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GSW encourages the use of its data, publications and multimedia products (sound, image, software, etc.) presented herein (collectively, the "Material"), for informational purposes only.

What can you do with GSW published content?

You can copy, download or print content for your own use, and you can also include excerpts from GSW publications, databases and multimedia products in your own documents, presentations, blogs, websites and teaching materials, provided that you acknowledge GSW as the source of the data. All requests for commercial use or translation rights should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What can you do with the GSW Logo ?

GSW encourages partners, media and other institutions to use its logo when linking or referring to the GSW. To receive graphic files and a user’s guide, please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All GSW logo reproduction must respect the current rules for use and the GSW’s corporate identity. Only the most recent version of the GSW logo should be used. If you wish to use the GSW logo in association with events or publications in a way that implies endorsement, partnership or authorship, you must obtain our written permission and agreement on how the logo will be used. If permission is granted, it is only granted for the specific event/product requested; usage with another event/product requires a new request.


Information on this site is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. GSW makes every effort to ensure, but does not guarantee, the accuracy or completeness of the information on the GSW website. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.

Information contained in GSW website concerning Budget data is taken from official government documents from the respective countries, and therefore GSW cannot guarantee the accuracy of their information. The government data sources are disclosed together with the figures shown on the website.

GSW may add, change, improve, or update the information on the website without notice. GSW reserves its exclusive right to alter, limit or discontinue part of this site. Under no circumstances shall GSW be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense suffered which is claimed to result from use of this site, including without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay.

Information contained in GSW website does not imply the expression of any opinion on the part of GSW concerning the legal status of any country or its authorities. Its content and any map displayed are without prejudice to the status of or sovereignty over any territory, to the delimitation of international frontiers and boundaries and to the name of any territory, city or area. The mention of specific organizations does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by GSW in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.

We make every effort to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However some data or information on GSW website may have been created or structured in files or formats which are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. GSW accepts no responsibility with regards to such problems (failure of performance, computer virus, communication line failure, alteration of content, etc.) incurred as a result of using GSW website or any link to external sites.

GSW may contain advice, opinions and statements from external websites. Hyperlinks to other Internet sites do not imply any official endorsement of or responsibility for the opinions, ideas, data or products presented at these locations or guarantee the validity of the information provided. The sole purpose of links to other sites is to indicate further information on related topics.

For site security purpose and to ensure that GSW website remains available to all users, it employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage and to detect other possible security breaches.

See the Privacy page regarding use of personal information.