. These are effective 13th August for existing members.
The two main changes are that
- if your eBay seller fees are more than 180 days overdue, eBay may take them from your PayPal account, and
- sellers are explicitly made responsible for checking the accuracy of pre-filled item information, stock photography and other catalogue services supplied by eBay.
- eBay can share your information within the eBay group, e.g. with PayPal or Skype, and
- with law enforcement agencies in the case of suspected fraudulent and malicious activity.
- A new “” section explicitly forbids the adding of “other eBay users, even a user who has purchased an item from you, to your mailing list (email or physical mail) without their express consent”.
- A new “” section gives users the ability to opt out of targetted marketing on the site. As eBay were running user tests last month which included looking at reactions to adverts and paid-for services, the more cynical among us might wonder if this heralds yet more third-party ads on the site.
If you’re happy with the new agreements, you need do nothing; if you’re not, you’re invited to .