IPUMS PMA Terms of Use

When registering to use IPUMS PMA, users agreed to the terms below. To check your account status or register to use IPUMS PMA, see account options.

Redistribution: You will not redistribute the data

All data extracted from the IPUMS-PMA database are intended solely for the use of the licensee. Under IPUMS-PMA agreements with collaborating agencies, redistribution of the data to third parties is prohibited. Each member of a research team using the data must apply for access and be licensed individually.

Usage: You agree to use IPUMS-PMA data only for scholarly research, educational purposes, or to inform and improve programs. Commercial use is strictly prohibited

These microdata extracts are provided for the exclusive purposes of teaching and scholarly research, and may not be used for any other purposes without explicit written approval from the relevant official statistical authority. Users are prohibited from using IPUMS-PMA data or other authorized distributors in the pursuit of any commercial or income-generating venture either privately, or otherwise. The publishing of research results based on IPUMS-PMA microdata is permitted in communications such as scholarly papers, journals, research reports and the like.

Confidentiality: You will not use the data to identify individuals

Users will maintain the confidentiality of persons, households, and service delivery providers. All direct identifiers, as well as any characteristics that might lead to identification, are omitted from the data. Any attempt to ascertain the identity of persons, households, or service delivery providers from the microdata is prohibited. Alleging that a person, household, or service delivery provider has been identified in these data is also prohibited. Statistical results that might reveal the identity of persons or entities may not be reported or published in any form.

Data Security: Microdata extracts must always be safely secured

Users will implement security measures to prevent unauthorized access to microdata acquired from IPUMS-PMA, its partners or authorized distributors. Upon the completion of this research, data extracts may be retained only if they can be safely secured. If security cannot be guaranteed, the microdata must be destroyed.

Citation: Cite the IPUMS-International data appropriately

You are required to cite IPUMS-PMA and the relevant official statistical authority as the source of the microdata. Each extract is accompanied by appropriate citation language and for information on proper citation refer to citation and use. Publications and research reports making use of IPUMS-PMA should be added to our Bibliography.

Violations: Any violation of this license agreement may result in disciplinary action

Violation of this agreement will lead to revocation of this license, recall of all microdata acquired, a motion of censure to the relevant professional organization(s) and may result in civil prosecution under national or international statutes. Sanctions likewise may be taken against the institution with which the violator is affiliated.

User agrees to notify ipums@umn.edu regarding errors in the data.

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