Prohibited Business

The following categories of businesses and business practices are restricted from GHStartups Services. (Restricted Businesses can be accepted only upon separate approval):

• Online tobacco, e-cigarette sales, or related items (such as personal vaporizers or e-juice)

• Marijuana dispensaries and related businesses

• Lotteries, lotto, internet gaming, contests, sweepstakes, or offering of prizes as an inducement to purchase products or services

• Money transmitters or money service businesses

• Prepaid phone cards, phone services or cell phones

• Stored value, e - wallets, e - money

• Currency exchange

• Government of Ghana Business or Contract

 

The following categories of business and business practices are prohibited from using the GHStartups Service (“Prohibited Businesses). Most, although not all, of these Prohibited Business categories are imposed by GHStartups rules or the requirements of our banking providers or processors and the law. If you are uncertain as to whether your business is a Prohibited Business, or have questions about how these requirements apply to you, please contact us.

By using any of our services, you are confirming that you will not use the Service in connection with the following businesses, business activities or business practices:

• Weapons and munitions, fire arms, ammunition, high capacity magazines, teasers, air gun

• Alcoholic beverages

• Narcotics

• Unlicensed prescription drugs

• Gambling

• Exchanging virtual currency for fiat currencies

• Sports forecasting or odds making

• Online pharmacies or pharmacy referral services

• Security brokers

• Hazardous materials, combustibles, corrosives

• Substances designated to mimic illegal drugs

• Sexually-oriented or pornographic products or services

• Escort Services

• Multi-level marketing or pyramid schemes or network marketing or referral marketing programmes

• Pawn shops

• Flea markets

• Counterfeit products or Unauthorised Goods

• Human Body Parts, Fluids and remains

• Illegal products or services

• Any product or service that infringes upon the copyright, trademark or trade secrets of any third party

• Sales, distribution, or access to counterfeit music, movies, software or other licensed materials without the appropriate authorization from the right holder

• Promotion of hatred, racism, religious persecution or the initiation of force against others

• Portrays of religious or cultural symbols in a manner construed as offensive or unacceptable

• Crowdfunding platforms

• Umbrella organisations that receive money of charities

• Platforms that facilitate C2C payments

• Unfair, predatory or deceptive practices: Get rich quick schemes, Investment opportunities or other services that promise high rewards; Sale or resale of a service without added benefit to the buyer; resale of government offerings without authorisation or added value; sites that we determine in our sole discretion to be unfair, deceptive, or predatory towards consumers

• High risk businesses: any businesses that we believe poses elevated financial risk, legal liability, or violates Ghanaian laws or banking policies

• Funding any of the items included on this Prohibited Business List