Privacy Policy

Privacy policy

Your privacy is important to us. In this declaration of our privacy policy we explain which personal data we collect from our users and how we use it. We encourage you to read these terms carefully before providing your personal data on this website.

Notice for minors

In the case of minors under the age of thirteen, the consent of parents or guardians is required for the use of their personal data.

In no case will the minor be asked for data concerning the professional or economic situation or private details of other family members, without their consent.

If you are under thirteen years of age and you have accessed this website without informing your parents, you should not register as a user.

Our principles

This website respects and cares for the personal data of users. As a user you should know that your rights are guaranteed. 

We have strived to create a safe and trustworthy space and for this reason we want to share our principles regarding your privacy: 

  • We never request personal information unless it is truly necessary to carry out the services required of us. 
  • We never share our users’ personal data with anyone, except to comply with the law or with your express authorization. 
  • We never use your personal data for a different purpose than that stated in this privacy policy. 

It should be noted that this privacy policy may change depending on legislative or self-regulatory demands, so users are advised to visit it periodically. It is applicable in the case that users decide to fill out any fields of the contact forms where personal data is requested. 

PEN Català has adapted this website to the demands of the Organic Law 15/1999, of 13 December, for the protection of personal data (LOPD), and with its Development Regulation approved by royal decree 1720/2007 of 21 December. It also complies with EU Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the European Council of 27 April 2016 regarding the protection of natural persons (RGPD), as well as with Law 34/2002, of 11 July, of the Information Society services and Electronic Commerce (LSSICE or LSSI).

Responsible party for the treatment of your personal data: 

Identity of the responsible party: PEN Català

Commercial name: PEN Català

NIF / CIF: G-58255597

Address: C/ Canuda 6, 5è pis (08002, BARCELONA)


Activity: Non-profit association that promotes Catalan literature and defends freedom of expression. 

Inscribed in the Registry of Associations of the Generalitat de Catalunya with the number 8550.

For the purposes of the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulations mentioned above, the personal data you send us through forms on the website will be treated as the data of “website users and subscribers.” 

For the processing of our users’ data, we implement all of the technical and organisational security measures established in current legislation. 

Principles that we will apply to your personal data

In the treatment of your personal data, we will apply the following principles that meet the requirements of the new European data protection regulation: 

Principle of legality, loyalty, and transparency: We will always require your consent for the treatment of your personal data for one or more specific purposes, about which you will be informed in advance with absolute transparency. 

Principle of data minimization: We will only ask for strictly necessary data in relation to the purposes for which it is needed. 

Principle of limitation of the period of conservation: the data will be kept only for the time that it strictly necessary to carry out the purposes of its treatment, or until you revoke your consent. Depending on the purpose for which the data was requested, we will inform you of the corresponding conservation period. In the case of subscriptions, we will periodically review our lists and delete those records that have been inactive for a considerable time. 

Principle of integrity and confidentiality: Your data will be treated in such a way as to ensure adequate security or your personal data and its confidentiality. We will take all necessary precautions to avoid unauthorized access or improper use of our users’ data by third parties. 

How did we get your data?

The personal data we use at PEN Català comes from:

  • Contact tab
  • Newsletter subscription form 
  • Subscription form for a project 
  • Subscription form for an organisation

What are your rights when you make your data available?

  • To request access to personal information relative to the interested party 
  • To request rectification or deletion
  • To request the limitation of your data being used
  • To oppose your data being used
  • To request the portability of data

Interested parties can access their personal data, as well as request the rectification of incorrect data or, if necessary, request its deletion when, among other motives, the data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected. In certain circumstances, interested parties can request the limitation of their data use, in this case it will only be kept for the exercise or defence of claims.

In certain circumstances and for reasons related to their particular situation, interested parties can oppose the use of their data. PEN Català will no longer use the data, except for compelling legitimate grounds, or the exercise or defence of possible claims. As the interested party, you have the right to request the personal data that concerns you, which you have provided us in a structured format, in common use and legible format, in order to transmit to another person responsible for its treatment when: 

  • Its treatment is based on consent.
  • The data was facilitated by the interested party. 
  • The treatment is carried out by automated means.

In exercising your right to the portability of data, you will have the right for the personal data to be transmitted directly to and from the person in charge, where technically possible. 

Interested parties will also have the right to effective judicial protection and to submit a complaint to the controlling authority, in this case, the Spanish Agency for Data Protection, if they consider that the processing of personal data concerning them infringes the regulation. 

For what purposes do we use your personal data?

When a user connects to our website, for example to send an email to the owner, to subscribe, or to participate, he or she is providing information of a personal character, for which PEN Català is responsible. This information can include personal information such as your IP address, name, physical address, email address, phone number, and other information. In providing this information, the user gives his or her consent for the information to be compiled, used, managed and stored by PEN Català, only as described in the Legal Notice (see below) and the present Privacy Policy.

On the Engage website of PEN Català there are different systems to capture personal information: 

Contact: We ask for the following personal data:

  • E-mail

We request this information to respond to the requirements of the users who get in touch with us, for example, to respond to questions, complaints, comments or concerns regarding the information included on the website, the services provided through the website, the treatment of your personal data, questions regarding legal texts included on the website, as well as any other queries that you may have and that are not subject to the contractual conditions. 

The data you provide will be stored on the Siteground servers (PEN Català service provider). Siteground is located in the EU, in a country with a suitable level of protection according to the European Commission. 

Form for subscribing to the newsletter: In this case, we ask for the following personal data:

  • E-mail

The data is provided by the user when making the subscription. Data is requested to manage the subscription list and send newsletters. There are several forms on the website to activate the subscription. The newsletters are managed by Mailchimp. The data provided will be located on Mailchimp servers (PEN Català service provider), outside the EU, in the USA. Mailchimp is hosted by the EU-US Privacy Shield, approved by the European Data Protection Committee, information available here. 

Form for cases and form for organisations: We ask for the following personal data:

  • First and last name
  • Position
  • Organisation
  • Email
  • City
  • Country
  • Website
  • Telephone number

The information collected will allow us to contact you for the possible inclusion of the case in our database. Requests will be responded to by email. 

The data you provide are located on the servers of Google (service provider for PEN Català). Google, Inc. is a company from Delaware, whose main office is found at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States (“Google”).

Other purposes exist for which we use your personal data: 

To guarantee the fulfilment of the conditions of use and the applicable law. This may include the development of tools and algorithms that help this website guarantee the confidentiality of the personal data it collects. 

To support and improve the services offered by this website. Other non-identifying data is also collected using cookies, which are downloaded to the user’s computer when her or she surfs on the web, and which is detailed in the cookies policy (see below).

To manage social media. PEN Català is present on social media networks. The treatment of personal data of those who decide to follow us on social media through the official pages of our website is governed by this section. So are the conditions of use, privacy policies and access regulations that belong to the social network that apply in each case and that have been previously accepted by the PEN Català user. The data will be used with the purpose of properly managing their presence on the social network, informing them of PEN Català’s activities, products, or services, as well as for any other purpose allowed by the regulations of the social networks. In no case will the profiles our social media followers be used to send individual advertising. 

In accordance with the provisions of the general regulation of European data protection (RGPD) 2016/679, PEN Català domiciled at C/Canuda 6, 5è pis, 08002 BARCELONA will be responsible for the processing of the data corresponding to users of its website and subscribers. 

PEN Català does not sell, rent, or transfer personal data that can identify the user, nor will it do so in the future, to third parties without previous consent. However, in some cases, collaborations with other professionals may take place, and in these cases, consent will be requested from users, informing them of the identity of the collaborator and aims of the collaboration. The highest standards of security will always be employed. 

Legitimacy for the treatment of your data

The legal basis for the treatment of your personal data is: consent.

To subscribe to the newsletter on this website, it is required to consent to the privacy policy. 

Data category

The data category that is dealt with is identifying data.

We do not deal with specially protected data categories.

How long do we keep your data?

The personal data provided is kept:

  • As long as a relationship is maintained
  • Until the interested party requests its removal 

To whom do we communicate your data? 

The tools we use to manage your data are contracted to third parties. 

To provide services strictly necessary for developing its activities, PEN Català, through its web portal, shares data with the following service providers under their corresponding privacy conditions: 

Google Analytics: a web analysis service provided by Google, Inc., a company from Delaware whose main office is found at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files located on your computer, to help analyse how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be directly transmitted and archived by Google on its servers in the United States. 

Hosting: Siteground, located in the EU. More information at: Siteground uses data with the purpose of carrying out their hosting services at PEN Català.

E-mail marketing: The Rocket Science Group LLC d / b / a, located in the USA. More information at: (The Rocket Science Group LLC d / b / a). The Rocket Science Group LLC d / b / uses data with the purpose of carrying out its email marketing services at PEN Català.


In browsing our website non-identifying data can be collected, which can include IP addresses, (approximate) geographic location, a record of how services and sites are used, and other data that cannot be used to identify the user. Included in the non-identifying data is also that related to browsing habits through third-party services.

This website uses the following third-party analysis services:

  • Google analytics
  • Twitter analytics

We use this information to analyse trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the site, and to compile demographic information about the base of our users as a whole. 

Secrecy and security of data

PEN Català is committed to the use and treatment of its users’ personal data respecting their confidentiality and using the data in accordance with the purpose of the same, as well as complying with their obligation to keep and adapt all measures to avoid their alteration, loss, or unauthorized access, in accordance with the provisions of current data protection regulations. 

PEN Català cannot guarantee the absolute infallibility of the internet and therefore the violation of the data by third parties through fraudulent means. 

With regard to the confidentiality of the process, PEN Català must ensure that any person who is authorized by PEN Català to process users’ data (including its employees, collaborators, and lenders) will be under the appropriate obligation of confidentiality (whether contractual or legal). 

In the case of a security incident, upon becoming aware of it, PEN Català must notify the user without undue delays and must provide timely information regarding the security incident, as it is known or when the user reasonably requests it. 

Accuracy and veracity of the data

You agree to provide true, complete, and up-to-date information. In the event that you provide us with third-party information, you are required to inform the person of this privacy policy in advance, and to obtain his or her consent for the processing of the data in the terms set forth herein. 

Users guarantee and, in all cases, answer to the accuracy, validity and authenticity of the personal data provided, and undertake to keep them duly updated. The user agrees to provide complete and correct information on the contact or subscription form. 

Acceptance and consent

The user declares that he or she has been informed of the conditions regarding the protection of personal data, accepting and consenting to the processing thereof by PEN Català in the manner and for the purposes indicated in this privacy policy. 


The consent given, both for the processing and for the transfer of data of the interested parties, is revocable at any time by communicating it to PEN Català in the terms established in this Policy for the exercise of ARCO rights. This revocation shall in no case be retroactive. 

Changes to the privacy policy

PEN Català reserves the right to modify this policy, in order to adapt it to new legislative or jurisprudential developments, or to new industry practices. In these cases, PEN Català will announce the introduced changes, with reasonable advance notice to its implementation, on this page. 

We do not send SPAM

In accordance with LSSICE, PEN Català does not engage in SPAM practices, so it does not send commercial emails that have not been previously requested or authorized by the user. Consequently, in each of the forms hosted on the website, the user has the possibility to give his or her consent to receive the newsletter, regardless of the contact information requested.  

In accordance with the provisions of Law 34/2002 of the Information Society services and electronic commerce, PEN Català promises not to send commercial Communications without identifying them properly. 

Document revised 2018.05.18.

Cookies policy

On this website we collect and use information in accordance with our privacy policy. One of the ways in which we collect information is through the use of the technology called cookies.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file which is stored in your web browser (like Google Chrome or Apple Safari) when you visit most websites. The cookie can only be read by the website that sent it to your device.

What isn’t a cookie?

It is not an executable file; it cannot spread or contain a virus. It is not a Trojan horse, a bug, spam, or spyware, and it does not open pop-up windows.

What information is stored in a cookie?

Cookies do not store sensitive information about you, such as credit card or bank details, photographs or personal information, etc. The data they keep are of a technical nature, such as statistics, personal preferences, personalization of content, etc.

The web server does not link to you as a person, but to your web browser. In fact, if you usually surf with a Chrome browser and try to visit the same site with a Firefox browser, you will see that the site does not realize you are the same person, because in reality it is linking the information with the browser, not the person.

What type of cookies are there?

  • Technical cookies: These are the most elementary, and permit us, among other things, to determine whether a human or an automized application is browsing, or an anonymous or registered user, basic tasks for the function of any dynamic website.  
  • Analysis cookies: They collect information about the type of browsing taking place, sections that are most used, products consulted, timeframe of use, language, etc. 
  • Advertising cookies: They show advertisements in function of your browsing, country of origin, language, etc. 

What are proprietary and third-party cookies?

Proprietary cookies are those generated by the web page being visited, and third-party cookies are those generated by external services or providers such as Mailchimp, Mailrelay, Facebook, Google Adsense, etc. 

Which cookies does this website use?

This website uses proprietary and third-party cookies. On this web page, the following cookies are used, as detailed below:

Proprietary Cookies:

  • Personalization: Cookies help us remember the people or websites who have interacted with us, so that we can show related content. 
  • Preferences: Cookies allow us to remember parameters and preferences such as your preferred language and your privacy configuration. 
  • Security: We use cookies to avoid security risks, mainly to detect when someone is attempting to pirate your PEN Català account. 

Third-party Cookies: 

This website uses analysis services, specifically Google Analytics, to help the website analyse how is it being used and to improve its usability. However, in no case is identifying data associated with the user. Google Analytics is a web analytical service loaned by Google, Inc. The user can consult here the type of cookies used by Google. 

PEN Català is a user of the WordPress platform, which provides and hosts blogs, and is owned by the North American company Automattic, Inc. To this effect, the use of cookies by these systems are never under the control or management of the web administrator; they can change their function at any time and introduce new cookies. These cookies also bring no benefit to the web administrator. Automattic, Inc. also uses other cookies with the aim of helping to identify and track visitors to the WordPress sites, to know how the Automattic website is being used, such as access preferences, as presented in the “cookies” section of its privacy policy. 

Social media cookies can be stored in your browser while you visit this website, for example, when you use the button to share content from PEN Català (Engage) to a social media site. 

The following is information about cookies of the social media used by this website in their own cookie policies:

  • Twitter cookies, for more information see their cookies policy 
  • YouTube cookies, for more information see their cookies policy

PEN Català uses this data with the ultimate aim of improving its services.

The information stored using this mechanism allows us to recognize the user over different visits to the website, in addition to providing information about the date or time of the visit, measuring some traffic parameters within our own website, and estimating the number of visits, allowing PEN Català to inform, focus, and readjust the services that it offers in a more effective way. The cookies used are stored on the hard drive of the user, but the data contained there is not readable, nor are cookie files created by other providers readable. The cookies used are not invasive or harmful, and can be disabled using the corresponding option that can be found in the browser.

Can cookies be deleted?

Yes, and not only eliminated, but also blocked, in general or in particular for a specific web domain. To erase the cookies of a website, you should go to your browser settings and search there for cookies linked to the domain in question, then proceed with deleting them.

More information about cookies

You can consult the rules about cookies published by the Spanish Agency for Data Protection in its “Guide on the use of cookies” and obtain more information about cookies on the internet,

If you want to have greater control over the installation of cookies, you can install programmes or browser extensions, known as “Do Not Track” tools, which will permit you to choose the cookies you want to allow.

This cookies policy was last updated on 2018.05.18.

Legal notice


The present legal notice contains the rules of use of the portal that PEN Català, as its owner, makes available to internet users, exclusively for the purpose of providing information about the platform of best cases and literary organisations working with youth. The access and/or use of the portal confers the status of user of the same, and implies the full acceptance of these general conditions, which are applicable without prejudice to particular or special conditions that, if applicable, may be established. As a user, it is important that you know these terms before continuing to navigate. If you do not accept these conditions of use, you must refrain from accessing and/or using the portal.

Identity of the owner of the website

In compliance with the reporting obligations established by article 10 of the Law 34/2002, of 11 July, of the Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce, the identifying data of the PEN Català association is reported: 

Denomination: PEN Català.

Registered office: C/ Canuda 6, 5è pis (08002 BARCELONA)

CIF: NIF G-58255597

Phone: (+34) 933 18 32 98


PEN Català, inscribed in the Registry of Associations of the Generalitat de Catalunya with the number 8550.

Intellectual and industrial property

This website is the property of PEN Català. 

The user acknowledges that PEN Català is the exclusive owner and has the corresponding license to the content of this web page, that is, including but not limited to, the texts, messages, photographs, designs, logos, source code, graphics, images, drawings, audio, video, computer programmes, multimedia products, “look and feel”, brands, trade names, and distinctive signs that appear in it.

The user’s access to this web page does not imply any type of resignation, transmission, total or partial assignment, or licensing of these rights of intellectual and industrial property, nor does it confer any right of use, alteration, exploitation, reproduction, distribution, or public communication without previous and express written authorization of the respective owners of these rights.

The user is authorized to access, view, print, download and store the content and/or items included on the website exclusively for personal, private, and non-lucrative use, that is, without commercial purposes, provided that indication of the origin and authorship of the same is maintained.

Pursuant to the provisions of articles 8 and 32.1, second paragraph, of the Intellectual Property Law, the reproduction, distribution, and public communication of the content of this web page in whole or in part, including its means of display, in any form and by any technical means, for commercial ends, are expressly prohibited without the authorization of PEN Català. The user commits to respect the Intellectual and Industrial Property rights of PEN Català. 

In the event that a user or third party considers that a violation of his or her legitimate rights of intellectual property has been violated by the introduction of a given item of content on the web, he or she must notify PEN Català of this circumstance, indicating:

  • The personal data of the interested party whose rights have been allegedly infringed, or indicate the legal representation with which he or she will act in case the claim is represented by a third party other than the interested party. 
  • The content protected by the right of intellectual property and its location on the web, accreditation of the indicated intellectual property rights, and the express declaration by which the interested party takes responsibility for the veracity of the information provided in the notification. 

Protection of personal data

PEN Català, being responsible for this website, commits to processing the information of its users with full guarantees and to complying with the national and European requirements that regulate the collection and use of its users’ personal data.

This website, therefore, complies rigorously with the Organic Law 15/1999, of 13 December, for the protection of personal data (LOPD), and with its Development Regulation approved by royal decree 1720/2007 of 21 December. It also complies with EU Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the European Council of 27 April 2016 regarding the protection of natural persons (RGPD), as well as with Law 34/2002, of 11 July, of the Information Society services and Electronic Commerce (LSSICE or LSSI).

To use or have access to some of the content and/or services of the portal, PEN Català may request the user to fill out forms that involve the processing of personal data.

In compliance with current legislation, PEN Català informs you that the personal data that you communicate to us in this act, including your email address and those data to which PEN Català has access as a consequence of navigation or those that may arise from the relation established with the user, even after its completion, will be included in the corresponding file of PEN Català.

The user declares that all information provided is true, accurate, and complete, and agrees to keep it up to date and immediately communicate all changes. In those cases in which the user provides personal data of other natural persons, the user assumes the obligation to observe, in respect to the aforementioned data, the requirements derived from Organic Law 15/1999, 13 December (LOPD), specifically, the obligation of informing and requesting consent from the persons holding the personal data to be used that concern him or her.

By filling out the registration form and accepting it by clicking the button, as well as sending any information through any kind of electronic form or by email, fax, text message, etc., the user expressly and unequivocally consents to the personal data provided being used in the corresponding file according to its purpose.

The use of this website is limited to adults, thus, where the personal data of minors may be subject to treatment, it is an essential requirement that they obtain previous consent from their parents, guardians or legal representatives, who will be considered responsible for all acts carried out by minors in their charge.

To learn more about which personal data PEN Català collects, and how it does so, read the Privacy Policy.

Commitments and obligations of users

The user is informed, and accepts, that access to this website does not in any way assume the start of a commercial relationship with PEN Català. Thus, the user agrees to use the website, its services, and content without violating current legislation, good faith, and public order. 

It is prohibited to use the website for illicit or harmful purposes, or in any way that could cause damage or impede the normal functioning of the website. Regarding the content of the website, the following is prohibited: 

  • Its reproduction, distribution, or total or partial modification, unless it has the authorization of the legitimate owner; 
  • Any infringement of the rights of the lender or of PEN Català as legitimate owner; 
  • Its use for commercial or advertising purposes. 

In using this website, the user agrees not to carry out any conduct that could damage the image, interests, or rights of PEN Català or third parties, or that could damage, disable, or overload this portal or in any way prevent the normal functioning of the website. 

Security measures

The personal data communicated by the user to PEN Català may or may not be stored in automated databases, ownership belonging exclusively to PEN Català, which takes on all technical, organisational, and security measures that guarantee the confidentiality, integrity, and quality of the information contained therein in accordance with the provisions of current legislation on data protection. 

However, the user must be aware that security measures of computer systems on the internet are not entirely reliable and that, therefore, PEN Català cannot guarantee the absence of malware or other elements that can cause alterations in computer systems (software and hardware) belonging to the user, or in their electronic documents and files contained therein, although PEN Català provides all the necessary means and available security measures to avoid the presence of these harmful elements.

Law of information society services

PEN Català makes links available to its users for purely informative purposes, but without knowing, controlling, endorsing, or recommending the content, products, or services provided by the websites to which the links are connected. 

Thus, PEN Català does not assume any responsibility for any aspect related to a web page linked from this website. 

Any person who wishes to include a link to the PEN Català website on his or her webpage must meet the following conditions:

  • They will not, with the link, present false, incorrect, or denigrating statements or indications, contrary to the law, morality, or good manners, against PEN Català, or its executives, employees, products, etc. 
  • Links from pages with illicit or illegal content, racist or degrading statements, etc. are not allowed. 
  • The establishment of the link does not imply that there is any kind of connection or legal relationship between PEN Català and the owner of the web page where the link is established. 

PEN Català will not be responsible for the content or services offered on the website from which the link is made. 


The user accepts that the use of the portal, its content, and/or services is carried out under his or her sole and exclusive responsibility and that PEN Català does not guarantee that the information is exact, complete, or updated, nor does it guarantee the availability or continuity of its operation, nor the content and/or services included in it, nor does it control or guarantee the absence of viruses or other elements that may cause alterations in the user’s computer system or electronic documents and files stored in the computer system.

PEN Català excludes, to the extent permitted by the legal system, any liability for damages of any type that may be due to the information in the portal and a lack of availability or continuity in the operation of the portal and its content and/or services.

Interruption, suspension, and cancellation

PEN Català will make every reasonable effort to guarantee the accessibility and availability of the portal every day of the year. However, it reserves the right to alter, delete, interrupt, suspend and/or cancel access, services, and/or content of the portal without prior notice and at any time.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

This legal notice will be interpreted and governed in accordance with Spanish legislation, to which the two parties expressly submit. If regulations make it possible for the parties to renounce their jurisdiction and submit to another, PEN Català and the user, expressly renouncing any other jurisdiction that may apply to them, are subject to the Courts and Tribunals of the city of Barcelona. 

Platform for conflict resolution 

PEN Català also makes available to users the litigation resolution platform provided by the European Commission, which is available at the following link:


Should any user have any concern about these legal terms or any comment about this portal, please contact us at

This legal notice was last updated on 2018.