Legal notice

The “Barcelona, refuge city” website ( is where the City Council makes information available to the public regarding the “Barcelona, refuge city” plan and the four cornerstones it bases its work on: the reception strategy, care for refugees already in the Barcelona, citizen participation and information and action abroad.

This website aims to provide up-to-date, quality information.

The information that is posted on this website is valid at the time of its publication and updated as quickly as possible.

It is the responsibility of the person or entity supplying information from third parties to see to its updating. Barcelona City Council will see to it that the suppliers of such information ensure its updating and compliance with current regulations.

The aim is to ensure that the information published is complete, truthful, accurate, useful and accessible and that it meets the quality standards set out under current legislation.

This website allows access, irrespective of the technology users choose, through technologies based on open standards in particular.

This website guarantees the security and protection of personal data.

In compliance with personal data protection legislation, Barcelona City Council guarantees the confidentiality of personal data that may be obtained by the use of forms or other means for the purposes of providing a service.

Only personal data linked to the installation of cookies required to enable browsing and website usability, in accordance with the cookie policy, will be collected on this website.

Please note, however, that subscriptions to the newsletter do require the supply of personal data as well as consent to their processing, for the purposes explained here. 

In addition, the “Contact” link enables citizens to send queries, complaints and suggestions regarding information published on the website. These data will be included in the “Citizen Help and Information Services” file, as stated on the corresponding form.

This website allows and promotes the reuse of published information, within the limits provided for under this legal notice and stipulated by current legislation.

Barcelona City Council allows the reuse of all data and information published on this website under the following conditions, unless otherwise stated:

  • The information's content must not be changed.
  • The information's meaning must not be distorted.
  • The information's source must be mentioned.
  • The date of the information's latest updating is stated.
  • It must not be stated or implied that the City Council sponsors or supports the activity the information is being used for.

In any event, the possibility of reusing the information will be limited by the need to protect other rights, assets and interests under the provisions of current legislation. In particular, any reuse whatsoever of the information contained in this website must safeguard the protection provided under the intellectual and industrial property law and the protection provided under personal data law. The reuse of works and services protected by the intellectual property system will be subject to the terms of the I. Prop. licence established for each case Works and services may not be reused where it is stated that their intellectual property rights are reserved.

This website protects intellectual and industrial property and encourages open licences.

Barcelona City Council is the holder or assigned user of the intellectual property rights to the works and services that come under this website. This includes the website's graphic designs and programs as well as its texts, images, and recordings. Any reproduction, distribution, public communication or transformation of these works and services that falls outside the definition of activities directly authorised under Spain's Act on Intellectual Property shall require the holder's authorisation.

Any trademarks, trade names or distinctive signs that appear on this website are protected by copyright law and are the property of their respective owners. They may not be used without authorisation from their holder or the Act.

Any person who believes this website or its content infringes any intellectual or property rights must notify the City Council of this, stating their name, the ownership of the rights (providing the corresponding proof or accreditation) and the subject matter of the right allegedly infringed.

The City Council is represented on several social networks and platforms.

The City Council is represented on several social media networks and platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Issuu. When you access any of these or other social networks, note that the user terms and conditions which apply are the ones established for each platform and not the ones specified for the City Council.

This website complies with the current legal framework for content responsibility.

The City Council assumes responsibility, in accordance with current legislation, for any content on this website that has been prepared by the Council itself. As regards content supplied by users and third parties, the City Council shall be exempted for any responsibility, as provided for under Articles 13 and 17 of Spain's Act 34/2002, of 11 July, on Information Society and e-Commerce services. The City Council shall also be exempted in particular from any responsibility for any linked content, as provided for under Article 17 of that same Act.

The City Council shall not be held responsible for any improper use that users may make of the website's content. Nor shall the Council be responsible for any problems that may arise in accessing the portal or any malfunctioning due to causes outside its control.