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Reported Data

This section sets out other data and information that is reported on the ABC Certificate.


1. Total Average Distribution
  1. You must report the total Average Distribution per issue.

    1. Free Letterbox Delivery, reported as Free Copies will be included in the total Average Distribution figure

  2. The total Average Distribution figure will be broken out into Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and other.

2. Issue details, Distributions 
    1. On all certificates (except single issue) you must report the monthly average distributions for Free Letterbox Delivery.

3. You may choose to report using an optional Group Certificate type
  1. You may choose to report a Group Certificate that combines the distributions from 2 or more publications’ Certificates providing:

    1. Each Certificate relates to the same Reporting Standards

    2. Each Certificate is for the same Reporting Period 

    3. Each publication has the same publishing frequency

    4. Each publication is owned by the same publisher

      Note: ABC will produce Group Certificates from the data submitted for the constituent publications.

4. Optional analyses
  1. You may request to report additional analyses, derived from (or closely connected with) data reported on the certificate, subject to the following:

    1. The data to be reported on the certificate is, in our opinion:

      • Auditable

      • Related to the product being certified 

      • Albeit reporting different information, is in keeping with the requirements for data and evidence in relation to existing relevant Reporting Standards. For example: If the breakout is an analysis of subscription bundles, we would expect the evidence levels to be in line with that already in place for subscriptions.  

    2. We will review the request and confirm whether we agree it can be reported, how it will be reported and any requirements in relation to the audit timing or process.

      Note: There may be additional costs associated with the preparation of the certificate and audit of the additional data.


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