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HESA With Rights

HESA With Rights

HESA, on our own behalf and on behalf of HEFCE and our other licensors, grant you a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive licence to use the Unistats Dataset subject to the conditions below.

This licence does not affect your freedom under fair dealing or fair use or any other copyright or database right exceptions and limitations.

6.1 You are free to:

6.1.1 copy, publish, distribute and transmit the Unistats Dataset ;

6.1.2 exploit the Unistats Dataset commercially for example, by combining it with other information, or by including it in your own product or application.

6.2 You must, where you do any of the above:

6.2.1 acknowledge the source of the Unistats Dataset by including the following statement:

The Unistats Dataset is reproduced with the permission of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and their licensors. The Unistats Dataset may be accessed in its original form here: All copyright and other intellectual property rights in the Unistats Dataset are owned by HEFCE, HESA and their licensors.

and, where possible, provide a link to this licence;

6.2.2 ensure that you do not use the Unistats Dataset in a way that suggests any official status or that we or HEFCE endorse you or your use of the Unistats Dataset;

6.2.3 ensure that you do not mislead others or misrepresent the Unistats Dataset or its sources; and

6.2.4 ensure that your use of the Unistats Dataset 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 the rights granted to you under this licence, this licence will end automatically.


6.3 This licence does not cover the use of any logos.