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Legal Notice

TARGET GROUP AND CONDITIONS OF USE OF THE PORTAL mde.es
 

The Internet domain mde.es is owned by the Ministry of Defence. Avda. Paseo de la Castellana, 109, -28071 Madrid - Spain. Telephone: 91 395 5000.
 

GENERAL CONDITIONS OF USE OF THE PORTAL mde.es
 

The Ministry of Defence informs you that access to and use of the website www.mde.es and all of its sub-domains and directories included within the same (henceforth, jointly designated the Portal), as well as the services or contents that may be obtained through the same, are subject to the terms detailed in this Legal Warning, without prejudice to the fact that access to some of these services or contents may require the acceptance of additional General Conditions.

Therefore, if you do not agree with the considerations detailed in this Legal Warning, we ask that you do not make use of the Portal, since any use that is made of the same or of the services and contents included in it imply the acceptance of the legal terms compiled in this text.

The Ministry of Defence reserves the right to make changes in the Portal without previous notice, to the end of up-dating, correcting, modifying, adding or eliminating contents of the Portal or its design. The contents and services that the Portal offers are up-dated periodically. Due to the fact that information up-date is not immediate, we suggest that you always check the validity and accuracy of the information, services and contents included on the Portal.

The conditions and terms included in this Warning may vary; therefore, we invite you to revise these terms when you re-visit the Portal. The Ministry of Defence does not accept responsibility for the damages that may be caused by the use of the tools and information included on www.mde.es in relation to decision-making referring to the initiation, evolution or results of administrative procedures. Such decisions must be contrasted in centres, organisms or competent sections. In any case, the information and contents of this Website may not be alleged in judicial proceedings with the Public Administration, as no responsibility at all is assumed for the discrepancies that could exist between the competent Administration's printed documents and the electronic publication on these pages.
 

COPYRIGHTS AND PATENT RIGHTS
 

Both the Portal design and its font codes, as well as the logos, marks, trademarks and other distinctive symbols that appear on the same, belong to the Ministry of Defence or collaborating organisations and are protected by the corresponding copyrights and patent rights. Likewise the images, etcetera contained on the Ministry of Defence's server are protected by the corresponding copyrights and patents.

Their use, reproduction, distribution, public communication, transformation or any other similar or analogous activity is totally forbidden without express authorisation from the Ministry of Defence. The licence to use any content on this Portal granted to the user is limited to the download by the user of this content and the private use of the same, provided that the aforementioned contents remain in their entirety.

The Ministry of Defence declares its respect for third party copyrights and patent rights; thus, if you consider that this site could be violating your rights, we ask that you contact the Ministry of Defence at the following e-mail address: webminisdef@oc.mde.es.
 

LINKS OR HIPERLINKS
 

The Ministry of Defence facilitates your access to other websites that we consider could be of your interest. The aim of these links is solely to facilitate the search for resources that may be of interest by means of Internet. Nevertheless, these pages do not belong to the ministry, nor does it revise their contents, thus it is not able to take responsibility for the same, the operation of the linked page or for the possible damages that could be derived from the access to or the use of the same.

Link from the domain www.mde.es will not be permitted to any website or e-mail address without the express written authorisation from the Ministry of Defence. Additionally, these links must respect the following conditions: (a) links may only be made to the Home Page or main page of this website; (b) establishing a link will not suppose on behalf of the Ministry of Defence any type of agreement or contract with, nor sponsorship or recommendation for, the web page establishing the link.

At any time, the Minister of Defence may withdraw the authorisation mentioned in the previous paragraph, without the need to allege any cause whatsoever. In such a case, the web page that has established the link must proceed to its immediate suppression, as soon as it receives notification of the revocation of the authorisation by the Ministry of Defence.
 

FRAMES
 

The Ministry of Defence expressly forbids carrying out “framings” or the use by third parties of any other mechanisms that alter the design, original configuration or contents of its Portal.

 

SOCIAL NETWORKS

 The Spanish Army Department of Communication (DECET, in Spanish) is the solely responsible of the management and control of the Spanish Army Social Networks' official profiles. This responsability encompasses, among other things:
 
•    Preparing and creating all the governing regulations of the presence and scope of the Spanish Army within the Social Networks.
•    Authorizing different Spanish Army's Units, Centers or Bodies to create Social Networks accounts laying down the operating conditions of such accounts.
•    Blocking those users who make abusive and offensive content; primarily those against:      
                o    The Constitution of Spain.
                o    The Spanish Governmental Institutions.
                o    The International Organizations of which Spain is a member.
                o    The Spanish Army and all the Spanish Armed Forces (FAS, in Spanish).
                o    The Armed Forces belonging to countries that are friends/allied of Spain.
                o    The State of Spain security forces and bodies.
                o    State Authorities.
                                                 

PRIVACY
 

The Ministry of Defence is the organisation in charge of the data file generated with the data of a personal nature supplied by the users of the portal www.mde.es.

In accordance with the Constitutional Law, "Ley Orgánica", 15/1999 of 13th December on the Protection of Data of a Personal Nature, the Ministry of Defence is committed to fulfilling its obligation of secrecy regarding the data of a personal nature and its duty to treat them with confidentiality. For this purpose, the necessary measures will be adopted to avoid their alteration, loss, processing or unauthorised access.

Data capture and automated processing of personal data has the aim of the management, service, expansion and improvement of the services requested at each moment by the user and the monitoring of the enquiries made by users.

You will have the possibility to exercise the rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition of your personal data in the Ministry of Defence's files by requesting the same by any means that registers and provides a receipt of its submission and reception. To exercise these rights, you may contact the e-mail address: webminisdef@oc.mde.es .

The Ministry of Defence maintains personal data protection levels in accordance with Royal Decree 994/1999, of 11th June, regarding security measures of automated files containing data of a personal nature, and has established all the technical measures available to avoid loss, misuse, alteration, unauthorised access and theft of the data that you provide the Ministry of Defence with, without prejudice to the fact that Internet security measures are not impregnable.

The Ministry of Defence reserves the right to modify the present Privacy Policy in order to adapt it to legislative or jurisprudential changes, or those in interpretation by the Spanish Agency on Data Protection. In this case, the Ministry of Defence will announce these changes and clearly indicate the modifications carried out with due advance notice and request, when necessary, your acceptance of these changes.
 

APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION
 

The applicable law in case of dispute or conflict regarding the interpretation of the terms that make up this Legal Warning, as well as any question related with the services of the present Portal, will be Spanish law.p>

For the resolution of any conflict that could arise on the occasion of visiting the Portal or from using the services that are offered on it, the Ministry of Defence and the User agree to submit to the Judges and Courts of the User's locality, provided that this is situated in Spanish territory.