Legal notice

This document contains all necessary information regarding the services offered by ALTHAIA, XARXA ASSISTENCIAL UNIVERSITÀRIA DE MANRESA, FP., through the website. We invite you to read it carefully and consult it whenever necessary.

Please contact us at the email address We will be delighted to answer your questions.

1. Who we are?

The website (henceforth, the “Website“) is an internet domain that is the property of the Gastrointestinal Oncology, Endoscopy and Surgery research group (henceforth, “GOES Group“), at ALTHAIA, XARXA ASSISTENCIAL UNIVERSITÀRIA UNIVERSITÀRIA DE MANRESA, FP. (henceforth, “ALTHAIA“), C.I.F.: G 58286303. address Carrer Dr. Joan Soler, 1-3 – 08243 Manresa (Barcelona). ALTHAIA was registered in the Catalan government’s Registry of Foundations on 3 April 1987, nº 298.

The Website provides information on research, dissemination and innovation projects in the field of Oncology, Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Surgery, and also on the organization of seminars and courses.

2. Acceptance of the terms of use

By browsing the Website, users fully accept all the legal conditions set forth in the Legal Notice and in the Cookies Policy

In order to adapt the legal texts of the Website to its contents, we reserve the right to make any appropriate modifications to the Legal Notice and the Cookies Policy at any time.

3. Access to the Website and information regarding the GOES Group

The main objective of the Website is to disseminate the services, projects, research work, news and publications carried out by the GOES Group, as well as to provide specialized training in the early detection of colorectal cancer in lesions found during colonoscopy. It also provides information about the foundation.

Access to the Website is completely free and does not require user registration. However, if you wish to enroll on the Course you must register as a user in the “Sign Up” section and proceed with the purchase. If you are already an active Course Participant, you can access the course content by clicking on the “Login” section where you will be asked for your username and password.

Through the Website users can contact us in order to receive information on our services that may be of interest to them, as well as to respond to queries related to the GOES Group. We undertake to ensure that the information that appears on the Website is truthful, accurate and accessible at all times.

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, this Website, uses SSL or TLS encryption. You will be able to tell that the connection is encrypted because the browser address bar changes from “http://” to “https://” and also because of the presence of the lock symbol in the browser address bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

The GOES Group cannot guarantee the absence of interruptions or errors in access to the Website or its content, nor that the site will be permanently updated, nor that all the data are accurate. However, we undertake to solve possible errors, interruptions in communication and failure to update said content as soon as possible.

4. Norms of use

We hope that visiting our Website will be an enjoyable experience for everyone. Therefore, when browsing it, users agree to observe the law, norms of good conduct, and the stipulations of this Legal Notice. Likewise, they undertake to make appropriate use of the content of the Website and not to use it to carry out illegal or criminal activities that violate the rights of third parties and/or that violate the regulation on intellectual and industrial property, or any other regulations of the applicable legal system.

The information provided by the Website will be used only for the services offered by GOES Group.

The user undertakes to use the information contained in this Website exclusively for their own needs and to refrain from carrying out (either directly or indirectly) any type of commercial exploitation of the content and services to which they have access.

As a user of the Website, you acknowledge and accept that you are solely responsible for the use that you make of it and for the services and content accessible through the Website.

Therefore, among other activities, the user undertakes:

a) Not to introduce or disseminate content of a racist, xenophobic, pornographic nature, or that advocates terrorism or violates human violates human rights.

b) Not to introduce or spread data programs (viruses and harmful software) on the network that may cause damage to the computer systems of the access provider, its suppliers, or third-party users of the Internet network.

c) Not to disseminate, transmit or make available to third parties any type of information, element or content that violates fundamental rights and public freedoms recognized constitutionally and in international treaties.

d) Not to disseminate, transmit or make available to third parties any type of information, element or content that constitutes illegal or unfair advertising.

e) Not to introduce or disseminate any false, ambiguous or inaccurate information and content in a way that misleads.

The user will be solely responsible for any damages or losses that occur as a result of a breach on their part.

5. Links

If you wish to create a link to the Website from any other website, forum, chat, platform or social network, you are required to indicate that you do not have our supervision or authorization. Under no circumstances is it allowed to create a link to the Website from other websites, platforms, forums, chats, blogs or social networks contrary to the law or good customs, specifically those with pornographic content or that violate human rights.

It is important to clarify that the presence of a link to the Website does not imply a relation between GOES Group and the site where the link appears; therefore, we are not responsible for the data or content provided.

This Website includes links to other third-party web pages. GOES Group is not responsible for any variations in relation to the information, services and content in general of said web pages.

6. Presence on other platforms and social networks

As can be seen on our Website, the GOES Group team uses social networks and platforms (LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter). Please bear in mind when accessing any of these networks or platforms that the conditions of use applicable are those established by each platform, over which we have no control.

7. Intellectual and industrial property

The Website, the Course and all its contents (among them, by way of example and without limitations, the brands, logos, texts, photographs, icons, images, graphics, technology, links, audiovisual or sound content, etc. , as well as the graphic design, source code and other software elements contained in this Website), are the property of GOES Group, have been duly licensed in its favour, and are subject to the intellectual and industrial property rights protected by Spanish law. Therefore, if you wish to use the contents of the Website (i.e., reproducing, transforming, communicating, etc., the contents beyond the activities authorized by Intellectual Property Law) you must obtain our prior written consent, regardless of the purposes. The contact information may be found at the start of this Legal Notice. Likewise, the identification data of GOES Group, as the owner of the Intellectual and Industrial Property rights of the Website or its contents, may not be eliminated.

Finally, users agree to grant a free use licence, without territorial limitations and for the maximum temporary extension permitted by law, regarding the content that they upload to the Website by any means.

The responsibility derived from the unauthorized use of materials protected by the intellectual and industrial property rights contained in this Website will correspond exclusively to the user.

The fact that we do not ask you to cease making an illegal use or use contrary to the contents of this Legal Notice cannot be understood in any case as representing consent or authorization for said use. Nor does it constitute a waiver of the exercise of legal actions that may correspond to us.

8. Responsibility for the functioning of the Website

Please remember that it is your responsibility to have access to the tools necessary to stop and disinfect harmful computer programs. Although GOES Group strives to keep the Website free of viruses, worms or any other harmful computer elements, we cannot guarantee their complete absence.

Likewise, GOES Group is not responsible for the damage produced in users’ software and computer equipment during the use of the services offered on the Website, or for the damage or loss of any type that may cause failures or disconnections in the telecommunications networks leading to the suspension, cancellation or interruption of the service.

9. Legal requirements regarding responsibilities

GOES Group vouches for the accuracy of the data that appears published on the Website. Please, if you detect any errors, contact us at the email address

However, despite our efforts, the Internet is not an impregnable medium, so we cannot guarantee that the content and information will always be updated in its latest version. Whenever possible, we will inform you of any interruption affecting the information displayed on the Website. Likewise, GOES Group will not be responsible for errors in accessing different pages of the Website if these errors are caused by events beyond our control.

GOES Group will not be responsible for the misuse that users may make of the Website or its contents, nor for those uses that are contrary to good faith, the law, or this Legal Notice. Likewise, GOES Group declines any responsibility derived from users’ infringement of intellectual property rights of any kind.

We cannot oversee the integrity, operation and veracity of the links that may appear on the Website to Internet sites that are not owned by us. Therefore, we decline any responsibility for them.

10. Duration of the conditions of use

In order to adapt this Legal Notice to the reality of the Website, we reserve the right to modify or update it at any time. We recommend that you consult it frequently.

If any clause included in this Legal Notice is declared totally or partially null or ineffective, such nullity or ineffectiveness will only affect said clause or the part of it that is null or ineffective; the rest of this Legal Notice will remain effective.

11. Submission of comments or questions

For any questions or comments regarding the content of the Website, please contact us at the e-mail address With regard to its legal terms, please contact

Likewise, should you detect any errors in the information offered or in the configuration, updating or contents of the Website, we would appreciate it if you would notify GOES Group at the aforementioned address.

12. Applicable regulations and jurisdiction

This Legal Notice will be governed and interpreted in accordance with Spanish legislation, as will the resolution of any controversy or divergence related to this Website. The use of the services of this Website implies the express acceptance of the Spanish jurisdiction.

Likewise, the parties agree that any litigation, discrepancy, question or claim resulting from the execution and interpretation of this Legal Notice, or related to this or other texts that may be present on this Website, will be resolved in the Courts and Tribunals of Manresa, expressly waiving any other right or jurisdictional demarcation that may have competence in the matter (unless there is a conflict protected by law, in which case the place designated in the applicable legislation would prevail).

Date of last update: February 2022.