The idea is to build websites for people (in the UK (at least to start with)) using content that they have uploaded to another website. I will cold-call them, ask them if they would like a website and if they do, I build them one using content that they have uploaded to another website, to save them having to dig out the content again for me.
I understand that cold-calling in the UK is legal, providing that you have vetted the number against the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and I think they have to be a limited company too.
Although I'm not overly clear on the legalities, my rough understanding is that scraping information from a website is legal, even if against their ToS. Is that correct? I assume there wouldn't be any copyright infringement issues, as the content belongs to the owner of the profile rather than the website that they uploaded it (presumably?)
If I were to scrape contact information from that website in order to build a list of people to contact, would I be breaching any data protection laws by holding onto said contact information that I have collected?
Any advice or pointers on related laws etc that I should be aware of or things I should avoid would be much appreciated.