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Web Directory | Zambia-Online.com | Website Guidelines | Terms of Use
General Terms & Conditions
Unless otherwise agreed in writing with Zambia Online Directory, your agreement with Zambia Online Directory will always include, at a minimum, the Terms and Conditions set out in this document. These are referred to below as the Terms

y clicking any of the links on this website (hereinafeter called "The Directory"), thereby using its services (hereinafter called "Service"), You, the "User" (either as a registered Member or an unregistered Guest), agree to the  following Terms:

1.1 The Directory is provided to You free of charge and without any warranties or guarantees. You may use The Directory only for your informational interest, educational purposes or general personal use. The Directory uses its best efforts to maintain all its services provided on the The Directory website to the best of its ability, but is not responsible for the results (either through commission or ommision) of any defects or effects that may exist in the content/output of The Directory; or for any resulting lost profits, loss of data or other consequential damages.

1.2 The Directory provides Users with access to a collection of resources, primary of which is the directory-form indexed listing of selected websites on the internet (the "Service"). You understand and agree that the Service may include advertisements, sponsored links, promotional listings, commercial banners or paid placement by third parties.

1.3 You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service, including unlawful access to secured areas of the Service without prior and mutual consent of The Directory. The Directory reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice.
1.4 Since the Service provides links to other sites or sources and resources on the World Wide Web (see 1.2), The Directory has no control over such sites and resources. You therefore acknowledge and agree that The Directory is not responsible for the availability or non-availability of such external sites or resources at any particular point in time, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.

1.5 The Directory may contain websites that were indexed without the sites' owners' prior express acknowledgement or approval. If you are a site owner whose website appears here and you feel it should not be listed in our directory, or has been wrongly placed or is being misrepresented in our directory, please simply notify The Directory of the same using the contact form, or by ordinary email, specifying your link's details and other detailed information (about who you are) that may be needed to identify you as the website's legitimate owner. The Directory would then react to the notification sent, within 2 working days, accordingly.

1.6 The Directory is constantly pruning/updating the site and checking for unresponsive or dead website links listed in the directory. If a website is noticed to be unresponsive for 7 consecutive days for reasons unknown to The Directory or without any prior notification, the respective link may be temporarily deactivated or permanently removed from the directory at The Directory's discretion.

1.7 Users accept that if the content of their website changes after submission in such a way or to such a degree that it violates, or deviates from, our submission or quality guidelines and policies in any way or form, it may be removed, with or without (prior) notice to them.

1.8 The Directory may not offer refunds or time extensions for dead or removed website links. It is a paying User's responsibility to contact The Directory if they are having any form of problem that will cause their website to be unresponsive for over 7 days consecutively. If The Directory is contacted, such a website will be gladly parked out of public view/access until the problem is resolved.

1.9 The Directory's liability for any legal claim is limited to amounts of money paid/exchanged only. In the absence of any monetary transaction, The Directory shall have no monetary liability.

Registration & Active User Account Security

2.1.0 Active registered users of The Directory provide their real names and information, and we need your help to keep it that way. Here are some commitments you make to us relating to registering and maintaining the security of your account:

2.1.1 You will not provide any false personal information on The Directory, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.

2.1.2 You will not use your personal profile for your own commercial gain.

2.1.3 You will not register with The Directory if you are under 13.

2.1.4 You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.

You will not share your password, let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.

You will not transfer your account to anyone without first getting our written permission.

2.1.7 If you select a username for your account we reserve the right to remove or reclaim it if we believe appropriate (such as when a trademark owner complains about a username that does not closely relate to a user's actual name, public  or corporate identity). 

User / Listing Terms & Conditions

A website link will be submitted for listing or free listing only by a regsitered User / Member. A link will be rejected or removed from our directory with or without prior notification to the User if it violates any of the rules below, whereby refunds may or may not be provided, wherever these are applicable:

3.0.1 Sites that are not Zambian in the sense of their being owned/controlled by non-Zambian citizens or organisations or for non-Zambian interests.

3.0.2 Sites that have no affiliation to Zambia, irrespective of what they claim they are or do for Zambia; or sites run by non-Zambian citizens or organisations and not registered in Zambia, or having their seat outside Zambia, including all sites with no distinct address and/or contact information.

3.0.3 Sites that may be anti-Zambian.

3.0.4 Adult sites containing sexual pornographic content, sexual image galleries, paedophilia or child pornography or sites that are threatening, pornographic, or that contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.

3.0.5 Sites containing gambling, casino or other irrelevant activity or with an unreasonable entry fee or promising dubious prizes or with links to other similar sites or other sites promising similar services and demanding payment as dubious membership fees.
3.0.6 Sites containing racism, sexism, extremism, libel, hate, or material violating any copyrighs, trademarks, property rights and rights of publicity or privacy and sites that break any other form of generally accepted international law.

3.0.7 Sites that support pyramid or ponzi schemes, matrix programs, other "get-rich-quick" shady schemes or certain multi-level marketing /advertising programs or sites that promote dubious contests, giveaways, or sweepstakes.
3.0.8 Sites containing propaganda, disinformation or misinformation in the form of brainwashing, sectarian bias, violence, hatred, fraud, or that promote ignorance or facilitate or instruct others to engage in similar or other misleading activity.
3.0.9 Sites containing piracy software or links to other download sites that contain piracy software.
3.1.0 Sites selling or advertising weapons, ammunition, fireworks, poisons, harzadous chemicals (such as acid), and sites promoting other similar products or activities deemed illegal/dangerous or unfit for advertising by The Directory.
3.1.1 Sites selling or advertising prescription drugs, narcotics, human body parts or fluids, steroids, certain controlled substances or other products or services that present a risk to human / consumer safety or health.

3.1.2 Sites with embedded pop-up windows that interfere with viewing the main content of a (purported) site.

3.1.3 Sites that are created only for Search Engines or enhancement of Search Engine Optimisation, or to indirectly boost a hidden commercial interest. 

3.1.4 Mirror-sites that have the same content as above (in 2.1.3), or sites registering different / redirecting URLs.

3.1.5 Sites that are under protracted construction. (Users are advised to ensure that all images and links on their site work properly, within a reasonable space of time, before submitting initial content).

3.1.6 Sites whose URLs basically redirect visitors to another site or other sites, whatever content they may have, or only containing links to other sites, without their being directories.

3.1.7 Sites that facilitate or encourage any violations of these Terms.


4.1 If you make a payment on or to The Directory, you agree to our Payments Terms.

Special Provisions Applicable to Shared Links

5.1.0 If you include our Link Logo on your website, the following additional terms apply to you:

5.1.1 We give you permission to use The Directory's Link-to-Us Logos so that potential users can discover our directory and probably add their links to the growing database.
5.1.2 We give you permission to use such links/logos with more or less the same generally applicable/acceptable usage guidelines and terms that apply on this website, insofar as listing external website links is concerned.

5.1.3 You will not place our Link-to-Us Logo(s) on any page containing content that would violate these Terms.

About Advertisements on Zambia Online Directory
6.0 Our goal is to deliver ads that are not only valuable to advertisers, but also valuable to you, the User. In order to do that, you agree to the following:
6.1 We do not give your content or information to advertisers without your consent.

6.2 You understand that we may not always identify paid services and communications as such.

Special Provisions Applicable to Advertisers You can target your specific audience by buying ads on The Directory or our publisher network. The following additional Terms apply to you if you place an order through our online advertising portal ("Ad Package"): You may need to create an advertuser's portal account at http://advertising.zambia-online.com When you place an Ad Package Order, you will tell us the type of advertising you want to buy, the amount you want to spend, and your bid. If we accept your Order, we will deliver your ads as inventory becomes available. You will pay for your Ad Packages in accordance with our Payments Terms The amount you owe will be calculated in real time based on our ad-tracking systems. Your ads will comply with our Advertising Guidelines. We will determine the size, placement, and positioning of your ads. We do not guarantee the activity that your ads will receive, such as the number of clicks it will get. We cannot control how people interact with your ads, and are not responsible for click fraud or other improper actions that affect the cost of running ads. You can cancel your Ad Package Order at any time through your advrtiser's portal account created at the above-mentioned address, and it would take a few seconds before the ad stops running. Our license to run your ad will end when we have completed your Ad Package Order. You understand, however, that if users have interacted with your ads, your ads may remain until the users delete it. We can use your ads and related content and information for marketing or promotional purposes You will not issue any press release or make public statements about your relationship with The Directory without written permission. We may reject or remove any ad for any reason. If you are placing ads on someone else's behalf, we need to make sure you have permission to place those ads, including the following: You warrant that you have the legal authority to bind the advertiser to this Statement. You agree that if the advertiser you represent violates this Statement, we may hold you responsible for that violation.

8.1 By "The Directory" we mean "Zambia Online Directory" and the features and services we make available, including (variously) through (a) our website at directory.zambia-online.com, but not other Zambia Online-branded or co-branded websites (i.e. excluding sub-domains, sister websites and also not partner sites); (b) our Platform; and (c) other media, software (such as a toolbar), devices, or networks now existing or later developed.
8.2 By "us," "we" and "our" we essentially mean the portal network www.Zambia-Online.com, being the main portal serving various services on its different sub-domains including Zambia Online Directory.

8.3 By "content" we mean any information posted on Zambia Online Directory about a Link or contained at a link's target destination or website URL.
8.4 By "use" we mean use, copy, publicly perform or display, distribute, modify, translate, and create derivative works of.
8.5 By "active registered user" we mean a user who has logged into Zambia Online Directory at least once in the previous 30 days.

Miscellaneous Legal Provisions
9.1 These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the Laws of the Republic of Zambia, without giving effect to any conflict of laws or provisions of your actual state or country of residence. If, for any reason, a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of these Terms to be unenforceable, the remainder of the Terms will continue in full force and effect.

The Terms constitute the entire Agreement between Zambia Online Directory and the USER with respect to the subject-matter hereof and the Terms supersede and replace all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject-matter. Any waiver of any provision of the Terms will be effective only if put in writing and signed by an Administrator of Zambia Online Directory or any of the Administrators of Zambia-Online.com.

For fuller  information about our practices, see also our Privacy Policy, Legal Policy and our Payments Policy (for advertisers). If you have additional questions needing clarification, please contact us any time. Otherwise, please write to us at: P.O. Box 32041, Lusaka, Zambia.

Last Update: November 16, 2010

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