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Notice of Amendment to PayPal Legal Agreements

Issued: January 29, 2021

Please read this document.

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

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

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

April 30, 2021.


In the event you would prefer to decline these changes and close your account, you can do so prior to April 30, 2021 without incurring any additional charges.

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



Effective date: April 30, 2021

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

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

About Your Account – Welcome to PayPal!

We have clarifying wording that our user agreement does not apply to the Xoom services, which are governed by the separate Xoom Legal Agreements.

Making A Payment – PayPal Buyer Protection – Ineligible items and transactions under PayPal Buyer Protection

In this section, we have re-arranged and standardized our list of ineligible items and transactions.

Receiving Payments – PayPal Seller Protection – What's eligible

We have added wording on already shipped physical items or provided intangible goods for clarification.

Receiving Payments – PayPal Seller Protection – Basic requirements

We have added a new second bullet point regarding unauthorized transaction claims.

Receiving Payments – PayPal Seller Protection – Ineligible items and transactions

We have changed and globally standardized our list of items and transactions ineligible for PayPal Seller Protection.

Other Legal Terms – Miscellaneous – Your use (as a seller) of personal data; Data protection laws

We have renamed this section and re-worded it to more specifically reflect on sellers' use of personal data.