Welcome to Skrill
1. About Skrill
1.1. Skrill® is a trading name of Skrill Limited, a company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales with registration number 4260907. We are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 for the issuing of electronic money Our FCA e-money register number is 900001.
2.2. You are also advised to read the answers to the “Frequently Asked Questions” which are published on our Website.
2.3. Depending on the type of Skrill Account you have, additional terms and conditions may apply as communicated to you at the appropriate time.
3. Your Skrill Account
3.1. Your Skrill Account is an electronic money account which enables you to send and receive electronic payments.
3.2. The electronic money on your Skrill Account is issued in accordance with the European Electronic Money Directive (Directive 2009/110/EC of 16 September 2009) and the relevant national legislation of the United Kingdom.
3.3. Your Skrill Account is denominated in a currency of your choice, as selected by you from the available currencies. You cannot change the currency of your Skrill Account once you have attempted to process a payment.
3.4. Subject to section 7, the electronic money held on your Skrill Account does not expire but it will not earn any interest.
3.5. You have the right to withdraw funds from your Skrill Account at any time. However, you may be required to confirm your identity beforehand. There is no minimum withdrawal amount but the funds on your Skrill Account must be sufficient to cover any applicable withdrawal fee. You can choose the method of withdrawal when submitting your withdrawal request.
3.7. The electronic money on a Skrill Account belongs to the person or legal entity which is registered as the Skrill Account holder. No person other than the Skrill Account holder has any rights in relation to the funds held in a Skrill Account, except in cases of succession. You may not assign or transfer your Skrill Account to a third party or otherwise grant any third party a legal or equitable interest over it.
3.8. Your Skrill Account may be subject to upload, payment and withdrawal limits, depending on your country of residence, the verification status of your Skrill Account and other factors used by us to determine such limits from time to time at our sole discretion.
4. Opening Your Skrill Account
4.2. If you are an individual, you must be 18 years or older to use our services and by opening a Skrill Account you declare that you are 18 years or older. This does not apply to products for which we set a different age limit. We may require at any time that you provide evidence of your age.
4.3. You may only open one Skrill Account unless we explicitly approve the opening of additional accounts.
4.4. You may only open a Skrill Account if it is legal to do so in your country of residence. By opening a Skrill Account you represent and warrant to us that your opening of a Skrill Account does not violate any laws or regulations applicable to you. You shall indemnify us against any losses we incur in connection with your breach of this section.
4.5. All information you provide during the signup process or any time thereafter must be accurate and truthful.
4.6. You may only add payment instruments (such as bank accounts, credit cards or debit cards) to your Skrill Account if you are the named holder of that payment instrument. We take any violation of this requirement very seriously and will treat any attempt to add a payment instrument of which you are not the named holder as a fraudulent act.
4.8. Within 14 days of the date of opening your Skrill Account, you may close your Skrill Account at no cost by contacting Customer Service, however, if you have uploaded funds into your Skrill Account, you may be required to provide identification documents before being able to withdraw funds. Transactions and fees for transactions undertaken before you close your Skrill Account (including those transactions that are not revocable and have been initiated but not completed before closure of your Skrill Account) will not be refunded.
5. Maintaining Your Skrill Account
5.1. You must ensure that the information recorded on your Skrill Account is always accurate and up to date and we shall not be liable for any loss arising out of your failure to do so. We may ask you at any time to confirm the accuracy of your information or to provide documents or other evidence.
5.2. We may contact you by e-mail or in other ways described in section 19 with information or notices regarding your Skrill Account. It is your responsibility to regularly check the proper functioning of your e-mail account or other methods of communication that you have registered with your Skrill Account and to retrieve and read messages relating to your Skrill Account promptly. We shall not be liable for any loss arising out of your failure to do so.
5.3. Fund uploads, payments received, payments sent and fund withdrawals are displayed in your online transactions history together with the fees charged. Each transaction is given a unique transaction ID and shown in the transaction history. You should quote this transaction ID when communicating with us about a particular transaction. You should check your Skrill Account balance and transaction history regularly. You should report any irregularities or clarify any questions you have as soon as possible by contacting Customer Service.
5.4. Subject to the provisions of section 8 below and without prejudice to the provisions of section 9.5(A), in order to claim a refund for an unauthorised or incorrectly executed payment transaction on your Skrill Account you must notify us without undue delay after becoming aware of the unauthorised or incorrect transaction and in any event no later than thirteen (13) months after the debit date of the transaction.
6. Keeping Your Skrill Account Safe
6.1. You must take all reasonable steps to keep your Skrill Account password safe at all times and never disclose it to anyone. Our personnel will never ask you to provide your password to us or to a third party. Any message you receive or website you visit that asks for your password, other than the Skrill Website or a Skrill payment gateway on a merchant website, should be reported to us. If you are in doubt whether a website is genuine, you should contact Customer Service. It is advisable to change your password regularly (at least every three (3) to six (6) months) in order to reduce the risk of a security breach in relation to your Skrill Account. We also advise you not to choose a password that is easily guessed from information someone might know or gather about you or a password that has a meaning. You must never allow anyone to access your Skrill Account or watch you accessing your Skrill Account.
6.2. If you have any indication or suspicion of your Skrill Account, login details, password or other security feature being lost, stolen, misappropriated, used without authorisation or otherwise compromised, you are advised to change your password. You must contact Customer Service without undue delay on becoming aware of any loss, theft, misappropriation or unauthorised use of your Skrill Account, login details, password or other security features. Any undue delay in notifying us may not only affect the security of your Skrill Account but may result in you being liable for any losses as a result. If you suspect that your Skrill Account was accessed by someone else, you should also contact the police and report the incident.
6.3. We may suspend your Skrill Account or otherwise restrict its functionality on reasonable grounds relating to the security of the Skrill Account or any of its security features or if we reasonably suspect that an unauthorised or fraudulent use of your Skrill Account has occurred or that any of its security features have been compromised. We will notify you of any suspension or restriction and of the reasons for such suspension or restriction in advance or, where we are unable to do so, immediately after the suspension or restriction has been imposed, unless notifying you would be unlawful or compromise our reasonable security interests. We will lift the suspension and/or the restriction as soon as practicable after the reasons for the suspension and/or restriction have ceased to exist.
6.4. You must take all reasonable care to ensure that your e-mail account(s) are secure and only accessed by you, as your e-mail address may be used to reset passwords or to communicate with you about the security of your Skrill Account. In case any of the e-mail addresses registered with your Skrill Accounts are compromised, you should without undue delay after becoming aware of this contact Customer Service and also contact your e-mail service provider.
6.5. Irrespective of whether you are using a public, a shared or your own computer to access your Skrill Account, you must always ensure that your login details are not stored by the browser or cached or otherwise recorded. You should never use any functionality that allows login details or passwords to be stored by the computer you are using. 6.6. Additional products or services you use may have additional security requirements and you must familiarise yourself with those as notified to you.
7. Closing Your Skrill Account
7.1. You may close your Skrill Account at any time by contacting Customer Service.
7.2. If your Skrill Account holds a balance at the time of its closure, we will ask you to withdraw your funds within a reasonable period of time, during which your Skrill Account will be accessible for the purpose of withdrawing the remaining balance only. After the expiry of this period you will not be able to access your Skrill Account but you may withdraw any remaining funds by contacting Customer Service and requesting that the funds are sent to you in a manner that is reasonably acceptable for us. You may do so for a period of six years from the date of closure of your Skrill Account but we suggest that you withdraw your remaining funds as soon as possible as they will not earn any interest while being deposited in your Skrill Account. Your obligations with regards to keeping your Skrill Account safe as set forth in section 6 shall continue to apply.
7.3. We reserve the right to carry out any necessary money laundering, terrorism financing, fraud or other illegal activity checks before authorising any withdrawal of your funds, including in relation to returning any funds to you after you have closed your Skrill Account.
8. Uploading Funds
8.1. You can upload funds by visiting the Website, logging into your Skrill Account and following the relevant upload instructions. You may be presented with a number of different upload methods, depending on which payment instruments you have added to your Skrill Account and which payment methods are available in your country of residence. Upload methods are payment services provided by third party financial institutions (for example, the issuer of the payment card you use to upload funds or third party direct banking service providers) and are not part of our service. We do not guarantee the use of any particular upload method made available, and may make changes to or discontinue the acceptance of any particular upload method at any time without following the procedure set out in section 18. Notwithstanding section 8.7 below, we shall not be responsible for the upload payment until the uploaded funds are received by us.
8.2. You may be asked to answer security questions or to complete other activities that we may reasonably require to ensure proper authorisation of an upload transaction.
8.4. You may allow a merchant that you wish to pay through us on a regular basis (e.g. for a subscription service) to debit your Skrill Account for each recurring payment. In this case you authorise us to debit the payment instrument (e.g. your credit card or bank account) which you used to make the original payment also for each subsequent payment. In order to cancel recurring payments for the future, you should (a) contact us and (b) notify the merchant from which you have purchased the goods or services that you have cancelled the recurring payment. You should not cancel or otherwise reverse such recurring transactions by simply contacting the issuer of the payment instrument (e.g. your credit card provider or bank) without following the cancellation steps mentioned in this section 8.4. Subject to section8.5, we will not be liable for any recurring payment(s) that are made before you have notified us of the cancellation and if your Skrill Account balance goes into negative as a result of such payment(s), you will be liable to repay such amount to us.
8.5. We will refund any past recurring payment(s) initiated by or through the merchant provided that (a) the original authorisation given to us or the merchant did not specify the exact amount of the payment and (b) the amount of the payment exceeded the amount that you could reasonably have expected taking into account your previous spending pattern and the circumstances of the case. You must request such a refund within eight weeks from the date the funds were debited from your Skrill Account. You agree to provide us with such information as is reasonably necessary to ascertain whether the conditions for a refund described in this section 8.5 are satisfied. Within ten (10) Business Days of receiving a request for a refund or, where applicable, of receiving any further information we requested from you, we will either refund the full amount of the payment or provide you with justification for refusing to refund the payment indicating that you have a right to refer the matter to the Financial Ombudsman Service (details in section 22) if you do not accept the justification provided. 8.5(A). Automatic money transfers on a regular or recurring basis are not provided as part of the Skrill iT money transfer service where the recipient does not have a Skrill Account and therefore sections 8.4 and 8.5 shall not apply to that service.
8.7. Uploaded funds will be credited to your Skrill Account after the funds have been received by us. Some upload transactions, such as those by credit or debit card, direct debit or direct banking will be credited to your Skrill Account immediately, but are subject to reversal in case the actual funds do not reach us within a reasonable time in which case we will deduct such reversed transaction from the balance of your Skrill Account. If your Skrill Account balance is insufficient, we reserve the right to require repayment from you.
8.8. For the purposes of an upload transaction through a payment instrument, we are a payment recipient and not a payment service provider.
8.9. You must not make an upload through a payment instrument if you are not the named holder of that payment instrument. We take any violation of this requirement very seriously and will treat any attempt to use a payment instrument of which you are not the named holder as a fraudulent act. Without prejudice to claiming further damages, if we are required to return funds uploaded from a payment instrument that is not in your name, we may charge an administration fee of 10 EUR per upload return.
8.10. Uploads may be subject to upload limits due to security and legal requirements. These limits are set dynamically depending on your verification status and the upload method you want to use. You should be aware that depending on your verification status your upload limits may be higher than your withdrawal or spending limits. You can view these limits at any time in the relevant section of your Skrill Account profile.
8.11. Uploads are subject to upload fees and currency conversion fees depending on which upload method and payment instrument is chosen. Please see section 14 for details.
9. Sending Payments
9.1. To send a payment you are required to authorise the payment with your login details and password. We may also ask you additional security questions relating to you or your Skrill Account. If your Skrill Account is protected by additional security measures such as password tokens, you need to follow the instructions provided to you with such additional security measures. If your Skrill Account is enabled to make mass payments, the procedure to make such payments will be communicated to you in the relevant integration manual.
9.2. Every recipient of a payment you wish to send through us must have a valid means that we can use for their identification. For most of our services that means of identification will be a valid e-mail address but other means of identification may be required for our other services (for example for the Skrill iT money transfer services, we may require you to provide us with the recipient's mobile telephone number).
9.3. If you are asked to provide details of the recipient’s e-mail address or other means of identification, where applicable, you must take great care to properly type the exact details of who you wish to send money to. We use those details as the unique identifier to determine the intended recipient of the payment which you instruct us to process. Other information you provide along with the recipient’s means of identification may be disregarded and we shall not be liable for any error you make when entering the recipient’s means of identification.
9.4. If the e-mail address of the intended recipient is registered with us, the funds will be instantly credited to the Skrill Account associated with that e-mail address, unless you use the Skrill Escrow Service as described in section 13. Once funds are credited to the recipient’s Skrill Account, the transaction becomes irreversible.
9.5. If the recipient’s e-mail address is not registered with us, we will send a notification e-mail to that e-mail address with instructions on how to claim and receive the payment. If the recipient does not claim the payment within 14 days, the transaction will be cancelled and the funds will be returned to you. You may also cancel the transaction at any time before the funds have been credited to the recipient’s Skrill Account. To cancel a transaction you should log into your Skrill Account, locate the relevant transaction in your transactions history and select “Cancel”.
9.6. You can make recurring payments by setting up a recurring payment order on your Skrill Account. You can cancel your recurring payment order for future payments at any point by logging into your Skrill Account and deleting it. You will not be able to cancel transactions that have already been credited to the recipient. Automatic money transfers on a regular or recurring basis are not provided as part of the Skrill iT money transfer service where the recipient does not have a Skrill Account and therefore this section 9.6 shall not apply to that service.
9.7. Payments are subject to payment limits due to security and legal requirements. These limits are set dynamically depending on your verification status. You can view these limits at any time in your Skrill Account profile. You should ensure that your limits are sufficient to cover the payment you intend to make as well as any applicable fees including service fees and currency conversion fees. You should be aware that the recipient of a payment may also be subject to spending and withdrawal limits and that this may affect the recipient’s access to the funds you intend to send.
9.8. Sending payments is subject to fees and currency conversion fees depending on the type of payment you make and the type of Skrill Account you hold. Please see section 14 for details.
10. Receiving Funds
10.1. If you receive funds into your Skrill Account, we will send you a notification e-mail and display the payment as a “Receive Money” transaction in your transactions history. You should regularly reconcile incoming payments with your own records.
10.2. You should be aware that receipt of funds to your Skrill Account does not necessarily mean that these transactions cannot be reversed. We reserve the right to reverse a payment in case the payer or the payer’s bank or payment service provider has charged back or otherwise reversed (or is reasonably likely to charge back or otherwise reverse) an upload or other payment which was used to fund the payment to you.
10.3. If a person received a payment notification from us indicating that someone has sent them funds to an e-mail address that is not registered, they will not be credited with the payment until it has been claimed in accordance with the instructions laid out in the notification e-mail. Until then, there will be no contractual or fiduciary relationship between us and the intended recipient. The funds remain those of the sender.
10.4. You can request a payment from someone by using the “Receive Money” service within your Skrill Account. You must only use this service for undisputed amounts that a person owes you and that are due for payment in full. You may not use this service more than once for the same payment you request. This service may not be used as a debt collection or enforcement tool. If the person that owes you the payment asks you not to use Skrill “Receive Money” service to request payment from them, you must comply with this request regardless of the merits of your claim. When using this service, you must ensure that you have the right to contact the person you are claiming from. You are strictly prohibited from requesting money by using the “Request Money” service within your Skrill Account from someone that does not owe you the amount requested; would be ineligible to open a Skrill Account (for example , minors); or has not given or has withdrawn his or her consent to receive a request for payment via the “Request Money” service and we shall have the right to claim any damages or losses arising out of your breach of this section.
10.5. The receipt of payments is subject to fees and currency fees, depending on the type of payment you receive and the type of Skrill Account you have. Please see section 14 for details.
11. Prohibited Transactions
11.2. It is strictly forbidden to make payments to or to receive payments from persons or entities offering illegal gambling services, including (but not limited to) illegal sports betting, casino games and poker games. We may suspend or terminate your Skrill Account at any time or refuse to execute or reverse a transaction if we believe that you directly or indirectly use or have used your Skrill Account for or in connection with illegal gambling transactions. Countries where online gambling is illegal include the United States of America, Turkey, China, Malaysia and Israel. This list is not exhaustive and it is your responsibility to ensure that you do not use our services for transactions that may be considered illegal in your jurisdiction.
11.3. You may not use our services if you are residing in any of the following countries: Afghanistan, Cuba, Iran, Myanmar, Nigeria, North Korea, North Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria or Yemen. This list is not exhaustive and we may in our sole discretion decide to discontinue or restrict our services in other countries at any time and without prior notice. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your Skrill Account at any time if we reasonably believe to be required to do so by law or in order to comply with recommendations issued by a relevant government authority or recognised body for the prevention of financial crime.
11.4. It is strictly forbidden to use your Skrill Account for any illegal purposes including but not limited to fraud and money laundering. We will report any suspicious activity to the relevant law enforcement agency. You are prohibited from using your Skrill Account in an attempt to abuse, exploit or circumvent the usage restrictions imposed by a merchant on the services it provides.
11.6. If you conduct or attempt to conduct any transaction in violation of the prohibitions contained in this section 11 or without the necessary approval under section 11.5, we reserve the right to: reverse the transaction; and/or close or suspend your Skrill Account; and/or report the transaction to the relevant law enforcement agency; and/or claim damages from you; and charge you an administration fee of up to 150 EUR in case we apply any of the above.
11.7. It is your and not our responsibility to ensure that you only send payments to or receive payments from persons or entities for the sale or supply of goods and services that you may provide or receive in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations. The mere fact that a person or entity accepts payments through us is not an indication of the legality of the supply or provision of their goods and services. If you are in doubt as to the legality of a supply or purchase, you should not continue with your payment.
12. Withdrawing Funds
12.1. You can request a withdrawal of all or part of the funds held in your Skrill Account at any time. To do this you must log into your Skrill Account and select a withdrawal method and enter the amount to be withdrawn. Withdrawal methods are payment services provided, at least in part, by third party financial institutions (for example, the bank where you hold a bank account). We do not guarantee the availability of any particular withdrawal method and may make changes to or discontinue a particular withdrawal method at any time without following the procedure set out in section 18 as long as there is at least one withdrawal method available to you. Where the withdrawal payment is received by you through the involvement of a payment service provider (such as the bank where you hold a bank account), we shall not be responsible for the withdrawal payment once the withdrawn funds are received by your payment service provider.
12.2. Your Skrill Account is subject to withdrawal limits. These limits are adjusted dynamically depending on the type of identification documentation we hold on you. You can view your withdrawal limits at any time in your Skrill Account profile. Before uploading any funds into your Skrill Account, you must ensure that your current withdrawal and spending limits meet your withdrawal and spending requirements as we legally cannot allow you to exceed these limits.
12.3. If your withdrawal request exceeds the current limit, we may decline your request and instead require you to send us documents verifying your identity and address prior to allowing a withdrawal of funds or to otherwise cooperate with us to verify your identity.
12.4. Withdrawals are subject to withdrawal fees and currency conversion fees depending on which withdrawal method and payment instrument is chosen. Please see section 14 for details.
12.5. For the purposes of a withdrawal transaction, we are a payer and not a payment service provider.
12.6. You must not make a withdrawal to a bank account or other payment instrument if you are not the named holder. We take any violation of this requirement very seriously and will treat any attempt to use a payment instrument of which you are not the named holder as a fraudulent act. Without prejudice to claiming further damages, if we are required to investigate a withdrawal to a payment instrument that is not in your name, we may charge an administration fee of up to 10 EUR.
12.7. You must ensure that the payment details you enter when withdrawing funds are correct and complete. We will not be liable for withdrawn funds being sent to the wrong payment instrument where this is due to you providing incorrect payment details. When withdrawing to a bank account, you must ensure that the account number, sort code, IBAN and/or BIC/SWIFT are correct. If you have withdrawn funds to the wrong payment instrument, you may request that we assist you in reclaiming the funds, however, we will charge you an administration fee of up to 25 EUR for doing so and we cannot guarantee that the reclaim efforts will be successful.
13. Skrill Escrow Service
13.1. Payments through us may be made subject to our Escrow Service. This allows you to make a payment to a recipient conditional on your approval of the transaction at a later time.
13.3. Our Escrow Service is not provided as part of the Skrill iT money transfer service where the recipient does not have a Skrill Account and therefore sections 13.1 and 13.2 shall not apply to that money transfer service.
14.1. Fees depend on whether you are using your Skrill Account for personal or commercial purposes.
14.3. Your transactions may be subject to currency conversions. If you make a payment from your Skrill Account denominated in one currency to a Skrill Account denominated in another currency, you will be asked to either make the payment in the currency of your Skrill Account or in another currency. If you choose the currency of your Skrill Account, then the recipient will pay the fee for the conversion into the currency of his or her Skrill Account. If you choose the currency of the recipient’s Skrill Account, you will pay the fee for the currency conversion into the currency of the payment. If you choose a currency that is neither the currency of your Skrill Account nor the currency of the recipient’s Skrill Account then you will pay the fee for the conversion into the currency of the payment, and the recipient will pay the fee for the conversion of the payment currency into the currency of his or her Skrill Account.
14.4. For every currency conversion, we will apply our then current wholesale exchange rates which are available online in the Currency Conversion Fees section of the "Fees" page and which are updated on a regular basis throughout the day. Changes in these exchange rates may be applied immediately and without notice. In addition we will apply a foreign exchange fee, which is also displayed in the "Fees" section of the Website and which is expressed as a percentage applicable in addition to the transaction fee.
14.5. Our Fees are either expressed as a percentage of the transaction or as a fixed amount in EUR. Where fixed fee amounts are displayed in a currency other than EUR, this is for information purposes only. If fees are deducted from a balance or a transaction denominated in a different currency, the EUR fee amount will be converted into an equivalent fee in that other currency based on the Skrill wholesale exchange rates applicable at the time and available under the "Currency Conversion Fees" section of the "Fees" section and then deducted. We will not apply a foreign exchange fee on currency conversions of fees.
14.6. Fees payable by you will be deducted from your Skrill Account balance and you hereby authorise us to do the same. Transaction fees will be charged when the transaction is executed. If your Skrill Account balance is insufficient to cover the fees, we may refuse to execute the payment. Reversal or chargeback fees will be deducted when incurred.
15. Your Data
16.1. In case of an unauthorised payment or a payment that was incorrectly executed due to an error by us, we shall at your request immediately refund the payment amount including all fees deducted therefrom. This shall not apply:
16.1.1. where the unauthorised payment arises from your failure to keep the personalised security features of your Skrill Account safe in accordance with section 6 in which case you shall remain liable for the first 50 EUR (or equivalent in the currency of your Skrill Account) unless section
16.1.2. if you fail to notify us without undue delay of any loss of your password or other event that could reasonably be expected to have compromised the security of your Skrill Account after you have gained knowledge of such event in which case you shall remain liable for losses incurred up to your notification to us;
16.1.3. if the transaction was unauthorised but you have compromised the security of your Skrill Account with intent or gross negligence in which case you shall be solely liable for all losses; or 16.1.4. if you fail to dispute and bring the unauthorised or incorrectly executed transaction to our attention within 13 months from the date of the transaction.
16.1.1 shall not apply to transactions made after you have notified us in accordance with section 6.2 in which case we shall remain liable and refund any unauthorised transaction immediately to you.
16.3. Without prejudice to the foregoing, you are asked to check the transactions history of your Skrill Account regularly and frequently and to contact Customer Service immediately in case you have any questions or concerns.
16.4. In the case of any incorrect or misdirected payment, we shall take reasonable measures to assist you with tracing and recovering such payments.
16.5. Subject to the foregoing, we shall not be liable for any disruption or impairment of our service or for disruptions or impairments of intermediary services on which we rely for the performance of our obligations hereunder, provided that such disruption or impairment is due to abnormal and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our reasonable control or the control of the intermediary affected.
16.6. We shall not be liable for any indirect or consequential losses including but not limited to loss of profit, loss of business and loss of reputation. We shall not be liable for any losses arising from our compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
16.9. We shall not be liable for the assessment or payment of any taxes, duties or other charges that arise from the underlying commercial transaction between you and another Skrill customer.
17. Termination and suspension
17.1. We may terminate your Skrill Account or any payment service associated with it by giving you two months’ prior notice. You may terminate your Skrill Account with us at any time. Different termination provisions may apply if you use your Skrill Account for commercial purposes as set out in section 4.7 above.
17.2. Together with a termination notice or at any time thereafter we may give you reasonable instructions on how to withdraw remaining funds.
17.3. If your Skrill Account is subject to a reserve, termination of your Skrill Account will not affect our right to hold the reserve and to make deductions therefrom for the time agreed.
17.4. We may at any time suspend or terminate your Skrill Account without notice in case:
17.4.2. you violate or we have reason to believe that you are in violation of any law or regulation that is applicable to your use of our services; or
17.4.3. we have reason to believe that you are in any way involved in any fraudulent activity, money laundering, terrorism financing or other criminal activity.
17.5. We may suspend your Skrill Account at any time if:
17.5.1. we reasonably believe that your Skrill Account has been compromised or for other security reasons; or
17.5.2. we reasonably suspect your Skrill Account to have been used or is being used without your authorisation or fraudulently; and we shall notify you either prior to the suspension or, if prior notification is not possible under the circumstances, promptly after the suspension unless we are prohibited by law to notify you.
18.2. We shall give notice to you of any proposed change by sending an e-mail to the primary e-mail address registered with your Skrill Account.
18.4. If you object to the changes, they will not apply to you, however, any such objection shall constitute a notice by you to terminate and close your Skrill Account. Your Skrill Account will be closed in accordance with the provisions of section 7 above.
19. How We Communicate
19.1. We usually communicate to you via e-mail. For this purpose you must at all times maintain at least one valid e-mail address in your Skrill Account profile. You are required to check for incoming messages regularly and frequently. E-mails may contain links to further communication on our Website. Any communication or notice sent by e-mail will be deemed received by you on the same day if it is received in your e-mail inbox before 4.30 pm on a Business Day. If it is received in your email inbox after 4:30pm on a Business Day or at any other time, it will be deemed received on the next Business Day.
19.2. Where legislation requires us to provide information to you on a durable medium, we will either send you an e-mail (with or without attachment) or send you a notification pointing you to information on our Website in a way that enables you to retain the information in print format or other format that can be retained by you permanently for future reference. You are required to keep copies of all communications we send or make available to you.
19.4. In order to view emails you need a computer with e-mail software that can display e-mails in HTML format. We may also send you attachments in Adobe Systems Inc.’s Portable Document Format (PDF), for which you need Adobe’s Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded for free at www.adobe.com.
19.5. We will never send you any e-mails with executable files attached or with links to any executable files. If you receive any e-mail with such attachments, you should delete the message without clicking on the attachment. If you are unsure whether a communication is originating from us, please contact Customer Service.
19.7. Apart from communicating via e-mail, we may contact you via letter or telephone, where appropriate. If you use any mobile services, we may communicate with you via SMS. Any communication or notice sent by post will be deemed received three days from the date of posting for UK post or within five days of posting for international post. Any communication or notice sent by SMS will be deemed received the same day.
19.8. You may contact us at any time by sending a message to Customer Service via the “E-Mail Support” facility on our Website or by calling +44 203 308 2520.
20.1. Any complaints about us or the services we provide should be addressed to us in the first instance by contacting Customer Service. You should clearly indicate that you are wishing to make a complaint to us. This helps us to distinguish a complaint from a mere query. We send you a complaint acknowledgement by post or by e-mail within 48 hours of receiving your complaint in accordance with our complaints procedure. You may request a copy of our complaints procedure at any time by contacting Customer Service.
20.2. We endeavour to provide you with an answer or resolution to your complaint within the timeframes as outlined by the Financial Ombudsman Service. Should this not be possible due to unforeseen circumstances or lack of information, we will contact you.
20.3. If your complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction, you may contact the Financial Ombudsman Service at Exchange Tower, London, E14 9SR, United Kingdom. For additional contact details you may visit the website at www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk.
- “Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday or a Sunday or a public or bank holiday in England;
- “Customer Service” means our customer service, which you can reach by sending a message through the “Contact Us” facility on the Website or by calling +44 203 308 2520;
- “Escrow Service” means our secure payment system which can be used to hold funds in a secured intermediary trust account until a transaction concludes. Details are available on our Website;
- “Fees” shall mean the charges payable by you to us for using our services;
- “Financial Ombudsman Service” shall mean the services provided by the United Kingdom Financial Ombudsman Service, details of which can be found at www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk and who can be contacted at The Financial Ombudsman Service, Exchange Tower, London, E14 9SR, United Kingdom ;
- “FCA” means the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom whose address is 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS, United Kingdom; further information on the FCA can be obtained on the FCA’s website at www.fca.org.uk;
- “Skrill” shall mean Skrill Ltd. (registered number: 4260907) whose registered office is at Floor 27, 25 Canada Square, London, E14 5LQ, United Kingdom;
- “Skrill Account” shall mean the electronic money account you open and maintain through the Skrill Website;
- “Skrill iT money transfer service” means the money transfer service further details of which can be found on the Skrill Website;
- “Skrill Website” or “Website” shall mean the website available at www.skrill.com;
- “We”, “us”, “our” shall mean Skrill;
- “You”, “your” shall mean you, the natural person or legal entity in whose name the Skrill Account is opened and maintained;