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This page tells you information about us (as defined below) and the terms and conditions (Terms of Use) on which you can access and use the Site (as defined below).

You must also read our Privacy and Cookie Policy (available here) and Accessibility Policy (available here), which govern your use of our Site and of our services, respectively.

By using the Site, you confirm that you accept these Terms of Use and that you agree to comply with them and our Accessibility Policy (available here). These Terms of Use will apply to any use of the Site, including accessing, browsing, or contacting us using the Site. Please read these terms carefully, along with the other documents linked above each time you use the Site to ensure that you understand the terms which will apply at that time before using the Site.

If you refuse to accept these Terms of Use, you must not use the Site.

We may amend these Terms of Use or the other documents linked above from time to time. These Terms of Use were last updated in April 2024.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Site through your internet connection are aware of and comply with these Terms of Use and the other applicable documents linked above.


The website available at (the Site) is owned by The Leathersellers’ Company (referred to in these Terms of Use as “our“, “us” or “we“).

The Leathersellers’ Company (a Royal Charter company with registration number RC000908) and The Leathersellers’ Foundation (charity number: 278072) has their registered office at 7 St Helen’s Place, London, EC3A 6AB.

To contact us, please email or telephone our customer service line on (0) 20 7330 1444.


These Terms of Use refer to our Privacy and Cookie Policy (available here). This policy set out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, as well as how we use cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit the Site and to make the Site work well for you.

By using the Site, you confirm that you have read and understood our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.


Our site is made available free of charge. We may update the Site from time to time and may change its content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on the Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.

Due to the inherent nature of the internet, errors, interruptions and delays may occur which impact the availability of the Site at any time. Accordingly, the Site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any warranties. We do not accept any liability arising from any interruption in the Site’s availability.

We reserve the right to withdraw or suspend the Site (or any part of it) at any time without notice where we deem this to be necessary. We do not accept any liability for such withdrawal or suspension of the Site or any of its content.


The information on the Site (including that which may be posted by other users on our social media pages) does not necessarily reflect our views and opinions. You are responsible for checking the accuracy of relevant facts, instructions, suggestions and/or opinions given on the Site before entering into any commitment based upon them. We do not accept any liability for any inaccuracy in any content available on the Site or on our social media channels.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Site is accurate, complete or up to date.


We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the Site for your personal use. You may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on the Site and/or share links to the Site provided that you do so in a fair and legal manner and in a way that does not damage our reputation.

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.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Site must always be acknowledged (except where the content is user-generated).

In the event of any use of material in breach of these Terms of Use, your right to use the Site will cease immediately and you must return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.


You shall not conduct, facilitate, authorise or permit any text or data mining or web scraping in relation to our Site or any services provided via, or in relation to, our Site. This includes using (or permitting, authorising or attempting the use of):

  • any “robot”, “bot”, “spider”, “scraper” or other automated device, program, tool, algorithm, code, process or methodology to access, obtain, copy, monitor or republish any portion of the Site or any data, content, information or services accessed via the same; or
  • any automated analytical technique aimed at analysing text and data in digital form to generate information which includes but is not limited to patterns, trends and correlations.

The provisions in this clause should be treated as an express reservation of our rights in this regard, including for the purposes of Article 4(3) of Digital Copyright Directive ((EU) 2019/790).

This clause shall not apply insofar as (but only to the extent that) we are unable to exclude or limit text or data mining or web scraping activity by contract under the laws which are applicable to us.


Any content you upload to our Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in the content which you upload to the Site, but you are required to grant us a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.

You warrant that any contribution you upload to the Site will comply with the standards set out in this clause below and you will be liable to us and will indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

You agree not to use the Site:

  • to create a database (electronic or otherwise) that includes material downloaded or otherwise obtained from the Site;
  • to misrepresent your identity, or claim any false relationship of endorsement or partnership between you and us (which would include using the Site or any of its content to promote or encourage the sale of your goods/services without our prior written agreement);
  • for your own commercial purposes without obtaining permission to do so from us or our licensors (as applicable);
  • to send to us or disseminate any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, or any other form of solicitation;
  • to transmit or re-circulate any material obtained from the Site to any third party except where expressly permitted on the Site or by these Terms of Use;
  • to obtain and/or store personal data derived from the Site;
  • in such a way so as to remove the copyright or trade mark notice(s) from any copies of any content made in accordance with these Terms of Use;
  • to harm the Site or disseminate any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or otherwise to hack (or attempt to hack) into the Site;
  • in any way that might harm any person or infringe an individual’s privacy or other rights or give the impression that the content you are posting emanates from a person or organisation that is not you;
  • to share content or materials that are defamatory of any person, abusive towards us or our staff, obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory, promote sexually explicit material, promote violence, promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, are likely to deceive any person, breach any legal duty, promote illegal activity, or are abusive;
  • in any way that is unlawful (including fraudulent) or that might bring us or any of our associates or clients into disrepute; or
  • to post links that direct other users / us to material that contravenes any of the above restrictions.

Any links on our Site (and including any links which may be posted by other users on our social media pages) may take you to third party websites over which we have no control. You acknowledge that the content on those pages is not subject to our control, their owners may be independent from us and we do not endorse or accept any responsibility for their content. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.


We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Site does not contain or propagate any viruses or other malicious code. However, it is recommended that you should virus check all materials downloaded from the Site and regularly check for the presence of viruses and other malware.


We will only use your personal information as set out in our Privacy and Cookie Policy (available here).


Please note that we only provide our Site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our Site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

If defective digital content that we have supplied, damages a device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill, we will either repair the damage or pay you compensation, provided you have followed our reasonable instructions (where given).


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

If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms of Use, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.

These Terms of Use are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute or claim arising under these Terms of Use.