PayPal User Agreement
User Agreement for PayPal Service
Late Update: April 29, 2019
Late Update: April 29, 2019
This Agreement contains seventeen sections (including a schedule). You may jump directly to any section by selecting the appropriate link below. The headings and subheadings below are for reference only and do not limit the scope of each section. Some capitalised terms have specific definitions in Section 16. Underlined words in this Agreement and on our website hyperlink to relevant information.
1. Our Relationship with You
2. Your Account and Balances
3. Funding Sources
4. Sending Money
5. Receiving Money
6. Withdrawing/Redeeming E-money
7. Term and Closing Your Account
8. Fees and Currency Conversion
9. Restricted Activities
10. Your Liability – Actions We May Take
11. Seller Protection Programme
12. Errors and Unauthorised Transactions
13. PayPal Buyer Protection
14. Disputes with PayPal
Schedule 1. Table of Fees
This Agreement is a contract between you and PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A. (R.C.S. Luxembourg B 118 349) ("PayPal") and applies to your use of the Services.
Entering into this Agreement
By registering for the Services, you must read, agree with and accept all of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement (including the Policies Updates referred to above). All future Changes set out in the Policy Update already published on the “Legal Agreements” landing page of the PayPal website at the time you register for the Services are incorporated by reference into this Agreement and will take effect as specified in that Policy Update. This Agreement, together with other legal terms and legally required disclosures relating to your use of the PayPal Service will be provided to you, at all times on the PayPal website(s) (typically located on the “Legal Agreements” landing page). This information may also be sent to you or appear in places on the PayPal website(s) or otherwise where relevant to your use of the Services.
This Agreement is provided to you and concluded in the language in which we communicate with each other when you sign up for PayPal. Any English version of this User Agreement is for information purposes only. We recommend that you store or print-off a copy of the Agreement (including all policies) for your records.
PayPal may require you to have a PayPal Account to use the Services (including, without limitation, to send or receive payments or to use PayPal as a means of logging into third party services).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION – KEY RISKS AND TERMS
This is an important document which you must consider carefully when choosing whether to use the Services at any time. Please read the terms of this Agreement carefully before agreeing to it. This Agreement also highlights certain risks on using the Services together with guidance on how to safely carry out online payments via PayPal. You must consider such risks and guidance when using PayPal.
You are solely responsible for understanding and complying with any and all laws, rules and regulations of your specific jurisdiction that may be applicable to you in connection with your use of the Services, including but not limited to, those related to regulated activity, licensed activity, export or import activity, taxes or foreign currency transactions.
Please note the following risks and key terms applicable to your use of the Services:
Risk of payment reversals
Payments received in your PayPal Account may be reversed at a later time (in some instances up to 180 days following the time of receiving the payment) if such a payment is subject to a Chargeback, Reversal, Claim or otherwise invalidated. This means that for some of our sellers, payments received into their Account may be returned to the sender or otherwise removed from their Account after they have been paid and/or delivered any goods or services sold.
You can help protect yourself from the risks of a payment being reversed from your Account by following the criteria set out in the PayPal Seller Protection Programme and by following the guidance provided to sellers as set out in the "Security Centre" accessible via most pages of the PayPal Website.
A key eligibility requirement of the Seller Protection Programme is that the seller must post the item to the address which appears on the transaction details page. If the item is delivered in person or if a seller posts the item to a different address (for example, if the buyer asks that you send to another address on the basis that it is a “work address” or a “gift” address) then you will not be eligible for re-imbursement under the terms of the programme.
We may close, suspend, or limit your access to your Account or our Services, and/or limit access to your funds to the extent and for so long as reasonably needed to protect against the risk of liability (see section 10.2) if you violate this Agreement including the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy, or any other agreement you enter into with PayPal. For the avoidance of doubt, we may permanently block your account for breach of section 10.6 (Information about you).
Risk of payments being held by PayPal
Please note that although you may only have one PayPal Account, your Account has two separate and distinct functionalities, the payment functionality and the reserve functionality. Your ability to access funds in your Account and to execute payment transactions from your Account will depend upon which functionality the funds are subject to at any given time. For the purposes of this Agreement:
Examples of when funds may be held by PayPal to mitigate risks include when those funds are subject to:
If you wish to open a Dispute through PayPal’s Resolution Centre you must do so within 180 days of making your payment.
Please note that PayPal will execute a valid Payment Order made by you through your Payment Account and credit the payment service provider of the person you are sending your payment to within 1 Business Day following the date you gave us your valid Payment Order. This execution time is subject to certain conditions and more detail around execution of Payment Orders is set out in section 4.1 of this Agreement.
You must consider such risks and guidance when using PayPal.
For more information about the PayPal service, please read our Key Payment and Service Information.
1.1 PayPal is only a Payment Service Provider.
PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A. (R.C.S. Luxembourg B 118 349) is duly licensed as a Luxembourg credit institution in the sense of Article 2 of the law of 5 April 1993 on the financial sector as amended (the “Law”) and is under the prudential supervision of the Luxembourg supervisory authority, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier, with registered office in L-2449 Luxembourg.
PayPal’s main business is the issuance of E-money and the provision of services closely related to the issuance of E-money. A description of the main characteristics of the PayPal Service is set out in the Key Payment and Service Information document which is accessible via the Legal Agreements link of each page of the PayPal website(s). Since the service is limited to E-money, which does not qualify as a deposit or an investment under Luxembourg law , you are not protected by the Luxembourg deposit guarantee or investment indemnity schemes administered by the Conseil de protection des déposants et des investisseurs . PayPal enables you to make payments to and accept payments from third parties. PayPal is an independent contractor for all purposes. PayPal does not have control of nor, assumes the liability or legality for the products or services that are paid for with our Service. We do not guarantee the identity of any User or ensure that a buyer or a seller will complete a transaction. Please note that there are risks of dealing with underage persons or people acting under false pretence.
1.3 Assignment. You may not transfer or assign any rights or obligations you have under this Agreement without PayPal’s prior written consent. You are not permitted to transfer your Account to a third party. PayPal reserves the right to transfer or assign this Agreement or any right or obligation under this Agreement at any time without your consent. This does not affect your rights to close your Account under clause 7.
1.4 Communicating with You.
1.4.1 Languages. This Agreement is concluded in the language in which we communicate with each other when you sign up for PayPal. We will communicate with you in the language(s) in which we have made available this Agreement to you.
1.4.2 Notices to You. You agree that PayPal may provide notice or other information to you by posting it on the PayPal website(s) (including the posting of information which is only accessed by you by logging into your Account), emailing it to the email address listed in your Account, or mailing it to the street address listed in your Account, calling you by phone, or sending you a “text” / SMS message. You must have internet access and an e-mail account to receive communications and information relating to the Services. With the exception of amendments to this Agreement, such notice shall be considered to be received by you within 24 hours of the time it is posted to the PayPal website(s) or emailed to you. If the notice is sent by mail, we will consider it to have been received by you three Business Days after it is sent. You may request a copy of any legally required disclosures (including this Agreement) from us and we will provide this to you in a form which allows you to store and reproduce the information (for example, by e-mail) and you may terminate your consent to receive required disclosures through electronic communications by contacting PayPal as described in section 1.6 below. PayPal may charge you a Records Request Fee (per Schedule 1) to provide a paper copy. PayPal reserves the right to close your Account (pursuant to section 7) if you withdraw your consent to receive electronic communications.
1.5 Notices to PayPal. Notices to PayPal made in connection with this Agreement must be sent by postal mail to PayPal’s head office: PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A. Attention: Legal Department 22-24 Boulevard Royal L-2449, Luxembourg.
1.6 Amendments to this Agreement. We may at any time amend, delete or add to this Agreement, including the Fees and other amounts which apply to your Account (as set out in Schedule 1) (a “Change”) by giving notice of such Change by posting a revised version of this Agreement on the PayPal website(s). A Change will be made unilaterally by us and you will be deemed to have accepted the Change after you have received notice of it. We will give you 2 months' notice of any Change with the Change taking effect once the 2 month notice period has passed, except the 2 months' notice period will not apply where a Change is required by law or relates to the addition of a new service, extra functionality to the existing Service or any other change which neither reduces your rights nor increases your responsibilities. In such instances, the Change will be made without prior notice to you and shall be effective immediately upon giving notice of it.
If you do not accept any Change, you must close your Account following the account closure procedure set out in section 7(Term and closing Your Account). If you do not object to a Change by closing your Account within the 2 months' notice period, you will be deemed to have accepted it. While you may close your Account at any time and without charge, please note that you may still be liable to us after you terminate this Agreement for any liabilities you may have incurred and are responsible for prior to terminating this Agreement and please further note our rights under section 7 (Term and closing Your Account).
1.7 Eligibility. To be eligible for our Services, you must (i) be a resident of one of the countries listed on the PayPal Worldwide page; (ii) have full legal capacity to enter into a contract; and (iii) if you are an individual, be at least 18 years old. You further represent and warrant to us that in opening an Account with us that you are not acting on behalf of or for the benefit of, anyone else, unless you are opening the Account for and under the direction of the company that employs you an undisclosed principal or a third party beneficiary. If you are not acting for the company that employs you, the new Account must be in your own name only. This Agreement applies only to Users who are residents of Belgium. If you are a resident of another country, you may access your agreement from the PayPal WebSite(s) in your country (if applicable).
2.1 Personal and Business Accounts. We offer the following types of Accounts: Personal and Business Accounts. Unless otherwise agreed, you may hold not more than one Personal Account and one Business Account. Holders of certain Personal Accounts may be required to upgrade their accounts (which may include providing further information to PayPal) in order to use all of the current functionality available in a Personal Account. By opening a Business Account and accepting the terms as outlined in this Agreement, you attest that you are not establishing the Account primarily for personal, family, or household purposes. You agree that your Account comprises the Payment Account and the Reserve Account.
2.2 Balance. The Balance in your Account represents the amount of E-money available for paying out from your Account, subject to the terms of this Agreement. If you hold a Balance you will not receive interest or any other earnings on the Balance because European law forbids paying interest on E-Money, as it is a cash-equivalent and not a deposit.
You are not required to keep a Balance at all times, but if you use the Service to pay another User you need to have sufficient Balance in your Account to cover the amount of the payment (and transaction fees payable to us).
This is because, when you pay another User, you are authorising us to transfer E-money from your Balance to the Account of the recipient, in each case according to your Payment Order and subject to the terms of this Agreement.
To get a Balance on your Account you can, subject further to this Agreement:
2.3 Account information (including Balance and transaction information) Unless your Account is restricted, you may access your details of executed payment transactions and other information relating to your Account transaction history and Balance by logging into your Account. Key information relating to your payments will be provided to you via e-mail and your transaction history will also be updated and made available to you at any time by logging into your Account. You will also be able to access a downloadable report via the “History” section of your Account. The “History” section will also show all Fees incurred and any other amounts charged to your Account in the relevant period. The “History” will only be updated and made available if there has been any activity on your Account or any Fees have been incurred in the relevant period. PayPal reserves the right to charge a Fee for providing you with additional information or for providing the transaction history and other information about Fees in a different way. The way in which we provide the transaction information will allow you to store and reproduce the information unchanged, for example by printing a copy. PayPal will ensure that the details of each transaction will be made available for you to view online for at least 13 months from when it is first made available. You agree to review your transactions through your Account History instead of receiving periodic statements by mail.
2.4 Set-off. You agree that we may set-off any of the amounts held in Accounts held or controlled by you with any fees, charges or other amounts you owe us and (unless prevented by insolvency law) any such amounts you owe other members of the PayPal Group (including, without limitation, in respect of any services provided by any member of the PayPal Group). In simple terms, our right to set-off means that we may deduct such fees, charges or other amounts mentioned in this section from an Account Balance held or controlled by you.
2.5 Amounts you owe us. Where the aggregate amount you owe us exceeds the amount held in your Balance we may show your Balance in negative figures as a reflection of the net amount you owe to us.
2.6 Balances in Multiple Currencies. If you hold a Balance, we may allow you to convert it to Balance in another currency. You will be charged a Currency Conversion Fee as set out in A3.1 of Schedule 1 for the conversion (pursuant to section 8.2).
If one of the currency Balances in your Account shows that you owe us an amount of funds for any reason, we may set-off the amount you owe us by using funds you maintain in a different currency Balance or by deducting amounts you owe us from money you receive into your Account, or money you attempt to withdraw or send from your Account, or in a different Account, and by deducting funds from any withdrawals you attempt to make. If, for a period of 21 Days, you have a Balance that reflects an amount owing to us that is not in Euros, PayPal will convert the amount you owe us to Euros. You will be charged a Currency Conversion Fee as set out in A3.1.1 of Schedule 1 for the conversion of the amount you owe us into Euros (pursuant to section 8.2).
You are responsible for all risks associated with maintaining Balances in multiple currencies (including, without limitation, the risk that the value of these Balances will fluctuate as exchange rates change, which over time may result in a significant decrease in the value of the Balances). You agree that you will not attempt to use multiple currencies for speculative trading.
2.7 Security Interest. To secure your performance of this Agreement, you grant to PayPal a legal claim against the funds in your Account as security for any amount you may owe to us. This is known in legal terms as a “lien” on and “security interest” in your Account.
3.1 Linking your Funding Source. You can link or unlink a debit card, a credit card, a pre-paid card (in certain cases), a bank account and/or PayPal Credit as a Funding Source for your Account. Please keep your Funding Source information current (i.e. credit card number and expiration date). If this information changes, we may update it at our sole discretion without any action on your part, according to information provided by your bank or card issuer and third parties (including but not limited to our financial services partners and the card networks). If you do not want us to update your Funding Source information, you may contact your bank or card issuer to request this or remove the Funding Source in your Account Profile. If we update your Funding Source information, we may retain any preference setting attached to it.
You may choose to confirm your card or bank account, so that we can verify that the card or bank account is valid and that you are its owner. We may allow you to do this by following the Link and Confirm Card process (for cards) or the Bank Confirmation process (for bank accounts) or other processes which we may notify to you or which we may publish from time to time.
3.2 Cards. By linking a debit card, credit card or (in certain cases) pre-paid card as a Funding Source, you are providing PayPal with a continuous authority to automatically charge that card for the amount necessary to purchase E-money required in your Balance to cover a Payment Order (plus transaction fees payable to us) when the card is the applicable Funding Source for that Payment Order pursuant to this Agreement. You can stop the continuous authority in respect of any card by removing that card as a Funding Source in your Account Profile.
3.3 Bank accounts. By linking your bank account as a Funding Source, you are providing PayPal with a continuous authority (subject to the terms of the mandate used by your bank to set up and maintain that authority) to automatically charge your bank account for the amount necessary to purchase E-money in your Balance:
You give PayPal the right to resubmit any debit you authorised that is returned for insufficient or uncollected funds. If you cancel any direct debit (including, without limitation, any SEPA Direct Debit), you agree to reimburse us for the value of any goods or services that you have consumed with the proceeds of that direct debit.
You agree that when PayPal receives a payment from your bank account to obtain E-money in your Account, PayPal may hold the funds in your Reserve Account for so long as PayPal determines that an NSF Risk exists. In such an event, the E-money will not be made available to you in your Payment Account (including for the execution of any Payment Order that the bank payment was made to cover) until PayPal determines that the NSF Risk has passed. Until that time the bank payment will appear to you as “Uncleared” in your Account details. PayPal is not in possession of all the information necessary to place the funds from your bank payment at your disposal until it determines that the NSF Risk has passed.
PayPal reserves the right to require you to fund your requested payment by the use of Bank Account to mitigate risk (including, without limitation, the NSF Risk) associated with your Payment Order.
3.4 SEPA Direct Debit (for users with registered addresses in Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia). After the implementation of the use of SEPA Direct Debit mandates by PayPal in the country in which you reside, whenever you register a bank account with PayPal or pay with a new bank account for the first time, you will be granting PayPal a SEPA Direct Debit mandate. You will be able to exclusively access such mandate and the mandate reference number (MRN) in your PayPal Account profile at any time and cancel or change the mandate for future transactions.
Whenever you make an electronic transfer from your bank account to PayPal via SEPA Direct Debit after that, you authorise PayPal to use such mandate and draw the amount from your bank account as explained above in this section 3.4 and you authorise your bank to arrange for payment to PayPal. You may claim a refund from your bank at any time up to 8 weeks after the date on which the SEPA Direct Debit payment took place in accordance with your bank’s terms and conditions.
PayPal will inform you of the amount of the SEPA Direct Debit payment and the time frame in which PayPal will collect the amount from the bank account together with the purchase confirmation. In the event that PayPal resubmits any SEPA Direct Debit payment request due to Reversal of the original payment, there will be no (additional) information given on the amount and the time frame ahead of the resubmission.
3.5 Special Funding Arrangements. Certain payments may be funded by special funding arrangements linked to your Account, such as merchant/transaction specific balance, gift vouchers or other promotional funding arrangements, the use and priority of which are subject to further terms and conditions between you and PayPal (“Special Funding Arrangements”). Your Account Overview may show the notional amount available in your Special Funding Arrangements to fund qualifying payments at any given time. This amount does not constitute E-money, is not deemed part of your Balance and is not redeemable in cash - it only represents the amount of E-money which PayPal offers to issue and credit to your PayPal Account at the time of (and only to immediately fund) a qualifying PayPal payment, subject to (and only for the period outlined in) the further terms and conditions of use of that Special Funding Arrangement. If your PayPal payment funded by a Special Funding Arrangement is rescinded (including, without limitation, Reversed) at a later time for any reason, PayPal will keep the amount that represents the portion of that PayPal payment that was funded by your Special Funding Arrangement and (provided that the Special Funding Arrangement has not already expired) reinstate the Special Funding Arrangement.
3.6 Preferred Funding Source. You can choose any of the Funding Sources in your Account as your Preferred Funding Source for obtaining E-money in your Balance to cover a Payment Order, subject further to this Agreement. PayPal may allow you to choose a Preferred Funding Source for certain future Payment Orders in your account preferences on www.paypal.com from time to time. There may be times when your Preferred Funding Source cannot be used, depending on the nature of the Funding Source, the type of Payment Order it is used to fund or the recipient (see also section 3.8). For example (on a non-exhaustive basis):
PayPal may disapply section 3.6.c. and use your Preferred Funding Source to obtain E-money to cover certain Payment Orders even if you have pre-existing Balance, subject further to this Agreement.
3.7 No Preferred Funding Source selected/available? If you have not selected a Preferred Funding Source or if your Preferred Funding Source is unavailable, PayPal will obtain E-money in your Balance to cover your Payment Order from the following sources in the following order to the extent available:
Special Funding Arrangements
Default Funding Sources
Used in the following order (to the extent that such Funding Sources are available for use with your Account):
3.8 Funding Source Limitations. In order to manage risk, PayPal may limit the Funding Sources available for a transaction. If we limit a Funding Source, we will alert you that there is a higher than normal level of risk associated with the payment (for example and without limitation, a risk that the payment may be challenged to be unauthorised). Such a notice does not mean that either party to the transaction is acting in a dishonest or fraudulent manner. It means there may be a higher than normal level of risk associated with the payment. Funding Sources may be limited also if you make a PayPal payment through certain third party websites or applications. For PayPal Business Payments, you are limited to funding your PayPal payment with your pre-existing Balance.
If your Funding Sources are limited, you may choose to continue with the transaction with the understanding that you may have fewer avenues available for dispute resolution should the transaction turn out to be unsatisfactory (for instance, if one of your Funding Sources is your credit card but, as a result of a limitation of Funding Sources, you cannot fund your PayPal payment by credit card, you will not have chargeback rights for the PayPal payment).
4.1 Our execution of your Payment Orders. Subject to the terms of this Agreement (and your compliance with the same), you agree that we will execute a Payment Order made by you via your Payment Account and credit the payment service provider of the person to whom you are sending your payment, as soon as the payment schemes available to PayPal allow (which can be within the next Business Day) following the date you gave us and we received your valid Payment Order. This is subject to you providing us with:
Our obligation to execute Payment Orders as set out above in this section 4.1 only applies to payments executed: between Users with registered Accounts in the European Economic Area (“EEA”); and in the currency of Pounds Sterling, Euro or the currency of the EEA State that has not adopted Euro as its currency. Once your Payment Order has been provided to us, you may not revoke it or otherwise withdraw your consent to the execution of the payment transaction, with the exception that you are able to cancel a Pre-approved Payment provided that you do so before the end of the Business Day which falls on the day before the next payment under the Pre-approved Payment Authorisation is due to be made.
4.2 Your Payment Order for a payment to another User. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, your Payment Order for a payment to another User (whether a Personal Transaction payment or a Commercial Transaction payment) is your instruction and authorisation to us to transfer E-money from the Payment Account element of your Balance to that User as further directed in your Payment Order. Where you have insufficient Balance or have chosen a Preferred Funding Source you are also requesting us to obtain funds on your behalf from your applicable Funding Source and issue E-money to the Payment Account element of your Balance for your payment to be made.
4.3 Your Payment Order for a Withdrawal. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, your Payment Order for a withdrawal from your Account is your instruction and authorisation to us to redeem E-money from your Balance. Section 6 further applies to this type of Payment Order.
4.4 Insufficient Funds in your Balance. We are under no obligation to execute your Payment Order if you do not have sufficient funds in your Balance. PayPal reserves the right not to effect a payment made by you until it receives cleared funds (this also means, without limitation, that PayPal is not obliged to settle a refund transaction before having received funding for the original transaction).
4.5 Sending Limits. If you have a periodic sending limit on your Account, you can view it by logging into your Account and clicking on the “View your account limits” link on the “Account Overview” page. We may, at our reasonable discretion (for example, without limitation, to limit fraud or credit risk), impose limits on the amount of money you can send through our Service. To lift your sending limit, you must follow the steps that we will notify to you or publish from time to time (which we may set out in your Account Overview).
4.6 Refused Transactions. When you send E-money, although the E-money is available to the recipient, the recipient is not required to accept it. You agree that you will not hold PayPal liable for any damages resulting from a recipient's decision to not accept a payment made through the Service. We will:
4.7 Merchant Processing Delay. When you pay certain merchants (for instance, some merchants selling on online platforms) or pay for certain purchases (for instance, purchases which have to be shipped to you or may be further amended by the merchant), you are providing:
Authorisation will remain valid typically for up to 30 Days. If you have a positive Balance at the time you made your Authorisation, you agree that PayPal may hold the payment amount as pending in your Reserve Account until the merchant collects your payment. If your payment requires a currency conversion by us, the final exchange rate (which includes a Currency Conversion Fee) will be determined and applied (in accordance with section 8.2) at the time the merchant processes your payment and completes the transaction.
Your Authorisation allows the merchant to amend the payment amount before the merchant collects the payment (to account for any amendments to the purchase that you may agree with the merchant, such as additional tax, shipping or postage charges or discounts). PayPal may set a maximum amount for the payment to be made to the merchant in certain circumstances, which may be shown to you on the payment authorisation page. PayPal is not required to verify any amendments at any time (including at the time the payment is transferred). PayPal may transfer any amount on the basis of your Authorisation and upon receiving instructions from the merchant of the final payment amount (subject to any maximum amount set and communicated by PayPal for the given payment.
4.8 Pre-approved Payments (also known as Automatic Payments).
By providing an advance Authorisation for Pre-approved Payments, you:
If your Pre-approved Payment requires a currency conversion by us, the amount of the Currency Conversion Fee (per Schedule 1) will be determined at the time the applicable third party processes your payment and completes the transaction. You acknowledge that the exchange rate determined at the time of each payment transaction will differ and you agree to the future execution of Pre-approved Payments being based on fluctuating exchange rates.
Prospective Payment Recipients acting under the above Authorisations who who present us with a payment request under this provision hereby:
You agree that you cannot request a refund from PayPal for a Pre-approved Paymentunless:
4.9 Cancelling Pre-approved Payments.You may cancel a Pre-approved Payment at any time up to 1 Business Day prior to the date the payment is scheduled to be made. You may cancel a Pre-approved Payment by logging in to your Account, accessing the “Settings” tab, then accessing the “Payments” tab, then in the “Payment settings” section, clicking on “Pre-approved Payments” and follow the instructions to cancel the payment. In addition, if you cancel a Pre-approved Payment you may still be liable to the merchant for the payment and be required to pay the merchant through alternative means.
4.10 Sending E-money in different currencies. You may Send Money in U.S. Dollars, Canadian Dollars, Euros, Pounds Sterling, Yen, Australian Dollars, Brazilian Real, Czech Koruna, Danish Krone, Hong Kong Dollar, Hungarian Forint, Israeli New Shekels, Mexican Peso, New Zealand Dollar, Norwegian Krone, Philippine Peso, Polish Zloty, Singapore Dollar, Swedish Krona, Swiss Franc, Thai Baht and Taiwan New Dollar. There may be some restrictions with regard to where you can send certain currencies. When you send money for someone to receive in a currency that is different than the primary currency of your Account, we follow these practices:
PayPal may allow anybody (with or without a PayPal Account) to initiate a payment resulting in the issuance or transfer of E-money to your Account.
5.1 Lifting your receiving limit. If you have a receiving limit on your Account, you can view it by logging into your Account and clicking on the “View your account limits” link on the “Account Overview”. We may, at our reasonable discretion (for example, without limitation, to limit fraud or credit risk), impose limits on the amount of money you can receive through our Service. To lift your receiving limit, you must follow the steps that we will notify to you or publish from time to time (which we may set out in your Account Overview).
5.2 Payment Review. Payment Review is a process by which PayPal reviews certain potentially high-risk payment transactions. This may be because PayPal has the reasonable suspicion that a buyer’s Payment Instrument and/or Account are being used in relation to Restricted Activities (as set out in section 9) or for other reasons as determined by us in our reasonable discretion. If a payment is subject to Payment Review, PayPal will:
PayPal is not in possession of all the information necessary to place the funds at the seller’s disposal in the seller’s Payment Account until the Payment Review is complete and PayPal has found the payment to be in order. Where a Payment Review finds problem with the payment, the payment will be reversed and the funds returned to the buyer from the seller’s Reserve Account. All payments that complete Payment Review are still subject to being reversed under the terms of this Agreement but will be Seller Protection Eligible if they meet the Seller Protection Policy requirements. PayPal will provide notices to you by email and/or in the Transaction History tab of your PayPal account. A payment subject to Payment Review is a review of the payment only and is implemented to reduce the risk of PayPal users receiving high risk transactions. A payment subject to Payment Review is neither a review nor a representation by PayPal as to the commercial dealings or character or reputation of a party to the payment transaction and should not be considered as a lessening of the respect of any person.
5.3 Risk of Reversals, Chargebacks and Claims. The receipt of a payment into your PayPal Account does not equate to the receipt of cleared funds. A notification that E-money has been sent to you, does not amount to a receipt of E-money in your Account unless you have accepted the payment.You acknowledge and agree that a payment transaction is completed and received by you even if it becomes subject to a reversal, chargeback. Claim, Reserve or hold. When you receive a payment, you are liable to PayPal for the full amount of the payment plus any costs that we incur and any Fees if the payment is later invalidated for any reason. In addition to any other liability, if there is a Reversal, or if you lose a Chargeback or Claim and you are not entitled to a payment under the Seller Protection Programme, you will owe PayPal an amount equal to the Reversal, Chargeback or Claim and our Fees per Schedule 1 (including a Chargeback Fee if applicable) and PayPal will debit your Balance to recover such an amount. If there are insufficient funds in your Balance to cover your liability, PayPal reserves the right to collect your debt to PayPal by using any payments received in your Account and otherwise you agree to reimburse PayPal through other means. PayPal may also recover amounts you owe us through legal means, including, without limitation, through the use of a debt collection agency. If a sender of a payment files a Chargeback, the credit card company, not PayPal, will determine who wins the Chargeback.
5.4 PayPal and your customers.
In representations or in public communications to your customers, you shall not mischaracterise or disparage PayPal as a payment method.
If you enable your customers to pay you with PayPal, you shall treat PayPal’s payment mark at least at par with other payment methods offered.
PayPal does not encourage surcharging because it is a commercial practice that can penalise the consumer and create unnecessary confusion, friction and abandonment at checkout. You agree that you will only surcharge for the use of PayPal in compliance with any law applicable to you. You further agree that if you do surcharge a buyer that you, and not PayPal, will inform the buyer of the requested charge. PayPal has no liability to any buyer where you have failed to inform the buyer of any surcharge. Failure to comply with the above provisions shall constitute a breach of this Agreement and shall entitle PayPal to terminate this Agreement pursuant to section 7.
5.5 Receiving Money in different currencies. We may allow you to accept payments in any currency supported by our Service from time to time. We may also allow you to choose the way in which your Account treats and/or converts payments received in currencies which are not the original opening currency or primary currency of your Account. You will be charged a Currency Conversion Fee as set out in A3.1 of Schedule 1 for any currency conversion (pursuant to section 8.2).
Where you (not PayPal) offer a currency conversion at the point of sale, you will inform the buyer of the exchange rate and any charges that will be applied to the payment transaction. PayPal has no liability to any buyer if you fail to inform the buyer of the exchange rate and charges. You acknowledge that if you fail to disclose the exchange rate and charges to the buyer this may constitute a criminal offence by you.
5.6 Taxes. It is your responsibility to determine what, if any, taxes apply to the payments you make or receive, and it is your responsibility to collect, report and remit the correct tax to the appropriate tax authority. PayPal is not responsible for determining whether taxes apply to your transaction, or for collecting, reporting or remitting any taxes arising from any transaction.
Compliance with Data Protection Laws. With regard to any personal data processed by PayPal and the Merchant in connection with this Agreement, PayPal and the Merchant will respectively each be a controller in respect of such processing. PayPal and the Merchant agree to comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Laws applicable to controllers in respect of the provision of their respective services and otherwise in connection with this Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, PayPal and the Merchant each have their own, independently determined privacy policies, notices and procedures for the personal data they hold and are each a data controller (and not joint data controllers).
In complying with the Data Protection Laws, PayPal and the Merchant shall, without limitation:
a. implement and maintain at all times all appropriate security measures in relation to the processing of personal data;
b. maintain a record of all processing activities carried out under this Agreement; and
c. not knowingly do anything or permit anything to be done which might lead to a breach by the other party of the Data Protection Laws.
In addition to our rights under section 10.2, where we determine that there has been or that there is a reasonable likelihood of a security breach of your website or systems that could result in the unauthorised disclosure of customer information, we may take any other actions we deem necessary and/or require you to provide us with information related to any such breach.
5.8 Holds according to your instructions. Certain PayPal functionality may allow you (whether directly or via someone you permit to act on your behalf under section 15.9a, like an online marketplace platform on which you transact as a seller) to instruct PayPal to hold your funds (including the proceeds of payments you receive using PayPal) in your Reserve Account. In such a case we will show you the availability status of those funds in your PayPal Balance – the status descriptions may differ according to the functionality you used to instruct us to place the hold. PayPal will release the hold on the funds according to the instruction that you (or the entity that you have permitted to act on your behalf under section 15.9a) give to PayPal, subject to the rest of this Agreement.
6.1 How to Withdraw/Redeem E-money. You may withdraw funds by electronically transferring them to your bank account (this withdrawal/redemption functionality is sometimes known as “transfer to bank”) or if you are a registered user of a Credit Card Withdrawal Region, your branded MasterCard or Visa card. The bank account or card into which you request the redemption of E-money must be denominated in the original opening currency of your Account or another currency that PayPal supports for your country of residence. Balances will be redeemed in the original opening currency of your Account. The original opening currency of your Account is Euro (EUR). This means that:
a. If you withdraw a balance held in a currency other than the original opening currency of your Account, you will be charged a Currency Conversion Fee as set out in section A3.1.1 of Schedule 1 to convert it to your original opening currency balance (pursuant to section 8.2).
b. If you withdraw to a bank account or card held in a currency other than the original opening currency of your Account, you will be charged a Currency Conversion Fee as set out in section A3.1.1 of Schedule 1 for the conversion of the withdrawn currency amount into currency of your bank account or card (pursuant to section 8.2).
See also section 6.4 if your Account holds Balances in multiple currencies.
6.3 Lifting your withdrawal limit. In order to lift your withdrawal limit, you must follow the steps that we will notify to you or publish from time to time (which we may set out in your Account Overview).
6.4 Withdrawing Money in Multiple Currencies. If you have Balances in multiple currencies, you will be able to choose from those when you withdraw funds, but, unless otherwise agreed, the withdrawal will take place in the original opening currency of your Account. If you are able to withdraw to your branded MasterCard or Visa card, your withdrawal may be subject to a fee as stated in Schedule 1 of this Agreement and may take place in a different currency to your original opening currency depending on whether PayPal can support the withdrawal into the card’s base currency. See section 6.1 for how you may be charged a Currency Conversion Fee to convert from or into the original opening currency of your Account when withdrawing your Balance.
This Agreement starts when you successfully register for a PayPal account and ends when your Account is closed for whatever reason, except that this Agreement survives termination to the extent and for so long as we require to deal with the closure of your Account and to comply with applicable laws and regulations (including, without limitation, sections 1, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 16 and Schedule 1).
You can close your Account at any time by logging into your Account, clicking on the “Profile” tab, clicking on the “Close Account” link, and then following the instructions. See the <PayPal Help Centre> for more details.
We may close your Account at our convenience by providing you with two months’ prior notice. We may also close your Account at any time where:
Where we decide to close your Account we will provide you with notice of Account closure and where practicable, the reasons for closing your Account, together with the ability to withdraw any undisputed funds that we are holding.
When your Account is closed:
If you are the legal representative of an incapacitated or deceased Account holder, please contact us at the PayPal Help Centre for assistance.
Fees for Users registered in Belgium are set out in Schedule 1 below. For the avoidance of doubt, a User with a PayPal Account not registered in Belgium will be liable to PayPal for the fees as set out in the terms of the User Agreement applicable in the country where the User is registered or as set out in the Fee Table accessible via the “footer” of each page of the PayPal website applicable to the country where the User is registered.
If other Fees apply for services or functionalities not referred to in Schedule 1 below, you will be notified of those Fees on the PayPal Website(s) where those other services or functionalities are offered or provided.
8.2 Currency Conversion. Where a currency conversion is required, it will be completed at the transaction exchange rate we set for the relevant currency exchange.
The transaction exchange is adjusted regularly and includes a Currency Conversion Fee applied and retained by us on a base exchange rate to form the rate applicable to your conversion. The base exchange rate rate is set on the basis of rates within the wholesale currency markets or, if required by law or regulation, at the relevant government reference rate(s) in each case on the conversion date or the prior business day.
The transaction exchange rate applicable to your conversion may be applied immediately and without notice to you.
The “Currency Converter” tool can be accessed through your Account and used to see what transaction exchange rates (with the Currency Conversion Fee already added) apply for certain currency exchanges at the time you use the tool.
Where a currency conversion is offered by PayPal to you when you make your transaction (e.g. at the point of sale), you will be shown the transaction exchange rate that will be applied to the transaction before you proceed with authorising the payment transaction. By proceeding with your authorisation of the payment transaction you are agreeing to the currency conversion on the basis of the transaction exchange rate shown.
Where your payment is funded by a Debit or Credit Card and involves a currency conversion by PayPal, by entering into this Agreement you consent to and authorise PayPal to convert the currency in place of your Credit or Debit card issuer.
Depending on the country you reside in and the type of Funding Source used for your payment, you may opt out of a currency conversion by PayPal before you complete your payment during checkout in which case PayPal has no liability to you for your use of other currency conversion options.
Where a currency conversion is offered at the point of sale by the merchant, not by PayPal, and you choose to authorise the payment transaction on the basis of the merchant's exchange rate and charges, PayPal has no liability to you for that currency conversion.
If you receive a payment in a currency other than the primary currency of your Account from anyone who doesn’t have a PayPal Account, the payment amount will be converted into the primary currency of your Account by PayPal for you at the time the payment is made, in accordance with this section 8.2 (except where otherwise agreed by PayPal) and you agree to bear the Currency Conversion Fee at section A3.1.1 of Schedule 1 of this Agreement (which is included in the transaction exchange rate you pay), before any other transaction fees apply.
9.1 Restricted Activities. In connection with your use of our website, your Account, or the Services, or in the course of your interactions with PayPal, a User or a third party, you will not:
You agree that engaging in the above Restricted Activities diminishes your or other PayPal customers’ safe access and/or use of your Payment Instrument, Account or the Service generally.
9.2 Keeping your Payment Instrument Safe.
You agree to perform the following actions to keep your Payment Instrument safe:
Please see our Key Payment and Service Information document for more information about the secure use of the Services.
9.3 Restricted Activities and Permissions. Nothing in this section 9 prevents you from permitting third parties to take certain actions on your behalf as outlined in section 15.9 in compliance with the conditions of their licence and applicable law.
10.1 Your Liability.
10.2 Actions by PayPal. If we have reason to believe that you have engaged in any Restricted Activities, we may take various actions to protect PayPal, a User, a third party, or you from Reversals, Chargebacks, Claims, fees, fines, penalties and any other liability. The actions we may take include but are not limited to the following:
Unless otherwise directed by us, you must not use or attempt to use your Payment Instrument or Account while it is suspended or has been closed. You must ensure that all agreements with merchants or other third parties that involve third party initiated payments (including, Pre-approved Payments) set up from your Account are cancelled immediately upon the termination, suspension or closure of your Account. You remain liable under this Agreement in respect of all charges and other amounts incurred through the use of your Account at any time, irrespective of termination, suspension or closure.
10.3 Limited Access. If we suspect that your Account has been accessed without your authorisation, we may suspend, or limit, your access to your Account or the Services (such as limiting access to any of your Funding Sources, and your ability to send money, make withdrawals, or remove financial Information). If we limit access to your Account, we will provide you with notice and opportunity to request restoration of access if appropriate.
10.4 Reserves. PayPal, in its sole discretion, may place a Reserve on funds held in your Account when PayPal reasonably believes (based on the information available to PayPal at the time of taking the Reserve and what in its sole discretion it regards as an acceptable level of risk to PayPal under all the circumstances) there may be a higher than acceptable level of risk associated with your Account. If PayPal places a Reserve on funds in your Account, the funds will be held in your Reserve Account and those funds will be shown as “pending” in your PayPal Balance. If your Account is subject to a Reserve, PayPal will provide you with a notice specifying the terms of the Reserve. The terms may require that a certain percentage of the amounts received into your Account are held for a certain period of time, or that a certain amount of money is held in reserve, or anything else that PayPal determines is necessary to protect against the risk associated with your Account. PayPal may change the terms of the Reserve at any time by providing you with notice of the new terms. You may close your Account if you object to the Reserve. If your Account is closed for any reason, we have the right to hold the Reserve for up to 180 Days. When managing risk for Accounts, we may also limit the amount you can immediately withdraw or change the speed or the method of payment for withdrawals, set-off amounts from your Balance and/or require that you, or a person associated with you, enter into other forms of security arrangements with us (for example, by providing a guarantee or requiring you to deposit funds with us as security for your obligations to us or third parties). You also agree to undertake, at your own expense, any further action (including, without limitation, executing any necessary documents and registering any form of document reasonably required by us to allow us to perfect any form of security interest or otherwise) required to establish a Reserve or other form of security in a manner reasonably determined by us.
10.5 Payment Hold.
PayPal may in its sole discretion (acting reasonably) place a hold on that or any payment. If PayPal places a hold on funds in your Account, we will notify you about it (including, without limitation, how long the hold may last), the funds will be held in your Reserve Account and those funds will be shown as “pending” in your PayPal Balance. We may notify you about the hold through authorised third parties (such as partner platforms on which you transact).
10.6 Information about you.
a. PayPal reserves the right to request additional information from you, other than what is referred to in this Agreement, to allow it to comply with its anti-money laundering obligations. You agree to comply with any request for further information as we reasonably require to enable us to comply with our anti-money laundering obligations. This may include, without limitation, requiring you to fax, email or otherwise provide to us certain identification documents. You also agree to provide us, upon our reasonable request and at your own expense, information about your finance and operations, including, without limitation, your most recent financial statements (certified or otherwise) and merchant processing statements (if applicable).
b. Getting verified
10.7 Disclosure of reasons for our actions
Our decisions to take the actions set out in this section 10 and any other actions we take under this Agreement, whether they restrict or extend your access to the Service, our infrastructure, our websites, our software or our systems (including any networks and servers used to provide any of the Services) whether operated by us or on our behalf (including, without limitation, any blockages, limitations, suspensions, terminations, holds and reserves) may be based on confidential criteria that are essential to our management of risk and the protection of PayPal, our customers and/or service providers. In addition, we may be restricted by regulation or a governmental authority from disclosing certain information to you about such decisions. We have no obligation to disclose the details of our risk management or security procedures or our confidential information to you.
11.1 What is PayPal seller protection?
If you are the recipient of a payment made by a customer ("Payment Recipient"), we will re-imburse you an amount for Claims, Chargebacks, or Reversals made against you based on the following reasons:
where PayPal receives from you proof that the item was posted or delivered in accordance with the requirements set forth below, subject to the further provisions of this section 11 (including, without limitation, the Eligibility Requirements at section 11.6).
Please read section 13 (PayPal Buyer Protection) to understand how a Claim against you may arise. If you sell or market to buyers in other countries, you should read the PayPal Buyer Protection policies of the countries in which your target buyers are based (the relevant PayPal Buyer Protection policies are available here and are also accessible via the “Legal” or “Legal Agreements” footer on most PayPal site pages) as these policies will apply to you as a Payment Recipient or seller.
Please also read section 5.3 (Risk of Reversals, Chargebacks and Claims) to understand the risk of Reversals, Chargebacks and Claims arising when you receive a payment.
11.2 PayPal seller protection is available to
Sellers with registered PayPal Account(s) in Belgium who receive PayPal payments from buyers making an eligible purchase (worldwide and everywhere PayPal is accepted). PayPal seller protection does not apply to Claims, Chargebacks and/or Reversals for the reason that the purchase was Significantly Not as Described (SNAD) nor for items that you deliver or are picked up in person.
11.3 How much protection is provided by PayPal seller protection?
PayPal will pay you the full amount of an eligible payment the subject of the Claim, Chargeback, or Reversal and waive the Chargeback Fee, if applicable.
11.4 What happens when a buyer files a Claim, Chargeback, or Reversal?
PayPal will place a temporary hold on the funds in your Account to cover the full amount of the Claim, Chargeback, or Reversal. See section 10.1.d for further details about the temporary hold process.
11.5 If the payment is not covered by PayPal seller protection, PayPal will remove the funds from your Account and return the payment to the buyer. In addition, you will be responsible for PayPal’s Chargeback Fee, if applicable.
11.6 Eligibility Requirements
What are the eligibility requirements for PayPal seller protection?
If You have received more than €100,000 per month at least once over a consecutive period of 6 months on your PayPal Account and/or if You are applying surcharge for the use of PayPal (when the law applicable to You allows You to apply surcharge), You are not eligible for PayPal seller protection and Section 11.5 applies to You unless otherwise agreed between You and PayPal. PayPal will review your eligibility for seller protection in October and April of each calendar year.
To be eligible for PayPal seller protection, you must meet all of these requirements to be covered:
11.7 What are the delivery requirements?
Protection for Unauthorised Payment
Protection for Item Not Received
Proof of Postage (for tangible items) or Proof of Delivery (for intangible or virtual items or services)
Proof of Delivery
If the payment is for pre-ordered or made-to-order goods, postage is required within the timeframe specified in the shipment policy or other specification on the merchant’s website.
11.8 What is “Proof of Postage”?
Online or physical documentation from a postal company that includes all of the following:
11.9 What is “Proof of Delivery”?
“Proof of Delivery (for tangible items)” means online documentation from a postal company that includes all of the following:
“Proof of Delivery (for intangible or virtual items or services)” means any compelling evidence to show the purchase order was fulfilled that includes but is not limited all of the following:
11.10 What are examples of items/transactions/cases that are not eligible for seller protection?
12.1 Identifying Errors and/or Unauthorised Transactions. You can inspect your transaction history at any time by logging in to your Account on the PayPal website and clicking the "History" tab. It is very important that you immediately notify PayPal if you have reason to believe any of the following activities have occurred: (i) there has been an unauthorised transaction sent from your Account; (ii) there has been an unauthorised access to your Account; (iii) your password or PIN has been compromised;, (iv) any device you have used to access the Services has been lost, stolen or deactivated has been lost, stolen or deactivated, or (v) someone has transferred or may have transferred money from your Account without your permission (this includes where you link your Account with a third party platform (including a site or app), to make payments directly from that platform, but a payment was made from your Account for a transaction via that platform that you did not make) (collectively called “Improper Account Access”). You must also immediately notify us if you have reason to believe that any other error has occurred on your Account. In order for you to notify PayPal immediately of any of the above events, you commit to monitor your E-money account closely on a regular basis. We will not seek to hold you liable for any unauthorised use of your Account by any person provided that we are satisfied that you have not acted deliberately so as to enable any third person to gain access to your PayPal ID and/or password or to your device while you are logged into the Services. We will hold you liable for unauthorised use of your Account if we have evidence that suggests that you acted deliberately so as to enable any third person to gain access to your PayPal ID and/or password; you acted fraudulently; or you have with intent or gross negligence failed to comply with your obligations to use your Payment Instrument in the manner set out in this Agreement.
12.3 Review of Reports of Errors. Without prejudice to your statutory rights, we will advise you of the results of our investigation within 20 Business Days after we receive your notice. If we have made an error, we will correct it promptly. If we need more time, however, we may take up to 60 Days to investigate your query. If we decide that we need more time, we may provisionally re-credit your Account for the amount you think is in error within ten Business Days after we receive your notice; so that you will have use of the E-money during the time it takes us to complete our investigation. If you initially provided information to us via the telephone and we do not receive your query in writing within ten Business Days after your oral notice, we will not provisionally re-credit your Account.
At the end of our investigation, we will advise you of the results within three Business Days. If we determine that there was no error, we will send you a written explanation and we may debit any provisional credit that we previously credited to you in relation to the alleged error. You may ask for copies of the documents that we used in our investigation (and this will not attract the Records Request Fee set out in Schedule 1).
12.4 Liability for Unauthorised Transactions. Without prejudice to your statutory rights, if you report that there has been an Improper Account Access related to your Account, and there is no evidence to suggest fraud or deliberate or grossly negligent behaviour by you, we will reimburse you in full for all unauthorised transactions sent from your Account provided that you have informed us of the Improper Account Access without undue delay and in any event, no later than 13 months after the first transaction arising from that Improper Account Access was executed. Where we believe in our reasonable opinion that further investigation is required to ascertain more clearly the circumstances surrounding the reported Improper Account Access, we will follow the same process as set out in section 12.3 above for such investigation.
12.5 Entitlement to a refund of a payment transaction made under an Authorisation. You are entitled to a refund of the full amount of any payment transaction executed under an Authorisation, provided the conditions applicable to a refund according to Section 4.8 have been met.
12.6 Errors. If we discover a processing error, we will rectify the error. If the error resulted in you receiving less money than you were entitled to, PayPal will credit your Account for the difference. If the error results in you receiving more money than you were entitled to, PayPal may debit the extra funds from your PayPal Account. If a payment was made to your Funding Source by way of mistake, PayPal may correct the mistake by debiting or crediting (as the case may be) your appropriate Funding Source(s). If the error resulted in our not completing a transaction on time or in the correct amount, we will be liable to refund any amount as a result of us carrying a defective or non-executed payment transaction and for your losses or damages directly and reasonably foreseeably caused by this failure, unless:
Notwithstanding any other term of this Agreement, PayPal is not liable for the non-execution or defective execution of a payment transaction (whether initiated by yourself or anyone else) if you have failed to notify PayPal about the issue without undue delay after becoming aware of the issue and in any event no later than within 13 months after the debit date of the payment transaction.
13.1 What types of problems are covered?
13.2 What are the eligibility requirements for PayPal Buyer Protection?
You must meet all of these requirements to be eligible for a payment under PayPal Buyer Protection:
13.3 What type of payments are eligible for re-imbursement under PayPal Buyer Protection?
Purchases of most goods and services are eligible (including travel tickets, intangible items such as rights of access to digital content and other licences), except for the following transactions:
PayPal may at its sole discretion automatically close any Dispute or Claim you file which PayPal has reason to suspect is not related to an eligible purchase as outlined above.
13.4 How much coverage do I get with PayPal Buyer Protection?
13.5 How do I resolve my problem?
If you are unable to resolve a problem directly with the seller, go to the Resolution Centre and follow this process:
13.6 How is the Claim resolved?
Once a Dispute has been escalated to a Claim, PayPal will make a final decision in favour of the buyer or the seller. You may be asked to provide receipts, third party evaluations, police reports, or any other information or documents reasonably required by PayPal to investigate the Claim. PayPal retains full discretion to make a final decision in favour of the buyer or the seller based on any criteria PayPal deems appropriate. In the event that PayPal makes a final decision in favour of the buyer or seller, each party must comply with PayPal’s decision. PayPal may require the buyer to post an item that the buyer claims is Significantly Not as Described (at the buyer’s expense) back to the seller at an address supplied to the buyer by PayPal during the Claim process, and PayPal may require a seller to accept the item back and refund the buyer the full purchase price plus original postage costs. If a seller refuses to accept the item, PayPal may award the Claim in favour of the buyer, provided the buyer has provided satisfactory evidence to PayPal that the item was sent to the seller at an address supplied to the buyer by PayPal during the Claim process. In the event a seller loses a Claim, the seller will not receive a refund on his or her PayPal fees associated with the transaction or any other fees charged from your PayPal account by a third party associated with the transaction (such as the fees charged by a third party platform on which you make your sale).
13.7 Scope of coverage
Payment Recipients: As a Payment Recipient you are liable to PayPal if you lose a Claim from a buyer with a PayPal account registered anywhere in the world (whether under the PayPal Buyer Protection policy of the country of registration of that buyer’s PayPal Account or otherwise). This includes, without limitation, where you sell to a buyer who is a Full Programme User and the buyer files a SNAD Claim, in which case you will generally be required to accept the item back and refund the buyer the full purchase price plus original shipping costs. You will not receive a refund on your PayPal fees. If you lose a Significantly Not as Described Claim because there is the reasonable suspicion that the return of the item would result in a violation of existing law (for example laws related to counterfeit), you will be required to provide a full refund to the buyer and in certain cases, buyer may be asked by PayPal to return the item to the seller. In the event of having reasonable suspicions of alleged counterfeited item, PayPal reserves the right to notify the relevant national or international Authorities and the buyer may be requested by such Authorities to provide the alleged counterfeited item making the return of the item to seller impossible.
If you sell or market to buyers in other countries, you should read the PayPal Buyer Protection policies of the countries in which your target buyers are based (the relevant PayPal Buyer Protection policies are available here and are also accessible via the “Legal” or “Legal Agreements” footer on most PayPal site pages) as these policies will apply to you as a Payment Recipient or seller.
13.8. What if my purchase is not eligible for re-imbursement under PayPal Buyer Protection?
You may also look to resolve a problem directly with the seller by filing a dispute through the PayPal Resolution Centre. To do so, you must file a Dispute in the PayPal Resolution Centre within 180 days of the date you sent the payment. Once you have done so, you should attempt to resolve the Dispute directly with the seller. If your payment is not eligible under PayPal Buyer Protection, PayPal will not make a decision on the Claim.
13.9 What is Significantly Not as Described (SNAD)?
13.10 Assumption of rights.
If PayPal pays out a Claim, Reversal or Chargeback that you file against a recipient of your payment, you agree to transfer and allow PayPal to have your rights, benefits and remedies against the recipient of your payment. This is known in legal terms for you to agree to “subrogate” or otherwise “assign” to PayPal your rights against the recipient and third parties related to the payment, and agree that we may pursue those rights, benefits and remedies directly or on your behalf, in PayPal’s discretion.
13.11 Relationship between PayPal Buyer Protection and chargebacks. Credit card chargeback rights, if they apply, may be broader than PayPal Buyer Protection. Chargeback rights are not limited to specific amounts per transaction, may be filed more than 180 days after the payment, and may cover intangible items.
You may pursue a Claim or Dispute with PayPal, or you may contact your credit card company or credit card issuer and pursue your chargeback rights. You may not pursue both at the same time or seek a double recovery. If you have an open Claim or Dispute with PayPal; and subsequently file a chargeback with your credit card company, PayPal will close your Dispute or Claim, and you will have to rely solely on your chargeback rights.
If PayPal does not make a final decision on your Claim until after your credit card issuer's deadline for filing a chargeback or after your bank's deadline for filing a dispute, and because of our delay you recover less than the full amount you would have been entitled to recover from the credit card issuer (that is, the chargeback amount which is the amount paid through your credit card in the relevant transaction), we will reimburse you for the remainder of your loss (minus any amount you have already recovered from the seller).
Before contacting your card issuer or filing a Dispute with PayPal, you should contact the seller to resolve your issue in accordance with the seller’s return policy (if any) as stated on their website.
Please note that where you opt to resolve the issue directly with the seller:
13.12 No Double Recovery. You may not receive a recovery, for a purchase under PayPal Buyer Protection for buyers if you additionally receive a recovery for that purchase directly from Payment Recipient or another third party or another third party.
13.13 Event tickets
In certain cases, if you purchase a ticket or pay for the right to attend an event from a Payment Recipient who is a UK registered PayPal Account holder (“Event”), all monies paid by you will be held by PayPal on trust for you, so that the beneficial interest in such monies remains with you until the performance of the Event in question.
14.1 Contact PayPal First. If a dispute arises between you and PayPal, our goal is to learn about and address your concerns and, if we are unable to do so to your satisfaction, to provide you with a neutral and cost effective means of resolving the dispute quickly. Disputes between you and PayPal regarding our Services may be reported to Customer Service online via the "Email Us" link on the "Contact Us" page through the PayPal Help Centre at any time, or by calling the customer support telephone number located on the PayPal Website(s).
14.2 ECC-Net and CSSF. If you have a complaint to make about us, you may choose to escalate it by contacting one of the following:
15.1 Governing Law and Jurisdiction. This Agreement and the relationship between us shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales, subject to your local mandatory rights. For complaints that cannot be resolved otherwise, you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the provision of our Services without prejudice to your right to also initiate a proceeding against PayPal in that context before the competent courts of and in Luxembourg.
15.2 No Waiver. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.
15.3 Limitations of Liability. We shall only be liable to you for loss or damage caused directly and reasonably foreseeable by our breach of this Agreement and our liability in these circumstances is limited as set out in the remainder of this section.
15.4 No Warranty. We provide to you the Services, our infrastructure, our websites, our software, and systems (including any networks and servers used to provide any of the PayPal services) whether operated by us or on our behalf subject to your statutory rights but otherwise provided without any warranty or condition, express or implied, except as specifically stated in this Agreement. PayPal does not have any control over the products or services that are paid for with our Service and PayPal cannot ensure that a buyer or a seller you are dealing with will actually complete the transaction or is authorized to do so. PayPal does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to any part of our Services, our infrastructure, our websites, our software, and systems (including any networks and servers used to provide any of the PayPal services) whether operated by us or on our behalf. We shall not be liable for any delay in the failure in our provision of the Services, our infrastructure, our websites, our software, and systems (including any networks and servers used to provide any of the PayPal services) whether operated by us or on our behalf. You acknowledge your access to the Services, our infrastructure, our websites, our software, and systems (including any networks and servers used to provide any of the PayPal services) whether operated by us or on our behalf may be occasionally restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or services. PayPal will make reasonable efforts to ensure that requests for electronic debits and credits involving bank accounts and debit and credit cards are processed in a timely manner. You must check all correspondence between us carefully and tell us as soon as possible if it includes something which appears to you to be wrong or not made in accordance with your instructions.
In the event that PayPal decides to discontinue any of the PayPal services or any portion or feature of the PayPal services for any reason, PayPal will give you at least two (2) months’ prior notice before discontinuing the service or feature, unless PayPal determines in its good faith judgement that: (1) such service or feature must be discontinued sooner as required by law or a third party relationship; or (2) doing so could create a security risk or substantial economic or material technical burden.
You alone are responsible for understanding and complying with any and all laws, rules and regulations of your specific jurisdiction that may be applicable to you in connection with your use of the Services, including but not limited to, those related to export or import activity, taxes or foreign currency transactions.
15.5 Indemnification/re-imbursement. You agree to defend, re-imburse or compensate us (known in legal terms to “indemnify”) and hold PayPal, our other companies in our corporate group, the people who work for us or who are authorised to act on our behalf (including, without limitation, our service providers) harmless from any claim or demand (including legal fees) made or incurred by any third party due to or arising out of your, your employees or agent’s (or, where a third party otherwise acts on your behalf with your permission, that third party’s) actions and/or inactions, breach of this Agreement, breach of any law, breach of the rights of a third party, use of your PayPal account and/or use of the Services, our infrastructure, our websites, our software and our systems (including any networks and servers used to provide any of the Services) operated by us or on our behalf.
15.6 Complete Agreement and third party rights. This Agreement (including any Schedule) sets forth the entire understanding between you and PayPal with respect to the Service. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. A person who is not a party to this Agreement has no rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to rely upon or enforce any term of this Agreement (except for the PayPal Group in respect of their rights as specified in this Agreement) but this does not affect any right or remedy of third parties which exists or is available apart from that Act.
15.7 Intellectual Property – Software Licence grant. If you are using PayPal software such as an API, developer’s toolkit or other software application, which may include software provided by or integrated with software, systems or services of our service providers, that you have downloaded to or otherwise accessed through your computer, device, or other platform then PayPal and its licensors grant you a revocable non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, royalty-free and limited license to access and/or use PayPal’s software in accordance with the documentation, including all updates, upgrades, new versions and replacement software, as described herein for your personal use only. You may not rent, lease or otherwise transfer your rights in the software to a third party. You must comply with the implementation, access and use requirements contained in all documentation together with any instructions provided by us from time to time accompanying the Services (including, without limitation, any implementation and use requirements we impose on you to comply with applicable laws and card scheme rules and regulations). If you do not comply with PayPal’s instructions, implementation and use requirements you will be liable for all resulting damages suffered by you, PayPal and third parties. PayPal may update or discontinue any software upon notice to you. While PayPal may have (1) integrated certain third party materials and technology into any web or other application, including its software, and/or (2) accessed and used certain third party materials and technology to facilitate providing you with the Services, you have not been granted and do not otherwise retain any rights in or to any such third party materials. You agree not to modify, alter, tamper with, repair, copy, reproduce, adapt, distribute, display, publish, reverse engineer, translate, disassemble, decompile or otherwise attempt to create any source code which is derived from the software or any third party materials or technology, or otherwise create any derivative works from any of the software or third party materials or technology. You acknowledge that all rights, title and interest to PayPal’s software are owned by PayPal and any third party materials integrated therein are owned by PayPal’s third party service providers. Any other third party software application you use on the PayPal website is subject to the license you agreed to with the third party that provides you with this software. You acknowledge that PayPal does not own, control nor have any responsibility or liability for any third party software application you elect to use on any of our websites, software and/or in connection with the Services. If you are using the Services on the PayPal website, or other website or platform hosted by PayPal, or a third party, and are not downloading PayPal’s software or using third party software applications on the PayPal website, then this section does not apply to your use of the hosted Services.
15.8 Intellectual Property – Content License Grant.
Logo and Service identifiers: The URLs representing the PayPal Website(s), “PayPal,” and all related logos of our products and services described in our Website(s) are either copyrighted by PayPal, trademarks or registered trademarks of PayPal or its licensors. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts are either copyrighted by PayPal, service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress of PayPal. You may not copy, imitate, modify, alter, amend or use them without our prior written consent. You, as a merchant, may use HTML logos provided by PayPal through our merchant services, auction tools features or affiliate programs without prior written consent for the sole purpose of identifying yourself on your website as a merchant who accepts payments through the Service and directing web traffic from that website to the Service but we may limit or revoke this permission at any time and for any reason in our sole discretion. You may not alter, modify or change these HTML logos in any way, use them in a manner that is disparaging to PayPal or the Service or display them in any manner that implies PayPal’s sponsorship or endorsement. All right, title and interest in and to the PayPal website and any content thereon is the exclusive property of PayPal and its licensors.
Your business-related intellectual property: You grant the PayPal Group the worldwide right to use and depict your business name, trademarks and logos on our website and in our mobile and web applications for the purpose of displaying information about your business and its products and services.
Your content: When providing us with content or posting content (in each case for publication, whether on- or off-line) using the Services, you grant the PayPal Group a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise any and all copyright, publicity, trademarks, database rights and intellectual property rights you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future. Further, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, you waive your moral rights and promise not to assert such rights against the PayPal Group, its sublicensees or assignees. You represent and warrant that none of the following infringe any intellectual property right: your provision of content to us, your posting of content using the Services, and the PayPal Group’s use of such content (including of works derived from it) in connection with the Services.
15.9 Third Party Permissions.
a. Permissions in general. You may expressly grant, remove and manage permissions for some third parties to take certain actions on your behalf. In some cases you can do this by logging into your Account – in other cases you can do this directly with the third party. You acknowledge that if you grant permission for a third party to take actions on your behalf, PayPal may disclose certain information about your PayPal Account to this third party.
b. Using licensed third-party services to access your Account information
If you permit either:
subject to your mandatory legal rights and section 12 (Errors and Unauthorised Transactions).
c. Using licensed third party services to initiate your payment
If you permit a third party service provider licensed by law to provide payment initiation services (“PIS Provider”) to initiate your payment on your behalf then:
a. for the actions that you authorise the PIS Provider to take on your behalf; andb. under section 15.9.d (Your liability regarding any permissions you grant),
subject to your mandatory legal rights and section 12 (Errors and Unauthorised Transactions).
d. Your liability regarding any permissions you grant.
Granting permission to any third party in any way does not relieve you of any of your responsibilities under this Agreement. You acknowledge and agree that you will not hold PayPal responsible for, and will indemnify PayPal from, any liability arising from the actions or inactions of this third party in connection with the permissions you granted.
15.10 PayPal as Login Method. If you use PayPal as means of logging into external websites or mobile apps, we may share your login status with any third party offering this Service as a login method, as well as the personal and other Account information that you consent to being shared so that the third party can recognise you. PayPal will not give such third party access to your PayPal Account and will only make payments from your Account to that third party with your specific authorisation.
If you offer this Service as a means for visitors to log into your website, app, or otherwise for your customer accounts, you must agree to any specific terms applicable when this functionality is made available to you, and comply with any specifications in any integration manual or guideline. PayPal does not guarantee or otherwise represent the identity of any user of this login method. PayPal will not share with you the personal and other Account information of the user (including login status) held by PayPal unless the user has consented to our disclosure of that information to you.
15.11 Corporate customers. If you are not a consumer (being an individual acting for purposes other than a trade, business or profession), Micro-Enterprise or a charity with an annual income of less than £1 million, we consider you to be a “Corporate Customer” and certain provisions of the PSD2 may be disapplied for your use of the Service. In such cases you warrant and represent to PayPal that at the time you entered into this Agreement or any other relevant service terms, you are a Corporate Customer and hereby agree that the following sections of this Agreement will be varied as follows:
As a Corporate Customer, you further agree that while we may do so, we are not obliged to comply with nor provide you with information according to the information requirements set out in Title III of PSD2 and their equivalents in any implementation of PSD2 in member states of the EU or EEA that may apply to you (“PSD2 transpositions”). Further, you agree that articles 72 and 89 of PSD2 and equivalent provisions in PSD2 transpositions do not apply to your use of the PayPal Service, meaning that, notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, we are not liable to you for the losses or damage you may suffer as a result of the matters referred to in Title III and articles 72 and 89 of PSD2 and equivalent provisions in PSD2 transpositions.
You agree that we may deduct our Fees from the amounts we transfer but before those funds are credited to your Account.
When you send or receive a payment, Fees apply depending on:
Fees apply for other account activity or events as outlined in this Agreement.
See the Glossary at A4 of this Schedule 1 for further reference.
Quoted Fees are inclusive of all applicable taxes; however, other taxes or costs may exist that are not paid through PayPal or imposed by us. You are liable for telephone charges and any charges made by your internet service provider or similar or associated charges as a result of the use by you of the Services.
We will provide you with the details of the amounts you receive and our charges either by e-mail or in your transaction history (which you can access by logging into your Account). Unless it is proven that we have made a mistake, all fees are payable by you without set off or other deductions. We may make a charge for any additional services we provide outside this Agreement. We will tell you of those charges when you ask for the service.
A1. Personal Transaction payment Fees
Note that the sender pays the Fee. Please see A4.2.3 of this Schedule 1 for more information.
The Personal Transaction Fee will be shown at the time of payment.
Where there is stated to be a percentage-based Fee and/or Fixed Fee component, please refer to A4.5, A4.6 and A4.7 of this Schedule 1 for more details.
A1.1. Domestic Personal Transaction payment Fees
Sending a Domestic Personal Transaction payment
Free (when no currency conversion is involved)
A1.2. Cross-Border Personal Transaction payment
A1.2.1 Cross Border Personal Transaction payments sent to the EEA in Euro or Swedish Krona
Sending a Cross Border Personal Transaction payment to the EEA in Euro or Swedish Krona
Free (when no currency conversion is involved)
A1.2.2 Other Cross Border Personal Transaction payments
To determine the Fee for a Cross Border Personal Transaction payment sent to a User in a specific country please follow the steps below.
Step 1. Find the country in which the recipient’s registered address is located. See A4.4 of Schedule 1 for further reference. Ask the recipient if you are not sure. (second column).
Step 2. Find the applicable Personal Transaction payment Fee (third column).
Country of recipient’s Account
Personal Transaction payment Fee
Sending a Cross Border Personal Transaction payment
US, Canada, Northern Europe, Europe I, Europe II
Any other country^
^ Subject to service availability for the recipient registered in the given country.
^^ See section A4.7 of this Schedule 1 below.
A2 Commercial Transaction payment Fees
Where there is stated to be a Fixed Fee component, please refer to A4.6 of this Schedule 1 for more details.
Activity or Event
A2.1 Sending (Buying)
Free (when no currency conversion is involved)
A2.2 Receiving Domestic payments (Selling)
A2.2.1 Belgium Standard rates:
A2.3 Receiving Cross Border payments (Selling)
A3 Other Fees
Activity or Event
A3.1 Currency Conversion
A.3.1.1 For currency conversions of amounts in your PayPal account that do not form part of a specific transaction into or out of your account (e.g. converting your balance to another currency) and for transactions involving a currency conversion for which the seller has agreed to bear the conversion fee:
A3.2 Withdrawing your Balance
|Withdrawal to a bank account: free|
To cover the cost of processing Chargebacks, PayPal assesses a settlement fee to sellers for credit and debit card payment chargebacks. (A chargeback may occur when a buyer rejects or reverses a charge on his or her card through the card issuer).
The Chargeback Fee is as follows and is based on the currency received as follows:
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A3.4.1 Full refunds
If you fully refund a Commercial Transaction payment, we will retain the Fixed Fee portion of the Commercial Transaction Fee.
A3.4.2 Partial Refunds
If you issue a partial refund of a Commercial Transaction payment, we will retain a pro-rated share of the Fixed Fee portion of the Commercial Transaction fee.
Your buyer’s account will be credited with the amount you specify to be refunded to your buyer.
We will debit from your account the pro-rated share of the amount initially credited to your account in connection with the Commercial Transaction payment and the pro-rated share of the fixed fee portion of the Commercial Transaction fee.
A3.5 Sending Payments through PayPal Mass Payments
2% of total payment amount
A3.5.2 Domestic PayPal Mass Payment transaction Fee cap
A3.5.3 Fee cap for other PayPal Mass Payment transactions
A3.6 Credit Card and Debit Card Link and Confirmation (verifying credit or debit card details).
Some Users, in order to increase their sending limit or as PayPal may determine, may be charged a Credit Card and Debit Card Link and Confirmation Fee.
Depending on currency
A3.7 Records Request
12 EUR (per item)
A3.8 Bank Return on Withdrawal
The following Fee is charged when a withdrawal is attempted by a User and it fails because incorrect bank account information or delivery information is provided.
A3.9 Reversal or failed direct debit payment (according to Section 10.1).
The Fee is based on our losses in such case. You remain entitled to demonstrate that our losses were below the amount of the Fee.
A3.10 Charity Pricing
Subject to application and pre-approval by PayPal
1.7% + Charity Fixed Fee per each payment transaction.
A3.11 Receiving Micropayments
Based on application and pre-approval by PayPal, you may upgrade an existing account to receive the Micropayment rate – please contact us if you want to do that. This rate will apply to all Commercial Transaction payments received in your PayPal account.
A3.11.1 Domestic Micropayments Fee
5% + Micropayments Fixed Fee
A3.11.2 Cross Border Micropayments Fee
6% + Micropayments Fixed Fee
A3.11.3 Micropayments Fixed Fee
As specified by the currency received.
A4.1 A "Commercial Transaction" payment involves buying and selling goods and services, making any other commercial transaction or receiving payments when you “request money” using PayPal.
A4.2 A "Personal Transaction" payment involves sending money (initiated from the “Friends and Family” tab of the “Send Money” flow) to, and receiving money into your PayPal Account from, friends and family without making an underlying commercial transaction (that is, the payment is not for the purchase of goods or services or for making any other commercial transaction).
If you are making a commercial transaction (for instance selling goods or services), you may not ask the buyer to send you a Personal Transaction payment for the purchase. If you do so, PayPal may remove your ability to accept any or all payments for Personal Transactions. Please also note that:
A4.2.1 you cannot send money for a Personal Transaction from some countries (including China and (in some cases) Germany);
A4.2.2 Brazilian and Indian registered Accounts may neither send nor receive Personal Transaction payments. This means that you cannot send Personal Transaction payments to Indian or Brazilian registered Accounts; and
A4.2.3 The sender pays the Fee.
A4.3 A "Domestic" payment occurs when both the sender and receiver are registered with PayPal as resident in the same country.
A4.4 A “Cross Border” payment occurs when the sender and receiver are registered with PayPal as resident in different countries. Certain countries are grouped together as follows for ease of reference when calculating Cross Border payment Fees:
Aland Islands, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden.
Austria, Belgium, Channel Islands, Cyprus, Estonia, France (including French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion and Mayotte), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy , Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom, Vatican City State.
Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine.
A4.5 Percentage-based fees (such as 3.4%) refer to an amount equal to that percentage of the payment amount, which (unless otherwise stated) is charged in the currency in which the payment is received.
A4.6 Fixed Fees for Commercial Transaction payments and Personal Transaction payments (unless otherwise stated) arebased on the currency in which the payment is received, as follows:
New Zealand Dollar:
Hong Kong Dollar:
Israeli New Shekel:
New Taiwan Dollar:
U.K. Pounds Sterling:
A4.7 Fees charged in different currencies for sending payments: Some Fees are payable by you to PayPal in currencies that are different than the currency of the Balance(s) from which you send the payment amount. In such a case, we will perform a currency conversion (pursuant to section 8.2, for which we will charge you a Currency Conversion Fee as set out in section A3.1 of Schedule 1) from the currency of each relevant initial Balance into the currency in which the Fee is payable and we will collect your Fees from the converted Balance.
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