In order to ensure a more transparent, effective and accountable government, the Board of Equalization (BOE) shall make information available online using open data standards while complying with applicable laws and adhering to BOE policies and procedures.
This Open Data Policy is intended to improve the internal management of information controlled by the BOE and it is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity, by a party against the BOE, its officers, employees, or agents.
Nothing in this Data Policy alters, or impedes the ability to carry out, the authority of the BOE to perform its responsibilities under the law, nor does this Data Policy limit the protection afforded any information by other provisions of law.
"Data" means any of the data that is available for download through www.boe.ca.gov/dataportal and includes any updates to that data.
"Data" also means final versions of statistical or factual information that:
- is in alphanumeric form reflected in a list, table, graph, chart or other non-narrative form, that can be digitally transmitted or processed; and
- is regularly created or maintained by or on behalf of the BOE and is controlled by the BOE; and
- records a measurement, transaction or determination related to the mission of the BOE.
The term "data" shall not include image files, such as designs, drawings, photos or scanned copies of original documents; provided, however, that the term "data" shall include statistical or factual information about image files and geographic information system (GIS) data.
"Data Sets" are named collections of related records, with the collection containing data organized or formatted in a specific or prescribed way, often in tabular form, and accessed by a specific method that is based on the data set organization.
"Derivative Work" means a work that is based in any way or to any extent on the Data, including without limitation, any work that uses any of the Data in a modified form.
"OPEN BOE" is the Internet site established and maintained by or on behalf of the BOE, located at www.boe.ca.gov/dataportal or its successor website.
"Protected data" is data or a data set, or portion thereof, that is confidential, privileged, or otherwise exempt from disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act or any other law, rule or regulation.
"Public data" is any data, or data set accessible via OPEN BOE.
"User" means the individual who accesses and/or uses the Data, including the Derivative Work from OPEN BOE at www.boe.ca.gov/dataportal.
"You" or "Your" refers to any individual or entity that seeks to use the Data.
IV. PUBLIC INFORMATION
All datasets/data accessed through OPEN BOE are confined to public information and must not contain any protected or confidential data. The datasets/data exclude confidential taxpayer/feepayer information and confidential information received from other governmental agencies. The BOE will only disclose data that is public information in compliance with applicable laws that prohibit the disclosure of this information to the public.
V. BOE'S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS NOT AFFECTED
VI. GENERAL DISCLAIMER
Public data presented on this website is collected, maintained, and provided for the convenience of the reader. While every reasonable effort is made to keep such information accurate and up-to-date, the Board of Equalization does not certify the accuracy of information that originates from third parties.
Under no circumstances shall the Board of Equalization be liable for any actions or omissions based on reliance on any information contained herein from whatever source, nor shall the Board of Equalization be liable for any other consequences from any such reliance.
VII. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The Board of Equalization attempts to maintain the highest accuracy of content on its open data portal. Any errors and omissions should be reported for investigation at the Feedback or Contact Us links.
The Board of Equalization makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the absolute accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this portal and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this portal. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including, but not limited to, the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given for the contents of this portal or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources. Reference in this portal to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation, approval, support or preference for any of the foregoing by the Board of Equalization, or its employees or agents.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, You shall indemnify and hold harmless the BOE, its officers, and employees from and against any claim, loss, damage, injury or liability of any kind, nature and description (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, court costs, attorney's fees and costs of investigation), that may arise directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Your download of and use of the Data, including without limitation, Your use of the Data in a Derivative Work. In addition to Your obligation to indemnify the BOE, You specifically acknowledge and agree that You have an immediate and independent obligation to defend the BOE from any and all claim(s) which actually or potentially fall within this indemnification provision, even if the allegations are or may be groundless, false or fraudulent, which obligation arises at the time such claim is tendered to You by the BOE and continues at all times thereafter.
IX. GENERAL PROVISIONS
X. RIGHT TO DISCONTINUE FEEDS
XI. ACCESSIBILITY POLICY
You may access the BOE's Public Access Policy at the following