TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Shop Local Diamonds Seller Listing
All sellers using ShopLocalDiamonds.com must accept the terms and conditions of this Seller Agreement without change. BY REGISTERING AND USING THE SERVICES OF SHOPLOCALDIAMONDS.COM, YOU (HEREIN “YOU” OR “SELLER”) AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS SELLER AGREEMENT, AND ALL POLICIES AND GUIDELINES THAT ARE INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE.
Use of Site. Use of ShopLocalDiamonds.com is restricted to parties that can enter into and form a contract pursuant to applicable law. To use ShopLocalDiamonds.com, you must register and provide your real name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and physical address. Any information provide to Shop Local Diamonds, through ShopLocalDiamonds.com, or its affiliates may be disclosed for lawful purposes. At all times, seller must maintain accurate and current information, as listed above, with Shop Local Diamonds at all times.
Unauthorized and improper business/seller name. The business or seller named registered with Shop Local Diamonds for purposes of listing items must be a name that accurately identifies the seller and does not mislead or cause confusion regarding the seller or the source of the items. Additionally, the seller using the name must have the right to use it (i.e., the name cannot be another’s trademark or otherwise infringe on any intellectual property right of any person or business).
General Listing Practices. When listing diamonds on Shop Local Diamonds, seller must follow the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines for selling diamonds. Any listings not following the FTC guidelines will be removed. Seller’s account may be suspended or terminated, without notice, for any violation of these guidelines.
Seller must properly identify the diamond by reference to its characteristics. Such characteristics include reference to: (1) natural form (not enhanced), (2) natural form – enhanced, (3) lab created, or (4) lab created-enhanced. If the diamond is enhanced, seller must specifically identify any, and all, enhancements. If seller is uncertain of the characteristic or enhancements, seller must list the diamond as unknown when referencing the diamonds characteristics. The above listing characteristic requirements apply equality to listings of diamonds.
In addition, seller must follow the below requirements when listing diamonds:
- Seller must describe all items in a clear, honest, and accurate manner.
- Seller must not unlawfully use a trademark owned by another person or company.
- Seller must not unlawfully use copyrighted material.
- Seller must follow all laws, statutes and regulations pertaining to selling precious metals or diamonds.
- Seller must not list an item as a diamond or use the word “diamond” in its listing title or description unless the stone meets the definition of diamond pursuant to FTC regulations.
- Seller must be accurate to the last decimal place when listing diamonds weight as described in decimal parts of a carat.
- Seller must disclose that the diamond weight is not exact when listing a diamonds weight as described in fractions. Additionally, seller must list the reasonable range of weight fraction or the weight tolerance used when describing the weight as a fractional representation.
Shop Local Diamonds may, but is not obligated to, monitor any activity and content associated with Shop Local Diamonds. Shop Local Diamonds will investigate all reported violations of its policies. Shop Local Diamonds will take any necessary action it deems appropriate following an investigation, including terminating sellers account without notice.
Illegal Activity. Seller must use Shop Local Diamonds’ website, ShopLocalDiamonds.com, for only lawful purposes. You agree to comply with all applicable laws, statutes, and regulations when listing items for sale on ShopLocalDiamonds.com.
Disclosure of Information. Shop Local Diamonds reserves the right to report any activity that it suspects violates any law or regulation to appropriate law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties. In order to cooperate with government requests, Shop Local Diamonds may access and disclose any information it considers necessary and appropriate. This information includes, but is not limited to, user contact details, IP addresses, IP traffic information, usage history, and posted content.
Indemnity and Defense. Seller is responsible for all listings and content/information provided in the listing. Seller will defend, indemnify and hold harmless Shop Local Diamonds and each of its affiliates (and their respective employees, directors, agents, and representative, from and against any and all claims, costs, losses, damages, judgment, penalties, interest and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of any claim that arises out of sellers breach of this Seller’s Policy. Seller is responsible for all listings it posts.