Commerce Policies

1. Overview

Understanding Our Policies
Our Commerce Policies provide rules on the types of products and services that can be put up for sale on the marketplace. Buyers and sellers are also responsible for complying with all applicable laws and regulations. Failure to comply may result in consequences, including the removal of the listings. If you repeatedly post content that violates SparkItUp's policies, we may take additional action on your account. We reserve the right to reject, approve, or remove any listing for any reason.

2. Prohibited Content

1. Adult Products
Listings may not promote the buying, selling, or use of adult products this includes:
  • Sex toys
  • Sexual enhancement products

Products promoting family planning and contraception, which focus on the contraceptive features of the product, and not on sexual pleasure or sexual enhancement are allowed.

2. Alcohol
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of alcohol. 3. Animals
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of animals this includes:
  • Any product or part, including but not limited to leather, skin, hide, fur, wool, or hair from any dogs, cats, or endangered or threatened animals
  • Live animals
  • Livestock
  • Pets
  • Prohibited animal parts, including but not limited to bone, teeth, horn, ivory, taxidermy, organs, external limbs, secretions, or carcasses
4. Body Parts and Fluids
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of human body parts or fluids this includes:
  • Blood
  • Urine
  • Body Parts
  • Organs
  • Human tissue
  • Teeth

5. Digital Media and Electronic Devices
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of devices that facilitate or encourage streaming digital content in an unauthorized manner or interfering with the functionality of electronic devices this includes:
  • Sale of streaming devices loaded with software that facilitates unauthorized access to content
  • Jamming or descrambling devices
  • Wiretapping devices

6. Discrimination
Listings must not wrongfully discriminate or suggest a preference for or against people because of a personal characteristic, included but not limited to, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, marital status, disability, or medical or genetic condition. Listings must comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination. This includes:
  • Only looking for Christian renters
  • Must be under age 35 to purchase
  • No Hispanic tenants welcome

7. Documents, Currency, and Financial Instruments
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of real or fake documents, currency, financial instruments and virtual currency this includes:
  • Real and replica documents like passports, IDs or certificates.
  • Real money (cash or cash equivalent instruments and coins)
  • Replica or prop money
  • Digital or cryptocurrency
  • Active bank credit or debit cards
  • Store credit cards or coupons
  • Pre-paid credit or debit cards
  • Checks and checkbooks
  • Equipment to create counterfeit currency or financial instruments

8. Gambling
Listings may not promote the buying, selling or facilitation of online gambling for money or money's worth, including digital currencies. Online gambling includes gaming, betting, lotteries, raffles, casino, fantasy sports, bingo, poker and sweepstakes in an online environment.

9. Hazardous Goods and Materials
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of hazardous materials and substances this includes:
  • Chemical Pesticides and Insecticides
  • Asbestos, Cyanide, Chloroform, and Carbon Tetrachloride
  • Corrosive substances
  • Flammable and combustible substances and products

10. Human Exploitation and Sexual Services Listings may not promote any form of human trafficking, prostitution, escort, or sexual services this includes:
  • Persons for sale
  • Individuals for sale
  • Escort agencies
  • Commercial sex
  • Live shows for adult entertainment
  • Sexually suggestive services (For example: "texts to send her to get her in bed")
  • Child Pornography
  • Domestic helpers

11. Ingestible Supplements
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of ingestible supplements this includes:
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Chitosan
  • Comfrey
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone
  • Ephedra
  • Human growth hormones
  • Vitamins

12. Jobs
Listings on commerce products may not promote job opportunities. This prohibition includes job opportunities that fully describe the associated product or business model, as well as job opportunities that are misleading, deceptive, fraudulent or have an unclear business model this includes:
  • Get rich quick schemes
  • Multi-level marketing opportunities

13. Medical and Healthcare Products
Listings may not promote medical and healthcare products and services, including medical devices, or smoking cessation products containing nicotine.
Listings may not promote the sale of medical devices this includes:
  • Contact lenses
  • Bandages and braces for physical injuries
  • Thermometers
  • Testing kits for medical conditions or diseases
  • First-aid kits
  • Breast Pumps
Listings may not promote the sale of medical products or services:
  • Medical and cosmetic products and services including dermal fillers and Botox
  • Injectable products and intravenous services
  • Products, including food or drinks, that make health or medical claims
Listings may not promote the sale of smoking products containing nicotine this includes:
  • Nicotine patches
  • Nicotine gum

14. Misleading, Deceptive, or Offensive
Listings may not contain deceptive, false, misleading, or offensive products and offers this includes:
  • Listings that are shocking, sensational, disrespectful or portray excessive violence
  • Listings that misrepresent the item you are selling
  • Listings may not solicit ratings or reviews
  • Posts must not imply or attempt to generate negative self-perception in order to promote diet, weight loss or other health-related products.
  • Person showing how loose his or her clothes fit
  • Person with clothes that are too tight

15. No Item for Sale
Listings may not promote news, humor, or other content that does not offer any product for sale.
  • Donations
  • Jokes and memes
  • Lost and found posts
  • News and awareness posts
  • Listings in search of, in need of, or looking to buy

16. Prescription Products, Drugs, and Drug Paraphernalia
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of drugs, drug paraphernalia, or prescription products this includes:
  • Drugs
  • Prescription products, including prescription drugs

17. Products with Overtly Sexualized Positioning
Listings may not position products or services in a sexually suggestive manner this includes:
  • Zoomed in sexual images
  • Implied nudity
  • Implied sexual acts

18. Recalled Products
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of recalled products. If you're unsure whether the item you're buying or selling has been recalled, look on the website of the item's manufacturer or relevant government entity.

19. Services
Services may not be listed this includes:
  • Travel services, including airline services, hotel accommodations, and car rentals
  • Personnel services including the hiring of maids and other workers
  • Personal wellness services including hair styling or spa services
  • Financial services, including accounting, insurance, banking, and loans
  • Home services including construction or painting
  • Lawn care services
  • Electrician services
  • Plumbing services
  • Cleaning services
  • Photography services
  • Automotive services, including maintenance
  • Event services
  • Fitness services
  • Veterinary or animal-related services

20. Stolen Goods
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of items that have been stolen.

21. Subscriptions and Digital Products
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of downloadable digital content, digital subscriptions, and digital accounts this includes:
  • Listings with downloadable content, including PDFs, music, games, movies, etc.
  • Digital accounts, including Netflix accounts or games accounts
  • Digital subscriptions and internet streaming services, including television subscriptions, mobile phone service subscriptions, Netflix subscriptions, Spotify subscriptions, etc.
  • Digital coupons and download codes

22. Third-Party Infringement
Listings may not contain content that infringes upon or violates the intellectual property rights of any third party, including copyright or trademark. This includes, but is not limited to, the promotion or sale of counterfeits, such as goods that copy the trademark (name or logo) and/or distinctive features of another companys products to imitate a genuine product.

23. Tobacco Products and Related Paraphernalia
Listings may not promote the buying or selling of tobacco products or tobacco paraphernalia this includes:
  • Cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco
  • Tobacco pipes and paraphernalia
  • Tobacco rolling machines
  • Electronic cigarettes (E-cigarettes) or tobacco devices

24. Weapons, Ammunition, and Explosives
Listings may not promote the buying, selling, or use of weapons, ammunition, and explosives this includes:
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Paintball guns
  • BB Guns
  • Fireworks
  • Pepper spray
  • Tasers
  • Gun ranges
  • Gun shows

3. Restricted Content
The sale of the following is restricted on the marketplace Commerce Products:

1. Events Or Admission Tickets
The buying and selling of tickets is restricted this includes:
  • Concert, festival or other event tickets
  • Sporting event tickets
  • Transit tickets, including train tickets, airline tickets and cruise tickets
  • Admission tickets, including tickets for museums, historical sites and parks

2. Gift Cards and Vouchers
The buying and selling of gift cards or vouchers is restricted this includes:
  • Electronically delivered gift cards or vouchers
  • Physical gift cards or vouchers