Directory.ac Terms of Service

Terms of use

PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY; THIS IS A BINDING CONTRACT.

The Directory.ac is an online business directory offers service for webmasters, site owners, and marketing organizations to quickly have their business reviewed for inclusion in the Directory.ac. ("Directory.ac", "we" or "us"). This Terms of Use Agreement (the "Terms of Use" or "Agreement") contains the terms and conditions applicable to your access and use of the Directory.ac website and RSS feeds (collectively, the "Website") and Directory.ac's services (the "Business Listing Program" or "Services"), and by using the Website or the Services you accept this Agreement. Directory.ac may amend this Agreement at any time by posting the amended Terms of Use on the Website, and you agree that your use of the Website after such changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO VIEW THE WEBSITE OR USE THE SERVICES.

Directory.ac's Proprietary Rights and Permitted Use

The Website and the Services are the sole and exclusive property of Directory.ac and/or its suppliers. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purpose, any portion of the Website or Services, use of the Website or Services, or access to the Website or Services. Use of the Website or the Services in any way not expressly permitted by this Agreement is prohibited, and may be actionable under international law.

So long as you agree with and comply with the terms of this Agreement, and unless this Agreement is otherwise terminated by Directory.ac, you are permitted to view and use the Website and the Services solely for your own use; provided, however, that you may not duplicate, publish, modify, distribute or create derivative works from any content located on the Website or offered through the Services unless expressly authorized in advance in writing by Directory.ac. You agree that you will not remove or modify any acknowledgments, credits or legal notices contained on the Website.

You hereby acknowledge and agree that, as between Directory.ac and you, all right, title, and interest in and to the Website and the Services, including without limitation any patent rights, patents, business methods, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, inventions, know-how, and all other intellectual property rights pertaining thereto, shall be owned exclusively by Directory.ac.

You agree not to access the Website by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Directory.ac. You further agree that you will not collect any information from or through the Website or Services using any automated means, including without limitation any script, spider, "screen scraping," or "database scraping" application. You will not damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website or the Services or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of it.

You acknowledge that Directory.ac does not provide professional advice, and you agree that you will not use the Website as a substitute for or supplement to advice from a qualified professional, whether they be a financial, legal or other professional.

Directory.ac reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website, or any portion thereof, with or without notice. You agree that Directory.ac shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Website. We may change, update or discontinue any offering or feature on Directory.ac at any time and without notice.

Directory.ac reserves the right, at its sole discretion, immediately and without notice, to suspend or terminate the Agreement, your registration for any program, your ability to access the Website and/or to remove any User Content, for any reason, including without limitation any breach by you of this Agreement or conduct by you that Directory.ac determines in its sole and absolute discretion to be inappropriate. You agree that Directory.ac shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any such suspension or termination.

You acknowledge that links to third-party sites are provided for your convenience. Such sites are not within our control and may not follow the same privacy, security, or accessibility standards as ours. Directory.ac neither endorses nor guarantees offerings of the third party providers, nor is Directory.ac responsible for the security, content or availability of third-party sites, their partners, or advertisers.

Selection and Listing of Sites/Businesses

Directory.ac Business Directory Submit Service ("Suggest A Site" or the "Claim Your Business Listing" or "Add Your Company"), is provided to you under the terms and conditions of this Directory.ac Submit Service Agreement (the "Agreement"). Directory.ac reserves the right, in its sole discretion, in the future, to change, modify, add or remove all or part of the Agreement at any time. We’ve used the word suggest above because that is exactly how this function is defined. This Submit Service does not give you the ability to add sites nor does it guarantee inclusion.

BY COMPLETING THE SERVICE REGISTRATION FORM AND CLICKING THE "Save" BUTTON, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, THAT YOU AGREE TO PROVIDE TRUE, ACCURATE, CURRENT AND COMPLETE INFORMATION, AND THAT YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT.

Directory.ac reserves the right to decide whether, where, and how a site is listed. If Directory.ac accepts your site, Directory.ac reserves the right to list your site in any category or subcategory as Directory.ac deems appropriate, in its sole discretion.

Directory.ac reserves the right not to include any specific keywords in the title or description of your site. Directory.ac also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to remove your site from the Directory, move the listing to a different category or subcategory, and change or remove any keywords at any time, for any reason.

Directory.ac strives to build, maintain, and promote a quality business directory and business search engine for business professionals and advertisers. Therefore, we DO NOT ACCEPT the following sites:

  • Warez, illegal, Gambling, Adult/Pornography, Drugs/Pharmacy, Retail tobacco, Alcoholic drinks related, Multi-Level Marketing sites or inappropriate.
  • Involve certain gambling and/or gaming activities.
  • Are related to narcotics, steroids, certain controlled substances.
  • Promote hate, violence, racial intolerance.
  • Are related to items that are considered obscene.
  • Infringe or violate any copyright, trademark, right of publicity or privacy.
  • Promote sexually or Drug oriented materials or services.
  • Are related to firearms, firearm parts or accessories, ammunition, weapons or knives.
  • Site with pop-up windows of any kind.
  • Veneer, Redirects and/or Mirror web sites.
  • Site created specifically for Adsense, Banners and Links exchanges.
  • Affiliates, Members, My Space, clickbank etc. sites.
  • 'Get Rich Quickly' or 'Snake Oil' or 'How to play poker or gamble' sites.
  • Coming Soon or not finished yet site.

To get your site listed in Directory.ac, you must agree to the terms below:

  • If your submission is accepted, payment is final and non-refundable.
  • Title must be the official website or business name.
    • Do NOT include keywords/keyword phrases or anything else after the official business/company name.
    • Do NOT use ALL CAPITAL letters, punctuation or symbols.
    • Do NOT supply a long list of keywords or repeat keywords in the title/description.
  • We reserve rights to modify/delete/change the title, description and category of your listing to suit our guidelines.
  • We reserve the right to remove any content that does not conform to policy.
  • By submitting information, you are granting us permission to publish the information you provided.
  • Most submissions take at least 10 business days and occasionally may take up to a month to appear online.
  • Free Business Listing is accepted just from business owners.

Your listing will remain in the Directory.ac as long as it:

  • Remains actively hosted.
  • Contains content that is relevant to the directory in which it is listed.
  • Does not violate our Terms of Use.

You can change/edit your listing anytime by login to your account, however this change will be moderated and we review your listing change. Final determination on whether the change is accepted or not is made at our sole discretion.

Please note that you are not allowed to change the business name and domain address at all (You may request to either delete your listing or remove the domain name from your listing). Should you wish to change business name and domain address, you should claim a new business listing.

NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT OBLIGATES DIRECTORY.AC TO LIST, LINK TO, OR ACCEPT YOUR SITE ANYWHERE ON DIRECTORY.AC OR IN THE DIRECTORIES. IF YOUR SITE IS ACCEPTED, NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT OBLIGATES DIRECTORY.AC TO PLACE YOUR SITE WITHIN A SPECIFIC CATEGORY, OR TO PROVIDE ANY SPECIFIC TITLE OR DESCRIPTIONS.

Refund Policy

Due to the type of the information and services being sold, we unfortunately cannot accept returns of articles, profiles or lists once they have been delivered. We cannot and do not warrant that the information available through this service is accurate, complete or updated but rather is provided to the user 'as is'.

Please be sure to read all available information about a service before you place your order.

Feedback

Directory.ac will contact Applicant who payed for business listing by email describing whether the site has been accepted or rejected.

If Directory.ac accepts a suggested site, Applicant is entitled to request reconsideration of the placement of the site, description fields, title, etc, at no additional charge by login to their account and edit their listing. Directory.ac will again review the Applicant's site and will then notify Applicant of its final decision regarding the site. Once a site is included in the Directory.ac, if Applicant makes any substantial changes to the site, Applicant must comply with Directory.ac's standard change process to make any changes to the listing in the Directory.

Indemnity

THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER THIS AGREEMENT NOR ANY DOCUMENTATION FURNISHED UNDER IT IS INTENDED TO EXPRESS OR IMPLY ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY OR ERROR-FREE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THESE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

DIRECTORY.AC, AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, FOR ANY LOSS OF BUSINESS, PROFITS OR GOODWILL, LOSS OF USE OR DATA, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER, EVEN IF DIRECTORY.AC IS AWARE OF THE RISK OF SUCH DAMAGES, THAT RESULT IN ANY WAY FROM APPLICANT'S USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SERVICE, DIRECTORY.AC'S ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION OF A SUGGESTED SITE, OR DIRECTORY.AC'S CONTINUED LISTING OF A SITE IN THE DIRECTORY.

THE INFORMATION, ASSURANCES AND OTHER REPRESENTATIONS ON BUSINESS LISTINGS PAGES (COLLECTIVELY THE "INFORMATION") HAVE BEEN PROVIDED BY THE ADVERTISERS (BUSINESS OWNERS OR AN EMPLOYEE WITHIN THE COMPANY) AND HAVE NOT BEEN VERIFIED BY DIRECTORY.AC. THE ADVERTISERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY AND TRUTHFULNESS OF ALL SUCH INFORMATION INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION INFORMATION PROVIDED CONCERNING ANY CERTIFICATIONS, SPECIALTIES, LICENSES OR THE LIKE AND ANY WARRANTIES, PRICING AND/OR DISCOUNTS. YOU SHOULD CONTACT THE ADVERTISER TO VERIFY THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN EACH BUSINESS LISTING PAGE BEFORE RELYING ON IT. DIRECTORY.AC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN BUSINESS LISTINGS PAGES AND ANY USE THEREOF OR RELIANCE THEREON.

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM DIRECTORY.AC OR THROUGH OR FROM THE WEBSITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS OF USE. NEITHER DIRECTORY.AC NOR ANY OF ITS DATA OR CONTENT PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR DELAYS IN THE CONTENT, OR FOR ANY ACTIONS TAKEN IN RELIANCE THEREON.

DIRECTORY.AC'S LIABILITY TO APPLICANT SHALL NOT, FOR ANY REASON, EXCEED THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID BY APPLICANT TO DIRECTORY.AC UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.

Applicant Privacy

Directory.ac maintains information about Applicant on secure servers, including but not limited to Applicant's registration information. Applicant agrees that Directory.ac may use such information in aggregate form for marketing or other promotional purposes. Applicant agrees that Directory.ac may disclose such information in the good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary: (a) to comply with the law or legal process; (b) to enforce this Agreement; or (c) to protect the rights or interests of Directory.ac or others; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall impose a duty on Directory.ac to make any such disclosures. Directory.ac may contact Applicant regarding Directory.ac business listing program using the Applicant's email address provided during the registration process (or as updated by Applicant). Such email messages may contain opportunities regarding special offers and new products from Directory.ac advertisers.

Force Majeure

Directory.ac is not liable for any delay or failure in performance under the Agreement resulting directly or indirectly from acts of God, terrorism, or other causes beyond its reasonable control.

Participation

You acknowledge that Directory.ac does not provide professional advice, and you agree that you will not use the Website as a substitute for or supplement to advice from a qualified professional, whether they be a financial, legal or other professional.

You may receive a password and account designation upon completing the Website's registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify Directory.ac of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) log out of your account at the end of each session.

If you wish to discontinue participation in the Directory.ac business listing program, you must send a notice to info@directory.ac as set forth in the Section, "Notices," below. Please state that you wish to withdraw your site from Directory.ac. Once Directory.ac receives such notification from you, your participation in the Directory.ac business listing program will cease and your listing will be removed. You agree that Directory.ac will not be required to refund any portion of such fee.

Notices

Any notices or communications under the Agreement shall be by electronic mail or in writing and shall be deemed delivered upon receipt to the party to whom such communication is directed, at the addresses specified below. If to Directory.ac, such notices shall be addressed to info@directory.ac , such notices shall be addressed to the electronic mailing address specified in Applicant's Service registration form, or such other address as either party may give the other by notice as provided in this Section. It is the Applicant's responsibility to provide an accurate address and to ensure that Directory.ac is notified of any changes to Applicant's address as specified in this Section.

Communications with Third Parties

Your dealings or communications through the Website with any party other than Directory.ac are solely between you and that third party. Under no circumstances will Directory.ac be liable for any goods, services, resources or content available through such third party dealings or communications, or for any harm related thereto.

Notice of Claims for Copyright Infringement; Copyright Policy

If you are a copyright owner or agent thereof and believe that content posted on the Website by one of our users infringes upon your copyright, please submit notice, pursuant to info@directory.ac with the following information: (a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright; (b) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (c) the URL of the location on our Website containing the material that you claim is infringing; (d) your address, telephone number, and email address; (e) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

Privacy Policy

Please review our Privacy Policy, to which you hereby consent.

Entire Agreement

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the Service and supersedes all previous proposals, both oral and written, representations, writings and all other communications between the parties with respect to such subject matter.

Please direct any questions you may have about the Terms of Use, or any other legal matters, to the following e-mail address: info@directory.ac

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