Data Management

  1. HDX is built using CKAN, an open-source data management system.
  2. Data that is uploaded to HDX is stored by OCHA on servers provided by Amazon Web Services. Data is encrypted in transit and at rest. The servers are located in Virginia, the United States of America.
  3. All data uploaded to HDX is sent via Google’s DLP API for automated scanning for sensitive data using the DLP algorithm. Data is encrypted in transit and scanned through DLP’s content method. Data is not retained by Google in this process.
  4. OCHA will never alter the values within datasets shared through HDX without prior permission from the contributing organization.
  5. Data shared privately through the HDX platform will never be shared further by OCHA without prior permission from the contributing organization.
  6. OCHA will make a dataset private if it is found to violate these Terms and will contact the contributing organization to discuss next steps.
  7. Deleted datasets cannot be retrieved by users or organizations. Metadata continues to exist in backups of the HDX database indefinitely. Deleted resources within a dataset are purged from backups after 60 days.