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What is prohibited on Scott's Marketplace?

The following conduct is prohibited:

  • the sale or offer to sell a service of any kind
  • creating an offer or listing for the sole purpose of sharing photographs or other information with the community
  • offer for sale products from multi-level marketing companies, network marketing companies, or companies that use direct selling, referral marketing, or pyramid selling
  • shipping or distributing products by using a third-party distributor
  • drop shipping of product
  • shipping product from outside the continental United States of America
  • statements that are false, inaccurate or misleading, or misrepresent a product,
  • sale of illegal, counterfeit or stolen items
  • using the property of another without proper authority
  • copying, reproducing or publishing material without proper authority
  • infringing upon a third-party’s intellectual property rights
  • use profane or racist language or images
  • publishing statements, content or images that are obscene or lewd, or that contain pornography
  • publishing statements that are defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening
  • unlawfully harassing, or intended to intimidate a person
  • use your online storefront to discuss disputes with others or with SMP
  • direct buyers or users to another online venue to purchase the same product as listed in your online storefront on the Site, including posting hyperlinks or URLs or other information that would reasonably lead to the location of the other online venue
  • sell any item identified by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission as hazardous to consumers
  • falsely stating or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with any person including SMP
  • transmitting code of a destructive nature that may damage, interfere with, intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information
  • modify, adapt or hack the Site, create a mirror image of the Site, or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with SMP
  • appear to create liability for SMP or cause SMP to lose (in whole or in part) the services of its internet service provider or other suppliers
  • reference, describe or link to, directly or indirectly, products that are prohibited under this Agreement, our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, or other policies of SMP posted on the Site
  • statements or conduct that violate this Agreement, our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy or any other policy published on the Site, or violating any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation including, but not limited to, laws governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination false advertising

The following products are prohibited:

  • listings intended to circumvent SMP’s transaction fees by directing potential customers to other websites or by offering contact information other than the information provided on the site
  • products or merchandise of any kind that is not owned by you or to which you do not have the necessary rights to sell the product or merchandise
  • merchandise that is stolen, an unauthorized replica, a counterfeit, or a “knock-off”
  • used products unless you are licensed to sell such products as an antique or consignment store
  • recalled products
  • photographs, pictures or images not owned by you or to which you do not have rights
  • video or audio recordings or reproductions or copies thereof not owned by you or to which you do not have rights
  • video games or software unless such video games and/or software are full retail versions
  • media which is produced and distributed for promotional use only and is not authorized for retail distribution or sale, including but not limited to promo books, promo music albums and CDs, promo films and promo software
  • recordings, reproductions, publications, or copies of movies, movie trailers, music, books, radio programs or television programs not owned by you or to which you do not have rights
  • film, radio or television scripts that are unpublished or that are not owned by you or to which you do not have rights
  • celebrity images and/or the use of celebrity names without permission of a celebrity or their management including any items containing such images or names
  • images or use of names of individuals where you do not have authority to use such images or names
  • photography, paintings, illustrations, textual descriptions, videos, DVDs, tapes or other media for visual reproduction that is pornographic, depicts a human or animal engaged in sexual conduct, or shows a nude individual, exceptions are made for artwork that is considered fine art such as Alexandros of Antioch’s Venus de Milo or Michelangelo’s David sculptures
  • copies of art in any form or media that is not owned by you or to which you do not have rights
  • adult novelties, toys and devices of a sexual nature for which one would have to be 18 years of age to purchase in the United States of America
  • graphic photographs of crime-scenes, human organs, a born or unborn fetus, or body parts
  • weapons and ammunition including but not limited to rifles, shotguns, pistols, guns, other firearms, knifes, switchblades, crossbows, hunting bows, nunchaku “nunchuks,” clubs, brass knuckles, ball bearing guns “BB guns”, paintball guns, pellet guns, tasers, stun guns, blowguns, pepper spray, mace, and weapons designed to be concealed; however, toys that fire rubber pellets or foam darts are permitted
  • alcoholic beverages
  • electronic smoking products
  • illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • automobile tires and batteries
  • postage meters
  • slot machines
  • money or equivalent instruments whether or not counterfeit
  • securities including stock, membership interest, partnership interest, notes, bonds, debentures, or any other form of equity or debt financing
  • real estate
  • internet domain names (URLs)
  • smart cards
  • lottery tickets (including raffles)
  • cable signal descramblers or any item that enables unauthorized transmission/reception of a satellite broadcast or signal
  • electronic surveillance equipment
  • items that infringe upon an individual’s privacy including the sale of marketing lists
  • living creatures and unauthorized/illegal wildlife and wildlife products
  • plants or seeds designated by any agency as noxious or dangerous or plants or seeds classified as illegal by any law in the United States of America
  • any product containing any hazardous or dangerous material including mercury or any product whose use is regulated by any law in any jurisdiction
  • medical equipment unless approved in advance by SMP
  • tanning devices unless approved in advance by SMP
  • service contracts or warranties
  • any product which by listing the same on the site violates any law in any jurisdiction or which may lead to the production of an illegal item or an illegal activity
  • offensive material as determined by SMP in its sole discretion
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