Discussion in 'UK Websites For Sale' started by Simple Simon, Oct 10, 2019.
Removed from sale
Will take £30 to get rid
I will also help the new owner get setup as a giffgaff affiliate if needed
Do you have permission from GiffGaff to use their name in the domain and to use their logos and images on the website?
GiffGaff are well aware of affiliates using their name in domains and distributors have been doing so for a very long time without any problems.
There are multiple threads in their community board regarding this as well going back years
As of this moment I have never had any issues and can't foresee any either
I would imagine if I redirected the domain to vodafone they wouldnt be so happy though
I will add however that should any buyer have any issues for example a C&D I will happily refund the price paid
Just because you haven't had any problems, doesn't mean you're allowed. Unless you have direct permission, you're breaking copyright/trademark laws.
You can't sell a domain that contains a trademark/copyright without legal permission.
I am in the process as I'm typing this contacting GiffGaff regarding this and will provide any response given here & save email ready to forward on to potential buyers
You may wish to update the website before doing that. Currently, the site acts as if it's owned by GiffGaff. There's no messages anywhere stating that the website is not affiliated with GiffGaff and that you're an affiliate. I can guarantee that's against their affiliate terms of service for starters.
Plus, you're collecting user details. Where's all the information required for GDPR laws?
I appreciate you're just trying your best to make a bit of money with the website etc but it's breaking a lot of laws currently.
I'm not using their affiliate program, I'm currently promoting via their own Payback scheme
I do get your point however & will get some text added to the site immediately
Also regarding GDPR .. there should be a popup on the site .. is nothing showing up ?
I have taken the site offline while the changes are made.
Anyone interested can preview the site layout by going to -- REMOVED --
You'll get destroyed on any one of their conditions, I'd suggest you stop using this domain:
7.13. We reserve the right to remove or not award Payback Points where:
a) you have Participated in Spread giffgaff other than in compliance with Clause 7.11 above;
b) multiple SIM Cards have been activated or used in the same device;
c) where the New Member hasn’t used or continued to top-up their Account (as we may consider in our sole discretion);
d) you have used methods of promotion or distribution, or related strategy, that we (in our sole discretion) consider inappropriate, which shall include, but not be limited to:
i. infringing or violating trademark or other rights of giffgaff or any third party;
ii. using promotional content other than provided to you by giffgaff which we deem inappropriate (and you shall forward any claims or complaints you may receive in connection with any promotional content to giffgaff immediately, and remove it immediately upon giffgaff's request);
iii. giffgaff does not allow affiliates to bid on brand terms, nor are affiliates allowed to use these within a display URL in any PPC advertising. This also includes misspellings of the brand. Affiliates are now permitted to link directly to giffgaff’s site. You must not bid on any terms relating to any competitor of giffgaff. Any affiliates found to be doing so will be removed from the programme or not been awarded Payback points.using sites that include a giffgaff trademark, or the terms ‘giffgaff’, ‘giff-gaff’ or any variation thereof in the main URL structure (i.e. http://www.giffgaff-sim-cards.co.uk/). You may include giffgaff as part of a subdirectory (i.e. example.com/giffgaff), or a subdomain (i.e. giffgaff.example.com);
iv. giffgaff reserves the right to approve affiliates on exceptional cases to bid on relevant keywords. Explicit approval is required and all keywords must be pre-approved by giffgaff but on after direct written approval from giffgaff.
v. using sites that include a giffgaff trademark, or the terms ‘giffgaff’, ‘giff-gaff’ or any variation thereof in the main URL structure (i.e. http://www.giffgaff-sim-cards.co.uk/). You may include giffgaff as part of a subdirectory (i.e. example.com/giffgaff), or a subdomain (i.e. giffgaff.example.com);
vi. impersonating giffgaff or promoting giffgaff in any way, including, but not limited to, via graphical images, logos, text or editorial copy, press releases or marks, that (i) could be interpreted to suggest that such content has been authored or otherwise provided by, or represents the views or opinions of, giffgaff; (ii) is misleading, defamatory, libellous, obscene, or otherwise objectionable; (iii) infringes, derogates, dilutes, or impairs the rights of giffgaff or any third party; (iv) refers to giffgaff but is used as part of a name of a product or service of a company other than giffgaff; or (v) is used in any other manner inconsistent with these terms and conditions or with any provision of law. We may at our discretion ask you to modify your promotional material or clearly state that your site is not official and to include links to giffgaff.com.
vii. using sexually explicit materials or hate/ violent/ offensive content;
viii. promoting discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;
ix. promoting illegal activities or otherwise, violate any applicable laws (this includes SPAM). If you want to send out any emails that advertise or promote giffgaff, you will need giffgaff's approval. Emails or other communications must comply with all applicable law including laws relating to data protection and privacy and electronic marketing
xi. using fraudulent means to prompt clicks; or
xii. anything else which we might consider inappropriate and/or likely to bring giffgaff into disrepute.
7.14. We will keep our right, title and interest in the giffgaff names, logos, trademarks, service marks and copyrights, including those that we may use or develop in the future. Any goodwill resulting from your use of giffgaff's name, logos, trademarks, service marks and copyright will not create any right, title or interest for you as a distributor of SIM Cards.
Ah .. never spotted that
Will leave site offline & remove this from sale
Many thanks for pointing this out guys
Separate names with a comma.