The content of this website is the sole property of The Cajal Advanced Neuroscience Programme (The Cajal Programme), and all intellectual property rights existing in this site (including but not exclusively any copyright and design rights) belong exclusively to The Cajal Programme.

The statement of copyright ownership must remain on all reproductions of material downloaded from this site. The website and the logo device are the sole property of The Cajal Programme.

Any information acquired by The Cajal Programme through your use of this website will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)*.

* Regulation (EU) 2016/679 – on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.

The Cajal Programme is responsible for how your personal data** is stored and processed and for what purposes. The Cajal Programme is responsible for the data they gather from their course participants and alumni. Personal data is shared with The Cajal Programme only after their participants have expressed consent.

What data & how it is collected?

In order to provide you with access to The Cajal programme’s services or information, we require certain personal details about you. This may include your name, postal address, gender, telephone number, and email address.

We collect information in the following ways:

• Via online forms, when you apply to take part in our courses or any other activity;

• When you take part in surveys or questionnaires;

• When you sign up to our newsletter.

Why your personal data is processed?

The Cajal Programme collects and processes your personal data for the following purposes:

• To carry out the administration related to your applications and/or attendance of training courses, meetings or any other activity held online or on site

• To administer stipends and grant applications

• To answer your enquiries

• To keep you updated on relevant activities and news

• To administer and update the Cajal Alumni Network

With whom is your data shared?

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will be shared only as set out in this section.

• We use trusted third party providers to support our management of your data and to contact you for the purposes outlined in the previous section. We have verified that all of these third parties act in compliance with the GDPR and ensure that we only share the data necessary for the task.

• Your personal data may be shared with members of the Cajal Programme staff and leadership members in order to meet our commitments to you by way of training services, answering your enquiries or giving you access to opportunities related to Cajal activities.

• If you serve on any Cajal Programme committee or take on any duty or role within Cajal, your personal data may be shared with other officials or staff of the Cajal Programme.

** Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data.

Your privacy is very important to us, which is why we make sure you are always in control of what we do with your personal information.

The Cajal Programme complies with the obligations under GDPR by:

• Keeping your personal data up to date and correcting inaccuracies as requested;

• Storing and destroying it securely;

• Protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure;

• Ensuring that appropriate technical and organisational measures are in place to protect personal data.

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

• The right to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you (‘subject access request’);

• The ability to change any details we hold about you if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date (‘the right to rectification’).

• The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the Cajal Programme to retain such data (‘the right to be forgotten’);

• If the processing in question is based on consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time;

• The right to request that the Cajal Programme, where possible, transmits your data directly to another data controller (‘the right to data portability’);

• The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request that a restriction is placed on further processing;

• Where processing is based on legitimate interests, you have the right to object to the processing of personal data.

Photography, audio and video recordings may be produced by the Cajal Programme or its affiliates during Cajal activities (schools, training courses, conferences, online events etc.) and may be used to generate news, promotional material, online publications or printed promotional materials.

Persons participating in Cajal activities who do not wish for their image or recording to be used for any of the aforementioned purposes should inform the Cajal Central Administration (

The Cajal Programme will always request permission from speakers in any Cajal activity before recording presentations by video for any of the purposes listed above. Pictures will be taken and shared online, or otherwise, only with the speakers’ permission.

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints, please contact the Cajal Central Administration: