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Open Data Wales

Terms and conditions


Terms of website use

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before you start to use our website.

By using our website, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our website.

Information about Open Data Wales

Open Data Wales is a ‘one-stop-shop’ resource for public sector open data in Wales, making it easy for you to access, and use, public sector open data.

In addition to bringing together relevant public sector data that has been published openly elsewhere, Open Data Wales has been designed to make it easy for public sector organisations to publish their local data in an open format.

All data published on the website can be used and re-used free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see website for further details.

If you are a public sector organisation and want to add your data to Open Data Wales, please get in touch. It doesn’t matter how big or small you are!

Information about us

The Local Government Data Unit ~ Wales own Open Data Wales and the associated intellectual property rights.

Changes to these terms

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

Changes to our site

We will always take reasonable steps to ensure the website’s information is maintained as accurately as possible. It should be noted, however, that the website may be out of date at any given time. We do not guarantee that our website, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

Accessing our site

Our website is made available free of charge. We do not guarantee that our website, or any information within, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our website is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our website without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our website through your Internet connection and/or are using the system as part of your organisation are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Our website is open to general access. It is intended to be of use to people in all parts of Wales. We do not represent that the information available on or through our website is appropriate or available in other locations. We may limit the availability of our website or any service or product described on our website to any person or geographic area at any time. If you choose to access our website from outside the United Kingdom, you do so at your own risk.

When using and/or downloading data from the website, you must reproduce the material accurately and not use it in a misleading context.

Uploading content to our site

Any content you upload to our website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to publish it under the terms of the Open Government License, which means it can be used and re-used free of charge in any format or medium.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

You must endeavour to ensure that the data provided is true and correct as at the date/time such data is uploaded. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our website.

We have the right to remove any content you upload to our website if, in our opinion, it is personal, sensitive, confidential, obscene, threatening, deceptive, an invasion of another’s privacy or offensive. Content must not infringe data protection, copyright, trademark or privacy of person or party. We will endeavour to do this in consultation with the owner of the data, where possible.

The views expressed by other users on our website do not represent our views or values. You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

Your account and password

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use. Any such action will be communicated to you together with details of the reason.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you know your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site. Copyright laws and treaties around the world protect these works. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off copies and download extracts of any page(s) from our website for your personal use or for other people who you may be representing. You may draw the attention of others within your organisation to the information posted within the website.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our website in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

No reliance on information

The website is intended to help people access and use data freely and easily. We will take reasonable steps to ensure the information within the website is as accurate as possible. It is important to note, however, that a wide range of organisations contribute to the information contained within the website. We cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of this information, and those accessing it are advised to take reasonable steps to consider its content before acting upon it.

We make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the information within our website is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

Limitation of our liability

Nothing in these terms of use excludes, or limits, our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied.

We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • Use of, or inability to use, our website; or
  • Use of or reliance on any content displayed on our website.

If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:

  • Loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • Business interruption;
  • Loss of anticipated savings;
  • Loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • Any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links are provided for your information only and should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

Data protection and privacy

Data Cymru will at all times comply with the requirements of the UK General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018. Our privacy policy sets out how we will protect your information and how this will be used within our website.

Data Cymru acts as a data processor for all data the data controller stores using the service. You will be responsible as the data controller for ensuring that you have a legal basis for obtaining and storing the information we hold on your behalf and for managing your account permissions in line with administrative access you will be granted.

Welsh Language

You are solely responsible for ensuring that any information you add to our website meets your organisation’s obligations as detailed under the Welsh Language Act (1993) and the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011.


We do not guarantee that our website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our website. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material, which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website, the server on which our website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website.

You must not attack our website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our website will cease immediately.

Linking to our site

You may link to our website, or embed our search in your website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. Advice on linking to our website or embedding can be obtained via

You must not do so in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link to our website in any website that is not owned by you.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to make any use of content on our website other than that set out above, please contact

Applicable law

If you are a consumer, please note that English law governs these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation. You and we both agree to that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.

If you are a business, these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

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Last updated: 01/03/2021