By visiting this site, registering as a user or joining the supplierblacklist.com community, you understand and agree to the following:
SUPPLIER BLACKLIST is designed to be a user-generated international blacklist of unsafe suppliers. All information on this site is written and published by users/buyers who had a bad experience with a supplier. The content of this site is purely informative and designed to help other buyers to avoid pitfalls.
The administrators of supplierblacklist.com are part-time volunteers from the international buying community and it is impossible for them to review all content. Content posted by users to this website expresses the views and opinions of that user and does not reflect the views of supplerblacklist.com management and owners.
By joining this forum, user agrees to only post content that they believe is true and accurate. User agrees not to post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise in violation of any laws. Users are legally responsible for what they write in this forum and if their posted content is not accurate, lawsuits can be filed by suppliers against them for defamation/libel/slander. SupplierBlacklist.com encourages users to post accurate, fact-based content when listing what they consider to be a bad supplier on our website.
By agreeing to forum rules, the user attests that the content posted is valid and is giving SupplierBlacklist.com irrevocable rights to post it on this web site. The user acknowledges that once the content is posted, it cannot easily be removed, even at the request of the user.
The publishers of supplierblacklist.com assume no responsibility for editorial or clerical errors or any errors occasioned by honest mistake. All information contained on this website is subject to change by the appropriate officials of supplierblacklist.com.
Disclaimer/ Liability Claims
Supplierblacklist.com (owners, management, volunteers, employees, advertisers and partners etc.) assumes no responsibility for the relevance, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided on this website. Liability claims against supplierblacklist.com which refer to any kind of damage of a material or immaterial nature caused by the information provided on this site, or the use of incorrect and incomplete information, are explicitly excluded.
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Blacklist Removals & Changes
- www.SupplierBlacklist.com has no formal staff and we simply do not have the manpower to monitor the website or judge the accuracy of a request to delete or change a listing.
- And if we are contacted by someone claiming to be an involved party requesting a change, we have no way to verify this.
As such we allow users to make certain changes free of charge, but formal de-listing or changes to the core listing requires administrative support and a small fee is applicable.
Option 1: Clarifications made to an existing post: Free of Charge
We welcome relevant parties to state on the listing (in the comments section) that the situation has changed. And if the buyer no longer considers the supplier a bad supplier, please use the following template to post updates in the comments section:
- “I, NAME, have resolved the matter with SUPPLIER NAME, and no longer consider the supplier a bad supplier.”
- In the comments section, please provide as much information as possible regarding how the situation was resolved and why you no longer consider the supplier a bad supplier.
Option 2: Removal/ Major Change to the Listing: Fees Required
In exchange for a small fee to cover administrative costs to access the site and make changes, the listing will be adjusted/ removed per user’s request by a 3rd party per the following protocols:
- Follow the above step to list in the comments section why you wish to have the listing removed or changed.
- State in the comments section “I would like an administrator to make the following changes (such as removing the list). I understand a small fee may be applicable.”
- We receive a lot of fake requests from blacklisted suppliers pretending to be the original author of the post. As such the email address of the author of the above clarification will need to match exactly with the email address of the author of the original posting for security reasons.
- As Supplierblacklist.com has no formal staff, a volunteer who reviews the site on periodic basis, will put you in touch with a 3rd party webmaster. The 3rd party has limited (but sufficient) access to the site and the 3rd party will follow up with you directly to discuss the time frame and cost structure. In most cases the listing can be changed in less than a week at a fee of less than 100 USD. Expedite fees may be applicable. The webmaster is an independent 3rd party and terms of their service should be arranged between you and the webmaster. Please note that security protocols allow the webmaster to access only 1 listing at a time. You must also have access to the email address used by the author to prove you made the original listing. If you request changes to multiple listing, multiple fees may be applicable.
- Please note that even after the listing has been changed/removed at SupplierBlacklist.com, it may take a bit of time for Google to update the results of their search engine. To speed up the process at Google, you should request that the above mentioned webmaster submit an update to Google and other search engines.
Remedies for suppliers who have been blacklisted:
- Get in touch with the buyer, resolve your conflict and post an update to Supplier Blacklist. Ask the buyer to post and update as well.
- If a conflict cannot be resolved or if you believe information posted by the buyer is not accurate, feel free to post your side of the story in the comments section of the listing. Provide as much information as possible and stick to the facts. Remember that authors of content are legally responsible for what they write in this forum and if their posted content is not accurate, lawsuits can be filed by the offended party against them for defamation/libel/slander. SupplierBlacklist.com encourages all users (buyers, sellers and related parties) to post accurate, fact-based content.
- If necessary, take legal action against the author and/or obtain injunction to force the author to retract their statements. You can have it removed from the search engines (like Google) with the following method:
If information posted on a website is defamatory, but the author is unwilling to retract their statements and/or the website is unable to remove the information, please contact the search engines directly to remove specific website URLs from search engines results. Most likely you will need to obtain a court order to remove specific website URLs from search engines results. First sue the author of the information and obtain a court order declaring the content on the website defamatory and/or illegal. The court order can then be presented to a search engine, like Google, which voluntarily removes websites containing defamatory content from its search results upon being presented with a valid court order.
Although the content remains on www.SupplierBlacklist.com where it was originally posted, once it is removed from search engine results it is essentially gone for most practical purposes. The original listing will not be viewed unless someone goes to the original listing or happens to search www.SupplierBlacklist.com where the content is hosted.
- While the Forum Rules above were created to ensure accurate information is posted to SupplierBlacklist.com, occasionally, suppliers who have been blacklisted consider taking legal action against SupplierBlacklist.com as the host of the forum. Here is some information if you are considering this option:
A website, or Internet Service Provider (ISP) cannot be sued for defamation related to a third-party comment or post.
Why? Because back in 1996, the Federal Government passed Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which provides a safe harbor from defamation liability, over user comments, to ISPs, hosting companies and website operators.
For example, Facebook is not held responsible for defamatory comments posted by any and all users. The user may be held responsible, but not the website.