Legal: Terms and Conditions

1. Use of this website

1.1 Use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions: is managed by the Department for International Trade, which supports both businesses in the UK trading internationally and overseas enterprises seeking to locate in the UK. In entering and using our site you as a user are accepting our terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms and conditions you should navigate way from this site now. On this website the terms 'we', 'us' and 'our' refer to the Department for International Trade and the terms 'you' and 'your' refer to you the user.

2. Intellectual Property and Crown Copyright

2.1 the Department for International Trade encourages organisations wishing to refer people to its material to do so using a hyperlink rather than reproducing the text – see section 8.1 below.

2.2 Content featured on this site is subject to Crown Copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. Crown Copyright material usually carries this symbol

© Crown copyright, 2013

2.3 Under the terms of the Open Government Licence (and subject to clause 2.4 below) you may use and re-use the Crown Copyright material included on this website free of charge and in any format or medium APART FROM the the Department for International Trade name, logo and get up (including our coat of arms) and all images and case studies that appear on this site.

2.4 If you do re-use any Crown Copyright material from this website you MUST acknowledge the source with the following attribution

This information is provided by the Department for International Trade and used as permitted by the Open Government Licence v1.0”

For more information about the Open Government Licence please follow this link Open Government Licence. Any enquiries regarding the use and re-use of Crown Copyright material should be sent to

2.5 Neither the names Local Invest UK, Local Investment Showcase, the Department for International Trade or any logo, get up and coat of arms used by us may be used by you or on your website without our prior written approval. Requests for permission to reproduce such items should be sent to FDI Online Platform. Please tell us how and why you wish to use our name or logo(s) and include your contact details.

3. Third Party Material

3.1 The ability for you to reproduce Crown Copyright material in accordance with the instructions in section 2 above DOES NOT extend to any material on this site that is the copyright of a third party, for example Getty Images. Authorisation to reproduce such material has to be obtained by you from the copyright holder concerned.

4. Data Protection Act 1998 and The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003

4.1 We will process any personal data you provide in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will also comply with the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003. Under this legislation, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.

4.2 We do not pass on your details to any third party or government department unless you give us permission to do so.

4.3 This privacy policy applies only to our site, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement of any site which collects personal information.

5. Limitation of Liability

The Department for International Trade, its suppliers or other third parties mentioned on this site will not be liable for any damages arising out of the use, inability to use, or results of use of this site, any web sites linked to this site or any material or information contained on this site.

6. Termination

6.1 You agree that the Department for International Trade in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of the service, and remove and discard any content within the service, for any reason, including, without limitation, lack of use or if the Department for International Trade believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the terms and conditions.

6.2 The Department for International Trade may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the service under any provision of this terms and conditions may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that the Department for International Trade may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/ or bar any further access to such files or the service. Further, you agree that the Department for International Trade shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the service.

7. Hyperlinking policy

7.1 Hyperlinking to us. Subject to observing the rules on Crown Copyright and third party material outlined in sections 2 and 3 above you can link directly to pages hosted on this site without asking our permission. However in making such links you must not imply endorsement of your site or your organisation by the Department for International Trade. We do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site – pages from this site must load into the user’s entire window.

7.2 Hyperlinking by us at the Department for International Trade. We are not responsible for the content or reliability of any websites to which we link, nor should listing on the Local Investment Showcase platform be taken as an endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

8. Virus protection

8.1 We make every effort to check and test material available for access at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus programme on all material downloaded from the Internet, including from this site. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.

9. Disclaimer

9.1 This website is provided by the Secretary of State for International Trade as an information guide only and should not be relied on as a substitute for your own research or independent advice. The Secretary of State accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage caused to any person as result of any error, omission or misleading statement in the information on this website, or due to using the website or relying on that information.

10. General

10.1 You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by any third party. Such restriction or inhibition includes, without limitation, conduct which is unlawful, or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person, and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption of normal flow of dialogue within this site.

10.2 The above Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

11. Contact Us

11.1 To submit an enquiry please contact us by sending an email to: FDI Online Platform