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.
In accordance with Spain's Law on Information-Society Services and e-Commerce and other supplementary legislation, you are informed that this website is owned by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya , referred to hereinafter as the UOC, whose registered address is Avinguda del Tibidabo, 39-43, 08035, Barcelona, Spain, and whose Tax Code is G60667813, the Foundation being registered in the Catalan government’s Registry of Foundations under number 842.
The owner of this website is the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya –hereinafter the UOC– 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.
The UOC, as part of its activities, makes content available to users so that they may use them rationally and in the interests of their information needs for teaching, academic, scientific or other such purposes; users are not, however, entitled to use said content for commercial purposes; furthermore, usage does not imply any relations of a professional, mercantile or employment nature between the users and the UOC, except where specifically provided for.
Access to our website is free of charge and no prior subscription or registration is required. However, for certain services – particularly for registering for our courses and for restricted access to the Virtual Campus – users may be required to subscribe and to fill in the relevant forms. All such cases will be duly signalled as such, users being informed case by case of the procedure to follow for arranging the relevant registration. All matters pertaining to those special services and restricted access are subject to the internal regulations of the UOC, which must be complied with by all users.
This website contains links and hyperlinks leading to other websites run by third parties not associated with our organisation. Accordingly, the UOC cannot provide any guarantees regarding the contents or information provided in those websites, or as regards their being truthful and up-to-date, and the UOC shall thus not be held responsible for any loss or damage of any kind that may stem from the use of those other websites not associated with our own.
We are entitled to change the presentation and configuration of our website and the services and contents provided, unilaterally and without advance notice.
3. Intellectual property rights
The UOC is either the holder or the licensee of the intellectual or industrial property rights to all the contents of this website (including, but not limited to, all the components making up the visual presentation, graphic image and other sensory stimuli in the pages that make up the website, ie, the look and feel, as well as all brands, logos, trade names, texts, reviews and commentaries, images, graphics, designs, sounds, databases, programs, flow charts, and the presentation, the navigation architecture and the source code for the pages). In all cases, the UOC holds the pertinent consent for using the various items of content that make up this website.
The UOC expressly authorises reproduction of the contents of this website for private use. The UOC adds, however, that since the website draws on many unpaid contributions, this authorisation does not include reproducing, transforming or making use in general of the contents of this website in any other way, by whatever procedure, for commercial ends or for gain.
Apart from the authorisation for private use mentioned in the previous paragraph, or unless otherwise explicitly authorised, accessing the website does not imply that any other permission regarding its contents is granted, or the granting of any rights for transferring, licensing or assigning those contents, whether in full or in part.
The UOC shall not be held responsible for this website being tampered with or manipulated by third parties.
Lastly, in the context of the dissemination of the contents provided by this website, third parties are expressly authorised to link to the UOC's website, provided that they are not for commercial ends or for gain. Such links must in all cases warn users that they are accessing the UOC's website, and the relevant URL for this website must be visible in the users' browser.
The addition of such links by third parties does not imply the existence of any association between the UOC and the owners of these sites.
4. Limitations on liability
In providing users with access to this website, our aim is to offer a range of services and content of high quality, applying the maximum diligence in providing these services and content and in the technological means used. Nevertheless, even though the UOC has adopted the security measures available from the technology currently available, the Foundation cannot guarantee that the website is completely free of viruses or other harmful components, the Foundation shall thus not be held responsible in this respect.
The UOC declines all liability stemming from or potentially stemming from the use made by users of the information and other contents of this website.
Even though every necessary precaution has been taken to provide up-to-date, accurate information in this website, the UOC cannot guarantee that all the information is fully up-to-date and free from errors or omissions.
The opinions appearing in the publications, journals and articles that can be accessed via the website belong to their respective authors. Likewise, the UOC declines all liability for the information and content of all kinds accessible through this website but provided by third parties, particularly liability for loss or damage of any kind as stated above, and any loss or damage that may arise on account of: (i) the absence of or deficiency in the information provided for users, or its truthfulness, accuracy and sufficiency; (ii) infringements of the rights of consumers and users; (iii) infringements of intellectual or industrial property rights, or the perpetration of acts of unfair competition or illicit advertising; (iv) the infringement of data-protection rights, professional secrecy and the rights to honour, to personal and family privacy, and to personal image; and (v) any breach in general of any applicable law, custom or code of conduct.
Users accept full liability for their use of our website, and they are solely responsible for any direct or indirect effect that may ensue for the website, including, but not limited to, any adverse economic, technical or legal repercussions, and also any disappointment of the expectations entertained with regard to our portal, the users undertaking not to hold the UOC liable for any claims stemming directly or indirectly from the occurrence concerned, without detriment to the parties' contractual rights stemming from enrolment in any of our courses of study.
The UOC provides all members of the Virtual Campus community with a free email account using the uoc.edu domain and provides the technological and hosting resources needed to administer it. Its use is restricted solely to the educational field and to communication between Campus users; hence using it for professional and commercial purposes is expressly forbidden.
Users accept full responsibility for their use of the email service, and they alone are liable for any direct or indirect consequences stemming from it; accordingly, users undertake to not hold the UOC liable for any claims stemming directly or indirectly form their use of that service and from the content concerned. By way of example, but not limited thereto, it is expressly forbidden to use email accounts with the uoc.edu domain for sending mass emails, continuing message chains, sending messages in which the sender is not fully identified or is confusingly identified, and making malicious changes to the contents of messages and sending them.
The UOC assures compliance with its duties under the Spanish Law on Information-Society Services and e-Commerce as a service provider in that society.
All matters pertaining to our website are governed solely by the laws of Spain. In the event of any dispute or disagreement arising between the parties over the interpretation or content of this website, all parties shall accept the jurisdiction of the courts and tribunals of Barcelona, expressly waiving any jurisdiction of their own.
The UOC reserves the right to suspend access to its website temporarily for reasons connected with improving or maintaining it or revising its content or programming, or any other reason.