This article talks about what scrambled data means, why we scramble certain parts of our data, and where users can see which fields are scrambled.
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What does "scrambled" data mean?
Our Free Trial has some values that are “scrambled,” or a value that is randomly adjusted up or down between 5% and 20% from the actual value. Certain data points like scores and game stats are scrambled, while other data points, like schedules, teams, and players are not scrambled.
Why scramble your data?
By scrambling certain data points, like scores, stats and odds, allows us to give away our Free Trial without ever expiring so that customers can do a full assessment of our feeds and start integration before ever having to pay for an upgrade to one of our Premium API Subscriptions.
What is scrambled vs what is accurate?
Check the 5th column in our Data Dictionary to see if a specific data point is scrambled or accurate.
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