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Harassment, Hateful Content, Hate Speech, Bullying, & Threats

Policy Date:

Apr 13, 2022

Because community content is visible to all our users, and we want to keep our platform a safe and respectful place for all, we do have some rules and guidelines about the type of content that can be shared. Content also needs to comply with our eBay User Agreement. Please see our full policy guidelines below for more details.Visit the eBay Community.
These examples provide guidance for self-publishing content on our site but shouldn't be viewed as a complete list.

Promoting or advertising to buy, sell, or trade any product or service listed or located outside of any eBay property (eBay, eBay Stores, etc.)
Placing published content or products in the wrong category (miscategorization)
Including feedback or comments about other users
Including unauthorized trademarked or copyrighted content (such as uploading photos or content for which you do not have permission to use)
Using another eBay member's pictures or text without the other member's express permission
Using intellectual property without the property owner's express permission, when required. eBay strongly encourages members writing and publishing content to familiarize themselves with how eBay helps protect intellectual property. For more information, see Intellectual property and the VeRO program
Creating products or updating products in the catalog in a way that would violate eBay's Prohibited and restricted items policy ; or eBay's Encouraging infringement policy (for example, creating and/or selling products that a manufacturer/brand does not make or that are counterfeit); or eBay's Listing Policies
Including any advertising credit, including links, logos, or company names within published content
Publishing more than one identical piece of content or more than one identical product at the same time and in the same context
Encouraging, publishing, promoting, facilitating, or instructing others to engage in illegal activity or to violate eBay policy
Publishing content in the incorrect forum
Publishing reviews that aren't specific to the product
Enabling, encouraging, or instructing others to infringe copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights
Promoting giveaways, lotteries, random drawings, raffles, or prizes of any kind
Using HTML and JavaScript functions prohibited on eBay. See our JavaScript policy for a complete list
Using keywords, random links, inaccurate titles, text, or other content not directly relevant to the subject of the community content for the purpose of gaining attention or diverting members to that content. For more information on misuse of keywords, see our search and browse manipulation policy
Publishing content or images that are adult in nature or otherwise not appropriate for minors (individuals under 18 years of age). See our Adult items policy for clarification on what is permitted in public areas of the site
Linking from content published on eBay to any third-party website, including those that include offers to trade, sell, or purchase goods or services off eBay is generally not permitted
Linking to items, services, or content prohibited on eBay or to sites that offer items, services, or content prohibited on eBay
Misrepresenting yourself as an eBay employee or as another eBay member
Publishing content that promotes or glorifies hatred, violence, racial, or religious intolerance, or content that promotes organizations with such views. For more information, see our offensive material policy
Using profanity or patently vulgar language in a public area of the site
Publishing personal contact information of any person in any public area of eBay, including emails, phone numbers, name, street address, etc.
Misusing the violation reporting function to maliciously or frivolously report content as not in compliance with eBay policy
Artificially increasing or decreasing any community content, including ratings and reviews
Other Rules
You must be a registered and active member of eBay to post a comment
We may use your eBay username and profile picture, if you have one, to identify you to other users as the person who posted your content
We may promote, demote or remove any of your content in community content areas in our sole discretion
Users who create collections may remove any comment on their collection
We may limit the amount of community content you post
When a user refers in community content to an individual, or to a third party's product, service, or trademark, that does not mean eBay endorses or claims any endorsement by the individual or third party, nor does it mean we are affiliated
You acknowledge that all posts you make are public
While we may moderate or monitor any comment, we take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comment posted by you or a third party