We aim to provide you with the most secure transfer system possible. And for that, confirming your identity is as crucial as it is essential.

Your financial transactions and payments are taken very seriously by the uTip team. And that is why we attach great importance to this security during the transfers. In addition, these transfers also respond to legal constraints which require, in certain cases, to have validated your identity.

📌 In brief

In other words, it's a question of security 🛡️:

  • The law requires us to verify that the creators of the platform are 18+
  • This also allows us to strengthen your profile protection against attempts to usurp your Youtube channels and others
  • We are required, under certain conditions, to know the identity of all individuals for whom we manage funds, within the framework of laws on money laundering or the financing of terrorism

As a reminder, we do not share your first and last name, and for security reasons we do not keep your ID after verification

📌 Less exhaustive

1️⃣ The law requires us to verify that the creators of the platform are 18+

With all the associated risks on the internet, and all that must be done to ensure that the person of legal age, designated as legal representative,  truly exercises supervision over the activity of minors without this constituting an abuse,  involves for us too many risk. That is why we decided that, on our platform, you would have to be of legal age to become a creator


For more information on working with minors, see the following legal texts:

  •  Soc., 13 November 1996, n ° 94-13187 (definition of the link of subordination)
  • Article L4153-1 of the labor code (prohibition of employment of children under 16 years of age)
  •  Article L7124-1 of the labor code (an administrative authorization is compulsory to make work a child of less than 16 years of age as a model, or in cinema, radio, television or sound recordings)
  • Articles R7124-1 and following of the labor code (procedure for requesting prior authorization) • Articles L7124-6, L7124-7, L7124-8, L7124-16.4 °, R7124-27 and following of the labor code ( limits on days and work hours of child models)
  • Articles L7124-24 and L7124-30.4 ° of the labor code (sanction for non-compliance with the duration and working days of child models)
  • Article L7124-9 of the labor code (part of the money earned must be paid to the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignation, which will manage this amount until the child is 18 years old)
  • Article L7124-22 of the Labor Code (sanction for employment without authorization of a minor under 16 years old as a model or to work for cinema, radio, television or sound recording company)


2️⃣Under certain conditions, we are required to know the identity of all individuals for whom we manage funds, within the framework of laws on money laundering or the financing of terrorism.

Payment service providers, the concept of which was introduced by Directive 2007/64 / EC of November 13, 2007, are in particular obliged to implement the Know Your Customers (KYC) analysis.

This procedure, defined and framed by the 3rd Directive on money laundering and soon reinforced by the 4th Directive that is being transposed into the national base, is intended to obtain as complete understanding as possible of the client with whom the bank, financial institution or payment service provider is about to enter into a relationship. (modified)

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