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Terms and Conditions

Last updated on 15 March 2024

These Terms and Conditions supersede any terms which may appear on any written outputs which are under OECD exclusive copyright.
They govern the following subject matters:

I.   Use of OECD written outputs and data (the “Material”);
II.  Use of Communications and Messaging Facilities on OECD Websites;
III. Linking to OECD Websites;
IV.  Use of the OECD Name, Acronym and Logo;
V.   Disclaimers; and
VI. The OECD’s Privileges and Immunities.


By accessing an OECD Website (comprising OECD.org and related websites) and/or using OECD Material, you (“You” or the “User”) agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. You also acknowledge that You have read the OECD Privacy Policy and agree to its terms. These Terms and Conditions and the OECD Privacy Policy may be updated at the discretion of the OECD. It is the User’s responsibility to periodically review and account for changes.

 

I. Use of Material

The OECD is committed to making its content widely available and encourages external entities and individuals to use its Material. This section sets out the terms and conditions governing such use, in particular: (a) use of written outputs for non-commercial purposes; (b) use of written outputs for commercial purposes; (c) translation of written outputs; (d) use of Material governed by specific terms and conditions; (e) and use of OECD data.

Unless otherwise stated, the Material is the intellectual property of the OECD and protected by copyright or other similar rights. Some content in the Material may be owned by third parties. The User is responsible for verifying whether this is the case and, if so, securing the appropriate permissions from these third parties before using the content. The User may not represent or imply that the OECD has participated in, approved, endorsed or otherwise supported its use or reproduction of the Material, or claim any affiliation with the OECD.

 

(a) Use of written outputs for non-commercial purposes

You may use, copy, print, and download written outputs for non-commercial purposes (including private study, research, charitable and educational purposes) without seeking express authorisation from the OECD, provided:

 

(b) Use of written outputs for commercial purposes

Reproductions of extracts from OECD Publications and Working Papers identified by DOI, ISBN, or ISSN are managed via Copyright Clearance Centre, Inc. (CCC). To reproduce an extract, You must obtain authorisation by visiting www.copyright.com and entering the title of the Publication or Working Paper in the "Get Permission" search box.

Reproductions of all Material OTHER than OECD Publications and Working Papers are authorised within the following limits: 30% or less of a written output, or a maximum of 5 tables and/or graphs from a written output, without seeking express authorisation from the OECD, provided:

Note: The OECD does not allow posting of PDF files of its Material on any Internet sites, but You are welcome to link to the Material and, whenever the read more logo read version is available, to share and embed it, in whole or in part, without the need to request permission from the OECD.

If you wish to use written outputs beyond these limits, please complete this form.

 

(c) Translations of written outputs

You may translate written outputs for non-commercial purposes without seeking express authorisation from the OECD, provided: 

For requests to translate a written output for commercial purposes, please complete this form. No exclusive rights will be granted.

You may not claim any association or affiliation with the OECD on the translation or use the OECD logo, branding or cover image. Please see Section IV for more information.

 

(d) Material governed by specific terms and conditions

 

The following Material is governed by specific terms and conditions:

The outputs of the IEA are governed by specific terms and conditions. These are available at http://www.iea.org/t&c/termsandconditions.

 

The outputs of the FATF are governed by specific terms and conditions. These are available at Terms & conditions (fatf-gafi.org).

 

Material licensed under a CC Licence is governed by the specific CC Licence, as well as any other conditions or restrictions as indicated on the particular Material.

 

PISA content, including reports, publications, questionnaires, individual questions, sample tasks and any other content that may be accessed through any PISA-related website, except for Data (see Section I (c) below), are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO) licence.If You adapt of translate PISA Content, You are required to include the appropriate disclaimer from section (a) or (c) above.

 

Official texts of OECD Legal Instruments in both OECD official languages (English and French), as well as related information, are made available in the Compendium of OECD Legal Instruments at https://legalinstruments.oecd.org. OECD Legal Instruments may be found elsewhere, including on OECD Websites, but You should always consult the Compendium, as it is the only source of the official and up to date texts and information.

You may reproduce and distribute individual OECD Legal Instruments free of charge and without requesting any permissions, as long as You do not alter them in any way. You may use excerpts of a Legal Instrument, as long as You ensure that the legal nature/integrity of the Instrument is preserved and the excerpt is not used out of context or provides incomplete information or otherwise mislead the reader as to the actual legal nature, scope or content of the Legal Instrument. OECD Legal Instruments may not be sold but may be used in the context of commercial activities such as, for example, consulting or training services.

OECD Legal Instruments are available in the two OECD official languages (English and French). Translations into other languages may be available on the website, but the only official texts remain the English and French versions.

You may translate OECD Legal Instruments and related information and documents provided in the Compendium into other languages, as long as the translation is labelled “unofficial translation” and You include the following disclaimer: “This translation has been prepared by [translation author] for informational purpose only and its accuracy cannot be guaranteed by the OECD. The only official versions are the English and French texts available on the OECD website https://legalinstruments.oecd.org."

We encourage You to provide your translation (PDF format) to the OECD, e-mail [email protected].

 

(e) Data

The OECD makes data (the “Data”) available for use and consultation by the public. Data may be subject to restrictions beyond the scope of these Terms and Conditions, either because specific terms apply to those Data or because third parties may have ownership interests. It is the User’s responsibility to verify, either directly in the metadata or, if available, by clicking on the Information logo icon and then referring to the "source" tab, whether the Data is fully or partially owned by third parties and/or whether additional restrictions may apply, and to contact the owner of the Data before incorporating it in your work in order to secure the necessary permissions. The OECD in no way represents or warrants that it owns or controls all rights in all Data, and the OECD will not be liable to any User for any claims brought against the User by third parties in connection with the use of any Data.

Permitted use
Except where additional restrictions apply as stated above, You can extract from, download, copy, adapt, print, distribute, share and embed Data for any purpose, even for commercial use. You must give appropriate credit to the OECD by using the citation associated with the relevant Data, or, if no specific citation is available, You must cite the source information using the following format: OECD (year), (dataset name),(data source) DOI or URL (accessed on (date)). When sharing or licensing work created using the Data, You agree to include the same acknowledgment requirement in any sub-licenses that You grant, along with the requirement that any further sub-licensees do the same.

Availability of Data
The availability of the Data is contingent upon the availability of the OECD’s corresponding resources, whose capacity is subject to change at any time. The OECD may monitor your use of the Data and reserves the right, at its sole discretion and without limitation, to modify the amount of Data You may request in a single query, to modify the number of queries You may make over a specified time, to remove certain Data and to alter the file formats in which Data are available.

OECD Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
You may use one or more OECD-developed application programming interfaces (“APIs”) to facilitate access to the Data. APIs are made available on an “as-is” basis, and use of an API is at your own risk. In particular, but without limitation, the OECD disclaims all warranties as to an API’s compatibility with your hardware and software and accepts no liability for any damages or claims arising out of or in connection with your use of an API and/or the underlying Data accessed through an API. For the avoidance of doubt, the OECD accepts no obligation to provide technical, administrative or other support in connection with the APIs or for any other purpose. The OECD may decide to suspend or terminate the provision of the APIs and API-accessible Data at any time.

The OECD may release updated versions of the APIs from time to time and at its sole discretion. Once the OECD releases updated versions, previous APIs may no longer function properly, and You therefore agree, for each API, to use the most up-to-date version available.

You agree not to modify, distribute, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or perform any similar action on the APIs or any of their portions or components.

The OECD reserves the right to limit or suspend any User’s IP address access to the APIs at any time and without notice for any reason, including if the OECD determines that You are using or are attempting to use the Data and/or the APIs in violation of these Terms and Conditions in such a way as to harm the OECD or any other party, or if You are placing too great a strain on the infrastructure necessary for making the Data available to a reasonable number of people. You agree not to use any technical means to interfere with the OECD’s monitoring of usage of the above-mentioned resources. The OECD reserves the right to use any technical means to overcome attempted technical interference with usage monitoring. Finally, the Data and the APIs will be unavailable from time to time, at the OECD’s sole discretion, for periodic maintenance.

When entering an API query, the OECD encourages, but does not require, You to register your details so that we can keep You informed of technical updates to the APIs. The information You provide to the OECD during the voluntary registration process will be handled in accordance with the OECD Privacy Policy. Registration in no way impacts the application of these Terms and Conditions on You or the OECD.

As noted above, these Terms and Conditions may be updated from time to time. By using an API, You agree to periodically review these Terms and Conditions, to take note of any changes thereto, and to adapt your usage of the API accordingly.

 

II. Communication and Messaging Facilities

The OECD website contains specialised communication and messaging facilities. When participating, You agree not to:

The OECD reserves the right to deny, at its sole discretion, any User’s IP address online access to the OECD Websites or any portion thereof without notice.

You specifically acknowledge and agree that the OECD is not liable for any conduct of any other User, including, but not limited to, the types of conduct listed above.

 

III. Linking to the OECD Websites

In order to promote its work, and because linking is an essential aspect of the Internet, the OECD encourages You to include hyperlinks to the OECD Websites without having to ask prior permission, under the following conditions:

 

These hyperlinks must not:

Consequently,

If You have further questions about linking to the OECD Websites, e-mail [email protected].

 

IV. OECD Name, Acronym and Logo

OECD logo for authorship and endorsement

As stated in Section I above, You may not claim any affiliation with the OECD. If You wish to use the OECD name, acronym, logo or other identifying symbol in a way that implies endorsement, partnership or authorship, You must obtain our written permission and agreement on how the name, acronym, logo or other identifying symbol will be used. Send your request to l[email protected]. If permission is granted, it is only granted for the specific usage referred to in OECD’s reply; each new use requires a new request.

 

V. Disclaimers

THE MATERIAL AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE OECD ON THE OECD WEBSITES OR ON ANOTHER MEDIUM IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. The OECD makes every effort to ensure, but does not guarantee, the accuracy or completeness of the Material (including the Data). If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.

The OECD may add, change, improve, or update the Material without notice. The OECD reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue all or part of the OECD Websites and/or any Material. Under no circumstances shall the OECD be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense suffered which is claimed to result from use of the OECD Websites or the Material, including without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay. In particular, and without limitation, the OECD disclaims all guarantees as to the compatibility of the OECD Websites with any hardware, operating system, web browser, or other means of accessing the OECD Websites. Use of the Material or any OECD Website or any component thereof (including the Data and APIs) is at the User's sole risk.

We make every effort to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However, some Material on the OECD Websites may have been created or structured in files or formats which are not error-free and it cannot be guaranteed that the OECD Websites will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The OECD accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems (failure of performance, computer virus, communication line failure, alteration of content, etc.) incurred as a result of using the OECD Websites or any link to external sites.

For site security purposes, and to ensure that the OECD Websites remain available to all Users, the OECD employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or make changes to the OECD Websites or any Material, or otherwise cause damage and to detect other possible security breaches.

The OECD Websites may contain advice, opinions and statements from external websites. Hyperlinks to non-OECD Internet sites do not imply any official endorsement of or responsibility for the opinions, ideas, data or products presented at these locations or guarantee the validity of the information provided. The sole purpose of links to other sites is to indicate further information available on related topics.

The mention of specific companies or certain products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the OECD in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.

Territorial disclaimers

Information contained in the Material and on the OECD Websites does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the OECD Secretariat or its Members concerning the legal status of any country or of its authorities. Its content, as well as any data and any maps displayed are without prejudice to the status of or sovereignty over any territory, to the delimitation of international frontiers and boundaries and to the name of any territory, city or area.

The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and under the responsibility of the relevant Israeli authorities. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of international law.


Note by Türkiye
The information in the documents with reference to “Cyprus” relates to the southern part of the Island. There is no single authority representing both Turkish and Greek Cypriot people on the Island. Türkiye recognizes the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). Until a lasting and equitable solution is found within the context of the United Nations, Türkiye shall preserve its position concerning the “Cyprus issue”.


Note by all the European Union Member States of the OECD and the European Union
The Republic of Cyprus is recognised by all members of the United Nations with the exception of Türkiye. The information in the documents relates to the area under the effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus.

Kosovo* : This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244/99 and the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on Kosovo's declaration of independence.


Disclaimers for OECD's Social Media Accounts

The opinions expressed and arguments employed in the content displayed on the OECD’s social media accounts do not necessarily reflect the official views of the OECD, its Member countries, or any stakeholders who have contributed to or participated in any related work.

The content displayed on the OECD's social media accounts, as well as any data and any map displayed herein, are without prejudice to the status of or sovereignty over any territory, to the delimitation of international frontiers and boundaries and to the name of any territory, city or area. Please refer to the Section V (Disclaimers) of the OECD Terms and Conditions for specific territorial disclaimers.

The OECD’s social media accounts may display third party content or include hyperlinks to third party websites or social media accounts. The inclusion of such content or hyperlinks does not imply any endorsement of or responsibility for the opinions, ideas, data, products or information presented in such content or at these locations or guarantee the validity of the information provided.

The mention of specific companies, individuals or certain products in the content displayed on OECD’s social media accounts does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the OECD in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.

The content displayed on the OECD's social media accounts may display or include hyperlinks to OECD Material or multimedia products (sound, image, software, etc). Unless otherwise stated, all content displayed on the OECD’s social media accounts are the intellectual property of the OECD and protected by copyright or other similar rights. The OECD encourages the use of the ©OECD content subject to the Section I (Use of Materials) of the OECD Terms and Conditions. For third party content, please make sure that you secured the appropriate permissions from these third parties before using such content.

Please do not post any comment that is offensive, defamatory, threatening, insulting, abusive, hateful or embarrassing to any person or entity.

The OECD does not guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of any comments posted to its social media accounts and reserves the right to delete or edit any comments that it considers inappropriate or unacceptable for any reason.

 

VI. Preservation of immunities

Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or a waiver of the privileges and immunities of the OECD or of any related body or entity, which are specifically reserved.