Documentation Topics
Introduction
Frequently Asked Questions
Privacy Policy
Image Help Documentation
Search Documentation
Terms of Use Agreement
Introduction
Alaska's List
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is a huge online service, featuring classified ads placed by people and businesses throughout the Greatland and beyond. Clean, well-organized, and professionally moderated, Alaska's List
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is classifieds done right!
Alaska's List
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I sign up to use your service?
There's no need to sign-up for anything to use our service. Forget about such nonsense as passwords and usernames and the intrusive data mining forms like you're forced to complete at other sites. Alaska's List is a highly effective selling machine, and all you have to do to make it work for you is use it.
Q. How do I post an ad?
All you have to do to post an ad is look at the top, left-hand corner of our home page. There, you'll see a large, blue button with the words, "Post Your Ad" on it. Click on that button, and follow the simple instructions that follow. You'll find that it's really easy to post your ad. So, feel free to give it a try right now.
Q. How do I manage my ad after it is posted?
You'll be able to edit and manage your classified ad by clicking a special link that our server will create and display to you immediately after you post. You will then copy and save, or otherwise safeguard that special link, and then use it to access your Ad Management Page, where you can edit or delete your ad, check its publication status, or manage any picture attachments you may have.
Q. When do Free Ads expire?
Unlike Featured Ads, which are super low-cost ads that are professionally maintained and presented here for consideration above all others, Free Ads are self-service ads which have been provided as a public service on a limited and qualified basis. As such, whenever they are accepted for publication by our staff, Free Ads are self-service ads, which are the sole responsibility of the advertiser to edit, manage, and delete whenever their item sells. So, Free Ads expire whenever the user sells their item, and deletes their ad using the Ad Management Link that is provided to them by our server at the time of posting.
We don't think advertising on the Internet should be like combat fishing. Therefore, repetitive top posting of Free Ads is simply not permitted at Alaska's List. Users are only permitted to post a Free Ad for any item one time. If we decide to publish a Free Ad, we'll take care of keeping that ad in front of our readers until the advertiser decides that they don't need the ad anymore, and delete their ad.
We understand that some things sell right away, and that some things take much longer. After all, how fast an item might sell depends a lot on the [supply & demand] market forces at work with respect to any item or service that is being offered. So, just because an ad has been on the List a long time doesn't mean that it's no longer for sale, and likewise, just because an item has been on the list for only 5 minutes does not mean that it's still for sale.
In our opinion, and in the opinion of over half a million people who have used our site in its ten plus years of operation, Alaska's List is the most straightforward and hassle-free way to advertise on the Internet.
Privacy Policy
Alaska's List is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your information will be treated as you make use of Alaska's List. This policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically.
Information Collection
When you post your ad, Alaska's List will ask you for your e-mail address and your telephone number only. We will not ask you for personally-identifiable information such as your name or your address.
Information Storage
Once you delete your ad using the facilities provided for doing so on your Ad Management Page, all information associated with that ad is permanently deleted from our database, at which time it will no longer be available from Alaska's List for any purpose.
Information Sharing
Alaska's List will not sell, or otherwise disclose, any information about you to any third party except when we have your expressed permission to do so, or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the Law requires Alaska's List to do so, or when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Use Agreement or who may be causing injury to, or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally), the rights or property of Alaska's List, the users of this Web site, or anyone else.
Having Image Orientation Issues?
If you are wondering why the images that you uploaded to Alaska's List are misoriented (sideways or upside down), we'll give you the short answer, and then if you want to know more, we'll provide you with a long answer too.
Short Answer
The short answer is that you're holding your cell phone wrong when you take pictures. Yeah. We know. Nobody likes to hear anyone tell them that they are doing something wrong, especially when it comes to something as apparently simple as holding a cell phone to take photos. However, the fact is, if your pictures do not appear to be oriented properly after you upload them, then you're taking pictures while holding your camera the wrong way.
Cell phone cameras, like all other cameras, have a default position that they were designed to take pictures in, and just like all cameras that have ever been built, that position is always the landscape position, not the portrait position. The landscape position is achieved when you hold your cell phone camera horizontally with the trigger button on the right, just like traditional cameras are normally held.
Long Answer
You're probably saying to yourself right now, "When I upload my pics to Brand X List, that doesn't happen." We know this, of course, and we hear that a lot. However, the fact of the matter is that, unlike Brand X List, we actually respect your privacy, and we would never think of cataloging the data that Brand X List does from the EXIF data that is embedded in every picture that's taken by a modern cell phone camera. In fact, there's a wealth of information contained in that EXIF data; things that you may not want readers to see.
Not only does that EXIF data tell how your camera was being held when you took the picture (its orientation), which is how cell phone (and sites like Brand X List) are able to automatically rotate the image for you, no matter how you held your camera. The EXIF data also provides the serial number of the phone as well as its GPS coordinates, which tells anyone who wants to know exactly where you were when that photo was taken. There's much more, but we won't bore you with all that. You probably get the picture, and can imagine what a huge security risk that might be. So, if you're someone who values your privacy, then you probably don't want folks peeking at your EXIF data, which is easy to do.
In order to help mitigate the security risks that publicly-accessible EXIF data pose to your privacy, we routinely strip that data from images that are uploaded to Alaska's List using special software that we have. We do this to all of our images on a regular basis. That way you won't have to worry too much about privacy issues when you upload images to our site, but unless we catch an orientation problem when you first post your ad, your pictures will appear misoriented to the reader if they weren't taken in the default (landscape) position.
So, if you upload pictures at some point after you first posted your ad, please understand that we have no way of knowing that you have done so. No magic bell rings here, and tells us when that happens. Such a bell would be ringing constantly. Someone is always uploading images at Alaska's List. Therefore, we will not be able to correct the orientation for you, like we do when we first moderate your ad.
However, if you're a Featured Advertiser, and your pictures are misoriented after you upload them, please feel free to contact us by text or chat, and we will be happy to correct them for you. Other users should either re-take the photos in the landscape position, and upload them again, or make use of the wide variety of onlne tools which are available to help folks correct their image orientation problem.
The reason there are such online tools now, and the reaason we were forced to write this documentation, is that picture orientation has become a huge problem. Most people do not read their cell phone's User's Manual, which explains how to properly hold their phone when taking pictures. Therefore, they tend to want to hold their phone to take photos the same way they do when they are talking or texting on it.
The best thing to do is to simply take your pictures while holding your camera in the landscape position. Our site was specifically designed to display landscape-oriented photos, not portrait-oriented photos. So, if you take your photos that way, you'll see that not only do they appear much larger and easier for the reader to see, which makes your ad more effective, they won't ever need re-orientation by anyone, not even Brand X List.
Image Help Documentation
If you want to learn more about uploading images, we encourage you to read and utilize the help information provided below. We try to make the topic as uncomplicated and informative as possible.
Here's a list of things to consider when uploading images...
How You Hold Your Camera Matters
Cell phone cameras, like all other cameras, have a default position that they were designed to take pictures in, and just like all cameras that have ever been built, that position is always in the landscape position, not the portrait position. The landscape position is achieved when you hold the camera horizontally with the trigger button on the right.
If you upload photos that are taken while holding your camera in the portrait (vertical) position, or with your trigger button on the left (upside down), your pictures will not be oriented properly on our Web site. So, please take your pictures while holding your camera in the landscape position, as shown in the graphic above. Since our site was specifically designed to display landscape-oriented photos, they will be much larger and easier for readers to see.
Image Size Matters
The maximum image size we recommend is 1024 x 768 pixels. If your image is bigger than this, resize your images with an image editor, or set your camera to take lower resolution photos. Many people set their cameras to take the highest resolution photos possible, which can produce pictures as large as 3463 pixels x 1774 pixels, or even larger. Images that large just aren't useful on the Web, because of their large file size.
File Type Matters
Our sytem is designed to permit the upload of open source image formats such as .JPG, .GIF, and .PNG files. Only files that have one of these extensions will upload successfully. Take a close look at your image's file name. If it doesn't have one of these file extensions (e.g. if it just says, "filename") it will not upload successfuly. It must have a file type designation after the file name (e.g. "filename.jpg") in order to upload. File type designations tell computers what type of file is to be uploaded, and how to treat the file. Because image files are binary files, they can be used to harbor viruses, which is why we have to be careful about what types of image files we allow to be uploaded to our server.
File Name Matters
Images that have blank spaces in the file name will fail to upload. Unix-based Web servers like ours, which are the most common type of Web servers used on the Internet, do not support blank spaces in the file name. So, take a close look at your image's file name. If it has a file name that contains any blank spaces within it (e.g. "file name.jpg"), it will not upload successfuly. To correct the problem, simply rename your file, replacing the blank spaces with an underscore or a hyphen (e.g. "file_name.jpg").
Combined File Size Matters
The combined file size of all of your images must be under 40 Megabytes. Since we display your image to the user with only minimal compression, it's a good idea to upload pictures of a "reasonable" size. Uploading extremely large images will only make your images load really slow for users who are on slow connections. Generally speaking, if you resize your images to something no larger than 1024 x 768 pixels, it will solve all image size and file size problems.
Upload Speed Matters
While our server has practically unlimited resources and bandwidth, we have found that most user's have very little upload speed allocated to them by their Internet Service Provider for uploading purposes. In fact, most ISPs sell high speed Internet connections to their customers, but don't tell them that they will only be provided a fraction of that "high speed" connection for uploading purposes. Actually, the "high speeds" ISPs advertise only apply to downloading, and not to uploading, which is why it takes so long to upload photos directly to Web sites such as ours. To demonstrate this point, feel free to compare your download vs. upload speed by using GCI's Online Speed Test Tool. You'll be shocked by the difference.
That said. If you try to upload an enormous file, and don't have much upload speed, our server will probably time-out on you, because, for security reasons, it will only allow itself to be tied up, waiting on a single user for a period of 5 minutes in order to complete an upload.
In our view, any file that would take longer than 5 minutes to upload is too big to be uploaded in the first place, and should be resized beforehand, using either a graphics editor, the software that came with your camera, or any one of the many online photo resizing services that are available to you.
Uploading Images
Image Size Matters
The maximum image size we recommend is 1024 x 768 pixels. If your image is bigger than this, resize your images with an image editor, or set your camera to take lower resolution photos. Many people set their cameras to take the highest resolution photos possible, which can produce pictures as large as 3463 pixels x 1774 pixels, or even larger. Images that large just aren't useful on the Web, because of their large file size.
Combined File Size Matters
The combined file size of all of your images must be under 40 Megabytes. Since we display your image to the user with only minimal compression, it's a good idea to upload pictures of a "reasonable" size. Uploading extremely large images will only make your images load really slow for users who are on slow connections. Generally speaking, if you resize your images to something no larger than 1024 x 768 pixels, it will solve all image size and file size problems. If you have extremely large images, you may want to try uploading them one at a time. That way you can avoid the combined file size limitation.
Upload Speed Matters
While our server has practically unlimited resources and bandwidth, we have found that most user's have very little upload speed allocated to them by their Internet Service Provider for uploading purposes. In fact, most ISPs sell high speed Internet connections to their customers, but don't tell them that they will only be provided a fraction of that "high speed" connection for uploading purposes. Actually, the "high speeds" ISPs advertise only apply to downloading, and not to uploading, which is why it takes so long to upload photos directly to Web sites such as ours. To demonstrate this point, feel free to compare your download vs. upload speed by using GCI's Online Speed Test Tool. You'll be shocked by the difference.
That said. If you try to upload an enormous file, and don't have much upload speed, our server will probably time-out on you, because, for security reasons, it will only allow itself to be tied up, waiting on a single user for a period of 5 minutes in order to complete an upload.
In our view, any file that would take longer than 5 minutes to upload is too big to be uploaded in the first place, and should be resized beforehand, using either a graphics editor, the software that came with your camera, or any one of the many online photo resizing services that are available to you.
Terms of Use Agreement
Alaska's List strives to maintain a clean, well-organized Web site where folks can buy and sell things online in a professionally moderated environment. With that in mind, we welcome you to post any tangible thing or service you may have for sale, lease, or rent, provided that your ad does not contain anything illegal, profane, pornographic, libelous, or anything which might otherwise violate our Terms of Use Agreement.
Wanted Ads
With tens of thousands of visitors every day, Alaska's List couldn't possibly run unqualified ads describing what each of our users is looking for. Our site would quickly become unusable for shoppers. Therefore, wanted ads of any type are only accepted for publication when they are posted as Featured Ads.
Commercial Advertising
Subject to our discretion, advertisers who are using Alaska's List for, or in support of, commercial purposes are required to purchase one of our low-cost Featured Ads in order to advertise.
Gun Section Sales
Because we support your Right to Free Speech, and your Right to Keep and Bear Arms, both of which are guaranteed under the Constitution, we do permit firearm and firearm-related advertisements here at Alaska's List. However, we must require that you publish your telephone number in your Gun section ad, and rely on that as your sole means of initial contact with readers. Therefore, email addresses and the use of our site's Contact Form system is not permitted in Gun section ads.
Posting Frequency
We don't believe advertising on the Internet should be like combat fishing, so pursuant to that belief, Alaska's List enforces a strict limit of one ad posting for all unpaid advertisements. After that, if you wish to move your ad to the top of the List, you will be able to do so whenever you buy Featured Ad Time for the ad using the facilities that we provide for doing so on your Ad Management Page. This policy ensures that the value and benefit of our Featured Ads are not diminished for our customers.
Multiple Items
If you are offering to sell items separately, then you must advertise those items separately in a separate posting. However, if you are offering multiple things together as a package deal, and as a package deal only, then we may, subject to the sole discretion of Alaska's List, permit you to do so, provided that you include the following phrase within your post: "Sold as a package deal only. Will not sell separately."
General Stipulations
Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing the resources provided here at alaskaslist.com, hereinafter referred to as "Alaska's List" or "our Web site." As a condition to, and in consideration for accessing Alaska's List, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Terms of Use Agreement, which include, but are not limited to, all of the provisions set out hereabove and hereafter, the "Agreement." Use of, or access to Alaska's List shall constitute your acceptance of this Agreement and our site's Publication Policies. If you do not wish to be bound by this Agreement, do not access our Web site.
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that this Agreement is entered into by and between Alaska's List and any individual, corporation, association, agency, company, or other entity who accesses or uses our Web site, hereinafter the "User" or "You."
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that Alaska's List is designed to allow users to post classified ads, view classified ads posted by other users, and to interact with each other. Alaska's List contains, or may contain, information, communications, opinions, text, graphics, links, electronic art, animations, audio, video, software, photos, music, sounds and other material and data, hereinafter "our content," which has been formatted, organized and collected in a variety of forms that are generally accessible to Users, including directories and databases, and areas of Alaska's List that can be modified by Users, such as areas for posting ads, uploading multimedia files, and responding to user advertisements, hereinafter our "Interactive Areas."
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree to act in good faith in your dealings with Alaska's List at all times in the performance performance of your obligations and duties under the Terms of this Agreement and the Publication Policies of our Web site.
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree to access and use Alaska's List only for lawful purposes. You are solely responsible for the knowledge of and adherence to any and all laws, statutes, rules and regulations, pertaining to (i) your use of Alaska's List, including any Interactive Area, (ii) the use of any networks or other services connected to our Web site, and (iii) the communications means by which you connect your modem, computer, or other equipment to Alaska's List.
By accessing Alaska's List, ou hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that you will not: restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying our Interactive Areas; post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, or indecent information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national, or international law; post or transmit any information, software, or other material which violates or infringes in the rights of others, including material which is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or which is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or right holder. post or transmit any information, software or other material which contains a virus or other harmful component; alter, damage or delete any our content or other communications that are not your own our content or to otherwise interfere with the ability of others to access Alaska's List; disrupt the normal flow of communication in our Interactive Areas; claim a relationship with or to speak for any business, association, institution or other organization for which you are not authorized to claim such a relationship; violate any operating rule, policy or guideline of your Internet access provider or online service.
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that you may not modify, copy, reproduce, transmit, distribute, publish, create derivative works from, display or otherwise transfer, or commercially exploit any of the our content without the expressed written consent of Alaska's List, in whole or in part. You acknowledge that Alaska's List, its contributors, and/or users remain the owners of our content and that you do not acquire any Intellectual Property Rights by downloading or printing our content.
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that you may upload to any Interactive Area or otherwise transmit, post, publish, reproduce or distribute, on or through Alaska's List only content which is not subject to any Intellectual Property Rights, or content in which any holder of Intellectual Property Rights has given you express authorization for distribution over the Internet and on Alaska's List, without restriction whatsoever. Any content submitted with the consent of a copyright owner other than you should contain a phrase such as "Copyright owned by [owner name]. Used by Permission." By submitting content to any Interactive Area, you automatically grant and/or warrant that the owner of such content, whether it be you, or a third party, has expressly granted to our Web site the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, sublicense, distribute, perform, and display such content, in whole or in part, worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any Intellectual Property Rights that may exist in such content. You also permit Alaska's List to sublicense to third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of the foregoing rights granted with respect to such content. You also permit any user to access, view, store and reproduce any content you submit for their own personal use insofar as the law may permit.
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that Alaska's List may include various interactive areas. These interactive areas allow feedback to Alaska's List and real-time interaction between users. You further understand that Alaska's List does not control the messages, information, or files delivered to such Interactive Areas, and that neither Alaska's List, nor its partners, nor any of its affiliates, nor their respective directors, officers, employees and agents are responsible for content within any interactive area. Your use of an interactive area will be governed by this Agreement and any additional Policies promulgated by Alaska's List. You agree that Alaska's List has the right to monitor any interactive area, and to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any Law, regulation or other governmental request, to operate the interactive area, or to protect itself or other users. If notified of content that is alleged not to conform to this Agreement, Alaska's List may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove or request the user to remove such content. Alaska's List reserves the right to prohibit conduct, communication or content within an interactive area, or to edit, refuse to post, or to remove any content, in whole or in part, which it deems in its sole discretion to (i) violate the provisions of this Agreement or any additional Policies promulgated by Alaska's List, which were in effect at that time, (ii) be harmful to the rights of any user, Alaska's List, or other third parties, (iii) violate applicable Law, or (iv) be otherwise objectionable.
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that Alaska's List may, in its sole discretion, remove, edit, re-classify, or refuse to publish any ad posted at Alaska's List. The only right with respect to dissatisfaction with any policies, guidelines, or practices of Alaska's List in operating Alaska's List, or any change in its content, is for you to discontinue accessing Alaska's List. Alaska's List may terminate or temporarily suspend your access to all or any part of Alaska's List, without notice, for any conduct that Alaska's List believes is a violation of this Agreement or any of its Publication Policies, or for other conduct which Alaska's List believes, in its sole discretion, is harmful to Alaska's List or its Users. Alaska's List may discontinue operating Alaskaslist.com and terminate this Agreement without notice at any time, and for any reason, in its sole discretion. In the event of such termination, you will no longer authorized to access Alaska's List, including our Web site's interactive areas, and the restrictions imposed on you with respect to content downloaded from Alaska's List, as well as the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities and the duties and obligations which have been set forth in this Agreement, shall survive in perpetuity.
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that except for our content, products or services expressly available at Alaska's List, neither Alaska's List, nor or its partners, nor its affiliates, or their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents controls, provides, or is responsible for any content, goods or services available through sites on the Internet which may be linked to or from Alaska's List. All such content, goods and services are made accessible on the Internet by independent third parties and are not part of Alaska's List or controlled by Alaska's List. Alaska's List neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy, completeness, usefulness, quality or availability of any content, goods or services available on any site linked to or from Alaska's List, which are the sole responsibility of such independent third parties, and your use thereof is solely at your own risk. Neither Alaska's List, nor its partners, nor its affiliates, or their respective proprietors, employees, and agents shall be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused or alleged to have been caused by your use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on any site linked to or from Alaska's List or your inability to access the Internet or any site linked to or from Alaska's List.
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that you will use your best judgment in evaluating all information contained or opinions expressed on Alaska's List. It is the policy of Alaska's List not to endorse or oppose any opinion expressed by a user or content provided by a user, contributor, or other independent party. You expressly agree that your use of Alaska's List is at your sole risk. Neither Alaska's List, nor or its partners, nor its affiliates, or their respective proprietors, employees, agents, contractors, affiliates, licensors, or other suppliers providing content, data, information or services warrants that Alaska's List or any Internet site linked to or from Alaska's List will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that Alaska's List, including the interactive areas, or the server[s] which make it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. Nor do any of them make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of Alaska's List or any Internet site linked to or from Alaska's List or as to the timeliness, sequence, accuracy, authority, completeness, usefulness, noninfringement, reliability, availability, or substance of any content, information, service, or transaction provided through Alaska's List or any site linked to or from Alaska's List. Alaska's List is provided on an "as is," "as available" basis, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that under no circumstances shall Alaska's List, or its partners, or its affiliates, or their respective proprietors, employees, agents, contractors, or licensors, be liable for any incidental, special or consequential damages under or arising from this Agreement, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence, or under any other cause of action, including without limitation, any liability for damages caused or allegedly caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, electrical surge, damage, interference, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communications line failure, breakdown of equipment, software error, infringement, unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction, alteration, or use of records. You specifically acknowledge and agree that Alaska's List is not liable for any defamatory, offensive, fraudulent, or otherwise illegal conduct by any user. If you are dissatisfied with any content at Alaska's List, or with this Agreement, in whole or in part, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using Alaska's List.
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree to indemnify Alaska's List, its partners, and its affiliates, and their respective proprietors, employees, and their agents from any and all liabilities, claims and expenses, including attorneys fees, arising from breach of this Agreement, any other policy, your use or access of Alaska's List or any Internet site linked to or from Alaska's List, or in connection with the transmission of any content on Alaska's List.
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that this Agreement comprises the entire agreement between Alaska's List and you, and supersedes any prior agreements with respect to the subject matter herein. Alaska's List may revise this Agreement or any other Policy at any time, and from time to time without notice of any kind. You agree to review this Agreement periodically to be aware of such revisions. If any such revision is unacceptable to you, you must discontinue accessing Alaska's List. Your continued accessing and use of Alaska's List following notice of any such revision shall conclusively be deemed acceptance of all such revisions. If any provision of this Agreement or any other policy be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intention of the parties and the remaining portions will continue in full force and effect. The failure of Alaska's List to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the state or province of domicile of our Web site, excluding its conflict of laws rules, and you and Alaska's List each submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that state. This Agreement is personal to you and you may not assign your rights or obligations hereunder to anyone.
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that all logos, brand names, products, trademarks and service marks appearing herein may be the trademarks or service marks of Alaska's List, or their respective owners. References to any trademark, service mark and links to or from Alaska's List have been done strictly for clarification and identification and does not constitute endorsement by Alaska's List of the products, services or information offered by the owner of such trademark, service mark or link owner.
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that the Publication Policies of our Web site, some of which you hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree may amount to information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, or process which derives independent economic value from not being generally known to, and not being readily ascertainable by other persons who may obtain economic value from its disclosure or use; and that the Publication Policies of our Web site are therefore hereby protected from public disclosure to you or anyone else by the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA).
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that the content at Alaskaslist.com is provided by Alaska's List, and by individual contributors, third party licensees, and/or other users. You hereby acknowledge that Alaska's List permits access to content which may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, and other proprietary, including intellectual property rights, and that these Intellectual Property Rights are valid and protected in all media existing now or later developed and except as is explicitly provided below, your use of our content shall be governed by applicable copyright and other Intellectual Property Laws. You acknowledge, understand, and agree that, by posting any content at Alaska's List, you grant Alaska's List the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide right ownership and copyrights to Alaska's List of any and all such content, in perpetuity, until at such time as you delete the posting.
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that Alaska's List will send you an Ad Management Email when you make a posting at our Web site, and that this email is not an unwanted spam email, but rather a fullfillment email, which permits you to access the Ad Management Page for that individual posting, so that you can manage it in accordance with our Terms of Use Agreement. You also hereby acknowledge, understand, opt-in, and agree to receive these Ad Management Emails from our Web site on a regular basis, and in perpetuity, until at such time as you delete the posting.
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that Alaska's List may send you an Ad Management Text when you first post your ad at our Web site, and that this text is not an unwanted spam, but rather a transactional text, which permits you to access the Ad Management Page for the ad that you posted ad. You also hereby acknowledge, understand, opt-in, and agree to receive these texts from our Web site on a regular basis, and in perpetuity, until at such time as you delete the posting.
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that Alaska's List does not offer free services to anyone; and that our Web site is intended to provide valuable advertising services in return for equitable compensation for those services; that Alaska's List may sometimes decide to provide free adverting services, on a limited basis, or as a charitable public service, to some users who may qualify for such services under the Publication Policies of our Web site, or as a loss leader; and that when Alaska's List, in its sole discretion, does decide to provide such free services to any user of our Web site, it shall thereafter become the sole responsibility that user to edit, manage, update and dispose of their ad, without any assistance at all from Alaska's List.
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that, like any business, Alaska's List believes in Free Market Capitalism, which is the exchange of goods or services between parties for their mutual benefit; and that our Web site is, in fact, a celebration of that idea. You also acknowledge, understand, and agree that that we reject every idea of Communism, including the one which proposes that people or businesses are entitled to receive valuable goods and services for free as well, as the notion that people and business are obligated to provide goods and services to others unrewarded; and that we reject those ideas for all of the same reasons anyone else engaged in commerce does -- because the notion of entitlement is antithetical to Capitalism -- the idea that drives all commerce; the theory which motivates people like you to sell your things here on Alaska's List, as opposed to giving them away for free.
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that in the event that you submit a post without purchasing a Featured Ad, that post will be considered by Alaska's List as a request for charity publication of your post on our Web site. However, you hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that, should you do so, Alaska's List is under no obligation to actually publish the material that you may post. You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that Alaska's List, when considering your request for charity publication, may require you to provide convincing and verifiable evidence that you genuinely cannot afford paying for our low-cost advertising services. You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that, while there are numerous reasons why we will not accept your posting without payment for our services, some or all of which you agree may amount to a Trade Secret, Alaska's List will not, under any circumstances publish a posting by any user which exceeds the price limitations that we have been established for each category of our Web site, some or all of which, in our sole discretion, may change from time to time based upon market conditions; and that such price limitations also amount to a Trade Secret which is protected from public disclosure under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA).
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree to safeguard the Ad Management Link that is provided to you by our server on the Posting Success page which is displayed to you immediately after you post; and to manage your post responsibly, using that link, at all times thereafter; and to delete that post in a timely manner after you have sold the item or service that you were advertising. You also hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that any unused time that you may have remaining on your ad, if any, after you have sold your item or service, are not transferable to other items or services that you may wish to advertise in its place.
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that all sales are final; and that because Alaska's List is charged a non-refundable fee by our online payment processor for each transaction that they process on our behalf, Alaska's List does not offer or give refunds under any circumstances.
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that upon any violation of any Clause or Provision of our Terms of this Agreement, or upon any of our Web site's Publication Policies, or upon your failure to comply with any of our Editorial Directives that we may issue to you with respect to your ad, your ad will be suspended with prejudice; and that any and all payment[s] that you may have made, if any, which are relevant to that ad, will be forfeited. You may also, in our sole discretion, be prohibited from ever advertising at Alaska's List again in the future. You also hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that, in the event that you delete your ad, rather than comply with our Terms of Use Agreement, or comply our Publication Policies, or comply with any of the Editorial Directives that we may issue to you with respect to your ad, doing so will be construed as an act of bad faith on your part, which violates the Good Faith Provisions set out within our Agreement; and that any and all payment[s] that you may have made, if any, which are relevant the ad in question will be forfeited with prejudice; and that any such payments are not transferable to any other posting.
You hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree that when making payments to us via our third party payment processor for a Featured Ad, you will exercise due diligence by ensuring that you only make the number of payments that you intend to make, because whenever you make payments to Alaska's List for a Featured Ad, you do so proactively, of your own volition; and that whenever you may do so, your ad is automatically credited for such payments, thereby increasing the number of days it will be published (its Ad Term). Therefore, whenever you make any payments to Alaska's List via our third party payment processor, whether intentionally or unintentionally, any such payments cannot and will not ever be refunded to you, because you have already agreed herein that all sales are final; and that because Alaska's List is charged a non-refundable fee by our online payment processor for each transaction that they process on our behalf, Alaska's List does not offer or give refunds under any circumstances.
Deleting Your Ad is Easy
In order to delete your ad, simply click on the special edit link contained in the Ad Management E-mail that we sent to you when you first placed your ad. When you click on that link, you will be taken to the Ad Management Page for that ad. At the top of that page, there is a "Delete Ad" link, which you may click in order to delete your ad.
You can also send us a Deletion Request from the e-mail address you used to place your ad. We will quickly process any Deletion Request sent to us from the e-mail address of record for any ad. If you have more than one ad, be sure to provide us with the Ad Number of the ad you want to delete. That number appears at the top of every ad.
If, for some reason, you no longer have lost your Ad Management E-mail, or don't have access to the e-mail account you used to post your ad, or you can't remember the e-mail address that you used to post the ad, no problem. We understand that sometimes happens. Just tell us as much in your Deletion Request. There's lots of ways to skin a moose.
Making Payment
When you post your ad, you will be presented with a secure PayPal Button, which you will click on to make payment using any debit or credit card.
PayPal membership is not required, and you won't be required to login there even if you are a member. You can simply pay using your credit or debit card if you don't have a PayPal account.
Gun Section Policy
Because we support your God-given, Natural Rights to Free Speech, and to Keep and Bear Arms, which are guaranteed under the Constitution, we do permit firearm and firearm-related advertisements here at Alaska's List. However, we must require that you publish your telephone phone number in your Gun section ad, and rely on that number as your sole means of contact with our readers. For everyone's safety, Gun Section ads are a "by telephone only" thing at Alaska's List.
Web Site Promotion Policy
It has never been our intention to become an Internet search service. Alaska's List is a classifieds site, and so, quite naturally, we want advertisers to provide enough compelling information in their ad to cause our readers to want to call or write to them, and say "Hey! I saw your ad on Alaska's List, and..."
That's what it's all about--making that connection between the buyer and the seller happen right here at Alaska's List rather than somewhere else. This policy is essential, as it helps to ensure that the high value of our service doesn't go unrecognized.
While we do permit links to external sites in our Featured Ads, we do not permit links to third-party sites, or to sites which host, link to, or reference, competing services.
Editing Privileges Disabled
Pursuant to our Terms of Use Agreement, editing privileges for this ad have been disabled by our site's Editorial Staff.
The most common reason for this action is that it was found to contain prohibited content, or it was found to be set out in such a way, which violated our Terms of Use Agreement or Publication Policies, or all of the above.
Whichever the case may be, editing functionality for this ad has been disabled in order to ensure that it will no longer require the attention of our site's Editorial Staff.
While you may no longer be able to edit this ad, your ability to delete it whenever you wish to do so remains unaffected.
Thank you for your understanding.
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90 Days only $9.89 = 10¢/day
Front Page Image Promotion
The front page is the busiest page at Alaska's List. Over 75% of all visitors come to Alaska's List using our front page as their starting point. So, it just makes a lot of sense that you would want to present what you're offering to those eyes. Many visitors may not be headed to your category, and seeing an your image there might be all that's necessary to pique their interest, and cause them to click through to your ad.
Sitewide Image Promotion
If you purchase a 30-Day, 60-Day, or 90-Day Featured Ad, we will look to see if you have good photos with your ad. If you do, we will add the best one to the random display of Featured Ad images that readers see at the top of each category and the front page. This will increase the number of eyes looking at your ad by orders of magnitude.
Everybody knows that we often buy things that we weren't searching for to begin with. In fact, a lot of times, we don't even know we want something until we see it. That's just human nature. So, reaching out to folks who are visiting the front page, or browsing through different categories, and showing them what you're offering, just makes a lot of sense.
Basically, for what amounts to less than the price of a cup of coffee, you'll be able to continuously advertise everywhere on Alaska's List, and all you had to do was post a Featured Ad in order to do it. With well over 30,000 people visiting the site every day, that's powerful, low-cost advertising potential you really can't afford to ignore.
No matter which Featured Ad Option you might choose, we will look to see if you have good photos with your ad. If you do, we will add the best one to the random display of Featured Ad images that readers now see at the top of each category, and on the front page. This will increase the number of eyes looking at your ad by orders of magnitude.
The front page is the busiest page at Alaska's List. Over 75% of all visitors come to Alaska's List using our front page as their starting point. So, it just makes a lot of sense that you would want to present what you're offering to those eyes. Many visitors may not be headed to your category, and seeing an your image there might be all that's necessary to pique their interest, and cause them to click through to your ad.
Basically, for what amounts to less than the price of a cup of coffee, you'll get to continuously advertise everywhere on Alaska's List, and all you had to do was post a Featured Ad in order to do it. With over 30,000 people visiting the site every day now, that's powerful, low-cost advertising potential you really shouldn't ignore.
Everyone knows that we often buy things that we weren't searching for to begin with. In fact, a lot of times, we don't even know we want something until we see it. It's just human nature. So, reaching out to folks who are visiting different categories, and showing them what you're offering, makes a lot of sense.
Search Engine Visibility
You can never underestimate the importance of search engine visibility, and that's why we make sure that Featured Ads get seen first, not only by the readers who come directly to our site, but by the millions of users of Google and the other search engines like Bing and Yahoo.
Optimizing our Featured Ads so that they rank as high as possible in Web searches is something we work hard at, because it's one of the most important things we can do to make Featured Ads a valuable advertising product.
What this means is that whenever someone searches for something at Google or any of the other major search engines, and that user's query matches the content of your Featured Ad, it will likely show-up in the search results, provided the ad contains enough relevant information. This is a huge advantage you can only get when you post a Featured Ad.
Since millions of people "Google" what their looking for on the Internet, posting a Featured Ad at a popular, high-traffic Web site such as Alaska's List, where it will be found in Internet searches, is one of the most important things you can do as an online advertiser.
If you have a Web site, or need one...
Our search engine optimization is so good that, if you already have a Web site, you can expect to get a lot more traffic once you begin promoting it in your Featured Ad here at Alaska's List. Some Featured Advertisers have told us that over half of their Web site traffic comes from folks clicking over from their Featured Ad. This is what is known as "referrer traffic."
Not only will more people be finding your Web site here, but its page rank with Google and the other search engines will also improve, simply because it has become linked to from a popular, high-traffic Web site such Alaska's List. When you run a Web site, page rank is EVERYTHING, and anything you can do to improve it is money well spent.
In fact, over the years, a few of our Featured Advertisers have actually shut down their Web sites altogether, after realizing it was a lot easier, and a lot more cost effective for them to maintain a Featured Ad here at Alaska's List than it was for them to keep a Web site up and promoted all of the time.
After all, you could potentially maintain a Featured Ad here at Alaska's List that will perform better than your current Web site, or any that you could affordably build and promote, for only $39.56/year, which is a bargain.
A Featured Ad at Alaska's List is better than a lonely Web site because you get to take advantage of the enormous amount of traffic we get here every day. So, for instance, if someone arrives here after finding one of our ads on Google, it's quite natural for that visitor to "look around" to see what else is being offered in that category, which can often lead to great results for our Featured Advertisers, because those visitors will generally only spend a short time here afterward, mostly looking at our Featured Ads. This, of course, is because most folks are busy, and Featured Ads are the easiest to browse, and the most qualified ads to respond to.
Choose Your Best Picture Last
When selecting images from your device, choose your best picture using the last selector button in this group (the one on the bottom rather than the top). Doing so will ensure that our readers will see your best picture when they hover over your Featured Ad title.
Upload Your Best Image
Choose your best picture for uploading when you first post your ad. After you finish posting, you will be able to upload three more pictures to your ad using the tools we provide for you on your Ad Management Page.
We have found that many users don't know how big their images are, and that when they try to upload four high resolution photos taken with today's high megapixel digital cameras, the posting will often fail because the images are too large, and because their upload speed is limited by their ISP. When this happens, it takes a really long time to post the ad, which can not only be very frustrating to the poster, it may even cause the post to fail entirely.
High resolution photos taken with today's digital cameras can often produce enormous file sizes (over 4 Megabytes), and most folks are unaware that their upload speed is only a fraction of their ISP's advertised download speed. So, we've found that the best way to avoid this source of frustration is to just limit the number of pictures during the initial posting process to the best one.
Everything goes a lot smoother when we do it this way, and it really doesn't make much difference if you upload them in a separate step, because you still have to wait on them to upload for the same reasons you do when you first post (upload speed and file size). At least, by doing it this way, the posting process goes more smoothly for everyone.
Thank you for your understanding.
Better Page View Rate
After publishing our first 500,000 Alaskan classified ads for those first 42 million users who viewed them, we analyzed our logs and found that those visitors viewed Featured Ad pages twenty (20) times more often than other pages, which translates to a huge advantage.
This is due to our excellent search optimization (SEO) of Featured Ads.
Scores of people come directly to Featured Ads after finding them listed in their Google, Bing and Yahoo searches, which is why Featured Ads are viewed so much more often. If you want to reach out, and make your ad available to the millions of people who are constantly searching the Internet, you'll need a Featured Ad to get that done.
Anti-Spam System
We work really hard at protecting users from the kind of unwanted e-mail Spam they get so much of at other sites, and we've become really good at it. In fact, we hardly ever get any abuse reports from advertisers who are using our Contact Form to receive e-mail responses to their ad.
While it would be foolish for us to tell you how we do it, we will tell you that we have blocked, and continue to block, all known Spam sources we have encountered over the past five years which originated from networks in Non-English speaking countries. It's amazing what a huge difference this one step alone has made in the quality of responses that our advertisers receive when using our Contact Form.
Let's face it. A little qualification can go a long way on the Net. When it is known by the reader that you paid a fee, even one as tiny as ours to run your ad, then you must be someone who is serious about what your advertising. That's why they look at Featured Ads first, because they know that, at Alaska's List, Featured Ads are the most "qualified" ads to respond to.
Improved Reader Confidence
Let's face it. A little qualification can go a long way on the Net. When it is known by the reader that you paid a fee, even one as tiny as ours to run your ad, then you must be someone who is serious about what your advertising.
That's why readers look at Featured Ads first, because they know, at Alaska's List, Featured Ads are the most "qualified" ads to respond to.
Since a low-cost Featured Ad will qualify your ad as both legitimate and timely, it will improve the confidence level of the reader to respond to your ad, which increases the likelyhood that it will be successful.
Let's face it. A little qualification can go a long way on the Net. When it is known by the reader that you paid a fee, even one as tiny as ours to run your ad, then you must be someone who is serious about what your advertising.
That's why readers look at Featured Ads first, because they know, at Alaska's List, Featured Ads are the most "qualified" ads to respond to.
Perhaps one of the biggest hurdles you have to overcome these days as an online advertiser is the "confidence hurdle." Many online shoppers, for good reason, have grown skeptical of the free listings they encounter online, and just won't respond to any that they think might be a waste of their time.
So, anything you can do in order to qualify your ad as legitimate and timely, and improve the confidence level of the reader will give your ad a huge advantage, and increase the likelyhood that it will be successful.
Let's face it. A little qualification can go a long way on the Net. When it is known by the reader that you paid a fee, even one as tiny as ours to run your ad, then you must be someone who is serious about what your advertising. That's why they look at Featured Ads first, because they know that, at Alaska's List, Featured Ads are the most "qualified" ads to respond to.
Extensive Offsite Promotion
Every Alaskan knows that it's the fisherman who casts the widest net that catches the most fish. So, when Alaska's List promotes your Featured Ad off-site at great sites like AKweb.com, we're making your advertising net even wider, which can only help you get better results.
Real-Time Customer Support
All of our advertisers get e-mail support, but we think it's nice to be able to contact someone who can help you with your ad in real-time whenever you need it, and that's exactly what you'll be able to do when you become a Featured Ad Customer.
As a Featured Ad Customer, Real-Time Support will be available to you between 6:00 AM - Midnight everyday (Alaska Time).
The link to our Chat Support interface, and our Text Support phone number will be provided to you on your Ad Management Page, a link to which will be provided to you on the Posting Success Page.
Customer Support
All of our advertisers get e-mail support, but we think it's nice to be able to contact someone who can help you with your ad in real-time whenever you need it, and that's exactly what you'll be able to do when you become a Featured Ad Customer.
As a Featured Ad customer, Real-Time Support will be available to you between 6:00 AM - Midnight everyday (Alaska Time).
Please remember that Real-Time Support such as Chat Support and Text Support are special benefits that are enjoyed only by our Featured Ad Customers. All other advertisers are limited to e-mail support only.
Email-based support requests may take up to 72 hours to process. So, if you are a Featured Ad Customer, we encourage you to contact us by text or chat rather than by email for the quickest turnaround on your inquiry.
Personal Attention and Service
Most of our users don't need any help at all. They know just what they want, and how to get it done using Alaska's List. Other folks need more, and that's where you'll find us at our best; personally helping those who need it get the most out of their advertising in ways they never expected, but were always happy to discover.
Placement Advantages
Today's Internet shoppers are like everyone else: pressed for time, and there's a lot of competition for their limited attention. So, it only makes sense that you would want your ad at the top of the List where Featured Ads are presented, because that's where it's most likely to be seen by busy eyes.
Not only are Featured Ads always displayed first to readers when they're browsing or searching Alaska's List. They're also displayed first to search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo, which monitor and index Alaska's List continuously. In fact, when a new Featured Ad is placed, it's generally indexed by Google and Bing in only minutes, and then it is quickly made available to the millions of people who are searching those services.
Special Highlighting Effects
We spent years working out what the most ideal highlighting effects we could apply to our Featured Ads. Finally, we gave Featured Ads a much bigger and bolder typeface, an alternating backround, an extensive 327 character text preview, as well as an engaging image preview that compels users to focus their attention on your ad's preview image at the exclusion of all others, giving your ad the reader's undivided attention.
We spent years working out what the most ideal highlighting effects we could apply to our Featured Ads. Finally, we gave Featured Ads a much bigger and bolder typeface than Free Ads, an alternating backround, and an extensive text preview.
Current Status: Not Published
This ad is not currently activated for publication. Therefore, it cannot be viewed by readers, nor can it be seen by users of search services such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo, which index our site continuously.
You can easily activate this ad by choosing one of our low-cost Featured Ad Options, and clicking the "Buy Featured Ad Time" button to checkout. After you do, your ad will be activated, and moved to the top of the List.
Post Deletion Service
While post deletion is a fully-automated service that is provided free of charge to all of our Featured Advertisers, and to all other published advertisers who self-manage their ads responsibly in accordance with our site's Terms of Use Agreement, post deletion is otherwise a time-consuming, manual process that we must be equitably compensated for.
As per the Terms of Use Agreement, which you agreed to prior to posting, "You acknowledge, understand, and agree that, by posting any content at Alaska's List, you grant Alaska's List the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide right ownership and copyrights to Alaska's List of any and all such content, in perpetuity, until at such time as you delete the posting."
Also, as per the Terms of Use Agreement, which you agreed to prior to posting, "You acknowledge, understand, and agree that Alaska's List does not offer free services to anyone; and that our Web site is intended to provide valuable advertising services in return for equitable compensation for those services; that Alaska's List may sometimes decide to provide free advertising services, on a limited basis, or as a charitable public service, to some users who may qualify for those services under the Publication Policies of our Web site, or as a loss leader; and that when Alaska's List, in its sole discretion, does decide to provide such free services to any user of our Web site, it shall thereafter become the sole responsibility that user to edit, manage, update and dispose of their ad, without any assistance from Alaska's List."
Q. Why do I receive e-mails regarding this post?
As per the Terms of Use Agreement, which you agreed to prior to posting, "You acknowledge, understand, and agree that Alaska's List will send you an Ad Management Email when you make a posting at our Web site, and that this email is not an unwanted spam email, but rather a transactional email, which permits you to access the Ad Management Page for that individual posting, so that you can manage it in accordance with our Terms of Use Agreement. You also hereby acknowledge, understand, opt-in, and agree to receive these Ad Management Emails from our Web site on a regular basis, and in perpetuity, until at such time as you delete the posting."
Free Ads are Powered by You
We don't believe that advertising on the Internet should have to be like combat fishing. We understand that some things sell quickly, and that some things take longer. But, no matter how long it takes, we agree to keep your Free Ad in front of our readers, and to make sure that everyone follows our (once per item every 30 days) posting rules, and you, the Free Advertiser, agree to manage your ad responsibly by deleting it whenever you no longer need it. Not only is this a fair deal, we believe it's the most straightforward and hassle-free way to advertise on the Internet.
When shopping at Alaska's List, always try to remember that just because an ad has been on the site for 5 minutes doesn't mean it's still for sale, and just because it's been on the site for a long time doesn't mean that it's not. A lot depends on the realities of supply and demand in the marketplace for a particular item. So, if you see an ad on Alaska's List, especially a Featured Ad, you should presume that the item is still available, and contact that advertiser if you're genuinely interested in what they're advertising.
We think that's the beauty of Alaska's List; advertisers only have to post their ad once, without ever having to babysit it, or worry about it, and readers are able to look at Alaska's List as a comprehensive, ongoing inventory of what's really available in the marketplace; not just what those few, intrepid souls, who had to spend so much of their time re-posting their ad over and over again, were willing to post. There's really more out there than that.
Not only do readers benefit from this broader look at our State's unique Marketplace, Alaska's advertisers are provided with a better way to advertise online than the stressful and time-consuming (and therefore costly) combat advertising arenas provided (free?) elsewhere.
Thank you for your support.
The Last Updated date indicates either the last time the ad was actually edited by the user, or in the case of Free Ads that have been on the List for more than 30 days, it might indicate the the date that we last sent a notice to the poster, inviting him/her to delete their ad if they don't need it anymore. We do this automatically every thirty days with all Free Ads, because Free Ads run until the item sells, and do not expire like Featured Ads do.