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April 15th, 2010, 09:19 PM #1Read your Terms of Service!
Not that anyone in affiliate marketing would do such a thing, but I read this just now and had to pass it along regarding terms of service.
7,500 Online Shoppers Unknowingly Sold Their Souls
Briefly: A computer game retailer revealed that it legally owns the souls of thousands of online shoppers, thanks to a clause in the terms and conditions agreed to by online shoppers.Greg Hoffman
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April 15th, 2010, 09:40 PM #2
Yes, it was an April Fool's joke, but there's no way shoppers will read a page of fine print before making a purchase. It does suggest a new legal niche: shoppers' lawyers! They will analyze all TOS and provide a list of recommended merchants based on your shopping preferences.
Your approved merchant list will be updated hourly, 'cause as we all know: TOS can be changed on a whim.Renée
Pay no attention to that woman behind the curtain. -Wizardress of Oz
April 15th, 2010, 09:45 PM #3
The Devil may be in the details, but there is little one can do to influence or to change a contract of adhesion.
April 15th, 2010, 10:20 PM #4
BHO's used to do this type of thing all the time in freebie downloads. Perhaps they did not steal your soul, but it darn near took an exorcist to clean up someone's computer corrupted with all the junk installed.
We're gonna go inside, we're gonna go outside, inside and outside. . . And then we're gonna go go go and we're not gonna stop til we get across that goalline! Quotes from the movie Rudy, 1993
April 15th, 2010, 10:54 PM #5
I've been saying for years that if Microsoft put "You will turn over your firstborn to us" in the EULA for Windows, the population of Redmond would skyrocket.Daniel M. Clark
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April 18th, 2010, 07:28 AM #6
Microsoft won't get my soul. Google already owns it.
Shoppers determine what has value and they like coupons. Stop manipulating who set the cookie just because you do not like coupon and promotional sites.
April 18th, 2010, 12:09 PM #7
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