There are no fees to join CardBazaar, use many of the features on CardBazaar or to act as a buyer of Gift Cards on CardBazaar. However, sellers of Gift Cards on CardBazaar may be charged sales commissions or listing fees. You can join CardBazaar by registering and setting up a Member Account on CardBazaar or via our mobile applications (“ Member Account ”). Use of CardBazaar is intended solely for Members who are 18 years of age or older. If you are under the age of 18, you are not permitted to become a Member of CardBazaar or establish a Member Account or use CardBazaar. If you are under the age of 18, you cannot sell a Gift Card on the Site. We permit limited access to CardBazaar and services available on CardBazaar to guests and visitors who have not registered a Member Account. In order to access all of the benefits of CardBazaar, including the ability to buy and sell Gift Cards, you must set up a Member Account. You may only set up one Member Account on the Site. Furthermore, you must fully comply with the following requirements: (i) provide complete, current and accurate information at time of registration, (ii) update all relevant Account information to keep it current and accurate (iii) provide and maintain a valid and current credit card on file at all times if you sell Gift Cards on CardBazaar,(iv) maintain the security and confidentiality of your Member Account, including any access or use of security codes associated with your Member Account, so as to minimize the risk of unauthorized access of your Member Account. Finally, you agree to inform CardBazaar immediately if you suspect that your Member Account at CardBazaar has been hacked or subject to any unauthorized access or use. You agree that CardBazaar may verify your information through whatever lawful means it deems reasonable and appropriate, to request additional information to confirm your identity and to deny you access to CardBazaar if it determines any information provided is suspect, not accurate or cannot be confirmed.
We reserve the right to interrupt your service, your access to your Member Account, and/or your access to CardBazaar or any services or Gift Cards offered on CardBazaar, with or without prior notice, for any reason, at our sole and absolute discretion. In the event your Member Account or access to it is interrupted or terminated for any reason, whether intentionally or unintentionally, we will not be liable for any losses due in whole or in part by such interruption or termination of your Member Account or your access to CardBazaar.
(a) Gift Cards on CardBazaar and Terms & Conditions.
Gift Cards may be subject to various other terms and conditions related to a particular Retailer or Gift Card, including, without limitation, various limitations as to use of the Gift Card, combination with other offers, redemption and voucher use rules, and whether a Gift Card can be used online, in store or both. These terms and conditions are generally presented with the Gift Card on the Site and you agree specifically to have read and accepted these particular terms and conditions when you agree to purchase the Gift Card in question on CardBazaar. CardBazaar is not a party to any transaction that you may enter into with the Retailer as a result of your purchasing a Gift Card on CardBazaar. CardBazaar is not responsible for the quality of goods or services you acquire from a Retailer or otherwise procure using a Gift Card acquired on CardBazaar. If a Retailer were to go out of business or go into bankruptcy prior to your use of all the value on their Gift Card, you understand that your sole and exclusive recourse with respect to the unused value of the Gift Card for that particular Retailer is with the Retailer in question (and not CardBazaar) and, as an unsecured-creditor, you may not be able to recoup the value of any unused Gift Card for such a Retailer.
(b) Seller’s Representations and Warranties. As a Seller, you represent and warrant that:
• Any Gift Card listed for sale on CardBazaar is a valid and authentic Gift Card and is only being listed for sale on CardBazaar;
• Any Gift Card listed for sale on CardBazaar is redeemable for the balance stated in connection with the Sale Transaction;
• You have not in any way retained a way to redeem the Gift Card after the Sale Transaction;
• You are the sole lawful owner of the Gift Card and all interests thereto and that the Gift Card has been obtained in a lawful manner;
• If you convert a physical Gift Card to a digital Gift Card on CardBazaar, you agree to retain the physical Gift Card for 30 days from the Sale Transaction and remit to CardBazaar upon request;
• The Gift Card is not subject to any liens, obligations, restrictions or encumbrances of a third party;
• The Gift Card is in your physical possession or, in the case of electronic Gift Cards, in your sole control;
• You will only list Gift Cards that can be used or sold in the U.S.; and
• You will comply with all other requirements to complete the Sale Transaction.
(c) General Rules of Conduct on CardBazaar. By using CardBazaar and setting up a Member Account, you agree to the following rules when visiting or transacting on CardBazaar:
• You cannot list a Gift Card in excess of $2,000 in face value;
• Electronic Gift Cards must have a minimum balance of $5 and physical gift cards must have a minimum balance of $10;
• The Gift Card must be able to used within the U.S.;
• You may not list a Gift Card for more than its face value;
• You may not create more than one Member Account on CardBazaar;
• You must reside in the U.S. and transact any purchase or sale transaction on CardBazaar only from within the U.S.;
• To be a Member of CardBazaar, you must always maintain a valid and up to date credit or debit card (with available funds) on file with your Member Account;
• To be a Seller on CardBazaar, you must have a valid and current credit card on file with your Member Account or go through a proper verification process;
• You may not use or redeem any Gift Card you list for sale on CardBazaar while it is listed or after it is sold on CardBazaar;
• You may only sell Gift Cards for which you are the rightful legal owner and which you have obtained legally and in accordance with any applicable terms and conditions of such Gift Card;
• Your Member Account is for your own personal use and you are not permitted to have a friend or other person use your Member Account on CardBazaar;
• You are responsible for your own tax reporting (if applicable) and payment of any applicable taxes with respect to any Sales Transactions on CardBazaar; and
(e) Gift Card Sale Transaction Verification & Payment Processing. No Sale Transaction is complete, and CardBazaar will not facilitate the payment of funds to a Seller for a Sale Transaction, until CardBazaar verifies (i) the balance on all Gift Card(s) associated with such Sale Transaction (to the extent possible), (ii) other details related to the Gift Card(s) sold, (iii) the Buyer of the Gift Card(s) in the Sale Transaction and (iv) the Seller of the Gift Card(s). As a part of the verification process, CardBazaar may require a Seller or Buyer to provide additional identification information, including, without limitation, a copy of a valid driver's license (or other form of identification) prior to or after listing Gift Cards for sale. In addition, as a part of the verification process, the Seller authorizes CardBazaar to charge to the Seller’s credit card a $1.00 authorization charge (or such other amount identified to Seller at time of verification on CardBazaar), which amount will be refunded following successful authorization. Members may also be asked to go through additional security procedures and share additional information to confirm their identity. CardBazaar reserves the right to reject any Gift Card(s) that we believe (in our sole discretion) may: (i) be fraudulent, invalid, inauthentic or stolen, (ii) have come from an unauthorized or illegal source, (iii) be related to any illegal activity or (iv) otherwise pose a financial risk to us, our Members, or Retailers. Not all Gift Cards can be sold on CardBazaar. CardBazaar accepts no responsibility for any Gift Card listed on CardBazaar and reserves the right to refuse to process or sell any Gift Card on CardBazaar and may cancel any Sale Transaction in its sole discretion.
(h) Payment Options & Fees for Buyers and Sellers. Buyers: When you make a purchase on CardBazaar, whether on the website or mobile applications, CardBazaar accepts various forms of payment, including credit cards, debit cards, credit provided by us in your Member Account and Apple Pay, however it is your responsibility to retain the relevant payment card (if any) for purpose of any refund transaction from CardBazaar. By making the purchase on CardBazaar, you warrant that you are authorized to use the designated debit or credit card or other payment method and you authorize us to charge your designated credit or debit card or other payment method for any order you place on CardBazaar. When you provide your payment information, you authorize us (or a third party payment processor) to process and store your payment and related information. In the event that the designated credit or debit card or other payment method cannot be verified, is invalid or is otherwise not acceptable to CardBazaar, we may (i) suspend or cancel your order automatically, (ii) prohibit you from buying and/or selling Gift Cards on CardBazaar until a valid, verifiable credit/debit card is on file with your Member Account and/or (iii) suspend or terminate your account on CardBazaar. Payment card processing fees may apply even if the designated debit or credit card has expired or changed by the time we submit the charges to your card. We are not responsible for any debit card or overdraft fees associated with any order you use a debit card for. You agree to fully cooperate with CardBazaar in an effort to resolve any problems we encounter in order to process your requested order on CardBazaar.
Sellers: Prior to being able to request and receive any cash payment for a Gift Card sold on CardBazaar, you must set up an ACH Direct Deposit with CardBazaar or you may also opt to request, receive a physical check via mail. Under certain circumstances, you may have the ability to receive a credit in your member account to be exclusively used on CardBazaar, as consideration for the sale of a Gift Card on CardBazaar. The terms of such credit will be set forth on the Site. In addition, you are required to have a valid credit card on file with CardBazaar at all times. Upon request from the Seller for any proceeds credited to Seller’s account for the sale of a Gift Card and subject to CardBazaar’s recourse set forth in Section 6(d), CardBazaar will pay the requested amount as follows:
• Payment by ACH will be honored at no additional charge;
• Payment by check may be subject to additional fees identified at the time you select your payment method.
• All checks will be sent to the address listed as the billing address for Seller’s credit card. A $35 fee may be assessed to reissue any check;
• Each Seller may make one payment request per day;
• If you sell a certain number of Gift Cards on CardBazaar, you may be eligible for other payment methods;
In connection with using or accessing CardBazaar (including your Member Account), whether via the website, our mobile applications, or browser extension, you agree not to do, and not to facilitate any third party doing, any of the following (each a “Prohibited Activity” ):
(a) Modify, alter or otherwise make any derivative uses of the CardBazaar content, trademarks, technology platform or its underlying software, or any portion thereof;
(b) Copy, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or attempt to discover the source code of the CardBazaar technology platform or its underlying software;
(c) Use any automated or non-automated means of data gathering, data mining or extraction methods on or in connection with CardBazaar, including any use of “robots”, “scrapers”, “spiders”, “readers” or similar devices;
(d) Infringe upon or violate the rights of CardBazaar, its users, third parties or Retailers;
(e) Download, copy or imitate any portion of the CardBazaar technology platform, its underlying software and content, or its user interface, or the Site, except as expressly permitted by CardBazaar;
(f) Use CardBazaar in any way that could damage, disable, overburden, place excessive demand on or impair our Site, mobile applications or any services we offer via CardBazaar;
(g) Attempt to gain unauthorized access to (i) any Member’s personal information, personal profile Member Account or (ii) CardBazaar and its mobile applications, including but not limited to any CardBazaar accounts, computer systems and/or network systems, through any means, including via a proxy server, or use any unauthorized access whether or not intentionally acquired;
(h) Aggregate or scrape any content, data or other information from the Site (whether using links, scraping technology or other technical means) to be aggregated or shown with material from other sites or on a secondary site without our express written permission;
(i) Hyperlink to the Site or deep-link to any portion of our Site without our written consent;
(j) Interfere with our Site’s or our mobile applications’ operations, attempt to access or steal any data and information on or related to the Site;
(k) Seek to transact any fraudulent or illegal activity, through any means or corrupt practices, including but not limited to any of the following: hacking, password mining, deceptive impersonation of another person, misrepresentation of your affiliation with a person or entity, hiding or attempting to hide your true identity or location (including via proxy server or otherwise) or providing false, inaccurate or altered documentation, information or identification;
(l) Circumvent or seek to circumvent any security measures or other features meant to protect the security of the Site and CardBazaar Members’ security;
(m) Make any unsolicited offers, advertisements, proposals, or send junk mail, spam or chain letters to other CardBazaar users or any other similar type of solicitation not approved of by CardBazaar in writing;
(n) Upload to CardBazaar images, content or other material that is illegally obtained, in violation of a third party’s intellectual property rights, or offensive, libelous, defamatory, harassing, threatening, inappropriate, deceptive or misleading in any way;
(o) Send or receive what we reasonably believe to be potentially fraudulent funds or otherwise use CardBazaar in a manner that we believe is intended to facilitate a criminal or fraudulent activity or enterprise;
(p) Use the Site in a manner that results in or may result in complaints, chargebacks, customer refunds, invalid Gift Cards, fees, penalties or other liability to CardBazaar Marketplace, its other members or partners;
(q) Make any fraudulent, improper or false refund request or claim under the CardBazaar refund policy or any similar customer guarantees provided by us from time-to-time;
(r) To provide any additional information about yourself as a Seller to the Buyer of a Gift Card or otherwise seek to sell Gift Cards directly to any Buyer on CardBazaar;
• We may close, suspend or limit your access to your Member Account or CardBazaar (including limiting your access to your funds and/or your Gift Cards, your ability to sell or purchase Gift Cards or request payment from us);
• We may refuse to allow you to be a Member or otherwise access CardBazaar in the future;
• We may hold your funds if reasonably needed to protect against the risk of liability, in connection with the sale of potentially Invalid Cards, member refunds or as otherwise provided in this these Term of Uses;
• We may terminate any of Gift Card transactions on CardBazaar and withhold any payments associated with such transactions;
• We may contact your bank and/or credit card issuer, Retailers, law enforcement and any other third parties impacted by your activities;
• We can and may share any information related to your Member Account, transaction history, payment information and other information related to your usage of CardBazaar with law enforcement or relevant Retailers, to the extent requested in connection with any investigation into any potentially criminal, fraudulent or Prohibited Activity;
• We may use information you provide us or related to your activity on CardBazaar to investigate any potentially fraudulent or criminal activity or any Prohibited Activity, including to ensure you have not made improper or fraudulent refund requests under any CardBazaar refund policy or member guarantee;
• We may take legal action against you; and
• We may, in our sole discretion, terminate all access to this Site, your Member Account and our services for any reason and at any time.
(c) Actions We Take – Holds and Reserves on Funds and your Member Account.
ii. Invalid Cards, Risk-Based and Verification Reasons. We may, in our sole discretion, place holds on payment of funds to you or reserves on funds in your Member Account, under the following circumstances: (A) if we provide a Buyer a refund under our return policy for a Gift Card sold by you on CardBazaar, (B) as we investigate any Invalid Cards (as defined below), any Gift Card refund requests, or any potentially illegal or fraudulent activity or any Prohibited Activity, (C) if we believe there may be a high level of risk associated with you, your Member Account or your transactions on CardBazaar, (D) until we have been able to complete certain verification procedures relate you and the processing of your Sales Transactions (including third party processor verification requirements). Our determination that you are a higher risk account may be based on a variety of factors, including your activity on CardBazaar and information we may receive from third parties or otherwise. If we place a reserve or hold on funds in your Member Account, you will be informed of such reserve or hold. If your Member Account is subject to a reserve, we will provide you notice of this reserve, specifying the terms of the reserve or the policy under which such reserve is being placed.
(d) Financial Recourse and Fees We May Assess Against Sellers. AS A CONDITION TO BEING A SELLER ON CardBazaar, YOU HEREBY AUTHORIZE CardBazaar TO: (I) CHARGE YOUR PAYMENT METHOD (CREDIT CARD) ON FILE WITH CardBazaar, (II) DEBIT YOUR MEMBER ACCOUNT ON CardBazaar AND/OR (III) WITHHOLD ANY PAYMENT OWED TO YOU, FOR THE AMOUNTS DESCRIBED BELOW IN THE EVENT THAT ANY GIFT CARD YOU SELL ON CardBazaar IS DETERMINED BY US TO BE AN “INVALID CARD,” OR IF ANY GIFT CARD YOU SELL ON CardBazaar IS SUBJECT TO A REFUND UNDER OUR THEN CURRENT REFUND POLICY. All of the following amounts will be charged against the funds and/or credits in your Member Account and/or your payment method on file with CardBazaar, and you will be liable to us for any amounts that we could not charge due to insufficient funds or credits in your Member Account:
i. Card Refund Fees, Commission and Member Account Adjustments: In the event you sell an Invalid Card on CardBazaar, you authorize us to charge your Member Account and/or your payment method on file with CardBazaar for that Sales Commission or portion thereof necessary to ensure that you are charged for the full Sales Commission associated with such Invalid Card (the “Commission Recovery” ). In addition, CardBazaar may charge your Member Account and/or your payment method on file with CardBazaar a “Card Refund Fee” in amount up to the greater of $20 or 15% of the Gift Card sale price for each such Invalid Card.
An “Invalid Card” is any Gift Card that we determine, in our sole discretion: (1) to be invalid or not active for any reason, including without limitation if the Gift Card is determined to be fraudulent, counterfeit, stolen, inauthentic, unusable or non-transferable in any way, or we determine that you have resold, used or invalidated the Gift Card; (2) to be associated with any illegal or fraudulent activity or from an illegal or unauthorized source, (3) had a zero balance when sold by you or has a lower balance than you represented at the time of sale on CardBazaar; (4) is a different brand from what you represented when selling the card on CardBazaar; or (5) in the case of a physical Gift Card, was not delivered by you to the buyer on CardBazaar within 30 days of the date of sale.
ii. Additional Remedies: In addition to the above fees and remedies, CardBazaar may seek any and all other forms of recourse against a Seller it determines has sold invalid, fraudulent, inaccurate or illegally obtained Gift Cards on CardBazaar or any Seller who CardBazaar determined was involved in any illegal or fraudulent activity in connection with its sale of Gift Cards on CardBazaar. All of our remedies are cumulative.
(e) Our Right to Reverse Refunds. In the event CardBazaar determines, in its sole discretion, that you have mistakenly, improperly or fraudulent sought and received a refund for a Gift Card purchased on CardBazaar under our then current refund policy, you authorize CardBazaar to charge your payment method on file (credit card) with CardBazaar or debit your Member Account the full amount of any such improper Gift Card refund(s) requested by you. Furthermore, in this circumstance, CardBazaar reserves the right suspend or terminate your Member Account on CardBazaar.
(f) Dispute of any CardBazaar Recourse. In the event you believe in good faith that there may have been an error in our assessment of any fees, charges or other permitted recourse to your Member Account associated with a Gift Card you sold or purchased on CardBazaar (including the recourse in this Section 6), you may contact CardBazaar Member Services (which information is available on our Site) or your account manager, if applicable. You must provide us with all relevant information to support the reason you believe the recourse we took with regard to your Member Account or a particular Gift Card you bought or sold on CardBazaar was not warranted and we will then, at our discretion, engage in further investigation of the particular matter (to the extent possible) to determine if there was any error in our assessment of any fees or charges to your account or any other similar permitted recourse hereunder. You hereby agree to fully cooperate with CardBazaar in any such further investigation and to only provide us with full and truthful information. CardBazaar will communicate its determination (after any such investigation) in accordance with its then existing policies and procedures. The timing and terms of any additional investigative process will be entirely dependent upon our then current policies and procedures related to such matters, which may change from time-to-time. You further agree that CardBazaar’s determination after such additional investigation (to the extent possible) is final.
All trademarks not owned by CardBazaar that appear on this Site are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, merchants or retailers available on CardBazaar does not constitute or imply any endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by CardBazaar. Furthermore, CardBazaar is not the issuer of any of the Gift Cards available for sale on CardBazaar, is not the seller of any secondary Gift Cards sold on CardBazaar and is not related to any of the Retailers whose trademarks and Gift Cards appear on CardBazaar for sale. By posting or uploading any information, content or material to CardBazaar’s Site, you hereby agree to the following:
• You hereby grant CardBazaar an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute said information, content or material and to grant and authorize sub-licenses of the foregoing.
• You hereby grant CardBazaar all rights necessary to prohibit any subsequent aggregation, display, copying, duplication, reproduction or exploitation of the information, content or material by any party for any purpose.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable laws, CardBazaar may also terminate or suspend the account of any member who infringes any intellectual property rights of a third party, whether a repeat infringer or not. If you believe that any user content on CardBazaar infringes upon any copyright that you own or otherwise control, you may file a notice of such infringement with our Designated DMCA Agent identified below, with the following information in writing: (i) a physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon; (iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site; (iv) your address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
CardBazaar may link to third-party websites, services, and mobile applications ( “Other Websites” ). These links are provided as a convenience to you and not because we endorse these Other Websites. We are not responsible for the content or the accuracy of materials on these Other Websites, or the privacy practices of these Other Websites. If you decide to access any Other Website, you do so at your own risk and we are not responsible for any damages or liabilities caused or alleged to be caused by any use of the Other Websites.
When you use CardBazaar or otherwise send emails to CardBazaar, you are communicating with us electronically and you consent to receive electronic communications related to your use of CardBazaar, including push notifications. We will communicate with you by email, push notification or by providing notices on the Site. You agree that any communication we may send you via email or push notification will satisfy any legal requirement that any such communication be in writing. Any notice delivery by CardBazaar via email will be effective when sent to the email address you provided to CardBazaar or from which you otherwise email us. You further agree that you are responsible for maintaining an active email account on file with your Member Account and for any spam-filters (or similar content blockers) that may impact a CardBazaar communication to you.
You agree further that: (A) the arbitration shall be held at a location determined by AAA pursuant to the Rules and Procedures (provided that such location is reasonably convenient for you), or at such other location as may be mutually agreed upon by you and CardBazaar; (B) the arbitrator shall apply Delaware law consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law; (C) there shall be no authority for any claims to be arbitrated on a class or representative basis; arbitration can decide only your and/or CardBazaar’s individual claims; and the arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated; and (D) in the event that you are able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, CardBazaar will pay as much of your filing, arbitration and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary (not to exceed $10,000) to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive. CardBazaar agrees not to seek attorney’s fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines the Dispute was frivolous. The arbitration shall be conducted based on written submission unless you request and/or the arbitrator determines that a telephone or in-person hearing is necessary. (b) No Class Action. We each agree that we shall bring any Dispute against the other in our respective individual capacities and not as a plaintiff or class member of a purported class, representative proceeding or as an association. We each agree that any Dispute will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. The arbitrator may not vary these terms.
(c) Choice of Law & Forum. Any and all Disputes shall be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware without regard to any conflicts of laws provisions. In the event any Dispute were to proceed in court, you agree that (i) the federal and state courts of the state of Delaware and Kent County shall have exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate any such Dispute, (ii) you and CardBazaar irrevocably consent and submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts for the resolution of such Disputes and (iii) you and CardBazaar agree to irrevocably waive any right to a trial by jury.
(d) Severability & Subject Headings To the extent that any term is deemed invalid or unenforceable by a court of law with jurisdiction over the matter, that term shall be severable and not affect the validity of remaining terms. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall be of no legal force or effect.