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The Administration authorises the reuse of content and data worldwide, with no time limit or restriction, in the terms established by Creative Commons CC0, in accordance with Article 17.1 of Law 19/2014 of 29 December on Transparency, Access to Public Information and Good Governance, and beyond the basic terms established in Article 8 of Law 37/2007 on the Reuse of Public Sector Information (ensuring that the source is cited, the information is not altered or distorted and that the date of the latest update is given), and provided that it is not contradictory to the licence or notice that a work may have and which prevails.

Modalitats de reutilització de la informació a gencat.cat

Cossent damb er article 17.1 dera Lei 19/2014, de 29 de deseme, de transparéncia, accès ara informacion publica e bon govèrn, era reutilizacion dera informacion publica ei liura e non ei subjècta a restriccions, exceptat es ipotèsis a on, per via reglamentària, se somete ara obteneson d’ua licéncia especifica, per arrason deth tutolatge d’auti drets o bens juridics, o ara sollicitacion prealabla der interessat.

The Law 37/2007, of 16th November, on the re-use of public sector information, which transposes the Directive 2003/98/CE of the European Parliament and Council, and is amended by Law 18/2015, of 9 July (which in turn incorporates Directive 2013/37/EU), regulates the re-use of public information in the possession of administrations and bodies in which they have a majority share, that is to say, the right of all potential market agents to the re-use of information from public documents. In accordance with this rule, the Administration permits the reproduction, distribution and public communication of the work and, furthermore, the transformation of the work in order to make derived works, for everyone and without time limits, in the terms established by the Creative Commons CC0 Legal Instrument, and provided that it does not contradict any license or notice that a work may hold.

In order to re-use the information, the following conditions must be followed:

  • Not distort the meaning of the information.
  • Always quote the source of the information.
  • State the date of the latest update of the information.

The source shall always be cited: Government of Catalonia. Ministry of [name of ministry]. [autonomous body, public company] except in cases in which there is a specific licence, in which the authorship and ownership of exploitation rights shall be acknowledged.

Check the contact of the departments or ministries and their autonomous bodies.

Other forms of reuse

Similarly, re-use can be limited by the protection of other priority legal rights, such as the protection of personal data (object of another legal notice), privacy or third party intellectual property rights. The re-use of work protected by intellectual property rights can be carried out by means of the use of open content licences, such as those ofCreative Commons, which give certain exploitation rights of work. In content where this type of licence is applied, re-use in the established conditions is permitted.

In no case is the use of logos, brands, coats of arms and distinctive symbols of the Generalitat of Catalonia authorised in publications and websites which do not have the involvement or are not sponsored by this institution. These elements of corporate identity are the exclusive property of the Generalitat of Catalonia and are protected by the applicable legislation in force.

Privacy: personal data protection policy of the gencat website

The Generalitat of Catalonia guarantees the confidentiality of the personal data that is provided on the pages of this website under the terms laid down in Organic Law 15/1999, of 13th December, of personal data protection (LOPD), implementing the necessary and appropriate measures to the type of personal data, in accordance with Royal Decree 1720/2007, of 21st December, through which the LOPD Regulatory decree is approved. The data requested will be that which is strictly necessary, appropriate and pertinent for the end for which it is collected and will be subject to automatic processing.

On every page that contains forms that collect personal data, you will be expressly informed of the existence of a file or the processing of personal data, the end for which it is collected and the persons recipients of the information, of the possible ceding of data, of the identity and address of those responsible for the file, as well as the possibility of exercising the rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition to the personal data and how to proceed with this. If, on any personal data compilation form, these rights or the way to exercise them is not explained, you can notify:

The General Directorate for Citizen Services, on Via Laietana, 14, 3r, 08003 Barcelona. This body will notify the unit responsible for the page in question of the incident, in order for it to amend the mistake and to answer your request.

If you wish to exercise the rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition to any of your personal data (including photos or voice recordings) that may appear on any informative page of the Generalitat de Catalonia portals that is not a form, you may contact the department or body of the Generalitat de Catalonia that is responsible for the page. Check the addresses of the departments of the Generalitat (link to Basic data) and the bodies belonging to it (Organisation chart).

Cookies are used only for statistical purposes as they provide relevant information to those responsible for the portal in order to be able to improve the service to users.

How to use the data: terms of use and licences

The concept “reuse of information generated by the public sector” refers to the use made by people, enterprises and organisations to create new products and/or services for other publics or target groups.

Further information

Update:  28.03.2018