Terms and Conditions

Licensing of Data available through Open Data Aberdeen

The information available through Open Data Aberdeen (data.aberdeencity.gov.uk) is published under the terms described in the 'License' field of each individual dataset (displayed on the left-hand side of the dataset home page).  Unless otherwise stated this will be the Open Government Licence (OGL) v3.0.  More information on the OGL can be found on the National Archives website and details of what this means for you, as a data user, are in the OGL guidance for users document.  When re-using data from this platform that is published under the OGL you are required to acknowledge the source of the information by using the OGL default attribution statement: "Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0".

In some cases, because of the nature of the data, it may be necessary to apply a different licence to a dataset. Please always be aware of the licence applied - this is clearly stated wherever you access the dataset - and ensure that the terms of the licence are followed.

When re-using any data published on the Open Data Aberdeen platform it is your responsibility to ensure you comply fully with the specified licence for a dataset.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

GDPR regulates the processing of personal and/or sensitive personal data (information about or relating to living, identifiable individuals).  Open data published on the Open Data Aberdeen platform will never include personal and/or sensitive personal information.  If you have any queries about this, or any concerns about material which appears on this site, please contact us at the email address below.  As a platform user your personal data will be processed acording to our Privacy Policy.


Use of the Site

Please ensure that your use of this site, and our open data, complies with our Code of Conduct.  



We very much welcome feedback on this site.  If you have a suggestion for data that you would like to see published please register and use the 'Add Data Request' button on the Data Requests page (there is a 'suggest a dataset' link to this on the THEMES page).  The 'Data Request' button is only displayed if you have registered as a platform user (see below).  If you have any other queries, comments or feedback, please contact us by emailing opendata@aberdeencity.gov.uk.



Anyone can access the open data on this platform as a visitor.  If you wish to submit requests for new data to be published, or to follow a dataset for updates, it is necessary for you to register as a site user.  Registration requires you to provide a username and email address.  See the Privacy Policy for more information on registration, and details of how your information will be processed, how long your account will remain active if not in use, and how to delete your account.


Revisions to Terms & Conditions

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page.  You should check this page from time-to-time and take notice of any changes that have been made.  The 'last updated' date at the bottom of the page will clearly state when any changes were last made.


This page was last updated:  08/01/2020