On January 26th, 2016, BLUF LTD was officially incorporated as company in England and Wales as a company Limited by Guarantee, with the registration number 09969986.

By registering BLUF as a company, we aim to have a more official structure, so that BLUF can pay bills in its own right, and with greater transparency than in the past. It provides a degree of protection that ensures if something happens to the administrative team, the site can continue to operate. For more details on why the decision was taken, please see the BLUF Blog.

BLUF Ltd manages and operates, and owns the BLUF assets, including the logo. From time to time, the Directors of BLUF Ltd may grant limited permission to use the BLUF name or logo, or appoint other persons to manage the website, in accordance with the Company's regulations.

The key aims of BLUF LTD, as defined in our Articles of Association are:

  • 3.1.2 to support, maintain and further develop the web site and apps of the Breeches and Leather Uniform Fanclub;
  • 3.1.3 to hold in trust the assets of the Breeches and Leather Uniform Fanclub;
  • 3.1.4 to raise monies for the purposes of items 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3;
  • 3.1.5 where deemed appropriate by the Director, to support and/or campaign for the needs of members of the Breeches and Leather Uniform Fanclub and of the wider gay leather community;

The term 'BLUF member' or 'Membership of BLUF' in common usage refers only to a person with an account on It should not be taken to mean that a person is a member of BLUF Ltd in the legal sense defined by the Companies Act. The process of 'Joining BLUF' refers solely to the application for an account on

Our registered address is 240 Evering Road, London E5 8AJ.

Our information at Companies House, including annual returns and accounts, can be viewed here.

Trademark and copyright information

Copyright in the BLUF logo belongs to BLUF Ltd. If you wish to use it, please contact us for permission.

BLUF ® is a registered trademark of BLUF Ltd in the European Union, number 017903978.

BLUF ® is a registered trademark of BLUF Ltd in the United States of America, number 5715370.

BLUF ® is a registered trademark of BLUF Ltd in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, number UK00917903978.

BLUF Berlin ® is a registered trademark of BLUF Ltd in the Federal Republic of Germany, number 302015040241.

Data protection and privacy

Our full privacy and data retention policy can be read here.

We aim to treat personal data in accordance with the principles of the EU GDPR.

We are registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioners Office in the UK, and the address for our Data Protection Officer is

Our nominated EU representative, under Art. 27 of the GDPR, is Nigel Whitfield OÜ, Sakala tn 7-2, Tallinn, Estonia,