Time to Change Your Privacy Settings on eBay!

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So did you hear the news that eBay have updated their User Agreement? No big deal, right?

Well it turns out that the world’s biggest auction site wants to get even closer with their customers. Effective March 26th, or immediately for new customers, you can expect robocalls and text messages to the number you provide/provided to the company.

Here’s the section that matters in the agreement:

Ebay new user agreement privacy settings


Time Magazine reporting on the new agreement, notes that Stubhub , which is owned by eBay, have already granted themselves this generous perk.

Ebay new user agreement privacy settings

Paypal, an eBay subsidiary allows for similar invasions in their agreement.

Time, in their report, provided these helpful instructions on how to avoid any calls from eBay:

Sign into your eBay account and click the “My eBay” link near the top-right part of the screen.

On the summary page, hover your cursor over the “Account” tab, which appears right below the bold text reading “My eBay: Summary.”

From here, click “Communication Preferences.”

Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click “Show” under the section for “Promotions and Surveys.”

Uncheck the “Phone updates and promotions” option. Or just uncheck everything.