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Reuse of public information

From this page you can access information published within the RD 1495/2011 initiative, in which Law 37/2007 on the Reuse of Public Sector Information within the state public sector is laid out.

Available data

Consult the Social Security data catalogue.

Associated standard

Legal Notice

For the purposes of this document, the term "reuser agent" means any individual or legal person who reuses public sector information, whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

Mandatory general conditions

These general conditions, permanently available under are binding to any reuser agent who uses documents to which they apply.

Authorisation of reuse and non-exclusive assignment of intellectual property rights

These general conditions allow the reuse of documents to which they apply for commercial and non-commercial purposes. Reuse is understood to mean the use of documents kept by the bodies of the Central Government Administration and other bodies and entities in the state public sector referred to in Article 1.2 of Royal Decree 1495/2011 of 24 October, interpreting Law 37/2007 of 16 November on the reuse of state public sector information by individuals or legal persons for commercial or non-commercial purposes, provided that such use does not constitute public administrative activity. Authorised reuse includes, by way of example, activities such as copying, distributing, modifying, adapting, extracting, reordering and combining information.

The concept of a document is established in section 2, article 3 of Law 37/2007 of 16 November on the reuse of public sector information, which includes all information no matter its material or electronic format, or its graphic, sound or image form, also including, therefore, data at its most disaggregated levels, or "raw".

This authorisation also involves the free, non-exclusive assignment of intellectual property rights relating to such documents, if they exist, authorising any activities of reproduction, distribution, public communication or transformation necessary for the authorised reuse activity, in any form and format, for the whole world and for the maximum period permitted by Law.

General conditions for reuse

The following general conditions for the reuse of the documents submitted to them are to be applied:

  1. It is forbidden to distort the meaning of the information.
  2. The source of the document being reused must be cited. This may be done as follows: “Origin of data: Social Security”.
  3. The date of last update of reused documents must be stated, if included in the original document.
  4. It shall not be indicated, implied or suggested that Social Security, owner of the reused information, participates in, sponsors or supports its reuse.
  5. The metadata of the update date and the applied reuse conditions, if they exist, should be retained, not altered or deleted, in the document made available for reuse.


The data shall be used by users or reuser agents at their own risk and they will be exclusively liable to third parties in the case of resulting damages.

 Social Security accepts no liability for the use of its information by reuser agents or the damage or economic loss directly or indirectly caused, or economic, material or data damage which may be caused by the reuse of information.

 Social Security does not guarantee continuity in the availability of reusable documents nor in their content or form, nor does it accept liability for any errors or omissions contained therein.

Reuser agent responsibility

The reuser agent is subject to the applicable rules on the reuse of public sector information, including the penalty system set out in Article 11 of Law 37/2007 of 16 November on the reuse of public sector information.

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