MerchantCircle Community Guidelines & Terms of Service!

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MerchantCircle is dedicated to connecting local merchants&neighbors; online to help build real relationships between local business owners&their customers. As a policy, MerchantCircle does not authorize entities to use our listing service to direct Internet traffic by manipulating our local business listing pages.

If you receive a violation notification it's because your activity on MerchantCircle is not in accordance with our Terms of Service & Community Guidelines.

Watch this video about the MerchantCircle Community Guidelines:

A business listing on our network can be flagged for any of the following violations:

· Not representing a real local or small business (including a fake name, address, phone number).

· Listing a business name that includes a URL (ex: .com; .net; .org), phone number, excessive keywords, or extra characters/symbols (ex: @; |; *; #)

· Creating or submitting unwanted email or messaging ('Spam') to any other MerchantCircle user. (e.g. Blog comments, Talk to Me posts, Reviews, etc.....).

· Keyword stuffing, spam or to otherwise attempt to manipulate search results;

· Including excessive text in the "Merchant Information" section. This includes listing excessive keywords, city service areas, zip codes, or other similar content.

· Promoting or using the site for a commercial purpose for competitive products, except as expressly permitted by MercantCircle.

· Uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.
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Sue Haak

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Please remove Pitstop Tyre and Auto. There is unlawful comments by people on there.
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Program Manager

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Hi Sue,

Here is the link to our help center and the exact article that can help you remove the business from MerchantCircle:


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David Neal

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This posting is false and libelous. Merchantcircle's posting of this statement may constitute a further publication of libelous material and may subject it to an action for libel per se.
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This message confirms that the business listing(s) for which you requested removal has been taken down from MerchantCircle!

Please note that even though the listing is 100% deleted, it may still appear in major search results (like Google) until it cycles out. This is due to the cache that is maintained by major search engines for popular websites. This process is wholly external to MerchantCircle and there is absolutely no action we can take to expedite this process. Thank you for your understanding on this matter.

Please consider visiting Localeze, a primary source for online directory information, to remove your information. Removing your information from this source will help ensure it is not re-entered back into other online directories!

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and hope that we were able to provide you with an excellent customer service experience!


MerchantCircle Support Team