Privacy Policy

Data Controller

Regarding data protection, the data Controller of any files managed by us shall be:

  • People – Environment Research Group (Universidade da Coruña)
  • Tax Identification Number (NIF): Q-6550005-J
  • Address: Rúa Maestranza 9, 15001 A Coruña, Spain
  • Email:
  • Tel. +34 981 900 700
Purpose and legal grounds

In addition to the basic information on data protection provided under each data collection mechanism, further information is given below regarding the purpose and legal grounds for processing, as well as other information on the following files or processing:

Registered users in communications

Personal data shall be processed for each of the following purposes:

  • Abstract sending and reception management and issuance of reviews.

User’s consent shall be the legal grounds for this activity.

Users registered as participants in the Congress.

Personal data shall be processed for each of the following purposes:

  • Registration management
  • Administrative, tax and accounting management
  • Dispatch of information notices regarding the Congress, required for the proper performance of the service.

Legal grounds are the execution of an agreement to which the subject is a party.


Personal data shall be processed for each of the following purposes:

  • Management of contact requests, complaints, suggestions, claims or estimates.

User’s consent is the legal grounds for this activity.

Data retention time limits

In addition to the basic information on data protection provided under each data collection mechanism, further information is given below regarding data retention time limits.

  • Users registered with the Congress: data shall be stored until termination of the contractual relation and shall be kept duly blocked as long as any enforceable liability is in force or during the term provided by the law.
  • Users registered with Communications: during any term necessary for the management of jobs and assessments.
  • Contacts: during the time while their requests are being processed.
Withdrawal of consent

In those cases where personal data processing is based on consent by the user, stakeholders are informed that they are entitled to withdraw their consent any time in a simple manner and free of cost, just by sending a request to the data Controller or to the following email address, attaching a copy of their DNI or any equivalent identification document: Withdrawal of consent shall not result in data processing made before such withdrawal being illegal.

Subjects’ Rights

Data protection regulations entitle data subjects with the following rights:

  • Right of access: right to obtain information on whether the subject’s own data is being processed, the purpose of such processing, if any, the categories of data being processed, recipients or categories of recipients, data retention period and source.
  • Right to rectification: right to have personal data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to erasure: right to have personal data deleted under the following circumstances:
    • When data is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was originally collected
    • When data subject withdraws his/her consent
    • When data subject objects his/her data processing
    • When data must be removed according to mandatory law
    • When data was obtained by virtue of information society services according to the provisions of article 8 paragraph 1 of the European Data Protection Regulation
  • Right to object: right to object specific data processing based on consent by the subject.
  • Right to restriction: right to obtain a restriction of data processing when one of the following applies:
    o the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period enabling the company to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
    o the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data;
    o the company no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise, or defence of legal claims;
    o the data subject has objected to processing pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the company override those of the data subject.

Data subjects are entitled to exercise the above rights by sending their request in writing to the organization, either to the following email address:, stating under the Subject field the right they want to exercise or by sending their request to the following postal address: Avda. Primo de Rivera 11 2º izd., 15006 – A Coruña, Spain.

In this regard, the organization shall reply to your request as soon as possible considering any deadlines set forth by data protection regulations.

Likewise, it must be noted that anytime data subject is entitled to file a claim with the Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (

Security measures

Security measures adopted by the company are those provided for under article 32 of the GDPR. In this regard, the organization, considering current technologies, implementation costs and nature, scope, context, and purpose of data processing, as well as variable risks of probability and severity for rights and freedom of individuals, has adopted any appropriate technical and organizational measures as to ensure the adequate security level for the existing risks.

In any event, the organization has implemented adequate measures as to:

a) Ensure permanent confidentiality, completeness, availability and resilience of processing systems and services.
b) Restore quick availability and access to personal data in the event of physical or technical accident
c) Regularly verify, assess, and evaluate efficiency of technical and organizational measures implemented to guarantee processing security.
d) Pseudonymise and encrypt personal data, if applicable.


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