Privacy Policy

ESS Bilbao Consortium (hereinafter, ESS Bilbao), in compliance with applicable law on the protection of personal data (European Regulation 2016/679, hereinafter GDPR and other implementing regulations), as well as regulations on information society services and electronic commerce (Law 34/2002, dated 11 July), hereby informs you of these general conditions for use which are applicable to all operations conducted on the website

Intellectual Property

The website’ intellectual property rights, as well as its different contents, belong to ESS Bilbao, headquartered at Polígono Ugaldeguren III, Polígono A – 7B, 48170, Zamudio (Biscay, Spain), with Tax ID Number G-95455473, as owner over and duly registered at the Commercial Registry of Bilbao.

It is strictly forbidden to alter this page in any way. ESS Bilbao shall not be held liable in any way for any unauthorised manipulation or alteration. ESS Bilbao does not grant any license or authorisation of use for any of its industrial and intellectual property rights, or to any other property or right related to ESS Bilbao, the services and the content. 

Part of the contents are owned by the European Spallation Source (ESS), Freepik and Shutterstock. ESS Bilbao holds the rights to exploitation, permits or licenses for each as applicable, which under no circumstances may it transfer, lend or alienate.

The total or partial reproduction of this website’s contents without crediting the origin and without requesting express authorisation to do so is forbidden. Unauthorised use of the information contained on this website, as well as harm and damage caused to intellectual and industrial property rights held by ESS Bilbao shall lead it to undertake applicable legal action, and if applicable, the liabilities stemming therefrom.

Conditions for Use

ESS Bilbao hereby informs that the materials contained on this ESS Bilbao webpage have been included merely for informational purposes, and are thus insufficient to make decisions or take positions in specific cases. They do not constitute assessment or professional service provided by ESS BILBAO on any issue in particular. ESS Bilbao shall not be held liable for harm and damages arising as a result therefrom, or that are related to the use of said information. 

The links contained in this ESS Bilbao website may lead users to other ESS Bilbao websites and pages managed by third parties, over which ESS Bilbao holds no control. ESS Bilbao shall not be held liable for the contents or condition of said websites and pages. Accessing them through this website does not imply that ESS Bilbao recommends or approves their contents. 

Legal Use

Users of this webpage and its services undertake to use it pursuant to applicable laws and customs, and must abstain from using the website and its services for illegal purposes or effects, or for purposes that may harm the rights and interests of third parties, or that in any other way could damage, render useless, overload or deteriorate the website and its services, or prevent normal use and enjoyment of the website and its services for other users. Those who fail to comply with this obligation shall be held liable to the website owner and third parties for any harm or damages that may be caused as a result of failure to comply with said obligation.

Error Guarantee

ESS Bilbao does not guarantee the absence of errors in accessing the website or its content. In the event that official publications are quoted or reproduced, said reproduction shall be merely informative in nature, and the publication in the pertinent gazette or official source must be considered as the valid publication for all intents and purposes.

Service Availability

ESS Bilbao reserves the right to make, at any time and with no need for prior notice, modifications and updates to the information contained on its website, or to its settings or presentation.

ESS Bilbao does not guarantee the availability and continuity of website operation and of its services. When reasonably possible, interruptions to website operations and its services shall be notified beforehand. 

ESS Bilbao shall not be held liable for harm and damages of any kind that may be caused as the result of unavailability or lack of continuity in website operation and services, of impossibility of use that users may attribute to the website and its services, of the fallibility of the website and its services, and in particular, but not limited to, errors in accessing different webpages or those from whence the services are provided.

Cookie Policy

Activity File and Cookie Use

This website uses cookies when a user browses its sites and pages. The cookies used by the website are files sent to a browser through a web server to record user activities on the website and to provide for a more fluid, personalised browsing experience. Users can change their browser settings to prevent cookies, block them, or if applicable, delete them. To use this website, it is necessary for users to allow cookies sent by the website to be installed.

In the same fashion, the website’s servers automatically detect the IP address and network name used by users. All this information is recorded in a server activity file that provides for data processing later on, in order to obtain statistical measurements, thus discovering the number of page impressions, number of views, etc.

Notwithstanding, ESS Bilbao and its legal representatives shall not be held liable for the content or the veracity of the privacy policies that third parties mentioned in this cookie policy may have.

Web browsers are tools in charge of storing cookies, and this is where you should exercise your right to delete or deactivate cookies. Neither ESS Bilbao  nor its legal representatives can guarantee the correct or incorrect handling of cookies by the aforementioned browsers.

In some cases, it is necessary to install cookies for the browser to not forget your decision to not accept them.

For any questions or consultations on this cookie policy, do not hesitate to contact us through the contact section.

Website Monitoring

In addition to the website’s own monitoring systems, this page uses external statistical tools hosted on servers owned by ESS Bilbao, as well as Google Analytics, a website analytical service provided by Google, Inc., a company in Delaware (USA) whose main office is at:

1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, California
CA 94043 USA

Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website to analyse how users use it. The information generated by the cookie on the website user (including IP address) will be directly transmitted and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America. Google will use this information on our behalf to track usage of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services in relation to website activity and Internet use.

Google may transfer this information to third parties when doing so is required by legislation, or when said third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data that Google has.

By using this website, you consent to Google processing your information as indicated above and for the aforementioned purposes.

You may refuse to have your data or information processed by rejecting the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, you must know that if you do so, you may be unable to fully use all of this website’s features.

Responsibility for the Information Contained on the Site

The user is aware and voluntarily accepts that using the website, services and its contents is, under all circumstances, at the user’s sole and exclusive liability. Both access to the website and how the information contained therein may be used is at the exclusive liability of the individual doing so. Under no circumstances shall ESS Bilbao be held liable for harm or damage that may arise as a result of said access or use of information, nor how they are applied to support any opinion or personal or business decision. ESS Bilbao shall not be held liable in any way for the connection or contents of links to third-party pages referenced on this website.

Privacy Policy

Who is the Data Controller?

The data controller is ESS Bilbao Consortium, whose contact address is Polígono Ugaldeguren III, Pol. A, 7B – 48170 Zamudio (Biscay, Spain)

Who is the Data Protection Delegate, and how can I get in touch?

The data protection delegate acts as spokesperson between ESS Bilbao and you, to ensure that ESS Bilbao complies with data protection law and the rights that said law grants you. You can contact the data protection delegate at this email address:

What do we use your personal data for?

We use your personal data to respond to your requests for information and/or consultations you make through the website.

  1. What is the reasoning behind using your personal data?

The legal basis that allows us to process your personal data is:

  • consent granted through the form set forth to this end on the website.
  • ESS Bilbao’s legitimate interest in communicating your personal data to the company/ies with which we collaborate and who are best suited to satisfactorily respond to your information requests and/or consultations.

Our legal standing to process data is under the terms set forth in article 6 of the European General Data Protection Regulation, regarding ordinary data, or if applicable, article 9 of the aforementioned European Regulation on special data categories. You shall be informed of the legal authorisation or authorisations applicable to each provision of service, which may be consent, execution of a legal relationship wherein you are a party, compliance with a legal obligation or our interest in conducting our own services and competencies.

We understand that the legitimate interest upon which ESS Bilbao’s processing of your data is based does not undermine your fundamental rights and freedoms, since it is incidental and circumscribed to the day-to-day management of a multinational business group. In any event, please bear in mind that you can always exercise your right to opposition if you deem doing so appropriate at

Exactness and truthfulness of data provided

As a user of our services, in any event, you guarantee and answer for the exactness, validity and authenticity of personal data provided, and commit to keep said data duly updated.

Additionally, you may update your data or cancel subscription.

How long will we keep your personal data?

ESS Bilbao will only process your personal data until your request for information and/or suggestion has been answered. After responding to your request, your personal data will be kept until the deadlines for liability limitation in relation to your data processing have passed. Said deadline is, at minimum, five years.

To whom do we provide your personal data?

We will provide your personal data to companies with whom we have collaboration agreements who are in the best position to take care of your issue.

Moreover, to comply with legal obligations, it may be necessary to share your personal data with third parties.

What are your rights when you provide us your personal data?



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You may consult your data held in company files


You may modify your personal data when incorrect.


You may request that your personal data be deleted.


You may request that your personal data not be processed.


You may receive, in electronic format, the personal data you have provided to us, and transfer them to another entity with which we have a collaboration agreement, or due to legal requirements.

Limit processing

You may request that your data processing be limited:

  • When a challenge to the exactness of your data is verified,
  • When processing is illegal and you oppose deletion of your data,
  • When we do not need to process your data, but you need them to file or defend against claims,
  • When you have opposed processing your data to fulfil a mission in the public interest or to meet a legitimate interest, while verifying if the legitimate grounds for processing prevail over yours.

Furthermore, you may withdraw your consent at any time, this not affecting the legality of data processing conducted before said withdrawal, by sending a request to, putting “Data Protection” in the subject line. To exercise your rights and withdraw your consent, you must send a copy of your National ID Card or a document accrediting your identity.

In any event, you may file a claim with the Spanish Data Protection Agency ( or any other competent authority.

Date of creation: September 2018