Site/Classifieds - Terms of Use

 

Last Updated:
October 5, 2018

Additions and modifications made for the new operation of the new site.
 

 

Liability:
- FSJ Now! Takes no responsibility for any classified ad, contact from another user, or content posted.
- This includes any wrongdoings that may happen to you from using content on, or posting to, this site, the internet or outside of it.
- Contact and liability for any transactions derived from the classifieds on this site are the user's(your) responsibility alone.
- Use of this website is the user's(your) responsibility and NOT the responsibility of FSJ Now!, it's owners or employees.
- If you do not agree with the previous information, we recommend you surf elsewhere.

 

General Information:
- If you have read the terms below and are unsure if your ad is allowed, please email us at before posting your ad.

- Classified ads must be posted in the specific category for the item. Please navigate around to find the location of the specific category and if you still require help, please contact us using the "Contact Us" button found at the bottom of all pages and we will be happy to help you.
- Please report any suspicious ads or users for investigation, there is a link for this on each ad. Your report is sent to us as being reported by you.
- We may delete or disable any ad and ban/block any user at our discretion without notification.
- If your ad has disappeared, please contact us using the "Contact Us" button found at the bottom of all pages and we will be happy to help you, for it may have been removed because of a violation of the terms of use you agreed to upon registration.

 

Email Privacy:
There are five types of emails sent from this site that you may receive:

1. Email for account validation when you create an account; this is a one-time email.

2. If you place an ad on the site, there is an email sent to you near the end of your chosen term for the ad to remind you that your ad is about to expire giving you the opportunity to renew it if you wish.

3. You may receive emails from users, using the contact form linked to your account email address, to contact you about an ad you have posted.

4. If you request to change your password

5. If you require to change your email address associated with your account.

There are no other newsletter emails or anything else sent from this site. The emails, mentioned above, are required for site operation.
If however, you wish to receive no emails at all from fsjnow.com, then please contact us using the "Contact Us" button found at the bottom of all pages and we will be happy to delete your account and all content/ads associated with it.

 

Account Name:
- We require you to register with your full name.

- You also are required to choose a username.

- You can post each ad with either your username, full name, first name, and last initial or first initial and last name.

- Usernames are required to be clean and non-offensive in any way. Accounts with inappropriate usernames will be disabled.

 

Babysitting/Child Care:
- Placing an ad looking to hire a babysitter or child care provider is allowed.
- To give people a break for a night out, a teenager attending a junior or senior secondary school, who is looking to babysit evenings on the weekend only, at other people's homes only, are allowed to post an ad offering their services.
- Any other situations different than that just stated is NOT allowed, this includes after school and full days as this competes with local businesses.
- We monitor this closely, and anything outside of the above-mentioned is removed.
- Including exploitation of people on holidays e.g. New Year's Eve.
- Please refer to the "Services for Hire" section for more information if you are trying to offer services different than that allowed above.

 

Bottles and Cans:
- Picking up of bottles and cans is only allowed when 100% of all proceeds are for a charity. We must confirm these services with the charity.
- Please contact us using the "Contact Us" button found at the bottom of all pages with the name of the charity, contact person's name and their phone number for us to contact for verification.

 

Commercial Products:
- Ads to sell or the promotion of commercial products in any form are NOT allowed to be posted.
- Ads for the sale of alcohol and tobacco products are NOT allowed to be posted.
- Meat products are NOT allowed to be posted due to potential food-safe issues.
- Website domain names for sale are NOT allowed to be posted.

- If you would like to advertise your commercial products through paid advertising, please contact us using the "Contact Us" button found at the bottom of all pages and we will be happy to help you.

 

Defamation of Character:
- Ads that are defamation of character type will be deleted and accounts banned instantly. You may NOT post ads about other people or business dealings that may have gone awry.
- You may NOT use this site as your avenue for attacks on another person or business period!

 

Employment:
- Ads seeking employment with a company for a wage or salary are allowed to be posted.
- Ads seeking to do work for a company or individual on a cash or contract basis are NOT allowed to be posted. Please refer to the "Services for Hire" section for more information.
- Ads from employers looking for employees to work for them for their businesses are allowed to be posted.
- Employment ads looking for an employee to sell advertising are NOT allowed to be posted.
- Commission only job opportunities are NOT allowed to be posted. There must be monies paid in the form of an hourly wage or salary.
- Promotion of business through an employment ad posting is NOT allowed to be posted.

 

Forum/Discussion:
- The classifieds are NOT to be used as a forum. This is NOT a discussion area.

 

Home Based Businesses:
- If a product is purchased, made, grown (with the exception of hay and manure in order to give farmers a break as hay is required for many things and manure....well is manure), assembled, reclaimed or refurbished for the purpose of resale it is NOT allowed to be posted, e.g. shed, firewood, produce, furniture restoration, craft items, etc.
- You run an online business from home, ads for this are NOT allowed to be posted.
- Home based business opportunities are NOT allowed to be posted.
- Parties for various home-based businesses are allowed to be posted as a paid Business/Promotional event in the events calendar
- Ads for the sale of alcohol and tobacco products are NOT allowed to be posted.

- If you would like to advertise your home based business products or services through paid advertising, please contact us using the "Contact Us" button found at the bottom of all pages and we will be happy to help you.

 

Links to Websites:
- To protect our users from potentially harmful sites, content, etc. there are NO LINKS to any outside websites allowed in any classified ad, this includes references to sites like Facebook, etc.
- You can have a link in your company profile when posting an ad in a category that allows ads posted by a company like employment or rental or lease opportunities.

 

Looking for Relationship:
- There are no ads of this type allowed to be posted for it sends an other than community message to our younger viewers.

 

Non-Profit Businesses:
- A non-profit entity that charges for their products or services is also not able to use the classifieds to advertise or promote these items. This is in direct competition with other local business.

- If you would like to advertise your non-profit business through paid advertising, please contact us using the "Contact Us" button found at the bottom of all pages and we will be happy to help you.

 

Photos for Ads:
- Photos/pictures for ads cannot contain any additional information except information about the ad itself.
- Photos that are screenshots of photos on other websites or services are NOT allowed.
- Photos with watermarks from other sites or services in them are also NOT allowed.

 

Plagiarism:
- The copying of other people's posted ads or photos for reuse in your own ads is NOT allowed and will constitute in the deletion of the offending ad and a ban of the offending account.

 

Real Estate:
- The listing of your home for sale privately is allowed.
- Homes listed by Real Estate Agents or places like Property Guys, etc. are allowed in the appropriate paid categories.
- If you hired an agent to list your property, then that agency can post your property with us if they choose. After all, you have hired them to sell your property for you might as well let them do the work you are paying them for.
- Numbers associated with Property Guys or MLS listings are NOT allowed unless they are entered into the specific box labeled for them in the posting form which would only be found in the appropriate paid categories.

- If you would like to advertise your real estate business, please contact us using the "Contact Us" button found at the bottom of all pages and we will be happy to help you.

 

Rentals/Leases:
- Rentals or leases for RESIDENCES BY THE MONTH are allowed to be posted for people require a place to live. Please refer to the "Links to - Websites" section for more information.
- Rentals or leases of residences for CREW HOUSING is allowed only in the appropriate paid category.
- Furnished units of any type must be posted in the appropriate paid FURNISHED categories.
- Rentals including the offering of cleaning and gardening services, stocked fridges, linens, and towels, etc. must be posted in the appropriate paid category.
- Residences are buildings NOT travel trailers or
motorhomes.
- Rentals/Leases for anything other than a residence by the month must be posted in the appropriate paid category.
- Rentals or leases for vehicles, trailers, motorhomes, tools, etc. are NOT allowed to be posted.
- Rentals or leases of storage facilities for items, vehicles, etc. are NOT allowed to be posted.
- Rentals or leases of commercial space, land/property or vacation property must be posted in the appropriate paid category.

- Roommate rentals are allowed to be posted requesting a person of a specific race, religion, etc. as long as the sharing of either a bathroom or kitchen is involved in the rental. Please refer to the  BC Government Tenancy Act for more information (link opens in a new window).

- If you would like to advertise your rental business through paid advertising, please contact us using the "Contact Us" button found at the bottom of all pages and we will be happy to help you.

 

Removal of Old Vehicles:
- Offering the pickup and removal of vehicles, etc. is NOT allowed as it is a service for profit even if pickup is free.

- If you would like to advertise your home based business products or services through paid advertising, please contact us using the "Contact Us" button found at the bottom of all pages and we will be happy to help you.

 

Services for Hire:
- Services for hire ads, commercial or home-based, are NOT allowed to be posted.
- This is a tough one for us.
e.g. A child may want to post an ad to mow a lawn which we would encourage, but there are also businesses that would like to mow lawns as well. - To make it fair for all parties, we have to disallow all service for hire type ads.

- If you would like to advertise your services for hire through paid advertising, please contact us using the "Contact Us" button found at the bottom of all pages and we will be happy to help you.

 

Tickets for Concerts or Events:
- Tickets for concerts or other events etc. may be posted in the "Concert and Event Tickets" section of the classifieds which is a paid only ad category.