Hi all. Author ID checks for VideoHive Authors will be starting this week - this thread has all you need to know about the process.
During January, VideoHive authors will be required to complete an Author ID check to verify the identity of the account owner. If you haven’t already completed an ID check, these will be made available on Tuesday 4th January, for a period of 4 weeks.
If you are an active Author with Video content as your primary asset type, you will receive an email notification with more information and a link to access your ID check.
If you have Video as your primary content type, but your account has not been active in the last 2 years, contact Envato Authors Help and Support to request an ID check.
We previously announced the introduction of Author ID here when the process began for new Envato Author accounts, rolling out ID checks to all ThemeForest authors in August, and CodeCanyon authors in September. We’re now including current VideoHive 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 - we’ll be keeping this up to date with answers to all frequently-asked questions about the process.
Many authors have already successfully completed an Author ID check. If you have already received confirmation from Envato that your account is verified, you won’t need to complete a new check.