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Copyright and Usage

Last Updated: August 05, 2013

The International Monetary Fund (the “IMF”) maintains this website (the “Site”) as a courtesy to those who choose to access and use the Site (the “Users”). The IMF maintains this Site for informational purposes only. The IMF is pleased to allow Users to visit the Site and download and copy the information, documents and materials (collectively, “Materials”) from the Site for User’s personal, non-commercial use, without any right to resell, redistribute or create derivative works there from, subject to the terms and conditions outlined below, and also to more specific restrictions that may apply to specific material within this Site.

The IMF reserves the right in its sole discretion, without notice or obligation to take the needs of any User into consideration, to modify or terminate its Site and to deny any User access to its Site or any portion thereof.

The IMF's general copyright and usage policies – for granting permission for the use of our website; how to obtain permission for copying, reusing, or disseminating our print and digital content for commercial and noncommercial purposes; and the “fair use” of our content by, for example, journalists for news reporting purposes – are all outlined here.

  • Due to frequent updates and ongoing modifications, please do not copy publications from the IMF's website for reproduction on your own website. Instead, please create links to items on our website.


  • Except as outlined below, all rights are reserved. Creating links to our website is freely permitted, so long as this is done in a manner that is not misleading, e.g., does not imply endorsement by or affiliation with the IMF. Please inform IMF Webmaster when such links are created. The IMF freely authorizes downloading and/or reprinting files from its website for personal (non-commercial) use. For commercial uses of the content on this website, please see below. For use of non-IMF material, please obtain permission directly from the respective copyright owner.


  • Permission to photocopy, reprint/republish, or disseminate IMF content (print, online, multimedia, etc.) by universities, corporations, and other institutional users must be obtained by submitting an online Request for Copyright Permission Form. A PDF version of the IMF form is also available (69kb), which can be faxed to +1.202.623.6579.


  • For convenience, universities, corporations, and many other institutional users may also obtain permissions for a variety of print and digital purposes for most IMF print content via the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) at www.copyright.com


  • “Fair use” of IMF published content is considered the excerption or quoting of IMF content by individuals (e.g., academics, journalists, students, IMF country authorities, etc.) for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research, in which the individual’s use is for non-commercial purposes. Such “fair use” is freely authorized for up to 2,500 words from any one source. The IMF requests in such cases that individuals provide a complete citation to clearly identify the source(s) of the excerpted/quoted IMF material to their readers.


  • If you believe your plans will exceed “fair use” as understood above (or you are unsure), please submit a permission request via one of the options noted above.

Other Terms and Conditions of Usage

Usage of the IMF's website constitutes agreement with the following terms and conditions:

Personal, Non-Commercial Usage

The IMF grants permission to visit its website and to download and copy information, documents, and materials from our Site for personal, non-commercial usage only, without any right to resell or redistribute them or to compile or create derivative works, subject to these Terms and Conditions of Usage and also subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to particular information within the Site. See above for the Copyright and Usage policy to find out how to request other permissions from the IMF. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Privacy

See the Privacy Policy disclosures relating to the collection and use of personal information.

Disclaimers

The information on our Site is provided "as is" and without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

The IMF shall not be liable for any losses or damages incurred or suffered which are claimed to result from use of our Site, including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages, even if the IMF has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Except where expressly stated, the findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in the Materials on this Site represent views of the authors thereof and are not necessarily those of the IMF, its Executive Board, or its member countries. The IMF does not endorse the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any information provided on our Site by third parties, or of any information in third-party web sites and publications that may be linked to our Site or referred to within it. Reliance upon any such Materials shall be at the User’s own risk.

All postings to forums on the Site become the sole property of the IMF, which reserves the right to modify or remove them. The IMF shall have no obligation to review or screen any postings, but postings to moderated forums may not appear on this Site until after the moderator has approved them. Postings to our Site, whether approved by a moderator or not, are not endorsed by the IMF. Visitors shall use forums on our Site solely for lawful and ethical purposes related to the subject of each particular forum.

This website may include content that has been translated from English or to English. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of translations, the version used by the IMF is the English version of the document, as English is the working language of the IMF.

Preservation of Immunities

The IMF, its property, and its assets, are immune from every form of judicial process. Nothing herein shall constitute a limitation upon or a waiver of these and other privileges and immunities of the IMF, which are specifically reserved.

These Terms of Usage constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. No waiver or amendment of these Terms of Usage shall be binding upon the IMF unless in writing and signed by its duly authorized representative.

These Terms of Usage will be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia (DC), United States of America.