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.Threats and offensive language 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.Spam policy
Spam, or unsolicited marketing email, is not allowed on eBay.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
Learn how you and your personal information are protected on eBay.Cookie Notice
Our Cookie Notice details the information we collect through cookies, and how we use it to improve your experience on eBay.
Activity on eBay is required to:
- Follow all applicable laws
- Respect the rights of third parties
- Follow the eBay User Agreement
- Follow this eBay policy
If activity doesn’t meet these requirements, eBay may take action consistent with applicable laws and the eBay User Agreement, and may even be legally required to do so. Such actions may include, as an example only: administratively ending listings or canceling transactions, hiding or lowering the placement of listings in search results, lowering seller rating, restricting buying or selling, forfeiture of fees, loss of buyer or seller protections, restricting access to member communication and rating tools, removing feedback, and account suspension.