IPUMS International Terms of Use

When registering to use IPUMS International, users agreed to the terms below. To check your account status or register to use IPUMS International, see account options.

Redistribution: You will not redistribute the data

All data extracted from the IPUMS International database are intended solely for the use of the licensee. Under IPUMS International agreements with collaborating agencies, redistribution of the data to third parties is prohibited. Each member of a research team using the data must apply for access and be licensed individually.

Usage: You agree to use IPUMS International data for scholarly research and educational purposes only. Commercial use is strictly prohibited

These microdata extracts are provided for the exclusive purposes of teaching and scholarly research, and may not be used for any other purposes without explicit written approval from the relevant official statistical authority. Users are prohibited from using IPUMS International data or other authorized distributors in the pursuit of any commercial or income-generating venture either privately, or otherwise. The publishing of research results based on IPUMS International microdata is permitted in communications such as scholarly papers, journals, research reports and the like. Using this data for genealogical purposes is strictly prohibited.

Confidentiality: You will not use the data to identify individuals

Users will maintain the confidentiality of persons and households. All direct identifiers, as well as any characteristics that might lead to identification, are omitted from the data. Any attempt to ascertain the identity of persons or households from the microdata is prohibited. Alleging that a person or household has been identified in these data is also prohibited. Statistical results that might reveal the identity of persons or entities may not be reported or published in any form.

Data Security: Microdata extracts must always be safely secured

Users will implement security measures to prevent unauthorized access to microdata acquired from IPUMS International, its partners or authorized distributors. Upon the completion of this research, data extracts may be retained only if they can be safely secured. If security cannot be guaranteed, the microdata must be destroyed.

Citation: Cite the IPUMS International data appropriately

You are required to cite IPUMS International and the relevant official statistical authority as the source of the microdata. Each extract is accompanied by appropriate citation language and for information on proper citation refer to citation and use. Publications and research reports making use of IPUMS International should be added to our Bibliography.

Violations: Any violation of this license agreement will result in disciplinary action, including possible loss of employment

Violation of this agreement will lead to revocation of this license, recall of all microdata acquired, a motion of censure to the relevant professional organization(s) and civil prosecution under national or international statutes, at the discretion of the Regents of the University of Minnesota and the official statistical agencies. Sanctions likewise may be taken against the institution with which the violator is affiliated.

User agrees to notify ipums@umn.edu regarding errors in the data

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