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Notice of Amendment to PayPal Legal Agreements

Issued: June 16, 2020

Please read this document.

We’re making changes to the legal agreements that govern your relationship with PayPal.

We encourage you to carefully review the notices below so that you are familiar with these upcoming changes.

There is no further action needed from you as these changes will take place automatically on


September 14, 2020.


In the event you would prefer to decline these changes and close your account, you can do so prior to September 14, 2020 without incurring any additional charges.

All changes and updates to the legal agreements are on this page highlighted in italic. This highlighting shall ensure better traceability of the changes and updates applied.

Amendments made for linguistic adjustment, to correct or remove orthographical and grammatical mistakes, or changes to the formatting are not highlighted. This does also apply where we have corrected or standardized numbering and references.


Updates to the PayPal User Agreement

Effective date: September 14, 2020

  • Please click HERE to view an updated copy of the intended changes.

You can find the current PayPal User Agreement by clicking here or accessing it via the “Legal” or “Legal Agreements” footer on most PayPal site pages.


Making A Payment – Buyer Protection

In this section, we have re-introduced the PayPal Buyer Protection Policy into the user agreement and reworded its terms for global alignment.


Receiving Payments – Impact of PayPal Buyer Protection on Sellers

We have amended the wording in the "Impact of PayPal Buyer Protection on Sellers" sub-section: If you are a seller and lose a claim under PayPal Buyer Protection and the buyer’s claim was that the item received was Significantly Not as Described, you may not receive the item back, or you may be required to accept the item back and pay for the return shipping costs.  


Schedule 1: Table of Fees

A2.4./A2.5. Receiving Payments Through QR Codes in Person

We have introduced new section A2.4./A2.5. in our Table of Fees outlining the fees that will apply to (casual) sellers for receiving payments through our new QR code solution.