Copyright and Re-use of Materials

All text content on this website is available under the Open Government Licence (OGL) v3.0, except where otherwise stated. 

If you re-use text content under the OGL, you must include the following attribution: Welsh Language Commissioner, [name and date of publication], licensed under the Open Government Licence. 

If you would like to re-use the Commissioner’s materials but the proposed re-use would contravene any of the conditions of the OGL, you should contact the Commissioner's Communications Team. 

Please bear in mind that materials downloaded from the Commissioner's website is up-to-date. You should take care to ensure that you are always using the up-to-date versions.  

The Commissioner updates its guidance and other materials from time to time. We recommend that you use the latest versions by referring to the Commissioner’s website. 

The Welsh Language Commissioner’s intellectual property rights, including copyright in its materials, are unaffected by the Commissioner’s application of the OGL. These rights still belong to the Welsh Language Commissioner.    


Images are not available for re-use under the OGL because in most cases copyright is held by a third party. The Commissioner does not grant anyone any rights to reuse images. 

Contact for the attention of the communications department to ask permission and what, if any, additional conditions may apply. Your application should be in writing, specifying the name and address of the applicant, identifying the information source you want to re-use and the purpose for re-use. 

For information about what we do with personal data see our privacy notice. 

Use of logos 

The use of the Welsh Language Commissioner's logo on any document or in association with any information signifies that the document or information has been prepared or approved by the Commissioner. The logo is used only on materials generated by the Commissioner's office or where the Commissioner's office has worked in association with an organisation. 

Use of the Commissioner's logo or iaith gwaith (work Welsh logo) without the Commissioner's consent infringes the copyright held in respect of the logo. No permission will be granted for the use of the logo nor will reproduction of the logo in any form be allowed unless the Commissioner determines that 

  • the material on which the logo is to be used andthe use of the logo on such material have been expressly approved by his office.