barred service providers
Formal responsibility for the promotion and content of premium rate services rests with the service provider as defined in the Code of Practice. In many cases, the service provider directly provides the service content and/or the form and content of a promotion. This, however, is not always the case - sometimes the content or promotion is actually provided by a party other than the one that is answerable to icstis under the Code. In order to provide a clear picture those parties responsible for the problem(s) which arose in a case are identified as well as the parties defined as service providers under the Code.
Service providers included in this list have been found to be operating services in breach of the icstis Code of Practice. The panel has applied a sanction as a result of these breaches as per paragraphs 8.7.2e and 8.7.2f of the Code of Practice - Click here to view Procedures and Sanctions section of the Code of Practice.
As a result, the service providers have been barred from operating premium rate services on some or all of their numbers allocated, or operating a certain type or category of premium rate service for a defined period of time. The service providers listed are not permitted to operate premium rate services on these numbers or operate the type or category of the service mentioned until such time as this bar has expired as detailed on the list attached.
List of barred service providers - adjudication cases
non-payment of fines
Service providers included in this list have been found in breach of paragraphs 8.7.2d and/or 8.10 of the icstis Code of Practice. As a result, the service providers have been barred from operating premium rate services for failing to pay an outstanding fine and/or administrative charge imposed against them under the Code of Practice. The service providers listed are not permitted to operate any premium rate service until such time as their outstanding debts are settled in full.