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Learn about publishing to Tableau Public.

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Last updated: 09/22/2020 

Tableau Public 

UCSD does not support a public facing platform nor workbooks published to Tableau Public. 

Tableau Public is a free platform to publicly share and explore data visualizations online. Anyone can create visualizations using either Tableau Desktop Professional Edition or the free Public Edition.  Tableau Public is owned and operated by Tableau. 

Publishers can use up to 10gb of storage for workbooks per user account. 

Workbooks can only be published with data extracts and refreshed manually. 

Hidden does not mean private – In Settings there is an option to  “Set my vizzes to hidden" - You do have the opportunity to set a viz to hidden on your profile - that means visitors to your profile page can’t see the viz among the thumbnails.  However, please note that anyone who knows (or stumbles across) the URL for the viz, can see it, so be sure not to use this service for data that is not meant for sharing. 

Terms Of Service - Highlights 

Your Use of The Service

Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Service, you grant to Tableau and all users of the Service a worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such Content into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed. 

Additionally, with respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Services, you represent and warrant that: (a) you have the right to grant such license and make such Content available to Tableau and its licensees, including users of the Service; (b) none of the Content you provide contains any data or information that is confidential, non-public, owned by or otherwise proprietary to a third party, not in the public domain or otherwise restricted or protected from use by any individual, entity or other party for any use by a third party; 

You agree to not use the Service to:

  1. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that:
    1. contains any patient, medical or other protected health information regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), as amended and supplemented) or any similar federal or state laws, rules or regulations; 
    2. contains any payment card information;
Tableau may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service, including without limitation the maximum number of days that Content will be retained by the Service, the maximum size of any or all Content files, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on Tableau's servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Service in a given period of time 

Content is made available to you without any warranties by Tableau of any kind, and that you may not rely on any Content made available through the Service. 

Disclaimer of Warrenties



You agree that Tableau may, under any circumstances and without prior notice, immediately terminate your Tableau account, and access to the Service and/or any and all Content or materials. Cause for such termination shall include, but not be limited to: (c) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (f) extended periods of inactivity, 

Tableau may also terminate this Agreement, your Tableau account, access to the Service and/or any and all Content or materials for any reason or no reason whatsoever. Termination of your Tableau account includes: (a) removal of access to all offerings within the Service, (b) deletion of your password and all related information, files and content associated with or inside your account  

Tableau Data Policy - Highlights 

You are responsible for the content you publish to Tableau Public. We provide Tableau Public as a free service; we are not the owners or publishers of the data on our servers  

Be mindful of the data you choose to post.  If you publish confidential data about your customers that they would expect you to keep private, they might seek recourse, including legal action. 

Tableau may, from time to time, revise this policy. If we do, that revision will be effective no later than 30 days after being posted to the Tableau Public site 

Tableau Privacy Policy - Highlights 

Sharing of Personal Information 

We may share your personal information when we have your permission, including when you choose to share information using Tableau Public 

Storage and Security of Your Personal Information 

Because your posts and information shared through Tableau Public are public and can be seen by others, we caution all users to consider what they post and not to disclose any personal information.  

Controlling your Personal Information 

When you use our websites, you can choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies from our servers. If you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our websites. For information about how to remove or manage cookies please read our cookie policy. 

If you live in California, you have the following rights in relation to your personal information: 

  • The right to notice about our collection and processing of your personal information; 
  • The right to request specific pieces of your personal information that we process; 
  • The right to opt out of having us sell your personal information; 
  • The right to receive equal services and prices regardless of whether you exercise any of your other rights. 

Do Not Sell My Personal Information - Highlights 

Right to Opt Out