Free Business Directory Website Terms and Conditions
These Free Business Directory Website Terms and Conditions are designed for
use on websites which provide directory listing services free of charge.
Such sites may be broad ranging, covering a variety of business types; or
may be more specific, targeting specific industries or sectors.
These website terms and conditions are designed for acceptance through use.
Rather than being required to read them and accept them using a checkbox or
similar, visitors to your website are simply deemed to have accepted the
terms and conditions as soon as they start using the site. Provision is
also made in this document for user accounts. An option is therefore
included should you wish to make acceptance of the terms and conditions a
part of the account sign-up process.
Important information about the website operator is provided, including
company registration details, trading address, and details of any relevant
regulatory bodies or associations. It is important to note that for certain
trades and professions there may be additional information that you must
supply. Members of regulated professions should include professional
titles, links to professional rules and other important details. Such
details are not included in this template and those working in regulated
professions should seek professional advice.
Intellectual property rights are given important attention in this
document. IP in user content (i.e. business listings) is treated separately
from the rights in the content owned by the website operator.
Under these terms, in common with most websites offering similar features,
users retain the copyright (and any other IP rights) in their content, and
grant a licence to you, the website operator, by submitting it to the site.
Responsibility for the content of listings also remains with users.
Of further importance with respect to the posting of listings is the
Acceptable Usage Policy. Applying to the use of the website in general, but
in particular to listings, the policy sets out clearly the types of
material and conduct that will not be accepted. Sanctions for breach are
A number of options are included in this template that allow you to choose
how much flexibility to give to your users when it comes to copying and
saving material from your site, as well as establishing deep-links to pages
within your site on other sites. More linking provisions included in the
template may also help to prohibit users from establishing links to your
site from sites publishing offensive or unlawful content.
An optional reference to advertising has been included, informing users
that advertising may appear on the site and/or the same page as their
listing, and prohibiting them from attempting to hide or remove it. A
further option explains that the website operator is not responsible for
the content of advertising, pointing out who is. Note that these provisions
only represent a basic example and that more complex terms may apply
depending upon the source of the advertising on your website.
Disclaimers and liability provisions in this document seek to protect
website operators to the maximum extent deemed reasonable.
Further key clauses address internet security, data protection, privacy and
cookies (integrating separate policies into the terms and conditions by
reference), and communications. All parts of this template are designed to
be compatible with consumer protection legislation including, but not
limited to, the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
This template is duplicated in the Internet & E-Commerce group.
Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be
read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused
options should be removed from the document.
These Free Business Directory Website Terms and Conditions contain the
1. Definitions and Interpretation
2. Information About Us
3. Access to Our Site
5. Intellectual Property Rights and Our Site
7. Acceptable Usage Policy
8. Links to Our Site
9. Links to Other Sites
11. Disclaimers and Legal Rights
12. Our Liability
13. Viruses, Malware and Security
14. Privacy and Cookies
15. Data Protection
16. Communications from Us
17. Changes to these Terms and Conditions
18. Contacting Us
19. Law and Jurisdiction
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