Hi all. Author ID checks for ThemeForest Authors will be starting next week - this thread has all you need to know about the process.
During August, ThemeForest authors will be required to complete an Author ID check to verify the identity of the account owner. ID checks will be made available on Monday, 2nd August, for a period of 4 weeks. You will receive an email notification with more information and a link to access your ID check.
We previously announced the introduction of Author ID here, when the process began for new Envato Author accounts. We’re now including current ThemeForest authors in this process.
An Author ID check confirms the identities of our authors, requiring photo ID documents and a photo (selfie) of the account owner. This provides a trusted environment for our customers and authors to conduct business, and maintain the success of our community.
We work with Jumio to conduct these ID checks - one of the world’s leading end-to-end ID verification solutions. Your privacy and security is our highest priority, and we use multiple safeguards (technical, procedural, and physical) to ensure the safety and integrity of your data
We believe that these checks help to protect both authors and customers. Customers can have more confidence when purchasing items, and authors can benefit from knowing that they’re working in a more trustworthy marketplace - this levels the playing field for all authors in the community.
For more information, please see our Help Centre article on Author ID Checks.
Many authors have already successfully completed an Author ID check. If you have received confirmation from Envato that your account is verified, you won’t need to complete a new check.