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.
Art Business Info. News for Artists
To become a successful artist you need to get on top of the business side of being an artist.
This site helps those who need help to:
and receive every post via email. (Your subscription is only activated after you verify the link in the email you will receive)
Katherine Tyrrell writes about art, artists and the art business and has followers all over the world. She also delivers workshops for art organisations and reviews websites and career strategies for artists.
Art Business Blogs
This website provides a compendium of resources about the art business for artists.
It helps artists learn how to do better at being business-like, marketing and selling art and looking after their financial security.
If you've got any suggestions for what you'd like to see on this website please send me your suggestion
1) Content and the law change all the time.
2) Given the size and scope of this site I do NOT warrant that
3) This website is free for you but not for me.
Links to books are Amazon Affiliate links. Buying a book via this website means I get a very small payment which helps to fund and maintain this website. .I much appreciate any support your provide.
Adverts are provided by Google AdSense - but the adverts do not mean I endorse the advertiser.