Important Policy Changes At MPS

If you haven’t received your MPS newsletters and don’t know about some of the changes at MPS (which you can always check here), you should at least know about these two updates.

On December 6, 2012, MPS announced a list of “words that cannot be used in descriptions, keywords, SEO, images (including news posts), and names.” However, MPS also stated the following:

*Please note that what you discuss on the phone is 100% protected free speech and not limited provided it remains between two consenting adults. We do not want to limit your subject matter, but as far as the actual text is concerned we must follow rules provided by our processors.

It should be noted that neither phone sex site owners nor phone sex operators will need to do anything to remove such banned words, phrases, or images; MPS will be using program to scrub them from the MPS network.

In contrast, the November 25, 2012, announcement will likely require action on your part:

Warning regarding alternative billing options

We are busy making developing new enhancements to MPS that will increase the user-friendly aspect of our network and encourage interactivity. While making these changes we are also reviewing sites for compliance. Unfortunately we have found some sites that wish to use our traffic to promote alternative billing options. These sites are stealing from everyone on the network. Any site found promoting alternative billing options or alternative websites will be removed and permanently banned.

Examples of this include:
Linking to an outside website with alternative billing options
Attempting to charge customers with PayPal, etc
Linking to affiliate programs outside the MPS network
Asking for customer’s cc details to charge them through another processor
Using our chat/message system or IM to lead a customer to another site

If you find any site on our network doing this please let us know. Thank you for your support.

Most of this is common sense — but the matter of links, especially, is a huge concern for three reasons.

1) Previously there was no mention regarding such links out from MPS (and frankly, other than this news update, there is no other mention that such actions are against the terms of service), so many PSOs were linking to their own blogs and websites which did have links to other options for their own services — myself included.

2) MPS states they will permanently ban PSOs and site owners who are found doing what is now against the terms of service.

3) MPS is encouraging people to find and report such things which are now forbidden.

This means PSOs at MPS must take action now to ensure they are in compliance with the new changes.

All sites and organizations have the right to change policies; winding folks up with anger is not my intention here. I report this so that PSOs know what they may need to address.

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