Heritage Operations Processing System

By using the HOPS system, you agree to the following Terms of Use.

Terms of Use

  • This database system may be used by UK heritage railways, to the extent defined by the owners.

  • Use of the database by railways or companies that do not satisfy the owner's criteria of 'heritage' may still be permitted subject to negotiation and purpose of use.

  • In order to maintain the integrity of the database and the reputation of the website and the industry as a whole, house rules will naturally be required. These are set out here.

  • HOPS reserve the right to apply a charge to the use of all or part of the database and other services.

  • HOPS must absolutely not be used to send spam e-mail. If any organisation is found to be using HOPS to send spam e-mail their authority to use the system may be withdrawn without warning.

  • If the owners of the HOPS system encounter any issues with an individual user from a client organisation, we will attempt to negotiate with the client concerned to resolve the issue. This might be due to, for example, the user's behaviour on a discussion forum.

  • If any issue with an individual user or a client organisation as a whole cannot be satisfactorily resolved by negotiation, HOPS reserves the right, at its absolute discretion, to refuse a specific user or a specific client organisation access to the database again.

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  • It is the responsibility of the client organisation, before entering data into HOPS, to ensure that a suitable legal basis other than consent exists for doing so; that doing so is within the terms under which the subject user initially provided the information; that the application of HOPS's policies to the data are congruent with the legal basis and the organisaion's own policy on data storage, processing and privacy.
Updated 3 August 2019.


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