Terms of Use

Terms of Use

The Federal Open Data Task Force of FPS Policy and Support DG Digital Transformation and DAV-ASA ("Task Force") hosts a website with open data that are made available by the federal and regional public services, and the federal and regional government institutions. The Task Force undertakes to handle the technical maintenance of the Opendata Website and to ensure maximum availability.

Unless otherwise specified you are free to use the information available on the Opendata Website free of charge. In cases where prior permission is required for the use or reproduction of certain information, the restrictions on the use thereof are expressly specified. The Task Force reserves all intellectual property rights over the Opendata Website.

The Opendata Website chiefly contains links to data made available by authorities, public bodies and organisations over which the Task Force has no control in terms of technology or content. These duties rest with the public services and government institutions concerned that make their data available through the Opendata Website. As such, the Task Force is unable to furnish any guarantees as to the completeness or accuracy either of the content or regarding the availability of said data. The intellectual property rights over said data rest with the authorities concerned.

If you should come across any errors or inaccuracies in the data made available through the website or have any queries relating thereto, please contact the public service concerned. If you are unaware which public service this might be, please feel free to contact the Task Force as the technical administrator of the website. In the latter case, the Task Force will be happy to refer you to the appropriate public service.

The public services and government institutions that make data available through the Opendata Website are making considerable efforts to ensure that the data they provide are complete, correct, accurate, and up to date. In spite of these efforts, inaccuracies may occur in the data made available. If the data provided through the Opendata Website should be found to contain errors or inaccuracies or if certain data should be found to be unavailable through the Opendata Website, the public services and government institutions will make strenuous efforts to amend and rectify matters as soon as possible.

The Task Force and the public services and government institutions decline any liability for any loss or damage incurred, whether directly or indirectly, from the consultation or the use of the data.

Each public service or government institution itself determines the terms and conditions governing access to and use of the data. Users are deemed to be aware of and act in compliance with said terms of use. For each dataset, you may be asked by the relevant public services and government institutions to sign a licence agreement. The applicable licence agreements are available to be consulted through the Opendata Website. The existence of such a licence agreement might result in your not having immediate access to the data required.

A section will be included on the Opendata Website where users can send in their queries, ideas or suggestions to the Task Force. The Task Force reserves the right to publish or use any matters worthy of attention. Any such ideas and suggestions may be sent on to the authorities concerned. However, no guarantees are offered that any such ideas or suggestions will actually result in the adaptation of the services provided.