Louisville Metro Government Open Data Platform Terms of Use

Data License

Louisville Metro's open datasets are published with the Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and License (PDDL). We chose this license because of the freedom it gives our data users, and based on research done by San Francisco, Boston, Sunlight Foundation, Louisville, and others, making PDDL the most common open data license used.

Read the full PDDL licence here on Open Data Commons. Here is a summary of some parts of this PDDL license:

You are free to:
* Share: copy, distribute and use the data.
* Create: produce works or sell services/products from the data.
* Adapt: modify, transform and build upon the data.

* There are no copyright or attribution requirements, though if you'd like to reference our city, open data site, or link to the source dataset we'd appreciate it!

Terms of Use

The following Terms of Use apply to visitors to the Louisville Metro Government (LMG) Open Data Platform (ODP) who obtain LMG data through this website:

By accessing datasets and feeds available through the LMG ODP, the user agrees to all of the Terms of Use of LouisvilleKY.gov as well as the LouisvilleKY.gov Privacy Policy. The user also agrees to any additional terms of use defined by publishing entities providing datasets or feeds through the site. Publishing entities providing data include, without limitation, departments, bureaus, offices, and other discrete entities of LMG.

The datasets published on the LMG ODP are a public resource available to anyone with internet access. All datasets remain the property of the publishing entity and public users acquire no ownership rights to datasets. The public use of the datasets may include development of applications. In this case, the developers retain all intellectual property ownership in their applications, excluding the data itself, whose ownership continues to reside with the publishing entity. Application developers and any other third-party entities must explicitly identify the source, version, and modifications made to a dataset, should they publicly re-publish it elsewhere or incorporate the dataset into an application.

The publishing entity is responsible for all aspects of the quality, integrity, and security of the dataset contents and as subject to limitations on liability contained in the Mayor’s Open Data Executive Order. The publishing entity is also responsible for maintaining records of information privacy status and public-disclosure requirements. Datasets may be updated, corrected, overwritten and/or refreshed at any time and without notice. The anticipated update frequency is indicated for each dataset on the site. Older versions of datasets will not be retained.

Datasets made available on the LMG ODP are provided for informational purposes. LMG and the publishing entities do not warranty the completeness, accuracy, content, or fitness for any particular purpose or use of any dataset made available on the LMG ODP, nor are any such warranties to be implied or inferred with respect to the datasets furnished therein. LMG is not liable for any deficiencies in the completeness, accuracy, content, or fitness for any particular purpose or use of any dataset, or application utilizing such dataset, provided by any third-party.

LMG may implement rate-limiting on a per-visitor basis and other security mechanisms to ensure that the LMG ODP's system resources are shared fairly between all visitors and is not abused, damaged, or impaired. LMG may implement registration capabilities in order to gather usage metrics, particularly for third-party applications which routinely access the LMG ODP.

Other Known Terms of Use

Your Tax Dollars at Work Data Policy

LMPD Crime Data

The Louisville Metro Police Department does not guarantee the accuracy of the information contained herein. While all attempts are made to insure the correctness and suitability of information under our control and to correct any errors brought to our attention, no representation or guarantee can be made as to the correctness or suitability of the information that is presented, referenced, or implied. Data is provided by initial reports received and processed by the Louisville Metro Police Department. Crime Data may be amended or corrected by the Louisville Mero Police Department at any time to reflect changes in the investigation, nature, or accuracy of the initial report and the Louisville Metro Police Department is not responsible for any error or omission, or for the use of or the results obtained from the use of this information.

This data does not reflect the official crime index totals as reported to Kentucky State Police nor that of the FBI's UCR report. Louisville Metro Police has not authorized any person, business or media source to make representations or base opinion on this data. Misuse of the data may subject a party to criminal prosecution for false advertising under KRS 517.030. The Louisville Metro Police may, at its discretion, discontinue or modify this service at any time without notice.

Accessibility Statement

The majority of pages on this website are accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Images on our website are accompanied by alternative text describing graphics if your browser supports the alt-text function. Documents on our website are presented in many formats. These formats are generally accessible to users using screen reading software. Some files are posted as Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) files. Users with visual disabilities click here for free access to software from Adobe which will make reading PDF files easier. If you have any difficulty viewing any page with adaptive technology, click here to email the open data team and let us know.

Contacting LMG about Privacy Concerns

If you are concerned about how information about you may have been used in connection with this website, or you have questions about the LMG’s privacy policy and information practices you should contact:

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410 S. 5th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
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