Some of you may have noticed that we aren’t excepting Paypal right now, and you’ve been e-mail me about it, so I’m going to address the elephant in the room.
Paypal's Sad Excuse for ``Acceptable Use Policy``
Paypal is making it impossible for honest people who love beautiful women, especially those with great legs, to find, buy, and enjoy things with the ease of their payment processing. And trust me, I understand, it’s their right. But we’ll get back to that in a second…
Paypal, in error, has deemed our site as “Adult Content” which means we will not be able to take Paypal payments for our Beautiful Products.
Here’s the kicker….After playing communications tag by e-mail with their “Brand Risk Management Department“ I’ve come to the realization that they are stuck in the deep, deep past.
Here is our latest correspondence with them,,,,
“Thank you for contacting PayPal.
Unfortunately, your business model seems to focus on female legs and, although, you do not offer any nudes, you do offer video downloads of female body parts (ex. legs). This would fall under our Acceptable Use Policy and would be a risk to PayPal because we have no way to verify what the video downloads will consist of.
We are not making a determination as to the legality of your business, but simply saying it falls into a category that is high risk for PayPal and thus prohibited.”
Now lets break this down shall we?
“Unfortunately, your business model seems to focus on female legs and, although, you do not offer any nudes, you do offer video downloads of female body parts (ex. legs).”
So, if I’m reading this correctly, female legs are now considered “Adult Content”?
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! This is farcical!
Elena in Venice
This means that Paypal’s idea of acceptable photography of women is when they are wearing a burqa perhaps? I mean, seriously, this is like the early 1900s in America when women couldn’t wear a skirt above their knees. Oh by the way, they weren’t allowed to vote either. Way to go Paypal!
Next time you’re walking around and you see a woman wearing shorts or a skirt, Paypal thinks she’s “Sexually Explicit” and if they had their way would ban her from your sight.
But I digress, there’s more….
“This would fall under our Acceptable Use Policy and would be a risk to PayPal because we have no way to verify what the video downloads will consist of.”
I explained to them we have “Screen Lists” for all our products and thousands of “Preview Images” to show our clientele what they are purchasing. It makes no sense not to be 100% up front and transparent with our content. For those who don’t know what a “Screen List” is we have examples below. It’s a bunch of timed images, that are collected into one big image, taken from the footage, or photo set, they are referring to.
Now I realize Paypal is their own entity, their own business, they can make whatever rules they like. It’s not a government agency and is not governed by the public in regards to their policies. I’m cool with that. What I’m not cool with is their hypocrisy and sad misappropriated stance referring to women and the female body.
First, they allow material sales of “adult content” like DVDs, paraphernalia, t-shirts, etc etc. but not video or photo set downloads? That’s ridiculous.
Second, this explanation that they gave me for their “Acceptable Use Policy” is not in their ” Acceptable Use Policy” documentation currently as I write this.
I’m very sorry I’m having a hard time being objective about this situation, but it’s infuriating! Paypal’s ignorance has effectively cut off a revenue stream, therefore leaving less money to pay the models, photographers and studios with. Bottom-line, it effects the budget for shoots, making it a little harder to create Legs Art for us all to enjoy! Is this crippling, no! Is it troublesome and irritating, yes!
If you’re someone who’s only means to pay for content is via Paypal you can drop us a line @ [email protected] and we can walk you through alternative solutions to this problem.
Remember….Paypal believes these clips and images below are “Sexually Explicit Adult Content” What a bunch of morons!