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Compañía Española de Financiación del Desarrollo S.A., S.M.E., hereafter COFIDES will observe the provisions of the existing legislation on personal data protection with respect to the confidentiality and automatic processing of personal data voluntarily provided by the users of this website.

As a possible recipient of electronic messages sent from COFIDES, you are informed that neither the confidentiality nor the integrity nor flawless delivery of the messages sent by electronic mail or other Internet channels can be guaranteed. Consequently, COFIDES assumes no responsibility for such circumstances. If you do not consent to the use of electronic mail or Internet communications, please let us know immediately. The information contained in electronic mails sent by COFIDES is confidential and intended exclusively for the designated recipients. This data forms part of a file for which COFIDES, headquartered at the address specified below, is responsible and can be used to contact such recipients to inform them of our activities. COFIDES guarantees recipients of its electronic mails and all other Internet communications the right to access, rectify, cancel or challenge the processing and use of their data, via written notice sent to the before mentioned address. Persons receiving a message not addressed to them are requested to inform us immediately and should proceed to destroy both the message itself and any attached documents. Unauthorised disclosure, reproduction, distribution or use of the information contained in such messages constitutes a violation of existing legislation.

Purpose of collecting and processing data                                                  

The collection and processing of personal data requested by COFIDES is used for the management, administration, provision, extension and improvement of the services provided. For this reason COFIDES collects and treats personal data with different purposes as outlined below:

  • If you are a potential customer or actual customer: COFIDES may collect your data through the web contact form or by any other form: the data you provide will be used by COFIDES to respond to your request and to follow up on it. The obligatory responses will be indicated along with the consequence, if any of non-provision. In addition, COFIDES may use your email address to send you information about its products and services, events or surveys related to COFIDES activity. In accordance with the described purpose your data will be incorporated to the corresponding customers or potential customer files owned by COFIDES.
  • If you offer products or services to COFIDES, your personal data will be used by COFIDES to respond to your request for approval to proceed, or to manage the contractual relationship with COFIDES. COFIDES can use your email to send you information about events or surveys related to the activity of the company. In accordance with the described purpose, your data will be incorporated to the corresponding supplier file owned by COFIDES.
  • Equally, COFIDES may use the emails provided by collaborators, project managers or consultants to facilitate sending them information and their participation in the events organised by the company. That data will be processed for the purpose of managing the number of attendees at these events and will be incorporated in the files owned by COFIDES, as well as to send future information of other events that may be of interest.
  • The data provided to us via CV from potential candidates for our job offers will be used in order to be referenced in future selection processes and incorporated into the file owned by COFIDES. This data will be kept for two years and after this period will be removed.

If you use the web contact form to make any kind of consultation in relation to the activity of COFIDES, the data you provide to us will be treated with the sole purpose of answering the question asked to us and will be removed after a response has been given.

With regard to sending commercial communications by COFIDES, the user has the right to revoke consent given to us at any time through the mechanism set forth in this policy, in the section "commercial communications".

Data transfer

If data is to be provided to other companies, COFIDES will request authorisation from the concerned parties in advance, informing them of the identity of the recipient and the reason for transferring the data.

Commercial communications

Commercial messages about COFIDES’ products and services may be sent to consenting users to keep them abreast of all new developments in this regard. Users may cancel this service at any time via the messages themselves or by e-mailing their intention to the following address: unidad.calidad@cofides.es, specifying “Cancellation" in the subject box.


COFIDES has adopted the technical and organisational measures needed to prevent the loss, misuse, alteration, unauthorised access or theft of personal data processed in the company’s files. The company applies the security measures provided in the Constitutional Act on Data Protection and the respective Regulations for the type of personal data processed in its files.


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Data owners´ rights

As provided in the Personal Data Protection Act, owners of personal data may exercise their right to access, rectify, cancel or challenge the data in COFIDES’ possession. They may serve notice to that effect upon Compañía Española de Financiación del Desarrollo, COFIDES, S.A., S.M.E. by any method substantiating transmission and receipt, which should be addressed to: COFIDES Data Protection Area, Paseo de la Castellana, 278; 28046 Madrid, Spain; or to the following email: unidad.calidad@cofides.es.

Validity and amendment of the present data protection policy

The present privacy policy in effect since 2007 was updated the 10th of December of 2015. COFIDES reserves the right to amend its data protection policy in the event of changes in the existing legislation or case law, or in accordance with its own business criteria. Any changes made to this policy will be published at this same address.

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Last update...2018-03-21