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Can you use Square to collect payments for pepper spray and other self defense products?

Just wondering if Square allows you to process payments for pepper spray, a self defense product?

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Super Seller

Re: Can you use Square to collect payments for pepper spray and other self defense products?

looking here at the Terms of service https://squareup.com/legal/payment

I see this (23) )(ii)

(23) sales of (i) firearms, firearm parts or hardware, and ammunition; or (ii) weapons and other devices designed to cause physical injury 

 

I would not take that to mean pepper spray, which is meant to be used as a deterrent to incapacitate and not cause permanent physical harm.  How do you determine this to read @Kpay?

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Re: Can you use Square to collect payments for pepper spray and other self defense products?

I take it to mean what you said but concerned if I make switch to Square for these items I will find out later I'm in violation of square user agreement.  

 

Thanks for the reply.

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Re: Can you use Square to collect payments for pepper spray and other self defense products?

Hi @markb007us - I'm looking into this now and will let you know what our team says. Thanks again to @VanKalkerFarms for pointing you in the direction of our Terms of Service. 

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Re: Can you use Square to collect payments for pepper spray and other self defense products?

Just got an update - as long as the pepper spray is legally permitted, it will not be a violation of our Terms of Service!

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Self Defense products

[This reply was created from merging an existing thread: Self Defense products]

 

 Does Square allow for the sale of self defense products such as stun gun, koubatons,  etc?

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Re: Self Defense products

Hey @tknglazier !

 

I checked with the appropriate team, and the sale of Stun Guns and Koubatons is permitted by Square. As far as any other self defense products, please take a look at our Prohibited Goods and Services with Square Point of Sale page. 

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Is it possible to get something official from Square? I contacted someone in sales via text and was told they were prohibited and was referred to the policy of guns, ammunition,  and products "intended to cause harm". I just dont want to run the chance of using your service and having my funds held for a violation.

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Re: Self Defense products

@tknglaizer If you have questions about the items you're planning to sell go ahead and call our CS team.

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