The first part concerns the terms for creating a user account.
The second part concerns the terms of private transactions and your rights as a seller and buyer in private transactions.
The fourth part concerns the general use of Trendsales, including rules about listings, and what is necessary to ensure good conduct and that you as a marketplace user get the best experience.
The fifth section concerns the terms related to your Trendsales-Account
The sixth part concerns earning and using “Bonus”
1.1. General terms
You can only create one Trendsales user account. The user account is strictly personal, and may not be lent to or shared with others.
Trendsales is primarily a platform for private sellers and buyers. Trendsales does not allow commercial sellers that sell new goods or large quantities of goods that are bought with the purpose of reselling. Trendsales does exceptionally allow commercial sellers and permission is granted on a case-to-case basis. To sell commercially on Trendsales, preceding permission from Trendsales is required along with a TrendsalesClub VIP membership. Please contact Trendsales Support (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your commercial intentions and the possibility of a permission to sell commercially on Trendsales. Violation of these rules can result in expulsion from the platform.
If you know or suspect that others have access to your user account, regardless of how they have accessed your account, you are under obligation to report this to Trendsales. In such cases, Trendsales reserves the right to block the user account in question.
1.2. Newsletter and advertising
If you have accepted to receive weekly marketing material from Trendsales, you receive emails, notifications and push-messages with;
regular news and updates fro Trendsales, such as information and offers in regards to the Trendsales platform as well as similar products and services offered by Trendsales,
information and offers about new and improved features, advertising possibilities, contests or campaigns about advertising and/or listings at Trendsales,
information and invites to events organised by Trendsales.
You can unsubscribe to the email at any time where the unsubscribe link is found at the bottom of the email, and you will be able to change your settings of notifications and push-messages on your phone and/or tablet.
We will not disclose your personal information to third parties for their marketing puposes without your explicit consent.
1.3. Liability and general terms of intellectual property rights
You acknowledge that all copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights to and regarding Trendsales’ services are owned by Trendsales ApS. You may not make use of these intellectual property rights or Trendsales’ services except to the extent necessary to perform transactions in the manner provided for in this agreement.
1.4. Failure to access Trendsales
Trendsales cannot guarantee that it is possible to access our services at all times, as the servers may be unavailable. This may include either a planned temporary shutdown or a technical breakdown, and Trendsales cannot be held responsible for the lack of access that users may experience.
1.5. Consequential damages
Trendsales may not be liable to you or any third party for any indirect damages or consequential damages, for loss of data, profits, income or business, how it might have been caused (whether due to negligence or breach of this agreement or otherwise) even though such loss or damage could have been foreseen by Trendsales or if Trendsales had been made aware of the possibility of potential damage.
1.6. Force majeure
Trendsales is not responsible for non-compliance with our obligations under this agreement due to factors beyond the control of Trendsales.
1.7. The effect of rules for the use of Trendsales
1.7.1. Changes to rules for the use of Trendsales
Trendsales reserves the right to change the rules for the use of Trendsales at any time and to put new versions of Trendsales’ services into effect without user consent. Therefore, it is important regularly to keep up to date on the changes. You may at any time withdraw your consent to the rules for the use of Trendsales and / or close your user account if you do not accept the changes.
1.7.2. Duration of rules for the use of Trendsales
Rules apply until they are replaced by new ones. This version of rules for the use of Trendsales’ services supersedes the former and enters into force on May 25, 2018.
2. Terms of private transactions
Private transactions are transactions taking place between you and other users on Trendsales, in which you can sell and buy items to and from other users by agreeing to a transaction. In such transactions, Trendsales is not a contractual party, and Trendsales thus exclusively acts as an online marketplace.
For all private transactions, legislation in your country of residence applies.
For transactions made through Trendsales’ trading system, see section 3.
2.1. Summary of transaction rules:
Transactions between private users of Trendsales is private transactions, which means that items are purchased ‘as is’ without right of withdrawal, except transactions made through Trendsales’ trading system.
Only private users are allowed on Trendsales unless a special agreement has been entered explicitly and in writing with Trendsales.
Trendsales is a marketplace platform exclusively making listings (postings) available to users and is therefore not a party in transactions between users, except transactions made through Trendsales’ trading system.
Bids submitted on listings are legally binding. You are thus required to purchase and pay for an item if the seller has accepted your bid, as well as if the seller makes an offer which is accepted by the buyer.
As a seller, you are responsible for all regulatory reporting to the relevant tax authorities.
In cases of missing shipping, the seller must always have documentation that the item has been shipped in the form of a certificate of mailing or a Track & Trace number. If no such shipping documentation exists, the buyer can demand to get his money back. If the seller is able to document that the item has been shipped, the risk of lost items is transferred to the buyer.
2.2. When is one considered a commercial seller
Trendsales is a marketplace where private citizens can trade secondhand goods. However, commercial trading is allowed with preceeding permission from Trendsales and with an active TrendsalesClub VIP membership. In the assessment of whether a privately registered profile should instead be regarded as a commercial profile, the following factors are considered, based on the stipulations in the Danish Sales of Goods Act:
- The owner of the profile is registered in the Central Business Register (in Danish: CVR-registeret). This applies regardless of whether the seller has stated to have a CVR-registration directly on the profile or not.
- The owner of the profile has a website where the same goods are sold as on Trendsales
- The owner has clearly ordered or purchased new goods with the purpose of reselling them. In relation to this, any prior history or knowledge of systematically organised sales of goods on Trendsales or similar platforms will be considered.
- The user has multiple trades on his/her profile with the same types of goods or similar types of goods.
- The owner of the profile produces goods himself/herself with the purpose of selling them.
2.2.1. VIP membership requirement for commercial sellers
If you are regarded as a commercial seller due to the rightful application of one or several of the factors mentioned in section 2.2., you are required to upgrade your profile status to TrendsalesClub VIP. Your VIP membership must be active and valid for as long as the listings qualifying you as a commercial seller are active on your profile. A VIP membership in itself does not grant permission to act and sell as a commercial seller without a preceding permission from Trendsales nor does it mitigate any other terms and conditions that apply on this platform.
2.3. Managing disputes between buyer and seller
If disputes occur in connection with a transaction outside of Trendsales’ trading system, users may contact us by reporting the event through Trendsales, preferably through the conversation or via email@example.com. We advise users in accordance with applicable legislation in their country of residence. We may issue warnings and / or shut down the user profile, if our rules for the use of Trendsales are not complied with.
2.4. Terms and conditions of the seller
2.4.1. Terms and conditions of the seller
The contractual terms and conditions in their entirety, which are applicable between buyer and seller in connection with a transaction, are those specified by the seller, either in writing or otherwise. The obligation to notify the buyer of these terms and conditions is borne by the seller and not Trendsales. If you choose to use the “Buy Now” feature as a seller, we will use your phone number to send you an SMS. We will only send the SMS if you have not been active on the platform within 24 hours after your item is bought. The SMS is simply intended to make sure that you (the Seller) are aware of the contract between you and the Buyer. This SMS will NOT be used for Marketing
2.4.2. Accuracy of listing description
You must accurately describe the items which you sell via Trendsales’ services, and you are responsible for any errors or omissions in your descriptions, if the item is received by the buyer in a state other than what was promised. Trademarks or other indications of origin or make, size, measure, etc., that you include in your item description, must be completely accurate and not misleading to other users. Remember that in case of defects, missing parts or wear and / or if you have bought item second-hand, this must be mention in the description. If a trade is reported to our support function regarding misleading or incomplete descriptions, either in text or pictures, our support function will advise and act in accordance with applicable legislation in their country of residence.
2.4.3. Seller’s ownership rights
As a seller of any item on Trendsales, you must be able to prove that you have the full ownership right of the items and that you are entitled to transfer this property to the buyer.
2.4.4. Your responsibility as a seller
As a seller, you are responsible for ensuring that neither the sale of the item itself, the item description on the listings or anywhere else, nor any activity or communication you make in connection with private transactions:
violates intellectual property rights or other rights of a natural or legal person.
violates applicable legislation in your country of residence, whether it is criminal, actionable etc.
is false, unreliable, misleading, offensive or abusive.
is of a pornographic nature.
appears on Trendsales’ list of illegal items, see section 4.3.
At the same time, as a private seller, you must always have shipping documentation in the form of a certificate of mailing or a Track and Trace number in cases of non-receipt. If you do not have documentation and thus cannot prove that your item has been shipped, the buyer can demand to get his money back.
However, if you have a certificate of mailing and can document that the item has been shipped, but the package has still not reached its destination, please contact the shipping company or postal service. It is recommended that parties agree to insure all shipments.
2.4.5. Sellers’s responsibility in connection with bidding and selling
As a seller, if you accept a bid, this is legally binding on you and the buyer. This means that the buyer is only entitled to cancel a transaction if the item does not match the description or the pictures on the listing. Conversely, this also means that, as a seller, you cannot sell the item to another user unless specifically agreed with the buyer in advance.
If you do not accept a bid within seven days after it has been submitted, the potential buyer is entitled to cancel his bid, if you only accept it after this period.
If you bid on an item, the bid is valid for seven days. If the bid is accepted by the buyer within this period, you must sell the item to this person. If the bid is accepted by the buyer after this period, you decide whether you wish to proceed with this person or not.
If the buyer opts out of a transaction, we recommend that you report the buyer to the Trendsales Support function in the conversation.
When picking up, the seller must ensure that the buyer has the opportunity to inspect the item before the transaction can be completed.
When shipping an item, the item must be shipped no later than the hand-in deadline stated on the individual trade.
Keep in mind that it is your responsibility to have shipping documentation in the form of a certificate of mailing or a Track and Trace number in cases of non-receipt. A receipt for the shipping cost is not sufficient. If no such shipping documentation exists, the buyer can demand to get his money back.
Before shipping the item, it is seller’s responsibility to ensure that the items are properly packaged. Check the rules of the postal service or other distributor in order to properly pack items.
If disputes occur in connection with a transaction outside of Trendsales’ trading system, it is possible to report a user through the conversation from the App or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We advise both parties in accordance with applicable legislation in their country of residence. We may issue warnings and shut down the user profile on Trendsales, if our rules for the use of Trendsales are not complied with.
If the transaction is made through Trendsales’ trading system, additional conditions are set out in section 3.
2.4.6. Regulatory reporting to the tax authorities
It is always your responsibility to report your taxable income from Trendsales to the local tax authorities. It is thus not Trendsales’ responsibility to report a user to the tax authorities, and Trendsales cannot be held liable in relation to the tax issues of a user.
2.5. Terms and conditions of the buyer
As a buyer, please be aware that all bids submitted to a seller’s ads or elsewhere are legally binding. Therefore, it is not allowed to make bids ‘for fun’. If such bidding takes place repeatedly, this may result in exclusion.
2.5.2. Illegal transactions
Buyers may not look to buy items listed on Trendsales’ list of illegal items, such as counterfeit goods, animals, food and beverages.
2.5.3. Your responsibility as a buyer
As a buyer, you are responsible for ensuring that all activity or communication you make in connection with private transactions:
does not violate intellectual property rights or other rights of a natural or legal person.
does not violate applicable legislation, whether it is criminal, actionable etc.
is not false, unreliable, misleading, offensive or abusive.
is not of a pornographic nature.
at the same time, when a package has been handed over to the postal service or other shipping company, the liability is transferred to you as a buyer, if the seller can prove, in the form of a certificate of mailing or Track and Trace number, that the item has in fact been shipped. Agree among each other to insure all shipments.
2.5.4. Buyer’s responsibility in connection with bidding and purchasing
If you submit a bid and the bid is accepted by the seller within seven days, the bid is legally binding. After this, you are obligated to purchase the item.
If the product does not match the pictures or the description, this is a civil matter between you and the buyer. If disputes occur in connection with a transaction outside of Trendsales’ trading system, it is possible to report a user through the conversation from the App or by sending an email to email@example.com. We advise both parties in accordance with applicable legislation in their country of residence. We may issue warnings and shut down the user profile on Trendsales, if our rules for the use of Trendsales are not complied with.
If you receive and accept an offer from seller, the transaction is legally binding. If the bid is accepted seven days after it has been sent to you, it is up to the seller to decide if he wishes to proceed with the transaction or not.
Payment of the item is agreed between the buyer and the seller.
If the transaction is made through Trendsales’ trading system, additional conditions are set out in section 3.
3. Special rules when using Trendsales’ trading system
This section relates specifically to the terms and conditions that apply to trades conducted through Trendsales’ trading system. Note that the general terms and conditions regarding trades described in section 2., e.g. bidding rules, seller and buyer conditions etc., still apply along with the additional terms and conditions formulated in this section.
3.1. Generally about Trendsales’ trading system
3.1.1. The use of Trendsales’ trading system
In a conversation between a seller and a buyer, the seller can create a trade request that is valid for 24 hours. Within this timeframe, this buyer is free to accept or decline the offer from the seller. If the offer is accepted, the trade is considered binding for both parties according to Danish law, cf. The Danish Contracts Act §1.
Trendsales’ trading system can only be used in trades where shipping labels are bought through Trendsales and its partners.
3.1.2. Money transactions with Trendsales’ trading system
When you accept a trade request as a buyer from a seller with Trendsales’ trading system, the money is reserved on your payment card. The money is reserved for up to 7 days, or until the seller hands in the package for shipping. If the seller does not hand in the package within the deadline stated on the individual trade, the reservation of the money on your payment card will be lifted. If the seller hands in the package within the time frame, the reservation is completed and the payment is withdrawn.
Every transaction has a trade number ID used to identity the transaction in Trendsales’ systems. Trendsales reserves the right to withhold a transactions before the payout is made, if a suspicion of fraud is present.
When you are a buyer in a trade, it is important that you make sure to enter the correct contact information prior to accepting a trade request, in order to ensure that you receive information about the shipment from the shipping company.
3.1.3. Completion of payment
When a trade request has been accepted by the buyer, the seller has a dealine to hand in the package for shipping at a drop-off shop. The hand-in deadline is clearly stated on the individual trade. Trendsales’ systems provide a suggestion for the closest drop-off shop based on the seller’s location, but the seller is free to hand in at any drop-off shop supported by Trendsales’ shipping partners. The locations will appear from a map during the trade. When the package has been handed in, the money will be withdrawn from the buyer’s account and transferred to the seller. The money will be visible within 1-2 banking days.
3.1.4. Before shipping the item
It is the duty of the seller to ensure:
That the item agreed upon is sent in the condition described by the seller. If the buyer does not believe the item to live up to the condition described by the seller after receiving it, the buyer has the option to contact Trendsales’ Support and start a case. Therefore, it is important that the seller makes sure to describe the item in detail through the listing description and through pictures. For more information about the seller’s obligations and the terms and conditions applicable to the seller, go to section 2.4.
That the item is sufficiently protected and packaged. It is the seller’s responsibility to check the packaging requirements of the shipping provider and to make sure that the packaging of the item lives up to these requirements. If the packaging does not live up to these requirements, and if the item is consequently damaged during shipping, the seller will be financially liable for any damages.
That the weight and size of the package is correctly noted, so that the package does not exceed the shipping provider’s requirements when it is handed in. If the weight and/or size exceed criteria, the shipping provider is rightfully entitled to either 1) deny shipping the package, or 2) charge an additional fee to cover the difference in size/weight. Trendsales reserves the right to forward such additional charges to the seller.
That the item is handed in for shipping at a drop-off shop before the stated deadline on the individual trade. If the item is not handed in within the stated deadline, the reservation of the money on the buyer’s payment card is lifted and the trade is cancelled.
3.1.5. Shipping and delivery of the item
The item must be handed in for shipping before the stated hand-in deadline on the individual trade. The deadline is stated clearly for both seller and buyer on the trade. Both parties will be notified, during shipping, about the location of the package and delivery to the buyer. When the package has arrived to the buyer’s chosen pick-up shop, the buyer will be able to collect it. Delivery time is generally between 1-4 days after the package has been handed in.
The package will be available for collection at the buyer’s chosen pick-up shop for 14 days. After 14 days, the package will be returned to the sender if it has not been collected. If an item is not as described upon receival, see section 3.2.
3.1.6. Verification & Security Check
Due to safety reasons, you may be asked to verify your identity by Trendsales’ Support, when trading for a high amount in one trade or when trading for a high total amount in multiple consecutive trades.
Trades conducted through Trendsales’ trading system are systematically monitored, and trades may be object to randomized manual security checks. For safety reasons, the exact causes triggering security checks are confidential but may be due to one or more of the following factors; amount, brand, type of item, user history etc.
If a trade is object to a manual security check and is cleared, the seller will typically experience a minor delay in the payout for the item. The seller will then receive a notification about the delay. As part of a standardadized security procedure, the payment will typically be withheld until it has been registered that the buyer has picked up the package. When the package has been picked up, the payout will be issued as soon as possible and will appear on the seller’s account within 2-3 banking days. It will be visible from the seller’s Trendsales account that the money is on its way.
3.1.7. Security in relation to money transactions
Trendsales’ trading system utilises the payment gateway Stripe or MobilePay. The system uses SSL encryption for all transmissions, and therefore, all data is strictly encrypted. Stripe and MobilePay both have PCI certifications, which means that they are both in compliance with the security standards issued by Visa / Mastercard.
3.1.8. Fees related to Trendsales’ trading system
Buyers and sellers are ensured when using Trendsales’ trading system and if a problem arises, they are able to receive support from Trendsales’, see section 3.3. For this service, Trendsales charges the buyer and seller a small fee. The fee is always stated clearly before using the trading system.
3.1.9. Liability rules
Trendsales is liable to you for direct losses caused by errors made by Trendsales in relation to payment transactions. In such instances, any residual credit belonging to you must be paid out to you within 10 days after your request.
Your password for Trendsales is strictly personal. If your password has been compromised and has become known to others, you must change your password immediately. If you suspect that your personal information is at risk of being abused, you must inform Trendsales of the issue.
Trendsales is liable for losses caused by others’ unwarranted use of your Trendsales profile. However, for this type of loss, the following exceptions apply if the transaction is correctly registered and accounted for:
a. For losses caused by others’ unwarranted use of your Trendsales profile, you are liable for up to 375 DKK, if Trendsales determines that your personal and encrypted password has been used.
b. For losses caused by others’ unwarranted use of your Trendsales profile, you are liable for up to 8.000 DKK, if Trendsales determines that your personal and encrypted password has been used, and if you:
- have failed to notify Trendsales as soon as possible after becoming aware that your password has become compromised and known to others,
- have exposed your password to the party who has unwarrantedly used your profile, or
- made the unwarranted use possible by exhibiting blatantly negligent behaviour c. For losses caused by others’ unwarranted use of your Trendsales profile, you are fully liable, if the loss has occurred under circumstances where it can be proved that you have given your password to the person who has committed the act, and that you did realise or should have realised the risks of abuse associated with this.
Regardless of other rules in this section, you are not liable for any unwarranted use of your profile that may occur after you’ve notified Trendsales of the abuse.
Complaints regarding unauthorised or flawed payment transactions must be in the hands of Trendsales within 13 months after the completion of the payment transaction.
As a user of Trendsales, you are no longer liable for any losses that may occur after you have requested to have your profile closed/blocked.
3.1.10. Relevant supervisory authorities
Trendsales ApS has a limited permission to supply payment services. The license is issued by the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority, cf. ch. 3 laws on payment services. The permissions are registered in the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority’s register on companies under supervision and holds the FT no. 21159. Trendsales ApS is subject to supervision from the Danish Consumer Ombudsman and the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority.
3.2. Handling of trade disputes between buyer and seller
3.2.1. Generally about trade disputes
As a buyer or seller, you have the possibility to contact Trendsales Support if you experience an issue or a dispute in relation to a trade that has been conducted through Trendsales’ trading system. Should you receive an item that is not as described or should you experience other issues with a seller in relation to a trade, it is required that you first attempt to solve the dispute with the seller by contacting the seller no later than 2 days after receiving the item. If an agreement to solve the dispute can’t be reached, you can report the trade to Trendsales’ Support. This must be done within 14 days upon the receival of the item. Trendsales reserves the right not to enter into a trade dispute if the reporting party has not attempted to solve the issue with the reported party prior to contacting Trendsales, or if the time frames stated above have been exceeded.
Moreover, it is not permitted to attempt to repair the defect before the case is reported, unless this has been agreed with the seller. If the defect has been attempted to be repaired or the item has been put for sale on Trendsales again, we reserve the right not to enter into a trade dispute.
When a form is submitted to Trendsales, a dialog will be initiated with Trendsales’ Support in your Inbox under Messages.
When all relevant documentation has been submitted, Trendsales’ Support will thoroughly evaluate the information provided and contact the seller regarding the case, if the claim is sufficiently substantiated and deemed valid.
3.2.2. Dispute settlement
If Trendsales is contacted regarding a dispute in a trade, the dispute will be settled based on Danish law, including the Danish Sale of Goods Act, along with the trade dialog and the documentation provided by the parties in the trade, including but not limited to photo documentation of the item received, proof of shipping, proof of binding deals etc.
Documentation that is not provided prior to the dispute settlement cannot be included in the evidence upon which the settlement is based, even if such documentation might be compelling. All dispute settlements are made based on Trendsales’ terms and conditions. In some instances, disputes may be settled in partial favour of both parties, or the case may be declined.
3.2.3. Refunds and liability
If a reported trade dispute is settled in your favour in a trade conducted through Trendsales’ trading system, you will receive a refund directly from Trendsales. The money will be transferred to you as soon as possible in cases regarding items that have never been received. In cases regarding items that have significant shortcomings, the refund will be issued when the item has been returned to the seller or sent to Trendsales, unless other arrangements are made with Trendsales’ Support. Trendsales will cover the shipping costs if an item is to be returned to the seller or sent to Trendsales. You will receive a shipping label from Trendsales for the return, which has to be used within 5 days by handing in the package with the issued package number at a DAO shop. If the item is not handed in within this time frame, the package code will expire and your claim to a return will be repealed. You will no longer be able to pursue a return of the item with the assistance of Trendsales’ Support.
When the package is handed in, you will receive a refund consisting of the trade amount (excluding the buyer protection service fee) and the shipping expenses (provided that the return of the item can be proved with valid shipping documentation). If the seller is held liable, Trendsales will take over the financial claim against the seller (in compliance with paragraph 4.8. on liability). The amount that the seller has received and the original shipping expenses will be collected from the seller.
When selling on Trendsales, you are required to describe your items precisely and adequately through your listings. You are solely responsible for any mistakes, omissions or misleading information in your listings. Brand names or statements of origin or fabrication in your item description must be correct and must not be at risk of misleading potential buyers. Mistakes, omissions or misleading information can result in your financial liability towards the buyer or Trendsales for the costs related to the trade (the item price and the original costs of shipping).
If a trade dispute is settled in favour of the buyer resulting in the return of an item, the seller is obligated to:
- Cooperate in the return and receival of the item. If seller neglects to collect and receive the package, this will result in the destruction / disposal of the package at our parcel supplier after 90 days, in accordance with our parcel supplier’s applicable terms & conditions.
- Fully refund the trade including; the amount that was originally paid out and the original shipping costs.
If a trade dispute is settled in favour of the buyer resulting in a financial claim against the seller, the refund must take place immediately and with no unnecessary delays in compliance with Trendsales’ directions. In cases covered by the stipulations in paragraph 3.2.3 on refunds, Trendsales will refund the money to the eligible party and take over the financial claim against the liable party. A lack of compliance in following Trendsales’ directions in relation to dispute settlements will result in permanent expulsion from the platform. Furthermore, the financial claim will be handed over to a third party debt collection agency.
3.3. Types of cases
Disputes are settled in the following types of cases:
- Cases where an item has not been received
- Cases where an item has significant shortcomings that are present upon receival
- Cases where an inauthentic item has been received
In cases regarding items that have not been received, the seller must be able to document that the item has been shipped. Therefore, as a seller, you must make sure that you receive confirmation by text or email from the shipping provider, after you have handed in the package for shipping, and that you also receive confirmation from Trendsales’ systems in your conversation with the seller.
If you are a buyer in a case regarding an item with significant shortcomings, you must document these shortcomings as soon as possible after receiving the item. This must be done in compliance with the time frames stated in section 3.3.2. If the time frames are exceeded, Trendsales reserves the right to decline the case. Documentation in such a case must consist of distinct and clear images and a detailed description of the shortcomings in question.
If you are a buyer in a case regarding an inauthentic item, you must be able to document sufficiently that the item is not authentic. Sufficient documentation could be:
- A written statement from an authorised seller or reseller of the brand in question
- Clear and sufficient photo documentation and a detailed description substantiating your claim.
3.3.2. Time limits
Section 3.2.3. about refunds and liability is only applicable when a trade is reported within the time limit.
In cases regarding items that have not been received, the trade must be reported within 3 weeks after the trade has been completed through Trendsales’ trading system.
In cases regarding items with significant shortcomings, it is required that you first attempt to solve the dispute with the seller by contacting the seller no later than 2 days after receiving the item. If an agreement to solve the dispute can’t be reached, you can report the trade to Trendsales’ Support. This must be done within 14 days upon the receival of the item. Trendsales reserves the right not to enter into a trade dispute if the reporting party has not attempted to solve the issue with the reported party prior to contacting Trendsales, or if the time frames stated above have been exceeded.
3.4. Right of withdrawal
3.4.1. Right of withdrawal regarding fees
When trading through Trendsales’ trading system, you are charged a fee for the administration of the trade. The expedition of a trade, where a buyer or seller fee is paid, is regarded as a digital service that is taken into usage immediately after the completion of the trade. Therefore, the standard 14 days withdrawal period does not apply.
3.4.2. Right of withdrawal towards sellers
Trades that are entered into through Trendsales’ trading system, are generally covered by The Consumer Contracts Act, §18 (1). Therefore, a buyer generally has a right to withdraw from a trade within 14 days upon the receival of the item. The buyer must invoke his/her right to withdraw from the trade to Trendsales or to the seller within the given time period. If a buyer exercixes the right to withdraw from the trade resulting in a return of the item, any additional costs related to the return shipping must be covered by the buyer.
In relation to the buyer’s right of withdrawal, Trendsales is solely responsible for establishing contact between the buyer and the seller. Additionally, Trendsales offers to assist in the transfer of money back to the buyer, if the seller and buyer wish Trendsales to facilitate this transaction. Trendsales will only assist in the transaction when the item is safely returned to the seller in the same condition as originally sent in. If a buyer and seller cannot reach an agreement regarding a return when a buyer has chosen to withdraw from a trade, the buyer has the option to bring the case to the Center for Consumer Complaints administered by The Council for Consumer Complaints. To file a complaint, the trade amount must be minimum 680 DKK. The Council for Consumer Complaints charges a fee cosisting of 100 DKK for handling the complaint. Read more here.
4. Rules for the general use of Trendsales
4.1. Summary of general rules
You must ensure that the items you put up for sale through listings on Trendsales do not violate applicable legislation in your country of residence or the terms and conditions for the use of Trendsales. Also, as a buyer you may not look to buy illegal items or encourage others to sell illegal items.
When creating a listing, it is important that you describe the item and its condition carefully in the text or through the pictures you take - even if the item has damages or wear. Then, as a seller, you have done what you can, in case the buyer finds that the item does not match the description.
You must ensure good conduct when engaging with other users on Trendsales. Users who use offensive language will be excluded.
You must be aware that the content of all listings relating to the item itself, the description, and any activity or communication made in connection with private transactions must comply with applicable legislation in your country of residence as well as the rules for use of Trendsales.
4.2.2. Listing requirements
Listings on Trendsales must comply with the following rules, and Trendsales reserves the right to close listings that fail to comply.
Listings created on Trendsales may only offer physical items, and therefore do not include services, advertisements for the user’s own Trendsales shop, existing listings or listings used to search for items.
The same item must only be sold in one listing and in one geography. The same product may not be sold in multiple listings.
We reserve the right to ask for product documentation, eg condition, geography and time of purchase.
If a user is selling branded goods, Trendsales may ask for documentation of the brand’s authenticity, eg receipt of purchase from the official dealer, unambiguous photo documentation etc.
When you add pictures to your listings on Trendsales, it is your responsibility to guarantee that the pictures belong to you and thus do not violate the rights of others.
Moreover, you agree that: a) Trendsales is entitled to use the pictures in other commercial contexts, including for use in Trendsales newsletters and ads on social media, eg Facebook and Instagram, b) your listing pictures may be used for the “resell” feature which entitles a buyer of an item the option to relist the item for sale by reusing the original item information, including the pictures from the original listing.
4.2.4. Links and references to other websites
Links and references to your own or other websites, Facebook pages, Instagram pages, etc. on Trendsales are not allowed. This applies to listings, private messages, profile texts etc. Trendsales reserves the right to close listings with links.
4.2.5. Closing of listings
Trendsales reserves the right to close a listing or move it to a different category than the one in which the listing was created, if we judge it to be placed incorrectly.
4.2.6. Keeping listings
We keep active and inactive listings in our database. These may be used if Trendsales should at any time be imposed by law or in response to a valid request from a law enforcement or public authority to disclose such listings. Trendsales is not responsible for listings appearing on search engines on the internet.
4.2.7. Reporting of illegal listings
You can report listings to us that appear to violate legitimate intellectual property rights, applicable legislation or the rules for the use of Trendsales. This is done in the App via the listing.
4.3. Items not allowed on Trendsales
4.3.1. Illegal items
On the Trendsales platform, it is not allowed to create listings with illegal items, including stolen goods and defamatory material, under applicable legislation in your country of residence. This section summarizes items that cannot be sold on Trendsales.
4.3.2. Items that may be described as untrustworthy or inappropriate etc, including:
Listings that Trendsales find to be untrustworthy, offensive, or that are otherwise deemed inappropriate.
Listings used to search for or offer labor from persons below the age of 15.
4.3.3. Equipment or material that violates copyrights, other intellectual property rights or applicable legislation in general, including:
Items that can be described as illegal copies or counterfeits of a company’s copyrighted design (counterfeit goods), including branded goods such as bags, clothes, jewelry, makeup and designer furniture.
Listings that make use of a registered trademark for marketing purposes, even if the item sold is not actually of the brand in question. Nor is it permitted to use the registered trademark, even if you specify that the product is not of the brand in question (false marketing).
Text or images taken from another individual or company without prior permission (eg from a company’s website) and used on a listing, as such material is protected under copyright.
Resale of products or services that violate an existing exclusive distribution agreement:
An exclusive dealership agreement is an agreement between the manufacturer of a product and one or more dealers, providing these dealers with the exclusive right to buy and resell products from the manufacturer in question. Although such is an exclusive dealership agreement exist, it is of course always allowed to sell individual secondhand items goods or items of the brand purchased by mistake. Shares, securities, currency
All types of founding companies
Black market trading
Sale of tickets for entertainment etc, which were originally handed out free of charge.
Tickets for concerts, festivals, etc., sold at overprice
Free samples, including samples of lotions and cosmetics, perfume samples and testers
4.3.4. Counterfeit copies etc, including:
Copy of material protected by the copyright act, such as:
Illegal software: Counterfeit copies
Illegal music, movies, games and e-books
Instructions for using websites or programs containing illegal downloads of the above material
4.3.5. Goods with potential adverse health effects, including:
Euphoriants and similar as well as remedies for their use
All forms of medicine (both prescription and OTC drugs)
All types of medicines for animals
All types of contact lenses
Various transdermal patches, eg nicotine patches and slim patches.
Teeth whitening agents
Equipment for tattooing or piercing
All products containing nicotine
Products from the brand ‘Sina’ and Gellack products from the brand ‘Depend’
4.3.6. Buying goods for resale
This applies to purchases from pages such as Wish, eBay, Alibaba, Light in the Box etc.
Buying and selling of surplus stock
Bulk purchasing from stock sales etc.
Trendsales reserve the right to ask for documentation that goods have been purchased for private use and not for resale, if this is suspected.
4.3.7. Own production of goods for sale in large quantities
Drawing / making / building goods in large quantities with the intention of resale and / or direct ordering, including posters, plank tables, jewelry, knitted items etc.
4.3.8. Nutritional supplements as well as food and beverages including:
All kinds of foods, including rye bread, fruit, candy etc
All kinds of beverages, such as wine, beer, soft drinks etc
Including animal food
4.3.9. Animals and plants, including:
Live animals, including give-aways
Preserved animals of endangered species, cf CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).
Endangered plant and animal species (such as ivory), parts thereof and products or objects made from such endangered species, cf CITES.
Wireless fence receiver collars for animals
4.3.10. Weapons and explosives, including:
All kinds of explosives as well as chemicals and remedies for their manufacture
All kinds of firearms and small arms, including softgun / hardball / paintball firearms
4.3.11. Materials / products from associations and the military, including:
Merit badges (scouts)
Police effects, including police uniforms, signs, etc
Material belonging to relief organizations
Official uniforms (police, hospital, etc)
All types of decorations
4.3.12. Items with a commitment to further purchase, including:
The right to purchase a product with an obligated to buy more a later date.
Promotion of pyramid schemes
By pyramid schemes, we are referring to events in which participation requires payment of money or other monetary values. Participants are lured in by the prospect of a financial gain. The potential profit is based on payments from participants, who are gradually enrolled in the scheme. Pyramid schemes are therefore not permitted, cf the Danish Public Collections and Pyramid Schemes Act.
4.3.13. Trades containing not specified items, including:
- Mystery boxes
4.3.14. Rental clothing
It is not allowed to rent clothes on Trendsales. Trendsales will delete listings with rental clothing and reserves the right to not act in conflicts in regards to this.
As a member of TrendsalesClub, you have access to a range of benefits. Eg additional boosters, discount on transactions with Trendsales’ trading system and free access to our markets.
4.4.1. Sign-up, renewal and termination
Memberships are activated immediately after the registration of card information and run with automatic renewals at the end of each period. You can cancel your membership via the member page in the App at any time. As the membership is activated immediately and benefits thereby are instantly accessible, there is no right of withdrawal. You can also cancel your membership by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting us via the Support button in settings section of the App.
4.4.3. Transaction fee
Trendsales reserves the right to charge a handling and administration fee in relation to the collection of subscription payments for TrendsalesClub memberships. The fee is not related to any credit card fee but instead to the total costs related to processing and collecting the subscription payment. European payment cards are charged 1,4% of the amount due for payment + 1,8 DKK per transaction. Non-European payment cards are charged 2,9% of the amount due for payment + 1,8 DKK per transaction.
4.5. Good conduct and commercial practice on Trendsales must be observed
Promotion of your own shop or other users’ listings is not allowed.
It is not allowed to comment on a listing, if you do not intend to buy the item. Examples include: comments that the product can be purchased cheaper elsewhere, comments that you have the product for sale on your own profile, comments about the seller’s item or comments about the seller himself of a personal nature that is not related to a transaction, etc.
It is not allowed to mention irrelevant brands, information etc in descriptions to make the listings show up in searches as this will mislead users.
It is not allowed to create new listings with the same product more than twice, even if you delete the original listing.
Items must be marked as sold, when they are no longer available for sale on Trendsales.
Remember to reply to comments, messages, bids etc. Good conduct leaves buyers with a good experience.
4.6. Support in connection with rules for the use of Trendsales
Our support actively applies our rules for the use of Trendsales to deal with conflicts, clean up the marketplace and maintain good order. Therefore, Trendsales Support also helps define the rules, as they are usually the first to face new issues.
If you have any doubts about your rights or have questions about the rules for the use of Trendsales, please do not hesitate to contact Trendsales Support at: email@example.com or in the app via the Support button under Settings.
4.7. Limitation period of reported issues
When contacting Trendsales Support regarding a transaction, incident or similar, please do so as soon as possible, so that we can assist you and act as mediators.
If your inquiry deals with non-receipt of an item, the report must be filed no later than one month after payment.
If your inquiry deals with items not matching expectations, a report must be filed no later than two days after receiving the item. When reporting cases, documentation of the condition of the goods upon receipt must be attached. If you have already started using the item, attempted to wash it or the like, the item has been modified, which makes more difficult to file complaints, and the possibility of Trendsales looking into the case is minimized.
We reserve the right to reject reports, if the above conditions are not met.
4.8. Trendsales’ role and responsibility in transactions
4.8.1. Trendsales’ role
Items available through private transactions are put up for sale by users on Trendsales in the form of listings. The terms and conditions of the agreement, the conclusion of the agreement and all other aspects of the agreement are governed by legislation in your country of residence.
4.8.2. Trendsales’ responsibility
To the extent permitted by the law, you agree to indemnify Trendsales and Trendsales employees for any liability that may arise as a result of or in connection with private transactions. Nor is Trendsales responsible for user behavior on Trendsales’ services.
You and all other users acknowledge that Trendsales does not assume responsibility for the seller’s and buyer’s behavior in private transactions nor for the items put up for sale or delivery by the seller. Trendsales does not enter in the obligations of a given user if the user fails to meet these requirements. You obtain protection by shopping via Trendsales’ trading system. Here, Trendsales actively engages and mediates in cases where one of the parties fails to fulfill his obligations.
Trendsales does not control nor are we responsible for the quality, safety or legality of the items, for which private transactions concern, whether an item description is true or accurate, whether the seller has the will and ability to deliver and sell items or whether the buyer has the will and ability to pay for items. Trendsales cannot and will nor control the closing or validity of private transactions. Although not allowed, information may be disclosed or other behavior unreliable may occur, which violates the law or is otherwise in violation of the obligations of users under this Agreement, and in such cases, Trendsales may not be held responsible.
4.8.4. Payment and shipment from users
In private transactions, Trendsales does not control whether users pay for items or if they ship the item as agreed. Trendsales disclaims any responsibility whatsoever in connection with the seller’s delivery of items sold and the buyer’s payment of items delivered.
5. The Trendsales Account
Your Trendsales Account (referred to as Account going forward) is connected to Trendsales’ payment system, and the Account can be used to conduct trades trough Trendsales’ trading system between a buyer and seller.
As a user of the platform, you are free to choose whether you want to use your Account or an alternative means of trading.
The maximum amount that can be stored on your Account is 10.000 DKK, which is also the largest amount that can be transferred between you and another user.
5.3. Payment with card
When conducting transactions through Trendsales with a credit card or another type of payment card, you confirm that you are entitled to possess and use the payment card in question. Furthermore, you are obligated to ensure that sufficient funds are available on the payment card in question.
5.4. Trading System
The trading system on Trendsales makes it possible to conduct transactions in private trades between buyers and sellers. When transferring money to your Account, you prepay an amount to Trendsales. When a trade request is accepted or when a “Buy now”-trade is completed, and when the item has been handed in for shipping by the seller, Trendsales will then transfer the amount in question to the seller.
5.5. Security in relation to money transactions
Trendsales’ payment system utilises the payment gateway Stripe or MobilePay. The system uses SSL encryption for all transmissions, and therefore, all data is strictly encrypted. Stripe and MobilePay both have PCI certifications, which means that they are both in compliance with the security standards issued by Visa / Mastercard.
If you choose to use Trendsales’ trading system, a fee will be deducted from the trading amount upon completion of the trade. See 3.1.8.
5.6.1. Bank Transfer Fee
Trendsales reserves the right to charge a fee when you withdraw money from your Account. This fee corresponds to the fee charged by your bank in relation to the transfer.
5.6.2. Administration Fee
Because Trendsales is not a bank, your account is not meant for storing funds. If funds are not used or transferred to a bank account within 3 months, while you have not been logged in to your profile in the same period of time, Trendsales reserves the right to charge an administration fee of 30 DKK/month. This fee will be charged after 3 months and will be charged monthly after that and as long as the Account remains active and unused.
5.6.3. Limitation of claim to residual balance on blocked profile
In compliance with the Danish Limitation Act, any unclaimed residual balance on your Account will be withdrawn by Trendsales if your profile has been blocked for 3 years or more. The reason for the blocking of your profile is irrelevant in relation to this issue. If you have not contacted Trendsales within 3 years, after your profile has been blocked, to claim any residual balance, your claim is no longer valid.
5.7. Withdrawal of residual balance
You can only withdraw money from your Account to Danish bank accounts. If you are using a foreign payment card to deposit money into your account, the deposit can only be completed if your user information has been verified. If you reside abroad, Trendsales reserves the right to request the transmission of identification papers in order to manually verify your identity.
6. “Bonus” Account
Users of Trendsales can earn a “Bonus” which is a type of currency that can be used to trade with. You can earn “Bonuses” through campaigns, when creating a new profile or when creating a new listing. If the feature is available, it will be visible from the Trendsales apps and the Trendsales website. Trendsales is solely responsible for articulating the valid conditions related to the allocation of “Bonuses”. “Bonuses” can be used when paying for items through Trendsales’ trading system, and a “Bonus” is used for payment in the following order:
If a “Bonus” is available on your profile, the “Bonus” will always be used as the first means of payment. When the “Bonus” has been depleted, alternative means of payment can be used.
If an older version of the app is used where the “Bonus” is not available, the “Bonus” cannot be applied as payment, even if a “Bonus” has been earned on the profile. Therefore, it is your responsibility to use an updated version of the app where the “Bonus” is available. If there is an applicable “Bonus” on your profile, it is first used to pay for shipping. Then, If the “Bonus” is not depleted, the remaining amount will be deducted from the trading fee first and then from the price of the item.
6.1. “Bonus” expiry date
When a “Bonus” is allocated, an expiry date for the use of that bonus is created. The expiry date will be visible from the Trendsales app or from the Trendsales website, or it can be given to you by Trendsales Support if you contact them.
- A “Bonus” can only be used once
6.3. Restoration of “Bonus” in trade dispute settlements
If a trade dispute is settled in favour of a buyer in a trade through Trendsales’ trading system where a “Bonus” has been applied, e.g. if the item is not as described and the buyer is refunded, the “Bonus” used in the trade will be restored on the buyer’s profile following the settlement of the trade dispute.
At Trendsales it is possible to buy a gift card and give it to someone you care about. A gift card for Trendsales is issued in electronic form and sent via e-mail. The gift card can only be used to buy goods online at Trendsales.dk or via the Trendsales apps. A gift card cannot therefore be used on TrendsalesMarket, as payment for memberships or for the purchase of boosters.
The proprietor of the issued giftcard is solely responsible for storing the gift card appropriately until it is added by a user. Gift cards are bearer certificates, which means that they can be used by anyone who holds them. This also means that you do not have the right to have the gift card replaced if it is broken, lost or stolen.
A gift card is valid for 2 years from the date of purchase. A gift card can be refunded up to one year after the gift card’s expiry date if it has not been redeemed, according to Danish Law cf. section 96 of the Payments Act, subsection 2. If you want the gift card refunded within the validity period, a fee corresponding to the actual costs of paying out the amount will be charged.
When the gift card is added by a user, it is linked to the user’s profile and cannot be used by others or resold to others. If there is money left on a gift card, it will be activated in the next purchase. If the purchase amount exceeds the value of the gift card, the payment can be combined with a credit card, MobilePay (only on apps), Trendsales account, other gift cards and bonus. A gift card cannot be used for partial payments.
When a gift card is used in a transaction, the money is redeemed when the transaction is accepted. If the request expires or the seller rejects it, the money will be returned to the gift card. In the event that a transaction is canceled or expires, if the package is lost during shipping or not handed in, the amount deducted from the gift card will be returned to the gift card and it can be used again.
A gift card for Trendsales may not be resold for commercial purposes.
7.1. If you receive a gift card as a prize issued by Trendsales
If a gift card is issued as part of a competition or in another way by Trendsales, it will automatically be linked to the user’s profile. The above conditions will apply, however it will not be possible to get the money refunded or paid out.