Data Reproduction Waiver / Release

The Impact Database is a not-for-profit website which was initiated because we believe that any data about the success (or otherwise) of impact approaches belongs in the public domain.

Managing data is serious business, however. This boilerplate waiver is designed both to provide assurances about our motivation for gathering impact data and (on the flip side) to make sure that we feel sufficiently protected that we’re on solid grounds in reproducing it here.

You’re welcome to use a magnifying glass to look at what’s below, but it should be fairly clear.

The template is just that (a template) but it was written to try to capture those essentials. Feel free to share data under a modified version. The worst we can say is ‘no’!

Legal Waiver and Consent for Data Reproduction

This Legal Waiver (“Waiver”) is made by and between [Name], [Job Title] at [Organisation] (“Data Provider”), and The Impact Database (“ImpactDB”), located at (“Recipient”).

  1. Grant of RightsThe Data Provider hereby grants to ImpactDB the legal right to reproduce, distribute, and display the dataset titled [Dataset] (“Dataset”) provided by the Data Provider to ImpactDB, for the purpose of reproduction on the website and other related platforms.
  2. Representations and WarrantiesThe Data Provider represents and warrants that:
    • They have the full legal authority to grant the rights conferred by this Waiver.
    • The Dataset does not infringe upon any intellectual property rights, privacy rights, or any other rights of any third party.
    • The Dataset does not contain any confidential or proprietary information.
  3. Indemnification The Data Provider agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless ImpactDB and its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or in connection with any breach of the representations and warranties made by the Data Provider in this Waiver.
  4. No CompensationThe Data Provider acknowledges and agrees that they shall not be entitled to any compensation for the rights granted under this Waiver or for any use of the Dataset by ImpactDB.
  5. Governing Law This Waiver shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of [State/Country], without regard to its conflict of laws principles.
  6. Entire Agreement This Waiver constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, whether oral or written.
  7. Amendments No amendment or modification of this Waiver shall be valid or binding unless made in writing and signed by both parties.
  8. Severability If any provision of this Waiver is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced to the fullest extent under law.
  9. ExecutionThis Waiver may be executed in counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.
  10. Data Handling Commitment

ImpactDB commits to not reselling data provided to it or commercially profiting from it in any way. All data provided to ImpactDB will be stored in accordance with our data protection policy and deleted upon request made by written notice to [email protected].

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Waiver as of the date set forth below.

Data Provider:

Name: [Name]
Job Title: [Job Title]
Organisation: [Organisation]
Date: [Date]