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Notice of Amendment to PayPal Legal Agreements
Issued: January 30, 2019 (for Effective Dates see each individual agreement below)

Please read this document.

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

We encourage you to carefully review this notice to familiarise yourself with the changes that are being made.

You do not need to do anything to accept the changes as they will automatically come into effect on the Effective Dates shown below. Should you decide you do not wish to accept them you can notify us before the Effective Date or any time after that to close your account immediately without incurring any additional charges.


Please review the current Legal Agreements in effect


 

Notice of amendment to the PayPal User Agreement.

Effective Date: January 30, 2019

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

Sections of the PayPal User Agreement have been amended:

  • to clarify and reorganise existing wording, including the following existing sections:

Section

Amendment

Section 2.6 (Balances in Multiple Currencies)

This section is amended to further clarify how PayPal may allow you to convert money in your Balance into a Balance in another currency. 

Section 5 (Receiving Money)

The start of this Section is amended to further clarify how further terms of use apply to merchants when they have integrated into their online checkout/platform any functionality intended to enable a customer without an Account to send a payment to the merchant’s Account (for instance, using alternative local payment methods). 

 

See also the reminder in respect of local payment methods (LPMs) in the Notice of amendment to the PayPal User Agreement with effective date April 29, 2019 below.

Section 5.5 (Receiving Money in different currencies.)

This Section is amended to further clarify what PayPal may allow you to do when you receive money in different currencies.

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  • correct minor typographical errors.

 

Notice of amendment to the PayPal User Agreement.

Effective Date: April 29, 2019

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

1) Local payment methods (LPMs)

By way of reminder for merchants using PayPal to receive Commercial Transaction payments, on 13 November 2018 PayPal started to enable some customers without Accounts to send payments to merchants’ Accounts using alternative local payment methods. 

For this purpose, on 13 November 2018, the opening paragraph of Section 5 of the PayPal User Agreement was amended to clarify how further terms of use apply to merchants when they have integrated into their online checkout/platform any functionality intended to enable a customer without an Account to send a payment to the merchant’s Account (for instance, using alternative local payment methods). This includes the PayPal Local Payment Methods Agreement. 

At the date of this notice the opening paragraph of Section 5 reads and applies (and will continue to read and be applied, including on and after the Effective Date) as follows:

            5. Receiving Money

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. By integrating (including having already integrated) into your online checkout/platform any functionality intended to enable a payer without an Account to send a payment to your 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.”
 

3) Other changes

Sections of the PayPal User Agreement have been amended to clarify and reorganise existing wording and correct minor typographical errors.

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.