Terms of Use

Please read the following terms of use carefully before using this website. All users of this site are legally bound to the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this site.

To the extent that we are practically able to do so, we may terminate your access to the www.usedata.info site at any time without notice if you are found to be in breach of any of the below terms.


  • The term ‘DFID’ refers to the UK government’s Department for International Development.
  • The term ‘Montrose’ applies collectively to Montrose Management Group Ltd, Montrose International LLP, Montrose Africa Ltd and Montrose International LLP (Myanmar Branch).
  • The term ‘USEDATA’ refers to the UK Aid funded Using Extractive Industry Data (USEDATA) Programme.
Ownership and Maintenance 

This site is owned by DFID and maintained by Montrose. Montrose will aim to update this site regularly, and may change the content at any time.


The entire content on this site, including but not limited to text, graphics or code is copyrighted and is the property of the USEDATA programme, funded by UK Aid from the UK government.

Permission is granted to electronically copy, print and download hard copy portions of this site solely for your non-commercial use only if clear credit is given to the UK Aid funded USEDATA programme. You may not change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the site, unless authorised by Montrose.

The rights in images, trademarks, trade names, logos and so forth included in this site are owned by DFID, Montrose and third parties respectively. You will need to obtain permission in writing from the applicable owner before you may use these images, trademarks, trade names, logos in any way.

Warranty Disclaimer

This site and the materials, services and products on this site are provided ‘as is’ and without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. We do not represent or warrant that the functions contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that the defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes the site available are free of viruses or other harmful components. We do not make any warranties or representations regarding the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise.

Limitation of Liability

We shall not be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on this site. Nor do we accept any liability to you in respect of content provided by third parties.

We shall not be liable for other users’ breach of the terms of use nor actions taken in response to breaches of these terms of use.

Use of Site

Harassment in any manner or form on the site, including via e-mail or by use of obscene or abusive language, is strictly forbidden. You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through the site any content which is libellous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable which may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or which may otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. You may not upload commercial content on the site or use the site to solicit others to join or become members of any other commercial online service or other organisation.

Third-Party Links

In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, we may link to sites operated by third parties. However, we have no control over these linked sites, all of which have separate privacy and data collection practices. These linked sites are only for your convenience and therefore you access them at your own risk. Nonetheless, we seeks to protect the integrity of this website and the links placed upon it and therefore, request immediate feedback.

Revisions to these Terms

We may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice. Please check these terms and conditions regularly, as continued use of the www.usedata.info site after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.