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10 more sites that stupidly try to ban you from linking to them

July 15, 2012 One Comment

I've previously written (20092010 and 2011) about sites that forbid you from linking to them - plus my failed attempt to get one of Royal Mail's elusive licences giving permission to link to them (this really does exist).

And following on from the London Olympics banning links, here are more sites, on top of those from previous years, whose T&Cs forbid linking. I have linked to them all.

Barclays - too busy creating link policies to check their LIBOR submissions? " ... nor may you create a link to any part of the Website other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.".

WaterAid- why would a charity need traffic? "No third party is permitted to link any other website to this website without obtaining the prior written consent of WaterAid."

Rugby World Cup 2015 - and some lawyer kicks for World Cup glory: "It is the policy of RWC not to permit links to the site (including so-called "deep links" to pages of the site other than the homepage) without the prior written permission of RWC."

Damien Hirst - yeah, I'll get round to that soon: "You may establish links to the Site provided you: ... give us notice of such link by emailing us"

Wembley stadium - let me know when you do: " ... nor may you create a link to any part of this Website other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice."

Real Madrid - SEO own goal: "Websites that include a link to our Website ... may not link to any page of the Website other than the home page."

ASOS slavishly following the fashion: " ... nor may you create a link to any part of this Website other than the home page."

Torvill and Dean's Dancing on Ice tour on thin ice themselves: "You will not (d) create or publish a hypertext link to any part of the Website".

Law Society - not just the law that's an ass: "... nor may you create a link to any part of the Website other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy."

Freeview - tautologous, surely? "All links to the Site must be approved in writing by us prior to the creation of the link, except that we consent to links in which: (i) the link is a text-only link containing only the URL: http://www.Freeview.co.uk; (ii) the link "points" the user directly to the home page only and not to pages accessible from the home page".

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