Terms & Conditions

Information made available through the NextGEOSS data hub

The data and information available through the NextGEOSS data hub are available under terms described in the “licence” field of individual dataset records (metadata). Except where otherwise noted this is the Open Government License.

All dataset records (metadata) published on the NextGEOSS data hub are licensed according to their individual licenses.

The accuracy of information from any third party sites published on the NextGEOSS data hub is the responsibility of the third parties.

Data Protection

The Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) regulates the processing of personal data and or sensitive personal data, that is information about and relating to, living identifiable individuals. The accuracy of information from any third party sites published on the NextGEOSS data hub is the responsibility the third party.

Third parties are obliged to ensure that all processing of personal data is carried out in accordance with DPA legislation. These obligations are met by compliance with the eight data protection principles laid down in the DPA and ensuring that all processing is notified to the UK Information Commissioner.

Personal data as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998 is data relating to a specific individual where the individual is identified or identifiable in the hands of a recipient of the data. Open data must not include a citizen’s personal data. Prior to data being made available through the NextGEOSS data hubit must be anonymised according to the Information Commissioner’s Anonymisation Code of Practice and/or aggregated using recognised statistical methods to ensure data privacy for individuals.

Further information may be found by visiting the Information Commissioner’s website at www.ico.org.uk.

Revisions to Terms & Conditions

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you on publication. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

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To ensure clarity on who can use the data and for what purposes, unless otherwise stated, datasets available through the site are supplied strictly subject to their individual licenses.

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These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the European Union. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the European Union.