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Changes to PayPal Legal Agreements

Effective date: 10 May 2018

PayPal is changing some of its Legal Agreements with effect from 10 May 2018. We’ve created this policy update to help you understand the material changes. By continuing to use our services 10 May 2018, you are agreeing to the changes. If you decide not to accept the changes, you can notify us before 10 May 2018 to close your account.


What you’ll see in our updated Privacy Policy


Amendments to the PayPal Privacy Policy

At PayPal, it is important to us that you to understand our privacy practices and your privacy choices. That’s why we updated and streamlined this information in an updated Privacy Policy to clarify the information we collect, how we protect it, use it and the choices and controls you have across various PayPal services.  This updated Privacy Policy will replace the existing Privacy Policy for PayPal Services. 

The ways we use and share your information will not change under our updated Privacy Policy.  We will continue to keep your information secure, and we will never share your personal data with third parties for the third parties’ own purposes without your consent.  At the same time, we want you to be comfortable with the changes that we have made. A few notable updates include:

·         Expanded Scope: We’ve combined our privacy practices for PayPal and Xoom services, websites and applications into one Privacy Policy.

·         More Detailed Explanations: We’ve included more details about important features of our services and when you connect your PayPal account to third-party websites and platforms. 

·         Customized Experiences and Marketing: We clarified our marketing analytics practices to make it easier for you to understand how we and others we engage may provide you with targeted offers from PayPal, customized experiences and advertising on PayPal properties and on third party sites. We also explain how you can choose to limit your participation in these programs.

Our updated Privacy Policy will be effective on 10 May 2018.  We encourage you to review the full Privacy Policy in advance here.


Clarifications in Treatment of Personal Data

We are clarifying that Sellers have their own obligations around how they collect, store and protect user personal data processed in connection with transactions fulfilled by the PayPal services.  Various laws impose obligations on Sellers to maintain their own privacy policy that informs the Seller’s customers about its privacy practices.  The changes reflect a Seller’s obligation to comply with these requirements.


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