Terms and Conditions
Original version: 14th August 2017
If you disagree with any part of these Terms & Conditions of Use, please do not use the site.
These terms and conditions only apply specifically to directory services, unless otherwise stated.
Registration and Use of the Directory [Directory Members]
General terms and conditions of BlackPudding.Club apply with the following;
To access or use the site as a Directory Member, you must be 18 years or older and have the requisite power and authority to enter into these Terms.
You must register for a business directory account and provide certain information about your business in order to use some of the features that are offered through the Directory services. Account holders are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the account password. You are also responsible for all activities that occur in connection with your account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of your account. We reserve the right to accept or refuse any registration application or close your account at any time for any or no reason.
Your directory account is for creating a business listing for information and / or promotional purposes. You are expected to provide complete and accurate information about your business, managing your account respectfully and professionally at all times.
You shall not falsely claim a listing for or misrepresent another business. We reserve the right to terminate your account immediately, without question, in such circumstances.
By creating a directory member account, you agree to receive certain communications in connection with the Directory and BlackPudding.Club. This will include a regular e-mail newsletter with all the latest BlackPudding.Club updates. You will have the option opt-out of these communications at any time.
Upon successful registration as a Directory Member, BlackPudding.Club agree to make available and provide the following service options to Directory Members, subject to the level of membership plan purchased:
- excerpt listing of your business comprising company name and address, business category and a brief description
- full listing of your business including logo, website link, social media links and a detailed description
- ratings and review facility allowing BlackPudding.Club members to provide feedback on your business
- photo gallery including business related graphics and product images
- promotional banners or images displayed on any of the BlackPudding.Club network sites [subject to availability of allocated advertising space]
- feature articles and news updates published on BlackPudding.Club
- news updates and promotional offers included in member email campaigns
- actively promoting your business on the BlackPudding.Club social media network
- targeted promotion of your business using social media advertising (e.g. Facebook Ads)
- adding product listings to the BlackPudding.Club Shop – monthly fee payable in advance, no further commission fees payable irrespective of click-throughs, volume of redirected traffic or subsequent purchases.
New listings must be submitted for approval. Whilst we aim to complete the approval process in the shortest possible time, please allow up to 24 hours for a new listing to be approved. If there are any known reasons for a potential delay you will be notified upon submission of your listing.
Once you claim a listing as a Directory Member, you are responsible maintaining the content of the listing. You assume all risks associated with the listing, including anyone’s reliance on its quality and accuracy. By claiming a listing, it is implied you have the necessary permissions to use and approve the content as per these terms and conditions. Inclusion of a listing in the directory does not imply its endorsement by BlackPudding.Club.
You must not use the site in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the site or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the site; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity. Listing content must not contain material that is false, intentionally misleading, or defamatory; violates any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right. Unauthorised use of the site may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence for which you may be deemed liable if such use arises through content for which you are responsible.
BlackPudding.Club Use of Content
As part of the terms and conditions, you give permission for BlackPudding.Club to use the content of your listing in a number of different ways, including publicly displaying it and incorporating it into advertisements and other works for promotional purposes. It is also implied that you also grant the users of the BlackPudding.Club and its associated network the right to access your content in connection with their use of the BlackPudding.Club and its associated network.
As a Directory Member, you remain the owner of any listing content. BlackPudding.Club owns all other content, unless stated otherwise, including but not limited to graphics, design, our compilation of user content and other site content, and all other elements and components of the site excluding your content, user content and third party content.
We also own the copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual and proprietary rights associated with the BlackPudding.Club, which are protected by copyright, trademark laws and all other applicable intellectual and proprietary rights and laws.
BlackPudding.Club may publicly display advertisements, affiliate links and other information adjacent to your listing content. You are not entitled to any compensation for such advertisements. The manner, mode and extent of such advertising are subject to change without the need for specific notice to be given.
User content (e.g. ratings and reviews) does not necessarily reflect the opinion of BlackPudding.Club. However, we reserve the right to remove, screen, edit, or reinstate user content from time to time at our sole discretion for any reason or no reason, and without notice to you or the user. This may only be likely if user content is in any way false, misleading, unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any misleading, unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.
Fees & Charges
Fees are applied to Directory Listings to reflect an inherent value derived from displaying listings, promotional material and guiding users from the BlackPudding.Club network to your own network or site of choice. The fees also contribute to covering the administrative costs of running and maintaining the BlackPudding.Club network. Fees are payable in advance as per the latest Fees Table. Fees may be subject to change without notice, however this will not affect current listings until such time they are renewed.
Payment may be made by Paypal or by any major credit card or debit card via the PayPal facility.
Fees are non-refundable, after the first 14 days, unless there is a valid reason for a refund to be given. Should you deem it necessary to claim a refund please contact us detailing reasons for your refund request.
You may terminate these Terms at any time by deleting your listing or closing your account. If you wish to discontinue using the site and the services provided, contact us with a notice of termination.
We reserve the right to close your account, suspend your ability to use certain portions of the site, and / or ban you altogether from the site for any or no reason, and without notice or liability of any kind. Any such action could prevent you from accessing your account, the site, your content, site content, or any other related information.
If you have any questions regarding the Terms & Conditions please contact us:
Original Version: 14th August 2017