Privacy policy


1. Controller

The controller of the data collected through this website is Fundació per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, (hereinafter «UOC»), with address at Avinguda del Tibidabo, 39-43, Barcelona (08035).

If you have any questions about the processing of your personal data, you may contact the Data Protection Officer using one of the following methods:


Post: Avinguda del Tibidabo, 39-43, Barcelona, marked for the attention of the UOC’s Data Protection Officer.

2. Purposes

The personal data provided by users will be processed for the sole purpose of responding to requests for information and/or queries sent to the UOC. The data processed for this purpose will be retained until we have responded to the request for information and/or query and, thereafter, for the retention and legal claim expiry periods stipulated by law.

3. Legal basis

The legal basis of the processing is the consent given to the UOC when sending a query.

4. Storage of information

The personal data and information provided are stored on the UOC’s servers or those of data processing companies and suppliers with servers located in the European Union. Any data processed outside the EU will be processed in accordance with the legal safeguards set forth in the current legislation and as provided by the data protection authorities from time to time.

Furthermore, the FUOC, in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data (hereinafter, «GDPR»), and Law 34/2002 of 11 July on information society services and electronic commerce (LSSICE), hereby informs you that it has implemented the necessary technical and organizational measures to guarantee and protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data being processed.

5. Disclosure to third parties

The UOC will not disclose personal data for use by third parties unless such disclosure is necessary in order to comply with its legal obligations or after obtaining the data subject’s consent.

The UOC may disclose the data to third-party providers of ancillary services, who shall be considered data processors. These include, among others, providers of electronic communications, office automation, hosting, housing, computer maintenance, management, accounting, auditing, advisory and legal representation services. Some of these processors may be located outside the European Economic Area. In such cases, the UOC will have put suitable data protection safeguards in place.

6. Data subjects’ rights

Right of access: This allows data subjects to know and obtain information about the personal data being processed.

Right to rectification: This allows data subjects to have any inaccurate or incomplete data corrected or modified.

Right to object: This right enables data subjects to prevent their personal data from being processed or to stop the current processing.

Right to erasure: This right enables data subjects to request the deletion of their personal data.

Restriction of processing: This involves marking stored personal data to limit its processing in the future.

Data portability: This right enables data subjects to be given the personal data being processed so they can send it to another controller without hindrance.

This is the right of data subjects not to be subject to automated individual decision-making (including profiling) to which they have not expressly consented.

This is the right of data subjects not to be subject to automated decision-making with legal effects or that significantly affects them.

Right to withdraw consent at any time.

Data subjects may exercise their rights by writing to Fundació per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya through any of the following channels, with «Data Protection» as the subject:

By email to

In addition, if you have any questions or queries about the processing of your personal data, you can email our Data Protection Officer at

By post to Avinguda del Tibidabo 39-43, 08035 Barcelona

The request must include a copy of your Spanish identity document (DNI) or equivalent, as well as the minimum content set forth in the applicable legislation. If your request does not meet the specified requirements, you may be asked to rectify it.

There is no charge for exercising the above rights, although a fee may be charged for requests that are unfounded, excessive or repetitive.

Furthermore, if you do not wish to continue receiving UOC newsletters or promotional communications by email, you can unsubscribe by clicking on the link you will find at the bottom of all our messages.

7. Security

In response to the trust placed in us, and aware of the need for protection and confidentiality in respect of users’ personal data, the UOC hereby informs you that it has taken all necessary technical and organizational measures to safeguard your security, as required in the current provisions of the European Data Protection Regulation and the Spanish Data Protection legislation, as well as the authorities’ opinions on data protection and the security of information.

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