MGDA Classifieds Rules & Policies

We know that you’re enthusiastic about having a place to sell your miniature goats and related items, but let’s slow down to discuss some rules that will save all of us time, effort, and heartache. Thank you in advance for reading through the rules.

MDGA Classifieds is NOT an agent, broker, or dealer in goats or livestock equipment and does not receive any commission. MDGA offers its members the ONLINE CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING service.

By posting a Classified Ad, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to abide by the rules of conduct listed below. Violating these rules may result in your ad being removed or modified.

MDGA CLASSIFIEDS:

The MDGA Classified Ads are for buying/selling/trading miniature dairy goats and goat-related items and services ONLY, as such this service is for MDGA members only. One ad only per animal/item. Do not create multiple ads for the same animal or group of animals/items.

RELEASE:

MDGA acts as a venue for listing miniature goats and goat-related items for sale. We are not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers. Because we are not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers, in the event you have a dispute with one or more users, you release MDGA and its owners, agents, employees, and volunteers from claims, demands, and damages (actual or consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

NO GUARANTEE:

MDGA does not guarantee the sale of any item posted on MDGA Classifieds. MDGA does not guarantee the owner/seller’s animals or services or warrant the performance of any person or entity advertising on the classifieds site. MDGA only approves postings and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such content. Owners are responsible for proofreading ads and confirming that correct photos and information appear on ads. Buyers are responsible for ensuring that the seller is accurate and reputable in their information.

MDGA does NOT have any sort of program to ensure receipt of your purchases from third parties. We recommend that you place insurance and tracking on all items other than animals. Always PRINT and KEEP a copy of any ad used to buy or sell a goat or related items on our site. WE DO NOT KEEP ANY KIND OF ARCHIVE OF DELETED OR EXPIRED ADS.

UNACCEPTABLE MATERIAL:

Any and all profanity, pornography, and content of questionable intent, including racial slurs and propaganda, is a violation of the site use rules. Solicitation or spamming of other MDGA members through our site or ads is not allowed. If you send any type of unsolicited email (spam) to other members of our organization, advertising your own services, your account will be disabled and your ads will be deleted, you will be blocked from further ad responses.

If you see a slanderous or malicious ad on our site or receive unsolicited email (spam) from another user such as someone trying to sell you their own services via our ad response form, please report the scammer/spammer to MDGA. If you see a possible stolen or missing livestock or equipment listed on our site for sale, please contact us; it will be removed as soon as possible.

No ad may contain material that is discriminatory, defamatory, degrading, abusive, belittling, hateful, harassing, or threatening, or that is deliberately hostile, insulting, or offensive. Personal attacks on other members, for any reason, will not be tolerated. Ads may not contain material with intent to discourage, intimidate, hinder, divert, or otherwise afflict any transactions with members (buying, selling, trading, etc) taking place on this website or elsewhere.

COPYRIGHT:

MDGA cannot be held responsible for violations created by its users and/or customers. These violations include, but are not limited to, copyright violations, trademark violations, trade names or patents, or other content that violates any local, state, or federal laws.

Our customers are solely responsible for obtaining express permission from professional photographers, subjects, etc. to display images on our site. If we are informed of copyright violations created by our members, we will remove disputed images from the site without refund or prior notice to the offender.

PRIVACY

MDGA is not responsible for typos or accidental errors appearing in advertisements. All fees paid are non-refundable. We reserve the right to delete ads for sold items without the seller’s notice. All users, sellers, and buyers agree to the above terms when using this service.

  1. Open to members of MDGA ONLY. Membership numbers will be requested and verified.
  2. Only one post per animal/item at a time. No multiple posts of the same animal/item or they will be deleted and are non-refundable.
  3. Ads placed will appear in the classified section for 30 days at a rate of $10 per ad.
  4. Please delete ads once the animal or item has sold.
  5. Upload clear images of the animal or item you are selling.
  6. All communication concerning the sale of the animal/item is to be between seller and buyer, MDGA is not involved other than being a place to post your ad.
  7. Remember you are entering transactions with other members of the organization, please do so with all professionalism.