Skooltopia is a marketplace that connects buyers and sellers who are members of a school community and enables a contribution to the school when an item on the site is purchased. These buyers and sellers might include parents, teachers, family members and friends.

Whether you need a math tutor, someone to organize a birthday party, apple pie, or a unique handcrafted gift we bet there is someone in your community that offers it. We also bet that you have talent, experience and skills that you can translate into your own Skooltopia business or you have an existing business that you could promote to your community through Skooltopia.

Whether you are buying or selling or both, we want to make your experience fun and positive. In order to do this there are a few rules we need to go over. Please take a moment to review these Marketplace Rules.

The Golden Rule

Just as we tell our children "do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” In other words, please treat others with kindness and act in a respectful and responsible manner at all times.

Trust and Safety

Participating in the Skooltopia marketplace is real business. Just as you would in the real world, it is very important to use common sense and be respectful. Before you enter into a transaction, make sure you know what you are buying, who you are buying it from or who you are selling it to. That is common sense people.

Buyers

All sales are final once you click “Pay”. This means that you should make sure you know what you are buying before you complete the transaction. Electronic communications with sellers should be initiated through the site by using the "Ask" button located on product and storefront pages. Understand any policies the seller has regarding returns or if you are unsatisfied with a product or service before you buy. Be aware that any agreement with the seller regarding returns or refunds is between you and the seller and will not include any donations or transaction fees that may have already been charged.

Sellers

Before you deliver, wait for the buyer to press "Pay" and wait to receive an email from Skooltopia informing you that you have a new order and the payment has in fact been sent.

Skooltopia does not permit links or urls to outside websites, emails or product information unless you are a paying affiliate. All sales initiated through the site must take place on the site unless you are one of our paying affiliates.

Safety First

Always meet in a public place, like at school, in a café or a public park.

Take care to protect your personal information, such as your name, address, phone number, credit card number. Only provide your personal information to Skooltopia and our payment processing partners directly through our secure site.

On Skooltopia we enable the transaction between buyers and sellers, so there should never be a need to share your personal financial information with others if you choose not to.

Only accept payment through Skooltopia. Don't accept checks, money orders or other methods of payment.

Dispute Resolution

Because transactions take place between the buyer and the seller, all sales are final. Skooltopia is not able to mediate disagreements or issue refunds for any reason. If you feel you may have been the victim of theft or fraud, be sure to document what happened and contact your local law enforcement for assistance.

Maintaining the safety and integrity of Skooltopia is extremely important to us, if a crime has taken place relating to a Skooltopia transaction, please provide us with a copy of the police report (by contacting us here: team@skooltopia.com) so that we may take appropriate action.

Personal Conduct

Because Skooltopia is built around a community of people who are already connected we expect that you will conduct business in a courteous and respectful manner.
Harassment, sexual solicitation and the use of inappropriate or hateful language are strictly prohibited. Please report any abusive communications sent through Skooltopia to: team@skooltopia.com.

Offer Guidelines

All offers posted on Skooltopia must comply with all applicable local laws and regulations. Don't post anything that is not legal to sell where you are located.
Do not share personal information with other users. Please don't include your name, phone number or other personal information in offers or communications with other users unless you already know them. For your safety and to maintain the integrity of the Skooltopia marketplace, we recommend that you communicate through Skooltopia regarding any business conducted on the site. If you do choose to disclose personal information to other users please be aware that this is entirely at your risk.

Prohibited Goods and Services: You can offer to buy just about anything on Skooltopia, but here are some things that aren't allowed:

• Drugs, alcohol or tobacco products, including prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia (rolling papers, pipes, etc.) or other controlled substances are prohibited.
• Anything related to weapons or unlawful activity is prohibited. This includes soliciting, inducing or encouraging illegal acts or requesting goods or services in furtherance of a crime.
• Sexual activity of any kind or obtaining goods or services for purposes of sexual gratification is prohibited.
• Animals, plants and insects that are regulated or prohibited for sale under applicable laws.
• Blood, bodily fluids and body parts.
• Embargoed goods.
• Items designed to be used to commit a crime including not without limitation burglary tools, false identification and items used to manufacture illegal explosives or controlled substances.
• Material that infringes copyrights, trademarks or other third party rights.
• Counterfeit or fraudulent items.
• Obscene material, child pornography or material that is harmful to minors.
• Prescription drugs, medical devices, controlled substances, illegal drugs, or drug paraphernalia.
• Nonprescription drugs that make false or misleading claims that might require FDA approval.
• Services or merchandise that promote hatred and violence against specific groups of people.
• Services that are illegal including without limitation prostitution.
• Stocks and other securities.
• Stolen goods or property with serial number removed or altered.
• Weapons (including but not limited to firearms, martial arts weapons, silencers, ammunition, disguised or switchblade knives, BB guns, stun guns or tear gas) and weapons parts.
• Fireworks.
• Items containing hazardous substances or pesticides.
• Content that can intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any regulations having the force of law, including the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.

If you suspect an offer may violate these policies, please report it to us at team@skooltopia.com and we will review it accordingly.

Thank you for taking the time to read these rules. We are so glad you are here. We look forward to building a school community marketplace that will help you, your family and your school to thrive.