsica de protecció de dades és la que es descriu en aquest enllaç https://rat.upc.edu/ca/registre-de-tractaments-de-dades-personals/F05.4

Pel que fa a la finalitat de difusió de la recerca del projecte UNIT!, la informació bàsica de protecció de dades és la que es descriu en aquest enllaç https://rat.upc.edu/ca/registre-de-tractaments-de-dades-personals/F005

Users may at any time exercise their right to access, correct, delete, challenge, limit the processing of and transfer their collected and filed data. Requests to exercise these rights must be addressed to the UPC Data Protection Officer in writing. Exercising these rights does not in any way affect access to the website or any subscriptions users may have.

The data recorded may be used to produce statistics, send scientific and academic information, manage incidents or conduct market studies, in addition to the purposes for which they have been expressly collected.

If necessary, the personal data provided by users may be communicated to a third party for the fulfilment of the aforementioned purposes only, in accordance with the provisions of Article 6 of the GDPR, for which the consent of the interested parties must be obtained whenever necessary.

When users provide personal data to the UPC, they accept, fully and without reservations, that the UPC will process the personal data that are appropriate, pertinent and limited to the purposes of assisting them effectively and exercising its functions in accordance with the processing principles outlined in Chapter 2, Article 5 of the GDPR.

The UPC undertakes to comply with the obligation to maintain the secrecy of the personal data that are processed, and expresses its intention to implement measures to guarantee adequate security, including protection against unauthorised or illicit processing and loss, destruction or accidental damage, by applying the appropriate technical and organisational measures (“integrity and confidentiality”).

7. Termination of services

Although the duration of this website is, in principle, indefinite, the UPC reserves the right to suspend or finalise the provision of some or all of its services without being obliged to inform users.

8. Applicable laws and jurisdiction

These terms of use and privacy policy are governed by Spanish law.

Any dispute relating to the UPC website must be tried by the Spanish jurisdiction and the parties must submit to the courts and tribunals of Barcelona and to their superiors, expressly waiving their right to any other jurisdiction.