Code of Conduct

Open data is provided here for you to freely use and comment on.  As part of this there are a few basic rules we ask you to follow.

When using the Open Data Aberdeen platform you are encouraged to:

  • Access the data published.
  • Use and re-use the data.
  • Discuss the data with others.
  • Request new data.
  • Notify us of any inconsistencies or errors in the data.
  • Make suggestions on how the platform could be improved.


When using Disqus to comment you should:

  • Be respectful of others.
  • Help other users when you can.
  • Not use offensive or inflamatory language.
  • Not share personal information.


​When using the data you should:

  • Take note of the appropriate licence terms.  The applicable licence is always displayed with the dataset.
  • If possible, use provided live sources (APIs) for the datasets as your primary data source.  This will ensure your application is as up-to-date as possible.
  • Where you cannot use the live sources as the primary data source, please still use the keys contained within the data as the primary or foreign keys within your application, as this will enable you to migrate as simply as possible to up-to-date data when it is made available.
  • Engage with us when something is wrong by pointing out any inconsistencies you find in the data and making suggestions about the service can be improved.
  • Clearly state which data is derived from official sources, which is from other sources, and which data is derived from calculations.


When using the data you must not:

  • Make an application that pretends to be an official government service.
  • Present the data in a misleading or incorrect manner, or to misrepresent the data.
  • Use this site for party political purposes.
  • Use these materials in or to support a criminal or illicit activity.
  • Use these materials on an application to inflame or make comments that are racist, sexist or homophobic, or which promote or incite violence or illegal activity.