Legal Notice

IRTA ( is a domain of the Instituto de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria (IRTA) with NIF nº Q-5855049-B and address at Torre Marimon, C-59, Km. 12,1 de Caldes de Montbui (Barcelona) CP-08140, tel. 93 467 40 40 and address (

IRTA is a public company of the Generalitat de Catalunya, regulated by Law 4/2009 of April 15, 2009 (BOE of April 23, 2009) whose purpose is to contribute to the modernization, improvement and promotion of competitiveness; to the sustainable development of the agricultural, food, agroforestry, aquaculture and fishing sectors, as well as those directly or indirectly related to the provision of healthy and quality food to end consumers; to food safety and food processing, and, in general, to the improvement of the welfare and health of the population.

IRTA carries out its activity directly or through a network of consortium centers (between IRTA, Universities, CSIC, Provincial Councils, etc.) that can be defined as a cooperative R&D system.

By means of the domain, the company manages its web portal, without prejudice that occasionally or permanently there may be other electronic addresses that also access the contents and services provided by means of the web site

User Access

The access and/or use of IRTA’s portes attributes the condition of user and implies the acceptance of the conditions of access and use that appear in this legal notice, as well as the privacy policy and personal data. The aforementioned conditions shall apply regardless of the general conditions of contracting and electronic commerce that may be applicable to the functionalities offered by the portal. The user agrees to use the services and information provided on the portal in good faith.

Initial access to the portal is free of charge. Likewise, there may be functionalities or services subject to the payment of a price under the conditions established in each case.

In the event that the use of certain functions or services requires user registration, this will be carried out by means of data collection forms and subject to the provisions of the personal data protection legislation described in this legal notice.

In order to use the portal, minors must have the permission of their parents or legal representatives, who will be responsible for the following

Protection of intellectual and industrial property rights

IRTA owns the Intellectual and Industrial Property rights of the portal, which includes the contents and graphic elements, its source code, design, navigation structure, databases and other elements that are part of the website. Therefore, IRTA has exclusive rights of exploitation in any form and, specifically, the rights of reproduction, distribution, public communication and transformation. Any use or reproduction that users make of these contents, or of others that may be included in the future, must be carried out following the provisions and respecting the limitations of the Intellectual Property regulations and in any case with the authorization of IRTA, without prejudice to the limits established by Royal Decree 1/1996, of April 12, approving the revised text of the Intellectual Property Law.

Reservation of rights: IRTA explicitly reserves general rights with regard to all the contents disseminated on the website that are the subject of intellectual and industrial property. In accordance with the provisions of Article 32 of the revised text of the Intellectual Property Law, IRTA expressly opposes the use of any of the contents of the portal in any format, for the purpose of making reviews or press reviews, audiovisual productions or any other commercial purpose, without prior express authorization.

This legal notice does not imply any transfer of rights in favor of the user in relation to any of the elements of the website or its contents.

It is not authorized in any case:

  • Presentation of a page of the portal or any content of this in a window that does not belong to by means of any technique or procedure including framing, in line linking, etc.
  • The removal of elements from the website that cause damage to IRTA in accordance with the provisions in force.
  • The commercial use of the contents of the website.
  • The use of trademarks or distinctive signs, logos, color combinations, structure, design and in general distinctive symbols of any nature, property of IRTA, without their knowledge and the corresponding authorization of the company.
  • The use of contents in illicit, illegal or contrary to good faith and public order activities.
  • Disseminate content or propaganda of a racist or xenophobic nature, pornographic, illegal or that violates human rights.
  • Cause damage to the physical and logical systems of IRTA, its suppliers or third parties; introduce or disseminate computer viruses or other physical or logical systems that are likely to cause the aforementioned damage.
  • Attempt to access and, where appropriate, use the e-mail accounts of other users and modify or manipulate their messages.
  • The user will be able to visualize the contents of this portal, copy them, print them in his computer or any other support with exclusive destination for his personal and private use.

Privacy and Personal Data Policy

A) Data collected through forms

The BDporc, as responsible for the website, in accordance 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 “RGPD”), 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 ensure and protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data entered.

Consult the PRIVACY POLICY of the web at the following link:

B) Navigation data

The navigation system and the software necessary for the functioning of this web site collect, in a standard way, some data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols. This category of data includes the IP address or domain name of the computer used by the user to connect to the website, the URL of the requested resource, the time, the method used to query the server, the size of the file obtained in the response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response to the server, and other parameters relating to the operating system of the user’s computer environment.

This information is not associated with specific users and is used for the sole purpose of obtaining statistical information on the use of the website

Responsibility for content

IRTA reserves the right to modify the contents of the website and to remove them, as well as to limit or prevent access either temporarily or permanently, without prior notice. IRTA is not responsible for the technical access, information or contents of other web pages to which it refers or with which it can be linked from the portal. IRTA does not necessarily identify with the opinions expressed by its collaborators.

Right of exclusion

IRTA reserves the right to deny or withdraw access to its websites and/or the services offered without prior notice, at its own request or at the request of a third party, to those users who do not comply with these general conditions.

Chats and Forums, polls and other interactive features

The portal may have sections of a public and participatory nature (forums, chats, surveys, etc.), understood as those that are accessible to all users in general, to interact. In certain cases, the conditions of participation are established and must be previously accepted, as well as the mandatory registration of the user in which case, in addition to the conditions of participation, the transfer of personal data must be accepted in order to comply with the policy and legislation on personal data protection.

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

1.- Responsibilities: IRTA is not responsible for the content of messages, information, opinions made by users and reserves the right to prevent access to illegal or illegitimate content or content that may prejudice legitimate rights of any kind or to remove or delete those that have been provided, especially in case of incompatibility of these conditions.

Intellectual Property: IRTA will have the right to reproduce, modify (by means of extracts, summaries, reviews), adapt and publish, including public communication, the contents, whether texts, photographs, graphics, etc., with the aim of promoting the section to which it has been submitted, as well as to use them in the activities and publications of the BDporc, in any format and support. The license is free of charge and is established for the period of time until it enters the public domain, as permitted at any given time by the Intellectual Property legislation in force. Users shall only submit content of which they are the original authors or have the rights of the owner, without prejudice to informing the URL of the owner or the right to link to such content.

3.- IRTA will not return any of the content transmitted nor does it acquire any obligation to reply to users.

4.- The personal data contained in the interactive functionalities and their contents cannot be used for benefits or uses that have not been expressly authorized by their owner. The user is responsible for the veracity of the data provided.

Users shall respect the opinions of other users or participants, and shall refrain from using offensive or defamatory, racist or violent language or language that violates the law.

6.- No commercial or unauthorized communications may be made.

It is necessary to warn that the personal data provided by users may be seen by any other user or participant. In the case of third party data, it is necessary to have their express consent.

8.- In the case of surveys, the user may participate anonymously, and IRTA is not responsible for the use that users may make of their results.


The subscription, free or not, to products or bulletins (newsletter) published by IRTA that are made through this portal will be voluntary and will imply the acceptance of the conditions that in each case are established and that the user will have to accept expressly. It will also imply, the acceptance to receive commercial information of products and services of BDporc and related companies or concerted centers. The fact of registering in these services implies the authorization to BDporc to carry out this type of communications, being able the user to revoke the authorization with a written communication in the form that BDporc will indicate in each case.


IRTA will pursue the breach of these conditions as well as any misuse of its websites exercising all civil and criminal actions that may correspond by law.

IRTA cannot guarantee that the portal and the server are free of viruses and therefore cannot be held responsible for any damages that may be caused by these anomalies or any other of a technical nature.

Modification of these conditions and duration

IRTA may modify at any time the conditions determined here, being duly published as they appear here. The validity of the aforementioned conditions shall be based on their exposure and shall be in force until they are modified by other duly published conditions.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

The relationship between IRTA and users shall be governed by current Spanish legislation and any dispute shall be submitted to the courts and tribunals of the city of Barcelona.

Reuse of content

In accordance with Article 17.1 of Law 19/2014, the ©Generalitat de Catalunya allows the reuse of content and data provided that the source and date of update are cited and that the information is not distorted (Article 8 of Law 37/2007) and also that it does not contradict a specific license.