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Privacy Central

You've come to the right place if you want to learn more about eBay's Privacy Policy and how we protect your privacy. Find out how you can help protect your online privacy and what you can do when something goes wrong.

It is our goal to make our privacy practices easy to understand. We have created easy-to-read summaries, privacy principles, a privacy chart, and continue to implement privacy enhancing technology to help summarize our full privacy policy. If you have questions about any part of this summary or if you would like more detailed information, we encourage you to review our full Privacy Policy.

Our core privacy principles
Our core privacy principles remain the same throughout eBay worldwide:

  1. We will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes and will only disclose your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy and/or with your explicit consent.
  2. Third parties are not permitted to sell the information we provide to them, to market directly to you, or to disclose it in any other way without your explicit consent.
  3. We share your personal information with Internal Service Providers for our operations only to facilitate or outsource an eBay service or operation when absolutely necessary and under confidential restrictions.
  4. We share your personal information with other eBay members in accordance with our Privacy Policy to help facilitate transaction and to allow members to contact you.
  5. We disclose limited personal contact information to verified requests by law enforcement and government officials who conduct criminal investigations, and require a subpoena for additional personal information, in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
  6. We give you choices about how you wish to be contacted in the Preferences section of My eBay.
  7. We will provide you with notice if our privacy policy changes and an opportunity to reject such changes.
  8. We let you change your personal information so that you can keep it up to date.
  9. Other eBay companies that have access to your personal information in accordance with the policy are required to protect your personal information at least as strictly as we do.
  10. We use safe, secure technology and other privacy protection programs to keep your personal information secure on eBay.

Privacy-related policies
View eBay's Privacy policy and other policies:

You can also view the privacy policies of eBay's subsidiaries and joint ventures from around the world. Although each is different, the core privacy principles (found above) remain the same. To view the privacy policy of other eBay Companies, simply visit their home page and scroll to the bottom of the page where you will see a link to their Privacy Policy.

Decide how you'd like to be contacted by eBay
Go to eBay's notification preferences page and select how you would like to be contacted by eBay. For example, you can elect to receive the eBay Newsletter and other important eBay communications.

Learn how your information is disclosed
You can also get a detailed description of how your information is disclosed on eBay and what other people can see.

Help! I've been spammed
If you have received spam and want it to stop, learn what you can do.

General privacy information from other sources
Learn more about third party verification Web sites and other Internet privacy groups.

  • TRUSTe Third party watchdog that certifies our Privacy Policy.
  • A third party privacy protection group
  • SpamCop A third party privacy protection group
  • FTC The Federal Trade Commission has a great privacy resource page.

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