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Do you have any form of contract with the people that publish the blog?
they publish some terms and conditions, here
I have to go out now. Can we finish this chat later?
Hi I haven't received my answer.
Sorry I was just in Court.
Yes we can chat later.
Did you know of their terms before you offered to do the work?
Yes I had read the terms, but they don't specifically mention links in the terms. And there are lots of other content providers who have links back to their sites. That's the bit that bothers me most.
Hi are you in court again?
Sorry, just getting out of work.
In short you provide the contact but not allowed to link it back?
we provide the content, but are not allowed a direct link back to our site
Thanks. Its bad news in terms of contract I am afraid. You are free to accept or reject their terms. That is if you reject it then you do not have to provide contente.
However from a fair trading point of view there may be an offence committed but you wont be able to take action on that.
Only Trading Standards can investigate and bring around a prosecution. That depends on how many people complain.
So in short you wont be able to take action because of their terms but Trading Standards can
I am sorry if this is not necessarily the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
What bothers me is that they are not applying their rules evenly. They let some content providers link back, but not us. That is not fair. I would like to know if it is illegal too.
That is not illegal in contract.
But again something Trading Standards could investigate and prosecute.
Sadly its not something you can do.
Can I sue them privately?
It would be a Trading Standards prosecution
I am sorry
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