Aim and purpose

The present terms and conditions (“General Conditions”) govern the use of this Web Site. This Web Site is a domain managed and made available by GENOMCORE S.L ( “alelos.com”, “us,” “we” or “our”) with CIF (spanish tax identification code) B-66452160 registered in the Barcelona Mercantile Registry, volume 44.742, sheet 201, page B-465.064, inscription 1, with registered office in 1 Jordi Girona St. – K2M building – Parc UPC – Barcelona, Spain 08034, and e-mail hello@alelos.com

The sole action of accessing, browsing or using this Web Site confers the condition of User on the person.

alelos.com main purpose is to provide educational content with scientific information focused on genetics and genomics.

 

The information we collect

alelos.com communicates to it Users that the personal data submitted by them will be incorporated to the files “Users and Services”  of alelos.com ownership, duly registered in the General Register of the Spanish Agency of Data Protection; being used with the purpose of sending information and news that can be of interest of the User.

alelos.com collect personal data from it Users through the following ways:

  1. Cookies only for alelos.com
  2. User registration through the website https://alelos.com
  3. Contact or information request through the contact form in https://alelos.com

 

Users’ obligations

The User acknowledges and accepts that the use of the website will be entirely on his/her responsibility. Consequently, alelos.com will not be held liable for the misuse of it. The User undertakes to observe the obligations imposed by the spanish rules governing data protection and the information society services.

 

Modification of the conditions

The User recognizes and accepts that even though alelos.com makes every effort to ensure technical and factual accuracy of the Web Site content, these, however, have general and illustrative nature. As the information on the Web Site may be incomplete, out of date or inaccurate and can contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, alelos.com reserves the right to modify the Web Site at our sole discretion. Thus, such information may be changed or updated without prior notice, which would apply immediately by their publication on this website.

You may not use the website for any fraudulent or illegal purpose or that might be intrusive for the privacy or intimacy of any,  threatening, discriminatory, violent, intimidating or abusive, related to gaming and lottery, gambling, explicit sexual content, infringe patents, copyright, industrial or intellectual property from third parties, create spam or unsolicited mass mailing or transactions, intend to impede, limitate, distort access and functioning of the website, access terminals (mobile phones, computers) or it access and use to the rest of the Users, or that by any means infringe current legislation or  threatens individuals’ fundamental rights.

Partial nullity

In case that any clause from this General Conditions is declared void, such clause will be removed or substituted. In any case, the void declaration would not affect the validity of the rest of the clauses in these General Conditions.

 

alelos.com may contain links to third parties Internet pages with the only purpose of providing valuable information to the User. Under no circumstances alelos.com will be held liable for the contents of such Web Sites which are responsibility of their owners.

Cookies

alelos.com uses data storage and recovery devices in the website http://alelos.com in order to store data that can be updated and retrieved by the entity responsible of the installation. A cookie is a file that downloads to the User equipment (PC, mobile phone, tablet or electronic device) while accessing to certain Web Site content, electronic means or Apps. Cookies allow an App or a website to store and retrieve information about the Users’ surfing behaviour, equipment and – depending on the information it contains and the way in which the equipment is used – it can allow the recongnition of the User.

In any case the cookies used by alelos.com are only and exclusively associated with one anonymous user and its device. They are not linked to any personal data, neither can read data from the hard risk.

The first time you visit our website we will inform you about the presence of cookies and the present Cookie Policy. With you registration or by simply surfing the website you consent the installation of the cookies described below (except that you have changed the settings from your browser to decline them).

The Web Site, uses on it Users equipment the following storage and data recovery devices :

 

  1. Own cookies: are those sent to the Users’ terminal equipment from an equipment or domain managed by the editor himself.
  2. Third party cookies: are those sent to the Users’ terminal equipment from an equipment or a domain that is not managed by the editor himself, but some other entity that processes data collected by the cookies.
  3. Session cookies: are those designed to collect and store data while the User access the website with the purpose of verifying the identity of the User requesting products and services.
  4. Persistent cookies: are those in which data will still be stored in the terminal and might be accessed and processed during a defined period by the cookie responsible, and that it might take either some minutes or even some years. 
  5. Technical cookies: allows the User to browse the website using different options or existing services, such as, traffic control and data communication, identify the session or the access to restricted sections. 
  6. Analytical cookies: try to quantify the number of Users and perform the measurement and the statistical analysis regarding the Users’ activity. This cookies are used on the website in order to improve the services offered.

 

Own cookies:

Name Purpose and description

Type

Type by lenght

websiteUsesCookies Session cookie. Saves the confirmation of cookie acceptance on behalf of the User. Technical Expires in 1 month

 

Third party cookies:

Name Purpose and description Type Type by lenght
_ga Google Analytics. Used to distinguish among users. web analytics Expires in 2 years
_gat Google Analytics. Used to limit the percentage of requests. web analytics Expires in 10 minutes

Cookies are not necessary for the services we provide, therefore, they will only be installed in the Users’ device if a consent is given. Through the web browsers, Users can make their own privacy settings, freely, and at any time, respecting the data storage facility and recovery devices. These procedures are subject to any update or modification made by the browser developers, consequently, it can not guarantee that complies with the latest version available.

Those Users who decide to deactivate every cookie, might experience a decrease in the quality and speed of the service, and even loose access to some services offered through the website.

alelos.com reserves the right to modify the present Cookie Policy in order to reflect any future applicable legislation or jurisprudence. In any case, the Users will be previously informed of such changes. Therefore, it is recommended that the User reads the Cookie Policy whenever entering the Web Site.

If you have any doubts or want to make any comment or suggestion about our Cookie Policy you can contact alelos.com through the following address: K2M building – Parc UPC, 1 Jordi Girona Street, 08034, Barcelona (Spain); or by sendind an e-mail to hello@alelos.com

Security

alelos.com keeps the data protection security levels required by the spanish regulation concerning personal data protecion (LOPD), and has set all the technical resources at its reach to prevent the loss, misuse, alteration, un-authorized access or theft of the data provided by the user through the Web Site.

In spite of the diligent implementation of such actions, the User must know that security measures in Internet are impregnable, not being able to guarantee that un-authorized third parties can access or manipulate the messages and communications of any type that Users spread or make through forms or e-mail.

Nonetheless, in alelos.com we manage our Users’ information ensuring the most efficient level of information security, protecting against computer virus, un-authorized access, spyware, as well as the appropriate measures. Our systems count with active monitoring 24 hours-a-day, our communications are made using encrypted SSL of bits certified by COMODO SECURE™. We also use a backup security service to protect data from failures that could lead to loss.

alelos.com commits itselto making althe necessarefforts to guarantee 24-hours-a-day Web Site availability, alelos.com would not be liable by any means if the Web Site becomes inaccessible. The access to the Web Site may be temporarily suspended without prior notice because of a system or maintenance failure, or even reasons beyond our grasp.

 

Industrial and Intellectual Property

The User accepts that alelos.com has the exclusivity over industrial and intellectual property rights. The User accepts that alelos.com has been created and developed in good faith by GENOMCORE SL using information froboth internal and external sources, and that it might contain inaccuracies or mistakes. 

The content of alelos.com is protected under Creative Commons “Attribution – Non Commercial – Share Alike 3.0 License” which mean that the User can: (1) Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, (2) Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material, under the following terms (A) Attribution — the User must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. The User may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests that the licensor endorses the User or his/her use; (B) Non Commercial — the User may not use the material for commercial purposes; (C) ShareAlike — If the User remix, transform, or build upon the material, he/she must distribute the contributions under the same license as the original.

 

Communication through electronic mails

alelos.com can send e-mails with newsletters or information that may result interesting for the User, only if he or she wishes so.

By providing his/her e-mail address voluntarily, the User will recieve an e-mail asking to give his/her consent about the reception of newsletters.

 

Publishing of content

alelos.com Users will be able to participate by posting comments through the identification, as well as the content of such comments is not unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or invasive, or infringes upon any other party intellectual property rights, is free of any computer virus, political propaganda or advertising content or automated spamming program.

alelos.com would not be liable for the content or opinions posted by Users. It is hereby stated that articles, links, comments or any content in general created by the User, will be posted in limine without any kind of moderation on behalf of alelos.com. Thus, alelos.com does not  guarantee the veracity, accuracy or actuality of the content posted by Users.

Without limiting the foregoing, alelos.com reserves the right to withdraw the content or comments posted by Users at any time and without warning to those users who do not comply with these General Conditions.

 

Applicable law and jurisdiction

These General Conditions argoverned by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Spain.

In the event of any dispute or any arising disagreement between the parties over the interpretation ocontent, all parties agree to submit any differences to the competent courts of Spain.

 

Queries

Do you have any doubts about the services offered or about this General Conditions? Contact us through http://alelos.com or send us and e-mail to hello@alelos.com

Last updated: november 2016