I work as a software developer and was contracted by a hospital to develop an app. I purchased the Apple Developer Program to upload the app, but Apple rejected it saying that the developer certificate name does not comply with section 5.2.1 of the PLA:
Since your app is specifically for a medical institution, it should be submitted under an account that reflects the name of the medical institution. Your app is currently submitted under an individual account that reflects your name, “AMAN ULLAH TANVEER.” To comply with section 5.2.1 of the PLA, your app should be submitted by an account that reflects "Saifee Hospital Karachi.”
To request an update to the company name or entity type associated with this Apple Developer Program account, the Team Agent will need to contact Apple Developer Support to request an update to the company name. On the Contact Us page, select "Membership and Account," then "Organization Name Change" to make this request
I then asked Apple to change my account type from individual to company. Apple reject my appeal by saying you are not the founder of XYZ company.
Thank you for contacting Apple Developer Program Support regarding migrating to an organization membership.
We are unable to proceed with the migration because you do not meet our migration requirements:
• The owner of the individual account must be the founder or cofounder of the organization.
Though only founders or cofounders are eligible for migration, your organization can enroll separately into the Apple Developer Program. After the enrollment is complete, it is possible to transfer apps to the organization membership. See the App transfer overview for details.
When asked for a refund, Apple denied by saying the developer program fees are non-refundable.
I apologize for the inconvenience you may have experienced, unfortunately we are unable to process this credit due to our no-refund purchase terms. You can view these terms within the Program License Agreement located in Membership > Show Agreements at the Apple Developer website.
When asked apple if I change the name of my application to something generic removing the words "Hospital" from it
Thank you for contacting the App Review Board. However, changing the name of your application does not resolve the 5.2.1 issue. Since your app is specifically for a medical institution, it should be submitted under an account that reflects the name of the medical institution.
Please refer to our previous correspondence for details on how to resolve the issues we identified during our review. It would be appropriate to revise your app to ensure it is compliant with our guidelines prior to resubmitting it for review.
Can someone explain who needs to apply for the developer program?
Is my money totally lost?