Prohibited items

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Merchants are permitted to sell just about anything on Rakuten. There are however some items that may not be sold on our marketplace for the safety of our users or in compliance with the statutory provisions of the relevant legal system or other regulations (e.g. items prohibited by our partners). 

Merchants can use the list of prohibited items below to find out whether an item can be sold on rakuten.de. 

Offering an item on the prohibited items list for sale on rakuten.de constitutes a violation of our Terms and Conditions.

 

Drugs

  • Anabolic steroids
  • Guidelines for cultivating marijuana at home
  • Instructions for cooking and baking with cannabis
  • Mind-altering herbs
  • Bongs
  • Chillums
  • Detoxifying drinks for passing drug tests
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Crushers
  • Herbal XTC
  • Joint paper
  • LSD-related substances
  • Magic mushrooms
  • Grinders
  • Muscle-building stacks
  • Natural amphetamines
  • Salvia
  • Snuff sets
  • Other drugs
  • THC test kits
  • Stash boxes for hiding cannabis
  • Urine additives for passing drug tests
  • Cycles

Tobacco

  • Products that do not contain nicotine within the meaning of Section 10 para. 4 of the German Protection of Young Persons Act (JuschG)
  • Hookah tobacco
  • Tobacco products
  • Cigarettes
  • Cigarette tobacco
  • Cigars
  • Adult baby fetish products
  • Products depicting intercourse with animals
  • Dilators
  • Erotic products for subordination or humiliation
  • Erotic products for inflicting extreme pain
  • Torture equipment
  • Injection and infusion devices
  • Images which are harmful to minors or are pornographic or vulgar in nature
  • Hypodermic needles
  • Catheters
  • Clamps
  • Needles
  • Needle wheels
  • Wartenberg wheels
  • Pornographic websites
  • Spreaders
  • Syringes
  • Action figures of Nazi officials; Wehrmacht SS soldiers
  • Flags and insignia (e.g. Reichskriegsflagge 1935–1945)
  • Swastikas
  • Pictures of Hitler
  • Thor Steinar, Consdaple, Erik and Sons clothing
  • First edition of Mein Kampf
  • Problematic slogans
  • Reichskriegsflaggen (incl. flags used before 1935)
  • Black, white and red flags in any design (except if it is clear that this is not in a Nazi context)
  • Sig runes
  • SS emblems
  • Stylised Celtic crosses
  • Uniforms
  • Parts of Wehrmacht, SS and SA uniforms
  • Prohibited slogans and greetings
  • Wehrmacht SS soldiers
  • Properties (real estate)
  • Land on Mars
  • Land on the Moon
  • Buying/naming stars
  • Pirate copies
  • Data media (media that are severely harmful to minors and which are strictly prohibited from being distributed) 
  • Data media labelled "restricted to persons 18 or older" 
  • Data media labelled "not suitable for minors"
  • Sale of product keys (without a licence & without Rakuten's approval)
  • Certificates of professional competence
  • Falsified official identity documents
  • Novelty ID cards
  • Fake documents or identity documents
  • Fake certificates
  • Fake weapons 
  • Crossbows
  • Butterfly knives 
  • CS gas 
  • Electroshock weapons 
  • Push daggers 
  • Firearms 
  • Rifles 
  • Hand grenades 
  • Kubatons
  • Weapons using compressed air with a muzzle energy of more than 7.5 joules 
  • Air rifles 
  • Hidden belt buckle knives 
  • Ammunition 
  • Nunchucks
  • Paintball weapons
  • Pepper spray 
  • Handguns 
  • Revolvers 
  • Brass knuckles 
  • Truncheons 
  • Airsoft guns 
  • Switchblade knives 
  • Steel rods 
  • Sword canes 
  • Tasers
  • Tonfas
  • Batons 
  • Throwing stars 
  • Subscriptions 
  • Online promotions 
  • Cash payments 
  • Sums from bounced or cancelled cheques 
  • Services 
  • Mailing lists without the recipients' consent 
  • Vehicles 
  • Misrepresentation, e.g. as a Google employee 
  • Fireworks 
  • Wireless cameras 
  • Fake autographs
  • Fake stamps 
  • Counterfeit goods 
  • Financial penalties 
  • Fines 
  • Camouflaged transmitters 
  • Manuals, instructions, information on or equipment for illegally accessing software, servers, websites, proprietary information 
  • Doorstep selling 
  • Crystals
  • Body parts 
  • Live animals 
  • Flammable substances 
  • Mass email software 
  • Modchips
  • Multi-level marketing schemes 
  • Dietary supplements promoted using disease-related claims
  • Personal information 
  • Imitation products
  • Radar detectors 
  • Radioactive materials 
  • Tariff-based products (mobile phone contracts) 
  • Tea containing ginkgo leaves 
  • Event tickets 
  • The sale of products and services from a home address 
  • Prescription medicines 
  • Contractual penalties 
  • Currency trading 
  • Usury