Zong Acceptable Use Policy

The Zong Acceptable Use Policy serves to inform all merchants about items and activities that we prohibit due to their illegal or inappropriate nature in conjunction with the use of our services. Merchants are independently responsible for complying with all applicable laws in all of their actions related to your use of the Zong services, regardless of the purpose of the use. In addition, you must adhere to the terms of this Acceptable Use Policy. We may modify this policy at any time. If we believe or suspect that any transaction violates this policy or is otherwise illegal or unsuitable, we may take any corrective action that we deem appropriate, including blocking the transaction, holding funds associated with a prohibited transaction, suspending or restricting the use of our service, terminating the accounts of violators, or any other corrective action.

Prohibited Activities

You may not use the Zong service for activities that:

  1. Violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation

  2. Relate to sales of (a) narcotics, steroids, certain controlled substances or other products that present a risk to consumer safety, (b) drug paraphernalia, (c) items that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity, (d) items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime, (e) items that are considered obscene, (f) items that infringe or violate any copyright, trademark, right of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right under the laws of any jurisdiction, (g) certain sexually oriented materials or services, or (h) ammunition, firearms, or certain firearm parts or accessories, or (i) ,certain weapons or knives regulated under applicable law

  3. Relate to transactions that (a) show the personal information of third parties in violation of applicable law, (b) support pyramid or ponzi schemes, matrix programs, other “get rich quick” schemes or certain multi-level marketing programs, (c) are associated with purchases of real property, annuities or lottery contracts, lay-away systems, off-shore banking or transactions to finance or refinance debts funded by a credit card, (d) are for the sale of certain items before the seller has control or possession of the item, (e) are associated with the following Money Service Business activities: the sale of traveler’s checks or money orders, currency exchanges or check cashing, or (f) provide certain credit repair or debt settlement services.

  4. Involve the sales of products or services identified by government agencies to have a high likelihood of being fraudulent

  5. Violate applicable laws or industry regulations regarding the sale of (a) tobacco products, or (b) prescription drugs and devices

  6. Involve the sale of alcohol - including sales of wine, beer, and liquor conducted over the Internet or mail order

  7. Involve gambling, gaming and/or any other activity with an entry fee and a prize, including, but not limited to casino games, sports betting, horse or greyhound racing, lottery tickets, other ventures that facilitate gambling, games of skill (whether or not it is legally defined as a lottery) and sweepstakes unless the merchant has obtained prior approval from PayPal and the operator and customers are located exclusively in jurisdictions where such activities are permitted by law.

  8. Involve the sale of healthcare discount plans - includes discount healthcare plans or membership programs.

  9. Involve the sale of travel and time share services - includes agencies, tour operators, clubs, packages, airlines, cruise lines, time shares, and property management companies.

  10. Involve illegal, inappropriate or offensive items or activities - includes any good or service that violates local, state, or federal laws or regulations or that would be generally offensive to others. Examples include stolen goods, cable descramblers, materials that infringe other's intellectual property rights (including pirated software and counterfeit goods), human body parts, endangered species, items that defame or slander others, hate literature, occult materials, and any other items or activities that in our judgment are illegal, inappropriate or offensive in connection with our services.