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Past Policy Updates

This page shows important changes that were made to the PayPal service, its User Agreement, or other policies.


*For past policy updates earlier than November 2013, please view this pdf.

*For past policy updates between Dec 2013 and Dec 2018, please view this pdf.


Policy Updates

Last update: January 30, 2019


This page shall serve as advance information for PayPal Users with regards to important upcoming changes of PayPal Services, the PayPal User Agreement, and other policies (collectively, the “Legal Agreements”).

Please read this document carefully as PayPal will change the Legal Agreements with effect to April 29, 2019.

You do not need to do anything to accept the changes as they will automatically come into effect on April 29, 2019.

Should you decide you do not wish to accept the changes, you can notify us prior to December 11, 2018 to close your account ( immediately without incurring any additional charges.

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

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


Updates to the PayPal User Agreement

We have made the following amendments to our PayPal User Agreement:


3.2. Receiving PayPal Payments

In clause 3.2., we have added the following information for merchants as a new introduction to the clause:

3.2. Receiving PayPal Payments

PayPal may allow anybody to initiate a payment resulting in the issuance of transfer of E-Money to your PayPal Account. By integrating into your online checkout/platform any functionality intended to enable a payer without a PayPal Account to send a payment to your PayPal Account, you agree to all further terms of use of that functionality which PayPal will make available to you on any page on the PayPal or Braintree website (including any page for developers and our Legal Agreements page) or online platform. Such further terms include the PayPal Local Payment Methods Agreement.



Updates to the PayPal Buyer Protection Policy

We have made the following amendment to the PayPal Buyer Protection Policy:


5.1. Timelines

In clause 5.1., we have changed the timelines from a fixed ten days to a more flexible timeline reflecting the individual case:

5.1. Timelines

The Buyer must reply in a timely manner to any questions asked by PayPal in regards to the PayPal Buyer Protection Claim. PayPal may decline the Claim if the Buyer does not provide an answer within the stated timeframe. PayPal may extend this timeframe in case of extraordinary circumstances which are outside the control of the Buyer.


Notice of amendment to the PayPal Privacy Statement

We’re making changes to the Privacy Statement that provides information on how we use your data.

We've provided additional details on how we use data when you transact with your friends, as well as more information on how we use data to prevent fraud and risk.

You can review the changes and the current Privacy Statement here.