Terms of Website Use
1. Information about us
thomsonlocal.com is a site operated by Thomson Directories Limited ("We"). We are a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 08597012 and have our registered office at 14th Floor, 33 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0PW.
2. Accessing our site
Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
When using our site, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy.
3. Intellectual property rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
thomsonlocal.com map images may contain Ordnance Survey data which is protected by Crown copyright. Unauthorised reproduction may lead to prosecution and/or civil proceedings.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged. You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
4. Reliance on information posted
The site contains material, comments and information submitted and created by third parties. They are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
We do not endorse commentary and other materials posted on our site. It is not necessarily reviewed by us prior to posting and does not necessarily reflect our opinions or policies.
5. Our site changes regularly
We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
6. Our liability
The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:
- All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
- Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
- loss of income or revenue;
- loss of business;
- loss of profits or contracts;
- loss of anticipated savings;
- loss of data;
- loss of goodwill;
- wasted management or office time; and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
We exclude all liability for any illegality arising from or error, omission or inaccuracy in material posted on our site by third parties and we take no responsibility for such material. We make no warranties, express or implied, as to the content or to the accuracy and reliability of the material or any content or information that you transmit to other uses of the site.
We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of our site.
7. Information about you and your visits to our site
8. Uploading material to our site
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
Any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.
We are under no obligation to publish any material or posting you make on our site and we have the right to amend or remove any material or posting you make on our site at our sole discretion, except as otherwise provided under our Advertiser Terms and Conditions.
9. Customer reviews
Customers who have used the products or services of a business registered with Thomsonlocal may comment on their experience with and provide their opinion of that business. These reviews will be publicly available on our site.
Thomsonlocal is not the publisher of these reviews and we take no responsibility and assume no liability for any review posted or uploaded by any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, nor are we liable for any mistakes, defamation, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, or profanity which may be posted. We are under no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the reviews posted on our site and will not be in any way responsible or liable for such these reviews.
10. Customer review guidelines
All customer reviews posted on thomsonlocal.com should comply with the following guidelines:
- Appropriate content - Reviews should not contain profanity, vulgarity, abuse, threats, hate speech, or other content that is not appropriate for our website.
- Written by customers - Reviews should be written by customers who have experienced the products or services of the business first-hand.
- Independent and original - Customers may write one review on any given business listing. The review must be original and unique and not be quoted from other sources.
- Conflict of interest & Impersonation - We do not accept reviews of businesses from direct employees or competitive organisations; we also do not accept reviews from the business itself.
- Personal and confidential information - We do not accept reviews that contain personal or confidential details including personal contact information, credit card details etc.
When posting reviews, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy.
Thomsonlocal reserves the right to remove any customer review which is found to be in breach of the guidelines listed above at the earliest opportunity.
11. Viruses, hacking and other offences
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
12. Linking to our site
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.
If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
13. Links from our site
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
14. Jurisdiction and applicable law
16. Your concerns
If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact email@example.com