At PayPal, we handle your data with care. Here’s how we use and protect your information – and help keep you in control.
Details like your name, email, home address, phone number and date of birth help us to confirm who you are and to deliver our world-class fraud protection.
Adding your funding source (e.g. card) details to your PayPal account enables you to check out, make payments and send funds more easily, in just a few clicks.
If we know where you like to buy and sell, we’re better able to recognise fraudulent behaviour and protect your account. We’re also able to offer you products and promotions that interest you – and less of those that don’t.
Manage what you share, how it’s used, and what you receive from us.
Any time you want to see, change or delete information stored on your account – or even transfer it to another online payment provider – simply contact us.
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Some notifications – such as transaction receipts and changes to your account – are necessary so can’t be switched off, but in some cases you can choose how you receive them. Our Terms and Conditions updates can only be sent by email.
We’ll send you News on our products and services and Offers from our partners. We may also invite you to take part in Surveys to help us improve your PayPal experience. We’ll share personalised updates we think you’ll find most useful – you can manage what you receive at any time.
Choose whether or not the PayPal offers and promotions you see when logged in to your PayPal account are personalised to you. Without interest-based marketing, you’ll still see PayPal offers and promotions, but you might not find them as useful.
Choose whether or not the PayPal offers and promotions you see when logged in to your other online accounts – such as email and social media – are personalised to you. Without interest-based marketing, you might still see PayPal offers and promotions, but you may not find them as useful.
On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation – or GDPR for short – came into force across Europe. The way we treat your data, and the control we aim to give you over the way it’s used, is consistent with the principles of the GDPR. We are taking this opportunity to enhance your experience, and will continue to update you on any changes to our User Agreement and Privacy Statement.