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Terms and Conditions of Use

Purpose of this legal notice

For the effects of Article 10 of Law 34/2002, of 11th July, on Information Society and Electronic Commerce Services (LSSICE), the user is informed that the website owner is SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, with registered office at Passeig Sant Joan de Déu no. 2., 08950, Esplugues de Llobregat (Barcelona province); holder of VAT no. R-5800645-C and with e-mail address It is registered in the Register of Religious Entities of the Ministry of Justice under number 1188-C/1-SE/B.

Any person accessing this website assumes the status of user, undertaking to strictly observe and comply with the rules set out herein, as well as with any other applicable provisions of law.

The website owner reserves the right to change any type of information that may appear on the website, without any obligation to notify or to make known to users such changes, and it is understood to suffice for the website owner to publish the changes on the website.

Trusted third party and code of conduct

The website owner adheres to the Catalan Union of Hospitals standard code of conduct.

Exclusion of guarantees and liability

The website owner declines all liability derived from the information published on its website insofar as such information were to have been handled or entered by any third person not belonging to its organisation.

It is possible that the user may be redirected from the website to the contents of third-person websites. Since the website owner cannot always control the contents entered by third persons on their respective websites, the website owner declines all liability with respect to such contents. In any case, the website owner states that it will proceed to the immediate withdrawal of any content that may contravene national or international law, morals or public order, immediately removing the link to any such website and making the respective content known to the competent authorities.

The website owner declines all liability for the information and contents stored in spaces including, without limitation, forums, chatrooms, blog generators, commentaries, social networks or any other medium that allows third persons to publish contents independently on the website of the website owner. Notwithstanding, in compliance with the provisions of Articles 11 and 16 of the LSSICE, the website owner places itself at the disposal of all users, authorities and security forces, and will cooperate actively on the removal or, as appropriate, blocking of all the contents that may affect or contravene national or international law, the rights of third persons or morals and public order. In the event in which the user were to consider that there is any content on the website that may be subject to such consideration, he is requested to make it immediately known to the website administrator.


The purpose of this website is to provide knowledge about the activities and services of SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, which reserves the right to make, at any time and without prior notice, changes in the contents and presentation of its website.

The information contained on this website is of informative nature alone and does not seek under any circumstances to replace professional medical advice. None of the contents published on this website, whether they are fixed contents or comments of the administrating team of the website, have the purpose of being used for medical diagnosis or treatment or as a second medical opinion. Consequently, the Hospital declines all liability with respect to the inappropriate use of the contents of its website.


The website owner makes links available to users in order to facilitate the search for and access to information, services and other pertinent contents available on the Internet. The links provided on this website may lead the user to other websites and pages managed by third persons, on which the website owner exercises no control whatsoever.

The website owner declines any duty of supervising or verifying the information or contents of the other websites which the user may access by means of the hyperlinks found on the Hospital’s website. The website owner assumes, exclusively, the duty to remove from the website, in the shortest possible delay, the information, contents or services that do not reflect reality or that may be misleading or cause harm to the user.

Intellectual and industrial property

All operating rights are reserved. This website is governed by Spanish law and it is protected by the national and international law on intellectual and industrial property.

Regardless of the purpose for which the contents of the website are intended, the total or partial reproduction, use, operation, distribution and commercialisation of same require in all cases the prior written consent of SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital of Barcelona as the owner of the website. Any use not previously consented by SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital will be considered a serious breach of the author’s intellectual and industrial property rights.

The designs, logotypes, texts and/or graphics not belonging to the website owner which may appear on the website belong to their respective owners, and the latter are responsible for any controversy which may arise with respect to same.

The website owner acknowledges the respective intellectual and industrial property rights of the holders of same, and the mere mention or appearance of whatever contents on the website does not entail the existence of rights or responsibilities of the website owner in relation to same, or support, sponsorship or recommendation of same by the website owner.

The website owner also expresses its acknowledgement of the Internet sources from which it has obtained some of the images that illustrate the contents of the website, and the references of same are set out wherever possible. We believe that these images may help decisively to more clearly convey the knowledge of the rare diseases from our standpoint to society.

The user of the website should refrain in all cases from removing, altering, eluding or manipulating any protective device or security system that may be installed in the website.

Any remarks with respect to possible breaches of intellectual or industrial property rights and in relation to any of the contents of the website may be notified to the following e-mail address:

Rules of the community

Access to the community will be made by means of a personal and non-transferable family or clinical code and password. The password will be generated by the website owner and notified to the user.

It is recommended that users should not disclose personal information or information on third persons (for example, telephone numbers, postal addresses, e-mail addresses or any other information that may allow their identification) within the community.

The user undertakes to use the community in accordance with law, with this legal notice, and with the policy on protection of personal data of the website, as well as with generally accepted morals and good practices and with public order.

Consequently, the user undertakes to refrain from using the service for purposes or effects of illegal nature, or which are opposed to what is established in this legal notice, which are harmful to the rights and interests of third persons, or which may in any way damage, impair, overload or deteriorate the normal use or enjoyment of the service by other users. In particular, this includes, without limitation the prohibition to transmit, spread or make available to third persons through the service information, messages, graphics, sound and/or image files, photographs, recordings, software and, generally, any type of material, data or contents that:

  1. harass, observe, threaten or abuse, in any way, other members of the forum or any third person outside the forum;
  2. include obscene or censorable contents or contents that may offend the sensitivity of any third person who may access them;
  3. spread contents that may infringe on or harm the legal rights of others, such as slanderous material or contents that breach any intellectual or industrial property right;
  4. encourage others to breach this legal notice or the policy on protection of personal data of the website;
  5. are published with the intention of impersonating as members of the staff of the website owner or as another member through the use of similar identification or by any other method or device;
  6. are used for commercial, advertising or illegal purposes; or for the transmission of junk mail, spam, chains or mass distribution of unsolicited messages;
  7. breach the rules on secrecy of the communications.

For its part, the website owner reserves the right to remove and/or suspend any user of the community due to breach of what is provided in the legal notice or in the policy on the protection of personal data of the website, and to eliminate, withdraw or suspend any message that includes information with the characteristics enumerated in Points 1 to 7 above, even if it has not been made explicit in same, without prior or subsequent notice. Moreover, the website owner may delete any contribution that breaches the rules of the community.


Users who are under 18 years of age may not take part in the community without the prior consent of their parents or legal guardians. Minors are not authorised to provide personal data without such parental consent.

Moreover, it is recommended that no personal information should be provided to third persons (for example, school, telephone number, forename or surname, home address or e-mail address).

Applicable law and jurisdiction

For the settlement of any controversies or other matters relating to the website or to the activities carried out on it, Spanish law will be applicable and the parties expressly submit themselves to it. The courts and tribunals of Barcelona, Spain, are competent for the resolution of all conflicts deriving from or relating to the use of the website.

Date of last update: 26/05/2016