List of Potential Violations of our Policies

Prohibited content. Any post that contains one or more of the below prohibited content will be deleted and OpenSooq reserves the right to permanently delete the user account, blacklisting the account, and/or reporting the content and the user information to Law Enforcement or the appropriate Authority.


  • - Alcoholic Beverages, Liquor, tobacco products, drugs, psychotropic substances, narcotics, intoxicants of any description, medicines, palliative/curative substances nor shall you provide a link directly or indirectly to or include descriptions of items, goods or services that are prohibited under any applicable law
  • - Living, dead person and/or the whole or any part of any human which has been kept or preserved by any means whether artificial or natural including any blood, bodily fluids and/ or body parts
  • - Prostitution or any other service in nature there of that purports to violate the provisions of Immoral Act or Indecent representation of women which violates the contemporary standards of morality and decency in the Arab society.
  • - Religious items, including books, artifacts, etc. or any information, description of any such item that is likely to affect the religious sentiments of any person or group
  • - Offensive Material intended for use in a sexual setting (including "bondage" and "fetish" items,) displaying sexual activity or portraying human genitalia in a "life-like" or realistic fashion
  • - "Antiquities" and "Art Treasures" not authorized for sale or trading under any applicable law
  • - Information or items that are defamatory, libelous, threatening or abusive in nature
  • - Information that is fraudulent, misrepresenting as to the nature and use of the goods or the services.
  • - Counterfeit, Pirated, and stolen goods or unauthorized illegal services (services for which you are not licensed or permitted to do or do not have the authority to undertake).
  • - Items, goods, and services that infringe or attempt to pass off any third parties intellectual property or rights of publicity or moral rights and or purport's to breach any persons right to privacy.
  • - Electronically transmitting through any medium computer viruses of any type or any computer program that facilitates hacking of a computer system which the intent to damage a computer or computer network or intercept any personal data.
  • - Your information shall not include any hate content, that is derogatory or slanderous in nature that may be directed to any individual or group or advocate violence against any users individuals and or animals.
  • - Hazardous chemicals and pesticides
  • - Fireworks, Destructive Devices, and Explosives including any material that enables the making of fireworks, explosive triggers, and explosive devices.
  • - Identity Documents, Personal Financial Records & Personal Information (in any form, including mailing lists)
  • - Lottery Tickets, Sweepstakes Entries and Slot Machines
  • - Military or Police Badges, Uniforms, coats-of-arms and or any Government emblems, insignia, and/ or items related to military or police that are not authorized for sale or trading under any applicable law
  • - Weapons and related items (such as firearms, firearm parts and magazines, ammunition, tear gas, stun guns or switchblade knives
  • - "Pyramid schemes" and "Multilevel Marketing" and/ or similar scams which are solely listed for the purpose of defrauding users.
  • - Spam, abusive, duplicate, listing, fraud schemes (e.g. "Get rich quick" "work at homes" scams which are solely listed for the purpose of duping users)
  • - Inappropriate, Wrong Category (e.g dining table listed as office furniture).
  • - Endangered animal species or animals advertised for fighting or offensive purposes
  • - Loans, funding services, & financing companies


Abusing OpenSooq. Please use the flagging system to tell us about any problems or offensive content so that together we can keep the Services site working properly. We may limit or terminate our Services, remove hosted content and take technical and legal steps to keep users off OpenSooq if we think that they are creating problems or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies. However, whether we decide to take any of these steps, remove hosted content or keep a user off OpenSooq or not, we do not accept any liability for monitoring OpenSooq or for unauthorized or unlawful content on OpenSooq or use of OpenSooq by users.


The below practices are considered prohibited on OpenSooq;

- Creating multiple accounts

- Posting duplicate content

- Posting content with misleading titles, content, or images

- Posting content with inappropriate images

- Posting content under wrong categories

- Posting content with unrealistic prices

- Posting content with links redirecting to other websites

- Uploading images that contain names, phone numbers or contact information

- Posting content with prepayment or bank transfer options

- Posting generic content

- Posting multiple items in one post

- Posting wearable items without uploading images