Do's and Dont's

The DOs and DON'Ts of Teacher's Notebook
Please read this page with care, as it explains the dos and don'ts, the ins and outs, the ups and downs (and everything in between) of being a member of the Teacher's Notebook community. These policies only apply to TeachersNotebook.com; alas, we do not control the universe, or even the rest of the Internet. If you still have questions after reading these policies, please check out our Help section or feel free to contact us.
 
Membership
We expect all members of Teacher's Notebook (including Teacher's Notebook's staff) to treat each other with respect and kindness. Remember that behind every username is a real person with feelings. Your username on Teacher's Notebook is your identity. You are responsible for your conduct and all content submitted under your username on Teacher's Notebook.
  • By joining Teacher's Notebook, you agree to abide by the policies outlined here and in our Terms of Use.
  • Usernames cannot be changed except in the event of documented legal action (such as trademark infringement) at Teacher's Notebook's discretion. Choose your username carefully.
  • You may not use the word "Teacher's Notebook" in your username without permission.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to hold an account on Teacher's Notebook.
    • If you are under 18, you must have the permission and supervision of a parent or legal guardian who is at least 18 years of age; that adult is responsible for the account.
    • If you are under the age of 18, you may not utilize the comment features on Teacher's Notebook, unless otherwise specified by Teacher's Notebook. When using Teacher's Notebook, those under 18 must, at all times, have the permission and supervision of a parent or legal guardian who is at least 18 years of age.
  • You may not use mature, profane or racist language or images in your username, avatar and/or Public Profile.
  • You may not use the public areas of your account to demonstrate or discuss disputes with others or with Teacher's Notebook.
  • You may not transfer ownership or sell your Teacher's Notebook account to another party.
  • You may not use Teacher's Notebook to direct shoppers to another online selling venue to purchase the same items as listed in your Teacher's Notebook shop. This includes posting links/URLs or providing information sufficient to locate the other online venue(s).
  • A Teacher's Notebook account may not be used for the purpose of redirecting traffic to another web location. Please contact Support to have your account closed if you are no longer using it.
  • Keep your account information updated and accurate. Your account must have a valid email address at all times. Teacher's Notebook will use the email address on file in your account information to contact you when necessary.
  • Teacher's Notebook encourages all members to resolve their own disputes. As a venue, Teacher's Notebook cannot mediate disputes between members or other parties.
Members who do not comply with Teacher's Notebook's policies may be subject to review, which can result in suspension of account privileges and/or termination. This includes all of your accounts by virtue of association. In other words, Teacher's Notebook reserves the right to suspend the use of the site for a person and all username(s) he/she operates under. Suspended or terminated members remain obligated to pay Teacher's Notebook for all unpaid fees per our Terms of Use.

Multiple accounts held by one person
Having more than one account ("multiple accounts" or "alternate accounts") is not something Teacher's Notebook encourages, as it has the potential to cause confusion. Keep in mind that information and accounts cannot be merged in any way, so if you change your mind later, you will not be able to transfer information (for example: listings, feedback, Favorites or purchase history) from one account to another.
  • All of your usernames must be clearly disclosed in the About Shop for each account. A statement such as, "I am also on Teacher's Notebook under these usernames..." would be acceptable. This includes all buying and selling accounts, as well as any collective accounts in which you are involved.
  • You may not use an alternate account to purchase items from yourself. This is called "shilling."
  • You may not list the same unique item in more than one shop on Teacher's Notebook.
Teacher's Notebook will not issue refunds for accidental activity stemming from multiple account ownership (for example: listing items in the wrong shop). Members who do not comply with Teacher's Notebook's policies may be subject to review, which can result in suspension of account privileges and/or termination. This includes all of your accounts by virtue of association. In other words, Teacher's Notebook reserves the right to suspend the use of the site for a person and all username(s) he/she operates under. Suspended or terminated members remain obligated to pay Teacher's Notebook for all unpaid fees per our Terms of Use.

Multiple people using a single account (collective shops)
An account that involves more than one person is called a collective. There are three scenarios, outlined below, in which multiple people who know each other may use a single Teacher's Notebook account.

Collaboration: People combine their skills to make and list an item in a shop.
 
Sharing a Shop: Multiple people who know each other use a single Teacher's Notebook account to post their own separate items in one shared shop.
 
Shop Management Help: Someone helps a friend or family member in the same household or shared physical space manage their Teacher's Notebook account.

If your shop is a collective, you must comply with all of Teacher's Notebook's policies, including these additional policies specifically for collectives:
  • A collective may not be an entity that represents multiple people by contract.
  • The About Shop page for the account must fully disclose accurate information about each person, their role in the Teacher's Notebook shop and the relationships between the members of the collective. Teacher's Notebook may ask for additional information and require that the shop comply with additional requirements.
  • The individual who registers the account is responsible for all activities of the account, the bill and any transactions. This includes participation in community features of the site.
  • All standard listing policies (see Shops and Listings) apply to collective Teacher's Notebook shops. All handmade items must be created by members of the collective.
Members who do not comply with Teacher's Notebook's policies may be subject to review, which can result in suspension of account privileges and/or termination. Suspended or terminated members remain obligated to pay Teacher's Notebook for all unpaid fees per our Terms of Use. If any of Teacher's Notebook's policies are violated by a member of a collective, all accounts registered to members of the collective are subject to suspension of privileges and/or account termination. Teacher's Notebook will not mediate disputes between individuals within a collective.

Messages
Messages (also called "Threads") are your way to communicate privately with other Teacher's Notebook members. Think of it like email just for Teacher's Notebook. Messages are primarily intended for communicating about transactions. Members may also use Messages to build friendly relationships with one another, seek advice or discuss Teacher's Notebook Team activities. Please use common sense when giving out personal information to others via Messages.
  • You must not use Messages to send unsolicited advertising or promotions, requests for donations or "spam."
  • If someone adds your shop/item to mark it as a Favorite, that is not an invitation to send a Messages to that person.
  • You must not use Messages to knowingly harass or abuse another member.
  • If someone explicitly tells you not to contact them, you must not use Messages to contact them again, unless involved in an open transaction.
  • You must not use Messages to interfere with a transaction.
    • You must not contact another member to buy or sell an item listed on Teacher's Notebook outside of Teacher's Notebook's marketplace.
    • You must not communicate with a member involved in an active or completed transaction to warn the member away from a particular buyer, seller or item.
Sending too many messages too quickly may auto-disable your Messages. You must contact Support to have your ability to send Messages reinstated. Misuse of Messages may result in suspension of account privileges and/or termination of your Teacher's Notebook account(s). Suspended or terminated members remain obligated to pay Teacher's Notebook for all unpaid fees per our Terms of Use.

Transactions
Teacher's Notebook is a venue, not a retailer; Teacher's Notebook's role is to connect the buyer and the seller. This means when you place an order on Teacher's Notebook, you are entering into a direct transaction and personal relationship with an individual seller (facilitated by Teacher's Notebook). We encourage the two parties to independently work through the transaction to completion.
 
A transaction is created when a buyer completes Teacher's Notebook's checkout process. The seller and buyer will receive email notification from Teacher's Notebook with information about the transaction and an invoice record in Your Teacher's Notebook. A Teacher's Notebook transaction is completed when the buyer pays and the seller ships the item and marks it as complete. Payment is submitted directly to the seller via PayPal.
 
Communication is the key to a smooth transaction. All buyer questions regarding transactions, including payment arrangements and cancellations, should be directed to the seller. Teacher's Notebook recommends that members use Teacher's Notebook Messages and email to correspond. Teacher's Notebook encourages all sellers to consider customer service best practices and keep records regarding proof of shipping (for example: delivery confirmation, shipping service receipt, customs form).
 
In certain circumstances, a seller may cancel an invalid or void transaction (see Transaction cancellation) or refuse service to a buyer (see Refusing service). A seller may post important information in their About Shop, Shop Policies, or listing description to better inform buyers. A seller's individual policies for shipping, returns/exchanges and refunds posted in the seller's Shop Policies must comply with Teacher's Notebook's site-wide policies. Please note: other services involved in completing a transaction (for example: PayPal.com, shipping services) may have different policies regarding transactions.
 
Transaction policies for the seller:
  • The seller must sell the item(s) to the buyer with whom the transaction is created, unless the transaction is eligible for cancellation (see Transaction cancellation).
  • The seller must ship the item(s) as described (see Dissatisfaction with item or service).
  • The seller must ship the item(s) within a reasonable amount of time, according to the transaction agreement or the terms in the seller's Shop Policies.
  • The seller must ship the item(s) to the shipping address submitted by the buyer. The seller should communicate with the buyer if shipping information is unclear or inconsistent.
  • In the event of a dispute, the seller may be asked to provide Teacher's Notebook with proof of shipping. Teacher's Notebook will not hold the seller responsible for postal or shipping service delays or errors, theft or customs delays.
Transaction policies for the buyer:
  • The buyer must pay the seller directly. Do not send payment to Teacher's Notebook.
  • The buyer must pay at the time the transaction is created, according to transaction agreement or the terms in the seller's Shop Policies.
  • The buyer must submit valid shipping, billing and payment information to the seller, according to transaction agreement or the terms in the seller's Shop Policies.
  • In the event of a dispute concerning the return of the item(s) to a seller, the buyer may be asked to provide Teacher's Notebook with proof of shipping back to the seller. Teacher's Notebook will not hold the buyer responsible for postal or shipping service delays or errors, theft or customs delays when returning items to the seller.
Members who do not comply with Teacher's Notebook's policies may be subject to review, which can result in suspension of account privileges and/or termination. Suspended or terminated members remain obligated to pay Teacher's Notebook for all unpaid fees per our Terms of Use.

Transaction concerns or disputes
We hope that your shopping experience on Teacher's Notebook is smooth and hassle-free. In the event of a transaction dispute, Teacher's Notebook encourages the buyer and seller to resolve the situation through Teacher's Notebook Messages, email and by submitting fair, honest feedback (see Feedback). The policies below describe various types of transaction disputes and the roles of the seller, the buyer and Teacher's Notebook in each scenario.

Non-payment
Non-payment occurs when a buyer does not or cannot complete payment after a transaction has been created. The seller may invoice the buyer in an attempt to collect payment before shipping. Teacher's Notebook encourages sellers to offer buyers fair, honest feedback (see Feedback). Sellers are also encouraged to consider customer service best practices.
  • The buyer must pay at the time the transaction is created, according to the transaction agreement or according to the terms in the seller's Shop Policies.
  • The seller may cancel a transaction for non-payment when applicable (see Transaction cancellation).
Teacher's Notebook relies on sellers to submit fair, honest feedback for buyers in non-payment circumstances. Members with a low overall feedback score may be subject to review, which can result in suspension of account privileges and/or termination. Suspended or terminated members remain obligated to pay Teacher's Notebook for all unpaid fees per our Terms of Use.

Non-delivery
Non-delivery occurs when a seller does not or cannot ship an item after a transaction has been created and the buyer has sent payment to the seller. The buyer may file a non-delivery report with Teacher's Notebook against the seller. When a non-delivery report is filed, both the buyer and the seller receive a notice from Teacher's Notebook about the report so they can work out the issue. Teacher's Notebook encourages all sellers to keep records regarding proof of shipping (for example: delivery confirmation, shipping service receipt, customs form). Teacher's Notebook relies on buyers to submit fair, honest feedback (see Feedback) for sellers in non-delivery circumstances. Please note: a buyer who paid a seller via PayPal may have a limited time frame in which to file a claim for refund of purchase under PayPal's policies.
  • The seller must ship goods within a reasonable amount of time, according to transaction agreement or according to the terms in the seller's Shop Policies.
  • The seller must respond to a non-delivery report by contacting Teacher's Notebook. A non-delivery report cannot be closed until the seller contacts Teacher's Notebook.
  • The seller may be asked to provide Teacher's Notebook with proof of shipping in the event of a dispute.
A seller who fails to ship an item, respond to a non-delivery report or settle a disputed transaction in a reasonable manner may be suspended. Members who do not comply with Teacher's Notebook's policies may be subject to review, which can result in suspension of account privileges and/or termination. Suspended or terminated members remain obligated to pay Teacher's Notebook for all unpaid fees per our Terms of Use.

Refusing service
Teacher's Notebook encourages sellers to engage in clear and consistent communication, consider customer service best practices and honor transaction agreements. However, if a seller cannot complete a transaction due to an extraordinary circumstance, then the seller may refuse service to the buyer.
  • The seller must notify the buyer of refusal of service through email or Teacher's Notebook Messages.
  • The seller can only refuse service prior to shipping.
  • If the buyer has already paid, then the seller must refund the buyer (price paid for item plus shipping).
  • The seller may cancel the transaction when applicable (see Transaction cancellation).
  • Unless otherwise agreed or according to the seller's terms, a seller's refusal of service to a specific buyer is indefinite within that seller's Teacher's Notebook shop.
Members who abuse the privilege to refuse service may be subject to review, which can result in suspension of account privileges and/or termination. Suspended or terminated members remain obligated to pay Teacher's Notebook for all unpaid fees per our Terms of Use.

Dissatisfaction with item or service
A buyer may not be completely satisfied with a purchase or transaction experience. Teacher's Notebook recommends that the buyer communicate with the seller by Teacher's Notebook Messages or email to resolve the matter. Teacher's Notebook encourages buyers to submit fair, honest feedback (see Feedback). Sellers are encouraged to consider customer service best practices.
  • The seller must accurately describe the item in the listing (see Shops and Listings).
  • The seller must comply with the transaction agreement or according to the terms in the seller's Shop Policies.
In the event the buyer receives a product that is significantly different from the original listing, the buyer may contact Teacher's Notebook Support to report the item not as described. Teacher's Notebook relies on buyers to submit fair, honest feedback for sellers in circumstances when the buyer is dissatisfied with an item or the seller's customer service. Members who do not comply with Teacher's Notebook's policies may be subject to review, which can result in suspension of account privileges and/or termination. Suspended or terminated members remain obligated to pay Teacher's Notebook for all unpaid fees per our Terms of Use.

Interference
To ensure the integrity of Teacher's Notebook's marketplace and help protect members from potentially fraudulent activity, transaction interference is not allowed on Teacher's Notebook. The following circumstances are considered transaction interference:
  • You may not contact another member to buy or sell an item listed on Teacher's Notebook outside of Teacher's Notebook's marketplace.
  • You may not communicate (for example: by Teacher's Notebook Messages, in Teacher's Notebook's community spaces) with a member involved in an active or completed transaction to warn the member away from a particular buyer, seller or item.
Members who do not comply with Teacher's Notebook's policies may be subject to review, which can result in suspension of account privileges and/or termination. Suspended or terminated members remain obligated to pay Teacher's Notebook for all unpaid fees per our Terms of Use.

Transaction cancellation
On occasion, a seller may need to cancel an invalid or void transaction. Only the seller in a transaction may cancel the transaction. The buyer should contact the seller by Teacher's Notebook Messages or email to request cancellation of a transaction. The buyer may contact Support if the seller does not respond to a request to cancel a transaction. Item returns are subject to the individual seller's shop policies; the buyer needs to contact the seller for approval prior to shipping an item back to the seller.
  • The seller may not cancel a transaction for the purpose of avoiding feedback.
  • The seller may cancel an invalid or void transaction, as defined by these circumstances:
    • The buyer did not pay (see Non-payment) at the time the transaction was created, according to the transaction agreement or according to the terms in the seller's Shop Policies.
    • Both the buyer and seller agree to cancel the transaction prior to shipment. If the buyer has already paid, the seller has refunded buyer (price paid for item plus shipping).
    • The seller has refused service to the buyer (see Refusing service). If the buyer has already paid, the seller has refunded the buyer (price paid for item plus shipping).
    • The buyer paid for the item(s). Although the seller shipped the item(s), the buyer did not receive the item(s). The seller has refunded the buyer (price paid for item at minimum).
    • The buyer paid, the seller shipped the item, and the buyer received the item. Then the buyer and seller agreed the buyer can return the item to the seller for a refund. The seller has received the returned item, and the seller has refunded the buyer (price paid for item at minimum).
Members who abuse the privilege to cancel transactions may be subject to review, which can result in suspension of account privileges and/or termination. Suspended or terminated members remain obligated to pay Teacher's Notebook for all unpaid fees per our Terms of Use.

Feedback
Feedback is a way to establish a reputation of trust for buyers, sellers and the Teacher's Notebook marketplace. For every transaction, the buyer and seller have the opportunity to submit a rating (positive, neutral or negative) and an optional comment. Both buyer and seller have the opportunity to submit feedback for up to 120 days after the date of the transaction or until the transaction is canceled by the seller (for void or invalid transactions). Consistency, fairness and honesty are critical to the integrity of the feedback system. Feedback directly affects a member's reputation, so we ask that members take it seriously.
  • Positive-rated feedback (including the optional comment) cannot be edited or removed after submission except in the circumstances noted in Teacher's Notebook's Feedback policies.
  • After 120 days the option to leave feedback expires; this option cannot be reinstated.
  • The option to leave feedback for a canceled transaction cannot be reinstated.
  • Feedback ratings, comments or images removed by Teacher's Notebook cannot be reinstated or resubmitted.
Members may ask Teacher's Notebook to review feedback for removal. Contact Support to request a feedback review. Teacher's Notebook does not investigate the validity of opinions or statements made in feedback or mediate feedback disputes. At Teacher's Notebook's discretion and without notice to both parties involved, feedback may be removed or altered by Teacher's Notebook in the following circumstances:
  • The member who submitted a negative or neutral feedback rating requests removal.
  • Personally identifying or private information was published (for example: a phone number, real name, email address, physical address, content of a private Teacher's Notebook Messages, details regarding an Teacher's Notebook investigation).
  • Feedback contains mature, profane or racist language and/or images.
  • Feedback contains spam, links, scripts or advertising.
  • Shilling is evident (fraudulent inflation of feedback rating by use of an alternate account).
  • Feedback is given for a transaction created for the sole purpose of leaving feedback.
  • Negative or neutral feedback was mistakenly submitted for a different transaction.
  • Negative or neutral feedback refers to an unrelated transaction.
  • Negative or neutral feedback comments about using Teacher's Notebook or other services (for example: payment processors).
  • A member is confused about how to use the Feedback system, resulting in unintended negative or neutral feedback.
  • Teacher's Notebook is provided with a valid court order requesting removal of feedback.
Members with low overall feedback scores or members who have violated the above policies for feedback may be subject to review, which can result in suspension of account privileges and/or termination. Suspended or terminated members remain obligated to pay Teacher's Notebook for all unpaid fees per our Terms of Use.

Shops and listings
Teacher's Notebook provides a marketplace for teachers to sell their original teaching resources and new/used teaching materials/supplies. Most shops belong to individuals, but a small group can run a Teacher's Notebook shop as a collective (see Membership).
 
We encourage all sellers to provide information about yourself and/or your skills in your About Shop page. Shoppers will likely be interested in this information. You should explain your shop's policies regarding shipping, payments, refunds and exchanges on the Shop Policies page. You may use this space to provide additional shop policy information.

Please keep the following things in mind as you set up your shop and create listings:
  • An individual shop's policies must abide by Teacher's Notebook's site-wide policies. Teacher's Notebook reserves the right to request that a seller provide policy information or require a seller to modify unreasonable policies at Teacher's Notebook's discretion.
  • Do not make illegal use of photographs or written text. This is in violation of our Terms of Use.
  • Use of mature, profane and/or racist language or images in the public areas of your Teacher's Notebook shop is not permitted. This includes your username, item titles, tags, banner, and/or shop sections.
  • You may not set a minimum purchase amount requirement in your shop.
  • You must pay your Teacher's Notebook bill on time to avoid penalties, including but not limited to: suspension of listing privileges and/or account termination. 
  • You may not engage in any activity to avoid Teacher's Notebook's fees.
Members who do not comply with Teacher's Notebook's policies may be subject to review, which can result in suspension of account privileges and/or termination. Suspended or terminated members remain obligated to pay Teacher's Notebook for all unpaid fees per our Terms of Use.

Listings
All listings on Teacher's Notebook should be clear, accurate and detailed. Accurate titles, tags, photos and descriptions are critical to selling on Teacher's Notebook. Check out the Listing an Item Help Guide for more information on how to list your items. Keep these policies in mind as you list and describe your items:
  • Listing descriptions and photos must accurately describe the item for sale so buyers know what is included in the purchase.
  • Each listing must be available for purchase.
    • You may not create a listing for an item that is unavailable.
    • A listing may not be created for the sole purpose of sharing photographs or other information with the community.
    • A listing may not be created solely as an advertisement. This includes notices of sales or promotions in your shop. Such information may be included in your About Shop, banner, and/or item descriptions.
    • Items must not be listed as available for rental or lease.
  • Listing prices must be reasonable.
    • You may price an item how you choose; however, a listing should not be created with an inaccurate price in order to keep it from selling.
    • The shipping cost must be reasonable for the item.
  • Each unique item must have its own listing. You may group items as a set into a single listing if the items are being sold and shipped together.
  • You may not edit a listing's information to change it to an entirely different item.
  • All listings on Teacher's Notebook must be for a tangible object. (Note: a digital file is considered a tangible object.)
  • You may not use Teacher's Notebook to direct shoppers to another online selling venue to purchase the same items as listed in your Teacher's Notebook shop. This includes posting links/URLs or providing information sufficient to locate the other online venue(s).
  • A listing must not be conditional upon the purchase of another listing in your shop (for example: saying "this item may only be purchased along with another item in my shop" is not allowed). This includes listings for item upgrades, shipping upgrades and gift wrapping upgrades.
  • Drop shipping is not permitted. All items must be shipped under the direct supervision of the seller.
Listings that do not comply with Teacher's Notebook's policies may be flagged for review (see Flagging). Members who do not comply with Teacher's Notebook's policies may be subject to review, which can result in suspension of account privileges and/or termination. Suspended or terminated members remain obligated to pay Teacher's Notebook for all unpaid fees per our Terms of Use.

Charitable listings and shops
Teacher's Notebook understands that members may wish to participate in fundraising for charitable organizations and causes. Charitable fundraising is subject to many laws, and unfortunately, there exist unsavory people who may attempt to take advantage of your good will. Therefore, for the protection of our community, Teacher's Notebook has established some policies regarding charitable listings and shops that use charitable fundraising as a promotional tool. Members participate in charitable fundraising at their own risk.
  • Members represent that any charitable fundraising complies with all applicable laws.
  • A seller who promotes that their Teacher's Notebook shop engages in charitable fundraising on behalf of a recognized tax-deductible charitable organization (for example: 501(c)(3) status or equivalent with the IRS, similar legally-recognized non-U.S. charitable organization) must receive appropriate consent from the charitable organization.
  • The seller must include clear information about the organization and donation details in the listing and/or About Shop.
  • Listings created solely to solicit for donations are not permitted. All listings on Teacher's Notebook must be for a tangible item available for sale.
  • Members must comply with all policies, including Teacher's Notebook's Messages policies. Members must not send unsolicited donation requests.
  • A charitable shop involving multiple people must comply with all applicable rules concerning collective shops.
Members who do not comply with Teacher's Notebook's policies may be subject to review, which can result in suspension of account privileges and/or termination. Suspended or terminated members remain obligated to pay Teacher's Notebook for all unpaid fees per our Terms of Use.

Mature content
Teacher's Notebook aims to maintain a marketplace appropriate for general audiences, therefore the use of mature content is prohibited. Mature content is defined as: visual depiction of male or female genitalia, sexual activity or content, profane language or graphic violence.
  • Mature content and/or profane language or images are not allowed in your username, About Shop, item titles, item images, tags, banner, and/or shop section titles.
  • Pornography is prohibited on Teacher's Notebook.
Listings that do not comply with Teacher's Notebook's policies may be flagged for review (see Flagging). Members who do not comply with Teacher's Notebook's policies may be subject to review, which can result in suspension of account privileges and/or termination. Suspended or terminated members remain obligated to pay Teacher's Notebook for all unpaid fees per our Terms of Use.

Prohibited items
Every Teacher's Notebook seller is responsible for following the laws that apply to you, your shop and your items, including any shipping restrictions for your items.

There are some types of items that we don't allow in Teacher's Notebook's marketplace, even if they are legal and otherwise meet Teacher's Notebook's selling criteria. Some things just aren't in the spirit of Teacher's Notebook. The following types of items may not be listed on Teacher's Notebook:
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Drugs, drug-like substances, drug paraphernalia
  • Live animals, illegal animal products
  • Pornography
  • Firearms and/or weapons
  • Recalled items
  • Real estate
  • Motor vehicles (automobiles, motorcycles, boats, etc.)
  • Items or listings that promote, support or glorify hatred toward or otherwise demean people based upon: race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation; including items or content that promote organizations with such views
  • Items or listings that promote or support illegal activity or instruct others to engage in illegal activity
  • Items or listings that promote, support or glorify acts of violence or harm towards self or others
Even beyond these standards, Teacher's Notebook members are responsible for making important moral or ethical decisions regarding what they buy and sell on Teacher's Notebook.

We reserve the right to remove listings that we determine are not within the spirit of Teacher's Notebook. Such listings will be removed from the site, and the member's selling privileges may be suspended and/or terminated. Suspended or terminated members remain obligated to pay Teacher's Notebook for all unpaid fees per our Terms of Use.

Tagging
Accurate tags are very important, as many of Teacher's Notebook's shopping features use tags to help shoppers find your listings. Check out the Listing an Item Help Guide for more information on how to add tags to your listings. Here are the basic policies for tagging:
  • Only use accurate and relevant tags that describe the specific item for sale in your listing.
  • You may use relevant synonyms as tags. You must not tag a listing with related, but inaccurate words.
  • You may only use multiple words as a single tag if they comprise a single descriptive phrase.
  • Tags should only state what the item is, not what the item may become or potential uses for the item.
Listings that do not comply with Teacher's Notebook's policies may be flagged for review (see Flagging). Teacher's Notebook may review listings and remove tags without notice. Members who do not comply with Teacher's Notebook's policies may be subject to review, which can result in suspension of account privileges and/or termination. Suspended or terminated members remain obligated to pay Teacher's Notebook for all unpaid fees per our Terms of Use.

Flagging
Flagging is akin to Teacher's Notebook's neighborhood watch. It's your way to alert Teacher's Notebook of potential problems. Use the "Report item" link on any item listing page. This is a confidential process. The member whose listing is reported will not know who flagged it. Additionally, Teacher's Notebook's investigation will be handled privately; you will not receive a personal response to your flagging message.
  • Flagging should be used to report any item listing, or shop request that violates any of Teacher's Notebook's policies.
  • Do not flag a single violation multiple times.
  • Do not flag for intellectual property matters. Instead, please follow Teacher's Notebook's Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy.
  • Since flagging is a private matter, members should not discuss flags in any of Teacher's Notebook's community spaces.
In most cases, Teacher's Notebook will work with a member privately to remedy the problem. If a seller does not respond to Teacher's Notebook's communication or requests in a timely manner, the item may be removed, and the shop's selling privileges may be suspended and/or terminated. In some extreme cases, listings will be removed immediately. Abuse of the flagging system by means of raising repeated, unjustified flags may result in the suspension and/or termination of your account. Suspended or terminated members remain obligated to pay Teacher's Notebook for all unpaid fees per our Terms of Use.
 
Effective Date: April 8, 2011.
Teacher's Notebook reserves the right to alter these policies at any time.