The product/service you are accessing contains data owned by or licensed
to Ordnance Survey Limited (OS Data).
Ordnance Survey Limited (OS) is Great Britain’s national mapping agency.
This Licence sets out OS’s terms for your use of the OS data.
It includes the sections with these symbols - ✓!Ø -
and The Small Print after those.
Please read all these terms and conditions carefully before accessing
and using any OS Data so that you understand what OS lets you do with
its data, where you should take care and what OS does not let you do.
By accessing, using and/or downloading the OS 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 OS 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 this service.
Lets you access and use the OS 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
Educational use at all levels – including schools, colleges,
universities and research councils, whether on site or remotely.
Is granted to you because, (and for
the duration in which):
You 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, or you are an LEA
You have been legitimately provided with a user name, password
and/or other secure authentication by that place of education
and/or the provider of this service you are using to access
or use OS Data; and
You have registered with the provider of this service.
Allows trainees, newly qualified
and fully qualified teachers to use their secure login credentials
during placements and when visiting institutions other than the
place of education which issued them their secure login credentials.
Lets you generate, use, store and
retrieve your own user content derived from OS 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 OS Data.
Will cover the use of OS 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 OS Data with such public bodies when sharing
your research results.
Lets you publish small extracts of
OS Data to inform others about your Educational Use of OS Data
in articles and at events that intend to share or widen knowledge,
such as in academic papers or in presentations at educational
Lets you share OS 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.
Lets you use the OS Data for limited
administrative use, for example, to show the location and extent
of your place of education, any of their other fixed assets, and/or
the location of, and directions to, an event organised by them,
provided that such use is fair and reasonable.
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 OS Data confidential at
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 OS Data you use is secure from any unauthorised use or
access, for example, by not providing copies of OS 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
Acknowledge the copyright and other
intellectual property rights which subsist in the OS Data by retaining/including
these words in a conspicuous position on any display or reproduction
of OS Data in any materials or media that you create as part of
your Educational Use:
Not tamper with or obscure the OS
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, the service provider or
OS into any unauthorised or unusual access to and/or use of the
Under this Licence you must not do the following:
Use or make the OS 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 OS 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
If you want to do this you must tell OS and we can then agree
how that happens.
The Small Print
This Licence is between Ordnance Survey Limited, (we/us/our/OS)
and the person or organisation who downloads the OS Data (you/your).
We are a company registered in England and Wales (company registration
Our registered address is Explorer House, Adanac Drive, SOUTHAMPTON,
SO160AS. You and we are each a party and together
Grant and Scope of your licence to use OS Data
Subject to the restrictions referred to in this Licence, (together
with the service fee paid by your place of education) OS grants
you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable licence to:
access and use OS Data, solely for your Educational Use
or Limited Administrative Use;
Share the OS Data that You have downloaded with other persons
who you know have also entered into this Licence; and
Subject to paragraph 2(b) below, share the OS Data which
You have downloaded with public bodies who are working with
you on a collaborative research project and who are themselves
independently licensed to use the OS Data.
The OS Data incorporates the ‘Points of Interest’ dataset which
is licensed to OS by a third party. You may not share any Points
of Interest data under paragraph 2 a.(iii) above.
‘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 Place of Education, whether on site,
or remotely. It covers use at all levels, including schools, colleges,
universities, research councils and other related entities. It
covers any activities that a fair minded and reasonable would
consider falls within the spirit and intention of ‘Educational
'Limited Administrative Use’ means fair and reasonable use
to show the location and extent of a Place of Education, any of
their other fixed assets, and/or the location of, and directions
to, an event organised by it.
This Licence commences with effect from the date you first
request access to and/or use OS Data.
Intellectual Property Rights
We and/or our suppliers (including the Crown) own all the intellectual
property rights in OS Data.
All rights not expressly granted are reserved to OS and its
licensors (including the Crown).
At our request, you will give us reasonable details about your use
of OS Data under this Licence by whatever means we might reasonably
It is your responsibility to ensure that the OS Data you request
is what you need.
OS 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 OS 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
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 OS Data.
Either party may terminate this Licence with immediate effect.
Your service provider also has the right to terminate this
Licence on behalf of OS 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 OS Data
for which at the time of termination or expiry, you have an appropriate
licence from OS):
immediately cease accessing the service and using the OS
inform your place of education that your password or other
login details should be deactivated;
destroy (or at our option return) all OS Data that you
hold or for which you are responsible, including any OS 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 OS 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 OS 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 OS Data; or
Where you give your specific consent, to enable us to understand
/ monitor the use of OS 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.
Other General Provisions
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 OS Data, at any time. All such changes shall
become incorporated into this Licence immediately.
You shall keep a record of any OS Data sharing that has occurred
under paragraph 2(a)(i) and (ii) above and You shall make this
available to us on request.
You shall provide Us and your service provider with all reasonable
assistance in investigating, remedying and pursuing any third
party for any suspected unauthorised or unusual access and/or
misuse of the OS 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 will be governed by English law and both parties
agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
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