Here’s A Website That Simplifies Those Lengthy ‘Terms And Conditions’ We Never Read
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Perhaps you downloaded an app for your phone or just opened an account with a recipe website. In all likelihood there was a small box that you checked off where you agree to the site’s terms and conditions. When you try read them, it’s a novel of legal jibberish that goes on forever. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone dumbed it down for us so we know what we’ve agreed to?
That’s where ‘Terms of Service, Didn’t Read” (TOSDR) comes in. They take the thousands and thousands of words in those Terms and Conditions we all agreed to, and they simplify it to a few short points and we can all understand.
For example: According to TOSDR, “Facebook automatically shares your information with Bing, Pandora, TripAdvisor, Yelp, Rotten Tomatoes, Clicker, Scribd, and Docs, unless you manually opt-out.”
Even if you know what you’re agreeing to, those terms and conditions can change…and they don’t even have to tell you about it. When it comes to YouTube, “They can change the terms of service any time they see fit, even without notification to the user. Your use of the service supposedly constitutes acceptance of the changes in the terms.” – TOSDR
Perhaps none of these facts will change how you use the internet, but it’s good to know what you’re agreeing to when you sign up. Here’s the link if you want to read more: TOSDR.ORG