The material featured on this site is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The Crown copyright protected material (other than the Royal Arms and departmental or agency logos) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium provided it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Where any of the Crown copyright items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.
The permission to reproduce Crown protected material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.
The Registers of Scotland encourages users to establish hypertext links to this site.
For general information on Crown copyright policy and licensing arrangements, see the guidance featured on The National Archives website at:
Our copyright position in general
The information about Crown copyright protection, above, relates to material on our website.
For material not on our website, we are content to let people use and reproduce most of the Crown copyright material that we produce (including material from our registers) free of charge, in any format or medium, provided they reproduce it accurately and do not use it in a misleading context. We simply ask that they should acknowledge it as Crown copyright.
However, there are a few exceptions to this general position, so please look for special copyright notices on our material that show what we expect and what we ask you to do if you want to reproduce relevant material. Examples of these special notices are:
"© Crown copyright 2013. This document (excluding the logo of the Registers of Scotland Executive Agency) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium for research, private study or for internal circulation within an organisation. This is subject to it being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. The material must be acknowledged as Crown copyright and the title of the document specified. For any other use of this material, please apply to the Registers of Scotland for a licence, either online at www.ros.gov.uk or by writing to Business Development, Registers of Scotland, Meadowbank House, 153 London Road, Edinburgh EH8 7AU."
"© Crown copyright 2013. Applications to reproduce the material in this document should be addressed to Business Development, Registers of Scotland, Meadowbank House, 153 London Road, Edinburgh EH8 7AU."
Example of special Crown Copyright notice for Registers of Scotland bulk data customers:
© Crown copyright material reproduced with the permission of Registers of Scotland. This material was last updated on ……It covers the period from ……to ……
[Name of Company] provides this Registers of Scotland data "as is." The burden for fitness of the data relies completely with the user and is provided for informational purposes only. No warranty, express or implied, is given relating to the accuracy of content of the Registers of Scotland data and [Name of Company] does not accept any liability for error or omission.
Registers of Scotland allows [Name of Company] to reproduce in any format or medium and free of charge the house prices data provided by Registers of Scotland to [Name of Company] but only for research, private study or for internal circulation within an organisation. This is subject to it being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. The material must be acknowledged as Crown copyright.
This data must not be used for commercial purposes, nor copied, distributed, sold or published in any way. For any other use of this material, please apply to the Registers of Scotland for a licence, either online at www.ros.gov.uk, by e-mail to email@example.com or by writing to Business Development, Registers of Scotland, Meadowbank House, 153 London Road, Edinburgh EH8 7AU.
Another exception to our general position relates to our registration application forms, if you intend to include these forms in your own software packages which you sell to solicitors and others.
If you want to reproduce material which carries special notices like the ones in our examples above, or if you want to use our forms in your software packages, you can do so only under licence from us. Please click here for information on our licences.
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