Legal notice

This legal notice seeks to establish the principles and conditions for access and use of the ACSUG Web site and contents.

1. IDENTIFYING DATA
2. ACCESS AND USE OF THE WEB SITE, ITS SERVICES AND CONTENTS
3. CONTENT COPYRIGHT
4. PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION
5. LIMITATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
6. APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION

1. IDENTIFYING DATA

In compliance with the Information Society and e-Commerce Services Act 34/2002 of 11 July, the general data on this Web site is as follows:

Owner: Axencia para a Calidade do Sistema Universitario de Galicia (ACSUG)

Registered offices: Rúa Lamas de Abade s/n Edificio CIFP Compostela 5ª planta. 15702 Santiago de Compostela , A Coruña

Contact : E-mail: acsug@acsug.es

Telephone: 981-534173

Fax: 981-534174

Web site: www.acsug.com

The Axencia para a Calidade do Sistema Universitario de Galicia (University System Quality Agency, ACSUG) was created by Order on 12 March 2001, as published in the Official Galician Gazette dated 5 April 2001. ACSUG is an independent company and was established as a Consortium between the Regional Government of Galicia and the three universities of the Galician University System.

2. ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEB SITE, ITS SERVICES AND CONTENTS

ACSUG provides users with the contents and services located on its Web site, according to these conditions of access and use. These conditions may be regularly updated by ACSUG without prior notice, whenever considered appropriate, and may be consulted by users at all times.

The contents of the ACSUG Web site are managed and prepared by ACSUG, except for the information from sources outside the Web site itself, the origin of which or any other information relating thereto will be indicated.

In these cases, ACSUG is not liable for the lack of precision or updating of the information from said external sources, given that its liability is established solely in relation to contents from its own sources that are duly identified with its copyright.

Users agree to use the services and information provided by ACSUG respecting generally-accepted principles of use and good faith and without breaching public order or current legislation.

Users are also forbidden from using the contents for any type of criminal or illegal purpose or that may, in some way or another, damage the normal operations of the Web site or of others either directly or indirectly, whatever the result.

Users may not reproduce, distribute or modify any of the Web site contents, unless expressly authorised by ACSUG. Any link made to the Web site contents requires authorisation by ACSUG and must allow for its origins to be identified. The use of this information on other Web sites requires express authorisation.

The legally valid version of the announcements and main administrative records published on the Web site is that published in the Official Galician Gazette or, where applicable, in the official gazettes of other public authorities.

3. CONTENT COPYRIGHT

The texts and graphic elements forming the ACSUG Web site are the property of ACSUG and their authors and are considered protected works, according to that established in the provisions of the Royal Legislative Decree 1/1996 of 12 April approving the consolidated text of the Copyright Act, and the international treaties signed to this end are also applicable.

Users may only reproduce the Web site contents in order to save them, make back-up copies or print on paper for exclusively private purposes.

The following actions are forbidden, where the express written authorisation of ACSUG is not provided:

• To totally or partially reproduce, distribute and present the contents of the ACSUG Web site or any of its elements by remote networks or similar supports, except where this is for strictly private use.

• To insert an image present on the ACSUG Web site in a page not belonging to ACSUG.

• To use a page of the Web site in a window not belonging to ACSUG.

• To extract and use information from the Web site that damages ACSUG in breach of the provisions of Copyright Law.

These actions will lead to the appropriate legal proceedings being taken by ACSUG.

In terms of the hyperlinks, ACSUG must expressly authorise their setting up on other Web sites, provided that the corresponding pages appear in a full window under their corresponding addresses.

All distinguishing signs, logos and, in general, symbols of any kind appearing on the ACSUG Web site and referring thereto are the property of ACSUG and are protected by current applicable legislation.

4. PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION

ACSUG guarantees the confidentiality of the personal details provided by users and their treatment according to current legislation regarding personal data protection (Personal Data Protection Act 15/1999 of 13 December and Royal Decree 994/1999 of 11 June approving the Ruling for security measures on computerised files containing personal details) as well as all remaining applicable regulations.

The personal details provided through the forms on the ACSUG Web site will be included in its files according to the purpose expressed therein.

Users agree to the treatment of said personal details by ACSUG under the terms of the current personal data treatment policy.

ACSUG has adopted the legally required personal data protection security levels and has installed all the means and technical measures available to avoid the loss, misuse, altering, unauthorised access and theft of the personal details provided. Despite this, users must be aware that the Internet security measures are not impregnable.

The personal details requested from users will only include a general identification and any other that are strictly necessary for service provision. These details will be subject to treatment in the appropriate ACSUG files, and users will be provided with the appropriate technical resources to access this notice regarding the personal data treatment policy or any other relevant information before submitting their details and may give their agreement for ACSUG to process the personal details of users. Except in fields indicating otherwise, the answers to questions on personal details will be voluntary.

ACSUG will expressly inform users as to the transferral of their personal details to others, indicating their identity and the purpose for which the personal details have been transferred. Hence, when users register with any of the Web site services managed by ACSUG, they will be asked for their agreement to transfer their personal details to ACSUG. ACSUG will therefore not transfer the personal details of users that have been included in the Web site without the express authorisation thereof.

However, for any clarification regarding this matter, users may contact ACSUG by e-mail at acsug@acsug.es , by post to ACSUG, Rúa Lamas de Abade s/n Edificio CIFP Compostela 5ª planta. 15702 Santiago de Compostela or by any other legally accepted means.

Users hereby authorise the use of the information regarding their personal details, whenever required by the appropriate authorities or by legal order.

As well as providing users with a customised experience of the ACSUG Web site, the collecting and treatment of the personal details as a result of browsing the Web site pages or of a query or request for any of the services offered by ACSUG is used to manage, administer, provide, extend and improve the services to which users decide to subscribe, register or use and the adaptation of these services to user requirements.

The collecting and treatment of personal details also serves as a quantitative and qualitative study of the visits and use of the services by users, the design of new services related to the ACSUG services and their updates and the sending of information on the services offered by ACSUG by traditional or electronic means.

Under no circumstances will ACSUG use the personal details of users for purposes other than those mentioned above, except following a notification appropriately indicated on the Web site.

Users are informed of and may exercise their rights to access, cancel, amend and oppose the treatment, use and transferral of their details in writing to the e-mail address acsug@acsug.es , by post to ACSUG, Rúa Lamas de Abade s/n Edificio CIFP Compostela 5ª planta. 15702 Santiago de Compostela or by any other legally accepted means.

Users may also exercise their right to be informed as to the purposes for which the use of their details has been authorised and as to the transferral of their details by ACSUG to others who need to know the personal details of users in order to provide the service efficiently through this legal notice and, where applicable, through the corresponding notifications by ACSUG to users.

ACSUG extends this personal data treatment protection policy to the provision of all its services.

5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

ACSUG will not be held liable for damages and prejudicial consequences of any kind that may arise from the access to the contents, information, opinions and images provided by users or others and that are against the law, morality, good faith and public order, that are in breach of intellectual and industrial property rights or that contain defects, errors or computer viruses or similar software routines.

Moreover, ACSUG is not aware of contents present on its Web site that are against the law, morality, good faith and public order, that are in breach of intellectual and industrial property rights or that contain defects, errors or computer viruses or similar software routines. As soon as it is aware of the illegality of any of the contents, opinions and concepts housed on its Web site, it will immediately withdraw them within a period of no more than twenty-four hours, except in the event of force majeure .

ACSUG will not be liable for the breach by others of their obligations or commitments in relation to the services provided to users through the Web site.

ACSUG is not liable for any use of the Web site, its services or contents that is illegal, negligent, fraudulent or contrary to these General Conditions, good faith, generally-accepted uses or public order, which will be the exclusive responsibility of the person accessing and using them.

ACSUG is not liable for any type of damages or prejudicial consequences arising from the availability and technical continuity of Web site operations. On all accounts, ACSUG will take all the necessary action to re-establish its services in the event of technical problems.

ACSUG will not be held responsible for any damages or prejudicial consequences arising from unauthorised people knowing the personal details of users and the use they make of the Web site with these details.

6. APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION

These General Conditions for Use are governed by Spanish law.
ACSUG and the user, expressly waiving any other code of law that might pertain to them, are subjected to the Jurisdiction of the Courts and Tribunals of the address of the user for any matters that may arise or action that may be taken regarding the provision of the Web site service and of its services and contents and as to the interpreting, application, compliance with or breach of that established herein. Where users are located outside Spain , ACSUG and the user, expressly waiving any other code of law that might pertain to them, are subjected to the Jurisdiction of the Courts and Tribun