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Last updated: 2 January 2015

Terms and Conditions for using our website

The Department of the Environment (DOE) Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions that take effect from the date of first use.

Copyright Statement

© Crown copyright 2015

You may use and re-use the information featured on this website (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence v2.0.Opens in New window Open Government Licence symbol

We encourage users to establish hypertext links to this website.

Any enquiries regarding the use and re-use of this information resource should be sent via email to:

The material featured in the Built Heritage Section of the website is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The material may be downloaded to file or printer for the purposes of research and private study. Any other proposed use of the material is subject to a copyright licence available from Built Heritage. Fill in and complete the following Copyright request form and returned to Built Heritage, Waterman House, 5-33 Hill St Belfast, BT1 2LA.

For any other proposed use of the material please apply for a Click-Use PSI Licence.

Office of Official Publications
Information Policy Team
St Clements House
2-16 Colegate

Fax: 01603 723000

Intellectual property

The names, images and logos identifying the DOE and NIEA, are proprietary marks of the Crown. Copying or our logos and/or any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner.

Requests for permission to use our logo should be directed to Design Studio Manager. Telephone 028 9056 9273; email Tell us how and why your wish to use our logo(s). Please include your contact details name, address, telephone number, fax number and email.

Copyright, Photographic Reproductions and Photocopying

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency holds copyright on much of the material in the Monuments and Buildings Record , under delegation from Her Majesty's Stationery Office, and specific written authority must be sought to reproduce, publish or exhibit it. Copyright fees are usually levied, but may be waived if the material is to be used for educational or non-profit making purposes. Copies of photographs, transparencies, drawings or text can be supplied on request subject to copyright restrictions. Request forms, copyright forms and information on costs are available from MBR staff.


All maps on this site are reproduced by permission of the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland on behalf of the controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO) © Crown copyright and database rights OSNI EMOU206.2

It is illegal to copy or publish digital data or paper maps, which belong to the Crown without prior written permission. Visit the OSNI website for further information.


For guidance on the reproduction of United Kingdom, England, Wales and Northern Ireland Primary and Secondary Legislation, you can read Guidance Note 6 on the subject, by visiting the HMSO site.


Where we have identified any third party copyright material you will need to obtain permission from the copyright holders concerned.

For further information on Crown copyright policy and licensing arrangements, see the guidance featured on the OPSI website

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.


The NIEA website and material relating to Government information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services), is provided 'as is', without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the NIEA website.

Use of NIEA database information is conditional upon your agreement to accept the application of the laws of Northern Ireland to govern matters between us and that you agree to not hold us liable for the result of any actions you may take based on the information contained herein. We have carefully prepared the content of this web site but disclaim all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy of the information contained in any of the materials on this website and suggest that readers should always seek the advice of an appropriately qualified person to validate such data.

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Northern Ireland. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Northern Ireland.

Privacy statement

Data Protection

The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) imposes a legal duty on the Department to protect any personal information we collect from, or about you. This Department handles all personal information in accordance with the DPA.

The system will record your e-mail address and other information if volunteered to us by you. This shall be treated as proprietary and confidential. If you send us an e-mail or letter asking us for information that belongs to another department we may forward your request to that department for action and advise you that we have done so. We may also disclose, unless specifically advised not to do so, personal data to our consultants, agents and representatives when carrying out consultancy work on our behalf, in which case you will be advised that we are doing so, otherwise, we do not pass on any personal information you have given us to any other site. Information provided to us may be used for internal review and to notify you about updates to the website.

Our site provides links to other websites and as this statement only applies to our website you should always read the privacy statement/policy of any site you access that collects personal information.


When you enter the NIEA website your computer will be automatically issued with a cookie, in order to collect non-personal user information required for system administration of the website.

Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a site, and contain a unique, anonymous number. They are stored in a text file in the cookie directory of your hard drive, and do not expire at the end of your session. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user.

The information that is supplied by cookies can help us better understand your needs in order to provide you with a better service and assist us to analyse the profile of our visitors.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies. If you do not know how to do this, you should visit the website of your browser manufacturer.

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