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Community Marketplace Terms and Conditions

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Pinning this here for everyone's reference!

At the request of many community members, we are testing the waters for a Community Marketplace. This new section of the Forum will be for buying, selling, trading or donating new or used studio equipment, tools, and supplies. We are soft-launching this Marketplace section on a trial basis to see if it is a viable addition to the Forum. We are open to suggestions on how to make the Marketplace better. Please send your suggestions as a Personal Message (PM) to any moderators or administrators.

Please consult the Marketplace Terms & Conditions below before posting an item.

Marketplace Terms & Conditions

Suitable/Unsuitable Items
•    The Marketplace is for personal sales, trades, or donations of new or used ceramics-related items owned by the Ceramics Arts Community member involved. Note: Commercial suppliers are not eligible to post items. Items posted by an individual on behalf of a commercial supplier will result in the item being removed and the individual being banned from the Forum.
•    When in doubt about an item’s suitability, contact a moderator to check before posting a Marketplace thread. 
•    The Marketplace is not a place to sell finished ceramic work.
•    The Marketplace is not for commercial business, fundraising, nor for selling on behalf of a commercial third party. 
•    The Marketplace is not a place to advertise classes or services.

•    Anything Illegal
•    Auctions and/or Bidding (make offer posts)
•    Business Advertisements 
•    Gun Sales
•    Resale of free items

How to post
•    Start a new topic within Community Marketplace Forum (You must be a registered forum member to post)
•    The item and your general location (city, state) must be in the title of the post (example: kiln for sale, Seattle, Washington)
•    Provide a full description and disclosure of item's condition, including flaws.
•    Asking price of item(s) is required.
•    Items must be available at the time of posting. 
•    Photos are encouraged. Post photos you would want to see if you were considering to purchase the item.
•    If you are selling multiple items, you may list them in one post.

Responding to Postings
•    If you are interested in an item(s) please reply by Personal Message (PM) to the member who wrote the post. It’s up to the member making the post to follow through with the details of shipping, etc.

Excessive Sales
•    If the volume of sales is larger than would normally be expected for a member selling off personal equipment/supplies, then the post(s) will be removed at the discretion of the Administration or Moderators. 
•    If you are closing a community studio and have a lot of items to liquidate, please contact a moderator before posting. The moderator will determine whether it is eligible for posting.

Timely Removal of Posts
•    If and when an item has sold, the member must edit the post to mark the item as SOLD and notify a moderator. Moderators will then delete the posts. In the case of multiple items for sale in a single post, members must edit the post to mark items sold, or delete the item from the post. For example:
              o    SOLD – Brent pottery wheel, great condition, $500
              o    Shimpo slab roller, gently used, $600
•    In order to keep the Marketplace from being cluttered with out-of-date posts, postings will remain in the forum until they are sold, or for 1 month, whichever comes first. Then they may be deleted at the moderators discretion. 
•    Members may repost items that do not sell initially. They will then be subject to the terms in previous bullet point.

To the full extent permitted by law, The American Ceramic Society, the Ceramic Arts Network Forum, this Marketplace, and the officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, affiliates, and successors in interest ("ACS Entities") (1) make no promises, warranties, or representations as to this Marketplace, including its completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, propriety, security or reliability; (2) provide the Marketplace on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis and any risk of using the Marketplace is assumed by you; (3) disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including as to accuracy, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement; and (4) disclaim any liability or responsibility for acts, omissions, or conduct of you or any party in connection with ACS. ACS Entities are NOT liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, special, punitive, or other losses, including lost profits, revenues, data, goodwill, etc., arising from or related to ACS, and in no event shall such liability exceed $100 or the amount you paid us in the year preceding such loss. Some jurisdictions restrict or alter these disclaimers and limits, so some may not apply to you.

See Terms of Use for Ceramic Arts Network Community Forum here.

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Read the notice about the Marketplace...sounds WONDERFUL! Much needed. But what does PM mean? Never mind--it is spelled out in this version (was not in the pop up). 

Edited by LeeU
won't let me delete

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