Gifting / Exchanging of Kefir Grains and Kombucha Scobys
It has recently been brought to our attention that LCF members are unaware of what they can and cannot do in regards to gifting / exchanging Kefir grains and Kombucha scobys. With some input from an LCF member (thanks Metqa!), we would like to post the following:
While LCF management understands members desire to help and support each other, we also feel a responsibility to protect them. We are concerned about privacy, exploitation and safety in regards to giftings and exchanges of food and other products. We have learned from past experience that there are those who will take advantage of members generosity. Therefore, we do not allow the LCF site to be used as a means to exchange items, whether given freely or for a price. Many members have their personal Facebook page listed in their LCF profile or signature. You may want to consider using that as a means of communication for giftings / exchanges. Please note, however, that business and group Facebook pages are not allowed; only personal pages are permitted on LCF.
In short, we ask that you:
1. Do not post private information, such as phone numbers, email or physical addresses.
2. Do not use Private Messages to circumvent the Terms of Service which prohibit the collection of email addresses or other contact information.
3. Conduct any and all gifts / exchanges off of the LCF site.
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