Website Terms and Conditions

Who we are

You (“you”, or the “Users) are accessing a website of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (the “university" or “we/us”) published online at (hereinafter the "Website"). The University is domiciled at Plaça de la Mercè, 12 08002, Barcelona, tax identification number: Q5850017D. The terms regulating the subscription to DisGeNET are set out in Annex I.

Contact us

You can contact us at support@disgenetiorg or +34 93 3160540

Intellectual and Industrial Property

All rights of intellectual property on any contents of this Website including, without limitation, images, trademarks, logos, distinctive signs, sounds and animations, texts, sounds, visual and audiovisual recordings, and the databases, are owned by the University or its licensors and are protected by national and international laws. Such rights are reserved in favor of the University and / or its licensors. Any reproduction, copying, publication, distribution, modification, transformation, removal, handling, and any other use, with or without profit, all or part of this Website or any of its contents, without the prior express written permission of the University is expressly prohibited. University may exercise any legal and/or extrajudicial actions it considers appropriate, in case of a possible violation of their rights.


The University is not responsible for any third-party webpage accessible from the Website; nor of the accuracy, veracity and validity of the Website's information that is not of its own elaboration.

However, by virtue of article 17 of Spanish Law 34/2002, in case the University is aware of the unlawfulness of such content or links, it undertakes to suppress or disable the links, as well as, where appropriate, blocking those contents that may be unlawful or infringe the rights of any third-party, in accordance with articles 11 and 16 of the mentioned Law.

Furthermore, the University will not be responsible for the damages that may occur due to failures or bad configurations of the browser installed by the user in its computer. The University will not be responsible for any technical incident or failure that occurs when the user connects to the Internet. Likewise, the absence of interruptions or errors in accessing the website is not guaranteed.

No warranty

Unless otherwise stated, the Website is provided on an ‘as is’ basis without any warranties of any kind, express or implied. The University, to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaims all warranties, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability, title, non-infringement of third parties’ rights, and fitness for particular purpose. The University makes no warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the site. Without limitation on the foregoing: (i) the University does not warrant that the site will operate error-free or that the site and its servers are free of computer viruses or other harmful mechanisms. If your use of the site results directly or indirectly in the need for servicing or replacing equipment or data, the University is not responsible for those costs.

Protection of Personal Data

We will process your personal data according to our Privacy Policy.


In our Website we use cookies, please see our Cookie Policy for further details.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

These Legal Notice, including our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy, are governed by Spanish laws. The courts of the city of Barcelona shall be competent to decide any controversy.


The University reserves the right to modify or remove at any time and without notice the legal texts (this Legal Notice, Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy). We will notify you by providing a clear notice of these changes by email or on our website.

Annex I – terms for subscribing to DisGeNET

DisGeNET service

The Website aims at promoting and provide access to DisGeNet, DisGeNET is a versatile platform developed by the University that can be used for different research purposes including the investigation of the molecular underpinnings of human diseases and their comorbidities, the analysis of the properties of disease genes, the generation of hypothesis on drug therapeutic action and drug adverse effects, the validation of computationally predicted disease genes and the evaluation of text-mining methods performance.

To have access to DisGeNet users must be of legal age (18 years old or more) and shall be registered and have an account (the “Account”), as described below. The access and use of DisGeNET is regulated by the DisGeNET Terms of Use.

User’s Account creation

To create an Account, Users are required to fill in the registration form and accept these Terms and Conditions, the DisGeNET Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.

Each User is responsible for keeping his/her credentials (the email address and password indicated in the subscription form, the “Credentials”) secret, they are personal and non-transferable, and the user assumes any damages that may arise from their improper use, as well as from any assignment, disclosure or loss. In this regard, access to DisGeNET made with the Credentials of a user will be deemed made by that user, who will be liable in all cases for that access and use. In the event of any risk of access and/or use of the Credentials by unauthorized third parties, the users must immediately inform the University which will promptly proceed to block the Account and provide the user, where appropriate, with new Credentials.

As a registered user you can close your Account at any time by contacting the University at Please note that after closing your Account you won’t be able to access DisGeNET.

We may unilaterally close your Account for any breach of the Terms and Conditions by the User.

User’s Responsibilities

Your non-exclusive right to access DisGeNET is personal and you are not authorized to transfer your Account to another person nor share the content with any third party that does not work for the same institution you work for.

You agree that you only have the right to use the DisGeNET in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and the DisGeNET terms of use.

Acceptable Use Rules

The actions are not limited to those described in this paragraph, and we may take any other action we reasonably consider appropriate.


The University reserves the right to carry out, without giving prior notice, any modifications to DisGeNET that it may consider appropriate, both in relation to the contents and to its conditions of use.


Except as otherwise provided herein and in the DisGeNET terms of use and to the extent permitted by applicable law, DisGeNET is provided "AS IS" and without any guarantee of satisfactory quality or fitness for purpose, and we make no commitment regarding the performance or availability of it.


If you have any issues with accessing your Account or with DisGeNET, you can contact us at, we will be happy to help you.