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Can I talk to my buyer offsite or process payments outside Envato Studio?

This one is a big no-no, and is in fact a major breach of our Envato Studio User Terms. In short, to be fair to our entire community, using the Studio platform to connect and work with buyers, only to move the payment side of things offsite can and will result in immediate suspension of your account.This also includes offsite communication as per our terms of service:

> 27. You agree that you will not:

> make your contact details public on the site or in any communications via the site. Contact details include your email address, street address, Skype name and phone number (but not social network handles);

This is for your protection if there ever is a dispute on one of your jobs. A dispute you raise may be ineligible for the dispute resolution process if it involves services provided, or communications made, outside the site. 

It is your responsibility as an Envato Studio service provider to remind your buyer of this. 

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