By accessing or using data made available on Edinburgh Open Data, the user agrees to all the terms and conditions as stated.

By using data linked to on Edinburgh Open Data, the user also agrees to any additional terms of use or conditions defined by the organization or individual who created the data set, application, or API.

The Digital team reserves the right to remove any data sets, applications, or APIs from the catalogue at any time without prior notice

When creating new applications, visualizations, or other projects based on the data in Edinburgh Open Data, the user may not use any trademark, emblem, logo, or statement implying the endorsement of the original creator of the data set, application, or API unless the data owner has agreed to that endorsement

The user assumes sole responsibility for any applications, visualizations, or other projects created using data found on Edinburgh Open Data. The Digital Services team and the owner of the original data source have no legal responsibility or indemnity for projects created using this data

The Digital Services team reserves the right to revise and change these terms of use at any time and without prior notice

We encourage you to leave comments and ratings on the data sets, applications, and APIs available on Edinburgh Open Data. Such comments and ratings help build a community around open data and assist other users in locating and using data sets. By participating in the comment and rating area, you agree to abide by the following rules. Comments should stay on topic, respect other people’s opinions, and avoid profanity and offensive statements. Comments that post or link to any content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, unlawful, threatening, abusive or vulgar; that is hateful or racially or ethnically objectionable; or that invades another person’s privacy are not allowed and will be removed. Any content posted or linked to in the comment area should not Advertise or otherwise solicit money Contain false or misleading information Infringe on the intellectual property rights, copyrights, or privacy of any person or entity Contain ad hominem (personal) attacks or threats Be written in such a way as to falsify the author’s identity or impersonate any other person Contain viruses, corrupted files, or other material that could harm the Edinburgh Open Data website or any other computer system You shall not post any threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene or indecent material You shall not post or otherwise communicate any false or misleading material or message of any kind The Council reserves the right to edit or delete any comments for any reason we deem appropriate. We reserve the right to disable the account of any user who repeatedly violates the terms of use. Participation in the comment area is at your own risk. By submitting or responding to a comment, you agree to be bound by these terms and agree that the team retains the right to edit or remove any comments


The Council does not under any circumstances accept responsibility for the accuracy, reliability or otherwise of any post, advert, information or message on this site, nor is any kind of warranty or representation expressed or implied by the Council by the publication of any advert, information or message on this site

Privacy Statement


The Edinburgh Open Data website is provided by the City of Edinburgh Council to give:

  • The Edinburgh Open Data website provides access to data sets the Council has decided to publish under the Open Government Licence. It also promotes use of the data through different content pages, alerts users about possible challenges and has a contact page for users to send requests for data, submit data stories or share information about their own work. The emails are sent to a dedicated email box which is managed by one administrator. Once dealt with the emails are deleted.

To provide this information the City of Edinburgh Council needs to collect, store, use, share and dispose of personal information. This is known as data processing.

The following personal data about administrators is collected:

  • User name
  • Full name
  • Email address

The following personal data is collected when forms are submitted:

  • Name
  • Email


Data processed by the Council about Edinburgh Open Data administrators is processed because it is necessary to provide a Council service which is part of our public task.

Information Sharing

Data is shared with EDINA (A division of Information Services – The University of Edinburgh in their role as data processor). EDINA will not view client data or digital assets except as necessary on a need to know basis in the course of development or support.

We will not use your data for any other reason except on occasion use the email you have supplied on registration to alert you to information that may affect your use of the Edinburgh Open Data website e.g. system interruptions, prompts to check and update your personal data.

You can delete your account at any time, on deletion all personal data used on registration is destroyed. Users who send comments in have their emails deleted once responses are sent.

Conditions of processing

In processing personal information, The City of Edinburgh Council must comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018.

Article 6(1)(e) processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;

Details of transfers to third country and safeguards

Your information will normally be stored and processed on servers based within the European Economic Area. While it may sometimes be necessary to transfer personal info overseas, any transfers will be in full compliance with data protection legislation.

Retention periods

We will not keep your information for any longer than it is needed, and will dispose electronic records in a secure way. Data will be deleted should a user leave the Council, move to a new post within the Council or when we are advised they no longer require access to the Edinburgh Open Data website.

Incidents, complaints and comments

Data Protection Incident

If you are concerned about what we do with your data, or think something has gone wrong, contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer to report a data protection incident.

The Council’s Data Protection Officer is:

Kevin Wilbraham, Information Governance and Strategic Complaints Manager
Information Governance Unit, City of Edinburgh Council
Waverley Court – 2.1, 4 East Market Street
EH8 8BG E-mail:
Tel: 0131 469 6200

Complaints and comments

If you wish to make a complaint or comment about how we have processed your personal information, you can do so by writing to the Council’s Data Protection Officer.

If you are still unhappy with how the council have handled your complaint, you may contact

UK Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House

Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF Tel: 08456 30 60 60 | Website: