The data bank is authorized by the National Bureau of Statistics of China and distributed by the China Data Center at the Univesity of Michigan (UM). This licence is only a licence to use the data products in compliance with U.S. copyright law - no other rights are conveyed by this licence.
These data products are provided "as is", and the owner makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, as to the appropriateness and fitness for a particular purpose.
The data products are to be used only by educators, students, and other staff members of the University of Lethbridge (referred to herein as "authorized users") and only while they have such status with this educational institution.
These data products are provided for the exclusive purposes of teaching, academic research and publishing, and/or planning of educational services within this educational institution, and may not be used for any other purposes.
Authorized users are prohibited from using these data products in the pursuit of any contractual or income-generating venture either privately, with other government departments, or under the auspices of the education institution.
Copies of the data products can be retained by authorized users for the period necessary to conduct the research or teaching, including their use as evidence of research methodologies and results, and subsequent research and analysis.
The distribution of any data obtained under this agreement outside this educational institution through sale, donation, transfer or exchange of any portion of these data in any way is strictly prohibited.
The publishing of analysis and results from research using any of these data products is permitted in research communications such as scholarly papers, journals and the like. The authors of these communications are required to cite the Online China Data Service as the source of the data, and to indicate that the results or views expressed are those of the author/authorized user and not those of the Online China Data Service.
Further information on the conditions of use can be obtained from the University of Lethbridge Data Librarian, Rhys Stevens, University of Lethbridge Library (403) 329-5176; firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on available files is on the Spatial & Numeric Data webpage.
Content Revised: September 23, 2015