|This Policy was last modified on May 18, 2006.
PayPal does not allow its service to be used for illegal activities. PayPal reserves the
right to take preventative or corrective actions to protect itself and its users. Thus,
PayPal has developed an Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP"), as part of the User
Agreement to which each customer agrees at the time of initiation of service. This policy
help customers identify activities that are illegal or may be illegal under certain
circumstances, and to identify certain types of activities for which PayPal has decided
not to process payments, even if the activities may be legal. PayPal reserves the right to
revise or make exceptions to the AUP, in order to reflect changing customer and business
needs. Notice of revisions to the AUP will be posted in the Policy Update section on
PayPals website, https://www.paypal.com, and the current AUP is available at
Despite PayPals active enforcement of its Policies, ultimately it is the
responsibility of the user to ensure that all transactions comply with the Acceptable Use
Policy and the below guidelines.
PayPal users buying and selling on eBay should note that eBay maintains its own policies
to ensure a safe and legally compliant marketplace. It is the responsibility of the user
to ensure that all transactions on the eBay marketplace comply with both PayPal and eBays
rules and regulations.
Transactions Covered by the Acceptable Use Policy.
The Acceptable Use Policy covers all PayPal transactions including donations, purchases,
and sale of all goods and services, on eBay, another online marketplace, through the
seller's own website, or any other forum.
Violations of the Acceptable Use Policy.
Violating PayPals Acceptable Use Policy may result in temporary or permanent
limitation of a customers account. This includes the inability to send and/or
receive payments, to remove financial information from an account, and for users to close
their accounts as a way of evading the policy. Additionally, users whose accounts are
permanently limited for violating the Acceptable Use Policy are barred from future use of
PayPal and its services, and such users are not permitted to open new or additional PayPal
If you have a question about whether your proposed or existing business violates the
Acceptable Use Policy, you can email PayPals AUP Compliance Department at:
If you encounter violations of the Acceptable Use Policy, please report them to PayPal immediately.
and Wildlife Products|
Grave-Related, and Native American Crafts|
and Non-Profit Organizations|
in Jewels, Precious Metals and Precious Stones|
Goods, Prohibited Countries|
Names, and Signatures|
Weapons, and Knives Policy |
Software: Sony, Sega, and Nintendo|
Identification, Uniforms, and Police-Related Items Policy|
Drugs & Paraphernalia Policy|
Lists and Personal Information|
Marketing, Pyramid and Matrix Programs|
Drugs and Devices|
and Cable TV Descramblers|
Bonds, Securities, and Related Certificates|
|You many not use PayPal in the purchase or sale of items or support of organizations
that promote hate, violence, or racial intolerance. PayPal also prohibits a person
convicted of a violent felony, or his or her relatives or associates, from using PayPal to
benefit financially from the convicted criminals notoriety or crime.
In determining what goods or services are prohibited under the Offensive Material Policy,
PayPal will consider some or all of the following
|You may not use PayPal in the purchase or sale of items or access to items that
encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity.