Privacy policy

The purpose of this “Privacy Policy” is to inform users about the general terms and conditions governing the collection and processing of personal data through this website, IMDEA aims to be the new institutional framework in the region of the Community of Madrid that combines public and private support for science and guides research towards what the market demands, encouraging the private sector to participate in the design of science. Likewise, IMDEA currently manages 7 institutes, differentiated according to their areas of scientific specialization: WATER, FOOD, ENERGY, MATERIALS, NANOSCIENCE, NETWORKS and SOFTWARE.

IMDEA will keep all users of the website informed about the terms of use and treatment of personal data collected through the website, either through general information that will be available in this privacy policy statement or through specific forms where data is collected, which will be used to provide detailed information about the purpose and treatment of the data in each particular case.

In accordance with the above, and in accordance with Organic Law 15/1999, of November 13, on the Protection of Personal Data; Law on Services of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce (Law of Services of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce) – Law 34/2002, of July 11 -; Along with the related regulation that governs the protection of personal data, the privacy conditions are detailed below, so that you, the users of the website located at the URL: , they can always be aware of the privacy and confidential treatment policy that will be applied in cases where personal data is collected and processed.

General information and purpose

We inform you that, according to the Organic Law 15/1999, of December 13, of Protection of Personal Data, the data collected through this Website will be part of an automated file under the responsibility of the Institute, your personal data will be treated and where they are treated, operating as a separate functional entity, and the user will be informed about it in advance.

The purpose for which the data is collected is the promotion of high quality research, the creation of specialized work groups and the specific activities of each Institute. The data collected can be transferred to different Institutes when strictly necessary.

To exercise the rights – access, rectification and cancellation – granted by the current regulations, IMDEA has made available to those affected a single temporary contact address that they can use to assert their inherent rights, by sending a motivated letter – preferably through certified mail, detailing the Institute where they exercise their rights, their identification data and a documentary proof of identity (ID or passport) and an address for notification purposes.

REFEREE. DATA PROTECTION: specify the Institute to which the application is addressed. That is, IMDEA WATER.

Taking into account the variety of international origins of the users of the website, IMDEA allows those affected the possibility of sending their communications related to confidentiality and data protection to the email addresses of the different institutes, making express reference to “Data Protection”.

In addition, to withdraw as a recipient of any of the electronic communications addressed to the user on behalf of IMDEA, the receiver will be provided with an easy and inexpensive removal mechanism to exercise said right.

Term of validity and amendments

These conditions will be valid during the time they are published on the website. Therefore, we recommend users to read them carefully each time they access the site.

The general terms and conditions that govern this privacy policy, with respect to the collection and processing of the user’s personal data, may be modified, in whole or in part, at any time.

The modification will become effective as soon as it is published on the website, specifically, after its insertion in the “Privacy Policy” link. In case of discrepancy between the provisions established in these general terms and conditions and the particular conditions that regulate the specific services, the latter will prevail.


For any communication with IMDEA, please direct your suggestions, concerns or questions through the contact form that can be found on the website.