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franz818
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06/18/14 06:28 PM (7 years ago)

Names of businesses and their locations

The app I am working on consists of names of different businesses you can go to and a few details of what they can offer people. Do I need each business' permission to do this?? If so how do I go about it??
 
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06/18/14 06:44 PM (7 years ago)
Typically you would not need a businesses 'permission' to list their business in your directory; it's a matter of public record. The only time someone would have an issue, is if you were to list the physical location of the local FBI or CIA office; they frown on publicity. But if it's "Nick's Golf Accessories" you're not going to run into any problems. Cheers! -- Smug
 
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06/18/14 10:24 PM (7 years ago)
If you post negative information about a business, you will probably hear from them. Like Yelp has been. Or, if you post factually incorrect information about a business, its owner, employees, products, hours... If your directory has a theme and you cast the business in a false light on the basis of that theme... The fundamental principle of free speech is truth. The fundamental principle of business slander is whether you cause shoppers to stay away.
 
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06/19/14 01:17 AM (7 years ago)
My whole aim will be to send them there
 

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