LEGAL NOTES

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE OF THIS WEBSITE

1. Identification

The Bioexplora website http://www.bioexplora.cat is managed by the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona Consortium (hereinafter, the Museum), with registered address at Plaza Leonardo da Vinci, 4-5, 08019 Barcelona (Spain), fiscal identification number (NIF) Q0801897J, and contact e-mail address museuciencies@bcn.cat.

2. General

By accessing and browsing the content of this website, the user accepts these terms and conditions of use without reservation.
Unless prohibited by applicable law, the Museum reserves the right to alter and update the information contained on this website, at any time and without prior notice, and to change its configuration, presentation and terms and conditions of use. Users are automatically bound by these terms and conditions of use from the time they access the website and must be aware of any changes made to these terms and conditions.
Users accept their responsibility with regard to how they use the website and the content and services it provides. Users shall also be liable before the Museum and/or other partners for any damages caused to the Museum and/or other partners if these terms and conditions of use are not adhered to.

3. Information Regarding Data

The information provided by the website comes from the departments of Collections and Research and from the Documentation Centre of the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona Consortium.
The comments provided by the users are the responsibility of the person transmitting them, except where they are accepted as valid by the Museum and included in the databases of the institution.

4. Access to the Website

The Museum shall not be liable to the user for any damages caused by the use of this website or by any action deriving from the information provided.
The Museum shall not be liable for any safety failure or disconnection that may occur nor for any damages that the user’s device (software and hardware) or any folder or stored document may suffer due to the existence of a virus or viruses on the user’s device. Furthermore, the Museum shall not be liable for the incorrect functioning of the web browser or the use of a version of the browser that is not up to date.

5. Liability Derived from Links to Other Websites

The Museum does not review the websites that link to Bioexplora; these websites are maintained by third parties beyond the control of the Museum and the Museum does not recommend or approve their content. The Museum expressly rejects any liability for any damages suffered by users deriving from the information found on these websites.

6. Licenses and Reproduction Rights

Unless otherwise indicated, the content of the Bioexplora website is published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0).

Creative Commons License

This license allows the following:

  • Copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.
  • Remix, transform and build upon the licensed material, with the following conditions:
    • Cite the source clearly and appropriately and indicate whether any changes have been made to the data.
    • Redistribute the data with an equivalent license to that mentioned herein, without additional restrictions.

Contributions to the website by persons outside the Museum, whether in the form of comments or as attached files, shall be considered to be free of conditions regarding reproduction and shall be subject to the same terms and conditions for re-use indicated above.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

1. Objective

The Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona Consortium (hereinafter, the Museum) undertakes to protect the privacy of all users who access the Bioexplora website, http://www.bioexplora.cat/. The content of the website is the property of the Museum, which operates, licenses and controls said content.
Users may browse and use the website without providing any personal information. The Museum shall have access only to the personal data voluntarily provided by the users by means of the appropriate forms or when the users have directly contacted the Museum via e-mail or other means published on the website.
If the website collects personal data by means of cookies, users shall be appropriately informed by means of the Cookie Policy and, if necessary, via any other legally required means.
This document establishes the Policy of the Museum with regard to how personal data collected on the website are processed. Use of the website implies that the users accept the statements of the Privacy Policy and that their personal data will be processed as indicated herein. This Privacy Policy shall only be applied on the Bioexplora website and not on any other websites to which the Bioexplora website may redirect.

2. Data Management

In accordance with current law, users are hereby informed that the personal data collected via this website shall form part of a file owned by the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona Consortium, with registered address at Plaza Leonardo da Vinci, 4-5, 08019 Barcelona (Spain).

3. Purpose of the Personal Data Collected

The personal data provided by users to the Museum when they contact the Museum via the website or by e-mail shall be used to assign appropriate authorship to the comments and content provided by the users.
Personal identification data collected by means of our services are used exclusively to manage the content provided by users of the website.
In accordance to Organic Law 15/1999, on data protection, personal data shall not be shared with companies, organizations or persons beyond the Museum Consortium. Exceptionally, this information shall be shared for the following reasons:

  • To comply with any requirement established by current law or to answer any demand of an administrative or judicial body.
  • To detect or prevent any fraud or technical incident, with regard to security or as part of an investigation into potential infractions, or in order to act in these situations.
  • To protect the rights, property or security of the Bioexplora website, or those of its users or the general public, insofar as required or allowed by current law.

For any other purpose, users shall be notified before their personal data are processed.

4. Transfer to Third Parties

The Museum shall not share the personal data of the users with third parties, except in the following circumstances:

  • It is consistent with the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy.
  • The user consents to said transfer.
  • It is necessary in order to meet the legal obligations of the Museum.

Users’ data shall be treated with the maximum confidentiality and in compliance with the applicable security measures.

5. Security Measures

The Museum shall take the necessary technical and organizational steps to maintain the level of security required in the processing of personal data. The Museum has the necessary mechanisms to prevent any unauthorized access to the data, and theft, modification or loss of the data.

6. Confidentiality

In compliance with current regulations, the Museum undertakes its obligation to keep the aforementioned data secret and to store them in a confidential manner.

7. Third-Party Data

If the user provides data from a third party, they must ensure that they have obtained prior consent from said third party and that they have informed them of the terms and conditions and purposes of the use of their data by the Museum.

8. Data Quality

The data provided by the user must be thorough and reliable. Users are also obliged to notify the Museum of any changes to the data provided in order to keep them up to date.

9. Rights to the Data

Users can exercise their right of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition of the processed data at any time, in accordance with current law. To this end, they can send an e-mail specifying which right they wish to exercise to museuciencies@bcn.cat, with an attached copy of their identification document.

The Museum shall only keep users’ data for the length of time necessary to comply with the stated purposes. When the personal data are not required for said purposes, and if current law does prohibit it, said data shall be blocked.

10. Updating of the Privacy Policy

Provided that it does not infringe current law, the Museum may modify and update the Privacy Policy at any time and without prior notice to the user. Users are encouraged to review the Privacy Policy in order to remain cognisant of any changes made to the policy.

COOKIE POLICY

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a file containing a small amount of data, which is downloaded an installed on a device during browsing on a website. In subsequent visits to this website, the cookies are recognized by the original website or by websites that are linked to it. Cookies are useful because they make it possible to store and recover information on the number of visitors and the devices and browsing habits of the users; depending on the information contained in the cookies and on how the device is used, cookies may also make it possible to recognize users. For more information on cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

What Type of Cookie Does This Website Use?

The website http://www.bioexplora.com (hereinafter, the Website) uses the following types of cookie:

  1. By duration:
  • Session cookies: these only exist during the session that the user opens on visiting the website. They disappear from the user’s device when the user closes the browser or turns off the device. If the user has chosen to identify themselves using other mechanisms provided for this purpose, session cookies are used that contain encrypted information to differentiate them from other users.
  • Persistent cookies: these cookies are stored on the user’s device after the browser has been closed or the device turned off. They are activated each time the user visits the website that created the cookie in question. When the website is visited, a unique identifier is assigned to the user, which is associated with a persistent cookie that is downloaded to their browser.
  1. By entity installing the cookies:
  • Proprietary cookies: the information obtained by means of these cookies is administered by Bioexplora to provide the service requested by the user.
  • Third-party cookies: the information obtained by means of these cookies belongs to Google, Inc.
  1. By purpose:
  • Technical cookies: these allow the user to browse and use the different options and services provided on the website, such as traffic control and data communication, session identification, information requests, viewing videos, use of security elements during browsing or when downloading, publishing or sharing content.
  • Analytics cookies: these record the number of visitors, measure and statistically analyze the activity of users and create browsing profiles that make it possible to make improvements to the website.

Brief description of the cookies used on the website and their effects:

LEGAL ENTITY

NAME

TYPE

PURPOSE

DURATION

Google, Inc.

_ga

Analytics

Distinguishes website users

2 years

Google, Inc.

_gat

Analytics

Accelerates request rates

10 min

Bioexplora

PHPSESSID

Technical

Identifies website users

Session

Bioexplora

bioexplora_cookies

Technical

Identifies cookie acceptance

90 days

In accordance with the notification in the header of the home page, users are deemed to accept the installation and use of the cookies mentioned in this section if they continue to browse the website. If users refuse to install cookies or if their browser is set to refuse cookies, browsing of different sections of the website may be limited. However, failure to install any cookie does not, in any case, prevent the exercise of users’ statutory rights.

How to Deactivate or Remove Cookies

Users may accept installation or deactivation of these cookies and may block or delete them at any time by using the browser setup as follows:

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/block-enable-or-allow-cookies
Cookie settings in Firefox - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
Cookie settings in Google Chrome - https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
Cookie settings in Safari - https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
Cookie settings in Windows Phone - http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings

Cookie Policy Updating

The Natural Science Museum reserves the right to modify this cookie policy in order to comply with current legal requirements or to adapt it to the type of cookie used on this website and to request the informed consent of the users when required by law.

 

CITING

The following citing format is recommended:

[Name of web page], Bioexplora, Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona Consortium, http://www.bioexplora.cat [date of query].