1.Party responsible for the processing

Party responsible for the processing: The Institute of Agriculture and Food Research and Technology (hereinafter, the IRTA)
The IRTA’s contact details: Barcelona, Torre Marimon, Caldes de Montbui, Tax ID number Q-5855049-B, telephone: 93 467 40 40.
Contact address of the data protection officer:

Basis for the processing:

  • The consent of the data’s owner to manage the sending of information on the events, courses and activities organized by IRTA and to manage the job bank.
  • • The need to execute a contract for the management of registrations for meetings, seminars and training activities and the sending of the newsletter and other IRTA updates and publications.

The IRTA, as the body responsible for the website, in compliance with the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data (hereinafter, the “GDPR”), and Law 34/2002 of 11 July on information society services and electronic commerce (LSSICE), informs you that it has implemented the necessary security measures of a technical and organizational nature to guarantee and protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data entered.

2. Purpose of the processing

Your personal data will only be used for the following purposes, depending on the features of the website with which you have interacted and to which you have supplied your personal data:

  • Managing the sending of the information in the IRTA’s newsletter, other updates and publications, events, activities and information to which you are subscribed, by electronic means or by conventional post.

Managing the sending of information and registrations for meetings, seminars and training activities.


The data covered by section a) above will be retained until the owner expresses his/her wish to cancel them. The data covered by section b) above will be retained for the time necessary for the purpose of conducting the activity.

4.Legitimation of the processing

The legal basis for the processing is the consent of the interested party and, if applicable, that resulting from the provision of a service.

5.Place where the information is stored

The information provided is stored on the IRTA’s servers or those of suppliers and companies responsible for the data processing which have servers within the territory of the European Union or are protected by the Privacy Shield.

6.Assignment and transfer

The data provided may be assigned to organizations and companies from the public sector of the Government of Catalonia and companies responsible for data processing, such as service providers, courier services, messaging services, agencies, similar audience generation services, etc., including EU companies.

International transfers outside the EU may also take place in accordance with the authorization and prior notification system established in the current regulations:

  • to countries or companies which provide a suitable level of protection, as acknowledged by the European Commission; or
  • to countries which do not provide suitable protection, but the transfers are governed by the standardised contractual clauses of the European Commission.

7.Rights of the interested parties

You may request the exercise of the following rights from the IRTA by sending a letter to the postal address above or by sending an email to , enclosing/attaching a photocopy of your ID card or any other similar legal document, as stipulated by law.


Right of access: this enables the interested party to know and obtain information on his/her personal data subjected to processing.

Right of rectification or deletion: this permits the correction of errors and the modification of data which are inaccurate or incomplete.

Right of cancellation: this allows any data which are inappropriate or excessive to be deleted.

Right of opposition: the right of the interested party to oppose the processing of his/her personal data or to demand that the processing be halted.

Limitation of the processing: this involves the marking of the retained personal data in order to limit their future processing. Data portability: provision of the data subjected to processing to the interested party, so that they can be transmitted to another responsible party without hindrance.

Right not to be the object of individual automated decisions to which the interested party has not granted his/her consent (including profiling).

Right not to be the object of decisions based on automated processing which produce effects or significantly affect the interested party.

Right to withdraw the consent granted at any time.


The IRTA, in response to the trust placed in it and taking into account the importance of the user’s personal data in terms of protection and confidentiality, informs you that it has taken all the technical and organizational measures necessary to safeguard your security, as required by current law governing the regulation of the means of security of files containing personal data.


Cookies are text files which are downloaded onto the user’s device (computer, tablet, mobile phone, etc.); they are stored in the browser memory and provide information on the habits, preferences and behaviour of the internet users who visit a web page.

The data contained in the cookies may be analysed by the IRTA to improve the usability of the websites and to offer more personalized information and services.

The browsing data recovered by the cookies is anonymous and are not associated with any person. The personal information must be expressly provided to the IRTA by the user.

The user can delete or disable the cookies via the browser settings. In this case, the web page will remain operative, but without the advantages of the customization. For further details of the use, management and configuration of browser cookies, you are advised to go to

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11.Changes to this privacy policy

The IRTA reserves the right to amend this policy in order to adapt it to any new statutory or jurisprudential requirements.