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Terms and Conditions

  1. Overview

Understanding Our Policies

Products and services sold or rented on Marketplace-Gratis, Bazaar-Gratis and ‘VR’ Mvrketplace are referred to herein as ‘The Marketplace’

Commerce Products must comply with our Community Standards and the Marketplace Commerce Policies. Our Commerce Policies provide rules on the types of products and services that can be offered for sale on The Marketplace. Sellers are also responsible for complying with all applicable laws and regulations. Failure to comply may result in a variety of consequences, including the removal of posted content. If you repeatedly post content that violates Marketplace ‘s policies, we may take additional action on your account. We reserve the right to reject, approve, or remove any listing for any reason, in our sole discretion.

Appeal the Decision

If your listing has been rejected for violating our Commerce Policies and you feel it was a mistake, you can request a review by following these steps and we’ll take another look.

  • Prohibited Content

Buying or selling of the following is prohibited on The Marketplace Commerce Products:

  1. Community Standards

Commerce listings must not violate our Community Standards.

  • Illegal, Prescription, or Recreational Drugs

Listings may not promote the buying or selling of illegal, prescription or recreational drugs.

Learn more

  • Tobacco Products and Related Paraphernalia

Listings may promote the buying or selling of tobacco products or tobacco paraphernalia.

Learn more

  • Ingestible Supplements

Listings may promote the buying or selling of ingestible supplements.

Learn more

  • Weapons, Ammunition or Explosives

Listings may not promote the buying, selling, or use of illegal weapons, ammunition, or explosives.

Learn more

  • Animals

Listings may not promote the buying or selling of animals.

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  • Adult Products or Services

Listings may promote the buying, selling, or use of adult products or services.

Learn more

  • Alcohol

Listings may promote the buying or selling of alcohol. (Subject to your local laws.)

Learn more

  • Healthcare Products

Posts may promote certain healthcare products and services, including medical devices, or smoking cessation products containing nicotine.

Learn more

  1. Body Parts and Fluids

Listings may not promote the buying or selling of human body parts or fluids.

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  1. Real Money Gambling Services

Listings may not promote buying, selling, or facilitate gambling, games of skill or lotteries, including online casinos and gambling, sports books, bingo, or poker if it costs money.

  1. Misleading, Deceptive Or Offensive

Listings may not contain deceptive, false, misleading or offensive offers or products. (Depending)

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  1. Products With Overtly Sexualized Positioning

Listings may not position products or services in a sexually suggestive manner.

Learn more

  1. Subscriptions Or Digital Products

Listings may promote the buying or selling of downloadable digital content, digital subscriptions or digital accounts.

Learn more

  1. Digital Media and Electronic Devices

Listings may not promote the buying or selling of devices that facilitate or encourage streaming digital content in an unauthorized manner or interfering with the functionality of electronic devices.

Learn more

  1. Real, Virtual Or Fake Currency

Listings may promote the buying or selling of real, virtual currency. Listing of fake or counterfeit currency is illegal.

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  1. No Commercial Intent

Listings may not promote news, humor, or other content that has no intention to sell products. That is why we have enabled the creation of Groups.

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  1. Third-Party Infringement

Listings may not contain content that infringes upon or violates the intellectual property rights of any third party, including copyright or trademark. This includes, but is not limited to, the promotion or sale of counterfeits, such as goods that copy the trademark (name or logo) and/or distinctive features of another company’s products to imitate a genuine product.

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  1. Discrimination

Listings must not wrongfully discriminate illegally or suggest a preference for or against people because of a personal characteristic, included but not limited to, race, ethnicity, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, marital status, disability, or medical or genetic condition. Listings must comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination. This includes but is not limited to discrimination for housing listings. Listings that have been approved by democratically elected governments for example certain economic empowerment incentives and legal NGO’s/non-profits.

Learn more

  • Services

Services may not be listed.

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  • Recalled Products

Listings may not promote the buying or selling of recalled products.

Learn more

  • Hazardous Goods and Materials

Listings may not promote the buying or selling of hazardous materials and substances.

Learn more

  • Restricted Content

The sale of the following is restricted on The Marketplace

Commerce Products:

  1. Events Or Admission Tickets

The buying and selling of tickets are not restricted.

Learn more

  • Gift Cards

The buying and selling of gift cards is not restricted.

Learn more

INTRODUCTION

Every day, people use The Marketplace to share their experiences, connect with friends and family, and build communities. We are a service for all people to freely express themselves across countries and cultures and in dozens of languages.

The Marketplace is owned by its members and vendors. Contact us to apply for *free equity.

We recognize how important it is for The Marketplace to be a place where people feel empowered to communicate, and we take seriously our role in keeping abuse off our service.

Our policies are based on feedback from our community and the advice of experts in fields such as technology, public safety and human rights. To ensure that everyone’s voice is valued, we take great care to craft policies that are inclusive of different views and beliefs, in particular those of people and communities that might otherwise be overlooked or marginalized.

REITERATING OUR COMMITMENT TO VOICE

The goal of our Community Standards has always been to create a place for expression and give people a voice. This has not and will not change. Building community and bringing the world closer together depends on people’s ability to share diverse views, experiences, ideas and information. We want people to be able to talk openly about the issues that matter to them, even if some may disagree or find them objectionable. In some cases, we allow content which would otherwise go against our Community Standards – if it is newsworthy and in the public interest. We do this only after weighing the public interest value against the risk of harm and we look to international human rights standards to make these judgments.

Our commitment to expression is paramount, but we recognize the internet creates new and increased opportunities for abuse. For these reasons, when we limit expression, we do it in service of one or more the following values:

Authenticity: We want to make sure the content people are seeing on The Marketplace is authentic. We believe that authenticity creates a better environment for sharing, and that’s why we don’t want people using The Marketplace to misrepresent who they are or what they’re doing.

Safety: We are committed to making The Marketplace a safe place. Expression that threatens people has the potential to intimidate, exclude or silence others and isn’t allowed on The Marketplace.

Privacy: We are committed to protecting personal privacy and information. Privacy gives people the freedom to be themselves, and to choose how and when to share on The Marketplace and to connect more easily.

Dignity: We believe that all people are equal in dignity and rights. We expect that people will respect the dignity of others and not harass or degrade others.

Our Community Standards apply to everyone, all around the world, and to all types of content. They’re designed to be comprehensive – for example, content that might not be considered hateful may still be removed for violating a different policy. We recognize that words mean different things or affect people differently depending on their local community, language, or background. We work hard to account for these nuances while also applying our policies consistently and fairly to people and their expression.

People can report potentially violating content, including Pages, Groups, Profiles, individual content, and comments. We also give people control over their own experience by allowing them to block, unfollow or hide people and posts.

The consequences for violating our Community Standards vary depending on the severity of the violation and the person’s history on the platform. For instance, we may warn someone for a first violation, but if they continue to violate our policies, we may restrict their ability to post on The Marketplace or disable their profile. We also may notify law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or a direct threat to public safety.

Our Community Standards are a guide for what is and isn’t allowed on The Marketplace. It is in this spirit that we ask members of The Marketplace community to follow these guidelines.

  1. Violence and Criminal Behaviour

Violence and Criminal Behaviour

  1. Violence and Incitement

We aim to prevent potential offline harm that may be related to content on The Marketplace. While we understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in non-serious ways, we remove language that incites or facilitates serious violence. We remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety. We also try to consider the language and context in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a person’s public visibility and the risks to their physical safety.

In some cases, we see aspirational or conditional threats directed at terrorists and other violent actors (e.g. Terrorists deserve to be killed), and we deem those non credible absent specific evidence to the contrary.

READ MORE

  • Dangerous Individuals and Organizations

In an effort to prevent and disrupt real-world harm, we do not allow any organizations or individuals that proclaim a violent mission or are engaged in violence, from having a presence on The Marketplace. This includes organizations or individuals involved in the following:

Terrorist activity

Organized hate

Mass murder (including attempts) or multiple murder

Human trafficking

Organized violence or criminal activity

We also remove content that expresses support or praise for groups, leaders, or individuals involved in these activities. Learn more about our work to fight terrorism online here.

  • Dangerous Individuals and Organizations

Policy Rationale

In an effort to prevent and disrupt real-world harm, we do not allow any organizations or individuals that proclaim a violent mission or are engaged in violence, from having a presence on The Marketplace. This includes organizations or individuals involved in the following:

Terrorist activity

Organized hate

Mass murder (including attempts) or multiple murder

Human trafficking

Organized violence or criminal activity

We also remove content that expresses support or praise for groups, leaders, or individuals involved in these activities. Learn more about our work to fight terrorism online here.

We do not allow the following people (living or deceased) or groups to maintain a presence (for example, have an account, Page, Group) on our platform:

Terrorist organizations and terrorists, which include:

Any non-state actor that:

Engages in, advocates, or lends substantial support to purposive and planned acts of violence,

Which causes or attempts to cause death, injury or serious harm to civilians, or any other person not taking direct part in the hostilities in a situation of armed conflict, and/or significant damage to property linked to death, serious injury or serious harm to civilians

With the intent to coerce, intimidate and/or influence a civilian population, government, or international organization

In order to achieve a political, religious, or ideological aim.

Hate organizations and their leaders and prominent members

A hate organization is defined as:

Any association of three or more people that is organized under a name, sign, or symbol and that has an ideology, statements, or physical actions that attack individuals based on characteristics, including race, religious affiliation, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, serious disease or disability.

Mass and multiple murderers (including attempts)

We consider a homicide to be a mass murder if it results in three or more deaths in one incident

We consider an attempted mass murder to be one where an individual uses a weapon or vehicle to attempt mass harm in a public space or against more than one person

We consider any individual who has committed two or more murders over multiple incidents or locations a multiple murderer

Human trafficking groups and their leaders

Human trafficking groups are organizations responsible for any of the following:

Prostitution of others, forced/bonded labour, slavery, or the removal of organs

Recruiting, transporting, transferring, detaining, providing, harbouring, or receiving a minor, or an adult against their will

Criminal organizations and their leaders and prominent members

A criminal organization is defined as:

Any association of three or more people that is united under a name, colour(s), hand gesture(s) or recognized indicia, that has engaged in or threatens to engage in criminal activity, including (but not limited to)

Homicide

Drug trafficking

Arms trafficking

Identity theft

Money laundering

Extortion or trafficking

Assault

Kidnapping

Sexual exploitation (covered in section 70 and section 80)

We do not allow symbols that represent any of the above organizations or individuals to be shared on our platform without context that condemns or neutrally discusses the content.

We do not allow content that praises any of the above organizations or individuals or any acts committed by them.

We do not allow coordination of support for any of the above organizations or individuals or any acts committed by them.

  1. Violence and Incitement
  2. Coordinating Harm and Publicizing Crime
  3. Regulated Goods

Policy Rationale

To encourage safety and compliance with common legal restrictions, we prohibit attempts by individuals, manufacturers, and retailers to purchase, sell, or trade in illegal drugs. Non-medical drugs, pharmaceutical drugs, and marijuana is allowed subject to legality. We also prohibit the purchase, sale, gifting, exchange, and transfer of firearms, including firearm parts or ammunition, between private individuals on The Marketplace. Some of these items are not regulated everywhere; however, because of the borderless nature of our community, we try to enforce our policies as consistently as possible. Firearm stores and online retailers may promote items available for sale as long as those retailers comply with all applicable laws and regulations. We allow discussions about sales of firearms and firearm parts in stores or by online retailers and advocating for changes to firearm regulation. Regulated goods that are not prohibited by our Community Standards may be subject to our more stringent Commerce Policies.

Do not post except if you have a licence :

Content about non-medical drugs that

Coordinates or encourages others to sell non-medical drugs

Depicts, admits to, attempts purchase, or promotes sales of non-medical drugs by the poster of the content or their associates

Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use or make of non-medical drugs

Posts that admits, either in writing or verbally, to personal use of non-medical drugs is allowed especially in context of education and recovery.

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs. This includes content that

Mentions or depicts marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs is allowed subject to your legal jurisdiction.

Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean any of the following is allowed:

Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or delivery

Asking the audience to buy

Listing the price

Encouraging contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information

Attempting to solicit the product, defined as:

Stating interest in buying the product, or

Asking if anyone has the product for sale/trade

This applies to both individual pieces of content and Pages and Groups primarily dedicated to the sale of marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs as per the law enables

Content that attempts to offer, sell, gift, exchange, or transfer firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives between private individuals, unless posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand or government agency (e.g. police department, fire department). This includes content that:

Mentions or depicts firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or 3/4D gun printing files of any firearm or its parts*, and

Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:

Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade, or

Asking the audience to buy, or

Listing the price or noting that the product is free

Encouraging contact about the product either by

Explicitly asking to be contacted

Including any type of contact information

Making an attempt to solicit the item for sale, defined as

Stating that they are interested in buying the good, or

Asking if anyone else has the good for sale/trade

* 3/4D gun printing files or instructions to manufacture firearms using 3/4D printers or CNC milling machines, including links to websites where such files or instructions are made available, may not be shared by anyone. A Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand can otherwise post content that may promote these items only for sale off of our services and as long as those retailers comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Content that depicts the trade (buying or selling) of human blood where trade is defined as:

Mentioning or depicting the human organs and/or blood, and

Indicating that human organs and/or blood are available for selling or buying, or

Listing a price or expressing willingness to discuss price

Content that encourages contact to facilitate the trade of human blood

Content that attempts to sell live animals between private individuals.

Content that coordinates or supports the poaching, selling, buying or trade/trading of endangered species and their parts

Content that depicts poaching or selling of endangered species and their parts committed by you or your associates

Content about endangered species:

Promoting or speaking positively of the poaching or selling of any species and their parts.

Depicts poaching or selling of any species and their parts committed by the poster of the content or their associates.

Content that attempts to sell, poach, buy, giveaway all species and their parts.

Content that attempts to offer, sell, gift, exchange, or transfer alcohol or tobacco products between private individuals is allowed subject to its local legality This includes content that:

Mentions or depicts alcohol or tobacco, and

Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:

Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade, or

Asks the audience to buy, or

Lists price or notes product is free

And is not posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand

Content promoting weight loss products that include a miracle claim with a commercial offer

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older:

Content posted by or promoting a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives is allowed unless stolen or illegal. This includes content that

Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or transfer and

Asks the audience to buy the product, or

Lists the price or notes that the product is free, or

Encourages contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase knives, which includes content that

Mentions or depicts a knife or bladed weapon, and

Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade or delivery, or

Asks the audience to buy, or

Lists the price, or

Asks or gives away the product for free between private individuals, or

Encourages contact about the product either by:

Explicitly asking to be contacted, or

Including any type of contact information

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults eighteen years of age and older:

Content posted by or promoting a brick and mortar store, legitimate website or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of alcohol or tobacco products and services is allowed subject to its legality. This includes content that:

Mentions or depicts alcohol or tobacco, and

Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade, or

Asks the audience to buy, or

Lists the price or notes product is free or

Encourages contact about the product either by:

Explicitly asking to be contacted, or

Including any type of contact information

Content that promotes the use or depicts the sale of weight loss products

Mentions or depicts a weight loss product or supplement, and

Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use, or

Explicitly mentions the product is for donation or sale or trade or delivery, or

Asks the audience to buy, or

Lists the price, or

Gives away the product for free

Promotes the use or depicts the sale of certain cosmetic procedures such as those involving body enhancement:

Mentions or depicts the cosmetic procedure, and

Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for the procedure, or

Explicitly mentions the procedure is for sale, or

Asks the audience to purchase the procedure, or

Lists the price of the procedure, or

Gives away the procedure for free

Policy Rationale

In an effort to prevent and disrupt harmful or fraudulent activity, we remove content aimed at deliberately deceiving people to gain an unfair advantage or deprive another of money, property, or legal right. However, we allow people to raise awareness and educate others as well as condemn these activities using our platform.

Do not post:

Content that engages in, promotes, encourages, facilitates, or admits to the following activities:

Offering, solicitation and trade of:

Goods/property purchased with stolen financial information

Future exam papers or answer sheets where answers are not meant to be widely shared

Educational and professional certificates

Credentials for paid subscription services

Fake user reviews may be aggressively handled within the bounds of the law.

Counterfeit currency

Offering or selling of personally identifiable information

Coordination or facilitation of fixed betting

Other forms of deception aimed at depriving people of money or property such as:

Confidence schemes, e.g. romance/military impersonation scams

Ponzi schemes or Pyramid schemes

Setting up false businesses or entities

Investment schemes with promise of high rates of return

Bribery

Embezzlement

Money laundering (concealment of the origins of criminally obtained money)

  • Fraud and Deception

Policy Rationale

In an effort to prevent and disrupt harmful or fraudulent activity, we remove content aimed at deliberately deceiving people to gain an unfair advantage or deprive another of money, property, or legal right. However, we allow people to raise awareness and educate others as well as condemn these activities using our platform.

Do not post:

Content that engages in, promotes, encourages, facilitates, or admits to the following activities:

Offering, solicitation and trade of:

Goods/property purchased with stolen financial information

Future exam papers or answer sheets where answers are not meant to be widely shared

Educational and professional certificates

Credentials for paid subscription services

Fake user reviews

Counterfeit currency

Offering or selling of personally identifiable information

Coordination or facilitation of fixed betting

Other forms of deception aimed at depriving people of money or property such as:

Confidence schemes, e.g. romance/military impersonation scams

Ponzi schemes or Pyramid schemes

Setting up false businesses or entities

Investment schemes with promise of high rates of return

Bribery

Embezzlement

Money laundering (concealment of the origins of criminally obtained money)

The Marketplace including their subsidiaries, their managers and shareholders including (Coop.) Cooperative equity shareholders cannot be held liable for errors or omissions. These ‘Terms -Conditions’ may be updated or changed without notice

Thank you

On behalf of Marketplace-Gratis, Bazaar-Gratis, The Mvrketplace. The ‘AI’ & ‘VR’ – ‘Augmented & Virtual Reality’ Marketplace.

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Terms & Conditions

  1. Overview

Understanding Our Policies

Products and services sold or rented on The Marketplace Global Sales and The Mvrketplace “Augmented & Virtual Reality” are herein referred to as ‘The Marketplace’

Commerce Products must comply with our Community Standards and the Marketplace Commerce Policies. Our Commerce Policies provide rules on the types of products and services that can be offered for sale on The Marketplace. Sellers are also responsible for complying with all applicable laws and regulations. Failure to comply may result in a variety of consequences, including the removal of posted content. If you repeatedly post content that violates Marketplace ‘s policies, we may take additional action on your account. We reserve the right to reject, approve, or remove any listing for any reason, in our sole discretion.

Appeal the Decision

If your listing has been rejected for violating our Commerce Policies and you feel it was a mistake, you can request a review by following these steps and we’ll take another look.

  • Prohibited Content

Buying or selling of the following is prohibited on The Marketplace Commerce Products:

  1. Community Standards

Commerce listings must not violate our Community Standards.

  • Illegal, Prescription, or Recreational Drugs

Listings may not promote the buying or selling of illegal, prescription or recreational drugs.

Learn more

  • Tobacco Products and Related Paraphernalia

Listings may promote the buying or selling of tobacco products or tobacco paraphernalia.

Learn more

  • Ingestible Supplements

Listings may promote the buying or selling of ingestible supplements.

Learn more

  • Weapons, Ammunition or Explosives

Listings may not promote the buying, selling, or use of illegal weapons, ammunition, or explosives.

Learn more

  • Animals

Listings may not promote the buying or selling of animals.

Learn more

  • Adult Products or Services

Listings may promote the buying, selling, or use of adult products or services.

Learn more

  • Alcohol

Listings may promote the buying or selling of alcohol. (Subject to your local laws.)

Learn more

Posts may promote certain healthcare products and services, including medical devices, or smoking cessation products containing nicotine.

Learn more

  1. Body Parts and Fluids

Listings may not promote the buying or selling of human body parts or fluids.

Learn more

  1. Real Money Gambling Services

Listings may not promote buying, selling, or facilitate gambling, games of skill or lotteries, including online casinos and gambling, sports books, bingo, or poker if it costs money.

  1. Misleading, Deceptive Or Offensive

Listings may not contain deceptive, false, misleading or offensive offers or products. (Depending)

Learn more

  1. Products With Overtly Sexualized Positioning

Listings may not position products or services in a sexually suggestive manner.

Learn more

  1. Subscriptions Or Digital Products

Listings may promote the buying or selling of downloadable digital content, digital subscriptions or digital accounts.

Learn more

  1. Digital Media and Electronic Devices

Listings may not promote the buying or selling of devices that facilitate or encourage streaming digital content in an unauthorized manner or interfering with the functionality of electronic devices.

Learn more

  1. Real, Virtual Or Fake Currency

Listings may promote the buying or selling of real, virtual currency. Listing of fake or counterfeit currency is illegal.

Learn more

  1. No Commercial Intent

Listings may not promote news, humor, or other content that has no intention to sell products. That is why we have enabled the creation of Groups.

Learn more

  1. Third-Party Infringement

Listings may not contain content that infringes upon or violates the intellectual property rights of any third party, including copyright or trademark. This includes, but is not limited to, the promotion or sale of counterfeits, such as goods that copy the trademark (name or logo) and/or distinctive features of another company’s products to imitate a genuine product.

Learn more

  1. Discrimination

Listings must not wrongfully discriminate illegally or suggest a preference for or against people because of a personal characteristic, included but not limited to, race, ethnicity, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, marital status, disability, or medical or genetic condition. Listings must comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination. This includes but is not limited to discrimination for housing listings. Listings that have been approved by democratically elected governments for example certain economic empowerment incentives and legal NGO’s/non-profits.

Learn more

  • Services

Services may not be listed.

Learn more

  • Recalled Products

Listings may not promote the buying or selling of recalled products.

Learn more

  • Hazardous Goods and Materials

Listings may not promote the buying or selling of hazardous materials and substances.

Learn more

  • Restricted Content

The sale of the following is restricted on The Marketplace

Commerce Products:

  1. Events Or Admission Tickets

The buying and selling of tickets are not restricted.

Learn more

  • Gift Cards

The buying and selling of gift cards is not restricted.

Learn more

INTRODUCTION

Every day, people use The Marketplace to share their experiences, connect with friends and family, and build communities. We are a service for all people to freely express themselves across countries and cultures and in dozens of languages.

The Marketplace is owned by its members and vendors. Contact us to apply for *free equity.

We recognize how important it is for The Marketplace to be a place where people feel empowered to communicate, and we take seriously our role in keeping abuse off our service.

Our policies are based on feedback from our community and the advice of experts in fields such as technology, public safety and human rights. To ensure that everyone’s voice is valued, we take great care to craft policies that are inclusive of different views and beliefs, in particular those of people and communities that might otherwise be overlooked or marginalized.

REITERATING OUR COMMITMENT TO VOICE

The goal of our Community Standards has always been to create a place for expression and give people a voice. This has not and will not change. Building community and bringing the world closer together depends on people’s ability to share diverse views, experiences, ideas and information. We want people to be able to talk openly about the issues that matter to them, even if some may disagree or find them objectionable. In some cases, we allow content which would otherwise go against our Community Standards – if it is newsworthy and in the public interest. We do this only after weighing the public interest value against the risk of harm and we look to international human rights standards to make these judgments.

Our commitment to expression is paramount, but we recognize the internet creates new and increased opportunities for abuse. For these reasons, when we limit expression, we do it in service of one or more the following values:

Authenticity: We want to make sure the content people are seeing on The Marketplace is authentic. We believe that authenticity creates a better environment for sharing, and that’s why we don’t want people using The Marketplace to misrepresent who they are or what they’re doing.

Safety: We are committed to making The Marketplace a safe place. Expression that threatens people has the potential to intimidate, exclude or silence others and isn’t allowed on The Marketplace.

Privacy: We are committed to protecting personal privacy and information. Privacy gives people the freedom to be themselves, and to choose how and when to share on The Marketplace and to connect more easily.

Dignity: We believe that all people are equal in dignity and rights. We expect that people will respect the dignity of others and not harass or degrade others.

Our Community Standards apply to everyone, all around the world, and to all types of content. They’re designed to be comprehensive – for example, content that might not be considered hateful may still be removed for violating a different policy. We recognize that words mean different things or affect people differently depending on their local community, language, or background. We work hard to account for these nuances while also applying our policies consistently and fairly to people and their expression.

People can report potentially violating content, including Pages, Groups, Profiles, individual content, and comments. We also give people control over their own experience by allowing them to block, unfollow or hide people and posts.

The consequences for violating our Community Standards vary depending on the severity of the violation and the person’s history on the platform. For instance, we may warn someone for a first violation, but if they continue to violate our policies, we may restrict their ability to post on The Marketplace or disable their profile. We also may notify law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or a direct threat to public safety.

Our Community Standards are a guide for what is and isn’t allowed on The Marketplace. It is in this spirit that we ask members of The Marketplace community to follow these guidelines.

  1. Violence and Criminal Behaviour

Violence and Criminal Behaviour

  1. Violence and Incitement

We aim to prevent potential offline harm that may be related to content on The Marketplace. While we understand that people commonly express disdain or disagreement by threatening or calling for violence in non-serious ways, we remove language that incites or facilitates serious violence. We remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety. We also try to consider the language and context in order to distinguish casual statements from content that constitutes a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may also consider additional information like a person’s public visibility and the risks to their physical safety.

In some cases, we see aspirational or conditional threats directed at terrorists and other violent actors (e.g. Terrorists deserve to be killed), and we deem those non credible absent specific evidence to the contrary.

READ MORE

  • Dangerous Individuals and Organizations

In an effort to prevent and disrupt real-world harm, we do not allow any organizations or individuals that proclaim a violent mission or are engaged in violence, from having a presence on The Marketplace. This includes organizations or individuals involved in the following:

Terrorist activity

Organized hate

Mass murder (including attempts) or multiple murder

Human trafficking

Organized violence or criminal activity

We also remove content that expresses support or praise for groups, leaders, or individuals involved in these activities. Learn more about our work to fight terrorism online here.

  • Dangerous Individuals and Organizations

Policy Rationale

In an effort to prevent and disrupt real-world harm, we do not allow any organizations or individuals that proclaim a violent mission or are engaged in violence, from having a presence on The Marketplace. This includes organizations or individuals involved in the following:

Terrorist activity

Organized hate

Mass murder (including attempts) or multiple murder

Human trafficking

Organized violence or criminal activity

We also remove content that expresses support or praise for groups, leaders, or individuals involved in these activities. Learn more about our work to fight terrorism online here.

We do not allow the following people (living or deceased) or groups to maintain a presence (for example, have an account, Page, Group) on our platform:

Terrorist organizations and terrorists, which include:

Any non-state actor that:

Engages in, advocates, or lends substantial support to purposive and planned acts of violence,

Which causes or attempts to cause death, injury or serious harm to civilians, or any other person not taking direct part in the hostilities in a situation of armed conflict, and/or significant damage to property linked to death, serious injury or serious harm to civilians

With the intent to coerce, intimidate and/or influence a civilian population, government, or international organization

In order to achieve a political, religious, or ideological aim.

Hate organizations and their leaders and prominent members

A hate organization is defined as:

Any association of three or more people that is organized under a name, sign, or symbol and that has an ideology, statements, or physical actions that attack individuals based on characteristics, including race, religious affiliation, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, serious disease or disability.

Mass and multiple murderers (including attempts)

We consider a homicide to be a mass murder if it results in three or more deaths in one incident

We consider an attempted mass murder to be one where an individual uses a weapon or vehicle to attempt mass harm in a public space or against more than one person

We consider any individual who has committed two or more murders over multiple incidents or locations a multiple murderer

Human trafficking groups and their leaders

Human trafficking groups are organizations responsible for any of the following:

Prostitution of others, forced/bonded labour, slavery, or the removal of organs

Recruiting, transporting, transferring, detaining, providing, harbouring, or receiving a minor, or an adult against their will

Criminal organizations and their leaders and prominent members

A criminal organization is defined as:

Any association of three or more people that is united under a name, colour(s), hand gesture(s) or recognized indicia, that has engaged in or threatens to engage in criminal activity, including (but not limited to)

Homicide

Drug trafficking

Arms trafficking

Identity theft

Money laundering

Extortion or trafficking

Assault

Kidnapping

Sexual exploitation (covered in section 70 and section 80)

We do not allow symbols that represent any of the above organizations or individuals to be shared on our platform without context that condemns or neutrally discusses the content.

We do not allow content that praises any of the above organizations or individuals or any acts committed by them.

We do not allow coordination of support for any of the above organizations or individuals or any acts committed by them.

  1. Violence and Incitement
  2. Coordinating Harm and Publicizing Crime
  3. Regulated Goods

Policy Rationale

To encourage safety and compliance with common legal restrictions, we prohibit attempts by individuals, manufacturers, and retailers to purchase, sell, or trade in illegal drugs. Non-medical drugs, pharmaceutical drugs, and marijuana is allowed subject to legality. We also prohibit the purchase, sale, gifting, exchange, and transfer of firearms, including firearm parts or ammunition, between private individuals on The Marketplace. Some of these items are not regulated everywhere; however, because of the borderless nature of our community, we try to enforce our policies as consistently as possible. Firearm stores and online retailers may promote items available for sale as long as those retailers comply with all applicable laws and regulations. We allow discussions about sales of firearms and firearm parts in stores or by online retailers and advocating for changes to firearm regulation. Regulated goods that are not prohibited by our Community Standards may be subject to our more stringent Commerce Policies.

Do not post except if you have a licence:

Content about non-medical drugs that

Coordinates or encourages others to sell non-medical drugs

Depicts, admits to, attempts purchase, or promotes sales of non-medical drugs by the poster of the content or their associates

Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use or make of non-medical drugs

Posts that admits, either in writing or verbally, to personal use of non-medical drugs is allowed especially in context of education and recovery.

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase marijuana and pharmaceutical drugs. This includes content that

Mentions or depicts marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs is allowed subject to your legal jurisdiction.

Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean any of the following is allowed:

Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade or delivery

Asking the audience to buy

Listing the price

Encouraging contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information

Attempting to solicit the product, defined as:

Stating interest in buying the product, or

Asking if anyone has the product for sale/trade

This applies to both individual pieces of content and Pages and Groups primarily dedicated to the sale of marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs as per the law enables

Content that attempts to offer, sell, gift, exchange, or transfer firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives between private individuals, unless posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, brand or government agency (e.g. police department, fire department). This includes content that:

Mentions or depicts firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, or 3/4D gun printing files of any firearm or its parts*, and

Makes an attempt to sell or trade, by which we mean:

Explicitly mentioning the product is for sale or trade, or

Asking the audience to buy, or

Listing the price or noting that the product is free

Encouraging contact about the product either by

Explicitly asking to be contacted

Including any type of contact information

Trying to solicit the item for sale, defined as

Stating that they are interested in buying the good, or

Asking if anyone else has the good for sale/trade

3D gun printing files or instructions to manufacture firearms using 3/4D printers or CNC milling machines, including links to websites where such files or instructions are made available, may not be shared by anyone. A Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand can otherwise post content that may promote these items only for sale off of our services and as long as those retailers comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Content that depicts the trade (buying or selling) of human blood where trade is defined as:

Mentioning or depicting the human organs and/or blood, and

Indicating that human organs and/or blood are available for selling or buying, or

Listing a price or expressing willingness to discuss price

Content that encourages contact to facilitate the trade of human blood

Content that attempts to sell live animals between private individuals.

Content that coordinates or supports the poaching, selling, buying or trade/trading of endangered species and their parts

Content that depicts poaching or selling of endangered species and their parts committed by you or your associates

Content about endangered species:

Promoting or speaking positively of the poaching or selling of any species and their parts.

Depicts poaching or selling of any species and their parts committed by the poster of the content or their associates.

Content that attempts to sell, poach, buy, giveaway all species and their parts.

Content that attempts to offer, sell, gift, exchange, or transfer alcohol or tobacco products between private individuals is allowed subject to its local legality This includes content that:

Mentions or depicts alcohol or tobacco, and

Tries to sell or trade, by which we mean:

Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade, or

Asks the audience to buy, or

Lists price or notes product is free

And is not posted by a Page representing a real brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website or brand

Content promoting weight loss products that include a miracle claim with a commercial offer

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults twenty-one years of age and older:

Content posted by or promoting a brick-and-mortar store, legitimate website, or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of firearms, firearm parts, ammunition, or explosives is allowed unless stolen or illegal. This includes content that

Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or transfer and

Asks the audience to buy the product, or

Lists the price or notes that the product is free, or

Encourages contact about the product either by explicitly asking to be contacted or including any type of contact information

Content that depicts the sale or attempt to purchase knives, which includes content that

Mentions or depicts a knife or bladed weapon, and

Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade or delivery, or

Asks the audience to buy, or

Lists the price, or

Asks or gives away the product for free between private individuals, or

Encourages contact about the product either by:

Explicitly asking to be contacted, or

Including any type of contact information

For the following content, we restrict visibility to adults eighteen years of age and older:

Content posted by or promoting a brick and mortar store, legitimate website or brand, which coordinates or promotes the sale or transfer of alcohol or tobacco products and services is allowed subject to its legality. This includes content that:

Mentions or depicts alcohol or tobacco, and

Explicitly mentions the product is for sale or trade, or

Asks the audience to buy, or

Lists the price or notes product is free or

Encourages contact about the product either by:

Explicitly asking to be contacted, or

Including any type of contact information

Content that promotes the use or depicts the sale of weight loss products

Mentions or depicts a weight loss product or supplement, and

Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for use, or

Explicitly mentions the product is for donation or sale or trade or delivery, or

Asks the audience to buy, or

Lists the price, or

Gives away the product for free

Promotes the use or depicts the sale of certain cosmetic procedures such as those involving body enhancement:

Mentions or depicts the cosmetic procedure, and

Promotes, encourages, coordinates, or provides instructions for the procedure, or

Explicitly mentions the procedure is for sale, or

Asks the audience to purchase the procedure, or

Lists the price of the procedure, or

Gives away the procedure for free

Policy Rationale

To prevent and disrupt harmful or fraudulent activity, we remove content aimed at deliberately deceiving people to gain an unfair advantage or deprive another of money, property, or legal right. However, we allow people to raise awareness and educate others as well as condemn these activities using our platform.

Do not post:

Content that engages in, promotes, encourages, facilitates, or admits to the following activities:

Offering, solicitation and trade of:

Goods/property purchased with stolen financial information

Future exam papers or answer sheets where answers are not meant to be widely shared

Educational and professional certificates

Credentials for paid subscription services

Fake user reviews may be aggressively handled within the bounds of the law.

Counterfeit currency

Offering or selling of personally identifiable information

Coordination or facilitation of fixed betting

Other forms of deception aimed at depriving people of money or property such as:

Confidence schemes, e.g. romance/military impersonation scams

Ponzi schemes or Pyramid schemes

Setting up false businesses or entities

Investment schemes with promise of high rates of return

Bribery

Embezzlement

Money laundering (concealment of the origins of criminally obtained money)

  • Fraud and Deception

Policy Rationale

To prevent and disrupt harmful or fraudulent activity, we remove content aimed at deliberately deceiving people to gain an unfair advantage or deprive another of money, property, or legal right. However, we allow people to raise awareness and educate others as well as condemn these activities using our platform.

Do not post:

Content that engages in, promotes, encourages, facilitates, or admits to the following activities:

Offering, solicitation and trade of:

Goods/property purchased with stolen financial information

Future exam papers or answer sheets where answers are not meant to be widely shared

Educational and professional certificates

Credentials for paid subscription services

Fake user reviews

Counterfeit currency

Offering or selling of personally identifiable information

Coordination or facilitation of fixed betting

Other forms of deception aimed at depriving people of money or property such as:

Confidence schemes, e.g. romance/military impersonation scams

Ponzi schemes or Pyramid schemes

Setting up false businesses or entities

Investment schemes with promise of high rates of return

Bribery

Embezzlement

Money laundering (concealment of the origins of criminally obtained money)

The Marketplace including their subsidiaries, their managers and shareholders including (Coop.) Cooperative equity shareholders cannot be held liable for errors or omissions. These ‘Terms -Conditions’ may be updated or changed without notice

Thank you

On behalf of The GS Marketplace or Marketplace Global Sales or The Mvrketplace. The ‘AI’ & ‘VR’ – ‘Augmented & Virtual Reality’ Marketplace.

The Marketplace is owned by its members and vendors and as such we would never share or sell our owners details.

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