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1)Forbidden items

August 09 2015 @ 16:07

What is not allowed on EckoMarket.ie? 

Anything illegal is not allowed. However, there are some items which, while legal to sell, buy or own, are not permitted to be sold on this site.

  • Airsoft guns/ammunition. Please go to the dedicated airsoft adverts forum on boards.ie if you wish to sell these.
  • Animals and unauthorised / illegal wildlife products with the exception of livestock (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry only). Please note that when selling livestock, all rules and regulations from the Department of Agriculture must be adhered to with regards to animal identification and movement
  • Crossbows
  • Baby food
  • Beer Kegs.
  • Calor Gas cylinders.
  • Cigarette or nicotine replacements.
  • Diet pills and gels.
  • Digital currency trading is prohibited.
  • Domain names. Because of the legal complexities regarding the sale of domain names and the potential for trademark or copyright infringement, the sale of Internet domain names is prohibited. Please use Sedo instead.
  • Firearms, ammunition, fireworks, explosives and hazardous materials. EckoMarket.ie does not permit the listing of projectile and concussive weapons that employ gunpowder or explosives. Basically anything that is considered a weapon is prohibited. Replica firearms and Air Rifles are prohibited. Toys that fire rubber pellets or foam darts are permitted.
  • Daggers, hunting knives and pocket knives
  • Fur.
  • Prong or choke collars.
  • Garda speed meter detectors. These are illegal. Here's the relevant legal excerpt.
  • Hate materials.
  • ID cards of any kind(Government IDs, college IDs, birth certificates, etc)
  • Illegal drugs and paraphernalia.
  • Illegal items. Items sold on adverts.ie must adhere to all applicable laws. This includes the sale of items by individuals outside the Republic of Ireland and the EU. Some items that may not be sold include: Stocks and securities, lottery tickets, illicit drugs, prescriptive devices and drugs, lock-picking devices, smart cards, and any product which may lead to the production of an illegal item or illegal activity.
  • IMEI blocked Phones
  • Internet Service Provider Equipment. Some equipment supplied to you from an internet service provider (ISP) remains the ISP's property and must be returned to them on termination of a contract. Some examples of this type of equipment are Irish Broadband's RipWave or Digiweb's HomeWave.
  • Irish Broadband Ripwave units.
  • Irish Defence Forces Uniforms
  • Items that infringe upon an individual's privacy. We hold personal privacy in the highest regard. Therefore, items that infringe upon, or have potential to infringe upon, an individual's privacy are prohibited. Additionally, the sale of marketing lists (bulk e-mail lists, direct-mail marketing lists, etc.) is prohibited.
  • Laser pointers > 5mW no greater than Class IIIa. Please read the Classification System and safety info . If you wish to sell airsoft scope/sights laser, please go to the airsoft adverts forum on boards.ie.
  • Methylated sprits
  • NTL/UPC Equipment. Resale of these is against UPC terms of service.
  • Offensive material. We reserve the right to determine the appropriateness of listings posted on eckomarket.ie. Also, be aware of cultural differences and sensitivities. Some items may be acceptable to some people, but unacceptable to others. Please be careful to post items that are appropriate for our global community.
  • Order of Malta uniforms . They are a charitable organisation and only rent out the uniforms to their members. These can't be sold.
  • Pirated software. Only full retail versions of software may be sold through adverts.ie. Software that has been copied or duplicated in any format is prohibited. Additionally, academic, NFR (Not for Resale) software, back-up, fulfillment, promotional, beta (pre-release), unauthorised freeware/shareware, and "soft-lifted" software versions are prohibited. OEM software must be sold with the hardware with which it was sold, or in accordance with the terms the OEM software is sold with. Anyone who knowingly buys or sells pirated software through adverts.ie will be permanently banned.
  • Pirated video games. Video games sold through EckoMarket.ie must be full retail versions. Recopied and transferred video games are prohibited. Silver disks, video game emulators, Sega boot-disks, game enhancers, unauthorised video game compilations, and accessories are also prohibited.
  • Pornography / erotic items/material. (Excludes items in the Adult Boutique Category)
  • Prescription drugs and medical devices. Please note that the Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) Regulations expressly prohibit the supply of any medicinal product, no matter which category it's in, by mail order. Furthermore, the Regulations define mail order so as to include the use of electronic means to transmit an order. Even a pharmacy or a pharmacist can't sell through the internet in this country.
  • Promotional media. Movies, CD's, software, books (including advance reading copies and uncorrected proofs), etc., that are produced and distributed for promotional use only are prohibited for sale through this site.
  • Recopied / Pirated media. Just as you cannot sell a photocopied book without the author's permission, you cannot sell copies or duplicates of videos, movies, music, video games, software, photos, etc. Likewise, you cannot sell transferred media - whether laser disc to video, CD-ROM to cassette tape, or from the Internet to any digital format - unless explicitly approved by the author. Unauthorised recordings are prohibited.
  • Replicas of trademarked items.
  • Sectarian or ethnic offensive materials are prohibited.
  • Second hand underwear. (excluding bras)
  • Stolen goods.  If we learn that an item listed in on the boards is not the property of the Seller, or was obtained through illegal means, we will lock the thread and delete any inappropriate information. We may also pass on any appropriate information to the proper authorities.
  • Television programs. Copies of television programs, including pay-per-view events, are prohibited. Commercially produced and licensed copies of television programs are permitted. Unauthorized television programs and programs never broadcast, unauthorised scripts, unauthorised props, and screeners are prohibited.
  • Tobacco, wine and other alcoholic beverages. Select shops can sell alcoholic beverages & electronic cigarettes - to be determined on a case by case basis.
  • Used safety equipment
  • WiMAX Equipment

Any adverts found containing above will be removed and the seller will face a warning / ban.


PLEASE NOTE: This is not a comprehensive list (and due to the nature of the site, we will never be able to have a comprehensive list). It should be a guide as to what is or is not permitted. The EckoMarket Moderators and Administrators have the final say on what items are permitted. 

All the adverts are checked and edited before beeing posted on the website and an email will be send to you to confirm if your post was or not aproved by EckoMarket Moderators and Administrators.

We reserve the right to edit or delete ads from our site at anytime and without prior notice.

 2)Terms and Conditions

July 2015

2.1) Introduction

The EckoMarket Web Site (the "Site") is an online classified ads and community website provided by EckoMarket, subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth below.

Please read this document carefully before accessing or using the site.

By accessing the site or using the site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth below. If you do not wish to be bound by the terms and conditions, you may not access or use the site. EckoMarket may modify this agreement at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified agreement on the site. You agree to review the agreement periodically to be aware of such modifications and your continued access or use of the site shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified agreement.

   Information about us

The Website and the EckoMarket.ie Service is a website operated by EckoMarket ("we", "us" or "our"). Our service allows users to buy and sell items. Our office is in 8 The Court, HazelHatch Park, Celbridge, Co. Kildare. Our VAT nr is 2837491N.  

2.2) Access to and Use of this Website and the eckomarket.ie Service

  • People under 13: 

People under the age of 13 are prohibited to sell or buy from the website.

EckoMarket.ie is offered only to users 13 years of age or older. If you are under 13 years old, you may not register with or use EckoMarket.ie. Any person who registers with EckoMarket.ie represents to us that they are 13 years of age or older.

  • People aged between 13 and 18: 

We recommend that young people aged 13 years of age or older ask their parents or legal guardians for permission before using EckoMarket.ie or sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.

You understand that, except for information, products or services clearly identified as being supplied by EckoMarket.ie, EckoMarket.ie does not operate, control or endorse any information, products or services on the Internet in any way. Except for EckoMarket -identified information, products or services, all information, products and services offered through the Site or on the Internet generally are offered by third parties that are not affiliated with EckoMarket. You also understand that EckoMarket cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the Site will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Site for the reconstruction of any lost data.

You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the site and the Internet. EckoMarket.ie provides the site and related information "as is" and does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever (including without limitation warranties of title or non infringement, or the implied warranties or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) with regard to the service, any merchandise information or service provided through the service or on the internet generally, and EckoMarket.ie shall not be liable for any cost or damage arising either directly or indirectly from any such transaction. It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of all opinions, advice, services, merchandise and other information provided through the service or on the internet generally. EckoMarket.ie does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects in the service will be corrected.

You understand further that the pure nature of the Internet contains unedited materials, some of which are sexually explicit or may be offensive to you. Your access to such materials is at your risk. EckoMarket.ie has no control over and accepts no responsibility whatsoever for such materials.

Only users in Ireland (and North of Ireland) may use the website to post advertisements for goods for sale. This is without prejudice to the rights of users outside Ireland to use the website for the purposes of searching our database of advertisements.

2.3) Restrictions on Right to Use

You agree that you will not (and you agree not to allow any third party to):

  • copy, modify, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of the Website and/or the EckoMarket.ie Service;
  • be unlawful, obscene, defamatory, seditious, indecent, offensive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, be in breach of confidence, be in breach of privacy or be inappropriate;
  • identify or speculate as to the identity of any anonymous or pseudonymous user;
  • solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes;
  • post any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional content, 'junk mail', 'spam', 'chain letters', 'pyramid schemes', or any other form of commercial publicity;
  • post Material that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, rights of privacy or publicity, or other proprietary right of any party;
  • remove any copyright, trade mark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Website and/or the EckoMarket.ie Service or in or on any Content or other material obtained via the Website and/or the EckoMarket.ie Service;
  • use any robot, spider, website search/retrieval application, or other automated device, process or means to access, retrieve or index any portion of the Website and/or the EckoMarket.ie Service;
  • access, retrieve or index any portion of the Website and/or the EckoMarket.ie Service for purposes of constructing or populating any database;
  • collect any information about other users or users of the Website and/or the EckoMarket.ie Service (including User Identifiers) for any purpose other than to use the Website for the purposes of responding to advertisements or to use the Website in the manner intended by us;
  • reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the Website and/or the EckoMarket.ie Service;
  • create user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretences or create multiple log ins;
  • transmit any viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses or other items of a destructive nature;
  • use the Website or the EckoMarket.ie Service to violate the security of any computer network, crack passwords or security encryption codes, transfer or store illegal material including that are deemed threatening or obscene;
  • copy or store any Content offered on the Website for other than your own use;
  • use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Website and/or the EckoMarket.ie Service;
  • take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our IT infrastructure;
  • violate any applicable law;
  • collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited activities described in this paragraph;
  • distribute or promote surveys, spam, chain letter, or pyramid schemes;
  • impersonate any person or entity; or upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available using the Website any material that you do not have a right to make available under any law or contractual obligation which includes a breach of third party intellectual property rights.remove any copyright, trade mark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Website and/or the EckoMarket.ie Service or in or on any Content or other material obtained via the Website and/or the EckoMarket.ie Service;


2.4) You are responsible for your account and its details

You will be responsible for all activities occurring under your username and for keeping your password secure.

2.5) Accounts and passwords

We reserve the right to log off or deactivate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time.

You agree not to use the account or password of another user and not to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify us immediately if you suspect any unauthorised use of your account or access to your password.

You may change your password or profile by following instructions on the site.

We will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using or accessing your password or account, either with or without your knowledge.

You may be held liable for losses incurred by us or any other party as a result of someone else using or accessing your password or account if you have not taken reasonable steps to keep your password or account secure.

By providing EckoMarket.ie your email address, you consent to our using that email address to send you Service-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. We may also use your email address to send you other messages, such as changes to features of the Service and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out or change your preferences in your account settings. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.

Your email adress maight be used to send you the online magazine (if you opt for that service), and you have the right to opt out at any time from your account settings or by contacting us on info@eckomarket.ie .

2.6) Your interactions with other users

We have no obligation to verify the identity of any users when they are posting on the site or to monitor Material provided by them.Because community standards vary and individuals sometimes choose not to comply with our policies and guidelines, in the process of using EckoMarket.ie, you may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. You can report such content to us using the Report Product feature.

Your interactions with other users, including payment and delivery of goods (if there is the case) or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the other user.

EckoMarket.ie accepts no responsibility for transactions that take place true the site.

2.7) The content you post on EckoMarket.ie


When creating an advertisement on the Website you agree to provide accurate, current and complete information and to promptly update the information you provide to us when it changes.  

You are personally responsible for the content appearing in any of your ads and for the goods sold following advertisement. We are not responsible for the goods appearing on the Website that you advertise or purchase, nor are we responsible for the content appearing in any of the ads. To the extent permitted by law we disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on the content of any ad by any user of our Website. You agree not to post Material contrary to these Terms of Use.

All advertisements must adhere to the "Code of Advertising Standards" as defined by The Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland in addition to the standards set out in this Agreement.

We may, but are not obliged to, remove or limit access to Material from any user which breaches these Terms of Use.

You own all of the Material you post on EckoMarket.ie and we do not claim ownership of that Material. However, we need your permission to be able to display that Material and in some cases to modify it for best display for different browsers, for our mobile site, and so on.

Consequently, by posting any Material on or through EckoMarket.ie, you grant us a limited licence to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce,  distribute and edit (if necessary) such Material.

The licence you grant to us is non-exclusive, royalty-free and fully paid, sub-licensable, and worldwide. This licence applies only to use of the Material for the purpose of providing the EckoMarket.ie service.

You are responsible for making sure that you have all rights to what you post, including the rights necessary for you to grant the foregoing licences to same.

You represent and warrant that:

(i) you own the Material posted by you or otherwise have the right to grant the licence set forth in this section, and

(ii) the posting of the Material does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.

Please note that the content of the published ads is provided by external users, and do not represent any views or opinions of EckoMarket.ie, nor should they purport to do so.

Accordingly, we require that every care is taken by you or on your behalf in drafting the content of your advertisements in order to ensure that they are not in any way defamatory, illegal or in any other way harmful to a third party as you are solely responsible as author and publisher of your advertisement.

We reserve the right to remove any image or content that we judge inappropriate.

2.8) Commercial Advertising

You are considered a Company if you are representing a sole-trader, partnership, company or are selling goods in order to make a profit.

Shops are welcome to advertise on EckoMarket.ie but must first contact us through our registration form using the company option listed in the contact form. Any commercial sellers not officially registered with a Company account will be temporarily removed until resolved.

We reserve the right to refuse or end Company subscriptions at any time.

Companies must adhere to the Consumer Protection Act 2007, the Sale of Good Acts 1980 and all other relevant legislations.

All Companies must also be familiar with the Distance Selling Regulations (refunds, warranty, etc) and consumers' legal rights published by the National Consumer Agency (www.nca.ie).

Under the European Communities Regulations (Directive 2000/31/EC) Regulations 2003, all companies must provide the following details when registering to place a classified ad:

  • Full contact details of your business
  • Details of any relevant trade organisations or authorisation scheme
  • Clear indication of prices, tax and delivery costs if relevant
  • VAT number (if your online activities are subject to VAT) or registration number

 In addition to these rules, Companies are committed to:

  1. Post ads with accurate details and photos.
  2. Not edit an ad’s description to change it to a different item.
  3. To only post one item per ad, and only choose one category for your ad. Multiple and duplicate ads will be deleted.
  4. Post the same (or lower) asking price as advertised on their website/store, etc.
  5. Mark their ad as sold when an item becomes unavailable/sold out.
  6. Check their ads/emails regularly and respond to comments within 24 hours (except at weekends).

2.9) Closing your  account

EckoMarket.ie does not delete user accounts. We will however close your user account on request, on long time inactivity or where is the case, on breaking the terms and conditions of this agreement.

Is there anything we can do to help before you choose to close your account with us? If you need help with your account please contact us at.

Closing your account means we will remove all your ads from the site, scramble your password, email address and phone number, remove any email subscriptions or notifications you may receive

 3) Fees

Joining EckoMarket.ie is free. We do however charge fees for using other services, such as listing items and premium ads. When you list an item or use a service that has a fee you will have an opportunity to review and accept the fees that you will be charged based on our Fees policy, which we may change from time to time. Changes to that Policy are effective after we provide you with at least fourteen days notice of them by email, by posting the changes on the EckoMarket.ie site or via system notification. We may choose to temporarily change the fees for our services for promotional events or new services, and such changes are effective when we post the temporary promotional event or new service on our sites


Price List
Joining Eckomarket         Free
Posting Adds         Free
1 Day Top Listing         1 €
1 Week Top Listing         5 €
1 Month Top Listing         20 €

Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in Euros. You agree that we may issue you with invoices in electronic format by email.

4) Refunds

Some features on our website are subject to payment of a fee to EckoMarket.ie (the "Fee"). The Fee is set out on the website and displayed to you in the course of you offering to place an ad with us. The Fee for all EckoMarket.ie Services is quoted and is payable in Euro. All prices are stated inclusive of value added tax (VAT) at the relevant rate.

If your advert or account happens to be removed, it is our policy NOT to issue refunds. Please contact us if you need advice before placing an ad.

EckoMarket.ie will issue refunds only in the case of overcharging, or if, due to any error the user doesn't benefit of the service payed for (you pay for the ad, and the ad it's not posted on the websi). If your ad is published, and live on the website, we (EckoMarket) don't give back any refunds, as you are using the Service. 

Your interactions with other users, including payment and delivery of goods (if there is the case) or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the other user.

EckoMarket.ie accepts no responsibility for transactions that take place true the site, and is not liable to any refund for goods or other Services purchased by you from the third party.

Fees may be paid using your Visa debit /credit card or using Paypal (you will be subject to Paypal's User Agreement).


Last updated August 09 2015 @ 16:20