Term of Use

Malaysia Open Data Ocean (OpenDOSM) is an alternative for open data portal of social, economic & financial and environment statistics for Malaysia. OpenDOSM contains data from the Department of Statistics Malaysia as well as other government agencies. The data presented in OpenDOSM includes National Accounts, Balance of Payments and Investment, External Trade, Indexes, Industrial Production by Sector, Monetary and Banking, Labour Market, Population, Household Income and Expenditure, Agriculture, Environment, Education and Others Social Indicators.

DOSM strives to enhance public access to and use of data that it collects and publishes. Therefore, you are deemed to have accepted to be legally bound by these Terms of Use by accessing and using any part of OpenDOSM.

1. General

These Terms of Use may be changed from time to time without notice. Your use of OpenDOSM after such changes have been posted shall constitute your agreement to be bound by the modified Terms of Use and all of the changes. Please check the Terms of Use whenever you access or download any content for use.

2. State of Use

i. The use of data or data re-use must comply with the terms and conditions as follows:

a. DOSM authorizes the use of data without any charge.

b. Users can perform the following actions:

· Copy, publish, circulate and transfer the data;

· Adapt data;

· Use of data for commercial and non-commercial purposes; and

· Combine data with other data or include data in the product or application created by DOSM.

ii. If implementing any of the actions above, the User MUST:

a. Mention the data sources in the products or applications based on the statement given by DOSM;

b. Provide the link to these Terms of Use; and

c. If DOSM does not provide a statement related to the ownership of the intellectual property data, Users must use and include the following statement: “Data and information are subject to the Malaysia Information Data Centre Terms of Use”

3. Exemption

i. Personal information;

ii. The name, emblem, logo or any other official symbol of DOSM;

iii. Logo of the public sector organisation or department;

iv. The symbol of the royalty and military insignia;

v. Rights of the third parties to whom the data owner has no power against;

vi. Any intellectual property rights including patents, trademarks and design rights; and

vii. Identity documents such as the Malaysian Passport, MyKad etc.

4. Proprietary Rights

i. OpenDOSM is owned and operated as its official link by DOSM.

ii. This link may present and display embedded content which is hosted on external websites (Embedded Content).

iii. The materials and application system located on OpenDOSM, including the

statistical data (“Datasets”), metadata, information, documentation as well as Embedded Content are protected by copyright, trademark and other forms of proprietary rights. All rights, title and interest in the Contents are owned by, licensed to or controlled by DOSM.

iv. In these Terms of Use, the words “we”, “our” and “us” refer to DOSM.

5. Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability

i. The Contents are provided on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis without warranties of any kind. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not represent, guarantee or warrant:

a) the accuracy, correctness, completeness, reliability, timeliness, non- infringement, title, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose of the Contents; and

b) the Contents available through this Website or any associated functions will always be available or uninterrupted or error-free, or that defects will be corrected or that this Website and the server is and will be free of all viruses and other harmful elements.

ii. Nothing in these Terms of Use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by Malaysia law.

iii. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to OpenDOSM or any content on it, whether express or implied.

iv. We shall also not be liable for any damage or loss of any kind, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising directly or indirectly under or in connection with the use of, or inability to use, the link or use of or reliance on the Contents contained in or available from OpenDOSM.

v. DOSM may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of OpenDOSM without notice. DOSM shall not be liable to you if for any reason this link is unavailable at any time or for any period. DOSM reserves the right to modify, alter and withdraw the Contents at any time for any reason whatsoever.

vi. DOSM reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this website, the Datasets, any means of accessing or utilizing the information in OpenDOSM, at our sole discretion with or without prior notice to you.

vii. DOSM may at our sole discretion, under any circumstances, for any or no reason whatsoever and with or without prior notice to you, terminate your access to the datasets, any means of accessing or utilizing the data in OpenDOSM

viii. DOSM is not responsible for any errors and data loss. The data owner is not responsible for any kind of loss, injury or damage resulting from the use of such data. The data owner does not provide a guarantee that any particular data will be provided continuously.

6. Governing Law

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the jurisdiction and the owner of the data is the primary owner of the data.

Date modified: 13th January 2021