This article will explain Shelve's rules, policies, definitions and other such information. It can be amended
at any time and is effective as soon as it appears on the site. You'll find the most recent revision date at the end
of the document. If a significant change occurs, we will immediately notify you via email.
Throughout this document, you'll regularly encounter aliases for the following terms: Information,
Shelve, User(s), 1613 Enterprises and more. "Data" refers to "Information."
"This Site", "The Site", "We", "Our" and "Us" refer to "Shelve."
"Public", "Consumer", "User(s)", "Customer(s)" and "Person" refer
to "User(s)." "Parent company" and "1613" refer to "1613 Enterprises", a different
ABOUT THIS SITE
Shelve is an online-based commercial company that displays prices and other relevant data pertaining to consumer
products. The data is designed to help users determine the products' worth and, thereby, justify their commercial
and/or resell values. The site's objective is to encourage people to buy products for less and resell them for
more per their acquired reusable properties. In a world where money is short, jobs are scarce and products are
plentiful, we hope to show people that consumer products, new and used, can have a value effectively similar to money
and therefore be traded as such. Our form of currency, if any, is meant to serve as an alternative to contemporary currencies,
not a replacement or substitute. Shelve also offers other products and services, such as advertising space and original
merchandise. The sale of these additional items serves as another way to reach our company's goal(s).
Shelve™ is a child company of 1613 Enterprises™, a separate
online-based company whose goal is to enrich the American economic marketplace by providing its consumers unique
properties that promote non-artificial human interaction and provoke new and improved products, brands and industries.
Any rules, policies and/or definitions set forth by this (parent) company, if directed to do so, superimpose
those set by Shelve's managers, governors and other such decision-makers.
Registration with this site is completely voluntary. If a user chooses to register (with us), he/she
will be required to submit, at the very least, his/her legal name (or that which appears on his/her birth
certificate or tax documents) and email address. We use this information to confirm the registrant's identity and
send him/her third-party payments, receipts and important notices. A registrant is not allowed to open more than one
account. Any evidence of such an action will result in immediate termination of all suspected accounts. If a registrant
chooses to engage in transactions or advertise on our network of websites, he/she will be required to also submit a
valid mailing address and contact phone number. Generally, we use this additional information to process transactions and
protect copyright. For a full description of how we use the information a user submits, please read our
at any time.
As mentioned before, a transaction requires that a registrant submits his/her legal name, mailing address and
contact phone number. (Transactions generally refer to purchases on this site.) This data can differ from
personal data in the sense that it must at least match data associated with the payment method one uses. For example,
if a customer buys something with a debit card, the data he/she submits should reflect data that is on
record with the bank or financial institution from which the payment originated. If a transaction requires us to do so,
we'll send the data to a trusted third-party payment processor to complete it. Although every (payment)
processor has its own policy regarding the handling of information it receives, we only do business with those that
don't abuse it. Nonetheless, for peace of mind, we recommend that a user reads the processor's
policy(ies). For details regarding how we handle your transactional data, you can refer to our
are sent via email. We will only send these documents via postal mail or fax if absolutely necessary. Our prices are
set by the parent company and are non-negotiable. Since 1613's ultimate goal leans towards fair and just economic
prosperity for all, prices fall within certain parameters. No price will ever exceed the average retail price (which
is NOT the same as the Manufacturer Suggested Sales Price or MSPR) of other similar products in the same market,
nor will it fail to cover the expenses needed to sell such an item.
A registrant may receive a product(s) and/or service(s) regularly for a recurring price.
Charges occur CONTINUOUSLY once a month, usually on the day the subscription was purchased. He/she may
also cancel the subscription at any time--effectively discontinuing access to the product(s) and/or
service(s) received--by either requesting that WE perform the cancellation or cancelling it personally via the
payment processor he/she chose. All future charges cease immediately upon cancellation. We are NOT liable for
personal cancellations, however. If a user accuses us of an UNAUTHORIZED transaction, we will request that he/she
presents proof of improper billing, such as a receipt bearing a cancellation date. Receipts can be sent to us as
physical documents or screen shots. Once we receive the proof, we will verify its authenticity by contacting a
qualified representative of the company that collected the payment(s). If it (the payment(s))
is, in fact, an error on our part, we will expeditiously return the funds to their source.
A registrant may close (or cancel) his/her Shelve account at any time and not receive any
kind of penalty. When an account is closed, most of the information associated with it is forever discarded. We might
occasionally use the former registrant's name and email to send him/her promotional material or his/her
address to prevent instances of fraud but that is all. Unused products, such as blank advertisements, are
also forever discarded. As a user no longer registered with us, he/she is forbidden from engaging in transactions.
Posted (or filled) advertisements, however, will continue to run as promised and expire on the dates assigned.
A user that closes an account is free to open a new one at any time. Closures are generally arbitrary (meaning they
are usually initiated by the user of his/her free will). The only time we'll close an account is if we
Refund eligibility depends on the good in question. Our parent company honors refunds based on the assumption
that a product/service could be defective from the very beginning. A toy, for instance, would have to have left the
manufacture in non-working condition for it to be refundable--mainly because we don't tamper with anything after we
receive it. The only exception to this rule is if the good was damaged while shipped. Advertising space, for example,
wouldn't be refundable because it is not a product that had been manufactured or produced. A download, on the other
hand, could be refundable if the programmer (A.K.A. the supplier) had constructed it poorly or maliciously.
Every person that opens a Shelve account is entitled to post up to one-hundred (100) advertisements.
We define an advertisement (or ad) as "an object that uses text and/or images to promote or otherwise
sell a particular product and/or service." It can take the form of a still picture or movie. Advertisements that
appear on this site are often called "Featured Ads." According to our Advertiser's
Agreement, each featured ad has just as much chance to be seen as any other. We achieve this by serving them in
the same UNIQUE order cycle after cycle regardless of their type, content or monetary worth. However, if there
aren't enough (featured) ads in our network to meet the current day's quota, ads from other providers,
such as Google, might appear alongside them. These "outside ads" are simply a means to an end and will never
interfere with the flow of our ads. We also allow users to submit "donation ads." We accept these for free and
they only appear when no other ads, featured or otherwise, are served.
Every ad a user submits is reviewed upon submission. This process usually takes less than 48 hours to complete.
If it's approved, it'll promptly appear in our network of eligible sites (most 1613-owned properties and
syndicate websites). If it's rejected, we'll delete it and credit the advertiser one (1) blank ad of
the same kind (banner, tile, background, etc.) and life originally submitted. A (featured) ad is open to
criticism from users. If a user finds it inappropriate for public view, he/she may flag it, informing us of
his/her objection. If the ad receives too many flags from too many users, we'll delete it from our network. To
compensate the advertiser, we'll give him/her one (1) free blank ad of whatever kind and life he/she
lost. The flagging process is meant to help us regulate the flow of reprehensible content without deliberately hindering
an individual's freedom of speech and expression. Potentially taboo subject matter doesn't necessarily warrant
rejection. Learn more about mature content by clicking here.
This program is designed to increase sales and brand loyalty while helping customers reach their goals. Every ad a
user posts (on this site) is allowed to appear on "syndicate websites." A syndicate website refers to a
domain on which its owner or other such representative has elected to run featured ads. Every registered user, by default,
is authorized to participate in this program. Although participation is free of charge, its lifeblood consists of ad space
purchases. Advertisers can easily make their money back and more by displaying other advertisers' content on their
site(s). Even if they choose not to show their ads on syndicates, they'll still run on Shelve and other
1613-owned entities that display featured ads.
A website owner/operator, also known as a "host", can submit up to ten (10) domains (A.K.A.
syndicates) and feature as many ads as he/she wants on them. (An advertiser may also submit syndicates and run
ads but not on his/her own site(s).) The ads that hosts select will automatically appear on ALL their
syndicates. The only time they won't is if a syndicate forbids mature content and the ad in question contains it.
Only one host can serve each ad at a time. If he/she drops it, deletes all his/her syndicates or closes his/her
account, it'll again become available to everybody. Only the ads advertisers choose to syndicate are available to
hosts. They are free to remove them (from syndication) at any time.
Hosts are paid in the form of dividends whose amounts vary according to certain factors, such as the Pot (or
reserve of funds used to pay hosts), an ad's MMV (or Maximum Market Value), its MSV (or Maximum
Share Value) and the amount of time he/she runs it. A host may "cashout" (or request a
payment) once every month or leave his/her earnings in a private company-managed, interest-bearing account
(A.K.A. the Pot) to withdraw at a later time. A cashout payment is limited to the amount of a user's balance,
which consists of all previous months' earnings. Detailed explanations on how we calculate payments and other totals
can be found in a registered user's Account Home. The Pot is updated regularly
and consists of a percentage of revenue from advertising sales--usually 50%. An ad's MMV, which changes every
month, depends on its economic performance, and its MSV depends on the number of similar ads running simultaneously.
Before a host can submit a syndicate or run an ad, he/she must complete a W-9 form. Although the IRS doesn't
collect this document, the organization requires the information it contains. We use this data to send a host a 1099-MISC
form after the end of every year. The IRS requires hosts (A.K.A. independent contractors) to file this document
before April 15th as proof of income received. The data we receive in conjunction with this form, such as a tax
identification number, is kept strictly confidential. Unlike transactional data, it never leaves the site nor is it
shared with any third party.
We consider MATURE CONTENT as material that is tasteful,
respectful, non-threatening, objectively ethical and non-sexual. An advertiser can post an ad containing a nude woman,
for example, if none of her private parts are shown, doesn't appear abused, tortured or raped and isn't engaging
in lewd acts that are better left private. Any ad containing "ADULT
CONTENT" will be rejected. Although ads containing mature content will appear on Shelve and all other eligible
1613-owned properties, they'll only appear on syndicates if the owners/operators permit such material. Ads are
deemed mature upon submission and marked accordingly. Currently, advertisers can identify these ads by spotting the
"MA" icon in the right Control Panel, and hosts can identify them by spotting the same icon in the "Ads"
window. Syndicates that permit mature content can be identified in the "Syndicates" window under the
Every registered user is given a referral code that he/she may share with multiple individuals. A referral
code is a 10-digit alphanumeric string we supply members in our effort to encourage registrations and increase membership.
A code-owner (also known as a "reference") is paid a bounty for each signup he/she generates. For
example, if John submits Mary's referral code when opening a Shelve account, Mary will receive one (1) dollar.
If Luke submits John's code (when opening an account), John will receive one (1) dollar and Mary, who
referred John, will receive two (2) dollars. Lastly, if Cindy submits Luke's code, Luke will receive one
(1) dollar, while John will receive two (2) and Mary three (3). This scenario consisted of a
single line. Although a reference cannot receive another bounty after the third referral, he/she can continue to
receive first-, second- and third-level bounties from other lines. Earnings are deposited collectively into the
reference's PayPal account after the 1st of the succeeding month. Payments require him/her to
complete a W-9.
COOKIES & SESSIONS
A cookie, in the computer world, is basically a piece of data that is downloaded from a server and onto a computer.
Websites use them to identify users and, effectively, tailor content to suit their needs. Currently, we only use
cookies for user identification purposes. For everything else, we use session variables. Unlike cookies, the data
stored in sessions is hidden and can only be deciphered if the server permits it. In this respect, we add a layer of
protection many other websites do not add. With the exception of third-party payment processors, as mentioned before,
session data never leaves the site and is dumped (or deleted) after a user has left (the site) for a
brief period of time.
The content in this article is effective as of Monday, February 8, 2016.