Terms of Use

Policy Effective:- 24 January 2013

Welcome to WikiWorldBook, a service that connects people globally. Our website, WikiWorldBook.com (the Site), is a global address book and open social network operated by WikiWorldBook Limited (WWB), a company registered in England and Wales under company no. 06457822 and whose registered office is at Cranbrook House, 287-291 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7JQ.

Access to and use of the Site and the WikiWorldBook social network, bulletin/message boards, chat rooms (eg Forum or Group Talk), blogs and reviews available on the Site (the Interactive Services), whether in the UK or in any other jurisdiction, is subject to these Terms of Use (these Terms).

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. BY USING THIS WEBSITE YOU ARE INDICATING THAT YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.

1. Registration of your profile on the WikiWorldBook global address book

1.1 In order to post your profile on the WikiWorldBook global address book and to participate in and contribute to the Interactive services you must register using the registration form available on the Site. You can register multiple profiles under separate email addresses including a business and personal profile.

1.2 Any personal information supplied to WWB as part of this registration process and/or any other interaction with the Site will be collected, stored and used in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Whenever you give us personal data, you are consenting to its collection and use in accordance with our Privacy Policy and we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of your personal information without your consent. Please read our Privacy Policy for an explanation of how we use your personal data.

1.3 Once you have registered your email address and password, you will be provided with access to your profile. You will not disclose your password to anyone; you are responsible for all postings made using them. If you know or suspect that someone else knows your password, you will let us know immediately by contacting: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it WWB may suspend or change any email address or password if there is a breach of security or misuse of this Site, or if we suspect that this is the case.

1.4 If you register and use multiple email addresses to post multiple profiles for the purpose of disrupting the WikiWorldBook global address book or an Interactive Service or annoying other users WWB may delete your profiles, disable your email address or password and block your IP address.

1.5 All profiles on the WikiWorldBook global address book must be registered with your name and a valid personal email address that you access regularly so that WWB can contact you if necessary. If you register with someone else's name, address, email address, or with temporary email addresses your registration may be cancelled and your profile removed without notice. WWB may require users to re-register their profile if we believe they have been using an invalid email address.

2. Use of WikiWorldBook.com and the Interactive Services

2.1 You agree that all use of the Site and the Interactive Services will be in accordance with these Terms.

2.2 The Site and the Interactive Services may be used only by individuals who are 18 years of age or older. Any registration of a profile, use of, or access to, the Site or any of the Interactive Services by an individual who is under 18 is unauthorised, unlicensed and a breach of these Terms. You warrant to WWB that you are 18 years of age or older.

2.3 You agree to use the Site and the Interactive Services only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of anyone else or restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of the Site or the Interactive Services.

2.4 You agree to use the Interactive Services and to post or otherwise make available material only in accordance with the following Content Rules:

  • When you post, your contributions will be civil and tasteful; You will be patient with other users; You will use English to communicate with on the site.
  • You will not post spam or off topic material in subject specific areas. Please do not keep resubmitting similar contributions in different areas.
  • You will not harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications.
  • You will not use automated scripts to collect information from or otherwise interact with the Site.
  • You will not make any personal attack on anyone (nor harass, or cause distress or inconvenience) and will only post, create any link to, or otherwise make available, material in any review of a product, service, business or individual that is accurate in terms of any facts stated and that only includes opinions that you genuinely hold;
  • You will not post, create any link to, or otherwise make available, any defamatory, obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, violent, abusive, offensive, insulting, threatening, menacing, unlawful or blasphemous message or material;
  • You will not post, create any link to, or otherwise make available, any message or material that is an invasion of privacy, a breach of any data protection principle or legislation, a malicious falsehood or seditious libel, a contempt of court, or that is likely to incite or capable of inciting violence, racial hatred, sadism or cruelty or that encourages any unlawful or illegal act or omission;
  • You will not post, create a link to, or otherwise make available, any statement that you know or have reasonable grounds for believing is or is likely to be understood by members of to public to whom the statement is published as encouragement or other inducement to prepare, instigate or commit acts of terrorism;
  • You will not post, create any link to, or otherwise make available, any message or material that is intentionally false or that is misleading, or that causes annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety, or that is potentially damaging or harmful;
  • You will not impersonate anyone else, whether or not a public figure;
  • You will not falsely state or falsely represent that you are connected to, or affiliated with, any individual or entity;
  • You will not attempt to use another users account, or create a false identity on the Site (except in the prescribed manner).
  • You will not promote or advertise or engage in any other form of marketing, including (without limitation) chain letters or pyramid selling, even if you are acting on behalf of a non-profit-making organisation or a charity (without first requesting and receiving written permission from WikiWorldBook);
  • You will not post, create any link to or otherwise make available, any message or material that is protected by copyright, database rights or any other intellectual property rights unless you are the owner of those rights, or you have the permission of that owner to publish that material in that way;
  • You will not post, create any link to, or otherwise make available, any confidential information (whether financial or otherwise) or contact details of a third party ;
  • You will not use any bulletin board or chat room to manipulate the market for any security;
  • You will not use the Interactive Services to offer, sell or buy any security or in any way that is in breach of any rule or regulation relating to financial services;
  • You will not knowingly break any law or regulation whilst using the Site or any Interactive Service; and
  • You will not post or create a link to any file that contains any virus, corrupted data, Trojan Horse or anything else that might damage, destroy, cause inconvenience or render inaccessible any data or files on any computer.

2.5 Any personal data that you post to the Site will be accessible to people outside the European Economic Area and may be used, stored and processed by them. Bear in mind that many countries outside the EEA do not adequately protect your rights as a data subject. By posting personal data to the Site you consent to it being used in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

2.6 You agree to refer to and use the WikiWorldBook mark only as a single word and no part of the mark will be emphasised more than another, including, but not limited to, by density, colour or size.

3. Breach of the Content Rules

3.1 WWB has the right to monitor any material posted or otherwise made available to the Site although we are not obliged to do so.

3.2 WWB may at its sole discretion promptly delete, edit, block or permanently remove, any message or material posted to the Site, at any time, for any reason. In particular, we reserve the right to immediately remove or disable access to any material that we deem to be potentially defamatory of any person or material that is (or we believe might be) an infringement of a third party's copyright, database rights or other intellectual property rights.

3.3 WWB will determine, in its sole discretion, whether there has been a breach of the Content Rules or any part of these Terms through your use of the Site or any Interactive Service. When a breach has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate. Failure to comply with the Content Rules constitutes a material breach of these Terms and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • an immediate temporary or permanent withdrawal or suspension of your right to use the Site and the Interactive Services;
  • an immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any material posted by you to the Site;
  • any content posted by you being checked before it is allowed to go on the Site; issuing of a warning email to you informing you why your posting has been refused or edited;
  • instigating legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
  • our taking other legal action against you;
  • disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities or other relevant third parties as we reasonably feel is necessary.

The action WWB may take in response to a breach of the Content Rules are not limited to those described in these Terms, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

3.4 You will indemnify WWB against any losses suffered as a result of your breach the Content Rules or these Terms.

3.5 WWB reserves the right to suspend any Interactive Service at any time without notice.

4. Your rights in content posted on WikiWorldBook.com

4.1 By posting any material (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) to the Site or in any Interactive Service you are granting WWB, free of charge, a non-exclusive licence to publish and use the material in any way we want (including copying, modifying and adapting it for operational reasons) on and in connection to the Site indefinitely or in relation to material included in your profile until you remove that material. You waive your moral rights in relation to any message or material posted by you to the Site, including your right to be identified as its author.

4.2 Please note that you are able to remove your profile and all of the information and material you provide at registration from the Site quickly and easily by going to the "Update Profile" page under your profile. The information will be removed from the Site immediately and deleted after one month from the WikiWorldBook database provided you have not been the subject of any reported abuse or breach of the Content Rules.

4.3 Copyright in any material posted or otherwise made available by you to the Site or in any Interactive Service will remain with you and the licence granted to us in Condition 4.1 is not exclusive, so by granting it you do not prevent yourself from using the material in any other way, including allowing others to use it.

4.4 You warrant that any material you post on the Site or in any Interactive Service is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any laws of any part of the United Kingdom, that you have the right to license WWB to use it for the purposes specified above, and that you have the consent of any individual whose personal details appear in the material and the consent of their parent or guardian to the disclosure of those details if they are under 16.

5. Complaints and Reported Abuse

5.1 If you wish to report abuse or complain about any material posted by another user to the Site or in any Interactive Service, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . We will then review the material you have complained about and decide whether it complies with our Content Rules as set out above in Clause 2.4. We will deal with any material which, in our opinion, breaches our Content Rules as described above (see section "Breach of Content Rules"). We will inform you of the outcome of our review within a reasonable time of receiving your complaint.

5.2 If you believe that that any material on the Site or in any Interactive Service infringes any copyright that you own or control, please send a written notification of that alleged infringement to either This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or The Data Protection Officer, WikiWorldBook Limited, Cranbrook House, 287-291 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7JQ. In order for us to investigate and deal with any infringement promptly your notification must include:

  • a description or copy of the work that you claim has been infringed;
  • evidence that you are the copyright owner of the work or that you are authorised to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
  • details of where on the Site the material that you claim is infringing is located;
  • a statement that you have a good faith belief that the infringement has not been authorised by the copyright owner or its agent; and
  • a statement that the information provided in the notification is accurate and true and that you are the copyright owner or authorised to act on their behalf. Your contact details, which must include a manned telephone number, as well as an address.

6. Intellectual Property Rights

6.1 The material and information on the Site and in any Interactive Service are protected by copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights. Provided you comply with Condition 6.3, you may read, print and download the material and information on the Site for your own personal, non-commercial use.

6.2 If you wish to copy any of the material or information on the Site or in any Interactive Service to anyone else, please direct them to the Site instead of copying the material or information and forwarding the copy to them.

6.3 You may not make any profit from the use of the material or information on the Site, and you may not republish, disseminate, or modify the material and information on the Site in any way or reproduce or transmit any of it, exploit it for any commercial purpose, make any derivative work, or copy it for any purpose except your own personal use, without first obtaining the written permission of WWB, or that of the rights owner.

6.4 "WikiWorldBook" is a UK registered trade mark and trading name of WWB in the United Kingdom and other countries. You may not use "WikiWorldBook" as part of a trade mark or domain name or in connection with any product or service without the prior written permission of WWB.

7. Links to Other Websites

7.1 Any link to any other website is provided solely for convenience. If you use any link to another website, you will leave the Site. We have not reviewed, have no control over, and are not responsible for, the content of any other website or its availability.

7.2 By including a link to another website from the Site we are NOT recommending or endorsing that website, the organisation that operates it, or its content. We do not give any warranty or representation about any other website, the organisation that operates it, or its content. If you decide to access any website linked to the Site, you do this entirely at your own risk.

8. Limitation of Liability

8.1 The majority of material posted on the Site is created by members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of WWB. WWB is not responsible as author, editor or publisher for any of the material posted by members of the public on the Site or in any Interactive Service.

8.2 The material and information on the Site or in any Interactive Service is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties. To the extent permitted by law WWB excludes all warranties, conditions and terms (except those in these Terms) whether or not implied by statute, common law, custom or trade usage, including (without limitation) any warranty or condition relating to satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose, and the use of reasonable care and skill in relation to the material and information on the Site.

8.3 WWB may make changes to the material and information on the Site and to any or all of the Interactive Services, at any time, without notice and the Site and any or all of the Interactive Services may be unavailable from time to time for maintenance and other reasons.

8.4 Subject to Condition 8.8, WWB will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use, inability to use, or the results of using, any material or information on the Site or in any Interactive Service, whether that loss or damage arises from negligence, breach of contract, or in any other way.

8.5 WWB makes no representation and gives no warranty that any information or content on the Site or in any Interactive Service is accurate, up to date or complete. WWB will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by inaccurate, out of date or incomplete information or content on the Site.

8.6 In any case, but subject to Condition 8.8, WWB will not be liable for any loss of profits, loss of business, loss of contracts, loss of opportunity, loss of savings, loss of goodwill, lost or wasted management time or the lost time of employees, loss of use, loss or spoiling of data, (in each case whether direct or indirect) whether that loss or damage arises from negligence, breach of contract, or in any other way.

8.7 In any case, but subject to Condition 8.8, WWB will not be liable for any indirect loss, even if WWB had been advised of, or knew of, the likelihood of that loss or type of loss arising, whether that loss or damage arises from negligence, breach of contract, or in any other way.

8.8 Nothing in these Terms excludes WWB's liability for death or personal injury arising from its negligence or that of its agents or employees or for any fraudulent misrepresentation or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by law.

9. General

9.1 No delay, neglect or failure on WWB's part in enforcing any of these Terms will be, or be deemed to be, a waiver. Nor will it prejudice any of WWB's rights.

9.2 If any of these Terms is (for any reason) held to be unenforceable, illegal or in some other way invalid, the unenforceable, illegal or invalid provision will not affect the remainder of these Terms and they will continue in full force and effect.

9.3 These Terms are governed by English law. By using the Site you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales and that WWB may bring proceedings for an injunction in any jurisdiction.

9.4 WWB may revise these Terms at any time by updating this page. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then current Terms because they will apply to your use of the Site and any Interactive Service. The date of the most recent revision will appear at the top of these Terms (the Effective Date). Your continued use of WikiWorldBook will be deemed acceptance of the revised Terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using the Site.

9.5 WWB requires a minimum age of 18 years for all people wishing to register and use the site.

If you wish to raise any query in relation to these Terms or your use of the Site or any Interactive Service, please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it