EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 501 - March 14, 2003     2 of 3

PayPal Adds 'Acceptable Use' Policy to User Agreement

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PayPal has added an Acceptable Use Policy to its User Agreement. The online payment service said it will "further clarify items which may be sold using PayPal, and items which may be sold or advertised on websites listed in the PayPal Shops directory."

The Acceptable Use Policy will replace the PayPal Shops Allowable Goods and Services Guidebook. The policy takes immediate effect for all accounts who sign up on or after March 13, 2003. All accounts who signed up prior to March 13, 2003, will have 60 days to comply with any new terms and conditions in the Acceptable Use Policy below. These accounts must continue to abide by the previous terms of the PayPal User Agreement and associated Policies during the 60-day grace period. As always, there will be no grace period for compliance with regard to any activity that is believed to be illegal.

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