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Privacy Policy

The purpose of this “Privacy Policy” is to advise users of the general terms and conditions governing the collection and treatment of personal data through this Web Site, IMDEA intends to be the new institutional framework in the Madrid Community region that combines public and private support to science, and steers research towards what the market demands, encouraging the private sector to take part in the design of science. Also, IMDEA currently runs 7 institutes, differentiated according to their scientific specialization areas: WATER, FOOD, ENERGY, MATERIALS, NANOSCIENCE, NETWORKS and SOFTWARE.

IMDEA will keep all Web Site users informed of the terms of use and treatment of the personal data collected through the Web Site, either through a general information that will be made available in this Privacy Policy statement, or through the different layers of information of the specific forms where personal data are collected and in the specific sections included in each of the websites of the institutes, which will be used to provide detailed information about the intended purpose and treatment of the data in each particular case.

Pursuant to the foregoing, and in accordance with REGULATION (EU) 2016 / 679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016 on the Protection of Individuals with Regard to the Processing of Personal Data and the Free Movement of Such Data and Repealing Directive 95 / 46 / EC (General Regulation of Data Protection); Law on Services of the Information Society and E-commerce (Ley de Servicios de la Sociedad de la Información y Comercio Electrónico) –Law 34/2002, dated 11th July -; along with the related regulation governing the protection of personal data, the privacy conditions are stated below, so that you, the users of the web site found at the URL:, can always be aware of the privacy and confidential treatment policy that will be applied in those cases where personal data are collected and treated.

General Information and Purpose

We hereby inform you that, pursuant to General Regulation of Data Protection, the data collected through this Web Site will become part of an processing held under the responsibility of the Institute your personal data are addressed to and where they are treated, operating as a separate functional entity, and the user will be informed about it in advance.

The purpose for which the data are collected is the promotion of top-quality research, the creation of specialized work groups, and the specific activities of each Institute. The data collected may be transferred across different Institutes when strictly necessary and you would have been informed of it.

In order to exercise the rights -access, rectification, erasure, objection, restriction of processing, portability or not to be subject to automated individual decision-making– granted by the regulation in force, IMDEA has placed at the disposal of those affected a single temporary contact address that they may use to assert their inherent rights, by sending a reasoned letter detailing the Institute before which they are exercising their rights, their identification data and a documentary proof of identity – DNI or passport – and an address for notification purposes.

REF. DATA PROTECTION- please specify the Institute the request is addressed to. I.e., IMDEA WATER.

Taking into account the variety of international origins of the Web Site users, IMDEA allows those affected the possibility to submit their communications related to confidentiality and data protection to the e-mail addresses of the different institutes, making express reference to “Data Protection”.

Also, in order to withdraw as a recipient of any of the electronic communications addressed to the user on behalf of IMDEA, the recipient will be provided with an easy and cost-free removal mechanism to exercise such right.

Term of validity and amendments

These conditions will be valid for as long as they are posted in the web site. Therefore, we advise users to carefully read them whenever they access the site.

The general terms and conditions governing this privacy policy, regarding the collection and treatment of the user’s personal data, may be modified, totally or in part, at any time.

The modification shall become effective as soon as published in the web site, specifically, upon its insertion in the “Privacy Policy” link. Should any discrepancy exist between the provisions laid down in these general terms and conditions and the particular conditions regulating specific services, the latter shall prevail.


For any communication with IMDEA, please address your suggestions, concerns or questions through the contact form you can find in the Web Site.