Article	
  2.	
  The	
  provisions	
  of	
  this	
  Law	
  are	
  applicable,	
  whenever	
  possible,	
  to	
  non-­‐
profit	
   private	
   entities	
   which	
   receive,	
   in	
   order	
   to	
   perform	
   actions	
   of	
   public	
   interest,	
  
public	
   funds	
   directly	
   from	
   the	
   budget	
   or	
   through	
   social	
   subventions,	
   management	
  
contract,	
   partnership	
   terms,	
   covenants,	
   agreements,	
   adjustments,	
   or	
   other	
  
instruments	
  of	
  the	
  same	
  kind.	
  
Sole	
   Paragraph.	
   The	
   publicity	
   applicable	
   to	
   the	
   entities	
   mentioned	
   in	
   the	
  
caption	
  of	
  this	
  article	
  refers	
  to	
  the	
  received	
  portion	
  of	
  public	
  funds	
  and	
  its	
  respective	
  
destination,	
  without	
  prejudice	
  to	
  the	
  accountability	
  to	
  which	
  they	
  are	
  legally	
  bound.	
  
Article	
   3.	
   The	
   procedures	
   established	
   by	
   this	
   Law	
   are	
   intended	
   to	
   ensure	
   the	
  
fundamental	
  right	
  of	
  access	
  to	
  information	
  and	
  should	
  be	
  performed	
  according	
  to	
  the	
  
basic	
  principles	
  of	
  the	
  Public	
  Administration	
  and	
  the	
  following	
  guidelines:	
  
I	
  –	
  observance	
  of	
  publicity	
  as	
  a	
  general	
  rule	
  and	
  of	
  secrecy	
  as	
  the	
  exception;	
  
II	
  –	
  disclosure	
  of	
  information	
  of	
  public	
  interest,	
  irrespective	
  of	
  requests;	
  
III	
   -­‐	
   use	
   of	
   the	
   existing	
   means	
   of	
   communication	
   made	
   available	
   by	
   information	
  
technology;	
  
IV	
  –	
  promotion	
  of	
  the	
  development	
  of	
  a	
  transparency	
  culture	
  within	
  the	
  Public	
  
Administration;	
  
V	
  -­‐	
  development	
  of	
  the	
  social	
  control	
  of	
  the	
  Public	
  Administration.	
  
Article	
  4.	
  Given	
  the	
  purposes	
  of	
  this	
  Law,	
  one	
  shall	
  consider:	
  
I	
   –	
   information:	
   processed	
   or	
   unprocessed	
   data	
   that	
   can	
   be	
   used	
   in	
   the	
  
production	
  and	
  transmission	
  of	
  knowledge,	
  within	
  any	
  media,	
  support	
  or	
  format;	
  
II	
  –	
  document:	
  unit	
  of	
  recorded	
  information	
  regardless	
  of	
  its	
  support	
  or	
  format;	
  
III	
   –	
   classified	
   information:	
   that	
   piece	
   of	
   information	
   which	
   is	
   temporarily	
  
unavailable	
  to	
  public	
  access	
  due	
  to	
  its	
  relevance	
  to	
  social	
  and	
  State	
  security;	
  
IV	
   –	
   personal	
   information:	
   that	
   piece	
   of	
   information	
   which	
   is	
   related	
   to	
   an	
  
identified	
  or	
  identifiable	
  natural	
  person;	
  
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