Full Legal Terms and Conditions
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PRIVACY INTERFACE MARKET INTERFACE FULL LEGAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
Terms and Conditions governing use of PrivacyInterface.com and associated programs for: Selling, Buying, Shipping, Returns & Refunds, Strikes, Bans, Account Status, Prohibited Items.
It is important for all users of Privacy Interface (a service provided by Apex Interface Ltd) to read this agreement in full in order to avoid engaging in any violations. Users should especially read the banned items list.
Ethical Note: These terms and conditions are written in normal, easy to understand, fully articulated English in order to help sellers and buyers see the terms and conditions without the use of obscure legal terminology. There are 50 main sections.
Full Legal Terms and Legal Variations | Transactions & Payment Integrity protection | Indemnity | Liability | Packaging Standards for Selling | International Selling and Customs Duty | Price Controls & Fair Competitive practices enforcement | Domestic UK Selling and Delivery | Packaging standards in returns | Government/Border Taxes | Claims | Seller Legal Agreement and Warranties | Restrictions to Prevent Fraud and Force Ethical Conduct | Apex Interface Enforced High Standards Product Photograph/Video Policy | Orders, Shipping, Cancellations, Returns & Refunds | Account Status and Strike Publication | Regulations of Advertised Product and Listing Names | Banned Terminology in all Listings and descriptions | Items/Objects/Categories/Materials Banned from listing or Sale |
By using the PrivacyInterface.com website and any programs, apps or systems operated by Apex Interface Ltd you are bound by and consciously agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions in full.
Paragraphs starting with Note: or Ethical Standards: are advice or information sections to illustrate or explain the functional advantages of using the Privacy Interface Market and are not part of the terms and conditions. Privacy Interface, The Privacy Protecting Marketplace is a URL and brand name and copyrighted concept owned by Apex Interface, owned and operated by Apex Interface Ltd, the Privacy Protecting Interface provider. Privacy Interface and Apex Interface when used in this text refer to the same entity, formally: Apex Interface Ltd. Company number: 12761523
Full Legal Terms and Legal Variations
Apex Interface full legal terms override any informal suggestions, agreements or discussions relating to terms or concepts and override any prior legal terms when updated here, solely in the Full Legal Terms. Apex Interface reserves the right to change these terms and conditions. Users will be notified of any effect-changes to the terms and conditions. Updates to the Terms and Conditions solely apply to all interactions or stages of interactions made after the Terms and Conditions are updated.
Where Apex Interface terms are potentially affected by national or international laws, these terms shall vary to conform with those rules in a manner where the least change from the original form is chosen. Apex Interface reserves the right to make the changes to these terms at any time and will notify users of changes to terms.
Apex Interface terms and conditions are legally governed, enforced, interpreted, construed and based in the legal jurisdiction of England, United Kingdom under English Law via English Courts. English Courts have exclusive jurisdiction on any case involving any parties and Apex Interface. Apex Interface is registered as a company in England. Any correspondence should be done through the appropriate email system available to a logged in user account. Postal messages from non-Government or non-financial institution sources are not accepted nor opened for security and bio-security reasons. Banned users forfeit all rights to contact Apex Interface or interact with Apex Interface in any way and agree to this restriction.
Apex Interface legal terms and conditions are agreed to by the act of a user visiting the website, making an account, buying or selling (including the act of listing a product for sale) with Apex Interface and using PrivacyInterface.com or associated services, apps or programs.
Transactions & Payment Integrity protection.
5% Commission payments (+25p) to Apex Interface Ltd is for the act of the sale facilitated by Privacy Interface.com as a service on behalf of a seller and is not a part of the sale for refund purposes. This cost includes within it the payment gateway transaction fee paid on behalf of sellers by Apex Interface. If a successful return & refund request is filled a non-Apex Interface Ltd seller agrees to refund the customer separately from the commission. Sellers agrees to pay any fees incurred against Apex Interface Ltd as a result of refunds: with banks, merchant account payout fees or payment processor, dispute or refund fees.
Note: The 25p fee collected by Apex Interface covers Apex Interface’s payment of the 20p minimum fee currently charged in turn by Stripe. Stripe payment gateway fees are covered inside of the Apex Interface commission. The total possible minimum sales fee from selling through Apex Interface is 5%+25p +variable Apex Interface account to your bank payout fees + potential currency exchange fees depending on your account. Lower % fees under some scenarios can be setup for sellers. International buyers should consider asking their bank account operator for (or finding) a GBP stirling multi-currency bank account if they are being charged currency conversion fees for buying in pounds.
Ethical Standards: Apex Interface is seeking to develop its own processing systems when development funds permit in order to lower the total % tax paid by sellers irrespective of seller location. Privacy Interface current prices are 3x cheaper than selling on another large selling platform and 1.25-2.5x cheaper than another all whilst not being de-facto taxed through the sale of your user data as a ‘product’ by almost all other platforms. Sellers also reach buyers here that are not on other platforms for the above reason and the high service standards enforced amongst sellers.
6(a): Sellers can routinely withdraw amounts above £10* per withdrawal. Sellers receive payment after a period of time has passed (approximately 15 calendar days) to ensure customers receive their product before withdrawal is permitted. Once this time has passed or a buyer indicates reciept of an item a seller receives their payment. Privacy Interface may ask a seller for proof of dispatch prior to payouts of earned sales. Sellers using slow postal methods taking over 13.5 days (+1.5 dispatch maximum time limit = 15) agree to the delayed payout of the funds generated by that sale until the item has been confirmed as delivered or a customer has not indicated a missing delivery for the maximum transit time of that postal method. Apex Interface reserves the ability to reduce this waiting time for sellers with verified details and a successful transaction and delivery history as determined solely by Apex Interface.
*Sellers must request to withdraw amounts lower than £10 per withdrawal.
Ethical Standards: This policy prevents the phenomena that afflicts external ecommerce systems which permit instant payouts after X transactions or after 30 days of account age where fraudulent sellers could sell multiple small value items solely with the intent of then engaging in a substantially larger fraudulent sale in the future. This is prevented here. Apex Interface protects its customers and upholds the highest professional order and simultaneous payment integrity standards.
6(a-1): Sellers accept delays to their pending funds payouts caused by their delays in providing postal evidence. Sellers accept delays of their pending funds payouts of up to 30 days where a seller has engaged in an alleged account violation and subsequent Privacy Interface investigations occur. Where postal transit times of a sent order or active orders exceed this time period Apex Interface reserves the right to extend this payment delay period as a result of account violation investigation to include the postal dispatch + transit time in addition to the 30 days to prevent exploitation.
6(b): Sellers agree to accept delays in payouts due to natural disasters, significant logistical issues, wars, or significant technical issues with the limit of 30 days except in circumstances where deliveries are estimated to take more than 30 days.
6(c): Sellers accept all liabilities for the sale of their items. Sellers agree to be responsible for their own insurance and to engage in the filling of insurance claims in the event their packages are lost due to any non-Apex Interface related disruptions such as postal service theft, cargo vessel destruction and any other cause of missing items caused by postal services. Users agree that Apex Interface is not responsible financially or legally to them or any other party for damages committed by users against users. Apex Interface is only responsible for providing proof of transaction to sellers as provided by Stripe payment processor. Sellers are responsible for presenting this in turn to insurance or postal claims processes. Sellers are responsible for the formal filling of the insurance claims and their outcomes in such instances.
Ethical Standards: Sellers automatically have delivery details and transaction proof inherent in their visible account orders section. Apex Interface transaction records are logged in 3 separate locations for security.
Apex Interface does not currently accept credit cards or credit payment systems in the processing of transactions. All payments should be in debit format from accounts with positive balances. Apex Interface Ltd reserves the right to cancel transactions it deems to be likely fraudulent, as determined by Apex Interface Ltd.
Apex Interface Ltd is not responsible for losses, damages, injuries or any other consequential or inconsequential losses arrising from the use of products purchased, products sold or the act of purchase, sale, interaction or any other use of Apex Interface Ltd services. Apex Interface Ltd is not responsbile for losses not caused by breaches by Apex Interface Ltd including all forms, notions or conceptual understandings of the meaning of a loss or losses.
Apex Interface ceases to be liable for cessation of normal function during any duration where due to maintenance, absence of all core personnel, system or company damage, natural disaster, government sponsored hacking, private hacking, industrial action in external delivery process chain, sabotage by financial (including bank, payment gateway, banking services) organizations, rival companies or international internet infrastructure collapse where Apex Interface is unable to access or operate its own systems at full capacity or Apex Interface personnel are unable to operate Apex Interface systems.
Apex Interface is not liable for damages caused by items due to use or misuse in relation to a customer’s person or finances. Apex Interface is not liable for anything outside of the influence of Apex Interface. Sellers agree to be liable to their customers for any dangerous items shipped accidentally or intentionally to customers including wildlife, falsely advertised or insufficiently packaged objects resulting in sharp or hazardous debris. Apex Interface is not liable for any financial losses, missing or delayed shipments caused by users of Apex Interface breaching terms and conditions. Liability for these losses resides with the seller. As a seller you agree to be liable to your customer and Apex Interface for your payments of commission and any currency transfer fees, delivery and conduct. As a customer you agree to co-operate with Apex Interface and through Apex Interface as an intermediary; the seller in the event of making compensation liability claims against postal services or national governments.
9(a): Owners of vendor accounts at the time of damage, sabotage or burden caused by that vendor account are liable to and agree to pay all fines/charges for economic sabotage caused by that specific vendor/seller’s account or personal exploitation, deliberate or ‘accidental’ damage or exploitation against Apex Interface Ltd, Apex Interface systems or connected financial systems, accounts, balances and electronic systems.
You (user, customer, seller) indemnify Apex Interface against potential losses or damage incurred by claims from 3rd parties or you against Apex Interface as a result of direct or indirect violations of Apex Interface terms and conditions or ethical conduct by you as a party or any party you are connected with.
If you or any 3rd party your represent in your actions (as determined by Apex Interface) violate the terms and conditions of this website in a manner that remains undetected or unprosecuted for any period of time, you agree that Apex Interface Ltd is still entitled to reclaim all applicable compensations against your breaches of our terms and conditions.
Packaging Standards for Selling
Sellers agree to confirm to this criteria of acceptable packaging and to make provisions to ensure their packages reach the destination intact: Packaging must always have the structural integrity to withstand being placed under 2Kg+ (2+ Kilograms) of other packages (combined weight over any one edge/surface of a box) in addition to internal packaging being able to absorb vibration and minor impacts, including in rare circumstances being thrown/dropped over short distances by postal delivery agents. Packaging must be clean and must not have been in contact with biological materials or high moisture prior to dispatch.
11(a): Sellers must ensure that all packages that are not specific postal packages or strong surfaced storage boxes are wrapped in wrapping paper.
11(b): Packages must be able to withstand light rain levels of water or moisture in delivery. Sellers must use boxes with water resistant edges or packaging/cello tape on corners and joins of packages to ensure the key structural vertices of the box are protected from moisture related structural failures. Sellers should also apply transparent cello tape over labels to ensure address label text is not lost due to moisture conditions especially when no return address is included.
11(c) :Only non-business sellers or sellers without publicly known addresses are permitted to not include a return address on or in the package unless required to by law. 11(C-I): Non-business and non public-address Sellers who do not include return addresses inside or on their boxes can include a note in their box with the text: “In the event this parcel is lost or undelivered contact ‘LostPackages at PrivacyInterface.com‘ for return instructions” (at=@) hand written or printed on paper inside their package, so that Privacy Interface can be contacted over lost packages and using internal records can find the sender and arrange a return without the senders address being in the box.
Ethical Standards: This preserves the privacy of sellers whose address is not already publicly visible whilst enabling a chance that lost packages due to label destruction can be recovered.
International Selling and Customs Duty
Seller specific: Items not permitted to be dispatched by air transport or shipped internationally are not permitted to be listed with air transport or international shipping as an option and this must be in the item description as the first line of the description and full description. It is incumbent upon the seller to specify their postage limitations or the limit of their willingness to ship internationally for each listed product on the 1st line of description in clear English terms.
12(a): Sellers are obliged to file taxes on sales independently and are responsible for paying customs duty, not the buyer. Sellers are responsible for any customs taxes incurred as a result of international sales and must ensure that they have paid for customs duty in their postage method or checked that the item does not qualify for customs tax or the recipient country has a free trade deal covering the item category of the shipment.
12(c): Where a buyer reports that they were asked to pay customs tax on an item a seller is responsible for paying this amount to Apex Interface which in turns pays the customer for provable customs tax they were forced to pay as a result of the shipment of an item across taxation borders as a result of an items category quantity, size or any other reason.
Buyer specific: It is advised by Apex Interface that you make a report to Apex Interface that you have been charged for paying customs tax and that the seller had not paid for it. This can identify sellers who are avoiding paying taxes and are unethically flooding other markets with their goods without paying tax or sellers that are inexperienced with customs rules and require pressure to avoid breaking rules.
Seller specific: As a seller who has sent an international item without paying for customs duty in the postage you agree to forfeit the amount from your pending payments. After an initial warning you will receive account strikes for this on a per instance basis. You can declare an accidental customs duty charge and voluntarily submit the amount information to Apex Interface for it to be deducted your pending payments to avoid strikes.
Price Controls & Fair Competitive practices enforcement.
15(a): To prevent the unethical, anti-competitive use of listings to create an artificial price ‘normal’ in order to drive sales to a cheaper listing elsewhere individual or business sellers with selling accounts on any other website, ecommerce platform or physical shop must list their items at the same price or lower. Sellers cannot list items at 1p higher here than elsewhere using the excuse of (unethical) .99p market psychology tactic listings elsewhere. This tactic will lead to instant account closure and financial details blacklisting as a banned user.
15(b): Sellers are not permitted to or a low price ‘normal’ to trick other sellers into listing their items at low prices to then buy them up. This vile, unethical practice is seen on other ecommerce platforms and is banned on PrivacyInterface.
15(c): Sellers are not permitted to engage in any manipulative pricing tactics as determined solely by logic and Apex Interface.
15(d): Sellers are not permitted to list items at above 500% of their visible identical item internet sale value, with the sole exception of collectible items. Note: Sellers might use Google Shopping search (from behind the safety of Tor Browser) to understand what is a competitive price for their listing. Understand that you can afford to list items cheaper as you keep more of your sale value here than most other platforms.
15(e): Sellers are not permitted to list items at below £1 (if they manage to) and are responsible for all financial outcomes of doing such. All revenue generated by below £1 listings is forfeit. Below £1 listings should always be reported as scams.
Ethical Standards: Few instances of postage cost + item cost can realistically fit under a £1 level in addition to the minimum 25p fee. Only tiny, junk items or cables/resources from China (or other sources) are found online at under £1, at huge environmental expense. If your item is worth less than £1 you should sell it in multiples or bulk or in sets of related purpose items to make delivery costs efficient for the buyer and to negate the impact of the 25p fee for you as the seller.
15(f): Sellers are not permitted to have additional accounts to engage in mirror listings to create an artificial high-price normalization. Sellers are only permitted additional accounts for the purpose of selling from a different nation with stock located in that differing national postage area: e.g. Apex Interface UK Store, Apex Interface US Store.
Ethical Standards: The violation of any of the above rules will lead to account strikes or instant account closure and financial details being marked as fraudulent and blocked from use for selling or buying with Apex Interface.
15(a): Banned users (sellers or buyers) who manage to re-register and proceed to make sales despite being banned, agree to forfeit the entire value of all sales made and agree to forfeit all rights over dispatched goods sold via a substitute account operated by a banned user, business or company. Banned sellers agree to be obligated to deliver all orders made despite banned status or face legal repercussions. Banned sellers agree to be legally liable for the repayment of transaction and commission costs generated in addition to confiscation of the entire sale value.
Note: Unlike other platforms, Privacy Interface enforces a practical and strong deterrent in enforcing bans on unethical, banned users. This protects the integrity and quality of the buying and selling environment for upstanding Privacy Interface sellers and buyers.
Domestic UK Selling & Delivery.
16(a): Only Royal Mail in the UK is the sole approved of postage for UK sellers selling domestically (and internationally from within the UK, including Parcelforce worldwide, Royal Mail’s International parcel focused branch).
Ethical Standards note: This is due to the disreputable, unethical stonewalling engaged in by many courier services when handling damaged item insurance claims as witnessed by Privacy Interface and many internet users who have posted public comments proving this experience in relation to other markets.
16(b): Sellers who have been found to have used disreputable courier services will receive a strike for every single order a customer reports them as having used one, thus likely resulting in an instant ban. If an item goes missing and it is found that a private courier was used instead of the national postage system the seller receives none of the cost of the item sold and pays Apex Interface the 5% +25p commission plus any transaction or dispute fee costs incurred, buyers receive a 100% refund taken from the return of their funds from the sellers pending payments, if no pending payments are available a seller agrees to be liable to pay Apex Interface the value of sales missing as a result of a seller using any courier company deemed by Apex Interface as disreputable.
16(c): Sellers who attempt to charge a postage cost higher than the national norm for x weight, x width, x height, x length of item because they are generating business for their personal courier sub division of their company or seeking to in-effect sell postage with a profit margin alongside their item cost will receive a strike on a per identified order basis after Apex receives reports from a buyer. Apex Interface routinely inspects a random number of sale listings to detect inconsistent postage costs and apply strikes and bans as appropriate to those engaging in charging additional amounts in the postage price.
16(c-I): Setting any profit making margins on these prices and engaging in the de-facto ‘sale of postage’ will result in the closure of your account and the deduction of any amounts made from such. You must set your prices according to the lowest available prices with your national postage provider available to you for the delivery of items.
16(c-II): All items must have a price for physical deliveries. Sellers who list items without having postage rates configured will recieve account strikes. Items listed without postage rates will result in the ban of that seller for engaging in a ‘free postage’ scam when a price is clearly inclusive of postage, making ordering inefficient. All deliveries have a cost in reality.
Ethical Standards: On some unethical platforms this practice is considered ‘normal’, it is clearly unethical and designed to manipulate buyers and is thus a banned practice, along with the banned practice of ‘market psychology’ price perception manipulation prices such as .99p or .50p.
16(c-III) Sellers who use the available table rate option for free postage above a certain amount* will be banned for unethical misconduct. In any situation where a seller generates revenue from the banned ‘sale of postage’, these sellers agree to have this amount deducted from their pending payments.
Note: *This option is left accessible in the vendor shipping options as an ethical litmus test to detect unethical sellers who would be liable to be exploitative and manipulative towards customers in other ways so as to be able to better identify, ban and blacklist these sellers earlier.
16(d): The table rate shipping on national postage services websites shows the real postage cost levels. This price will be used to determine if sellers are attempting to make money engaging in the de-facto sale of postage (a banned category of sale additionally and a major violation) or passing on the costs of postage or packaging labour to buyers. Generating income by overcharging on the sale of postage or passing on the cost of packaging labour to buyers explicitly will result in an account strike on a per instance basis.
16(d-1): If a seller is a registered business engaged in selling and has established access to lower bulk postage costs: it must charge those lower business postage rates to all customers.
16(d-2): Shipping costs cannot be accumulative but must be a single charge for the largest postage category when an order has multiple items. Unless an order is precisely at the size limit of a postal classification. Sellers must repay the difference if they manage to post an item under a small classification than the weight calculation system they setup calculated.
16(d-3): Sellers are only permitted to setup price-increasing table rate postage calculations on the basis of weight (and implied size). Under no circumstances are sellers permitted to generate profit using postage calculations and sellers agree to repay any extra amounts generated due to inaccuracies in their setup postage calculation table.
16(d-4): Sellers must dispatch orders where due to their own incorrectly configured table rate setup they received less postage fee than they need to cover the postage. This incentivizes sellers to setup their table rates correctly and to know the rates to ensure they also do not cause their customers extra postal fees.
16(d-5): Sellers who cancel an order due to excessive under-pricing errors on postage pricing caused by their own settings receives a strike on a per instance basis. The 5%+25p commission is never reversed, the seller may also have to pay refund fees if generated. If a seller obfuscates cancellation and subsequently results in a buyer hard cancellation (card reverse transaction) the seller must pay any dispute fees caused by their cancellation.
16(e): Seller Specific: Sellers are responsible for managing the insurance claims for missing goods caused by courier or postal service issues. Apex Interface is not liable for missing packages as a result of sellers chosen courier/postal dispatch method. Apex Interface will however provide its system evidence that a sale occurred and may where evidence is provided to Apex Interface that a delivery occurred and at Apex Interface’s discretion choose to assist in pressuring courier companies to refund a specific seller for losing their item.
16(f): Privacy Interface reserves the right to ban entire postal services or specific courier companies or services from being used by Privacy Interface Sellers.
16(g): Apex Interface reserves the right to confidentially and individually ask buyers and sellers who experienced losses of items as a result of unethical or incompetent courier services to assist Apex Interface in legal actions against courier companies as Apex Interface or on behalf of Apex Interface sellers and buyers.
16(h): Courier companies or postage services deemed unethical, incompetent, risky or organized into service contracts by hostile entities or entities may or may not be notified of Apex Interface’s intention to ban them, where this has not already pre-emptively occurred through Apex Interface’s vigilant observance of available reports and information. *Especially against those unethical companies that sell, analyze, collate or measure user postage information and address frequency or any other data or practice excessively long term data retention will be banned from use upon detection. All registered users (buyers and selling accounts) will receive a notification that a specific postal service or carrier is banned for unethical conduct or if a courier or postage service results in a noticeable level of missing deliveries.
16(i): Apex Interface reserves the right to organize sellers and buyers into a subsequent denial (boycott) of business to those courier companies and networks of courier companies as has already been pre-emptively done versus courier companies with publically visible unethical and low service standards and reputations for loosing deliveries, damaging deliveries, underpaying drivers (increases the likeliness of financial desperation fuelled theft) and stonewalling against insurance claims. (Note: Apex Interface personnel who were sellers on inferior, large ecommerce platforms have direct experience of this having occurred).
16(j): In disputes relating to an alleged >38 hour dispatch violation: Privacy Interface requires sellers small and large to provide a time stamped post office or post office courier receipt for proof of dispatch time if dispatch time is disputed as being too slow by the customer as gauged from date of the arrival of a delivery. A seller must dispatch an item within postal collection time limits for that day and within 38hours maximum. This proof of dispatch or a video recording of the act of dispatch showing a time stamp, a date device in the video and the label and the package entering the post box completely (where an item can fit in a post box) to gauge if fault lays in slow postal service or a slow seller beyond acceptable service standards.
16(j-1): When orders are made after 7am (seller timezone) on the calendar day before a day when postal services do not operate (e.g. Sunday) the order must be dispatched on the calendar day immediately afterward (e.g. Monday) and within postal collection time for that postal collection system. This logic also applies to bank holidays (if and only if the national postal collection offices are also closed).
Example: X Order occurs Saturday at 7.01am, If the national postal service sorting offices are closed for new packages on Sundays, the package must be dispatched Monday between postal service opening time and before postal service closing time for Monday.
Ethical Standards: Sellers who wish to not sell on certain days for personal, ethical or religious observance reasons entirely should use the store ‘vacation’ notice to achieve a block on new orders to allow for breaks in the processing of orders. This setting may also be used for extended periods of time such as vacations.
16(h): Sellers must delete photos/videos of products made as pre-dispatch insurance photos/videos within 6 months, these recordings can include no customer details in the recordings/photos, just the box, with identifiable markings, to match it with the box received, being sealed with the order items in it for privacy preservation.
Note: These videos/photos recording what you have sold, in the condition as it was dispatched, should be stored in an offline storage device to prevent the loss of your own privacy as a seller.
Ethical Standards: 38 Hours has been established as even enough time for casual hand packaging singular sellers operating on any sleep pattern. Privacy Interface usage requires basic high standards in seller performance. The use of the vacation setting enables theoretically overwhelmed or vacationing sellers to suspend sales temporarily so as to not violate the 38hour service standard.
Packaging standards in returns
16(k): Boxes used for returns must be both able to protect the item during return and the display box if applicable. Buyers may use the same box used for the delivery. If the original box was damaged during delivery or has been damaged since opening to an extent where its structural integrity is compromised an equivalent to the box used for delivery must be used. Where an insufficient box (or internal packaging) was used by the seller for delivery resulting in damage to the purchased contents, that box should be repaired to an extent where it can sustain a return to the seller without further degradation or loss in condition value of the item as pictured upon opening by the buyer.
Apex Interface declares and mandates that all sellers account for and make their own records for any applicable sales taxes they may have to pay on their sales individually, relative to their legal and trade jurisdiction, category of trade and quantity of trade.
17(a): Apex Interface sellers should account for sales taxes in their item price and calculated profit margins (where selling sourced goods) without stating this in the item description or as an add-on ‘tax’ category price. Putting tax as an additional price or hidden price added in postage or any other method, such as unused tax fields will result in an account strike.
Apex Interface is neither liable nor responsible for your self-declaration of taxable or non-taxable income. It is the responsibility of Sellers to declare their private or business earnings. Apex Interface as small privacy platform cannot be logistically involved in the collection of taxes.
Apex Interface reserves the right to ask large scale national and international sellers who are selling internationally or at large scales to provide proof that they have paid tax and that they pay for customs duties so as to protect customers for custom duty charges.
Large scale and International Sellers agree to be ready for and to potentially provide proof of their tax fillings which show how they are accounting for their Apex Interface sales and that they are not including in these any customer details, solely the payment received from Apex Interface after commission/payout/currency fees (if applicable). Sellers agree that they can be permanently banned from Apex Interface if they refuse to provide these accounting details to prove they are not exploiting Apex Interface to engage in tax evasion or transferring the details (name or address) of customers to external systems including government systems.
Claims in the event of disagreement with Apex Interface rulings or missing/damaged items sent by Apex Interface itself (Apex Interface seller profile).
Claims not issued within 15 days are invalid after interaction/item purchase with/from Apex Interface by the user intending to make a claim against Apex Interface for any reason relating to or undermining Apex Interface decisions on disputes. Users agree that Apex Interface has no liability beyond this time period.
Ethical Standards: Apex Interface operates with the highest ethical standards, this liability timeframe protection is to limit the number of inevitable; malicious, manipulative or hostile claims masquerading as user claims by external companies operating a proxy account or users motivated by financial greed (trying to get items for free or get discounts).
Users making a claim are mandated to contact Apex Interface directly. Where a user made no attempt to contact Apex Interface, made obviously false interactions (compared to system evidence) or issued no response to Apex Interfaces responses or made unrealistic, irrational or manipulation-derived demands (as visible from the wording of their interaction) and/or went straight to legal measures; Apex Interface has no liability outside of the basic return & refund resolution and has been denied by the claimant themselves the ability to resolve the situation.
Seller Legal Agreement and Warranties
Apex Interface reserves the right to inspect the context and evidence relating to verifying the accuracy of all claims and details concerning shipments on behalf of customers of Apex Interface.
When selling an item on the marketplace you warrant the following:
24(a): The Item for sale is ready to be dispatched within 38 hours, is physically real and is in your possession.
24(b): When preparing, dispatching or delivering a shipment, the contents comply with Apex Interface rules.
24(c): When preparing, dispatching or delivering a shipment, the contents do not violate any laws in your or the recipients legal jurisdiction.
24(d): When preparing, dispatching or delivering a shipment, the contents have not been altered after being packaged.
24(e): When preparing, dispatching or delivering a shipment, you will record or photograph evidence or obtain official postal receipts that constitute proof of dispatch of the specific shipment. You agree to present this evidence to Apex Interface upon request during any dispute over the items condition upon arrival or delivery speed made by the customer.
24(f): When preparing, dispatching or delivering a shipment, the box is of a high enough structural integrity to withstand being placed beneath several Kg of other boxes, vibrated under such conditions whilst protecting the item inside.
24(g): When preparing, dispatching or delivering a shipment, the label is glued to the box and in the correct fashion, with the correct postage for the size and weight of the package which you the seller have weighed and paid for before or during dispatch. You agree to be liable to compensate customers for any postal charges they are forced to pay for your item delivery as a result of incorrect package size, weight or other classification.
24(h): When preparing, dispatching or delivering a shipment you are the legal consignor of the shipment and are responsible for compliance with applicable regulations, safety rules or item transport requirements in the legal jurisdictions where the item is dispatched, transits and is delivered.
Restrictions to Prevent Fraud and Force Ethical Conduct.
Sellers that are unverified and new do not receive order payments until the buyer confirms they have received the order and it is as advertised. All non-verified sellers undergo a mandatory 30 day period where their order payments are delayed until the 30th day except for the orders where customers verify delivery of the order. This period reduces to 15 days to maintain a protection net continually. This is to prevent fraud where a seller lists several small low value genuine orders to mask a singular high value fake order with the intention of taking payment and not delivering the item. Sellers agree to have their accounts forcibly charged in circumstances where they renege on orders or fail to deliver goods sold through distance sales
Sellers that are found to have falsely advertised a product deliberately will receive a per-item strike. If a seller is found to be falsely advertising or listing a fake product that seller if determined to be malicious will be removed from Apex Interface with an instant 3 strike worth ‘major policy violation strike’.
26(a): Apex Interface reserves the right to force set a vendor store to vacation status and place a public notice pertaining to such on the specific vendor storefront if the company that controls that account has any employees engaging in industrial action against that company.
26(b): Apex Interface reserves the right to force set a vendor store to vacation status during any investigations of any ethical misconduct (as determined solely by Apex Interface) or criminal proceedings against a vendor or any companies/parties associated with them.
26(c): Apex Interface reserves the right to permanently force set a vendor store to vacation status (with a permanent, public notice of the reason) if the company that controls that account is found to have or is reasonable suspected of engaging in human rights violations, international law violations, privacy violations, crimes against humanity or environmental crimes/ documented substantial or catastrophic environmental damage at any point in time within the past 50 years. This is determined solely by Apex Interface in consultation with available evidence.
Sellers who cancelled their buyer’s completed orders, in the cases of incompetence or regretted sales, against the wishes of the customer, without valid justifications over postage issues or legal statuses of items in the buyers legal jurisdiction receive an account strike on a per order basis. Sellers that do not regulate their stock amounts carefully and are unable to fulfil a sale due to selling too many items beyond what they have in stock, due to stock number mismanagement combined with slow resupply will receive a strike if they make this mistake more than once. Orders cannot be taken and ‘held’ for out of stock items except at the explicit request of the customer where an item is in limited supply and sells out quickly. Holding orders for out of stock items would force the customer to wait too long and violate the 38 hour reasonable dispatch time policy.
27(a): Any account holders (sellers, buyers, social users) who undermine, attack, slander, libel or defame the reputation or policies of PrivacyInterface.com or Apex Interface Ltd personnel or staff, Apex Interface Ltd itself (solely as detected & identified by Apex Interface Ltd personnel) agree to become permanently banned users.
27(b): Where a selling account holder acts in a rule violating or hostile manner, Apex Interface Ltd reserves the right to withhold all pending payments from sales until it can be assessed that no parties have been wronged or scammed by the hostile selling account holder, as determined solely by Apex Interface Ltd.
Sellers who exploit technical weaknesses, undermine or attack PrivacyInterface.com or Apex Interface Ltd personnel or staff, Apex Interface Ltd itself, or cause Privacy Interface system errors, intentional, malicious burdens, system manipulations, deliberate and malicious reversal or blocking of payments through any action or malicious hacking attempts (in addition to being subject to court claims and criminal charges) as detected & identified by Apex Interface Ltd personnel, forfeit any of their pending payments to Apex Interface Ltd and become a banned user.
28(a): Sellers (and all users) are not allowed to place URL links in hyperlinked or text form anywhere. Sellers are not allowed to place contact details. Sellers who arrange external sale agreements with customers are banned. Users are also not allowed to suggest users to search for a shop or an item elsewhere in an item description, title or seller shop profile page. This will result in an account strike/ or ban at the sole discretion of Apex Interface.
Ethical Standards: Sellers should not respond to contact attempts from customers as these may be attempts to get a seller banned. Buyers should also not respond to contact attempts or offers from sellers for the same reason plus scams. Sellers or buyers who engage in organizing external sale agreements may fall victim to blackmail by the other party (with the threat of reporting and subsequent account termination). Apex Interface serves as a neutral platform to protect buyers and sellers, enforcing strict quality, dispatch time, conduct and returns standards with negligible sales commission (Apex Interface pays seller’s payment processor transaction fees for them from within the 5%+25p commission). Apex Interface prevents direct contact between parties for the above ethical reasons in addition to enabling the basic financial continuity of Apex Interface whilst making Apex Interface an efficient to use platform where sellers and buyers do not have to spend hours managing questions, feedback, spam or message folders.
28(b): Buyers are not permitted to insert or include any comments positive or negative or even remotely referencing a seller or their delivery into product review fields. Product reviews are solely for the quality of the product and pertain solely to its suitability derived from its design and manufacturing. Buyers who include attacks on sellers, wrongly put blame on sellers as part of a ‘product review’ or Buyers who put masked advertising or ‘comparison’ into product reviews for another product will receive an account strike or instant account ban. Apex Interface enforces a universal ban on advertising to any external content or links. Sellers are permitted to turn on or off product reviews.
Note: For issues with deliveries or items customers should file a return & refund request (+video/photographic evidence) with Apex Interface, which if successful (and found to be deliberate) will result in an account strike against a seller. 3 strikes and a seller is permanently banned. This is a far higher standard that is additionally a more objective system than on any other major ecommerce platform.
Appeals to the account violations on the 3rd violation must occur during the evidence presentation phase. Banned accounts cannot appeal strikes nor contact Apex Interface. Banned users void all rights of use to Apex Interface services in all forms.
All pending payments to a seller for sales are paused after a seller has been proven to have engaged in a major policy violation including: attempting to scam a buyer with a fake item, attempting a criminal sale or having engaged in the sale of an item that is criminal for an individual or business to sell in the legal jurisdictions of the sender (excluding political/censorship related criminal laws); a proven privacy violation of another Apex Interface user; or commits a strike offence with clear and overwhelming evidence of and malicious intentions taking them beyond their accounts strike limit (3/3+) with a track record of malicious/misleading intentions in atleast 2 past strikes as determined by Apex Interface resulting in a permanent account ban.
Where a seller is banned for a sale of an item that did not exist, the seller forfiets 100% of that item/order value from pending funds and is banned. Pending payments for other orders not directly related to or a part of the order resulting in the ban of a selling account (in all cases) will be held by Apex Interface until all in process deliveries from that seller are accounted for.
31(b): Sellers who have been banned (permanent account locking and deactivation of seller profile): solely in instances where a ban occurs as a result of a missing/misleading order/item related violation (or an order violation of this specific type followed by attempting to decieve Apex Interface staff) that have pending funds agree to be subject to a conduct and dispute resolution fine of an additional 20% (in addition to commission of 5%+25p) taken from those pending funds. This additional 20% is deducted from pending payment original order listing values. To cover Apex Interface staff costs of investigating all of their recent sales including contacting recent customers to investigate whether additional deliveries were misleading, damaged or fraudulent. This fine does not exclude nor excuse sellers from any warranty, legal or order fulfilment responsibilities.
Ethical Standards: This fine acts as a deterrent (where there would otherwise be no financial consequence to getting banned mid sales, other than not being able to make more misleading/false sales) and potentially helps to cover customer refunds for potential later discovery of missing items/warranty non-fulfilment of a banned seller in the event a banned seller breaks the law and does not fulfill their sale/warranty contracts.
31(b): Where sellers have provided a warranty or warranties on products, the seller is still liable for the fulfilling of these warranties despite becoming banned from Apex Interface. Apex Interface in such instances will act as a message relay between the customer in the event the customer files a store owner provided warranty request and reserves the right to contact banned users whose items have failed warranties within warranty periods and solely Apex Interface may contact customers in this way. Apex Interface reserves the right to use payment processor, Apex Interface system item description/ transaction history from Apex Interface to prove the existence of an issued warranty and its date of issue, banned users must keep anonymous (order ID only) records of warranties as all users agree to be disallowed from possessing any Apex Interface customer details on any external system or list, electronic or written except within the temporary (38hour limited) purpose of dispatching an order.
Ethical Standards: To ensure customer protection the above is enforced to overcome situations where a seller claims any other items in transit are in transit for multiple months, enabling them to potentially receive payment for the funds and disapear beyond the window where financial compensation can be claimed by financial entities against the fake seller efficiently. This also prevents hostile, 1 strike remaining sellers who know they are going to be banned (because they intend to do nothing different/have manipulated themselves into thinking they did nothing wrong because they have self-normalized being incompetent/unethical on other selling platforms/their shop websites and wrongly think that this is just another platform that will tolerate them: arrogant/low-IQ scumbags) from engaging in multiple scam sales prior to a final account strike, as all funds from pending orders are stopped upon account banning, or pending investigation, in addition to the additional 20% fine for causing workloads and as a protection against the non-fulfilment of warranties or violations of the consumer protection act and other laws.
Apex Interface Enforced High Standards Product Photograph/Video Policy.
Users are not permitted to include other items in pictures other than the product or products that are for sale specifically in the listing the picture is assigned to. The sole exception to this rule is unbranded or Apex Interface designed and branded or branding concealed measuring comparisons or references in the form of rulers, gauges, weight/mass scales, compasses or other measurement devices and not other objects or items. It must be clear in these pictures that these objects are not included in the sale.
Users must upload a minimum of 1 picture of their product that is unique, that proves their physical possession of the product. To gain protection from condition disputes sellers should show the front and back and any applicable sides of the product.
Product photographs must be taken under high intensity light conditions using a camera flash or high intensity lighting environment (outside in direct daylight or daylight light conditions). Together product photographs must aim to show 100% (or a realistic overall image) of the surface of an object.
Product photographs of items in conditions 2-5 must show any flaws. A product cannot be above condition 2 if it has any flaws. Bad quality products inherent in the production, despite time since production cannot be condition 1. Product photographs cannot be electronically altered in anyway that distorts, smoothes, alters contrast, sharpens or furthers (as cameras are imperfect) its difference from the original items perceived image to the human eye.
Orders, Shipping, Cancellations, Returns & Refunds
Once made an order occurs and is considered in progress unless cancelled and refunded by Apex Interface (which reserves the sole ability to do so). Customers and sellers may indicate to Apex Interface to cancel an order as a result of suspected fraudulent activity, Apex Interface impartially determines the validity of cases. Customers and Sellers can alert Apex Interface to issues with orders.
Valid criteria for the cancellation of an order and subsequent refunding of payments sent include: order non-completion (including fraudulent sales) and terms & conditions violations by either party. In accordance with the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 customers can also apply to return or cancel an order for reasons including change of mind within 14 days: Apex Interface extends this protection to 15 days. Apex Interface reserves the right to reject multiple or clearly disruptive return & refund requests from the same customer or connected customers. Customers who return an item due to a change of mind are refunded the item cost without the original postage cost and pay for the return of items when returned as a result of a change of mind. Customers who have damaged an item deliberately to circumvent this forfeit their refund rights. Items returned as a result of a change of mind must be in the same condition they were dispatched. Packaging can be opened and does not affect this except where the packaging forms a part of the value of the product (collectibles, model kits, all forms of retail presentation packaging).
Note: Payouts to sellers have a delay, where the funds are held by Apex Interface prior to being sent to a seller, this prevents fake or misleading sales and protects customers, customers do not have to take actions beyond alerting Apex Interface to a misleading or false sale.
Note: Customers should open presentation packaging carefully along opening edges. The accurate nature of Apex Interface listings makes returns due to change of mind unlikely as customers are shown the real dimensions of products adjacent to a measurement scale, conveying information as illustrative as if they were physically present in a shop.
36(a): A customer or fraudulent customer who forces order cancellation through card deactivation, claims of misused cards (without evidence and subsequently disproven by bank dispute resolution) or any other means to avoid paying agrees to pay any dispute fees that are caused with banks, payment processors or any other entity, financial or legal process as a result of their forced cancellation through card deactivation or any other means.
Note: customers must note that Apex Interface can intercept the payment and stop it from getting to the seller and return it without causing any further transaction fees.
A buyer is notified of purchase confirmation, processing and completed (dispatched) status and any notices in relation to the order by changes in the status of the order in the user specific Apex Interface system interface readout visible to the user in the form of the purchase order history. Sellers are responsible for setting these order statuses and must update them within the 38hr time limit.
Note: A purchase confirmation is confirmation that the payment processor has transferred funds to Apex Interface. The seller must dispatch/’complete’ your order within 38 hours and mark the order as ‘complete’ from their seller profile orders tab to avoid causing customer concern or faces account strikes and banning.
Buyers have a 15 day limit to initiate a return & refund request (or a refund request, where an item was not delivered). Privacy Interface applies the expected delivery time to this 15 day period, during which a return and refund request can be processed, to a maximum of 90 days.
Note: This 15 day policy is 1 day further protection than the protection afforded by Online Consumer Protection Laws (and almost all other retailers) and is designed to protect customers against low quality products. Note: Sellers do not receive payment until an order arrives under almost all circumstances.
38(a): Buyer Specific: Buyers upon a successful return & refund, site technical name: ‘RMA request’ receive the full amount paid, this does not include any currency fees incurred for buying using a non-GBP currency without a multi-currency card or multi-currency bank account. Apex Interface takes the total amount of the purchase that Apex Interface facilitated, from the pending payments from Apex Interface that were heading to the specific seller whose item was sold and found to be not accurate vs. the advertised description or undelivered by them.
Seller specific: Sellers agree to surrender the total order value plus funds including any additional payment processing and payout fees (+ variable payout fee) incurred as a result of the return & refund or cancellation of a sale including currency fees incurred (varies), Apex Interface total commission (5% +25p) and payment dispute gateway fees (up to £15) if triggered. Sellers agree to owe these amounts to Apex Interface when having been found to have violated an ethical conduct rule through misleading advertisement. Sellers agree to surrender funds exactly equivalent to the costs incurred from their pending funds from other sales or to pay directly from their bank account to Apex Interface Ltd to cover the costs of a successful return and request action by a customer. Sellers accept that the surrendering of funds to cover a successful return and request action will occur despite their objection when evidence has been presented and evaluated to verify a return & refund action.
39(a): Determined solely and rationally (in conjunction with evidence presented or not) from the perspective of Apex Interface where sellers have lied and presented this objection as ‘evidence’ to a return & refund request this can result in an additional account strike and potentially account termination.
Ethical Standards: This helps to expose unethical persons acting as sellers and increases the rate of removals from Apex Interface of unethical sellers prone to and hideously adamant in their manipulation. This results in a better community of sellers, benefiting genuine sellers and helps to ensure a flawless, more ethical and efficient experience for buyers.
39(b): Where a seller does not admit an error and persists with lying to, attempting to mislead or manipulate* Apex Interface staff, as determined by the evidence seen by Apex Interface in each instance, that seller will receive an additional account strike.
39(c): Lying includes the presenting of misleading, non-applicable or edited postal receipt pictures or edited packaging or postal dispatch videos. Apex Interface reserves the right to have photographic expert staff within Apex Interface evaluate this evidence. This evidence is retained.
Note: Apex Interface does not sell this evidence nor transfer this to any external systems or persons, except if required in a court case to uphold a return & refund decision.
39(d): Sellers and buyers agree that Apex Interface has sole legal authority, exempt from legal challenges, over internal return & refund disputes between sellers and buyers (and all users) and the statuses of any and all accounts and account strikes on PrivacyInterface.com and all associated platforms.
39(e): Minor* box edge, corner or vertice damage during transit or opening is not sufficient reasoning for disputes over box condition as a whole when the primary presentation surfaces of the box are in the same condition as pictured. *Less than 3mm (depth or width of damage) along any vertice or corner. Damage on non display areas of the box including: internal or underside inserts, secondary boxes or inside edges does not detract from the item condition. Note: Sellers can note the condition of these areas separately from the main presentation box surface condition.
Sellers agree that their presence on PrivacyInterface.com and all associated apps and programs is at the pleasure of Apex Interface Ltd and that Apex Interface reserves the right to remove their access to PrivacyInterface.com. Sellers agree that all content on Apex Interface platforms is the private property of Apex Interface, including all uploaded content with the exception of the physical content of the items represented by listing pictures, descriptions. All Trademarks, Logos and Brand names belong to their respective copyright owners. Sellers agree to permit use of the pictures they upload. Sellers agree that their store logo or brand pictures they upload to Apex Interface are uploaded with permissions to Apex Interface to display them. Uploaders of their own copyright brands, shop names, company names or logos permit Apex Interface the ability to attribute to a profile containing such any notice of strikes and the category of the strike and that this may persist if a user who managed this account becomes banned. Sellers agree to permit Apex Interface the right to notify other users of this banning including the name of the banned account and if a registered company, the business name of the company (accounts operating on behalf of companies must have the company full legal name as the store name and URL tag) so as to help customers to make ethical boycott decisions about sellers who engaged in unethical conduct on the Privacy Interface marketplace. Sellers and Users involved in violating Apex Interface rules where a fine is incurred agree to be personally liable in addition to being liable as a business entity in order to repay funds owed by them as asserted by Apex Interface in accordance with the terms and conditions and any additional legal fees involved if a seller or buyer attempts to avoid paying for their unethical violations of Apex Interface standards, terms and conditions, ethical code of conduct or any national or (binding) international trade laws.
Account Status and Strike Publication
Sellers agree to have their strike count and the generic categorical reason for their account strikes to be published on the front page of their store as a warning notice. Sellers agree to forfeit all notions of libel over this display on Apex Interface’s website and the appearance of their store URL in search results and forfeit any category of reputation related protections in regards to damages done to their sales as a result of this notice on their banned or strike applied Apex Interface account which remains Apex Interface property regardless of logos or names detailed in the account information.
Buyers receive a clear and transparent notice as to whether their refund and return request resulted in a strike against a seller or was determined to be the fault of the courier.
Buyers who have been determined to have made manipulative, categorically false return & refund requests will themselves receive a strike that will apply to their buyer account and any seller account they setup in the future.
All users agree to have 1 profile and that bans and strike records are permanent. Strikes are removed for good conduct over a period of 1 per year however the record of the strike persists and is identifiable.
Users agree that the strikes on an account that has reached its maximum number of strikes (3 for a new account with less than 10 flawless sales) are not removed. Users can appeal a strike only if new evidence can be provided. A user with 3 strikes cannot appeal their 3rd strike. Appeal against a 3rd strike must be done during the evidence presenting phase of a return & refund action. For clear security reasons no files (including images/video) can be opened nor accepted from banned users.
Banned users agree that their details are retained indefinitely in order to prevent them from re-registering to disrupt other users or Apex Interface. Banned user data will not be sold. Banned users agree that their data and details are to be retained by Apex Interface Ltd to be used to detect that user attempting to re-register or register on any new Apex Interface system or service in addition to being published if required in a public warning notice and/or as evidence in court.
Ethical Standards: This policy enforces a fair, logical and mathematic basis for ensuring that unethical sellers and unethical buyers are removed when detected, resulting in a high quality, ethical and efficient market interface system.
Sellers and Buyers agree that appealing a strike knowingly with no new evidence: to cause staff a workload will result in an additional strike and potentially therefore an account ban.
Note: Strike appeals are often dealt with by a different human with a different personal and political perspective to eliminate the potential for personal bias creating a lack of consistency in strike appeals and strike rulings. However efforts to exploit this will result in worse account standing than prior to the attempted misleading/false appeal.
Apex Interface reserves the right to additionally apply a number of strikes proportional to the sellers account strike limit or to ban the seller instantly if the seller has lied to Apex Interface staff (as determined by Apex Interface staff) during the process of providing evidence during a return and refund action.
Regulations of Advertised Products and Listing Names:
Users cannot engage in listing products with manipulative titles or descriptions or any value terminology in the title in an attempt to manipulate the perception of a customer towards a product or its price.
47(a): The Correct format for item listings is the official or use name of the item and physical characteristics. The use of value-terminology (X is amazing) or manipulative terms, even when a part of the product’s official name, such as brands designed with misleading names such as (‘professional x’, ‘cost effective’, ‘quality’, ‘good deal’) in an item title is a strikable offence. Using an absurdly long item listing title will result in the product publishing being rejected until a new, more concise title is used. Titles should be kept precise and accurate at all times to enable ease of customer browsing. Titles should not exceed 80 characters including spaces and symbols.
47(b): Users cannot use any numbers or symbols at the start of listings to appear alphabetically first unless the number is the title or brand name (under alphabetical listing) nor can they illogically put A in-front of products, e.g ‘an electric sander’. Symbol based brand names can only be put in the description or further along in the listing.
Note: This is to make it easier for buyers to browse items for sale.
47(c): Book Listing Formats: The Correct format for book listings is: X title – author, ISBN xxxxxx. And may include the date after the ISBN when noteable such as for very old books where the date signifies it as potentially collectible.
47(d): When an item brand or official name is unknown: using a short descriptive name is always acceptable such as ‘electric sander’ instead of ‘X brand name electric sander’.
Banned Terminology in all Listings and descriptions:
Section 48: Banned Terminology in all listings: Sellers cannot use any of the following commonly found, manipulative scum-seller / scumbayer terms in titles or descriptions of products or any conceptually related terms:
- “Good deal”
- “Pallet deal”
- “Former stock”
- “X % OFF SRP” (Buyers make this judgment by searching independently).
- “Good Quality”
- “Used but like new”
- “**QUALITY**” (the use of symbols is prohibited at the start of titles).
- “Mint” (use Condition 1, in the item Tags).
- “!***LOW PRICE***!”
- “High Rating”
- “Bestseller” (The referencing of ‘bestseller’ status is prohibited, as this term is applied selectively & misleadingly by book reviewers, authors and publishers, allowed only in photographs where printed on the book itself).
- “Very good deal”
Ethical Standards: Any term that ‘feels’ manipulative or can be seen elsewhere being used for manipulative purposes by retailers or entire subcultures of ecommerce platforms should be avoided. Use your morality, be ethical and efficient. The use of any product quality or value related terminology not visible in the product images inherently, is banned. Sellers must be objective and logical in their listing names and descriptions.
It is required that sellers follow the precedents set by Apex Interface in the naming and description of conventional products to make reading product details more efficient for customers and to ensure their contents are clear, well defined and follow a logical pattern:
Listing Title: ‘Item Brand/publisher/Title if book/film/game’ – ‘Item description/purpose/author if book/main actors, director & genre if film/game’.
Note: Listing titles should avoid being longer than 4 rows or may be removed. Longer titles are solely for listings with lots of items however these should be kept as short as possible or may also be removed. Secondary title information should be put in the short description.
Listing Short Description: Item: (Condition X) ‘Item Brand/publisher’ – ‘Item description/purpose/title’. ‘Condition notes’, functionality information (short), ethical/clarity notes pertaining to the product.
Listing Main description (Optional, to avoid visual mess in the short description): Further details if required. Detailed product details if deemed necessary to inform the customer of the purpose of the item to further extents and detail. Cannot contain links. Information must be written in the seller’s own words and be objective.
Product Location: Mandatory, seller national location, to facilitate buyers filtering by their country for postage efficiency/cost.
Product Origin: Mandatory, set unknown if unknown to seller.
Product Environmental Certification: Mandatory if known to seller, leave blank if none.
Product QC Certification: Mandatory if known to seller/printed on item, leave blank if none.
Additional fields should be filled if known or applicable: Colour is primarily only for Clothes/Paint/Makeup, etc.
Further to the below list of explicitly banned items Apex Interface reserves the right to ban additional types, categories or brands of items that are potentially violating Apex Interface standards according to the sole judgment of Apex Interface. This includes items or sets of items designed to deceptively get around the banned categories of sale.
Items/Objects/Categories/Materials Banned from listing or Sale:
- The sale of Items that are classified as hazardous material or industrial chemical waste are banned.
- The sale of Items that are banned by the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road agreement /ADR are banned.
- The sale of items that are banned by the International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulation /IATA-DG are banned.
- The sale of items that are banned by the International Maritime Dangerous Goods regulation /IMDG are banned.
- The sale of any and all virtual items, provisions, services, video game codes, accounts, virtual credits, memberships, game/dlc codes, cheat codes, bonus codes, software codes or any virtual or code based item not intrinsic to an included disk or physical piece of paper, including physical items advertised with bonus download codes or paid code locked disks or systems are banned.
- The sale of items that are too large or heavy for all forms of postal service transportation are banned.* *Except where the seller can provide transportation via arranged or owned HGV or custom shipping container or vessel. The cost of the arranging and transporting of goods of extreme weight or size by the seller cannot exceed normal commercial weight shipping prices per m3 for container crates, heavy transport carriers, industrial material trucks, etc. No additional (profit margin) pricing is permitted to be charged above the base heavy object transport costs. The seller must privately accept any additional charges caused by larger than expected delivery distances in the heavy transport price within the designated delivery zone due to seller mistakes in their private, user specific postal configuration. The seller must be able to demonstrate to Apex Interface upon request that their prices were based on normal levels for the hiring of heavy land or sea transports per m3 of cargo space on said transports. Item description for extreme size listings must explain the postage and item price, this is the sole exception where item price and postage price are allowed to be combined in the item price. The weight must be set to 0 so the minimum applicable postage fee applies. The list of banned couriers applies to any associated/parent/subsidiary shipping companies or vessel/vehicle ownership in the shipping of extreme weight items.
- The sale of ‘shares’, ‘partial ownership’, ‘investment opportunities’ or any other similar concept, including anything virtual but not including physical items that are inherently investments, are banned.
- The sale of currency or any equivalent of money, coupons, tokens, virtual currency, redeemable codes or discounts equivalent to any financial value is banned.
- The sale of live animal cell based life forms or unaccounted for plant cell based life forms (excluding when selling living plants), harmful bacteria or large quantities of bacteria (except at reasonable levels in soil included in the sale of plants in soil root bags/plastic pots) is banned.
Note: Sellers should without damaging a product, disinfect all products where possible; however below normal (washed/cleaned) surface levels of harmless commonly found surface bacteria is not a strike offence.
- The sale of strong Magnets with field strength above 0.4 A/m (Amperes per meter) detectable at 10cm from the item exterior packaging is banned.
Note: magnetic shielding obstruction or insulation material is required for all magnets to prevent influence on or damage to electronic items in adjacent packages, customs scanner equipment, car or plane systems.
- The sale of Weapons including: rifles, pistols, shotguns, SMGs, LMGs, MGs, anti-tank weaponry, warhead equipped missiles, canons, chain guns, auto-cannons, mortars, MRLS systems, anti-air missiles, anti air radar systems, anti-ship missiles, torpedos, mines, grenades, purpose designed combat melee weapons, live ammunition and all forms of explosives are banned.
- The sale of Defence related Equipment or weapon mountings are banned.* *Excluding sights, surplus clothes, tactical attachments, maintenance tools, materials, equipment and certified stab proof clothing/vests/ballistic hard plates/helmets.
- The sale of any product derived from human produce including hair extensions, relics, remains or live organs are banned.
- The sale of any medicinal drugs that require medical condition related prescriptions to obtain, including treatments are banned.
- The sale of items composed of ice or frozen (expandable) H2O (Water) including items where water composes more than 50% of a food product are banned. Note: the sale of condition 1 bottled water and water based drinks is permitted.
- The sale of less than condition 1 (new/sealed/certified/licensed) food and water products designed for human or animal consumption is banned.* *Note: For hygiene reasons home-made food cannot be sold unless it becomes a certified home-made food product and can withstand transport conditions and duration. Note: Condition 1+ (explicitly new, not reconditioned) food & drink products can be sold if they meet the conditions required for transport.
- The sale of any pornography or obscene sexual or real life physical harm depictions (in film, literature or pictures) is banned with no exceptions.
- The sale of any item relaying or containing images or videos of real dead or tortured bodies, pornography or real mutilation is also banned on ethical grounds. This includes works of history including documentaries with explicit real imagery.
Ethical Standards: The facilitation of the commercialization (selling) of descriptions, depictions, images or videos of real human deaths, injury, historical or contemporary suffering or financial pornography even for educational purposes is unethical and is thus banned.
- The sale of any ‘services’ especially including high risk/high fraud related businesses including: funding aggregation, money laundering, computer technical support/repair, psychics/mediums, insurance, bankruptcy lawyers, reservations of any kind, marketing, pre-paid phone cards, travel holiday purchases, prostitution, gambling or ambiguous sales are banned.
- The sale of Social Media boosts: the sale of followers, views, bots or other human impersonation sales are banned.
- The sale of any intellectual property right violating item, including the sale of counterfeit branded/designer products is banned.
- The listing (itself resulting in account strikes) for intended sale or actual sale of any stolen property or items (property) without the explicit and recent permission of the legal owner, including items acquired as a result of conquest, war or civil war between parties, ethnic groups or nations or contentious marital divorce agreements (on ethical grounds) is banned.
- The sale of any products or items that are illegal to import, export or are inherently illegal in the legal jurisdiction of the sender or recipient (excluding political works/iconography) are banned. *This is overridden where Apex Interface deems an item to be likely to or is promoting or funding a suicidal or any other form of cult, dangerous/privacy violating group/leader or terrorist organization.
- The sale of original high value historical artwork/icons/relics are banned.
- The sale of any 2-5 condition full scale vehicles, including cars, planes and any other primary combustion engine or primarily electric engine powered (full scale) vehicle in 2-5 conditions is currently banned.
- The sale of land, housing, fixed structures, housing property, property or land rental, property development rights, land usage rights or shares in such is currently banned.
- The sale of pseudo pharmaceuticals or ‘alternative health products’, including any classified drug derived product, CBD oil, untested food supplement sets, misleading non-conventional supplements or substances are banned.
- The sale of Drugs or Drug equipment is banned: equipment designed specifically for or primarily for the construction, refinement or alteration of other substances into; drugs that alter human perception, mood or any other psychological effects. The sole exception to this rule is caffeine.
- The sale of any Radioactive Materials above acceptable background or safe electrical device levels is strictly prohibited including any product with any components composed of the following Radioactive Materials: Uranium (including depleted), Plutonium, Cobalt, Cadmium, Radium, Barium are banned.
- The sale of the following Precious Metals or Rare Stones in raw blocks or unprocessed bulk quantities or in any shape formed solely of one of these materials in any matter state or form including: Platinum, Gold, Palladium, Iridium, Osmium, Rhodium, Ruthenium, Diamond, Emerald, Ruby and Sapphire stone are banned.
- The sale of jewellery pieces above a value of £200, including but not limited to watches, bracelets, necklaces, rings, piercings and ear-rings is banned due to security issues inherent in item delivery.
- The sale of user data or data sets of users from other websites, services, programs, national registers, lists or pictures/videos of crowds of any non paid actor(s) or photographed human(s) or other sentient life form is banned.
- The sale of any item where Apex Interface deems an item to be likely to or is promoting or funding a suicidal or any other form of cult, dangerous/privacy violating group/leader or terrorist organization is banned.
- The use of this website in any form that is inconsistent with the intended use is banned.
Sellers agree to be bound by the above list of banned items and sellers accept all liabilities for the sale of their items and warrant that violations of this list can result in account strikes or instant account termination and fund deduction for any sales of such items and/or the debiting of pending payments to Apex Interface Ltd equal to the value of the sales of the banned items and equal to any applicable refund, tax or legal dispute costs between the seller, the customer, Apex Interface Ltd, Stripe payment processor and any bank services used by the seller, the customer or Apex Interface Ltd.
Note: Apex Interface serves to protect privacy from external violations and any form of commercial internal or external data gathering or analysis, you are not however totally anonymous to Apex Interface itself and absolutely any illegal activity on Apex Interface will result in fund deduction, permanent banning and reporting to the government/international treaty jurisdiction wherein a user committed a financial or trade crime. This is solely for financial and trade crimes and does not include reporting to governments for banned political book or religious/political icon sales restrictions under oppressive regimes*. *Except where Apex Interface deems an item to be likely to or is promoting or funding a suicidal or any other form of cult, dangerous/privacy violating group/leader or terrorist organization. The Privacy Interface is a strict law and trade regulation abiding marketplace upholding online privacy simultaneously.