SITE RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Here are the site rules. You'll also find a marketplace specific section towards the bottom, but there's a condensed version at the top of every marketplace forum, too. Please ask if you'd like clarification about any of the items on the list!
2. The Administrators' service.
This web site and services provided to you on and through this web site are provided on an "AS IS" basis. You agree that the Administrators exclusively reserve the right to modify or discontinue provision of this web site and its services, and to delete the data you provide, either temporarily or permanently; the site and may, at any time and without notice and any liability to you. The Administrators shall have no responsibility or liability for the timeliness, deletion, failure to store, inaccuracy, or improper delivery of any data or information.
3. Your responsibilities and registration obligations.
5. Registration and password.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, and shall be responsible for all usage of your user account and/or user name, whether authorized or unauthorized by you. You agree to immediately notify the Administrator of any unauthorized use or your user account, user name or password.
6. Your Conduct.
You agree that all information or data of any kind, whether text, software, code, music or sound, photographs or graphics, video or other materials ("content"), made available publicly or privately, shall be under the sole responsibility of the person providing the content or the person whose user account is used. You agree and understand that this web site may expose you to content that may be objectionable or offensive. The Administrator shall not be responsible to you in any way for the content that appears on this web site, nor for any error or omission.
By using this web site or any service provided, you explicitly agree that you shall comply with any request made by a Moderator or Administrator in regard to your conduct and use of the forum. In the event of any disagreement between you and a Moderator or Administrator, you agree you shall not disclose, discuss, clarify or publicise your disagreement by posting on the forum and restrict your communication to personal message or e-mail.
You also explicitly agree that you shall not:
( a ) provide any content or conduct yourself in any way that may be construed as;
unlawful, illegal, threatening, harmful, abusive, harassing, stalking, tortuous, defamatory, libellous, vulgar, obscene, offensive, objectionable, pornographic, designed to interfere or interrupt this web site or any service provided, infecting with a virus or other destructive or deleterious programming routine, giving rise to civil or criminal liability, violate an applicable local, national or international law, impersonate or misrepresent your association with any person or entity, forge or otherwise seek to conceal or misrepresent the origin of any content provided by you, collect or harvest any data about other users.
( b ) Provide or use this web site for the provision of any content or service in any commercial manner, or in any manner that would involve junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of unauthorised advertising, without the Administrator's prior written consent;
( c ) Provide any content that may give rise to civil or criminal liability of the Administrators, or that may constitute or be considered a violation of any local, national or international law, including -- but not limited to -- laws relating to copyright, trademark, patent, or trade secrets.
7. Submission of content on this web site
By providing any content to this web site:
( a ) You agree to grant the Administrators a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license (including any moral rights or other necessary rights) to use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute, perform, promote, archive, translate, and to create derivative works and compilations, in whole or in part. Such license will apply with respect to any form, media, technology already known or developed subsequently; (you warrant and represent that you have all legal, moral, and other rights that may be necessary to grant us the license specified in this section 7;
( b ) You acknowledge and agree that the Administrators shall have the right (but not obligation), at the Administrator's entire discretion, to refuse to publish, or to remove, or to block access to any content you provide, at any time and for any reason, with or without notice.
8. Third-party services
Goods and services of third parties may be advertised and/or made available on or through this web site. Representations made regarding products and services provided by third parties are governed by the policies and representations made by these third parties. The site editor shall not be liable for or responsible in any manner for any of your dealings or interaction with third parties.
10. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE AND ANY SERVICES OR CONTENT PROVIDED (THE "SERVICE") IS MADE AVAILABLE AND PROVIDED TO YOU AT YOUR OWN RISK. IT IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS" AND THE ADMINISTRATORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
THE ADMINISTRATORS MAKE NO WARRANTY, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, THAT ANY PART OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, VIRUS-FREE, TIMELY, SECURE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OR OF ANY QUALITY, NOR IS IT WARRANTED EITHER IMPLICITLY OR EXPRESSLY THAT ANY CONTENT IS SAFE IN ANY MANNER FOR DOWNLOAD. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER THE ADMINISTRATOR NOR ANY PARTICIPANT IN THE SERVICE PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OF ANY KIND AND THAT USE OF ANY ADVICE OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION OBTAINED VIA THIS WEB SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND THAT THE ADMINISTRATORS MAY NOT BE HELD LIABLE IN ANY WAY.
Some jurisdictions may not allow disclaimers of implied warranties, and certain statements in the above disclaimer may not apply to you as regards implied warranties; the other terms and conditions remain enforceable notwithstanding.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE ADMINISTRATORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES; THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS (EVEN IF THE SITE EDITOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF
(I) THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE,
(II) THE COST OF OBTAINING SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND/OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY TRANSACTION ENTERED INTO ON THROUGH THE SERVICE,
(III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR DATA TRANSMISSIONS,
(IV) STATEMENTS BY ANY THIRD PARTY OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY USING THE SERVICE OR;
(V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.
In some jurisdictions, it is not permitted to limit liability and, therefore, such limitations may not apply to you.
12. Reservation of rights
The Administrators reserve all of their rights, including but not limited to any and all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and any other proprietary right that the Administrators may have for this web site, its content, and the goods and services that may be provided. The use of the Administrators rights and property requires the Administrators prior written consent. By making services available to you, the Administrators are not providing you with any implied or express licenses or rights, and you will have no rights to make any commercial uses of this web site or service without the Administrators' prior written consent.
13. Notification of copyright infringement
If you believe that your property has been used in any way that would be considered a copyright infringement or a violation of your intellectual property rights, you agree to contact one of the Administrators immediately to inform them of the breach and to permit them to address your concerns before taking any form of legal advice.
14. Applicable law
15. Miscellaneous information
( b ) You agree that, without regard to any statute or contrary law, that any claim or cause arising out of this web forum or its services must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause arose, or else the claim shall be forever barred:
16. Attempts to sell without a Marketplace subscription
If you have an item that you are interested in selling but do not yet have a subscription please avoid the following:
( a ) Dropping hints: Posts generally but in particular in the 'Wanted Items' forum must not allude to any other item being available for trade or sale.
( b ) Request an appraisal: Posts asking how much an instrument is worth are not allowed. In any case, the best way to work out the value of an item is to look at 'completed listings' on eBay, or search for the gear on Guitarchat. Maybe a member who has sold the same item can give you some advice if you PM them.
( c ) Offers via PM only, this includes offers to trade.
MARKETPLACE SPECIFIC RULES AND TIPS
Rules and Guidelines for the Marketplace
Stay safe online! The following Conditions of Use for the Marketplace can be found here, and in each main category in the Marketplace.
Use of the Marketplace is offered on the understanding that both buyers and sellers agree to act in good faith towards one another. Good faith requires both parties to act honestly and to keep promises, without taking unfair advantage of others or holding others to an impossible standard. On Guitarchat it also includes communicating with the other party in a timely manner. Evidence of bad faith dealings or a pattern of bad faith behaviour will put a members access to the forum at risk
Conditions of use for SELLERS
1. Ownership: These forums are for selling USED items only. You must be the owner of the item you're selling.
2. Legal status: Listings must be for items that are not subject to legal restriction e.g. age restricted, sanctioned or illegal items. Items that don't meet this condition will be removed.
3. Value transparency: You must state a price for your item that reflects a realistic market value, even if your item is just for trade. Please don't put a nominal value such as £0 as the price then ask for 'offers'. In both instances your listing will be removed.
4. Pound stretching: Please don't add items to a listing after posting otherwise your listing may be removed. If you have multiple items in one listing, put the total price of all the items as the value or list them separately.
5. Promotion: Links to listings in your signature are OK if the listings are currently active on the forum and meet forum guidelines. However posting links in your listing or signature to music retailers selling your gear on commission, or to your own eBay auction, Reverb, Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree ad etc. may result in your listing being removed.
6. Commercial sellers: If, in an Administrator's opinion, you are operating a business and selling music industry related items, please don't list those items for sale in the forum. Instead please first talk to the Administrators about the other available options.
7. Subscription status and bans: Subscriptions to the market place won't be refunded if your conduct towards other members either on or off the forum results in you receiving a suspension or ban.
8. Listing of Rickenbacker products: Listings for copies of Rickenbacker products are not permitted. Listings selling or otherwise trading, soliciting or exposing for sale any GENUINE Rickenbacker products are permitted but currently under trial. The ban that was in place until January 2022 may be re-imposed in the event of further threats from Rickenbacker.
Any queries please contact a moderator or an administrator.