Terms and conditions

This page and any pages it links to explains Find open data's terms of use. You must agree to these to use Find open data.

Who we are

Find open data is managed by Government Digital Service (GDS) on behalf of the Crown. GDS is part of the Cabinet Office and will be referred to as 'we' from now on.

Using Find open data

You agree to use Find open data only for lawful purposes. You must also use it in a way that doesn't infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by anyone else.

Linking from Find open data

Find open data links to websites that are managed by other government departments and agencies, service providers or other organisations. We don't have any control over the content on these websites.

We're not responsible for:

  • the protection of any information you give to these websites
  • any loss or damage that may come from your use of these websites, or any other websites they link to

You agree to release us from any claims or disputes that may come from using these websites.

You should read all terms and conditions, privacy policies and end user licences that relate to these websites before you use them.

Responsibility for datasets

Only publishers with accounts for Find open data can ask for datasets to be deleted. Contact us to ask for datasets to be deleted if you are a publisher.

Find open data does not host datasets. They are the responsibility of the publishing organisation. All requests for data under the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act should be sent to the publishing organisation.

Changes to these terms and conditions

Please check these terms and conditions regularly. We can update them at any time without notice.

You'll agree to any changes if you continue to use Find open data after the terms and conditions have been updated.