Linking to Data.AustinTexas.gov
Data.AustinTexas.gov is the official open data portal of the City of Austin (COA). The City may have sources of other publicly available information, to which these terms of use also apply.

These sources are in the public domain, which means you may link to them. When you link to Data.AustinTexas.gov or other open data sources, please do it in an appropriate context as a service to people when they need to find official data from the City of Austin.

Data.AustinTexas.gov Data Policy
By using data made available through this site, the user agrees to all the conditions stated in the following paragraphs as well as the terms and conditions described under the City of Austin Privacy Policy.

THE CITY OF AUSTIN MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTY AS TO THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, OR CONTENT OF ANY DATA MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE. THE CITY OF AUSTIN EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

While owners of the data will take care to refrain from changes to the data format or schemas, there may be an occasional need to change the data format or schema as the data is modified and/or updated or addendums to the data are completed. It is understood that the information contained in the site is being used at your own risk.

Unless otherwise indicated, City Departments and agencies who submit the data available on Data.AustinTexas.gov are the authoritative source and thereby responsible for data quality.  These Departments retain control of the data sets and feeds accessed on the Data.Austin.Texas.gov and therefore the published data may be updated, corrected, or refreshed at any time.

Licensing
Unless otherwise noted in metadata, data sets available on Data.AustinTexas.gov are in the public domain.

Attribution When Using the Data
We ask that proper credit be given when using content, data, documentation, code, and related materials from Data.AustinTexas.gov or other sources publicly available from the City of Austin in your own work. An example citation in APA format is provided below:

Emergency Medical Services Department. (2014). EMS - Incidents by Month [Data set]. City of Austin, Texas Open Data Portal. https://doi.org/10.26000/001.000001

Right to Modify and/or Discontinue Feeds
The City of Austin reserves the right to modify and/or discontinue providing any or all of the data feeds at any time.  The City may require the termination of any and all displays, distribution or other use of any or all of the data for any reason. Reasons may include, without limitation, your violation of any provision of these Terms of Use.

Applicability
Nothing in this Data Policy alters or impedes the ability of authorities of the departments and agencies of the City of Austin to perform their responsibilities under law in a manner that is consistent with applicable legal, regulatory or City requirements.  Nor does this Data Policy limit the protection afforded any information by other provisions of law. This Data Policy is intended only to improve the internal management of information controlled by COA and it is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity, by a party against the City of Austin, its Departments, officers, employees, or agents.

Disclaimer of Endorsement
The information posted on the Data.AustinTexas.gov website includes hypertext links, or pointers, to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. Data.AustinTexas.gov only provides these links and pointers for your information and convenience. When you select a link to an outside website, you are leaving the Data.AustinTexas.gov site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website.

  • Data.AustinTexas.gov does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on a linked website.
  • Data.AustinTexas.gov does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites and it does not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer.
  • Data.AustinTexas.gov cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website.
  • Data.AustinTexas.gov is not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites.

Confidentiality
The City uses methods to protect individual privacy, such as through the removal or obfuscation of personally identifiable information ("PII") or location data. You hereby understand and agree that you will not take any measures to re-identify the Data or to contact individuals whose information is represented by the Data. You shall not combine the Data with data from any other data sets for the purpose of re-identification of individuals. In the event that the Data is re-identified, and you become aware of such event, you are responsible for ensuring that any PII is immediately destroyed and that no PII is disclosed to any other individual or entity, and ask that you promptly notify the City of such re-identification and provide proof to the City of the destruction of any PII.

Public Participation
Recommendations from individuals, groups and organizations regarding the presentation of data, data types, and metadata are encouraged and will contribute to the evolution of Data.AustinTexas.gov.