Terms of Use

Bid on Plants offers a free membership based on trust.  Follow our Rules put forth in the Terms of Use section.  BOP reserves the right to suspend membership for any reason.  If a membership is terminated this will include a lifetime ban and the member will not be able to rejoin bidonplants.com for any reason.  We will do whatever it takes to keep BOP a safe and fun place for auction and trade.  Placing a bid is a legally binding contract.  Make sure you are certain you can pay before placing a bid.

Membership termination could happen due to:

Fraud – BOP has a zero tolerance policy for fraud and will prosecute if deems necessary to uphold the Law.

Fraudulent User Information– It’s against the law to make a bid with a fraudulent name or credit card.

Bidding with no intent to buy– Placing bids and not paying for the item after winning is against BOP’s policy.

Mail Fraud– After paying for an item, then not receive the merchandise -or- receive something other than you paid for.

Bid Shilling and Shielding– Bid shilling is when an individual schemes with someone else or creates a false identity in order to drive up the bidding prices for the seller. Bid shielding is when a buyer and partner artificially inflate bids preventing other bidders from bidding. Then, at the last minute, the shielding user cancels their high bid whereby his/her partner wins the auction with a lower offer.

Falsified Feedback– We understand Mistakes happen, report them the right way before leaving Feedback through our ticket system to try and resolve first.  Leaving False or Misleading Feedback for any reason is unacceptable.

Since Bid On Plants is only a venue that offers a conduit in which the users conduct trade and the sales of goods, user information is given to us. Your information includes any information you provide to us or other users during the registration, bidding or listing process, in any public message area or through any email feature (defined herein as “Your Information”). With respect to Your Information:

You are solely responsible for Your Information, and we act as a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of Your Information. However, we may take any action with respect to such information we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion if we believe it may create liability for us or may cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our Sips or other suppliers.  Your Information and your items for sale on Bid On Plants: (a) shall not infringe any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (b) shall not be fraudulent or involve the sale of counterfeit or stolen items; (c) shall not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including without limitation those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising); (d) shall not be defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing; and (e) shall not link directly or indirectly to or include descriptions of goods or services that: (i) are prohibited under this Agreement; (ii) are identical to other items you have up for auction but are priced lower than your auction item’s reserve or minimum bid amount; (iii) are concurrently listed for auction on a web site other than Bid On Plants or (iv) you do not have a right to link to or include. Furthermore, you may not post on our site or sell through our site any item that, by paying to us the listing fee, could cause us to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation.

Solely to enable the BOP to use Your Information you supply us with, so that we are not violating any rights you might have in that information, you agree to grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise the copyright and publicity rights (but no other rights) you have in Your Information, in any media now known or not currently known, with respect to Your Information. Bid On Plants will only use Your Information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.  See below.

 

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please Contact Us. As described below, some of your personally identifiable information is disclosed to other users of BOP. By accepting the Terms of Use, you expressly consent to such use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information.

Children are not eligible to use our services and we ask that minors do not submit any personal information to us.

We do not sell or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third party. Unfortunately, due to the existing regulatory environment, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Further, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate. Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personally identifiable information or private communications will remain private.

Auction users may not collect information of any kind regarding other Users. Bid On Plants does not allow any user information, feedback, usernames, identity of usernames, etc, to be displayed in any public lists. If any users has been found to publish such list, they will be immediately terminated from BOP.

The terms applicable to the Email This Auction to a Friend service apply to your use of that service. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not use the service to send spam. We do not use the email addresses you enter for any purpose other than to send your email. We do not rent or sell these email addresses, either. Indeed, we discard the email addresses after they have been used to send your email.

You may not disclose your password to any third parties or share it with any third parties. If, despite the foregoing, you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personally identifiable information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password.

Once you register, you will be able to review and change your password and/or Name and address information through the Change Registration link. However, to prevent fraud, if you want to change your Alias or email address this request must first be reviewed by BOP. Once posted, you cannot change or remove any public postings made in our feedback area.

We will retain in our files information you have requested to remove in some circumstances, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our User Agreement. Further, such prior information is never completely removed from our databases due to technical constraints and the fact that we back up our systems. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests. You must promptly update your information if it changes.

Bid On Plants uses industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal identifiable information, such as firewalls and Secure Socket Layers. However, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet.

About BidOnPlants

BOP is an auction site that allows users to offer, sell and buy plants and seeds in a variety of pricing formats and locations. The actual contract for sale is directly between the seller and buyer. It is the seller’s responsibility to know their state and national laws on the sale of plants and seeds. Buyers must know what plants and seeds are able to enter their locality.  BOP is not responsible for any plants shipped under a quarantine; regulations on specific species; state and national laws broken by a seller or a buyer.

While we may provide pricing, shipping, listing, and other guidance in our Services, such guidance is solely informational and you may decide to follow it or not. Also, while we may help facilitate the resolution of disputes through various programs, BOP has no control over and does not guarantee the existence, quality, safety or legality of items advertised nor the truth or accuracy of users’ content or listings; the ability of sellers to sell items; the ability of buyers to pay for items; or that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction or return an item.

Because user authentication on the Internet is difficult, the BOP cannot and does not confirm that each user is who they claim to be. Therefore, because you must be careful in dealing with other users to avoid fraud, we have established a user-initiated feedback system to help you evaluate who you are dealing with. We encourage you to communicate directly with a trading partner to help you evaluate with whom you are dealing. We reserve the right to terminate or ban any user without consent so that we may help to provide a trustworthy trading community.

 

Membership

Our services are available only to individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, our services are not available to minors. If you do not qualify, please do not use our services. Bid On Plants may refuse our services (such as, but not limited to listings, messaging and bidding) to anyone at any time, in our sole discretion. Once a bid is placed whether it is the first bid or final bid, it is considered a legal contract to purchase an item.  Bids do not get retracted as it is the user’s (Buyer) responsibility to hold up their end when submitting a bid.  Members are to pay promptly and follow the directions of described items.  Seller’s are held to the standards they set forth in their descriptions and are to ship items on time, as promised. BOP reserves the right to terminate or ban any user if deemed necessary for the health of the site and the safety of the members.

Fraud

It is a violation of the law to make a bid using a fraudulent name or credit card number. Fraudulent bidders will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We will do whatever it takes to keep BOP a fair and honest trading site.

Complaints

If the user has an issue they will utilize the email ticketing process to file a complaint.  We will work with both parties upon a dispute to try and resolve the matter before any legal action would occur.  BOP is merely the platform to use during auction and trade and expects its users to abide by the rules and resolve any issues amongst themselves.  BOP is a 3rd party overseeing and will only become involved in a matter as last resort effort to resolve a dispute before any legal action would be taken.