Legal notice


The purpose of the websiteis to provide information on Barcelona's festivities, traditions and recreational activities. It is also intended to present the history of the city's popular culture as well as the groups and organisations that make this possible.

Barcelona City Council, through this website:

1- Aims to provide up-to-date, quality information.

Information published on this website is valid at the time of publication and updated as quickly as possible.

It is the responsibility of the person or entity supplying information from third parties to see to its updating. Barcelona City Council will ensure that the suppliers of such information guarantee its updating and compliance with current regulations.

The aim is to ensure that the information published is complete, truthful, accurate, useful and accessible and that it meets the quality standards set out under current legislation.

2- Allows access irrespective of the technology users choose and, in particular, to technologies based on open standards.

3- Guarantees the security and protection of personal data.

4- Adopts a cookies policy that respects privacy.

5- Allows and promotes the re-use of published information, within the limits provided for under this legal notice and stipulated by current legislation.

Barcelona City Council allows the re-use of all data and information published on this website under the following conditions, unless otherwise stated:

-       the information's content must not be changed;

-        the information's meaning must not be distorted;

-        the information's source must be mentioned;

-        the date of the latest updating must be stated, and

-        it must not be stated or implied that the City Council sponsors or supports the activity the information is being used for.

The possibility of re-using the information will in any case be limited by the need to protect other rights, assets and interests under the provisions of current legislation. In particular, any reuse whatsoever of the information contained in this website must safeguard the protection provided for under intellectual and industrial property law as well as the protection provided for under personal data law. More specifically, the re-use of works and services protected under intellectual property law remains subject to the terms and conditions of the intellectual property licence established in each case (see the section on “Intellectual and Industrial Property”). Works and services may not be re-used where it is stated that their intellectual property rights are reserved.

6- Protects intellectual and industrial property and encourages open licences.

Barcelona City Council is the holder or assigned user of the intellectual property rights to the works and services that come under this website. This includes the portal's graphic designs and programs as well as its texts, images, and recordings. Any reproduction, distribution, public communication or transformation of these works and services that falls outside the definition of activities directly authorised under Spain's Act on Intellectual Property shall require the holder's authorisation.

The website contains graphic material provided by many of Barcelona's cultural organisations. The purpose behind this provision of material is to promote and spread the city's popular culture and it is for the exclusive use of this website. This material is consequently protected under Spain's Act on Intellectual Property so that any changes to it or copying, distribution or public communication of it shall require authorisation from its owner.

Trade marks, trade names and distinctive signs that appear in this website may be protected under industrial property law, where applicable, and belong to their respective holders. They may not be used without authorisation from their holder or under the Act.

Any person who believes this website or its content infringes any intellectual or property rights must notify the City Council of this, stating their name, the ownership of the rights (providing the corresponding proof or accreditation) and the subject matter of the right allegedly infringed.

7- Complies with the current legal framework for content responsibility.

The City Council, under the current law in force, accepts responsibility for the contents of this website that have been prepared by the City Council itself. As for content supplied by users and third parties, the City Council shall be exempted for any responsibility, as provided for under Articles 13 and 17 of Spain's Act 34/2002, on Services of the Information Society and E-Commerce. The City Council shall also be exempted in particular from any responsibility for any linked content, as provided for under Article 17 of that same Act.

The City Council shall not be responsible for any improper use that users may make of the website's contents. Nor shall the Council be responsible for any problems that may arise in accessing the portal or any malfunctioning due to causes outside its control.