SMMT Subscription – Terms of Use

This website is owned and operated by CDL Vehicle Information Services Limited ("CDL VIS"). Information supplied via this website is obtained from third parties and passed to CDL VIS. Use of this website by a user, hereafter referred to as "You", (and "Your" shall be construed accordingly) is subject to the terms and conditions set out below ('Website Terms'). Every time You use this website You must re-read and accept these Website Terms and by performing a data check using this website, You agree to be legally bound by them. If You do not agree to be bound by these Website Terms, You should not carry out a vehicle check on this website.

In using this website you agree not to gather, extract, reproduce and/or display any vehicle data on or from this website by the use of spiders or other 'screen scraping' software or system used to extract data automatically unless otherwise agreed in writing.


  1. CDL VIS has taken reasonable care to ensure that the information supplied to You via this website is accurate and complete. However, CDL VIS supplies the information provided on this website "as is" and on the basis that CDL VIS makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to this website or its contents or the results of any data check carried out using this website. All such representations and warranties are expressly excluded to the maximum extent permissible at law. Additionally, CDL VIS makes no representation and gives no warranty regarding the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any purpose of the information and related graphics published in this website, or that this website will be available without interruption or that it is error, virus or bug free. The information contained in this website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. All liability of CDL VIS (howsoever arising) for any such inaccuracies or errors is hereby expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. Nothing on this website shall constitute an offer by CDL VIS to provide its services to any person accessing this website.
  2. CDL VIS nor any of its directors, employees, agents or other representatives will be liable for any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of this website except as expressly otherwise agreed by them in writing. This limitation of liability applies to all claims and damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties, irrespective of whether such claims and damages arise in delict, tort, contract or otherwise.
  3. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in these Website Terms is intended to limit Your statutory rights as a consumer in the United Kingdom or to exclude or limit any liability of CDL VIS to You for death or personal injury resulting from the negligence of CDL VIS or that of its employees, or agents for whom CDL VIS is responsible.
  4. The 'SMMT Subscription' service is subject to the following conditions:
    1. Fair use. We will monitor usage and may restrict or suspend service to customers performing more than 2,000 lookups per month.
    2. The service is only available from the website or the 'My Car Check' iOS app and cannot be used in any other way.
    3. Availability. Data may not be available for every vehicle. We will supply as much information as possible but cannot guarantee that information will be available on any particular vehicle.
  5. CDL VIS's data sources are based in mainland Great Britain (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, Northern Ireland), therefore this website will not report events that have taken place outside of mainland Great Britain unless the information has been supplied by the relevant organisation in mainland Great Britain. You cannot make a claim under the guarantee for any loss in respect of a vehicle currently registered outside of mainland Great Britain or resulting from any event that occurred prior to first registration in mainland Great Britain.

Intellectual Property Rights

The trade marks, brand names, product names, titles and copyrights used in this website, together with the underlying software code (together, the "IP Rights") are owned by or licensed to CDL VIS. All IP Rights used in this website are trade marks, brand names, product names or copyrights of their respective proprietors. No permission is given by such proprietors in respect of the use of any of them by You and such use may constitute an infringement of the proprietor's rights. In consideration of CDL VIS allowing You to use this website you agree that you will not copy, reproduce, redistribute, publish, transmit, display, adapt, alter, create derivative works from or otherwise extract or re-utilise any material appearing on this website except where specific facilities are provided for this purpose. Any unauthorised use may be unlawful.

Mainland Great Britain only

This website is available for use by residents of mainland Great Britain only (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland). If You are not a resident of mainland Great Britain, You should not use this website. In listing Your place of residence and delivery address in our order form, You are representing to us that You are a resident of mainland Great Britain. This is a representation on which we rely prior to accepting Your offer to purchase our advertised services and we will not be bound to deliver any of our services to You anywhere outside mainland Great Britain.


The contract formed by our agreement to fulfil Your request for a data check is between You and CDL VIS. Information obtained via this website is strictly for Your use only and is not to be relied upon or otherwise used by any third party. Prices, this website, the services offered on this website and these Website Terms are subject to variation at any time. No such change will have retrospective effect. Information supplied by You while using this website will be used in accordance with our privacy policy. No data check performed using this website gives any statement regarding the roadworthiness or general condition of any vehicle checked, nor will the check necessarily identify the use of a false vehicle registration mark or the fact that a vehicle has been "ringed". Once You have instructed us to carry out a data check on Your behalf, You have no right to cancel the contract under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000. You may only use this website in accordance with these Website Terms and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. CDL VIS may deny use of this website to You if CDL VIS believes that You are in breach of any of the Website Terms. These Website Terms, together with our privacy policy, contain the whole terms of the contract between CDL VIS and You and no other written or oral statement is incorporated in such contract.


Prices stated on this website include VAT unless otherwise noted.


Your use of this website, and the operation of this website and these Website Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland and You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the Scottish courts in connection with any dispute between You and CDL VIS.

Document Reference: 20130219/SMMTSub/TC/1510/1.0