Terms of Use

1 Agreement – Terms

All access of any area of www.sfa.gov.sg ("The Website") is governed by the terms and conditions below (“Terms”). If you do not accept any of these Terms, exit immediately. Continue only if you accept these Terms.

In these Terms, the words “we”, “our” and “us” refers to the Singapore Food Agency.

2 Access To The Website

The accessibility and operation of The Website relies on technologies outside our control. We do not guarantee continuous accessibility or uninterrupted operation of The Website.

3 Relying On Information

We provide The Website as a general information source only and we are not involved in giving professional advice here. The Website may not cover all information available on a particular issue. Before relying on The Website, you should do your own checks or obtain professional advice relevant to your particular circumstances.

4 Security

Where appropriate, we use available technology to protect the security of communications made through The Website. However, we do not accept liability for the security, authenticity, integrity or confidentiality of any transactions and other communications made through The Website.

Internet communications may be susceptible to interference or interception by third parties. Despite our best efforts, we make no warranties that The Website is free of infection by computer viruses or other unauthorised software.

You should take appropriate steps to keep your information, software and equipment secure.

This includes clearing your Internet browser cookies and cache before and after using any services on The Website.

You should keep your passwords confidential. Please note that we will never ask you for your SingPass or any other login password.

For more details on the essential infocomm security tips, please visit: http://www.singcert.org.sg/awareness/

5 Hyperlinks

We are not responsible or liable for the availability or content of any other Internet site (not provided by us) linked to or from The Website. Access to any other Internet site is at your own risk. If you create a link or frame to The Website, you do so at your own risk.

We reserve the right to object or disable any link or frame to or from The Website.

We reserve the right to change the URL of The Website.

6 Intellectual Property

Materials, including source code, pages, documents and online graphics, audio and video in The Website are protected by law. The intellectual property rights in the materials is owned by or licensed to us. All rights reserved.

Apart from any fair dealings for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted in law, no part of The Website may be reproduced or reused for any commercial purposes whatsoever without our prior written permission.

7 General Disclaimer And Limitation Of Liability

We will not be liable for any loss or damage (i) that you may incur on account of using, visiting or relying on any statements, opinion, representation or information in The Website, (ii) resulting from any delay in operation or transmission, communications failure, Internet access difficulties or malfunctions in equipment or software, or (iii) the conduct or the views of any person who accesses or uses The Website.

8 Fees

We reserve the right to introduce new fees from time to time. We are not responsible for any fees charged by any other Internet site (not provided by us).

9 Applicable Laws

Use of The Website and these Terms are governed by the laws of Singapore. Any claim relating to use of The Website shall be heard by Singapore Courts.

10 Variation

We may revise these Terms at any time by updating this page. You should visit this page from time to time and review the then current Terms because they are binding on you. We may modify or discontinue any information or features that form part of The Website at any time, with or without notice to you, and without liability.


Terms of Use of Datasets

Acceptance & Grant of Licence

1. By Using (as defined below) the datasets on the relevant Websites, you agree to the terms of this Licence.

2. The Singapore Food Agency ("SFA") grants you a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to use the datasets, subject to the terms of this Licence.

What You Can Do:

3. You can use, access, download, copy, distribute, transmit, modify, and adapt the datasets, or any derived analyses or applications, whether commercially or non-commercially ("Use").

4. You may grant a sub-licence of the datasets if this is necessary to enable users of your application and/or website ("your Sub-Licensees"), to use your application or access your website.

5. If your Sub-Licensees require additional rights, your application and/or website should direct your Sub-Licensees to obtain the appropriate licence at data.gov.sg.


6. This Licence does not grant you any rights from:

i. any personal data in the dataset;

ii. third-party rights that SFA is not authorised to license; and

iii. patents, trademarks, and design rights.

7. You must not Use the datasets in a way that suggests any official status or that SFA endorses you or your Use of the datasets.

8. This Licence does not grant any rights to Downstream Sub-Licensees.


Additional Conditions



9. You must include in your products, applications or websites that Use the datasets, a conspicuous notice acknowledging the source of the datasets and including a link to the most recent version of this Licence. An example notice is provided below:

[Contains information from {name of dataset} accessed on {date of access of dataset} from {source of data} which is made available under the terms of the Singapore Open Data Licence version 1.0 {URL link to licence}]


10. The datasets are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. SFA makes no representations or warranties in relation to the datasets, including but not limited to any representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, reliability, continued availability, timeliness, non-infringement, title, quality, or fitness for any particular purpose of the datasets to the fullest extent permitted by the law.

11. To the extent permitted by law, SFA shall not be liable to you or any third party whether in contract, tort (including negligence), restitution, breach of statutory duty or otherwise, for damage or loss of any kind arising directly or indirectly from you or any third party's Use of, or inability to Use, the datasets or the Relevant Websites.


12. You shall indemnify SFA against all liabilities, damages, costs (including legal costs) and expenses arising directly or indirectly from:

i. any claim made by a third party in connection with your Use of the datasets;

ii. your violation of any rights of another person; or

iii. any claim made by a third party in connection with the third party’s Use of the datasets or any derived analyses or applications which you have provided.

Intellectual Property

13. All datasets are the intellectual property of SFA.

14. You cannot enforce any intellectual property rights belonging to SFA except with the prior written approval of SFA.

Rights of Third Parties

15. No one other than a party to this Licence shall have any right to enforce any of its terms.

Termination of Licence

16. SFA may terminate this Licence immediately upon your breach of any of the terms of this Licence. The Disclaimers and Indemnity sections, with any other provision of this Licence which is required to give effect to termination or the consequences of such termination, shall survive the termination of this Licence.

Governing Law & Jurisdiction

17. This Licence is governed by the laws of the Republic of Singapore and the parties to the Licence submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore courts.

Definitions & Interpretation

18. In this Licence:

i. "Dataset" includes any data, or information within the dataset, that is offered for use under the terms of this Licence.

ii. "Downstream Sub-Licensee" means any person who may require a licence in order to access the website or use the application of a Sub-licensee.

iii. "Sub-Licensee" means a person that is granted a sub-licence by you, where allowed under this Licence.

iv. "Relevant Websites" means this website or other websites owned by SFA that are linked from this website.

About the Singapore Open Data Licence

19. The Singapore Open Data Licence aims to promote and enable easy reuse of Public Sector data to create value for the community and businesses.

20. This is version 1.0 of the Singapore Open Data Licence. The Singapore Government may, from time to time, issue new versions of the Singapore Open Data Licence. Your continued Use of the datasets constitutes your acceptance of the new version of this Licence.

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