Intellectual Property Rights

The Terms and Conditions described herein constitute a legal agreement (“Agreement” or “Shopify Payments Terms”) between you (if your business is a sole proprietorship) or your business (if you are signing up on behalf of a corporation or other legal entity) (the “Merchant”, “you” or “your”) and Shopify Payments (USA) Inc., organized under the laws of Delaware with offices at 251 Little Falls Drive, Wilmington, Delaware 19808 (“Shopify”, “we”, “us”, or “our”).

  1. Our Role The Shopify Payments service (“Shopify Payments” or the “Payments Services”) is a: (i) payment account boarding; (ii) payment underwriting; and, (iii) payment data transmission service that helps you integrate with a payment processor (the “Processor”), as described more fully in this Agreement. The Payments Services may also apply to your use of point-of-sale equipment (“POS Equipment”), subject to availability and to your election to procure the same. You hereby appoint us as your agent to deliver information and instructions on your behalf to the Processor.

    Under the separate Shopify Platform Terms of Service (the “Shopify Platform Terms”), Shopify Inc. provides you with its online storefront, shopping cart, store management, marketing, and other services (collectively, the “Shopify Platform Services”). The Shopify Platform Terms are incorporated herein by reference and by accepting this Agreement you are also accepting them.

    Neither Shopify Inc. nor Shopify Payments (USA) Inc. is a bank, payment institution, or money services business, but are instead, respectively, a supplier of the Shopify Platform Services supplied under the Shopify Platform Terms and of the Payments Services under this Agreement.

  2. The Processor The Processor is Stripe, Inc., organized under the laws of California, which is a technical services provider and may offer the services as an agent of one or more financial institutions in United States (each, a “Financial Services Provider”). The processing and settlement of Transactions (as defined below) (“Payment Processing”) is carried out by the Processor and any of the Financial Services Providers under a separate Stripe Connected Account Agreement, including the United States Stripe Services Agreement and the applicable Financial Services Terms, and to the extent you use a payment method that is subject to additional terms, the Payment Terms (collectively, the “Processor Terms”). 

Stripe, Inc.
Attn: Legal Notices (IP)
510 Townsend Street
San Francisco, CA 94103, USA