General guidelines and process
We at Tictail, Inc. (“Tictail,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) have created the following prohibited products and policies (“Prohibited Products policy”) to expand and clarify Tictail’s ethical stance. You’re bound to the Prohibited Products policy, too: they’re part of the Agreement, and by using the Service you agree that you have read them, that you understand them, and that you will comply with them.
If you see any capitalized terms that aren’t defined in this Prohibited Products policy, they’ll have the meaning we give them elsewhere in the Agreement.
If a Merchant or Store does not comply with this Prohibited Products policy, access to the Store may be removed without notice for both the Merchant and any Visitors or Users, and the Merchant may be refused further access to the Service.
Tictail observes and enforces the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (“CITES”) which regulates the trade of endangered wildlife and fauna. Products in violation of CITES (http://www.cites.org) may not be sold.
Items made from cat and dog parts or pelts.
Products made from the skin of seals.
Ivory or bones from ivory-producing animals.
Counterfeit products may not be sold. This includes the sale of used/second-hand counterfeit products.
Any unauthorized reference to brands and trademarks is forbidden, including the sale of products labeled as “brand inspired”, with or without the display of images from official websites.
To be allowed to sell authentic products from well established brands (such as Nike, Chanel, Gucci, etc), you should be able to provide proof of authenticity upon request.
Get rich quick schemes
Investment opportunities or other services that promise high rewards.
Gift cards for external services or products.
e.g., iTunes, Amazon.
Goods requiring license to sell or acquire
Goods which require license and registration for purchase may only be sold if the merchant complies with all applicable laws and regulations. Tictail cooperates with the authorities as required by law.
Sales of Apple products are restricted to Apple Authorized Resellers.
Human remains or items made from human remains, except for human hair.
Hazardous materials, weapons, and other forms of explosives
Firearms, live ammunition, arrows, throwing stars, silencers, ammunition magazines/clips, tear gas, explosive material, knives (including but not limited to butterfly, switchblade, concealed/disguised, fighting, or otherwise offensive), or other weapons intended to cause bodily harm are not permitted on Tictail.
Non-functioning replicas, toys, antiques or decorations resembling weapons may be sold. Knives and other sharpened equipment primarily intended for use in cooking, crafts/construction or hunting may be sold.
Products or services that are illegal in the EU, or in your local jurisdiction.
Pyramid schemes, network marketing, referral marketing programs, etc.
Goods or materials that promote, encourage, or incite violent acts, intolerance or hatred may not be sold or promoted on Tictail. This includes products or goods that defame or slander any person or groups of people based on race, ethnicity, religion, sex, or other factors.
Pharmaceuticals and other products that make health claims that have not been approved or verified by the applicable local and/or national regulatory body.
Services that do not deliver a physical or digital product
For example: spells, sneaker proxies, etc.
Sexually explicit products or pornography
We acknowledge that it is often difficult to define what is considered mature content (much of which is allowed on Tictail), and what is considered pornography (which is not allowed). Products that are sex-positive and that celebrate eroticism and the human body can be sold on Tictail; anything that displays or encourages exploitation and/or the objectification of people cannot. We reserve the right to remove any product that we feel falls under the second category.
Product images may not be overly sexual, show excessive amounts of skin or focus unnecessarily on body parts. Thinly veiled cover-ups may not affect our determination of whether an image qualifies as nude or pornographic.
Fine art nude photography may contain non-pornographic depictions of nude body parts, within reason.
Prostitution, or the sale of other sexual services (streaming, live shows, etc).
Social media activity
Sales of Twitter followers, Facebook likes, YouTube views, and other forms of social media activity.
Stolen goods may not be sold. Tictail cooperates with the authorities as required by law.
Tobacco, medicines, or illegal drugs
Tobacco, e-cigarettes, and e-liquid.
Controlled substances, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, designer drugs, research chemicals, drug making ingredients, and cannabidiol (CBD) oil.
Drug paraphernalia (e.g., vaporizers, bongs, grinders, hookahs).
Substances and/or plants designed to mimic illegal drugs (e.g., salvia, kratom).
Trademarked items and items to which you do not own intellectual property rights or explicitly authorized right to resell.
Phones and other telecommunications equipment
Cell phones, smart phones, tablets and other telecommunications equipment may not be sold, due to being classified as a high risk business.
We discourage sales of used products unless they are considered vintage. A vintage product is one that is at least 25 years old.
If used products are sold, they must be clearly and conspicuously designated as such in the product description. Suitable descriptions such as "Secondhand", "Used", "Refurbished" and "Vintage" may be used.
Merchants must list the details of the product's true condition, regardless of whether any flaws are easily observable or not, and also provide information about the product's repair history.
Merchants may not provide fraudulent, misleading or incorrect descriptions or photographs of used products. Photographs may depict the product as new or in original packaging, as long as it is clear that the product is used.
Video game or virtual world accounts or credits
Gaming or virtual world accounts, characters or items.
In-game or virtual world currency.
Virtual currency or stored value
Virtual currency that can be monetized, resold, or converted to physical or digital products and services or otherwise exit the virtual world (e.g., Bitcoin); sale of stored value or credits maintained, accepted and issued by anyone other than the seller.
If Tictail is presented with specific cases that do not fall within the categories described above, but in our reasonable view breach established moral and ethical boundaries, pose elevated financial and legal risk, or fail to meet our standards of quality, Tictail reserves the right to unilaterally terminate the account.
The products listed in this policy are representative, but not exhaustive. If you are uncertain as to whether these guidelines apply to your business, please contact us.
Note that products contained in Stripe’s list of prohibited businesses (https://stripe.com/us/prohibited-businesses) are also not allowed.
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DATE: Version in effect from 2017.03.20