Legal note


Corporate name of the information company service provider of this website: Fundació Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya (IREC)

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Contact details of the website

Address: Jardins de les Dones de Negre 1, 2a pl , 08930 Sant Adria del Besós, Barcelona, Spain.

Terms of use of the website

These general terms of use regulate the use of -including mere access to- the websites within (the “Website”). Any person who accesses this Website assumes the role of User, undertaking rigorous compliance with the provisions here arranged, as well as any other legal provision that outside application. Likewise, the contents and services available to Users on this Website may be regulated by specific terms of use which, in the event of conflict, shall prevail over these general terms of use.

IREC reserves the right to modify any information that may appear on the Website, without the need to inform or forewarn Users of such modification. In this sense, the publication of any modification of the information that may appear on the Website will be deemed to be, informed to the Users with the publication in the Website. Consequently, the User must carefully read the general terms of use each time he or she uses the Website as well as, if applicable, the corresponding specific terms of use each time he or she uses the relevant content or service.

You fully and unreservedly agree the provisions contained in the general terms of use, and, if applicable, in the specific terms of use, of this Website, in the version published by IREC at the same moment that the User accesses the Website.

The Website can be visited freely and its use will be free of charge, without prejudice to the network cost for the user to access the corresponding telecommunication network (unless otherwise indicated in the specific terms of use, where applicable). The User undertakes to use the contents and services in accordance with the law, ethical, good manners and these general terms of use. To this end, the User will not use the Website for purposes or effects that are illicit, prohibited and harmful of rights and interests of IREC or third parties, in such a way that could damage, disable or overload the Website, or that would prevent, in any way, the normal use of the Website.

IREC is not responsible for any errors or omissions, the contents of the Website or other content which may be accessed through it, or for damages arising from the use of the Website, or for any action taken on the basis the information provided therein.

IREC employs security systems that, by using certification and encryption systems, allow for the checking of the authenticity of foundation website from which personal data is gathered, as well as the integrity and confidentiality of your personal data during its transmission.

Nevertheless, you as user should be aware that Internet security measures are not invulnerable. You are therefore notified and warned by means hereof that such Internet-based measures are not infallible and that, consequently, the IREC accepts no responsibility or liability for practices in which you as user do not assume the proper level of security nor due diligence, nor for the consequences thereof. Given all of this, we recommend that all users exercise the very greatest diligence in this regard and that they employ all the security mechanisms at their disposal.

Intellectual property rights

All rights of intellectual property of the Website and all its contents (texts, images, designs, creativities, software, code source, fragment of audio, computer programs, digital downloads, data bases, trade names, trademarks, logos, or any other distinctive sign, etc.) forming part of the site are the exclusive property of the IREC or of third parties identified on the site that have authorised their use by the IREC, and so are protected by Spain’s current Intellectual Property Act, approved by Royal Legislative Decree 1/1996, with the exceptions provided for in Article 13 thereof.

Access to intellectual property content by users does not imply the transfer of any entitlement thereover. In this regard, any use or reproduction by users of said content or of any that may be included in the future must be carried out in accordance with the provisions and within the limits of the aforementioned legislation.
More specifically, any reproduction (except for private use), transformation, distribution, public communication, making available to the public or any other exploitation of this website’s content is strictly prohibited without the written consent of its owner.



The User and, in general, any natural or legal person who intends to establish a hyperlink or technical linking device (e.g., links or buttons) from their website to this Website (the “Hyperlink”) must obtain prior written authorisation from IREC

The establishment of the Hyperlink does not in any case imply the existence of a relationship between IREC and the owner of the site or web page on which the Hyperlink is established, nor the acceptance or approval by IREC of its contents or services.

Linked sites

This Website makes available to the User, solely for the purpose of searching for, and accessing to, information, content and services available on the Internet, hyperlinks or technical linking devices (e.g., links or buttons), which allow the User to access Internet sites or portals belonging to or managed by third parties (the “Linked Sites”).

IREC does not offer or market by itself or through third parties the information, contents and services available on the Linked Sites, nor does it approve, supervise or control in any way the contents and services or any other material of any nature existing on the same, which means that the User exclusively assumes all responsibility derived from browsing through the same.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

To resolve any issue, disagreement, dispute or problem that may arise with regard to the interpretation and application of and compliance with this policy you, as user, expressly waive any other jurisdiction that may be applicable to you and, without prejudice to any statutory jurisdiction, voluntarily and expressly submit yourself to the jurisdiction of the Courts and Tribunals of the city of Barcelona.