USAGE RULES & PROHIBITED ITEMS
Effective Date: 1st Mar 2015.
1. COMMUNITY USAGE RULES & PROHIBITED ITEMS.
As a Member of the Site, these Usage Rules (“Rules”) are here to help you understand the conduct that is expected of Members of the Site’s online communities (“Communities”). Your participation in the Communities is subject to all of TravoBUY’ Terms and Conditions found here.
- Your User-Generated Content. All of your User-Generated Content either must be original with you or you must have all necessary rights in it from third parties in order to permit you to comply with the Terms and any Additional Terms. Your User-Generated Content should not contain any visible logos, phrases, or trademarks that belong to third parties. Do not use any User-Generated Content that belongs to other people and pass it off as your own; this includes any content that you might have found elsewhere on the Internet. If anyone contributes to your User-Generated Content or has any rights to your User-Generated Content, or if anyone appears or is referred to in the User-Generated Content, then you must also have their permission to submit such User-Generated Content to TravoBUY. (For example, if someone has taken a picture of you and your friend, and you submit that photo to TravoBUY as your User-Generated Content, then you must obtain your friend’s and the photographer’s permission to do so.)
- Speaking of Photos: No Pictures, Videos, or Images of Anyone Other Than You and Your Friends and Family. If you choose to submit photos to the Site, link to embedded videos, or include other images of real people, then make sure they are of you or of you and someone you know – and only if you have their express permission to submit it.
- Act Appropriately. As a Traveller or a Shopper, you will promptly and efficiently perform all your obligations to other TravoBUY Members and to TravoBUY. In addition, all of your Site activities must be venue appropriate, as determined by us. Be respectful of others’ opinions and comments so we can continue to build Communities for everyone to enjoy. If you think your User-Generated Content might offend someone or be embarrassing to someone, then chances are it probably will and it doesn’t belong on the Site. Cursing, harassing, stalking, insulting comments, personal attacks, gossip, and similar actions are prohibited. Your User-Generated Content must not threaten, abuse, or harm others, and it must not include any negative comments that are connected to race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or physical handicap. Your User-Generated Content must not be defamatory, slanderous, indecent, obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit. “Harm” includes, but is not limited to, economic loss that will or may be suffered by TravoBUY or other Members.
- Do Not Use for Commercial or Political Purposes. Your User-Generated Content must not advertise or promote a product or Site or other commercial activity, or a politician, public servant, or law.
- Comply with the Law. You must comply with these Terms and all applicable laws and regulations. While using the Site you agree not to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export and import control, consumer protection, unfair competition, criminal law, antidiscrimination and trade practices / fair trading laws.
- Do Not Use for Inappropriate Purposes. Do not be fraudulent or use the Site to sell counterfeit or stolen items. Your User-Generated Content must not promote any infringing, illegal, or other similarly inappropriate activity. You must also adhere to the list of Prohibited Items Policy listed below.
- Be Honest and Post Accurate Information on the Site. Do not impersonate any other person, user, or company, and do not submit User-Generated Content that you believe may be false, fraudulent, deceptive, inaccurate, or misleading, or that misrepresents your identity or affiliation with a person or company.
- Others Can See. We hope that you will use the Communities to exchange information and content and have venue appropriate discussions with other Members. However, please remember that the Communities are public or semi-public and User-Generated Content that you submit on the Site within a Community may be accessible and viewable by other users. Do not submit personally identifying information (e.g., first and last name together, password, phone number, address, credit card number, medical information, e-mail address, or other personally identifiable information or contact information) on Community spaces and take care when disclosing this type of information to others.
- Don’t Share Other Peoples’ Personal Information. Your User-Generated Content should not reveal another person’s address, phone number, e-mail address, social security number, credit card number, medical information, financial information, or any other information that may be used to track, contact, or impersonate that individual, unless, and in the form and by the method, specifically requested by TravoBUY.
- Don’t Damage the Site or Anyone’s Computers or Other Devices. Your User-Generated Content must not submit viruses, Trojan horses, spyware, or any other technologies or malicious code that could impact the operation of the Site or any computer or other Device.
- Caveat recipients (recipient beware). Products and services provided through TravoBUY are not guaranteed or warranted, and you should always use caution and common sense when entering into a transaction and investigate all information available before progressing.
If you submit User-Generated Content that TravoBUY reasonably believes violates these Rules, then we may take any legally available action that we deem appropriate, in our sole discretion. However, we are not obligated to take any action not required by law. We may require, at any time, proof of the permissions referred to above in a form acceptable to us. Failure to provide such proof may lead to, among other things, the User-Generated Content in question being removed from the Site.
2. PROHIBITED ITEMS
You are solely responsible for any content that you submit, post or transmit via the Site. You may not request, offer, offer to send, fulfill an offer, and should not accept delivery of any of the following prohibited goods or services:
- Sexual activity of any kind or obtaining goods or services for purposes of sexual gratification is prohibited.
- Drugs, including prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia (rolling papers, pipes, etc.) or other controlled substances are prohibited.
- Anything related to weapons or unlawful activity is prohibited. This includes soliciting, inducing or encouraging illegal acts or requesting goods in furtherance of a crime.
- Animals, plants and insects that are regulated or prohibited for sale under applicable laws.
- Blood, bodily fluids and body parts.
- Embargoed goods.
- Goods that breach customs regulations.
- Items designed to be used to commit a crime including not without limitation burglary tools, false identification and items used to manufacture illegal explosives or controlled substances.
- Material that infringes copyrights, trademarks or other third party rights.
- Counterfeit or fraudulent items.
- Obscene material, child pornography or material that is harmful to minors.
- Prescription drugs, medical devices, controlled substances, illegal drugs, or drug paraphernalia.
- Services or merchandise that promote hatred and violence against specific groups of people.
- Services that are illegal including without limitation prostitution.
- Stocks and other securities.
- Stolen goods or property with serial number removed or altered.
- Weapons (including but not limited to firearms, martial arts weapons, silencers, ammunition, disguised or switchblade knives, BB guns, stun guns or tear gas) and weapons parts.
- Items containing hazardous substances or pesticides.