We only charge for commercial use of our data. Non commercial users get it for free.
That means that our data is open.
If you're a business you probably don't care about the data being open.
But you should.
Every day people are gathering and analysing our data for their own research. That means it gets used a lot.
Some of the most common users of our data are academics and Universities. So they use our data over and over again and look at the fine grained details contained within it.
They tell us when they've found a problem, or when something doesn't look quite right.
If you're a business you need to rely on our data, it will shape the decisions you and your clients make.
So getting the right data is important.
It's not just about each document being right, it's about the edge cases too.
Everything should be as good as it possibly can be.
Imagine buying a car that hadn't been independently tested before you used it?
That's what happens when you buy from a company who's data isn't open.
And that's why you **do** care about open data.
You might not care about transparency, but we bet you care about quality.
And open data is simply better quality data.