Legal notice


This WEBSITE is mainly devoted to the publication of information and dissemination of the foundation’s activities.

FUNDACIÓ DE RECERCA DE L’INSTITUT DE MICROCIRURGIA OCULAR DE BARCELONA (FUNDACIÓN IMO), with Tax ID Number G65299950, acts as a content owner, facilitator and manager of this website. FUNDACIÓ DE RECERCA DE L’INSTITUT DE MICROCIRURGIA OCULAR DE BARCELONA informs Users that it complies with current data protection regulations and, in particular, with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data, thereby repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) and with the Law on the Information Services Society and Electronic Commerce, Law 34/2002 of 11 July.

   Business Name or Company Name    TAX ID CODE (CIF)
   C/ Josep Maria Lladó 3  
   City:    Postal Code:
   BARCELONA    08035


Therefore, the marketing, advertising, commercial, administrative or contracting activityof goods and/or services is the responsibility of the mentioned company, the owner of this domain, which operates under the brand IMO, while being available for commercial and administrative matters at the following address:

C/ Josep Maria Lladó 3, 08035 Barcelona, Spain

All photographs and images published on this website have the appropriate permits and consents. Likewise, all the texts of this website have been prepared by the Communication Department of the IMO, with the relevant review and permission from the specialists and / or testimonies involved in each information.


The use of the website attributes the condition of User and implies full and unreserved acceptance of each of the provisions included in this Legal Notice and Privacy Policy in the version published byFundación IMO, as soon as the User accesses the website. Consequently, the User must carefully read this Legal Notice and Privacy Policy on any occasion they intend to use the website, since it can feature modifications.


Fundación IMO is not responsible for external websites, which may be accessed through links, or any content provided by third parties. Any use of a link or access to an external website is made exclusively at the choice and risk of the user, and Fundación IMO does not recommend nor guarantee any information obtained through a link that does not belong to the website of Fundación IMO, nor does it accept responsibility for any loss, claim or damage arising from the use or misuse of a link, or information obtained through it, including other links or websites, an interruption in service or access, or the attempt to use or not misuse a link, both to connect to the website of Fundación IMO or when accessing information from other websites on the website of Fundación IMO.


It is expressly forbidden to establish a link to from pages that contain statements or propaganda of a racist, xenophobic or pornographic nature, or an apology of terrorism, against human rights or any other unlawful act or contrary to morality and public order. In no case shall it be understood or declared that Fundación IMO intervenes, endorses, promotes, participates or has supervised in any way the page content, where the link appears, while not even consenting to its integration, except if express authorisation is given.


We inform you that we use cookies to improve the browsing experience on our website and render a better service to you. For more information about cookies and how we use them, please read our Cookies Policy.


The information and services included or available through the website may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are regularly incorporated into the information. Fundación IMO may include at any time improvements and/or changes in services or content. More over, Fundación IMO has obtained the information and materials included in the website from sources that are considered reliable, but, although appropriate measures have been taken to ensure that the information contained herein is correct, this does not guarantee it is accurate or updated. The User shall also be advised that the contents of this website serve two purposes; informational, in terms of quality, location, services and rates, and another regarding product sales, as provided in this legal notice and other legal texts on this website. The information provided on this website does not replace but complements the relationship between our professionals and our patients or visitors. In case of doubt, you should consult with your reference ophthalmologist.


Fundación IMO accepts no liability in case of interruptions or malfunction of the services or content offered on the Internet, whatever the cause. Furthermore, Fundación IMO does not accept any liability for network outages, loss of information as a result of these failures, momentary power supply blackouts or any other type of incidental damage that may be caused to Users for reasons not attributable to Fundación IMO, does not represent nor warrant that the services or content shall be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be amended or that the service or the server making them available are free of viruses or other damaging elements, without detriment to the fact that  Fundación IMO makes every effort to avoid such incidents. Should the User make certain decisions or carry out actions based on the information on any of the websites, checking the information received against other sources is recommended.


The content provided by Fundación IMO, as well as the content disseminated on the network through its websites, constitute a work in the sense of intellectual property law, thus being protected by international laws and conventions applicable in the matter. Any form of reproduction, distribution, public communication, transformation, making available and, in general, any other act of public use referring both to the websites and their content and information, without the express prior consent in writing by Fundación IMO, is prohibited.  

Consequently, all content displayed on the website and, in particular, designs, texts, graphics, logos, icons, buttons, software, trade names, trademarks, industrial drawings or any other sign susceptible of industrial and commercial use are subject to intellectual and industrial property rights of  Fundación IMO or third-party owners thereof, who have duly authorised their inclusion on the website.

The contents, images, forms, opinions, index and other formal expressions that are part of the websites, as well as the necessary software for the operation and display of the same, also represent a work within the meaning of Copyright and are, therefore, protected by international conventions and national laws on intellectual property that may apply. Failure to abide by what has been stated above involves the commission of unlawful acts and its sanction according to civil and criminal law.

Any act by virtue of which the Users of the services or contents may exploit or commercially use, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, any content, images, forms, index and other formal expressions that are part of the websites without prior written permission of Fundación IMO is forbidden.    

Specifically, but not limited to the following, the reproduction, distribution, display, transmission, broadcasting, release in any form, storage on physical or logical supports (for example, disks or computer hard drives, USB devices, pen drives or smartphones), scanning or making available from databases other than those belonging to the authorised ones by Fundación IMO are prohibited, as well as their translation, adaptation, arrangement or any other transformation of said opinions, images, forms, index and other formal expressions that are made available to Users through the services or content, to the extent that these acts are subject to the applicable legislation on intellectual and industrial property or that concerning image protection.

Fundación IMO is free to restrict access to the websites and the publication of opinions, observations, images or comments that Users may send via email.

In this sense, Fundación IMO may, if deemed appropriate and subject to the sole and exclusive responsibility of Users, set the filters necessary to avoid that through its websites contents or opinions are disseminated that are considered racist, xenophobic, discriminatory, pornographic, defamatory or which, in any way, encourage violence or the spread of clearly unlawful or harmful content.

Those Users who send to the websites of Fundación IMO, its department of suggestions, observations, opinions and comments via email service, unless they express otherwise in a true and unmistakable way, in the cases where this should be possible, due to the nature of the services or content, it is understood that they authorise Fundación IMO to reproduce, distribute, display, transmit, broadcast, release in any format, store in physical or logical supports (for example, disks or computer hard drives, USB devices, pen drives or smartphones), scan, make available from databases belonging to Fundación IMO, as well as the translation, adaptation, arrangement or any other transformation of observations, opinions or any such comments for the whole duration of the copyright, as prescribed by law. It is also understood that this authorisation is made gratuitously and that the mere fact of sending by email observations, opinions or comments of this kind, the Users reject any financial claim from Fundación IMO.

According to what has been stated in the previous paragraph, Fundación IMO is also authorised to proceed with the modification or alteration of observations, opinions or comments like these, so as to adapt them to the needs of the editorial format of websites, without this meaning that there is at all any kind of grievance to any of the moral faculties of copyright that Users may hold over them. Any of the technical, logical or technological resources by virtue of which a third party may benefit, directly or indirectly, with or without profit, from each and every content, form, index and other formal expressions that are part of the websites, or with regard to the efforts undertaken by Fundación IMO, for its operation, are prohibited. Specifically, any link, hyperlink, framing or similar link that can be established towards the websites of Fundación IMO, without the prior express consent in writing by Fundación IMO, is prohibited. Any transgression of what is set out in this section shall be considered a grievance to the legitimate intellectual property rights of Fundación IMO on the websites and all contents thereof.

Fundación IMO shall not accept any responsibility whatsoever with regard to consequences derived from the behaviours and actions mentioned above; likewise, it shall not accept any responsibility whatsoever for the content, services, products, etc. of third parties, which can be accessed directly or through banners, links, hyperlinks, framing or similar links from the websites of Fundación IMO.