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The (“Web”) belongs to Sociedad Española de Cardiología (“SEC”).

When using this Web or any of its services, SEC collects the personal data of each user (“User”), in accordance with the Legal Notice. The processing of your personal data will be governed by this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) or any other that may subtitute it in the future. Any User that does not agree with the Privacy Policy or the Legal Notice must not accede, fill any form or in any way use the Web.

We inform you that Sociedad Española de Cardiología is the data controller of the personal data which collects through different means (web page, email, electronic or paper forms) in the frame of its activity and as service provider.

Who is the data controller of your personal data?

Sociedad Española de Cardiología, having its registered office at Madrid, calle Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe 5 y 7, with national ID number G-28291235, whose email is

Which personal data is collected by SEC?

SEC collects personal data provided by Users who request information, suscribe to the newsletter, hire its services or anyhow contacts SEC through the forms in the Web, email or through telephone call.

Through the forms, email or telephone, SEC requests to Users only such information required in order to manage, if applicable, the query submitted or the service requested.

Under no circumstance will SEC ask Users to provide sensitive data or information considered special categories of personal data by the applicable laws on data protection, such as those revealing racial or etnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, health and genetic data, sexual orientation, or Data Users’ criminal records. SEC does not recommend Users to provide any personal data which they do not want SEC to have access to. Moreover, SEC collects informmation through the cookies or similar technologies. For further information in this regard, please review our Cookies Policy

For what purposes do we process your personal data?

SEC processes personal data provided by Users in accordance with this Privacy Policy in order to provide, develop and improvide the service provision to Users through the Web.

The precise way in which SEC processes the personal data of Users depends on how each User uses and configurates the Web.

Thus, the purposes of the processing of Users personal data will be, depending on the configuration of each User, the following:

  • The provision of services to Users or to representatives of related companies;
  • Management and maintenance of the relationship with Users (including, if applicable, payment management); and
  • Sending commercial communications related to products or activities (congresses, events, fairs and others).

If Users provide personal data of third parties, they represent and warrant that they have informed and obtained their consent in order to enable SEC to process their personal data with the above mentioned purposes and in order to provide the services.

SEC will not use the personal data of Users for purposes other than the ones established in this Privacy Policy.

How long do we retent your personal data?

SEC keeps your personal data as long as long as the relationship with Users is in force.

In any case, once the relationship has terminated, SEC will retent your personal data blocked as long as liabilities may arise for SEC from the service provision, for security reasons or for SEC’s compliance with any other legal requirement.

What are the legal basis of the processing?

The legal basis of the processing of Personal Data carried out by SEC are described following:

  • On the basis of Users’ consent who have accepted the Privacy Policy, and if applicable, the sending of commercial communications or the suscribtion to the newsletter, as well as the provision of services requested by Users; and
  • For the purposes of safeguarding the legitimate interests pursued by SEC in improving the services provided through the Web.

With who may we share your personal data?

Your personal data will be stored under strich security and confidentialy measures. Personal data of User will only be transferred to the following companies with the following purposes:

  • To entities and providers who provide services to SEC for the proper execution of its activites, projects or events, on behalf of SEC and following its instructions. These service providers include, among others, we may mention: (i) companies that provide web maintenance services; (ii) legal consultancy companies; (iii) IT and software companies; (iv) events and congress companies; (v) advertisement and marketing companies; (vi) call centers.

These data processors may need to access certain categories of personal data. In those cases, SEC guarantees that these entities will have a limited access to the information and personal data of Users, as long as it is required in order to execute the services. In addition, they will subscribe data processing agreements with SEC and will be subject to a duty of secrecy about the personal data and will not be entitled to use the personal data for purposes other than the provision of the services.

Furthermore, SEC may communicate your personal data if it is required to do so by a legal provision, in the course of judicial proceedings, for the investigation of suspicious activities.

In any case will SEC transfer internationally the personal data of Users.

Which are Users rights?

Users who have provided their personal data may exercise their rights, in accordance with applicable law:

  • Right of access. Users shall access their personal data, at any time, and may ask for further information regarding the processing of their personal data.
  • Right of rectification. Users shall have the right to rectify those personal data which are innacurate or incomplete.
  • Right of restriction. Users shall have the right to ask for the restriction of the processing of their personal data when it is legally established.
  • Right of opposition. Users shall have the right to oppose to the processing of their personal data in case of direct marketing, or when it is legally established.
  • Right of portability. Users shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning them in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and have the right to transmit those personal data to another controller.
  • Right to revoke the consent. When SEC processes your personal data based on your consent, Users may have the right to revoke their consent at anytime.

All Users may exercise any of the above rights in the following address: SOCIEDAD ESPAÑOLA DE CARDIOLOGÍA, calle de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe nº 5, 28028 Madrid, or if preferred, through email to:

When exercising any of these rights, Users will include a copy of your ID or similar document that certifies Users identity.

If you consider that SEC does not comply with the applicable law in data protection, note that you are entitled to submit, at any time, a complaint to the Spanish Data Protection Agency.

Representations and warranties

Users guarantee that the personal data provided to SEC is exact and accurate and to give notice to SEC of any change or modification that may take place.

Users represent and warrant that they are liable for any loss or damage caused to SEC or to any third party as a result of an erroneous, inaccurate or incomplete information they may have provided.

In compliance with Act 34/2002 on Services of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce, we inform you that this website is owned by SOCIEDAD ESPAÑOLA DE CARDIOLOGÍA (hereinafter “SEC”), with registered office in Madrid, calle Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe 5 y 7, with national ID number G-28291235, whose email is

This website ("Web"), is governed by the Spanish legislations, to which all users (hereinafter, "User") hereby submit, whether they are national or foreign.

Access to the Web by any User is free and requires that all Users prior read and accept, expressly and without reservation, the Legal Notice and the Privacy Policy applicable each time that they access and use it. Therefore, all Users:

  • Commit to read carefully both the Legal Notice and the Privacy Policy
  • Agree to accept and to comply with the Legal Notice and the Privacy Policy

If a User does not agree with the Legal Notice or the Privacy Policy, he/she must refrain immediately from using the Web or in any way operating on this Web.

In addition, Users accept that the presentation and configuration of this Web, as well as its services and contents, may be modified and even suppressed, unilaterally and without prior notice, by SEC.

Intellectual and industrial property rights of this Website: All contents, texts, images and source codes are protected by the applicable legislation in intellectual and industrial property rights, and are the exclusive property of SEC, or where appropriate, of third parties from who SEC has obtained the corresponding exploitation license.

Users may only make a private, non-commercial use of such contents, texts and images, without profit, and will require the express authorization of SEC and/or, where appropriate, of the corresponding holder of the rights in order to modify, reproduce, exploit, distribute or exercise any other right of SEC, or where appropiate, of a third party.

Access condition to the Web: Access to the Web is free and does not require prior subscription or registration by Users. However, SEC reserves its right to offer services that require prior registration by Users. In any case, these services will be duly and clearly identified on the Website.

All Users must access the Website in accordance with the principle of good faith, and complying with applicable legislation, public order, as well as with the Legal Notice and the Privacy Policy. All Users access and use the Web under their sole and exclusive liability, and will liable for all damages to third parties or to SEC that may be caused by such access or use.

Users will be liable for damages of any kind that SEC may suffer as a result of User's failure to comply with any of the obligations established in this Legal Notice or the Privacy Policy.

Users will hold the SEC harmless from all sanctions or claims due to the infringement of third parties rights or the applicable regulations, as well as in case they have infringed the terms of this Legal Notice when accessing or using this Web.

Exemption from liability: SEC takes all reasonable efforts in order to ensure that the information and content available on the Web is up-to-date and that the Website is always available. However, SEC cannot guarantee that the Web will be updated at all times and free of errors, nor its rapid and uninterrupted use. In particular, without limitation, SEC disclaims liability in the following cases:

  • Technical failures due to fortuitous or other causes that impide the normal operation of the Web;
  • Lack of availability of the Web for maintenance or other reasons that impide the availability of the service;
  • Damages derived from computer viruses and similar, or that are generated as a consequence of an inappropriate use of the Web; and
  • Intrusion of third parties in the service. Taking into consideration the progress of the technique, it is possible that third parties access the Web and cause disturbances. Without prejudice to the technical measures that may be adopted to reduce this type of risks, the SEC assumes no liability for the damages that may be caused to the User for this reason.

Updates of the Legal Notice: SEC reserves the right to modify the Legal Notice and the Privacy Policy at any time. When significant changes are included in this Legal Notice or in the Privacy Policy, SEC will communicate them to Users through the Web so they can review the changes made. Users must refrain from using the Web if they do not agree with the updates made in the Legal Notice or in the Privacy Policy.

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We want this website to offer a good and easy-to-use service. For this purpose, we use cookies of Google Analytics. These cookies allow us to:

  • Statistically analyse the information to which the users access in our website. The data collected may include the activity of the user’s browser when he/she visits us, the path that the users follow on our website, information of the visitor’s supplier of Internet services, the number of times that the users access the website and the behaviour of the users on our website (webpages visited, forms completed, etc.).
  • Identify the users who visit us from an invitation of an associated website or a sponsored link.

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