Legal Notice

The Centre for International Information and Documentation in Barcelona – CIDOB Foundation (hereinafter referred to as CIDOB) informs the users of this web page of the following terms, with the objective of enabling them to freely and voluntarily decide if they want to facilitate the personal information that may be requested through the use of the different services we offer, bearing in mind that this personal data will be the strictly necessary to provide the service chosen by the user.


This web page provides information about the CIDOB and the services offered.

CIDOB, with VAT No. G08824187, has it registered office at C/ Elisabets 12, 08001 Barcelona.

CIDOB is registered in the Register of Private Foundations Government of Catalonia with the registration number 579.

The contact e-mail address of CIDOB is


CIDOB is the owner of the domain name


The information provided by the users through this web page will be treated according to the Organic Law on the Protection of Personal Data (hereinafter referred to as LOPD). CIDOB may use these data in order to keep users informed of news and current events, publications, or to attend consultations or requests via forms and email addresses made available for that purpose on the website provided that the user expressly consents to such treatment

The information provided by the users will form part of a database, registered with the General Registry of Data Protection of the Spanish Agency for Data Protection (hereinafter referred to as AEPD). According to article 5 LOPD, the user may exercise right to access, change, examine or cancel their data at any time by contacting CIDOB via e-mail or post at the addresses mentioned in point 1 of this Legal Notice.


Through electronical methods, CIDOB will only collect essential information in order to offer satisfactory services to the users. When a user connects to this web page, CIDOB only analyses the type of browser, the set of characters and the version used, in order to allow the user a correct visualization of the website.


The user has the possibility of setting its browser to be alerted of the reception of cookies and to prevent their installation on the computer’s hard disk. In order to access and view the different pages on this web site, it is not necessary to accept the installation of cookies sent by the CIDOB.

CIDOB does not use spamming techniques and will only deal, according to the LOPD and the Law on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce (hereinafter referred to as LSSI), with the information provided by the users via the electronic forms made available on this web page or through e-mail messages.

6.- LSSI and LOPD

The treatment of personal data and the remittance of communications carried out through electronic means are done in accordance with the LOPD and the LSSI.


CIDOB reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the established terms and conditions of the present Legal Notice. These changes will be included prominently on the website

Moreover, CIDOB reserves the right to make, at any moment and without notice, amendments and updates of the information contained in the present website, its configuration, availability and presentation.


The web page in its entirety, including its design, structure, lay-out, responses to the consultations made by users, texts, contents, logos, buttons, images, drawings, source code, documentation, as well as all intellectual and industrial property rights and any other distinctive sign/right of a different kind belong to CIDOB or, if the case may be, to the persons or entities that appear as authors or owners of those rights.

It is prohibited to totally or partially reproduce or exploit, through any media, the contents of the web site for purposes other than legitimate non-profit information of its users.

It is prohibited to use frames or any other devices in order to hide the origin or source of the contents; any use, transformation or exploitation of the same for commercial or promotional purposes or contrary to law, morality or public order, that may damage the interests or be detrimental to the image of CIDOB or third legitimate parties, that may constitute acts of unfair competition or, in general, may be contrary to the present Legal Advice.


CIDOB gives the users the option to subscribe and unsubscribe, through the website, to a newsletter informing about news, current events, etc.

CIDOB will only send commercial communications to users that have asked consented to receiving them.

CIDOB also offers the users the possibility of subscribing and unsubscribing, through the website, to any of the publications distributed by the CIDOB. These publications will only be sent at the express request of the user.


CIDOB does not take responsibility for any damage or harm stemming from circumstances beyond its control, such as: errors in the lines of communication, defects in the user’s Hardware or Software, problems in the Internet network (connections, in linked pages).

CIDOB does not guarantee the reliability, availability and continuity of this web site or its contents for technical, security, control or maintenance service, failures due to the Server hosting the content or other intermediaries or suppliers, for attacks against the computer system, or for any other reasons arising from causes beyond their control, and therefore rejects any liability, direct or indirect, for the same.

CIDOB reserves the right to change the present Legal Notice with the aim of adapting it to possible new developments in legislation, as well as those which could derive from existing codes on this subject or for strategic or corporate reasons. All of this, without requesting the consent of the users, when necessary and provided their consent is not considered to be granted according the terms of the present Legal Notice.

CIDOB has as its principal objective to guarantee the privacy and confidentiality of the personal data of their users, obtained through any system that allows the transmission of data, travelling along completely secure channels. Therefore, it manifests its commitment to comply with the corresponding legislation in force at any given time.

CIDOB does not take responsibility for any misuse that could be made of the contents of its web page, with this being the exclusive responsibility of the person who accesses or uses it. Nor does it take responsibility of any kind for the information contained on third-party web pages that may be accessed through links from the web page The presence of these links has a mere informative purpose, and in no case do they constitute an invitation to contract the products or services that may be offered on the linked web page. If CIDOB acquires effective knowledge that the activity or information that these links lead to is illicit, constitutes a crime or could do damage to the property or rights of third parties susceptible of indemnity, it will act with the necessary diligence to eliminate or disable the corresponding link as soon as possible.