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Policy overview

Use your profile and collections to find other members with similar interests, or to promote yourself and build trust with potential buyers and sellers.

We don't allow members to promote items that aren't allowed on eBay or sales outside of eBay in their profile or collections. We also don't allow members to group multiple web addresses (URLs) together so that they all show up in a single search result. Unless otherwise stated, your profile and any collections you create must follow all listing policy guidelines.

Make sure your profile and collections follow these guidelines. If they don't, they may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What are the guidelines?

Allowed

Allowed

  • Using your profile to let other eBay members know who you are

  • Displaying the items you're selling

  • Displaying Feedback you've received

  • Using collections to show other members items you like

  • Telling other members what your hobbies and interests are

  • Links to social media sites, such as Facebook

Not allowed

Not allowed

  • Promoting the sale of items outside of eBay

  • Links to sites promoting sales outside of eBay

  • Links to sites offering merchandise or information that isn't allowed on eBay

  • Violations of our other listing policies

Why does eBay have this policy?

Your profile and collections allow you to share information about yourself or your company, and your interests with other members. These pages help to promote trust and confidence with potential buyers and sellers. We don't allow members to use their profile or collections to sell merchandise outside of eBay.

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