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Terms & Conditions

By accessing you are agreeing to the following terms, which are designed to make sure that MyLocalExchange works for everyone.

You accept these Terms & Conditions by clicking the "Join for Free" button when registering a MyLocalExchange account and by otherwise accessing or using the MyLocalExchange website

Please read these Terms carefully and make sure that you understand them before you start using mylocalexcahnge. If you do not agree to these Terms & Conditions please do not use MyLocalExchange.

MyLocalExchange is only a Venue

Our site acts as the venue for members to list items. We are not involved in the actual transaction between members. As a result, we have no control over the quality, safety or legality of the items advertised, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of members to complete transactions.

We are not responsible for contracts for the supply of goods, services or information formed through MyLocalExchange (or as a result of visits made to MyLocalExchange) between you and other MyLocalExchange users. We are simply a venue.

Any contract is between the buyer and the seller and is subject to the terms and conditions which are implied by law or which the buyer and seller agree between themselves or both. MyLocalExchange is not a party to the contract between the seller and buyer nor is MyLocalExchange liable under it.

We do not provide any warranties or assurances in relation to the Items you purchase (or attempt to purchase) from third party sellers through MyLocalExchange, or from companies to whose website we have provided a link on MyLocalExchange, and any such warranties and assurances are DISCLAIMED by us absolutely. This DISCLAIMER does not affect your statutory rights against the third party seller. If you would like information about your legal rights you should contact your local trading standards or citizens advice bureaux.

MyLocalExchange makes no warranty that the service will meet your requirements, or that the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or entirely error free. We do not make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the service or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information provided by members and obtained through the service. We will not be liable to you or any third party for any indirect or consequential loss or damage, or for any loss of data, profit, revenue or business, howsoever caused (whether arising out of any negligence or breach of this Agreement or otherwise), even if that loss or damage was foreseeable by, or the possibility of it was brought to the attention of, MyLocalExchange.

We reserve the right to provide counterparties with information pertaining to a complaint or statement, written or oral, made against them by you or a third party acting with or without your consent. Because we do not and cannot be involved in user-to-user dealings, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you release MyLocalExchange (and our agents and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, know and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

User agrees that MyLocalExchange shall not be responsible or liable to user, or anyone for the statements or conduct of any third party on the service.

You Agree that use of the service is at user's sole risk. The service is provided on an "as is" and an "as available" basis.

Using MyLocalExchange

As a condition of your use of MyLocalExchange you agree that you will not:

  • violate any laws;
  • violate the posting rules
  • post any threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene or indecent material;
  • post or otherwise communicate any false or misleading material or message of any kind;
  • infringe any third-party right;
  • distribute spam, chain letters, or promote pyramid schemes;
  • distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm MyLocalExchange or the interests or property of MyLocalExchange users;
  • impose or contribute to imposing an unreasonable load on our infrastructure or interfere with the proper working of MyLocalExchange;
  • copy, modify, or distribute any other person's content without their consent;
  • use any robot spider, scraper or other automated means to access MyLocalExchange and collect content for any purpose without our express written permission;
  • harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their consent;
  • copy, modify or distribute rights or content from the MyLocalExchange site, services, applications or tools or MyLocalExchange's copyrights and trademarks;
  • harvest or otherwise collect information about users, including email addresses, without their consent
  • bypass measures used to prevent or restrict access to MyLocalExchange;
  • sell any counterfeit items or otherwise infringe the copyright, trademark or other rights of third parties.

You are solely responsible for all information that you submit to MyLocalExchange and any consequences that may result from your post. We reserve the right at our discretion to refuse or delete content that we believe is inappropriate or breaching the above terms. We also reserve the right at our discretion to restrict a user's usage of MyLocalExchange either temporarily or permanently, or refuse a user's registration. If we believe that you are breaching these Terms of Use in any way and/or behaving suspiciously on the MyLocalExchange websites, services, applications or tools, we may, at our discretion, inform other MyLocalExchange users that have been in contact with you and recommend that they exercise caution.

Abusing MyLocalExchange

MyLocalExchange and the MyLocalExchange community work together to keep the MyLocalExchange websites, services, applications and tools working properly and the community safe. Please report problems, offensive content and policy breaches to us using the reporting system.

Without limiting other remedies, we may issue warnings, limit or terminate our service, remove hosted content and take technical and legal steps to keep users off MyLocalExchange if we think that they are creating problems, infringing the rights of third parties or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies (including, without limitation, circumventing temporary or permanent suspensions or harassing the MyLocalExchange employees or other users). However, whether we decide to take any of these steps, remove hosted content or keep a user off MyLocalExchange or not, we do not have any obligation to monitor the information transmitted or stored on our sites, services, applications and tools and we do not accept any liability for unauthorized or unlawful content on MyLocalExchange or use of MyLocalExchange by users.


Nothing in these terms shall limit our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or the negligence of our agents or employees. You agree not to hold us responsible for things other users post or do.

We do not review users' postings and are not involved in the actual transactions between users. As most of the content on MyLocalExchange comes from other users, we do not guarantee the accuracy of postings or user communications or the quality, safety, or legality of what's offered.

In no event do we accept liability of any description for the posting of any unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene or indecent information, or material of any kind which violates or infringes upon the rights of any other person, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law.

You acknowledge that we cannot guarantee continuous, error-free or secure access to our services or that defects in the service will be corrected. While we will use reasonable efforts to maintain an uninterrupted service, we cannot guarantee this and we do not give any promises or warranties (whether express or implied) about the operation and availability of our sites, services, applications or tools.

Accordingly, to the extent legally permitted we expressly disclaim all warranties, representations and conditions, express or implied, including those of quality, merchantability, merchantable quality, durability, fitness for a particular purpose and those arising by statute. We are not liable for any loss, whether of money (including profit), goodwill, or reputation, or any special, indirect, or consequential damages arising out of your use of, or inability to use MyLocalExchange, even if you advise us or we could reasonably foresee the possibility of any such damage occurring. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you.


If you have a dispute with one or more MyLocalExchange users, you release us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known or unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

Third party rights

A person who is not a party to this Agreement has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this User Agreement but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party specified in this Agreement or which exists or is available apart from that Act.

Eligibility for Membership

Our services are available only to individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. If you are under 18 years old, you can use this service only in conjunction with and under the supervision of a parent or guardian. If you do not qualify, please do not use our services.

Emails & Communications

By accepting this User Agreement, you understand that the MyLocalExchange website will periodically, send you our newsletter highlighting additions and changes to the site. You can chose to stop receiving these mails at any time by logging in to the MyLocalExchange website, going to the My Account > My Preferences section and removing the ticks from either or both mailing options.

Modification to the service

We reserve the right to modify or discontinue the service if there is a change in the law or our operational requirements. We will not be liable to you for any loss you may suffer if we have to modify or cease the service for reasons beyond our control if we give you at least 30 days notice. In certain exceptional circumstances beyond our control we may have to change or discontinue the service without giving you this amount of notice. If this is the case we will give you as much notice as we can.

If you do not wish to use the new operating rules or policies you should not continue to use the service after the notice requirement.


These Terms of Service shall be governed by and constructed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and any disputes will be decided only by the Courts of England and Wales.

Listing Rules

All members should be familiar with and stick to the Listing Rules below to ensure a safe and fair environment for all site users.

1 Banned items

You must ensure that your participation in the swapping of items or services does not violate any applicable laws or regulations. By this we mean that you must check that you are not prohibited from doing so by any law or regulation. In particular, you may not swap property which requires a written contract, which is illegal, which requires a licence to buy or sell (for instance firearms, alcohol or pharmaceutical drugs) or which requires you to obtain an export licence.

Adult XXX Pornographic items of any type may not be listed in any section the MyLocalExchange website.

Any item that infringes copyright, intellectual property rights or brand recognition may not be listed in any section the MyLocalExchange website.

Weapons including, but not limited to, knives, firearms, air powered guns or rifles and coshes may not be listed in any section of the MyLocalExchange website.

Listings that are for "free item" affiliate or pyramid schemes are considered spam and are banned from the MyLocalExchange website. Any user found to be posting this type of listing may have their membership suspended or terminated as a direct result.

2 Listing removals

We remove listings that break our Listing Rules - the most common are listed below:

  • The listing contains items that are banned from being listed or requested on the MyLocalExchange website.
  • The listing is a repeat listing of the same item but in an irrelevant category.
  • The listing is of the type that says 'see main ad'.
  • The listing contains abusive language or unacceptable images.
  • The listing is in the wrong category or section of the site.
  • The listing is posted more than once.
  • The listing is misleading.
  • The listing infringes the copyright or trademark of the copyright holder's exclusive rights.

3 Report ads

If you think we should check out a MyLocalExchange ad because it is suspicious or you believe it breaks our policies, there's a simple way to report it to us from the ad itself. If you see a listing that violates the rules below, please let us know by contacting us through the swapz contact desk.

Privacy Policy

MyLocalExchange deems your privacy paramount. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy:

MyLocalExchange's Privacy Policy

1. This Privacy Policy covers MyLocalExchange's treatment of personally identifiable information that is collected when you are on the MyLocalExchange site.

2. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that MyLocalExchange does not own or control, or to people that MyLocalExchange does not employ or manage.

Information Collection and Use

1. MyLocalExchange collects personally identifiable information when you register to use the MyLocalExchange site.

2. When you register with MyLocalExchange, we ask for your name, postal address, email address, and additional information that we reserve the right to add to or remove at any time. Once you register with MyLocalExchange and log onto to our site to sell or bid, you are not anonymous to us.

3. MyLocalExchange reserves the rights to receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP Address, MyLocalExchange cookie information (if implemented) and the page you requested.

4. MyLocalExchange uses information for following general purposes: to ensure you are of the correct age to use our services, to be able to contact you and /or arbitrate should you have any transaction issues, and to contact you about specials offers and new developments relating directly to the MyLocalExchange site.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

1. MyLocalExchange will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone.

2. MyLocalExchange may send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people when:

a. We need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested;

b. We respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process; or

c. We find that your actions on our web sites violate the MyLocalExchange User Agreement, or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services.

Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information and Preferences

1. MyLocalExchange gives you the ability to edit your Personal Information and preferences at any time.

2. You may request deletion of your MyLocalExchange account by emailing us at or by following details shown in help sections on the MyLocalExchange site, verifying your password and confirming your choice to terminate the account.


Your MyLocalExchange Account Information is password-protected for your privacy and security.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

MyLocalExchange may amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information we will notify you either by email or by posting a prominent announcement on our site.

Data Protection Act (1998) & General Data Protection Regulation (2018)

We fully adhere to the GDPR Policies & to the Data Protection Act.

Questions or Suggestions

If you have questions or suggestions please email us at

Cookie Policy


MyLocalExchange reserves the right to set and access MyLocalExchange cookies on your computer.

Why are cookies essential to how customers use the Website?

This website, along with most other major websites, uses cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to the cookie file on your computer's hard disk. Cookies enable users to navigate around websites and (where appropriate) enable us to tailor the content to fit the needs of visitors who have accessed the Site and help us improve the user experience. Without cookies enabled we cannot guarantee that the website and your experience whilst visiting are as we intended it to be. None of the cookies used on our websites collect personally identifiable information about you.

At MyLocalExchange we use cookies in the following ways:

To remember you when you are logged so that we can return search results, allow you to access MyLocalExchange mail to see messages, proposals, shows of interest and other information central to the swapping process. Cookies also enable you to maintain a friends list and a block list within the MyLocalExchange website.


To track how visitors reach our site and the path they take through it to help us improve our service to you. For example, we use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use the site. Find our more about how these cookies are used on the Google Privacy site.

To monitor and manage our Website traffic.

To understand how our advertising campaigns and promotions within the MyLocalExchange website are working to improve our site design, offers and promotions. None of the cookies used on our website collect personally identifiable information about you.

Two types of cookies are used on this website:

Session Cookies. These are temporary cookies, which only exist in the period you access the website (or more strictly, until you close the browser after accessing the website). Session cookies help the MyLocalExchange website remember what you chose on the previous page, therefore avoiding having to re-enter information. On our website, these cookies do not contain personal information, and cannot be used to identify you.

Persistent Cookies. These are cookies, which remain on your device after you have visited our website. These cookies help us identify you as a unique visitor (by storing a randomly generated number). The length of time a cookie will remain on your device will depend on the type of cookie. On our website, these cookies do not contain personal information, and cannot be used to identify you.

How to control and delete cookies

MyLocalExchange will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by us, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer (including those from this visit) as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device you will need to refer to your handset manual.

July 2014

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