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Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología
Calle Pintor Murillo 15
28100 Alcobendas, Madrid
Teléfono: (00 34) 91 425 09 09
Fax: (00 34) 91 571 21 72

1. COMPANY DATA: In compliance with the provisions of Article 10 of Act 34/2002 of July 11 of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce Services, the following data refer to the company to which this website pertains: The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (hereinafter referred to as FECYT) is the owner of the web domain. FECYT is located at Calle Pintor Murillo 15, 28100 Alcobendas (Madrid, ES), and has Tax Identification Code: G-82999871 and registered with number 577 in the Registry of Foundations of State Competence Depends on the Ministry of Justice and is attached to the General Directorate of Registries and Notaries. FECYT's e-mail contact is:
2. USERS: Access to and/or use of the FECYT website attributes the status of USER and implies acceptance, with said access or use, of the General Conditions and Terms of Use contained herein. The aforementioned Terms and Conditions shall apply regardless of the mandatory General Terms and Conditions of Contract, where applicable.

3. USE OF THE WEBSITE: provides access to a wide range of information, services, programmes and data (hereinafter, ''the content'') on the Internet which is property of FECYT or its licensers. The USER has access to this content. The USER bears responsibility for the use of this website. Said responsibility includes any registration that may be necessary in order to access specific services or contents. For said registration the USER will be responsible for providing truthful and lawful information. Upon registering, the USER may be provided with a password for which he or she shall be responsible, committing to making diligent and confidential use of said password. The USER agrees to the appropriate use of content and services (for example, chat services, discussion forums or news groups) that FECYT offers via its website including, but not limited to: not using them to (i) carry out any activity which is unlawful, illicit or contrary to good faith and public safety; (ii) disseminate content or propaganda of a nature that is racist, xenophobic, pornographic-illegal, or which supports terrorism or the violation of human rights; (iii) cause damages to the physical and logical systems of FECYT, its suppliers or third parties, introduce or spread computer viruses or any other physical or logical system capable of causing the previously mentioned damages to the Internet; (iv) try to access and, if applicable, use other USERS' e-mail accounts and modify or manipulate their messages. FECYT reserves the right to remove any and all comments and contributions which are considered an infringement on human rights whether they are discriminatory, xenophobic, racist, pornographic, harmful to young people, children, public order or safety, or, in FECYT's opinion, are not appropriate for publication. In any case, FECYT will not be held liable for any user opinions expressed in forums, chats or in any other tools meant for user participation.

4. DATA PROTECTION: FECYT complies with current legislation on personal data protection, the privacy of users and the secrecy and security of personal data, in accordance with the provisions of the applicable legislation on data protection, in particular, the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation), adopting for this purpose the necessary technical and organizational measures to avoid the loss, misuse, alteration, unauthorized access and theft of the personal data provided, taking into account the state of technology, the nature of the data and the risks to which they are exposed.
In particular, users are informed that their personal data can only be obtained for processing when they are appropriate and relevant, and do not exceed the area and the specific, explicit and legitimate purposes for which they were obtained. Whenever personal data are collected by means of a form, the user will be previously informed in a clear and unequivocal way of the detailed information on the treatment of their data in each case. Users can exercise their rights through a form that we have at their disposal at the FECYT Headquarters, located at C / Pintor Murillo 15, 28100 Alcobendas (Madrid, ES), or by requesting it by email to the address with accompanying accreditation of one’s identity.

You can consult the additional and detailed information on data protection in this link

FECYT informs that it complies with Law 34/2002 of July 11, on Information Society and Electronic Commerce Services and will request your consent to the processing of your email for commercial purposes at all times.

5. INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY: FECYT, in itself or as an assignee, is the holder of all intellectual and industrial property rights of its website, as well as of the elements therein contained (for example, images, sound, audio, video, software or texts; or logos, colour combinations, structure and design, selection of materials used, computer programs necessary for its operation, access and use, etc.), which are the property of FECYT or its licensors. All rights reserved. The USER pledges to respect the Intellectual and Industrial Property rights owned by FECYT. The USER must refrain from deleting, altering, evading or manipulating any protection device or security system installed in FECYT’s web pages.

Most of the contents of are published under the Creative Commons BY 3.0 licence, which authorises the copying, distribution, public communication and transformation of said contents, including for commercial purposes, provided that SINC is cited as the source in the case of content signed by SINC, and that the author is cited in the case of content signed by said author. If the content is disseminated via the Internet, it must be linked to our website ( Those contents licensed under this licence will be indicated at the bottom or at the side.

The use of the contents under the Creative Commons BY 3.0 licence does not, under any circumstances, authorise the exploitation, whether for commercial purposes or otherwise, of SINC content for the creation of publications, in any medium, when they are mainly composed of contents from may link photographic, graphic or audiovisual material from different sources with a CC licence other than that of the content produced by SINC. The type of use of said material will be subject to the licence subscribed by the source.

The CC 3.0 licence does not apply to text, audiovisual or graphic content published by that originates from other information agencies. All rights to these contents are reserved by the licence holder and, therefore, cannot be reproduced, distributed, transformed or publicly communicated without their consent. will accept no responsibility for whatever improper use of said contents is made by third parties.

6. GUARANTEE AND LIABILITY DISCLAIMER: FECYT accepts no liability, under any circumstances, for damages of any kind that might be caused by any errors or omissions in the contents, unavailable web pages or the transfer of viruses or malicious or harmful programs via web content, despite having taken all of the necessary technological measures to prevent these situations.

7. MODIFICATIONS: FECYT reserves the right to make, without prior notice, any modifications to the website that it may deem fit. FECYT shall be able to change the way in which web content is presented and located on its website.

8. LINKS: In the event that the website provides links or hyperlinks to other Internet sites, FECYT will not have any kind of control over said sites or contents. Under no circumstances shall FECYT assume any responsibility for the contents of any link belonging to an outside web site, nor shall it guarantee the technical availability, quality, reliability, accuracy, scope, truthfulness, validity or constitutionality of any material or information contained in any such hyperlinks or other Internet sites. Likewise, providing these external links on the website shall not imply any kind of association, fusion or participation with the linked entities.

9. RIGHT OF EXCLUSION: FECYT reserves the right to refuse or withdraw access to its website and/or the services offered with no need for any prior notice, at its own request or at that of a third party, to any users who do not comply with the General Conditions and Terms of Use herein.

10. GENERAL: FECYT shall pursue any non-compliance of the conditions herein as well as any improper use of its website by taking any civil or criminal action where it may be lawfully entitled.

11. MODIFICATION OF THESE CONDITIONS AND DURATION: FECYT may modify the conditions defined herein at any time, being duly published as they appear herein. The duration of the aforementioned conditions shall depend on their announcement and shall be in force until they are modified by other duly published terms and conditions.

FECYT is governed by the Spanish legislation in force and any disagreement shall be brought before the Courts and Tribunals of the City of Madrid.