Corporate information

Introduction

TERMCAT is the official body in charge of Catalan language terminology. It was founded in 1985 by the Government of Catalonia and the Institut d'Estudis Catalans.

With the ultimate goal of ensuring that Catalan terminology is available in all fields of knowledge and activity and to encourage its proper use, our mission is to coordinate terminology studies for the Catalan language, providing quality services, creating terminology products and standardizing new terms.

TERMCAT is governed by a Steering Committee, made up of representatives from its parent bodies. Terminology standardization – i.e. the process of settling upon forms for new terms needed for the development of knowledge in specialist fields – is conducted by the Supervisory Council, which is a collegiate body. The Institut d'Estudis Catalans has several permanent membership positions on the Supervisory Council and its Philology Section provides the Council's president; the reason for this is to ensure the standardization processes are in line with wider efforts towards the upkeep of the Catalan language.

Over time TERMCAT has forged a strong reputation on the international stage, participating regularly and actively in multilingual terminology networks.

Team

Organizational chart

Organizational chart

Steering Committee

TERMCAT's Steering Committee is made up of representatives from the Government of Catalonia, the Institut d'Estudis Catalans, and the Consorci per a la Normalització Lingüística.

The current members of the Steering Committee are:

  • Ester Franquesa i Bonet (president)
    Directorate-General for Language Policy
  • Joandomènec Ros i Aragonès (vice president)
    Institut d'Estudis Catalans
  • Jordi Bover i Salvadó
    TERMCAT
  • Marta Xirinachs i Codina
    Directorate-General for Language Policy
  • M. Teresa Cabré i Castellví
    Institut d'Estudis Catalans
  • Mònica Pereña Pérez
    Government of Catalonia, Ministry of Education
  • Josep Solà i Font
    Government of Catalonia, Ministry of Business and Knowledge
  • Olga Alay i Torrecilla
    Government of Catalonia, Ministry of Business and Knowledge
  • Josep Madorell i Bonora
    Consorci per a la Normalització Lingüística

Supervisory Council

TERMCAT's Supervisory Council is a permanently established collegiate body. It meets on a fortnightly basis to study dossiers on areas of terminology that require standardization, or to give its approval to language criteria that applies to terminology work.

The current members of the Supervisory Council are:

Permanent members

  • Albert Jané i Riera (president)
    Institut d'Estudis Catalans, Philology Section
  • Carolina Santamaria i Jordà
    Institut d'Estudis Catalans
  • Josep M. Casasús i Guri
    Institut d'Estudis Catalans
  • Jordi Bover i Salvadó
    TERMCAT
  • Joan Rebagliato Nadal
    TERMCAT

Associate members

The people listed below are associate members of the Supervisory Council in an advisory capacity, having been nominated by the Steering Committee's president and TERMCAT's director:

  • Joan Nunes Alonso
    PhD in Geography
  • Carles Riera i Fonts
    PhD in Catalan Language and Literature, graduate in Pharmacy and Theology

Geolinguistics advice

The people listed below are external advisers to the Supervisory Council focusing on geolinguistics, having been nominated by the Institut d'Estudis Catalans Philology Section's president and TERMCAT's director:

  • Maria Josep Cuenca i Ordiñana
    PhD in Catalan Language and Literature
  • Ramon Sistac i Vicén
    PhD in Catalan Language and Literature
  • Joan Veny i Clar
    PhD in Catalan Language and Literature

Secretary

  • TERMCAT
    Dolors Montes i Pérez

Jurisdictional responsibilities

TERMCAT is not assigned with any jurisdictional responsibilities for drafting regulations or directives; as such, the provisions established for this point are not applicable.

Privacy policy

Personal data protection policy

TERMCAT guarantees that the data its users obtain will be held in privacy, in compliance with current legislation, and provides the following information on its personal data protection policy so that users can choose freely and voluntarily whether to let TERMCAT handle their personal data.

Purpose of the automated collection and handling of personal data

The automated collection and handling of personal data is a direct result of searches, requests or subscriptions made with the services, promotions, surveys or competitions TERMCAT offers; the purpose is to improve these services and the communication of information of interest to users.

Confidentiality in the automated handling of users' personal data

The personal data TERMCAT collects is stored using an automated filing system and is handled confidentially, in compliance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. TERMCAT has adopted the legally required levels of security in its protection of personal data, and has installed all the means and technical measures available to it to prevent the personal data it handles from being lost, misused, altered, accessed without authorization, or stolen.

Transfer of users' personal data to third parties

TERMCAT will not transfer users' personal data collected on its website to third parties.

Users' rights in relation to their personal data

Users have rights regarding access to their personal data, and regarding rectification, erasure, restriction, portability, and objections to the processing of their personal data. These rights can be exercised through a written message (email informacio@termcat.cat or post to TERMCAT, carrer Mallorca, 272, 1a planta, Barcelona, 08037) accompanied by a photocopy of a legally valid identity document belonging to the user.

TERMCAT's data protection officer

Email: dpd@termcat.cat

Address: Mallorca, 272, 1r. 08037 Barcelona

Telephone: +34 93 452 61 61

Opening hours: Mondays to Thursdays from 9 am till 2 pm and from 3 till 6 pm; Fridays from 9 am till 3 pm.

From 1 June till 30 September, over the Christmas period and during the week leading into Easter our opening hours are from 8 am till 3 pm.

TERMCAT is closed during the first three weeks of August. The Queries Service and the Documentation Service are closed throughout the whole of August.

Further information on our data protection policy

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data

Catalan Data Protection Authority