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Overview of the IRTA Irrigation course website

Irrigationcourse.net (http://cursoriegoalmendro.irta.cat) is a domain of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Research and Technology (IRTA) with Registration Nr. Q-5855049-B, located at Torre Marimon, C-59, Km. 12,1 in Caldes de Montbui (Barcelona) CP-08140, Spain. Tel. +34 93 467 40 40 and e-mail address irta@irta.cat.

IRTA is a public company of the Generalitat of Catalonia, regulated by Law 4 / 2009 April 15th Parliament (Official Gazette of 23 April 2009) with the purpose to contribute to the modernization, the improvement and the promotion of competitiveness, sustainable development of agriculture, food, agro-forestry, aquaculture and fisheries sectors, as well as of those directly or indirectly related to the provision of healthy and quality food to final consumers, food safety and processing, and generally improving the safety and health of the population.

IRTA exerts its activity directly or through a network of consortia (among IRTA, Universities, CSIC, provincial councils, etc.) that can be defined as a system of cooperative R & D.

Through the IRTA.cat domain, the company manages its web site, notwithstanding that permanently or occasionally there may be other sites that also provide access to the electronic content and services provided by the IRTA. This is the case of this website: irrigationcourse.net.

User Access

The access and/or use of IRTA portals attributes the status of user and implies acceptance of the conditions of access and use contained in this legal notice and the privacy and personal data. The aforementioned conditions shall apply irrespective of general contracting and electronic commerce, in the case of application in the portal’s features. The user agrees to use the services and information provided on the IRTA.cat portal with good faith criteria.

The initial access to the portal is free. However there may be features or services subject to payment of a fee under the conditions established in each case.

Where to use certain features or services the user is required to register, the required data will be collected through forms and subject to the prejudices of the legislation for the protection of personal data described in this legal notice.

To use the portal, minors must have permission from parents or legal representatives, who will be responsible for them.

Protection of intellectual and industrial property rights

Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights of irrigationcourse.net portal, including content and graphics, source code, design, navigation structure, databases and other elements that are part of website are owned by IRTA. Therefore, the sole responsible IRTA exercises the exclusive rights of exploitation in any form and in particular the rights of reproduction, distribution, public communication and transformation. Any use or reproduction of these contents by users, or others that may be included in future must be done under the provisions and limitations regarding the rules of intellectual property and in any case with authorization of IRTA, notwithstanding the limits established by Royal Decree 1 / 1996 of April 12, approving the revised text of the Law of Intellectual Property.

Copyright notice

IRTA explicits reservation of rights with respect to the general set of contents published on the website, which are subject to intellectual and industrial property. In accordance with the provisions in Article 32 of the revised test of the Law on Intellectual Property, IRTA expressly opposes the use of any of the contents of the site in any format, in order to review or press magazines, audiovisual productions or any other commercial purposes, without its express authorization.

This disclaimer does not involve any transfer of rights in favour of the user in relation to any of the integral elements of the website or its contents.

Not permitted under any circumstances:


  • Presentation of a portal page or any content of irrigationcourse.net in a window that does not belong to IRTA by any technique or procedure, including framing, in-line linking, etc.
  • Extraction of elements of the website that causes damage to IRTA under the current provisions.
  • Commercial use of irrigationcourse.net site content.
  • The use of distinctive signs, logos, colours, structure, design and generally distinctive symbols of any kind owned by IRTA, without the knowledge and pertinent authorization for the company.
  • The use of contents in illegal activities, illegal or contrary to good faith and public order.
  • Dissemination of contents or propaganda of racist or xenophobic, pornographic, illegal or that infringe upon human rights.
  • Causing damage to physical and logical systems of IRTA, its suppliers or third parties, to introduce or spread computer viruses or other hardware or software systems capable of causing the aforementioned damage.
  • Attempt to access and, where appropriate, using the email accounts of other users and changing or manipulating their messages.

The user can view the contents of this site, copy them, print them on his/her computer or other support with the exclusively destination of personal and private use.

Protection of personal data

A) Data collected through forms

If you provide your personal information through the irrigationcourse.net website, their treatment is subject to the provisions of Law 15/1999 of 13 December on personal data protection, and other applicable regulations. The data will be processed for the purposes stated in the respective notices and incorporated in a personal data file. To exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition regarding your personal data processed by IRTA, the terms and conditions provided in Title III of the Data Protection Act, please contact: irta@irta.cat, or to the IRTA address provided at the beginning of this Disclaimer.

B) Data Browsing

The navigation system and software required for the operation of this website includes, as standard, some data transmission which is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols. This category of data is the IP address or domain name of the computer used by the user to connect to the website, the URL of the requested resource, time, method used to query the server, the size of the file obtained in reply, the numerical code indicating the status of the server response, and other parameters relating to the operating system of the computing environment of the user.

This information is not associated with specific users and is used for the sole purpose of obtaining statistical information about site usage of irrigationcourse.net.

Irrigationcourse.net does not use cookies or other similar means for the processing of personal data that allow individuals to identify specific users of your email. The use of these resources is reserved exclusively for gathering technical information to facilitate users a sate access and efficient exploration of web, or for the measurement and data of anonymous audience.

Responsibility with regard to contents

IRTA reserves the right to modify and delete the website contents, as well as to limit or prevent access either temporarily or permanently, without notice.

Right of exclusion

IRTA reserves the right to refuse or withdraw access to its websites and / or services without prior notice, by own or third party instance, to users who breach these general conditions.



IRTA will pursue the breach of these conditions as well as any misuse of its websites, exercising all civil and criminal actions that may correspond by right.

IRTA cannot guarantee that the website and server are free of viruses and is not responsible for any damages that may be caused by these abnormalities or by any other technical issues.

Changing current conditions and duration

IRTA may at any time modify the conditions specified here, being duly published as they appear here. The validity of the aforementioned conditions will depend on their exposure and will be valid until they are modified by other duly published ones.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

The relationship between IRTA and the users will be governed by the current Spanish legislation and any dispute shall be submitted to the courts of Barcelona city.