Terms and conditions

  1. Publication of this information and its use is restricted to Non Domestic Rating (NDR) purposes only and these are set out in 2.
  2. The use for NDR purposes is to:
    • enable anyone to exercise their right to view rating assessments in the compiled rating lists
    • permit a user who is an interested person or a relevant authority to:
    • review the valuation (where shown) of assessments they have an interest in
    • view the valuation of other assessments they consider to be comparable when reviewing the assessment of properties they have an interest in
  3. For these terms the user is hereby defined to include:
    • an interested person, defined as the occupier of the property, or any other person who has a legal estate or an equitable interest entitling them to possession of the property or any part of it; and any person having a qualifying connection with them; and the Crown Estate Commissioners
    • relevant authority, defined as the Local council in whose area the hereditament is situated
    • an authorised representative of an interested person or relevant authority for the stated purposes
    • a person or company providing an interested person or relevant authority or their authorised representative with services or information for the stated purposes
  4. These terms and conditions do not cover the use of:
    • the information other for than for the purposes stated above
    • personal data in the Information
    • information that has neither been published nor disclosed under information access legislation (including the Freedom of Information Acts) by or with the consent of the Information Provider
    • departmental or public sector organisation logos, crests and the Royal Arms except where they form an integral part of a document or dataset
    • third party rights the Information Provider is not authorised to license
    • information subject to other intellectual property rights
  5. All users should ensure:
    • that they do not use the Information in a way that suggests any official status or that the Information Provider endorses them or their use of the Information
    • that they do not use the information in a way which is likely to mislead others or misrepresent the Information or its source
    • that their use of the Information does not breach the Data Protection Act 1998 or the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003
  6. Onward disclosure to a third party is prohibited except where the third party’s use is for the uses stated above.
  7. The user will delete this information when they no longer have a business need associated with the stated purposes to hold the information.
  8. The Information is licensed ‘as is’ and the VOA excludes all representations, warranties, obligations and liabilities in relation to the Information to the maximum extent permitted by law. The information is held by the VOA in connection with its own functions the user should ensure themselves of its quality and its ability to meet their use of the information.
  9. The VOA 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.
  10. This Agreement shall be governed by English law in every particular including formation and interpretation and shall be deemed to have been made in England and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
  11. The user will be responsible for the provision of the necessary software telecommunications lines and equipment to enable the user to retrieve the information.
  12. The VOA does not guarantee the supply of the information but will use all reasonable endeavours to keep the Service in operation. However the VOA’s supply will be suspended if and for so long as any circumstances occur which prevent it from delivering the Service.
  13. The VOA reserves the right to alter at will the contents or manner of presentation of the Service and to remove any file or any of its contents within the Service either temporarily or permanently.
  14. The Database and Data are protected by Crown Copyright and Crown Database rights.
  15. The user acknowledges that its permission to use those copyright works is limited to the rights expressly conferred by these terms and conditions.
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