This notice is compulsory reading and regulates the conditions for use that have to be observed and respected by users of this website. This notice should be read carefully, as accessing the site and using the materials it contains implies that the user has read and accepted, without exception, the following conditions.
In accordance with Spain's Law on Information-Society Services and e-Commerce and other supplementary legislation, you are informed that this website is Frank Bergmann, whose registered address is Ronda de Sant Antoní, 51, 1o 2a, 08011, Barcelona, Spain, referred to hereinafter as the 'owner' of the site.
The owner, as part of its activities, makes content available to users so that they may use them rationally and in the interests of their information needs for teaching, academic, scientific or other such purposes; users are not, however, entitled to use said content for commercial purposes; furthermore, usage does not imply any relations of a professional, mercantile or employment nature between the users and the owner, except where specifically provided for.
Access to the website is free of charge and no prior subscription or registration is required. However, for certain services users may be required to subscribe and to fill in the relevant forms. All such cases will be duly signalled as such, users being informed case by case of the procedure to follow for arranging the relevant registration. All matters pertaining to those special services and restricted access are subject to the internal regulations of the owner, which must be complied with by all users.
This website contains links and hyperlinks leading to other websites run by third parties not associated with the owner. Accordingly, the owner cannot provide any guarantees regarding the contents or information provided in those websites, or as regards their being truthful and up-to-date, and the owner shall thus not be held responsible for any loss or damage of any kind that may stem from the use of those other websites not associated with the owner.
The owner is entitled to change the presentation and configuration of the website and the services and contents provided, unilaterally and without advance notice.
The owner is either the holder or the licensee of the intellectual or industrial property rights to all the contents of this website (including, but not limited to, all the components making up the visual presentation, graphic image and other sensory stimuli in the pages that make up the website, ie, the look and feel, as well as all brands, logos, trade names, texts, reviews and commentaries, images, graphics, designs, sounds, databases, programs, flow charts, and the presentation, the navigation architecture and the source code for the pages). In all cases, the owner holds the pertinent consent for using the various items of content that make up this website.
The owner expressly authorises reproduction of the contents of this website for private use. The owner adds, however, that since the website draws on many unpaid contributions, this authorisation does not include reproducing, transforming or making use in general of the contents of this website in any other way, by whatever procedure, for commercial ends or for gain.
Apart from the authorisation for private use mentioned in the previous paragraph, or unless otherwise explicitly authorised, accessing the website does not imply that any other permission regarding its contents is granted, or the granting of any rights for transferring, licensing or assigning those contents, whether in full or in part.
The owner shall not be held responsible for this website being tampered with or manipulated by third parties.
Lastly, in the context of the dissemination of the contents provided by this website, third parties are expressly authorised to link to the owner's website, provided that they are not for commercial ends or for gain. Such links must in all cases warn users that they are accessing the owner's website, and the relevant URL for this website must be visible in the users' browser.
The addition of such links by third parties does not imply the existence of any association between the owner and the owners of these sites.
In providing users with access to this website, the owners aim is to offer a range of services and content of high quality, applying the maximum diligence in providing these services and content and in the technological means used.
Nevertheless, even though the owner has adopted the security measures available from the technology currently available, the Foundation cannot guarantee that the website is completely free of viruses or other harmful components, the Foundation shall thus not be held responsible in this respect.
The owner declines all liability stemming from or potentially stemming from the use made by users of the information and other contents of this website.
Even though every necessary precaution has been taken to provide up-to-date, accurate information in this website, the owner cannot guarantee that all the information is fully up-to-date and free from errors or omissions.
The opinions appearing in the publications, journals and articles that can be accessed via the website belong to their respective authors. Likewise, the owner declines all liability for the information and content of all kinds accessible through this website but provided by third parties, particularly liability for loss or damage of any kind as stated above, and any loss or damage that may arise on account of: (i) the absence of or deficiency in the information provided for users, or its truthfulness, accuracy and sufficiency; (ii) infringements of the rights of consumers and users; (iii) infringements of intellectual or industrial property rights, or the perpetration of acts of unfair competition or illicit advertising; (iv) the infringement of data-protection rights, professional secrecy and the rights to honour, to personal and family privacy, and to personal image; and (v) any breach in general of any applicable law, custom or code of conduct.
Users accept full liability for their use of the website, and they are solely responsible for any direct or indirect effect that may ensue for the website, including, but not limited to, any adverse economic, technical or legal repercussions, and also any disappointment of the expectations entertained with regard to the portal, the users undertaking not to hold the owner liable for any claims stemming directly or indirectly from the occurrence concerned.
All matters pertaining to the website are governed solely by the laws of Spain. In the event of any dispute or disagreement arising between the parties over the interpretation or content of this website, all parties shall accept the jurisdiction of the courts and tribunals of Barcelona, expressly waiving any jurisdiction of their own.
The owner reserves the right to suspend access to its website temporarily for reasons connected with improving or maintaining it or revising its content or programming, or any other reason.