Terms and Conditions

Last updated on May 2, 2013

Website usage

OECD encourages the use of its data, publications and multimedia products (sound, image, software, etc.) presented herein (collectively, the "Material"), for informational purposes only. All contents on this website are protected by copyright.

What can you do with OECD published content (data, text and multimedia products)?

You can copy, download or print content for your own use, and you can also include excerpts from OECD publications, databases and multimedia products in your own documents, presentations, blogs, websites and teaching materials, provided that suitable acknowledgment of OECD as source and copyright owner is given. You should cite the Title of the material, © OECD, publication year (if available) and page number or URL (uniform resource locator) as applicable or by using the following format: OECD: Dataset name: Data source: DOI or URL.

All requests for commercial use and translation rights should be submitted to rights@oecd.org.

Requests for permission to photocopy OECD material in the United States must be obtained through the Copyright Clearance Centre, Inc. (CCC), Customer Service, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923 USA, Fax: (978)750-4343, E-mail: info@copyright.com.

For all other countries permission to photocopy OECD material must be obtained through the Centre Français d'exploitation du droit de copie (CFC), 20 rue des Grands Augustins, 75006 Paris, FRANCE Fax: (33-1) 01 46 34 67 19, E-mail: contact@cfcopies.com.


OECD Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

You (the “User”) may use one or more OECD-developed application programming interfaces (“APIs”) to facilitate access to OECD data. APIs are made available on an “as-is” basis, and use of an API is at the User’s own risk. In particular, but without limitation, the OECD disclaims all warranties as to an API’s compatibility with the User’s hardware and software and accepts no liability for any damages or claims arising out of or in connection with the User’s 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 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 the User therefore agrees, for each API, to use the most up-to-date version available.

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

The availability of OECD 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 the User’s use of OECD data and the APIs and reserves the right, at its sole discretion and without limitation, to modify the amount of data the User may request in a single query, to modify the number of queries the User may make over a specified time, to remove certain data from its website, to alter the file formats in which data are available, and to suspend or terminate the provision of the API service at any time.

The OECD likewise reserves the right to limit or suspend a User’s access to the APIs at any time and without notice to the User for any reason, including if the OECD determines that the User is using or is attempting to use OECD data and/or the APIs in violation of these Terms of Use, in such a way as to harm the OECD or any other party, or if the User is placing too great a strain on the infrastructure necessary for making OECD data available to a reasonable number of people. The User agrees 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, OECD data and the APIs will be unavailable from time to time, at the OECD’s sole discretion, for periodic website maintenance.

These Terms of Use may be updated from time to time. By using an API, the User accepts to periodically review these Terms of Use, to take note of any changes thereto, and to adapt his or her usage of the APIs accordingly.


Linking to OECD website(s)

In order to promote its work, and because Internet is about linking, OECD encourages a User who maintains an external website to include hyperlinks to www.oecd.org, to any of its satellite website(s) or to any of their pages (collectively "the OECD website(s)"), on that external site without having to ask prior permission under the following conditions:

These hyperlinks must not:

As a consequence,

If you have further questions about linking to OECD website(s), please feel free to send us an e-mail at webmaster@oecd.org.



INFORMATION ON THIS SITE 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 information on the OECD website(s). Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.

OECD may add, change, improve, or update the information of the website without notice. OECD reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue part of this site. Under no circumstances shall OECD be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense suffered which is claimed to result from use of this site, including without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay. Use of this site is at User's sole risk.

Information contained in OECD website(s) does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the OECD Secretariat concerning the legal status of any country or of its authorities. Its content and any map displayed are indeed 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.

1. Footnote by Turkey
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. Turkey recognizes the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). Until a lasting and equitable solution is found within the context of the United Nations, Turkey shall preserve its position concerning the “Cyprus issue”.

2. Footnote 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 Turkey. The information in the documents relates to the area under the effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus.

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

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

If OECD website(s) contain(s) message or communication facilities, the User shall not do any of the following:

The User specifically acknowledges and agrees that OECD is not liable for any conduct of any other User, including, but not limited to, the types of conduct listed above.

OECD website(s) 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.

OECD reserves the right to deny at its sole discretion any User access to OECD website(s) or any portion thereof without notice.

For site security purpose and to ensure that OECD website(s) remain(s) available to all users, it (they) employ(s) software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage and to detect other possible security breaches.

Preservation of immunities

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


The OECD encourages partners, media and other institutions to use its logo when linking or referring to the OECD. To receive graphic files and a user’s guide, please send your request to logo@oecd.org.

All OECD logo reproduction must respect the current rules for use and the OECD’s corporate identity. Only the most recent version of the OECD logo should be used.

OECD logo for authorship and endorsement. If you wish to use the OECD logo in association with events or publications in a way that implies endorsement, partnership or authorship, you must obtain our written permission and agreement on how the logo will be used. If permission is granted, it is only granted for the specific event/product requested; usage with another event/product requires a new request.