Conditions for use
CVR collects information about Danish businesses. This is an activity which is authorised by law.
The general conditions for use and the "Conditions for use of Danish public-sector data" apply for use of CVR at Virk.
This includes the use of data extracts from CVR, and ordering and procuring documents in CVR at Virk. Read more in the CVR Act (only available in Danish).
1.1. CVR at Virk means the entire CVR at Virk, i.e. all websites, including both front-end and back-end, which can be considered as part of the website.
1.2. CVR means the Central Business Register established by law, see Consolidating Act no. 598 of 22 June 2000, including any later amendments (the CVR Act).
1.3. User means a person who logs in to CVR at Virk, signs up for subscriptions to data extracts from CVR, orders and buys documents, and/or in some other way collects information from CVR at Virk.
2. General terms
2.1 CVR at Virk is run and owned by the Danish Business Authority.
2.2. CVR at Virk provides access to information about all Danish businesses and companies, as stipulated in the CVR Act, see point 1.2 above.
2.3. The User is responsible for ensuring that the User's hardware and software support use by the User of CVR at Virk, including the formats in which the ordered products are delivered to the User.
2.4. All documentation concerning deliverables in the form of data from CVR belongs to the Danish Business Authority.
3. Acceptance of these general conditions
3.1. If the User uses CVR at Virk without being logged in or without having been logged in, as a general rule, the User accepts the general terms for use of CVR at Virk, along with the rules pertaining to entities protected against unsolicited advertising.
3.2. By using CVR at Virk via login, the User moreover accepts these conditions once and for all when logging in to CVR for the first time. This also applies for the use of data extracts from CVR at Virk.
4. Logging in and registering personal data
4.1. The user can perform individual searches in CVR at Virk without being logged in.
4.2. To order and pay for documents online the user must be logged in with NemID. For users without NemID it is possible to order documents via the Danish Business Authority's contact form.
5. Ordering and delivery of products
5.1. Documents are ordered in CVR by accepting the order in CVR at Virk.
5.2. An agreement is considered to have been established when the User has accepted and completed an order in CVR at Virk.
5.3. The documents ordered are made available for download, unless the documents have been ordered for delivery by post or by email.
6. Protection against unsolicited advertising
6.1. When delivering data from CVR to the User, the Danish Business Authority will withhold basic data on legal entities as well as production units which have opted out of receiving unsolicited advertising (entities protected against unsolicited advertising) under section 19(1) of the CVR Act.
6.2. However, basic data relating to entities that are protected against unsolicited advertising will not be withheld if the User pledges in writing to respect any protection of entities against unsolicited advertising; if the User pledges in writing to indicate to any third parties to whom the User passes on basic data which relates to entities that are protected against unsolicited that said data relates to entities that are protected against unsolicited advertising; and if the User pledges in writing to ensure that any third parties to whom the User passes on basic data which relates to entities that are protected against unsolicited advertising will comply with the above conditions pertaining to protection against unsolicited advertising.
6.3. Public authorities which receive data from CVR on entities protected against unsolicited advertising may approach these entities, provided they do so as part of the performance of their statutory duties.
6.4. If entities protected against unsolicited advertising are made public, the User must ensure that said entities are clearly marked as having opted for protection against unsolicited advertising.
7. Obligations of the User and cessation of use
7.1. The User is obliged to use and order information from CVR at Virk in accordance with these conditions for use. Furthermore, the User is subject to the "Conditions for use of Danish public-sector data", other guidelines published in CVR as well as current legislation.
7.2. When buying documents, the User is subject to the current terms of trade.
7.3. The Danish Business Authority is entitled to exclude Users from CVR at Virk in the event that Users use and/or order information from CVR at Virk in contravention of these conditions for use, terms of trade, guidelines and/or legislation in general.
7.4. If the User fails to observe these conditions for use, the terms of trade and/or the "Conditions for use of public-sector data", notwithstanding whether or not the User is logged in, the Danish Business Authority reserves the right to block said User's access to CVR at Virk without warning. The User is liable under the general rules of Danish law.
7.5. Automatic or systematic collection of data from CVR at Virk (e.g. crawling) is not allowed, see section 14 of Executive Order no. 932 of 21 August 2014 on The Central Business Register and www.cvr.dk (CVR Executive Order). If the User demonstrates behaviour which indicates that automatic or systematic data collection from CVR at Virk is being carried out (irrespective of the number of searches), the Danish Business Authority reserves the right to close said User's access. The User may be subject to liability pursuant to the general rules of Danish law.
7.6. If user access has been blocked on the basis of point 7.5, in general access cannot be opened again. The Danish Business Authority will then conduct an individual assessment of whether user access should be reopened.
8. Amendments to conditions
8.1. Danish Business Authority provides no guarantee for the continued availability of data. The Danish Business Authority may at any time amend the conditions for use of CVR at Virk, including the terms of trade.
8.2. If there are amendments to the conditions for use of CVR at Virk, including the terms of trade, by continuing to make use of CVR, the User automatically and immediately accepts these amendments.