Automotive Industry Cluster of Catalonia

Legal Notice

Browsing and use of the website "www.ciac.cat" (the “Website”) implies acceptance by the user of the terms included on this page, with the same validity and effectiveness as any contract established in writing and signed. We recommend reading the terms carefully each time you use this website. If you do not agree with the terms herein, do not access, browse or use the website.

1. Information on the owner of the Website:

Owner: ASSOCIACIÓ CLÚSTER DE LA INDÚSTRIA D’AUTOMOCIÓ DE CATALUNYA (hereinafter, the "Entity").

TIN: G-66028978

Address: Passeig de Gràcia, número 129, Barcelona

E-mail: comunicacio@ciac.cat

Telephone: 934767257


2. Content of the Website

These General Conditions for Access (the "Conditions for Access") regulate access by any person that accesses, browses, uses or participates (the "User") the pages that form part of the Website, as well as the content and services included on the same.

The Entity reserves the right to perform, at any time and without the need for prior notice, modifications and updates to the information contained on the Website, to the configuration, availability and presentation of the same, as well as to these General Conditions for Access.

In the case that the User does not accept these General Conditions for Access or, where applicable, the specific terms and conditions that regulate the use of a certain service and/or content destined to Users of the Website and as determined by said entity, the User must abstain from accessing the Website.

The Entity may establish specific conditions for the use of certain content and services which must be known and accepted by the User prior to the use of the same in accordance with the terms established in the same.

3. Access to the website

The User accesses the Website under their exclusive liability. The content and services have the exclusive purpose of distributing information related to the activities carried out by the Entity.

The User can access the content and services on the website free of charge and without the need for prior authorisation, without prejudice to the technical conditions or the need for prior registration regarding certain services and specific content as determined in the individual terms and conditions of said services.

The User commits to made adequate, correct and legal use of the content and services of the Website. There is strict prohibition of activities that are illegal, illicit or contrary to good faith and public order; and in general, all activities that are contrary to the respect for human dignity and to the principle of non-discrimination for reasons of race, sex, religion, opinion, nationality or any other personal or social circumstance, to the protection of public health and that of consumers and users, or to the protection of youth and childhood. Furthermore, any activities related to impersonating any person or entity, or to interfering, violating, altering or disconnecting the system, servers, networks or content are prohibited, as is non-compliance with any connection requirement.

The User will exclusively use the services and content for personal purposes; use of the same to promote, sell, contract, disclose advertising or own or third party information is prohibited, without prejudice to the provisions in the specific terms and conditions that regulate the use of a certain service and/or content where applicable.

The User will abstain from using any type of computer virus, code, software, computer program, computer or telecommunications equipment that may cause unauthorised damage or alterations to the content, programs or systems accessible through the services and content provided on the Website or in the information systems, files and computer equipment of the users of the same, or unauthorised access to any content and/or services of the Website.

The Entity reserves the right to exclude the User from the service without prior notice and to adopt and measures considered appropriate at any time in order to avoid the above-mentioned behaviour and activities.

4. Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights

The Website is subject to Spanish legislation on intellectual and industrial property. Under no circumstances will it be understood that the access, browsing and use of the Website or the use and/or contracting of products or services offered on the Website implies rejection, transmission, license or transfer, total or partial, of said rights by the Entity to the User.

References to commercial or registered names and brands, logotypes or other distinctive symbols, whether owned by the Entity or by third party companies, their use is implicitly prohibited without consent from the Entity or the legitimate owners. Under no circumstances, except where there is express consent, will access or use of the Website and/or its content and/or services grant the User any right to the brands, logotypes and/or distinctive symbols included on the same, which are protected by Law.

All Intellectual and Industrial Property rights are reserved for the content and/or services and, in particular, it is prohibited to modify, copy, reproduce, publicly communication, including the right of making available, transform or distribute all or part of the content and/or services included on the Website in any way, for public or commercial purposes, without prior, express and written authorisation from the Entity or, where applicable, from the owner of the corresponding rights.

The person, persons or legal entities that infringe upon the Entity's rights to intellectual or industrial property will be liable before the competent courts.

The Website contains texts created with merely informative or communicative purposes that may not reflect the current state of the technologies and that refer to general situations, therefore the content cannot ever be applied by the User to specific cases. The opinions stated in the same do not necessarily reflect the Entity's point of view. The content of the articles published on this Website may not be considered, under any circumstances, a substitute for specialised and personalised advice. The User must not act based upon the information contained on this Website without previously recurring to the corresponding guidance from the Entity.

5. Personal data protection and privacy policy

This Data Protection Policy is an integral part of the Website's Legal Notice.

In compliance with the establishments of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and Council, dated 27 April 2016, on the protection of natural persons regarding the processing of personal data and free movement of the same and repealing the Directive 95/46/EC ("RGPD"), as well as the other related regulations, the Entity informs the Users that their data will be included in the entity's database, in conformance with the details stated below:

5.1 Data of the file manager and Security Manager contact

Identity: ASSOCIACIÓ CLÚSTER DE LA INDÚSTRIA D’AUTOMOCIÓ DE CATALUNYA

Telephone: 934767257

E-mail: comunicacio@ciac.cat

Security Manager: Ferran Verdejo León

Security Manager contact details: comunicacio@ciac.cat


5.2 Purposes of the treatment

The data that the Entity stores on you is your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and, if you are a customer, your Username, password and payment details.

The Entity will process the information that it holds in relation to the people affected with the following purposes:

Managing any type of request, suggestion or request regarding our professional services sent to us by people interested.

Internal research and development of the products and services that we offer.

Commercial communications, which implies the processing of your data with the purpose of informing you of activities, articles of interest and general information on our services via e-mail.


Those interested in unsubscribing from these communications can contact the following address: comunicacio@ciac.cat.

Managing data provided by the candidates to a job through the Curriculum Vitae (CV) they provide with the purpose of selecting and recruiting.

In the same way, it is possible that we may be required to use and retain personal information for legal and compliance reasons.

It is also possible that we may use personal information in order to comply with internal and external audit requirements and in any other way considered necessary or adequate: (a) in virtue of the applicable law (b) in order to respond to requests from tribunals, security organisations, regulatory organisations and other public and governmental authorities (c) for compliance with our terms and conditions and (d) to protect our rights, privacy, security or property, or those of other people.


The Entity will treat the data and information provided for the selection processes with the strictest confidentiality, adopting the technical and organisational measures necessary in order to avoid loss, incorrect use, alteration and/or unauthorised access.

Data conservation

Curriculum Vitae Management: the Entity may conserve your Curriculum Vitae for a maximum period of one year, after which time it will automatically be destroyed in compliance with the principle of data quality.

In order to determine the conservation period for other data, the Entity contemplates local law, contractual obligations and the expectations and requirements of our customers. When the personal information is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, we delete or destroy it in a safe manner.


5.3 Legal standing

We process personal data in compliance with legality and with transparency and equality. The data processing takes place:

For execution of the contracts entered into with the Entity, with the processing being necessary for compliance with our obligations to you.

With your consent.

For the satisfaction of a legitimate interest sought by the entities of the Entity.

In compliance with the law.


5.4 Data flow

Data managers: the Entity may facilitate access to certain personal data when considered necessary, in order to provide its services and to improve the same. When we share personal information, we do so in conformance with the privacy and data security requirements.

Data transfer: Personal data is not transferred to third parties, except where legally required. Access and/or processing of personal data for which the Users are liable is not considered to be data transfer when this is necessary for correct provision of the services that have been contracted.

5.5 Origin Origin: the Entity gathers personal information from the following sources:

Information provided to us directly by the party in question when requesting information, contracting or using our services or when requesting customer service.

Also, we may obtain third party information that we consider to be publicly available or in a commercial base in order to provide services that we believe may be of interest and in order to maintain accuracy of the data, as well as to improve our products and services.


5.6 Rights

Rights to Access, Rectify and Delete: The interested parties have the right to obtain confirmation on whether we are processing their personal data or not. The interested parties have the right to access their personal data and to request the rectification of inaccurate data, or, where applicable, request that it be removed when, among other reasons, the data is no longer necessary for the purposes it was collected for.

Right to Restriction and Opposition: In certain circumstances, the interested parties may request limitation of the treatment of their data, in which case we will only store the same for the exercise or defence of claims. In certain circumstances, and for reasons related to each individual situation, the interested parties may oppose the treatment of their data. The Entity will cease the processing of your data, except on legitimate compelling grounds, or for the exercise or defence of possible claims.

Right to Portability: The interested parties have the right to request portability of their data, allowing their data to be directly transmitted to an entity or company, provided that this is technically possible.

Said rights can be exercised through any means of communication with the Entity at the address indicated in section 2 of this Legal Notice, attaching a photocopy of the national ID document of the owner of the data or to the address comunicacio@ciac.cat.

5.7 Updates and modifications

The Entity reserves the right to modify and/or update the information on data protection when required for correct compliance with the Data Protection Regulation. If any modifications occur, the new text will be published on this page, which will provide access to the current policy. In any case, the relationship with the Users will be subject to the regulations established at the time of access to the Website.

5.8 Communication and support channel

The interested parties can send any queries regarding the processing of their personal data or the interpretation of our policy to the following address: comunicacio@ciac.cat.

In conformance with the establishments of Law 34/2002, of 11 July, on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce, you may revoke at any time the consent provided for receipt of advertising or promotional communications via e-mail or other equivalent forms of electronic communication from ASSOCIACIÓ CLÚSTER DE LA INDÚSTRIA D'AUTOMOCIÓ DE CATALUNYA by sending an e-mail with the subject "BAJA E-MAIL" to the following address: comunicacio@ciac.cat.

The Entity maintains an active profile on the main social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube and Google+). The processing that the Entity carries out with the data from its followers will always be that permitted by the social network for corporate profiles. The Entity can therefore inform its followers through any method permitted by the social network of its activities, presentations, offers and can provide personalised customer service. Under no circumstances will the Entity extract data from the social networks unless consent from the user is expressly and specifically obtained for this purpose.

6. Image capturing

The Entity informs users of the possible capturing of photograph and/or video images during events organised by the same or where it participates.

With the acceptance of the legal notice, it is understood that the user grants their image rights to the entity so that it can be used for the creation of internal publications and for use with marketing and distribution purposes by the Entity on this Website or on other distribution media (social networks, advertising materials, among others). Identifying data will not be included but it is possible that some people who will be included will be easily identifiable.

The use of said images will be free of change and must respect, as the only limitation, any use or application that may impinge upon the right to honour in the terms established in Organic Law 1/1982, dated 5 May, on Civil Protection of the Right to Honour, Personal and family privacy and Own image.

In the case that the user is interested in their image not appearing in any of the Entity's distribution material, please notify this to the e-mail address comunicacio@ciac.cat.

7. Use of Cookies

In compliance with the provisions of article 22.2 of Law 34/2002, of 11 July, on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce, ASSOCIACIÓ CLÚSTER DE LA INDÚSTRIA D'AUTOMOCIÓ DE CATALUNYA informs you of the policy for collection and treatment of cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are files that can be downloaded onto your computer through the Website.

They are tools that have an essential role for the provision of numerous information society services. Among others, they allow a website to store and recover information on a User's browsing habits or their computer and, depending on the information obtained, this can be used to recognise the User and improve the service offered.

What type of cookies exist?

Depending on the purpose given to the data obtained through cookies, we can distinguish between:

- Technical cookies: These permit the user to browse through a website, platform or application and the use of the various options or services that exist on the same such as, for example, controlling data communication and traffic, identifying the session, access areas of restricted access, remembering the elements that form part of an order, completing the purchase process for an order, making a request for registration or participation in an event, using security elements during browsing, storing content for the distribution of videos or sound or sharing content on social media.

- Personalisation cookies: There permit the user to access the service with some predefined general characteristics depending on a series of criteria on the user's device such as the language, the type of browser used to access the service, the regional service from where the service is accessed, etc.

- Analysis cookies: These permit the manager of the same to monitor and analyse the behaviour of the users on the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure activity on the website, application or platform and to elaborate browsing profiles for the users of said websites, applications and platforms in order to introduce improvements depending on the analysis of usage data by the users of the service.

- Advertising cookies: These permit management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, when applicable, the editor has included on a website, application or platform from which they provide the service requested based on criteria such as the edited content or the frequency with which the ads are shown.

- Behavioural advertising cookies: These permit management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, when applicable, the editor has included on a website, application or platform from which they provide the service requested. These cookies store information on the behaviour of the users obtained through continued observation of their browsing habits, which allows for the development of a specific profile to show advertising based on the same.

What type of cookies does this website show?

This website uses the following types of cookies:

- Technical cookies: we use own session cookies for the operation of the website. - Analysis cookies: we use Google Analytics cookies.

How can I modify the configuration for the cookies?

The User can restrict, block or delete the cookies from the Website, or from any other website, using their browser. On each browser the system is different, here is information on the most common browsers:

Internet Explorer: windows.microsoft.com/es-xl/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie="ie-10"

FireFox: support.mozilla.org/es/kb/Borrar%20cookies

Chrome: support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl="es"

Safari: www.apple.com/es/privacy/use-of-cookies/

Warning for deleting cookies

If you reject the cookies you can continue to use the Website, however this will limit the use of some services or will impede good operation of the website and the User must start a session in each of the services that require registration or logging in.

8. Communications through the Website

In the case that the User sends information of any type to the Entity through the Website, through the channels designed for this purpose on the Website itself, the User declares, guarantees and accepts that they have the right to do so freely, that said information does not infringe upon any intellectual property, brand, patent, commercial secret or any other third party right, that said information is not confidential and that said information is not damaging to third parties.

The User recognises that they assume the liability and hold the Entity harmless from any communication personally supplied in their name, or in representation of third parties reaching said liability without any restriction on the accuracy, legality, originality, origin and ownership of the same.

9. Links to other websites

Any link, hypertext, deep, framing or any other type of virtual connection through telecommunication networks from any website or URL address (the "Links") to the Website must be authorised by the Entity.

In the case that the User may find Links to other Websites on our Website that are managed by third parties, the Entity declares that it does not have any personal or technical resources to control, verify or approve the content, information and services provided on the same. In consequence, the Entity cannot assume any type of liability for any aspect relative to the website to which a link may be established through the Website. The existence of link(s) to third party website(s) does not imply the existence of collaboration relationships or dependence between the Entity and the manager of the third party website.

The existence of external links on the Website does not imply that the Entity recommends the content on the third party website.

If the Users have effective knowledge that on the third party Website that the link leads to there are activities of an illicit nature, they must immediately inform the Entity for the purpose of removing the link providing access to the same.

10. Links on other websites that lead to the Website

If any User, entity or website wishes to establish any type of link with the Website, they must respect the following stipulations:

The link must be absolute and complete, i.e., it must bring the User, through on click, to the correct URL address of the Website and must completely include the entire extension of the screen of the Website access page. Under no circumstances, except with express written authorisation from the Entity, can the website creating the link reproduce, in any form, the Website, include it as part of its own website or within frames or create a browser on any of the pages of the Website.

On the page establishing the link, it cannot be declared in any way that the Entity has authorised said link except where the Entity has done so expressly and in writing. If the entity correctly creating a link on their page to the Website wishes to include the brand, denomination, commercial name, sign, logotype, slogan or any other type of identifying element of the Entity and/or the Website on their page, they must have previous express and written authorisation.

The Entity does not authorise the establishment of links to the Website from pages that contain illicit, illegal, degrading or obscene materials or materials that, in general, violate the law, morals, public order or generally accepted social standards.

The Entity does not have the capacity nor the human and technical means to know, control or approve all information, content, products or services provided by other third party websites or pages that have established links to the Website. The Entity does not assume any type of liability for any aspect related to the third party website or page that establishes a link to the Website, specifically, including but not limited to, regarding operation, access, data, information, files, quality and reliability of the products and services, its own links and/or any of the content, in general.

11. Liabilities and Guarantees

The Entity cannot guarantee the reliability, utility or accuracy of the services or information provided on the Website, nor the utility or accuracy of the documentation of the events that can be acquired through the Website, prepared by professionals from a wide variety of sectors.

In consequence, the Entity cannot guarantee and does not assume liability for:

a) The continuity of the content on the Website.

b) The lack of errors in said content or products.

c) The lack of virus and/or other damaging components on the Website or the server providing the same.

d) The invulnerability of the Website for the security measures adopted on the same.

e) The lack of utility or performance of the content and products on the Website.

f) The damages or loss caused, to itself or to a third party, by any person violating the conditions, standards and instructions that the Entity establishes on the Website or through the violation of the Website's security systems.


The Entity is not responsible for the defects, errors or damage, direct or indirect, that may be caused to the User's computer system (hardware and software) or to the files and documents stored on the same, caused or derived by:

a) The capacity or quality of the computer system or the presence of a virus on the User's computer that is used for the connection to the website content and services.

b) The connection or access to Internet.

c) Incorrect operation of the browser, or the use of the User's computer applications that are not updated or where the corresponding User license is not obtained.


However, the Entity declares that it has adopted all of the measures necessary, within its possibilities and the status of the technology, to guarantee the operation of the Website and to avoid the existence and transmission of viruses and other damaging components for users.

If the User becomes aware of the existence of any content that is illicit, illegal, contrary to law or that may imply a violation of the intellectual and/or industrial property rights, they must immediately notify the Entity of this so that it can adopt the necessary measures.

12. Duration and modification

The terms and conditions stipulated herein are subject to partial or total modification, without prior notice from the Entity. Therefore, the validity of the same coincides with the time during which they are published on the Website. The modifications, total or partial, will be published in the same way that the current General Conditions have been published, therefore prior to accessing, browsing or using the Website, the User must read the General Conditions for Access published at that time.

The Entity may terminate, suspend or interrupt, at any time and without the need for prior notice, access to the content of the Website without deriving in the possibility for the User to demand any compensation.

13. General

If any of the provisions, or several of them, in these General Conditions for Access are deemed illegal, null or ineffective by a Court/Tribunal or another administrative body, the validity, efficiency and legality of the remaining provisions and the General Conditions of Access will not be affected, except if the party alleging the invalidity proves that without the clause that has been deemed null, the purposes sought by these conditions cannot be complied with.

The visitors to this Website and any person or company that uses or contracts any product or service provided on the same, with express rejection of any other jurisdiction that may correspond to them, submit, except where this is not legally permitted, to the jurisdiction and competence of the Courts and Tribunals of the city of the corporate address of the entity for the resolution of any issue that may arise from the interpretation, application and compliance with these conditions, as well as the claims that may be derived from any use of this website.

14. Contact information

The Entity appreciates your comments regarding these General Conditions for Access. If you believe that the Entity has not adhered to this declaration, please contact us at the entity's address or by e-mail at comuniacio@ciac.cat. We will make our best commercially reasonable efforts to determine and resolve the problem quickly.