Prohibited Products and Activities last revised: July 1, 2015

The following products and activities are not allowed on Gumroad. This is almost always because they violate U.S. federal law, they are prohibited by card network rules, or they are restricted by our payment processing partners. If you are unsure whether your content is prohibited on Gumroad, please contact us at support@gumroad.com with a description or example of the content.

  1. unlicensed proprietary content
  2. food products and ingredients (including consumer packaged goods, livestock, plants, and seeds)
  3. airlines
  4. bail bonds
  5. bankruptcy lawyers
  6. bidding fee or penny auctions
  7. age or legally restricted products or services
  8. sexually-oriented or pornographic content (including adult books or video, adult telephone conversations or audio, membership to adult websites or content, companion or escort services, dating services, mail-order brides, massage parlors and prostitution)
  9. cell phones/pagers
  10. centralized reservation services
  11. collection agencies
  12. chain letters
  13. check cashing
  14. counterfeit goods/replicas
  15. currency exchange (including physical, digital or cryptographic currency exchange)
  16. consulting firms
  17. services (including, but not limited to, "get rich quick" schemes, business opportunities, investment opportunities, mortgage consulting, real estate purchases, mortgage reduction services and credit repair and protection)
  18. billing services (including, but not limited to, accepting payment for services rendered and billing for services to be performed in the future)
  19. credit card and identity theft protection
  20. cruise lines
  21. flea markets
  22. drug paraphernalia
  23. essay mills/paper mills
  24. extended warranties
  25. fortune tellers
  26. gambling (including legal gambling where the cardholder is not present when the bet is made, lotteries, illegal gambling, internet gambling, sports forecasting and odds making)
  27. illegal products or services
  28. marijuana dispensaries and related businesses
  29. membership or subscriptions in excess of one year
  30. money transmission
  31. money service businesses
  32. multi-level marketing or pyramid schemes
  33. pharmacies or internet pharmacies
  34. pseudo pharmaceuticals (including anti-aging pills, sexual stimulants, weight loss pills, diet pills)
  35. quasi-cash or stores of value
  36. security brokerage
  37. door-to-door sales
  38. offering substantial rebates or special incentives that are awarded to the cardholder subsequent to the original purchase
  39. negative response marketing techniques
  40. deceptive marketing practices
  41. shipping/forwarding brokers
  42. substances designed to mimic illegal drugs
  43. telemarketing
  44. timeshares
  45. tobacco products
  46. weapons or ammunition
  47. wire transfers or money orders

This list is maintained separately from Gumroad's Terms of Service. Gumroad makes every effort to keep this list as current as possible. However, because of the unpredictable nature of card network rules, legislation and payment processor relationships, this list may change abruptly and without notice. Changes to this list take effect immediately.