1.     Content Guidelines:

a. All posted ads must be related to art, including visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, or any other form of artistic expression.

b. The content of the ads must be original and not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others.

c. Artwork must not contain explicit or offensive content, including but not limited to nudity, hate speech, violence, or any form of discrimination.

2.     Accuracy and Authenticity:

a. Advertisers must provide accurate and truthful information about the artwork being offered for sale or promotion.

b. Images and descriptions provided in the ad should represent the actual artwork available for sale.

c. Advertisers must not engage in false advertising or mislead potential buyers about the nature, quality, or condition of the artwork.

3.     Intellectual Property:

a. Advertisers must ensure that the artwork they post does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others, including copyrights, trademarks, or patents.

b. Advertisers should only use images and content for which they have the necessary rights, permissions, or licenses.

c. Any unauthorised use of copyrighted material or intellectual property will not be tolerated.

4.     Prohibited Activities:

a. Advertisers must not engage in any fraudulent, illegal, or unethical activities on the platform, including but not limited to spamming, phishing, hacking, or any other form of malicious behaviour.

b. Advertisers should not use the platform to promote or sell counterfeit or unauthorised reproductions of artwork.

c. The platform should not be used for any activities that violate local, national, or international laws.

5.     Respect and Professionalism:

a. Users must treat each other with respect and professionalism in all interactions, including comments, messages, or negotiations.

b. Harassment, bullying, or any form of abusive behaviour will not be tolerated.

c. Users should resolve any disputes or disagreements in a civil manner, and the platform should not be used to engage in public arguments or personal attacks.

6.     Compliance with Terms of Service:

a. Advertisers must comply with the website’s terms of service and any additional guidelines or policies set forth by the platform.

b. Failure to adhere to the terms of service may result in the removal of the ad, suspension of the account, or other appropriate actions deemed necessary by the platform administrators.

7.     Reporting and Moderation:

a. Users are encouraged to report any content that violates the posting rules or terms of service.

b. The platform administrators will review reported content and take appropriate action, including the removal of violating ads or suspension of user accounts.

8.     Pricing and Financial Transactions:

a. Advertisers should clearly indicate the price of the artwork, including any additional fees, shipping costs, or taxes.

b. All financial transactions should be conducted securely and in accordance with the website’s payment policies.

c. The platform should not be used for any fraudulent or deceptive pricing practices, such as artificially inflating or misleadingly reducing prices.

9.     Originality and Reproductions:

a. Advertisers should specify if the artwork is an original piece, a limited edition, a reproduction, or a print.

b. If the artwork is a reproduction or print, advertisers must disclose the edition size and any relevant information regarding the production process.

10.  Condition and Authenticity:

a. Advertisers should accurately describe the condition of the artwork, including any visible flaws, damages, or restoration work.

b. If the artwork is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity or any relevant documentation, advertisers should mention it in the ad.

11.  Shipping and Returns:

a. Advertisers must clearly communicate their shipping policies, including the estimated delivery time, shipping methods, and associated costs.

b. Return and refund policies, including any conditions or limitations, should be stated clearly to avoid misunderstandings between the buyer and seller.

12.  User Reviews and Ratings:

a. Users should be allowed to provide feedback, reviews, or ratings for the transactions and experiences they have had with advertisers.

b. The platform should have a mechanism to address and investigate any reported issues or complaints.

13.  Privacy and Data Protection:

a. Advertisers should adhere to applicable privacy laws and regulations when collecting, using, or storing personal data of users.

b. The platform should have a privacy policy in place that outlines how user data is handled, protected, and used.

14.  Compliance with Shipping and Customs Regulations:

a. Advertisers should comply with shipping regulations, customs requirements, and any legal obligations related to the transportation of artwork.

b. Advertisers should inform buyers about any potential customs fees, import duties, or other charges that may apply when shipping artwork internationally.

15.  Prohibited Content and Activities:

a. Advertisers must not post content that promotes or glorifies illegal activities, violence, or harm to individuals or animals.

b. The platform should not be used for any activities that facilitate or encourage discrimination, harassment, or hate speech based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or any other protected characteristic.

c. Advertisers should not engage in any form of spamming, phishing, or unsolicited promotional activities.

d. The platform should not be used to share or distribute unauthorised or pirated digital copies of artworks.

16.  Prohibition of Stolen Art:

a. Advertisers must not post or sell artwork that is known or suspected to be stolen.

b. Advertisers should verify the legitimacy of the artwork they are offering and refrain from engaging in any illegal or unethical practices related to stolen art.

17.  Age Restriction:

a. Advertisers and users must comply with age restrictions and ensure that any content posted or accessed on the platform is appropriate for their respective age groups.

b. If the website is intended for adult art or includes mature content, clear age verification mechanisms should be implemented.

18.  Prohibition of Misrepresentation:

a. Advertisers must not misrepresent themselves or their credentials, including falsely claiming to be the creator of an artwork or misrepresenting their qualifications or experience in the art field.

b. Any endorsements or affiliations should be accurately represented and supported with appropriate documentation or evidence.

19.  Compliance with Tax Obligations:

a. Advertisers must comply with applicable tax laws and regulations, including the reporting and payment of any applicable taxes on art sales or transactions facilitated through the platform.

b. Advertisers should not engage in any form of tax evasion or provide false information regarding the value or sale of artwork.

20.  Changes and Updates:

a. The platform reserves the right to update or modify the posting rules as needed to ensure compliance with legal requirements, industry standards, or to address emerging issues.

b. Users will be notified of any significant changes to the posting rules, and continued use of the platform implies acceptance of the updated rules.