Terms & Condition


vernment data. The competition will be governed by the laws of England and Wales. The winners will have to enter into a contract with the Cabinet Office. The terms and conditions of will be similar to those for the Office of the Third Sector. House Rules The purpose of this site is to enable as many people as possible to make their ideas known. All ideas will be accepted and published, providing they meet the criteria below. Th

as and comments must satisfy some basic conditions. To submit an idea, you must use the online form to provide: the title or subject of the idea; a clear and concise statement describing the idea. It should state what problem the idea seeks to solve, and who it will be useful to. The idea will be returned to you to edit if it is unclear; the author's contact address (in case we need to contact you about the idea. This will not be plac

ed on the website); Party political material. This is a Government site. Party political content cannot be published, under the normal rules governing the Civil Service. potentially libellous, false, or defamatory statements; information which may be protected by an

injunction or court order (for example, the identities of children in custody disputes); material which is potentially confidential, commercially sensitive, or which may cause personal distress or loss; any commercial endorsement, promotion of any product, service or publication; the names of family members of elected representatives or officials of public bodies; the names of individuals, or information where they may be identified, in relati

on to criminal accusations; and language which is offensive, intemperate, or provocative. This not only includes obvious swear words and insults, but any language to which people reading it could reasonably take offence (we believe it is possiblefor anything, no matter how radical, to be phrased politely). ideas that are similar to and/or overlap with an existing idea; wording that is impossible to understand; statements that amount to adv

ertisements; and ideas which are intended to be humorous, or which have no point about government policy (however witty these are, it is not appropriate to use a publicl

y-funded website for purely frivolous purposes); Central Government - Crown copyright - Click to use Ordinance Survey - Crown Copyright - various regimes Local Government - Locally owned - Various The information in a idea must be submitted in good faith. In order

for the idea service to comply with the law and with the Civil Service Code, you must not include: We reserve the right to reject: We will strive to ensure that ideas that do not meet our criteria are not accepted, but where an idea is accepted which contains misleading information

we reserve the right to take it down, pending a redraft by the original author. Licensing The information you use is separate to your idea. You will need to check the licence of any data you reuse. Some quick guides are: Your own idea cannot be copyrighted, but any prototypes or documents you create will remain your own property. By entering you allow the Taskforce and government to link to these or use them for promotional purposes. If you win the competition we will have a discussion with you about the intellectual property of anything we fund.