In the course of fulfilling the functions of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and, specifically, to facilitate the relationship between the UOC and its users, the gathering and processing of personal data is a necessity.

Pursuant to Organic Law 15/1999, of 13 December, on the Protection of Personal Data (LOPD) and the regulation that develops it, approved by Royal Decree 1720/2007, of 21 December, (RLOPD), such data is included in our personal data files, of which the UOC is the owner and controller.

As the user remains the owner of the details provided to the UOC and, in order to guarantee his/her control over them, the University makes all information available to users, along with a simple, free tool with which they may access their information held in the UOC file, rectify it if it is erroneous, cancel it, or oppose its processing.

Article 15 and successive articles of the LOPD recognise a series of rights of citizens in order to guarantee the control and protection of their honour and personal and family privacy in regard to their personal data. 

Data protection (ARCO) rights are personal, so they may only be exercised by:

  • A legal person who is the owner of the personal data (data subject);
  • A legal representative of the data subject, when the subject is incapacitated or under age and is unable to exercise the ARCO rights for him/herself.
  • A voluntary representative of the owner of the data, expressly designated to exercise these rights.