By accessing the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) website ('the Site') you are agreeing to the terms that appear below. The term 'you' refers to the users and viewers of our website.

Use of the Site

This Site is owned and operated by the UKHO. The material on the Site (the 'Content') is protected by Crown copyright unless  indicated otherwise. However, you may retrieve and display content from the Site on a computer screen, print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them) and store such pages in electronic form on disk (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network).

As those conditions set out above, you may not reproduce, modify or in any way commercially exploit any of the content. In particular, but without limiting the general application of the restrictions contained in the preceding sentence, you may not do any of the following without prior written permission from the UKHO:

  • Redistribute any of the content
  • Remove the copyright or trademark notice from any copies of the content made under these terms
  • Create a database in electronic or structured manual form by systematically downloading and storing all or any of the content

Additionally , the UKHO will not be liable for any losses, costs, claims or damages (including without limitation, damages for loss of profits) arising in contract, tort (including negligence and breach of statutory authority) or otherwise from your access to, or use of, or inability to use the Site or any content or from any action taken (or refrained from being taken) as a result of using the Site or any content.

Limitation of liability and disclaimer

Any arrangement made between you and any third party named on this Site is at your sole risk and responsibility. The Site is provided on an 'as is', 'as available' basis and the UKHO does not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, performance or fitness for a particular purpose of the Site or any content. All implied warranties are excluded from these terms to the extent in which they may be excluded as a matter of law.

This Site contains links to other  websites, either directly or through frames and, where possible, we will make clear where such links are being made. Those sites are provided by independent third parties and the UKHO is not responsible for their availability or content.

Restricted access areas

Certain areas of the Site are only open to you if you have been provided with a relevant password. The UKHO reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access and use of the Site at any time.

Changes to these terms and conditions

The UKHO reserves the right, at its discretion, to make changes to any part of the Site, including these terms. You are responsible for regularly reviewing information posted online to obtain timely notice of such changes. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of the revised terms.


The trademarks and logos (the 'trademarks') used and displayed on this Site are registered and unregistered trademarks of the UKHO and others. Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademarks displayed on this Site without written permission from the UKHO. The trademarks of the UKHO, including its name, may not be used in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to materials displayed on this Site without prior written permission.

Governing law

These terms shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with English Law, and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. All work the UKHO creates is protected by Crown copyright and/or database rights in the UK, and it is also protected elsewhere in the world through international treaties.


You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights under these Terms. If any provision of these terms is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect. Failure by either party to exercise any right or remedy under these Terms does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy.

If you have any questions regarding our Terms and Conditions please contact