|Terms and Conditions|
This website is provided by Worldwide Foreign Direct Investment and Trade (“Worldwide”). By using this website, you agree to be bound to the Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions then you are not authorised to use or access this Site.
If you register with us you confirm that you are at least eighteen years of age. The details provided by you on registration or at any time are important. The registered user undertakes to ensure that they are correct and complete. You undertake to inform us immediately of any changes to the information you provided when registering by updating your personal details.
Password and Security
When you register to use the fdi-trade.com site you will be asked to create a password. You must keep this password confidential and must not disclose it or share it with anyone. Please note that you will be responsible for activities and orders that occur or are submitted under your password. If you know or suspect that someone else knows your password you should notify us immediately.
You acknowledge that it is technically impossible to provide the Site free of faults and that we do not undertake to do so; that faults may lead to the temporary unavailability of the Site; and that the operation of the Site may be adversely affected by conditions and performances outside our control, including, without limitation, transmission and telecommunications links between us and you and between us and other systems and networks. We and/or our suppliers may make improvements and/or changes in the Site at any time.
We treat your privacy seriously. Please see our Privacy Statement which forms a part of these Terms and Conditions. Copyright and other material on the fdi-trade.com maybe protected by copyright, trade mark and other intellectual property and proprietary rights. Permanent copying and/or storage of material or reproduction or incorporation of any part of it in any other work in whatever media is expressly prohibited.
Whilst we endeavour to ensure that information on the fdi-trade.com site is correct, we shall not be liable for any damages arising from the use or inability to use the site or any information contained on it or from any action or decision taken as a result of using the site or any such information.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we disclaim liability for all implied or statutory warranties and conditions. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall we, nor our employees, affiliates, agents or other representatives, be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages whatsoever including without limitation damages for loss of profits, loss of confidential or other information, business interruption arising from or in connection with the use of the iod.com site or otherwise in connection with the provision of goods and services under these Terms and Conditions. We do not exclude liability for death or personal injury.
Transactions between Buyers and Suppliers
Because user verification on the Internet is difficult, fdi-trade.com cannot and does not confirm each User's purported identity and business claims. You are encouraged to undertake your own due diligence in line with good standard business practice and procedures.
Each User acknowledges that no purchase and sale transactions will be transacted using the site and that they are fully assuming the risks of liability or harm of any kind in connection with subsequent trading activity of any kind relating to products or services that are negotiated outside the boundaries of and independent of the site. Such risks shall include, but are not limited to, mis-representation of products and services, fraudulent schemes, unsatisfactory quality, failure to meet specifications, defective or dangerous products, unlawful products, delay or default in delivery or payment, cost mis-calculations, breach of warranty, breach of contract and transportation accidents. Such risks also include the risks that the manufacture, importation, export, distribution, offer, display, purchase, sale and/or use of products or services offered or displayed on the Site may violate or may be asserted to violate Third Party Rights, and the risk that User may incur costs of defence or other costs in connection with third parties' assertion of Third Party Rights, or in connection with any claims by any party that they are entitled to defence or indemnification in relation to assertions of rights, demands or claims by Third Party Rights claimants. Such risks also include the risks that consumers, other purchasers, end-users of products or others claiming to have suffered injuries or harms relating to product originally obtained by Users of the Site as a result of purchase and sale transactions in connection with using the Site may suffer harms and/or assert claims arising from their use of such products. All of the foregoing risks are hereafter referred to as "Transaction Risks". Each User agrees that fdi-trade.com shall not be liable or responsible for any damages, liabilities, costs, harms, inconveniences, business disruptions or expenditures of any kind that may arise a result of or in connection with any Transaction Risks.
Third Party Sites
The fdi-trade.com site contains links to third party resources on the Web. We do not endorse, approve or sanction (unless otherwise stated) nor are we responsible for any third party's products, services, acts or omissions. There is no association or connection between us and the third party (unless otherwise stated) save for the provision of the link. We do not act in partnership with nor as agent for or on behalf of the third party to whom we provide links. Accordingly, neither party may incur any debt or liability on behalf of the other party.
You hereby undertake, as a condition of use of the fdi-trade.com site, to indemnify us against any loss or damage suffered by us as a result of any breach by you of any of these Terms of Conditions.
We may terminate your use of the fdi-trade.com site at any time without notice.
Intellectual Property Rights
Worldwide Foreign Direct Investment and Trade “Worldwide” is the sole owner or lawful licensee of all the rights to the Site and the fdi-trade.com content. Fdi-trade.com content embodies trade secrets and intellectual property rights protected under worldwide copyright and other laws. All title, ownership and intellectual property rights in the Site and fdi-trade.com Content shall remain with fdi-trade.com, its affiliates or licensors of the fdi-trade.com Content, as the case may be. All rights not otherwise claimed under this Agreement or by fdi-trade.com are hereby reserved.
These Terms and Conditions and any disputes arising from or in connection with them shall be governed by the laws of England and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. We do not make any promise that the materials on the fdi-trade.com site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United Kingdom and using the fdi-trade.com site from territories where its use or material or contents is unlawful is prohibited.
Users of fdi-trade.com acknowledge and understand that fdi-trade.com is not a credit reference agency and does not undertake credit checks or any other due diligence on the companies that promote themselves on this site. Nor do we supply information relating to any business promoting themselves on this site to credit reference agencies or the like.
Whilst fdi-trade.com does try to ensure that all businesses are bona fide fdi-trade.com does not take up trade references on them and would urge all parties who link through meeting through the site to undertake their own checks and balances as is standard business practice.
Fdi-trade.com does not act as a brokerage house and does not offer any form of business advisory services or take commission for services that might be described as “brokering”. Nor does fdi-trade.com offer investment advisory services or act in any way as an investment intermediary.
Where appropriate new members may be required to have trade references and sponsor/guarrantor accreditation.
Fdi-trade.com provides a web-based platform for exchanging information relating to products and services online offered and requested by buyers and suppliers. Fdi-trade.com reserves the right to limit certain features and functions of the platform to prescribed Registered Users. Despite the provision of the platform through the Site, fdi-trade.com does not represent the seller or the buyer in specific transactions. Fdi-trade.com does not control and is not liable to or responsible for the quality, safety, lawfulness or availability of the products or services offered for sale on the Site or the ability of the suppliers to complete a sale or the ability of buyers to complete a purchase. Fdi-trade.com does not offer or by definition act in any way as a credit agency and will not comment or advise on a User’s creditworthiness.
In the event that any User has a dispute with any party to any transaction with another User, outside of the boundaries of and independent to the site , such User agrees to release and indemnify fdi-trade.com (and our agents, affiliates, directors, officers and employees) from all claims, demands, actions, proceedings, costs, expenses and damages (including without limitation any actual, special, incidental or consequential damages) arising out of or in connection with such transaction.
Any registered user who forwards content or uploads content onto the fdi-trade.com site hereby represents, warrants and agrees to (a) provide fdi-trade.com with true, accurate, current and complete information to be displayed on the Site and (b) maintain and promptly amend all information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. Each User hereby grants an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide and royalty-free, sub licensable (through multiple tiers) license for fdi-trade.com to display and use all information provided by such User in accordance with the purposes set forth in this Agreement and to exercise the copyright, publicity, and database rights you have in such material or information, in any media now known or not currently known. They also hereby represent, warrant and agree that they have obtained all necessary third party copyright, trademark, trade secrets or patent licenses and permissions, or such other licenses or permissions as may be required in connection with any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party (including but not limited to rights of personality and rights of privacy), for any material or information it posts on the Site or provides to fdi-trade.com or authorizes fdi-trade.com to display. Third party copyrights, trademarks, trade secret rights, patents and other personal or proprietary rights affecting or relating to material or information displayed on the Site, or affecting or relating to products that are offered or displayed on the Site, including but not limited to rights of personality and rights of privacy, are hereafter referred to as "Third Party Rights." Each User hereby represents, warrants and agrees that it shall be solely responsible for ensuring that any material or information it posts on the Site or provides to fdi-trade.com or authorizes fdi-trade.com to display does not, and that the products represented thereby do not, violate any Third Party Rights, or is posted with the permission of the owner(s) of such rights. Each User hereby represents, warrants and agrees that it has the right to manufacture, offer, sell, import, export and distribute the products it offers and displays on the Site, and that such manufacture, offer, sale, importation, export and/or distribution of those products violates no Third Party Rights.
Each User hereby represents, warrants and agrees that information submitted to fdi-trade.com for display on the Site shall not:
a. contain fraudulent information or make fraudulent offers of items or involve the sale or attempted sale of counterfeit or stolen items or items whose sales and/or marketing is prohibited by applicable law, or otherwise promote other illegal activities;
b. be part of a scheme to defraud other Users of the Site or for any other unlawful purpose;
c. relate to sale of products or services that infringe or otherwise abet or encourage the infringement or violation of any third party's copyright, patent, trademarks, trade secret or other proprietary right or rights of publicity or privacy, or any other Third Party Rights;
d. impersonate any person or entity, misrepresent yourself or your affiliation with any person or entity;
e. violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including without limitation those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising);
f. be defamatory, libellous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing;
g. be obscene or contain or infer any pornography or sex-related merchandising or any other content or otherwise promotes sexually explicit materials or is otherwise harmful to minors
h. promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
i. contain any material that constitutes unauthorized advertising or harassment (including but not limited to spamming), invades anyone's privacy or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law or regulation;
j. solicit business from any Users in connection with a commercial activity that competes with fdi-trade.com;
k. contain any computer viruses or other destructive devices and codes that have the effect of damaging, interfering with, intercepting or expropriating any software or hardware system, data or personal information;
l. link directly or indirectly to or include descriptions of goods or services or other materials that violate any law or regulation or are prohibited under this Agreement;
m. otherwise create any liability for fdi-trade.com or its affiliates.
The fdi-trade.com site is owned by Worldwide Foreign Direct Investment and Trade. The registered address of Worldwide Foreign Direct Investment and Trade is Jubilee Business Centre, 11, Ashford Road, Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom. ME14 5DA.