Privacy policy



Tax ID number (C.I.F./N.I.F.): ES G75067454

Registered Address: Avda. Tolosa 7220018 Donostia - San Sebastián (Gipuzkoa)

Registered in the Register of Foundations in the Justice Department of the Basque Country under number F 336

Telephone: 943506061




In accordance with the provisions of the EU Regulation 679/2016 and the Spanish Act 3/2018 of 5 December on personal data protection and guarantee of digital rights, we inform you that the personal data you provide us with and that generated during our relationship with you are processed for the following purposes:

  • To attend to your requests to us.

  • To provide information about the services of BASQUE CENTER FOR MACROMOLECULAR DESIGN AND ENGINEERING - POLYMAT FUNDAZIOA, with your consent to send commercial correspondence by email or any other equivalent electronic means of communication (such as SMS) that you have provided us with.

  • To allow you to take part in draws or commercial offers.

  • If you send us a CV, for your application to be assessed in the recruitment process. In this case, you must indicate to us which centre or centres of BASQUE CENTER FOR MACROMOLECULAR DESIGN AND ENGINEERING - POLYMAT FUNDAZIOA you are interested in working in.

  • To send communications by any means that you have provided us with, regarding activities carried out by the entity and that may interest you.

  • To respond to queries, complaints and suggestions, and to carry out all kinds of communication actions.

  • The accounting, tax and administrative management of the entity.


How long do we keep your data?

The personal data provided will be kept on condition that the data subject or whoever legally acts as their legal representative does not request their deletion, and such deletion is performed, and while they are necessary - including the need to retain them for the applicable periods stipulated – or relevant for the purpose for which they were collected or registered.

Retention of the data will be determined by the legal obligations that BASQUE CENTER FOR MACROMOLECULAR DESIGN AND ENGINEERING - POLYMAT FUNDAZIOA has for keeping them. At the end of these periods, the data will be destroyed or erased. This deletion or destruction will be carried out so that the information contained on the storage medium will not be recoverable.



The legal basis for the processing of your data is the consent given by the data subject. This is obtained expressly and unequivocally by completing and, where applicable, sending, on paper or electronically, the documents and forms on which your data is collected. In all the entity’s documents that are used to collect data for different uses, there are explanatory clauses in accordance with the provisions of the data protection law and consent is expressly given by the data subject’s signature or by sending the forms that appear on the website.

Another legal basis for processing data is when it is necessary for the performance of a contract, or to provide a service offered to data subjects, to which they are party, or to take steps at the request of the data subjects prior to entering into a contract (art. 6.1.a and b of the General Data Protection Regulation).

It is also lawful for BASQUE CENTER FOR MACROMOLECULAR DESIGN AND ENGINEERING POLYMAT FUNDAZIOA to process your data in order to comply with the legal obligations to which it is subject and to satisfy legitimate interests, provided that these do not prevail over the interests or fundamental rights of the data subject.

Whatever the legal basis, consent can be withdrawn at any time.


Who will your data be shared with?

Your data will not be disclosed to any entity without your consent except for legally provided disclosures. Therefore, we will request your express consent to share your data with any other entity.

As a result of the management of the authorised purposes, your data may be shared with entities or individuals directly related to BASQUE CENTER FOR MACROMOLECULAR DESIGN AND ENGINEERING - POLYMAT FUNDAZIOA and with the services provided by us. In addition, your personal information will be available to public administrations, judges and courts, to deal with possible liabilities arising from their processing provided that these disclosures are protected by law.

Your data may also be shared with companies that provide us with consultancy, computer maintenance, marketing, training or auditing services. These companies only have access to the personal information that is necessary to perform their services, and they are obliged by means of an “external data processing” contract to maintain confidentiality, not to use the information for other purposes and to adopt measures that guarantee the integrity and availability of the information.

International transfer of data outside the European Union space or to companies that do not comply with data protection standards established in the EU regulation 679/2016 are not provided for.


Where does your data come from?

The personal data processed by BASQUE CENTER FOR MACROMOLECULAR DESIGN AND ENGINEERING - POLYMAT FUNDAZIOA are provided by the data subject or obtained from sources available to the public.



BASQUE CENTER FOR MACROMOLECULAR DESIGN AND ENGINEERING - POLYMAT FUNDAZIOA will process the data you provide to us, which can fall into the following categories:

  • Identifying and contact data;

  • Academic and professional data

  • Job details data

  • Economic, financial and insurance data

  • Commercial information


What are your rights?

Any person has the right to obtain confirmation on whether BASQUE CENTER FOR MACROMOLECULAR DESIGN AND ENGINEERING - POLYMAT FUNDAZIOA processes personal data related to them or not.

Data subjects have the right to access their personal data and obtain a copy of the personal data being processed, to update them, and request inaccurate data to be rectified or, where applicable, request their erasure when the data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected, amongst other reasons.

In some circumstances and for reasons related to their particular situation, data subjects may object to the processing of their data. BASQUE CENTER FOR MACROMOLECULAR DESIGN AND ENGINEERING - POLYMAT FUNDAZIOA will stop processing the data, except for imperative legal reasons, or the exercise or defence of possible legal claims. 

Also in certain circumstances, set out in article 18 of the GDPR, data subjects may request the restriction of processing of their data, in which case BASQUE CENTER FOR MACROMOLECULAR DESIGN AND ENGINEERING - POLYMAT FUNDAZIOA will process data, with the exception of storage, with the data subject’s consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.

If applicable, as a result of the application of the right to erasure or objection to the processing of personal data in the online environment, data subjects have the right to erasure (right to be forgotten) according to the jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice.

By virtue of the right to portability, data subjects have the right to obtain the personal data concerning him or her in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit them to another controller.


The data subject has the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly affects him or her significantly, except for the exceptions provided in art. 22.1 of the GDPR.

The data subject has the right to erasure of his or her data when the purpose for which they were processed or collected disappears, when consent is withdrawn where consent is the legal basis for the processing, or on the other grounds contained in article 17 of the GDPR. Erasure will be performed by high-level erasure of the data held on automated formats and the physical destruction of non-automated formats.


How can you exercise your rights?

In writing with a copy of the ID card or other document that identifies the data subject to the address above.


What are the complaint procedures?

If you believe that your rights have not been properly dealt with, you have the right to make a complaint to the Spanish Data Protection Agency (Agencia Española de Protección de Datos) whose contact details are: Telephones: 901 100 099 Address: C/ Jorge Juan,6 Madrid.