Science Bits is a research-based science curriculum designed to enhance learning with understanding.
Welcome to the science instructional solution that does not only provide explanatory content, but a methodology to teach science in a way that engages students and helps them achieve real understanding of scientific concepts.
The owner of this website is Learning Bits S.L., a limited liability company with registered office in Barcelona, on calle Sant Joan de la Salle 37, 08022, and TIN: B-65569790, enrolled on the Business Registry of Barcelona, Volume 42571, Folio 205, Page B410262, Entry 1. Contact email: [email protected]
Science Bits collaborates closely as a service provider with the International Science Teaching Foundation, a non-profit organization with registry number 08474113 and registered office in 12a Marlborough Place, Brighton, England, BN1 1WN. Contact email: [email protected]
Please read this document carefully before accessing this site or using the services it offers. By accessing this site or using the services that it offers, you agree to comply with the conditions set forth in this document. The information and the services of this site are provided by Learning Bits S.L. (hereinafter, Science Bits), in collaboration with the International Science Teaching Foundation, and its providers, provided that the user accepts the terms and conditions detailed below.
All the services provided and offered by Science Bits are governed current legislation.
Science Bits shall not be held liable for access to the website by natural and/or legal residents in jurisdictions where, for any reason, said services are contrary to their regulations.
Use of the information and services
The information (including but not limited to the advice and recommendations) and the services of the site (for example, the question and answer service by means of email) are offered only as a general educational tool and do not constitute any type of medical assessment or health care advice for any individual problem, nor do they replace advice or medical or professional services that a qualified health care provider knowledgeable of the particular situation of the interested party may offer. Always seek the opinion of your physician or another qualified health care professional about any doubt that you may have concerning an illness or issue and before starting any new treatment. No content or information that appears on this site has the purpose of making a diagnosis or starting a medical treatment. The information and the services are provided under the explicit understanding that neither Science Bits nor its suppliers or users are dedicated to providing legal, medical, psychological or similar services. The use of the site means that users are subject to the notices and warnings that may appear on this site. Science Bits and its agents assume no liability for any consequence that results directly or indirectly from any action taken or inaction based on the information, the services, or other materials that appear on this site. Although Science Bits makes an effort so that the information which appears on this site is truthful and up-to-date, Science Bits and its suppliers cannot guarantee, nor shall they be liable for any damage or loss related with to truth, integrity or usefulness of the information.
The users who publish materials on this site (for example, on message boards, chat rooms or teacher created contents) will be governed by the following rules: (1) users may not post or transmit dishonorable, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, harmful, threatening or malicious material that violates the property rights of third parties (including, but not limited to, any use that violates a copyright or registered trademark), any use that infringes the privacy or publicity rights of third parties, or any use that violates the laws in force; (2) users cannot interfere with the use and enjoyment of this site by other users; (3) users cannot use this site to carry out activities that are illegal or that violate the rights of third parties; (4) users cannot use this site to advertise or sell products or services to third parties; and (5) users should immediately inform Science Bits if they have reason to suspect that a user is using materials that infringe the copyright of third parties. Users who publish materials understand that they have exclusive rights to such materials or are using them with permission from the copyright owner, and grants Science Bits ownership of such materials. Science Bits shall not be liable for the content of any material published by the users, but reserves the right, at its discretion, (1) to correct or delete any documents, information or other materials sent or which appear on this site, and (2) to deny access to the site by any user who does not comply with these terms and conditions.
The contents published by the users include the opinions and points of view of the author of said content. Science Bits shall not be held liable for the veracity of any message created by a user, and individuals must always consult a physician or another qualified health care professional before proceeding to make use of any information found on this site.
Obligation to use the services properly
Users agree to use the services provided by Science Bits in accordance with the law, these terms and conditions, as well as the generally accepted practices online. Users must abstain from using the services with illegal purposes or effects or those contrary to what is established in these terms and conditions.
Users agree and are aware that advertisements, chain email messages and other content which does not provide an opinion or debate about articles or news are not allowed to be posted in the forum services, news comments, blogs, as well as any other spaces that allow for the users' opinions to be published. By using the services, users accept these terms and conditions, and agree to not use the services to send messages that defame or insult, or which contain false, inappropriate, abusive, harmful, pornographic, or threatening information, or information that damages the public image and/or private life of third parties or which for any reason infringe upon any law.
Links to other websites
This site may include links to other websites solely for the user's ease of use. Science Bits does not endorse any of these sites, nor the information, materials, products or services contained or accessible through these sites. Users access and use these sites, including the information, materials, products and services that they contain under their own risk.
Science Bits shall not be held liable for the legality of third-party websites to which one can access from this website.
Science Bits and its providers are exempt from any express or implicit warranties regarding the information, services and materials contained on this site, including, but not limited to, any implicit warranties of the marketability, suitability for a particular use and of not violating the rights of third parties. All the information, services and materials are offered 'as is' and 'if available', without any type of guarantee.
Limitation of liability
The company shall not be held liable for ensuring the absence of worms, viruses or other harmful software elements, and the user shall be responsible in all cases for having the appropriate tools to detect and get rid of harmful software elements. Therefore, Science Bits shall not be held liable either for damages caused to the IT devices of the users or third parties due to the use and provision of online services.
Nor shall Science Bits be held liable for the use that third parties make of the information published on the site, nor of the damage suffered or economic losses which, directly or indirectly, cause or may cause economic or material harm or damage to any data caused by the use of said information. However, taking into consideration articles 11 and 16 of the Law on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce, Science Bits is committed to removing or, in any case, blocking contents that could affect or contravene Spanish or international law, the rights of third parties and public order.
Science Bits shall not be held liable for damages that may be caused due to software errors or incorrect settings installed on the user's device. Any liability for any technical incident or error which is caused when the user is connected to the Internet is excluded. Likewise, Science Bits cannot guarantee the lack or interruptions or errors in accessing the website.
We hereby inform you that any price and/or offer that you can see on our website is strictly indicative. If the user wants to know the exact price or offer, they should contact Science Bits through the following email address: [email protected]
Catalan legislation and, when appropriate, Spanish legislation shall be the applicable law in the case of a dispute or conflict of interpretation of the terms that make up this legal notice, as well as any issue related to the services that Science Bits provides.
The user agrees to exempt Science Bits, its affiliates and its providers of liability for any damage, loss, claim and cost (including the reasonable fees of a legal service) related to (1) the non-compliance of these terms and conditions by the user, and (2) the publication of material on this site by the user.
When a user acquires a Science Bits license, they obtain the right to access a series of multimedia digital contents (including interactive tools) during a limited period of time, which coincides with the school year in course.
According to the type of license acquired, the right to access the contents is limited to:
Student licenses: these licenses only give the right to access the Science Bits contents that a teacher linked to said license duly assigns them according to the teacher's educational criteria and class schedule. Therefore, a student license does not provide access to contents by default and is only functional if it is linked to a teacher's license at a school registered with Science Bits. This particular feature is explicitly stated when these licenses are purchased.
Teacher's licenses: these licenses give the right to access a set of contents determined by the official curriculum of the educational levels in which the teacher gives their classes in their country.
All the materials on this site (as well as the organization and the design of the site), the design of the portal and its source codes, as well as the logos, brands and other distinctive signs that appear on the site are the property of Science Bits or its suppliers, who are also the owners of the copyrights, and can be accessed only for personal and non-commercial use, and are protected by the corresponding intellectual and industrial property rights.
The user may not copy, distribute or transfer any material from this site, in whole or in part, without the written authorization of Science Bits or its providers.
Science Bits is the owner of all the software rights of the digital publication, as well as the industrial and intellectual property rights concerning the website contents, with the exception of the rights over those products, services and/or publications of a public nature which are not the company's property.
Science Bits can provide this from their web file or downloadable applications for users. This is the case of its educational units in PDFs, which users can download and print on their own accord. This downloadable and printable version in PDF is an inseparable part of a digital multimedia learning unit by Science Bits. Its content comes from an online multimedia digital work on a website owned by Science Bits and its objective is to complement the digital contents with a printable, offline format to facilitate classroom work without having to procure a device for each student. The copy and reproduction of this version in PDF is allowed without the need for authorization under the following joint conditions:
Its use shall complement the legal use of the digital multimedia version.
Its use will remain restricted to the academic and educational sphere.
This version shall be distributed free of charge.
In no case can its content be modified.
For any other use, the reproduction, distribution, public communication or transformation of this PDF version is expressly prohibited without the authorization of the copyright holder, Science Bits.
All the information which is received on the websites, such as comments, suggestions or ideas, shall be considered as transferred to Science Bits free of charge. Therefore, information which cannot be processed in this way should not be sent.
Changes to the site
Science Bits and its providers may make improvements, modifications, corrections or changes to the information, the services, the products and other materials on this site, including removing them, or taking down the site, at any time, without prior notice. Science Bits may modify these terms and conditions at any time, and these modifications shall immediately enter into force after the pertinent modified document has been published. Consequently, the user agrees to review the conditions regularly, and their continued access to this site, or its use, shall be interpreted as the user's acceptance of the new conditions.
These terms and conditions and the resolution of any dispute related with them or with the site will be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Spain, without giving effect to any principles of conflict of law. The waiver by Science Bits in the strict compliance of any provision of these conditions must not be interpreted as a renunciation of any provision or right. Any action or legal proceedings between Science Bits and the user in relation to these terms and conditions will be exclusively resolved in a court with competent jurisdiction located in Barcelona, Spain.
Science Bits is a registered trademark of Learning Bits S.L. Other registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Learning Bits, S.L. (hereinafter, Science Bits) C/Sant Joan de la Salle, 37, 08022, Barcelona (Spain) TIN: B65569790
Your data may be processed, as appropriate, for the following purposes:
Maintaining contractual or business relationships that connect you with Science Bits.
Addressing your doubts, queries and/or requests.
Managing hiring and recruitment processes.
Commercial and promotional communications concerning the contracted service.
Maintaining the up-to-date no mailing lists to avoid being contacted if the user so requests.
Carrying out statistics.
Management, maintenance and improvement of the website and its content and the services that the company offers.
Prevention of fraud and online abuse
Compliance with our legal obligations, resolution of disputes and prevention of undue uses.
If there is any other purpose not included in this list that is applicable in a specific case, you will be informed immediately and your consent will be requested, when appropriate.
The legal grounds that allow the company to process your data are, as appropriate, the following:
The contractual relationship that binds us.
When appropriate, the legitimate business interest of Science Bits.
If other legal grounds are applicable to a specific case, you will be informed immediately.
Categories of the data recipients.
The only recipients of your data will be the company, Science Bits, the other companies of the group if the user accepts this and the professionals who provide service to us by virtue of a contract as the data processors. In all cases, the personnel of these companies will have access to the data. Public or legal authorities may also eventually have access to your data if they require it to carry out their duties.
Categories of personal data
Based on the specific case, we can collect the following types of user data:
Economic/Wealth (bank account)
Business, such as transactions of goods and services (licenses)
The source of the data
The user data that the company holds has been obtained either:
a) because the user has provided them directly
b) because the education center in which the user works/studies has provided them
International data transfer
We not envision transferring data outside of the European Union.
Data storage period
Your data will be stored the necessary amount of time to comply with the purpose for which said data was obtained unless you withdraw your consent beforehand, never exceeding the legally established limits.
The data may later be stored with the mere purpose of providing a response to future requests from a competent authority.
Users have the right to data information, access, rectification, limitation, objection, erasure/deletion and portability. Users also have the right to not be subjected to automated individual decisions.
Users also have the right to withdraw their consent whenever they choose to do so for one, some or all of the purposes to which they consented, without this affecting the legality of the data processing carried out until that moment.
Likewise, users are informed that they have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority if Science Bits does not allow them to exercise their legitimate rights.
By accessing this website, you acquire the capacity of user.
Users are also informed that Science Bits will not use their data to take automated individual decisions or to create profiles.
Likewise, users are reminded that they can transfer the data requested in the contact form on the website of their own free will. However, it must be taken into account that the sections that appear with an asterisk (*) are mandatory if the user wants to contact us given that, based on the nature and type of service that Science Bits provides, this information is essential to be able to do it and so that the company can manage the query, application, service or demand you have sent.
Concerning the company contracts and licenses, users must take into account that they are free to provide the data requested, but by not doing so, our contractual relationship cannot be formalized nor can the license be used as the data must be provided for this purpose.
REMINDER: Minors cannot contract the services that our website offers. We would like to inform you that, in accordance with current legislation, specifically Spanish Civil Code in its articles 314 and 323, minors, except those who have obtained legal emancipation, cannot enter into contracts. In the event that a contract is entered into with a minor, said contract would be rendered null and void except with the authorization of the parents or legal guardians.
When we collect your personal data
If a user interacts through our website or if a user registers through our social network, we will process their demographic data, their operating system, their cell phone data (if the user accesses the website through this device) and, in general, information about sessions, number of visitors, number of pages visited, number of pages that each visitor visits in each session, the average duration of the session, the bounce rate and the percentage of new sessions.
a) Means through which the your data and information is collected
We will process user data whenever a user:
Visits our website.
Interacts with or contacts us.
Links with our website through social networks.
Uses any of our electronic communication services.
Sends us an email or uses our contact form.
Uses our messaging service.
The personal data that the user provides us will be incorporated in our files.
b) The different times in which we collect user data are:
When a person accesses the website as a user or when a person requests information about any publication or information, we can collect their name(s) and surname(s), email address and the message they have written. This is considered identifying data.
We can collect information about the use that users make of our services: website, technical information, when and how they use our services, and so on, as indicated above.
Technical information about the user's device and Internet connection Through logs and other tools we register information about the device and their Internet connection, including the operating system used and other unique identifiers. This type of information is generally used in aggregate form to analyze how our website and the services offered through it are used, and to be able to make improvements to our service.
Information about the use of our services We register the activity that is carried out in the account, as well as the visits made to the website for the purposes of, among others, preventing fraud, improving our services and providing personalized services, recommendations and advertising.
Location information By using our services, users will have the possibility to use geolocation services that will allow us to better tailor the services that we offer.
The personal data that users provide us by accessing their account or by using our services will be used for the management, administration, provision, expansion and improvement of our services, specifically those to which the user has registered or used, as well as to keep users up-to-date about improvements and news of the services that we offer or any other related purpose. This is also applicable for the other purposes detailed previously.
In certain cases part of their information will be published and indexed by web browsers. If a user does not want this information to be public, they must re-edit their data through the user menu.
Third-party personal data If a user has included personal data from other people, the other person or persons must be informed of our policy and conditions, as well as the use that we make of the data, and must have given their prior consent.
Users have the right to request from us the access to any personal data that we have about the user and ask that we update, correct or delete the data, that we no longer use it, and to object to data processing, as well as to limit the portability of their data, limit their processing and withdraw their consent if the user so requests.
If a user wants to exercise their rights, they should write an email to [email protected] or to enabled links in our emails or publications.
Remember that the user must provide the most-detailed information possible: name(s) and surname(s), ID document, and email address.
Protection of rights before the supervisory authority
If you believe that your rights have been violated, you can contact the Spanish Data Protection Agency, www.agpd.es.
Account closure and withdrawal procedure
Any user may withdraw as a user from the website by going to their user area. By withdrawing, the information and data that may be in the account will be lost, as well as the right to enjoy any benefits that the fact of being a user may provide them.
In the case of withdrawal, we can maintain all the users' personal data during the period of time necessary to be able to ensure the exercise of our processes and legal obligations and to resolve possible disputes.
All the user's personal data will be processed and saved to the strictly necessary measure to comply with the law or with the purposes that we have described. When the user's data are no longer pertinent for the purposes for which they have been collected, the data will be deleted.
With whom we share user data
Public Agencies. Science Bits guarantees the confidentiality of the user's personal data. However, Science Bits can disclose them to the competent authorities when we are required to do so in accordance with the applicable legal and regulatory provisions in each case. This is for the purpose of preventing abuses of services or fraudulent activities in the services that we may provide through our website. Therefore, we can make the users' data available to administrative and legal authorities.
Service providers. Science Bits may have different contracted services. Some of them require access to the data that we process to provide a service to us. All the providers with access to the data have signed a contract as sub-processors in which a specific clause is included concerning personal data protection. This clause ensures that they will maintain the secrecy and confidentiality of any information that may come to their knowledge by virtue of our contractual relationship with them.
Veracity of the data and responsible use
The fact of having an account or being a user of Science Bits implies that the user must ensure the veracity of the information provided, and that it is up-to-date, and that it belongs to them. For this reason, users are responsible for ensuring that their data are correct and of suitable quality.
Therefore, we reserve the right to verify this information at any time, requesting an official certification document or equivalent procedure and to disable or delete their account if we find any irregularity.
Science Bits ensures the security and confidentiality of user data and for this reason we adopt the technical security measures to prevent their loss, undue use or access to unauthorized individuals. However, we shall not be held liable for the information that you decide to share with other users.
We are committed to acting quickly and responsibly in the case that the security of user data is affected and informing users if deemed relevant.
Use of plug-ins or social complements
When a user uses our website, the user accesses our social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn, through an incorporated social plug-in.
If a user chooses to share information through a social plug-in, we do not have any involvement with the information that social networks collect through the use of plug-ins, but it must be take into account that your browser will transfer the following data to said social network.
Date and time of visit.
The Internet address or URL for the address that the user is temporarily visiting.
The user's IP address.
The browser the user is using.
The operating system the user is using.
The user name and password of the social network and, if it is a registered user, the name(s) and surname(s).
The information for which the user has used this specific plug-in.
Special or third-party privacy policies
b) Third-party privacy policies Concerning the data collection and processing that third parties may make through the interaction with our website, these third parties have their own privacy policies and Science Bits has no connection with said policies.
Science Bits has implemented the necessary security measures to guarantee that the data are used and processed effectively, that it protects the intimacy, privacy and confidentiality of these data, complying with the requisites set forth in the current legislation, employing the necessary means to prevent the processing, alteration or loss of user data or the unauthorized access thereof, according to the state of the technology at any given time, as well as the scope of Science Bits' control.
What are cookies?
Cookies are files that the website, or the application that the user users, installs on their browser or on their device (computer, smartphone, tablet or smart television) while browsing through the pages or through the application, and which can obtain and collect information concerning the user's browsing habits, or can even recognize their device.
Cookies are essential for the Internet's operations, as they provide an array of benefits in providing interactive services and make it easier to browse and use websites.
Cookies cannot damage the user's device and, if they are enabled, they help to identify and solve errors in accessing websites or their services.
In accordance with art. 22 of the Spanish Law on Information Society Services and following the guidelines of the Spanish Data Protection Agency, below we detail the use of the cookies that Science Bits uses in order to provide the greatest possible information.
What cookies does Science Bits use?
The cookies used on this website are temporary and in no case will cookies be used to collect personal information.
TYPE OF COOKIE
Keep the authenticated user on our platform.
Does not expire.
Does not expire.
TYPE OF COOKIE
Transfers data to Google.
Used to distinguish users.
Used to differentiate between the different monitoring objects created in the session.
Used to store and update a single value for each page visited.
Used to view maps using Google Maps.
Used on the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted website traffic.
By creating or starting the session on a Google account, these cookies are stored on the user's device in order to remain connected to their Google account when visiting their services again.
Records the visitor's behavior data on the website. This cookie is used for internal analysis and website optimization.
Collects information about the visitor's behavior. This information is used on the website to optimize the relevance of the advertising.
Cookies used to measure and analyze the traffic of this website. These are the cookies used by the Yandex Metrica script belonging to the company Yandex. They record the user's identifiers, history and browser preferences. They do not store identifying personal information.
Advertising cookie (LinkedIn network) only to manage and tailor the advertising.
Used by the social networking service LinkedIn to track the use of embedded services.
Used by the social networking service LinkedIn to track the use of embedded services.
Google Analytics Science Bits informs you that its website uses Google Analytics.
Google has developed a complement that the user can install on their browser if they do not want to be tracked by its cookies: Opt-out Complement by Google Analytics. The choice that the users makes concerning the use of Google Analytics cookies on this site will be stored by an additional cookie which will be likewise stored on their device.
Google Inc. is a signatory of the Safe Harbor Agreement. This agreement ensures that the data transferred will be processed with a protection level in accordance with European standards. You can consult the Google registry file on this link: Google registration file in the Safe Harbor Agreement.
Social network cookies:
Each social network uses their own cookies for the purpose that the user can share information or activity. Therefore, by accessing a so_ym_uidconsentcial network, we recommend that you carefully read its cookies policy, for which Science Bits bears no responsibility whatsoever.
The user has the possibility to configure their browser to be notified when their device receives cookies and can prevent them from being installed on the device. That way the user can allow, block or delete the cookies installed on their device through the browser settings. Below, we detail the instructions and the links for the main browsers and devices so that users have the information to consult how to manage the cookies on their browser:
Google Chrome: Tools → Settings → Show Advanced Settings → Content Settings → Cookies → Block Cookies and Site Data.
Safari: Safari Menu → Preferences → Privacy → Block cookies (select Always).
Mozilla Firefox: Tools → Options → Privacy → Accept Cookies from Sites (disable all boxes).
Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options → Privacy → Internet Settings (scroll the browser bar until all cookies are blocked).
You can also visit the website Your Online Choices. This site provides useful information and you can set your preferences on cookies, provider by provider. On the other hand, most browsers allow users to activate a private mode through which cookies are deleted after the visit.
Finally, Science Bits reserves the right to modify the cookies policy at any time to adapt it to new regulations, resolutions and sentences, and the company's situation. For this reason you must consult this policy regularly.
If you have any doubts about this policy, you may contact us by email at: [email protected]