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Legal and privacy notice


This Legal Notice regulates access, navigation and use of the website hereinafter "the Website", owned by the Fundación para la Investigación Biomédica at Hospital Universitario de La Princesa in Madrid (hereinafter "THE FOUNDATION"), with registered address at Calle Diego de León, 62, CP 28006 Madrid, Spain, with tax code G-83727081, established on 8 August 2003 and registered in the Register of Foundations of the Comunidad de Madrid, Hoja Personal 371, Volume LXIX, Pages 301-330, 1st entry.

If you wish to contact THE FOUNDATION, you may do so in writing at the address provided above, or if you prefer, by calling +34 91 520 25 08 and sending an e-mail to 

Access to and use of this Website makes you a User, which implies adherence to the current Legal Notice in the version published at the time at which you access the Website. If you do not agree, you must refrain from accessing the Website or using the services provided through it.

This Legal Notice is governed by the principles of legality and good faith, committing the User to use the Website, as well as the information or services provided therein, in accordance with the law, morality, good customs and public order. Unauthorised use of the information contained on this Website, its resale as well as infringement of the rights of third parties shall give rise to the legally established responsibilities.

THE FOUNDATION reserves the right to amend, at any time and without prior warning, the presentation and configuration of the Website, and its Legal Notice. For this reason, THE FOUNDATION recommends that the User read this Legal Notice carefully each time they access the Website.

Access to certain Content, Products and/or Services offered through the Website may be subject to certain specific conditions which, as the case may be, replace, complete and/or amend this Legal Notice. Therefore, prior to accessing and/or using such Content, Products and/or Services, the User must also carefully read the corresponding special conditions. In the event of any discrepancy between the provisions of this Legal Notice and the special conditions of each specific service, the provisions of the latter shall prevail.

THE FOUNDATION is not responsible for the misuse or improper appropriation of content or information published on the Website. The User acknowledges and accepts that all the information and/or content accessed through the Website is for their sole and exclusive individual and non-transferable use. Transfer to third parties of any type and form of all or part of the information and/or content to which the User may have access through the Website is prohibited.

In compliance with the provisions of Article 21 of the Ley de Servicios de la Sociedad de la Información (Spanish Law on Information Society Services), THE FOUNDATION may send you, by e-mail or by any other similar means, advertising information related to THE FOUNDATION's activity. 

Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights

THE FOUNDATION is the sole and exclusive owner of intellectual and industrial property rights over the trademarks, images, texts, designs, animations, programming and design of the Website and any other content or elements thereof, and, as the case may be, possesses the necessary permits or licences for its use. The User acknowledges and accepts that access to and/or downloading of any content and/or element that is available through the Website is for individual and non-transferable use. Any act of reproduction, distribution, public disclosure, publishing or transformation, as well as any other form of exploitation of all or part of said content or elements, carried out in any form or by any means, requires the prior written consent of THE FOUNDATION or, where applicable, of its owner. 

Likewise, any and all distinctive signs that appear on the website or are the property of THE FOUNDATION or for which THE FOUNDATION has the corresponding duly registered licences, reproduction or distribution whereof is prohibited by any means, without the due, prior and express authorisation of their owner.

Website access and browsing may in no case be understood as a waiver, transfer, licence or total or partial assignment of the aforementioned rights by THE FOUNDATION or, as the case may be, by the owner of the rights to which they correspond.


The Website may include hyperlinks to other websites or resources managed by third parties other than THE FOUNDATION, including advertisers. THE FOUNDATION has not reviewed all the websites linked to this Website and is not responsible for the content or accuracy of these external websites nor for the availability of such external websites or resources; THE FOUNDATION does not endorse and is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for the privacy practices or the content of these websites, including (without limitation) any advertising, products or other materials or services on or available from such websites or resources, or for any damages, losses or infringements caused, or alleged to be caused, by or in connection with the use of or reliance on such content, goods or services available on such websites or external resources.

Privacy/Cookie Policy

To see the users' Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy, click [privacy policy] and [cookie policy]. 

Liability waiver

THE FOUNDATION has adopted the measures required to ensure the correct operation of the Website. THE FOUNDATION shall not be liable for the unavailability of the Website at any given time, whether due to technical causes, system maintenance tasks, interference, interruptions by internet service providers or any other cause or failures that occur in the access, operation and operability of the Website, nor for interruptions, suspensions or malfunctions of the Website due to causes beyond the control of THE FOUNDATION. 

THE FOUNDATION is not liable for damages of any kind that may be due to the lack of availability or continuity of the Website's operation, to any disappointment the User may attribute to the Website, to the fallibility of the Website or, in particular, although not exclusively, to failures in accessing the various pages of the Website or those pages through which the service is provided.

THE FOUNDATION neither controls nor guarantees the absence of viruses or other elements in the content that may lead to alterations in your computer system (software or hardware) or in the electronic documents and files stored in your computer system.

THE FOUNDATION is not liable for damages of any nature that may be due to the presence of viruses or to the presence of other elements in the content that may lead to alterations in the computer system, electronic documents or User files.

THE FOUNDATION does not guarantee that the content of the Website is current, complete or accurate or that the content is free from defects, errors and/or viruses. Under no circumstances shall THE FOUNDATION be responsible for the production of any type of damage that Users or third parties may cause to the Website.  

THE FOUNDATION shall not be liable for the content or for the veracity and/or quality of the information provided by its collaborators, clients and/or users, nor for the effectiveness and/or use made by such collaborators, clients and/or users of the Website and the information contained therein. THE FOUNDATION is not responsible for any contributions, opinions, judgements, comments or content that its collaborators, clients and/or users may provide through any of the mechanisms made available, such as social networks for illustrative purposes, that infringe the regulations in force and/or injure the rights of third parties, nor does it necessarily share the opinions and content provided by its collaborators, clients and/or users. The legal liability will fall to the collaborator, client and/or user who carries out the infraction.  

THE FOUNDATION waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any liability for damages of any nature that may be due to access to the Website by unauthorised persons, to the knowledge that unauthorised third parties may have of the kind, conditions, characteristics and circumstances of use that Users make of the Website; to transmission, dissemination, storage, publishing, receipt, obtaining or access to the content and, in particular, but not exclusively, for damages that may be due to:

(I) non-compliance with the law, morality and generally accepted good customs or public order as a consequence of transmission, dissemination, storage, publishing, receipt, obtaining or access to the Website and its content; 

(II) infringement of intellectual and industrial property rights, trade secrets, contractual commitments of any kind, rights to honour, personal and family privacy and the image of persons, property rights and of any other nature belonging to a third party as a result of transmission, dissemination, storage, publishing, receipt, obtaining or access to the Website and its content; 

(III) performance of acts of unfair competition and unlawful advertising as a result of transmission, dissemination, storage, publishing, receipt, obtaining or access to the Website and its content; 

(IV) lack of veracity, accuracy, completeness, relevance and/or timeliness of the Website and its content; 

(V) inappropriateness for any purpose and any disappointment in expectations generated by the Website and its content; 

(VI) non-compliance, delay in compliance, defective compliance or termination for any reason of the obligations contracted by third parties and contracts made with third parties through or on the occasion of access to the Website and its content; 

(VII) any errors and defects in content transmitted, disseminated, stored, published or otherwise sent or made available, received, obtained or accessed through the Website.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

This Legal Notice is governed by Spanish law. The Courts and Tribunals of Madrid shall be competent to hear any controversy or litigation, with the parties expressly renouncing any other jurisdiction, unless the applicable law provides otherwise.

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