Prohibited Items Policy

Your rights and obligations as an Unekha seller

Unekha is not a curated marketplace. However, for a variety of reasons, we prohibit certain types of items from Unekha. Some items present legal risks to our community; others are inconsistent with our values, are harmful to our members, or simply are not in the spirit of Unekha. This policy explains what is prohibited or restricted on Unekha.

This policy is a part of our Terms of Use. By opening an Unekha shop, you’re agreeing to this policy and our Terms of Use.

The following types of items are prohibited or restricted on Unekha:

  1. Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs, Drug Paraphernalia, and Medical Drugs
  2. Animal Products and Human Remains
  3. Dangerous Items: Hazardous Materials, Recalled Items, and Weapons
  4. Hate Items: Items that Promote, Support, or Glorify Hatred
  5. Illegal Items, Items Promoting Illegal Activity, and Highly Regulated Items
  6. Internationally Regulated Items
  7. Pornography and Mature Content
  8. Violent Items: Items that Promote, Support, or Glorify Violence

Policy decisions are complex. We consider many different and often divergent factors before coming to a decision about what is best for our community. Because we are a creative community, we err on the side of freedom of expression. We also tend to allow items that have educational, historical or artistic value, but we know that even those items are subject to a variety of valid and sometimes conflicting interpretations and emotional responses.

Art and history can be provocative, emotional and divisive. There are some topics on which we may never reach a consensus as a community, and that is okay. 

In order to help provide clarity and insight into our policymaking process, we have included the rationale behind our decisions and details about how they will be enforced, including some representative examples below of what is allowed on Unekha. We reserve the right to remove listings that we determine are not within the spirit of Unekha. Violating this policy may result in the member’s selling privileges being suspended and/or terminated.

  1. Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs, Drug Paraphernalia, and Medical Drugs

Alcohol and drugs are prohibited on Unekha. These substances face serious legal restrictions and in many cases are considered controlled substances under applicable law. Our policy also applies to other substances that have or are claimed to have an intoxicating or healing effect. Possible legal restrictions aside, these substances are not in the spirit of Unekha.

More Details:

The following are examples of items that may not be sold on Unekha:

  1. Alcohol.
  2. Tobacco products, smokeable products, e-cigarettes and e-liquid.
  3. Drugs and certain herbal substances, including substances used for recreational and medicinal purposes, regardless of their legality.
  4. Drug paraphernalia, including, for example: items with a carburetor; slides and/or items with a slide; bongs and bubblers; vaporisers and their components.
  5. Medical drugs, regulated medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.

Restrictions on descriptions of purported health benefits:

A medical drug claim is a statement or suggestion that an item prevents, heals, or treats a medical condition or disease. Medical drug claims are subject to varying degrees of regulation. If you make claims about the purported health benefits of an item for sale on Unekha, we urge you to speak with a qualified expert about which regulations apply to you. It is your responsibility to know and comply with all laws and regulations that apply to the items you sell.

Unekha prohibits certain medical drug claims based on our values, such as claims likely to deceive or pose an unreasonable risk to our community. Unekha may remove claims that we deem to be inappropriate, excessive, or otherwise unsuitable for our marketplace. We also remove content that promotes prohibited medical claims, such as anti-vaccine items. If Unekha receives proper notice from a legal authority, we may remove an item.