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Monday, May 23, 2011

QUESTION OF THE WEEK 5-23-11


If you sign up to install a new program or join a website, do you read the "Terms of Service" or do you simply click "I Agree" and continue on?

(If you don't read these entire small-print disclosures, does it haunt you to think you may have unknowingly signed away your first born?)



Other posts from last week:

Rx AND DIAGNOSIS

WHAT DID JARED DO?

ANNIE HAD A LITTLE GOAT

12 comments:

  1. I cannot remember the last time I read that stuff. I was told when I worked that much of that part is probably not enforceable anyway and it is just there because the lawyers require it. The problem is you have to agree before you see or use the product!

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  2. not only do I not read the fine print I hardly ever use my real email address either...

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  3. I sign it right away. What else can you do? If you say, "NO" you are finished.

    I spend my whole career having home buyers sign the mortgage and note at the closing of their new property. They never had time to read it so I would just ask them if they intended to pay the mortgage company back the money that was being lent to them.

    They all said,"Of course,we are going to make our payments." So, then I would explain that the note was their promise to pay and the mortgage outlined all the remedies that the bank would use in the event they DIDN'T pay.

    So, if they intended to pay, what difference did it make what the remedies were?

    It's sort of the same thing,isn't it? Agree to the terms or don't use our product...

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  4. In the beginning, I read every word, but if I did that now, I'd never get to do anything else.

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  5. Hahaha! It depends on how long the text is. I have a short attention span. Oh wait, someone's knocking at the door...

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  6. I never read them and I never worry about it
    I can always just claim I'm stupid and didn't understand ;)

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  7. I click and agree and never read. Which is very stupid I know.

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  8. I did once and nearly went cross-eyed so I don't anymore. :)

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  9. You are kidding right? Never had any problems with not reading them.

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  10. Just the other day I had to agree to something on google for my work e-mail in order to view it...and of course I didn't read a word of it. Now you have me wondering...hmmm.

    PS - I've been having a difficult time getting onto certain blogs lately and then my comments not publishing. I think my husband messed something up with the cookies (that's what he thinks) when he cleaned up some files. He's been too busy to check it and what I've done to fix the problem hasn't worked (sometimes I get in and sometimes NADA)...so after all the hockey tryouts (five more now) I will see what he can do. Miss you, Annie!

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  11. Always waste time reading it-

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