Cookies and privacy policy

The Storage Systems for Extreme Computing Research Group is part of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. This privacy policy discusses how Our Research Group uses any data we collect from you when you access our website, and also provides information on (1) how you can prevent this data from being collected, and (2) how you can exercise your rights on that data even after having previously authorized us to collect it.

1. What data do we collect?

The privacy of our visitors is extremely important to us. Thus, Our Research Group doesn’t collect any personal information anywhere on the website except on the helpdesk page, which is necessary for us in order to personally interact with you to give you access to our projects.

2. How do we collect your data?

Any personal data collected by Our Research Group is provided to us directly by you. We collect data and process it when you voluntarily complete a External Collaborator Account Request form.

Our Research Group may also receive your data indirectly from Google Analytics, provided that you have accepted this data to be collected. Google Analytics is a web statistics service offered by Google, Inc., that collects information from the user’s computer to obtain reports on website activity such as session duration, pages per session, bounce rate etc. of individuals using the site, along with the information on the source of the traffic. Data is stored by Google on servers in the United States.

3. How will we use your data?

Our Research Group collects your data so that we can:

  • Create an External Collaborator Account for you, if requested.
  • Better understand how you use our website

4. How do we store your data?

Our Research Group doesn’t store your data. Our Research Group will only keep your data for the minimum amount of time required to process your External Collaborator Account Request, which should typically be processed on the same day of the Request. Once this time period has passed, we will delete your data from any servers involved in making the Request reach us.

5. Marketing

Our Research Group will not send you any information about products and services of ours unless you have explicitly requested this information. Even in this case, you have the right at any time to stop Our Research Group from contacting you for this purpose by sending an email to .

6. What are your data protection rights?

Our Research Group would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

  • The right to access — You have the right to request Our Research Group for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

  • The right to rectification — You have the right to request that Our Research Group correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Our Research Group to complete the information you believe is incomplete.

  • The right to erasure — You have the right to request that Our Research Group erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

  • The right to restrict processing — You have the right to request that Our Research Group restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

  • The right to object to processing — You have the right to object to Our Research Group’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

  • The right to data portability — You have the right to request that Our Research Group transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email:

7. Cookies

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our website, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

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8. How do we use cookies?

Our Research Group uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

9. How to manage cookies

Regardless of the cookies used by this (or any other) site, you can instruct your browser to not allow the installation of cookies. Bear in mind though, that this may affect how the website itself functions. Instructions on how to configure each of the major browsers can be found in the following links:

Otherwise, after having been informed of the use of cookies and without these having been disabled, it will be implied that you consent to the processing of data by Our Research Group in the manner provided in this notice and for the purposes described herein.

10. Changes to our privacy policy

Our Research Group keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 27 July 2020.

11. How to contact us

If you have any questions about Our Research Group’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email us at:

12. How to contact the appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that Our Research Group has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact your local Data Protection Authority. More information on the process can be found here.