The Digimap Service contains data owned by or licensed to the United Kingdom Research and Innovation (represented by the British Geological Survey (BGS), such data being “the BGS Data”.
This Licence sets out the terms for your use of the BGS Data.
It includes the sections with these symbols - ✓ ! ∅ - and The Small Print after those.
Please read all these terms and conditions carefully before accessing and using any BGS Data so that you understand what you are permitted to do with the BGS data, where you should take care and what you are not permitted to do.
By accessing, using and/or downloading the BGS Data you are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions (and any variation of them) and be legally bound by them. If you are not happy with this, or any term is unacceptable to you, please do not access or use the BGS Data.
These terms may change at any time. We would advise that you regularly review them so that you remain familiar with them.
Is free of charge to you. Your institution has paid for access to the Digimap Service .
Lets you access and use the BGS Data in this service solely for Educational Use.
This means any use in connection with teaching, learning, academic, research and private study.
All activities that a fair-minded and reasonable person would agree falls within the spirit and intention of ‘Educational Use’.
Educational use at higher and further education levels – including colleges, universities and research councils, whether on site or remotely.
Is granted to you because, (and for the duration in which), you:
are authorised by your institution to have access to its information services; and
have completed EDINA's registration process for the Digimap Service and have accepted the terms of the Educational User Licence; and
are a current student, a current trainee teacher, or a current or retired staff member of staff, or a contractor who has entered into a written agreement for delivering services to, a recognised place of education whose services and systems you are authorised to use and are using.
Lets you generate, use, store and retrieve your own user content derived from BGS Data and use that as part of your Educational Use for as long as you remain registered to study or teach at the place of education whose services and systems you are using or your place of education continues to subscribe to this service.
Lets you use and incorporate other third party data with BGS Data.
Will cover the use of BGS Data which you may receive from public bodies as part of a collaborative research project and subject to certain restriction outlined below allows you to share BGS Data with such public bodies when sharing your research results.
Lets you publish small extracts of BGS Data to inform others about your Educational Use of BGS Data in articles and at events that intend to share or widen knowledge, such as in academic papers or in presentations at educational conferences.
Lets you share BGS Data with others who are licensed to the same service that your place of education subscribes to for as long as either of you remain registered to study or teach at the place of education whose services and systems you are using or the place of education continues to subscribe to this service.
In return, You must:
Take appropriate measures to keep the passwords and other secure login details which allow you to access the service which delivers the BGS Data confidential at all times.
Not disclose, share or allow others to use your password or other individual login details that you have been issued with.
Take appropriate measures to make sure all BGS Data you use is secure from any unauthorised use or access, for example, by not providing copies of BGS Data to anyone unless you know they have accepted this Licence.
Inform your place of education and the service provider immediately if you know or suspect that your password or other secure login details have been used by someone else.
Acknowledge the copyright and other intellectual property rights which subsist in the BGS Data by retaining/including these words in a conspicuous position on any display or reproduction of BGS Data in any materials or media that you create as part of your Educational Use:
“Geological Map Data BGS © UKRI 20(yy)”
Not tamper with or obscure the BGS logo or any other trade marks or protective markings which appear on screen or on print outs.
Be prepared to assist any investigation conducted by your place of education, EDINA or BGS into any unauthorised or unusual access to and/or use of the BGS Data.
Under this Licence you must not do the following:
Use or make the BGS Data available to third parties (other than those parties specifically referred to in paragraph 2 in the small Print below.
Create any products or services which have benefitted from, relied on or made any use of BGS Data, for the purpose of financial gain or monies worth, or any other commercial purpose of gain (including, without limitation, creating products or services by copying, publishing, modifying, re-formatting, analysing or performing searches, look ups or enquiries using BGS Data).
This Licence is between the University of Edinburgh, acting through EDINA, (we/us/our) and the person or organisation who downloads the BGS Data (you/your).
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body registered in Scotland with registration number SC005336 and having its principal office at Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL.
You and we are each a party and together the parties.
Subject to the restrictions referred to in this Licence, (together with the service fee paid by your place of education) we grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable licence to:
access and use BGS Data, solely for your Educational Use;
share the BGS Data that You have downloaded with other persons who you know have also entered into this Licence;
‘Educational Use’ means use for or in connection with teaching, learning, academic and sponsored research and/or private study, at or in connection with a recognised place of education, whether on site, or remotely. It covers use at further and higher education levels, including colleges, universities, research councils and other related entities. It covers any activities that a fair minded and reasonable person would consider falls within the spirit and intention of ‘Educational Use’.
This Licence commences with effect from the date you first request access to and/or use BGS Data.
We and/or our suppliers own all the intellectual property rights in BGS Data.
All rights not expressly granted are reserved to BGS/UKRI and its licensors.
At our request, you will give us reasonable details about your use of BGS Data under this Licence by whatever means we might reasonably request.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the BGS Data you request is what you need.
BGS Data is provided ‘as is’ and without any warranty or condition express or implied, statutory or otherwise as to its quality or fitness for your particular purpose.
Except as expressly stated in this Licence, all conditions, warranties, terms and undertakings express or implied statutory or otherwise in respect of the BGS Data are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
There is nothing in this Licence that excludes or limits your liability for a contractual breach of this agreement or an infringement of our intellectual property rights.
Neither party excludes its liability to the other under this Licence for fraud, and for personal injury or death caused by negligence.
Subject to the above, neither of us shall be liable to the other for indirect, special or consequential loss or damage (howsoever caused) which occurs as a result of the use of, or lack of performance of the BGS Data.
Either party may terminate this Licence with immediate effect.
This Licence will automatically terminate when you cease being a student or member of staff at the place of education whose services and systems you are using, or your other association with the place of education ceases.
Termination or expiry shall not affect either party’s accrued rights and remedies.
On termination, you shall (except in respect of any BGS Data for which at the time of termination or expiry, you have an appropriate licence from BGS):
immediately cease accessing the service and using the BGS Data;
inform your place of education that your password or other login details should be deactivated;
destroy (or at our option return) all BGS Data that you hold or for which you are responsible, including any BGS Data that is embedded into any other material and provide written confirmation that you have done so at our request;
make sure anyone else you have supplied BGS Data to under this Licence also adheres to the terms of this Licence re ongoing use of the Licensed Data.
If you continue to access and use BGS Data after this Licence has terminated your access and use will be unlawful and you will be liable for copyright and database right infringement and we will be entitled to pursue legal proceedings against you.
Any provision that is expressly or by implication intended to survive the termination or expiry of this Licence shall continue in full force and effect.
Information identifying you (referred to as ‘personal data’ under data protection law) may be lawfully shared and processed between/by your service provider and us in certain circumstances, including where it is necessary for the performance of the contract(s) to which you are a party, for the purposes of pursuing our legitimate interests, or you have given consent to the specific processing. Your personal data will only be disclosed to, and processed by us in the following circumstances:
To enable us to investigate any actual or suspected breach of this Educational User Licence or the agreement between us and your service provider, or other misuse or infringement of BGS Data; or
Where you give your specific consent, to enable us to understand / monitor the use of BGS Data in the education sector or feature your specific work.
Any sharing or processing of your personal data will be in accordance with Data Protection Law.
This Licence sets out the entire contract in respect of the subject matter of this Licence.
We reserve the right to change this Licence, including the availability of any BGS Data, at any time. All such changes shall become incorporated into this Licence immediately.
You shall keep a record of any BGS Data sharing that has occurred under paragraph 2(a)(ii) above and You shall make this available to us on request.
You shall provide Us with all reasonable assistance in investigating, remedying and pursuing any third party for any suspected unauthorised or unusual access and/or misuse of the BGS Data.
We are entitled to assign, transfer or novate the benefits and obligations of this Licence. You are not entitled to subcontract, assign, transfer or novate the rights and/or obligations under this Licence.
This Licence will be governed by English law and both parties agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
to improve your experience using the service. This includes anonymised Google Analytics data.
We won't share your data with anyone else.