Legal Notice

Organisation responsible for the website:
Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals Fundació Privada.
CIF: G63518476
Registered office: Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27, 08005 Barcelona.
Telephone number: +34 93 542 30 30
Email address:
Registered in the Foundation Registry of the Generalitat de Catalunya: 
number 1993, dated 18/06/2004

1. Object

1.1. In compliance with the requirements provided in Law 34/2002, of 11 July, on Information Society and Electronic Commerce Services (LSSICEaccording to its Spanish initials), the website manager makes this document available to the website users to inform them of its terms and conditions of use.

1.2. Any person accessing this website, using its services or providing his/her personal data assumes the role of user, and undertakes to observe and comply strictly with the provisions herein, and with any other legal provision that might apply.

1.3. This Legal Notice shall be valid for an indefinite period of time and shall apply until a new version is published.

1.4. The provider reserves the right to modify any kind of information that may appear on the website, and is not obliged to notify in advance or inform the users of these modifications, with publication on the provider’s website being understood to be sufficient.

1.5. It is therefore recommended that the user read the Legal Notice carefully each time he/she accesses the web site.

1.6. The provider reserves the right to deny or restrict access to the website and/or to its services to any user who does not comply with the terms and conditions of the present Legal Notice, without him/her having the right to any compensation.

2. User obligations

2.1. To contract the services offered on this website, personal data is requested from the user. The purpose of that request is to execute this contract and the contracted service under proper conditions. In this regard the user agrees that the data requested and declared are true, complete and accurate, and also agrees to notify the provider, any change affecting them as soon as possible to avoid problems that may arise if the data available to the provider were incorrect or outdated.

3. Disclaimer

3.1. The provider:

a) Is exempt from any kind of liability arising from the information published on the website, as long as this information has been manipulated or entered by a third party not belonging to said site.

b) Cannot control that the use given to the website and its services will be in accordance with the law, these general conditions, morality and public order; however, measures considered appropriated will be adopted to comply with the provisions of current legislation.

c) Shall not be liable for damages of any nature that may arise from an illicit, improper, inappropriate or partial use of this website and/or of the services and contents offered therein.

d) Reserves the right to deny access to the website and/or to its services, at any time and without prior notice, to any user who does not comply with the terms and conditions of use of the website, or who engages in illegal acts, or in acts generally accepted to be immoral, indecent or in breach of the peace.

e) Reserves the right to modify or update the present Legal Notice at any time, respecting the rights acquired by users. Any modification or update shall be posted for our users as soon as possible. The provider is not obliged to notify in advance or inform the users of these modifications, with publication on the provider’s website being understood to be sufficient. Use of the website implies agreement and acceptance of the modified or updated Legal Notice on the part of the user.

f) In no event will the provider be liable for moral damages, lost profits and/or any indirect or consequential damages that the user may suffer.

g) Users may be redirected to contents of the websites of third parties from the client’s website. Since the provider cannot always control the contents entered onto its website by third parties, the provider accepts no responsibility for said contents. In any case, the provider declares that it will proceed to immediately remove any contents that may contravene Spanish and international legislation, morals or public order, proceeding to immediately remove the redirection to said website and informing the competent authorities of the contents in question.

h) This website has been checked and verified to ensure it functions properly. In principle, its correct functioning can be guaranteed 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Nevertheless, the provider does not rule out the possibility of the existence of certain programming errors that may temporarily stop the service until repaired, or the occurrence of causes of force majeure, acts of God, hacker or cracker attacks, strikes or similar circumstances that make access to the website impossible

i) In any event, the user will not be able to claim compensation for such service interruptions.

4. Occurrence reporting

Should any problems arise regarding our services, either before or after the purchase is done, please contact us via the e-mail address:

5. Intellectual and industrial property rights

5.1. The website, including but not limited to its programming, editing, compilation and other elements necessary for its functioning, the designs, logos, text and/or graphics are the property of the provider or if applicable the latter has the licence or specific authorisation of the authors. All the contents of the website are duly protected by intellectual and industrial property laws, and inscribed in the corresponding public registries.

5.2. Regardless of the purpose for which it is intended, any total or partial reproduction, usage, exploitation, distribution and commercialisation requires prior written authorisation by the provider, in all cases. Any usage not previously authorised by the provider will be considered a serious infringement of the intellectual or industrial property rights of the author.

5.3. Any designs, logos, text and/or graphics that may appear on the website which do not belong to the provider belong to their respective owners, and they themselves are responsible for any possible controversy that may arise with regard to them. In any case, the provider holds the specific prior authorisation of said owners.

5.4. The user/visitor of the website is committed to respect these rights, and therefore will not copy, reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, publish, display or represent any of those contents of the website by means other than those authorized by the same to the effect, or those that are legitimately used on the Internet and have been previously authorized, expressly and in writing by the provider. The user/visitor also undertakes not to make any other activity that may violate the intellectual property rights of the provider or other users of this website.

5.5. Any kind of observation regarding possible infringements of intellectual or industrial property rights, or on any of the contents of the website, may be made via the e-mail address:

6. Safeguard clause

6.1. The invalidity or ineffectiveness, if any, of one or more clauses of the present Terms and Conditions of Use, for whatever reason, will not cause the invalidity or ineffectiveness of the Terms and Conditions of Use the remainder of which will remain valid and effective.

7. Applicable law and jurisdiction

7.1. Spanish law will be the law applicable in the event of any dispute or conflict in the interpretation of these Terms and Conditions of Use, as well as with any issue relating to the services of this Portal.

7.2. The resolution of any disputes or questions related to this website or the services provided in it shall be the competence of the Courts and Tribunals of Barcelona, and the parties specifically submit themselves to their jurisdiction. Should the user be considered a consumer, the competent Courts and Tribunals will be those closest to the user’s home address or whatever may be stipulated by the applicable legislation on consumer protection.