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Enterprise software rules on firearms

Many enterprise technology companies restrict firearm sales.

The "enterprise software" category includes all kinds of tools for sales, marketing, billing, identity verification, etc. This software makes it easier for businesses to manage their data and run their operations. However, some enterprise software providers prohibit certain firearm transactions. Others strictly prohibit all firearm transactions of any kind.

2Checkout

"By signing up for a 2Checkout account, you agree that you will not use 2Checkout's services to accept payments for... Firearms, Ammunition, High Capacity Magazines"
2Checkout Prohibited Product List / Acceptable Use Policy as of 2019-06-13

BlueHost

"You may not use the Services to publish content or engage in activity ... in connection with any of the following, each of which is prohibited under this AUP: ... selling weapons or ammunition"
Bluehost Terms of Service as of 2019-06-13

Bolt

"Prohibited Uses [include] MOTO firearms and weapons sales"
Bolt Acceptable Use Policy as of 2019-06-13

Brightcove

"You may not use the Brightcove Service to offer, for sale or otherwise ... Any firearms, explosives, or weapons"
Brightcove Acceptable Use Policy as of 2019-06-13

Flowplayer

"You may not use the Flowplayer Service to offer, for sale or otherwise ... Any firearms, explosives, or weapons"
Flowplayer Acceptable Use Policy as of 2019-06-13

Growmail

"You may not ... offer these types of services, products, or content ... firearms or weapons"
Growmail Acceptable Use Policy as of 2019-06-13

Ooyala

"You are prohibited from advertising or selling ... any of the following items: Any firearms, explosives, or weapons"
Ooyala Acceptable Use Policy as of 2019-06-13

Plaid

"Specifically, we cannot currently partner with a company that operates in the firearms space ... this is a decision that our legal and compliance teams have come to."
Email from a Plaid representative on 2019-03-25

Sailthru

"Except where the following restrictions are prohibited by Law, Customer shall not, and shall not permit any Users or third parties to, directly or indirectly, use the Services to process, store, transmit, link to, display, or solicit content ... about or relating to ... firearms"
Sailthru Acceptable Use Policy as of 2019-06-13

Salesforce

"Worldwide, customers may not use a Service to transact online sales of any of the following firearms and/or related accessories to private citizens. Firearms: automatic firearms; semi-automatic firearms that have the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any of the following: thumbhole stock, folding or telescoping stock, grenade launcher or flare launcher, flash or sound suppressor, forward pistol grip, pistol grip (in the case of a rifle) or second pistol grip (in the case of a pistol), barrel shroud; semi-automatic firearms with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds; ghost guns; 3D printed guns; firearms without serial numbers; .50 BMG rifles; firearms that use .50 BMG ammunition. Firearm Parts: magazines capable of accepting more than 10 rounds; flash or sound suppressors; multi-burst trigger devices; grenade or rocket launchers; 80% or unfinished lower receivers; blueprints for ghost guns; blueprints for 3D printed guns; barrel shrouds; thumbhole stocks; threaded barrels capable of accepting a flash suppressor or sound suppressor."
Salesforce Acceptable Use and External-Facing Services Policy as of 2019-06-13

Shipwire

"These are the types of products that, for everyone’s safety, Shipwire simply cannot handle ... Ammunition & firearms"
Shipwire Acceptable Use Policy as of 2019-06-13

Shopify

"Certain Firearms

  • an automatic firearm that has not been rendered inoperable
  • a semi-automatic firearm that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine, with one or more of the following items:
    • magazine capable of accepting more than 10 rounds
    • bump stock
    • rapid fire trigger activator or trigger crank
    • barrel shroud
    • thumbhole stock
    • threaded barrel capable of accepting a flash suppressor, sound suppressor or silencer
    • grenade or rocket launcher
    • flash suppressor, sound suppressor or silencer
    • pistol grip (or in the case of a pistol, a second pistol grip)
    • forward pistol grip
  • a semi-automatic firearm that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds
  • firearms without serial numbers
  • ghost guns and 3D printed guns, including blueprints for such guns
  • any part, component or kit for any firearm or gun listed above

Certain Firearm Parts

  • 80% or unfinished lower receivers
  • magazine capable of accepting more than 10 rounds
  • bump stock
  • grenade or rocket launcher
  • pistol grip (or in the case of a pistol, a second pistol grip)
  • forward pistol grip
  • barrel shroud*
  • thumbhole stock*
  • threaded barrel capable of accepting a flash suppressor, sound suppressor or silencer*
  • flash suppressor, sound suppressor or silencer*
  • rapid fire trigger activator or trigger crank
  • any part, component or kit for a firearm part or including a firearm part listed above

*only if for use with a semi-automatic firearm"

Shopify Acceptable Use Policy and AUP Definitions as of 2019-06-13

Spreedly

"By signing up for a Spreedly account you acknowledge and confirm that you will not use the Spreedly Service in connection with ... weapons and munitions"
Spreedly Terms of Service as of 2017-07-04

"We reserve the right to not store or submit any transaction you submit which ... exposes you or other Spreedly users to harm"
Spreedly Terms of Service as of 2019-06-13

Wix

"Wix Payments may not be used in relation to any of the following: ... Trade of weapons, ammunitions, military arms, explosive devices and firearm parts"
Wix Payments: Restricted and Prohibited Businesses as of 2019-06-13

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