Terms of use and privacy

Acceptance of the terms of use

Using the website of the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (IRI), CSIC-UPC, implies that you have read and accepted the terms and conditions stated in this page. Furthermore, using certain services that are made available on this official site may be subject to conditions, disclaimers or special instructions that users must read and accept fully.

Free access

Using the official IRI website is free of charge.

User registration

For general access and use of this website registration is not necessary. However, in exceptional cases access to certain services may require users to register in the IRI's databases. In these cases, personal details provided to the IRI as a result of using its website are processed under the conditions of personal data protection policy. User credentials are to be used exclusively by their owner, who is responsible for storing them, protecting their confidentiality and using them appropriately. The IRI shall not be responsible for any damages resulting from the use of these credentials by third parties, whether the owner of these credentials is aware of this unauthorized use or not.

Modification by users

In general, users are not allowed to modify any of the web pages that make up IRI's website or any of their content. IRI reserves the right to modify the pages and content of its website, as well as its terms of use.

Restrictions on access and use

Using the official IRI website is subject to the general conditions outlined herein and any applicable legal provisions. IRI reserves the right to deny access to this website to users who do not observe the present terms of use and privacy policy.

Intellectual and industrial property rights

Intellectual property

Content, text, photographs, designs, logos, images, sounds, videos, animations, recordings, computer software, source code and, in general, any intellectual creation on this official website, as well as the website as a multimedia artwork, are protected by intellectual property laws. Freeware that is not owned by IRI that users can download from various web pages belonging to this site is exempt from this protection. Furthermore, this freeware is in the public domain in accordance with the authors' wishes.

The user is expressly authorized by IRI to view, print, copy and store, in any form, on a hard drive or other physical drive, the protected intellectual creations and any other content or asset, whether or not subject to exclusivity rights, on this website, provided that these actions are taken for personal, private or non-commercial purposes, and without the intention to distribute any of the material or to modify, alter or decompile said rights and content. This right to personal use is recognized as long as the warnings about intellectual and industrial property rights outlined in these conditions are kept intact and the award of a license is not involved.

Furthermore, museums, libraries, sound libraries, film libraries and archives, whether publicly owned or belonging to cultural or scientific institutions, are not required to request IRI's authorization to reproduce any of the content or, in general, any intellectual creation or asset on this official website, whether or not protected by exclusivity rights, when this is done for non-commercial reasons and solely for research purposes. Any other use requires the express written authorization of IRI's authorities.

Right to take legal action

Users of this website shall respect the aforementioned rights and avoid any action that might violate those rights. For the purposes outlined herein, unauthorized use of IRI's industrial and intellectual property rights associated with this website, as well as any violation of the peaceful possession and ownership of said rights, will be prosecuted according to the provisions of Spanish and international law. IRI may take any action, whether civil or criminal, to protect its legitimate intellectual and industrial property rights.


Users of this website may encounter links leading to independent web pages. The sole purpose of these links is to facilitate access to other sources of information on culture and education, and their inclusion in this website respects any intellectual property rights that may be held by the authors. IRI declines any responsibility for their content or the services offered, or for the integrity or veracity of that content.

Exemption from liability


Information on this website is provided "as is" with no warranty that it is exact or up to date, except when the prevailing legislation so requires. As a result, IRI shall not be held responsible for any harm that may result from the use of this information. Similarly, it shall not be held responsible for the lawfulness of content provided by suppliers, users and other third parties in their use of the website. In any event, IRI shall be diligent in its efforts to counter the appearance of illegal content on its website, and should it become aware of such content it shall delete it or prevent access to it.

Documents published on this website may inadvertently contain technical inconsistencies or typographic errors, for which IRI shall not be held responsible; it will, however, endeavor to correct these errors as soon as it becomes aware of them.

Links featured on this website, whether or not for advertising purposes, may allow users to leave IRI website. The pages to which thses links lead are not, unless otherwise specified, related to IRI, nor shall the IRI be held responsible for their content, their use or their technical availability. In any event, IRI shall endeavor to prevent any links on its website to lead to illegal content, content promoting illegal activities or, in general, content that may undermine principles of human freedom and dignity or violate the values and rights recognized in the Spanish Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. If it becomes aware of the existence of links to sites containing illegal content, IRI shall act immediately to remove them.

The information, presentation and services offered on this website may change, periodically or occasionally, and IRI is free to make any changes without being obliged to inform users.

IRI shall not accept any responsibility for any harm caused by unauthorised access, attacks, intrusions or computer viruses.

IRI shall not be held responsible for the malfunction of the website and its services resulting from accidental circumstances, force majeure, essential maintenance or other causes that cannot be attributed to it.



The IRI informs users that it may use cookies when they access its systems. See our "About our use of cookies" for more information.

Proxy cache server

IRI informs users that it may have implemented a service known as proxy cache server, the aim of which is the intermediate storage of web pages and ftp files to improve network performance and to check that they pose no threat to the corporate network. Log files for this service, which contain only the URLs requested by IP addresses, are deleted regularly in accordance with computer security regulations. The shall not hand over the information contained therein except in the case that it is legally required to do so.

Monitoring and logging

IRI informs users that it may have monitoring systems in place that register users' IP addresses and their activities on the IRI network. The aim of these monitoring systems is to manage services, provide statistics and ensure the security of information systems. In high-risk situations they identify the affected computers and allow them to be isolated from the network until normal functioning is resumed.

Personal data protection

IRI hereby informs users of this website that it may create an automated file of the personal details provided as a result of using this website, in strict accordance with data protection law. Users must guarantee the veracity and authenticity of the information and personal details that they provide while using the website. Users must keep their information and personal details up to date at all times. Any false or inaccurate statement made as a result of the information and personal details given, and any liability that results therein, are the responsibility of the users. In accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 15/99, of 13 December, on personal data protection, users are hereby informed that personal data can be collected and filed in a CSIC or UPC database. Users may at any time exercise the right to access, rectify, cancel or object to the personal details collected and stored by the IRI by writing to the person in charge of personal data security at the IRI. Exercising this right will not affect your access to the web page and any associated membership conditions. The data stored may be used to feed statistics and market research, provide users with scientific and academic information and deal with any computer problems that might arise, in addition to the specific purposes for which they may have been collected. If necessary, personal information provided by users can be communicated to a third party for the purposes outlined above, in accordance with the provisions of articles 11 and 21 of Organic Law 15/1999 on personal data protection, for which the interest party's consent must be sought. By providing IRI with personal information, users accept, fully and without reservations, the processing of this information by IRI. IRI shall meet its obligation to protect the secrecy of the personal information it processes, and hereby expresses its intention to take technical and organisational measures to guarantee the security of this information and prevent it from being altered, lost, processed or accessed without authorisation, considering the state of the technology involved, the nature of the information stored and the risks to which it is exposed, whether as a result of human action or the physical or natural medium.

Termination of services

Although the duration of this website is, in principle, indefinite, IRI reserves the right to suspend or finalize the provision of some or all of its services without being obliged to inform users.

Applicable laws and jurisdiction

These terms of use and privacy policy are governed by Spanish law. Any dispute relating to IRI website must be tried by the Spanish jurisdiction and the parties must submit to the courts and tribunals of Barcelona and to their superiors, expressly waiving their right to any other jurisdiction.