Data protection policy

1. Protection and processing of personal data

The Statistical Institute of Catalonia (Idescat), owner of the domain of this website, is committed to respecting the legislation in force on matters of protection and confidentiality when processing personal data, in accordance with the provisions contained in Organic Law 15/1999, dated 13 December 1999, on the protection of personal data, and its enforcing regulations.

2. Cookies

Under no circumstances are cookies or other similar means used to store information that would allow the physical person using the website to be identified.

3. Protection of personal data included on the request form

In accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999, dated 13 December 1999, on the protection of personal data, the personal information you provide on the website request form will be subject to processing and will be included in the computerised file entitled “File of user requests”, of which the Statistical Institute of Catalonia is the holder, as declared and registered in the Registry of Data Protection of Catalonia, part of the Catalan Data Protection Agency, in compliance with Organic Law 15/1999, dated 13 December 1999, on the protection of personal data, and Law 5/2002, dated 19 April 2002, on the Catalan Data Protection Agency.

The personal data supplied on the form shall be used with the exclusive purpose of upholding the administrative relationship needed to process the information request, to send information on Idescat's services or activities that are within its competencies by post and e-mail, and to send you voluntary questionnaires by traditional and electronic means on your satisfaction with the quality of service you have received, in order to expand and improve these services, as appropriate.

4. Transfer of personal data

Idescat is committed to not sharing personal information provided by interested parties by any means and to not sell, rent nor transfer the personal data of its request form users to any company or public or private entity without the consent of the owner of that data. In any event, personal data shall solely be transferred to legal bodies and to administrative authorities if the law deems this transfer compulsory.

5. Security of personal data

Personal data shall be processed using the legally required degree of protection, in accordance with Regulation on implementation of the LOPD (Royal Decree 1720/2007, dated 21st December 2007), and the necessary security measures will be taken to avoid the improper use, alteration, loss, processing or unauthorised access and theft by third parties, which could use this information for fraudulent purposes or purposes other than those for which the information has been provided by the user.

6. Rights of interested parties

Should interested parties wish for any clarification on the confidentiality of processing of their data, or should interested parties wish to exercise any of the rights of information, opposition, access, rectification or cancellation which they legally possess (or any other right they believe that they hold), they may address themselves to the secretary of Idescat Security Information Committee, at the e-mail address:

segurdat at idescat dot cat

or at Idescat's postal address:

Via Laietana 58, 08003 Barcelona

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