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This document contains the general conditions applicable to use of the University of Barcelona's Virtual Campus. You must accept them in order to access the Virtual Campus and use its services.

It is important that you study this document carefully, as you will be deemed to have read and unreservedly accepted the conditions set out below if you access the Virtual Campus and use its materials.

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1. Access to the Virtual Campus. Responsible/proper use of usernames and passwords
Every member of the University of Barcelona (UB) community has a personal username and a password for access to the institution's Virtual Campus. Such access encompasses use of the content and services made available to UB members, according to the specific profile assigned to each of them, and is personal and non-transferable. Users pledge to keep their password secret and are responsible for any activity carried out by means of it or for improper use made of it by third parties, with or without their consent. All acts performed using a particular password will be deemed to have been carried out by the user to whom it belongs. Users must report the loss of their password and/or any case of unauthorized third-party access. Additionally, they must refrain from accessing or attempting to access areas off limits to them according to their profile.
2. Appropriate use and mutual respect
Users pledge to use the content and services of the UB's Virtual Campus appropriately, in accordance with current legislation, avoiding any activity that may be unlawful or detrimental to the rights or interests of third parties.
Users' attitude and language in their public and private communication with other users must be respectful, and they may not pass on or circulate opinions or content that may be illegal, defamatory or offensive or constitute an affront to personal values and dignity. Users must also keep private communication secret and refrain from making data obtained via mailing lists or public areas of the Virtual Campus available to third parties.
Users must report any kind of breach of current law or of these conditions they may notice to the UB's bodies, so that checks can be undertaken and any inappropriate content modified or removed.
3. Protection of intellectual property rights
The structure, design and computer code of the Virtual Campus are protected by intellectual property rights held by the UB. Intellectual property rights over the content hosted on the Virtual Campus correspond to its authors or to the holders of such rights, as specified in each case. Virtual Campus users may view such content if their profile allows them to do so, and may only use it for private and personal purposes, which are also the only purposes for which it may be reused unless the corresponding licence or notice for users expressly states otherwise. Materials available via the Virtual Campus and over which neither the UB nor its teaching staff hold intellectual property rights are offered within the limits envisaged in current legislation on copyright, and by virtue of a licence or authorization for their use or of them being in the public domain.
The UB will not be liable for any breaches of intellectual property rights committed by Virtual Campus users.
The UB places a range of content at users' disposal so that they can make use of it and find information they require for educational, academic, scientific or other purposes. The collective or commercial exploitation of such content is prohibited, however.
The Virtual Campus contains links or hyperlinks that open web pages managed by thisrd parties unrelated to the UB. The UB is therefore unable to guarantee and will not be liable for such web pages' content or information, its accuracy and whether or not it is up to date.
Texts protected by intellectual property legislation may not be uploaded to the UB's Virtual Campus without express permission from their authors or copyright holders. Users will be personally liable for any infringements they may commit in this respect.
4. Proper use of services and technological resources
Given that the Virtual Campus is intended for university education, its services may only be used for personal purposes and never to commercial ends. Users pledge not to use their email address or the public areas of the Virtual Campus for commercial or advertising purposes.
Users must not, directly or indirectly, compromise or jeopardize the smooth running of the Virtual Campus or the shared technological resources and IT services it involves. Likewise, they may not prevent others from using such resources and systems properly.
5. Veracity of personal data
Users are responsible for ensuring that all personal data they provide and that which is stored on the Virtual Campus is accurate and up to date. They pledge to identify themselves and to avoid confusion or doubt as to the origin of any statements they make or personal opinions they express on the Virtual Campus.
6. Personal data protection
The UB guarantees the security of the personal data of the users of the Campus Virtual, and applies the provisions contained in the regulations on the data protection.
The body responsible for processing your personal data on the Campus Virtual (data controller) is the General Secretary of the University of Barcelona, with postal address Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585, 08007 Barcelona and e-mail address
The purpose of processing your personal data is to manage the access and use of the resources associated with the Campus Virtual. Transit data generated by the use and browsing of the Campus Virtual will only be processed for strictly technical purposes and by personnel bound by the duty of confidentiality.
The lawful basis for the processing of your personal data is to perform a task carried out in the public interest, based on the provisions of Organic Law 6/2001, of 21 December, on Universities and Law 1/2003, of 19 February, on Universities of Catalonia.
Your personal data will be kept for the time necessary to fulfil the purpose for which they were collected and to determine the possible responsibilities that could be derived.
The data recipient is the university itself and Zoom Video Communications, Inc., as the data processor. The data that needs to be provided to Zoom Video Communications, Inc., will be transferred under the agreement of the standard contractual clauses formalized between the UB and Zoom Video Communications, Inc., in accordance with Commission Decision 2010/87/EU of 5 February 2010. The transfer of data to other third parties is not contemplated, unless it is a legal obligation.
You may access your data, request the rectification of incorrect data, request erasure of your data, request data portability and request restriction of processing of your data by writing to the General Secretary’s Office at the postal address Secretaria General de la Universitat de Barcelona (Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585, 08007 Barcelona) or at the email address ( It is necessary to attach a copy of your DNI, NIE, passport or identity document.
If you feel that your rights have not been given appropriate consideration you may contact the UB’s Data Protection Officer at the postal address Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585, 08007 Barcelona or at the email address ( You may also lodge a complaint with the Catalan Data Protection Authority.
The use of photographs on the Campus Virtual is also protected by the right to self-image. Users may include their photograph in the Campus Virtual’s profile whenever they consider it appropriate, or when they will be requested. The UB reserves the right to withdraw any photographs considered inappropriate.
Accessing and using the Virtual Campus entails full, unreserved acceptance of all the conditions included in this document.
In the event of non-compliance with these conditions, the UB may withdraw, suspend, block or refuse to allow access to the Virtual Campus and its services.

Barcelona, 5 May 2021.

Document approved by the University of Barcelona's Executive Council in its session on 2 September 2013.