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Terms of Reuse


The conditions of use of the data that Valencia City Council makes available to citizens through the Valencia Open Data portal are covered by Law 37 / 2007 of 16 November on the Reuse of Public Sector Information, which in turn transposes Directive 2003/98/EC of the European Parliament.

A user of the Valencia Datos Abiertos service is considered to be the person or entity that uses, reproduces, modifies or distributes the sets of data offered in this service, as well as those persons or entities that create or offer applications that are fed with data from this service.

The use of the data and services offered in this portal, suppose the acceptance of these conditions of use. The fact of accepting them does not suppose the concession to the user of author’s rights nor of intellectual property on the used data.

Licence applicable to the reuse of data

All data sets offered by Valencia City Council, unless otherwise indicated, are published under the terms of the Creative Commons – Attribution ( CC-By 4.0 ) licence, which allows:

  • Copy, distribute and publicly disclose.
  • Modify, transform or adapt.
  • Develop derivative works.
  • Use for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

Equally this license obliges to:

  • Mention the authorship of Valencia City Council in the terms set out below

The user, in the course of the reuse of the data sets, may not alter the meaning of the information in such a way that it is denatured or distorted.

Valencia City Council reserves the right to publish sets of data under other specific conditions of reuse, which will be indicated in each case, such as the possibility of paying economic consideration, in accordance with the provisions of Article 7 of Law 37/2007, in order to cover the costs associated with the collection, production, reproduction and dissemination of data.

The authorship of Valencia City Council as the source of the data set should be cited as follows:

Data source: Valencia City Council

If this quotation is included in HTML format, the following markup can be used:

<p><br/> Fuente de los datos:<br/> <a href=”http://www.valencia.es/datosabiertos”>http://www.valencia.es/datosabiertos</a><br/> <p><br/>

The user is urged to inform Valencia City Council of all projects developed or derived from the use of the data, so that they can be published on this portal, with the aim of stimulating the reuse of public sector data.

Likewise, Valencia City Council may require the user to provide statistical data relating to the products or services generated from the reused data, in order to better understand the use of the information and to improve the catalogue of available data.

API developers

Valencia City Council offers access to a development API for use in Final Applications, API Valencia Open Data, which allows obtaining data owned by Valencia City Council. The use of this API requires prior authorization by the City Council, which will be requested through the open data website.

Valencia City Council will monitor the access made by the Final Application developed with the API Valencia Open Data. If a misuse of public data is detected, improper or abusive access, in such a way that it could penalize the resources of the Valencia Open Data Systems and compromise their availability, Valencia City Council reserves the right to cancel, suspend or block access to the Final Application and developer, if it has been notified of such improper or abusive access, it does not repair it within 24 hours.

Valencia City Council makes every effort to properly manage the data sets, however it does not guarantee their integrity, updating, accuracy or continuous access.

Valencia City Council, as well as any of its bodies, entities or agents, shall not be held responsible for any direct or indirect damage or loss, including those that cause economic, material or data damage, caused or may cause the use of the data sets. The use of these data sets is at the user’s own risk.

Valencia City Council may at any time add, modify or delete the data sets or these conditions of use. The announcement of these changes will be published on the Valencia Open Data portal.

User Responsibility

The user or agent of the reuse of data sets is subject to Law 37/2007, of 16 November, on the Reuse of Public Sector Information, especially its sanctioning regime, as well as to all regulations affecting the use of information, such as Organic Law 15/1999, on the protection of personal data and Royal Legislative Decree 1/1996, of 12 April, approving the Revised Text of the Intellectual Property Law.

Valencia City Council may, at its own expense, cancel or suspend access to the data sets without prior notice to anyone whom Valencia City Council, in its unilateral discretion, considers to be in breach of these Conditions of Use, the law in force or uses, reproduces, modifies or distributes the data sets in a detrimental or inconvenient manner. In the event of cancellation or suspension, the person or entity will no longer be authorised to use or reproduce the data sets and, furthermore, Valencia City Council may use any means at its disposal to make its decision effective.

Such cancellation or suspension will not have any effect on those persons or entities who, in good faith, have received the data sets through the person or entity subject to the cancellation or suspension and who are otherwise complying with these Conditions of Use.

The user may not publicly indicate, insinuate or suggest to the end user that Valencia City Council, or any of its bodies, entities, companies or agents, participates in, sponsors or supports the application, service or activity of the person using the data sets.