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Public and Infrastructure data sharing

Supplying data to the public sector

Customers may pass copies of the Licensed Data, including Derived data to public sector bodies, providing that both parties are licensed for the same data. (The customer must obtain written confirmation and maintain a written record where sharing has taken place).

Receiving data from public sector

Where a customer is licensed for the same coverage of a Licensed Data product as a public sector body, it may receive data from that body, in accordance with the license terms they are entitled to.

Supplying data to infrastructure bodies

Customers may pass copies of the Licensed Data, including Derived Data to Infrastructure bodies, providing that both parties are licensed for the same data. (The customer must obtain written confirmation and maintain a written record where sharing has taken place).

Receiving data from infrastructure bodies

Where a customer is licensed for the same coverage of a Licensed Data product as a public sector body, it may receive data from that body, in accordance with the license terms they are entitled to.

Written confirmation required

The customer must obtain a written confirmation from the party with which they are sharing with that the public body or infrastructure body hold a license for the equivalent data.

Records kept

The customer must keep a written record of each party, both public sector and infrastructure, where they have shared data. In addition, where the customer has received data from an infrastructure body, they must also retain a record of which body they received the data from. Records must also be maintained of which Licensed Data was shared and when the Licensed Data was received.

Public Sector Use

Data sharing

enables public sector bodies to provide data, including derived data, to third parties (including infrastructure bodies), providing that the supply of data supports the core business activity of the body that shares the data, both parties are licensed for the same area of coverage and products and written confirmation has been obtained prior to the data being shared. Public sector bodies are also entitled to receive data from infrastructure bodies, where the conditions above are met.

In each case of data being received or supplied, the customer is required to maintain a record of the party with which they shared data, when the supply or receipt took place and which data was involved.

End User Licensing

Where the customer supplies Licensed data, excluding Royal Mail data, to a third party or end user, which has entered into an End User Licence for the End User purpose (The end user purpose must support the provision of core business by the customer). This enables the customer to share licensed data with parties who do not hold a relevant licence to receive the data, to complete works in support of their core business on their behalf.

Commercial activities

The customer is not entitled to receive direct or indirect payment or other benefit, for access to or supply of the data to a third party. If customers wish to make a commercial return from the licensed data, including any and all derived data, they will be required to sign up to the Framework Contract (Partner) and associated partner contract with Ordnance Survey.

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