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Community Guidelines

Great deals require trust; act with integrity.

Modo Marketplace makes it easier than ever to find great deals, but we can't do it alone-- every deal requires trust. Accurately and fairly represent yourself and the items you're buying or selling. We do not tolerate attempts to deceive or defraud users.

We built a community around letting go of old stuff, but we think it's important to hang onto the values we learned as kids. We're talking about the basics; treat others as you want to be treated, and be true to your word. Remember, most of the people you talk to on Modo Marketplace are your neighbors or colleagues.

You must rightfully own anything you intend to sell on Modo Marketplace. We have a zero tolerance policy for stolen goods. Remember, violating someone else's intellectual property is a form of theft. This means counterfeit goods or replicas sold without permission from the rightful owner aren't allowed. It is your responsibility to understand all laws where you live and to make sure your activity on Modo Marketplace is legal.

Prohibited Conduct

  • Attempts to lure users off Modo Marketplace to other services
  • Listing items at a price at which you do not intend to sell
  • Circumventing our anti-spam and anti-fraud efforts, which includes multiple posts of the same item(s)
  • Photos that are not clear, well-let, or accurately representing what you're selling
  • Messages that are intended to harass, intimidate, threaten, or demean other users
  • Items that promote or support hate groups
  • Items that depict or glorify violence
  • Posting messages that are defamatory, libelous, fraudulent, or otherwise violate the law
  • Postings or messages that violate right of publicity or privacy
  • Posting or transmitting any virus, worm, Trojan horse, Easter egg, time bomb, spyware, or other computer code, file, or program that is potentially harmful, invasive, or intended to damage, hijack, or monitor the use of any hardware, software, or equipment.
  • Using Modo Marketplace for any purpose that's fraudulent or unlawful
  • Collecting information about our users, or directing them to external websites or apps to collect their information
  • Interfering with or disrupting the operation of Modo Marketplace, our servers, or networks
  • Restricting or inhibiting any other person from using Modo Marketplace
  • Reproducing, modifying, distributing, or otherwise exploiting any portion of Modo Marketplace, unless we expressly authorize it
  • Reverse engineering, decompiling, or disassembling any portion of Modo Marketplace
  • Systematically downloading our content
  • Using any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other manual/automatic device to retrieve, index, 'scrape', 'data mine', or otherwise gather our content
  • Ask a prospective buyer or renter questions about their sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or family status
  • Repeated postings of the same item
  • Sending mass messages without the intent of buying or selling items on Modo Marketplace

Prohibited Items

  • Counterfeit goods
  • Replicas sold without consent from the trademark owner
  • Stocks and other securities, as well as other non-transferable items
  • Stolen goods
  • Hacking tools
  • Vehicles that you are not the titleholder to
  • Sexual content, adult toys, or other items that include explicit nudity
  • Drugs and alcohol (you can buy and sell pipes, hookahs, or other accessories associated with tobacco products)
  • E-cigarettes and E-juice
  • Live animals
  • Medical devices
  • Supplements
  • Fossils
  • Skin and bones from endangered or protected species
  • Food
  • Catering services
  • Party trays of perishable food
  • Homemade jams and jellies
  • Baby food and formula
  • All firearms, accessories, and ammunition
  • Airsoft, BB, or other novelty guns that do not clearly display an orange safety tip
  • Tasers
  • Burglary tools
  • Fireworks
  • Pesticides, tear gas, and other hazardous chemicals or controlled substances
  • Used cosmetics
  • Lottery tickets and other sweepstakes or gambling
  • Items obtained through government assistance
  • Bodily fluids (breast milk, etc.)
  • Sale of currency as a product (cryptocurrency, euros, dollars, etc.)

Prohibited Services

  • Financial (tax filing and preparation, insurance, loans, and credit scoring)
  • Legal (debt collection, will preparation, legal advice)
  • Medical (chiropractic care, cosmetic services like Botox)
  • Escort, companionship, or matchmaking
  • Massage
  • Services which themselves are illegal, or may include illegal activity (unlocking phones or other hardware)
  • Services related to drugs and alcohol
  • Services involving guns or weapons
  • Affiliate or Pyramid schemes
  • Services making extreme or unrealistic promises ('Lose 50lbs in a week!', 'Cure cancer')

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