Terms of use (in the private sections we put "terms of use" and in the public sections "legal notice").

  • 1. Use of the Catalan Talent Observatory
  • 2. Terms of access
  • 3. Correct use
  • 4. Intellectual property
  • 5. Cookie policy

1. Use of the Catalan Talent Observatory

The following conditions regulate the use of the Catalan Talent Observatory, accessible at, which AQU Catalunya makes available to interested parties. The purpose of the Catalan Talent Observatory is to enable the analysis of jobs offered online in Catalonia.

This website is managed by AQU Catalunya: C. d'Enric Granados, 33, 08007 Barcelona.

AQU Catalunya, with Tax ID number Q0801199A, is a public law entity of the Generalitat de Catalunya that operates under private law, in accordance with Law 15/2015, of 21 July, on the Agència per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari de Catalunya.

AQU Catalunya reserves the right to modify, at any time and without prior notice, the presentation and configuration of the Catalan Talent Observatory, as well as the services offered and the conditions under which they are offered.

The access and use of the Catalan Talent Observatory confers the status of user of the portal, and presupposes the prior reading and acceptance by the user of the terms of use published on this website. Any user who accesses and uses the Catalan Talent Observatory is deemed to have expressly, fully and unreservedly accepted the content of each and every one of the terms of use in the version published on the website at the time of access. If the user does not agree with the content of the terms of use, they must refrain from accessing its content and using its services.

2. Correct use

The user undertakes to use the services and information provided by AQU Catalunya in good faith and respecting, in any case, the generally accepted principles of use and without contravening public order or current legislation. The following, among other things, is prohibited: any form of infringement of the rights of third parties; introducing computer viruses, defective files or programs that may cause damage or harm to the website, or using this website for commercial or advertising purposes in an inappropriate manner bearing in mind its purpose.

Likewise, the user is prohibited from any use of the content for criminal or illicit purposes or, where appropriate, with the intention to harm, impede, damage or overload in any way the normal use and operation of the website or third parties, directly or indirectly, whatever the result. Also prohibited is the use of the website and its content for political propaganda or for the dissemination of ideas, attitudes or actions that are xenophobic, racist and discriminatory based on race, gender, ideology, religion and, in general, which contravene or violate human rights. In any case, the dissemination of ideas or personal opinions by the user must comply with the criteria of respect and dignity towards other people, without offensive, insulting or disparaging statements or insinuations.

The user may not reproduce, distribute, transmit, adapt, modify or alter any of the content or other elements of the Catalan Talent Observatory, unless they have been expressly authorised to do so by AQU Catalunya.

Users may report any incident related to the website at the following AQU Catalunya email address: These incidents will be dealt with on working days.

3. Intellectual property

All the content of the Catalan Talent Observatory (including, but not limited to, databases, images, photographs, text, audio, video and software files) are the property of AQU Catalunya. This content adequately protected by Spanish or international intellectual and industrial property regulations.

The developer of the Catalan Talent Observatory is Burning Glass Europe, which is the owner of the application’s intellectual property.

The user undertakes to use the content of the website diligently, correctly and lawfully and, in particular, agrees to refrain from using the content for purposes or effects that contravene the law, morality or public order.

Any use of the portal content – including its reproduction, copying, sale, distribution, dissemination, publication, exhibition, public communication, transformation or modification – which is made without the authorisation of the holder of the corresponding intellectual and industrial property rights, or which is not legally permitted or where the authorship is not mentioned at all times, is strictly prohibited.

4. Exclusion of warranties and liability

AQU Catalunya must ensure privacy and security in the use of the website and its services. However, AQU Catalunya is not liable for possible security errors or deficiencies that may occur due to the use by the user of an outdated or insecure version of the browser, or due to the activation in the browser by the user of password storage settings.

AQU Catalunya will not be liable for any possible damages that may arise from interference, omissions, interruptions, computer viruses, telephone faults or disconnections in the operation of this electronic system, due to causes beyond the control of AQU Catalunya, delays or blockages in the use of the website due to deficiencies or the overloading of phone lines or overload of the Internet or other electronic systems, or for damage caused by third parties through illegitimate intromission beyond the control of AQU Catalunya. When reasonably possible, AQU Catalunya will give prior warning of interruptions in the operation of the website and its services.

AQU Catalunya will ensure the accuracy of all the data contained on the website, although it cannot guarantee its complete accuracy and correctness.

AQU Catalunya will ensure that its IT system (software and hardware) and the electronic documents and files stored on its IT system do not contain viruses or other harmful elements. However, it will not be liable for any damage caused to the user's IT systems as a result of the existence of these viruses or harmful elements.

AQU Catalunya accepts no liability for the improper use of the website and its content by the user. The user will be solely liable for any infringements that may be incurred or damages that may be caused by the inappropriate use of the website, its services or its content. AQU Catalunya is exempt from any liability. The user is solely liable for any legal, judicial or extrajudicial claim or action brought by third parties, both against the user and against AQU Catalunya, based on the user's improper use of the Catalan Talent Observatory, its services or its content. The user must therefore bear all expenses, costs and compensation claimed from AQU Catalunya as a result of these claims or legal actions.

AQU Catalunya will not be liable for any damage or harm that the user may suffer as a result of errors, defects and omissions in the information provided by the website that comes from sources other than AQU Catalunya.

5. Cookie policy

This section aims at showing our cookie policy, at pointing out how cookies are used, at managing and in case deleting them.
Our site, in fact, like most sites, uses cookies: text files created by websites to store navigation information, such as preferences or profile data.
Visitors to a site can always choose which cookies to authorize or disable by properly configuring their web browsers. However, there is a risk that some parts of the site may not be used.

What are cookies?
Cookies are text files that, when browsing a site with a Web browser, can be saved on the navigation device (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.).
The minimum information contained in a cookie is the name of the website (the domain or IP address of the site) from which the cookie comes, its 'duration' (that is, the indication of when it expires), and a value, which most often is a random character sequence.

On you can find much more information about cookies and how these affect your browsing experience.

Are there different types of cookies?
On websites, depending on the specific functional objectives, different types of cookies are involved. In the following, a list of these types of cookies is provided with the indication of the purposes for which they are used.

Session cookies (temporary): session cookies are temporarily stored in the memory of the computer, for example, to keep track of the language chosen for the navigation. Session cookies are stored in the computer until the web browser where it was closed consulted the website.

Permanent or tracer cookies: persistent cookies save a file on your computer for a long period of time defined by the 'duration' field. These cookies allow websites to remember information and settings for subsequent visits to users, thus making browsing more practical and rapid, since for example, it is no longer necessary to specify a username and password to log in. On the expiration date, the cookie is automatically deleted when you first log in to the website that created it.

First-party cookies: these cookies are set directly by the websites consulted by the user (the domain indicated is the same as that present in the address bar of the web browser) and can only be read by those sites. They are commonly used to store information such as preferences, to be used in subsequent accesses. They can be both session and permanent.

Third-party cookies: these cookies are set by domains other than the one indicated in the address bar of the web browser, or by organizations that do not correspond to the owners of the websites.
For example, these cookies can be used to collect information for advertising purposes and content customization, as well as to process Web statistics.

Essential cookies: those cookies that are essential to allow the user to move around the site and use the requested services are indicated as "Essential", such as to manage the registration and access phase by users to the reserved area of a site.
These cookies are generally first-party and can be permanent or session.

Performance cookie: these cookies collect information on how users use a site, for example, what pages are visited or if you receive error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor, all information collected through cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. The purpose of these cookies is the sole improvement of the site.

Functionality cookies:these cookies allow the site to remember the choices made by the user (such as name, language or region of origin) and provide customized advanced features. They can also be used to provide services like watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information collected by these types of cookies can be made anonymous and not able to monitor your browsing activity on other websites.

Technical cookies: these are session and/or functional and/or essential cookies that allow users to select certain parameters in the navigation and performance cookies used by site managers to collect information in aggregate form on the number of users and how they visit sites.

Profiling cookies: these are cookies used in order to send promotional messages in relation to the preferences shown by users in the navigation performed or to the specific sections visited.

Flash cookies: are files that can be stored on your computer by websites that use Adobe Flash. All the most popular Web browsers have a Flash player for viewing files in Flash format (for example to view videos on the YouTube site).
The basic idea of ​​Flash cookies is similar to that of cookies previously described, even if the implementation and the technology are different: in fact for Flash cookies there is no time limit and therefore remain stored on the user's device until they are eliminated. Furthermore, Flash cookies cannot be blocked or managed in the browser, as they are stored in another location.
In Settings management on the Adobe website you can view the list, manage, delete and possibly disable Flash cookies on your navigation device.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to improve the functionality of our site, allow the user to move easily between pages, remember his preferences and to guarantee the user an optimal browsing experience.

How we use cookies?
When you first access any page of our site, a banner is displayed to inform you of the use of cookies. The banner contains a link to the cookie information on this page.

If you decide to close the banner by clicking on the appropriate approval button, the site will store a cookie on your computer that will prevent the display of the banner during subsequent logins (users will always have the option to remove cookies through the settings of the browser).

Browsing the site (with or without closing the banner) will be considered a consent to the use of cookies.

Which cookies do we use?
On our site we only use technical cookies and third-party cookies that could be used for site analysis purposes.







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Used by Google to store recent activities user on the network (for example, searches or interactions with advertisements). These allow the display of personalized messages. In our site they are created with the display of the Google Map

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Google Analytics: this website uses the Google Analytics web analytics service ("GA"), provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Through the use of cookies, GA is able to store access data to the pages of our site. This data will be transmitted and stored on Google's servers. The latter will use this data for the purpose of examining traffic on the website, compiling activity reports and providing other services relating to access to the site. This data will be used to improve the contents of our website.

How to disable cookies in the web browser?Cookies can be limited or blocked through specific browser settings, so if a user intends not to store some cookies on their computer, they can properly configure their Web browser. The user can in fact choose to block all cookies or only some specific ones. At any time, the user can choose to delete the cookies stored on his navigation device.

Settings must be changed separately in every browser and computer used.

If cookies have been blocked, it cannot be guaranteed proper functioning of the website. Some functions indeed may not be available and may no longer be available you can view some pages.

It is important to highlight that cookie blocking does not delete the display of any advertisements. Simply, these will no longer be customized according to your interests.

For more information on setting up preferences on the use of cookies through your browser navigation, you can consult the relevant instructions:

To disable cookies on smartphones or tablets, the user can consult the manual to find more information.
Each web browser has a special procedure for changing cookie management. If necessary, to provide correct settings, the user can consult the Help in his browser.
Is it possible to disable Google Analytics cookies? Visitors can disable Google Analytics cookies by using the instructions provided at this link: Additional browser component for deactivating Google Analytics .

There's more?
Given the dynamic nature of the Web, it is not possible to always be able to control the cookies that are stored by third parties through a website.

This is especially true in the case of objects embedded in the web pages consulted by the user. These objects are for example: texts, documents, images or videos that are stored on third-party servers.

The user is therefore requested to report to our references the presence of a cookie of this type not present in the list above. Alternatively, the user can directly contact the interested third parties and request information on the cookies they send, for what purposes, how long they last and how they guarantee user privacy.

Any changes to the site or to the cookie policy

This text may need to be modified. We are therefore authorized to change the contents of the information and the cookies indicated in the list at any time and without notice. The most up-to-date version can be consulted in this text.