Disclaimer and Privacy Policy


Overview of IRTA’s electronic headquarters and the website IRTA.cat

IRTA.cat (http://www.irta.cat) is a domain of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Research and Technology (IRTA) with Registration Nr. Q-5855049-B, located at Torre Marimon, C-59, Km. 12,1 in Caldes de Montbui (Barcelona) CP-08140, Spain. Tel. +34 93 467 40 40 and e-mail address irta@irta.cat.

IRTA is a public company of the Generalitat of Catalonia, regulated by Law 4 / 2009 April 15th Parliament (Official Gazette of 23 April 2009) with the purpose to contribute to the modernization, the improvement and the promotion of competitiveness, sustainable development of agriculture, food, agro-forestry, aquaculture and fisheries sectors, as well as of those directly or indirectly related to the provision of healthy and quality food to final consumers, food safety and processing, and generally improving the safety and health of the population.

IRTA exerts its activity directly or through a network of consortia (among IRTA, Universities, CSIC, provincial councils, etc.) that can be defined as a system of cooperative R & D.

Through the IRTA.cat domain, the company manages its web site, notwithstanding that permanently or occasionally there may be other sites that also provide access to the electronic content and services provided by the IRTA.cat website.


User Access

The access and / or use of IRTA portals attributes the status of user and implies acceptance of the conditions of access and use contained in this legal notice and the privacy and personal data. The aforementioned conditions shall apply irrespective of general contracting and electronic commerce, in the case of application in the portal’s features. The user agrees to use the services and information provided on the IRTA.cat portal with good faith criteria.

The initial access to the portal is free. However there may be features or services subject to payment of a fee under the conditions established in each case.

Where to use certain features or services the user is required to register, the required data will be collected through forms and subject to the prejudices of the legislation for the protection of personal data described in this legal notice.

To use the portal, minors must have permission from parents or legal representatives, who will be responsible for them.


Protection of intellectual and industrial property rights

Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights of IRTA.cat portal, including content and graphics, source code, design, navigation structure, databases and other elements that are part of website are owned by the IRTA. Therefore, the sole responsible IRTA exercises the exclusive rights of exploitation in any form and in particular the rights of reproduction, distribution, public communication and transformation. Any use or reproduction of these contents by users, or others that may be included in future must be done under the provisions and limitations regarding the rules of intellectual property and in any case with authorization of IRTA, notwithstanding the limits established by Royal Decree 1 / 1996 of April 12, approving the revised text of the Law of Intellectual Property.

Copyright notice: IRTA explicits reservation of rights with respect to the general set of contents published on the website, which are subject to intellectual and industrial property. In accordance with the provisions in Article 32 of the revised test of the Law on Intellectual Property, IRTA expressly opposes the use of any of the contents of the site in any format, in order to review or press magazines, audiovisual productions or any other commercial purposes, without its express authorization.

This disclaimer does not involve any transfer of rights in favour of the user in relation to any of the integral elements of the website or its contents.

Not permitted under any circumstances:


  • Presentation of a portal page or any content of IRTA.cat in a window that does not belong to IRTA.cat by any technique or procedure, including framing, in-line linking, etc.


  • Extraction of elements of the website that causes damage to IRTA under the current provisions.
  • Commercial use of IRTA.cat site content.
  • The use of distinctive signs, logos, colours, structure, design and generally distinctive symbols of any kind owned by IRTA, without the knowledge and pertinent authorization for the company.
  • The use of contents in illegal activities, illegal or contrary to good faith and public order.
  • Dissemination of contents or propaganda of racist or xenophobic, pornographic, illegal or that infringe upon human rights.
  • Causing damage to physical and logical systems of IRTA, its suppliers or third parties, to introduce or spread computer viruses or other hardware or software systems capable of causing the aforementioned damage.
  • Attempt to access and, where appropriate, using the email accounts of other users and changing or manipulating their messages.

The user can view the contents of this site, copy them, print them on his / her computer or other support with the exclusively destination of personal and private use.


Protection of personal data

A) Data collected through forms

If you provide your personal information through the IRTA.cat website, their treatment is subject to the provisions of Law 15/1999 of 13 December on personal data protection, and other applicable regulations. The data will be processed for the purposes stated in the respective notices and incorporated in a personal data file. To exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition regarding your personal data processed by IRTA, the terms and conditions provided in Title III of the Data Protection Act, please contact: irta@irta.cat, or to the IRTA address provided at the beginning of this Disclaimer.


B) Data Browsing

The navigation system and software required for the operation of this website includes, as standard, some data transmission which is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols. This category of data is the IP address or domain name of the computer used by the user to connect to the website, the URL of the requested resource, time, method used to query the server, the size of the file obtained in reply, the numerical code indicating the status of the server response, and other parameters relating to the operating system of the computing environment of the user.

This information is not associated with specific users and is used for the sole purpose of obtaining statistical information about site usage of IRTA.cat.

IRTA.cat does not use cookies or other similar means for the processing of personal data that allow individuals to identify specific users of your email. The use of these resources is reserved exclusively for gathering technical information to facilitate users a sate access and efficient exploration of the electronic IRTA.cat, or for the measurement and data of anonymous audience.


Responsibility with regard to contents

IRTA reserves the right to modify and delete the website contents, as well as to limit or prevent access either temporarily or permanently, without notice.

IRTA is not responsible for accessing technical information or the content of other websites to which it refers or which may link from the IRTA.cat portal.

IRTA did not necessarily agree with views expressed by his collaborators.


Right of exclusion

IRTA reserves the right to refuse or withdraw access to its websites and / or services without prior notice, by own or third party instance, to users who breach these general conditions.


Chats and Forums, polls and other interactive features

The IRTA.cat portal may have public and participatory sections (forum, chat, polls, etc.) understanding as such those that are accessible to all users in general, to interact. In some cases establishing the conditions for participation that must be previously accepted, and the compulsory registration of the user who, in this case, not only accept the conditions of participation, but also the transfer of personal data to comply with policy and legislation for the protection of personal data.

With regard to the contents that the user decides to submit for inclusion in this space, the following conditions of use and access have been set.

1 .- Responsibilities: The IRTA is not responsible for the content of messages, information, opinions given by users and reserves the right to prevent access to illegal or unlawful content or contents that may prejudice any kind of legitimate rights or to withdraw or delete those the bay have been provided, especially in case of breach of these conditions.

2 .- Intellectual Property: The IRTA has the right to reproduce, modify (via excerpts, summaries, reviews), adapt and publish, including public dissemination, the contents including text, photographs, graphics, etc. with the aim to promote the section to which it has been sent, and to use them in activities and publications of the IRTA, in any format or medium. The license is free and establishes the time until it passes into the public domain to that which allows, at any time, the Intellectual Property legislation in force. Users will only send the contents of which they are original authors or have the rights of the holder, subject to reporting the URL of the owner or having the right to link to related content.

3. – IRTA will not return any content transmitted and is under no obligation to respond to users.

4. – Personal information submitted to the interactive features and content cannot be used for the benefit or purposes not expressly authorized by the holder. The user is responsible for the accuracy of the information provided.

5. – Users will respect the opinions of other users or participants and will not use offensive or defamatory, racist or violent language or that which infringes the law.

6. – Unauthorized or commercial communications are not allowed.

7. – Be warned that the personal data provided by users can be viewed by any other user or participant. If it is third party data the express consent must be provided.

8. – In the case of surveys, users can participate anonymously, and IRTA is not responsible for any the use that users give to the results.



The subscription, free or not, to products or newsletters published by the IRTA, made through the IRTA.cat portal is voluntary and implies the acceptance by the user of the terms established in each case, which the user must explicitly accept. It also implies the acceptance to receive marketing information products and services and companies associated or IRTA centres. The fact of registering in these services entails IRTA’s authorization to perform this type of communication, allowing the user to revoke the authorization with a written communication in the way IRTA will indicate in each case.



IRTA will pursue the breach of these conditions as well as any misuse of its websites, exercising all civil and criminal actions that may correspond by right.

IRTA cannot guarantee that the website and server are free of viruses and is not responsible for any damages that may be caused by these abnormalities or by any other technical issues.


Changing current conditions and duration

IRTA may at any time modify the conditions specified here, being duly published as they appear here. The validity of the aforementioned conditions will depend on their exposure and will be valid until they are modified by other duly published ones.


Applicable law and jurisdiction

The relationship between IRTA and the users will be governed by the current Spanish legislation and any dispute shall be submitted to the courts of Barcelona city.


Reuse of content

In accordance with article 17.1 of Law 19/2014, the ©Generalitat de Catalunya allows the re-use of the contents and data of this website, provided that the source and the date of updating are mentioned and that the information is not denatured (Article 8 Law 37/2007) and also that it does not contradict with a specific license.