Givo's Prohibited Posts

Product, Services or Job posts containing any of the items below will be removed from the site, and the user's account can be suspended and/or terminated, as well as their IP banned. This is not an exhaustive list. Givo reserves the right to remove posts that we determine are not within the Acceptable Use Policy of Givo.

Last Modified 13 Jan 2016

  • DO NOT use Givo for activities that:

    - Violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation.

    - Relate to transactions involving (a) narcotics, steroids, certain controlled substances or other products that present a risk to consumer safety, (b) drug paraphernalia, (c) items that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity, (d) stolen goods including digital and virtual goods, (e) items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime, (f) items that are considered obscene, (g) items that infringe or violate any copyright, trademark, right of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right under the laws of any jurisdiction, (h) certain sexually oriented materials or services, (i) ammunition, firearms, or certain firearm parts or accessories, or (j) ,certain weapons or knives regulated under applicable law.

    - Involve the sales of products or services identified by government agencies to have a high likelihood of being fraudulent.

    - Violate applicable laws or industry regulations regarding the sale of (a) tobacco products, or (b) prescription drugs and devices.

  • - Relate to transactions that (a) show the personal information of third parties in violation of applicable law, (b) support pyramid or ponzi schemes, matrix programs, other "get rich quick" schemes or certain multi-level marketing programs, (c) are associated with purchases of annuities or lottery contracts, lay-away systems, off-shore banking or transactions to finance or refinance debts funded by a credit card, (d) are for the sale of certain items before the seller has control or possession of the item, (e) are by payment processors to collect payments on behalf of merchants, (f), are associated with the sale of traveler's checks or money orders, (h) involve currency exchanges or check cashing businesses, or (i) provide certain credit repair or debt settlement services, credit transactions or insurance activities.

    - Involve gambling, gaming and/or any other activity with an entry fee and a prize, including, but not limited to casino games, sports betting, horse or greyhound racing, lottery tickets, other ventures that facilitate gambling, games of skill (whether or not it is legally defined as a lottery) and sweepstakes.

  • Prohibited and restricted items

    Stuff you can't post

    Before listing your item, service or job, make sure we allow it on Givo and that the sale of your post complies with all laws.

    You are not allowed to post anything that includes or relates to:

    - Products, services or jobs that are sexually explicit or pornographic, exploits or presents minors in a sexual way, or promotes adult sexual services

    - Alcohol

    - Wildlife animals or products - examples include live animals, mounted specimens, and ivory

    - Artefacts, grave-related items

    - Catalytic converters and test pipes

    - Cell phone (wireless) service contracts

    - Charity and fundraising

    - Contracts

    - Counterfeit currency and stamps

    - Credit cards

    - Currency

    - Products, services or jobs that create a genuine risk of physical injury or property damage, credibly threatens people or public safety, or organises, encourages or celebrates harm

    - Drugs and drug paraphernalia

    - Firearms, weapons, and knives - examples include pepper spray, replicas, and stun guns (see also military items)

    - Government documents, IDs, and licenses

    - Government, transit, and shipping-related items - examples include airplane operations manuals, subway or train employee uniforms

    - Hazardous, restricted, or regulated materials - examples include batteries, fireworks, and refrigerants

    - Human remains and body parts

    - International trading

    - Items encouraging illegal activity - examples include an eBook describing how to create methamphetamine

    - Lock picking devices

    - Lottery tickets

    - Mailing lists and personal information

    - Medical drugs, devices, and healthcare - examples include prescription drugs, contact lenses, pacemakers, and surgical instruments

    - Military items (examples include firearms, weapons, and knives)

    - Multi-level marketing, pyramid, and matrix programs

    - Offensive material - examples include ethnically or racially offensive material and Nazi memorabilia

    - Products or services that promote self-harm, eating disorders or hard drug abuse

    - Pesticides

    - Plants and seeds

    - Police-related items

    - Postage meters

    - Prescription drugs

    - Prohibited services

    - Recalled items

    - Slot machines

    - Stocks and other securities

    - Stolen property

    - Surveillance equipment

    - Tobacco

    - Weeds

    - Products, services or jobs that are fraudulent or deceptive

    - Post that is someone else's personal information or requests a minor's personal information

    - Post that contains any information or content that's illegal

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