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Reusing our information

We comply with the Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations and encourage your reuse of our information. Our approach is to be open and transparent and to treat all applications to reuse in a fair and non-discriminatory way.

‘Reuse’ means the use by a person (or company) of a document or information held by the council for a purpose other than the initial purpose for which it was produced.

Please note, that although the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations give you a right of access to recorded information, they do not provide you with the right to reuse the information which is disclosed to you.

To reuse the North East Lincolnshire Council’s information you may need to contact us to request a licence.

Personal use of information

You are free to use the material featured in this website, or the content from any council publication for your own purposes, including any non-commercial research, private study, reviews or news reporting.

Reusing information under the Open Government Licence

Information that is published under the ‘Open Data and Transparency’ agenda on this site is immediately available for you to use under version 3 of the Open Government Licence. No registration is necessary.

Further information about what the Open Government Licence allows and does not allow you to do is available from the National Archives website.

Our Information Asset List identifies the council’s data sets.

When you use information under the Open Government Licence, you should include the following attribution: [Open data, North East Lincolnshire Council], licensed under the Open Government Licence.

Applying for a licence to reuse information

To reuse information for a commercial purpose, not covered by the Open Government Licence you will need to contact the council to apply for a licence to reuse the information.

To apply to reuse information you can complete the reuse application form or make an application in writing, by email or letter to the Freedom of Information Act Coordinator stating:

  • Your name and contact details;
  • A full description of the material you wish to reuse (including the web address of the material if appropriate); and
  • A short description of your intended reuse of the material (including the website address you plan to publish the information if appropriate.

You should receive a reply within twenty working days confirming your licence or telling you if there is a problem (if for example, we do not own the copyright on some of the information).

If you have any queries please contact us in writing by:

  • Post to the Freedom of Information Act Coordinator, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU
  • Email to FOI@nelincs.gov.uk

Further information about the Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations and how applications are dealt with including rights of appeal can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website.