Terms and Conditions


Code of Conduct

1. Acceptance

These Terms of Use refer to the British Fashion Council (BFC) web platform located at www.britishfashioncouncil.com, any subdomains of www.britishfashioncouncil.com, and any related microsites or websites operated by the British Fashion Council, including the London Fashion Week (LFW) website, at www.londonfashionweek.co.uk, the London Fashion Week Men's (LFWM) website, at www.londonfashionweekmens.co.uk and The Fashion Awards website, at www.fashionawards.com (all referred to under term "the Site"). By using the Site you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. We reserve the right to amend these Terms of Use from time to time without notice to you and you agree to be bound by any such changes in your subsequent use of the Site.

The agreement between you and BFC formed on the basis of these Terms of Use (the "Agreement") shall terminate immediately if you breach these Terms of Use. BFC reserves the right to terminate this Agreement at any time. The termination of this Agreement or your right to use the Site is without prejudice to any rights which the BFC may have against you in respect of such breach.

2. Intellectual Property Rights

All materials available on the Site (the "Materials") - including but not limited to text, video, data, clips, audio clips, designs, logos, illustrations and still images - are protected by copyright, trademark, database and other intellectual property and proprietary rights and must not be used for any purpose other than educational, informational and non-commercial viewing purposes.

You may download and print information from the Site for your own personal use only.

The Materials contained in the Site are either owned by British Fashion Council or have been licensed by the partners or sponsors of the BFC for inclusion within the Site.

BFC would like to hear from any intellectual property rights owners who are not properly identified on the Site so that we may make the necessary corrections and display the appropriate notices.

3. Disclaimers

This Site contains material which may be unsuitable for people under the age of 18. The British Fashion Council (BFC) bears no responsibility for people under the age of 18 viewing unsuitable material on this Site.

This Site may contain material which some people may find offensive. BFC would like to stress that it has no intention of causing any offence and suggests that people who find material contained on the Site offensive should either not view the material in question or should not visit the Site. BFC bear no responsibility for any offence that may be caused by people viewing the Site.

BFC makes no promise that the Site will meet your requirements or that the Site will be uninterrupted or error free.

BFC may discontinue and will modify and update the Site from time to time with or without notice to you and without liability to you or any third party.

Due to the nature of the internet and the fact that your access to the Site involves features outside the BFC's control, the BFC is not responsible for technical problems you may experience with the Site. The Site is provided by BFC without any warranties or guarantees. You must bear the risks associated with the use of the Internet.

You understand and agree that BFC does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information in or provided in connection with the Site. BFC is not responsible for the results obtained from the use of such information from the Site.

To the full extent allowed by applicable law, you agree that BFC will not be liable to you/or any third party for any consequential or incidental damages (including but not limited to loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of anticipated savings, wasted expenditure, loss of privacy and loss of data) or any other indirect, special or punitive damages whatsoever that arise out of or are related to your use of the Site.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude BFC's liability for personal injury or death caused by its negligence.

As a convenience to users of the Site, the Site includes links to other web sites or material which are beyond its control. BFC is not responsible for content on the Internet or World Wide Web pages outside the Site.

4. Trading from our website

Where online transactions take place on our site, terms and conditions for individual services are available and clearly linked from the transaction pages.

5. General

English law shall apply to these terms, notwithstanding the jurisdiction where you are based. You irrevocably agree that the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these terms and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the jurisdiction of the English courts. The place of performance shall be England.

BFC makes no warranty or guarantee that the Site or information available over it complies with laws other than those of England.

Privacy Policy

At the British Fashion Council (BFC) we interact with all sorts of people: members, donors, applicants and many more. If you interact with BFC in some way we will probably need to record some data about you. The data we hold will be held on different systems and processed in different ways depending on our relationship with you.

Your right to privacy, and the security of your personal information is very important to the BFC. The BFC may collect and use your personal data in the following ways:

  • Anonymously, to track the pattern of your usage in a single session, or to keep track of your potential purchases online;
  • Individually, to maintain your 'logged in' status to a particular section of the site;
  • Individually, to send you information about our products and services when you have both provided us with your personal data and consented to our use in this way;
  • Individually, to send you information about our partners or sponsors’ products and services when you have both provided us with your personal data and consented to our use in this way.
  • Individually, to conduct transactions online using your personal and credit/bank card details.
  • The BFC uses cookies and session trackers in URLs to track individual sessions with the website for the purpose of enhancing your user experience. This information is not used to develop a personal profile of you and the log files are regularly purged.

BFC will never use your personal data in a way that you have not consented to, and will treat all data in compliance with the Data Protection Act.

We do not, and will not, sell any of your personal data to any third party. We may provide third parties with aggregated but anonymised information and analytics about our users and, before we do so, we will make sure that it does not identify you.

We use your data to provide to pursue BFC’s legitimate interests in promoting BFC activities such as news updates, new industry initiatives and forthcoming events.

We may also use your details to send you details of news and initiatives in the legitimate interests of our sponsors and partners. Any communication about partner initiatives will always be sent by BFC - we will not give your details to these partners.

You will always have the option to opt out of receiving these communications using the unsubscribe link included at the bottom of every email we send you.

For information, Google Analytics is a tool we use to provide us with information on the use of our website. For example, it tells us the number of visitors the site receives every day, where they have come from, what content they read as well as how long they spend on the site. This helps us to understand use of our site and informs its development. Google Analytics only provides aggregated data and does not collect personal information - so we can't tell which individuals have visited the site or how they have made use of it.

Your Rights

You have rights relating to your personal information:

  • The right to be informed about how your personal information is being used 
  • The right to access the personal information we hold about you
  • The right to request the correction of inaccurate personal information we hold about you
  • The right to request that we delete your data, or stop processing it or collecting it, in some circumstances
  • The right to stop direct marketing messages, and to withdraw consent for other consent-based processing at any time
  • The right to request that we transfer or port elements of your data either to you or another service provider
  • The right to complain to your data protection regulator — in the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office.. 

If you want to exercise your rights, have a complaint, or just have questions, please contact us on info@britishfashioncouncil.com.

Cookie Policy


What is a cookie? 

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. Most websites you visit use cookies to improve your user experience by allowing the website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’). 

What do cookies do? 

Cookies have lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site, for example, even after you “log in,” if you move to another page it won’t recognise you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.

How does the BFC use cookies? The BFC uses different types of cookies to enhance and improve your experience. The BFC uses cookies for:

Session State 

We collect information about how our Users and Members use and interact with the Site. This may include the pages Members visit most often and when and where Members get error messages. We use these “session state cookies” to help us improve our Site and Services. Blocking or deleting these cookies will not prevent the Site from working. 


These cookies help us learn how our Site performs in different locations. We use cookies to understand and improve our Services and features. 

What third-party cookies does the BFC use?

Trusted analytics companies like Google Analytics may also place cookies on your device. Please read our partners' privacy policy (linked below) to ensure that you're comfortable with how they use cookies. We've also provided links to opt out of their services, if you'd like.

Google Analytics 
Google Analytics Opt-Out 

Disabling Cookies

It is possible to disable the cookies we use via your browser settings, although this may affect your experience of our website.

Implied consent

Your continued use of this website is deemed to provide the BFC with your implied consent to the operation of the cookies on the site as detailed.

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