Privacy Policy

The website (the “Website”) is owned and operated by the Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (“ICFO”) with registered address at Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 3, (08860) Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain, registered before the Foundations Registry (Registre de Fundacions) of the Generalitat de Catalunya under number 1651, telephone number (+34) 93 553 4002, e-mail address

In the moment that you, as a user of the Website, utilize any of the services available on or organised by the Website, you accept in its entirety the terms which have been laid out for your information in this Policy, as well as in the Privacy Policy and in the Cookies Policy. In this regard, by using the Website, we understand that you have read, understood and accepted these conditions, which shall be legally binding for you. If you do not agree, please do not use our Website.

Use of the Website

Our Website shall not be used in any way that breaches any law or regulation, or that has any unlawful or immoral purpose or effect.

If you use a feature of this Website that allows you to upload or post material, or to make contact with other users of this Website, you must ensure that all such contributions are compliant with applicable law and that they do not breach any intellectual property, privacy or confidentiality rights of a third party, or any legal or contractual duty owed to a third party. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any material posted by you or any other user of this Website. We have the right to remove any information you upload to our Website if, in our opinion, it does not comply with these Terms of Use or otherwise within our complete discretion.

You must not misuse our Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware, malware and/or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware, or which is otherwise malicious or technologically harmful.

If you are provided with a username, password or any other piece of information in relation to your use of this Website, you must treat such information as confidential. Such information is to be used exclusively by you, who is responsible for storing it, protecting its confidentiality and using it appropriately. ICFO shall not be responsible for any damages resulting from the misuse of this information and shall remain free to cancel or modify access at its sole discretion.

ICFO reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of this Website without notice.

Limitation of liability

Information on the Website is provided on an “as is” basis, with no warranty that it is exact or up to date. As a result, to the fullest extent permitted by law, ICFO shall not be held responsible for any harm that may result from the use of this information nor for the lawfulness of content provided by suppliers, users and other third parties in their use of the website.

ICFO takes appropriate steps to detect computer viruses but it cannot guarantee that the Website is free from malfunctions, defects, bugs and viruses; or that the Website will operate correctly and as expected, at any given time. We shall not be liable for any loss or damage which occurs as a result of any malware. You are responsible for protecting your devices with appropriate technical measures.

Our Website may contain links to other websites, which may be owned and operated by third parties. Please be informed that this Terms of Use do not cover those websites and ICFO shall not be held responsible for their content. Moreover, if you access those websites, their operators may collect and use personal information from you in accordance with their own policies.

Intellectual property rights ICFO name and logo, as well as other distinctive signs (whether image or text) that appear on this website (including the domain name) are the exclusive property of ICFO and are duly protected under Intellectual Property laws and regulations. Ownership implies the exclusive right to use these distinctive signs in the course of trade and to impede unauthorized use by third parties.

Content, text, photographs, designs, logos, images, sounds, videos, animations, recordings, computer software, source code and, in general, any intellectual creation on this Website, as well as the Website as a multimedia artwork, are protected by intellectual property laws.

Any use of the Website’s content requires ICFO’s previous written authorization.

Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy

Please refer to our Privacy Policy to know how we collect and use your personal information and to our Cookies Policy to find out more information about the cookies that we use.

Severability and amendments

Should one or more provisions of these Terms of Use be or become invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, this shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use.

We may change our Terms of Use from time to time, which will be published on our Website, from when they will become effective.

Governing law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use and any non-contractual disputes or claims are governed by Spanish law and submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Barcelona.