Legal notice

1. Legal information and acceptance

In order to comply with the terms of Information Society and Electronic Commerce Services Act 34/2002, and all other applicable regulations, we below set out the general information details regarding this website:

Registered owner: INDUSTRIAS QUÍMICAS DEL VALLÉS, S.A. (hereinafter, “IQV.”) Address: Avinguda Rafael Casanova 81, 08100 Mollet del Vallés, Barcelona Contact: email:, telephone 935796677. Register details: Companies Register of Barcelona, Sheet B-31869, Page 56, Volume 22132, Book 6920/2003. Tax ID: A-08035149.

This website, including the set of constituent webpages (hereinafter, the “Website”) belongs to IQV, and may be used by the users or clients of IQV (hereinafter the “User” or “Users”) to access a range of information about the products and services marketed by IQV.

Any access to this Website implies acceptance by the User of each and every one of these General Conditions.

Usage of this Website implies acceptance by the User of all the conditions set out in this legal notice.

2. Intellectual and industrial property

All content of the Website, to be understood purely by way of example as including the texts, photographs, graphics, images, icons, technology, software, links and all other audiovisual or sound content, in addition to the graphic design and source codes (hereinafter, the “Content”) are the intellectual property of IQV or of third parties, and Users may not deem themselves to have been assigned any exploitation rights recognised by the legislation in force regarding intellectual property with regard to said Content, except as strictly necessary in order to use the Website.

The trade marks, commercial names and distinctive signs are the property of IQV or of third parties, and access to the Website in no way grants any rights over said trade marks, commercial names and/or distinctive signs.

Any violation of the above rights will be pursued in accordance with the legislation in force.

In order to preserve all possible intellectual property rights, in the event that any User or third party should believe that a violation of its legitimate rights has occurred as a result of the inclusion of any content on the Website, it should notify IQV of said circumstance, enclosing the relevant information.

IQV will under no circumstances accept any liability regarding Intellectual or Industrial Property rights held by third parties and which are violated by a third party or by the User.

3. Conditions for use of the Website

3.1 General

The User undertakes to make proper use of the Website in accordance with the law and these conditions. The User will be liable before IQV or before third parties for any damages caused as a result of a breach of said obligation.

Use of the Website for purposes which harm the assets or interests of IQV or of third parties, or which in any other way overload, damage or disable networks, servers and other information technology equipment (hardware) or information technology applications and products (software) of IQV or of third parties is strictly forbidden.

3.2 Content

The User undertakes to make use of the Content in accordance with the law and this legal notice, in addition to all other conditions, regulations and instructions which may apply.

Purely by way of example, Users must, in accordance with the legislation in force:

(i) Not reproduce, copy, distribute, make available, publicly present, transform or modify the Content except in those cases authorised by law or expressly accepted by IQV or by the party owning the corresponding exploitation rights.

(ii) Not reproduce or copy for private use any Content which may be considered as Software or a Database in accordance with the legislation in force regarding intellectual property matters, and not to present this publicly or make it available to third parties if such acts would necessarily involve reproduction by the User or by a third party.

(iii) Not to extract and/or reuse all or a substantial part of the Content comprising the Website or any databases which IQV may potentially make available to Users.

(iv) To use the services in accordance with the terms established in law, ethics, public order and in these General Conditions, making appropriate use of the services and/or content of the Website, and not employing them in order to perform any unlawful or criminal activities, any which violate the rights of third parties and/or infringe intellectual and industrial property regulations, or any other applicable legal provisions.

(v) Not to insert or disseminate content or propaganda of a racist, xenophobic or pornographic nature, or any which countenances terrorism or infringes human rights.

(vi) Not to insert or disseminate any data programs (harmful software and viruses) liable to cause damage to the information technology systems of IQV, the access provider, the providers thereof or third-party users.

(vii) Not to disseminate, transmit or make available to third parties any type of information, element or content violating fundamental rights and public freedoms as recognised in the constitution and in international treaties.

(viii) Not to disseminate, transmit or make available to third parties any type of information, element or content which would constitute unlawful or unfair advertising.

(ix) Not to transmit unrequested or unauthorised advertising, advertising materials, “spam”, “chain letters”, “pyramid systems”, or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas (such as commercial spaces) which have been exclusively devised for this purpose.

(x) Not to insert or disseminate any information or content which is false, ambiguous or imprecise such that this would induce error in the recipients of the information.

(xi) Not to supplant other Users by using their registration codes for the various services and/or content of the Website.

(xii) Not to disseminate, transmit or make available to third parties any type of information, element or content which would represent a violation of intellectual and industrial property rights, patents, trademarks or copyright held by IQV or by third parties.

(xiii) Not to disseminate, transmit or make available to third parties any type of information, element or content which would constitute a violation of the secrecy of communications or personal data protection legislation.

(xiv) To hold IQV harmless in the event of any possible claim, fine, penalty or sanction which it may be obliged to bear as a result of a breach of any of the aforementioned usage standards. We furthermore reserve the right to claim for compensation for any applicable damages.

3.3 Inclusion of links to the Website

Any Internet users wishing to include links from their own webpages to the IQV Website must request express authorisation for this.

The use of any do nominative, graphical or mixed trademark or any other distinctive sign of IQV on the referring page is forbidden, unless expressly authorised by IQV.

4. Disclaimer of liability

4.1 Information

Access to the Website does not constitute an obligation on the part of IQV to establish the truthfulness, precision, appropriateness, suitability, comprehensiveness or currency of the information supplied thereby.

IQV does not in this regard guarantee that the contents of the Website will be permanently updated, nor that they are free of any type of error, and IQV therefore accepts no liability for any damage and/or harm and/or lost profits on the part of the User or any third party which may be harmed as a result thereof..

IQV furthermore declares that although the photographs of the products which appear on the Website comply as far as possible to reality, IQV accepts no liability for the fidelity with which the images may be reproduced on your monitor. IQV likewise reserves the right to modify or alter the product specifications, or to replace them or withdraw them from sale.

4.2 Service qualityAccess to the Website does not imply that IQV is required to ensure the absence of viruses, worms or other malicious computer programmes. In any case, the User is responsible for having the appropriate tools to detect and disinfect harmful computer programmes.

IQV is not liable for any damages to the computer equipment, documents and/or files owned by Users or third parties caused during the provision of Website services.

4.3 Service availabilityAccess to the Website requires third-party supplies and services, including transportation via telecommunications networks the reliability, quality, continuity and functionality of which are dependent on third parties. The services provided via the Website may therefore be suspended, cancelled or may prove inaccessible prior to or simultaneously with provision of the Website service.

IQV is not liable for any damages to the User resulting from telecommunications network failures or disconnections that cause the suspension, cancellation or interruption of the Website service during or prior to the provision thereof.

5. Protection of Personal Data

Pursuant to the terms of Organic Personal Data Protection Act 15/1999, of 13 December 1999, WE HEREBY INFORM YOU that the personal data gathered on this webpage will be included and are processed within a computerised filing system the purpose of which is to provide you with the service requested in the case in question, and, if you so request by marking the corresponding checkbox, to keep you informed of promotions and products. The recipient and controller of the filing system is the registered owner listed at the head of this document.

In the event that a registration form exists, the answers to all questions are voluntary, although a failure or refusal to provide certain data requested may prevent the requested purpose from being fulfilled.

The parties concerned expressly authorise IQV to send them communications in writing or electronically. The parties concerned may exercise their right of access, correction, cancellation and objection by contacting the data controller at the address given at the head of this document.

6. Need for registration

In general in order to access and browse the content of the Website no registration is required. However, usage of certain services and content may be dependent on prior registration.

The data provided on the Website must be precise, current and accurate. You will at all times be responsible for the safekeeping of your password, thereby assuming liability for any damages which may result from improper usage thereof, or the assignment, disclosure or loss thereof. These purposes, access to restricted areas and/or use of services and content performed by means of your password will be deemed to have been performed by you yourself, and you will therefore in all cases be liable for such access usage.

7. Applicable legislation and competent jurisdiction

The User accepts that the legislation applicable to the operation of this service is that of Spain, as IQV performs its operations from Spain, and accepts the jurisdiction of the courts for the domicile of the consumer in order to resolve any disputes which may arise out of the interpretation or application of these clauses.

Cookies policy

IQV S.A. hereby informs you that this website employs Google Analytics, an analytical service provided by Google, Inc., a Delaware company with its head office at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States (“Google”). Google Analytics employs “cookies”, which are text files located on your computer, to assist the website in analysing the usage made of the website by users. The information generated by the cookie about your usage of the website (including your IP address) will be directly transferred and archived by Google on servers in the United States. Google will make use of this information on our behalf in order to track your usage of the website, drawing up website activity reports and providing other services connected with activity of the website and Internet usage. Google may pass this information on to third parties if so required by law, or if the third parties in question process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data available to Google. You may reject the processing of data or information by rejecting the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser, although you should be aware that this may prevent you from enjoying the full functionality of this website. By using this website you agree to the processing of information about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes indicated above.

IQV S.A. reminds Users that most network browsers allow Users to delete the “cookies” from the hard drive of their computer, to block them or flag up a message before a “cookie” is stored, and that Users may also set their browser settings to receive a notification on-screen of the installation of cookies, or to prevent the installation thereof on hard drives. For information about these functions you should access your browser instructions or manuals or the “help” screen.

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