Privacy Statement

Use of the UAB’s website and any of its services implies full acceptance of the terms stipulated by the following data protection policy.

  1. Data Collection and Consent

In compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we herein inform users that the personal data requested in our forms or that might be provided via our email addresses, based on unambiguous, explicit consent, is included in our personal data files for which the UAB is the owner and responsible. Thus, when filling in any of the forms with the personal data requested and accepting its being sent or emailing us with personal data, the user expressly authorizes and consents to the UAB processing and incorporating this personal data provided and all the data generated from the user’s participation or use of the different products or services offered on this website, though this may be revoked but not with retroactive effects, and accepts the data processing terms set out below.

Likewise, we inform users that all data shall be processed confidentially and in accordance with the data protection legislation in force and that our files are legally registered in the Catalan Data Protection Agency’s General Register.

The UAB accepts no responsibility for personal data processing on web pages that users access via the different links on our website.

This website is regulated by the legislation exclusively applicable to Spain, to which users of this website, whether in Spain or abroad, shall be subject.

  1. Uses

The data requested are adequate, pertinent, and strictly necessary for the purposes for which they are collected, such as sending news through email given or recognized in future visits. They shall never be used for an end other than that for which they have been ceded, and under no circumstances shall the user be obliged to provide us with them. Nonetheless, they are necessary for the development of the services offered.

Unless expressly stipulated otherwise, all the fields on all the forms need to be filled in. Users must fill out the forms with accurate, complete, and up-to-date information. The user is solely responsible for any damage or prejudice, whether direct or indirect, that may affect the UAB or any third party due to filling in forms with false, inaccurate, incomplete, outdated, or third-party information.

Our website obtains users’ data by receiving different forms or emails to manage subscriptions to our journal or, where applicable, due to participation as an author, editor, or reviewer, based on unambiguous explicit consent.

The UAB reserves the right to decide whether to incorporate these people’s data into its files.

  1. Users’ Right to Access, Rectify and Cancel Personal Data

Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the most extraordinary integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.

The user can request subscription cancellation, access the information held in the UAB’s files, declared at the Data Protection Register of Catalonia, rectify erroneous information, cancel it, or oppose its processing in the terms established by the law. To do so, they must email

Authors’ requests for cancellation of data shall not affect their articles published on the website, in line with authors’ unlimited cession of copyright to the UAB.

If you do not expressly cancel your data from our files, we shall assume you are still interested in remaining on file while this remains appropriate for the ends for which they were obtained and while the UAB deems appropriate.

  1. Security

The UAB, in response to the trust placed in us and taking into account the importance of the protection and confidentiality of users’ data, hereby informs you that we have adopted all the technical and organizational measures to safeguard security as required by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in force on the security of files containing personal data.

  1. Cession of Data

We inform you that your data is processed confidentially, used for the ends indicated, and only communicated in the cases covered by the legislation and to bodies that, alongside the UAB, produce the journal, as shown on the website, and manage and collaborate in the journal’s publication.

Personal metadata related to a published article (name and surname, professional affiliation, ORCID number, country) is deposited and distributed, associated with an article, to assign a DOI through Crossref.

The UAB provides users with different recommendation options, which are the sole responsibility of the message recipient. The UAB accepts no responsibility for the sending of unsolicited commercial mailings. Under no circumstances do we keep the recipient’s email address. Likewise, batch sending of messages by users via these options is strictly prohibited, as is any commercial use.

  1. Cookies

Through this notice, the UAB communicates to users that it uses cookies when the user accesses the different screens and pages that make up the site. The cookies used by the UAB are stored on the user’s hard drive, but they cannot read the data contained thereon or the cookies created by other providers. The UAB uses cookies to recognize registered users and offer them a better, more personalized service (the user’s preferred language, etc.). They are also used to obtain utterly anonymous information about access data (date, hour, minute, frequency, etc.), to be able to measure specific traffic parameters for the website itself, and to calculate the number of visits made so that the UAB can focus and adjust the services offered most effectively. Despite this, the user may stop the generation of cookies by using the corresponding option offered by their browser. In this case, the website shall remain operative without the advantages offered for personalization.

  1. Mailings

In compliance with Article 21 of the Law on Information Society and E-Commerce Services, which prohibits commercial mailings unless they have been expressly authorized by the recipients in advance, we hereby inform you that by accepting the terms of use and data protection policy, you expressly authorize informative, commercial, advertising, and promotional mailings to the address provided. Nonetheless, if you do not wish to receive our commercial mailings, you can request cancellation following the instructions given in each mailing.

  1. Modifications of this Data Protection Policy

This data protection policy was established on May 5, 2018. The UAB reserves the right to modify its data protection policy in the future in accordance with its criteria or due to a change in legislation, jurisprudence, or business practices. If the UAB introduces any changes, the new text shall be published on this page, where the user is provided with information on the data protection policy. In any case, the relationship with users shall be governed by the regulations in force at the precise moment when they access the website, and, as a result, they must be read every time users provide their data via our website.