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Notice of Amendment to PayPal Legal Agreements

Issued: September 29, 2020

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


December 16, 2020.

In the event you would prefer to decline these changes and close your account, you can do so prior to December 16, 2020 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.



Effective date: December 16, 2020

  • 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 – Opening an Account – Safe use of your PayPal account

In this section, we have added the requirement to keep the number of a phone to which you are the primary user current in your PayPal account profile.


We are updating our data processing terms to reflect that PayPal is a data controller for payment processing and fraud services.