For those using Paypal as a method for customers to pay for your art...
Have you read the Policy UpDate published this month by PayPal? If not you might like to take time out to do so. There are two important paragraphs
The first relates to their use of the intellectual property of your business i.e. their use of your brands and logos. It applies to relates to all businesses (e.g. your art business) which use PayPal. I'm guessing that they want this right to use brandnames and logos for marketing purposes.
The new paragraph at section 1.3 reads as follows: “You grant the PayPal Group the worldwide right to use and depict your business name, trademarks and logos on our website and in our mobile and web applications for the purpose of displaying information about your business and its products and services.”
The second is a requirement that you neither disparage PayPal nor use surcharges in excess of those relating to other forms of payment.
Note in particular the last sentences of the second and last paragraphs - which I've highlighted in bold! I can only think there has been a legal case which now means they need to highlight that they're not going to be liable for anything which is a criminal offence!
The issue for you is do you know how to avoid committing a criminal offence?
2. Non discouragement
There are also several amendments to the several amendments to the PayPal Buyer Protection policy
You can download PDF version of the Policy Update.
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