Australian Bureau of Statistics
ABS Conditions of Sale
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) products are sold by the Commonwealth of Australia ('The Commonwealth') through the ABS. Prices are subject to change without notice.
Copyright in ABS products is owned by the Commonwealth. The Client agrees not to reproduce, distribute or commercialise the product, or any product or service derived from or incorporating it or part of it (whether or not amounting to a copyright reproduction) other than as allowed by these Conditions of Sale or with the prior written consent of the Commonwealth.
Where such consent is sought the Commonwealth reserves the right to set an appropriate charge or to require a revenue sharing arrangement.
The Client is permitted to quote an insubstantial part of the statistical data contained in the products (whether or not copyright subsists in the products), providing that:
the ABS is cited as the source of the data used;
the terminology used is that used by the ABS for describing data; and
any analysis or transformation of the data is not attributed to the ABS.
In these Conditions, 'commercialise' in respect of a product or a derivative of that product, means to manufacture, sell, distribute, hire or otherwise exploit a product or process, or to provide a service incorporating the product or any other product or service derived from that product.
MODIFICATIONS TO COPYRIGHT OF ABS MATERIAL
Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs)
Use of CURFs is limited by the terms and conditions in the Deed of Undertaking.
The organisation is granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable licence by the ABS for the Authorised Users to use the CURF for statistical purposes as authorised by the ABS in accordance with the Undertaking.
Customised and Other Standard Products
GOODS AND SERVICES TAX
The price includes Goods and Services Tax (GST) for that part of the supply made by the ABS to the Client under this Agreement which is a taxable supply as determined under A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax ) Act 1999 (GST Act).
In relation to taxable supplies made by ABS to the Client under this Agreement, the ABS agrees to issue the Client with either:
(b) a document satisfying the minimum information requirements to entitle the recipient of a taxable supply to claim an input tax credit without holding a tax invoice.
The Commonwealth gives no warranty, other than a warranty that may be implied by law, that the products are free from errors, are complete, have any particular quality, are suitable for any purpose or otherwise.
Subject to any warranty which may be implied by law, the Commonwealth's liability to the Client for any loss, damage or injury howsoever caused by the Commonwealth, whether due to negligence or otherwise, in relation to a product shall be limited to providing a replacement copy of that product.
The Client agrees to indemnify the Commonwealth (and its servants and agents) in respect of all liability for loss (including all legal costs) or liability from any claim, suit, demand, action or proceeding brought by any third person in connection with these Conditions of Sale or from a Client's use of the products.
These limitation of liability provisions shall survive the expiration or earlier termination of these Conditions of Sale.
This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the law of the Australian Capital Territory and the parties submit to the jurisdiction of the courts in that Territory (including the federal courts).
If the Client wishes to commercialise the product, or reproduce the product other than as permitted by these Conditions, or has any further questions relating to these Conditions, they should contact:
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Locked Bag 10
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Telephone: 1300 135 070
The Client is reminded that additional Conditions of Sale may apply to certain ABS products.
This page first published 15 August 2007, last updated 27 February 2012