Resources: U.S. Department of the Treasury; U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Industry and Security; United States Department of State; Commission of the European Union. Etsy provides a direct connection between buyers and sellers around the world. If you use the Etsy Services (we refer to, Pattern by Etsy, our mobile applications, and other services with our “Services”), you are responsible for compliance with this Policy, regardless of your location. For example, these restrictions generally prohibit, among other things, transactions involving the following parties: As a U.S. multinational operating in other countries, Etsy must comply with economic sanctions and trade restrictions, including those imposed by the U.S. Treasury Department`s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). This means that Etsy or anyone using our Services may not transact with specific people, locations, or products from locations designated by government agencies such as OFAC, in addition to trade penalties imposed by applicable laws and regulations. This policy is part of our Terms of Use.

By using any of our Services, you agree to be bound by this Policy and our Terms of Use. In addition to complying with OFAC requirements and applicable local laws, Etsy members should be aware that other countries may impose their own trade restrictions and that certain items may not be allowed to be exported or imported under international law. If people from different countries are involved in a transaction, you should study the laws of the relevant countries. Finally, Etsy members should be aware that third-party payment processors such as PayPal can independently track transactions for compliance and block transactions as part of their own compliance programs. Etsy has no power or control over independent decision-making processes in such systems. To protect our community and market, Etsy takes steps to comply with sanctions regulations. For example, Etsy prohibits members from using their accounts in certain geographic regions.