Open Data Hub Terms of Use

Data Policy
Data presented on the USAID Land Tenure Open Data Hub are published as part of USAID’s commitment to Open Data. As such, their use is subject to the same Terms of Use that apply to the USAID’s Development Data policy, which can be found at Moreover, evaluation data are unique because they are often obtained from or provided by individuals and organizations that have been given assurances of confidentiality. Any intentional identification or disclosure of a person or organization violates accepted professional standards and jeopardizes future data collection and dissemination. Users of evaluation data should be aware that in order to protect the confidentiality of these individuals and organizations, several anonymization techniques may have been applied to the data. These techniques limit the amount of detail available and may affect the utility of the data. In addition, USAID requests that users of this data:

  • Use the datasets solely for statistical analysis and reporting of aggregated information, and not for investigation of specific individuals or organizations;
  • Not attempt to re-identify providers of the data;
  • Notify USAID if the identities of any individuals or organizations are discovered inadvertently and make no use of these identities;
  • Not attempt to produce links among datasets or among other datasets that could identify individuals or organizations; and
  • Any books, articles, conference papers, theses, dissertations, reports, or other publications that employ data obtained from this data will cite the source of data in accordance with the Citation Requirement provided with each dataset.

Terms of use
Data presented on the USAID Land Tenure Open Data Hub are considered public information and may be distributed or copied freely unless identified as being subject to copyright protection. In return, we request only that USAID be cited as the source of data copied from this site. A Citation Requirement is provided with each data set. We strongly recommend that USAID data be acquired directly from this website and not through other sources that may change the information in some way or exclude material crucial to the understanding of that information.

Disclaimer of Endorsement
The data posted on the USAID Land Tenure Open Data Hub may contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for visitors’ convenience. We do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any linked information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to websites other than a USAID‐managed website is not intended to assign importance to those sites and the information contained therein, nor is it intended to endorse, recommend, or favor any views expressed, or commercial products or services offered on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites, by trade name, trademark, manufacture, or otherwise. Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the site’s visitor’s, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or USAID. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Government or USAID, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Disclaimer of Liability
Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. However, we cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. We make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the data of this website and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions. With respect to the data of this site, neither the United States Government, nor USAID, nor their employees and contractors make any warranty, expressed or implied or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non‐infringement of third party rights, title, and the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to data available from this USAID website or other Internet resources linked from it. Additionally, neither the U.S. Government nor USAID assume any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein nor freedom from computer virus, and do not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.

Copyright Notice
Unless a copyright is indicated, data on the USAID Land Tenure Open Data Hub is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used without USAID’s permission. We request that USAID be cited as the source of the data. If a copyright is indicated on any dataset on this website, permission to copy these datasets must be obtained from the original source. This copyright notice does not pertain to information at websites other than this website.




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