Terms of Use

Last updated: 26 January 2017


d-LAB is a programme of Mobile World Capital Barcelona Foundation (hereinafter “MWCB”) that launches societal challenges with a considerable scale and relevance through Calls for Proposals. MWCB is a Spanish public foundation, with registered offices in Barcelona, at Roc Boronat, 117, 08018, registered at the Registre de Fundaciós of the Generalitat de Catalunya with number 2.717, and with tax identification number G65.760.431.

Through our website www.d-lab.tech (hereinafter the “Site”) we make accessible to the public the societal challenges we launch, information about the Calls for Proposals and the results of ongoing and past projects, news, information and events organized by d-LAB.

By using this Site and the services herein provided, you agree to comply with and to be bound by the following Terms of Use (hereinafter the “Terms”). Please read them carefully.


1. Use conditions

1.1 By using our Site you get a user status (hereinafter the “User”). To be a User involves the total acceptance without waiver of all the rules and policies published on the Site; including the Terms & Conditions and the Privacy Policy, (hereinafter, the “Policies”). Additionally, you agree to use this Site in compliance with any applicable law. If you do not agree to this Terms and all related Policies do not use this Site. To the extent that you fully comply with the Terms and the Policies you are authorized to use the Site.

1.2 We may modify the Terms or the Policies at any time and, if you are not a registered User, it is your responsibility to check their content. Please review the Terms and Policies regularly to ensure that you are aware of any changes made. Using the Site means that you agree to be legally bound by the current, and amended versions of the Terms and Policies. In case of disparity between prior versions of the Terms and/or Policies and their updated versions, the latter shall prevail. If you are a registered User, we shall promptly notify to you any changes in these Terms or in the Policies; you will be entitled to reject any changes or amendments we may introduce, but that will imply that you will lose your condition of User of this website and any rights in connection with your condition of registered User.

1.3 You are not entitled and should not use the Site: (i) for the posting, uploading, emailing or other transmission of any abusive, defamatory or obscene material which would harass, distress or cause inconvenience to any person and/or would infringe his rights or inhibit his use and enjoyment of the Site; (ii) for the posting, uploading, emailing or other transmission of any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotion, material, “junk mail”, “spam”, “chain letter”, “pyramid scheme”, or any other form of solicitation or commercial exploitation; (iii) to create a database electronic or otherwise including material downloaded or otherwise obtained from the Site; (iv) to transmit or re-circulate any material obtained from the Site to any third party; (v) to obtain or attempt to obtain materials, documents or information from the Site through any means not purposely made available in the Site through automatic devices such as “deep-links”, “page-scarps”, “robots”, “spiders” or any similar means; (vi) to access, copy or monitor any portion of the Site, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure of the Site or any content; (vii) to upload or transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, restrict, destroy, limit the functionality of or compromise the integrity of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment by any means. We reserve the right to bar any such activity or material; or (viii) to use any portion of the Site, by any means, to link to an internal or subsidiary page of the Site that is placed one or several levels down form the home page (deep linking) or to present Content of the Site within another website (framing).


2.Contents disclaimer

2.1 We maintain this Site to enhance public access to the societal challenges launched by d-LAB as well as information and the results of ongoing and past projects, news and events related to the activities of d-LAB and the Mobile World Capital Barcelona. Our goal is to keep all contents of the Site timely and accurate. If errors on the content of the Site are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them as soon as possible.

2.2 We reserve the right to actualize or delete any contents of the Site, as well as limit or deny the access to any User either temporally or permanently for maintenance or security reasons. Notwithstanding the above, this disclaimer is not intended to limit our liability in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable national law or to exclude our liability for matters which may not be excluded under that law.


3. Use of the site content

3.1 All contents published in the Site, including without limitation copyrights, rights similar or related to copyrights or to the sui generis right over data bases, patents, utility models, industrial designs, graphics, source code, texts, pictures, photographs, trademarks, trade names, logos, slogans, domain names, social profiles, interfaces, music and/or audiovisual works, trade secrets and know-how, whether registered, applied for or not registered (hereinafter, the “Contents”), are owned or licensed by MWCB and protected by all applicable industrial and intellectual property law, including unfair competition laws.

3.2 Users are not allowed, by any means, to reproduce, distribute, transform or communicate the Content to the public. Even if expressly authorized, any use of the Content must comply with the Terms & Conditions and all related and applicable Polices.

3.3 The Site may provide links to independent and external third parties’ websites (hereinafter, “Third Parties’ Sites”). d-LAB and MWCB include these links to give Users the opportunity to access other websites that may be of their interest. Third Parties’ Sites are out of our control and we do not assume any responsibility about the content provided by Third Parties’ Sites. Therefore, the fact that the Site contains links to Third Parties’ Sites does not mean that d-LAB and MWCB have by any means approved or agreed to the contents or information there published. Consequently, we do not assume any liability for the contents or information published by Third Parties’ Sites. Your access to Third Parties’ Sites will be made under your sole responsibility.


4. Publishing content in the site

4.1 If you upload or otherwise submit content to d-LAB or the Site, you agree to grant d-LAB and MWCB a free, transferrable and worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, modify and communicate to the public such content. The only exception are any submissions you may do to the societal challenges launched by d-LAB, which will be treated accordingly to its Terms & Conditions.

4.2 d-LAB and MWCB do not accept or consider any unsolicited idea, original creative work, suggestions or other work, including ideas for new advertising, campaigns, new promotions, new or improved products or technologies, processes, materials, marketing plans or new product names, among others, sent to MWCB or its employees through the Site, per e-mail or by any other means, except through the submission process of each challenge. The aim of this general policy is only to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when d-LAB and MWCB products or marketing strategies seem similar to submitted ideas. We will automatically destroy without previous access any unsolicited material sent to d-LAB and MWCB.


5. Privacy

These Terms are complemented by the d-LAB Privacy Policy. By using the Site, you acknowledge and agree that Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any message or information you send to the Site may be read or intercepted by others.


6. Disclaimers

6.1 d-LAB and MWCB are not obliged by any means to run the Site or to provide the contents hosted in the Site. Both, the hosting of the site and the provision of contents may be cancelled, suspended or temporarily suspended at any time without previous notice for security reasons or maintenance purposes. MWCB does not warrant either the site or the contents to be free of errors, defects, virus, or to be provided without interruptions. MWCB does not assume any responsibility for any direct or indirect damages you may suffer as a result of the suspension or cancellation of the Site and or the deletion of its content, in whole or in part. MWCB at any time, and at its sole discretion, shall be entitled to cease offering this site to the general audience; in that event, and according to the Terms & Conditions, MWCB shall continue its relationships with registered User only to the extent and only for the term which is necessary to evaluate until all on going initiatives submitted to MWCB at the time when MWCB ceases to offer d-LAB to the general audience.

6.2 The contents of the Site are of a general informative character and therefore, may be insufficient for you to reach a personal or business decision. d-LAB and MWCB are under no obligation to prove the accuracy or suitability of Contents for Users’ specific business purposes. Therefore, d-LAB and MWCB make no warranty of any kind, express or implied, as to the site or the contents, including, but not limited to, merchantability, non-infringement or fitness for a particular use or purpose. To the extent permitted by applicable law, MWCB does not assume any liability for the decisions you reach through the information provided on the Site nor about the direct or indirect damages you may suffer as a result of actions based on the Site or the contents.

6.3 MWCB does not assume any responsibility about the damages caused to your hardware, software, and or data by any virus or any other malicious content and/or software for causes which are not under the reasonable control of MWCB. It is your sole responsibility to install on your computer the necessary tools to detect and avoid any damage to your computer, hardware, software and/or data.

6.4 Under no circumstances shall MWCB be liable to users for any direct or indirect damages (including incidental, consequential, special, punitive or exemplary damages when admitted by applicable law) arising from the use of the site or the content or the inability to use the site or the content, including without limitation loss of revenue or business. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations of liability so this limitation will be applicable to you only to the extent permitted by applicable law.


7. Jurisdiction and governing law

These Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of Spain. Any dispute arising from matters relating to the Site shall be exclusively subjected to the jurisdiction of the courts of the city of Barcelona, which implies you express waiver to any other competent venue established by law and you express acceptance to submit to the aforementioned courts for any dispute, claim or controversy arising from these Terms.