Terms of service

The use of OASIS is governed by the terms and conditions set out below. By using OASIS, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions you must not use our website. These terms and conditions should be read in conjunction with the OASIS Privacy Policy. Additional terms and conditions may apply to the use of specific resources and will be identified accordingly. For further information please contact oasis@ads.ac.uk

The OASIS service has been developed by the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) on behalf of Historic England (HE), Historic Environment Scotland (HES), the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, and the Northern Ireland Historic Environment Division (HED). When discussing the OASIS service, these organisations are referred as a unit as ‘us’ or ‘we’ in this document.

As the organisation hosting OASIS, the ADS do not guarantee the accuracy or currency of the content entered into the OASIS form. To the fullest extent permitted by law, OASIS excludes all representations, warranties, or conditions (whether expressed or implied) as to the comprehensiveness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise of all material entered. The ADS cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions and accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage howsoever arising. The ADS reserve the right to remove or alter content at any time without notice. This website includes links to third party websites. These links are used to provide further information and are not intended to signify that the OASIS endorses such websites and/or their content. The ADS takes no responsibility for any loss or damage suffered as a result of using information published on any of the pages of the linked websites. Third party material located through the use of OASIS may be subject to specific use constraints. It is the responsibility of users to be aware of such constraints and to abide by them.


Duplication or sale of all or any part of this website it is not permitted, unless otherwise stated by a clearly identified licence.

You must not use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impair the performance, availability or accessibility of the website; use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity; use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.


Access to and use of metadata provided by OASIS is subject to the conditions set by the Creative Commons Licence CC0 1.0 licence unless otherwise stated.

Metadata includes any spatial data uploaded to the system to define an extent of project area.


Access to and use of reports uploaded to OASIS is subject to the conditions set by the Creative Commons Licence CC-BY 4.0 licence unless otherwise stated.

User-Submitted Content

All forms of data submitted to OASIS, including Data Management Plans, remain the property of the copyright owner. The owner is free to republish this data where they wish, subject to other restraints

All personally identifying information will be held by the ADS in compliance with the OASIS Privacy Policy.

OASIS accepts no responsibility for any statements, material or other submissions placed on this website by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage resulting from your breach of the following rules.

All material provided by you must comply with the following rules:

  • You may not place on this website any material where the rights belong to a person other than yourself without the consent of the owner.
  • You may not place on this website any material which is defamatory, abusive, discriminatory, threatening, harassing, harmful to children, obscene, offensive, unlawful or which might bring us or OASIS into disrepute.
  • You may not place any links on this website where those links take users to material that contravenes these rules.Your content must not infringe any person's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person (in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law).
  • You may not place on this website advertisements or use it to make commercial solicitations or to promote or encourage the sale of your goods/services.
  • You may not place on this website any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any software, hardware or telecommunications equipment, or which might interfere with the normal operation of this website or servers connected to this website.

If identified as not complying with the Terms of Service, OASIS shall reserve the right at its sole discretion to refuse, remove or edit any content that is posted to, or made available on this website without the need to give any reasons for doing so.