2 - Content Policy
As a merchant, you are legally
liable for your actions on PriceCheck. You must
know the legal limitations surrounding any product
you offer for sale. Before listing your product,
you have to make sure it's allowed on PriceCheck.
You also need to make sure that the sale of your
product complies with all applicable laws in the
country you live in.
Our policies are not only based
on country laws, they are also based on customer
feedback and our discretion, especially for
dangerous or sensitive products.
2.1 - Restricted Listings Policy
The list of prohibited and
restricted products below covers products and items
that cannot be listed in your feed that is provided
to PriceCheck. Make sure your feed doesn't include
any of these products or items. If your feed does
contain products or items deemed prohibited, it
will be removed and you may be subject to a range
of other actions, including suspension of your
2.1.A - Product Description Restrictions
- Do not provide your
contact information in product
- Do not put item quantity
amount in the product description.
- Do not select product
descriptions from our catalog that are not an
exact match with the product you're
- If you are selling an
iPhone 4S 16GB phone in black, then do not
provide information for the iPhone 4S 32GB
phone in white.
- If you are selling a video
game controller, then do not provide product
description for a video game
- Do not provide product
descriptions that are similar to (but don't
exactly match) the specific product you
- Do not provide Link's and
URL's in product descriptions.
- Specify the best features
of the product that make strong selling
2.1.B - Brand Name Restrictions
- Do not hide unrelated
brand names in a listing by using hidden text,
- Do not misspelling brand
names to get around the rules.
- Do not promote your other
listings by naming brands in those other
listings. e.g. You cannot say, "Check out my
other listings for such and such
- Do not link to a brand or
product at all.
- Do not provide URL's to
any brand name on PriceCheck
2.1.C - Keyword Restrictions
- Do not provide
descriptions that promote your products in
- Do not hide unrelated
keywords in your listing by using tiny fonts,
- Do not use keywords in any
part of a listing that are not related to the
specific product you are selling.
- If you are selling an MP3
player, your listing description cannot have
keywords such as "handbags, shoes, watches,
mobile phones, tablets, etc.
- Do not place brand names
or inappropriate keywords in a title or in a
description for the purpose of gaining
attention or diverting buyers to another
2.1.D - Contact Information Restrictions
Please do not provide your
contact details inside Product descriptions nor
2.1.E - Image Restrictions
- Image size no less than
- Do not provide images that
do not clearly show the product listed for
- Do not provide images with
background color. Clear backgrounds
- Do not provide images with
watermarks and/or logos.
- Don't provide images with
- Do not provide unrelated
images in order to attract attention to your
- Do not provide an image
for a product that is not listed for
- Do not display the wrong
image for a specific brand.
- Do not provide an image of
an authentic brand on replica
2.1.F - Restricted Categories on PriceCheck
Any adult products that would
be categorized as being for Adults Only are not to
be added to feeds. This includes movies,
2.2 - Restricted Product List
Animals and Animal
Products: No living creature of any kind
allowed to be sold or listed for sale on
PriceCheck; such as house hold pets, farm animals,
wildlife, reptiles, and insects. This also applies
to animal organs.
Unauthorized copies or reproductions of artwork
that violates any copyrights and
Lingerie: The Shop must provide images without
exposed skin or body parts.
(Best option, display lingerie without a model,
clothing only, to ensure quick and successful
Counterfeit Money, Trading Money, and Cash
Equivalents: including currency currently
in use, counterfeit coins and paper money (such as
bank notes, bonds, and money orders), stocks and
Equipment designed to create money or counterfeit
items is prohibited.
banned subsctance that is not permissible for sale
inside the Republic of South Africa.
Lottery: including lottery tickets, coin
operated slot machines, and slot machines that can
be converted to use coins, credit cards, and
Hazardous Chemicals and
Dangerous Products: including products
containing Bisphenol A (BPA); products containing
Carbon Tetrachloride; explosives; books with
information on how to make explosive devices;
products containing red phosphorous; products
containing thermite; used oil; products and
batteries containing mercury; and products
contaminated by radiation.
Unauthorized copies or reproductions of media that
violate any copyright or trademark.
Pornographic or XXX rated movies of any kind as
well as pornographic magazines of any kind are not
allowed to be listed on PriceCheck.
Products: Products that promote or glorify
hatred, violence, racial slurs, sexual or religious
intolerance are prohibited as well as promoting any
organization with such views
Examples of prohibited
- Crime Scene
- Morgue or Autopsy
- Human Body
- Images and
Postage Meters &
Stamps: including listings for sale or
lease of postage meters, counterfeit stamps and
equipment designed to create counterfeit
Unauthorized copies or reproductions of software
that violate any copyright or trademark. cell Phone
unlocking software and software to jailbreak iPhone
- Products that infringe
upon an individual's privacy, such as the sale
of marketing lists and personal information and
- Listings that redirect any
customer from the PriceCheck site into any
other sales channel.
- Government documents,
identification, birth certificates, passports
- Domain names
- Products intended to be
used to produce an illegal product or undertake
an illegal activity
- E-books without resale
2.3 - Restricted Content List
Nudity: Nudity is
generally not accepted to be displayed on
PriceCheck. Therefore, images that portray nudity
in a gratuitous or graphic manner are
Pornography: Images that
portray nudity are prohibited from being listed on
Products that promote or glorify hatred, violence,
racial slurs, sexual or religious intolerance are
prohibited as well as promoting any organization
with such views.
Examples of prohibited offensive content:
- Crime Scene photographs or videos
- Morgue or Autopsy photographs or videos
- Human Body Parts photographs or videos
- Disasters or Tragedy captured on photographs or video
2.4 - Dangerous Items
Explosives: Products that are designed to explode and could cause damage to nearby people or property, this includes ANY resource describing how to make explosives.
Examples: Nail bomb, chemical bomb, any fireworks that explode, firecrackers, grenades
Guns & parts: Functional devices that appear to discharge a projectile at high velocity, whether for sport, self-defense, or combat. Any part or component that's necessary to the function of a gun or intended for attachment to a gun. PLEASE NOTE: We apply this policy to sporting or recreational guns that can cause serious harm if misused, or that appear to be real guns.
Examples: Handguns, rifles, shotguns, hunting guns, functioning antique guns, airsoft guns, paintball guns, bb guns, scopes, ammunition, ammunition clips or belts.
Knives: Knives that are designed or promoted as products that can be used to injure an opponent in sport, self-defense, or combat. This also includes any knife design that provides a confrontational advantage, e.g disguised appearance or assisted-opening mechanism.
Examples: Switchblades, tactical knives, fighting knives, sword-canes, balisongs, military knives, push daggers, throwing axes
Other weapons: Any other product that's designed to injure an opponent in sport, self-defense, or combat
Examples: Throwing stars, brass knuckles, crossbows