Linkedstat data is released under the Open Data Commons Open Database License v1.0 (ODbL). A plain language summary of the ODbL is available on the Open Data Commons website.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

The data that is available through LinkedStat is drawn from different ISTAT sources. In some cases the source data have errors which we have not yet detected and in other cases the data has been provided in very complex formats, which may have given rise to errors in the way it is presented on LinkedStat. Therefore we cannot make any promises as to the quality of data. You use the data entirely at your own risk. For this reason, and because LinkedStat is made available without charge, we limit our liability as follows. LinkedStat is provided "AS IS" and on an "IS AVAILABLE" basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law, including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of LinkedStat regardless of the form of action. We do not warrant that functions contained in LinkedStat content will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that LinkedStat or the servers that make it available are free of viruses or bugs.

Why is Linkedstat licensed under different terms than the original ISTAT data?

Although we source our data from ISTAT and they license their own data under the CC-BY 3.0 License, at SpazioDati srl, we spend a lot (at least for a startup!) of time, effort, and even money in getting this data and converting it into a workable and usable resource. We do not claim any rights over the information we receive from ISTAT, and attribute them whenever possible. This is known as the "Contents" in the ODbL license. We do however claim rights over our database of this information. The ODbL requires you to attribute your use of our database. This is important as it allows us (and in turn the community) to benefit from reuse of our work, and so allows us to continue to provide this service. Use of any data must be accompanied by a hyperlink reading "from LinkedStat by SpazioDati" and linking to either the LinkedStat homepage or the page referring to the information in question. The URL for this is returned in most SPARQL calls and if you are making use of the SPARQL Endpoint we we would expect you to use the latter form. The attribution must be large and clear enough to be clearly associated with the usage, and must in all cases be no smaller than 70% of the largest font relating to the information or 7px , whichever is the larger. If you are making the information available via your own API you need to make sure your users comply with all these conditions. Citing us in a report or mentioning the source in a newspaper article you write directly supports our work and allows us to create great databases.

The ODbL also requires you to share any improvements you make to our databases under the ODbL as well. For example, if you combine the information with your own data, the resultant information must be published under the Attribution Share-Alike ODbL. This means that the whole community can benefit from both of our work on the database.

If you wish to use the database, or part of the database, without one or more of these restrictions, please contact us for a non-share-alike licence.