Cofnod – Terms & Conditions
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Terms & Conditions
Data supplied by Cofnod is subject to our Terms and Conditions. By submitting a Data Request you agree that you have read and understood the implications of the Terms and Conditions and that the declarations you are making are true.

1. Sensitive & Confidential Information
    1.1 I agree to adhere to the procedures for handling sensitive information as specified in section 2.2.13. of Cofnod's Data Sourcing Management and Use policy.

    1.2 I agree that, when held by a public body (as defined separately by the FoIA and EIR), the data will still be subject to FoIA and EIR, but proper regard must be given to its level of sensitivity in assessing whether to release this data in response to a request under that legislation in a public interest test.

    1.3 I agree that, when held by a public body (as defined separately by the FoIA and EIR), the data will still be subject to FoIA and EIR, but proper regard must be given to its level of sensitivity in assessing whether to release this data in response to a request under that legislation in a public interest test.
2. General Terms & Conditions
    2.1 I agree that data supplied by Cofnod (The Data) and any online access to data, e.g. through an eMapper Link, as well as any derivative of The Data, such as downloads, electronic and paper tables and maps, can be accessed only by those specified as Data Users in the Data Request and that they have received a copy of the Terms and Conditions.

    2.2 I agree that I cannot pass The Data on to other bodies, individuals or any other unspecified third parties without the written permission of Cofnod.

    2.3 I will not copy, distribute, disseminate, publish or broadcast The Data in any format, including on the Internet, without the written permission of Cofnod.

    2.4 I agree that where other parties, other than those specified as Data Users, require access to The Data , I will direct them to Cofnod.

    2.5 I agree to keep The Data secure from unauthorised or accidental use, access, disclosure or loss, and to take reasonable practical steps to ensure the security of The Data.

    2.6 I agree that or anyone specified to use The Data cannot do so for any other purpose than that for which it was requested.

    2.7 I agree that permission to use The Data and any download of the The Data expires at the Expiry Date specified by Cofnod.

    2.8 I agree that The Data must not be entered or used in a database or Geographic Information System (GIS) after the specified Expiry Date or unless otherwise agreed by Cofnod.

    2.9 I agree to delete or destroy The Data after the specified Expiry Date. I shall contact Cofnod within 1 month of the Expiry Date if access to The Data is still required.

    2.10 I confirm that The Data will only be used for legitimate and legal purposes.

    2.11 I confirm that neither I, nor to the best of my knowledge anyone else specified in the data request, have been investigated for or convicted of any form of wildlife crime.

    2.12 I confirm that I, nor to the best of my knowledge has anyone else specified as Data Users, has previously misused data obtained from this or other Local Environmental Records Centres.

    2.13 I agree that the copyright of biological records remains with the original recorder and that copyright of processed data and reports belongs to Cofnod.

    2.14 I will not hold Cofnod or its data suppliers liable for problems and/or financial loss, which might arise from inaccuracy The Data supplied by Cofnod.

    2.15 I will ensure that Cofnod are acknowledged in any publication or report produced using The Data or conclusions derived from it. No charge will be made to Cofnod in supplying a copy of that publication or report.

    2.16 I agree that The Data are provided 'as held' by Cofnod and were deemed to be accurate at the time of collection. Cofnod cannot guarantee the accuracy of data supplied, although all data are handled in accordance with Cofnod's Data Quality Policy.

    2.17 I understand that use of The Data does not in any way replace the need for adequate field survey.

    2.18 I understand that records showing the presence of a habitat or species does not guarantee continued occurrence of that habitat or species. Furthermore, absence of records does not necessarily imply absence of a habitat or species, merely that they may not be held by Cofnod or that they cannot be supplied as part of the data request.

    2.18 I understand that Cofnod operates as a not-for-profit company for the provision of objective biodiversity information. Charges made are purely administrative to reflect the cost of collating, managing and disseminating the information.

    2.19 I understand that Cofnod handles personal data related to the Data Request according to its Privacy Policy.

Contact Us
Cofnod
Intec
Ffordd y Parc
Parc Menai
Bangor
Gwynedd
LL57 4TF
contactus@cofnod.org.uk
www.cofnod.org.uk

13th August 2021