Legal Warning

This notice is compulsory reading and regulates the conditions for use that have to be observed and respected by users of this website. This notice should be read carefully, as accessing the site and using the materials it contains implies that the user has read and accepted, without exception, the following conditions.

1. General information

The owner of this website is the Fundació per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya - hereinafter the FUOC - with registered offices at Avinguda Tibidabo, 39-43 (08035-Barcelona, Spain), and tax number G60667813; it is registered at the Registre de Fundacions de la Generalitat de Catalunya with the number 842.

2. Conditions for use of the website

The FUOC, in the framework of its activities, offers users a series of contents which they can make rational use of in order to meet their information needs, whether teaching, academic, scientific or similar; though they cannot be used for commercial purposes.

This website has hyperlinks that take users to other pages managed by third parties not connected to our organisation. For this reason, the FUOC cannot guarantee nor take responsibility for the contents or information that may be held in the aforementioned web pages, nor for their being accurate and/or up-to-date.

Without prejudice to the above, there is a series of teaching and institutional services offered by the FUOC, in restricted access areas on the website, where use of which is subject to the FUOC's internal regulations.

Likewise, the FUOC reserves the right to establish specific regulations for the different contents offered on the website; regulations which shall take preference over that established herein should there be any disagreement between the two texts.

3. Intellectual Property rights

The FUOC is the owner or licence-holder, where applicable, of the Industrial and Intellectual Property rights for all of the contents on this website (including, but not limited to, all those elements that form its visual presentation, graphics and other sensorial stimuli on the pages that make up the website, i.e., its 'look and feel'; brands; logos; commercial names; texts, critiques and commentaries; images; graphics; designs; sounds; databases; software; flow diagrams; presentation; architecture, and the source code for the web pages). In any case, the FUOC has the corresponding consent for use of the different contents that make up this website.

The FUOC expressly authorises reproduction of the contents of this website for private use. Nonetheless, the FUOC states that due to the fact that it receives many pro bono contributions, this authorisation does not include the reproduction, transformation and any form of use, in general and for any reason, of the website's contents when this is for commercial or lucrative gain.

Apart from the authorisation for private use mentioned in the previous paragraph, or unless explicitly permitted, access to this website does not imply the granting of any kind of permission, transmission, licence or complete or partial concession of any of its contents.

The FUOC shall not accept any kind of responsibility that may derive from any alteration or manipulation of this website by third parties.

Finally, and within the framework of the broadcast of the contents offered on this website, the establishing of links by third parties to the FUOC's website is expressly authorised, provided these links are not for commercial or lucrative gain. In any case, the links established by third parties have to inform the user that they are accessing the FUOC's website and they must show the URL corresponding to this web page in the browser.

The establishment of links by third parties does not imply the existence of any kind of association between the FUOC and the owners of said links.

4. Liability

The FUOC shall accept no responsibility deriving, or which may derive, from users' use of the information and contents of this website.

Despite having taken all the measures necessary to ensure that the website's information be up-to-date and correct, the FUOC cannot guarantee that all the information provided be up-to-date and free from errors or omissions.

The FUOC has applied the security measures that current technology can offer. Nonetheless, the user must be aware that the FUOC cannot guarantee the complete absence of viruses or harmful elements.

The opinions appearing in the publications, journals and articles that can be accessed from the website belong to the respective authors. Thus, the FUOC shall not accept any responsibility in terms of the information and/or contents of any kind that have been provided by third parties and which can be accessed from the website; in particular, it shall not be held responsible for any kind of damage or prejudice linked to the above and which may be derived from the: (i) absence of or deficiencies in the information provided users, its veracity, accuracy and sufficiency; (ii) breach of consumers' and users' rights; (iii) breach of industrial and intellectual property rights, acts of unfair competition or unlawful advertising; (iv) breach of data protection rights; rights regarding professional confidentiality, honour, personal and family privacy, and people's image; and (v) in general, non-compliance with any applicable law, custom or code of conduct.

The FUOC reserves the right to temporarily and/or indefinitely suspend access to the website for causes relating to the improvement, maintenance or revision of its contents and/or software, or for any other reason.

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