Founded in 1995 in San Jose, California, eBay Inc. connects hundreds of millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world's largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments. It also reaches millions through specialized marketplaces such as StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, and eBay classified sites, which together have a presence in more than 1,000 cities around the world.
In the European Union, our two major Services’ EU headquarters (eBay and Paypal) are located in Luxembourg. eBay Europe S.à.r.l., a Luxembourg company, is the legal entity that EU-based users contract with to benefit from eBay services. PayPal’s European headquarters, PayPal Europe S.à r.l. & Cie, S.C.A., is a Luxembourg bank licensed by the Commission de surveillance du secteur financier, and the legal entity that EU-based users contract with to receive payment services.
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