The purpose of this Legal Notice is to inform all users of the IMDEA Portal of the conditions of access, navigation and use that will govern throughout their navigation, the present Portal being adapted to the Spanish regulations that regulate the services of the company of information, data protection, electronic communications, confidentiality and related regulations.

The IMDEA website is a project supported by the government of the Community of Madrid, with the participation of all its government departments. IMDEA is made up of eight Institutes, differentiated according to their area of ​​scientific specialization: WATER (Water), FOOD (Nutrition), SOCIAL SCIENCES (Social Sciences), ENERGY (Energy), MATERIALS (Materials), NANOSCIENCE (Nanoscience), NETWORKS and SOFTWARE All of them share the mission of achieving benefits of collective interest, in terms of education, science and research promotion, among others.

Users can freely browse and use the IMDEA website, as well as all services, which are currently provided free of charge, while access to the website’s intranet is restricted to authorized users.

IMDEA owns or holds the appropriate license to exploit the industrial and intellectual rights for the material published on the website, as well as for the content made available through it. Access to such content can in no way be construed as a waiver, transmission, license or total or partial assignment of any of the rights of IMDEA.

All fractal images, which are representative of each of the IMDEA Institutes, are reproduced with the permission of their author, the artist Cory Ench, and their total or partial reproduction by any user or third party is strictly prohibited without first obtaining the consent required. .

Neither the domain nor the industrial or intellectual property rights held by IMDEA and its different Institutes may be used in relation to other content, products or services that are not owned by IMDEA when such use may cause confusion among end users or discredit the Institute .

These general terms and conditions will remain valid for as long as they are displayed. Therefore, IMDEA advises users to read them carefully each time they access the website.

Likewise, we reserve the right to unilaterally modify this Legal Notice at any time, either totally or partially. Any modification will take effect as soon as it is published on the website, specifically, after its insertion in the link «Privacy Policy».

IMDEA may unilaterally choose to interrupt, suspend or terminate access to the contents of the Website, regardless of the terms of these conditions of use or the specific conditions that regulate the provision of certain services. These situations should not alter the restrictions on the use of content indicated in this legal notice.

In addition, IMDEA will take all necessary measures to advise users, as far as possible, on the following circumstances: suspension, interruption or termination of access to the contents of the website.

In the event of any discrepancy between the provisions of these general terms and conditions and the special terms and conditions applicable to each specific service, the latter shall prevail.

The fact that IMDEA does not exercise or enforce any right or provision contained in these general terms and conditions shall not be construed as a waiver or waiver of such rights, unless acknowledged and expressed by IMDEA in writing.