The Data in our products comes from the U.S. Census Bureau. You can use Census data however you want. We can't restrict how you use publicly available government data.
But what about the Data Files? How is that different? Isn't it just the free public data anyway? No. We research, analyze, compile, transform and format the data so it's easy to use. We process massive amounts of Census data into easy-to-use spreadsheets, maps, etc. for you. We work hard to design, develop and deliver the data into simple and powerful products. That's the value we provide, and it's why our clients come back to us. So that's the part we don't want you to share. It would be terrible for us and our families if someone gives away our products or resells our products as their own or uploads them to a public site to share. So we ask you please, don't do that.
As long as you're not sharing the files in a way that harms our business, go for it. Need to share a spreadsheet with a teammate, project leader, third-party partner using the data on your behalf? As long as everybody understands our T&Cs, great! Share away!
If you’re not sure whether you can share, just ask us! We try to be fair about it.
On to the details.
1. Definitions "The Data". The information inside a product file. Example: population estimates. "The Data Files". The product file ('xlsx, csv, etc.'). 2. Agreement By purchasing, accepting, downloading or using one of our Data Files, you agree to the Terms & Conditions. 3. Restrictions A. The Data There are no restrictions on how you use the data. You can use the data you purchase for private, public or commercial use. B. The Data Files You may not resell, copy, distribute, replicate or share with others the data files provided by Cubit without permission. Exception: You may share the data files provided by Cubit with members of the same team where it is reasonable that a purchase would be shared.
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