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Privacy policy

Below we provide you with all the necessary information about our Privacy Policy in relation to the personal data we collect through the Web.

Last Updated: May 18, 2020

About us

We are a non-profit organization that fights against blindness caused by cataracts in developing countries ·

Our web address is:

Who is responsible for the processing of personal data?

The Data Protection Delegate of FUNDACIÓN ELENA BARRAQUER, popularly known as DPD, will be the guarantor within FUNDACIÓN ELENA BARRAQUER of compliance with data protection regulations.

You can contact the Data Protection Delegate of FUNDACIÓN ELENA BARRAQUER at the following address:

What personal data do we collect and why do we collect it?

Confidentiality and security are FUNDACIÓN ELENA BARRAQUER’s primary values and, consequently, we are committed to guaranteeing the privacy of the personal data you provide us with at all times and to not collect unnecessary information.


When visitors write comments on the web, we collect the data shown in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and the browser’s user agent string to aid spam detection.

An anonymous string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The privacy policy for the Gravatar service is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile image is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the site you should avoid uploading images with location data (GPS EXIF) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from the images on the website.


At ELENA BARRAQUER FOUNDATION we process your personal data in order to informed of our activities and to maintain due correspondence from our users, partners and volunteers. The personal data processed will be those that you have provided us with through the following forms:

  • subscription form: e-mail address.
  • contact form: full name, email and phone number.
  • sapplication to become a volunteer: full name, email, telephone, postal address and training.
  • to become a member: full name, NIF, company name if applicable, email, telephone, postal address, bank account holder, IBAN-


The Fundación Elena Barraquer website uses its own and third-party cookies to offer a better browsing experience and a better service. The user has the option to prevent the generation of cookies and to eliminate them by selecting the corresponding option in his/her browser. In case of blocking the use of cookies in your browser, it is possible that some services or functionalities of the website may not be available.

If you comment on our site you can choose to save your name, email and web address in cookies. This is for your convenience, so you don’t have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is deleted when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set several cookies to store your login information and screen display options. The login cookies last for two days, and the display options cookies last for one year. If you select “Remember me”, your login will last for two weeks. If you log out of your account, your login cookies will be deleted.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie does not include personal data and simply indicates the ID of the article you have just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in exactly the same way as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These sites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged into that site.


This site uses Google Analytics audience measurement tools, which allow us to analyze the behavior and profile of anonymous visitors in order to improve the performance of the website. This measure uses third-party cookies. You can access the privacy policy at

With whom do we share your data?

We will not transfer your personal data to third parties.

How long do we keep your data?

We will keep your data indefinitely, understanding that you can exercise your right of deletion at any time.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are kept indefinitely. This is so that we can recognize and approve subsequent comments automatically instead of keeping them in a moderation queue.

Of the users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information that they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit or delete their personal information at any time (except that they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also view and edit this information.

What rights do you have over your data?

If you have an account or have left your data or comments on this website, you can request to receive an export file of the personal data we have about you, including any data you have provided us. You can also request that we delete any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data that we are required to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where do we send your data?

Visitor comments are checked by an automated spam detection service.
We use the Mailchimp platform for our communication actions, you can access the privacy policy of this company at

How do we protect your data?

In order to safeguard the security of your personal data, we inform you that we have adopted all the necessary technical and organizational measures to ensure the security of the personal data provided from alteration, loss, and unauthorized processing or access. We monitor web traffic and web server logs to ensure that no data breaches occur on our website.