The information we publish on our 'open data' web pages is governed by the Open Government Licence. This has been developed to enable bodies like Coventry City Council ("The Council") to license the use and re-use of their Information by the public under a common open licence. There is also a Code of Conduct which we encourage people to follow.
The terms you will see below have the following meanings:
This means information protected by copyright or by database right (for example, literary and artistic works, content, data and source code) offered for use by the Council under the terms of this licence.
This could mean for example, combining it with other information, or by including it in your own publication or IT application.
That would be us. We are the organisation providing the information under this licence.
This means any other information provider which has the authority to offer information under the terms of this licence.
This could include for example the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office, who has the authority to offer information subject to Crown copyright.
This means doing any act which is restricted by copyright.
This means the person, or organisation that acquires rights under this licence.
This means you are encouraged to use and re-use the information that is available under this licence both freely and flexibly. We do recommend that you use our information in a way that means you can update it easily. For example, you could use the same column headings in your own application, as this will enable you to use our up-to-date data and information when it is made available. We also appreciate you telling us if you think anything we have published is incorrect. Please point out any inconsistencies you find in the information. Please also make suggestions about how we could improve what we offer. We cannot guarantee that we will start producing new data sets, but please do suggest any new information sources that could be added and we will certainly have a look.
There are also a few conditions for use, which put simply mean that by using our information (the 'Information') you accept the terms and conditions below.
Our full terms and conditions are contained in the Open Government Licence and the Code of Conduct, but in general Coventry City Council ("The Council") grants you a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive licence to use the Information subject to the conditions below.
Things you must do, where you do any of the above:
These are important conditions and if you fail to comply, the rights granted to you, or any similar rights granted by the licensor, will end automatically.
This licence does not cover the use of:
The information is licensed 'as is'.
This means the Council is not liable for any errors or omissions in the information and shall not be liable for any loss, injury or damage of any kind caused by its use.
The Council also does not guarantee a continued supply of information. It may choose to stop producing it and may remove it from the Open Data pages.
Licences are governed by the laws of the United Kingdom, where the Council has its place of business, unless otherwise specified by the Council.