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Mirjam Maarleveld (herinafter “BARCELONA EXPAT LIFE”) is the owner of this website.


The website has been created and developed by BARCELONA EXPAT LIFE to provide information about its services, developments and other activities of the company. The use of this implies full acceptance of all legal notices that may be added to the website at any time.


The purposes of BARCELONA EXPAT LIFE web portal are to offer information about working and living in Barcelona, as well as employment opportunities to job seekers registered on the Barcelona Expat Life website


This specific page informs you about our conditions regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information when you use our service and our terms and conditions.


Please read this policy carefully before using this website (herinafter SERVICE). This policy applies to all visitors, users and others who have access to this website (herinafter USERS) and by accessing our SERVICE USERS agree to this policy. 


Privacy policy and Terms & conditions


For inquiries, suggestions or complaints USERS can contact us via


When USERS leave comments on the SERVICE (website) we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the USERS’ IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


An anonymized string created from the USERS´ email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if the USERS are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here.


Your account on our website

When USERS create an account on the SERVICE (website) of BARCELONA EXPAT LIFE, the USER must always provide information that is accurate, complete and current. Failure to do so is a violation, which may result in immediate termination of the USERS´ use on our SERVICE.



USERS are responsible for securing the password that they use to access the SERVICE and for all activities or actions under their password, regardless of whether their password is with our SERVICE or a third-party service.

USERS agree not to disclose your password to third parties. They must notify us immediately if they are aware of a security breach or unauthorized use of their account.


USERS can upload images to the SERVICE, 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.


We send images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.


We may immediately terminate or suspend access to our SERVICE, without prior notice or liability, for any reason, including without limitation if USERS violate the conditions.


All provisions of this policy which by their nature remain in force after termination shall remain in force after termination, including, but not limited to, property provisions, warranty claims, indemnities and liability limitations.

Upon termination, your right to use the SERVICE will be terminated immediately. If USERS want to terminate THEIR account, USERS can easily stop using the SERVICE.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this SERVICE may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the USERS have visited the other website.


These websites may collect data about USERS, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor USERS´ interaction with that embedded content, including tracking their interaction with the embedded content if USERS hasvean account and are logged in to that website.

User access requirements

Unless otherwise specified, the information and services made available to the USERS by BARCELONA EXPAT LIFE through this website are exclusively for the purpose of the web portal and are not intended for any other commercial purpose.


It is the USERS’ right to have free and open access to the information contained in public sections of the SERVICE, although certain sections and services are restricted to register USERS.

Intellectual and commercial property

Commercial and intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, trademarks, logos, texts, photographs, icons and images, as well as the graphic design, source code and other software elements of the website are held by BARCELONA EXPAT LIFE or by other entities that share or publish information through the portal. Therefore, they are subject to intellectual and industrial property rights protected by Spanish and international legislation.


Without the prior written authorisation of BARCELONA EXPAT LIFE, it is forbidden to use, copy, transfer, manipulate, as well as any use that exceeds the necessary use the SERVICE offered.


Access to the SERVICE provided does not imply that BARCELONA EXPAT LIFE or the respective owner waives, transfers, or totally or partially assigns the rights arising from the intellectual and industrial property or attributes the rights to use, modify, exploit, copy, distribute or publicly communicate the contents without the prior and express written authorization of the respective holders of said rights, without prejudice to the right to viewing and obtaining a private copy of the content, provided that the right is exercised according to the principles of good faith, and provided that the intellectual and industrial property of the holder of such rights remains unchanged, it is not used for commercial gain, and it is exclusively for the USERS’s personal information.


The USERS will assume exclusive responsibility for using content protected by intellectual and industrial property rights on the SERVICE.

Applicable law

These conditions shall be governed by the laws of Spain.


Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these conditions is not considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these conditions is declared invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these conditions will continue to apply.


These conditions constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our SERVICE and supersede and replace all previous agreements that we would have between us regarding the Service.

Our privacy policy

The information received by BARCELONA EXPAT LIFE  through the website will be treated with the utmost security and confidentiality in accordance with current regulations.


In compliance with the requirements of current data protection regulations, we inform you that the Data Controller is BARCELONA EXPAT LIFE.


We will not use or share your information with anyone other than as described in this privacy policy.


We use your personal information to deliver and improve the SERVICE. By using the Service, you consent to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. 

Personal Data Protection

Where does our data come from?

The data is provided directly by the USERS in the different forms of our website.

What is your data processed for?

The data of the interested party are processed for the following purposes:

  • Manage the provision of the service (B2B and B2C)
  • Manage USERS requests.
  • To maintain our relationship
  • To enable you to submit your CV generally, to apply for specific jobs or to subscribe to our job alerts.
  • To match your details with job vacancies, to assist us in finding a position that is most suitable for you and to send your personal information (including sensitive personal information) to clients in order to apply for jobs.
  • Carrying out statistics, surveys or market studies, which aim to evaluate the quality of the product or service, making business, commercial, investment decisions, checking the most effective sales or products, etc.
  • Maintain the security of electronic communications networks and services, detect failures or technical errors in the transmission of electronic communications, as well as any treatment that is necessary for the correct provision of the telecommunications service or any other sectoral regulations that may be applicable.
  • Comply with the legal obligations of quality of service imposed by telecommunications legislation.
  • Detect or prevent abusive or fraudulent use of the services.
  • Any other that is mandatory and necessary for the fulfillment of its functions as a telecommunications operator or provider of services of the information society.
  • To direct-market products and services, advise you of news and industry updates, events, promotions and competitions, reports and other information. Where we do so, you will be able to unsubscribe from such communications.
  • To trusted third parties where we have retained them to provide services that you or our clients have requested, such as reference, qualification and criminal reference checking services (as required), verification of the details you have provided from third party sources, psychometric evaluations or skills tests. These third parties comply with similar undertakings of privacy and confidentiality.
  • We may also seek your consent to collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information for any other purpose not listed above.

Such treatments will be carried out in full respect of the data protection regulations and only when they are strictly necessary for the provision of the service and / or the satisfaction of the legitimate interests of Barcelona Expat Life, provided that other rights and freedoms of the User do not prevail.

What data is processed?

Barcelona Expat Life may collect your personal details, including:

  • Name and surname
  • Image
  • Date of birth and age
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Links to your social networks
  • Sensitive personal information such as ethnic origin, gender and nationality
  • Information from your CV

What guarantees apply?

The personal data collected will be treated with absolute confidentiality, committing ourselves to keep them secret and guaranteeing the duty to keep them by adopting all the necessary measures to avoid their alteration, loss and treatment or unauthorized access, in accordance with the provisions of the applicable legislation.

How long do we keep your data?

The data will be kept until the interested party cancels them or unsubscribes as a user.



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.

Who do we share your data with?

By creating a profile on our website or submiting your data/cv via our contact form, you give your consent on sharing your data. USER´s information may be accessible by BARCCELONA EXPAT LIFE team to provide you with their SERVICE and for the purposes of business development, systems development and testing.



The data of our users can be transferred to the companies that purchased our services, for example to companies that are looking for new employees is Barcelona. 


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


If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

What rights do you have?

The interested party can exercise the rights of access, rectification, cancellation, opposition, portability, limitation or the right to be forgotten provided for by law, by writing to BARCELONA EXPAT LIFE.


For any questions about the processing of personal data, you should contact the competent authorities, i.e. the Spanish Agency for Data Protection (


BARCELONA EXPAT LIFE declares and guarantees that it maintains the security requirements for the protection of personal data in accordance with current regulations, and that it has established all the technical means at its disposal to avoid the loss, misuse, alteration, unauthorized access and theft of the data provided by the candidates, without prejudice to informing that online security measures are not impregnable.


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.

Links to other sites

Our SERVICE may contain links to other sites that are not managed by BARCELONA EXPAT LIFE. If USERS clicks on a third-party link, USERS will be taken to that third party’s site.


BARCELONA EXPAT LIFE strongly recommends that USERS view the Privacy Policy of each site they visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of third-party sites or services.

Technical issues

BARCELONA EXPAT LIFE denies all responsibility for:

  • any technical issues that may occur in the connection or telecommunications services that may prevent USERS from using the services offered.
  • Damages of any kind caused to USERS computers by viruses, worms, Trojan horses or any other harmful elements. You acknowledge that using the Internet involves taking a risk that their computers may be affected by the elements set out above. To this end, it corresponds to the USERS, in any case, the availability of adequate detection and removal of harmful electronic programs tools.


BARCELONA EXPAT LIFE uses cookies. We use these cookies to provide our SERVICE in the best possible way, to maintain and improve our SERVICE as much as possible. Also so that we can offer USERS a better experience. We explain in our cookie policy what exactly cookies are, how we use cookies for our services and how the USER can refuse cookies. For more information, please refer to our cookie policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

We may update our policies from time to time. We will notify USERS of any changes by posting the new conditions on this page.


USERS are advised to check this page regularly for any changes. Changes are effective when posted on this page.


The content displayed on this website is for general informational purposes only and may be subject to change. BARCELONA EXPAT LIFE does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. 


The use of this website is at the USERS’ own risk.

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