Terms of use and privacy policy

1. Acceptance of the terms of use

Users must read these terms of use and privacy of this web page.

The use of the website of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) implies that the user is fully aware of and accepts the legal warnings and conditions in force at each time they access it, which are specified below. Likewise, the use of certain services that this official site makes available to users may be subject to special conditions, warnings or instructions, which they must also consult and accept without reservation.

Free access

Use of the official website of the UPC is free. However, the hiring of some of the services offered by the website may be conditioned on the payment of a price, currently or in the future, which will be conveniently indicated.

User registration

In general, access and use of this website does not require registration or prior registration of users. However, exceptionally, access to certain services may be subject to the user’s registration in the UPC databases. In these cases, the personal data provided to the UPC as a result of the use of the website are processed by the University, under the conditions and terms specified in clause 6 of these terms of use and privacy.

The user credentials are for the exclusive use of the titular user, who is solely responsible for their custody and confidentiality, and for making correct use of them.

The UPC is not responsible for any damage that the user or third parties may incur as a result of other people using their credentials, whether they are aware of them or not.

Modifications by users

In general, users are not allowed to modify the pages that make up the UPC website or their contents.

The UPC reserves the right to modify the pages and contents of its website, as well as the conditions of use, and to publish it on this same website.

Access and use restrictions

The use of the official website of the UPC must obey the content of these general conditions and any of the applicable legal provisions.

The UPC reserves the unilateral right to deny access to this website to users who breach these terms of use and privacy.


2. Exemption from liability

By content

-Information: the information, both own and third party, that appears on the website “www.upc.edu” is provided “as is”, without guarantees of any kind as to accuracy and update, except when the legislation in force it requires it Consequently, the UPC is not responsible for any possible damages that may be caused by the use of this information. Likewise, the UPC is not responsible for the legality of the content supplied by suppliers, users and other third parties through any form of use of this website. In any case, the UPC undertakes to act diligently to avoid the existence of illegal content on its website and, if it has actual knowledge of it, to remove it or prevent access to it.

-Errors: in relation to what is mentioned in the previous paragraph, the published documents may contain technical inconsistencies or involuntary typographical errors, for which the UPC is not responsible, but which it undertakes to amend, as soon as possible, from the moment he becomes aware of it.

-Links: the links, with or without advertising content, on this website allow the user to leave the UPC website. The linked sites are not related, unless otherwise specified, to the UPC, which is not responsible for the content accessed by virtue of the links mentioned, nor for the modifications that are carried out, nor of the use that is made of it, nor of its technical availability. In any case, the UPC undertakes to do its best to prevent its website from having links to sites with illegal content, which promote illegal activities and, in general, are likely to attack the principles of freedom and human dignity or that violate the values and rights recognized by the Spanish Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Likewise, if it is aware of the existence of the aforementioned links to sites with illegal content, the UPC undertakes to act diligently to delete them immediately.

-Debate forums and social gatherings: the UPC is not responsible for the opinions expressed in the various permanent forums and in the occasional social gatherings that take place within this site. In any case, it is the purpose of the UPC to ensure the correct use of these mechanisms, with maximum respect for the dignity of people and the freedom of expression protected by the Spanish Constitution.

-Modification of contents: the information, presentation and services offered by this website may be subjected to periodic or one-off changes, which the UPC can make freely without being obliged to communicate this to users.

For the operation

-Privacy: the UPC does not guarantee absolute privacy in the use of this site, since the possibility that unauthorized third parties may have knowledge of the information and the circumstances in which it is prepared cannot be ruled out.

-Security and Viruses: the UPC does not accept any responsibility for possible damages caused by unauthorized access, attacks, intrusions or computer viruses, the absence of which is not absolutely guaranteed by the security measures adopted in the UPC systems.

-Technical failures: the UPC is exempt from any responsibility arising from the malfunctioning of the site or any of its services, the origin of which is an accidental circumstance, force majeure, necessary maintenance work or any other cause that is not attributable to it.




The website of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya uses its own and third-party cookies to improve the browsing experience and for statistical purposes.

The law states that we can store cookies on users’ devices if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. Consent is required for all other types of cookies.

At any time the user can change or withdraw their consent on the use of cookies by accessing the cookie policy link.

Proxy cache server

The UPC informs users that it may have implemented a service called proxy cache server, the purpose of which is the intermediate storage of web pages and ftp files for the improvement of network performance, as well as the verification that they do not pose a danger for the corporate network. The registration or log files of this service, which contain exclusively the URL addresses requested by each IP, are deleted with the periodicity that is determined, in accordance with the IT security Regulation, and the UPC does not give them away the data except in the event that, in strict compliance with the relevant judicial requirements or, where applicable, of a legally authorized authority, they are required.

Activity monitoring and records

The UPC informs users that it has monitoring systems that record the user’s IP address and their activity on the UPC network. The purpose of this monitoring is to manage the provision of the service, make statistics and ensure the security of the information systems. In risk situations, it generates alerts, identifies the affected equipment and allows them to be isolated from the network until the operation of the systems is normalized.

Social Networks

When a user decides to follow the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya on the social networks Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc., or when he shares our content on these networks, he accepts not only the privacy policies of our university institution in this area, but also those of the social network service provider, including those relating to the processing of personal data under the laws and jurisdiction of the provider’s country.


4-Protection of personal data

The UPC informs the users of this website that the University may carry out an automated processing of the personal data provided to it, as a result of the use of this website and in strict compliance with what is established by the legislation in the matter of Data Protection.

Users must guarantee the veracity and authenticity of the information and data they communicate by virtue of using the website. In this sense, users must keep the information and data updated in such a way that they correspond to reality at all times. Any false or inaccurate statements that occur as a result of the information and data communicated, as well as the damages that may arise, are the responsibility of the users.

In compliance with the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the Parliament and of the Council of April 27, 2016, relating to the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data (henceforth, RGPD), we inform you that personal data is collected and processed for the purposes described in the Registry of Personal Data Processing Activities of the UPC (https://rat.upc.edu). In particular, with regard to the multi-channel management of the information service and attention to people who contact this university, the basic data protection information is as described in this link


Users can exercise, at any time, the rights of access, rectification, erasure, objection, restriction of processing and portability of their collected and stored data. The exercise of these rights must be carried out by means of a written communication addressed to the Data Protection delegate of the UPC. The exercise of these rights does not in any way affect access to the website or, where appropriate, the user’s subscriber status.

The recorded data can be used for the purpose of compiling statistics, sending scientific and academic information, managing incidents or conducting market studies, in addition to the purposes for which they were expressly collected.

Where applicable, the personal data provided by users may be communicated to a third party only for the fulfillment of the purposes indicated above, in accordance with the provisions of article 6 of the RGPD, however, when necessary, the consent of the persons concerned must be obtained.

By providing personal data to the UPC, users fully and unreservedly accept that the processing of personal data by the UPC is appropriate, relevant and limited to the fulfillment of the purpose of serving them correctly and in relation to the exercise of the functions of the UPC, in accordance with the principles relating to the processing provided for in Chapter II of the GDPR (Article 5 of the RGPD).

The UPC undertakes to comply with the obligation to maintain secrecy regarding the personal data that is the subject of processing and expresses its intention to implement the necessary measures to guarantee adequate security, including protection against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against the loss, destruction or accidental damage of data, through the application of appropriate technical or organizational measures (“integrity and confidentiality”).

In accordance with data protection legislation, we inform you that the Controller is the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Servicei de Comunicació, Campus Diagonal Nord, Edifici VX (Vèrtex). Plaça Eusebi Güell, 6 08034 Barcelona. You can contact us by calling 93 401 61 43 (Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or by email at oficina.mitjans.comunicacio@upc.edu. More information:  https://rat.upc.edu/ca/registre-de-tractaments-de-dades-personals/F03.13

You have the right to request access, rectification or erasure of your personal data, limitation of processing, objection to processing, or request data portability, at the following link



5-Termination of services

Although, in principle, the duration of this site is indeterminate, the UPC reserves the right to suspend or terminate the provision of some or all of its services, without this decision having to be communicated in advance to the users.


6-Applicable law and jurisdiction

These terms of use and privacy are governed by Spanish law.

Any dispute in relation to the website of the UPC must be substantiated before the Spanish jurisdiction and the parties must submit to the courts and tribunals of the city of Barcelona and their hierarchical superiors, expressly waiving their courts, if they have any and if they are di

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