Privacy policy

Identity: Fundació per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (hereinafter, the “UOC”)
Corporate tax code (CIF): G-60667813
Address: Avinguda del Tibidabo, 39-43, 08035, Barcelona
Contact details of data protection officer:

The UOC, as the website's controller, in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, of 27 April, on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data (hereinafter, the “GDPR”), and Law 34/2002, of 11 July, on Information Society Services and E-Commerce (LSSICE), informs you that it has implemented the required technical and organizational security measures to guarantee and protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of personal data entered.

Your personal data will only be used for the following purposes:

  • To manage the sending of information on the UOC's educational offer and to know your opinions on the information we have provided you.
  • To manage the sending of commercial information on other UOC educational offers, as well as academic and institutional information on the acts that are held at the UOC as an institution and on the events and recognitions taking place there. This is done through profiling, both on the part of the UOC and third parties, and the sending of questionnaires related to subjects such as research and innovation.
  • To manage the enrolment of the interested party. Enrolment management means the execution of all administrative procedures necessary for said purpose, such as access, in which the documentation provided by the student is reviewed to ensure the validation that must be carried out by the UOC is correct; attention, in which the channels of communication with the UOC are made available to the student; certification, in which students may request certifications relating to their academic record, and making the Virtual Campus available to the student.

We do not process your personal data for any purpose other than the ones described here, except in the case of a legal obligation or a court order.

Enrolment data are kept throughout the enrolment period. Subsequently, they are blocked until expiry of the applicable mandatory deadline.

Data corresponding to the management of sending information on the UOC's educational offer of the UOC in the chosen educational sphere is kept for the period necessary to carry out this activity.  Subsequently, they are blocked until expiry of the applicable mandatory deadline.

Data provided by the interested party to subscribe to the information service on the UOC's educational offer is kept until the desire to delete them is declared.

The lawful basis for processing is the consent of the interested party and, if applicable, it may be derived from the provision of an educational service. 

The information provided is stored in the UOC servers or in suppliers or data processing companies that have servers in the territory of the European Union or are protected by the Privacy Shield. 

The data provided may be transferred to UOC group companies (EducaciOnline, S.L., Oberta UOC Publishing and UOC Corporate) and data processing companies (such providers of the following services: services for sending notifications, messaging services, agencies, services for generating similar audiences, etc).

International transfers may also occur in accordance with the system of prior authorization and notification established in the current legislation.

You may request to exercise any of the following rights before the UOC by writing to the postal address indicated in the heading or by sending an e-mail to and attaching a photocopy of your National ID document or any other equivalent document in law, as stated in the legislation.

Right of access: allows the interested party to know and obtain information on the personal data that is subject to processing.

Right of rectification or deletion: allows the correction of errors and the modification of inaccurate and incomplete data.

Right of cancellation: allows the deletion of inadequate or excessive data.

Right of opposition: right of the interested party to prevent the processing of their personal data or to cease the processing being carried out.

Right to restrict processing: involves the marking of stored personal data in order to restrict their future treatment.

Data portability: provision of data of the interested party which is subject to processing so that it may be transferred to another controller without hindrance.

Right not to be subject to automated individual decisions for which the interested parties have not given their consent (including profiling).

Right not to be subject to a decision based on the automated processing that has legal or similarly significant effects.

Right to withdraw consent given at any time.

Interested parties are also entitled to submit a claim to the controlling authority if they consider that their data protection rights have been violated (


In recognition of the trust placed in us and aware of the importance of protecting and preserving the confidentiality of your personal data, the UOC hereby informs you that it has implemented all necessary technical and organizational measures to ensure their security, as required by the current legislation regulating the security measures for files containing personal data.

1. What are cookies?
Cookies are text files which are downloaded onto the user’s computer terminal (desktop, laptop, mobile telephone, etc.) and which are stored in the browser memory. The data contained in cookies can be analysed by the UOC to improve the websites' usefulness and offer more personalized information and services.

Browsing data collected by cookies are anonymous and are not associated to any person. Personal information must be provided explicitly to the UOC by the user.
The user may delete or disable cookies from the browser's settings page. In this case, the website will continue to operate, but without the advantages of personalization. For more information on the use, management and settings of cookies on browsers, we recommend you consult the website

2. What type of cookies does the UOC use?

  • According to the organization that manages them:
    • Own. These cookies are sent via a computer or domain managed by the UOC to the user’s terminal.
    • Third-party. These cookies are sent to the user’s terminal via a computer or domain not managed by the UOC. In this case they also include cookies installed by the UOC which collect information managed by third parties. Third-party cookies may be used to measure and analyse the behaviour of users in order to improve their experience on the UOC website.
  • According to the time they remain enabled:
    • Session. They collect data while the user browses the UOC website in order to provide the requested service. They expire or delete themselves when the browser is closed.
    • Persistent. They are saved on the user’s terminal. They expire after a medium or long period, or never.
  • According to their purpose:
    • Technical. They are necessary for a successful browsing experience on the website.
    • Personalization. They allow the user to define the characteristics (language) of the browsing experience on the website.
    • Analytic. They allow the UOC to analyse browsing carried out by the user in order to monitor the use of the website, and also to produce statistics on the most visited content, the number of visitors, etc.
    • Advertising.

3. What is the purpose of the cookies used by the UOC?
The purpose of the cookies used by the UOC are as follows:

  • Technical. The purpose of this type of cookie is to ensure satisfactory website browsing. This type of cookie enables the system to recognize the users who have registered and remember their user name and password, among other functions.
  • Personalization. These cookies enable the user to access the UOC's website with certain predefined general features, such as the language, the browser or the geographical location from where the service is accessed. This user information enables the UOC to offer a better, more personalized service.
  • Analytic. The anonymous data contained in these cookies allow users' activity to be measured, tracked and studied in order to add improvements to the UOC's websites, applications and platforms.
  • Advertising. These cookies enable advertising spaces to be managed based on criteria such as content editing or users' browsing habits.

The UOC reserves the right to modify this privacy policy in order to adapt it to new legislation or jurisprudence.