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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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MCS Directory Listings

Q. How can I view / search MCS Directory Listings?

Q. How can I purchase an MCS Directory Listing?

Q. What categories & product/service types are available for MCS Directory listings?

Q. Are MCS Directory Listings limited to businesses only?

Q. How can I learn more about MCS Directory Listings?

Note: Categories are subjective and may overlap. 

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MCS Marketplace / Other Commercial Sections

Q. Besides the MCS Directory, Sales & Specials, Classified Ads, and Sponsorships, what other Commercial Sections may be available?

Q. How can I obtain more information about MCS Marketplace options?

Q. Can you tell me more about the sponsored e-mail list?

Q. Can you tell me more about third party programs?

Q. Can you tell me more about reciprocal links?

Q. Can you tell me more about banner ads on this site?

Q. How can I learn more about other ads?

Note: Categories are subjective and may overlap. 

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Problematic Advertisers

Q. What does it mean to be "banned from future advertising on this site"?

Q. Besides banning future advertisements, might you take any other steps against certain advertisers?

Q. Do you promise to ban any particular advertiser?

Q. What are some reasons an advertiser may be banned from future advertising on this site?

Q. Do you give advertisers a warning that they may be banned from future advertising?

Q. Do you notify advertisers that they have been banned from future advertising?

Q. Is your decision to ban an advertiser from future advertising final?

Q. Do you make public your list of banned advertisers?

Q. What recourse is available to advertisers if they are wrongly banned from future advertising?

Q. What should I do if I suspect that I have been banned from future advertising?

Q. Do you still take ad processing fees from advertisers who have been banned from advertising?

Q. Even if an advertiser / ad / product / service / 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 known to be problematic, might information about it still remain on the site?

Note: Categories are subjective and may overlap. 

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Problems / Complaints

 

Note: Also See Topic "Contacting Us"

Q. What if an advertiser submits false data in their ad?

Q. What if an advertiser(s) misrepresents themselves as Catholic?

Q. My ad didn't appear on time (or at all). Who is liable?

Q. The address / phone number / website in an ad is no longer valid. What should I do?

Q. In return for my payment, I received an item (or materials) that is (are) anti-Catholic. What should I do?

Q. After I took out (or responded to) an ad, I received anti-Catholic materials (or otherwise offensive literature). What should I do?

Q. I once took out (or responded to) an ad and now I receive many unsolicited contacts (e.g. e-mails, phone calls, etc.). What can I do?

Q. I mentioned that I was having financial difficulties and now I get all sorts of e-mail offering credit. What should I do?

Q. I am concerned that an advertiser / seller / buyer / individual / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / website / offerer / requestor / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / submitter / user / etc. may just be attempting to gather information about me or my family. Is this possible?

Q. I never received the item I paid for - what should I do?

Q. I received the product, but it was not as expected - what should I do?

Q. An item I sold was returned, but the other party damaged / destroyed / mishandled it. What should I do?

Q. I participated in a transaction, but the other party sent the wrong item. What should I do?

Q. I paid for an item, but the advertiser is taking a long time sending it to me. What should I do?

Q. I paid for an item, but the advertiser sent only a partial shipment. What should I do?

Q. A buyer wants to return a product that he or she damaged and get a full refund (even including shipping fees). What should I do?

Q. I shipped an item that the buyer said he never received. What should I do?

Q. I shipped an item on the buyer's promise to pay, but they never sent their payment. What should I do?

Q. The advertiser/responder/buyer/seller/etc. wants all sorts of personal information. What should I do?

Q. What happens if someone is caught abusing commercial section(s) in any way?

Q. I have responded to an ad, but the other party is not responsive to my e-mail. What should I do?

Q. Who is responsible if problems occur as a result of my use of this site?

Q. I received an item that caused an injury. Who is responsible?

Q. I am an advertiser (or responder) and the other party is being unreasonable. Can you help?

Q. I am an advertiser (or responder) and the other party didn't do what they promised. Can you help?

Q. I am an advertiser (or responder) and the other party is not responding to my e-mail. Can you help?

Q. I received too many responses regarding my ad, what should I do?

Q. I received too few responses regarding my ad, what should I do?

Q. I placed a 'wanted' ad for a particular item and have since received it, but I keep receiving offers for it. What should I do?

Q. I feel I was discriminated against. What should I do?

Q. The amount I paid for an item I purchased is more than it is worth. What should I do?

Q. What if the other party sues me/my organization/my group, etc.?

Q. What happens if I'm accused of damage/discrimination/a crime, etc. in connection with my buying/selling?

Q. What if a product / service / 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. differs from its description?

Q. What if a seller misrepresents / lies about their products / services / terms / guarantees / qualifications / experience / etc.?

Q. What if I am asked to do something questionable / dangerous / immoral / unlawful by the other party?

Q. What if I pay for services in advance but never receive them?

Q. What if a service provider leaves their work half finished and never returns?

Q. What if a service provider (or buyer) is an illegal alien?

Q. What if a service provider damages/breaks/steals something?

Q. What if a service provider behaves inappropriately, has offensive behavior or qualities, etc.?

Q. What the other party talks disparagingly about me or tells others personal details about me?

Q. What if a service provider hurts someone or otherwise causes harm/injury/death?

Q. What if the other party didn't do what they promise?

Q. What if the other party is not who they say they are?

Q. What if a service provider (or any other party) makes a mistake?

Q. What if a service provider does poor quality work?

Q. What if the other party breaks the law?

Q. What if a service provider is not licensed / bonded / insured / etc.?

Q. What if a service provider gets mistreated/hurt/dies, etc. while working for me?

Q. I participated in a commercial transaction that caused an injury. Who is responsible?

Q. While I was providing a service, some of my belongings were stolen (or broken or damaged). What should I do?

Q. What if one of the parties lies or behaves inappropriately?

Q. What if the other party doesn't live up to their responsibilities?

Q. What if I am dismissed from providing goods or services?

Q. What if I'm asked to do more than I'm able while performing services?

Q. My payment was lost/stolen/etc. What should I do?

Q. What if I provide the other party with advance payment and they refuse to send the item or return the funds?

Q. What if I am promised reimbursement for certain costs but never receive it (or if I receive only partial reimbursement)?

Q. What if it takes a long time for me to receive payment?

Q. What if an advertiser charges me excessive shipping charges?

Q. The amount I paid for shipping is unreasonable or is more than the item is worth. What should I do?

Q. I paid for priority shipping but the item was sent via a less expensive method. What should I do?

Q. I required advance prepayment and the other party's check bounced which cost me bank fees. What should I do?

Q. I sold an item and later found that the buyer's payment didn't go through. They now refuse to return my item or replace their payment. What should I do?

Q. I sent an item (or performed a service) and later received payment, but the other party's check bounced which cost me bank fees. Now I am out both the cost of the item (or service) and bank fees. What should I do?

Q. What if a seller now wants to be paid more than we originally agreed to?

Q. What if it takes a long time to receive a refund from a seller?

Q. What if I never receive a promised refund from a seller or I receive only partial refund?

Q. I received an item that wasn't packaged well and seems to have been damaged in transit. What should I do?

Q. My ad request contained a web address (or other information), but it does not appear on my displayed ad. What should I do?

Q. What if I have a problem with an advertiser (or buyer)?

Q. What if I have a problem with an advertiser (or buyer) that involves fraudulent use of this site?

Q. What if I (a user of this site) know an ad is untrue (e.g. it contains incorrect information about products / services / availability / pricing / etc.; a known Protestant is listed as a Catholic; etc.)?

Q. What if a known Protestant appears as Catholic on this site?

Q. What if a non-Catholic religious item appears in a Catholic section?

Q. What if non-Catholic 'church' appears in a Catholic section (or in any commercial area of this site)?

Q. What if unCatholic or anti-Catholic content appears on this site?

Q. I am not happy with my purchase. Can you help?

Q. I am unhappy because my ad is too far down the page (or list) - what can I do?

Q. I don't like the appearance of my ad - what can I do?

Q. I don't like a change you made to my ad - what can I do?

Q. I don't like the category my ad appears in - what can I do?

Q. Some text of ads is too small for me to read - what can I do?

Q. What happens if I put my ad in the wrong category?

Q. You put my ad in the wrong category (or sub-category) - what should I do?

Q. I am upset that my ad was removed - what should I do?

Q. I am upset that my ad was not removed or was not removed promptly - what should I do?

Q. I am upset that it is taking too long to remove my ad - what should I do?

Q. What should I do if I have lost certain numbers required for renewals, deletion requests, etc.?

Q. I am upset that it is taking too long to display my ad - what should I do?

Q. What if I paid for the wrong type of ad (a less expensive one than I wanted) - may I pay the difference?

Q. What if I don't like the layout of ads?

Q. I have a complaint about this site. What should I do?

Q. What might you do with fraudulent (or apparently fraudulent) ad requests?

Q. What happens if an advertiser provides erroneous / fraudulent information?

Q. Who is responsible if there are problems related to e-mail?

Note: Categories are subjective and may overlap. 

Be sure to review all questions.

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Refunds for Ads

Q. Can I get a refund for my ad?

Q. Why don't you provide refunds?

Q. What if I request a refund right after I submit my ad request (and before you have time to fully process it)?

Q. My ad appeared late - may I get a refund?

Q. My ad was changed - may I get a refund?

Q. If you changed the category of my ad or made other changes to it, may I receive a refund?

Q. May ad didn't appear for the whole target cycle. May I get a refund or partial refund?

Q. My ad didn't appear on the site at all. May I get a refund?

Q. I paid for my ad but could have gotten it free. May I have a refund?

Q. What if I paid for the wrong type of ad - may I get a refund?

Q. I paid extra for processing a red headline or other "ad enhancement", but it didn't appear. May I get a refund or partial refund?

Q. Are there full or partial refunds if a "repeated ad" does not appear on the site as requested?

Q. If I pay an ad renewal processing fee for the wrong type of ad, may I get a refund?

Q. If I pay an ad renewal processing fee but don't have an ad to renew, may I get a refund?

Q. I paid for two ads, but could have saved money by paying for an ad repeat - may I have a refund?

Q. If you ever did agree to a refund, what are the terms?

Q. I can't have a refund, but can I have a credit with you or a free ad?

Note: Categories are subjective and may overlap. 

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'Repeated Ads'

Q. What is a "repeated ad"?

Q. On "repeated ads", must they all be the same?

Q. How can I request a "repeated ad"?

Q. What is the maximum number of "repeated ads" that may be requested?

Q. What if I want to repeat an ad in more than the maximum number of categories for repeat ads?

Q. On "repeated ads", is there any guarantee that both ads will appear on the site?

Q. Do all "repeated ads" have the same disposition?

Q. What is the target cycle for a 'repeated ad'?

Q. Are "repeated ads" independent or tied together?

Q. Is it considered an "ad repeat" if I take out two identical ads at different times?

Q. Is it an "ad repeat" if two ads are different?

Q. If I submit identical content to a previous ad, is this a repeated ad?

Q. Must repeated ads have the same options?

Q. Must an ad repeats be on the same invoice?

Q. Are there full or partial refunds if a "repeated ad" does not appear on the site as requested?

Q. May I request a "repeat ad" after submitting my ad request?

Q. What happens if I pay for an ad without an "ad repeat" but submit ad content that includes an "ad repeat"?

Q. What happens if I pay for an "ad repeat" but do not supply necessary content for the "ad repeat" with my ad content submission?

Q. I originally didn't want to repeat my ad, but I have changed my mind - what should I do?

Q. I originally wanted (and paid for) a repeated ad, but I have changed my mind - what should I do?

Q. I paid for a repeat ad, but both are in the same category - can this be changed? If not, may I have a refund?

Q. Does the standard free ad offer allow ad repeats?

Q. Can repeated ads be renewed?

Q. If I repeat my ad, what is the order number I should use for renewals, deletion requests, etc.?

Q. Do you ever allow "ad repeats" at no charge?

Note: Categories are subjective and may overlap. 

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'Sales & Specials' Ads

Q. How can I view / search 'Sales & Specials' ads?

Q. What categories/offer types are available for 'Sales & Specials' ads?

Q. How can I place a 'Sales & Specials' ad?

Q. What sale type is appropriate for certain sales in the Sales & Specials section (e.g. bargains, clearance sales, inventory clearance, special sales, etc.)?

Q. An item in the Sales & Specials section isn't really a sale and doesn't contain special pricing - is that allowed?

Q. Are 'Sales & Specials' ads limited to businesses only?

Q. How can I learn more about 'Sales & Specials' ads?

Note: Categories are subjective and may overlap. 

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Shipping

Q. When I sell an item, am I required to ship it by any particular carrier or by any particular method?

Q. What should I do if the other party wants a large / excessive shipping charge?

Note: Categories are subjective and may overlap. 

Be sure to review all questions.

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Sponsorships

[Note: May also cover donations]

Q. What are sponsorships?

Q. How can I purchase a sponsorship?

Q. Why might one purchase a sponsorship?

Q. Are sponsorships or donations deductible on my tax return?

Q. Are sponsorships the same as donations?

Q. What sponsorship amounts / programs are available?

Q. Are sponsorships one-time gifts?

Q. What is a 'gift sponsorship'?

Q. What might a sponsorship gift notification say?

Q. May I receive a copy of my gift notification?

Q. May I customize the gift notification for sponsorships?

Q. Can I request two or more e-mail notifications for a gift sponsorship?

Q. If I request two gift sponsorships together (and pay for both), will there be two gift notifications?

Q. Must I provide a gift notification e-mail address at the time I purchase my sponsorship?

Q. Can I submit a e-mail address for a gift notification later (e.g. after I purchase my sponsorship)?

Q. If I provide an invalid/incorrect e-mail address for a gift sponsorship or if the gift notification is returned (or otherwise does not go through), will you provide another gift notification? If not, may I have a refund?

Q. What if I pay for another gift notification (if my first one didn't go through)?

Q. Will I be notified if a gift notification e-mail doesn't go through?

Q. Can you provide me something else (if my gift notification doesn't go through) indicating my gift sponsorship?

Q. What if I give a gift sponsorship, but the recipient doesn't want the "thank you text" to appear on the site?

Q. What if I give a gift sponsorship, but the recipient isn't happy about it - may I get a refund?

Q. What if I want my sponsorship to be anonymous?

Q. What if I want to give a different amount than the standard sponsorship amounts?

Q. What is the difference between sponsorships paid online and sponsorships paid offline?

Q. What may sponsorship funds or donations be used for?

Q. Can I request that my sponsorship or donation be used for a certain purpose?

Q. Can I get an accounting for the use of sponsorship funds or donations?

Q. May I request a letter from you acknowledging my sponsorship or donation?

Q. Do you accept all sponsorships & donations?

Q. Are sponsorships limited to businesses or individuals?

Q. Can I correspond with you regarding my sponsorship?

Q. Will I receive anything in exchange for my sponsorship or donation?

Q. Do you recommend / endorse all (or any) sponsors or donors?

Q. Are sponsorships or donations refundable for any reason?

Q. Regarding sponsorships, what is "thank you text"?

Q. Is "thank you text" guaranteed to appear on this site for every sponsorship?

Q. Is the requested "thank you text" for sponsorships guaranteed to appear on this site?

Q. Might "thank you text" for multiple sponsorships be grouped together?

Q. If "thank you text" appears for any given sponsorship, how long will it appear?

Q. Can I include a web address or contact information in the "thank you text" for sponsorships?

Q. What are the guidelines/requirements for "thank you text"?

Q. Can I request "thank you text" after I submit payment for my sponsorship?

Q. If I mail in my sponsorship, can I request "thank you text"?

Q. Is there a limit to how many "thank you text" items may appear (in total or for any given sponsor or message)?

Q. Do you endorse any/all "thank you text"?

Q. Can "thank you text" be removed?

Q. Can my sponsorship be placed on the "acknowledgements page"?

Q. Might you accept sponsorships from non-Catholics / anti-Catholics?

Q. There is a known Protestant / atheist / etc. listed as a sponsor - is that acceptable?

Q. There is a known Protestant / atheist / etc. - or a known anti-Catholic listed as a Catholic sponsor - is that acceptable?

Q. If I purchase a sponsorship or donate, will you continue to "hound me" for more money?

Q. Are sponsorships renewable?

Q. How can I learn more about sponsorships?

Note: Categories are subjective and may overlap. 

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'Target Cycles'

Q. What is a 'target cycle'?

Q. When does a 'target cycle' begin?

Q. Do ads appear continuously over their target cycles?

Q. Why might ads appear shorter or longer than their indicated target cycles?

Q. Are ads purchased for a certain length of time (e.g. 1 year, 1 month), etc.?

Q. Do target cycles apply to all ads?

Q. Do you notify me regarding the precise dates of my target cycle?

Q. Can I pay in advance for two (or more) target cycles?

Q. What is the target cycle for a 'repeated ad'?

Q. My ad disappeared from the site even though the target cycle has not completed or my indicated 'end date' has not passed. What should I do?

Note: Categories are subjective and may overlap. 

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Taxes / Deductions

Q. Can I deduct donations made to charities advertised on this site?

Q. Are sponsorships or donations deductible on my tax return?

Q. Can I deduct ad processing fees / donations /  sponsorships / etc. made to this site on my tax return?

Q. Are items I receive (e.g. from 'Wanted' ads) taxable?

Q. Are items given as gifts to advertisers considered "gifts" for tax purposes?

Q. Who is responsible for paying taxes?

Note: Categories are subjective and may overlap. 

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Use of Commercial Sections

Q. Who may advertise (or buy) here?

Q. Can I place an ad on this site if I don't sell online?

Q. If I am outside the U.S. may I advertise on this site?

Q. Is it okay to submit an ad for another party?

Q. I have a non-Catholic religious item to sell. May I advertise it here?

Q. May I request donations here?

Q. I need an item (or want to sell an item) immediately. Should I advertise it here?

Q. May I buy/sell blessed objects?

Q. May I advertise food / restaurants here?

Q. Do you prohibit ads that are not "vegetarian friendly"? If so, why?

Q. Are there any other types of products / services I shouldn't advertise (or request)?

Q. What limits might be placed on ads in the commercial sections?

Q. Where can I find more guidelines concerning submissions?

Note: Categories are subjective and may overlap. 

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Misc.

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

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?

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

Q. Are ads comprehensive?

Q. Do you prohibit ads that you disagree with?

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

Q. What should I know before placing an ad?

Q. What are the steps involved in ad placement?

Q. Where can I advertise?

Q. Can I advertise in non-commercial areas?

Q. Which type of ad should I request?

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

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

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

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

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

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"?

Q. Do you verify advertisements?

Q. Are all ads always treated consistently by you?

Q. How many words am I allowed per ad?

Q. May I include any Latin in my ad?

Q. Do you want us to do business with those who advertise on this site?

Q. If you do not endorse advertisers, why do their ads appear here?

Q. Do advertisements contain all advertisers' terms?

Q. Do advertisers on this site all have the same policies/terms as one another?

Q. Do advertisers on this site have the same policies/terms as those of this site?

Q. What is the refund / return / exchange policy for advertisers of this site?

Q. Might the terms/policies of MyCatholicSource.com differ from those of any of its related sites?

Q. What other commercial options are available on this site and what guarantees do you offer regarding these options?

Q. How do I know if an item advertised is still available?

Q. How can I find out more about a product / service / organization / group / institution / school / religious order / charity / business / provider / employer / website / publication / message / activity / event / offer / offerer / request / requestor / seller / manufacturer / distributor / author / publisher / item / etc.?

Q. What do the terms "approved" and "rejected" refer to with regard to ads in the Commercial Sections?

Q. What does it mean that an ad is "scheduled"?

Q. What does it mean that an ad is "unscheduled" (or "not scheduled")?

Q. Are ad classifications accurate?

Q. How long should I offer (or request) a particular product / service?

Q. May I restrict who I sell to or buy from?

Q. I am uncomfortable about buying from (or selling to) strangers. What should I do?

Q. May I place restrictions on the use of items that I transfer?

Q. Should I limit my buying / selling to certain areas?

Q. Must I sell my item to the first person who contacts me (or all persons who contact me) about my offer?

Q. Must I provide services to the first person who contacts me (or all persons who contact me) about my offer?

Q. Must I accept assistance from the first person who contacts me (or all persons who contact me) about my request?

Q. When can a commercial relationship be terminated?

Q. How should I handle my transaction?

Q. I have been contacted about my ad - how should I respond?

Q. When someone responds to my ad, may I send them unsolicited marking literature, e-mail, etc.?

Q. May I send advertisers unsolicited marking literature, e-mail, etc.?

Q. How much should I charge for tax / shipping / etc.?

Q. What payment methods are acceptable for commercial sections?

Q. How personal may I get in my ad (e.g. Personal Messages/Classified Ads)?

Q. May I request advance payment in cash?

Q. Should I pay in cash?

Q. The advertiser requires a payment by cash. What should I do?

Q. If I am buying (or selling) an item, should I provide my home or work address?

Q. When I buy goods, how can I protect my personal information (e.g. bank account number, address, etc.)?

Q. How do I know that the other party will do what they are supposed to do?

Q. Should I require advance payment or allow buyers to pay after receipt of the goods or services?

Q. If I allow a buyer to pay after the receipt of goods or services, how can I be sure I will be paid?

Q. If I pay before receiving goods/services/etc., how can I be sure I will ever receive them (or that they will be as described)?

Q. I received the other party's payment in advance. Should I send the item out (or perform the service) immediately?

Q. Why do you allow questionable advertisers to advertise? Why might you allow ads for questionable products / services / etc.?

Q. If I conduct advance research, use a P.O. Box and a special e-mail account, and I don't give away any personal information, am I fully protected from the dangers which may occur with regard to transactions (including offering/requesting, buying/selling, transfers, sending/receiving, payments, shipping, contacts / correspondence, etc.)?

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Q. Are you required to notify us if you suspect (or know of) a problem or risk regarding a particular 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 / user / item / etc.?

Q. Do you notify us of any legal requirements relating to transactions / activities (including advertising, offering / requesting / buying / selling / sending / receiving / providing / contacts / correspondence / payments / shipping / transfers / events / etc.)?

Q. Should any information in any advertisement(s) on this site be taken to give medical / financial / legal / etc. advice?

Q. Are you responsible for any medical / legal / financial / etc. information which may appear on this site?

Q. Should I participate in commercial transactions which are dangerous?

Q. Who is responsible for furnishing materials / tools / etc., the service provider or the requestor?

Q. What if the seller has raised the price from what appears on this site?

Q. An item's condition is described as "used" / "good" / etc. Does that mean the item is in suitable condition?

Q. How can I obtain a more specific location for a seller (or buyer)?

Q. Must I provide a receipt when I sell items/provide services?

Q. Will the seller include a receipt with my shipment?

Q. Must a service provider have certain licensing / qualifications / certification / experience / insurance / bonding / etc. prior to performing certain services?

Q. Should I confirm the licensing status / qualifications / certification / experience / insurance / bonding / etc. of a service provider before utilizing their services?

Q. What if I change my mind and don't want to use the services of (or buy goods from) a particular person after I've seen him/her?

Q. What if I change my mind and don't want provide services to (or sell goods to) a particular person after I've seen him/her?

Q. May I dismiss a service provider?

Q. What if I was turned down to provide (or receive) goods or services?

Q. Is it okay to leave service providers alone while they are performing their work?

Q. What are some additional guidelines/terms for volunteering activities?

Q. What are some additional guidelines/terms for placing and responding to wanted ads (or other applicable ads)?

Q. How can potential buyers find my ad?

Q. I would like the web address in my ad to appear as a link. Is this possible?

Q. Can you provide me with lost order numbers or other information concerning my ad request?

Q. What if the name of my company does not meet certain guidelines of this site?

Q. What if I dispute the charges in connection with an ad request(s)?

Q. Can I pay to place my ad in a non-commercial section?

Q. What sources might you use to determine / help determine the disposition / appearance / content / etc. of any ad?

Q. What records are you required to keep regarding my ad request(s) / ad content submission(s) / deletion request(s) / correspondence with you / etc.? How must records be kept and for how long?

Q. If the content displayed is not current, how may I see the current content?

Q. Do you retain full right of control over content / appearance / order / etc. of all ads?

Q. Are you required to authenticate any ad / advertiser / submitter / user / content / individual / organization / business / charity / etc.?

Q. I lost / deleted some correspondence from you. Can you please re-send it to me?

Q. What is the maximum number of categories that I may request my ad appear in?

Q. Does a special permission / oversight / exemption / etc. set a precedent? Are you required to correct it / repeat it / continue it?

Q. What are some terms that may be used interchangeably in commercial area(s) [and/or other area(s)] of this site?

Q. What amount might "a number of times" refer to?

Q. What does "this site" / "the site" / "our site" etc. refer to?

Q. Who might the terms "ban you", "ban them", etc. apply to? 

Q. What might the term "prohibit ad" refer to? 

Q. Might the term "item" include both products & services?

Q. Might the term "purchase a sponsorship" mean "request a sponsorship"?

Q. Might the term "purchase an ad" mean "request an ad"?

Q. What does the term "paid ads" refer to?

Q. Might "reimburse us" mean an advance reimbursement?

Q. What might the term "provider" refer to?

Q. Does the notation "information is provided by users" intend to exclude the possibility that you may make various corrections, deletions, additions, etc. to such information?

Q. Are your policies / practices concerning the commercial sections subject to change at any time without notice?

Q. Can I place an ad(s) but not agree to all your terms?

Q. Can I respond to ad(s) but not agree to all your terms?

Q. Must I provide you with my name, address, and phone number so you may contact me about my ads?

Q. You let someone else put all caps in their ad (or certain words or other prohibited items), why not me?

Q. Why does content in certain field(s) not match the label / description?

Q. Who is responsible for the content of this site?

Q. What is your primary (or sole) means of contacting me?

Q. Are forms on this site secure?

Q. What if I don't want to put contact information in the 'contact information' field?

Q. Do you ever contact advertisers who pay but do not submit content?

Q. I have a suggestion for this site. What should I do?

Q. Can I request two ads of the same type on one invoice?

Q. Can I request two ads of different types on one invoice?

Q. I noticed that some advertisers have exceeded maximums, should I report this to you?

Q. What happens if you require me to do something within a given period and I don't do it?

Q. Should I contact you if I am unable to do something required within a given time period?

Q. Should I contact you if I was unable to (or forgot to) do something required within a given time period?

Q. What happens if someone submits an ad request / ad content / deletion request / etc. disguised as me?

Q. Who is responsible for supplying appropriate / correct information?

Q. Will I receive notification that my ad has been processed / pre-processed or that it will appear or not appear?

Q. Must Catholic churches be diocesan?

Q. What if a listed 'Catholic church' is not diocesan?

Q. What happens if I submit multiple ad processing requests and exceed the maximum allowed?

Q. What if I omit certain important information (for example, that my photography shop only takes nude pictures or that my bookstore only sells anti-Catholic literature)?

Q. I am sure that I selected the correct category for my ad, but the confirmation page shows a different category - what happened?

Q. If you contact me about my ad, am I required to respond?

Q. Can you guarantee that an unscheduled ad will never appear?

Q. How is it fair for me to assume all risk concerning insecure e-mail and forms?

Q. Last time I made a mistake / didn't follow rules when submitting my ad, but you didn't take my money - why did you take my money this time?

Q. Are you required to notify me of changes in terms / procedures / etc.?

Q. Are you required to notify me regarding technical (or other) problems with this site / problems with e-mail / etc.?

Q. Can I "opt out" of correspondence from you regarding my ad?

Q. Can I place an ad on this site if I don't sell online?

Q. Do you sell items (other than ads) in the commercial sections? If so, what guarantees do you offer?

Q. Will you sell an item for me in the commercial sections?

Q. Your commercial sections terms seem somewhat harsh - are they not?

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