Legal Notice

1. General

This Website is operated, by First Directory Ltd and is made available on the following terms and conditions. By using the Website you accept these terms and conditions, which shall be interpreted according to the laws of England.

  • Company registration: 03997702
  • VAT registration: GB 762 5677 00

2. Data Protection

First Directory Ltd's use of personal information supplied by you when you use this Website is governed by our privacy policy.

3. Copyright

3.1 First Directory Ltd grants you a non-exclusive licence to access and use the content in this Website for your personal purposes. You may not reproduce or distribute any part of the content for commercial purposes.

3.2 You acknowledge that the copyright, database rights, taxonomy and all other intellectual property rights comprised in or relating to this Website and in the data or the taxonomy it contains belongs to First Directory Ltd.

3.3 You are permitted to print or download extracts from this material for your personal use only. None of this material may be used for any commercial or public use.

3.4 No part of, the data, the taxonomy or any material appearing on the site may be reproduced, stored in or transmitted on any other Website without written permission of First Directory Ltd and any payments of a specified fee. Requests to republish any material may be sent to [email protected].

3.5 You may not send automated queries of any sort to without express permission in advance from First Directory Ltd. Note that "sending automated queries" includes, among other things: data scrapping, meta-searching and performing "offline" searches on

4. Disclaimer

4.1 First Directory Ltd does not give any warranty or other assurance as to the operation, quality or functionality of the site. Access to the site may be interrupted, restricted or delayed for any reason. First Directory Ltd also does not give any warranty or other assurance as to the content of the material appearing on the site, its accuracy, completeness, timelessness or fitness for any particular purpose.

4.2 To the full extent permissible by law, First Directory Ltd disclaims all responsibility for any damages or losses (including, without limitation, financial loss, damages for loss in business projects, loss of profits or other consequential losses) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use the Site or any material appearing on, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using or any such material.

4.3 contains links to external sites. First Directory Ltd is not responsible for and has no control over the content of such sites. Information on, or available via hypertext link from, is made available without responsibility on the part of
First Directory Ltd disclaims all responsibility and liability (including for negligence) in relation to information on or accessible from

5. Advertising Material

Advertisers are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on complies with all relevant laws and regulations. First Directory Ltd will not take responsibility for any error, omission or inaccuracy in advertising material.

5.1 Cancellation or suspension

Requests for cancellation or reduction of an order may be considered but only if received in writing by the publisher within 28 (twenty-eight) days of the order. No cancellation or reduction will be effective until confirmed in writing by an authorised signatory of the Publisher.

6. Protection Rights

The name and logo of 1stdirectory; 1st directory; firstdirectory; first directory; are trademarks of First Directory Ltd. You are not permitted to use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce these trademarks for any reason.

7. Changes to the Website

First Directory Ltd may at any time make alterations to or to withdraw this Website or any part of it.

8. Third Party Data

First Directory Ltd uses third party data sources to enhance it's data. These sources include but are not limited Companies House, Royal Mail, Register of Data Controllers and Ordance Survey.

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Privacy Policy

First Directory Ltd collects and uses information from users of its websites and subscription services in the following ways. By using this website or service you consent to this collection and use of information.

1. Company Entry Details

Details of personnel provided to us in company entries will be published in our industrial/commercial directories in printed, CD and online formats.

2. Contact details

Contact details provided by you (such as your name, job title, telephone and fax number and your e-mail and postal addresses) may be used occasionally to tell you about important changes to the service or website and its functionality.

3. 'Cookies'

Cookies are small pieces of information stored by us on your computer which enable us to identify your computer when you access our services or websites. We may use cookies to provide you with a convenient means of access, without needing your password. Also to protect the integrity of registered user names and passwords and to limit access to 'paid for' services. The only third parties we disclose information obtained by the use of cookies to are:

  • Google Analytics - for our internal website statistics
  • Google Adsense - for displaying appropriate adverts to users

4. Data Protection Policy

E-mails sent to companies via will be monitored for statistical purposes by First Directory Ltd and these statistics may be passed onto advertisers on the website.

5. Financial Information

First Directory Ltd do not store credit card details. All credit card information is stored by our payments solution provider.

6. Information Sharing

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and would like to know your options in relation to not having this information used by these companies, click here.

7. Recording of Telephone Calls

In accordance with The Privacy of Messages condition of the Self-Provision Licence all telephone calls to First Directory may be recorded for training purposes.

8. Statistical information

Aggregate statistical information provided by us to our advertisers or others regarding sales or website usage will not include personally identifying information.

9. Voluntary Information

We may ask for further information about you as part of online surveys or if you enter any competition or other promotional feature. This information will be used to enable us to improve our website or online service.

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