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Member behavior policies

One of the foundations of the eBay experience is the level of trust between all members of the eBay community. To maintain that trust, we expect all members to treat each other with respect.

Our policies around member behavior are in place to protect everyone in our community, and ensure that buying and selling on eBay is an enjoyable experience for all. For more details, please see the individual policy guidelines below.


Unsolicited idea submissions policy

We're always pleased to hear from our members, but find out why we consider unsolicited suggestions, ideas or proposals to be non-confidential and non-proprietary.

Inappropriate language and profanity policy

We have zero tolerance for members using language that we consider to be defamatory or abusive.

eBay's intellectual property policy

Learn when and how you can use our name, logo and other intellectual property.

Member-to-member contact policy

We encourage open communication between our members through our site but we have rules in place for how contact can be made and messages can be sent.

eBay employee trading and community content policy

Read our rules for eBay employees who buy and sell on our site.

Community content policy

Learn about our guidelines for how members should interact on our community boards.

User agreement

Our user agreement sets out the terms and conditions you agree to when you register on eBay.

User privacy notice (privacy policy)

Learn how you and your personal information are protected on eBay.

Cookie policy

Our cookie notice details the information we collect through cookies, and how we use it to improve your experience on eBay.

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