Terms and conditions

naturalresources.wales and cyfoethnaturiol.cymru are websites managed by Natural Resources Wales (referred to as 'We'). 

In entering our site you the user ('You') are accepting our Terms and Conditions.

Using naturalresources.wales 

The Natural Resources Wales website is maintained for your personal use and viewing.

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by any third party.

We aim to update our site regularly and may change the content at any time.

By using this site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our site.


While we make every effort to keep the Natural Resources Wales website up to date, we don’t provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to the accuracy of the information on the site.

Using the content available on our website

Our website allows you to access our own (Natural Resources Wales) information, and provides access to information produced by third parties.

Using our own (Natural Resources Wales) information:

The content of a webpage itself, and any documents which we have produced or authored, is published under the Open Government Licence. You can reproduce information from the site as long as you obey the terms of that licence.

Find more information in our copyright statement.

Using third-party information we host on our website

You can also access third party information via our website, such as using the links provided to other websites, or through tools like our public register.

This information is not published under the Open Government Licence. There are limits on its use. You must ensure that you are aware of these limits and comply with all restrictions and requirements, if you want to use, share, or re-use this information.

Limits to using third party information on our public register 

Our public register for environmental permitting, water resources and marine licensing allows you to access public information for many waste, water quality and regulated industry environmental permits, water resources licences and marine licences.

The public register contains documents produced by us, and by third parties. Third parties may be organisations we consult or work with, but are usually permit or licence applicants and holders.

As a general rule, a third-party document is any document which was not written or produced by an officer of Natural Resources Wales. In relation to the public register, third-party documents include management systems, operational documents, reports (such as monitoring and analysis information) and so on. They include documents that applicants and permit holder are required to submit to us by law.

Whilst you have certain statutory rights, which include the right to read the information, you are granted no additional use rights whatsoever. You must obtain a licence to make additional use of the information.

All third-party information is supplied ‘as is’ and We exclude all representations, warranties, obligations and liabilities in relation to the Information to the maximum extent permitted by law. We are not liable for any errors or omissions in the information and shall not be liable for any loss, injury or damage of any kind caused by its use.

Links to other websites

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.  

We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages. 

We are not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind.

Linking to our pages

We welcome and encourage other websites to link to the information that is hosted on these pages, and you don’t have to ask us permission to link to naturalresources.wales

However, we don’t give you permission to suggest that your website is associated with, or endorsed by Natural Resources Wales.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.

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 Natural Resources Wales websites

Revisions to these terms

We may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice. Please check these terms and conditions regularly, as continued use of the Natural Resources Wales website after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.


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