Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy

Privacy policy notice

1. How we protect your privacy

At Barcelona Startup News, a property of Nederlia SL, we care about the privacy of your data and are committed to protecting it. We’ve created this privacy policy to give you an overview of how and why we collect your data, what we do with it, who we share it with and how we handle and process it.

We will explain what we do with your personal data, whether we have collected it when you downloaded content from our website (i.e. infographics), signed up for our weekly newsletter or signed up for any other forms of email communication.

Throughout this policy, when we write “Nederlia” or “we” or “us,” we’re referring to Nederlia SL, the company that owns Barcelona Startup News.

Please read this privacy policy notice carefully. By using our website and the services offered within it, you agree to be bound by the conditions of this privacy policy with respect to the information collected about you through the website.

If you have any questions about how we protect your privacy, drop us a line at contact@barcelonastartupnews.com!


2. What type of data do we collect?

We collect names and email addresses through our email marketing provider Mailchimp when you sign up to our newsletter or other types of email communication.

We also collect names and emails through Typeform when you download content, for example downloadable infographics, from Barcelona Startup News.

If you send us a message through our content form, the message is sent to us in the form of an email and we store your name and email address in Gmail.


3. How do we collect data?

We only collect data that you give us directly by putting in your name and email address into a Mailchimp signup form, a Typeform or the contact form on our website.


4. How do we use this data?

Once we have obtained your data, we will use it to send you

  • the downloadable content that you’ve requested
  • our weekly newsletter
  • updates about job opportunities in Barcelona
  • answers to any questions you may have asked in a contact form message

depending on what sort of communication you have given us consent to receive.


5. Who do we share your personal data with?

We do not share your data with any third parties. Keep in mind, Barcelona Startup News is a property of Nederlia SL.


6. How do we protect your personal data?

We are committed to taking all reasonable measures to protect the personal information we store against any unauthorised use, loss or access. These include measures to address any suspected data breach.

We endeavour to protect your data by storing it on secure servers and using a series of technical and organisational security measures to safeguard your personal data and to reduce the risk of loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure and alteration. Some of the safeguards we use include firewalls and data encryption.

Although we believe we have taken adequate and appropriate measures, no system is perfect and we therefore cannot guarantee that unauthorised access or theft will not occur.

If you suspect that there may be improper use of your personal information or unauthorised access to it, please let us know immediately by sending us an email to contact@barcelonastartupnews.com.


7. How long do we keep your personal data?

In a period of three years, we will contact you again to make sure that the information we store about you are is up-to-date and that you are happy to stay subscribed to our email communication lists. If we do not hear from you, we will then proceed to delete your personal data from our systems.


8. What are your rights?

You have the following rights with regard to your personal information:

  1. The right to be informed: You have a right to know what data is being collected, how it’s being used, how long it will be kept and whether it will be shared with any third parties. This is why we’ve created this privacy policy, and we will do our best to keep it up-to-date.
  2. The right to access: You have the right to access the data we hold about you. We will, however, need you to prove your identity before we release any personal data to you. We have one month to collect and send you this information, although there are exceptions for requests that are unfounded, repetitive or excessive.
  3. The right to rectification: If you discover that the information we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you can request for it to be updated. As with the right to access, we have one month to do this, and the same exceptions apply.
  4. The right to erasure (‘the right to be forgotten’): You can request that we erase your data in certain circumstances, such as when the data is no longer necessary, the data was unlawfully processed or if it no longer meets the lawful ground for which it was collected.
  5.  Right to withdraw consent: You can withdraw the consent you gave us to process your data at any time.
  6. The right to restrict processing: You can request that we limit the way we use your personal data. It’s an alternative to requesting the erasure of data, and might be used when you contest the accuracy of your personal data or when you no longer need the information but we are required to keep it to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim.
  7. The right to data portability: You have the right to obtain the personal data we hold about you in a structured, electronic format, and to transmit such data to another data controller, where this is (a) personal data which you have provided to us and (b) if we are processing that data on the basis of your consent or to perform a contract with you.
  8. The right to object: You can object to the processing of personal data that is collected on the grounds of legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the interest or exercise of official authority. We must stop processing information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that overrides the interests, rights and freedoms of the individual or if the processing is for the establishment or exercise of defence of legal claims.
  9. Rights related to automated decision-making including profiling: The GDPR includes provisions for decisions made with no human involvement, such as profiling, which uses personal data to make calculated assumptions about individuals. There are strict rules about this kind of processing, and individuals are permitted to challenge and request a review of the processing if they believe the rules aren’t being followed.
  10. The right to complain If for any reason you are not happy with the way we have handled your personal data, please contact us. If you are still not happy, you have the right to make a complaint to to the relevant control authority (Spanish Agency for Data Protection, www.agpd.es)

To exercise any of these rights, please write to us:

Nederlia Ref. Data protection

Calle Llull 48-52, 3-4a




Or send an email to contact@barcelonastartupnews.com


9. Where is your data stored and who can access it?

Data we collect is stored by the main providers that we use: Mailchimp, Typeform and (in the case of messages sent through the contact form) Gmail. The editor of Barcelona Startup News can access this data.

We endeavour to protect your data by storing it on secure servers and by using technical and organisational security measures to safeguard your personal data and to reduce the risk of loss, misuse, and unauthorised access, disclosure and alteration. Some of the safeguards we use include firewalls and data encryption. Although we believe we have taken adequate and appropriate measures, no system is perfect and we therefore cannot guarantee that unauthorised access or theft will not occur.


10. What is the legal basis for processing your data?

We have set out a short description of main ways we collect, store, process, share and disclose your personal data and the legal bases we rely on to do so. 

We will only use your data when the law allows us to do so. We will primarily use your personal data when you consent.

Where consent is required in order to use your personal information, by ticking the appropriate consent box or otherwise communicating your consent (for example, by email, verbally in person or on a call, or by voluntarily providing non-mandatory information) you consent to our use of that personal information for the purposes covered by the specific consent that you have given. For example, we will only process your personal information for marketing purposes if we have your consent to do so.


11. Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via your internet browser. Cookies are not viruses. A cookie does not contain information that identifies a person, but instead allows your computer to be linked to the information provided by you on the website (such as: linking your IP address and other information about your experience on the website to your preferences expressed while choosing services). They do not damage your computer or slow operation. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser.


Why do we use cookies?

The internet pages of Nederlia SL, including Barcelona Startup News, use cookies. You can either agree or disagree to our cookie policy. Cookies help us to make the best of our website and to provide a more personalised service. From a technical point of view, cookies allow web pages to function more efficiently and tailor the user’s experience according to their preferences. They also help us to improve the content and services on offer, thanks to the statistical information collected through them.


What type of cookies do we use?

Analytical Cookies: These cookies are used to measure and analyse how visitors use the website (for example: site traffic, most-visited pages or pages that display error messages or bounce rate) in order to continuously improve the website and your experience when visiting our site. All information collected by these cookies is in an anonymous form (even if passed onto third parties) and cannot be used to identify you.

For more detailed information about cookies and how they can be managed and deleted, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.


12. Changes to our data Privacy Policy

This notice was last updated on 24/05/2018. We may change this page from time to time, to reflect how we are processing your data or changes in law. If we make significant changes, we will make them clear on our website or by email, so that you are able to review the changes.


Terms and conditions for the use of Barcelona Startup News

1. Identification and social reason of the company

Nederla, SL, with CIF B66101494 and registered office in Barcelona, Calle Llull 48-52, 3-4a, 08005 Barcelona, an entity that owns this website “www.barcelonastartupnews.com”.

If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints, please send an email to contact@barcelonastartupnews.com.


2. Conditions of user access

The user undertakes to use the information contained on our website exclusively for the purposes of the website and to obtain information about the services we provide, and not directly or indirectly to perform any commercial exploitation different to the uses authorized.

The website can be accessed freely at https://barcelonastartupnews.com and the user agrees to use its content and services in accordance with the law, morals, good customs and our Privacy Policy. To this end, the user shall not use the website for illegal, banned or harmful effects of the rights and interests of others.


3. Intellectual property

All rights of intellectual property https://barcelonastartupnews.com website and its contents (including but not limited to text, design, creativity, software and source code) belong to Nederlia SL. All trade names, trademarks or distinctive signs of any kind contained in this website are protected by law and their reproduction, distribution, public communication and transformation, in whole or in part, without the express permission of Nederlia SL, is prohibited.

Without the prior written authorisation of Nederlia SL or, where appropriate, the entity holding the rights, the user is not allowed to use, reproduce, transmit or manipulate the intellectual property contained in the website in any way that exceeds what is necessary to use the website and services offered.


4. Purpose /Objective of the website

Barcelona Startup News has been designed by Nederlia SL in order to provide information about the Barcelona tech and startup scene. It is a platform where we share unique content like interviews with startup founders, success stories of Barcelona startups and the latest news and events happening in Barcelona. 

The use of the website implies full acceptance of the conditions listed above, as well as other legal notices that may be on the website at any time.

Nederlia SL reserves the right to update the contents of the website and remove them, as well as to limit and prevent access to them, either temporarily or permanently, without notice.


5. Disclaimer of liability

Nederlia SL is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the contents of the website or other content which can be accessed through our website, or for any damages arising from use of the website, nor for any action taken on the basis of the information provided on the website or inappropriate and improper use by the user.


6. Personal data protection

The information received by Nederlia SL through this website will be treated with the utmost confidentiality in accordance with current regulations. Please read our privacy policy if you’d like more information.


7. Applicable legislation

These General Conditions are governed by Spanish law.