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“PayPal (Version: N/A)”:

Manufacturer of the IMS

  • PayPal (Europe) Ltd., registered in GB
  • URL: (Visit Homepage)
  • Nature of provider / distributor: private
  • Nationality of the manufacturer: N/A

Type of the IMS / Class of the IMS

  • Type of the IMS: N/A
  • Class of the IMS: Class 3

Supported languages

  • Netherlands: DUTCH
  • England: English
  • France: French
  • Germany: German
  • Italy: Italian
  • Spain: Spanish

References for the IMS

Is the IMS an open/closed IMS?

State of IMS deployment

Distribution of the IMS

Geographic scope

Is the IMS an open/closed IMS?: Open

State of IMS deployment: Available

Distribution of the IMS: N/A

Geographic scope: Global

Hard and software requirements of the IMS

Browser, E-Mail-Account, Bank Account or Credit Card

Installed base of the IMS (Userbase)

164 million account members worldwide

Interoperability and supported standards


Server-side component(s)

PayPal stores complete user profile, including account data, financial transaction data, internet traffic data and external verification data.

Client-side component(s)

Service is accessed via browser. No local data storage is necessary.

Description of functionality / features (client and server)

Payment intermediary

Main functionality

Every PayPal account is assigned to one specific mail-address. Therefor a manual idm-functionality may be achieved by registering different accounts.

Purchase costs in EUR


Flow charts of the IMS

Screenshots of the IMS

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Other file resources


Evaluator of the IMS

Christian Krause (ICPP)

General Comments (free text)

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