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Terms of use

Profans is a Creators membership platform that enables creators to be paid by their fans. One of our core behaviors is to put creators first, and these terms attempt to do that. We know that most people skim through terms of use because they’re boring, but we have done everything we can to make this easy to get through. Above every section we’ll summarize the most important parts, but these summaries are not legally binding, so please look at the full version of the text if you have questions.

 

 

Welcome to Profans!

To summarize: by using Profans you agree to these terms.These are Profans’s terms of use, and they apply to all users of the Profans platform. “We,” “our” or “us” refers to Profans Agency. and our subsidiaries. “Profans” refers to this platform and the services offered by us. By using Profans you agree to these terms and to the other policies we post. Please read them carefully and let us know if you have any questions. For information about our data practices, please see our Privacy Policy, including our Cookie Policy. We can collect and use your information in accordance with those policies.

 

Your account

To summarize: You must be at least 16 years old to register for an account. You are responsible for your account.

When you create an account you must provide us with accurate information, in good faith, and you agree to keep your information updated if it changes. To create an account you must be at least 16 years old. To join a creator’s membership as a profan, or provide a membership as a creator, you must be at least 18 years old or have your parent’s permission. You are responsible for anything that occurs when anyone is signed in to your account, as well as the security of the account. Please contact us immediately if you believe your account is compromised. You can learn more about security on our Security Policy page.

 

Abusive conduct

To summarize: Be responsible and don’t violate our policies.

You are responsible for all activity on your account. If you violate our policies we may terminate your account. Don’t do anything illegal, abusive towards others, or that abuses our site in a technical way. If you are a creator raising funds on Profans, we may be held accountable for what you do with those funds. As a result, we also look at what you do with your membership off our platform. You can find more detailed information in the Community Guidelines and Security Policy. These policies cover most issues, but if you find a new and creative way to hurt Patreon or our community we may take action to prevent it.

 

 

Becoming a creator

To summarize: A creator is someone who creates a membership page on Profans to engage with patrons who have purchased memberships from Profans to support the creator’s creations. There are a lot of details below involving payments, fees, taxes and restrictions that you should read in full if you are a creator.

 

Membership

To become a creator, simply launch your page to start your membership. When you join Patreon, you become part of the Profans community. You can use creator tools that Profans provides, showcase your creations, provide content to profans through Profans Premium or Subscription service, and receive recurring revenue from your page. Memberships are for your most passionate fans. On Profans, you can provide your fans something exciting that gives them unique benefits they want, like additional access, exclusivity, and engaging experiences. In turn, you will receive loyal support from your patrons, and recurring revenue from memberships that fans have purchased from Profans.

 

Payments

As a creator you make your membership available on Profans, and we provide membership to your fans on a subscription basis. We also handle payments issues such as fraud, chargebacks and resolution of payments disputes. We try to provide timely access to your funds, but you may occasionally experience delays in accessing your funds. We may also block or hold payments for violations of our policies or for compliance reasons, including collecting tax reporting information. When payments are delayed or blocked we try to communicate the reason to you promptly. If you have questions about a payments block, please reach out to us. In order to protect creators, we may block patrons’ payments if we believe them to be fraudulent. Sometimes activities like refunds can put your account balance into the negative. If your balance becomes negative then we reserve the right to recover those funds from future payments.

 

Fees

As a creator there are two fees associated with your membership on Profans. The first is the platform fee, which varies depending on the level of service you select. The second is the payment processing fee, which is dependent on the currency selected by the creator.

 

 

Restrictions

We don’t allow creations and benefits that violate our policies. You can learn more by visiting our Community Guidelines and Benefit Guidelines. A summary of those rules is that we don’t allow:

Illegal creations or benefits.

Creations or benefits that are abusive towards other people.

Creations or benefits that use others’ intellectual property, unless you have written permission to use it, or your use is protected by fair use.

Creations or benefits with real people engaging in fraud acts.

Benefits that involve raffles or prizes based on chance.

If your fans include people under the age of 18, then please remind them that they need permission to join your membership, and those under the age of 16 cannot use Profans. We are not required to allow any particular person or group of persons to be your patron. As a creator you are also responsible for keeping patron data safe. You can see what is required in our Data Processing Agreement. An account is tied to your creative output and cannot be sold or transferred for use by another creator.

 

Everything else Summarised

 

To summarize: These terms are the final word on Profans’s policies and we will tell you if we change them.

These terms and any referenced policies are the entire agreement between you and us, and supersede all prior agreements. If any provision of these terms is held to be unenforceable, then that provision is modified to the extent necessary to enforce it. If a provision cannot be modified, it is severed from these terms, and all other provisions remain in force. If either party fails to enforce a right provided by these terms, it does not waive the ability to enforce any rights in the future. We may sometimes make changes to these terms and policies. If we make material changes that adversely affect your rights, then we will let you know before the changes come into effect. Continuing to use Profans after a change means you accept the new terms or policies. If you use accessibility tools and have questions or concerns, please contact us at hey@profansonly.com Effective immediately for users on Profans from January 16, 2021.