Copyright Policy Healthwatch Hillingdon

All works or information produced by Healthwatch Hillingdon in any format (medium – including (but not exclusive) print, visual, digital or electronic, and sound recordings) is considered copyright (c) Healthwatch Hillingdon.

Healthwatch Hillingdon is considered a public body (by common administrative practice) as defined by The Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 (section 3(aa)) and the Health and Social Care Act 2012. A summary of Healthwatch Hillingdon’s statement of public task can be found on the “About Us” page on our website.

Re-use of Healthwatch Hillingdon Public Sector Information

Healthwatch Hillingdon complies with the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 and we encourage the re-use of the information that we produce, hold and disseminate (exemptions apply to personal information which is protected under the Data Protection Act 1998).
We are open and transparent, and treat all applications to re-use in a fair and non-discriminatory way.
Here are details of how we meet our re-use responsibilities:
(a) Healthwatch Hillingdon makes information and works available under a Non-commercial Government Licence (see below).
(b) asset list of main information that can be re-used includes any reports or publications which are made available on our website including our Annual Reports.
(c) Healthwatch Hillingdon does not have any exclusive agreements.
(d) details of how to make a complaint under the 2015 Regulations [insert link]

Terms of use of Healthwatch Hillingdon Copyright material under a Non-commercial Government Licence:

You are free to:
(1) copy, publish, distribute and transmit the information on our website (except for logos and insignia)
(2) adapt the information
(3) exploit the information only non-commercially
(4) and you must attribute Healthwatch Hillingdon as the source of the information.

You are not permitted to:

exercise any of the rights granted to you by this licence in any manner that is primarily intended for or directed toward commercial advantage or private monetary compensation.

You must, where you do any of the above:

(1) acknowledge the source of the Information by including any attribution statement specified by Healthwatch Hillingdon and, where possible, provide a link to this licence;

(2) If the Information Provider does not provide a specific attribution statement, or if you are using Information from several Information Providers and multiple attributions are not practical in your product or application, you may use the following:

“Contains information licensed under the Non-Commercial Government Licence v1.0.”

(3) ensure that any onward licensing of the Information – for example when combined with other information – is for Non-Commercial purposes only

(4) ensure that you do not use the Information in a way that suggests any official status or that healthwatch Hillingdon endorses you or your use of the Information;

(5) ensure that you do not mislead others or misrepresent the Information or its source;

(6) ensure that your use of the Information does not breach the Data Protection Act 1998 or the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.

These are important conditions of this licence and if you fail to comply with them or use the information other than for Non-Commercial purposes the rights granted to you under this licence, or any similar licence granted by the Licensor, will end automatically.


This licence does not cover the use of:

(a) personal data in the Information;

(b) Information that has neither been published nor disclosed under information access legislation (including the Freedom of Information Acts for the UK and Scotland) by or with the consent of Healthwatch Hillingdon;

(c) departmental or public sector organisation logos (including the Healthwatch Hillingdon logos which are covered under a separate Copyright), crests, military insignia and the Royal Arms except where they form an integral part of a document or dataset;

(d) third party rights the Information Provider is not authorised to license;

(e) Information subject to other intellectual property rights, including patents, trade marks, and design rights; and

(f) identity documents such as the British Passport.

Add if you use a standard licence:
If you wish to re-use any of the information that we produce, hold or disseminate please complete the application form [insert link] and return it to us. Applications can also be made in writing to:
[insert contact details]
In accordance with the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 [insert link] we will respond to all applications within 20 working days.