Prohibited for all transaction types

Merchant may never use the Adyen services in relation to any of the following:

  • Drugs, and tools specifically intended for the production of drugs, Drug paraphernalia Illegal Drugs, substances designed to mimic illegal drugs, and/or other psycho active products (e.g.,K2, salvia divinorum, nitrate inhalers, bath salts, synthetic cannabis, herbal smoking blends, herbal incense, and HCG/HGH-like substances)
  • Products/services specifically offered or intended to be used to create drugs or grow ingredients for drugs (e.g. ‘grow shop’ products, seeds for cannabis plants, etc.) 
  • Pyramid selling.
  • Escort agencies / massage parlors / sexual services.
  • Timeshare and timeshare maintenance
  • Independent financial advisers (IFA), Payday loans and unsecure loan/lines originating from non FDIC insured banks
  • Counterfeit goods/replicas or those infringing on intellectual property rights, including those designed to infringe on such intellectual property (i.e., knock-offs, imitations, bootlegs) 
  • Trade of weapons, ammunitions, military arms, explosive devices and firearm parts 
  • Products/services that promote hate, violence, discrimination, terrorism, harassment or abuse 
  • Products designed to circumvent copyright protection techniques or to otherwise facilitate the unlicensed use of copyrighted materials (e.g. ‘mod-chips’ to break the encryption of game computers to enable the playing of unlicensed copies of games).
  • Providing gambling services in jurisdictions where this is illegal or (where applicable) offering gambling services without a valid license to the relevant jurisdiction. 
  • Illegal products/services or any service providing peripheral support of illegal activities. 
  • Adult entertainment, websites & content (such as)
    • Adult book stores, video stores, toys
    • Any products on the internet containing graphic or nude content
    • Audio (phone sex and adult phone conversations)
    • Companion/escort services or dating services (sexually-oriented)
    • Fetish products
    • Membership, clubs, subscriptions
    • Prostitution
    • Gentleman's clubs, topless bars, and strip clubs
    • Video (web-based sexually oriented video)
  • Fake references and other services/products that foster deception (including fake IDs and government documents) 
  • Mail order spouse and international match-making services
  • Social media “click farms” (i.e., the sale of clicks/likes/reviews/endorsements on social media sites) 
  • Telemarking companies involved with the following methods of operations:
    • Offering a free gift, prize, or sweepstakes/contest entry as an inducement to purchase products/services.
    • Inbound telemarketing companies that receive calls as the result of post cards or similar mailings (as opposed to catalogue or media advertising).
    • Selling products/services as an agent for a third party.
  • Merchants engaged in any form of deceptive marketing practice including but not limited to:
    • Hidden Disclosure 
    • Bogus claims & endorsements 
    • Pre-checked opt in boxes
    • Refund/Cancellation avoidance
    • Poorly disclosed negative options
    • Merchants offering substantial rebates or special incentives (e.g., free gift, prize, sweepstakes, or contest) as an inducement to purchase products/services
    • Negative response marketing techniques by any type of merchant (i.e., customer is automatically charged if they don’t return the merchandise at the end of a free trial period) 
  • Jammers or devices that are designed to block, jam or interfere with cellular and personal communication devise/signals (e.g., GPS), Decryption and descrambler products including mod chips, Spy devices / services / software.