Terms of use

By accessing, registering with and using the Skill Up Hub website, you, as an individual or on behalf of the entity which you represent, agree to be bound by the following terms of use.

Skill Up Hub is a coordinated initiative, co-funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme and led by the Fundació per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (FUOC), in Barcelona, Spain, with the aim of connecting undergraduates, employers’ representatives, academic staff and career practitioners.

These general terms and conditions govern the use of and access to the website, as well as the services made available to users, and complement the general conditions of use that govern the use of the University portal www.uoc.edu, and which also apply to Skill Up Hub.

General information

The Fundació per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (FUOC), which is responsible for this site, is domiciled at Av. Tibidabo 39-41, Barcelona, Spain, with tax number (CIF) G-60667813. The project consortium members are listed here.


Any questions regarding Skill Up Hub, the site, our services or these terms should be addressed to the project coordinator, Adriana Ornellas (aornellas@uoc.edu).

General use of the website 

Use of this website and the corresponding services by any user entails full acceptance of these terms, our Privacy Policy and the general FUOC terms, to which a link is provided above, and any specific conditions published on the website, which are automatically incorporated into these terms. Accordingly, users are recommended to read these terms and conditions carefully as well as any instructions shown on the website each time they access the site.

By accessing the site, you agree to these terms.

We reserve the right to modify or delete, at any time and without prior notice, any content, services and information that are published on this website, as well as to limit or modify these terms and conditions. Any modification will take effect as from the date of publishing and will bind any user accessing the page subsequent to publication. These terms may be saved and printed by the user using the browser’s “Print” function.

We may change these terms and the content/materials of the website from time to time.

User account


To post content to Skill Up Hub or to send messages to the chat room and forums, you must create an account by completing the corresponding form with your details and agreeing to these terms. You must state and guarantee that all information provided by you is current, accurate, and complete, and that you will maintain the accuracy and completeness of this information on a prompt, timely basis. Passwords are confidential and it is your responsibility to safeguard and ensure their correct use. You agree to notify us immediately upon learning of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security known to you.

The account will be activated and remain in force unless terminated by either us or you hereunder. You may cancel your account at any time. All cancelations should be addressed to: me_skillup@uoc.edu. We may suspend or cancel your registration immediately in case of breach by you of these terms, providing written notice. On termination for any reason, your access to your account and all of its content will be disabled and your personal data will be deleted, except as maintained in backups (for back-up retrieval purposes only or for any contingencies). The content you have posted on the site will be reviewed and, at your discretion, may be deleted or kept online.

Your account remains active, but we may suspend it if you breach these rules, and your content may be removed.

Responsibility and use

You are responsible for all activities undertaken in your account’s name, and you agree to comply with these terms and the law.

By using the account to upload content, you hereby expressly agree that other users and third parties may view and share your content according to these terms. You agree not to use the Skill Up Hub account for any illegal or unauthorized purpose or any activity that infringes third-party rights. Unless otherwise agreed in writing with us, you may not use the Skill Up Hub website portal for commercial purposes. You must not use the service in any manner that may deteriorate it or which violates any laws (including but not limited to copyright laws). You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of your Skill Up Hub account.

User content

Skill Up Hub provides services to users that allow them to post documents, internship offers, information and other content on the website, including chat rooms and forums. Users must provide and use such content and services in accordance with current legislation, these terms and conditions, any specific conditions regarding the provision of these services, and ethical conduct. In particular but without limitation, users may not use this site in breach of any intellectual and industrial property rights (copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, etc), confidentiality rights, or personal rights such as image, honour, and personal intimacy. Without limitation, you agree not to use such services to disclose, publish or disseminate any spam, illegal code/virus/malware, link(s) to website(s) that don’t follow the legal rules regarding cookies, confidential or misleading information or advertising, or other harmful uses that may damage the systems, reputation and interests of FUOC, its licensees or its users. For the purposes of this website, flooding is considered as posting the same comment over and over in the same forum; spamming is considered as posting the same comment (or very similar) to more than one forum. All advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, junk mail and any other forms of commercial solicitation are strictly prohibited.

In addition, users accept and agree not to preach hatred, sexism, racism or violence, use obscenities or ethnic slurs or get personal or insulting in any way. Any material which is unlawful; harassing; threatening; defamatory; obscene; offensive; abusive; hateful; inflammatory; profane, racially, sexually or religiously offensive, or otherwise objectionable or unlawful, is not acceptable. Material also cannot contain unsuitable or irrelevant website addresses or URLs. Links to pornography, commercial or other inappropriate content will be deleted.

All third-party content, announcements, comments, opinions, declarations or recommendations made within the interactive services shall be exclusively attributable to the user(s) expressing such points of view. In no circumstances shall such announcements, comments, opinions, declarations or recommendations be attributable to Skill Up Hub, which will be held harmless by the user from any claims that may arise in relation to said user using these interactive services for the purposes prohibited in these terms or otherwise by law.

We reserve the right to eliminate at any time any content or contribution that infringes or may infringe these conditions.


We do not guarantee the user the continued availability of the Skill Up Hub website or the supply of information or the various services offered through it. As a result, users will not hold us liable for any damage or expense in the event of interruptions in the service, delays, malfunctions and, in general, any inconvenience whose origin lies in causes beyond the control of Skill Up Hub.

We do not guarantee the use, results or infallibility of the content from Skill Up Hub users provided over the website. This is specifically taking into account the fact that we are not responsible for third-party content, including dynamic content which may change over time, to which there is a link from this site. All opinions, measures, downloads or actions of any nature adopted by the user will be exclusively on their own account and at their own risk.
We do not guarantee that all the data on the site are correct. We are not liable for information not posted by us on this site.

The FUOC does not assume any liability arising from (a) use made by the user of the site’s content and services; (b) the content and opinions published by third parties herein; (c) any activity that constitutes breach by the user or third parties of these terms; or (d) for any damages that may be caused to the users’ equipment due to possible computer viruses contracted by the user in browsing the website or for any other damages incurred due to their browsing.
We are not liable for third-party users’ behaviour on the site.

The user shall hold the FUOC and the Skill Up consortium members harmless in the event of damages caused to third parties as a result of the user’s rightful or wrongful use of the products, services, contents or tools available on the website.
Any costs generated due to your incorrect behaviour will be incurred by you.

The FUOC, as operator of Skill Up Hub, will only be liable for loss or damages incurred by the user as a consequence of accessing the website or using the contents or tools on the platform when such damages are attributed to fraud, wilful misconduct or gross negligence on the part of the FUOC.
We will only be liable for fraud, misconduct or gross negligence on our part.

We reserve the right to modify, replace, update, renew, impede or restrict access to, interrupt, block, temporarily suspend or cancel definitively any service, supply of information or any other content, either with regard to a specific user or in general, in particular when notified by a third party or administrative or judicial authority of any actual or potential breach of third-party rights.
We can change the site arbitrarily and we will try to notify you should your content possibly infringe these terms. 


Our site contains links to third-party internet sites. We make no representation whatsoever nor do we accept any responsibility about such sites, nor do we have any control over them. Any third-party content or a link to a third-party site is for informational purposes only. Unless otherwise expressly established in each case, Skill Up Hub does not intervene, participate in or assume any guarantee regarding the services or products offered by third-party providers that may be accessible through hyperlinks or advertisements. For linked documents, we only provide access as references and the user must comply with the relevant license conditions established for each document.

Privacy Policy

The personal data that the users provide through the site’s forms or any other means will be included in the Skill Up Hub databases for which the legally provided security measures for data storage are implemented. All information on our Privacy Policy can be found  here

Cookies. More information regarding the website’s cookies can be found here

Contact and notifications

You agree to receive our email notifications related to the website and its services. We will not share your email with third parties. We may contact you for information and service notifications relevant to your account or when required by law. You hereby acknowledge and consent to the fact that such notices will be effective upon our posting them on our sites or delivering them to you by email. If you do not provide us with accurate information, we cannot be held liable if we fail to notify you.

You agree to receive email notices from us.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions are governed by Spanish law. The parties expressly accept that any conflict arising out of or in relation to the application, interpretation or performance of these terms and the use of the services will be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts of Barcelona, Spain.