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DESCRIPTION OF THE MODE OF ACCESS TO OTHER INFORMATION OF PUBLIC CHARACTER

Applicants may make a verbal or written request to access information of public character addressed to a body they consider having it in its possession.

 

VERBAL REQUEST

 

If applicants request access to information of public character verbally, the body is obliged to enable them access to the information requested, except the data set out in Article 6 of the Access to Public Information Act.

 

WRITTEN REQUEST

 

A written request must include:

- Indication of a body to which the request is submitted;

- Name, firm or name of legal entity, indication on potential representative or plenipotentiary;

- Address of the applicant or his/her representative or plenipotentiary;

- Information the applicant requests access to;

- Indication how the applicant wants to access the contents of requested information (photocopy, true copy, electronic record, view).

 

In requests for access to information that intend to be re-used by applicants (profit or non-profit making purpose), the purpose of the use of requested data should be indicated.

 

MODE OF PROVIDING INFORMATION

 

Applicants are provided with the requested information in such a way that they are given its true copy, photocopy, electronic record or they are enabled to view the contents of the requested information. A decision is issued by a body in case it refuses in whole or in part the request to access information of public character.

 

COSTS OF PROVIDING INFORMATION

 

The view of requested information is free of charge. For the provision of a true copy, photocopy or electronic record of the requested information, a body may charge the applicant with material costs.

 

A body may charge the costs of production and transmission of documents for the re-use of information.

 

DEADLINE FOR ADOPTING A DECISION

 

A body must respond to applicant’s request in the period of 20 working days from the day of receipt of a complete request.

 

LEGAL PROTECTION

 

Applicants are granted legal protection only in case they have submitted a written request. A request sent by e-mail is deemed a written request if it bears an electronic signature, otherwise it is processed as a verbal request.

 

MORE INFORMATION

 

Further information relating to access to information of public character and protection of personal data are available at Internet site of the Commissioner for Access to Public Information.