Glossary of Licensing Terms

Within the Licence Agreements and within the Licensing Centre, we use a lot of different licensing terminology and definitions. To help you understand the licensing terms, we have developed a simple glossary. Below we have listed the licensing terms that we are most commonly asked about.

You can access further definitions by using the alphabet search facility below. If you need further clarification or you don't find a term you are looking for please contact us.

Other Definitions

You can access further definitions by using the alphabet search facility below. If you need further clarification or you don't find a term you are looking for please contact us.

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BFPO

BFPO Postcode Data has been structured so that it can be used in conjunction with other PAF® based solutions. The address and postcode structure is entirely consistent with PAF. We have created a pseudo BF ‘postcode’ which looks like any other postcode but doesn’t correspond with a geographic location as obviously other postcodes do.

Over 100,000 British Forces service personnel and their dependents serve overseas. In many cases, those stationed abroad don’t have a permanent address in the UK. This creates difficulties for service personnel accessing services online and with shopping online. Royal Mail and the BFPO have developed a practical solution to this problem. By creating an address and Postcode structure that is consistent with PAF, service personnel will no longer experience these difficulties and will enjoy a number of benefits.

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