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Your User Agreement

Last Updated:  August 21, 2012

The following describes the terms on which eBay offers you access to our sites, services, and tools (including, but not limited to, applications).

Introduction

Welcome to eBay.  By using eBay (including eBay.com and its related sites, services and tools), you agree to the following terms with eBay Inc. and the general principles for the websites of our subsidiaries and international affiliates.  If you reside outside of the United States, you are contracting with one of our international eBay companies: In countries within the European Union, your contract is with eBay Europe S.à r.l.; in India, your contract is with eBay India Private Limited; in all other countries, your contract is with eBay International AG.

This Agreement is effective on October 10, 2012, for current users, and upon acceptance for new users.  You accept this User Agreement by clicking the Submit button when registering an eBay account; accessing or using eBay's sites, services, and tools; or as otherwise indicated on a specific site, service, or tool.  The previous amendment to this User Agreement was effective for all users on September 7, 2010.

Please be advised: This User Agreement contains provisions that govern how claims you and we have against each other are resolved (see Limitation of Liability and Legal Disputes Sections below).  It also contains an Agreement to Arbitrate, which will, with limited exception, require you to submit claims you have against us to binding and final arbitration, unless you opt-out of the Agreement to Arbitrate (see Legal Disputes, Section B ("Agreement to Arbitrate")).  Unless you opt-out: (1) you will only be permitted to pursue claims against eBay on an individual basis, not as part of any class or representative action or proceeding and (2) you will only be permitted to seek relief (including monetary, injunctive, and declaratory relief) on an individual basis.

Scope

Before you may become a member of eBay, you must read and accept all of the terms in, and linked to, this User Agreement and the eBay Privacy Policy.  We strongly recommend that, as you read this User Agreement, you also access and read the linked information.  By accepting this User Agreement, you agree that this User Agreement and Privacy Policy will apply whenever you use eBay sites or services, or when you use the tools that are made available to interact with eBay sites and services.  Some eBay sites, services, and tools may have additional or other terms, agreements, or policies that govern their availability and use.  Your use of and access to such sites, services, and tools are subject to any and all terms, agreements, or policies applicable to them.

Using eBay

While using eBay sites, services and tools, you will not:

  • post content or items in inappropriate categories or areas on our sites and services;

  • violate any laws, third party rights or our policies;

  • use our sites, services or tools if you are not able to form legally binding contracts or are temporarily or indefinitely suspended from using our sites, services, or tools;

  • fail to deliver payment for items purchased by you, unless the seller has materially changed the item's description after you bid, a clear typographical error is made, or you cannot reach the seller;

  • fail to deliver items purchased from you, unless the buyer fails to meet the posted terms, or you cannot reach the buyer;

  • manipulate the price of any item or interfere with other users' listings;

  • circumvent or manipulate our fee structure, the billing process, or fees owed to eBay;

  • post false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, or libelous content;

  • take any action that may undermine the feedback or ratings systems (such as displaying, importing or exporting feedback information off of the sites or using it for purposes unrelated to eBay);

  • circumvent any eBay policy or determinations about your account status such as temporary or indefinite suspensions or other account holds, limitations or restrictions;

  • transfer your eBay account (including Feedback) and user ID to another party without our consent;

  • distribute or post spam, unsolicited or bulk electronic communications, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;

  • distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm eBay, or the interests or property of eBay users;

  • export or re-export any eBay tools except in compliance with the export control laws of any relevant jurisdictions and in accordance with posted rules and restrictions;

  • copy, modify, or distribute rights or content from the eBay sites, services, or tools or eBay's copyrights and trademarks; or

  • harvest or otherwise collect information about users, including email addresses, without their consent.

Abusing eBay

eBay and its community of users (the "Community") work together to keep our sites, services, and tools working properly and the Community safe. Please report problems, offensive content, and policy violations to us.

eBay's Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) program works to ensure that listed items do not infringe upon the copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights of third parties.  If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been violated, please notify our VeRO team through our Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Program and we will investigate.

Without limiting other remedies, we may, in our sole discretion, limit, suspend, or terminate our services and user accounts, prohibit access to our sites, services, and tools, and their content, delay or remove hosted content, and take technical and legal steps to keep users from using our sites, services, or tools, if we think that they are creating problems or possible legal liabilities, infringing the intellectual property rights of third parties, or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies (for example, and without limitation, shill bidding, conducting off-eBay transactions, manipulating Feedback, circumventing temporary or permanent suspensions or harassing our employees or other users).  We also reserve the right to cancel unconfirmed accounts or accounts that have been inactive for a long time, or to modify or discontinue eBay sites, services, or tools.

Buyer Protection

Buyers and sellers share the responsibility for making sure purchases made on eBay are exciting, rewarding and hassle-free.  We strongly encourage buyers to work with sellers before opening a claim relating to a purchase.  Buyers and sellers agree to follow the requirements of the eBay Buyer Protection Policy with respect to claims made under eBay's Buyer Protection Policy.  eBay Buyer Protection covers only claims filed in accordance with the eBay Buyer Protection Policy, not claims filed with PayPal. eBay Buyer Protection will not cover claims for which the buyer has initiated another form of resolution processing, including credit card chargebacks (if the buyer paid by credit card) or PayPal Buyer Protection claims (if the buyer paid by PayPal).  We may suspend the eBay Buyer Protection Policy without notice if we suspect abuse or interference with the proper working of the program.

We require eBay sellers to comply with our Buyer Protection resolution process.  Buyers and sellers permit us to make a final decision, in our sole discretion, on any claim that a buyer files with eBay under the eBay Buyer Protection Policy.  If we resolve a dispute in the buyer's favor, we will refund the buyer up to the full cost of the item (including any applicable sales taxes) and the original shipping, and we will require the seller to reimburse us for the amount due to the buyer.  Without limiting the foregoing, sellers may not have to reimburse us for an eBay Buyer Protection claim if they provide the documentation (for example, delivery confirmation or proof that the item was as described) indicated in the eBay Buyer Protection Policy.  In addition:

  • Sellers must have a reimbursement method on file with eBay.

  • Sellers agree to allow us to remove funds from their PayPal accounts for amounts due to buyers.  Sellers may change this reimbursement method by contacting eBay. However, we reserve the right to continue using seller PayPal accounts for eBay Buyer Protection cases associated with eBay transactions paid for before the change.

  • Where there are insufficient funds in PayPal accounts or where PayPal is not the reimbursement method of a seller, we will require another reimbursement method.

  • Sellers agree to allow us to charge the payment method they designate for amounts due buyers.

Changing a reimbursement method will not affect eBay's use of a payment method on file for other purposes (such as payment of your eBay fees).  If sellers do not provide eBay with a valid reimbursement method, we may collect amounts owed using other collection mechanisms, including retaining collection agencies.  We may also suspend or restrict sellers from buying or selling on our sites and using our services and tools until payment is made.

  • Correcting Mistakes in Payments to Buyers or Sellers.  We reserve the right to fix any processing errors we discover.  We will correct any processing errors by debiting or crediting the payment method used for the eBay Buyer Protection refund or reimbursement.

Holds

To protect against the risk of liability, eBay has at times requested, and may continue to request, that PayPal hold seller funds based on certain factors, including, but not limited to, selling history, seller performance, riskiness of the listing category, or the filing of an eBay Buyer Protection claim.  PayPal has held, and will continue to hold, seller funds pursuant to the terms of the PayPal User Agreement, PayPal policies and any other agreement entered into between PayPal and its users.

Cross-Border Trade

Many of our sites, services, and tools are accessible to international sellers and buyers.  We may offer certain programs, tools, and site experiences of particular interest to international sellers and buyers, such as estimated local currency conversion and international shipping calculation tools.

Some eBay members may reside outside of the United States and some may not speak English as a primary language.  To assist users who speak different languages, we may translate listings and other eBay content, in whole or in part, into other languages.  If you are a seller, you may be able to opt out of our automated translation of your listings by, depending on the site, service, or tool involved, using the functionality built into such site, service, or tool.  We also may provide you with access to third party tool(s) so you can request an on-demand translation of certain content on our sites, such as parts of a listing or a message from an eBay user.  If you request an on-demand translation from a third party tool, the accuracy or availability of the resulting translation is not guaranteed and will be your sole responsibility.  In the event that any on-demand translation of a listing, message or other content conflicts with the meaning of the original text, then the original text will control as the official version of the listing, message or other content, as applicable.

In some cases, you may be able to sell your items internationally by listing items for sale directly on one or more of eBay's international sites.  Using various tools, services, and experiences, we may display your listing on an eBay site other than the eBay site where you listed your item for sale, including those situations where you choose to list items with an international shipping option (such as worldwide shipping).  However, you may restrict international buyers from purchasing your items if you explicitly exclude international shipping locations from your listings by creating and applying an exclusion list to your listings.  If your item is sold to a buyer on an eBay site other than your eBay site of registration, you agree to be subject to that other site's policies and the terms and conditions in eBay's International Selling Agreement.  You are responsible for complying with all laws and regulations applicable to the sale and shipment of items to international buyers.

Fees and Services

Joining eBay and bidding on listed items is free.  We do charge fees for using other services, such as listing items.  The fees we charge for using our services are listed on our Fees schedule, which we may change from time to time.  Changes to that schedule are effective after we provide you with at least fourteen days' notice by posting the changes on www.ebay.com.  We may choose to temporarily change the fees for our services for promotional events (for example, free listing days) or new services, and such changes are effective when we post the temporary promotional event or new service on the sites.

Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in United States Dollars.  You are responsible for paying all fees and applicable taxes associated with our sites, services, and tools with a valid payment method by the payment due date.  If your payment method fails or your account is past due, we may collect fees owed using other collection mechanisms.  (This includes charging other payment methods on file with us, retaining collection agencies and legal counsel, and for accounts over 180 days past due, deducting the amount owed from your PayPal account balance.)  In addition, you will be subject to late fees and we may suspend or restrict you from using our sites, services, and tools until full payment is made.  eBay, or the collection agencies we retain, may also report information about your account to credit bureaus, and as a result, late payments, missed payments, or other defaults on your account may be reflected in your credit report.  If you wish to dispute the information eBay reported to a credit bureau (i.e., Experian, Equifax or TransUnion) please contact us at eBay Inc., C/O Global Collections, 2211 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95131. If you wish to dispute the information a collection agency reported to a credit bureau regarding your eBay account, you must contact the collection agency directly.

Authorization to Contact You; Recording Calls

You authorize eBay, its affiliates, agents, and independent contractors to contact you at any telephone number (including telephone numbers associated with mobile, cellular, wireless, or similar devices) you provide to us or from which you place a call to us, or any telephone number at which we reasonably believe we may reach you, using any means of communication, including, but not limited to, calls or text messages using an automatic telephone dialing system and/or prerecorded messages, even if you incur charges for receiving such communications.

You understand and agree that eBay may, without further notice or warning and in its discretion, monitor or record telephone conversations you or anyone acting on your behalf has with eBay or its agents for quality control and training purposes or for its own protection.  You acknowledge and understand that, while your communications with eBay may be overheard, monitored, or recorded without further notice or warning, not all telephone lines or calls may be recorded by eBay, and eBay does not guarantee that recordings of any particular telephone calls will be retained or retrievable.

Content

When providing us with content or posting content on eBay's sites, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise any and all copyright, trademark, publicity, and database rights you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future.

For the convenience of sellers, we may offer catalogs of stock images, descriptions and product specifications that are provided by third parties (including eBay users).  You may use catalog content solely in connection with your eBay listings during the time your listings are on eBay's sites.

While we try to offer reliable data, we cannot promise that the catalogs will always be accurate and up-to-date, and you agree not to hold our catalog content providers or us responsible for inaccuracies in catalogs.  If you choose to include catalog content in your listings, you continue to be fully responsible for your listings and for ensuring that your listings are accurate, do not include misleading information, and comply with this User Agreement and all eBay policies.  The catalogs may include copyrighted, trademarked or other proprietary materials.  You agree not to remove any copyright, proprietary or identification markings included with the catalogs or create any derivative works based on catalog content (other than by including them in your listings).

Notice for Claims of Intellectual Property Violations and Copyright Infringement Pursuant to Section 512(c) of Title 17 of the United States Code

We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement as required by the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Learn how to submit a notice to eBay.

Limitation of Liability

We try to keep eBay and its sites, services, and tools safe, secure, and functioning properly.  You acknowledge that we cannot guarantee the continuous operation of or access to our sites, services, or tools.  You further acknowledge that operation of and access to our sites, services, or tools may be interfered with as a result of technical issues or numerous factors outside of our control.  You agree that you are making use of our sites, services, and tools at your own risk, and that they are being provided to you on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis.  Accordingly, to the extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all express or implied warranties, terms and conditions including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.  In addition, to the extent permitted by applicable law, we are not liable, and you agree not to hold eBay responsible, for any damages or losses (including, but not limited to, loss of money, goodwill or reputation, profits, or other intangible losses or any special, indirect, or consequential damages) resulting directly or indirectly from:

  • Your use of or your inability to use our sites, services and tools;

  • Delays or disruptions in our sites, services, or tools;

  • Viruses or other malicious software obtained by accessing our sites, services, or tools or any site, services, or tool linked to our sites, services, or tools;

  • Glitches, bugs, errors, or inaccuracies of any kind in our sites, services, and tools or in the information and graphics obtained from them;

  • The content, actions, or inactions of third parties, including items listed using our sites, services, or tools or the destruction of allegedly fake items;

  • A suspension or other action taken with respect to your account; 

  • The duration or manner in which your listings appear in search results as set forth in the Listing Conditions Section below;

  • Your need to modify practices, content, or behavior or your loss of or inability to do business, as a result of changes to this User Agreement or our policies; eBay reserves the right to modify its policies and this User Agreement at any time consistent with the provisions outlined herein.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you.

You acknowledge that we are not a traditional auctioneer.  Instead, our sites are venues to allow users to offer, sell, and buy just about anything, at any time, from anywhere, in a variety of pricing formats and locations, such as Stores, fixed price formats and auction-style formats.  We are not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers.  While we may help facilitate the resolution of disputes through various programs, we have no control over and do not guarantee the existence, quality, safety, or legality of items advertised; the truth or accuracy of users' content or listings; the ability of sellers to sell items; the ability of buyers to pay for items; or that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction or return an item.

Regardless of the previous paragraphs, if we are found to be liable, our liability to you or to any third party is limited to the greater of (a) any amounts due under the eBay Buyer Protection Policy up to the price the item sold for on eBay (including any applicable sales tax) and its original shipping costs, (b) the amount of fees in dispute not to exceed the total fees, which you paid to us in the 12 months prior to the action giving rise to the liability, or (c) $100.

Release

If you have a dispute with one or more users, you release us (and our affiliates and subsidiaries, and our and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents) from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.  In entering into this release you expressly waive any protections (whether statutory or otherwise) that would otherwise limit the coverage of this release to include only those claims which you may know or suspect to exist in your favor at the time of agreeing to this release.

Access and Interference

eBay's sites contain robot exclusion headers.  Information on our sites is subject to constant updates and changes.  Much of the information on the sites is also proprietary or is licensed to eBay by our users or third parties.  You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access our sites for any purpose without our express handwritten permission.

Additionally, you agree that you will not:

  • take any action that imposes or may impose (to be determined in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;

  • copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, or publicly display any content (except for your information) from our sites, services, or tools without the prior express written permission of eBay and the appropriate third party, as applicable;

  • interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of our sites, services, or tools, or any activities conducted on or with our sites, services, or tools; or

  • bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to our sites.

Listing Conditions

By listing an item on eBay's sites, you agree to pay eBay's fees, to assume full responsibility for the content of the listing and item offered, and to accept the following listing conditions: When you list an item on eBay's sites, your listing will be posted on eBay's sites and can be viewed in My eBay.  Your listing may not be immediately searchable by keyword or category for several hours (or up to 24 hours in some circumstances), so eBay can't guarantee exact listing durations. eBay's duplicate listing policy may also affect whether your listing appears in search results.  Where your listing appears in search and browse results may be based on certain factors including, but not limited to, listing format, title, bidding activity, end time, keywords, price and shipping cost, feedback, and detailed seller ratings.  You can read more about where your listings appear in search and browse results in eBay's Help Pages.

Purchase Conditions

You are responsible for reading the full item listing, including any instructions the seller provides, before making a bid or commitment to buy.  Unless otherwise stated, by making a bid or commitment to buy an item on eBay, you are committing to buy the item from the seller listing the item.  If you make a commitment to buy or your bid is the winning bid or is otherwise accepted, you enter into a legally binding contract with the seller and are obligated to purchase the item.  For motor vehicles and real estate, a bid or offer initiates a non-binding transaction representing a buyer's serious expression of interest in buying the seller's item and does not create a formal contract between the buyer and the seller. 

We do not transfer legal ownership of items from the seller to the buyer.  Utah Code Annotated § 70A-2-401(2) and Uniform Commercial Code § 2-401(2) apply to the transfer of ownership between the buyer and the seller, unless the buyer and the seller agree otherwise.

Privacy

We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent.  We use your information only as described in the eBay Privacy Policy. We view protection of users' privacy as a very important Community principle.  We store and process your information on computers located in the United States that are protected by physical as well as technological security devices.  You can access and modify the information you provide us and choose not to receive certain communications by signing in to your account. We use third parties to verify and certify our privacy principles.  For a complete description of how we use and protect your personal information, see the eBay Privacy Policy.  If you object to your information being transferred or used in this way please do not use our services.

Indemnity

You will indemnify and hold us (and our affiliates and subsidiaries, and our and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents) harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this User Agreement, your improper use of eBay's sites, services, or tools, and/or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

No Agency

No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer, or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this User Agreement.

Notices

Except as explicitly stated otherwise, legal notices shall be served on eBay's national registered agent (in the case of eBay) or to the email address you have designated on your account (in your case).  Notice to you shall be deemed given 24 hours after the email is sent.  Alternatively, we may give you legal notice by mail to the Registration Address associated with your account, as identified in your My eBay.  In such case, notice shall be deemed given three days after the date of mailing.

Legal Disputes

You and eBay agree that any claim or dispute at law or equity that has arisen or may arise between us will be resolved in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Legal Disputes Section. Please read this Section carefully.  It affects your rights and will have a substantial impact on how claims you and we have against each other are resolved.

A. Applicable Law

You agree that the laws of the State of Utah, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern this User Agreement and any claim or dispute that has arisen or may arise between you and eBay, except as otherwise stated in this User Agreement.

B. Agreement to Arbitrate

You and eBay each agree that any and all disputes or claims that have arisen or may arise between you and eBay shall be resolved exclusively through final and binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court, if your claims qualify.  The Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Agreement to Arbitrate.

  1. Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief

    YOU AND EBAY AGREE THAT EACH OF US MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS PART OF ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING.  UNLESS BOTH YOU AND EBAY AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN MORE THAN ONE PERSON'S OR PARTY'S CLAIMS, AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE, OR CLASS PROCEEDING.  ALSO, THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF NECESSITATED BY THAT PARTY'S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM(S).  ANY RELIEF AWARDED CANNOT AFFECT OTHER EBAY USERS.

  2. Arbitration Procedures

    Arbitration is more informal than a lawsuit in court.  Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, and court review of an arbitration award is very limited.  However, an arbitrator can award the same damages and relief on an individual basis that a court can award to an individual.  An arbitrator also must follow the terms of this User Agreement as a court would.

    The arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") under its rules and procedures, including the AAA's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes (as applicable), as modified by this Agreement to Arbitrate.  The AAA's rules are available at www.adr.org.  A form for initiating arbitration proceedings is available on the AAA's website at http://www.adr.org. 

    The arbitration shall be held in the county in which you reside or at another mutually agreed location.  If the value of the relief sought is $10,000 or less, you or eBay may elect to have the arbitration conducted by telephone or based solely on written submissions, which election shall be binding on you and eBay subject to the arbitrator's discretion to require an in-person hearing, if the circumstances warrant.  Attendance at an in-person hearing may be made by telephone by you and/or eBay, unless the arbitrator requires otherwise. 

    The arbitrator will decide the substance of all claims in accordance with the laws of the State of Utah, including recognized principles of equity, and will honor all claims of privilege recognized by law.  The arbitrator shall not be bound by rulings in prior arbitrations involving different eBay users, but is bound by rulings in prior arbitrations involving the same eBay user to the extent required by applicable law.  The arbitrator's award shall be final and binding and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.

  3. Costs of Arbitration

    Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA's rules, unless otherwise stated in this Agreement to Arbitrate.  If the value of the relief sought is $10,000 or less, at your request, eBay will pay all filling, administration, and arbitrator fees associated with the arbitration.  Any request for payment of fees by eBay should be submitted by mail to the AAA along with your Demand for Arbitration and eBay will make arrangements to pay all necessary fees directly to the AAA.  If the value of the relief sought is more than $10,000 and you are able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, eBay will pay as much of the filing, administration, and arbitrator fees as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive.  In the event the arbitrator determines the claim(s) you assert in the arbitration to be frivolous, you agree to reimburse eBay for all fees associated with the arbitration paid by eBay on your behalf, which you otherwise would be obligated to pay under the AAA's rules.

  4. Severability

    With the exception of any of the provisions in Section 1 of this Agreement to Arbitrate ("Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief"), if a court decides that any part of this Agreement to Arbitrate is invalid or unenforceable, the other parts of this Agreement to Arbitrate shall still apply. If a court decides that any of the provisions in Section 1 of this Agreement to Arbitrate ("Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief") is invalid or unenforceable, then the entirety of this Agreement to Arbitrate shall be null and void.  The remainder of the User Agreement and its Legal Disputes Section will continue to apply.

  5. Opt-Out Procedure

    You can choose to reject this Agreement to Arbitrate ("opt-out") by mailing us a written opt-out notice ("Opt-Out Notice").  For new eBay users, the Opt-Out Notice must be postmarked no later than 30 days after the date you accept the User Agreement for the first time.   If you are already a current eBay user and previously accepted the User Agreement prior to the introduction of this Agreement to Arbitrate, the Opt-Out Notice must be postmarked no later than November 9, 2012 .  You must mail the Opt-Out Notice to eBay Inc., c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 2778 W. Shady Bend Lane, Lehi, UT 84043. 

    The Opt-Out Notice must state that you do not agree to this Agreement to Arbitrate and must include your name, address, and the user ID(s) and email address(es) associated with the eBay account(s) to which the opt-out applies. You must sign the Opt-Out Notice for it to be effective. This procedure is the only way you can opt-out of the Agreement to Arbitrate. If you opt-out of the Agreement to Arbitrate, all other parts of the User Agreement and its Legal Disputes Section will continue to apply to you.  Opting out of this Agreement to Arbitrate has no effect on any previous, other, or future arbitration agreements that you may have with us.

  6. Future Changes to the Agreement to Arbitrate

    Notwithstanding any provision in the User Agreement to the contrary, you and we agree that if we make any change to this Agreement to Arbitrate (other than a change to any notice address or website link provided herein) in the future, that change shall not apply to any claim of which you provided eBay with written notice prior to the effective date of the change.  Moreover, if we seek to terminate the Agreement to Arbitrate as included in the User Agreement, any such termination shall not be effective until 30 days after the version of the User Agreement not containing the Agreement to Arbitrate is posted to http://www.ebay.com, and shall not be effective as to any claim of which you provided eBay with written notice prior to the date of termination.

C. Judicial Forum for Legal Disputes

Unless you and we agree otherwise, in the event that the Agreement to Arbitrate above is found not to apply to you or to a particular claim or dispute, either as a result of your decision to opt-out of the Agreement to Arbitrate or a court order, you agree that any claim or dispute that has arisen or may arise between you and eBay must be resolved exclusively by a state or federal court located in Salt Lake County, Utah.  You and eBay agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Salt Lake County, Utah for the purpose of litigating all such claims or disputes.

Additional Terms

You agree to abide by all policies posted on our sites.  Such policies (including, but not limited to the following) are part of this User Agreement and provide additional terms and conditions related to specific services offered on our sites:

The policies posted on our sites may be changed from time to time.  Changes take effect when we post them on the eBay sites.  When using particular eBay services or tools, you are subject to any posted policies or rules applicable to services or tools you use, which may be posted from time to time.  All such policies or rules are hereby incorporated into this User Agreement.

General

eBay Inc. is located at 2145 Hamilton Ave., San Jose, CA 95125. eBay Inc.'s North American Customer Service Operations Center is located at 173 West Election Road, Draper, UT 84020.  eBay Europe S.à r.l. is located at 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg. eBay International AG is located at Helvetiastrasse 15/17, 3005, Bern, Switzerland.  eBay India Private Limited is located at 14th Floor, North Block, R-Tech Park, Western Express Highway, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400063, Maharashtra (India).  Unless stated otherwise in this User Agreement, if any of the provisions in this User Agreement shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, such provisions shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provision.  In our sole discretion, we may assign this User Agreement, by providing notice of such assignment in accordance with the Notices Section. Headings are for reference purposes only and do not limit the scope or extent of such Section.  Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.  We do not guarantee we will take action against all breaches of this User Agreement.

We may amend this User Agreement at any time by posting the amended terms on www.ebay.com.  Our right to amend the User Agreement includes the right to modify, add to, or remove terms in the User Agreement.  Except as stated otherwise in this User Agreement or elsewhere, all amended terms shall automatically be effective 30 days after they are initially posted.  Additionally, we will notify you through the eBay Message Center.  This User Agreement may not be otherwise amended except in a writing hand signed by you and us.  For purposes of this provision, a "writing" does not include an email message and a signature does not include an electronic signature.

This User Agreement (including incorporated policies and rules) sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof.  The following Sections survive any termination of this User Agreement: Fees and Services, Release, Content, Limitation of Liability, Indemnity and Legal Disputes.

If you are a California resident, in accordance with Cal. Civ. Code §1789.3, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at 400 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.

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