Okay, it's the lawyers' turn. Good luck!
By using the Site in any manner, including but not limited to visiting or browsing the Site, you (the "user" or "you") agree to be bound by this Agreement, including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. This Agreement applies to all users of the Site, including without limitation users who are vendors, customers, merchants, contributors of content, information and other materials or services on the Site.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Yardsale is a Venue
Yardsale acts as a venue to allow users who comply with Yardsale's policies to offer, sell and buy goods. Yardsale is not directly involved in the transaction between buyers and sellers. As a result, Yardsale has no control over the quality, safety, morality or legality of any aspect of the items listed, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of sellers to sell items or the ability of buyers to pay for items. Yardsale does not pre-screen users or the content or information provided by users. Yardsale cannot ensure that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction.
Consequently, Yardsale does not transfer legal ownership of items from the seller to the buyer.
Yardsale cannot guarantee the true identity, age, nationality, or sense of humor of a user.
You agree that Yardsale is a venue and as such is not responsible or liable for any content, for example, data, text, information, usernames, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links posted by you, other users, or outside parties on Yardsale. You use the Yardsale service at your own risk.
2. Membership Eligibility
Age: Yardsale's services are available only to, and may only be used by, individuals who are 18 years and older who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old and that all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful. Yardsale may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer access to or use of the Site to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. This provision is void where prohibited by law and the right to access the Site is revoked in such jurisdictions.
Individuals under the age of 18 must at all times use Yardsale's services only in conjunction with and under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who is at least 18 years of age. In this all cases, the adult is the user and is responsible for any and all activities.
Compliance: You agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content. You are responsible for all applicable taxes. In addition, you must abide by Yardsale's policies as stated in the Agreement and the Yardsale policy documents listed below (if applicable to your activities on or use of the Site) as well as all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Site by Yardsale, each of which is incorporated herein by reference and each of which may be updated by Yardsale from time to time without notice to you:
In addition, some services offered through the Site may be subject to additional terms and conditions promulgated by Yardsale from time to time; your use of such services is subject to those additional terms and conditions, which are incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.
Password: Keep your password secure. You are fully responsible for all activity, liability and damage resulting from your failure to maintain password confidentiality. You agree to immediately notify Yardsale of any unauthorized use of your password or any breach of security. You also agree that Yardsale cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to keep your password secure. You agree not to provide your username and password information in combination to any other party other than Yardsale without Yardsale's express written permission.
Account Information: You must keep your account information up-to-date and accurate at all times, including a valid email address. To sell items on Yardsale you must provide and maintain valid payment information such as valid credit card information or a valid PayPal account.
Account Transfer: You may not transfer or sell your Yardsale account and User ID to another party. If you are registering as a business entity, you personally guarantee that you have the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement.
Right to Refuse Service: Yardsale's services are not available to temporarily or indefinitely suspended Yardsale members. Yardsale reserves the right, in Yardsale's sole discretion, to cancel unconfirmed or inactive accounts. Yardsale reserves the right to refuse service to anyone, for any reason, at any time.
3. Fees and Services
Joining, setting up an account, making an offer on or listing an item on Yardsale is free. Yardsale charges a percentage of the sale price when the item sells. When you list an item you have an opportunity to review and accept the fees that you will be charged. Yardsale's Fees Policy, which is subject to change, is incorporated into this Agreement by reference. Changes to the Fees Policy and the fees for Yardsale's services are effective after Yardsale provides you with at least fourteen (14) days' notice by posting the changes on the Site. However, Yardsale may choose to temporarily change the Fees Policy and the fees for Yardsale's services for promotional events (for example, no fee listing days); such changes are effective when Yardsale posts the temporary promotional event on the Site. Yardsale may, at Yardsale's sole discretion, change some or all of Yardsale's services at any time. In the event Yardsale introduces a new service, the fees for that service are effective at the launch of the service. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in US Dollars (USD).
You are responsible for paying all fees and applicable taxes associated with using Yardsale. Yardsale keeps accepted payment information on file. At the beginning of the month, each seller is emailed an invoice detailing the amount due. A seller must pay the amount due in full within 15 days of the date of the invoice.
Fees and Termination: If Yardsale terminates a listing or your account, if you close your account, or if the payment of your Yardsale fees cannot be completed for any reason, you remain obligated to pay Yardsale for all unpaid fees plus any penalties, if applicable. If the seller's account is not paid in full and becomes past due, the seller risks penalties such as the suspension of privileges and/or termination of the account and other collection mechanisms (including retaining collection agencies and legal counsel). If you have a question or wish to dispute a charge, contact Yardsale.
4. Listing and Selling
Listing Description: By listing an item on the Site you warrant that you and all aspects of the item comply with Yardsale's published policies. You also warrant that you may legally sell the item. You must accurately describe your item and all terms of sale in your Yardsale profile. Your listings may only include text descriptions, graphics, pictures and other content relevant to the sale of that item. All items must be listed in an appropriate category with appropriate tags. Each listing must accurately and completely describe the item/items for sale in that listing. Each unique item must have its own listing.
Binding Sale: All sales are binding. The seller is obligated to ship the order or otherwise complete the transaction with the buyer in a prompt manner, unless there is an exceptional circumstance, such as: (a) the buyer fails to meet the terms of the seller's listing (such as payment method), or (b) the seller cannot authenticate the buyer's identity. The buyer is obligated to deliver appropriate payment for items purchased, unless there is an exceptional circumstance.
Fee Avoidance: The price stated in each item listing description must be an accurate representation of the sale. Sellers may charge reasonable shipping and handling fees to cover the costs for packaging and mailing the items. Sellers may not charge excessive shipping fees or otherwise avoid fees. You may not alter the item's price after a sale for the purpose of avoiding Yardsale transaction fees, misrepresent the item's location, or use another user's account without permission.
5. Prohibited, Questionable and Infringing Items and Activities
You are solely responsible for your conduct and activities on and regarding to Yardsale and any and all data, text, information, usernames, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links (together, "Content") that you submit, post, and display on Yardsale.
Restricted Activities: Your Content and your use of Yardsale shall not:
Re-Posting Content: By posting Content on Yardsale, it is possible for an outside website or a third party to re-post that Content. You agree to hold Yardsale harmless for any dispute concerning this use. If you choose to display your own Yardsale-hosted image on another website, the image must provide a link back to its listing page on Yardsale.
Idea Submissions: Yardsale considers any unsolicited suggestions, ideas, proposals or other material submitted to it by users via the Site or otherwise (other than the Content and the tangible items sold on the Site by users) (collectively, the "Material") to be non-confidential and non-proprietary, and Yardsale shall not be liable for the disclosure or use of such Material. If, at Yardsale's request, any member sends Material to improve the site (for example through the Forums or to customer support), Yardsale will also consider that Material to be non-confidential and non-proprietary and Yardsale will not be liable for use or disclosure of the Material. Any communication by you to Yardsale is subject to this Agreement. You hereby grant and agree to grant Yardsale, under all of your rights in the Material, a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully-paid, sublicensable and transferable right and license to incorporate, use, publish and exploit such Material for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, including but not limited to incorporating it in the API, documentation, or any product or service, without compensation or accounting to you and without further recourse by you. So there's that.
7. Information Control
Yardsale does not control the Content provided by users that is made available on Yardsale. You may find some Content to be offensive, harmful, inaccurate, or deceptive. There are also risks of dealing with underage persons or people acting under false pretense.
Additionally, there may also be risks dealing with international trade and foreign nationals. By using Yardsale, you agree to accept such risks and that Yardsale (and Yardsale's officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures, pets, and employees) is not responsible for any and all acts or omissions of users on Yardsale. Please use caution, common sense, and practice safe buying and selling when using Yardsale.
Other Resources: Yardsale is not responsible for the availability of outside websites or resources linked to or referenced on the Site. Yardsale does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. You agree that Yardsale shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such websites or resources.
Users may arrange and attend online virtual meetings or in-person meetings ("Meetings") with one or more individuals. Users are solely responsible for interactions with others. Users must comply with Yardsale's policies and acknowledge and agree to comply with the laws of the city, county and country in which the Meeting occurs. Additional eligibility requirements for a particular group or Meeting may be set by the group's contact person. Yardsale is not involved with user generated groups, the groups' requirements, or the Meetings.
Yardsale does not supervise or control the Meetings, user-initiated online or offline gatherings, or the interactions among and between users and other persons or companies. Users are solely responsible for interactions with others. Users understand that Yardsale does not in any way screen its users. All users agree to exercise caution and good judgment in all interactions with others, particularly if meeting offline or in person.
9. Resolution of Disputes and Release
In the event a dispute arises between you and Yardsale, please contact Yardsale.
Any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of this Agreement shall be finally settled by arbitration in San Francisco County, California, using the English language in accordance with the Arbitration Rules and Procedures of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. ("JAMS") then in effect, by one commercial arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving intellectual property and commercial contract disputes, who shall be selected from the appropriate list of JAMS arbitrators in accordance with the Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS. The prevailing party in any arbitration or other proceeding arising under this Agreement shall be entitled to receive reimbursement of its reasonable expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees, expert witness fees and all other expenses) incurred in connection therewith. Judgment upon the award so rendered may be entered in a court having jurisdiction or application may be made to such court for judicial acceptance of any award and an order of enforcement, as the case may be. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each party shall have the right to institute an action in a court of proper jurisdiction for injunctive or other equitable relief pending a final decision by the arbitrator. For all purposes of this Agreement, the parties consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the United States Federal Courts or state courts located in the Northern District of California. Use of the Site is not authorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of the Agreement, including without limitation, this section. You and Yardsale agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Site (including, but not limited to, any services provided or made available therein) or this Agreement must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action arose; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.
Should you have a dispute with one or more users, or an outside party, you release Yardsale (and Yardsale's officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures, pets, and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. Yardsale encourages users to report user-to-user disputes to your local law enforcement, postmaster general, or a certified mediation or arbitration entity, as applicable.
Yardsale, for the benefit of users, may try to help users resolve disputes. Yardsale does so in Yardsale's sole discretion, and Yardsale has no obligation to resolve disputes between users or between users and outside parties. To the extent that Yardsale attempts to resolve a dispute, Yardsale will do so in good faith based solely on Yardsale's policies. Yardsale will not make judgments regarding legal issues or claims.
10. Yardsale's Intellectual Property
YARDSALE, and other Yardsale graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of Yardsale Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Yardsale's trademarks and trade dress may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names or email addresses, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion.
11. Access and Interference
Yardsale may contain robot exclusion headers which contain internal rules for software usage. Much of the information on Yardsale is updated on a real-time basis and is proprietary or is licensed to Yardsale by Yardsale's users or third-parties. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access Yardsale for any purpose whatsoever without Yardsale's prior express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not:
Without limiting any other remedies, Yardsale may, without notice, and without refunding any fees, delay or immediately remove Content, warn Yardsale's community of a user's actions, issue a warning to a user, temporarily suspend a user, temporarily or indefinitely suspend a user's account privileges, terminate a user's account, prohibit access to the Site, and take technical and legal steps to keep a user off the Site and refuse to provide services to a user if any of the following apply:
14. No Warranty
In ALL CAPS, time to get serious.
YARDSALE, YARDSALE'S SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND YARDSALE'S SUPPLIERS PROVIDE YARDSALE'S WEB SITE AND SERVICES "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. YARDSALE, YARDSALE'S SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND YARDSALE'S SUPPLIERS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, PERFORMANCE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN ADDITION, NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION (ORAL OR WRITTEN) OBTAINED BY YOU FROM YARDSALE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
15. Liability Limit
IN NO EVENT SHALL YARDSALE, AND (AS APPLICABLE) YARDSALE'S SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR YARDSALE'S SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SITE, YARDSALE'S SERVICES, OR THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, BODILY INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
YARDSALE'S LIABILITY, AND (AS APPLICABLE) THE LIABILITY OF YARDSALE'S SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND SUPPLIERS, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF (A) THE AMOUNT OF FEES YOU PAY TO YARDSALE IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY, AND (B) $100. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD YARDSALE AND (AS APPLICABLE) YARDSALE'S PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES, HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES, MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT OR THE DOCUMENTS IT INCORPORATES BY REFERENCE, OR YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY LAW OR THE RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY.
17. No Guarantee
Yardsale does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted access to the Site, and operation of the Site may be interfered with by numerous factors outside Yardsale's control.
18. Legal Compliance; Taxes
You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Site and any Yardsale service and, if applicable, your listing, purchase, solicitation of offers to purchase, and sale of items. In addition, you shall be responsible for paying any and all taxes applicable to any purchases or sales of items you make on the Site (excluding any taxes on Yardsale's net income).
If any provision of this Agreement is held unenforceable, then such provision will be modified to reflect the parties' intention. All remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
20. No Agency
You and Yardsale are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
21. Yardsale Service
22. Choice of Law
This Agreement shall in all respects be interpreted and construed with and by the laws of the State of California, excluding its conflicts of laws rules, and the United States of America.
Sections 3 (Fees and Services, Fees and Termination), 6 (Content, License), 7 (Information Control), 8 (Meetings, Groups or User Fees), 9 (Resolution of Dispute and Release), 10 (Yardsale's Intellectual Property), 11 (Access and Interference), 12 (Breach), 13 (Privacy), 14 (No Warranty), 15 (Liability Limit), 16 (Indemnity), 17 (No Guaranty), 19 (Severability), 20 (No Agency), 22 (Choice of Law) shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices shall be given by postal mail to Yardsale; Attn: Ryan; 33 Albion St.; San Francisco, CA 94103 (in the case of Yardsale) or, in your case, to the email address you provide to Yardsale (either during the registration process or when your email address changes). Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, Yardsale may give you notice by certified mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested, to the address provided to Yardsale. In such case, notice shall be deemed given three days after the date of mailing.
The services hereunder are offered by Yardsale Inc., located at 33 Albion St.; San Francisco, CA 94103. If you are a California resident, you may have this same information emailed to you by sending a letter to the foregoing address with your email address and a request for this information.
Listing an item on Yardsale is free. A listing lasts for two months or until the item is sold. After two months if the item has not sold, then the listing expires.
Selling an item on Yardsale is also free. When you make a sale on Yardsale, you will be charged no transaction fee.
Effective Date: July 18, 2012.
Yardsale reserves the right to alter these policies at any time.