Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics Data Zones Background Information

This report sets out background information on the development and use of data zones and also aims to answer the questions which arose during the final phase of consultation with local authorities.

Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics Data Zones Background Information

ANNEX B: Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics - Data zone Licence

Schedule 6 Licence for the use of Ordnance Survey Derived Data

The following licence to be used by Licensees wishing to pass on derived data products to third parties as described in Schedule 1 Section 6.

This Data licence is designed to be an end user break seal agreement. It may also be used as a click to accept terms and conditions for an online data down load.

For break seal agreements - your opening of this package will be deemed to be your acceptance of the following terms. If you do not wish to accept the terms, return this package within fourteen (14) days unopened to us or our Agent or other party from whom you obtained this package.

For click to accept terms and conditions agreements - before you click on the accept button at the end of this document and download the data, you must carefully read the terms and conditions of this licence. By clicking on the accept button and by accessing the data you will be deemed to be bound by the terms of this licence. If you do not wish to be bound then please click the cancel button now.


We (Scottish Executive) grant you a non-exclusive non-transferable licence (without the right to sublicence) to copy and use the Data which is derived from Ordnance Survey data in accordance with the terms of this licence agreement.

You may only use the Data for your own internal business use, that is use of Data for the internal administration and operation of your business and not for any commercial purpose, and not for financial profit or gain. Financial gain would include any profit whether direct or indirect, or benefit from the use or publication of the Data in any form.

Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property Rights in the Data are owned by the Crown and us. You shall not have any rights or interests in the Data other than as described in this licence.

You must ensure that you protect and do not interfere with any trade names and Trade Marks that are in or accompany the Data.

All copies of the Data in whatever form must contain the following acknowledgement "© Crown Copyright. All rights reserved [year]".


You may only use the Data for your internal business use. You must not sublicense, lend, transfer or otherwise dispose of the Data or this licence.

You must not sublicense, lend, sell, lease, assign, transfer or otherwise dispose of the Data or this licence.

You must not modify, alter, decompile, reverse engineer, or disassemble the Data beyond that which is necessary to allow the use of the Data within your system.


We promise that we have the power to grant this licence. However, you acknowledge that the data has not been prepared to meet your individual requirements and therefore it is provided to you on an as is basis. It is your responsibility to ensure that the data is fit for your intended use. To the fullest extent permitted by law we exclude any conditions or terms that may be implied by law.

We shall not in any event be liable for any indirect, special, consequential, or incidental losses or for loss of data, loss of profits, loss of or interruption to business whether arising in tort (including negligence) contract or otherwise. We do not attempt to exclude any liability that cannot be excluded. Excepting the above, our total and aggregate liability to you in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise will not at any time exceed an amount equal to the licence fee (if applicable) paid by you.


You are licensed to use the data until 3 rd February 2013. This licence will immediately terminate on termination of the licence between Ordnance Survey and Scottish Executive , if such termination occurs prior to the end of the Term.


We may terminate this licence at any time if any of the following events arises:

You breach any of the terms of this licence;

You become insolvent or bankrupt or cease to do business.

In the event of termination of this licence, you shall cease to use the Data and if we request, you shall immediately either return or destroy the Data. You will provide us with written confirmation of the action you have taken.

Rights of Third Parties

Furthermore, we both agree that Ordnance Survey and the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office shall benefit from the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 so that Ordnance Survey can enforce its rights directly against you.


This will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and both parties accept the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. If any part of this licence is held to be invalid, unenforceable, or illegal, we both agree that the remainder of the licence will stand.

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