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Copyright and Re-Use

For the purpose of the text below the terms North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are interchangeable where reference is made to one, it applies to both.

Use of Logos

Use of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority logo, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service logo or any other logos on the website is not permitted and infringes the copyright held in respect of the logos. No permission will be granted for the use of the logos nor will reproduction of the logos in any form be allowed, except with the express written approval for re-use granted by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Use of Photographs

Use of photographs on the website, whether of individuals or from our photo gallery is not permitted. No permission will be granted for the use of these photographs nor will reproduction of the photographs in any form be allowed, except with the express written approval for re-use granted by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Re-Use of Information not on the Website

The Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 (RPSI) provides a framework for obtaining permission to re-use public sector information. Re-use means using public sector information, for a purpose other than the initial purpose it was produced for.

The regulations do not provide a right to access information that is not readily available.  Access to public sector information is provided by the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations. Nor does having access to information give an automatic right to re-use it except where information has been provided under the Open Government Licence.

The advice from the National Archives is that re-use requests for information that have not already been provided or, is not otherwise accessible, should be handled as an access request (under the relevant legislation) and only when it has been provided will it become eligible for re-use.

If you wish to apply for the re-use of  North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue’s information please follow the guidance below.

Application Process;

In order to help us process your request as swiftly as possible please ensure that your application:

  • Is in writing,
  • States your name and address, including any organisation you represent,
  • Contains full details of the document you would like to re-use and
  • Contains the purposes for which you would like to re-use the document.

We are happy to accept applications by post or email.

Writing to the following address;

Central Administration Office
North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters
Thurston Road
Northallerton
North Yorkshire
DL6 2ND

emailing cao.serviceinformation@northyorksfire.gov.uk

Your application will be processed promptly and within 20 working days, beginning the day after receipt. By this time you will either receive a final offer permitting re-use together with any conditions of re-use or a refusal letter.

If your application is complex or particularly extensive we may require longer to process it, in which case it will be processed within a reasonable time period. You will be notified of this requirement before the end of the 20th working day and an estimated date of response.

If we agree that you can re-use our information we will require you to agree to our terms and conditions of re-use. The Open Government Licence (OGL) will be the preferred policy option for re-use and the Authority will consider this first.  The terms and conditions of re-use will be set out in the letter permitting re-use.

In some circumstances we may find it necessary to charge a marginal cost for the re-use of our information, for example; cost of reproduction, provision and dissemination of documents. Any charges will be based on the provisions within the Public Sector Information Regulations 2015, http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/1415/regulation/15/made. In writing you will be informed which factors have been taken into account in the calculation of a charge for re-use and the way in which any such charge has been calculated in relation to a specific request for re-use.

If you are unhappy with the manner in which an application for re-use has been handled a complaint should be made in writing to the Complaints Officer at;

Central Administration Office
North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters
Thurston Road
Northallerton
North Yorkshire
DL6 2ND

Regulation 17 of the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 requires us to respond to a complaint within a reasonable time and we aim to do so within the timescales of the published complaints procedure . We will notify you in writing of the determination of the complaint. If you remain dissatisfied once you have exhausted the internal complaints process, you may refer your complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Complaints to the Information Commissioner’s Office can be about any aspect of how the Authority has handled the re-use request. Examples include:

  • failing to respond to a request,
  • refusing to allow re-use,
  • placing unnecessary restrictions on re-use; or
  • incorrectly charging a fee above marginal cost.

Information excluded from the regulations include;

  • Information with third-party intellectual property rights (e.g. copyright or database right)
  • Information produced, held or disseminated that is not part of the Authority’s public task
  • Crests ,logos, insignia
  • Information that would be exempt from disclosure under information access legislation, i.e. Data Protection Act (DPA), Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
  • Personal data

On-going work;

The Authority publishes information as part of the publication scheme under the Freedom of Information Act, and in accordance with the Data Transparency Code.  In addition, a review will be undertaken to identify any additional  information the Authority holds as part of its public task to create a information asset list to be published on the website.

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