Terms of Use

For www.urbandatastore.org

The Future Cities Catapult Limited’s (“the Catapult”) www.urbandatastore.org (referred to herein as the “Website”) is maintained for your use. Access and use of the Website constitutes acceptance by You of these Terms and Conditions, which will take effect from the date of first use.

Please read the following Terms and Conditions carefully. By accessing any page of this Website, You agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If You do not agree to the Terms and Conditions laid out below in their entirety then You may not access any pages or content on this website.


The Website makes use of the API(s) (as a collective reference to "Sensor API(s)” or "Transport API(s)”) is subject to these Terms and Conditions between You and the Catapult.

Before You use the API(s), You should read these Terms and Conditions, and print or save a local copy for your records.


The Catapult has taken every care to make sure that the content of this Website is accurate and up to date; however no warranty is given by the Catapult as to the accuracy of said content. No liability is accepted by the Catapult for errors or omissions in the content. The Catapult accepts no responsibility for the content of any outside website that may be linked directly or indirectly from this website.

All content is subject to change without notice.

The Catapult accepts no legal liability for loss, damages or expenses which You may suffer or incur, whether directly or indirectly, by You accessing this Website or the content it contains (including but not limited to the use of API(s) and the performance of those API(s) therein).

Privacy Statement

The privacy statement contained in these pages covers the services provided by The Urban Datastore website.

The Data Controller for this website is The Future Cities Catapult. The purpose of the privacy statement is to inform users of this website, which is managed by The Future Cities Catapult website, about:

  • What information is collected about them when they visit this site
  • How this information is used
  • If this information is disclosed
  • The ways in which we protect users' privacy.

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on these pages. Regularly reviewing this page ensures that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

Information Confidentiality and Security Any information you provide will be held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Your personal details will not normally be disclosed to third parties. In some circumstances however we may need to disclose your personal details to a third party so that they can provide a service you have requested, or fulfil a request for information.

Any information about you that we pass to a third party will be held securely by that party, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and used only to provide the services or information you have requested.

You have a right to request a copy of your personal details at any time to check the accuracy of the information held. If you wish to do this, please write to, or email the:

Future Cities Catapult
c/o Fiona Armstrong at Technology Strategy Board
B1 North Star House
North Star Avenue
Email: info@futurecities.catapult.org.uk

Information we collect from visitors

We may collect several kinds of information from visitors The Urban Datastore website depending on the part of the site being visited: feedback, email enquiries, email addresses, site usage information and personal details such as your name and postal details if you sign up for newsletters.

Feedback, comments and questions

If you send a comment or enquiry to The Urban Datastore website via the ‘Contact Us’ form, it may not always be possible for us to provide the information requested ourselves.

In such circumstances we may need to pass your enquiry to another government department so that they can fulfill your information request. In this instance we will respond to your enquiry initially and notify you of the correct direction for you to pursue your enquiry.


Cookies are small amounts of information which are stored on users’ computer. Using cookies enables Urban Datastore to monitor website traffic and to personalise the content of the site to users’ requirements. This maximises the benefits users gain in using Urban Datastore’s website and makes it easier for users to log on and use the site during any future visits.

Urban Datastore may use cookies to collect information about users’ use of this website. As soon as users enter the site, Urban Datastore’s system may issue cookies to users computers whenever they log on.

Users may disable the use of cookies in their Internet browser but this may limit their access to Urban Datastore’s website or adversely affect their use of features or functions on certain web pages on it.

We use the following cookies:

Analytical/performance cookies - They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Session cookies - These are used for cross site request forgery protection.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

The analytical cookies expire once the browser session is completed. Functionality cookies will expire after 10 years.

Additional Terms

If You use in conjunction with other services provided by the Catapult, your agreement with the Catapult will also include the terms applicable to those services. All of these are referred to as the "Additional Terms."

If there is any contradiction between the Additional Terms and these Terms and Conditions, then these Terms and Conditions will take precedence only as they relate to the use of the website.

Changes to the Terms and Conditions

The Catapult reserves the right to make changes to the Terms and Conditions from time to time. When these changes are made, the Catapult will make a new copy of the Terms available within the Website at www.urbandatastore.org. You understand and agree that if You use the Website after the date on which the Terms and Conditions have changed, the Catapult will treat your use as acceptance of the updated Terms and Conditions. If a modification is unacceptable to You, You may terminate this agreement by ceasing use of the website.

Accepting the Terms and Conditions

In order to use the Website and content therein (including but not limited to API(s)) You must agree to the Terms And Conditions. You do so by:

  • accessing any page on the Website; or
  • using the API(s). In this case, You understand and agree that the Catapult will treat your use of the API(s) as acceptance of the Terms from that point onwards.

Power to Accept the Terms and Conditions

You represent that You have full power, capacity and authority to accept these Terms and Conditions. If You are accepting on behalf of your employer or another entity, You represent that You have full legal authority to bind your employer or such entity to these Terms and Conditions. If You don't have the legal authority to bind, please ensure that an authorised person from your entity consents to and accepts these Terms and Conditions.

All material contained within this website is copyrighted to the Catapult unless otherwise stated. No material or content, text or imagery may be used or reproduced or re-distributed in any way without the express prior consent of the Catapult. Under no circumstances may the content of this website be used for any commercial purposes or gain without consent. The names and logos of the Catapult are copyrighted and use of them without the prior express permission of the Catapult is strictly forbidden.

The Catapult:

  • Requires that You use this Website and/or API(s) and its contents only for lawful purposes and in a manner that does not infringe or interfere with the rights of others.
  • Invites your comments about this Website and the content it contains but prohibits the posting or transmission of offensive, obscene, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material and any act that interferes with the normal use of the Website.
  • Reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to remove any user posted material from this Website which it deems unsuitable or inappropriate or otherwise infringes these Terms and Conditions of use.
  • May, at its sole discretion, edit, add to or change any aspect of this Website without prior warning and cannot always guarantee the accuracy of the content posted on this Website. This will particularly be the case for data that has been extracted from this Website and made available by a third party. If You require any further information with regard to accuracy, update frequency etc of a particular dataset, please e-mail info@futurecities.catapult.org.uk with your contact details and questions. We will try to respond as soon as possible.
  • May, from time to time, change the Terms and Conditions applicable to this Website.


  • May use the data contained in this Website for any purpose, providing it does not infringe the Terms and Conditions.
  • May create software applications, visualisations etc that make use of data in this Website. If You do so or wish to do so, You may wish to contact us via info@futurecities.catapult.org.uk so that we can provide any appropriate assistance.
  • Should, if You extract and re-use any data from this Website, explicitly state that the Catapult cannot warrant the quality or accuracy of the data.
  • Must not in any way imply or explicitly state that a third party use or service created using data from this Website has the endorsement, affiliation, support or approval of the Catapult.

Acceptance of Other Conditions

For certain types of the information downloaded from the Website, there may be additional terms and conditions that are stated in the file containing such other information or on the page from which such the information is accessed. You understand and agree that You are bound by such other terms and conditions.

General Provisions

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the United Kingdom without regard to conflict of laws provisions. Any dispute arising out of these Terms and Conditions shall be subject UK court jurisdiction.

No modification to these Terms and Conditions, nor any waiver of any rights, shall be effective except by an instrument in writing signed by You and the Catapult, and the waiver of any breach or default shall not constitute a waiver of any other right hereunder or any subsequent breach or default.

These Terms and conditions contains the entire agreement and understanding between You and the Catapult with respect to the subject matter hereof and completely replace and supersede all prior agreements, understanding and representations. In no event will any prior terms or conditions be effective unless expressly accepted by the Catapult in writing.

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held to be invalid by a court, then the remaining provisions will nevertheless remain in full force and effect. The Catapult may modify these Terms and Conditions by posting notice of such modifications on the Website. Any modification is effective upon posting, unless otherwise indicated.

You agree that, if the Catapult does not exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy contained in these Terms and Conditions (or that the Catapult has the benefit of under any applicable law), this will not be taken to be a formal waiver of the Catapult’s rights and that those rights or remedies will still be available to the Catapult. Any waiver of any provision of these Terms and Conditions will be effective only if the Catapult expressly states in a signed writing that it is waiving a specified provision.

Revised 20/02/15