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NFED Classified Help & Frequently Asked Questions

NFED Classifieds Rules & Guidelines

By posting an advert on the NFED, you are accepting and agree that it is in compliance with the following guidelines and rules which are in place for our protection and to provide the safest environment possible for both buyers and sellers.

All adverts are checked by the administrator before approval. If the guidelines and rules have not been followed, the advert WILL NOT be accepted so please take the time to read them.

Adverts are subject to modification by the advertiser, so we reserve the right to remove any ads in violation of our guidelines or rules that are brought to our attention.

By posting an ad here, you agree to the following statement:

* I agree that I will be solely responsible for the content of all my classified ads that I post and that I will indemnify CKArt - NFED and hold it harmless for any losses or damages to myself or to others that may result directly or indirectly from any ads that I post here.
* I am the owner or legally entitled to advertise the items or animals and in possession of passports where required.
* All descriptions and claims including any known issues or problems are accurate to the best of my knowledge.
* I am either over 16 years of age or have permission of my parent or guardian to submit an advert.
* I have read, agree and will abide by all site terms of use, rules and pricing structure.

Index

1: Advertiser Contact Details
2: Advert Description
3: Paid Advert Prices
4: Free Adverts
5: Adverts NOT Accepted
6: Advert Payment Options
7: Approved Ads
8: Advert Enquiries
9: Featured Ads, Social Media Pages & Mobile Website
10: Fair Usage, Repeat, Replacement and Multiple Adverts usage
11: Moving Ads Back to the Top (Bumping up)
12: Modifications
13: Two or more animals or items in one advert
14: Website Links
15: Communication
16: Internet Safety
17: Wanted Ads
18: Equine Passports
19: Foals & Youngstock
20: Rescues, Rehoming, Adoption, Companions , Charities and Sanctuaries
21: Photographs
22: Videos
23: HTML & Special Characters
24: Successful or Unwanted Adverts
25: Abuse of the System
26: Technical Issues
27: Trade or Dealer Advertising trade
28: Your Advertising Contract

 

  1. Advertiser Contact Details
    We do require the advertiser’s name, location, Email & phone number. Your IP address will be recorded automatically. Personal details will be kept in strictest confidence in line with the Data Protection Act 1998. Details will not be used for advertising purposes or divulged unless requested by a legitimate investigating authority such as the Police or Trading Standards. 

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  2. Description
    An adequate description of each individual item or animal must be provided. Various Items, call for details, other items available, see our website or similar will be rejected unless previously agreed with the administrator. The advertiser is legally responsible for ensuring that the description accurately describes the animal or items advertised. It is a criminal offence to falsely advertise or fail to mention any known problems or issues. 

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  3. Paid Advert Prices
    There is one fixed insertion fee of £8.99 per paid advert.
    The price is the same whether the advert is online for seconds or the full 180 days.
    There are no other charges or commission on a successful sale.
    We are not VAT registered, so there is no VAT to pay.

    The price includes up to: 600 Words - 4 x Photos - Unlimited Video/Gallery Links - Up to 180 Days Online.
    Suitable paid ads are featured on the NFED home page, RSS feeds, Mobile NFED website, social media pages: Facebook, Twitter & Google+.

    The standard £8.99 fee applies to:-

     a: All horses and ponies offered for sale or rehoming regardless of value.
     b: All horses and ponies offered for loan; including part loan, share, riding offered/rider wanted.
     c: Any vehicle, item or animal with a value of £175 or greater.
     d: Any offered item or animal not displaying a price.
     e: Liveries, grazing or property offered.
     f: Any animal offered for stud.
     g: Any repeat advert (offered or wanted) under two months old or exceeding usage limits.. See Guideline 10.
     h: Trade or business advert without a current Standard Directory. See Guideline 28.
     i: Any advert submitted by Email, phone or post.
     j: Pay to Feature a free advert.

    Providing the guidelines have been followed, the advert will be approved on the next update after receiving payment, please allow up to 24 hours (normally much less).

    Adverts that require payment are not approved until payment has been received. If payment is not received within two days the advert will expire. The advert details & any photos will be saved for 28 days to allow us to post a replacement if late payment is made.

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  4. Free Adverts
    This is not a free ads system. Lower value offered ads up to £174.99 (excluding horses or ponies) and wanted ads may be approved without payment providing that they qualify and entirely at the administrator’s discretion.

    As there is only one system, the payment button will show on all adverts. If your advert qualifies as a free advert and you do not wish to feature the advert, you can ignore the payment section. The advert will be reviewed and providing it qualifies, approved on the next update. 

    If you would like to feature a free ad, i.e. copy the advert on the NFED homepage, events section & social media pages, just pay for the advert in the normal way.

    To qualify as a free advert

     a: All animals or items must be individually listed with description and clearly priced.
     b: The advert must be submitted to the correct category & all required information supplied.
     c: The same advert (offered or wanted) or items must not have been listed within the previous two months.
     d: The fair usage limits of 15 free advert submissions in any 30 day period must not be exceeded.
     e: The fair usage limits of 30 active free ads at any one time must not be exceeded.
     f: Trade or business advertisers must have a current Standard Directory listing. See Guideline 28.
     g: The advert must be submitted online by the advertiser not by Email, phone or post. 
     h:  All items must be available to NFED users & not contracted into other auctions.**

    ** All animals or items must be available to NFED users and not entered in auctions elsewhere. NFED users rightly expect the item to be available and to be able to make enquiries or offers through the NFED without being redirected to a different website for further information or to bid. Including links or sending viewers to items advertised on other websites is not permitted.

    We do want to provide a free service as far as possible, but this does rely entirely on sufficient paid ads to keep the business viable. Therefore, anyone involved with, promoting, canvassing, administrating a website, social media group or page offering a similar service, allowing advertising or in competition with the NFED and putting the business at risk, is not eligible for free advertising.

    Anyone suspected of or found to be deliberately abusing or attempting to cheat the system, acting, advertising or trading dishonestly, regularly ignoring guidelines, causing problems, being abusive to other NFED users or generally disparaging the site in any way whatsoever will no longer be eligible for free adverts. See Guideline 25

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  5. The Following Adverts WILL NOT be accepted

    Business, Trade or Services. Adverts offering any kind of service (including riding for payment), must go in the Services Directory. An exception may be made for those with a current Services Directory listing. This is entirely at the discretion of the administrator and will depend on the type of service offered. Click Here to see how to use the NFED for your business.

    Work or Employment Wanted. Work wanted ads including work experience/apprenticeships wanted will not be accepted. Please view the Employment Offered category regularly or set up a Keyword Alert

    Events. Please use the NFED Event Diary to advertise your events.

    Transport Wanted. Due to the complexity of horse transport regulations we do not allow adverts looking for transport hire, loan or share. If you require transport, please look in the Services Directory.

    Websites. Adverts for websites or social networking groups will not be approved. 

    Advert Links. Including links or sending viewers to items advertised on other websites is not permitted.

    Franchises. Adverts for franchises, telesales, ad posting or similar home working schemes will not be approved. 

    Prescription Drugs. It is illegal to sale or distribute prescription drugs, including wormers, unwanted or left over treatments. 

    Questions & Advise. The classifieds are for buying and selling adverts only, general questions, advice or recommendations wanted will not be accepted. If you are looking for any kind of service, please look in the Services Directory section.

    UK Laws: No ad promoting activities that would be illegal under UK law shall be allowed. 

    Bad Language: Foul, racist, personal attacks, aggressive behaviour or otherwise inappropriate language will not be tolerated. Any ads in violation of this rule will be rejected or are subject to being removed immediately and without warning.

    Manure and Muck Heaps. As this is an equestrian site, we can be pretty confident that the majority or our users have enough manure. If you would like a muck heap removed, please look in the Services Directory for an Agricultural Contractor.

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  6. Advert Payment Options
    Making payments by credit/debit card or Paypal online is a safe, secure and the easiest way to pay for your adverts. We meet all the latest security standards and are certified as PCI DSS Compliant by Security Metrics on behalf of HSBC.

    All card payments are processed securely in real time by Sagepay, we do not have access to your card details. Transactions will show on your statement as “CK Art-NFED”.

    Please Click Here to go to the shopping cart.
    If you prefer not to pay online, other payment methods are available, please Click Here for details.

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  7. Approved Ads
    New adverts are approved frequently throughout the day, 7 days a week including bank holidays, but please allow up to 24 hours. Only paying advertisers are notified when the advert is approved. 

    Adverts are displayed in the order that they are submitted (by Ad Number), not in the order that they are approved, so we recommend paying for your advert as soon as possible.
    If there is going to be a delay, you are welcome to remove your advert and start again before paying. 

    If payment is required, but not received before 07.00 am on the second day after submission, the advert will expire automatically. 
    Expired advert details will be kept for 28 days so that a replacement can be posted for you if late payment is made.

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  8. Advert Enquiries
    For your protection, your name, email address and phone number* will be hidden by default in the advert (*unless you turn off Email enquiries). If you would like to show your name and phone number, you must select YES, alternatively you can add the number to the main advert text.

    Enquiries sent through the contact form system will go to the Email address supplied with the advert. It is your responsibility to ensure that your advert works and enquiries are received correctly by your Email system. To help to keep enquires out of the spam folder, please add enquiries@nfed.co.uk to your contacts. Try sending an enquiry to your own advert and if this is not received, please see Classified FAQs for possible solutions.

    Email enquiries will come from enquiries@nfed.co.uk. To respond, you must send a new email to the senders address shown in the Email. When you respond to an enquiry it is sent via the standard Email route and will reveal your Email address. As with any Email, this is beyond our control and entirely at your own risk.

    Enquiries sent via the form system are monitored for patterns & suspicious activity. When a scammer is discovered or reported, we will list them on the scam page & alert any recipients by Email. Enquiries are sent instantly to the advertisers, but the office is not manned all day so it may be up to 24 hours before suspicious enquiries can be reviewed. If you have any doubt about an enquiry, please wait before responding or contact us so that we can look into it for you.

    Classifieds E-Mail Checking Service (Paid Ads only)
    If you are worried about scam Emails, we can intercept & manually check enquiries for you, then only forward emails that we consider to be genuine enquiries . Click Here for details.

    Turning Off Email Enquiries
    Email enquiries are turned on by default, but you can turn them off, doing so will remove the “Email Advertiser” link from the advert & show your phone number in its place. This option can be turned on or off using the modify advert option.

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  9. Featured Ads,  Social Media Pages & Mobile Website
    To maximise exposure, all paid ads will be featured automatically providing they are suitable for an equestrian and countryside website. Paying for a free advert will make it eligible as a featured ad, but it must still be suitable.
    Featured ads will be displayed on the NFED home page and event calendar, Mobile Website, RSS feeds, Twitter, Google+ and Facebook pages.
    The featured copy is a snapshot of the advert at the time of approval, modify or deleting your main advert will not remove or alter the copy. The copy will link directly to the main advert for further details, photos or to contact the advertiser. Advertiser details are not shown unless they are included in the main advert text.
    If for any reason you do not want to feature your advert or would like it removed from any of the NFED social media pages, please contact the administrator.

    Mobile: The most recent twenty ads from each of the following offered categories will also be displayed on the mobile website www.nfed.co.uk/mobile with a link back to the full advert.

    * 14.2hh & Under
    * Over 14.2hh
    * Foals & Youngstock
    * Project Horses & Ponies
    * Full Loans
    * Share, Part Loan & Riding
    * Saddles Offered
    * Lorries & Trailers
    * Stables, Fields & Livery
    * Employment
    * Tack Offered
    * Horse Wear
    * Carriage Driving
    * Rider Wear
    * General Equestrian
    * Towing Vehicles & 4x4s
    * Equestrian Property Offered
    * Donkeys & Livestock
    * Agricultural & Machinery
    * Pets & Supplies
    * Poultry & Waterfowl

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  10. Fair Usage, Repeat, Replacement and Multiple Adverts
    To provide a fair service to all of our users, any repeat wanted or offered advert or items previously advertised within the last two months DO NOT qualify as free ads.

    If replacing a free advert that is over two months old, please help us to keep the ads tidy by removing the old advert, failing to do so may cause your new advert to be rejected.

    If a free advert is removed and replaced before two months, the new advert will not be approved without payment and the old advert cannot be recovered.

    There is a limit of 15 FREE advert submissions in any 30 day period or 30 active free ads at any one time. Advertisers are entirely responsible for monitoring their own usage, although there is no automated system the administrator will check frequent advertisers by Email, phone number, items or IP address.

    Any advertiser found to be exceeding the limits, providing false details to deliberately cheat, or abusing the system in any way will no longer be eligible for free adverts. Guideline 25

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  11. Moving Ads Back to the Top (Bumping up)
    The adverts cannot be moved. Each advert is given a unique number when submitted, the adverts are then in strict numerical order which cannot be changed. To bring an advert back to the top it must be replaced entirely. Please see FAQ’s for further details.

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  12. Modifications
    When an advert is approved, it is for the animal/s or item/s originally submitted only. We DO NOT allow animals or items to be replaced, exchanged or added after approval, doing so is an abuse of the system & will be treated as a new advert. The administrator will receive notification by Email when any modifications are made.

    If the advert is changed to a different item or animal or no longer qualifies as a free advert, the advert will either be deleted or suspended until payment is received.

    The advert will be deleted without notice if any other changes are made that do not fit within these guidelines. Please see FAQ’s for further details.

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  13. Two or more animals or items in one advert
    We do permit more than one horse or item in an advert at no extra charge but certain restrictions will apply. 
    All items MUST be included before the advert is approved.
    We DO NOT allow animals or items to be replaced, exchanged or added after approval.
    Providing the items can be split or sold individually, the advert cost is then calculated on the value of the individual items or animals, not the total value. If any of the animals or items would normally require payment, the advert will be charged the standard payment of £8.99.
    If any items are included that have been previously listed in the last two months, it will not qualify as a free ad.
    If the items are sold as a lot, they will be treated as a single item and the total cost will apply.
    The advert WILL NOT be renewed without payment under any circumstances to bring it back to the top.
    The advert will not be included in more than one category. The category cannot be changed as items are sold and the advert is subject to removal without notice if items are removed leaving the ad in the wrong category.

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  14. Website Links
    Website links are NOT included with classified adverts but maybe permitted at the administrator’s discretion providing they are directly relevant to the advert, i.e further information, photos or videos.

    Any website URLs included in the main advert text will be changed to a link. 
    Links to commercial websites or business social media pages will be removed unless the advertiser has a current listing in the Services Directory. If a removed link is replaced by the advertiser, the advert will be subject to removal. Links to items advertised on other websites or online auctions are not permitted.
    Commercial Website links are permitted by any person or company with a current Services Directory listing. If you would like to include a link to your commercial website, please consider taking out a listing in the directory and help us to provide this service, Click Here for further details.

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  15. Communication
    We know that some adverts do receive a lot of enquiries, but please make every effort to reply to enquiries as soon as possible. Buying online can be worrying. If you have sold an item that is to be posted, please keep in communication with the buyer to provide reassurance. If there is a problem, please inform them as soon as possible. Please be polite. Although we have no control over our users, rudeness does reflect badly on the site as a whole.

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  16. Internet Safety
    This is an open public website to maximise exposure. Basic safety precautions should always be taken and you should be aware of online fraud and scams. We will make every effort to offer advice, block and warn of new scammers as soon as possible, but ultimately we cannot control who will see your advert or make contact with you and you use the NFED entirely at your own risk.

    If you are going to use any website or social media platform, it is a good idea to set up a separate Email address to protect your personal or main Email address.

    NEVER give anyone contacting you, your personal or bank details, full or part pin numbers, passwords or send/wire them money for any reason whatsoever.

    If you are worried by any contact that you receive, please check Scam page or forward the enquiry to the administrator. New scammers will be added to the offenders list when reported. 

    The default setting will hide the name and phone number of the advertiser, the Email address will be hidden unless it is added to the main text of the advert or a reply is sent to an enquiry. By selecting to show a phone number or including an Email address in the advert text, you are overriding any safety features.

    Anyone under the age of 16 must have permission of their parent or guardian to post an advert. For safety reasons, any advert showing an age of under 16 will be rejected if the name, phone number or Email address can be seen in the advert, or if the administrator considers that the advertiser is at risk for any reason.


    The NFED is registered with and fully endorses and supports the work of the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre. Please visit their website www.ceop.gov.uk for further advice on online safety.

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  17. Wanted Ads
    Wanted ads will not be accepted in an offered category if a wanted category is provided.
    Swaps or exchange are classed as offered, not wanted ads and subject to the standard terms and pricing.
    Please be particularly cautious of scams if you post a wanted ad. Anyone contacting you has the advantage of knowing your requirements and may falsify the description to match your needs. Be wary if it sounds too good to be true and ask if it has been advertised on the NFED or elsewhere, if not why not? 
    Please keep your own records and copies of all correspondence as we have no records or control over what you may be offered. Paypal Family or Friends or Bank transfer should NEVER be used for purchases that cannot be collected. You have no protection from fraud & payments cannot be reversed.
    The Horses Wanted category is intended for individuals looking for a horse. Dealers looking for stock, are classed as business ads so will not approved without a current Standard Services Directory listing. Adverts offering to help rehome horses are advertising a service so will not be approved.

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  18. Equine Passports
    To comply with government legislation, you must be in possession of a passport for all horses or ponies offered for sale or loan on this site. It is the advertiser’s responsibility, but in the event of any problems or complaints we reserve the right to remove the advert until the passport has been produced.
    Failure to produce the passport to a trading standards officer may lead to a fine of up to £5000. If you show the passport online, please remove the breeder’s personal details.

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  19. Foals & Youngstock
    For welfare reasons, please ensure that any foal advertised for sale is at least 4 months old. No pet should be advertised for transfer to a new owner before it is weaned and no longer dependent on its parents.

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  20. Rescues, Rehoming, Adoption, Companions , Charities and Sanctuaries
    Adverts looking to permanently rehome an animal are treated as offered and subject to the same rules. The standard payment may be waived at the administrator’s discretion for registered charities, providing all information including the charities commission registration number is provided.

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  21. Photographs:
    All NFED Classified adverts will accept up to four images in jpg, jpeg, bmp png or gif format. The maximum image file size is approximately 3Mb (per image) but this will depend on your connection speed. If you are using a mobile or tablet, we recommend using WiFi or 4G. Slow connections will struggle with large images, it is always better to reduce the size before uploading & upload one at the time.
    You can upload the photos at the final stage of the advert submission or at any time afterwards through the advert control panel. The main image must be uploaded to trigger the other images to be displayed. If the photo uploads successfully, you will get a confirmation message & a thumbs up.
    Uploaded photos will be seen straight away, if they have uploaded successfully you will see them on your advert. If the advert hasn't yet been approved, you can check by logging in to your advert using the edit ad option.
    Don't struggle! You can send the photos to us and we will be happy to upload them for you. See Photo Help for further details.
    Please Note: Advert prices are the same with or without photos. Not everyone wishes to include photos, so we have no way of knowing whether an advert should have photos. If they have not uploaded, we do not have them.
    © In all cases it is the advertiser’s responsibility to ensure required images have uploaded and that that they hold copyright or have permission to use the photographs.
    To show more than four photos a Gallery can be added to show an extra eight images Click Here for further details.

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  22. Videos
    Videos cannot be uploaded directly, but you can include links to videos posted on video sharing sites in the advert text. As with photographs, you must have permission to use them and they must be non commercial. There is no limit to the number of video links, but embedded videos are restricted to two. Embedded videos show in the advert, including more than two will cause problems for those with slow connections.
    If your videos are not yet online, we can upload & include links in your advert for you. Maximum of three videos, paid ads only. See Video Help for further details.

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  23. HTML & Special Characters
    Only limited HTML is permitted in the advert text box at the administrator’s discretion.
    Any html code or non alpha numeric characters that cause problems or disrupts the smooth running of the site will be removed. IFrames other than those for videos are not permitted. Any website links are subject to the standard link rules.

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  24. Successful or Unwanted Adverts
    Classifieds adverts will expired after 180 days (six months). If an item is sold, or the advert no longer required, please remove it within 24 hours so people do not waste time sending enquiries.

    The administrator will periodically remove ads marked as sold or no longer required. Please do not leave unwanted ads online without marking them; this is a major cause of frustration for the site users.

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  25. Abuse of the System
    We really do want to provide free ads for genuine, honest advertisers but the system is open to abuse so does rely on the honesty of our advertisers to make it work properly and keep it fair for everyone. Anyone found to be deliberately cheating the system, using multiple identities to get around usage limits, acting, advertising or trading dishonestly, regularly ignoring guidelines, being abusive or causing problems in any way whatsoever will no longer be eligible for free adverts. If you are cheating us or our users, we don’t need you here and politely suggest you go elsewhere.

    The CKArt-NFED reserves the ultimate discretion as to which ads or advertisers, if any, are in violation of these guidelines.

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  26. Technical Issues
    As with all Internet sites, there will be occasional technical issues or down time. Although frustrating for us all, this is beyond our control and we can accept no responsibility for lost advertising time or technical issues. The administrator will make regular back ups of the classifieds data to enable a rebuild of the classifieds in the event of a server crash or other technical problems. Should the data be lost for any reason whatsoever, the CKArt-NFED will not be liable for refunds on lost advertising time. Any refunds will be totally at the discretion of the administrator.

    If we are aware of a problem we will deal with it as soon as possible with information or updates posted on the Service Status page with links from "What's New". We recommend that everyone makes "What's New" their first port of call on every visit to make you aware of any ongoing issues, technical problems or changes to the site. Major ongoing problems or changes are also sent out to the Facebook page.

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  27. Trade or Dealer Advertising
    Under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations it is an offence in the UK if you fail to declare that you are a business seller. You are breaking the law if you mislead potential buyers into thinking that you are a private individual when you are a business seller.

    Under UK law, if you sell goods in quantities which exceed the level that it would be reasonable for a private person to sell, it is likely that you would be deemed to be a trader and must therefore comply with trading standards legislation. The distance selling regulations will also apply to traders sending items by post. Click Here for further information.

    Any adverts offering goods, supplied, manufactured to order, or offering multiple new items or options such as a range of sizes or colours either on the NFED or elsewhere, will be treated as trade and therefore not eligible as free ads without a current Standard Directory listing.

    Hay, Haylage & Straw Sales
    We understand that many people make their own hay or haylage & wish to sale the surplus. If this is genuinely the case, the advert may be classed as a private sale & approved without payment at the administrator’s discretion.

    Hay, Haylage & Straw being regularly advertised on the NFED or elsewhere, offering delivery or different choices will be classed as trade. Trade adverts will only be approved without payment if the advertiser has a current Standard Directory listing in the Hay Straw & Bedding category.

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  28. Your Advertising Contract
    By submitting and paying an insertion fee for an advert to be displayed on the NFED or upgrading to a featured advert, you are entering into a contract for an advertising service with CK Art - NFED. When the order is processed the service is deemed to have started. Any cancellation rights will end at this point as explained in the Distant Selling Regulations for online services. We would love to be able to guarantee that every advert will be successful and every enquiry genuine, this simply isn’t possible. We are under no obligation to refund the payment for an advert that is unsuccessful or removed by either the advertiser or the administrator. Any refunds will be strictly at the administrator’s discretion. When an advert is approved, it is for the animal/s or item/s originally submitted and is non-transferable. If a payment is reversed or cancelled after the contract has started, the advertiser will be in breach of contract and may be refused further use of the classifieds.

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We hope that these guidelines will make the NFED Equestrian and Country Classifieds more enjoyable, safer and fairer for everyone. Thank you.

 

NFED Classifieds Rules & Guidelines

By posting an advert on the NFED, you are accepting and agree that it is in compliance with the following guidelines and rules which are in place for our protection and to provide the safest environment possible for both buyers and sellers.

All adverts are checked by the administrator before approval. If the guidelines and rules have not been followed, the advert WILL NOT be accepted so please take the time to read them.

Adverts are subject to modification by the advertiser, so we reserve the right to remove any ads in violation of our guidelines or rules that are brought to our attention.

By posting an ad here, you agree to the following statement:

* I agree that I will be solely responsible for the content of all my classified ads that I post and that I will indemnify CKArt - NFED and hold it harmless for any losses or damages to myself or to others that may result directly or indirectly from any ads that I post here.
* I am the owner or legally entitled to advertise the items or animals and in possession of passports where required.
* All descriptions and claims including any known issues or problems are accurate to the best of my knowledge.
* I am either over 16 years of age or have permission of my parent or guardian to submit an advert.
* I have read, agree and will abide by all site terms of use, rules and pricing structure.

Index

1: Advertiser Contact Details
2: Advert Description
3: Paid Advert Prices
4: Free Adverts
5: Adverts NOT Accepted
6: Advert Payment Options
7: Approved Ads
8: Advert Enquiries
9: Featured Ads, Social Media Pages & Mobile Website
10: Fair Usage, Repeat, Replacement and Multiple Adverts usage
11: Moving Ads Back to the Top (Bumping up)
12: Modifications
13: Two or more animals or items in one advert
14: Website Links
15: Communication
16: Internet Safety
17: Wanted Ads
18: Equine Passports
19: Foals & Youngstock
20: Rescues, Rehoming, Adoption, Companions , Charities and Sanctuaries
21: Photographs
22: Videos
23: HTML & Special Characters
24: Successful or Unwanted Adverts
25: Abuse of the System
26: Technical Issues
27: Trade or Dealer Advertising trade
28: Your Advertising Contract

 

  1. Advertiser Contact Details
    We do require the advertiser’s name, location, Email & phone number. Your IP address will be recorded automatically. Personal details will be kept in strictest confidence in line with the Data Protection Act 1998. Details will not be used for advertising purposes or divulged unless requested by a legitimate investigating authority such as the Police or Trading Standards. 

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  2. Description
    An adequate description of each individual item or animal must be provided. Various Items, call for details, other items available, see our website or similar will be rejected unless previously agreed with the administrator. The advertiser is legally responsible for ensuring that the description accurately describes the animal or items advertised. It is a criminal offence to falsely advertise or fail to mention any known problems or issues. 

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  3. Paid Advert Prices
    There is one fixed insertion fee of £8.99 per paid advert.
    The price is the same whether the advert is online for seconds or the full 180 days.
    There are no other charges or commission on a successful sale.
    We are not VAT registered, so there is no VAT to pay.

    The price includes up to: 600 Words - 4 x Photos - Unlimited Video/Gallery Links - Up to 180 Days Online.
    Suitable paid ads are featured on the NFED home page, RSS feeds, Mobile NFED website, social media pages: Facebook, Twitter & Google+.

    The standard £8.99 fee applies to:-

     a: All horses and ponies offered for sale or rehoming regardless of value.
     b: All horses and ponies offered for loan; including part loan, share, riding offered/rider wanted.
     c: Any vehicle, item or animal with a value of £175 or greater.
     d: Any offered item or animal not displaying a price.
     e: Liveries, grazing or property offered.
     f: Any animal offered for stud.
     g: Any repeat advert (offered or wanted) under two months old or exceeding usage limits.. See Guideline 10.
     h: Trade or business advert without a current Standard Directory. See Guideline 28.
     i: Any advert submitted by Email, phone or post.
     j: Pay to Feature a free advert.

    Providing the guidelines have been followed, the advert will be approved on the next update after receiving payment, please allow up to 24 hours (normally much less).

    Adverts that require payment are not approved until payment has been received. If payment is not received within two days the advert will expire. The advert details & any photos will be saved for 28 days to allow us to post a replacement if late payment is made.

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  4. Free Adverts
    This is not a free ads system. Lower value offered ads up to £174.99 (excluding horses or ponies) and wanted ads may be approved without payment providing that they qualify and entirely at the administrator’s discretion.

    As there is only one system, the payment button will show on all adverts. If your advert qualifies as a free advert and you do not wish to feature the advert, you can ignore the payment section. The advert will be reviewed and providing it qualifies, approved on the next update. 

    If you would like to feature a free ad, i.e. copy the advert on the NFED homepage, events section & social media pages, just pay for the advert in the normal way.

    To qualify as a free advert

     a: All animals or items must be individually listed with description and clearly priced.
     b: The advert must be submitted to the correct category & all required information supplied.
     c: The same advert (offered or wanted) or items must not have been listed within the previous two months.
     d: The fair usage limits of 15 free advert submissions in any 30 day period must not be exceeded.
     e: The fair usage limits of 30 active free ads at any one time must not be exceeded.
     f: Trade or business advertisers must have a current Standard Directory listing. See Guideline 28.
     g: The advert must be submitted online by the advertiser not by Email, phone or post. 
     h:  All items must be available to NFED users & not contracted into other auctions.**

    ** All animals or items must be available to NFED users and not entered in auctions elsewhere. NFED users rightly expect the item to be available and to be able to make enquiries or offers through the NFED without being redirected to a different website for further information or to bid. Including links or sending viewers to items advertised on other websites is not permitted.

    We do want to provide a free service as far as possible, but this does rely entirely on sufficient paid ads to keep the business viable. Therefore, anyone involved with, promoting, canvassing, administrating a website, social media group or page offering a similar service, allowing advertising or in competition with the NFED and putting the business at risk, is not eligible for free advertising.

    Anyone suspected of or found to be deliberately abusing or attempting to cheat the system, acting, advertising or trading dishonestly, regularly ignoring guidelines, causing problems, being abusive to other NFED users or generally disparaging the site in any way whatsoever will no longer be eligible for free adverts. See Guideline 25

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  5. The Following Adverts WILL NOT be accepted

    Business, Trade or Services. Adverts offering any kind of service (including riding for payment), must go in the Services Directory. An exception may be made for those with a current Services Directory listing. This is entirely at the discretion of the administrator and will depend on the type of service offered. Click Here to see how to use the NFED for your business.

    Work or Employment Wanted. Work wanted ads including work experience/apprenticeships wanted will not be accepted. Please view the Employment Offered category regularly or set up a Keyword Alert

    Events. Please use the NFED Event Diary to advertise your events.

    Transport Wanted. Due to the complexity of horse transport regulations we do not allow adverts looking for transport hire, loan or share. If you require transport, please look in the Services Directory.

    Websites. Adverts for websites or social networking groups will not be approved. 

    Advert Links. Including links or sending viewers to items advertised on other websites is not permitted.

    Franchises. Adverts for franchises, telesales, ad posting or similar home working schemes will not be approved. 

    Prescription Drugs. It is illegal to sale or distribute prescription drugs, including wormers, unwanted or left over treatments. 

    Questions & Advise. The classifieds are for buying and selling adverts only, general questions, advice or recommendations wanted will not be accepted. If you are looking for any kind of service, please look in the Services Directory section.

    UK Laws: No ad promoting activities that would be illegal under UK law shall be allowed. 

    Bad Language: Foul, racist, personal attacks, aggressive behaviour or otherwise inappropriate language will not be tolerated. Any ads in violation of this rule will be rejected or are subject to being removed immediately and without warning.

    Manure and Muck Heaps. As this is an equestrian site, we can be pretty confident that the majority or our users have enough manure. If you would like a muck heap removed, please look in the Services Directory for an Agricultural Contractor.

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  6. Advert Payment Options
    Making payments by credit/debit card or Paypal online is a safe, secure and the easiest way to pay for your adverts. We meet all the latest security standards and are certified as PCI DSS Compliant by Security Metrics on behalf of HSBC.

    All card payments are processed securely in real time by Sagepay, we do not have access to your card details. Transactions will show on your statement as “CK Art-NFED”.

    Please Click Here to go to the shopping cart.
    If you prefer not to pay online, other payment methods are available, please Click Here for details.

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  7. Approved Ads
    New adverts are approved frequently throughout the day, 7 days a week including bank holidays, but please allow up to 24 hours. Only paying advertisers are notified when the advert is approved. 

    Adverts are displayed in the order that they are submitted (by Ad Number), not in the order that they are approved, so we recommend paying for your advert as soon as possible.
    If there is going to be a delay, you are welcome to remove your advert and start again before paying. 

    If payment is required, but not received before 07.00 am on the second day after submission, the advert will expire automatically. 
    Expired advert details will be kept for 28 days so that a replacement can be posted for you if late payment is made.

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  8. Advert Enquiries
    For your protection, your name, email address and phone number* will be hidden by default in the advert (*unless you turn off Email enquiries). If you would like to show your name and phone number, you must select YES, alternatively you can add the number to the main advert text.

    Enquiries sent through the contact form system will go to the Email address supplied with the advert. It is your responsibility to ensure that your advert works and enquiries are received correctly by your Email system. To help to keep enquires out of the spam folder, please add enquiries@nfed.co.uk to your contacts. Try sending an enquiry to your own advert and if this is not received, please see Classified FAQs for possible solutions.

    Email enquiries will come from enquiries@nfed.co.uk. To respond, you must send a new email to the senders address shown in the Email. When you respond to an enquiry it is sent via the standard Email route and will reveal your Email address. As with any Email, this is beyond our control and entirely at your own risk.

    Enquiries sent via the form system are monitored for patterns & suspicious activity. When a scammer is discovered or reported, we will list them on the scam page & alert any recipients by Email. Enquiries are sent instantly to the advertisers, but the office is not manned all day so it may be up to 24 hours before suspicious enquiries can be reviewed. If you have any doubt about an enquiry, please wait before responding or contact us so that we can look into it for you.

    Classifieds E-Mail Checking Service (Paid Ads only)
    If you are worried about scam Emails, we can intercept & manually check enquiries for you, then only forward emails that we consider to be genuine enquiries . Click Here for details.

    Turning Off Email Enquiries
    Email enquiries are turned on by default, but you can turn them off, doing so will remove the “Email Advertiser” link from the advert & show your phone number in its place. This option can be turned on or off using the modify advert option.

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  9. Featured Ads,  Social Media Pages & Mobile Website
    To maximise exposure, all paid ads will be featured automatically providing they are suitable for an equestrian and countryside website. Paying for a free advert will make it eligible as a featured ad, but it must still be suitable.
    Featured ads will be displayed on the NFED home page and event calendar, Mobile Website, RSS feeds, Twitter, Google+ and Facebook pages.
    The featured copy is a snapshot of the advert at the time of approval, modify or deleting your main advert will not remove or alter the copy. The copy will link directly to the main advert for further details, photos or to contact the advertiser. Advertiser details are not shown unless they are included in the main advert text.
    If for any reason you do not want to feature your advert or would like it removed from any of the NFED social media pages, please contact the administrator.

    Mobile: The most recent twenty ads from each of the following offered categories will also be displayed on the mobile website www.nfed.co.uk/mobile with a link back to the full advert.

    * 14.2hh & Under
    * Over 14.2hh
    * Foals & Youngstock
    * Project Horses & Ponies
    * Full Loans
    * Share, Part Loan & Riding
    * Saddles Offered
    * Lorries & Trailers
    * Stables, Fields & Livery
    * Employment
    * Tack Offered
    * Horse Wear
    * Carriage Driving
    * Rider Wear
    * General Equestrian
    * Towing Vehicles & 4x4s
    * Equestrian Property Offered
    * Donkeys & Livestock
    * Agricultural & Machinery
    * Pets & Supplies
    * Poultry & Waterfowl

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  10. Fair Usage, Repeat, Replacement and Multiple Adverts
    To provide a fair service to all of our users, any repeat wanted or offered advert or items previously advertised within the last two months DO NOT qualify as free ads.

    If replacing a free advert that is over two months old, please help us to keep the ads tidy by removing the old advert, failing to do so may cause your new advert to be rejected.

    If a free advert is removed and replaced before two months, the new advert will not be approved without payment and the old advert cannot be recovered.

    There is a limit of 15 FREE advert submissions in any 30 day period or 30 active free ads at any one time. Advertisers are entirely responsible for monitoring their own usage, although there is no automated system the administrator will check frequent advertisers by Email, phone number, items or IP address.

    Any advertiser found to be exceeding the limits, providing false details to deliberately cheat, or abusing the system in any way will no longer be eligible for free adverts. Guideline 25

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  11. Moving Ads Back to the Top (Bumping up)
    The adverts cannot be moved. Each advert is given a unique number when submitted, the adverts are then in strict numerical order which cannot be changed. To bring an advert back to the top it must be replaced entirely. Please see FAQ’s for further details.

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  12. Modifications
    When an advert is approved, it is for the animal/s or item/s originally submitted only. We DO NOT allow animals or items to be replaced, exchanged or added after approval, doing so is an abuse of the system & will be treated as a new advert. The administrator will receive notification by Email when any modifications are made.

    If the advert is changed to a different item or animal or no longer qualifies as a free advert, the advert will either be deleted or suspended until payment is received.

    The advert will be deleted without notice if any other changes are made that do not fit within these guidelines. Please see FAQ’s for further details.

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  13. Two or more animals or items in one advert
    We do permit more than one horse or item in an advert at no extra charge but certain restrictions will apply. 
    All items MUST be included before the advert is approved.
    We DO NOT allow animals or items to be replaced, exchanged or added after approval.
    Providing the items can be split or sold individually, the advert cost is then calculated on the value of the individual items or animals, not the total value. If any of the animals or items would normally require payment, the advert will be charged the standard payment of £8.99.
    If any items are included that have been previously listed in the last two months, it will not qualify as a free ad.
    If the items are sold as a lot, they will be treated as a single item and the total cost will apply.
    The advert WILL NOT be renewed without payment under any circumstances to bring it back to the top.
    The advert will not be included in more than one category. The category cannot be changed as items are sold and the advert is subject to removal without notice if items are removed leaving the ad in the wrong category.

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  14. Website Links
    Website links are NOT included with classified adverts but maybe permitted at the administrator’s discretion providing they are directly relevant to the advert, i.e further information, photos or videos.

    Any website URLs included in the main advert text will be changed to a link. 
    Links to commercial websites or business social media pages will be removed unless the advertiser has a current listing in the Services Directory. If a removed link is replaced by the advertiser, the advert will be subject to removal. Links to items advertised on other websites or online auctions are not permitted.
    Commercial Website links are permitted by any person or company with a current Services Directory listing. If you would like to include a link to your commercial website, please consider taking out a listing in the directory and help us to provide this service, Click Here for further details.

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  15. Communication
    We know that some adverts do receive a lot of enquiries, but please make every effort to reply to enquiries as soon as possible. Buying online can be worrying. If you have sold an item that is to be posted, please keep in communication with the buyer to provide reassurance. If there is a problem, please inform them as soon as possible. Please be polite. Although we have no control over our users, rudeness does reflect badly on the site as a whole.

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  16. Internet Safety
    This is an open public website to maximise exposure. Basic safety precautions should always be taken and you should be aware of online fraud and scams. We will make every effort to offer advice, block and warn of new scammers as soon as possible, but ultimately we cannot control who will see your advert or make contact with you and you use the NFED entirely at your own risk.

    If you are going to use any website or social media platform, it is a good idea to set up a separate Email address to protect your personal or main Email address.

    NEVER give anyone contacting you, your personal or bank details, full or part pin numbers, passwords or send/wire them money for any reason whatsoever.

    If you are worried by any contact that you receive, please check Scam page or forward the enquiry to the administrator. New scammers will be added to the offenders list when reported. 

    The default setting will hide the name and phone number of the advertiser, the Email address will be hidden unless it is added to the main text of the advert or a reply is sent to an enquiry. By selecting to show a phone number or including an Email address in the advert text, you are overriding any safety features.

    Anyone under the age of 16 must have permission of their parent or guardian to post an advert. For safety reasons, any advert showing an age of under 16 will be rejected if the name, phone number or Email address can be seen in the advert, or if the administrator considers that the advertiser is at risk for any reason.


    The NFED is registered with and fully endorses and supports the work of the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre. Please visit their website www.ceop.gov.uk for further advice on online safety.

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  17. Wanted Ads
    Wanted ads will not be accepted in an offered category if a wanted category is provided.
    Swaps or exchange are classed as offered, not wanted ads and subject to the standard terms and pricing.
    Please be particularly cautious of scams if you post a wanted ad. Anyone contacting you has the advantage of knowing your requirements and may falsify the description to match your needs. Be wary if it sounds too good to be true and ask if it has been advertised on the NFED or elsewhere, if not why not? 
    Please keep your own records and copies of all correspondence as we have no records or control over what you may be offered. Paypal Family or Friends or Bank transfer should NEVER be used for purchases that cannot be collected. You have no protection from fraud & payments cannot be reversed.
    The Horses Wanted category is intended for individuals looking for a horse. Dealers looking for stock, are classed as business ads so will not approved without a current Standard Services Directory listing. Adverts offering to help rehome horses are advertising a service so will not be approved.

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  18. Equine Passports
    To comply with government legislation, you must be in possession of a passport for all horses or ponies offered for sale or loan on this site. It is the advertiser’s responsibility, but in the event of any problems or complaints we reserve the right to remove the advert until the passport has been produced.
    Failure to produce the passport to a trading standards officer may lead to a fine of up to £5000. If you show the passport online, please remove the breeder’s personal details.

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  19. Foals & Youngstock
    For welfare reasons, please ensure that any foal advertised for sale is at least 4 months old. No pet should be advertised for transfer to a new owner before it is weaned and no longer dependent on its parents.

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  20. Rescues, Rehoming, Adoption, Companions , Charities and Sanctuaries
    Adverts looking to permanently rehome an animal are treated as offered and subject to the same rules. The standard payment may be waived at the administrator’s discretion for registered charities, providing all information including the charities commission registration number is provided.

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  21. Photographs:
    All NFED Classified adverts will accept up to four images in jpg, jpeg, bmp png or gif format. The maximum image file size is approximately 3Mb (per image) but this will depend on your connection speed. If you are using a mobile or tablet, we recommend using WiFi or 4G. Slow connections will struggle with large images, it is always better to reduce the size before uploading & upload one at the time.
    You can upload the photos at the final stage of the advert submission or at any time afterwards through the advert control panel. The main image must be uploaded to trigger the other images to be displayed. If the photo uploads successfully, you will get a confirmation message & a thumbs up.
    Uploaded photos will be seen straight away, if they have uploaded successfully you will see them on your advert. If the advert hasn't yet been approved, you can check by logging in to your advert using the edit ad option.
    Don't struggle! You can send the photos to us and we will be happy to upload them for you. See Photo Help for further details.
    Please Note: Advert prices are the same with or without photos. Not everyone wishes to include photos, so we have no way of knowing whether an advert should have photos. If they have not uploaded, we do not have them.
    © In all cases it is the advertiser’s responsibility to ensure required images have uploaded and that that they hold copyright or have permission to use the photographs.
    To show more than four photos a Gallery can be added to show an extra eight images Click Here for further details.

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  22. Videos
    Videos cannot be uploaded directly, but you can include links to videos posted on video sharing sites in the advert text. As with photographs, you must have permission to use them and they must be non commercial. There is no limit to the number of video links, but embedded videos are restricted to two. Embedded videos show in the advert, including more than two will cause problems for those with slow connections.
    If your videos are not yet online, we can upload & include links in your advert for you. Maximum of three videos, paid ads only. See Video Help for further details.

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  23. HTML & Special Characters
    Only limited HTML is permitted in the advert text box at the administrator’s discretion.
    Any html code or non alpha numeric characters that cause problems or disrupts the smooth running of the site will be removed. IFrames other than those for videos are not permitted. Any website links are subject to the standard link rules.

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  24. Successful or Unwanted Adverts
    Classifieds adverts will expired after 180 days (six months). If an item is sold, or the advert no longer required, please remove it within 24 hours so people do not waste time sending enquiries.

    The administrator will periodically remove ads marked as sold or no longer required. Please do not leave unwanted ads online without marking them; this is a major cause of frustration for the site users.

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  25. Abuse of the System
    We really do want to provide free ads for genuine, honest advertisers but the system is open to abuse so does rely on the honesty of our advertisers to make it work properly and keep it fair for everyone. Anyone found to be deliberately cheating the system, using multiple identities to get around usage limits, acting, advertising or trading dishonestly, regularly ignoring guidelines, being abusive or causing problems in any way whatsoever will no longer be eligible for free adverts. If you are cheating us or our users, we don’t need you here and politely suggest you go elsewhere.

    The CKArt-NFED reserves the ultimate discretion as to which ads or advertisers, if any, are in violation of these guidelines.

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  26. Technical Issues
    As with all Internet sites, there will be occasional technical issues or down time. Although frustrating for us all, this is beyond our control and we can accept no responsibility for lost advertising time or technical issues. The administrator will make regular back ups of the classifieds data to enable a rebuild of the classifieds in the event of a server crash or other technical problems. Should the data be lost for any reason whatsoever, the CKArt-NFED will not be liable for refunds on lost advertising time. Any refunds will be totally at the discretion of the administrator.

    If we are aware of a problem we will deal with it as soon as possible with information or updates posted on the Service Status page with links from "What's New". We recommend that everyone makes "What's New" their first port of call on every visit to make you aware of any ongoing issues, technical problems or changes to the site. Major ongoing problems or changes are also sent out to the Facebook page.

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  27. Trade or Dealer Advertising
    Under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations it is an offence in the UK if you fail to declare that you are a business seller. You are breaking the law if you mislead potential buyers into thinking that you are a private individual when you are a business seller.

    Under UK law, if you sell goods in quantities which exceed the level that it would be reasonable for a private person to sell, it is likely that you would be deemed to be a trader and must therefore comply with trading standards legislation. The distance selling regulations will also apply to traders sending items by post. Click Here for further information.

    Any adverts offering goods, supplied, manufactured to order, or offering multiple new items or options such as a range of sizes or colours either on the NFED or elsewhere, will be treated as trade and therefore not eligible as free ads without a current Standard Directory listing.

    Hay, Haylage & Straw Sales
    We understand that many people make their own hay or haylage & wish to sale the surplus. If this is genuinely the case, the advert may be classed as a private sale & approved without payment at the administrator’s discretion.

    Hay, Haylage & Straw being regularly advertised on the NFED or elsewhere, offering delivery or different choices will be classed as trade. Trade adverts will only be approved without payment if the advertiser has a current Standard Directory listing in the Hay Straw & Bedding category.

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  28. Your Advertising Contract
    By submitting and paying an insertion fee for an advert to be displayed on the NFED or upgrading to a featured advert, you are entering into a contract for an advertising service with CK Art - NFED. When the order is processed the service is deemed to have started. Any cancellation rights will end at this point as explained in the Distant Selling Regulations for online services. We would love to be able to guarantee that every advert will be successful and every enquiry genuine, this simply isn’t possible. We are under no obligation to refund the payment for an advert that is unsuccessful or removed by either the advertiser or the administrator. Any refunds will be strictly at the administrator’s discretion. When an advert is approved, it is for the animal/s or item/s originally submitted and is non-transferable. If a payment is reversed or cancelled after the contract has started, the advertiser will be in breach of contract and may be refused further use of the classifieds.

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We hope that these guidelines will make the NFED Equestrian and Country Classifieds more enjoyable, safer and fairer for everyone. Thank you.

 


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