Ad Posting Rules

Hello and welcome to Papua New Guinea’s leading classifieds website MarketMeri.com.

These terms and conditions are intended to help keep MarketMeri.com a safe place to advertise and purchase PNG classifieds items. Please read them and refer to them regularly. We reserve the right to change any of the terms and condition at any time. By registering as a member of MarketMeri.com you accept these terms and conditions.

MarketMeri.com reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions as and when necessary, in the best interest of the web site, its registered users and the general public.

In these terms and conditions, the following expressions have the meanings set out:

  • ‘item’, ‘items’ means goods or property that are advertised on Marketmeri.com;
  • ‘member’ means a registered member of Marketmeri.com;
  • ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’ are a reference to Marketmeri.com;
  • ‘you’ and ‘your’ are a reference to you;
  • ‘Website’ means any Marketmeri.com website through which the services are offered;
  • ‘listing’ means a listing on the Website through which you advertise any item, service or job;and
  • ‘lister’ includes any person placing a listing.

Your Obligation As A Lister

Listers must be located in Papua New Guinea. Listers outside of Papua New Guinea are not permitted to advertise on MarketMeri.com, unless specifically authorised in writing by MarketMeri.com (note, if you advertisement is approved for sale you are deemed to be authorised).

You will only enter listings that are accurate, current, complete, and include all relevant information about the terms of sale, payment terms, shipping methods and who bears the cost of shipment. You must list an item in one category only which must be the most appropriate category for your item.

You will only place listings for items that exist, are to be sold, and that you are legally entitled to sell. You will only list items that are in your possession. In the case of motor vehicles, you must be a registered motor vehicle trader or owner, and hold clear authority to sell such vehicles before being able to list them. Any land listed for sale must be in Papua New Guinea.

All listings must comply with Papua New Guinea law. You must not list anything that is illegal, offensive (including anything of a defamatory, pornographic, or racially or ethnically objectionable nature), stolen, or unsafe, anything which infringes copyright or other intellectual property rights, items which have been illegally imported or which would require illegal import or export in order to complete the transaction, or any item of which the sale is prohibited by, or violates any, law. You agree that MarketMeri.com may disclose your personal information, including your name and contact details, to the relevant authorities, parties and/or the applicable intellectual property right holders.

Your listing may only contain a URL for a website that contains further information on the item you have listed. You must not use Marketmeri.com listings to promote a business or website other than one for sale in your listing.

You may choose to sell to any buyer at your discretion.

Listings will be pre-screened for content and MarketMeri.com reserves the right to not to post or remove any listing that it deems unsuitable or in breach of the terms and conditions.

The sale of films, videos, DVDs, VCDs and laser disks is covered by the films, videos and Publications Classification Act 1993. It is an offence to sell any of these items if they have not been examined and classified by the appropriate agencies. When listing these items for sale, you must include within your listing, the Papua New Guinean classification rating and all information on the classification label.

Firearms or any ammunition must not be advertised for sale on MarketMeri.com.

Becoming A Member

Becoming a member is free. You may only register as a member if you are resident of Papua New Guinea.You must be at least 18 years old.

You confirm that you have provided complete, accurate and current personal information when registering as a member. You must maintain and update your personal information held by MarketMeri.com to ensure it is kept current at all times. MarketMeri.com may phone or mail you to verify these details. You must not register as a member under multiple identities or personas (whether false or not). However, at MarketMeri.com discretion, you may create a business membership in addition to your personal membership.

MarketMeri.com reserves the right to decline to register or to terminate your membership without entering into further discussions with you. Without limiting the foregoing, MarketMeri.com may terminate your membership if a serious complaint or multiple complaints are received about you from other members, if you breach these terms and conditions, if you impersonate another member, or if we, at our sole discretion, deem your behaviour to be unacceptable. In the event of termination, you also agree that you will not open or attempt to open any new MarketMeri.com memberships. You may at any time close your Marketmeri.com membership. If you close your membership, or if it is terminated by MarketMeri.com, your ability to use the MarketMeri.com website will cease.

Security of your login information: You are responsible for keeping your login information, including your email address and password, secret and secure. You agree; not to permit any other person to use your user name or membership; and not to disclose, or provide to any other person, your password, email address, date of birth or any other information in connection with your membership that may allow them to gain access to your membership.

MarketMeri.com will send you emails relating to your membership, transactions and other activities on the Website, and for promoting and marketing other MarketMeri.com products and Services to you. MarketMeri.com may also send regular electronic newsletters to members.

General Rules
You must not damage, interfere with or harm the Website or Services, or any network, or system underlying or connected to them, or attempt to do so.

You may enter your appropriate contact details in the relevant contact detail fields of those listing categories which specifically provide for those details, i.e. Vehicles, Houses, Mobile Phones, Laptops, Clothing etc.

You must list classified items in Papua New Guinea Kina (and include GST in the price if you are required to do so by Papua New Guinea taxation laws). All tax obligations are the responsibility of the lister.

You are responsible for any actions taken through your membership. MarketMeri.com memberships are not transferable and therefore cannot be sold, leased, lent or traded.

MarketMeri.com will use its reasonable endeavours to ensure the availability of the Website, subject to any downtime required for maintenance. However, MarketMeri.com takes no responsibility for any system unavailability, or for any loss that is incurred as a result of Website or Services being unavailable. Further, MarketMeri.com assumes no responsibility for the corruption of any data or information held by MarketMeri.com.

As MarketMeri.com is not a party to any sale or transaction between you and another member, you agree not to involve, or attempt to involve, MarketMeri.com in any dispute or in the resolution of disputes that arise between you and another member as a result of the Services provided.

If we do not exercise or enforce any right available to us under these terms and conditions, it does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

If any provision of these terms and conditions becomes or is held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, and in any respect, that provision shall be severed from the remaining terms and conditions, which shall continue in full force and effect.

These terms and conditions supersede all previous conditions, understandings, commitments, agreements and representations whatsoever whether oral or written, and constitutes the entire agreement, between the parties, relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions.

You agree that MarketMeri.com may use your personal information to assist us to provide the Website to you, for internal research purposes, to verify your identity, to enforce or apply our terms and conditions, to protect the rights, property, or safety of MarketMeri.com , our users, or others, for promoting and marketing other MarketMeri.com products and Services to you, and for any other use that you authorise.

We will not sell or allow third parties to access your private personal information without your consent. We release account and other personal information only when we believe release is appropriate to comply with law; facilitate court proceedings; enforce or apply our terms and conditions; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Marketmeri.com, our users, or others. Government agencies with statutory roles enabling them to request information from us include but are not restricted to the Police.

Fees

MarketMeri.com may charge fees for the use of the website.

MarketMeri.com will display fees at the time of posting a listing.

As with the Terms and Conditions, MarketMeri.com reserves the right to change the fees charged for any of our services at any time. In the event that we introduce a new service, the fees for that service are effective at the launch of the service.

Liability

MarketMeri.com provides a venue to members who want to buy and sell items. MarketMeri.com does not take any part in the sale of items other than by providing our website as a venue for members. We do not act as agent for either party and do not participate in any sale or transaction between you and other members.

At your own risk: Transactions and all other contact between you and other members are conducted entirely at your own risk. You agree that MarketMeri.com takes no responsibility or liability for any misconduct of any of its members including, without limitation, members that have registered under false pretences or who attempt to defraud you. MarketMeri.com gives no undertakings, representations, or warranties in relation to items listed on the website about the ownership of any item; as to the content, safety, description, worthiness, quality, or legality of the items or services that are listed on the Website; as to the accuracy or truth of listings.

You expressly understand and agree that:

  • your use of the website is at your sole risk. The Website and Services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.
  • Marketmeri.com does not warrant that
  • the Services provided will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free, or
  • that any information provided on the Website is error-free or reliable;
  • no advice or information that is obtained by you from MarketMeri.com or anyone else shall create any warranty by MarketMeri.com that is not expressly stated in the terms and conditions; and
  • responsibility for the content of advertisements appearing on this Website (including hyperlinks to advertisers’ own websites) rests solely with the advertisers. The placement of such advertisements on the Website does not constitute Marketmeri.com recommendation or endorsement of the advertised product or service. Each advertiser is solely responsible for any representation made in connection with its advertisement.

MarketMeri.com is not responsible for protecting members from credit card fraud or any other danger, financial or otherwise, assocated with buying or selling an item.

You agree that, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any and all liability and responsibility of MarketMeri.com to you or any other person under or in connection with these terms and conditions, or in connection with the services, this Website, another Member’s acts or omissions, or your use of or inability to use, the services or this Website, is excluded regardless of whether such liability arises in contract, tort (including negligence), equity, breach of statutory duty or otherwise. MarketMeri.com liability and responsibility is excluded in respect of any and all loss or damage, whether direct or indirect, including, without limitation, loss of profits, loss of data, loss of business or anticipated savings, general and special damages, and consequential and incidental loss.

You agree to release, indemnify and keep indemnified us from and against all actions, claims, costs (including legal costs and expenses), losses, proceedings, damages, liabilities, or demands suffered or incurred by us to any person arising out of or in connection with your failure to comply with these terms and conditions, your failure to complete a transaction, your sale or attempted sale of an item that is prohibited, or arising out of any content or item you submit, post, transmit, or make available through the Services.

Without limiting any other rights and remedies available to MarketMeri.com, MarketMeri.com may limit your activities on the website, remove your bids, listings or other content, warn other members of your actions, issue a warning to you, suspend or terminate your membership, or refuse to provide our Services to you if you breach these terms and conditions or where MarketMeri.com considers it appropriate.

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