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Hyperlinking Policy:

We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on the Open Government Data Platform India (http://data.gov.in) and no prior permission is required for the same. However, we would like you to inform us (using the Contact Us option) about any links provided to our site.

We do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The pages must load into a newly opened browser window of the user. Please visit Link to Us page for more details.

Links to external websites/portals

You would find various sections of this website links to other websites/portals. These links have been provided to enhance your user experience and are presented for information purposes only. Open Government Data Platform India is not responsible for the contents, usability, accessibility, reliability including cyber security related issues, if any, of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in them. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all the time and we have no control over availability of linked pages.

Privacy Policy:

Data Portal does not automatically capture any specific personal information from you (like name, phone number or e-mail address), that allows us to identify you individually.
If the Portal requests you to provide personal information, you will be informed for the particular purposes for which the information is gathered and adequate security measures will be taken to protect your personal information.
We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the Data Portal site to any third party (public/private). Any information provided to this Portal will be protected from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
We gather certain information about the User, such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, domain name, browser type, operating system, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited.
We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.


A cookie is a piece of software code that an internet web site sends to your browser when you access information at that site. A cookie is stored as a simple text file on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Cookies let you navigate between pages efficiently as they store your preferences, and generally improve your experience of a website.

We are using following types of cookies in our site:

  • Analytics cookies for anonymously remembering your computer or mobile device when you visit our website to keep track of browsing patterns, and keeping track of the pages you view
  • Service cookies for helping us to make our website work efficiently, remembering your registration and login details, settings preferences.

Email Management:

Your email address will only be recorded if you choose to send a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list, unless you explicitly choose to subscribe to our communications. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and will not be disclosed, without your consent.

Personal Information

If the Open Government Data Platform India requests you to provide personal information, you will be informed for the particular purposes for which the information is gathered and adequate security measures will be taken to protect your personal information. There are some optional uses of the portal (http://data.gov.in) that require a user account. They include participation in Communities; commenting on blogs, datasets; giving feedback and suggesting datasets. If you choose to use these options, you need to login with your user account.
We do not sell or share any personal information volunteered on the Open Government Data Platform India to any third party (public/private). However, this information is only disclosed if the law requires it.

Copyright Policy:

Material featured on this Portal may be reproduced free of charge after taking proper permission by sending a mail to us. However, the material has to be reproduced accurately and not to be used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context. Wherever the material is being published or issued to others, the source must be prominently acknowledged. However, the permission to reproduce this material shall not extend to any material which is identified as being copyright of a third party. Authorization to reproduce such material must be obtained from the departments/copyright holders concerned.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Indian Laws. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of India.

Content Moderation & Approval Policy(CMAP)

Content Review Policy(CRP)

Content Archival Policy(CAP):

As per Open Government Data Platform archival policy , we don't need to archive anything right now. All the contents contributed by various stakeholders are accessible on the portal.

Blog Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in blogs are the personal opinions of the authors/users. The facts and opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of data.gov.in/NIC/Government of India. Data.gov.in/NIC/Government of India does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.