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Important Notice: The Commercial Sections Q & A pages, the Commercial Sections tips page, the info page, the ad content submission pages, various linked pages, etc. are all incorporated as part of the terms of use of this site. Please read carefully. Reminder: By using this site you indicate agreement to all our terms. Note: Some Q & A items may be dependent upon other Q & A items that precede / follow.


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Q. Are all ads on this site Catholic?

A. No, commercial sections are not restricted to Catholics. (Why?) However, there are some restrictions on non-Catholics (e.g. non-Catholics should not sell religious products, advertise non-Catholic "churches", etc.). We may also restrict participation in commercial sections by non-Catholics at our sole option. Further, note that it is not possible for us to limit ads on this site to Catholics. Not only is it impossible for us to verify the Catholicity of all advertisers, the law may not allow us to limit our public advertising to Catholics. Besides, there are various benefits of allowing non-Catholics to advertise (e.g. they may be encouraged to visit other areas of the site and learn more about the Catholic faith). Allowing non-Catholics to advertise also tends to encourage advertisers to be truthful about their Catholic affiliation since they may feel more confident that their suitable ad won't be automatically "rejected" simply because they are not Catholic. Furthermore, note that Catholics must associate and interact with non-Catholics in daily life. As Tertullian has said, "We are not strangers to life. We are fully aware of the gratitude we owe to God, our Lord and Creator. We reject none of the fruits of His handiwork; we only abstain from their immoderate or unlawful use. We are living in the world with you; we do not shun your forum, your markets, your baths, your shops, your factories, your stables, your places of business and traffic. We take shop with you and we serve in your armies; we are farmers and merchants with you; we interchange skilled labor and display our works in public for your service. How we can seem unprofitable to you with whom we live and of whom we are, I know not." (Tertullian, as quoted by Pope Pius XI in "Divini Illius Magistri")

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Q. Are non-Catholics allowed to advertise here? Are there any restrictions on non-Catholics?

A. Yes, non-Catholics are allowed to advertise and respond to advertisements in commercial sections of this site. (Why?) However, there are some restrictions on non-Catholics (e.g. non-Catholics should not sell religious products, advertise non-Catholic "churches", advertise unCatholic/non-Catholic messages, anti-Catholics should not advertise, those notoriously engaged in unCatholic activities should not advertise, non-Catholics should not submit ad content deemed inappropriate for a Catholic site, etc.). Note: We may limit / restrict participation in commercial sections by non-Catholics at our sole option. If you submit ad requests which do not meet our guidelines (or which we otherwise deem inappropriate), we may process but not schedule your ad. If so, you may be charged for processing even though your ad does not appear on this site.

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Q. What if an advertiser is anti-Catholic?

A. It may be wise to limit your patronizing to advertisers who are not anti-Catholic (in accordance with the law).

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Q. Should I donate to/patronize a non-Catholic organization?

A. Your decision of which organizations to patronize is up to you (in accordance with the law), and we cannot prohibit you from patronizing non-Catholic organizations (although you should be aware that there may be may be a risk to your faith if you patronize certain anti-Catholic or non-Catholic organizations - and that your patronizing of non-Catholic or anti-Catholic organizations may directly or indirectly promote the spread of heresy). Reminder: Catholics should not patronize non-Catholic or anti-Catholic religious activities or non-Catholic or anti-Catholic religious organizations.

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Q. Why do you allow non-Catholics to advertise on a Catholic website?

A. As indicated previously, it is not possible for us to limit ads on this site to Catholics. Not only is it impossible for us to verify the Catholicity of all advertisers, the law may not allow us to limit our public advertising to Catholics. Besides, there are various benefits of allowing non-Catholics to advertise (e.g. they may be encouraged to visit other areas of the site and learn more about the Catholic faith). Allowing non-Catholics to advertise also tends to encourage advertisers to be truthful about their Catholic affiliation since they may feel more confident that their suitable ad won't be automatically "rejected" simply because they are not Catholic. And, since paid third party advertisements should appear only in commercial areas of this site, they do not affect the Catholic content of this site. Furthermore, note that Catholics must associate and interact with non-Catholics in daily life. As Tertullian has said, "We are not strangers to life. We are fully aware of the gratitude we owe to God, our Lord and Creator. We reject none of the fruits of His handiwork; we only abstain from their immoderate or unlawful use. We are living in the world with you; we do not shun your forum, your markets, your baths, your shops, your factories, your stables, your places of business and traffic. We take shop with you and we serve in your armies; we are farmers and merchants with you; we interchange skilled labor and display our works in public for your service. How we can seem unprofitable to you with whom we live and of whom we are, I know not." (Tertullian, as quoted by Pope Pius XI in "Divini Illius Magistri") Finally, note that our main focus is content of this site - "we are not in the business of screening potential advertisers for true and faithful Catholicity - as if this were even possible!" Clearly, we can't control others, and the best we can hope for is to merely control what actually appears on our site.

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Q. Doesn't allowing ads of non-Catholics affect the Catholic identity of this site?

A. Perhaps no more than harmless ads of non-Catholics which may appear in an average parish bulletin affect the Catholic identity of the church. Our Catholic identity is of critical importance to us - and while we can't forbid non-Catholics from advertising, we believe the best we can hope for is to control what actually appears on our site. Remember that paid third party advertisements should appear only in commercial areas so they do not affect the Catholic content of this site.

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Q. Do the titles and other descriptive information which include the word "Catholic" guarantee that ads are Catholic?

A. No. We cannot guarantee that any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. whatsoever is truly Catholic regardless of any titles or other descriptive information which may appear on any page(s). We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in commercial sections. Users are advised to research products / services / advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / items / etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity (including offering / requesting / buying / selling / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / etc.).

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Q. Are religious affiliation classifications accurate? What if I don't agree with a classification?

A. Indicated religious affiliations are provided by users and have not been verified and are not endorsed by us. The classifications may reflect the opinions of the submitters and may be inaccurate. The fact that an ad appears here does not mean that we agree with or endorse it. Information provided is not verified, is not comprehensive, and may be subjective/inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in commercial sections. Users are advised to research products / services / advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / items / etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity (including offering / requesting / buying / selling / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / etc.). We cannot guarantee that any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. whatsoever is truly Catholic regardless of any descriptive information which may appear on any page(s).

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Q. So you would knowingly allow non-Catholics to advertise?

A. Yes. (Why?) Harmless third party ads of non-Catholics do not affect the Catholicity of this site any more than such ads on your parish bulletin would affect the Catholicity of the parish. Furthermore paid third party advertisements should appear only in commercial areas, so they do not affect the Catholic content of this site.

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Q. So you would take money from non-Catholics for ads on this site?

A. If non-Catholics submit their ad(s) for consideration on this site, we may take their funds. Their ads may or may not appear on this site.

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Q. So you may accept money from heretics / schismatics / apostates / atheists to advertise here?

A. It would be impossible to avoid. Our ads are priced for widest variety and we simply do not have the staff or ability to personally research every organization / ad / group / etc., and we may be legally prevented from placing various restrictions on non-Catholics. We must limit ourselves to being satisfied that the actual content of ads themselves is not offensive (which is our goal, but not a guarantee). They are responsible for their own faith and actions. By allowing them to advertise here, we are not directly encouraging Catholics to support them since we specifically indicate that we do not endorse or recommend any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. Further, we recommend that Catholics carefully research those whom they do business with.

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Q. So, do you recommend that we purchase from non-Catholic advertisers?

A. We do not endorse / recommend any ads or advertisers, even if they are truly Catholic.

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Q. Would you ever offer a non-Catholic a free ad?

A. We may offer non-Catholics free ad(s) at our sole option.

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Q. If an advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / activity / event / offerer / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / etc. says they are Catholic, can I be sure they are?

A. Unfortunately not. There is no guarantee that what any advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / offerer / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / etc. says is truthful / accurate. In fact, we warn you that those who say they are Catholic may not be.

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Q. How can I tell if a business / organization / individual / etc. is truly Catholic?

A. You should use principles always taught by the Church when evaluating whether a business / organization / individual / etc. is truly Catholic. Note that certain issues in today's climate may be especially helpful when considering the Catholicity of a business / organization / individual / etc. (For example, are they against abortion, homosexual behavior, contraception, and 'women's ordination'? Do they support charismatic or new age activities? Do they promote false ecumenism or religious indifferentism? Are they schismatic?). Remember that anyone may lie or misrepresent their true position. And remember that, unfortunately, even episcopal approval doesn't necessarily guarantee that any given business / organization / individual / etc. may be recognized as 'truly Catholic' based on the constant teachings of the Church.

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Q. Do you guarantee that any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. is Catholic?

A. We cannot guarantee that any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. whatsoever is Catholic, regardless of any information which may appear on this site. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in commercial sections. Users are advised to research products / services / advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / items / etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity (including offering / requesting / buying / selling / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / etc.).

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Q. Can you guarantee that any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. is not anti-Catholic?

A. We cannot guarantee that any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. is not anti-Catholic, regardless of any information which may appear on this site. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in commercial sections. Users are advised to research products / services / advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / items / etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity (including offering / requesting / buying / selling / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / etc.).

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Q. Can you guarantee that any website indicated in the commercial sections is Catholic (or not unCatholic/anti-Catholic) and that they don't link to other non-Catholic or anti-Catholic sites?

A. We cannot guarantee that any website indicated in the commercial sections is Catholic (or not unCatholic/anti-Catholic), regardless of any information which may appear on this site. We also cannot guarantee that any site that may be linked to is Catholic or not unCatholic/anti-Catholic. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / group / website / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in commercial sections (or other materials), nor can we make any guarantees regarding those whom our advertisers may do business with / promote / link to / etc.

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Q. Can I advertise on this site if I'm not Catholic?

A. Non-Catholics may be able to advertise in various areas on this site, subject to certain restrictions. Click here for more information.

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Q. Must my organization / group / institution / religious order / school / charity / business / website / publication / message / opinion / activity / event / product / service / item / etc. be Catholic to advertise in a section labeled 'Catholic'?

A. Yes, your organization / group / institution / religious order / school / charity / business / website / publication / message / opinion / activity / event / product / service / item / etc. must be Catholic to advertise in a section labeled 'Catholic'. If you submit ad requests which do not meet our guidelines (or which we otherwise deem inappropriate), we may process but not schedule your ad. If so, you may be charged for processing even though your ad does not appear on this site. Further, we may ban you from future advertising on this site.

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Q. What does it mean that Catholic or traditional Catholic items may receive preference?

A. This means that we may give preference to ads regarding Catholic or traditional Catholic items (including products, services, messages, information, organizations, groups, charities, schools, activities, events, publications, etc.). For example, an ad for Catholic artwork (especially traditional Catholic artwork) may receive preference over, say, an ad for non-Catholic artwork. This especially may occur, for example, if we are restricting the number of records or if we are behind in processing (or for any other reason).

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Q. Are all products / services / advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / information / instructions / assistance / opinions / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / items / etc. indicated in the commercial sections Catholic?

A. No, commercial sections are not restricted to Catholics. Click here for more information.

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Q. Do you guarantee that an advertised Catholic church is really a Catholic church?

A. No. We make no guarantee(s) whatsoever regarding any advertisements whatsoever.

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Q. Do you guarantee that an advertised Catholic organization / group / school / etc. is really Catholic?

A. No. We make no guarantee(s) whatsoever regarding any advertisements whatsoever.

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Q. Do you guarantee that advertised Catholic products or services are really Catholic?

A. No. We make no guarantee(s) whatsoever regarding any advertisements whatsoever.

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Q. Do you guarantee that advertised Catholic vocations items are really Catholic?

A. No. We make no guarantee(s) whatsoever regarding any advertisements whatsoever.

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Q. Do you guarantee that advertised Catholic events / activities are really Catholic?

A. No. We make no guarantee(s) whatsoever regarding any advertisements whatsoever.

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Q. Do you guarantee that advertised Catholic publications are really Catholic?

A. No. We make no guarantee(s) whatsoever regarding any advertisements whatsoever.

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Q. Do you guarantee that advertised Catholic webs / newsgroups / blogs / etc. are really Catholic?

A. No. We make no guarantee(s) whatsoever regarding any advertisements whatsoever.

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Q. Can I be sure a listed Catholic church is Catholic & diocesan?

A. Unfortunately not. We cannot guarantee that church is truly Catholic & diocesan regardless of any titles or other descriptive information which may appear on any page(s). We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / church / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in commercial sections. Users are advised to research churches independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity.

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Q. Can I be sure a listed Catholic product / service / organization / group / institution / vocations item / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offerer / requester / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. is Catholic?

A. Unfortunately not. We cannot guarantee that product / service / organization / group / institution / vocations item / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offerer / requester / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc is truly Catholic regardless of any titles or other descriptive information which may appear on any page(s). We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in commercial sections. Users are advised to research products / services / organizations / groups / institutions / vocations items / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / opinions / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requesters / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / items / etc independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity (including offering / requesting / buying / selling / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / etc.).

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Q. What if a known Protestant submits an ad request as a Catholic?

A. If a known Protestant (individual / organization / business / etc.) submits an ad request(s) as a Catholic, we may process but unschedule their ad(s). If so, they may be charged for processing even though their ad(s) do not appear on the site. Also, we may ban him/her/them from future advertising on this site.

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Q. What if a Protestant (or person of another non-Catholic faith or of no faith) submits non-Catholic religious items to Catholic sections?

A. If a Protestant (or person of another non-Catholic faith or of no faith) submits an ad(s) for non-Catholic religious items to Catholic sections, we may process but unschedule their ad(s). If so, they may be charged for processing even though their ad(s) do not appear on the site. Also, we may ban them from future advertising on this site.

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Q. What if a Protestant (or person of another non-Catholic faith or of no faith) submits unCatholic / anti-Catholic content?

A. If a Protestant (or person of another non-Catholic faith or of no faith) submits an ad(s) containing unCatholic / anti-Catholic content, we may process but unschedule their ad(s). If so, they may be charged for processing even though their ad(s) do not appear on the site. Also, we may ban them from future advertising on this site.

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Q. What if a Protestant (or a person of another non-Catholic faith or of no faith) submits an ad for a 'church' or non-Catholic religious item?

A. If a Protestant (or person of another non-Catholic faith or of no faith) submits an ad(s) for a 'church' or for a non-Catholic religious item(s), we may process but unschedule their ad(s). If so, they may be charged for processing even though their ad(s) do not appear on the site. Also, we may ban them from future advertising on this site.

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Q. If you limit some types of ads to Catholics, might I have to prove to you that I am Catholic?

A. At our sole option, we may require that certain advertisers provide some additional evidence / attestation regarding their Catholicity (or the Catholicity of the applicable product / service / organization / business / etc.), but we are not required to do this. Should we take any such steps, they may or may not be taken on a random basis. Users should never assume any additional step(s) whatsoever have been taken regarding the Catholicity of any advertiser / product / service / organization / business / ad / etc.

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Q. Are you able to confirm the Catholicity of any advertiser / responder / item / etc.?

A. No. Remember also that indicated religious affiliations are provided by users and have not been verified and are not endorsed by us. The classifications may reflect the opinions of the submitters and may be inaccurate. The fact that an ad appears here does not mean that we agree with or endorse it. Information provided is not verified, is not comprehensive, and may be subjective/inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in commercial sections. Users are advised to research products / services / advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / items / etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity (including offering / requesting / buying / selling / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / etc.). We cannot guarantee that any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. whatsoever is truly Catholic regardless of any descriptive information which may appear on any page(s).

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Q. Someone requested my Catholic item, but indicated that they are not Catholic - do I have to sell it to them?

A. We do not require you to sell items to any particular individual (unless required by law). Items are yours and you may determine who to sell them to (in accordance with the law). Remember that we are not a party to your transfers and we do not determine who should receive your items. The terms of all transfers are up to the individuals involved and are governed by any applicable laws. Please do not contact us regarding the distribution of your items.

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Q. Participating in commercial sections involves risk. What tips do you offer to help minimize these risks?

A. To help minimize these risks, we recommend a careful review of our Commercial Sections Q & A pages, tips page, info. page, add pages, etc. You should also review our terms, FAQ's, and review all recommendations & cautions on all pages relating to the commercial sections. Unfortunately, however, you may encounter various problems despite your diligence. Use of the commercial sections is at your own risk. 

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Q. Can you tell me more about a product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. that appears in a commercial section?

A. No. If you want more information, you may contact the advertiser. We are not a party to others' transactions / activities (including offering / requesting / buying / selling / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / etc.), even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours) and we do not have special knowledge concerning products / services / ads / advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / items / etc. Information appearing in the commercial sections is provided by users, is not verified, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, may be subjective / inaccurate, and is not endorsed by us. We do not endorse / recommend any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in commercial sections. Users are advised to research products / services / advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / items / etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. We do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation in any transactions / activities (including offering / requesting / buying / selling / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / etc.) is at your own risk. Please do not contact us for information regarding any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. which appears in a commercial section.

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Q. How can I advertise in a commercial section or respond to an ad that appears in a commercial section?

A. For information on placing an ad(s) or responding to ad(s), review all Q & A pages (including all linked items), Commercial Sections tips pages, info. pages, add / view / search pages, etc. To respond to a particular ad, also review the ad for contact information / instructions. Note that those who wish to advertise on this site or respond to advertisement(s) on this site (or other materials) are subject to our terms of use. Reminder: Please do not contact us for information regarding any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. which appears in a commercial section. We are not a party to others' transactions / activities (including offering / requesting / buying / selling / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / etc.), even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours). Information appearing in the commercial sections is provided by users, has not been verified, is not endorsed by us, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, may be subjective / inaccurate. Users are advised to research products / services / advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / items / etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. Participation in any transactions / activities is at your own risk.

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Q. Since a product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / opinion / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. is listed in a commercial section, can I be sure that it is not contrary to the perennial Magisterium?

A. Unfortunately, no. Information appearing in the commercial sections is provided by users, has not been verified, is not endorsed by us, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, may be subjective / inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in commercial sections. Remember also that non-Catholics may be allowed to advertise in the Commercial Sections of this site. Users are advised to research products / services / advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / items / etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity (including offering / requesting / buying / selling / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / etc.). We are not a party to others' transactions / activities, even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours), and we do not mediate disputes. Inclusion of products / services / ads / advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / information / instructions / opinions / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / items / etc. does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any transactions / activities is at your own risk. Users are cautioned that certain products / services / organizations / groups / providers / individuals / websites / publications / information / instructions / opinions / activities / events / items / etc. may be harmful to one's faith, person, etc. Proceed at your own risk.

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Q. Are you a party to any third party commercial transaction? What services or guarantees do you offer?

A. We are not a party to others' transactions / activities (including offering / requesting / buying / selling / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / etc.), even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours), and we do not mediate disputes. We do not endorse / recommend any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc., even if information regarding the product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. appears on our site (or other materials of ours). We do not guarantee truthfulness or accuracy of any information. We offer no services and no guarantees. We do not mediate disputes. Use of this site is at your own risk. Transactions are solely between yourself and the other party(ies). You may not involve us in any transaction. By engaging in any action in any way related to any ad [including placing ads, browsing ads, making contact(s), issuing correspondence, buying, selling, sending, receiving, etc.], you agree to take full responsibility / liability for all consequences / outcomes, etc., without limit, and without recourse to us. If you do not want - or cannot afford - such liability, you should not participate.

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Q. How can I be sure that what is stated about (or in) a product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. is accurate & truthful?

A. There is no guarantee that the information provided is accurate or truthful. Information appearing in the commercial sections is provided by users, has not been verified, is not endorsed by us, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, may be subjective / inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in commercial sections. Users are advised to research products / services / advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / items / etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity (including offering / requesting / buying / selling / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / etc.). We are not a party to others' transactions / activities, even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours), and we do not mediate disputes. Inclusion of products / services / ads / advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / information / instructions / opinions / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / items / etc. does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any transactions / activities is at your own risk. Users are cautioned that certain products / services / organizations / groups / providers / individuals / websites / publications / information / instructions / opinions / activities / events / items / etc. may be harmful to one's faith, person, etc. Proceed at your own risk.

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Q. Since an ad appears here, does it mean you agree with or endorse the opinions given?

A. No. Information appearing in the commercial sections is provided by users, has not been verified, is not endorsed by us, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, may be subjective / inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in commercial sections. Users are advised to research products / services / advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / points of view / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / items / etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity (including offering / requesting / buying / selling / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / etc.). We are not a party to others' transactions / activities, even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours), and we do not mediate disputes. Inclusion of products / services / ads / advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / information / instructions / opinions / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / items / etc. does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any transactions / activities is at your own risk. Users are cautioned that certain products / services / organizations / groups / providers / individuals / websites / publications / information / instructions / opinions / activities / events / items / etc. may be harmful to one's faith, person, etc. Proceed at your own risk.

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Q. Do all ads on this site meet our guidelines?

A. We cannot guarantee that any ad(s) whatsoever meet any/all of our guidelines.

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Q. Who may request/receive/offer/provide items here?

A. To request/receive/offer/provide items, you must be a legal-aged adult (no minors) based in the U.S.A. who is able to request / receive / offer / provide items lawfully, and you must meet all our terms/requirements (review all Q & A and click here for more information). Transferors must be the true and lawful owner with full right to dispose of transferred items. Other restrictions may apply. All transactions / activities (including offering / requesting / buying / selling / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / etc.) are subject to any applicable laws. Note: If you violate our policies, you may be banned from future advertising on this site and/or we may take other action(s) at our sole discretion, including notification of law enforcement authorities and/or other legal action(s).

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Q. Are ads comprehensive?

A. No. Ads are limited in scope and may omit important details. Information appearing in the commercial sections is provided by users, has not been verified, is not endorsed by us, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, may be subjective / inaccurate. We do not endorse / recommend any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in commercial sections. Users are advised to research products / services / advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / items / etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity (including offering / requesting / buying / selling / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / etc.). We are not a party to others' transactions / activities, even if information about such transactions / activities is contained on our site (or other materials of ours), and we do not mediate disputes. Inclusion of products / services / ads / advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / information / instructions / opinions / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / items / etc. does not imply our endorsement. Participation in any transactions / activities is at your own risk. Users are cautioned that certain products / services / organizations / groups / providers / individuals / websites / publications / information / instructions / opinions / activities / events / items / etc. may be harmful to one's faith, person, etc. Proceed at your own risk.

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Q. Do you prohibit ads that you disagree with?

A. We may display or not display ads whether we agree with them or not. However, as indicated in our terms of use, we reserve the right to prohibit ads for any reason. The fact that an ad appears here does not mean that we agree with or endorse it. In fact, we do not endorse / recommend any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc.

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Q. Do you review / supervise / oversee the advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / activities / events / offerers / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / users / etc. who advertise in (or use the) commercial section(s) of this site?

A. We do not review / supervise / oversee the advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / activities / events / offerers / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / users / etc. who advertise in (or use the) commercial section(s) of this site. Note that we may - but are not required to - subject ad requests to a brief review to weed out certain items. This review is not full-proof or guaranteed. Use of this site is at your own risk. Remember that information appearing in the commercial sections is provided by users, is not verified, is subject to change, is not comprehensive, may be subjective / inaccurate, and is not endorsed by us. We do not endorse / recommend any product / service / ad / advertiser / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / individual / website / publication / message / information / instruction / assistance / opinion / point of view / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / buyer / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / item / etc. We cannot guarantee accuracy of any information, Catholicity of any item / individual / organization / etc., or make any other guarantee(s) regarding any item(s) appearing in commercial sections. Users are advised to research products / services / advertisers / organizations / groups / institutions / schools / religious orders / charities / businesses / providers / employers / individuals / websites / publications / messages / activities / events / offers / offerers / requests / requestors / sellers / buyers / manufacturers / distributors / authors / publishers / submitters / items / etc. independently before participation and to use great caution when participating in any transaction / activity. We do not get involved in your dealings with others or mediate disputes. Participation in any transactions / activities (including offering / requesting / buying / selling / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / etc.) is at your own risk.

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Q. Who is the "Submitter"? Who are "user(s)"? Who is the provider / offerer / seller / transferor / vendor? Who is the buyer / recipient / requestor? Who is the "advertiser"? Who is the "responder"? Who is an "employer"? Who is a "sponsor"? Etc. Which is the responsible party?

A. The term "submitter(s)" refers to the person(s) who submitted an ad request(s) / ad content. The term "user" (or "users" or "participant" or "participants" or "you"/"your" or "visitors" or "visitor" or "individual" or "individuals" or "person" or "persons", etc.) refers to individual(s) using this site (or related materials) and to those who are in any way connected with use of this site (or related materials). The terms "provider", "offerer", "seller", "transferor", "vendor", etc. may be used interchangeably and refer to individual(s) / group(s) / organization(s) / etc. offering - or who may indicate to be offering - item(s)/service(s)/etc., whether or not they actually transfer any item(s)/service(s)/etc. [or offer to transfer any item(s)/service(s)/etc.]. The terms "buyer", "recipient", "requestor", etc. may be used interchangeably and refer to individual(s) / group(s) / organization(s) / etc. who may be requesting - or who may indicate to be requesting - item(s)/service(s)/etc., whether or not they actually receive (or request) any item(s)/service(s)/etc. The term "advertiser" may be used to refer to individual(s) / group(s) / organization(s) / etc. who have requested an ad(s) [or who are in any way whatsoever connected with the request of an ad(s) of any kind - including MCS Directory listing(s), Classified Ad(s), 'Sales & Specials' ad(s), Sponsorships, banner ads, etc. - whether paid or free, whether completed or not, whether an ad appears on the site (or related materials) or not] - including an ad request(s) / ad content submission(s) / ad renewal request(s) / inquiries concerning placing advertisement(s) / etc. The term "responder" may be used to refer to individual(s) / group(s) / organization(s) / etc. who have responded to an ad(s) [or who are in any way whatsoever connected with the response to an ad(s) - whether their response was completed or not]. The term "employer" may be used to refer to any individual(s) / group(s) / organization(s) / etc. who may be requesting - or who may indicate to be requesting - employee(s) [including independent contractors, freelancers, etc.], whether or not they actually hire any individual(s) / worker(s) / etc. The term "sponsor" may be used to refer to any individual(s) / group(s) / organization(s) / etc. who have requested or received a sponsorship(s) [or who are in any way whatsoever connected with the request of a sponsorship(s) - whether paid or otherwise, whether completed or not, whether information about the sponsorship appears on the site or not] - including sponsorship request(s) / inquiries concerning sponsorship(s) / etc. Note that the terms "submitter", "user", "provider", "offerer", "seller", "transferor", "vendor", "buyer", "recipient", "requestor", "advertiser", "responder", "employer", "sponsor", etc. are broad terms which apply (as applicable) whether a user requests ad(s) or responds to ad(s), and they apply regardless of the nature of any ad/ad request/response (e.g. they apply even to any "fake" / "pretend", blank, etc. ads / ad requests / responses - or any other improper ad/ad request/response), and they apply regardless of whether or not any item(s)/service(s)/etc. are ever offered / requested / sent / received, etc. The term "other party" (or "other parties") may refer to the other party(ies) involved or to the responsible party (e.g. the submitter / advertiser / responder / offerer / requestor / seller / buyer / provider / etc.). The term "applicable party" [or "applicable parties" or "party(ies)", etc.] refers to the appropriate party in the context of the item in question. All terms above may be expressed in upper or lower case letters. Note that the terms above may refer to individual(s), organization(s), group(s), etc., as applicable. Note that the various terms (e.g. provider, offerer, seller, transferor, buyer, recipient, requestor, employer, etc.) apply to both those who submit ad(s) and to those who respond to ad(s). The terms "other party" / "applicable party" / "submitter"/ "requestor" / "offerer" / "user" / "transferor" / "provider" / "seller" / "vendor" / "advertiser" / "employer" / "buyer" / "recipient" / "responder" / "sponsor" / "participant" / "visitor" / individual / person, etc. (whether singular or plural) NEVER refer to us. Each user is responsible for himself / herself. Some users (e.g. sellers / requestors / submitters, etc.) may be held responsible / liable for others. We are NOT responsible/liable for ANY individual(s) / user(s) / requestor(s) / submitter(s) / visitor(s) / offerer(s) / sender(s) / transferor(s) / sponsor(s) / provider(s) / recipient (s) / seller(s) / vendor(s) / advertiser(s) / employer(s) / employees(s) / buyers(s) / responder(s) / participant(s) / person(s) / organization(s) / group(s) / institution(s) / school(s) / religious order(s) / church(es) / charity(ies) / business(es) / website(s) / publication(s) / message(s) / information / instruction(s) / assistance / opinion(s) / point(s) of view / activity(ies) / event(s) / offer(s) / request(s) / manufacturer(s) / distributor(s) / author(s) / publisher(s) / item(s), etc. As indicated, by using this site, you indicate agreement to all our terms. Note: For more assistance with the terms "advertiser" and "submitter", see question below. For assistance with the terms "transaction(s)", "activity(ies) "offer(s)", "request(s)", etc., click here. For assistance with other terms, refer to applicable questions in the Commercial Sections Q & A.

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Q. What is the difference between the "Advertiser" and the "Submitter"?

A. The term "advertiser" refers to a person(s) / group / organization, etc. who may be requesting an ad(s) while the term "submitter" refers to a person who may have actually submitted an ad request. The term "advertiser" may (or does) include the submitter.

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Q. I am unclear about your terms regarding transaction(s) / activity(ies) / offer(s) / request(s) / etc. What do they include?

A. When we state terms such as (but not limited to): "we are not a party to others' transactions / activities", "we are not a party to your transactions / activities", "we are not a party to others' transactions", etc. the terms "transaction(s)" [and/or "activity(ies)", and/or "transfer(s)" / etc.] refers to any offering / requesting / buying / selling / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / mailing / shipping / sending / transfers / events / advertising / browsing of ads / performance of services / receipt of services / activity(ies) / etc. conducted in connection with any commercial area(s) of this site (including any related materials), regardless of the initiating party (and regardless of whether or not any money changes hands). It includes requesting an ad, responding to an ad, requesting item(s), contacts / corresponding about an ad - or any other contact / correspondence / communication - including all contacts / dealings of any sort between any parties, offering any item(s)/service(s), sending any item(s), requesting any item(s)/service(s), lending any item(s), borrowing any item(s), trading any item(s), receiving any item(s)/service(s), exchanging any item(s), providing any item(s)/service(s), giving any item(s), providing any service(s) / use of any item(s), providing / receiving payments / reimbursements / etc. of any kind, follow up, and any other activity / action (or non-action) / occurrence / contact / correspondence / outcome / consequence, etc. which occurs as a (direct or indirect) result of use of any commercial area(s) of this site (or related materials), whether incidental or not, whether completed or not, whether related to the direct shipping/mailing/receiving of any item (or providing / receipt of a service) or not, without limit. Note that terms such as "your transactions", "your activities", "your transfers", "others' transfers", "other's transactions", "others' activities", "transactions", "activities", "transfers", etc. are broad terms which (generally) include all actions (and non-actions) of yourself and of others. For example, the term "your transactions" (e.g. "You are solely responsible for all consequences of your transactions") does include the actions and non-actions of others [e.g. their sending item(s) to you or failing to send item(s) to you, their requesting/receiving item(s) from you or failing to receive items from you, their contacting you, etc., and all other actions / non-actions / contacts / correspondence, etc. of any party, without limit]. The following terms may be used interchangeably (or as much so as deemed applicable by us): transfer(s), transaction(s), activity(ies), commercial activity(ies), commercial related activity(ies), etc. The above terms apply regardless of who initiates the contact, and they apply whether use of the site involves advertising or responding to advertisement(s) [whether or not any item(s)/service(s) are ever requested / offered / provided / received], and they apply to any other use of the site (or related materials). The following terms may also be used in a similar manner (and interchangeably): offers / offer & requests / request. The terms "offer" or "offers" are broad terms which refer to all actions (including any advertisement / response, correspondence, etc.) and non-actions connected in any way, without limit, to any ad [whether or not any item(s)/service(s) are offered / provided], and to all actions (including any ad / response, correspondence, etc.) and non-actions, without limit, which may include an offer for item(s)/service(s) (e.g. submitting an ad request, submitting ad content, responding to an ad / etc.), whether or not any item(s)/services are actually offered / provided - and regardless of the nature of any ad / response / correspondence, etc. (e.g. they apply even to any "fake" / "pretend", blank, etc. submissions / responses / correspondence, etc.). The terms "request" or "requests" are broad terms which refer to all actions (including any advertisement / response, correspondence, etc.) and non-actions connected in any way, without limit, to any item ad [whether or not any item(s)/service(s) are requested / received], and to all actions (including any ad / response, correspondence, etc.) and non-actions, without limit, which may include a request for item(s)/service(s) (e.g. submitting an ad request, submitting ad content, responding to an ad / etc.), whether or not any item(s)/services are actually requested / received - and regardless of the nature of any ad / response / correspondence, etc. (e.g. they apply even to any "fake" / "pretend", blank, etc. submissions / responses / correspondence, etc.). Note also that the terms "offer" and "offers" may include the submitter / offerer (and anything else in any way connected with/to the offer / offerer / submitter, without limit - including, but not limited to, mailing/shipping, packaging, addressing, providing of items/services, disbursement or non-disbursement of items, receipt or non-receipt of items, use of items, research, activities, follow up, correspondence / contacts, etc.) and the terms "request" and "requests" may include the submitter / requestor (and anything else in any way connected with/to the request / requestor / submitter, without limit - including, but not limited to, receiving, unpacking, receipt or non-receipt of items/services, use of items, research, activities, follow up, correspondence / contacts, etc.). Also note that the term "contacts" may be used for convenience to refer to all forms of contact / correspondence / communication / dealings with others, etc. in any form - regarding any matter, regardless of the initiating party. Also note that we may list various related terms (e.g. "transaction", "transfer", "activities", etc.) together in a single sentence even though one or more of the terms may include the other terms (e.g. "transactions" includes "transfers"). Listing such terms individually does not imply that they refer to separate and distinct items. Also, note that some items may be synonyms (e.g. advertiser / seller / offerer, etc.), yet each may be listed separately on occasion. This does not necessarily mean that such terms are different, but they may both be listed to make a particular point even more clear for the reader. Note: For more information regarding the terms "submitter", "provider", "offerer", "seller", "transferor", "vendor", "buyer", "recipient", "requestor", "advertiser", "responder", "employer", "sponsor", etc., click here.

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Q. How can I learn more about the types of ads available on this site?

A. For a users' guide to advertisements, click here. For an advertisers' guide to advertisements, click here. For information on the MCS Directory, click here. For information on 'Sales & Specials' Ads, click here. For information on Classified Ads, click here. For information regarding other ads, click here.

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Q. How do I place an ad on this site?

A. To request a listing in the MCS Directory, click here. To request that your ad be included with the 'Sales & Specials' ads, click here. To request a Classified Ad, click here. For information regarding other ads, click here.

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Q. What should I know before placing an ad?

A. Before placing an ad, you should review ALL Commercial Sections Q & A (including all questions & answers and all linked pages). You should also review all the Commercial Sections tips page, the info page, add content submission pages, all information relating specifically to the ad type you are interested in / etc. Be sure to carefully review all items dealing with our policies, deletion terms / requirements, etc. and also review all terms of use of this site.

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Q. What are the steps involved in ad placement?

A. Ad placement may include the following steps: (1) advertiser submits ad request (and authorizes payment), (2) advertiser submits ad content submission [note that in the case of some ads (e.g. free ads), the content submission serves as an ad request], (3) we may pre-process the ad (if applicable), (4) we may process the ad, (5) the ad may be scheduled or unscheduled. If scheduled, ad may (or may not) appear on the site. Note that the steps may vary depending on the circumstances, ad type, etc.

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Q. Where can I advertise?

A. You may request an advertisement in any applicable commercial area. For information on commercial sections, click here.

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Q. Can I advertise in non-commercial areas?

A. No. You may not advertise in any non-commercial area of the site.

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Q. Which type of ad should I request?

A. For assistance with the various types of ads, click here.

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Q. How can I put my ad in more places?

A. In addition to placing your ad in the various commercial sections of this site (e.g. MCS Directory, Sales & Specials, Classified Ads, etc.), you may be able to request that your ad be duplicated in additional categories within the various commercial sections. For example, a provider of educational materials for computer users may request an ad in the MCS Directory under "Education", and may also request an ad in the MCS Directory under "Computers & Technology". If this is done at the time of the original ad request, a discounted processing fee on the repeated ad may be available. For more information on repeated ads, see questions below.

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Q. I have many items to sell. How many may I advertise here?

A. We recommend that you advertise only one item (or at most a few items) at a time (to help minimize your risk). However, you may advertise as many items as you want, up to the maximum number permitted. Click here for additional information concerning maximums.

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Q. How many ads can I take out at any give time?

A. Click here for information on ad maximums.

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Q. If I only sell products / services / etc. locally, should I advertise on this site?

A. Your decision whether to advertise is up to you. Some reasons favoring advertising may include: advertising supports this site; those far away may tell local persons about your products / service / etc.; local persons may see and appreciate your ad; etc. Reasons not favoring not advertising may include: you may not receive any additional business; you may receive unwanted inquires; etc. If you do choose to advertise, it may be wise to indicate the area(s) that you serve in your ad.

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Q. Will you always have the same types of ads?

A. We do not promise to always have the same types of ads. Ads may change at any time without notice and without any recourse.

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Q. Does the term "place your ad now" appearing on this site mean that I actually place my ad or that it will appear "now"?

A. The term "place your ad now" as it appears on this site refers to the requesting of an ad. You do not actually "place" the ad on the site (and there is no guarantee that your ad will ever appear on this site). If your ad does appear, there is no guarantee when it will appear, how long it will appear, etc. The term "place your ad now" should be taken to mean "request your ad now" (or "place your ad in the system for consideration now").

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Q. Do you verify advertisements?

A. We may occasionally verify some details regarding some advertisements at our sole option (but we are not required to do so). This may or may not occur on a random basis. If you do not respond to our verification on a timely basis, your advertisement may be unscheduled. [Note that if we do verify details regarding your offer, we will not ask for personal information.] Users of this site, however, should assume that no details whatsoever regarding ads have been verified.

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Q. Are all ads always treated consistently by you?

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