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eBay Changes User Agreement for EU Members

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eBay logoeBay UK announced changes to its User Agreement, User Privacy Notice, and other legal agreements in a post on Tuesday. The changes are part of its legal restructuring. Beginning May 1st, eBay users residing in the European Union (excluding those residing in the UK) will begin contracting with eBay GmbH. See details below.

Announcement follows:

In 2016, we began the process of realigning our legal structure to better reflect how we manage and operate our platforms.

As a result, starting 1 May 2018, eBay users residing in the European Union (excluding those residing in the United Kingdom) will begin contracting with eBay GmbH, Albert-Einstein-Ring 2-6, 14532 Kleinmachnow, Germany, for their User Agreement, Billing Agreements, and any other agreements that they might have previously had with eBay Europe S.à r.l. or eBay Marketplaces GmbH.

All affected users will see the above-mentioned eBay company name and address on their invoices, and we will begin collecting your charges in an account held by this eBay entity. You may also see the new eBay entity on your bank statement as well as a comment advising you of the final payment in favour of the old eBay entity and the first payment in favour of the new eBay entity.

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While we may make other changes to services and programmes over time, you should see no interruption to your service because of these updates, and you won’t need to make any changes to your listings. You also don’t need to take any action to continue using any payment method you may have on file with eBay, as details of the change will have been supplied to your financial institution, who may also separately notify you. With the transfer of your contractual relationship to eBay GmbH, that company will also take over the automatic payment method you agreed to for the payment of fees and other amounts owed to eBay for using the eBay services. Therefore, amounts owed to eBay will be collected by eBay GmbH through the automatic payment method you have chosen for your payment.

As a consequence of the change of your eBay contracting entity, eBay GmbH will also be your new data controller for the purposes of our User Privacy Notice . eBay GmbH will continue to maintain your data in accordance with our global privacy standards, known as our Binding Corporate Rules .

The effective date for these changes will be the 1 May 2018 for users residing in the European Union (excluding those residing in the United Kingdom). We encourage you to review the new User Agreement , the User Privacy Notice , and your other existing agreements with us. You can also view the old User Agreement that will remain in force until 30 April 2018. If you choose not to accept these updated terms, you can withdraw from the User Agreement by cancelling your eBay account .

Thanks for being a part of the eBay community.

SOURCE: eBay UK Announcement

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