What is Data & Sons?
Data & Sons is marketplace for buying and selling data. Our purpose is to increase the speed of knowledge development by providing financial incentive for people to develop, collect, aggregate, and organize data. You can easily upload your data to our site and offer it for sale or license. Buying data saves the time and effort that would otherwise be spent collecting, organizing, sorting and all those other boring and time consuming tasks involved in developing data yourself. Time and effort that can now be put into furthering knowledge development. Ain’t that something?
Does Data & Sons ever resell my data?
Nope. Never. We provide the market, you provide the content. You own your content.
For more details please read our User Agreement. What does Data & Sons get out of this?
What does Data & Sons get out of this?
We charge a standard 30% commission on all data sales.
What’s the difference between buying and licensing data?
When you buy data, you own it outright. You can reconfigure, redevelop, resell or do just about anything you want with it. For example you can take a data set you purchased, add some new data to it and offer it for resell or license.
When you license data, you accept the seller’s use restrictions. Our standard licensing agreement allows you to access the data for a period of time and you cannot offer any of this data for resell or license. For example, you could download the data and add it your existing data, but you cannot offer the data for sale or license.
In general, you should charge more for sales than for licensing your data since selling it gives the buyer more control and freedom.
How do I sell data?
Simply select the Submitting link on our home page and select Add Data Set or go to My Datasets, Add Data Set under your Account. You will first be asked to enter your banking information so we can instantly process payment from buyers. You can than upload your data. For more information, please see Payment Processing and Submitting Data Sets in our Help Topics area.
What kind of data can I sell?
Just about anything. We encourage people to offer a wide range of data for sale and license. Our goal is to speed knowledge development across a wide range of areas and disciplines.
We do respect individual privacy and restrict how data with personal information can be sold or licensed. In short, you cannot sell or license data with any kind of government identification number (e.g. passport and driver’s license numbers). You cannot sell or license any data with a person’s name and any sensitive information such as business account, biometric, medical, or performance information. Oh, and passwords are meant to be kept secret so none of those please.
Once you have submitted a data set for sale or license, we will review your data to insure it complies with our personal privacy guidelines. For more information, please see our Submitting guidelines.
How much should I charge for my data?
Pricing your data can be tricky, but in general we’ve found that three factors make data more valuable:
Is that my data?
If you think you have copyright on any data sets listed Data & Sons, please contact us immediately firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Copyright” in the email subject. We strictly adhere to the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act and take any claims of copyright infringement seriously and will seek to resolve them quickly.
We instantly process all payments and require that you enter your banking information before uploading and selling or licensing data on Data & Sons. Because we do not hold any of your money, we need to have your banking information established to pay you whenever a buyer purchases or licenses your data.
Submitting Data Sets
Once you have established your banking information, you can upload data for sale or license. We have a three step process for uploading data:
Data Set Approval Process
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