Terms of Use-Sellers

Twisted Strait Fibers (TSF) operates a market where you can sell your handmade goods directly to buyers around the world. We want to make sure that you and your buyers have a positive experience on TSF. This policy is a part of our Terms of Use. By selling on TSF, you’re agreeing to this policy and our Terms of Use.

1.  What Can be Sold on TSF

TSF is cooperative market. Buyers come here to purchase handmade items unique to our environment. Everything listed for sale on TSF must be handmade with at least 50% protein fiber.

Handmade items are items that are made and/or designed by you, the seller.

You agree that:

  • All handmade items are made or designed by you or your employee or contractor hired by you.
  • You agree to seek permission for using any patterns you have not developed yourself. You will provide a copy of the “release for sale” to the Web Manager with the price listing/description. You will include the name of the pattern developer and/or web address in your product description.
  • You accurately give credit to all the other people involved in the item you have made. For example: Another member hand-spun the yarn you used to create a sweater.
  • You will accurately describe the fiber source (such as alpaca) and percentage used in your description, and disclose if the source is not known to you.
  • You will sell only your items under your membership.

2. What Cannot be Sold on TSF

Reselling is not allowed on TSF. Reselling is any item, handmade or not, that wasn’t made by you or in conjunction with you.

TSF may remove any listings that violate our policies, to be determined at the sole discretion of TSF.

The following items are not allowed to be part of or included with our fiber products:

  • Controlled substances: Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs, Drug Paraphernalia, and Medical Drugs
  • Protected species animal products and Human Remains
  • Hate items: Items that Promote, Support, or Glorify Hatred
  • Any federally restricted or illegal items such as Eagle feathers
  • Internationally regulated items
  • Items of a pornographic nature
  • Items that promote, support, or glorify violence
  • Items that are illegal or libelous

3. Honesty

When you sell on TSF you represent not only your values, but the values of Twisted Strait Fibers. Your actions are now shared by all of our membership. TSF expects you to:

  • Provide honest, accurate information in your membership listing and sales descriptions
  • Honor all the TSF Terms of Use
  • Respect the intellectual property of others. If you use a pattern which precludes or limits sales, follow the instructions given by the artist
  • Not engage in sales negotiation, undercutting the pricing listed on the site
  • Not harass, discourage, or otherwise interfere with the sales of another member on the TSF site

4. Communication and Protection of Personal Information

During the course of a sale you may be asked to communicate with the buyer. You may receive the buyer’s address, email address, or phone number as a result of the transaction or as a result of an inquiry prior to the transaction. You may not use the information for unsolicited commercial messages or other promotions. You may not, without the buyer’s explicit consent, add their details to your email or physical mailing list. You may not market directly to that buyer as a result of your sale on TSF. If, during the transaction the buyer requests to be added to your private listings, you must keep a copy of their request on record to prove you had a direct request from the buyer. If TSF and you are found to be joint data controllers of personal information, and if TSF is sued, fined, or otherwise incurs expenses because of something that you did as a joint data controller of the buyer’s personal information, you agree to indemnify TSF for the expenses it occurs in connection with your processing of buyer personal information.

5. Customer Service

We expect our members to provide a high level of customer service. By selling on TSF, you agree to:

  • Respond to inquiries in a timely manner, within five (5) business days.
  • Honor the commitments you make in your shop descriptions.
  • Assist in the resolution of disagreements or disputes as needed.

6. HOLD HARMLESS LEGAL DISCLAIMERS

It is the Sellers desire to hold harmless Cooperative from any claims and/or litigation arising out of Seller’s actions in connection with any injury resulting from the use of the product sold by the Seller on the Cooperative website. Seller shall fully defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, Cooperative from any and all claims, lawsuits, demands, causes of action, liability, loss, damage and/or injury, of any kind whatsoever whether brought by an individual or other entity, or imposed by a court of law or by administrative action of any federal, state or local governmental body or agency, arising out of, in any way whatsoever, any acts, omissions, negligence, or willful misconduct on the part of Seller, its officers, owners, personnel, employees, agents, contractors, invitees, or volunteers. The indemnification applies to and includes, without limitation, the payment of all penalties, fines, judgments, awards, decrees, attorney’ fees, and related costs or expenses and any reimbursement to Cooperative for all legal fees, expenses, and costs incurred by it.

7. Content

Content that is posted on TSF including TSF photos of your items for sale and photos on your page are owned by TSF. If you provide photos to TSF you have relinquished ownership of those photos. You may use photos taken by our team for your personal website, but you are not authorized to sell any photos taken by our staff. Any logos developed for your products or business are yours however should you wish them to be displayed on the TSF website you grant us authorization for their unlimited non-exclusive use by providing them to us.

A. You are solely responsible for your content. Any details you provide to TSF regarding your sale items you are responsible for. You represent that you have all necessary rights to Your Content and that you’re not infringing or violating any third party’s rights by posting it. You represent that your content is accurate and truthful.

B. By posting your Content, you grant TSF a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, sub-licensable, perpetual license to use, display, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, store, adapt, translate, publicly display, and prepare derivative works of your content to provide the Services and to promote TSF, or the Services in general, in any formats and through any channels, including across any TSF Services or third-party website or advertising medium.

A backup or residual copy of your submission may remain on TSF’s servers even if your submission is removed from the website, and TSF retains rights to those copies. You represent and warrant that (a) you own the submission submitted by you to TSF’s website, and (b) the posting of your submission on or through TSF’s website does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of any submission posted by you to or through TSF’s website.

C. Reporting Unauthorized Content. TSF has great respect for intellectual property rights and is committed to following appropriate legal procedures to remove infringing content from the Services. If content that you own or have rights to has been posted to the services without your permission and you want it removed, please notify us immediately. If your content infringes another person’s intellectual property, we will remove it if we receive proper notice. We’ll notify you if that happens.

D. TSF reserves the right to deny posting any content you provide that is abusive, threatening, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, or otherwise offensive or in violation of our Prohibited Items Policy, Community Policy, or any part of our Terms. You also agree not to post any content that is false and misleading or use the TSF website in a manner that is fraudulent or deceptive. TSF is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of content posted by users that you accessed through the services. You release us from all liability relating to that content. By uploading any content to this site, you thereby give permission to TSF to review any and all of the content, and also give permission to TSF to remove or delete the content without advance notice to you, for any or no reason at all, including that TSF determines, in its sole discretion, that the content violates this Agreement.

8. Your Use of Our Services

License to Use Our Services. We grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and revocable license to use our Services—subject to the Terms and the following restrictions in particular:

A. Don’t Use Our Services to Break the Law. You agree that you will not violate any laws in connection with your use of the Services. This includes any local, state, federal, and international laws that may apply to you. For example, it’s your responsibility to obtain any permits or licenses that your shop requires; you may not sell anything that violates any laws; you must comply with our Sanctions Policy and don’t engage in fraud, theft, anti-competitive conduct, threatening conduct, or any other unlawful acts or crimes against TSF, another TSF user, or a third party.

B. You are responsible for paying all fees that you owe to TSF. TSF will calculate, collect and remit the applicable sales tax.

C. Don’t Steal Our Stuff. You agree not to “crawl,” “scrape,” or “spider” any page of the Services or to reverse engineer or attempt to obtain the source code of the Services.

D. Don’t Try to Harm Our Systems. You agree not to interfere with or try to disrupt our Services, for example by distributing a virus or other harmful computer code.

E. Follow Our Trademark Policy. The name TSF, phrases, logos, and designs that we use in connection with our services, are trademarks, service marks, or trade dress of TSF in the US and other countries.

F. Share Your Ideas. They can help us improve your experience and our Services. Any unsolicited ideas or other materials you submit to TSF (not including Your Content or items you sell through our Services) are considered non-confidential and non-proprietary to you. You grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, sub-licensable, perpetual license to use and publish those ideas and materials for any purpose, without compensation to you.

G. Talk to Us Online. TSF will provide you with certain legal information in writing. By using our services, you’re agreeing to our Electronic Communications Policy, which describes how we provide that information to you. It says that we can send you information electronically (by email, etc.) instead of mailing you paper copies (it’s better for the environment), and that your electronic agreement is the same as your signature on paper.

9. Termination

Termination By You

We’d hate to see you go, but you may terminate your account with TSF with thirty (30) days’ notice from your account settings. You can find more information in this Help article. Terminating your account will not affect the availability of some of Your Content that you posted through the Services prior to termination. Oh, and you’ll still have to pay any outstanding bills.

Termination By TSF

We may terminate or suspend your account (and any related accounts) and your access to the Services at any time, for any reason, and without advance notice. If we do so, it’s important to understand that you don’t have a contractual or legal right to continue to use our Services, for example, to sell or buy on our websites or mobile apps. TSF may refuse service to anyone, at any time, for any reason.

If you or TSF terminate your account, you may lose any information associated with your account, including your content.

We May Discontinue the Services

TSF reserves the right to change, suspend, or discontinue any of the Services at any time, for any reason. We will not be liable to you for the effect that any changes to the services may have on you, including your income or your ability to generate revenue through the services.

Survival

The Terms will remain in effect even after your access to the Service is terminated, or your use of the Service ends.