General information

The Consortium for the Construction, Equipping and Exploitation of a synchrotron light source, (hereinafter referred to as "CELLS"), is a public entity with own personality and full capacity for the pursuance of its specific aims, equally co-financed by the State General Administration (Administración General del Estado) and the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya), being its main objective, the construction, equipping and subsequent exploitation of a synchrotron light source.

Its ID is Q-0801209-H and its registered office is located in Carrer de la Llum, 2-26, in the municipality of Cerdanyola del Vallès, in Barcelona.

Its mail address for general communications is without prejudice to the different e-mail addresses included in the different sections of this web site, for certain services and/or activities.

The web sites - - - are internet domains of the property of the CELLS, through which the CELLS manages its website, without prejudice that punctually or permanently, other electronic addresses may access to the contents and services rendered through these websites.

Access conditions, uses of the web site and non-permitted actions

The access and/or use of these web sites attributes the status of "user" and, consequently, implies full and unconditional acceptance of the access and use conditions contained in this legal notice. The aforementioned conditions shall apply irrespective of general contracting and electronic commerce conditions, which shall apply to the functionalities offered in this web site.

Users agree to use the services and information provided on the CELLS portals - - - lawful and in an appropriate manner, refraining from illegal, unlawful activities or against good faith and public order. Whatever the case, the responsibility for the use of the information contained in these websites is of the user.

In the event that the use of certain services or functionalities included in these websites, will require the previous registry of the user, this registry will be performed by means of a form subjected to the provisions of the Personal data protection laws. Minors will require the authorization of their legal representatives to use the web site, and they will be responsible for them.

It is not permitted under any circumstances:

  • The presentation of the portals pages of - - - or any of its contents in a window that does not belong to these websites by any technique or procedure, including framing, in-line linking, etc.
  • The extraction of elements of the websites that causes damage to the CELLS, under the current legal provisions.
  • The commercial use of the websites - - - contents. 
  • The use of distinctive signs, logos, colors, structure, design and generally, distinctive symbols of any kind owned by the CELLS, without its knowledge and pertinent authorization.
  • The use of contents of the websites in unlawful, illegal activities, or against good faith and public order.
  • Dissemination of contents or propaganda of racist, xenophobic, pornographic, illegal character or that may infringe human rights.
  • Causing damage to physical and logical systems of the CELLS, its suppliers or third parties; the introduction or spread of computer viruses or other hardware or software systems capable of causing the aforementioned damage.
  • Attempt to access and, in this case, using the email accounts of other users and changing or manipulating their messages.

The CELLS reserves the right to refuse or withdraw access to its websites and/or the services and/or activities offered through them, without need of prior notice, at its own initiative, or at a third’s party, to those users who break this legal notice.

References and links to websites of other organizations

Some pages of these websites contain references or links to websites belonging to other organizations. The presence of these links has a purely informative objective and, in consequence, the CELLS does not acquire any responsibility for the accuracy and actualization of the contents of these external portals.

Industrial and/or intellectual property rights protection

All contents and graphics and/or audio elements including source code, design and navigation structure, databases and files, logos or brands, as well as other elements that are part of the websites - - - www.sincrotroalba.catt, are property of the CELLS or of third parties identified in these sites and who have expressly authorized their use to the CELLS and, therefore, are protected by the legislation in force on industrial and/or intellectual property. Thus, regarding the contents and the aforementioned elements which are the exclusive property of the CELLS, only the CELLS shall exercise the exploitation rights in any form, and, in particular, the rights of reproduction, distribution, public communication and total or partial transformation.

Any use or reproduction that users make of these contents, or others that may be included in the future, with or without commercial purpose, must be made following the provisions and respecting the applicable legislation on industrial and/or intellectual property and in any case prior express authorization of the CELLS.

Consequently, this legal notice does not entail any transfer of rights to the user of the website in relation to any of the elements or contents of any kind in it. The user may only view the contents of these websites, copy and/or print for his personal and private use.

The CELLS reserves the right to initiate the appropriate actions, procedures and precautionary measures provided in the legislation in force on industrial and/or intellectual property, before any infringement in this regard, by users.


The CELLS cannot guarantee that the websites and the server are free of viruses so the CELLS assumes no liability for damages that may be caused by these anomalies or any other of a technical nature.

The CELLS does not necessarily agree with the views expressed by his partners and cannot be held responsible for any use that may make users regarding the contents obtained from these websites.

Basic information regarding Personal data protection

With regard to personal data collected through forms or any other means of communication (e-mails, among others), its processing is subject to the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and other applicable regulations. The data required will be the minimum necessary and will be supported by the legal basis (legitimation) and purpose indicated in each of the corresponding disclaimers; its processing will be carried out in accordance with the specific procedures designed by CELLS based on the risk analysis and security measures applicable to them, which are included in the corresponding Register of Activities.

The controller of personal data is the CELLS Direction and the Data Protection Officer is the person who exercises the Deputy Direction of CELLS. Data subjects may request the access to their data, as well as their rectification, erasure, portability and the restriction and object to processing such data, by writing to the Data Protection Officer via e-mail or, to the postal address Carrer de la Llum, 2-26. 08290, Cerdanyola del Vallès, indicating "Ref. Data protection".

Policy for the use of cookies and navigational data collection

Regarding navigation data, the system and the programs necessary for the operation of these websites, collect, as standard, some data transmission of which is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.

A "cookie" is a small data file that is downloaded to the computer/tablet/mobile phone of the user to access certain web pages in order to store and retrieve information on the navigation done from that device. This information is not associated with specific users and is only used for statistical purposes that can be used to improve the service.

On these websites, cookies for Google analytics are used. These cookies are used to obtain anonymous statistical information. The user has the option to prevent the generation of cookies by selecting the appropriate option in their browser or by using third-party tools, available online, which allows users to detect cookies on each visited website and manage its deactivation.

Chats, forums, surveys and other interactive features

The CELLS may have now and/or in a future, sections of public and participatory nature such as chats, forums, surveys, etc., understood as accessible to all users in general, for their interaction. In certain cases, conditions of participation are established that will have to be previously accepted, as well as the mandatory register of the user in which case, besides the conditions of participation, it will be necessary to accept the transfer of personal data for the purposes of obeying the policy and legislation on protect data protection.

With regard to the contents that the user decides to send for its inclusion in these spaces, the following conditions of use and access are established:

  1. Responsibilities: the CELLS is not responsible for the content of messages, information, opinions made by the users and reserves the right to prevent access of illegal or unlawful content or that might harm legitimate rights of any kind, or withdrawing or remove those who have contributed, especially in case of incompatibility of these conditions.
  2. Intellectual property: the CELLS shall be entitled to reproduce, modify (through extracts, summaries, reviews), adapt and publish, including public communication, the contents, whether text, photographs, graphics , etc., with the aim to promote the section to which they have been transmitted, as well as for the use in activities and publications of the CELLS, in any format and support. The license is free and extends its duration until the pass into public domain that allows, at any time, the intellectual property legislation in force. Users will only send contents of which they are original authors or they have the rights of the owner, without prejudice to inform about the URL of the owner or by linking to the aforementioned contents.
  3. The CELLS shall not return any transmitted content or acquires any obligation to respond to users.
  4. Personal data contained in the interactive functionalities and its contents cannot be used for the benefit or uses not expressly authorized by the owner. The user is responsible for the accuracy of the data provided.
  5. Users will respect the opinions of other users or participants, and will refrain from using offensive, defamatory, racist or violent language which infringes legislation in force.
  6. Unauthorized commercial communications are not allowed.
  7. It is necessary to note that personal data provided by the users may be viewed by any other user or participant. In case of third-party data, it is necessary to have his express consent.
  8. In case of surveys, the user will be able to participate anonymously, and the CELLS is not responsible for any use users may conduct of the results.


The subscription, free or not, to products or newsletters edited by the CELLS, made through the websites - - -, will be voluntary and will entail the acceptance of the conditions established in each case and that users will have to accept expressly. It also implies the acceptance to receive information from the CELLS. The fact of registering in these services entails CELLS' authorization to conduct such communications, allowing users to revoke the authorization with a written communication.

Modification of these conditions and duration

The CELLS may change at any time the conditions specified here, duly publishing them herein for the general acknowledgement of the users. Hence, these conditions will be valid until they are modified by other duly published.

With regard to the contents, the CELLS reserves the right to modify and remove the contents of the web as well as to limit or prevent access, temporarily or permanently, without previous notice.

 Applicable law and jurisdiction

The relationship between the CELLS and users shall be governed by the Spanish legislation in force and any dispute shall be submitted to the courts of the city of Barcelona.