Terms and conditions of use

Terms of Use


Terms and conditions of use

The Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator was established by IIED and the Land Portal Foundation to allow private sector and/or other interested parties to navigate the many tools and guidelines that have been developed to guide the private sector through a land investment process. Neither IIED or the Land Portal Foundation has developed the materials shared on this platform, therefore neither party can guarantee the veracity of the information in these materials. IIED has made a selection of relevant materials developed by others and the Land Portal Foundation has provided for a technical infrastructure to host these materials, and ensure completeness of metadata of these materials.


We may change these Terms and Conditions from time to time to reflect changes in the law and the website. You should review these terms regularly for any changes. 



The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the individual authors of the materials shared on the Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator, and can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion or endorsement of the Land Portal Foundation, IIED or any of its partners and donors. The designations employed and the presentation of materials do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of any of the Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator partners and donors concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.


Every land-based investment is different; local contexts and particular parties involved change from place to place. Therefore, no land-based investments is the same. The resources shared on the Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator can be considered as useful guides for private sector actors in situations involving land-based investments, but are by no means a guarantee for ensuring land-based investments are done responsibly. These guides cannot be construed as a replacement for expert advice. IIED and the Land Portal Foundation highly recommend to seek expert advice in each land-based investment situation users of this website may encounter.


No contract

Please be advised that the information on the Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator is provided freely, and that no kind of agreement or contract is created between you and the owners of this site, the owners of the servers upon which it is housed, the individual contributors of the Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator, any project administrators, sysops or anyone else who is in any way connected with this project. You are being granted a limited license to the material made available on this site; it does not create or imply any contractual or extra contractual liability on the part of the Land Portal Foundation, IIED, their partner organizations, or any of their agents, members, organizers or other users.


There is no agreement or understanding between you and the Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator, or the organizations behind it, regarding your use of information obtained at this website. Furthermore, IIED or the Land Portal Foundation may add, change, improve, or update the information of the website without notice and may in its sole discretion alter, limit or discontinue part of this site or deny at its sole discretion any user access to this site or any portion thereof.


For more information, see Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.


Trademarks and logos

Any of the trademarks, logos, service marks, collective marks, design rights, personality rights or similar rights that are mentioned, used or cited in the content of the Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator are the property of their respective owners. Their use here does not imply that you may use them for any other purpose other than for the same or a similar informational use as contemplated by the original authors of these Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator content nodes. Unless otherwise stated, the Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator neither endorsed nor is affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights, and, as such, the Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator cannot grant any rights to use any otherwise protected materials. Your use of any such or similar incorporeal property is at your own risk. The Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator logo is the property of the Land Portal Foundation and IIED. The logo should not be used in any manner whatsoever without the prior consent of the Land Portal Foundation and IIED. In particular, these logos should not be associated to any event, product or hyperlink without prior consent. Prior consent is given through these T&C in the event of promotion of the Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator.


No liability

Use of this website, platform and its contents is at user’s sole risk. The Land Portal Foundation or any of its partner organizations make no promises or commitments about the site, the platform or its contents, or its accuracy or suitability, and the site, platform and its contents are provided on an "as is" basis and without warranties or representations of any kind, either expressed or implied. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we disclaim all warranties, statutory, express or implied, including implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.


Under no circumstances will we be liable for any special, indirect, indicidental, consequential or exemplary damages (including without limitation, loss of profits, data or use of cost of cover) resulting from your use of the inability to use the site or its contents, even if we were aware of the possibility of such damages. In no event will we have any liability to you for all claims or damages for any reason in excess of 50 Euros (€ 50), or its equivalence in any other currency. Certain jurisdictions do not allow exclusions or limitations on implied warranties or limitations on liability, and therefore some or all of the disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you and you have have additional rights.


No endorsement

The mention of specific companies or certain products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.


This website may contain advice, opinions and statements from external websites. Neither such information nor hyperlinks to other websites imply any endorsement of or responsibility for the opinions, ideas, data or products presented at these locations or guarantee the validity of the information provided.


Copyright Protection

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof, and believe that any content on the Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator website or platform infringes your copyrights, you may send a notice in writing to the Land Portal Foundation, at Bakboord 35, 3823 TB Amersfoort, the Netherlands, and/or notifying the Land Portal team through email (hello@landportal.info)  with the following information:


  • Your signature as a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the exact location on the website of copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works on the website are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works as located on the Site. In the event the copyrighted work originates from another source than the Internet, the location of the original published work will be described;
  • The address, telephone number, and email address of the complaining party;
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • The Land Portal Foundation and IIED will remove the copyrighted materials immediately.



Use of information on Responsible Land-Based Investments Navigator

The materials hosted on the Responsible Land-Based Investments Navigator are not owned or created by IIED and/or the Land Portal Foundation. The license for each material, where available, is indicated in the metadata of the license. We encourage all users of the Responsible Land-Based Investments Navigator to review these licenses carefully and to respect them.


All other text and information on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0-license. This means that you are free to:


Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.


The Land Portal Foundation and IIED will not revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.


Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. If supplied, you must provide the title of the material if supplied, the name of the creator and attribution parties, a copyright notice, a license notice, a disclaimer notice, and a link to the material. CC licenses prior to Version 4.0 also require you to provide the title of the material if supplied, and may have other slight differences.


Licensing notice: Each copy or modified version that you distribute must include a licensing notice stating that the work is released under CC BY 4.0 and either  a) a hyperlink or URL to the text of the license or b) a copy of the license. For this purpose, a suitable URL is: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.


For further information, please refer to the legal code of the CC-BY 4.0 License.


Legality of content

Publication of information found on the Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator may be in violation of the laws of the country or jurisdiction from where you are viewing this information. The Land Portal Foundation and the IIED do not encourage the violation of any laws, and cannot be responsible for any violations of such laws, should you link to this domain or use, reproduce, or republish the information contained herein.


Additional Terms

The laws of the Netherlands apply to these Terms and Conditions. Rechtbank Noord-Nederland will have jurisdiction over any dispute concerning these Terms and Conditions. If any part of the Terms and Conditions is invalid or unenforceable, it will be struck out and the remaining terms will remain in force. If we do not act in relation to a breach by you of the Terms and Conditions, this does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.



The Responsible Land-Based Investments Navigator is a product of both the Land Portal Foundation and IIED. The Land Portal Foundation will serve as a contact point for any inquiries related to the Responsible Land-Based Investments Navigator and will communicate any contact requests to IIED. The Land Portal Foundation is registered as an ANBI (a Public Benefit Organisation) in the Netherlands under the RSIN number 854330045.


The post address is:

Land Portal Foundation

Bakboord 35

3834 TB Amersfoort - The Netherlands, 



Precedence of English terms of use

These site terms are not to be modified. If there is any inconsistency between these terms and any translation into other languages, the English language version takes precedence