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FurBuy - Terms of Use

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Overview

This document was written to establish an acceptable use and understanding per user of FurBuy policies and releases. All users must adhere to the policies herein and agree to these policies and terms of use. Continued use of the FurBuy site is acceptance and agreeance to the policies listed herein.

FurBuy and FurBuy Logo are Trademarks of Pan-Dimensional Marketplace, LLC

Last Update: September 10, 2012
Most recent additions appear in red.
Policies which are no longer applicable are stricken-through. After a certain period of time (no less than a month), non-applicable policies may be removed entirely.

 
Terms of Use Contents
Standard Release Policy

Pan-Dimensional Marketplace, LLC and its administrators cannot be held liable for abuse of the system by any user or breach of contract between a buyer and seller. Abuse of system includes, but is not limited to, posting of illegal or copyrighted materials, posting of libellous or slanderous materials, and posting of other content which may lead to civil or criminal action. The user assumes all responsibility for the posting of such materials, and indemnifies Pan-Dimensional Marketplace LLC (hereby termed "Host") from any legal action which results from the posting of same materials. Breach of contract between a buyer and seller occurs whenever one party fails to complete a transaction according to the contract invoked by listing and bidding of auctions in the system. While Host's administrators may decide to provide mediation in such situations, administrators shall not be obligated to do so.

The Host cannot be held liable or responsible for the loss/corruption of system data or system downtime. In such circumstances, the administrators will be obligated to assist a user in restoring data or refunding any payments resulting from said loss, though cannot be held legally responsible for such incidents which may be beyond the Host's control. Wherever possible, accommodations may be made by the Host in order to satisfy the users in circumstances that may delay or decisively alter the outcome of an auction. The administrators may do this with or without the permission of the buyer or seller of an auction as long as the auction is still live. If an auction is closed, special accommodations may be made to open the auction again. It is advised that users keep personal records in order to preserve and verify any data they may deem vital or important in their use of Host's system.

It is the understanding of the Host that auctions are not legal in all areas, and that the legal age for contract may vary by State, Territory or Nation. Since the Host cannot verify all laws and policies concerning users' residence and legal obligations of contract, it is the individual user's responsibility to make themselves familiar with their local or governmental laws before entering a contractual sale or purchase on the Host's system. The Host cannot be held liable for the violation of law(s) where users enter contracts against the laws of their residence. This includes, but is not limited to, use of the Host's system by minors. Intentionally providing wrongful information to the Host is considered fraud, and will be reported to appropriate law enforcement agency(s) and/or the user's legal parents or guardians if such can be contacted; additionally fraud may result in legal prosecution by the Host in severe circumstances.

All users permit data entered into the system by themselves and others to be used for testing purposes and archived for posterity. Occasionally the system data is exported to a test environment in order to validate new software or verify the stability and integrity of the data. System data is also backed up to removable storage media on a regular, scheduled basis in order to preserve the data and provide a restore point should the live data be destroyed or corrupted. System data includes, but is not limited to, user-specific and account information, auction listings, bids placed, image files and HTML code.

 
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  • Privacy Policy

    This section was written with the intent of informing users of the Host's system of policies and recommended procedures for the dissemination of user information. This section is of particular interest to all users and applies to the listing and use of personal information on the Host's system.

    Responsibility of Host to protect user information:

    Under no circumstances will users' private account information be granted to any users or administrators of the Host's system. This information includes users' addresses, phone numbers, passwords, payments and any other information that may be considered to be of a personal and private nature. Administrators have access to this data only by necessity; any administrator who is found to be abusing private user information will be punished in full accordance with the law and removed from the system immediately upon proof of such. The only circumstances which supercede this policy are court orders or other government siezures of our systems, be they authorized or unauthorized by local, State, or Federal law.

    Users have access to other users' primary e-mail address only in two situations. If a user has elected NOT to make their primary e-mail address private upon account creation or in setting their preferences, their e-mail address will openly appear to any user of the site wherever they are selling or bidding upon an auction. Otherwise, if the user has elected to make their primary e-mail address private, only other registered users of the system may view the address by logging in with their username and password. The Host cannot be held liable for e-mail addresses obtained by malicious users of the system or by users who have not elected to make their address private.

    At this time, users may turn the privacy status of their primary e-mail address on and off using the My Account - Prefs page under Notification Preferences.

    Responsibility of Users to protect user information:

    It is a responsibility of the users of Host's systems to keep confidential any information that may be considered of a private or personal nature as outlined above. Host cannot be held liable or responsible for any information freely given from their own account to other sources or users of the system. Obtaining account information about other users of the system for commercial or unacceptable use is prohibited by our Terms of Use agreement; users found to have done such will be immediately suspended from the system pending further investigation of the infraction.

    Siphoning of user e-mail addresses on Host's systems is strictly prohibited and may result in removal from the system up to blacklisting from our servers. There is no feasable reason to extract e-mail addresses of other users through the web interface or other means, any attempt to do so will lead to applicable punishment and possible pursuit of legal action where necessary.

     
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  • Content Policy

    It is the stance of the Host that artwork is defended by the United States Constitution, however, the Host also feels that gratuitous or explicit material of an offensive nature should be protected from public display or availability. Some content is illegal to transport across state lines or may be outlawed in state or local regions. Users should be individually aware of the laws in their place of residence before entering a contractual situation to sell or purchase items which may be considered illegal to own or transport. The Host cannot be held legally responsible for the seizure of such materials or any civil or criminal action that may result from the possession or transport of such materials.

    Public Content

    Allowable Content

    FurBuy is a public auction site designed specifically for anthropomorphic ("furry") and animal-related auctions. In order to maintain the site's focus, the Host requires that all auctions center around furry- and/or animal-related content. Being that the term "furry" is a widely debated subject, for the sake of FurBuy's policies "furry" includes: neko girls, taurs, satyrs, mermaids, insect-morphs, "scalies", mythical creatures, and avians. Humanoid fantasy races (e.g. elves, fairies, gnomes, etc.) are not allowed unless they exhibit major animal characteristics. For the sake of the Host's policies, wings are not considered qualifying animal characteristics. Items being listed may contain humanoids as long as at least one main character and/or race is of a furry or anthropomorphic nature. Humanoids in interaction with regular animals are not considered within the site's theme. Auctions may be reviewed on an individual basis by the administrators, and any auctions that are deemed outside of the site's theme may be depublicized or removed at the admin's discretion.

    Offensive Content

    Some content is considered by the Host to be inappropriate for public display on the system. Such content includes, but is not limited to, pedophilia, bestiality, non-consensual acts of sex or violence, religiously offensive materials and racially offensive materials. Such content may be removed or depublicized from the system by administrators with or without prior notice to the users. For posterity, the Host defines: pedophilia as the sexual exploitation of human children who are without reasonable doubt not of consenting age in a photo-realistic context or medium; bestiality as sexual relations between a human and non-sentient animal in a photo- realistic context or medium. Other offensive or potentially offensive content may be reviewed by administrators as being inappropriate for public display or sale on Host's system at their own discretion.

    Some content, while not violating any policies or laws, may be considered offensive by users of the Host's system. The Host cannot be held responsible for any personally offensive materials posted, but shall hear complaints and review them for action by administrator discretion. Users with auctions found to be in violation of this policy will be contacted and asked to make all future auctions of a similar type private in nature; additionally an administrator may move the currently running auction(s) to private status without prior notice or approval from the user in question. Repeated violations of this policy may lead to account suspension or removal.

    Avatar Content

    No mature content may be displayed in Avatar images as these images may be used on pages which are designed to contain only non-adult content. Site users who wish to use an Avatar should create an 80x80 GIF or JPG thumbnail that does NOT contain any mature material such as gore or sexual organs (including female nipples). This can easily be done by cropping the desired image down to a bust of the head or some other "clean" portion of the image. Alternatively, using bars to "cover" such areas of mature content may be used as long as they are done tastefully and do not overly hint at the presence of mature content by not quite covering enough of it.

    Any images found in violation of this policy will be replaced temporarily by a URL to a default "Adult Image" thumbnail on the Host's system until such time as the user updates the URL to a more appropriate image. If a user is found in repeated violation of this policy, by discretion of admins, they will receive a warning in e-mail and may eventually be suspended for abuse of this policy. Users are encouraged to report violations of this policy if they should find any mature material in a user's Avatar.

    Multi-User / Multi-Artist / Collaboration Auctions

    Due to repeated issues with accountability and confusion amongst bidders, and also due to the complex nature of such auctions, we have decided to prohibit the creation of "Multi-Artist" style auctions which sell commissions or goods by multiple people under one account. If multiple sellers wish to contribute to a larger project, they are each individually required to create their own auctions for those purposes and be involved in the normal bidding and feedback system on a per-item or per-package basis. The only exception to this policy is when multiple artists or creators collaborate on a single final deliverable work to the winning bidder. This policy is subject to the interpretation of the admin team and they reserve the right to take any action deemed necessary in order to prevent such auctions from being posted or remove said auctions, but typically the admin team will be compelled to work with users in order to help facilitate this policy as smoothly as possible.

    Acceptable Use of Image Hosting

    Host offers free image hosting for users of this site for use in Host listings only, and as such, displaying Host-hosted images on other websites is not permitted. The exception to this policy is thumbnail images, which may be displayed in conjunction with the Auction Injection feature to promote Host listings on remote sites. Any image which is found to be in direct violation of this policy may result in a warning and be removed at the administrators' discretion. Repeated violations of this policy may lead to account suspension or removal.

    Copyright and Trademark

    All users indemnify the Host of any charges, civil or criminal, for their misuse of copyrighted or trademarked property on the system. It is also the users' responsibility to know if materials may violate these laws, and use them according to the legal guidelines established by the US Patent and Trademark Office at www.uspto.gov. Users who are found to be in violation of such laws will be personally liable for all damages and court fees incurred from prosecution resulting in said violation, be they charged upon the Host or the user in question. On the request of a registered Copyright or Trademark holder, or the request of a Court Order, auctions may be removed from the system without warning if there is a possible infringement. Administrators also reserve the right to proactively strike auctions which may be in violation of US Copyright and Trademark laws.

    Plagiarism

    Host will not tolerate works that appear, or are otherwise proven, to be plagiarised. Items posted that fall under this category will be dealt with as any other possible copyright concern. Host's administrators must be made aware of a possible situation that falls under this policy before it can be dealt with. Bidders will be notified of the issue and asked to send in e-mail asking to have their bids stricken in accordance with the Bidding Policies concerning administrator removal of bids. Once all bids have been removed, the auction will be stricken from the system. The offensive seller will then be given a warning, and possibly suspended up to removal of their account for violations of this policy. Second offenses of violation of this policy will result in removal of the offender's account from the system.

    Advertising

    Users are asked not to engage in posting commercial ad banners as part of their items or auctions on the site, nor in comments or forum posts. An ad banner for these purposes is defined as an image or graphic inside of a link tag which clicking on will redirect a browser to another site. This policy has been added because other users of Host's system are paying a monthly fee to have their ad banners on the system, and posting banners outside of that system is a slight to Host and paying users. Administrators reserve the right to identify and proactively remove ad banners in site content at their discretion and without warning or notice. Repeated offenses by a user may result in written warnings or account suspension. An acceptable alternative is to have a banner at the top of an auction or item description that is 300 pixels wide or less which is not inside a link tag (i.e. not clickable) with a text link immediately below it containing the URL to the remote site such as to make it clear where clicking the link will take the user.

     
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  • Bidding Policy

    This section was written with the intent of informing bidders who use Host's system of policies and recommended procedures for the auction bidding process. This section of the Terms of Use is of particular interest to bidders and applies to the bidding and purchase of auctions on Host's system.

    Contractual Obligation

    Placing bids

    When a bidder places a bid on an auction, they are entering into a contractual agreement with the seller of the item(s) to purchase said item(s). Bids placed by the proxy bidding system are considered to be requested and authorized by the original bidder and continue to hold the binding contract for sale should the bidder win the auction. All bids are binding, even if outbid, until the transaction of the highest legitimate bidder is completed with the seller. In the case that the highest bid is considered fraudulent or the high bidder defaults on their bid, the seller will have the option of either selling to the next highest bidder, or cancelling the auction. Auctions which close with a bid that is below the Reserve Price of an auction are the only exception to this policy, in which case neither the seller nor the bidder are obligated to complete the transaction normally.

    By default the bidder has only two weeks (14 days) in which to arrange and make payment to the seller. By default the bidder is expected to pay for shipping of any won items. These and other stipulations of the sale may be altered by the seller in the auction description - please note that if the stipulations are not in the auction description itself (such as in comments or forums or third party sites) then they are NOT considered valid and binding. Sellers may not reduce the amount of time in which to make payment to less than 72 hours, but may extend time to accept payment any reasonable amount of time. In the case where the seller sets the auction description such that payment must be made in less than 72 hours, Host's policy will uphold that a minimum 72 hours must be given to make payment and will not permit any negative feedback or dispute based on not meeting a payment time of less than 72 hours after close of the auction.

    Failure to meet the required obligation of purchase with the seller of an auction may result in Negative Feedback from the seller and possible administrator action up to suspension from the system. Multiple or extreme offenses of this policy may result in immediate removal of the offensive party from the system. In the event that a conflict arises between the seller and high bidder(s) of a closed auction, the administrators will be obligated but not required to assist in mediation of the conflict.

    Important Note About Proxy Bidding: The bidding system considers subsequent bids by the same user to be bids against one's self! If you do not wish to raise the bid value on an auction, please only place ONE BID and wait for auction close or for another user to outbid you. In the future we may implement a system to revise a proxy bid price, but for the time being it is very important to note this mechanic in the system when considering and placing bids.

    Bidding Restrictions

    Due to multiple recent cases of fraudulent and shill bidding on auctions, we've implemented some bidding restrictions on new accounts which will only affect them for the first 14 days after being created. New users who do not have a positive rating during this trial timeframe may not place bids on auctions in the final 24 hours of the auction, and may not use any Direct Buy feature. Additionally, new restrictions may arise such as limiting the number of live bids a restricted user may place, or a cap on how high a restricted user may bid. Additional cases will be pointed out as they happen on the site and eventually added here.

    Positive ratings are currently offered through our account validation process by sending a US $5 Paypal contribution to the site (send donations to pandimmar@gmail.com) in order to validate your identity and fiscal responsibility. Alternatively you can validate by contacting us directly via e-mail (furbuy.com@gmail.com) in order to prove your identity. Valid forms of identity may vary based on the individual, but in all cases a legible scan or photo of a government-issued photo identification card or passport will be accepted. Using a photo ID to verify your identity will not cost a user anything, and information in that ID will never be shared with third parties in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

    Reserve Price and Bidding

    Some auctions may be listed with a Reserve Price which allows a seller to set a price at which bids become binding. If a bid does NOT meet the Reserve Price on an auction, then the highest bid is not considered legally binding. Should an auction close with a high bidder but the Reserve Price is not met, the seller and bidder are entitled but not obligated to come to an agreement outside of Host's site to complete the sale. Otherwise the seller is free to relist the item for sale or choose not to sell it at all.

    Important Note: Proxy bids compete with the Reserve Price, meaning that if you place a Proxy Bid that's higher than the Reserve, the Current Bid Price will immediately jump to the Reserve Price. Remember that the purpose of the Proxy Bid system is to say how much you're willing to pay for the item - don't ever bid any amount if you're unwilling to pay that amount.

    Requested Removal of Bids

    Under normal circumstances, users will not be permitted to retract bids at this time. However, under extenuating circumstances (such as an auction which violates the Copyright or Plagiarism policies) users may be permitted to recind their bids in order that the auction can be removed in compliance with the Posting Policies. In these situations users will normally be informed of the ability to remove their bids, typically by sending an e-mail confirmation of their desire to do so. Bids may also be removed on the request of the bidder who placed the bid via e-mail to a Host administrator so long as the seller of the item(s) the bid(s) were placed on agrees to allow it. This policy remains in place in order to validate and support the fact that placing a bid is a legal contract between the seller and high bidder.

    Pleading of Bids

    As an accomodation to bidders who have realized they may have overbid their budget on an auction, a system of 'Bid Pleading' may be enacted by administrators which allows users to cut a previously placed proxy level down to the current bid level. In addition to this, a pleaded bid may be overbid by another user at the current bid level and/or advertised as a pleaded bid status concerning the auction itself. This system of pleading bids was added as a compromise to not allowing users to directly remove their bids on an auction, but still attempt to be outbid with the assistance or interest of other users who will take on their legal obligation at the same level.

    Shill Bidding and Bid Shielding

    As defined by the US Federal Trade Commission on their website: "shill bidding" [is] when fraudulent sellers or their partners, known as "shills", bid on sellers' items to drive up the price, and "bid shielding" [is] when fraudulent buyers submit very high bids to discourage other bidders from competing for the same item, then retract their bids so that people they know can get the item at a lower price.

    It should be noted also that eBay, another prominent auction site, has a custom definition for shill bidding, as do many other online auction systems. For the purposes of this system, we adhere to the FTC's definition as stated above. Host does not tolerate shill bidding but it must be very evident through means of logs or public testimony that shill bidding has occurred by definition, and the motives and evidence of fraudulent activity must be clear for Host's staff to take action regarding these actions. By definition, bid shielding is not possible on Host's site due to the fact that bidders cannot retract bids after they have been placed and pleading bids will not lower the bid price level for an auction.

    In the event of suspected fraudulent bidding activity or valid accusation of such, the user in question may have their account temporarily suspended while the investigation is performed. Should a user, upon thorough investigation, be found to have been involved in a shill bidding incident their account will be permanently disabled and any future attempts of the user to establish an account on the system will be denied. Furthermore, this activity may be reported to appropriate law enforcement agencies for possible litigation.

    False Accounts

    Any account created using invalid information (legal name, address, phone number, etc.) is considered a "false account". False accounts are strictly prohibited and are subject to immediate suspension. Suspended false accounts may only be restored once valid contact information is provided and verified by an administrator.

    If bids on an auction are placed by a false account, the bids are considered fraudulent and are subject to removal by an administrator without notice. When fraudulent bids are removed from an auction, the bidding history will be corrected in the auction system, and the max bid will be reverted to the last legitimate bid placed against another legitimate bid. Any legitimate bid placed against another legitimate bid, whether or not fraudulent bidding has affected the amount, is considered legal and binding under the standard bidding terms. Any fraudulent bids below the max bid will be left in the bidding history to illustrate the progression of bids, but are still considered fraudulent. If a false account is restored, their prior bids will not be restored, and will have to be re-placed manually by the bidder.

    Off Bid-Sheet Sales

    Users are not permitted to request "off bid-sheet" sales of auction items under any circumstances. Asking a seller to sell an item privately without placing a bid is in direct violation of our policies and the spirit of our auctions. Similarly, sellers are not permitted to offer auctioned items directly to users without having them place valid bids. This includes offers of trades, exchanges, custom work or other non-monetary compensation - all bidding and sales on Host system are meant to be carried out using cash monies only. Users are asked to report "off bid-sheet" sales requests immediately to the Host. An exception to this policy is after an auction is closed without bids, a user may make an offer to the seller for the item and negotiate the sale privately - please note that this will not allow feedback to be left and does not constitute a legally binding contract that Host's staff will facilitate mediation for. Depending on the severity or repeating of the offense users may receive a warning, temporary suspension up to being banned for their poor conduct.

     
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  • Listing Policy

    This section was written with the intent of informing sellers who use Host's system of policies and recommended procedures for the auction listing process. This section is of particular interest to sellers and applies to the listing and sale of items on the Host's system.

    Contractual Obligation

    Listing Auctions

    By listing a new auction on Host's system, you are opening the ability to form a legal contract between yourself and any user who places bids on your auction. When a bid is placed on that auction, the bidder has entered a contractual agreement with you, the seller, to purchase the item(s) at the bid level which is locked in at the closing of the auction. The contract is reciprocal in that when you place item(s) up for bidding, you are obligated to sell the item to the final high bidder(s). All bids are binding, even if outbid, until the transaction of the highest legitimate bidder is completed with the seller. In the case that the highest bid is considered fraudulent or the high bidder defaults on their bid, you have the option of either selling to the next highest bidder, or cancelling the auction.

    By default the bidder has only two weeks (14 days) in which to arrange and make payment to the seller. This and other stipulations of the sale may also be altered by the seller in the auction description - please note that if the stipulations are not in the auction description itself (such as in comments or forums or third party sites) then they are NOT considered valid and binding. Sellers may not reduce the amount of time in which to make payment to less than 72 hours, but may extend time to accept payment any reasonable amount of time. In the case where the seller sets the auction description such that payment must be made in less than 72 hours, Host's policy will uphold that a minimum 72 hours must be given to make payment and will not permit any negative feedback or dispute based on not meeting a payment time of less than 72 hours after close of the auction.

    Failure to comply with this contract may result on the site in negative feedback left by the bidder(s), and possible suspension of your account. Multiple offenses of this policy may result in a user's account being removed from the system and all access revoked at administrator discretion. Auctions which close with a bid below the Reserve Price of the auction are the only exception to this policy, in which case neither the seller nor high bidder(s) are obligated to complete the transaction normally. Also note that breach of contract may carry real legal repurcussions and litigation may be pursued by either party in the event that a binding contract is not met. In the event that an auction did not meet Reserve Price upon closing, the seller may still negotiate a sale privately with one of the bidders, preferrably with the first chance to negotiate going to the highest bidder and proceeding down the bidding list. If a private sale is negotiated, we ask that the seller report such sale for our records and similarly if no private sale is made we can clear the sales record for the seller if we are informed - an automated system for this will be provided in the future.

    Removal of Auctions

    Sellers may remove auctions by closing them when there are no bids placed on the auctions in question. If there are bids placed, all bids must be retracted with the permission of the individual bidders so that the auction is once again at a state of no current, live bids in effect. This is normally only permitted in extrenuous circumstances, however. For details on policies concerning the removal of bids, see the Bidding Policies section.

    Off Bid-Sheet Sales and Spirit Of Auctions

    Sellers are not permitted to engage in "off bid-sheet" sales by offering an item with bids to a private party, which is a violation of our policies and a breach of contract with the bidder. Similarly, sellers are not permitted to post the same item for sale on other sales systems or auction houses concurrently. The "spirit of auctions" is that when you post an auction for sale and for bidding, you intend to follow-through your agreement for sale with the high bidder, and you have listed an actual item or service to be rendered for sale on the system. Using auctions or store items as an engine to redirect users to another site or to advertise for services is a gross violation of the spirit of service Host presents to user. Violation of these policies will result in written warnings up to suspension or banishment for repeated offenses.

    Possession of Listed Items

    Sellers are required to be in the possession of all items posted for sale, or having a reasonable capability of creating any items posted for sale. Additionally, sellers must be the rightful owner in good standing of any items posted for sale. Specifically prohibited is the sale of items which have not been published or secured prior to the end of the auction such as pre-orders of printed publications, multimedia publications or pre-fabricated/mass-produced objects of any kind. Sale of commissions, work for hire or creative services must be able to be completed within a reasonable timeframe defined here as 28 days from the time of payment by the bidder, unless expressly indicated in the description of the item for sale or using a "long-term completion" flag implemented by the site.

    Official Agents

    Because some artists, creators or publishers have agents who post their items for sale for them, we have established an agenting system on the site which permits an agent to speak on behalf of and list items for sale in the name of another person. In order to be established as an official agent for these purposes, communication in writing or electronically that proves a reasonable identity from both the owner/creator and the agent who will be listing on Host's site must be given. The communications should include usernames and any other useful personal identification information that can be used by administrators to associate an agent with another user or person. If the person being agented for does not have an account with Host's system then reasonable contact information for said person will need to be provided for record and to contact said person in the event of need of verification, otherwise the two accounts on Host's system will simply be linked with the agenting information. Please note that in the future this system may become automated.

    Use of Hot Item and Art Show Images

    We ask that all users who make use of these extended features in their auctions please keep the images to the appropriate sizes for the type of image add-on used. It is fairly quick and easy to crop down and/or resize an image to fit the requested dimensions. These thumbnail images should be small and load fast, anything over 20k is completely unacceptable for the purposes of these items. This policy is established in order to improve the speed and professional look and feel of Host's system. If you require any assistance in creating thumbnails from larger images, please feel free to contact Host's administration for details. Here are the appropriate image sizes for each image feature offered on Host's system:

  • Hot Items: 80 x 80 pixels
  • Standard Art Show: 80 x 80 pixels
  • Priority Art Show: 160 x 160 pixels

    Violations of this policy will typically result in warnings in combination with having the faulty image replaced by a "Hot Item!" or "Art Show Item" image until the seller updates the auction to use a more appropriate image.

    Hot Item Content

    No mature content may be displayed in the Hot Items images for auctions as these images are displayed on the Home page before users may find our Terms of Use file or create an account where they validate that they are an adult. Sellers who wish to make use of the Hot Items listings should create an 80x80 GIF or JPG thumbnail that does NOT contain any mature material such as gore or sexual organs (including female nipples). This can easily be done by cropping the image down to a bust of the head or some other "clean" portion of the image. Alternatively, using bars to "cover" such areas of mature content may be used as long as they are done tastefully and do not overly hint at the presence of mature content by not quite covering enough of it.

    Any images found in violation of this policy will be replaced temporarily by a URL to a default "Adult Image" thumbnail on the Host system until such time as the seller updates the URL to a more appropriate image. If a seller is found to repeatedly post auctions violating this policy, or repeatedly posts images in bad taste, by discretion of admins, they will receive a warning in e-mail and may eventually be suspended for abuse of this policy. Users are encouraged to report violations of this policy if they should find any mature material in the Hot Items thumbnails on the Home page.

    Please note that these issues may sometimes need to be brought to the attention of administrators. Sending an e-mail with an explanation of a violation of this policy will be helpful in dealing with such issues.

     
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  • Comments and Forums Policy

    This section was written with the intent of informing users who use Host's system of policies and recommended procedures for the comments and forums system. This section is of particular interest to any user who makes use of the comments or forums features on the Host's system.

    Message Content

    We ask that users think carefully about their message before making a post to the Message Boards or Comments. Please use a fair amount of decorum whenever possible in your messages, if you think it might not be a good thing to say then it would be best to follow your instinct and not write it. We encourage users to deal with personal issues via e-mail only and not to bring any personal facts which may be damaging or untrue to light on our messaging system. Heated arguments or out of control emotional rampages will not be tolerated on the message boards. The rough usage of the Message Board system is for Host's business and that of the related community in general. Please keep all posts related to one of these two general guidelines. We also ask that you make every attempt to post messages in the appropriate forum, and make note that replies whose subjects or points change can be cross-posted to a new forum without interrupting the message thread.

    Comment and forum systems are provided to the users of Host's site in order to facilitate communication regarding auctions and services on the site. We ask that you please do not direct users to contact you privately or through another system in regards to auctions or sales on Host's site until an auction is closed or sale order is completed. Your conversations should be kept honest and public, as your questions and answers could also help answer questions for other users on the site.

    While adult conversation and discussions are certainly permitted in our message boards, we require all such messages to include the word "adult" in the subject of the message. This will help prevent users who do not wish to view such material from accidentally loading information or conversations that may disturb them.

    Message Board Remedies

    Administrators reserve all rights to effect the message boards and their contents, with or without notifying users of any changes made. This includes removing offensive messages from the boards, modifying the subject lines, changing the forum a message belongs to, and banning users from making further posts to the message boards. Administrators may determine the need for such changes at their own discretion. Under no circumstances should an administrator alter the text contained in a message, however. These policies apply to all message boards hosted by Host's system.

     
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  • Account Responsibility Policy

    It is the responsibility of users of Host's systems to maintain their account information and update it any time a change in their information occurs. Administrators of Host's systems may use this contact information to contact or verify a user's identity and the correctness of the data at any time, without warning, though administrators will be obligated to give fair warning and only attempt making contact at reasonable times where possible. Administrators reserve the right to temporarily suspend any account which appears to have invalid or inaccurate information, until such time as the owner of the account can be contacted and identified and the information either verified or updated to be in order and accurate.

    Creating accounts for the sole purpose of obtaining information about other users is considered to be abuse and is not permissible. Creating new accounts or using alternate accounts in order to circumvent the suspension of previously existing accounts, or to escape negative feedback, or to circumvent blacklists, bans or blocks by other users, is also considered to be abuse and is not permissible. Violations of these policies will likely result in a temporary suspension of account privileges; repeated violations will result in banishment and blacklisting from the Host's systems at a higher level on a permanent basis.

    Users are welcome to create secondary or alternate accounts for the purposes of separating adult sales from general audience sales, or for the purposes of separating business and personal accounts. In these situations, Host asks that users send a brief e-mail to the administrators explaining the reasons for alternate accounts for their records and to prevent confusion and administrative action at a later time. Business accounts should be registered as a business with a business address, and users making use of business accounts should always act professionally from the standpoint of the business itself when engaging other users on the site and in conducting their business on the site. All other instances of having multiple accounts on Host's system are violations of the terms of use and either or both accounts may be suspended indefinitely until a single account is agreed upon by the user and Host's administrators.

    If you have lost your access to an account you rightfully possess, Host's administrators shall be obliged to assist you in verifying and updating your account information such that you may access your existing account without creating a new one. Do NOT create a new account because you can no longer access your existing account - please contact the administration team via a method provided in the Contact Us page explaining your situation.

    Closing Accounts: Users may contact Host to have their account closed at any time by sending a request to close the account from the registered e-mail address of the account. Closure of the account does not include a removal of account contents and information from Host's systems, that data will remain along with all account details in perpetuity for Host's records and due to regulations on Host's activity. Users may also have accounts closed in this fashion re-opened at a later date with notice sent via e-mail.

     
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  • Communications Policy

    In communicating with Host and Host's administrators, we ask that you use a civil tone and clear language. Insults, emotional outbursts and attacks on Host's systems or administrators via e-mail or any other method of communications will not be tolerated and is likely to be removed from Host's systems without notice. Legal threats will not be entertained in the least; at the point where a communication begins discussing prosecution or impending legal action, Host will no longer respond directly to communications but either through an attorney or through the offensive parties'. Furthermore if Host intends to pursue legal action, there will be no threats from Host or its administrators, offensive parties will receive communications directly from Host's legal counsel.

    Host and its administrators shall never become involved in unsolicited e-mail communications, be they of commerical or non-commercial nature. Host and administrators may be clearly identified as originating from the domains pandimmar.com or furbuy.com or any DNS mapped IP addresses of those domains. If you believe you have received unsolicited e-mail from Host or Host's administrators, we ask that you Contact Us immediately and include as much detail as possible, and especially to include full e-mail headers from the message in question. At the request of any user, Host will remove the ability to send e-mail to any address which user can verify they control, which may involve permanently closing any user accounts associated with that address.

    The Host and it's administrators may send e-mail in an automated fashion at times, and users may occasionally receive e-mail which they do not desire. Host cannot be held liable nor charged with unsolicited commercial e-mail violations as long as no notice to stop sending mail has been issued from the address in question and as long as a user possesses active accounts on the system using that address. Creation of new accounts or activation of existing accounts using an address that has previously requested ceasation of e-mail communications is considered to be an act of waiving all prior requests of ceasation.

     
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  • Contributions and Payments Policy

    Any and all payments made to PanDimMar LLC and it's holdings are considered user contributions. All contributions are non-refundable, meaning that in the normal course of granting services, user contributions shall not be refunded and should a user decide to cancel their service or should their service be revoked for policy violation they forfeit any contributions made - no refund shall be provided. All contributions are also non-transferable, meaning that except where explicitly allowed contributions made cannot be applied to services other than what they were originally intended for. Administrators may make exceptions on an individual basis after careful consideration of the circumstances, but shall never in any way be required or obliged to refund or transfer services by user request.

    Please note that PanDimMar LLC offers subscription-based services and advertising options on its sites. All payments made for subscriptions or advertising are considered user contributions to the ongoing maintenance, upkeep and expansion of Host's equipment, software and services. In the event that user contributions exceed monthly costs of operation, those contributions will be rolled over to future months in accordance with PanDimMar LLC's articles of incorporation.

     
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  • Remedies

    All users of the Host's system are required to abide by the policies set herein. Failure to abide by these policies may result in suspension or expulsion from the Host's system. It is the user's understanding that access and accounts are granted to users by the right of the Host, and may also be altered by the Host without warning. Users who are removed from the Host's system may be declined future access without reason; any users found to be fraudulently creating new accounts with the host system may be prosecuted by law or reported to appropriate law enforcement agency(s). Suspended users carry no rights or claims to the Host system. The bids or auctions of suspended users may be altered by the administrators at their discretion. The Host reserves all rights to the systems and data contained on Host's systems. Please review the Privacy Policy for further details on dissemination of personal data.

    Policy Updates

    The administrators reserve the right to update these policies, including all extended policies listed above, at will and without notice. The Host is obligated but not required to inform users of changes in this policy when such changes occur. Wherever possible, new policies will not be applied ex post facto to existing circumstances on Host's system, but may be applied without notice when necessary.

     
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