Authors’ rights

The Administration allows for the re-use of content and information by everyone with no time limits or restrictions other than the basic conditions established in article 8 of Law 37/2007 (quote from source, no alteration or change in the nature of the information and specification from the date of the last update), and, so long as this is not inconsistent with the license or notice that a work may hold, in which case the latter will prevail.


Modalities for re-using information on gencat.cat

Law 37/2007 of 16 November concerning the re-use of public sector information, which is implemented by Directive 2003/98/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council, governs the re-use of public information provided by administrations and bodies in which they are the majority participant, which is to say, the right of all potential agents in the market of re-use of information in public instances. In accordance with this regulation, the Administration allows for the public reproduction, distribution and communication of the work and, furthermore, the transformation of that work to create from it derivative works for everyone and without a time limit, so long as this is not inconsistent with the license or notice that a work may hold, in which case the latter will prevail.

In order to re-use information, the following conditions apply:

a) No change in the nature of the information.

b) Always quote the source of the information.

c) Mention the date on which the information was last updated.

The copyright holder must be quoted at all times: Generalitat of Catalonia. Department of [name of department]. [autonomous body, public enterprise].

In this link you will find the addresses of the departments of the Generalitat and their dependent bodies.

 

Other modalities for re-use of information

In addition, re-use of information can be limited by the guardianship of priority legal assets, such as the protection of personal data, the privacy or the rights of third parties. The re-use of works protected by intellectual property can be formalised through the use of open content licenses, such as those used by Creative Commons, which concede certain rights for exploitation of those works. For the content to which this type of license applies, re-use of information is permitted in the conditions established herein.

Under no circumstance is it permitted to use the logos, trademarks, coat of arms and distinctive symbols of the Generalitat of Catalonia in publications and websites that do not participate in or are not sponsored by this institution. These graphical features of corporate identity are the exclusive property of the Generalitat of Catalonia and are protected by the applicable current legislation.

Use of the contents of the Cultural Heritage portal

All content on the Cultural Heritage web portal have a Creative Commons license, except for those cases where a different license is specified.

This means that if the logo CC_BY_NC_ND_3.0 is displayed, this content can be used, copied and redistributed, so long as the author is quoted and no transformations are made and they are not used for commercial purposes.

According to these rules, can Cultural Heritage Content be published on a blog? Yes.

Can they be included in works by a High School or University? Yes.

Can they be included in a free leaflet? Yes, so long as the author is quoted and no transformations are made and they are not used for commercial purposes.

If you would like to distribute this modified content or use it for a commercial purpose, contact us and agree to the terms of use.
 


Privacy: policy on protecting data of a personal nature on the cultural heritage website

The Generalitat of Catalonia guarantees the confidentiality of personal data entered on the pages of this website in the terms established by Organic Law 15/1999, of 13th December, on protection of data of a personal nature (LOPD), implementing the necessary and appropriate security measures according to the type of personal data, in accordance with Royal decree 1720/2007, of 21st December, which approves the Regulation on organising the LOPD. The data requested will be that which is strictly necessary, appropriate and relevant for the purpose for which it is being collected and will be submitted to automatic handling.

On each page containing forms that collect data of a personal nature, it will be made expressly clear, that a file or handling of data of a personal nature is present, the purpose for which it is being collected and the persons who will receive the information, possible transfer of that data, the identity and address of the person responsible for the file and the option of exercising the rights to access, amend, cancel and oppose this data and the means by which to exercise them. In the event that a form collecting data of a personal data does not specify these rights or the means by which to exercise them, you can report this to:

The Directorate General for Citizen Attention and Publication, located on Via Laietana, 14, 3r, 08003 Barcelona. This body will report the incident to the unit responsible for the page in question so that it can be amended and respond to your request.

However, if you wish to exercise your rights to access, amend, cancel or oppose the use of your personal data (including images or voice recordings), which may appear on an informative page on the portals of the Generalitat of Catalonia, which do not appear on a form, you can report this to the department or body of the Generalitat of Catalonia which is responsible for the page. In this link, you will find the addresses of the departments of the Generalitat of Catalonia and its dependent bodies.