Identification details

Official name: Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM) from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC),

Official address: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37-49 08003-Barcelona

BioMARató’s Data Protection Officer (DPO) is based at:

CSIC Agència Estatal Consell Superior d’Investigacions Científiques

Legal Department

José López Calvo


More information:

Legal notice

1. Personal Data Processing Consent

This domain contains all organisational and executive information related to Cos4Cloud, an H2020 funded project coordinated by the Institute of Marine Sciences. The Institute of Marine Sciences, as the body responsible for the website, hereinafter ICM-CSIC, provides users with this document in order to comply with the obligations established in 34/2002, of 11 July, on information society services and e-Commerce (LSSICE), BOE No. 166, and to inform users about the website’s conditions of use. Anyone visiting this website assumes the role of user, undertaking to strictly observe and comply with the rules set out herein, as well as any other legal regulations that may apply. ICM-CSIC reserves the right to modify any type of information that may appear on the website, without the obligation to warn or inform users of these changes, as it will be sufficient to publish them on the Cos4Cloud website.

2. Objectives

In compliance with the aforementioned regulations, ICM-CSIC notifies users that personal data submitted through the forms on this website are collected in order to provide services derived from its business, manage requests and carry out statistical studies, as well as to send communications and information on activities, publications or programmes that may be of interest to the user by any electronic means.


3. Content Liability

ICM-CSIC is not responsible for the legality of third-party websites that users may access through this website. Neither will ICM-CSIC be responsible for the legality of third-party sites that may link to or from this website.

ICM-CSIC reserves the right to modify, suspend, cancel or restrict the content of this website and the links or information obtained here, without prior notice. ICM-CSIC shall under no circumstances be liable for any problems that may arise from improper use of this website or the information and services it contains.

ICM-CSIC is not responsible for third-party websites that users may access via links from this site or for the content provided by third parties.


4. Liability disclaimer

ICM-CSIC is in no way responsible for the information published on the website if this information has been manipulated or placed there by a third party.

Link policy:

It is possible that this website may contain links to content on third party websites. As ICM-CSIC cannot always control what third parties publish on their own websites, it does not accept any responsibility whatsoever for this content. In any case, ICM-CSIC will immediately remove any content that may infringe national or international laws, moral codes or public order, notifying the competent authorities of the content in question.

ICM-CSIC is not responsible for the information and contents stored, including, among others, in forums, chats, blog generators, comments, social networks or any other medium that allows third parties to publish contents outside the control of the ICM. CSIC Website

However, in accordance with articles 11 and 16 of the LSSICE, ICM-CSIC will make itself available to all users, authorities and police authorities, actively collaborating to remove or, if necessary, block any content that may affect or infringe national or international legislation. , the rights of third parties or moral codes and public order. If users feel that any of the website content falls into this category, they are requested to notify the website administrator immediately.

This website has been checked and tested to ensure that it is working properly. In theory, it should work properly 24 hours a day, 356 days a year. However, ICM-CSIC cannot rule out the possibility that there may be certain programming errors or that circumstances of force majeure, natural disasters, strikes or similar may make access to the website impossible.

5. Applicable law and jurisdiction

Any conflict or dispute that may arise concerning the interpretation within the terms and conditions of this legal disclaimer, or any question related to the services provided by this website, shall be subject to Spanish law.

Privacy policy

1. User consent

By filling in and submitting the forms on this website, the user explicitly accepts and agrees that their personal data will be automatically processed by ICM-CSIC.

ICM-CSIC hereby states that the personal data provided will be shared with the organisers: Xatrac, Cos4Cloud, Anèl·lides-Serveis ambientals, Plàncton diving and OCEANICOS. These transfers will be lawful for the activities organised within the framework of the BioMARató or for academic research.

The data will be kept for as long as the mutual interest for which they were collected is maintained and, when this purpose no longer exists, they will be deleted with the appropriate security measures to ensure the pseudonymisation of the data or their total destruction.

The user confirms that all the information provided is true and accurate and agrees to notify ICM-CSIC of any changes that may occur in this data.

Part of the information requested by ICM-CSIC is mandatory, as this data is necessary to provide the user with the best possible service. If the user does not provide all these data, ICM-CSIC cannot guarantee that the information and services provided will fully meet the user’s requirements. ICM-CSIC does notify users when data are mandatory and / or necessary for the proper functioning of the service.

Additionally, if users send personal data about a third party through the forms on this website, they must first obtain that party’s consent and inform them about the content of the preceding paragraphs.

ICM-CSIC reserves the right to take photographs and video recordings of the events and activities it organises. By accepting this legal disclaimer when registering for these events, participants explicitly provide prior authorisation and consent to ICM-CSIC to use any image taken of the user participating in an event organised by ICM-CSIC for broadcasting on a live information channel, video recording or open broadcasting, in accordance with the right to one’s own image, as established in article 18 of the Spanish Constitution, and the right to honour, personal and family privacy and one’s own image, as established in Organic Law 1/1982, of 5 May.

However, the user may refuse to be recorded and photographed at any time by notifying ICM-CSIC in the manner set out in the following legal disclaimer.


2. Security

In compliance with current data protection regulations, ICM-CSIC adheres to all GDPR provisions with regard to data processing in its possession and specifically to the principles described in article 5 of the GDPR, which are processed lawfully, faithfully and in respect of the party to whom they belong and are limited to processing that is adequate, relevant and strictly necessary for the purposes for which they were provided.

ICM-CSIC ensures that it has implemented appropriate technical and organisational policies to apply the security measures set out in the GDPR to protect the rights and freedoms of users and has duly notified them about any information necessary to exercise them.


3. Detailed information on the processing of personal data

Some of the data collected from the platform is obtained through the use of third party services. The data collected and how it is used are detailed below:

User contact details

User contact form. Acquired personal data: name, surname, email, membership

User event registration form. Personal data acquired: name, surname, e-mail, membership and various types of data.

  • Google analytics. Personal data collected: anonymous IP address. Cookies and usage data
  • WordPress Stats (Automattic Inc.)
  • WordPress Stats (Automattic Inc.). Personal Data processed: cookies; Usage Data.
Tag management

Google Tag Manager. Personal Data acquired: cookies and

Usage Data. platform and hosting services (Automattic Inc.). Personal data processed: various types of data as specified in the service’s privacy policy.

Contact and communication management.

MailChimp. Personal data collected: email, first and last name, membership, language

Interaction with social networks

Such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram social buttons and widgets, social network buttons and AddThis social network widgets. Personal data collected: cookies and usage data.

4. Applicable law and jurisdiction

Right to revoke consent at any time. Right of access, rectification, erasure, request for portability or limitation, or opposition to the processing of your data. Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority ( if you consider that the processing of personal data does not comply with the regulations in force.

Contact details for exercising your rights: by filling in the form or by emailing