Policies/TOS

  • INTRODUCTION
  • SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
  • LISTING POLICIES
  • REMOVAL POLICIES
  • PROJECT HONEY POT
  • PRIVACY POLICY
  • TERMS OF SERVICE

INTRODUCTION

The WDR Directory of Directories is not a general web directory. We list the directories that list the other sites on the Internet. We link to directory sites and to directory resources only, as you can see from our categories and category descriptions. In other words, we list directories and directory resources, not regular websites.

The vast majority of the listings found in the WDR Directory of Directories have been actively sought out and added by our administrative or editorial staff, but we do accept suggestions.

Due to frequent attacks from hackers trying to gain access to our administrative area, we are no longer accepting submissions through the regular submission process. However, if you believe that your directory, or directory resource, will be an asset to the WDR Directory of Directories, and our users, please submit the URL through our Suggest URL form. If we like what we see, we will add it to our listings, free of charge.

There are no paid options for inclusion in the WDR Directory of Directories. Our directory of directories is a project of Web Directory Reviews Org, and a free resource to our users. Currently, we have no paid submission options, nor do we accept advertising, or require a reciprocal links, and there are no plans to change these policies in the near future. If you find us to be a valuable resource, and one that may be relevant to your users, we certainly wouldn’t discourage you from linking back to us, but this is not a requirement, nor would it have any bearing on whether or not we choose to list to your directory or resource.


 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Easy submit

It couldn’t be easier to suggest a site. If your site is a web directory of any kind, or a web directory resource, simply click the Suggest URL button in our navigation bar and send us the URL to your directory. Alternatively, you may suggest your directory or directory resource to us through our Twitter or Facebook pages. You may also suggest it via email to admin@webdirectoryreviews.org.

We will visit your directory and, if we decide that it would be an asset to the WDR Directory of Directories, we will add it, writing both a short and a long description based on what we find on your directory. In doing so, we make every effort to be positive

When you contact us, let us know which subpages (if any) you would like to have included in the description, as well as any other instructions you might have for us, and we will do our best to accommodate you, within our listing guidelines. If there are any particular keywords or key phrases you would like us to use, we will consider such requests, although we make no promises. Two deep links are allowed for regular listings and, in the absence of a request, we will randomly choose deep links. For directories that we particularly like, or those belonging to active members of our forum, or those which were submitted at the time when we were accepting premium listings, we may include up to deep links in the description.

The following guidelines will be applied to directories added to the WDR Directory of Directories by its editors, and are intended for our editors, as a guide for the listing and placement of directory sites:

Title

The title must be the actual name of the directory or directory resource, and should not include extraneous keywords.

Category

The WDR Directory of Directories is comprised of six top-level categories. Some of these contain subcategories, and some of the subcategories are themselves subdivided, organizing information from the general to the specific.

When choosing a category to submit to, be as specific as possible. Choose the one category that is most appropriate for the directory or directory resource site. If, at your discretion, you determine that the listing should be included in an additional category or categories, place it there, but make every attempt to find the one best category for each listing. When a directory is appropriately listed in more than one category, it is not necessary to add it twice; rather, you should simply check the additional category as well as the original one. The criteria for making this decision should rest solely upon your assessment of what would be best for our users.

Tagline

If the directory features a tag line, use that, and use it even if it is promotional in nature. Otherwise, in this section, enter a few carefully chosen words about the directory or site that will grab a reader’s attention. This will appear just below the title on the listing’s detail page. This is one field that may include mildly promotional language, or a sentence fragment. For example, if I were to list the WDR Directory of Directories, I might choose, as a tagline, “We list the sites that list the sites.”

For reasons that I have no control over, long tag lines will not display in the directory, although they may fit within the field provided for a tag line, so keep it brief.

Short description

The text that you enter into this field will appear in search results from in-site searches, and within category listing pages. The short description should summarize the site in two or three sentences, which should be grammatically correct, using proper spelling and punctuation. Roughly speaking, this field shouldn’t be longer than five hundred characters or so. Please do not copy and paste text from the site or use the same description that you have used in other directory listings.

Depending on how the full description is crafted, in some cases, the first paragraph of the long description might be used as a short description.

Full description

We encourage long, informative, unique descriptions in this field, and have set no limits on the length of the content included in this field. Although it is not always possible, try to extend the long description to at least three hundred words. We don’t mind if words used in the title or category name are repeated in the description when it makes grammatical sense to do so within a sentence. We also encourage the listing of the directory’s top-level categories, as this gives our readers a clear idea of what can be found on each of the directories that we list.

Within the text of the full description, the directory’s own submission guidelines may be summarized. However, please do not copy and paste them from the site, because we do not want detail pages to be flagged as duplicate content by the search engines. A uniquely written description serves to better promote the WDR Directory of Directories and the listings in it.

If you are listing a directory, please do include information about whether submissions to the site are free or whether payment of a fee or a reciprocal link is required. For the purposes of this directory, we do not consider the requirement of a reciprocal link to be a free listing, although we make no other judgements about reciprocal link policies. We also encourage the inclusion of any prices that are not likely to change soon. In other words, if the directory is advertising a limited offer, we wouldn’t want to include that. Periodically, we will be visiting listed sites to determine whether included information is up-to-date, but we will appreciate it if directory owners or operators, or users of our site, will notify us of any changes.

Tags/Keywords

For the purposes of this directory, we will be using this field to track whether a directory offers free listings, requires a reciprocal link, or whether payment of a fee is required. Currently, the allowable tags are:

  • free
  • reciprocal
  • pay
  • bid
  • n/a

In many cases, multiple tags may be used. For example, if a directory accepts free listings, but promises a more rapid review if a reciprocal link is provided, and also offers paid featured link options, then the free, reciprocal, and paid tags will be used. This is an important field, as listings will also be searchable and browsable according to these options.

Contact email

When the site is added by WDR Directory of Directories staff, then a staff email will be included in this space. However, when a directory is suggested by a directory owner or agent, then the email that they provide will be included here. This email address is not published to the site, but will be used in the event that a user wishes to contact the listed directory. Any comments received by WDR Directory of Directories staff will be passed on to the directory owner whenever possible.

Website address

This is the link to the directory or directory resource that you are listing, so this is an important field. This should be a complete address, beginning with http://. This should also be the shortest version of the URL, which should end in a trailing slash. We prefer the inclusion of the www. within the URL, but only so long as the site works with it. If the www. is removed by the browser when visiting the site, then it should be excluded here, as well.

Map location

When a physical address is available on the site, please add it.


 

LISTING POLICIES

Our criteria for listing a web directory or other directory resource is entirely focused on what might be of use to the people who visit the WDR Directory of Directories. People may come here looking for directories to submit their site to, or they may be directory owners or agents who are checking out the competition, or they may have come here for other reasons.

The vast majority of the directories or directory resources that are included in the WDR Directory of Directories have been actively sought out and added by the directory administration and staff. Some directories were added after their owners or agents began participating in our forum, and others were suggested to us, either through out Suggest form or via our Facebook or Twitter pages.

When someone suggests a directory to us, we look for reasons to add it, rather than for reasons to exclude it. Therefore, our directory of directories includes some directories that are new, and which don’t yet have a lot of content. We do this because everyone has to start somewhere, and we’d like to see new directories succeed. However, we do periodically review the listings in our directory, removing new directories that are not progressing at a reasonable pace, or which are not following reasonably acceptable guidelines.

We reserve the right to determine whether, where, and how a directory or directory resource is listed within the WDR Directory of Directories. Site placement and editing of directory listings is at our sole discretion, and we reserve the right to disallow any specific keywords in titles or descriptions, to decline submissions, move listings to another category or subcategory, and to make any changes that we deem necessary at any time, and for any reason. We reserve the right to remove any listing without notice if we determine, at our sole discretion, that the site violates any of our rules or policies, or if we are unable to access it for an extended period of time.

We do not require or request a reciprocal link, which should not be interpreted as saying that we do not want any. If you believe that your listing in the WDR Directory of Directories has been helpful to you, or if you believe that your readers would be interested in us, and you wish to link to our directory, we would not discourage that.


 

REMOVAL POLICIES

Thus far, no one has asked for their listing to be removed from the WDR Directory of Directories but, were we to receive such a request, it would probably be denied. The WDR Directory of Directory exists as a resource for our users, and not as a repository for back links so, as long as a listing serves as a resource to our users, it will remain.

We do, however, remove directories that are no longer accessible, or which otherwise violate our policies and guidelines for listing sites. We maintain a list of directories and other resources that have been removed, and you may find the link to this page on the bottom of our pages. Periodically, directories that have been removed for accessibility problems are reassessed by our staff and, when warranted, they are reinstated. When this occurs, the listing will remain on our “Removed Directories” page, but a notation will be made indicating that it has been reinstated. We do this so that we can flag directories that are frequently unavailable.

If your directory or directory resource has been removed from the WDR Directory of Directories and the problem, whatever it was, has been corrected, please let us know and we will reassess your site and, if warranted, reinstate it.


 

PROJECT HONEY POT

The WDR Directory of Directories participates in Project Honey Pot, which is a distributed system for identifying spammers and the spambots that they use in order to scrape addresses from websites. Our participation in this project should be invisible to our human visitors, or effect their experience here in any manner.

No humans are harmed as a result of this project. Throughout our pages you may find some unobtrusive links that lead to a brief page that states our terms and conditions of use, as they may pertain to spambots. If you were to view the source of this page, you would see that it includes an email address, which wouldn’t ordinarily be viewed by humans visiting the page, but which may be scraped by spambots. If this address begins receiving email, Project Honeypot can, not only determine that the messages are spam, but also tell the exact moment when the address was harvested and the IP address that gathered it.

Project Honey Pot collates, processes and shares the data gathered with participating webmasters, and will also work with law enforcement authorities to track down and prosecute spammers, as harvesting email addresses from websites is illegal under several anti-spam laws. Additionally, Project Honey Pot will periodically collate the email messages they receive and share the results with anti-spam developers and researchers.

What does this mean to you? Unless you are a bot who has come here to harvest email addresses, it will have no effect on your experience here. We do not publish email addresses gathered during the course of submissions to our directory. Our message system routes comments left by visitors to our listing pages through our servers, which does not leave anyone else’s email address exposed to humans or spam bots, unless someone opts to leave their email in comment, which we do not suggest.

Project Honey Pot was created by Unspam Technologies, an anti-spam company.


 

PRIVACY POLICY

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, fill out a form or suggest a site.

When suggesting a site or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name or e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously, and it is not necessary to register an account in order to suggest a site. Currently, registration is required only for directory staff.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
  • To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
  • To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
  • To process transactions, such as site suggestions (your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested)
  • To send periodic emails (the email address you provide while suggesting a site will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your site)

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information

We use cookies on some of our pages in order to help analyze our web page flow, customize our services and content, and to measure the effectiveness of promotions. We do not use cookies to collect or ascertain any personal information about you.

Most Internet browsers are set up, by default, to accept cookies. Although it is possible to reset your browser or computer settings to reject cookies, this may interfere with your Internet experience.

When you send us email

We read all of the suggestions and feedback that we receive by email. If warranted, we try to reply to them within a reasonable amount of time. Our computer system stores old emails for ninety days, but we DO NOT sell or release this information to third parties, nor do we send spam.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. We do not provide information to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

WDR Directory of Directories includes links to third-party directories and other directory resource sites. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

The sites listed in our directory have been personally visited by our administrative and/or editorial staff, and the description we have provided is accurate, to best of our knowledge, at the time that the site was listed in our directory. Additionally, we periodically re-visit listed sites to ascertain whether or not the site still meets the standards of our directory, and that information is current and up-to-date. We cannot, however, guarantee the accuracy of this information.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Registering for an account is not necessary in order to browser our pages or to suggest a site. Currently, registration is only required for directory staff. As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at anytime by logging into their control panel and going to the ‘My Account’ page.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on July 8, 2014

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

admin@webdirectoryreviews.org

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TERMS OF SERVICE

Introduction

Welcome to WDR Directory of Directories. This website is owned and operated by Web Directory Reviews Org. By visiting our website and accessing the information, resources, services, products, and tools we provide, you understand and agree to accept and adhere to the following terms and conditions as stated in this policy (hereafter referred to as ‘User Agreement’).

This agreement is in effect as of Jul 08, 2014.

We reserve the right to change this User Agreement from time to time without notice. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this User Agreement periodically to familiarize yourself with any modifications. Your continued use of this site after such modifications will constitute acknowledgment and agreement of the modified terms and conditions.

Responsible use and conduct

By visiting our website and accessing the information, resources, services, products, and tools we provide for you, either directly or indirectly (hereafter referred to as ‘Resources’), you agree to use these Resources only for the purposes intended as permitted by (a) the terms of this User Agreement, and (b) applicable laws, regulations and generally accepted online practices or guidelines.

It is not necessary to provide any information to us in order to access our pages. In order to suggest a site, we will ask only for your email address. Currently, only our administrative and editorial staff are required to create an account on our site.

Wherein, you understand that:

a. As a volunteer or paid editor of our directory, you may be required to provide certain information about yourself (such as identification, contact details, etc.) as part of the registration process, or as part of your ability to use the Resources provided to editors. You agree that any information you provide will always be accurate, correct, and up to date.

b. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any login information associated with any account you use to access our Resources. Accordingly, you are responsible for all activities that occur under your account/s.

c. Accessing (or attempting to access) any of our Resources by any means other than through the means we provide, is strictly prohibited. You specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of our Resources through any automated, unethical or unconventional means.

d. Engaging in any activity that disrupts or interferes with our Resources, including the servers and/or networks to which our Resources are located or connected, is strictly prohibited.

e. Attempting to copy, duplicate, reproduce, sell, trade, or resell our Resources is strictly prohibited.

f. You are solely responsible any consequences, losses, or damages that we may directly or indirectly incur or suffer due to any unauthorized activities conducted by you, as explained above, and may incur criminal or civil liability.

g. We may provide various open communication tools on our website or associated sites, such as blog comments, blog posts, public chat, forums, message boards, newsgroups, product ratings and reviews, various social media services, etc. You understand that generally we do not pre-screen or monitor the content posted by users of these various communication tools, which means that if you choose to use these tools to submit any type of content to our website, then it is your personal responsibility to use these tools in a responsible and ethical manner. By posting information or otherwise using any open communication tools as mentioned, you agree that you will not upload, post, share, or otherwise distribute any content that:

  • Is illegal, threatening, defamatory, abusive, harassing, degrading, intimidating, fraudulent, deceptive, invasive, racist, or contains any type of suggestive, inappropriate, or explicit language;
  • Infringes on any trademark, patent, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary right of any party;
  • Contains any type of unauthorized or unsolicited advertising;
  • Impersonates any person or entity, including any WDR Directory of Directories employees or representatives.

We have the right at our sole discretion to remove any content that, we feel in our judgment does not comply with this User Agreement, along with any content that we feel is otherwise offensive, harmful, objectionable, inaccurate, or violates any 3rd party copyrights or trademarks. We are not responsible for any delay or failure in removing such content. If you post content that we choose to remove, you hereby consent to such removal, and consent to waive any claim against us.

h. We do not assume any liability for any content posted by you or any other 3rd party users of our website. However, any content posted by you using any open communication tools on our website, provided that it doesn’t violate or infringe on any 3rd party copyrights or trademarks, becomes the property of WDR Directory of Directories, and as such, gives us a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, publish, publicly display and/or distribute as we see fit. This only refers and applies to content posted via open communication tools as described, and does not refer to information that is provided as part of the registration process, necessary in order to use our Resources.

i. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless WDR Directory of Directories and its parent company and affiliates, and their directors, officers, managers, employees, donors, agents, and licensors, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of this User Agreement or the failure to fulfill any obligations relating to your account incurred by you or any other person using your account. We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this User Agreement. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.

Limitation of Warranties

By using our website, you understand and agree that all Resources we provide are “as is” and “as available”. This means that we do not represent or warrant to you that:
i) the use of our Resources will meet your needs or requirements.
ii) the use of our Resources will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or free from errors.
iii) the information obtained by using our Resources will be accurate or reliable, and
iv) any defects in the operation or functionality of any Resources we provide will be repaired or corrected.

Furthermore, you understand and agree that:

v) any content downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of our Resources is done at your own discretion and risk, and that you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer or other devices for any loss of data that may result from the download of such content.
vi) no information or advice, whether expressed, implied, oral or written, obtained by you from WDR Directory of Directories or through any Resources we provide shall create any warranty, guarantee, or conditions of any kind, except for those expressly outlined in this User Agreement.

Limitation of Liability

In conjunction with the Limitation of Warranties as explained above, you expressly understand and agree that any claim against us shall be limited to the amount you paid, if any, for use of products and/or services. WDR Directory of Directories will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary loss or damages which may be incurred by you as a result of using our Resources, or as a result of any changes, data loss or corruption, cancellation, loss of access, or downtime to the full extent that applicable limitation of liability laws apply.

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Termination of Use

You agree that we may, at our sole discretion, suspend or terminate your access to all or part of our website and Resources with or without notice and for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of this User Agreement. Any suspected illegal, fraudulent or abusive activity may be grounds for terminating your relationship and may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. Upon suspension or termination, your right to use the Resources we provide will immediately cease, and we reserve the right to remove or delete any information that you may have on file with us, including any account or login information.

Governing Law

This website is controlled by WDR Directory of Directories. It can be accessed by most countries around the world. By accessing our website, you agree that the statutes and laws of our state, without regard to the conflict of laws and the United Nations Convention on the International Sales of Goods, will apply to all matters relating to the use of this website and the purchase of any products or services through this site.

Furthermore, any action to enforce this User Agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts You hereby agree to personal jurisdiction by such courts, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.

Guarantee

UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPRESSED, WDR Directory of Directories EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments about these our Terms of Service as outlined above, you can contact us at:

admin@webdirectoryreviews.org