Your PayPal membership is the only method
of payment that HouseFlash accepts at this time.
If you are already a PayPal member, you can simply add the
HouseFlash subscription to your account, to activate
recurring automatic payments. If you are not yet a PayPal
to Follow to Authorize Your First Payment to HouseFlash:
for easy instructions to become a PayPal member. PayPal is
also well documented, and guides you through the process
with detailed field instructions.
The information contained on this page relates to using PayPal
with HouseFlash subcriptions, and not all facets of
the PayPal service. Read all about the PayPal service for the
USA and for International customers, their process, security,
and options, by accessing the PayPal Help on
International Members are charged a minimal PayPal fee for
member verification purposes. This fee will be printed on
your next credit card statement, and identified as a PayPal
charge. Your member number will also be printed on your
credit card statement. This member number will allow you to
be verified and thus, increase your allowable spending limit.
After verification, U.S. clients may also set up debit cards
or bank accounts with PayPal.
To see your PayPal account after you have signed up for a
HouseFlash subscription, you can access the PayPal
site via a link on the HouseFlash Subscription
Records page, or you can go directly to the PayPal site,
by typing https:/www.paypal.com in the URL.
Both subscriptions and payments are assigned unique numbers
to assist you in reconciling your PayPal payments to your
credit card statement.
Payment Method Options
Automatic payment method: the first payment will be debited
on your credit card as soon as you initiate your PayPal
subscription. Subsequent payments will be debited based
on the type of subscription you chose; e.g. the standard
monthly subscription will be charged to your account on
the same day the next month. The days available to you on
your HouseFlash account will include any trial
period remaining as well as the period paid by the current
The time purchased by a recurring payment is added to the
days remaining on the Agent Menu page. On the last day for
which you have paid, PayPal will bill your credit card on
behalf of HouseFlash.
Your PayPal Profile is a subtab of the My
Account tab. This is where you can change your PayPal password,
email address, credit card, mailing address, and notification
preferences. In the Notification Preferences, you can specify
whether you wish to be emailed when a payment is taken from
your account. This is an added security measure against
unauthorized use of your PayPal account.
Your Financial Information
HouseFlash does not have any access
to your financial information. This data resides securely at
PayPal. HouseFlash is advised by PayPal when you
sign up for a subscription, when payments are made and if you
cancel your subscription.
PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential
information in transit from your computer to theirs using the
Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key
length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available).
Before you even register or log in to the PayPal site, their
server checks that you're using an approved browser - one that
uses SSL 3.0 or higher. Once your information reaches PayPal,
it resides on a server that is heavily guarded both physically
and electronically. PayPal servers sit behind an electronic
firewall and are not directly connected to the Internet, so
your private information is available only to authorized
Protect your PayPal password carefully. Never give your PayPal
password to anyone. If you suspect that someone may be using your
account or seen your password, logon to the PayPal site, under
Profile, and change your password immediately.
Cancelling a PayPal payment
When adding a subscription or payment with PayPal,
you are given the opportunity to cancel midway through the
transaction. If you do not cancel at that time, you may only cancel
a payment if the Status of the payment is Unclaimed.
If you cancel an eCheck payment, the withdrawal from your bank
account cannot be cancelled. Instead, the eCheck amount will be
credited to your PayPal account balance.
You have successfully cancelled this payment.
- Login to your PayPal account
- Click on the History subtab
- Click on the Cancel button in the Action column of the transaction in question
- Click Cancel Payment
To cancel a credit card payment, you must contact your credit card
company and request a chargeback.
Cancelling a Subscription
You can cancel your HouseFlash subscription at any time. To do this access Subscription Records
on the Agent Menu, and click on the PayPal link. You can also
access the PayPal site directly at
When you have logged in to your PayPal account, select the
subscription to be cancelled, by clicking on the status field.
This will take you to the detail subscription record. At the
bottom of the page there is a Cancel Subscription button.
Pressing this button initiates the cancellation process, but
you will be asked to confirm the cancellation. If you choose
to continue, your subscription will be updated to cancelled
status at PayPal and at HouseFlash. You will receive
a confirmation email from both organizations.
Our minimum billing period is 30 days (a 'month'). We refund
entire unbilled months, but not partial ones. Listings will
remain available until the end of the month in which you
cancel your subscription. You may cancel your subscription anytime by sending us an email
with your details to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Send the cancellation email
anytime up to 48 hours before the next payment to prevent further automatic payments.