RE:Mastercard compliance and Media uploads

For information purposes, this is Mastercard's policy:

Protecting our network, protecting you: Preventing illegal adult content on our network

April 14, 2021 | By John Verdeschi

Every day, our teams use a combination of technology and best practices to monitor and protect our network and all who interact with it.

Long ago, we established the rules and standards that govern the use of our payments network. Chief among these is that we do not and will not permit merchants to engage in unlawful activity on our network.

For all the investments we have made, theres still more work to be done.

Thats why today were taking an even more active stance against the potential for unauthorized and illegal adult content. This starts by ensuring there are strong content control measures on sites where our products are accepted.

Enhancing requirements for adult content, preventing anonymous content

This month, we are extending our existing Specialty Merchant Registration requirements. The banks that connect merchants to our network will need to certify that the seller of adult content has effective controls in place to monitor, block and, where necessary, take down all illegal content.

You might ask, "Why now?" In the past few years, the ability to upload content to the internet has become easier than ever. All someone needs is a smartphone and a Wi-Fi connection.

Now, our requirements address the risks associated with this activity. And that starts with strong content control measures and clear, unambiguous and documented consent.

Other updated requirements include:

Documented age and identity verification for all people depicted and those uploading the content
Content review process prior to publication
Complaint resolution process that addresses illegal or nonconsensual content within seven business days
Appeals process allowing for any person depicted to request their content be removed

Strengthening relationships, commitments

These additional requirements build on years of work from our teams, creating the processes, establishing industry standards and setting todays foundation in place. It includes relationships with law enforcement and other groups like Interpol, Europol, the National and International Centers for Missing and Exploited Children, the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition and the Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies, among others.

More recently, we added to our commitments through relationships with the Internet Watch Foundation and We Protect Global Alliance. Both of these organizations are leading the charge to fight sexual exploitation, protect the youngest consumers and make the internet a safer place for people of all ages.

The evolution of our registration programs is critical to ensure that we as well as those who connect merchants to our network understand who we are doing business with and what can be expected of their activities.

Were committed to doing everything in our power to ensure only lawful activity takes place on our network. In the process, we also hope to improve content controls to benefit people with the greatest need for these protections.

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RE:Mastercard compliance and Media uploads

Maybe MasterCard or any other credit provider do not want to be associated with a website that is so full of fraudulent profiles where people can freely break the law by posting media they hold no copywriter for.

If you read the Mastercard requirements, you will now know that anyone "depicted" will need to prove identity. This means that anyone who posts a photo must prove that the photo is really them regardless of certification status. This requirement alone should eliminate 90 percent of the people here including all of the fakes, frauds, phonies, scammers, and those with multiple profiles. If this is not done by the site administrators, then I am certain that Mastercard will now get a ton of reports of the fakes and phonies instead of the current system where members endlessly flag fake profiles to no avail because mods are too busy kicking out the legit members from the chat room here instead of getting rid of the fakes.

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RE:Mastercard compliance and Media uploads

@Sunluver - thanks for finding and posting this.

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I am a recent member (Oct 11th) and didn't fully understand the certification process. By the time I attempted, even though it was on the 15th, the Mastercard rules were in place. As much as I like this site, even with all the spam and deleted user photos, there's no way I will pay with my personal information to get certified. I was seriously considering upgrading my membership, probably the 3-month option to test the waters. That said, I'll be keeping my eye out for other sites where I can share my journey and spend my money.

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If you read the Mastercard requirements, you will now know that anyone "depicted" will need to prove identity. This means that anyone who posts a photo must prove that the photo is really them regardless of certification status. This requirement alone should eliminate 90 percent of the people here including all of the fakes, frauds, phonies, scammers, and those with multiple profiles. If this is not done by the site administrators, then I am certain that Mastercard will now get a ton of reports of the fakes and phonies instead of the current system where members endlessly flag fake profiles to no avail because mods are too busy kicking out the legit members from the chat room here instead of getting rid of the fakes.

I really doubt anyone is going to report fake profiles to mastercard, or that mastercard will care. They just don't want anonymous nudes. They don't care about fake profiles with clothed photos or no photos.
A company that size would just sever its relationship with this site if it wasn't in compliance. They're not going to do anything about individual profiles.

On the topic of flagging profiles, I think every profile that I've flagged has been removed, so I'm not sure why it isn't happening for you.

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If you read the Mastercard requirements, you will now know that anyone "depicted" will need to prove identity. This means that anyone who posts a photo must prove that the photo is really them regardless of certification status. This requirement alone should eliminate 90 percent of the people here including all of the fakes, frauds, phonies, scammers, and those with multiple profiles. If this is not done by the site administrators, then I am certain that Mastercard will now get a ton of reports of the fakes and phonies instead of the current system where members endlessly flag fake profiles to no avail because mods are too busy kicking out the legit members from the chat room here instead of getting rid of the fakes.I really doubt anyone is going to report fake profiles to mastercard, or that mastercard will care. They just don't want anonymous nudes. They don't care about fake profiles with clothed photos or no photos.A company that size would just sever its relationship with this site if it wasn't in compliance. They're not going to do anything about individual profiles.On the topic of flagging profiles, I think every profile that I've flagged has been removed, so I'm not sure why it isn't happening for you.

Very true that most are too lazy to be bothered with reporting anything to Mastercard. Mastercard is also too greedy to be dropping paying customers. What Mastercard says is most likely just to pacify the government. This whole thing is just another scam used to dupe people into believing that something is being done when in fact nothing will be done. This is much like laws that are created and on the books but either not ever enforced or selectively enforced. Much like the selective enforcement of laws against Blacks which led to the Black Lives Matter movement. Most white people who never experienced such selective enforcement of laws would not understand.

If it is true that every profile that you have flagged has been removed, then congratulations because you are in the select minority here called the 'preferred group'. Many others here have reported over and over again only to see the same profiles never removed. Scammers are also allowed to sit in the chat room and remain as long as they are not openly soliciting for money. Most know they are scammers and flagging such scammers is useless. In addition, this site is still overloaded with fakes and scammers and so if everyone is responded to as you claim that you are responded to (i.e. removal of all profiles that are flagged) then this site would be squeaky clean. It very obviously is not. Enjoy your status as the 'preferred one' for as long as you have it. Most here will never achieve that status.

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If you are paying with a Mastercard or Visa Credit Card, here in the UK, you have to be 18 to have one, so that alone proves that the person is of age or older, their information is recorded as part of the process, as in DOB, Address etc.

As I am already a member, I use a Debit card which is not the same as a Credit card. So if I want to add new pictures, does that mean I have to forward additional information, just to prove that I am a Real Nudist, even though I already have pictures of myself on here.

I don't care what Mastercard are asking or think they need. The privacy issues alone are one thing, but the risk of Identity Fraud is an even bigger problem. As someone has stated on here already, those admin approving payments are sometimes using their own computers, so that means they are not Secure. They could be hacked without even knowing they are ! So, what happens when there is a Data Breach ! Do we just have to suck it up and forget or do we get Mastercard or whoever to pay us out for risking our data, pictures etc, when it actually happens.

We have all heard of the data breaches by some of the biggest companies on the planet, so what gives Mastercard the right to demand proof of Real Adults putting their personal pictures on a Nudist Site ? Which as far as I see has fuck all to do with them (apologies for the one use of language).

In some respects, this smacks of Big Brother wanting or thinking they need to know more about you or the sites you are using and paying for with their Credit Card ! It's funny how they are not bothered when it comes to paying the bill for your CC use, regardless of where you have used it or on which website for that matter.

This is not a porn site, it's not what this site is about, so, again, as someone has mentioned, what the hell does it have to do with them if you choose to put your naked pictures on here. The fact that whatever card you use to make a payment, that should be enough information that they hold on you, to prove who you are.

It will either end this site or Mastercard have some other reason for sticking their nose into something that has nothing to do with them. As for sending things like a copy of one's driving licence to prove who any of us are, you can go jump in the nearest lake ! Again, massive privacy and fraud risk, even though Driving Licences are different for each country. They still contain highly personal information that no company, other than TrueNudists needs for any one person to join this site.

One thing no one should have to give is something like your National Insurance Number just to put a frigging nude picture on this site.

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Fellow users, as of October 15th, Mastercard will enact new regulations that will affect the content sharing policies on the website. This will only apply to uploading media, and webcam broadcasting. All other facets of the site remain unchanged. This is not a change we desired, but MasterCard represents about 50% of our sales, and we must comply if we want to keep the lights on and the servers chugging away.The basic overview is thatIf you would like to upload nude content you must verify that you are of legal age by completing our certification process.You must only upload content of which you are the legal copyright holder or have permission to do soAlthough we understand the privacy implications of this, we are dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of your personal information, as we always do.Due to the nature of this lifestyle, and the implications to some, we began the site with privacy being paramount. Unlike other major social media sites :We do not sell ANY user data users to ANYONE.We allow users to adjust their privacy settings to their degree of anonymity.We do not cater ads, track you or analyze your usage for marketing.This is how we have continued to grow year after year.We're working to make this as painless as possible and we appreciate your patience as we work out some kinks. Please don't direct your frustrations at the already overworked volunteers that work day and night to keep this a safe and nurturing community. Please direct those frustrations at the credit card companies and your government representatives.Thank you again for making this the great community that it is.teamtrue2

We already have to prove who we are with a naked and dressed version of our pictures, if that person is the same in both pictures and the background is the same, our verification to this site should be enough. Also additional picture of ourselves, if the person is us in the same verification pictures, then is stands as clear as day, that it is me in any additional pictures I put on here, regardless of what background is behind me.

I am not having a pop at any member of the team here, but , it should make no damn difference what card we use to pay for our registration to this site, we are the ones paying for the use of which ever credit or debit cards we use, they are still getting their money, so, again, I ask what the hell does it have to do with Mastercard ? Regardless of what they think they are doing or trying to prove.

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I am not having a pop at any member of the team here, but , it should make no damn difference what card we use to pay for our registration to this site, we are the ones paying for the use of which ever credit or debit cards we use, they are still getting their money, so, again, I ask what the hell does it have to do with Mastercard ? Regardless of what they think they are doing or trying to prove.

As indicated previously, it has nothing to do with what card *you* use. It has to do with whether or not TN wants to be able to continue to accept MasterCard payments which is apparently about 50% of their payments. MasterCard is covering itself from liability from being involved in the sale of child porn, defamation, etc. Since they are a large organization with deep pockets lawyers will pull them in wherever they can. They are setting blanket rules for companies that want to do business with them as they also cant get accused of treating customers differently.

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What personal information is it demanding? It doesn't seem to ask already certified members to recertify, so I can't see what the new requirements are. All it used to require is a couple of photos, and the 'nude' one didn't have to be full body or even remotely explicit, not even requiring so much as a bare nipple. Your face in 2 photos and the sign seems to have been the major point of it.

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