By using the Site in any manner, including but not limited to visiting or browsing the Site, you (the "user" or "you") agree to be bound by this Agreement, including those additional terms and conditions and policies reffered to here and/or available by hyperlink. This Agreement applies to all users of the Site, including without limitation users who are sellers, customers, merchants, contributors of content, information and other materials or services on the Site.
If you have any questions, please refer to the Help section of the Site.
WHAT IS SECURED, INC. MARKETPLACE?
The ethos of SECURED, INC. Marketplace is to provide a platform to support emerging and established businesses. SECURED, INC. Marketplace is an online commerce website which provides a platform for manufactures, merchants and other businesses selling products and services.
SECURED, INC. Marketplace champions the diversity of Security and safety. SECURED, INC. Marketplace supports independent labels that are small businesses, and SECURED, INC. Marketplace supports multi-brand businesses that may possibly have their own store and are looking to diversify their selling options. In essence we support sellers that have a legitimate business and are taking Security and safety seriously.
SECURED, INC. MARKETPLACE IS A VENUE
SECURED, INC. Marketplace acts as a venue to allow users, who comply with this agreement. SECURED, INC. Marketplace's policies to offer, sell and buy certain Security and safety goods within a fixed-price format. SECURED, INC. Marketplace is not directly involved in the transactions between buyers and sellers. As a result, SECURED, INC. Marketplace has no control over the quality, safety, morality or legality of any aspect of the items listed, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of sellers to sell items or the ability of buyers to pay for items. SECURED, INC. Marketplace does not pre-screen content or information provided by users. SECURED, INC. Marketplace cannot ensure that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction.
Consequently, SECURED, INC. Marketplace cannot and does not transfer legal ownership of items from the seller to the buyer.
SECURED, INC. Marketplace cannot guarantee the true identity, age, and nationality of a user and encourages you to communicate directly with potential transaction partners through the tools available on the Site and asks that you do not arrange to meet users from the Site in person.
You agree that SECURED, INC. Marketplace is a venue and as such is not responsible or liable for any content, for example, data, text, information, usernames, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links posted by you, other users, or outside parties on SECURED, INC. Marketplace. You use the SECURED, INC. Marketplace service at your own risk.
Age: SECURED, INC. Marketplace's services are available only to, and may only be used by, individuals who are 18 years and older who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old and that all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful. SECURED, INC. Marketplace may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer access to or use of the Site to any person or entity and may change its eligibility criteria at any time without noitice to you. This provision is void where prohibited by law and the right to access the Site is revoked in such jurisdictions.
Compliance: You agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content. You are responsible for all applicable taxes payable as a result of your activity on the Site. In addition, you agree to abide by SECURED, INC. Marketplace's policies as stated in this Agreement and listed below (if applicable to your activities on or use of the Site) as well as all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Site by SECURED, INC. Marketplace, each of which is incorporated herein by reference and each of which may be updated by SECURED, INC. Marketplace from time to time without notice to you:
In addition, some services offered through the Site may be subject to additional terms and conditions published by SECURED, INC. Marketplace from time to time; your use of such services is subject to those additional terms and conditions, which are incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.
Password: Keep your password secure. You are fully responsible for all activity, liability and damage resulting from your failure to maintain password confidentiality. You agree to immediately notify SECURED, INC. Marketplace of any unauthorized use of your password or any breach of security. You also agree that SECURED, INC. Marketplace cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to keep your password secure. You agree not to provide your username and/or password information to any other party other than SECURED, INC. Marketplace without SECURED, INC. Marketplace's express written permission.
Account Information: You must keep your account information up-to-date and accurate at all times, including a valid email and address. To sell items on SECURED, INC. Marketplace you must provide and maintain a valid PayPal business account and postal address. SECURED, INC. Marketplace also offers a Stripe checkout for credit/debit cards. Learn more about Stripe here.
Account Transfer: You may not transfer or sell your SECURED, INC. Marketplace account and User ID to another party. If you are registering as a business entity, you personally guarantee that you have the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement.
Account Ownership: SECURED, INC. Marketplace shops may only hold and operate one active selling account at any one time and the selling account must only be operated by the named account holder. If a secondary account is required then the shop must request prior written permission from SECURED, INC. Marketplace. SECURED, INC. Marketplace reserves the right to reject any such request and may, at its discretion, terminate additional selling accounts or selling accounts being operated by a person other than the named account holder without prior warning.
Feedback: Marketplace takes feedback integrity seriously. Sellers may offer small incentives for general feedback, however manipulation and/or bribery is not tolerated. This includes feedback from a related account, offering incentives/bribes in return for specific feedback. The Marketplace team reserve the right to remove any feedback which it suspects has been posted as a result of such manipulation or bribery and may close the seller account to which it relates.
Right to Refuse Service: SECURED, INC. Marketplace reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time. SECURED, INC. Marketplace's services are not available to temporarily or indefinitely suspended SECURED, INC. Marketplace members. SECURED, INC. Marketplace reserves the right, in SECURED, INC. Marketplace's sole discretion, to cancel unconfirmed or inactive accounts.
FEES AND SERVICES
Shops that are prime subscribers and/or "Q” rated are charged a monthly subscription fee. SECURED, INC. Marketplace also charges a percentage of the sale price when the item/service sells. SECURED, INC. Marketplace's Features and Fees are subject to change, are incorporated into this Agreement by reference. Increase to the Features & Fees for SECURED, INC. Marketplace's services are effective after SECURED, INC. Marketplace provides you with at least thirty (30) days' notice by posting the changes on the Site. However, SECURED, INC. Marketplace may choose to temporarily change the Features & Fees for its services for promotional events; such changes are effective when SECURED, INC. Marketplace posts the temporary promotional event on the Site. SECURED, INC. Marketplace may decrease the fees as stated in the Features & Fees with no notice to you. SECURED, INC. Marketplace may, at its sole discretion, change some or all of SECURED, INC. Marketplace's services at any time. In the event SECURED, INC. Marketplace introduces a new service, the fees for that service are effective at the launch of the new service. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in UK Pounds (GBP).
Shop accounts must stay up-to-date with all fees owed or the account may be suspended until all outstanding fees are paid in full. Commission on Stripe-funded orders is deducted at point of sale. In the event that a Shop’s product count falls to zero their Shop storefront will no longer show on site but the monthly Shop fee will still be debited from the Shop owner’s PayPal account until the account has been officially closed or downgraded. A Shop account can be closed or downgraded at any time and it is the responsibility of the Shop owner to manually terminate their Shop status from their Account Status page.
All fees are inclusive of VAT where applicable. In certain circumstances fees will not be subject to UK VAT but you may be liable to indirect taxes in your own country. SECURED, INC. Marketplace recommends that you research whether you are liable to declare such taxes to the relevant tax authorities. A valid VAT identification number is required from EU sellers who are VAT-registered. EU sellers are liable to notify SECURED, INC. Marketplace of any change in VAT status.
Fees and Termination: If SECURED, INC. Marketplace terminates a listing or your account, if you close your account, or if the payment of your SECURED, INC. Marketplace fees cannot be completed for any reason, you remain obligated to pay SECURED, INC. Marketplace for all unpaid fees plus any penalties, if applicable. If the seller's account is not paid in full, the seller risks penalties such as the suspension of privileges, termination of the account and/or legal action. If you have a question or wish to dispute a charge, contact SECURED, INC. Marketplace.
LISTING AND SELLING
Listing Description: By listing an item on the Site you warrant that you and all aspects of the item comply with SECURED, INC. Marketplace's published policies. You also warrant that you may legally sell the item. You must accurately describe your item and all terms of sale in your listing. Your listings may only include text descriptions, pictures and other content relevant to the sale of that item. All items must be listed in an appropriate category with appropriate tags. You must not list an item more than once, unless the item’s listing has naturally expired. If the "in stock" quantity is more than one, all items in that listing must be identical with the only exception being minor variations arising from items being hand-finished which must be included on the listing.
Binding Sale: All sales are binding. The seller is responsible for shipping up to the point of delivery or otherwise completing the transaction with the buyer within 20 days, unless there is an exceptional circumstance, such as: (a) the buyer fails to meet the terms of the seller's listing (such as payment method), or (b) the seller cannot authenticate the buyer's identity. The buyer is obligated to deliver appropriate payment for items purchased, unless there is an exceptional circumstance.
Fee Avoidance: The price stated in each item listing description must be an accurate representation of the sale. Sellers may charge reasonable shipping and handling fees to cover the costs for packaging and posting the items. Sellers may not charge excessive shipping fees or otherwise avoid fees. You may not alter the item's price after a sale for the purpose of avoiding SECURED, INC. Marketplace transaction fees, misrepresent the item's location, or use another user's account without permission. Sellers may not encourage buyers to purchase an item listed on SECURED, INC. Marketplace outside of the SECURED, INC. Marketplace site, such as directly through PayPal or other third-party providers. This may also constitute fee avoidance.
Promotional Codes: Sellers may issue promotional codes for promotional purposes only and these are to be used against purchases from the issuing seller’s Shop only. Promotional codes have no cash value and cannot be exchanged for money or credit. Sellers are expressly prohibited from selling promotional codes for their Shop, SECURED, INC. Marketplace and/or the SECURED, INC. website. If the Seller is found to be selling promotional codes this may constitute fee avoidance.
Badge use: If a Seller would like to use the "Find me on SECURED, INC. Marketplace” badge to advertise and promote their listing on SECURED, INC. Marketplace, they will need to SECURED, INC.’ prior written permission to do so. Please contact your account manager for more information.
PROHIBITED, QUESTIONABLE AND INFRINGING ITEMS AND ACTIVITIES
You are solely responsible for your conduct and activities on and regarding to SECURED, INC. Marketplace and any and all data, text, information, usernames, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links (together, "Content") that you submit, post, and display on SECURED, INC. Marketplace Copyright Policy.
Restricted Activities: Your Content and your use of SECURED, INC. Marketplace:
Must not be false, inaccurate or misleading
Must not be fraudulent or involve the sale of illegal, counterfeit or stolen items
Must not involve the sale of real fur items. See our Animal Welfare Policy.
Must not infringe upon any third-party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or intellectual property rights or rights of publicity or privacy (see also, SECURED, INC. Marketplace's Copyright Policy)
Must not breach this Agreement, any site policy or community guidelines, or any applicable law or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising)
Must not contain items that have been identified as hazardous to consumers
Must not be defamatory, libellous, unlawfully threatening, unlawfully harassing, impersonate or intimidate any person (including SECURED, INC. Marketplace staff or other users), or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person, through for example, the use of similar email address, nicknames, or creation of false account(s) or any other method or device
Must not be obscene
Must not contain or transmit any code of a destructive nature that may damage, interfere with, intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information
Must not modify, adapt or hack SECURED, INC. Marketplace or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with SECURED, INC. Marketplace;
Must not link directly or indirectly, reference or contain descriptions of goods or services that are prohibited under this Agreement or other policy documents as posted on SECURED, INC. Marketplace.
By uploading Content to SECURED, INC. Marketplace you promise that you own and/or have the right to use such Content in this manner and that such Content does not infringe any third party intellectual property rights. In the event that SECURED, INC. Marketplace receives a complaint in respect of any Content posted by you it shall be your sole responsibility to deal with such a complaint and to compensate SECURED, INC. Marketplace for any loss suffered. SECURED, INC. Marketplace reserves the right to remove any such Content immediately.
By uploading Shop images to SECURED, INC. Marketplace, you agree that SECURED, INC. Marketplace has the right to use your images to promote SECURED, INC. Marketplace and/or your Shop store in any external press as well as across all SECURED, INC. Websites and SECURED, INC. social media channels.
Re-Posting Content: By posting Content on SECURED, INC. Marketplace, it is possible for an outside website or a third party to re-post that Content. You agree to hold SECURED, INC. Marketplace harmless for any dispute concerning this use. If you choose to display your own SECURED, INC. Marketplace-hosted image on another website, the image must provide a link back to its listing page on SECURED, INC. Marketplace.
Idea Submissions: SECURED, INC. Marketplace considers any unsolicited suggestions, ideas, proposals or other material submitted to it by users via the Site or otherwise (other than the Content and the tangible items sold on the Site by users) (collectively, the "Material") to be non-confidential and non-proprietary, and SECURED, INC. Marketplace shall not be liable for the disclosure or use of such Material. If, at SECURED, INC. Marketplace's request, any member sends Material to improve the site (for example to customer support), SECURED, INC. Marketplace will also consider that Material to be non-confidential and non-proprietary and SECURED, INC. Marketplace will not be liable for use or disclosure of the Material. Any communication by you to SECURED, INC. Marketplace is subject to this Agreement. You hereby grant and agree to grant SECURED, INC. Marketplace, under all of your rights in the Material, a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully-paid, sublicensable and transferable right and license to incorporate, use, publish and exploit such Material for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, including but not limited to incorporating it in the systems, documentation, or any product or service, without compensation or accounting to you and without further recourse by you.
INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS AND PRIVATE MESSAGING
Users are solely responsible for interactions with others. Users understand that SECURED, INC. Marketplace does not in any way screen its users. All users agree to exercise caution and good judgment in all interactions with others, particularly if meeting offline or in person.
Messaging is your way to communicate privately with other SECURED, INC. Marketplace members. It’s essentially email, but purely for SECURED, INC. Marketplace members. Messages are primarily intended for communicating about transactions and orders that are underway.
You must not use Messages to send unsolicited advertising or promotions, request samples, loans, donations or "spam”. You must not pass on email addresses or any other information on to third parties.
Spamming other Shops in order to ask them to ‘follow’ your own Shops will not be tolerated.
Please use common sense when giving out personal information to others via messaging, for example don’t send someone your credit card details.
You must not use messages to knowingly harass, threaten, blackmail or abuse another member.
If someone explicitly tells you not to contact them, you must not use Messages to contact them again, unless you are involved in an open transaction.
You must not use Messages to interfere with a transaction. This means…
You must not contact another member to buy or sell an item listed on SECURED, INC. Marketplace outside of the SECURED, INC. Marketplace site. This may also constitute fee avoidance.
You must not communicate with a member involved in an active or completed transaction to warn the member away from a particular buyer, seller or item.
As an anti-spam measure, sending too many messages too quickly may auto-disable your account. Contact The Marketplace Team who will review account activity and enable your account if spam-free.
SECURED, INC. Marketplace does not control the Content provided by users that is made available on SECURED, INC. Marketplace. You may find some Content to be offensive, harmful, inaccurate, or deceptive. There are also risks of dealing with underage persons or people acting under false pretense.
Additionally, there may also be risks dealing with international trade. By using SECURED, INC. Marketplace, you agree to accept such risks and that SECURED, INC. Marketplace (and SECURED, INC. Marketplace's officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) is not responsible for any acts or omissions of users on SECURED, INC. Marketplace. Please use caution, common sense, and practice safe buying and selling when using SECURED, INC. Marketplace.
Other Resources: SECURED, INC. Marketplace is not responsible for the availability of outside websites or resources linked to or referenced on the Site. SECURED, INC. Marketplace does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. You agree that SECURED, INC. Marketplace shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such websites or resources or via pop ups which may appear when accessing the Site from your computer.
RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES AND RELEASE
In the event a dispute arises between you and SECURED, INC. Marketplace, please contact SECURED, INC. Marketplace.
Any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of this Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. Use of the Site is not authorised in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of the Agreement, including without limitation, this section.
Should you have a dispute with one or more users, or an outside party, you release SECURED, INC. Marketplace (and its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
SECURED, INC. Marketplace, for the benefit of users, may try to help users resolve disputes, at their request. SECURED, INC. Marketplace does so in its sole discretion, and it has no obligation to resolve disputes between users or between users and outside parties. To the extent that SECURED, INC. Marketplace attempts to resolve a dispute it will do so in good faith based solely on this agreement and its policies.
For transactions completed by PayPal: SECURED, INC. Marketplace will not make judgements regarding legal issues or claims and all disputes related to financial transactions will ultimately be determined by PayPal.
For transactions completed by Stripe: SECURED, INC. Marketplace will not make judgements regarding legal issues or claims. SECURED, INC. Marketplace will only intervene when a Shop does resolve a financial transaction which they are rightfully obliged to, in line with these terms and conditions.
SECURED, INC. MARKETPLACE'S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
SECURED, INC. Marketplace, and other SECURED, INC. graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks or trade dress of SECURED, INC. plc and its subsidiaries. SECURED, INC. Marketplace's copyright, trademarks, service marks, logos, business name, domain name, rights in get up and trade dress and all other intellectual property rights may not be used, including without limitation as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names or email addresses, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion.
Without limiting any other remedies, SECURED, INC. Marketplace may, without notice, and without refunding any fees, delay or immediately remove Content, warn SECURED, INC. Marketplace's community of a user's actions, issue a warning to a user, temporarily suspend a user, temporarily or indefinitely suspend a user's account privileges, terminate a user's account, prohibit access to the Site, and take technical and legal steps to keep a user off the Site and refuse to provide services to a user if any of the following apply.
SECURED, INC. Marketplace is unable to verify or authenticate any of your personal information or Content
SECURED, INC. Marketplace believes that a user is acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of SECURED, INC. Marketplace's policies and/or this Agreement, has engaged in improper or fraudulent activity in connection with SECURED, INC. Marketplace or the actions may cause legal liability or financial loss to SECURED, INC. Marketplace's users or to SECURED, INC. Marketplace.
SECURED, INC. MARKETPLACE, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND SUPPLIERS PROVIDE SECURED, INC. MARKETPLACE'S WEB SITE AND SERVICES "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. SECURED, INC. MARKETPLACE, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND SUPPLIERS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, PERFORMANCE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN ADDITION, NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION (ORAL OR WRITTEN) OBTAINED BY YOU FROM SECURED, INC. MARKETPLACE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SECURED, INC. MARKETPLACE, AND (AS APPLICABLE) ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SITE, SECURED, INC. MARKETPLACE'S SERVICES, OR THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, BODILY INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
SECURED, INC. MARKETPLACE'S LIABILITY, AND (AS APPLICABLE) THE LIABILITY OF SECURED, INC. MARKETPLACE'S OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND SUPPLIERS, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF (A) THE AMOUNT OF FEES YOU PAY TO SECURED, INC. MARKETPLACE IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY, OR (B) £100.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD SECURED, INC. MARKETPLACE AND (AS APPLICABLE) SECURED, INC. MARKETPLACE'S PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES, HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND, INCLUDING REASONABLE LEGAL FEES, MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT OR THE DOCUMENTS IT INCORPORATES BY REFERENCE, OR YOUR BREACH OF ANY LAW OR THE RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY.
SECURED, INC. Marketplace does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted access to the Site, and operation of the Site may be interfered with by numerous factors outside SECURED, INC. Marketplace's control or otherwise.
LEGAL COMPLIANCE AND TAXES
You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws and regulations regarding your use of the Site and any SECURED, INC. Marketplace service and, if applicable, your listing, purchase, solicitation of offers to purchase, and sale of items. In addition, you shall be responsible for paying any and all taxes applicable to any purchases or sales of items you make on the Site.
If any provision of this Agreement is held unenforceable, then such provision will be modified to reflect the parties' intention. All remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
You and SECURED, INC. Marketplace are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
SECURED, INC. MARKETPLACE SERVICE
CHOICE OF LAW
This Agreement shall in all respects be interpreted and governed by the laws of Hong Kong.
Sections What is SECURED, INC. Marketplace Is A Venue, Membership Eligibility, Fees And Services, Listing And Selling, Prohibited, Questionable And Infringing Items And Activities, Content, Information Control, Interactions With Other Users And Private Messaging, Resolution Of Disputes And Release, SECURED, INC. Marketplace's Intellectual Property, Breach, Privacy, No Warranty, Liability Limit, Indemnity, No Guarantee, Legal Compliance; Taxes, Severability, No Agency, SECURED, INC. Marketplace Service, Choice of Law, Survival, Notices, Disclosures shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices shall be given by post to SECURED, INC. Marketplace; Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London NW1 7FB (in the case of SECURED, INC. Marketplace) or, in your case, to the email address you provide to SECURED, INC. Marketplace (either during the registration process or when your email address changes). Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, SECURED, INC. Marketplace may give you notice by post to the address provided to SECURED, INC. Marketplace. In such case, notice shall be deemed given three days after the date of posting.
Please note that SECURED, INC. Marketplace will deal with all complaints (on valid receipt of your notice) as soon as they can and within a reasonable timeframe .
For issues with intellectual property, please provide the notice as specified in SECURED, INC. Marketplace's Copyright Policy.