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Groups usage policy
Members of eBay Groups form communities based on their common eBay experiences. They can play an active role in shaping a Group's character and setting the tone for other Group members to follow. Groups can be a positive and enjoyable experience for all Groups members when members of Groups follow the principles found in the User Agreement, our values, and this Groups usage policy.
The Groups usage policy describes the rules that apply to your use of Groups on ebay.com. You have to agree to follow this Groups usage policy to use or access Groups on the eBay site.
Violations of this policy may result in a range of actions, including:
Groups on the eBay site are created and maintained by qualified eBay community members called Leaders. Group members, including the Leader and Moderators, must follow all eBay policies, including the User Agreement, and this Groups usage policy.
Groups are independent entities that aren't authorized, sponsored, endorsed or otherwise approved by eBay. Although eBay does enable its community members to participate in the Groups system through the use of its online services, eBay doesn't manage or direct the operations of Groups. While eBay doesn't moderate eBay Groups, eBay may filter posts that include malicious content with intent to disrupt site operations, such as posts that include spam or unauthorized personal information. There are no "official" eBay user groups.
Leaders, Moderators and Group members aren't employees or agents of eBay. As such, they don't have the authority to bind eBay in any way, and they aren't entitled to any of the benefits which eBay makes available to its employees. Leaders, Moderators, and Group members are solely responsible and liable for materials they post in the Groups.
Within the Groups system, Group members are only allowed to advertise:
The following types of postings and behaviors are prohibited within Groups on the eBay Site:
Violations of this Groups usage policy, as well as other inappropriate postings and behaviors not listed above may result in action being taken including an immediate post removal, a warning, a sanction from Groups, and/or suspension from the eBay site. eBay and a Groups Administrator may sanction a Group member from Groups without suspending them from the eBay site. eBay may suspend any member from Groups and from the eBay site if they have been previously warned of violations of the Group Usage Policy, Your User Agreement or other eBay policies, though we reserve the right to suspend a member immediately for any reason if deemed necessary. eBay reserves the right to remove any post without warning or notice.
Sanctions and suspensions may range from one day to an indefinite time period. A sanction or suspension of one of a Group member's user ID will apply to all of that Group members' user IDs. The use of false registration information or the creation of multiple accounts for use within eBay's Groups for the purpose of disruption or in order to avoid detection may result in permanent sanction or suspension of all of the Group members' associated eBay registrations.
Due to the variety of eBay Groups, additional policies may be implemented from time-to-time. At our discretion, exceptions to the Groups usage policy or the Groups Guidelines may be made for certain eBay-sponsored programs or events.
Why does eBay have this policy?
eBay has its Groups usage policy to encourage a safe and enjoyable environment in eBay Groups where there can be open and honest communication among all members.
Please report any inappropriate post on the discussion or help boards. Be sure to include the location of the post.
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