Welcome to Authentic Baltimore! To ensure a safe and positive experience for all users, please adhere to the following posting guidelines when creating and managing classified ads on our platform.

1. Legal and Ethical Compliance:

  • Advertisements must comply with all applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.
  • Content that promotes illegal activities, discrimination, or harm to others is strictly prohibited.

2. Accuracy of Information:

  • Provide accurate and truthful information in your ads. Misleading or false content is not allowed.
  • Clearly represent the product or service being offered and avoid using deceptive tactics.

3. Prohibited Items and Services:

  • Do not post ads for the sale or promotion of illegal or prohibited items, including weapons, drugs, stolen goods, and counterfeit items.
  • Services that are illegal or violate ethical standards are not allowed.

4. Respectful and Inclusive Content:

  • Avoid posting content that is offensive, discriminatory, or inappropriate.
  • Respect the diverse backgrounds and opinions of our user community.

5. Image Guidelines:

  • Images attached to ads must be relevant to the product or service being offered.
  • Offensive or inappropriate images are not permitted.

6. Contact Information:

  • Ensure that the contact information provided in your ad is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Do not include personal information, such as addresses or private contact details, in the ad description.

7. Multiple Accounts:

  • Users are allowed to have only one account. Creating multiple accounts may result in the removal of ads and suspension of accounts.

8. Reporting Violations:

  • Users are encouraged to report any ads that violate our guidelines. Utilize the reporting tools available on the website to notify us of inappropriate or suspicious content.

9. Timely Removal of Sold Items:

  • If your item or service is no longer available, promptly remove the ad to keep the listings current and relevant.

10. Ad Duration:

  • Be aware of the duration your ad will be visible on the platform. 

11. Compliance with Terms of Use:

  • Ads must adhere to the Terms of Use outlined. Failure to comply may result in the removal of ads, suspension, or termination of user accounts.

Thank you for your cooperation! By following these guidelines, you contribute to a positive and trustworthy environment on Authentic Baltimore. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at sdaniels@baltimoreheritagearea.org

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