Classifieds Terms Of Use

Williamson Source Classifieds
Terms of Use

Updated April 1, 2015

Applicability

These Williamson Source Classifieds Terms of Use (the “Classifieds Terms”) supplement the Terms of Use (“General Terms”), Privacy Statement and DMCA/Copyright Notice (collectively, the “General Terms”) posted elsewhere on WilliamsonSource.com. These Classifieds Terms apply to WilliamsonSource.com and any related mobile sites and applications (respectively the “Sites”). You should review the General Terms before proceeding.

Acceptance Through Use

By posting or viewing a classified advertisement on the Sites (an “Ad” or “Ads”), you agree to be bound by all of the terms, conditions and notices contained or referenced in these Classified Terms. You should review the Classified Terms from time to time. Verge Network, Inc. DBA Williamson Source (“Operator”) may change any of the Classified Terms at any time and for any or no reason by posting revisions to the Sites. Your continued use of the Sites constitutes your acceptance of the revised Classified Terms. If you do not accept all of the Classified Terms, you are not authorized by Operator to post or view any Ads.

Minimum Age

The Williamson Source Classifieds section of the Sites is not directed to, or intended for use by, anyone under the age of eighteen (18). Individuals under the age of eighteen (18) are not authorized by Operator to post or view Ads.

Posting Rules

You must comply with the following rules when posting an Ad:

  1. Single Account. Any person above the age of eighteen (18) is allowed one Williamson Source Classifieds account. Any Business (defined as any corporation, LLC, dealer, sole-proprietor or other entity that regularly offers goods or services for sale, regardless of whether operating from a commercial location, home or online) is allowed one Williamson Source Classifieds account. If an Individual (defined as any person offering items for free, sale, or trade by owner) or Business is using multiple accounts, all additional accounts and listings will be deleted. If your account is permanently banned, you may not create another account on the Sites.
  2. Multiple Listing Accounts. A Business paying to list multiple Ads on the Sites are bound by the General Terms of the Sites. A paying Business may only list its products from its paid account. Ads placed from multiple accounts to subvert any of these Classifieds Terms will be removed and the accounts banned without warning.
  3. Business Identification. A Business MUST select the appropriate business/dealer option when placing the Ad.
  4. Dealer Identification. Dealers of all types that place Ads on the Sites must include their dealer number in the Ad as required by law. “Dealers” include, but are not limited to automobile dealers, motorcycle dealers, ATV dealers, recreational vehicle dealers, boat dealers, livestock dealers, realtors and brokers.
  5. Contact Information. A working phone number is required to post any Ads.
  6. Content. All Ads must be in good taste and may not contain any objectionable content, as determined by Operator in its sole discretion. Ads for massage services are prohibited. Ads for adult goods or services are prohibited. All Ads must be for goods or services that are permitted under Tennessee law. You are responsible for the content of your Ad. Ads may not contain, in Operator’s sole discretion, information of a religious, political or non-commercial nature.
  7. Description. The title you select for your Ad must be concise and limited to the specific goods offered for sale. You may not list multiple brands, makes, models or locations in the title of your Ad as a means to generate unwarranted search results.
  8. Number of Ads. Except as authorized by Operator in writing on a case-by-case basis, a Business is limited to five (5) General classified Ads, two (2) motor vehicle classified Ads, and one (1) real estate classified Ad on the Sites at any time. Individuals may post unlimited General classified Ads, two (2) motor vehicle classified Ads, and one (1) real estate classified Ad on the Sites at any time.
  9. Use Only One (1) Vertical. Except as authorized by the Operator you may not post the same Ad in more than one (1) vertical (i.e. Cars, Homes, Jobs, General). Contact the Operator for information about multiple listing packages. If no vertical fits the goods you are selling, do not post an Ad.
  10. Use Only One (1) Category and One (1) Sub-category. Except as authorized by the Operator you may not post the same Ad in more than one (1) category and one (1) sub-category. Contact the Operator for information about multiple listing packages. If no category and sub-category fits the goods you are selling, do not post an Ad.
  11. Reposting. Except as authorized by the Operator you must wait at least fourteen (14) days before reposting an Ad for the same or substantially similar goods. Contact the Operator for the information about available refresh packages.
  12. Employment Ads. Employment Ads are only allowed in the Jobs vertical of the Sites. Operator will remove any and all employment ads posted outside of the Jobs vertical. Users of the Sites that repeatedly post employment Ads outside of the Jobs vertical will be at risk of being banned from the Sites. Please refer to the Employment/Recruitment section below for more information
  13. Service Ads. Ads for services (defined as an intangible commodity or activity) must be posted in Williamson Source Local. All Ads posted in Williamson Source Local are subject to the Williamson Source Local Review Guidelines and Terms of Use.
  14. Free Category. Ads placed in the Free category on the Sites must be for goods that do not require a commitment or obligation of any type. Goods that are provided after sign-up or upon completion of a task are not free and should not be placed in the Free category.
  15. Ad Price/Auction Ads. The price field on each Ad must be the total selling price of the item; this means the price a person is expected to pay at the time of purchase (Service Ads in Williamson Source Local do not require a posted price). You may list additional payment information (such as monthly payments allowed, etc.) in the Ad description.  We do not allow auction Ads on the Sites; however, we do allow auction announcements within the Announcements category. All auction announcement Ads must have a “buy it now” price in the Ad price field.  The “buy it now” price must be what the user is expected to pay for the item instead of bidding for the item at an auction.  Ads without a reasonable total selling price will be deleted without notification.
  16. Featured Ads. Featured Ads are bound by the same terms as contained herein. Notwithstanding, Operator may establish general practices, policies, and limits which may or may not be published, concerning the use of Featured Ads.

Real Property/Homes

Ads posted in the Homes vertical and/or Other Real Estate category on the Sites are subject to the following additional rules:

  1. Realtor/Broker Identification. Ads posted by or on behalf of realtors or brokers must include the identity of the realtor or broker listing the property.

Employment/Recruitment

Employment Ads posted in the Jobs vertical on the Sites are subject to the following additional rules:

  1. Pricing. The current price for each employment classified Ad is indicated on the ad placement form. Operator may change the pricing at any time without notice. Ads must be purchased in advance. Contact the Operator for bulk purchase/invoice options.
  2. Content. Employment Ads are limited to a single employment position. You may not include a description of multiple employment opportunities in an employment Ad or update an employment Ad at a later time to advertise a different employment opportunity or multiple employment opportunities. Operator may remove any Ad that Operator deems objectionable or in poor taste without notice.
  3. Payment. Self-serve employment Ads and Self-serve Featured Ads must be paid by credit card, debit card, bank draft, or other acceptable method within PayPal. Payment will be processed via PayPal, and potentially by a third-party credit card payment processing company. PayPal and/or the third-party credit card payment processing company will have its own terms and conditions concerning its services. Those terms and conditions will apply to you. You should review the terms and conditions of PayPal and/or the third-party credit card payment processing company before submitting payment for an Ad.

Violations

Operator may at its discretion monitor the Williamson Source Classifieds portion of the Sites from time to time. Operator may remove or disable Ads that, in Operator’s sole discretion, violate the posting rules identified within these Classifieds Terms or which Operator considers objectionable or in poor taste. Operator may act to prevent anyone who violates these Classified Terms from posting or viewing Ads on the Sites and may block access to the Sites. Operator reserves all other rights and remedies, including monetary damages, available to it under the law for violations herein. Please report all violations using the link provided with each Ad.

No Commercial Solicitation

Businesses may not contact Individual Ad posters to solicit commercial services or products.

No Representations

Operator is not involved in the actual transaction between an advertiser posting an Ad for goods, services, offers, etc. and the consumer responding to the Ad. Operator does not have control over, and does not guarantee the quality, safety or legality of any of the goods, services, offers, etc. listed in Ads posted on the Sites. Operator does not make any representations or warranties concerning the ability of an advertiser to sell/promote the goods, services, offers, etc. listed in an Ad. Operator does not make any representations or warranties concerning the ability of a buyer to purchase any goods or services or that a seller and a buyer will actually complete a transaction. Operator has no control and makes no representations concerning the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of any Ads. The Sites are provided “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE.”

Limitation of Liability

YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE OPERTOR, NOR ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, WILL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR COMPENSATORY DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS), WHETHER OR NOT YOU OR OPERATOR WAS AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES WITH RESPECT TO THE SITES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES; (B) THE COST OF ANY GOODS AND/OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF THE SITES; (C) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH OR THROUGH THE SITES; (D) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITES; (E) ANY BREACH OF THESE TERMS OF USE BY OPERATOR; OR (F) ANY OTHER DEALINGS OR INTERACTIONS YOU HAVE WITH ANY INDIVIDUAL OR BUSINESS RELATED TO THE SITE (OR ANY OF THEIR REPRESETNATIVES OR AGENTS). TO THE EXTENT OPERATOR IS FOUND LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES RELATED TO THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES, LIABILTY FOR DAMAGES SHALL NOT EXCEED $100 IN THE AGGREGATE.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Operator, and its successors and assigns, from and against any and all costs, damages, whether such damages are direct or consequential, and expenses and fees, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred as a result of any claim, action, proceeding, or demand arising from any content or review posted by you, your use of the Sites or your breach of these terms.

No Promise of Results

Operator does not represent or warrant that posting free or paid Ads will result in a successful response or transaction. You acknowledge that the Sites may not be accessible at all times, including during periods when an Ad is scheduled for display. You use the Sites at your own risk and without recourse to Operator if your Ad does not appear as scheduled, regardless of reason. Operator does not warrant that the Sites will operate error-free or that the Operator’s servers are free from computer viruses or other harmful mechanisms. Operator is not responsible for servicing or replacing any equipment or data from the use of the Sites. The Site is provided as is, without any warranties of any kind. Operator disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied, including the warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

Notice of Risk

Please note that there are risks, including but not limited to the risk of physical harm, of dealing with strangers, underage persons, or people acting under false pretenses. You assume all risks associated with dealing with other users with whom you come in contact through the Sites.

Claims

You agree (1) any claim, cause of action or dispute (“Claim”) arising out of or related to these Classified Terms or your use of the Sites is governed by Tennessee law regardless of your location or any conflict or choice of law principle; (2) Claims must be resolved exclusively by state or federal court closest to Franklin, Tennessee (except we may seek injunctive remedy anywhere); and (3) to submit to personal jurisdiction of said courts.