You can share your data on HDX under one of the following Creative Commons licenses

Creative Commons Attribution for Intergovernmental Organisations (CC BY-IGO)
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Under the CC BY-IGO license, you are free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and or adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) for any purpose, even commercially. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. The license terms are that you must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. Additionally, you may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits. When the Licensor is an intergovernmental organization, disputes will be resolved by mediation and arbitration unless otherwise agreed.

Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)
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Under the CC BY license, you are free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and or adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) for any purpose, even commercially. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. The license terms are that you must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. Additionally, you may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)
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Under the CC BY-SA license, you are free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and or adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) for any purpose, even commercially. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. The license terms are that you must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. Additionally, you may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Open Database License (ODC-ODbL)
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Under the ODC-ODbL license, you are free:
  • To Share: To copy, distribute and use the database.
  • To Create: To produce works from the database.
  • To Adapt: To modify, transform and build upon the database.
As long as you:
  • Attribute: You must attribute any public use of the database, or works produced from the database, in the manner specified in the ODbL. For any use or redistribution of the database, or works produced from it, you must make clear to others the license of the database and keep intact any notices on the original database.
  • Share-Alike: If you publicly use any adapted version of this database, or works produced from an adapted database, you must also offer that adapted database under the ODbL.
  • Keep open: If you redistribute the database, or an adapted version of it, then you may use technological measures that restrict the work (such as DRM) as long as you also redistribute a version without such measures.
Open Data Commons Attribution License (ODC-BY)
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Under the ODC-BY license, you are free:
  • To Share: To copy, distribute and use the database.
  • To Create: To produce works from the database.
  • To Adapt: To modify, transform and build upon the database.
As long as you:
  • Attribute: You must attribute any public use of the database, or works produced from the database, in the manner specified in the license. For any use or redistribution of the database, or works produced from it, you must make clear to others the license of the database and keep intact any notices on the original database.
Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and License (PDDL)
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Under the ODC-PDDL license, You are free:
  • To Share: To copy, distribute and use the database.
  • To Create: To produce works from the database.
  • To Adapt: To modify, transform and build upon the database.
As long as you:
  • Blank: This section is intentionally left blank. The PDDL imposes no restrictions on your use of the PDDL licensed database.
Public Domain/No restrictions (CC0)
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Under the terms of this license you are free to use the material for any purpose without any restrictions.

Multiple Licenses

The dataset contains data having different licenses or terms of use. The details of these licenses or terms of use should be listed in the file.

Other

Any other license or terms of use which are listed in the description of the dataset, or in the metadata fields of the dataset, or any other place in the dataset such as a specific license or terms of use file that is included as part of the dataset files.

Note: If you would like us to include other license options for data shared through HDX, please send us an email with your request at hdx@un.org.