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Privacy Policy


  1. Who we are

Our website address is:

ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA, in collaboration with Associação Portuguesa de Herpetologia and Pura Vida.

ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA, with CIF-G78291788, is registered in the Register of Associations with the number 58032.

ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA is a non-governmental organization with non-profit activity. Its objectives are research, scientific divulgation and conservation of amphibians and reptiles.

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales
José Gutiérrez Abascal 2
28006 Madrid (Spain)

  1. Legal Warning

ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA, with CIF G78291788, address José Gutiérrez Abascal, No 2, 28006 – Madrid (Madrid), Spain, can not assume any responsibility derived from the incorrect, inappropriate or illicit use of the information appearing on

With the limits established in the law, does not assume any liability arising from the lack of veracity, integrity, updating and accuracy of the data or information contained in its website.

The contents and information do not link to nor do they constitute opinions, advice or legal advice of any kind as it is merely a service offered with informative and informative character.

The website of may contain links (links) to other websites of third parties that can not control. Therefore, can not assume responsibility for the content that may appear on the websites of third parties.

The texts, images, sounds, animations, software and the rest of contents included in this website are the exclusive property of or its licensors. Any act of transmission, distribution, assignment, reproduction, storage or total or partial public communication must have the express consent of

Likewise, to access some of the services that offers through the website, you must provide some personal information. In compliance with the “Ley Orgánica 15/1999, de 13 de diciembre, de Protección de Datos de Carácter Personal”, we inform you that, by completing these forms, your personal data will be incorporated and will be treated in the ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA files in order to be able to lend and offer our services as well as to inform you of the improvements of the Web site. Also, we inform you of the possibility of exercising the rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition of your personal data, free of charge by email to or at the address José Gutiérrez Abascal, No 2, 28006 – Madrid (Madrid), Spain.

  1. What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized 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 Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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

Contact forms

To contact us, we receive information about your name and email address.


For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. Only username, email address and store´s name is required. We also collect other data optionally (name, phone number, website, social accounts, additional info, and photos).

  1. 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 the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

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

  1. How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

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

  1. Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

  1. Protection of personal data according to the LOPD

ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA informs users of the website about its policy regarding the treatment and protection of personal data of users and customers that may be collected by browsing or contracting services through its website.

ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA guarantees compliance with current regulations on the protection of personal data, reflected in the Ley Orgánica 15/1999 de 13 de diciembre, de Protección de Datos de Carácter Personal and Real Decreto 1720/2007, de 21 diciembre, by which the Reglamento de Desarrollo de la LOPD is approved.

ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA, in application of current legislation on the protection of personal data, informs that the personal data collected through the forms of the website are included in the user-specific automated files of the services of ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA.

The use of this website implies the acceptance of this privacy policy.

  1. Collection, purpose and data processing

ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA has the duty to inform users of its website about the collection of personal data that can be carried out, either by sending email or filling in the forms included in the website.

The operations, procedures and technical procedures that are carried out in an automated or non-automated manner and that enable the collection, storage, modification, transfer and other actions on personal data, are considered to be the processing of personal data.

ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA adopts the necessary measures to guarantee the security, integrity and confidentiality of the data in accordance with the Ley Orgánica 15/1999 de 13 de diciembre, de Protección de Datos de Carácter Personal (LOPD).

The collection and automated processing of personal data is intended for the attention of requests made by users, the maintenance of the business relationship, the performance of information tasks, the provision of services, training, advice and other activities specific to ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA.

The user states that all data provided by him are true and correct, and agrees to keep them updated, communicating the changes to ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA.

  1. Information communication

ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA informs users that their personal data will not be transferred to third organizations, with the exception that such transfer of data is covered by a legal obligation or when the provision of a service implies the need for a contractual relationship with a charge of treatment. In the latter case, only the transfer of data to the third party will be carried out when ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA has the express consent of the user.

  1. Data collected by users of the services

In cases where the user includes files with personal data on the shared hosting servers, ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA is not responsible for the breach by the user of the LOPD.

  1. User rights over data

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

The “Ley Orgánica 15/1999, de 13 de diciembre, de Protección de Datos de Carácter Personal” gives interested parties the possibility of exercising a series of rights related to the processing of their personal data.

The user’s data is subject to treatment by ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA. Users may exercise the rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition in accordance with the current legislation on the protection of personal data.

To make use of the exercise of these rights, the user must contact us by written communication, providing identification document (ID or passport), to the following address: ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA, Street: José Gutiérrez Abascal Nº 2, Zip Code: 28006 , City: Madrid, Province: Madrid. The communication must contain the following information: Name and surname of the user, the request, the address and the supporting data.

The exercise of rights must be performed by the user. However, they may be executed by a person authorized as legal representative. In this case, the documentation proving this representation of the interested person must be provided.

  1. Intellectual property rights

ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA is the owner of all the copyright, intellectual property, industrial, “know how” and other rights related to the contents of the website and the services offered in it, as well as the necessary programs to its implementation and related information.

The reproduction, publication and / or non-strictly private use of the contents, total or partial, of the website without the prior written consent is not allowed.

Intellectual property of the software

The user must respect the third party programs placed at his disposal by ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA, even if they are free and / or publicly available.

ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA has the necessary exploitation and intellectual property rights of the software.

The user does not acquire any right or license for the service contracted, on the software necessary for the provision of the service, nor on the technical information to monitor the service, except for the rights and licenses necessary for the fulfillment of the services contracted and only during the duration of them. For any action that exceeds the fulfillment of the contract, the user will need written authorization from ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA, being prohibited the user to access, modify, visualize the configuration, structure and files of the servers owned by ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA, assuming the responsibility civil and criminal liability arising from any incident that could occur in the servers and security systems as a direct consequence of negligent or malicious action on their part.

Intellectual property of hosted content

The use contrary to the legislation on intellectual property of the services provided by ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA is prohibited, and, in particular:

The use that is contrary to Spanish laws or that infringes the rights of third parties.

The publication or transmission of any content that, in the opinion of ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA, is violent, obscene, abusive, illegal, racial, xenophobic or defamatory.

The cracks, serial numbers of programs or any other content that infringes the intellectual property rights of third parties.

The collection and / or use of personal data of other users without their express consent or in contravention of “Ley Orgánica 15/1999, de 13 de diciembre, de Protección de Datos de Carácter Personal”.

The use of the mail server of the domain and of the email addresses for the sending of unwanted mass mail.

The user has full responsibility for the content of its website, the transmitted and stored information, the hypertext links, the claims of third parties and the legal actions in reference to intellectual property, rights of third parties and protection of minors. The user is responsible with respect to the laws and regulations in force and the rules that have to do with the operation of the online service, electronic commerce, copyright, maintenance of public order, as well as universal principles of Internet use.

The user will indemnify ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA for the expenses generated by the imputation of ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA in any case whose responsibility was attributable to the user, including legal defense fees and expenses, even in the case of a non-final judicial decision.

  1. Protection of hosted information

ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA makes backup copies of the contents housed in its servers, but is not responsible for the loss or accidental deletion of the data by users. Similarly, it does not guarantee the total replacement of data deleted by users, since the aforementioned data could have been deleted and / or modified during the period of time since the last backup.

The services offered, except the specific backup services, do not include the replacement of the contents preserved in the backup copies made by ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA, when this loss is attributable to the user.

  1. Commercial communications in application of the LSSI

ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA will not send advertising or promotional communications by electronic mail or any other means of electronic communication equivalent that previously had not been requested or expressly authorized by the recipients of the same.

In the case of users with whom there is a prior contractual relationship, ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA is authorized to send commercial communications regarding products or services of ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA that are similar to those that were originally the object of contracting with the client. In any case, the user can request that no more commercial information be sent to him through the Customer Service channels, after proving his identity.


Cookies policy

ASOCIACIÓN HERPETOLÓGICA ESPAÑOLA informs about the use of cookies on its website:

What are cookies?

Cookies are files that can be downloaded to your computer through web pages. They are tools that have an essential role for the provision of numerous services of the information society. Among others, they allow a website to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their team and, depending on the information obtained, they can be used to recognize the user and improve the service offered.

Types of cookies

Depending on the entity that manages the domain from which the cookies are sent and treat the data obtained, two types can be distinguished:

  • Own cookies: those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
  • Third party cookies: those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the publisher, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through the cookies. When the cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself but the information collected through them is managed by a third party, they can not be considered as own cookies.

There is also a second classification according to the period of time they remain stored in the client’s browser, which may be:

  • Session cookies: designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. They are usually used to store information that only interested to keep for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (eg a list of products purchased).
  • Persistent cookies: the data is still stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.

Finally, there is another classification with five types of cookies according to the purpose for which the data obtained is processed:

  • Technical cookies: those that allow the user to navigate through a web page, platform or application and the use of different options or services that exist in it, such as controlling traffic and data communication, identify the session, access restricted access parts, remember the elements that make up an order, perform the purchase process of an order, make the request for registration or participation in an event, use security elements during navigation, store contents for the dissemination of videos or sound or share content through social networks.
  • Personalization cookies: they allow the user to access the service with some predefined general characteristics based on a series of criteria in the user’s terminal, such as the language, the type of browser through which the user accesses the service, the configuration regional from where you access the service, etc.
  • Analysis cookies: allow the person responsible for them to monitor and analyze the behavior of the users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through this type of cookies is used in the measurement of the activity of the websites, application or platform and for the elaboration of navigation profiles of the users of said sites, applications and platforms, in order to introduce improvements in function of the analysis of the data of use made by the users of the service.
  • Advertising cookies: allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces.
  • Behavioral advertising cookies: they store information on the behavior of users obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific profile to display advertising based on it.
  • Cookies from external social networks: they are used so that visitors can interact with the content of different social platforms (facebook, youtube, twitter, linkedIn, etc.) and that they are generated only for the users of these social networks.

The conditions of use of these cookies and the information collected is regulated by the privacy policy of the corresponding social platform.

Deactivation and elimination of cookies

You can allow, block or eliminate the cookies installed on your computer by configuring the browser options installed on your computer. When you disable cookies, some of the available services may no longer be operational. The way to disable cookies is different for each browser, but it can usually be done from the Tools or Options menu. You can also consult the browser’s Help menu where you can find instructions. The user may at any time choose which cookies he wants to work on this website. You can allow, block or delete the cookies installed on your computer by configuring the browser options installed on your computer:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer o Microsoft Edge:
  • Mozilla Firefox:
  • Chrome:
  • Safari:
  • Opera:

In addition, you can also manage the cookie store in your browser through tools such as the following:

  • Ghostery:
  • Your online choices:

Cookies used in

The cookies that are being used in this portal are identified below, as well as their typology and function:

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not 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 you 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 discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Acceptance of the Cookies Policy assumes that you accept the use of cookies. However, it shows information about your cookies policy at the bottom or top of any page of the portal with each login in order for you to be aware. Given this information it is possible to carry out the following actions:

  • Accept cookies. This warning will not be displayed again when accessing any portal page during this session.
  • The notice is hidden on this page.
  • Read more. You can get more information about what cookies are, know the Cookies Policy of and modify the configuration of your browser.
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