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Re-use of Public Sector Information

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is subject to the European Communities (Re-use of Public Sector Information) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 279 of 2005). The Regulations are available at www.psi.gov.ie

Policy Statement on Release of Data

Information posted on this website may be downloaded and re-used free of charge without application with the following exceptions:

  • Photographs and artwork of any kind;
  • Brochures, leaflets or other documents whose author is not the FSAI. These items should include a logo or information about the author – for example, the report on the Investigation into levels of dioxins, furans, polychlorinated biphenyls and brominated flame retardants in fishery produce in Ireland is included on this website for public information purposes – this report was printed by the Marine Institute, as part of the “Marine Environment and Health Series”, for which the Marine Institute retains the copyright;
  • Any other documents/information in respect of which third parties hold intellectual property rights, including copyright.

Intellectual property rights are likely to be held for material provided by a third party, including links to other websites from this site.

Permission to copy or use any such material must be obtained from the holder of the intellectual property right.

Please note that information and documents obtained from this website may only be reproduced and/or re-used subject to the latest PSI licence available at www.psi.gov.ie.

Re-use includes copying, issuing copies to the public, publishing, broadcasting and translating into other languages. It also covers non-commercial research and study. Re-use is subject to the following conditions. You must:

  • Acknowledge the source (FSAI) and our copyright in cases where you supply the information to others;
  • Reproduce the information accurately;
  • Not use the information in a misleading way;
  • Not use the information for the principal purpose of advertising or promoting a particular product or service;
  • Not use the information for or in support of illegal, immoral, fraudulent, or dishonest purposes.

Public Sector Information owned by the FSAI, which is not available as set out above, may be applied for by writing to:

Edel Smyth
Information Manager
Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Abbey Court
Lower Abbey Street
Dublin 1

or by email to: info@fsai.ie

The application must be for the release of documents for re-use and must state clearly that the request is for the re-use of public sector information. The FSAI’s Freedom of Information manual includes classes of data/records held by the Authority. Please refer to our section on Freedom of Information for details.

The FSAI will only supply data covered by the Regulations in pre-existing format or language.

As well as data protected by intellectual property rights, the Regulations do not provide for the release of personal data or information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. The Regulations do not permit the release of information in a manner that is otherwise prohibited by law.

The FSAI is not obliged by the Regulations to release documents for re-use. However, any information released will be subject to terms and conditions of the latest PSI licence available at www.psi.gov.ie/ and such other terms and conditions as the FSAI deem appropriate.

The FSAI is not liable for any loss or liability associated with the re-use of information and does not certify that the information is up-to-date or error free. The FSAI does not authorise any user to have exclusive rights to re-use the information.

Charges

Charges may apply for information which is released. Full details of any charges will be given to the applicant before the information is released.

Last reviewed: 6/3/2015

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