Quirky.im provides a direct connection between our sellers and buyers around the world. When you use Quirky.im’s services you are responsible for complying with this policy, regardless of your location.
As a global company based in the Isle of Man, Quirky.im must comply with UN and EU sanctions and trade restrictions. This means that Quirky.im or anyone using our Services cannot take part in transactions that involve designated people, places, or items that originate from those places identified in line with those sanctions. More information is available from The Isle of Man Customs and Excise Division.
This policy applies to anyone that uses our Services, regardless of their location. It is up to you to familiarise yourself with these restrictions.
For example, these restrictions generally prohibit, but are not limited to, transactions involving:
- Certain geographic areas, such as Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria, or any individual or entity operating or residing in those places. The US Department of the Treasury Resource Centre is a useful source of information in this regard;
- Individuals or entities identified on sanctions lists such as OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals (“SDN”) List or Foreign Sanctions Evaders (“FSE”) List;
- Nationals of Cuba, regardless of location, unless citizenship or permanent residency outside of Cuba has been established; and
In order to protect our community and marketplace, Quirky.im takes steps to ensure compliance with sanctions programs. If we have reason to believe you are operating your account from a sanctioned location, such as any of the places listed above, or are otherwise in violation of any economic sanction or trade restriction, we may suspend or terminate your use of our Services. Members are generally not permitted to sell items to people in sanctioned areas.
In addition to complying with UN and EU laws, Quirky.im members should be aware that other countries may have their own trade restrictions and that certain items may not be allowed for export or import under international laws. You should consult the laws of any jurisdiction when a transaction involves international parties.
Finally, Quirky.im members should be aware that third-party payment processors, such as PaymentSense, may independently monitor transactions for sanctions compliance and may block transactions as part of their own compliance programs. Quirky.im has no authority or control over the independent decision-making of these providers.
The economic sanctions and trade restrictions that apply to your use of the Services are subject to change, so members should check sanctions resources regularly. For legal advice, please consult a qualified professional.
Resources: US Department of the Treasury; Bureau of Industry and Security at the US Department of Commerce; US Department of State; European Commission
Last updated 10 March 2021