||CraftMe.co Prohibited and Restricted Items Policies
Last modified: 4 April 2012
CraftMe.co Ltd (CraftMe.co and its related websites) is dedicated to making your online experience as interesting and enjoyable as possible. Before listing your items on CraftMe.co, make sure it's allowed on CraftMe.co, and also make sure that the sale of you item complies with all laws.
The list of prohibited and restricted items below covers items that can be listed under certain conditions and items that can't be listed at all. This policy applies to all of the products, services and websites offered, operated or maintained by CraftMe.co Limited- CraftMe.co, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies (collectively, "CraftMe.co Services"). If you have any questions about this policy, please feel free to contact us through our website or write to us at team atCraftMe.co.
Our policies are based on New Zealand laws, although in some cases, they may also be based on input from our CraftMe.co members and our own discretion. Please be sure to read our policies before listing items. Follow our guidelines and review our examples so you know beforehand what you can and can't sell on CraftMe.co (and note that examples are not a complete list). When selling internationally, be sure to read our guidelines on international trading and import restrictions. While certain items may be legal to sell in New Zealand, they might be illegal elsewhere. Please also read our rules for listings and our rules about intellectual property to check if your item has other guidelines that would affect your listing. Make sure your listing follows our guidelines. Otherwise, your listing may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling rights, forfeiting of your fees and suspension or cancelation of your account. CraftMe.co reserves the right to add, modify, or delete any listing or any other information on the websites at any time at its sole discretion.
Reporting Policy Violations
If you see a listing that violates CraftMe.co policies, please report it immediately by clicking the Report item link in the listing, or by clicking the Contact Us button located on most of our pages. When a policy violation occurs, we email the seller and the bidders or the buyer to let them know that the listing has been removed from CraftMe.co.
Prohibited and restricted items
Alcohol and Wine
Animals and Wildlife Products
Antiquities and Protected New Zealand Objects
Catalytic Converters and Test Pipes
Clothing and Used Clothing
Cosmetics and Used Cosmetics
Counterfeit Currency and Stamps
Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia
Electronics Equipment and Radio Transmitters
Firearms, Fireworks, Weapons, and Knives
Government Documents, IDs, and Licenses
Government, Transit, and Shipping-Related Items
Hang Gliders and Paragliders
Human Parts and Remains
Items Encouraging Illegal Activity
Lottery and Raffle Tickets
Mailing Lists and Personal Information
Medical Drugs and Devices, Food, and Healthcare Items
Multi-Level Marketing, Pyramid, and Matrix Programmes
Plants and Seeds
Giving Works, Charity and Fundraising Listings
Stocks and Other Securities
Stolen Property and Property with Removed Serial Numbers
Sexually-oriented adult material is meant for people who are 18 years and older. CraftMe.co have decided to keep this website family friendly and adult listings free. CraftMe.co will not allow the sale of this material on this website, without limited exceptions to this policy. We reserve the right to remove your items, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges, forfeiting of your fees, and suspension of your account. Back to Top
Please ensure that any agricultural compound complies with the requirements under the Agricultural Compounds and veterinary medicines (ACVM) Act. For further information visit the NZ Food Safety Authority. Back to Top
CraftMe.co doesn't allow the sale of alcoholic beverages on the CraftMe.co website, except for pre-approved sales of wine, the sale of some empty collectible containers, and beer or wine making kits. The Sale of Liquor Act 1989 states that the sale of liquor to the public or any member of the public requires a licence. Unless you have registered as a wine seller with CraftMe.co, representing your license, you may not sell alcohol of any nature on the CraftMe.co website. Please contact us for more details. However, you may sell Discount and Gift Vouchers for wine and alcohol, but these must be respected at your official licensed store. The seller is solely responsible for compliance with all laws associated with the sale of wine and indemnifies CraftMe.co of all responsibility associated with this sale. It is therefore the seller's sole discretion of the completion of the transaction based on its ability to assure that the transaction is in compliance with all laws associated with the sale of alcohol. Back to Top
You may not sell any endangered species (and their associated parts and products), protected wildlife, mounted specimens, ivory and bones, sports fish, game or unwanted animals. In addition, you may not sell snails, whales, sharks, dolphins, seals, sea lions or indigenous birds (or parts thereof). If you want to sell fish, including shellfish (or parts thereof) contact the Ministry of Fisheries for more information. Make sure your listing follows the Department of Conservation guidelines. You also need to check if selling or shipping these items requires a license, permit, or other documents. For public safety reasons, you may not list menacing dog breeds for sale. These dogs are defined as the following breeds: American Pit Bull Terrier, Brazilian Fila, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa and Presa Canario. If your listing doesn't comply with the guidelines, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including restrictions of your privileges and suspension of your account. Back to Top
Most animal traps are can be sold on CraftMe.co, although certain types are illegal. Here are some examples for allowed traps: fish traps, live traps, mouse traps and other humane traps. Not allowed Steel jaw leghold traps with a spread of 5.5 inches or bigger with teeth or straight jaws. Back to Top
Under the Protected Objects Act 1975 (previously the Antiquities Act), it is an offence to sell Taonga tūturu (Maori cultural objects) to people other than registered collectors, public museums and licensed dealers. The Act also regulates the export of protected New Zealand objects and you must obtain permission from the Ministry for Culture and Heritage to export such objects. If your listing follows these guidelines it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including restrictions of your privileges and suspension of your account. Back to Top
CraftMe.co encourages the lawful sale of art on its website CraftMe.co and has worked with members of the art community on CraftMe.co as well as various other organizations serving the industry to develop a Code of Conduct for selling art works on CraftMe.co. Violations of this policy may result in a range of actions, including listing cancellation, limits on account privileges, account suspension and forfeit of fees. Our Code of conduct for selling art has been written from specific terms of sale that are considered trade practice within the organized art community. Sellers are encouraged to align with these guidelines when selling art works on CraftMe.co:
Not to knowingly trade, sell, exhibit, produce, or advertise any unauthorized copy or reproduction of any art work.
Agree that a reproduction (in the form of a poster, print, or exact replica painting) is authorized only if it does not violate any applicable copyrights, trademarks, or laws.
When listing an exact replica painting agree to add the words "Reproduction" or "Repro" are in the title and in the item description to clearly state that the work is a reproduction.
Agree to include the artist's name in the title of the listing only when listing a work by the artist himself or an exact replica of the artist's work, as well as not to include the artist's name when listing a work done "in the style of" an artist.
Agree not to disclaim knowledge of, or responsibility for, the authenticity or legality of an item that describe as authentic as well as not to describe or market any item as authentic if a reasonable evidence to prove its genuineness can't be provided.
Agree to fully reveal any information concerning conservation, alterations, or repairs performed on the art work in obvious place within the item description.
Agree not to knowingly participate in any way in the advertisement or sale of any art work using any misleading practices, including false or false claims of the item's scarcity, origin, value, condition or investment potential.
Agree to abide by all laws relating to the sale of art works and to support in the prosecution of violators of the respected laws. Back to Top When listing bike helmets on CraftMe.co, you must make sure your item is certified to a standard approved by Land Transport New Zealand. Your helmet must have a sticker stating which standard it complies with. For more information please see the Land Transport website. Back to Top
The sale of catalytic converters is forbidden except for those that are legal by the New Zealand government. CraftMe.co doesn't allow items that are designed to bypass, overpower, or shut down catalytic converters, oxygen sensors, and malfunction indicator lights. Test pipes are allowed if they are marketed as race car accessories and are listed in the Auto Racing Parts category. Test pipes are not approved for use on street-legal vehicles. Back to Top
Baby walkers, children's toys, children's nightwear, cots, pedal bicycles, and other item such as cigarette lighter must meet the product safety standards as per Ministry of Consumer Affairs (www.consumeraffairs.govt.nz).
Child restraints must meet approved standards and be less than 5 years old. Child restraints certified for use in New Zealand will show an 'S' mark (New Zealand Standard NZS 1754), or a tick mark (Australian Standard AS 1754), or an 'E' mark (European Standard ECE 44), as per New Zealand Transport Agency. Back to Top
Used clothing (except underwear) can be listed on CraftMe.co as long as it has been cleaned and the listing clearly states that the clothing is used. Used cloth diapers can be sold, as long as the listing states clearly that the item has been cleaned per manufacturer standards. We allow sales of the following items, as long as there's no inappropriate content in the listing or any indication that the item was worn as underwear: bras, pantyhose, bathing suits, swimwear, spandex, wrestling singlets, vintage undergarments (as long as they are not modelled or recently worn). Not allowed: athletic supporters, briefs and boxer shorts, panties, g-strings, jock straps & thongs. Back to Top
When you list an item that comes with a contract, you must be sure the item can be transferred to another owner and that you don't have any contractual obligations to fulfil. Before you list an item, be sure to read and understand the terms of any associated contract, or consult your provider and/or a lawyer. If you're not allowed to sell the item due to contractual obligations or if you can't transfer the ownership, you can't sell the item on CraftMe. CraftMe.co don't review contracts or take sides in any contract disputes so you are the sole responsible for the rules of any contract and for making sure that your transactions are legal. Back to Top
Used cosmetics present some serious health and safety concerns because the products and applicators used to apply them often come into direct contact with the body. We allow the sales of new cosmetic brushes and applicators, but we do not allow the sale of used cosmetic makeup sponges or applicators. We restrict the sale of: homemade cosmetics (as long as they comply with New Zealand health authorities' regulations), lotions, perfumes, and body washes (as long as they don't have an applicator that comes into contact with the body), opened but unused cosmetics (as long as the seller clearly states that the container has been opened), used cosmetic brushes (as long as they have been thoroughly cleaned) and sample cosmetics (as long as they come in the original container that includes the ingredient list). Back to Top
Most countries, including New Zealand, strictly prohibit the sale of counterfeit currency and stamps as well as equipment designed to make them, so CraftMe.co will not allow the sales of the above. All stamps, coins, and paper money for sale on CraftMe.co, must be accurately described. Please don't list the item if you're unsure of its origin or authenticity. You must Include all relevant information that you know about the item, such as origin, date of issue, and condition, a clear picture of the actual item being sold (please don't use only stock pictures). Donâ't list the item if you're unsure of its origin or authenticity. We allow the sales of replica coins that are clearly marked, certified coins, uncertified (raw) coins and replica paper currency that is the correct size (less than 75% or greater than 150% of the size of the original item), and replica stamps that are clearly marked.. You must clearly state that the coin, paper currency, or the stamp is a "reproduction," "replica," or "copy" in both the title and description, as well as on the picture of the replica. Not allowed on CraftMe.co: counterfeit coins, counterfeit bank notes, counterfeit stamps, counterfeit money orders, counterfeit bonds & securities, and the equipment used to make counterfeit items. Back to Top
Some types of cards are considered collectible and may have some value to certain collectors. CraftMe.co allows the listing of inactive credit or debit cards; as long as the expiration date on the face of the card is at least 10 years old (the transfer of recently expired credit cards raises privacy concerns and creates the potential for abuse so these items also aren't allowed to be listed). Unexpired credit or debit cards can't lawfully be transferred from one person to another, and sellers may not list such items on CraftMe.co. Back to Top
Drug paraphernalia and items used in the cultivation of cannabis, recreational drugs (herbal or chemical), dance pills and NOS canisters, steroids, narcotics, and all other controlled substances aren't allowed on CraftMe.co. This includes all items designed or primarily intended for use in manufacturing, concealing, or using a controlled substance. CraftMe.co doesnt allow sellers to describe legal substances, such as plants and herbs, in a way that suggests using them, such as by ingesting, inhaling or extracting compounds from them, will provide similar effects to illegal drugs. Sellers can't claim any health benefits from legal substances for which the New Zealand health authorities hasn't approved them. Back to Top
Certain electronics equipment, such as equipment prohibited by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and New Zealand authorities, can't be listed on CraftMe.co. To ensure compliance with the Privacy Act 1993, CraftMe.co doesn't allow the sale of products that are mainly intended to record the conversations or activities of others without them knowing. Such devices are, but not limited to, telephone bugging devices and wiretapping devices, miniature transmitters, surveillance microphones, and listings that promote the use of photographic devices to surreptitiously view or record individuals for sexual purposes. Stating the item is for educational or testing purposes does not make it acceptable to list. All radio transmitters or transceivers listed up for sale must comply with New Zealand licensing and compliance regulations. For further information please contact Radio Spectrum Management Group. CraftMe.co does not allow the sale of: radar or laser jamming, traffic light control devices or signal changers, satellite and cable TV descramblers (or the information on how to access cable or satellite television programming without permission), blocker devices, hardware or software dss emulators, programmed smart cards, and odometer modification devices. All electrical items must meet high degrees of safety regulations. For more information about items that require a supplier declaration of compliance (SDOC) please visit the Energy Safety website. Back to Top
Most weapons can't be listed on CraftMe.co because of strict New Zealand government regulations and international laws banning the sale of these items. CraftMe.co don't allow the sale of assault weapons and parts and accessories for assault weapons. CraftMe.co doesn't allow listings for fireworks, BB guns, pellet guns, air rifles, or air pistols because they generally shoot a metal projectile. You may not list items such as (but not limited to) firearms regardless of their ability to fire, how old they are, or their status as collectibles, guns and gun parts, explosives, airsoft guns, air rifles and pistols, replica guns or other imitation firearms (that can or cannot be converted to shoot a lethal projectile), bb guns, pellet guns, air rifles, or air pistols ,paintball cannons, ammunition magazines for replica airsoft firearms, including imitation firearms of assault weapons that show the top of the magazine, training firearms, parts and accessories for replicas, , silencers for airsoft guns, replica guns, or other imitation firearms, ammunition(include live ammunition and ammunition components), blank ammunition, bullets, buck shot, gunpowder or primers , inert ammunition, live ammunition rounds, dummy ammunition, lead shot, cartridges, casings, shells and hulls, stun guns and disguised stun guns, stun batons, tasers (including attachments, parts, and accessories for tasers) and assault weapons, manuals, books, or instructional materials for assault weapons or firearms. Some hand-to-hand combat weapons and martial arts weapons can't be listed. We allow the sale of these items only if they use as training or practice batons, night sticks, nunchakus, or tonfas that are made of rubber foam, foam with plastic interior tubes, or dense foam, and you have to specify this detail in your listing. Weapons that are foam padded or foam with a metal interior aren't allowed. Not allowed brass knuckles, including those made from other materials, knives with raised knuckle guards or knuckle dusters, leaded canes, nunchakus, crutches, chain sticks, nightsticks, batons, billy clubs, war clubs, pr 24s, monadnock batons, asps, tonfas, truncheons and similar items, automatic knives, balisong knives, dual-action knives, butterfly knives, gravity knives, out-the-front (otf) knives, hidden or disguised knives such as air gauge knives, paratrooper knives, belt buckle knives, lipstick case knives, or writing pen knives, push knives (also called push daggers), punch knives, punch daggers, push dirks, and t-handled knives, replica or imitation switchblades, shuriken, sword canes, throwing stars, throwing knives, ninja stars, throwing cards, batman symbols, tactical daggers, or cyclone knives. Some personal defence items, such as pepper spray and mace, can be listed on CraftMe.co as long as you follow the law on the sale of these items. Back to Top
To prevent false identities, comply with the New Zealand laws, and ensure public safety, we don't allow government identification cards, such as driver's licenses and passports, to be offered for sale on CraftMe.co. Fake certificates or diplomas, IDs such as licenses or passports, and other documents that are designed to look like official documents (but are actually fake) are also not allowed on CraftMe.co. Back to Top
To support the government and the transit industry's efforts in ensuring public safety, we don't allow selling most government, mass transit, and shipping-related items, including uniforms and internal documents. CraftMe.co will not allow the sale of blueprints or schematics of airports, train systems or stations, classified or restricted government documents, design plans of commercial airlines or plane engines, internal, not-for-public documents, manuals, and other materials from companies that provide public transportation, including airlines, buses, ferries, and trains, and company uniforms. Most vintage shipping or transit company uniforms and accessories like hats, bags, scarves, and ties can be listed, as long as they are at least 10 years old, they are no longer used by any transportation company, and they don't look like current uniforms or accessories. Back to Top
Hang Gliders for sale must have a new Warrant of Fitness as granted by the NZHGPA. For more details about this WOF visit The Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association. Back to Top
Most hazardous materials (such as fire extinguishers, Freon, and radioactive materials) can't be listed on CraftMe.co. The New Zealand law prohibits shipping various hazardous products, so please make sure to comply with New Zealand Post and the authorities before listing your items. CraftMe.co will not allow the sale of products and materials that the New Zealand Post has prohibited for shipping, explosive fuses, black powder, fireworks, smoke bombs, flares (both projectile and road flares), gasoline, fire extinguishers and grenades, Freon and other refrigerants, poisonous or toxic substances, radium, radioactive, atomic or nuclear materials, or blast items materials and other hazardous materials. Also forbidden on CraftMe.co is the sale of information on how to make explosive devices and fireworks. Back to Top
CraftMe.co does not allow humans, human bodies, or any human body parts or products to be listed on CraftMe.co. Examples of prohibited items include, but are not limited to: skulls and skeletons, Tibetan prayer skulls, bones, organs, blood, body fluids, sperm, eggs, or any other waste products. Back to Top
For a safer buying and selling experience on CraftMe.co, we don't allow listings for counterfeit items, replicas, fakes, or unauthorized copies. Unauthorized copies including, but not limited to: back-ups, bootlegged, duplicated, or pirated items are illegal and cannot be sold on CraftMe.co. Only items that carry a company's official brand name (or logo) can be listed as long as the products were made or officially endorsed by that company. CraftMe.co committed to providing a safer place to buy and list items, as well as supporting third parties in protecting their intellectual property rights. When an CraftMe.co member uses other people's intellectual property copyrighted material and trademarks in an unlawful way, it's considered infringement, which is against the New Zealand laws and our policies. Please follow the next guidelines when listing your items to avoid cancellation of your listing and or account. You aren't allowed to list academic copies of software on CraftMe.co unless you are authorized to do so as an educational reseller, an educational institution, a student, or a faculty member. Academic software is sold at considerably discounted prices to students, faculty members, and educational institutions. You need to check it with your school or the software company for more information, as well as reviewing the software license and consultation with the software manufacture's attorney to determine whether you can resell the item. Beta software, including test, prototype, and evaluation software, beta keys, including beta cards and access codes, and previously redeemed or activated beta codes are not allowed for sale on CraftMe.co. Original equipment manufacturer (OEM), bundled, or recovery software, is included with the purchase of new computer hardware and you cannot sell these types of software unless they are listed it with the original hardware. Also, we do not allow the sale of: bootleg recordings (unauthorized recordings of concerts or live performances), any items that enable people to duplicate copy-protected materials like music CDs, movie DVDs, video games and software (and sellers can't encourage the use of items designed to bypass copy-protection measures), mod chips, game enhancers, custom firmware and boot disks (and other devices that enable domestic video game systems to play backup or import versions of video games) and the services to install devices or modify a gaming system in order to play backup or import versions of games. It is in our interest to ensure that infringing items are removed from the CraftMe.co, as they spoil the trust of our buyers and sellers, so we encourage you to contact us in case of infringement of copyrighted material and intellectual property.
When listing Movies and games on CraftMe.co, you may only list classifiable movies and games for sale if they carry the correct New Zealand classification sticker. You also must include the New Zealand classification rating and all information on the classification label. The sale of these publications is covered by the Films, Videos and Publications Classification Act 1993. For further information visit the Office of Film and literature Classification website. Back to Top
It's important that all listings and transactions comply with applicable laws in New Zealand. If you wish to sell your items for international buyers, please check the laws in the destination country. You are the sole responsible for ensuring that your transactions are lawful in New Zealand seller and the country of the buyer. Back to Top
For a safer buying and selling experience, CraftMe.co does not allow the sale of items or links to items that encourage, facilitate, promote, or instruct others to engage in illegal activity. CraftMe.co also will not allow buyers to ask sellers to break any laws. For legal reasons, you're not allowed to list any lockpicking or locksmithing devices, autolock bypass keys, devices to make or duplicate keys, master keys, digital decoders, or any related educational material. If you find a listing that encourages illegal activity, please report it immediately. Back to Top
Lottery tickets, codes and coupons for raffles, sweepstakes, or drawings are generally defined as a chance to win prize, and are not allowed on CraftMe.co. However, coupons and gift cards, discount vouchers, loyalty or reward codes that can't be used for cash or prize drawings, are allowed on CraftMe.co. Back to Top
Listings of names, phone numbers, addresses, emails, or other personal information, such as contact information are not allowed on CraftMe.co. Also forbidden bulk email lists, including opt-in lists, Information on how to obtain bulk email lists, corporate and private email lists, eZines with opt-in bulk email lists, instant messengers and protocols information, leads that may provide possible sales information, mailing lists and software or tools designed to send unsolicited email (spam) or harvest mail and email addresses. Back to Top
Valid manufacturer's coupons can be sold on CraftMe.co, but please be sure your listing follows the next guidelines. Your listing may include valid unexpired coupons but you have to remember to review the terms printed on the coupon before you sell it. On some coupons the terms don't allow them to be transferred or sold. Issuers of these coupons may legally enforce these terms. Coupon buyers should also note that retailers might refuse to accept coupons that have been obtained in a way that violates the terms on the coupon. You are not allowed to list recently expired coupons on CraftMe.cobecause they could be used to commit fraud, or coupons for recalled by the manufacturer items. All coupons sold through CraftMe.co website must be physical coupons printed on paper, not coupons that can be sent electronically to the buyer to be printed. To reduce the potential for coupon fraud, we ask you not to include unaltered scans of coupons in your listings that could be copied, printed, and redeemed in stores, or to sell scanned or photocopied coupons. Back to Top
When listing food and healthcare items please remember that you must have a clearly marked expiration date, deliver your product to the buyer before the expiry date, not to change the product in any way and to store your product safely before you ship it. Make sure your listings follow these guidelines. Otherwise, you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your privileges and suspension of your account. CraftMe.co allows selling of cheese made with raw (unpasteurized) milk, provided that it complies with the New Zealand health authorities and the FDA guidelines. We also allow sales of perishable items as long as you clearly state in the description how you'll safely deliver the goods and you must ensure that the goods are properly sealed in the original packaging and intact. All listings for food items are required to show the expiration date in the listing. Please remember to store the food items safely prior to shipment and follow all storage directions on the packaging. Your items must be delivered to buyers before a clearly marked expiration or "use by" date. CraftMe.co will not permit the sales of expired food items, wild mushrooms, fruit and vegetable juice products that haven't been heat pasteurized, non-pasteurized dairy products, drug claims, and items that claims to use in the diagnosis, cure, treatment, or prevention of disease in humans or animals. CraftMe.co allow the sale of unexpired personal hygiene products and new and unopened personal hygiene and cosmetic applicators. Over The Counter (OTC) medications and vitamins can be listed as long as the packaging is intact, the item has been stored safely according to storage directions and the product can be delivered to the buyer before the expiration date. All the listings for these items are required to show the expiration date in the listing. CraftMe.co will not allow the sales of prescription drugs and medications, prescription medical devices, over the counter medications that contain pseudoephedrine or ephedrine, products containing ephedra or ma huang, expired over-the-counter medications, supplements, and health and beauty items. Many medical devices that require a prescription are not allowed, for example: surgical instruments, Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) units and their accessories that require a prescription, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators (TENS) machines and their accessories that require a prescription, oxygen concentrators, conservers, compressors and their accessories that require a prescription, defibrillators that are not approved for over the counter sale, pulse oximeters that are not approved for over the counter sale, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), Bilevel Positive Airway (BiPAP) devices, and Variable Positive Airway Pressure (VPAP) devices that require a prescription, implantable devices, such as pacemakers, vascular grafts, heart valves, ventricular bypass devices, and implantable infusion pumps. Back to Top
CraftMe.co do not allow advertising and listings of multi-level marketing programmes (including online payment randomizers), pyramid, matrix, ponzi schemes, and any similar programmes. Examples including, but not limited to: multi-level marketing (includes any business where you receive income from your own sales and income from your recruited members), online payment randomizers (because the majority of commissions are paid for recruitment of new members, and typically operate by random placement within the program), pyramid schemes (these schemes often ignore the actual selling of products and services, and concentrate on the income you can earn by recruiting new distributors, and may not involve selling products, matrix programmes (these programmes involve the exchange of money primarily for being added to a waiting list for a product. If you're at the top of the list, you receive a product when a set number of people join after you join), and similar programmes. Back to Top
CraftMe.co will not allow the sale of items that promote or glorify hatred, violence, sexual, racial, or religious intolerance, or promote organizations with such views. We reserve the right to remove listings that graphically portray graphic violence or victims of violence, as well as well items that contain nudity or adult material. CraftMe.co recognize the historical significance of World War II, but do not have the resources to inspect items in this category. Hence, we do not allow listing of any Nazi memorabilia, or any film or music identified as Nazi propaganda, or any other literature, music or films that promote hatred and racial supremacy. It is the sole discretion of CraftMe.co to determine which items are included in this policy. Back to Top
Because of potential health and safety issues, the sale of pesticides is regulated by the New Zealand government and is not allowed on CraftMe. However, you can sell collectible pesticide containers or devices if the container or device is empty and rinsed, and you include this information in the item description. Back to Top
Plants and Seeds
You can list plants and seeds as long as they're allowed in New Zealand and in the location you want to sell (if selling overseas). Since you're not allowed to sell noxious weeds and some seeds, please check the guidelines with MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (www.biosecurity.govt.nz) and The National Pest Plant Accord and to determine what you can sell. Back to Top
Up4Sale does not allow listings for law enforcement badges or official law enforcement equipment from any public entity. Military and police uniforms or components of those uniforms (such as hats, jackets, boots, helmets, and shirts) are not allowed for sale on CraftMe.co. Back to Top
CraftMe.codoesn't permit the sale of or offers of services that are illegal, sexual in nature, or that violate CraftMe's User Agreement. Some examples of the types of services that are allowed include: dance lessons, art lessons, fitness training, gift certificates for a spa massage (but without be any hints of sexual contact in the listing). Not allowed: offers for personal relationships, including in-person or online relationships, offers to become friends on online social networking sites, and any listing that in any way offers or suggests sexual contact, including dating and escort services. Back to Top
CraftMe.co helps organizations and individuals raise funds for charity. Whether or not you use our dedicated program, CraftMe.co Giving Works, you can list items and give all or part of the proceeds to charity. If you use a different donation program, make sure your listing follows our guidelines below. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions including limits of privileges and suspension of your membership. The guidelines to our CraftMe.co Giving Works programme including verifying that nonprofits organizations are eligible for the programme and maintaining the non-profit directory pages for CraftMe.co Giving works. You can list with CraftMe.co Giving Works if you agree to accept the CraftMe.co Giving Works Seller Terms and Conditions as below and keep your account in good standing. By listing an item with CraftMe.co Giving Works, you promise to donate the percentage of the item's final sale (as declared on the listing description) when that item sells. You promise to make this donation to the mentioned non-profit organization for the benefit of your intended Charitable Beneficiary. Donations that cannot be collected automatically will be considered overdue. You will be unable to create new CraftMe.co Giving Works listings until you have made all overdue donations. Failure to make an overdue donation may result in the suspension of your CraftMe.co account. A Charitable Beneficiary always has the right to not be associated with a listing so if a Charitable Beneficiary that you select makes such a request, your listing will be cancelled without injustice and your fees will be credited back to you. When you want to join CraftMe.co Giving Works plan, you can apply only when you are the rightful employee or agent of a participating Charitable Beneficiary, and your listing benefits that Charitable Beneficiary. You also must agree to donate 100% of the final sale to a certified organization in the nonprofit directory if the item sells. You can list items for charity without CraftMe.co Giving Works plan if you're soliciting on behalf of recognized, tax-deductible charitable organizations and you receive advance written consent from the charitable organization for the solicitation and include that information in your listing, in a form of a readable photo image of the written consent. The letter must be on the charity's letterhead and signed by one of the organization's officers. You must also include the donation amount (percentage of the sale price) you'll be donating if your item sells. Back to Top
Sellers who are licensed as a broker, agent, or other licensed real estate professional must ensure that their listing description conforms to all laws and regulations applicable to online advertising of properties by such licensees. These requirements may include, but not limited to the disclosure of the licensee's name, any firm with which the licensee is affiliated, office location, and the territories where the licensee is licensed. The role of CraftMe.co Real Estate in the sale of properties is limited to hosting advertisements provided by sellers and providing a venue for communications about a property. CraftMe.co Real Estate makes no representations about properties advertised on CraftMe.co, about the sellers of such properties, about the accuracy of information provided by such sellers, or about the financial capabilities of prospective buyers. CraftMe.co Real Estate is not responsible for, and does not engage in selling, brokering, purchasing, exchanging, renting, or leasing posted properties or providing a "multiple listing service" as that term is traditionally used. CraftMe.co Real Estate does not advice sellers or buyers, negotiate sales contracts, show properties, or hold a position of trust and confidence, whether or not in connection with the CraftMe.co website. No brokerage relationship or any agency or trustee relationship is intended to be or shall be deemed to have been created between CraftMe.co Ltd, CraftMeReal Estate and any seller or buyer of real estate. Prospective buyers are advised to carry out all due diligence before entering into a contract to purchase property and all parties are advised to seek the help of a licensed real estate professional and real estate legal representatives. Back to Top
CraftMe.co will not allow the listing of coin-operated slot machines on the website. However, we allow antique slot machines to be listed, but only by sellers in certain states. This is because the sale and ownership of coin-operated slot machines is regulated by laws. The laws are often complex and may subject violators to criminal penalties. However, non-coin-operated slot machines that don't accept or pay out coins or currency, non-functional slot machines that were never functional but made solely for display, and coin-operated slot machines that have been permanently altered so that they won't accept coins and can't be converted into an operational slot machine are allowed for sale on CraftMe.co. Back to Top
Stocks and Other Securities
The sale of stock or security interests is not allowed on CraftMe.co. Some business-related items may not be "securities" and may be listed on CraftMe.co. Some examples of items that can be sold: 100% of the assets of a business (lease, inventory, good will) where no transfer of stock is involved, any sale of inventory, leases, or fixtures, information about how to start a business, "Turn Key" businesses (such as vending machines), collectible stock certificates (must be cancelled or represent an interest in an entity that no longer legally exists), single-share stock certificates marketed for gift purposes rather than investment purposes (as long as the certificates are marked and advertised as non-transferable and the ownership is not transferred into the name of the purchaser). Any documents that represents proof of a current investment interest in any entity (for example: stocks, bonds, or investment interests are not allowed for sale on CraftMe.co. This includes, but not limited to, corporations or partnerships. Cancelled certificates and single-share gifts are business-related items that are allowed. Back to Top
The sale of stolen property on CraftMe.co is forbidden. We also strongly support efforts by law enforcement to investigate attempts to sell stolen property on our website. Moreover, if such activity is taking place on CraftMe.co, we will proactively notify law enforcement and help in their efforts to investigate and prosecute members who violate this policy. We also don't allow members to list items with altered or removed identification numbers (serial numbers). Back to Top
You are not allowed to sell tobacco products on CraftMe.co because of strict government regulations. However, you can sell collectible tobacco packaging (that's completely empty and there is no tobacco inside the package) and some tobacco-related items, such as coupons, rebates, or reward codes that can be used for purchasing tobacco, tobacco products, or tobacco accessories. Also not allowed for sale on CraftMe.co domain names or web addresses for websites that sell tobacco, information on how or where to get tobacco, and any item containing tobacco and intended for consumption. For further information, please refer to the SmokeFree Environment Act of 1990. Back to Top
Reporting Policy Violations
If you see a listing that violates CraftMe policies, please report it immediately by clicking the Report item link in the listing, or by clicking on the Contact Us. |