Disclaimer

This website and the domains www.elpuntavui.cat, www.elpunt.cat, www.elpunt.com, www.avui.cat, www.cataloniatoday.cat are the property of Hermes Communications SA, company registry number CIF A-17374547, and official premises at carrer Santa Eugenia, no. 42, 17005 Girona, Catalonia, Spain; telephone 972 18 64 00, fax 972 18 64 54,  e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hermes Communications SA is registered in the Company Register of Girona, Volume 585, Page 1, GI-11158.

Legal Notices: These Terms of Use govern the services and information provided on this website. Site users may access any or all of  those services and information therein. Access to these sites by any user implies full acceptance of the conditions set forth in these Legal Notices.

 

1. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

The rights of the contents of this site, including (but not limited to) text, images, audio files, software, logos, color schemes, services, programs, data, structure and design, belong to Hermes Communications SA or to third parties who have authorized their use. In general, any commercial use for the benefit of third parties -including compilations or "press clippings" that are not contractually agreed to by Hermes Communications SA- and any modification or alteration are forbidden  unless reference of ownership is stated and notification is made to the owners (Hermes Communications SA) who reserve the right to take legal action for damages caused by any act that violates the rights of intellectual property.

It is forbidden to use the contents of this site in an third-party platform (framed or framing). If  hypertext links to any pages owned by Hermes Communications SA are used, the user should be aware that the URL of the site will appear in the browser.

 

2. PROTECTION OF DATA

Under the provisions of Law 15/1999 on the Protection of Personal Data Act (LOPD) of Spain, Hermes Communications SA informs users that any personal information that is voluntarily provided on forms on this site will be saved in a database created by Hermes Communications SA and will not be transferred to any third party without the consent of the site owner.

Consequently, Hermes Communications SA understands that by providing personal data, the user authorizes the processing and communication to companies inside the Hermes group of companies (Hermes Communications SA, Communications Corporation Catalan SLU, Workshop Publishing Initiatives  SL, Magazine Presence Publisher and Marketer and Coordinator of Media SL), if deemed necessary for the provision of services to the user in its interest and benefit.

The user is informed that he or she is responsible for any error, damage or inconvenience which may be created by the input of false or incorrect data. The user must also keep the data that is originally provided. Users may alter, adapt, change, cancel or question the details originally provided by contacting Hermes Communications SA.

 

3. CORRECT USE OF THE WEBSITE

The user undertakes to make proper and correct use of all content and services on this website in accordance with the law and provisions of these Legal Notices. It is forbidden to modify, cause any damage to data, programs or documents on the site, or introduce any kind of device or sequence of characters that could affect the correct functioning of the website, including all forms of protection and security.

As well as providing information, the website allows users to express their ideas and opinions. In every case it is a condition that users who make use of this service first register using correct and verifiable personal information. This data will be held in a database created by Hermes Communications and protected in accordance with relevant regulations. The user must agree  to refrain from uploading material or content of an undemocratic, racist, or pornographic nature, act as apologist for  violence or incite any violation of the rights recognized and protected by law.

The user agrees to keep as secret any ID code and / or password  provided by Hermes Communications in order to allow registered users access to  restricted website services, which are deemed to be provided for strictly personal use and therefore cannot be transferred to third parties.

Hermes Communications SA is exempt from any liability that may arise from the improper use of these identifiers and passwords to unauthorized third parties, and liability would be assumed by the user who had not fulfilled their obligations.

Hermes Communications SA reserves the right to refuse without notice or withdraw access to the channels of participation of the website, any user who breaches the rules detailed in these Legal Notices.

 

4. LIABILITY FOR CONTENT AND USE

While at all times attempting to provide accurate and valid human and technical resources as a provider of journalistic services, Hermes Communications SA recognises that in some instances it may not be possible for all relevant information to be completely up-to-date at the moment the user wishes to access the website. In no way is Hermes Communications SA to be held responsible or liable for content provided by individuals, companies or entities outside its own operation.

Hermes Communications SA cannot absolutely guarantee that the website and the server are free of viruses and may not be held liable for any loss or damage that may arise from interference, omissions, interruptions, computer viruses, faults or disconnections in the operation of this electronic system caused by reasons beyond Hermes Communications SA's control.  Neither is it responsible for delays or blockages caused by deficiencies or overloads of telephone lines or overloads to the system to access the Internet or other electronic systems, or for damage caused by third parties through unlawful interference beyond the control of Hermes Communications SA. The company reserves the right to modify and implement, without notice, any changes it deems appropriate or necessary on the website, temporarily suspending access due to any necessary updating, modification or maintenance of the website.

Hermes Communications SA assumes no responsibility for the content of external sites owned by third parties which may be accessed through links provided on the website. Neither is the company  responsible for any error, irregularity or inaccuracy in advertising content appearing on the website. In this sense, the responsibility belongs solely to advertisers or sponsors of those websites.

Hermes Communications SA informs all users  that this website uses cookies in some internal operations. These cookies facilitate browsing, obtaining data for the purpose of ease of use and optimising access and speed for the user. The use of cookies is deemed necessary to achieve these goals. Under no circumstances are cookies used for the gathering of personal data which could identify the user. The user can configure their browsers to  facilitate better use and control of the cookies. Users are notified of the use of cookies before access and can be declined if desired. However, Hermes Communications SA deems it advisable not to disable cookies in order to better adapt the content to the interests of each user. Hermes Communications SA advises users that  disabling cookies may result in the incorrect functioning of the site. The presence of advertisers on the website may involve the use of cookies associated with these advertisers. As such, Hermes Communications SA advises users that from time to time it is advisable to review the cookies that have been installed and to remove those felt to be unnecessary. More information can be obtained here from the section “Cookies policy”.

 

5. RESOLUTION OF CONFLICT

The use of this website implies full acceptance of the terms and conditions of these Legal Notices. Disputes arising from the use of this website shall be governed exclusively by the laws of Spain and Catalonia, with exclusive jurisdiction pertaining to the courts in Girona. All users of the website, regardless of the jurisdiction from which it is accessed, agree to comply with and respect these clauses waiving any other jurisdiction that may correspond.