Copyright - re-use of public sector information

On 1 July 2005 a new European Directive came into force which allows people to apply to re-use information held by the Council. 

'Re-use' means using the information for a purpose other than the purpose for which the document was originally produced. This could include a commercial purpose. The new directive does not provide access to the information itself. That is available through the Freedom of Information Act, Data Protection Act or other access to information regimes such as the Environmental Information Regulations.

1. Kettering Borough Council ('the Council') grants permission to re-use the Material available through this website or otherwise supplied by the Council with a statement that it may be re-used ('the Material') on the following terms and conditions:

  • You must reproduce the Material accurately. In cases where you want to reproduce Material that has been superseded you should make it clear that a more up to date version is available;
  • You must identify the source of the Material and feature the following copyright statement if you publish the Material:

Kettering Borough Council material is reproduced with the permission of Kettering Borough Council.

  • You must not use the Material for the principal purpose of advertising or promoting a particular product or service, or in a way which could imply endorsement by the Council or generally in a manner which is likely to mislead others;
  • You must not reproduce our logos;
  • You must send us, if we ask for it, a complimentary copy and/or subscription of any product or publication that you produce that includes the Material. The Council shall notify you of the address to which it should be sent;
  • You must ensure that you comply with the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998;
  • You must not use the Material in ways which are knowingly or potentially libellous or slanderous of individuals, companies or organisations;
  • You must not use the Material for unlawful or illegal purposes.

2. Disclaimer

Your use of the Material under this Licence is entirely at your own risk. The Council makes no warranty, representation or guarantee that the Material is error free.

3. Governing law

This Permission is made under the laws of England and Wales and comes under the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

For further information please email the FOI Officer