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Penalty System


This notice appears for all users for information purposes.

Violations of our Terms and Conditions


In order to ensure that Maltapark remains a fair and pleasant advertising medium for all users, the following changes are being introduced:

As of the 3rd October 2016 there will be a new system to penalise all users who are breaching our terms and conditions, in particular related to:

  • Duplicate Listings
  • Extra tags in description (eg. car makes)
  • Items no longer for sale
  • Misleading prices

The new system will be based on a penalty system. If you breach our terms and conditions, a penalty will be applied to your account which will result in a temporary suspension or permanent account closure depending on the number of penalties you have on your account, as follows:

  • 1st penalty: 3 days suspension
  • 2nd penalty: 2 weeks suspension
  • 3rd penalty: 6 weeks suspension
  • 4th penalty: Account closed permanently.

What happens when you receive a penalty?


While your account is suspended you should address the issues and make all the necessary changes to bring your account in line with our policies.

During the suspension, you will be able to modify or delete listings, but none of your listings will be visible to the public.

Your account will be automatically reactivated after each of the temporary suspensions, but failure to address the issue(s) for which you have been suspended will mean that it is likely that you will receive an additional penalty soon after.

For serious violations we may apply more than one penalty for a single violation, or even close the account immediately.

You will be able to see how many penalties are on your account on the "My Details" page (from the 3rd October onwards).