Last updated on July 01, 2015
I. Use of IWTC8 Material
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (the “IWTC8”) encourages the use of its data, publications and multimedia products (sound, image, software, etc.) presented on the IWTC8 Website (collectively, the “Material”). Unless otherwise stated, all Material on the IWTC8 Website is the intellectual property of the IWTC8 and protected by copyright or other similar rights.
The User may neither represent nor imply that the IWTC8 has participated in, approved, endorsed or otherwise supported his or her use or reproduction of the Material. The User may not claim any affiliation with the IWTC8. For information about use of the IWTC8 name, acronym and logo, please see Section IV below.
(a) Material governed by specific terms and conditions
- PISA Products
Separate terms and conditions apply to IWTC8 PISA content, including PISA reports or publications, PISA Questionnaires or any part thereof, individual questions or sample tasks, data or statistics based on PISA studies, and any other content that may be accessed through any PISA-related website (collectively referred to as the “PISA Products”). PISA Products are licensed under the terms set forth in the PISA Products Licence, available at http://iwtc8.org/terms-and-conditions/.
- International Energy Agency (IEA) Material
International Energy Agency (IEA) content is governed by specific terms and conditions, which are available at http://www.iea.org/t&c/termsandconditions.
- Material created by third parties
Some Material found on the IWTC8 Website may be created by, or incorporate the content of, 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 such Material.
(b) Text and multimedia products
You may use the content contained in IWTC8 publications and multimedia products, without modification, for non-commercial purposes, provided you cite the copyright and title. The best way to cite IWTC8 Material is by using the downloadable citation available from a publication’s homepage in IWTC8 iLibrary. Alternatively, you may cite IWTC8 Material as follows: © IWTC8/(co-author(s) if any) (year), (Title), IWTC8 Publishing, Paris. DOI or URL as applicable.
You may share and embed IWTC8 material when the option is available (e.g. charts and read-only files denoted by the icon) without the need to request permission from the IWTC8.
Permission to photocopy
Requests for permission to photocopy IWTC8 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: +1 (978)750-4343, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other countries, permission to photocopy IWTC8 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 (0)1 46 34 67 19, E-mail: email@example.com.
Authorised users at institutions that subscribe to IWTC8 iLibrary should consult the specific terms and conditions at http://iwtc8.org/terms-and-conditions/.
The IWTC8 has placed data (the ‘Data’) on the IWTC8 Website free for the use and consultation by the public.
By using the IWTC8 Website and the Data contained therein (whether accessed directly or through an application programming interface), you acknowledge your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions found on this page.
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 IWTC8 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: 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 IWTC8’s corresponding resources, whose capacity is subject to change at any time. The IWTC8 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 from the IWTC8 Website, and to alter the file formats in which Data are available.
IWTC8 Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
You may use one or more IWTC8-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 IWTC8 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 IWTC8 accepts no obligation to provide technical, administrative or other support in connection with the APIs or for any other purpose. The IWTC8 may decide to suspend or terminate the provision of the APIs and API-accessible Data at any time.
The IWTC8 may release updated versions of the APIs from time to time and at its sole discretion. Once the IWTC8 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.
II. Communication and Messaging Facilities
You shall not do any of the following in any messaging or communication facilities that may be found on the IWTC8 Website:
- defame, abuse, harass, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others;
- publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material;
- upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws unless the User owns or controls the rights thereto or has received all necessary permissions;
- upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer;
- upload, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available unsolicited advertising of any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests, “spam” or chain letters; etc.
The IWTC8 reserves the right to deny, at its sole discretion, any User’s IP address access to the IWTC8 Website or any portion thereof without notice.
You specifically acknowledge and agree that the IWTC8 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 IWTC8 Website
In order to promote its work, and because linking is an essential aspect of the Internet, the IWTC8 encourages a User who maintains an external website to include hyperlinks to the IWTC8 Website on that external site without having to ask prior permission, under the following conditions:
These hyperlinks must not:
- infringe the IWTC8’s rights, in particular relating to its name, logo, acronym and intellectual property rights;
- be used for the promotion of an organisation or company, or of any commercial products or services.
- if you link to the IWTC8 Website, you must refrain from creating frames, or using other visual altering tools, around the IWTC8 Website;
- once a link to the IWTC8 Website has been created, it should be tested to ensure that it works and meets the above conditions. We would then appreciate being notified via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have further questions about linking to the IWTC8 Website, please feel free to send us an e-mail at email@example.com.
IV. IWTC8 Name, Acronym and Logo
Linking and referring to the IWTC8
The IWTC8 encourages you to use its logo when linking or referring to the IWTC8. To receive graphic files and a user’s guide, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All reproductions of the IWTC8 logo must respect the current rules for use and the IWTC8’s corporate identity. Only the most recent version of the IWTC8 logo should be used.
IWTC8 logo for authorship and endorsement
As stated in Section I above, you may not claim any affiliation with the IWTC8. If you wish to use the IWTC8 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. Please send your request to email@example.com. If permission is granted, it is only granted for the specific usage requested; each new use requires a new request.
INFORMATION ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. The IWTC8 makes every effort to ensure, but does not guarantee, the accuracy or completeness of the information and Materials (including the Data) on the IWTC8 Website. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.
The IWTC8 may add, change, improve, or update the information on the IWTC8 Website without notice. The IWTC8 reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue all or part of the IWTC8 Website. Under no circumstances shall the IWTC8 be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense suffered which is claimed to result from use of the IWTC8 Website or Material contained therein, including without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay. In particular, and without limitation, the IWTC8 disclaims all guarantees as to the compatibility of the IWTC8 Website with any hardware, operating system, web browser, or other means of accessing the IWTC8 Website. Use of the IWTC8 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 IWTC8 Website may have been created or structured in files or formats which are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that the IWTC8 Website will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The IWTC8 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 IWTC8 Website or any link to external sites.
For site security purposes, and to ensure that the IWTC8 Website remains available to all Users, the IWTC8 employs 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.
The IWTC8 Website may contain advice, opinions and statements from external websites. Hyperlinks to non-IWTC8 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 IWTC8 in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.
Information contained on the IWTC8 Website does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the IWTC8 Secretariat or its Members concerning the legal status of any country or of its authorities. Its content 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 IWTC8 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 IWTC8 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.
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 IWTC8 or of any related body or entity, which are specifically reserved.