Terms of Use


This Sourcing Transparency Platform (the “Platform”) is operated by the International Pole and Line Foundation (“IPNLF”, "we", “us”, “our”). We are a registered charity in England and Wales under charity number 1145586 and have our registered office at 1 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PN.

The purpose of the Platform is to allow you to increase your knowledge of one-by-one fisheries and products and to view the sourcing information of our commercial members displayed on the Platform.



1.1 We permit you to use the Platform, subject to these terms of use (“Terms”). By using the Platform, you confirm that you accept these Terms and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use our Platform. We amend these Terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use the Platform, please check these Terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

1.2 We do not guarantee the Platform, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of the Platform for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

1.3 If you wish to complain about content displayed on the Platform, please email us at info@ipnlf.org.



2.1 We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Platform. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

2.2 The Platform contains information and materials uploaded by our IPNLF members. The materials uploaded by our members or by IPNLF on behalf of our members are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world and you may only use such materials in accordance with these Terms.

2.3 Subject to the provisions of this clause, we grant you a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual transferable licence, to use the content for commercial and non-commercial purposes.

2.4 You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the Platform for commercial and non-commercial purposes and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our Platform.

2.5 You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

2.6 Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on the Platform must always be acknowledged.

2.7 If you print off, copy or download any part of the Platform in breach of these Terms, your right to use our Platform will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

2.8 “INTERNATIONAL POLE AND LINE FOUNDATION” and “ONE HOOK, ONE MAN, ONE FISH” are UK and EU registered trademarks of IPNLF. You are not permitted to use them without our approval.




Under data protection legislation, we are required to provide you with certain information about who we are, how we process any personal data we collect from you and for what purposes, and your rights in relation to your personal data and how to exercise them. This information is available in the privacy policy on our website at http://ipnlf.org/privacy and it is important that you read that information.



4.1 We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

4.2 We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to the Platform or any content on it.

4.3 We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with: (a) use of, or inability to use, the Platform ; or (a) use of or reliance on any content displayed on the Platform. In particular, we will not be liable for: (b) loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue; (c) business interruption; (d) loss of anticipated savings; (e) loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or (f) any indirect or consequential loss or damage.




The Platform may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Such third-party websites are not under our control and we are not responsible for and have not checked or approved their content or privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the terms of use and privacy policy of every website you visit.




6.1 We do not guarantee that the Platform will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

6.2 You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access the Platform. You should use your own virus protection software.

6.3 You must not misuse our Platform by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Platform, the server on which our Platform is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Platform. You must not attack our Platform via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Platform will cease immediately.




7.1 We may transfer our rights and obligations under these Terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens.

7.2 You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these Terms to another person if we agree in writing.

7.3 These Terms do not give rise to any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any of these Terms.

7.4 Each of the clauses of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining clauses will remain in full force and effect.

7.5 If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these Terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking these Terms, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date.

7.6 These Terms and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

7.7 Each one of us irrevocably agrees that the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these Terms or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).

7.8 If you wish to contact us in writing, or if any of these Terms requires you to give us notice in writing, you can send this to us by email at info@ipnlf.org or by pre-paid post to 7-14 Great Dover St, London SE1 4YR. If we have to contact you or give you notice in writing, we will do so by email