TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE OF THIS WEBSITE
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 email@example.com.
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).
This license allows the following:
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.
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.
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 Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and the Organic Law 3/2018, of 5 December, on the protection of personal data and the guarantee of digital rights, 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:
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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:
Brief description of the cookies used on the website and their effects:
Distinguishes website users
Accelerates request rates
Identifies website users
Identifies cookie acceptance
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
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].