Legal notice and privacy policy

Identification details

Official name: Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM) of the , del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC),

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


Data Protection Officer (DPO) for Cos4Cloud project is host in: 

CSIC Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas 

Law department 

José López Calvo 


More information: 



Legal notice:


1.Consent to handling of personal data

This domain contains all the organizational and executive information regarding Cos4Cloud, an H2020 European funded project coordinated by the Institut de Ciències del Mar,

Institut de Ciències del Mar, as the body responsible for the website, hereinafter referred to as 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 website users of the conditions of use. Anyone who visits this website takes on the role of a user, undertaking to observe and comply rigorously 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, with no obligation to warn or make users aware of said changes, as it shall be sufficient to post them on the website of Cos4Cloud.


2. Purposes

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


3. Content liability

ICM-CSIC shall not be held liable for the lawfulness of third-party sites users may access via this website. Nor shall ICM-CSIC be held liable for the lawfulness of third-party sites that may link to or from this website.

ICM-CSIC reserves the right to modify, suspend, cancel or restrict the contents of this website and the links or information obtained herein, with no prior warning. ICM-CSIC shall under no circumstances be held liable for any issues that may arise from improper use of this website or the information and services it contains.

ICM-CSIC shall not be held responsible for third-party websites to which users may gain access through links on this site or any contents provided by third parties.


4. Exemption from liability

ICM-CSIC shall not be held liable in any way for the information posted on the website if this information has been manipulated or put there by an unrelated third party.

Link policy:

It is possible that this website may contain links to contents on third-party websites. As ICM-CSIC cannot always control the contents third parties post on their own websites, it shall not be held liable in any way for said contents. In any case, ICM-CSIC shall immediately remove any content that may infringe on national or international laws, moral codes or public order, notifying the competent authorities of the contents in question.

ICM-CSIC shall not be held liable for information and contents stored, including but not limited to, in forums, chats, blog generators, comments, social media or any other medium that allows third parties to post contents beyond the control of the ICM-CSIC website.

Nevertheless, in compliance with articles 11 and 16 of the LSSICE, ICM-CSIC shall be available to all users, authorities and law enforcement, collaborating actively to remove or, if necessary, block any contents that may affect or infringe on national or international law, the rights of third parties or moral codes and public order. If users consider any of the content on the website to fall under this category, they are asked to please make it known immediately to the website administrator.

This website has been reviewed and tested to make sure it works 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 catastrophe, strikes or similar could make it impossible to access the website.

5. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

Any conflicts or disputes that may arise in the interpretation of the terms and conditions of this legal disclaimer, or any issues associated with the services provided by this website, shall fall under the jurisdiction of Spanish Law.

Privacy policy

1. User consent

By filling out and submitting the forms on this website, the user expressly accepts and consents to their personal details being handled automatically by ICM-CSIC.

ICM-CSIC hereby notifies that could share in some cases the personal data provided with the members of the Cos4Cloud consortium. The lawful reason for these transfers will be to carry out an event organized under the framework of Cos4Cloud or to conduct academic research. 

ICM-CSIC expressly ensures users that the personal data provided will under no circumstances be transferred to other third parties apart from the members of the Cos4Cloud consortium and that if any such transfer of personal details were to arise, ICM-CSIC would request express, informed, unequivocal consent beforehand from the users to which the details pertain. 

The data shall be saved as long as the mutual interest for which they were collected remains and, when said purpose no longer exists, they shall be deleted with the proper security measures to ensure the pseudonymization of the data or their total destruction.

The user declares that all information provided is true and correct, and undertakes to notify ICM-CSIC of any changes that may occur in said data.

Some of the information requested by ICM-CSIC is obligatory, as these details are necessary to provide optimal service to the user. If the user does not provide all of these details, ICM-CSIC cannot ensure that the information and services provided will fully meet their needs. ICM-CSIC notifies users when details are obligatory and/or necessary for the proper functioning of the service.

Additionally, if users submit personal details regarding a third party through the forms on this website, they must first obtain said party’s consent and inform them of the contents of the paragraphs above.

ICM-CSIC reserves the right to take photographs and video recordings of the events and activities it organizes. By accepting this legal disclaimer in registering for these events, participants are expressly providing prior authorization and consent to ICM-CSIC to use any images of the user participating in an event organized by ICM-CSIC to broadcast in a live feed, record on video or disseminate openly, in accordance with the right to one’s own image, as established in Article 18 of the Spanish Constitution, and the right to honor, personal and family privacy and one’s own image, as established in Organic Law 1/1982, of 5 May.

Nevertheless, the user may decline to be recorded and photographed at any time by notifying ICM-CSIC in the manner established in the legal disclaimer below.


2. Security

In accordance with current data protection regulations, ICM-CSIC complies with all provisions of the GDPR regarding the handling of the data under its custody, and expressly with the principles described in article 5 of the GDPR, which are handled legally, faithfully and transparently with regard to the party to which they pertain and restricted to the proper, pertinent and strictly necessary handling for the purposes for which they were provided.

ICM-CSIC ensures it has implemented appropriate technical and organizational policies to apply the security measures established in the GDPR in order to protect the rights and freedoms of users and has duly notified them of the information necessary to exercise them.


3. Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data

Some of the data gathered from the platform is obtained via the use of third-party services. The data collected and how this is used is listed below:

User contact details

  • User contact form. Personal Data acquired: name, surname, email, affiliation
  • User event registration form. Personal Data acquired: name, surname, email, affiliation, and various typologies of data.


  • Google Analytics. Personal Data gathered: 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 data on usage.

Platform services and hosting

  • (Automattic Inc.). Personal Data processed: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

Contact management and communications

  • Mailchimp. Personal Data gathered: email, name and surname, affiliation, language

Interaction with social networks

  • Like buttons and Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram social widgets, social media buttons and AddThis social media widgets. Personal Data gathered: Cookies and usage data.


4. Applicable law and jurisdiction

Right to revoke consent at any time. Right to access, correct, delete, request portability or limitation, or oppose the handling of their data. Right to file a claim with the competent supervisory authority ( if they consider the handling of personal data is not in line with current regulations. 

Contact details to exercise rights: using the form or at the email