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FYI: Official announcment by CS about the Commercial Use of Couchsurfing
Posted February 23rd, 2009 - 1:02 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
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Hi CouchSurfers,

we have a quick reminder about appropriate use of our website. In regards to the Commercial Use of the website.

Our network helps to connect people worldwide, and we encourage the exchange of information. However, using our service to promote commercial interests is strictly prohibited, as is made clear in our Terms of Use.

"Commercial use" appears most often in the form of people soliciting members with products or services for profit. Emails through our system as well as posts in groups such as this one are both parts of our website and therefore are not appropriate places to sell anything. Some examples of commercial use are the advertising of services such as tours and trips, cheap plane tickets, or that dream job that seems too good to be true. Considering that we are unable to verify the intentions of members, we strongly recommend against engaging in commercial activity on CS.

CouchSurfing is a website that promotes free exchanges between people. Any transaction between members is entirely at your discretion. It's not different than "the real world", and frauds or "scams" can occur. We do not recommend to engage in any financial transactions with people you do not know.

If you believe that you have received an email message from a member that is intended for commercial use, please mark that message as spam so that our team becomes aware of it. If you believe that a group posting is intended for commercial use, please contact the moderators who may send the Help Desk Team a link to the group post for review.

www.couchsurfing.com/contact.html

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Thank you for you time and kind attention to this.

Best Regards

gadget
Ambassador Management Coordinator
www.couchsurfing.com/people/gadget./

Posted February 25th, 2009 - 8:05 pm by from Gent, Belgium (Permalink)
Hey Caspar,

this is just an invitation i sent trough,
there is nothing commercial about it ,
just in the interest for people .
it certainly isnt about money :-)(poetry never was btw)

greets thom