Legal notice

Amending the Articles of Association

On 30 March 2011, the General Meeting of Metro Bilbao SA agreed to amend Article 2 of the Articles of Association that defines its corporate purpose.

See Amendment of Metro Bilbao Articles of Association

Legal note on the website

This web site has been created by Metro Bilbao, S.A. for the purpose of providing information and for personal use. Accessing this web site impliesthat you are aware of and accept the following terms and conditions.

1. Responsibility for Website.

www.metrobilbao.net, www.metrobilbao.com, www.metrobilbao.org, www.metrobilbao.eus are Internet domains responsibility of  Metro Bilbao, S.A., registered in the Bizkaia Register of Companies, Volume BI 474, Sheet 78, page nº BI-4006-A, with Tax Number A-48541957.

The registered address of Metro Bilbao, S.A., has been established, for the purposes of this Legal Notice, at Calle Navarra, nº2 – 48001 Bilbao.

2. Updating
In the event that any of the clauses included in the present Conditions should be proved void, illegal or impossible to execute due to the legislation or regulations in force, the said clauses will be considered void as far as proven so, but these Conditions will remain valid for all other effects.

3. Contents and services
Metro Bilbao, S.A. strives to avoid errors in the contents published on its web site. All the contents offered via the web site owned by Metro Bilbao, S.A. have been updated; Metro Bilbao, S.A. reserves the right to amend them at any time. Metro Bilbao, S.A. may not be held liable forthe consequences that may derive from errors in the contents that may appear in this web site and that have been provided by third parties.

Metro Bilbao, S.A. may not be held liable for transmissions between users of information directed through this web site. The responsibility for statements made by users is exclusively held by those who have made the said statements. Any communication or transmission of contents that infringes third party copyright is forbidden; the same applies to contents that have athreatening, obscene, defamatory, pornographic, xenophobic nature or that attack the dignity of people, the rights of children, current legislation or any conduct that incites to or implies a criminal offence. The following is also forbidden: the inclusion and communication, by users, of contents that are false or inaccurate and that lead or may lead other Metro Bilbao users or personnel to errors, especially contents that are protected by any rights concerning intellectual or industrial property, that belong to third parties,when authorisation of the holder of the rights has not been obtained; that damage or discredit the reputation or credit of Metro Bilbao, S.A., that are considered to be illegal, confusing or disloyal publicity and/or include viruses or any other electronic element that may damage or prevent the operation of the Metro Bilbao, S.A. or third party web sites, networks or computer equipment and/or access to the portal by other users.

Metro Bilbao, S.A. may forbid access to this web site of any user who performs any of the conducts referred to, but not limited to, in the previous paragraph.

Metro Bilbao, S.A. may offer links, directly or indirectly, to resources or sites on Internet that are external to the present web site. The presence of the said links on the web site is for information purposes and does not, under any circumstances, imply an invitation to contract products or services offered on the destination web site.

If Metro Bilbao, S.A. should obtain accurate information that the activity or information to which users are directed by the said links were illegal, criminal or could affect goods or rights of third parties in such away as to require compensation, Metro Bilbao will act with due diligence to eliminate or render useless the relevant link in the shortest possible time.

4. Disclaimer
Metro Bilbao, S.A. does not guarantee the absence of viruses or other elements that may damage computer systems on the electronic documents or userfiles on this web site or on third party web sites and, therefore, may not be held liable for any damages caused due to the said causes. Metro Bilbao, S.A.is not responsible for the incorrect use that you may make of this web site.

Metro Bilbao, S.A. is not responsible for the contents of web sites thatyou link to outside its own site. Metro Bilbao, S.A. is not liable for any damage or loss that may arise due to the connection or use of any contents,product or service available on the web sites to which the links may lead. Metro Bilbao, S.A. cannot guarantee the availability and correct operation of the links to other web sites from the Metro Bilbao, S.A. web site.

The present Legal Notice is only applicable to information obtained and services provided via the Metro Bilbao S.A. web site, not to contents obtained or services provided from third party web sites that users may have accessed from the Metro Bilbao S.A. web site.

5. Intellectual Property Rights.
The entire contents of this web site, whether texts, images, sound, files, brands, logotypes or any otherelement and form of provision as well as the computer programmes required for their operation, access and use are protected by current legislation concerning intellectual property held by Metro Bilbao, S.A. The modification, copying, reproducing, downloading, transmission, distribution or transformation of the contents of the Portal is forbidden unless authorised by the holder of the relevant rights or if legally permitted.

Access to the web site does not, under any circumstances, imply the acquisition by users of any right of property over the contents included in the site. Some of the contents on this web site may be downloaded to users terminals for private use and without any commercial use whatever.

References to commercial brands or registered brands or distinctive signs, whether the property of Metro Bilbao, S.A. or of third party companies, implicitly include a prohibition of their use without the consent of Metro Bilbao, S.A. or their legal owners. Under no circumstances, unless otherwise expressly stated, does access to or use of the Portal and/or its contents provide users with any right over brands, logos and/or distinctive signs included on the site and protected by law.

6. Browsing and Security
Metro Bilbao, S.A. does not guarantee, nor is liable for this aspect, that access to this web site will be uninterrupted or free from error. Under no circumstances will Metro Bilbao, S.A. be liable for damages of any type caused by the access to and use of this web site or that, due to the lack of availability of the web site, may be caused to its users orcustomers.

7. Treatment of Personal Data
Pursuant to current legislation on data protection, you consent to the incorporation of your data to METRO BILBAO S.A. CLIENTS database to facilitate information regarding Metro Bilbao transport service likewise any other activity promoted or carried out by Metro. Surveys may be carried out regarding the service. 

In any event, the personal details collected – in this case only the IP from which the site is accessed – will be processed and held in a file controlled  by Metro Bilbao SA called CLIENTES, for purposes of managing information on services and/or other activities promoted or carried out by Metro Bilbao.

In any event you may exercise your right of access, correction, cancellation and objection by writing to Calle Navarra nº 2, Bilbao or e-mailing dblo-lopd3@metrobilbao.eus


8. Use of cookies


Definition and function of cookies 
This Policy of Cookies is part of Metro Bilbao Legal Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. Web site access and navigation or use of its services implies acceptance of the General Conditions established in the Legal Disclaimer (and therefore Policies regarding Privacy and Cookies). In any event, we should like to inform you Metro Bilbao is responsible for the cookies, determining their purpose, contents and use of treatment in relation to information gathered.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small files stored in the device you use to surf the Internet and may hold information regarding the frequency you visit the web, your navigation preferences, and information which most interests you. This enables us to improve the quality and usability of the web site every time you access www.metrobilbao.eus. Cookies are essential for Internet functioning; they cannot damage the user’s device/equipment. Furthermore, if enabled in the browser configuration they help identify and resolve possible functioning errors of www.metrobilbao.eus.

Uses of cookies by www.metrobilbao.eus
Metro Bilbao uses cookies for correct functioning and activity databases which enable us to know the activity of users during their browsing. No cookie can extract information from a hard disk or steal personal information. In any event, should refuse to accept use of cookies, please configure your web browser so it rejects installations and/or use of cookies in your equipment. Nevertheless, should this be the case, you will be unable to use the web site correctly. Our web site uses third party cookies (small text files your browser stores) to recognise you and render better service).

Cookies used
The web site uses third party cookies belonging to Google, Inc., whose head office is at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

Google uses cookies to help us analyse how users use with web site. The cookie which generates information about web site (including IP address) is directly transmitted and filed by Google on their US servers. Google uses the information on our behalf to track your web site use, compiling activity reports on the site and rendering other services related to site activity and Internet access. Google may transmit said information to third parties when required by law or said third parties process the information on behalf of Google. In these cases Google does not associate your IP address or any other data it holds.

On using this site you consent to treatment of your information by Google in the manner and for the purposes mentioned above.

COOKIES ANALYSES

Supplier

Purpose

Google

Google cookies generate a user ID, which is used to calculate the number of time you visit www.metrobilbao.eus. 

It also records the first and last time you visited the web.

Furthermore, it calculates user origin, keywords and when a session has finished. 

Permanent cookies.

Thus, analysis cookies can be used to recognise you on successive visits to obtain information regarding the date and time of your last visit, measure some traffic parameters within the web site itself, and estimate the number of visits received, so we can focus and adjust services more effectively.

TECHNICAL – PERSONALISATION COOKIES

Supplier

Purpose

 Metro Bilbao

A technical cookie enables navigation of the web page and use of different options or services contained, for example: control traffic and data communication, session identification, store contents for the diffusion of videos or sound, or share contents via social networks.

User configuration to avoid Cookies
In compliance with current legal regulations, www.metrobilbao.eus places at your disposal the information enabling you to configure your Internet browser(s) to maintain your privacy and security in relation to cookies. To this effect, below is the information and links to official support sites for the major browsers so you can decide whether or not you wish to accept the use of cookies.

In this way you can block cookies via the configuration tools of your browser or configure your browser to warn you when a server wishes to store a cookie:

a. If using Microsoft Internet Explorer, in menu option Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Configuration. To learn more visit:  http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9.

b. If using Firefox, in menu option Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Cookies. To learn more visit: http://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-que-los-sitios-we

c. If using Chrome, in the section of Options > Advanced options > Privacy. To learn more visit: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=es&answer=95647

d. If using Opera, in the Privacy and Security option you can configure the browser. To learn more visit: http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies

9. Applicable Legislation and Jurisdiction
The terms and conditions that govern this web site, as well as any relationships that may be derived, are protected and governed by Spanish law in all their aspects.