The Joomla! Resources Directory (herein referred to as the "JRD") is a free directory service provided to the Joomla! community for identifying service providers within the Joomla! community that can serve as a resource for locating website designers and extension developers. Access to and any use of the JRD, or any of the content contained therein, is subject to these Terms of Service. By searching the JRD, reading directory listings, submitting a Review, or submitting an Application to obtain a Listing, you are agreeing to the following Terms of Service.

Open Source Matters, Inc. (referred to as OSM) and The Joomla! Project (Joomla!) acting through the JRD Team have the right, in their sole discretion, to revise these Terms of Service upon 30 days notice, as described below.  Your continued use of the Joomla! Resources Directory constitutes your agreement to be bound by these Terms of Service, as modified from time to time.

Contents:

  1. Definitions
  2. Effect of Submissions, Ownership of Copyrights and Intellectual Property
  3. General Site Usage
  4. Listings
    1. General Requirements
    2. Obligation to Keep Listings Current
    3. Trademark and License Compliance
    4. Post-Approval Reviews
    5. Unpublished Listings - Notice and Remediation
  5. Reviews and Voting
  6. Contesting Negative Reviews
  7. Suspension of Account
  8. Dispute Resolution
  9. Privacy
  10. Advertising
  11. Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
  12. Governing Law
  13. Notice of Terms Of Service Revisions
  14. Questions, Support and Contacting the JRD Team
  1. Definitions

    The “Joomla Resources Directory,” also known as the “JRD,” is a volunteer-managed free-to-use directory of select service providers within the Joomla! community that represent that they meet the published qualifications deemed necessary to obtain a listing.  Being listed within the JRD does not constitute an endorsement by OSM or The Joomla! Project, either express or implied, with regard to the listed organizations and individuals, nor the nature and quality of services they provide.

    A “Listing” is a record within the JRD directory software displayed on the JRD website devoted to promotion of, and community review of, a particular service provider.  Listings are obtained by submitting an Application that states the applicant’s qualifications.  The Application is then subject to the review and approval by the JRD Team.  On approval, the relevant portions of an Application are published as a Listing.

    The terms “Applicants” and “Listed Service Providers” are used interchangeably and apply to both organizations (Listed Organizations) and individuals (Listed Individuals) that have applied for a Listing in the Joomla Resources Directory.  The term "Listed Service Providers" includes organizations and individuals that are in the act of applying or have applied for a Listing, including before that application has been processed, approved or rejected.

    “Reviewers” consist of users of the Joomla Resources Directory website that have posted a rating or review concerning their experience with a Listed Service Provider.

    “Listing Content” consists of all content posted by an Applicant for inclusion in, or to demonstrate qualification to be listing in, the JRD.  Such content includes, but is not limited to: a description of the business, biographies of individuals, photos, logos, links to websites or extensions they have authored, and similar content for promoting their services.  Listing Content excludes Reviews.

    “Reviews” consist of ratings, comments and any other text submitted by a Reviewer claiming to be an unrelated consumer of services provided by a Listed Service Provider along with their name, screen name, avatar or photo (collectively referred to as their name and likeness.)

  2. Effect of Submissions, Ownership of Copyrights and Intellectual Property

    Listed Organizations and Listed Individuals retain ownership of their copyrights to, and all other intellectual property rights associated with, the Listing Content that they post in their JRD Application along with any supplemental information submitted in connection with that application, including, but not limited to, descriptions of their services, individual biographies, photos and logos.

    By submitting an Application to become a Listed Service Provider in the JRD, the applicant is granting to OSM a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to reproduce, edit, publish, use, translate, and distribute that Listing Content in any medium whatsoever in connection with their JRD Listing and/or promotion of The Joomla! Project and its products and extensions. In so doing, you, the applicant, represent and warrant that you own the copyrights or possess sufficient rights to grant such a license to OSM, that the posted Listing Content does not infringe any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary right of any other party, and that you agree to indemnify and hold OSM harmless in connection with any claims of infringement directly related to your submitted Listing Content.  The JRD reserves the right to modify a Listing prior to or after being published, and it reserves the right to remove a Listing if, in its sole discretion, the JRD Team finds a Listing to not be in compliance with these Terms of Service or in keeping with the values and intentions of the Directory.

    By submitting a Review to the JRD, you represent and warrant that you are the original author of the Review and hereby assign all copyrights, as well as all other intellectual property rights in connection with your Review, to OSM, including a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use your name and likeness, as well as the right to re-license third parties to republish your Review in whole or in part.  As the owner of the Reviews, OSM has the right to reproduce, edit, publish, use, translate, and distribute the Reviews in any medium whatsoever. The JRD reserves the right to moderate a review prior to or after being published, and it reserves the right to remove a review if, in its sole discretion, the JRD Team finds a review to not be in keeping with the values and intentions of the Directory.

    All rights associated with the JRD website, including but not limited to OSM and JRD related trademarks, branding elements, badges, trade dress, “look and feel,” and copyrights to content and code posted by the JRD Team remain the property of OSM (collectively “JRD Property”).

    As a Directory User, you agree not to copy, reproduce, download, disseminate, publish or transfer Listing Content, Reviews or JRD Property in any form or by any means without prior written permission from OSM.

    All trademarks referenced in JRD Listings and Reviews are the property of their respective owners.

  3. General Site Usage

    By accessing this site you acknowledge that OSM and the respective providers of Listing Content own the copyrights and all other intellectual property rights for any information in the Directory (“content”) unless otherwise expressly indicated. You agree not to bulk copy, reproduce, download, disseminate, publish, or transfer said content in any form or by any means, except with our prior written permission. You further agree not to collect any content from the Directory by using any automated means; such as spiders or scraping.

    You must not violate or attempt to violate the security of the JRD or interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the JRD, servers or networks.

    You must not post, upload, email, link to, or otherwise transmit any content that contains any viruses, harmful code, or other computer software or program that may damage or adversely affect the functionality of the JRD or impair others’ ability to use the JRD.

    You must not use the JRD to send unsolicited emails. (no spamming)

    You must not impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent an affiliation with another person or entity.

    Only one account is allowed per person. Users found having multiple accounts will have all extra accounts deactivated and all Reviews removed.

  4. Listings

    Any company or person that is an active contributor to the Joomla! community is welcome to submit an Application for a Listing in the JRD. These are the minimum requirements that all applicants must comply with in order to qualify for inclusion in the JRD. Failure to comply at any time may result in the immediate unpublishing of your Listing. By submitting an Application, you acknowledge and agree to the following:

    1. General Requirements

      All Applicants must certify that they have read and are in full compliance with the JRD Submission Checklists.  Intentional misrepresentations when certifying compliance may result in immediate rejection of an Application and Suspension of the applicant’s account.

      By submitting an Application, you acknowledge and accept that you are subjecting yourself and your business to the possibility of receiving adverse Reviews.  You do so with full knowledge that the integrity of the JRD requires that the JRD leaves all such reviews, both positive and negative, published for the benefit of the community.  You agree, in advance, to hold OSM, including its officers and directors, and the JRD Team harmless for allowing all posts submitted by third parties, whether favorable or adverse, to be and to remain published.  Absent obvious abuse of the JRD system or violation of these Terms of Service, the JRD is under no obligation to unpublish or modify a Review.

      Applications must be in English, except that a true, correct and complete translation of a description to an additional language may be included below the English description.  Inability of the JRD Team to easily verify the accuracy of the translation may result in the Listing being delayed in processing or not being posted at all.

      All Listing Content must be relevant to the use, development, design, deployment and extension of the Joomla! Framework and/or the Joomla! Content Management System.

      Listing Content and any linked websites contained therein must not contain content of an adult or sexually explicit nature.

      Listing Content and any linked websites contained therein must not contain content that is dishonest, libelous, defamatory, fraudulent, misleading or that otherwise violates the legal rights of others; including but not limited to the right of privacy.

      Listing Content and any linked websites contained therein must not promote or engage in illegal activities, including, without limitation, infringement of any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary right of any other party.

      Listing Content and the Applicant’s website linked from the listing must not promote ideological, religious, or political matters.

      All links included in an Application or Listed Content must not be shortened using a URL shortener or result in redirection to an alternative URL.

      Listing Content, any linked websites contained therein, nor any website associated with the Listed Service Provider must not imply in any way that inclusion in the Joomla! Resources Directory constitutes endorsement by OSM or The Joomla! Project.

    2. Obligation to Keep Listings Current

      You, the Applicant, are solely responsible for all content submitted for your Listing in the JRD. Information contained within Listings must be kept current.  You are required to login and re-save your listing at least annually.  We will use the Last Modified date as one indicator of whether your Listing is still current.  Notwithstanding, the JRD team and OSM reserve the right to remove any content or unpublish a Listing that is reported to us to be, or appears to be, out-of-date.

      Links to a Listed Service Provider’s website that do not properly resolve for more than three successive days may cause the Listing to be unpublished from the JRD.

      Failure to update a listing within 20 days of a change in the primary contact information for a Listed Service Provider (name, address, phone number and/or e-mail) may cause the Listing to be unpublished from the JRD.

    3. Trademark and License Compliance

      All linked websites related to a Listed Service Provider must comply with the latest version of all applicable Joomla licenses, including GPL licensing of Joomla!-related extensions, proper usage of all OSM-owned and Joomla! related trademarks according to the current Trademark Policy, and not using the Joomla! name or logo in an unauthorized, confusing or misleading manner.

    4. Post-Approval Reviews

      After a Listing has been approved for a Listed Organization, the organization has 30 days to include the embed code for the JRD badge on the web page to which the JRD listing links.  Thereafter, failure to include the full unaltered embed code for the JRD badge on that page may cause the Listing to be unpublished from the JRD.  It is anticipated that testing of compliance will be automated and so the complete embed code must be included within the HTML, not altered by JavaScript, and not obscured from the visible part of the page by CSS.  The JRD Team may grant exceptions to this badge requirement in its sole discretion.

      All Listings must remain in compliance with the JRD Submission Checklists. A listing that no longer complies with the JRD Submission checklist is subject to being immediately unpublished.

    5. Unpublished Listings - Notice and Remediation

      Applications that fail to comply with one or more of the criteria listed above will not be included in the JRD. In such cases, the JRD team may choose, but is not obligated, to inform the applicant about why their Application was rejected or their listing was unpublished.

      Listings that have been unpublished have a 14 day grace period to be corrected before being permanently removed.  Once removed, a new Application must be submitted.

      Bottom Line:  Inclusion in the JRD is a privilege, not a right, and inclusion is at the sole discretion of the JRD team and OSM. Any listing can be removed at any time, for any reason, without notice.

  5. Reviews and Voting

    Any company or person is welcome to register and write a review of an experience with the services provided by a Listed Service Provider. These are the minimum requirements that Reviews must meet in order to qualify for inclusion in the JRD. Failure to comply at any time may result in the immediate unpublishing or removal of your Review and/or suspension of your account. By submitting an Review, you acknowledge and agree to the following:

    Your Review may not contain:

    • offensive language;
    • content of an adult or sexually explicit nature;
    • content that is dishonest, libelous, defamatory, fraudulent, misleading or that otherwise violates the legal rights of others; including, but not limited to, the right of privacy;
    • content that promotes or engages in illegal activities, including, without limitation, infringement of any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary right of any other party;
    • content that promotes ideological, religious, or political matters;
    • requests for support, questions or bug reports;
    • commercial disputes; or
    • self-promotional content, links or advertising

    Your Review must reflect your honest opinion based on first-hand experience with the Listed Service Provider and may not be made in exchange for any type of compensation or benefit, including, without limitation, free products or services.

    Your review must be objective, professional in tone and language, and in reference solely to the Listed Service Provider.  It should in no way harass or personally attack anyone.

    Reviews must be in English, except that a true, correct and complete translation of a Review to an additional language may be included below the English language Review.  Inability of the JRD Team to easily verify the accuracy of the translation may result in the Review being delayed in processing or not being posted at all or the translation being deleted.

    Service Providers may not post Reviews of other Service Providers that are considered direct competition.

    Employees that work for a Listed Organization or a Listed Individual affiliated with a Listed Organization may not review that organization.

    Acceptance and/or removal of reviews and votes is at the sole discretion of the JRD team and OSM.  

    Willful or repeated violation of these Review and Voting requirements may result in suspension or termination of the Reviewer’s account and removal of all associated Reviews.

  6. Contesting Negative Reviews

    If a Listed Service Provider believes that a review contains incorrect information, please open a support ticket using the link provided. If a review appears to be unjustified, based on inappropriate grounds, or problematic in some way, the review will be temporarily unpublished and an investigation will follow.  After investigation, the review will be kept unpublished, it will be republished, or inappropriate content removed and the remainder of the review republished as originally written, as determined by the JRD Team in its sole discretion.

    The Joomla! Resources Directory reserves the right, but not the obligation, to moderate all reviews to remove reviews having content that is inappropriate for publication on the JRD or not supportive of the Values of the Joomla! Community.

    A Listed Service Provider receiving negative reviews has one other recourse.  You may request that the JRD Team unpublish ALL reviews in association with your listing and in their place post a message saying to the effect that, “All Reviews have been unpublished at the request of the Listed Service Provider.”  Such a request may be made on a one-time basis and will suppress new Reviews being posted for the life of the Listing.  You must allow the JRD Team five business days to process such a request.

    As a member of the community, if anyone believes that any Listing or Review is in significant violation of any JRD Rule or this Terms of Service, please contact the JRD Team.

  7. Suspension of Account

    The JRD and/or OSM will take the following action for repeated violation of these Terms, for conduct unbecoming a member of the Joomla! community, as determined in its sole discretion, or for such other violations where suspension is specified herein:

    1st violation: the Listing Organization’s entire account and related Individual Listings will be suspended (unpublished) for a minimum of one month.

    2nd violation: suspended (unpublished) for a minimum of three months.

    3rd violation: suspended (unpublished) indefinitely. After 12 months the developer may appeal the suspension. Appeals will be reviewed by the JRD team with no guarantee that the suspension will be lifted.

  8. Dispute Resolution

    Any Listed Organization or Listed Individual having questions or concerns about their Application and desiring to initiate crowd-sourced review of JRD policies is invited to post their concerns in the Joomla! Resources Directory Forum.  Any posting in other forums or mailing lists is considered an abuse of Joomla! community standards and, in and of itself, may result in Suspension after one warning from anyone in the community.

  9. Privacy

    Unless required by law, except for information supplied for publication in Listings and Reviews, no personal information submitted by Applicants or Reviewers will be shared with third parties; except that OSM will divulge any information collected from Listed Service Providers when required to do so by law enforcement agencies. In the event that OSM, or its assets, are acquired by or merged with another entity, your Listing Content, Reviews and Application information will be one of the transferred assets.  For more information concerning our privacy practices, please see our privacy policy.

  10. Advertising

    OSM participates in third party advertising programs and allows advertisements (OSM’s and third party) to be displayed on the JRD site. OSM is not responsible for the content of any third party advertisements. For more information concerning these advertisements, please see our privacy policy.

  11. Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

    The Listings and Reviews included in the JRD have been submitted by members of the Joomla! community and are for general informational purposes only. Listings do not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Joomla or OSM.

    Because the Listings and Reviews are provided by third parties, The Joomla! Project, OSM, and the JRD team cannot be held liable for the accuracy of the information. Visitors wishing to verify that the information is correct should contact the parties responsible for creating the Listing Content and Reviews.

    THE INFORMATION IN THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. OPEN SOURCE MATTERS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL OPEN SOURCE MATTERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF REVENUE OR LOSS OF USE, ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE THIS SITE, EVEN IF OPEN SOURCE MATTERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or limitations on liability. Accordingly, the above limitations may not apply to you.

    OSM and the JRD team reserves the right at any time to modify, suspend or discontinue the JRD, or any portion thereof, with or without notice, and we are not liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension or interruption in services.

    The maximum remedy available against OSM in the event of a breach of these Terms of Service will be limited to a refund of any actual fees you paid to access, use or become featured in this Directory.  The sole remedy for a libelous Review is direct action against the author of the review who by the act of submitting the review to an automated display system, serves as the publisher.

  12. Governing Law

    Any dispute with respect to the JRD shall be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland, excluding its conflict of laws provisions. All visitors to the JRD submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and/or federal courts of the State of Maryland.

  13. Notice of Terms Of Service Revisions

    These Terms Of Service may be changed with 30 days notice. Notice of such changes will be posted on the Joomla! Forum and/or The Joomla! Community Portal 30 days before being implemented.  In addition, the JRD Team will notify all those who have current listings on the JRD of any change to this Terms of Service via email. It is your responsibility to keep your contact email up-to-date. Whether or not you have personally read these notices, continuing to use the JRD after such revisions have taken effect indicates that you have accepted the revised Terms of Service.

  14. Questions, Support and Contacting The JRD Team

    Any questions about these Terms of Service should be posted in the Resources Directory Forum or through submitting a Support Ticket.