Who we are
UK Trade Info is managed by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). HMRC will be referred to as ‘we’ from now on.
Using UK Trade Info
You agree to use UK Trade Info only for lawful purposes. You must also use it in a way that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by anyone else.
We update UK Trade Info all the time. We can change or remove content at any time without notice.
Using UK Trade Info content
Most content on UK Trade Info is subject to Crown copyright protection (opens in a new tab) and is published under the Open Government Licence (OGL) (opens in a new tab).
Some content is exempt from the OGL - check the list of exemptions (opens in a new tab).
Departmental logos and crests are also exempt from the OGL, except when they form an integral part of a document or dataset.
If any content is not subject to Crown copyright protection or published under the OGL, we will usually credit the author or copyright holder.
You can reproduce content published on UK Trade Info under the OGL as long as you follow the licence’s conditions.
Contact us if you want to reproduce a piece of content but are not sure if it is covered by Crown copyright or the OGL.
We make most of the content on UK Trade Info available for other websites and applications to use. The websites and applications that use our content are not our products, and they might use versions of our content that have been edited and stored for later use (‘cached’).
We do not give any guarantees, conditions or warranties about the accuracy or completeness of any content used by these products. We are not liable for any loss or damage that may come from your use of these products.
The most up to date version of our content will always be on the UK Trade Info website.
While we make every effort to keep UK Trade Info up to date, we do not provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the information will be:
- free from bugs or viruses
We do not publish advice on UK Trade Info. You should get professional or specialist advice before doing anything on the basis of the content.
We are not liable for any loss or damage that may come from using UK Trade Information. This includes:
- any direct, indirect or consequential losses
- any loss or damage caused by civil wrongs (‘tort’, including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise
- the use of UK Trade Info and any websites that are linked to or from it
- the inability to use UK Trade Info and any websites that are linked to or from it
This applies if the loss or damage was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you advised us that it might happen.
This includes (but is not limited to) the loss of your:
- income or revenue
- salary, benefits or other payments
- profits or contracts
- anticipated savings
- goodwill or reputation
- tangible property
- intangible property, including loss, corruption or damage to data or any computer system
- wasted management or office time
We may still be liable for:
- death or personal injury arising from our negligence
- fraudulent misrepresentation
- any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law
Requests to remove content
You can ask for content to be removed from UK Trade Info. We will remove content:
- in order to comply with data protection legislation covering the rights and freedoms of individuals
- if it breaches copyright laws, contains sensitive personal data or material that may be considered obscene or defamatory
Contact us to ask for content to be removed. You will need to send us the web address (URL) of the content and explain why you think it should be removed. We’ll reply to let you know whether we’ll remove it.
We remove content at our discretion in discussion with the department or agency responsible for it. You can still request information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act.
Information about you and your visits to UK Trade Info
We make every effort to check and test UK Trade Info for viruses at every stage of production. You must make sure that the way you use UK Trade Information does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which can damage your computer system.
We are not responsible for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system that might happen when you use UK Trade Info.
Viruses, hacking and other offences
When using UK Trade Info, you must not introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or any other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.
You must not try to gain unauthorised access to UK Trade Info the server on which it’s stored or any server, computer or database connected to it.
You must not attack UK Trade Info in any way. This includes denial-of-service attacks.
We will report any attacks or attempts to gain unauthorised access to UK Trade Info to the relevant law enforcement authorities and share information about you with them.
These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
Any dispute you have which relates to these terms and conditions, or your use of UK Trade Info (whether it be contractual or non-contractual), will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
There may be legal notices elsewhere on UK Trade Info that relate to how you use the site.
We are not liable if we fail to comply with these terms and conditions because of circumstances beyond our reasonable control.
We might decide not to exercise or enforce any right available to us under these terms and conditions. We can always decide to exercise or enforce that right at a later date.
Doing this once will not mean we automatically waive the right on any other occasion.
If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions will still apply.
Changes to these terms and conditions
Please check these terms and conditions regularly. We can update them at any time without notice.
You will agree to any changes if you continue to use UK Trade Info after the terms and conditions have been updated.