Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy & Terms and Conditions of Use

In the context of these Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy and Terms and Conditions of Use, the following words shall have the following meanings:

“IAB” means Institute of the Arts Barcelona. 

“Website” means the pages of information, data, text, images, graphics, hyperlinks or computer code published on, or available via the world wide web, which are under the ownership or control of the IAB and from which a hyperlink has been created to these terms and conditions;

“User” means any individual, company or organisation accessing the Website.

Privacy Policy

Protecting Your Privacy
At the Institute of the Arts Barcelona, we are committed to protecting the privacy and security of our students, partners and website visitors. If you have any questions about how we protect your privacy, contact us at

The data controller, who is responsible for your privacy is Institute of the Arts Barcelona, S.L. Our complete address is:

Institute of the Arts Barcelona
Carrer Ramon de Dalmases, 18
08870 Sitges, Cataluña

Main Telephone Number: +34 938 949 713
Main Email Address:

How We Use Your Information
We use your information in a number of different ways. What we do and why we do it are outlined below:

How we use your name and contact details (such as email address):

  • When you contact us with a query, you provide us with your name and email address, as well as your consent that we will use this information to answer your query.

  • When you provide us with consent to contact you in the future in order to keep you up-to-date with news from the IAB. This may be in the form of marketing messages, newsletters and announcements of new courses, audition venues and live shows.

  • We send you payment received information via email when you pay on our website.

Your Date of Birth Information:

  • We use your date of birth information to verify if you are old enough to be eligible to apply to a course offered at the IAB.

Your Country of Residence Information:

  • We use your country of residence information to provide you with the correct tuition fee and audition/interview information.

Your Gender Information:

  • We use your gender information to help us plan our programmes.

Your Payment Information:

  • Redsys and Stripe provide credit card processing services for the IAB. Your payment information is never known or retained by the IAB.

Your Contact History With the IAB:

  • We retain a history of your contact with us in order for us to support you with your queries and activities.

  • We use contact history in general for staff training.

Your Application Details:

  • We use your application details to assess whether you qualify for admission into an IAB programme.

  • Your application details are shared with our validating partner, Liverpool John Moores University, in order to satisfy the rules and regulations that determine how our programmes are run.

  • We use application details in order to keep a student roster and create a history of your student profile so that you will be recognised and supported during your studies at the IAB.

  • We use application details in order to better prepare for your arrival at the IAB.

  • We retain all application details, irregardless of whether you are admitted to the IAB or not for staff training purposes.

Information about your phone/computer, and how you use our website:

  • We use cookies in order to understand how you use our website.

  • We use collected analytics data in order to help us improve our website. Our analytics partners are Google and Squarespace.

  • We use collected analytics data in order to identify problems with our website.

Sharing Your Information

The Institute of the Arts Barcelona never shares or sells any of your personal data. Privacy is integral to an academic institution.

However, we share your data with the following categories of companies as an essential part of being able to provide you with the best service and support:

  • Payment processing providers (your payment related information, including credit card number)

  • Website hosting and analytics providers (your IP address only)

  • Advertisement and marketing agencies (contact data such as name and email address)

  • Validating partner (all private data is shared with Liverpool John Moores University in order to provide teaching, assessment and validation)

Marketing Messages

If you have given us consent, we will send you marketing messages by email to keep you up-to-date on what the IAB is up to and to help you choose the right course for you.

How to Stop IAB Marketing Messages

You can withdraw consent to receiving marketing messages at any time. You can do this by:

  • By clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any of IAB emails

  • By writing to us on

Once you do this, your information will be deleted from our database.

Keeping Your Information

The IAB retains private information indefinitely if you are an enrolled student so that we can support you in your endeavours after graduation. We also use this data to improve our programmes. Your application data is retained in an alumni database after your graduation. If you would prefer to be forgotten, contact us with your request.

If you have given consent to receiving marketing communications from us, we will retain your contact information until you decide to ‘unsubscribe’.

Your Rights

You have rights relating to your personal information:

  • The right to be informed about how your personal information is being used (this document)

  • The right to access the personal information we hold about you

  • The right to request the correction of inaccurate personal information we hold about you

  • The right to request that we delete your data (unless you are enrolled or have been enrolled as a student)

  • The right to stop marketing messages

  • The right to complain to your data protection regulator

If you want to exercise your rights, have a complaint, or just have questions, please contact us.

Changes to How We Protect Your Privacy

From time to time, we may change this page to reflect how we are processing your data. Any significant changes will be made clear on the IAB website and email (if you are a subscriber).

Cookies Policy


We use cookies when you visit our website. The IAB website uses three types of cookies:

  1. Site functionality cookies — used for ‘add to bag’ functionality in order to pay for the Audition fee

  2. Site analytics cookies — allows us to measure and analyse how our customers use the site so that we can improve it

  3. Targeting or advertising cookies — these cookies are used to deliver ads relevant to you. They also limit the number of times that you see an ad and help us measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.

By using the IAB website, you agree to us placing these sorts of cookies on your device and accessing them when you visit the site in the future. If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your device, the help section in your web browser will provide instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.

Terms and Conditions of Use

Applicable Terms and Conditions
This Website is owned by the Institute of the Arts Barcelona and any uses made of the Website (including any registrations and transactions entered into via the Website), are subject to these terms and conditions. The IAB may, at its sole discretion, modify or revise these terms and conditions at any time by updating the text of this page.

Copyright and Trademarks
Copyright in the contents of the Website is owned by the IAB or by its content suppliers. You may download to a local storage medium and print extracts from our Website without alteration, for your own personal use. You may also recopy downloaded extracts to others provided you do not do so for profit.

Reproduction of part or all of the contents of the Website in any form is prohibited unless for personal use. None of the content of this Website may be copied or otherwise incorporated into or stored in any other website, electronic retrieval system, publication or other work in any form (whether hard copy, electronic or other) without our prior written permission (or, where applicable, with the permission of the respective copyright owner(s)). Requests for permission should be addressed to the Web Manager.

The names and logos of the IAB (and any content providers) and all related product and service names, designs marks and slogans are the trade names, service marks or trade marks of the IAB (or the respective owner(s)) and may not be used without the express prior permission of IAB (or the respective owner(s)). Requests for permission should be addressed to the Director of Marketing.

For the avoidance of doubt, framing of this site or any part of it is not permitted without express permission. Notwithstanding this prohibition, the caching of this site is permitted by an information service provider acting in the normal course of its business. 

All works in the nature of databases attract database rights.

General Disclaimer
This Website is intended to provide general information only and, as such, should not be considered as a substitute for advice covering any specific situation. Users should seek appropriate advice before taking or refraining from taking any action in reliance on any information contained in any part of this Website.

Whilst the IAB has taken every precaution in compiling this site neither it nor any contributors make any warranties, representations or undertakings relating to any of the content of this Website (including, without limitation, any as to the quality, accuracy, completeness or fitness for any particular purpose of such content), or any content of any other website referred to or accessed by hypertext link through this Website (“third party site”).

The IAB does not endorse or approve the content of any third party site, nor will the IAB have any liability in connection with any of them (including, but not limited to, liability arising out of any allegation that the content of any third party site infringed any law or the rights of any person or entity). Links to third party sites are provided for the User’s convenience only and the User is solely responsible for evaluating the accuracy and completeness of any information contained on third party sites and also the value and integrity of any goods and services offered by them.

Except as required by law, the IAB shall not be liable for any losses or damages whatsoever, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise arising from reliance on information contained in this Website, or from any interruption or delay in access to the Website for whatever reason.

The content of any blogs on the IAB website does not necessarily reflect the views of the IAB. Such content only reflects the views and comments of those named persons posting individual blogs. The IAB operates a ‘notice and takedown’ procedure for defamatory content. Please notify the Director of Marketing of any such content. Once notified the IAB will endeavour to remove the defamatory content within a reasonable time.

User Warranty and Indemnity
The User warrants to IAB that they will abide by these Terms and Conditions of Use and not use the Website, its contents or any part thereof for any purpose that is in contravention of any applicable law or regulation or in a manner that will infringe the intellectual property rights of third parties or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others or in any defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful manner.

The User shall indemnify the IAB, its employees and agents, against all claims, liability, losses, damages and expenses (including without limitation, legal fees and costs arising out of or incurred as a result of any claims made against the IAB, its employees and agents), resulting from the use by the User of the Website, or any of its contents for whatever purpose, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

If any provisions of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected.

Any failure of IAB to exercise or enforce any of its rights under these terms and conditions shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such rights or operate so as to bar the subsequent exercise or enforcement or any such rights.

The Website (including these Terms and Conditions of Use) shall be governed by Spanish law. The Spanish courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising from the use of the Website and/or any transactions carries out via the Website.