TERMS & CONDITIONS 

Welcome to Adam Simson's TrustedBusinessDirectory.com, TrustedBusinessNews.com and TieredResponse.com websites. If you continue to browse and use these websites, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with Adam Simson's privacy policy govern Adam Simson's, TrustedBusinessDirectory.com, TieredResponse.com and TrustedBusinessNews.com websites' relationship with you in relation to these websites. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use Adam Simson's websites.

The terms 'my websites', refers to 'Adam Simson', 'Trusted Business Directory®' / 'TrustedBusinessDirectory.com’, 'Trusted Business News®' / 'TrustedBusinessNews.com' and 'Tiered Response®' / 'TieredResponse.com'

The terms 'Trusted Business Directory®' / 'TrustedBusinessDirectory.com’, 'Trusted Business News®' / 'TrustedBusinessNews.com' and 'Tiered Response®' / 'TieredResponse.com' or ‘us’ or ‘we’ or 'I' or 'my' refers to the owner of the websites, Adam Simson. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of the websites.

The use of these websites are subject to the following terms of use:

  • The content of the pages of my websites are for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • My websites use cookies to monitor browsing preferences. If you do allow cookies to be used, do not use my websites.
  • Neither I nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timelines, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on my websites for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and I expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent of the law.
  • Although I have verified each advertised business to be trustworthy to advertise on my websites, I cannot monitor the day-to-day operations of each business, owner and their staff so, I am not liable for stating that these businesses are trustworthy and therefore, shall be exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent of the law. I will investigate every complaint and I will take appropriate actions.
  • Your use of any information or materials on my websites is entirely at your own risk, for which I shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through my websites meet your specific requirements.
  • My websites contain material which is owned by or licensed to me, Adam Simson. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • All trademarks reproduced in my websites, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on my websites.
  • Unauthorized use of my websites may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • From time to time, my websites may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that I endorse the website(s). I have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • Your use of my websites and any dispute arising out of such use of my websites is subject to the laws of Ontario, Canada.

Intellectual Property

The content and information on TrustedBusinessDirectory.com, TieredResponse.com and TrustedBusinessNews.com is the exclusive property of the Founder Adam Simson or is used with express permission of the respective owner of the intellectual property. Adam Simson grants you a limited, personal, non-transferable, non-exclusive, revocable license to access and use the TrustedBusinessDirectory.com, TieredResponse.com and TrustedBusinessNews.com sites pursuant to this Agreement and to any additional terms and policies set forth by Adam Simson. You agree not to reproduce, distribute, create derivative works from, publicly display, publicly perform, license, sell, or re-sell any data, content, information, or services obtained from or through the TrustedBusinessDirectory.com, TieredResponse.com and TrustedBusinessNews.com sites without the express permission of Adam Simson. In addition, you may not make any use that exceeds or violates this Agreement.

The TrustedBusinessDirectory.com, TieredResponse.com and TrustedBusinessNews.com sites contain copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information, including but not limited to text, photos, and graphics, and the entire content of TrustedBusinessDirectory.com, TieredResponse.com and TrustedBusinessNews.com sites are protected by copyright laws of Canada. Adam Simson owns copyrights in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of contents, as well as the content original to it. You may not modify, distribute, publish, transmit, publicly display, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any of the content or information, in whole or in part, obtained from or through TrustedBusinessDirectory.com, TieredResponse.com and TrustedBusinessNews.com sites without the express permission of Adam Simson. Any violation of these restrictions may result in a copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property right infringement that may subject you to civil and or criminal penalties.

The following are Adam Simson's exclusive Registered Trade-Marks:

Building communities with trusted businesses.®  | Do you own a business that people can trust?® | Hire businesses you can trust.®  |  Trusted Directory® | 

Trusted Business News.®  |  Tiered Response ®  | Tiered Response International ®

 All rights to the Registered Trade-Marks are reserved. 


Terms & Conditions For ADVERTISING ON 

TrustedBusinessDirectory.comTrustedBusinessNews.com and TieredResponse.com

1) The terms and conditions are incorporated into each agreement entered into between Adam Simson, TrustedBusinessDirectory.comTrustedBusinessNews.com and TieredResponse.com websites and the customer whether or not the listing order form or any other document which the customer signs makes reference to these terms. In this contract the following expressions have the following respective meanings unless the context otherwise requires:

"Websites'/Website" means 'Trusted Business Directory®' / 'TrustedBusinessDirectory.com’, 'Trusted Business News®' / 'TrustedBusinessNews.com' and 'Tiered Response®' / 'TieredResponse.com'.  “Websites' owner” means Adam Simson. “Advertiser” means the person or company identified on the listing order form. “Listing order” means online listing order form. “Website” means the particular website as detailed on the listing order.

2) Acceptance of advertising is subject to space availability and approval upon receipt of the listing order by the websites' owner, Founder Adam Simson.

3) Advertisers Representations:

The advertiser warrants and represents to the websites' owner Adam Simson that:

(i) It has the right to publish the contents of specific advertisements and listings, without infringement of any rights of any third party including, without limitation, intellectual property rights;

(ii) It has complied with the codes of practice issued by the Advertising Standards Authority in respect of electronic and on-line advertising and all other relevant industry codes of practice;

(iii) It will be fully responsible for the terms (including, without limitation, product description, price and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations) of any contract for the sale of goods or services to customers who have seen the advert displayed by the website owner.

The advertiser agrees to indemnify Adam Simson forthwith on demand and hold Adam Simson harmless against any and all expenses, damages and losses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) incurred by Adam Simson in connection with any claims, actual or threatened, of any kind (including, without limitation, breach of contract, any claim of trademark or copyright infringement, libel, defamation, breach of confidentiality, false or misleading advertising or sales practices) arising from the advertisement and/or any material of the advertiser to which users can link through the advertisement and any other contract entered into for the purchase of the advertised goods or services.

The advertiser will defend or settle at its own expense any action or other proceedings brought against Adam Simson that relates to the advertisement and/or any material of the advertiser to which users can link through the advertisement. Adam Simson shall notify the advertiser promptly of any such claim and shall permit the advertiser to assume and control the defence of such action with Counsel chosen by the advertiser (who shall be reasonably acceptable to tAdam Simson) and shall not enter into any settlement or compromise of any such claim without the advertiser’s prior written consent. The advertiser shall pay any and all proper costs, damages and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable legal fees and costs) awarded against or incurred by Adam Simson in any such action or proceedings.

4.1) Adam Simson reserves the right to re-design parts of or the entire website as detailed in the insertion order and to re-position advertising and sponsorship accordingly without prior notice.

4.2) Optimized web pages containing your company name and information may be submitted to search engines at the expense of Adam Simson.

4.3) Positioning of listings is at the sole discretion of Adam Simson except where a request for a specific preferred position is acknowledged by Adam Simson in writing.

5) The advertiser has the right to update content of the listing placed on the website at any time provided that the content is compliant with all other terms and conditions specified herein. Under no circumstances may the advertiser interfere with the software interface or any other part of the site without the prior written consent of Adam Simson.

6) All contents of advertisements are subject to Adam Simson's approval. Adam Simson reserves the right to reject or cancel any advertisement, insertion order, space reservation or position commitment at any time, or remove any advertisement from any website page controlled by Adam Simson, or reject any URL link embodied within any advertisement.

7.1) The agreed duration of the listing will begin from the date of e-mail notification by Adam Simson and will be for a period of the specific months purchased by the advertiser.

7.2) The advertiser must as soon as is reasonable correct any inaccuracy in the content of the listing or any specific advertisement.

7.3) The content of all advertising or listing incorporating data provided by a third party is not subject to the advertiser’s prior approval but no warranty is given by Adam Simson with relation to the accuracy of such advertisements. Adam Simson does not undertake to review the contents of any advertisements and any such review of and approval by Adam Simson shall not be deemed to constitute an acceptance by Adam Simson that such advertisement is provided in accordance with the terms of the Agreement nor shall it constitute a waiver of Adam Simson's rights hereunder. Adam Simson makes no warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy of any advert. In the event that any advert is inaccurate, the advertiser’s sole remedy is for Adam Simson to remedy such inaccuracy within 5 working days of it being notified of the inaccuracy by the advertiser.

8) Limitation Of Liability.

Adam Simson will not be liable, in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), pre-contract or other representations or otherwise out of or in connection with these terms and conditions for:

• Any economic losses (including without limitation loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings); or • Any loss of goodwill or reputation; or • Any special or indirect or consequential losses;

In any case whether or not such losses were within the contemplation of either party at the date on which the event giving rise to the loss occurred, suffered or incurred by a party arising out of or in connection with the provisions of any matter under these terms and conditions. In particular, and without limitation, the advertiser acknowledges that Adam Simson will not be liable for such losses whether arising from a failure to publish an advertisement, or from the inaccuracy of any data contained in any advertisements (whether such inaccuracy arises from any action, or failure to act, of Adam Simson, the advertiser or a third party).

These terms and conditions shall exclude Adam Simson’s liability for death or personal injury resulting from use of Adam Simson's websites directly or indirectly or that of its servants, agents or employees.

Subject to the above, the liability of Adam Simson in contract, tort, negligence, pre-contract or other representations or otherwise arising out of or in connection with these terms and conditions or the performance or observance of its obligations under these terms and conditions, and every applicable part of them shall be limited to the amendment of any inaccurate data in accordance with Section 7 above or in the event that Adam Simson fails to electronically publish an advertisement, the advertiser’s sole remedy and the website owner’s entire liability to the advertiser shall be limited at the website owner’s option to either a refund of the advertising fee or relevant portion thereof, or placement of the advertisement at a later time in a comparable position.

The advertiser acknowledges that any website on which an advert is displayed is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any representation or endorsement. Adam Simson makes no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, in relation to such website, including but not limited to, implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security, accuracy, condition or completeness, or any implied warranty arising from course of dealing or usage or trade or that the website will meet any requirements or will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or are fully functional, accurate, or reliable.

9) Adam Simson is not liable for delays in delivery and/or non-delivery in the event of any situation beyond the control of Adam Simson.

10) No conditions other than those set forth in the listing order or this shall be binding unless expressly agreed to in writing. In the event of any inconsistency between the listing order and this Agreement, this Agreement shall prevail.

11) All sales and advertising payments are final and not refundable. 

12) Accepted file types for Adam Simson's, TrustedBusinessDirectory.com, TrustedBusinessNews.com and TieredResponse.com: Animated GIF, GIF, JPEG, Flash / All click-through URLs must open in a new browser window. 

13) All prices quoted are before applicable taxes. 

14) Data Collection – Adam Simson permits advertisers to collect user-provided personal information (for example, through Web forms embedded in ads).  Advertisers wishing to collect personal information within advertisements must follow these basic guidelines:  1. Clearly identify organization;  2. Provide link to privacy policy; 3. Identify the purpose for collecting information. 

15) Creative Business Requirements -  Adam Simson has certain standards and guidelines for ads featured on the Adam Simson, TrustedBusinessDirectory.com, TrustedBusinessNews.com and TieredResponse.com Websites, blog and enewsletters to complement the Adam Simson, TrustedBusinessDirectory.com, TrustedBusinessNews.com, TieredResponse.com brands and home page.  Adam Simson reserves the right to reject any ad that it feels does not meet its minimum requirements. 

16) Ads Should:

      •   Contain a clear message, offer, or promotion

      •   Have a highly professional and businesslike design

      •   Contain imagery relevant to the offer or promotion

      •   Have consistent branding (use of similar/same logos and messaging)

      •   Link only to landing pages that provide content relevant to the ad featured

      •   Link to an offer or information that is not more than two clicks away

17) Ads May Not:

      •   Be misleading in any way (specifically within creative messaging/offers/promotions, etc.)

    •   Include inappropriate graphics (e.g., overly graphic medical conditions, images of distressed animals or humans), or suggestive or explicit images (e.g., pornographic)

      •   Be designed to rapidly flash images or use multiple flashing images

      •   Be overly cluttered, be unclear or contain inconsistent messaging

      •   Include a fake link or fake HTML  

18) For any ad changes to original ads posted and approved by Adam Simson, a notification MUST be sent for approval to Adam Simson. Any changes that do not abide by Adam Simson's Terms and Conditions will not be approved.

19) Anyone that goes against Adam Simson's Terms and Conditions will have their advertisement removed immediately with payment non-refundable. 

20) Miscellaneous

These terms and conditions (as amended from time to time) together with any document expressly referred to in any of the terms, contains the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter covered and supersede any previous agreements, arrangements, undertakings or proposals, written or verbal, between the parties in relation to such matters. No verbal explanation or verbal information given by any party shall alter the interpretation of these terms and conditions. Each party confirms that, in agreeing to these terms and conditions, it has not relied on any representation save insofar as the same has expressly been made a representation in these terms and conditions and agrees that it shall have no remedy in respect of any misrepresentation which has not become a term of these terms and conditions save that the agreement of each party contained in this.

The invalidity, illegality or un-enforceability of any provision of these terms and conditions shall not affect or impact the continuation in force of the remainder of these terms and conditions.

Nothing in these terms and conditions shall be construed as creating a partnership or joint venture of any kind between the parties or as constituting either party as the agent of the other party for any purpose whatsoever and neither party shall have the authority or power to bind the other party or to contract in the name of or create a liability against the other party in any way or for any purpose.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Canadian law and the parties hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Canadian courts in respect of any dispute or matter arising out of or connected with these terms and conditions.

Please note that all the pages on TrustedBusinessDirectory.com, TrustedBusinessNews.com and TieredResponse.com are copyright protected and no one has the right to use any or part of the websites without the written permission of the Founder Adam Simson.  Legal action will be taken if anyone is in violation. All rights reserved.  


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