Understanding Visa and Mastercard Content Guidelines

YNOT took a detailed look into content the major credit card brands deem acceptable (or not) for sites taking online payments, and how merchants often must balance free expression with the necessity of getting paid for their work. Segpay CEO Cathy Beardsley was interviewed for the piece and provided insight from the payment processor’s point of view:

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Segpay Launches Model and Affiliate Payout Platform

Today we launched a payout platform offering merchants multiple options for seamlessly paying their models, affiliates, producers, vendors and other contractors in an accurate and timely manner. These direct payments will provide an immediate benefit to cam merchants issuing payment to their models; as well as any merchant who relies on affiliate marketing partners requiring payments in exchange for sales lead referrals.

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A Vote for Volunteering

In her latest piece for XBIZ.com, Cathy makes the case for getting out of our comfort zones and volunteering for advocacy groups. Using her own example, prior to serving on the Board of the Free Speech Coalition, Cathy says hadn’t fully grasped just how much groups such as FSC and countless others are doing to protect adult workers and create an environment in which the industry can continue to thrive. Only by getting involved did she appreciate the efforts of these groups, and she recommends the same for everyone who can devote some time:

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