Terms of Service; Didn't Read

“I have read and agree to the Terms” is the biggest lie on the web. We aim to fix that.

CNet
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  • CNet may collect your device fingerprint.
pushbullet
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  • May terminate your access to the service at any time without cause and without notice
wordfeud
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  • Wordfeud
sonic.net
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amazon
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  • Amazon enables third-party advertisers to target you by default
Dictionary.com
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  • Dictionary.com may collect your device fingerprint.
myspace
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  • https is not used by default
instagram
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  • Instagram may sell your personal information as part of a bankruptcy or merger
  • You waive your right to a class action
spideroak
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  • SpiderOak jurisdiction in the State of Illinois, USA
  • SpiderOak no refunds
  • You can terminate your account
  • https is used by default
  • [Good] SpiderOak can not decrypt your files.
online-convert
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envato
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  • Terms may be changed at any time, but you will be notified.
flickr
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  • Flickr ToS & PP
  • You can chose with whom you share your photo
  • Yahoo's copyright license for photos, graphics, audio and video limited for purpose
  • Pro accounts cannot be canceled
netflix
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  • Class action waiver
  • Lawsuit and class action waiver. Arbitration agreement. Survives termination of ToU agreement.
  • Terms and privacy policy pages are organized and formatted well.
  • Non-personal info can be disclosed in any way.
  • No notifications are given about policy changes. Agreeing to the privacy policy and terms also means you agree to any changes in the future.
Blogspot
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  • Blogspot may collect your device fingerprint.
vbulletin
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  • You cannot delete your account
IMDb
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  • Your information can be sold as pert of business transfershttp://www.imdb.com/privacy?ref_=ft_pvc
phpbb
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  • You cannot delete your account
github
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  • Choice of law: California
  • You must provide your legal name
  • Transparent security practices
  • Your account can be suspended and your data deleted any time for any reason
  • Changes can happen any time, sometimes without notice
microsoft services
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Grammarly
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  • Terms are easy to read
  • Grammarly emails are opt-out
slack
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wikimedia
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  • [info] Wikimedia: Exclusive legal venue -- San Francisco Cty, CA
  • [good] Wikimedia: Promise to inform about data requests
  • [bad] Wikimedia: Time Limit on Legal Action
  • [good] Wikimedia: 30-60 day notice before substantive TOS change, with public comment
Wikihow
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  • Vague privacy policy (and very broad)
stackexchange
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zoosk
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  • You cannot delete your account
waze
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  • Waze: improving but still...
W3Schools
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  • W3Schools does not track you
apple
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  • Apple TOS
delicious
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  • Delicious class D
  • https is not used by default
  • Very broad copyright license on your content, includes right for Delicious to distribute through any media
  • Non-transparent use of cookies and third party ads
  • No Right to leave the service
linkedin
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  • https is not used by default
  • Unsubscribing LinkedIn + general thoughts about unsubcribing
skype
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  • (bad) Skype has third party cookies
  • https is not used by default
Fox News
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  • Fox News may collect your device fingerprint.
Stackoverflow
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  • Your personal data may be used for other purposes
couchsurfing
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  • Couchsurfing may close your account at their sole discretion
  • You should follow the community guidelines
  • Couchsurfing tracks you
  • You are not allowed to use a nick name
  • Couchsurfing may retain your data after deactivation for legitimate business purposes
yahoo!
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Imgur
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  • Imgur may collect your device fingerprint.
openstreetmap
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  • https is not used by default
lastpass
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  • You are solely responsible for all activities that occur under your account
  • LastPass will not provide refunds if they terminate you account or terminate the service
  • LastPass.com may terminate your access to the site at any time for any reason
  • Not liable for data loss or other damages
firefox-accounts
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vimeo
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Quora
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  • Quora collects all data you input and data of your device
deviantart
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  • deviantArt TOS: A long and complex bog of legalize and execuspeak, plus four or more other policies.
  • Deviant Art
evernote
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  • Evernote Terms of Service
Habbo
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  • You cannot delete your account
twitter
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  • Very broad copyright license on your content
  • Twitter provide archives of their terms
  • Critical changes to the terms with little users' involvement
  • Third-parties
  • Twitter deletes your account after 30 days. It keeps the rights on your content.
joindiaspora.com
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Jagex
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tutanota
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owncube
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  • may change at any time without notice
  • they can remove your account after complaints
indeed.com
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  • Cannot delete data from the servers
  • Scope of the copyright license is very wide
Airbnb
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goodreads
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  • Goodreads owns most of your content in perpetuity
coursera
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  • Coursera can change Terms of Service without notice and with immediate effect.
flattr
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  • Age limit of 18
bitbucket
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  • BitBucket TOS
minecraft
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  • Mojang TOS [re: Minecraft]
  • [Good] Minecraft's usage policy
  • Mojang/Minecraft ToS
microsoft store
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cloudant
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  • Cloudant may share aggregated usage data with partners and third parties
  • Cloudant won't share you data with third parties
  • No spidering or crawling
  • You can request copies and changes to the personal information Cloudant stores
duckduckgo
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  • https is not used by default
  • No Tracking
twitch
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disqus
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  • Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
toodledo
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  • Toodledo term
bearshare
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  • You cannot delete your account
BBC
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  • Personalisation can be turned off
  • BBC may collect your device fingerprint.
tumblr
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librarything
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  • Will not sell your data
gravatar
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  • Broad copyright license to perform the service
  • No right to leave the service
craigslist
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  • [Good] Craigslist drops exclusive license to your posts
youtube
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  • The copyright license is broader than necessary
  • Jurisdiction and law of California
  • They help you to deal with take-down notices
  • Users are subject to Google's Privacy Policy
tinyurl
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CNN
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  • CNN may collect your device fingerprint.
twitpic
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  • You indemnify Twitpic from any claim related to your content
  • Twitpic privacy policy
  • Reduction of legal period for cause of action
  • Your content is for Twitpic and their partners
ebuddy
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  • You cannot delete your account
RiseUp.net
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  • Minimal logging
  • No data is ever shared with third parties
  • No personal data is required for account registration
  • User storage is personally encrypted
foursquare
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  • https is used by default
allrecipes
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  • Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
dropbox
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  • Dropbox removes Copyright intellectual property after a claim
  • Dropbox can remove content from your account
  • Terms may be changed at any time, but you will be notified.
kolab now
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PayPal
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  • paypal
500px
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  • Waiver of legal actions
  • Terms may be changed at any time, but you will be notified.
  • 500px Store: Authorship
  • Pseudonyms are allowed
  • The terms are easy to read
wordpress.com
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  • Wordpress.com may collect your device fingerprint.
experteer
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  • Mandatory automatic subscription renewal without reminders
softpedia
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icloud
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reddit
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  • [good] reddit.com
  • Reddit choice of law: State of New York
  • Reddit shares data with third parties
  • [Good] Reddit allows users to leave the service
  • [Good] Reddit requires little personal information
freeforums
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  • Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • Freeforums reserves the right to change the terms with immediate effect
livejournal
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  • LiveJournal terms of service
steam
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  • Defend and indemnify Valve. Survives termination of the agreement.
  • Your personal information is not shared with third parties for marketing purposes
  • May share aggregate and individual user information with other parties without restriction
  • Multiple software licenses are bundled
wikipedia
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  • https is not used by default
  • Wikipedia ToU & PP
  • Wikipedia uses temporary session cookies
facebook
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  • Facebook uses cookies
  • https is not used by default
  • Millions Will Flow to Privacy Groups Supporting Weak Facebook Settlement
  • You own your data
  • Help you securing your account
runescape
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  • You cannot delete your account
interparcel
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  • interparcel.com T&C's
newsblur
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  • allows for easy import & export
  • it’s free software (MIT)
nabble
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  • The terms may be changed without notice
  • Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
SeenThis
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salesforce
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  • Salesforce/Chatter
last.fm
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  • Last.FM - Am I doing it right?
google
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  • Google may stop providing services to you at any time
  • Google can use your content for all their existing and future services
  • Google can share your personal information with other parties
etsy
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worldofwarcraft
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  • World of Warcraft/Battle.net ToS Errors
spotify
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  • You grant perpetual license to anything you publish
  • Spotify may transfer and process your data to somewhere outside of your country
  • Spotify uses different agreements for special offers and community access
  • Your data is accessible to trading partners
  • Spotify states risks of public information
rapidshare
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  • Rapidshare won't share information to a requesting authority without a legal basis
  • Rapidshare does not index or open the files
  • Rapidshare uses personal information for limited purposes
  • Rapidshare does not guarantee content damage
  • Rapidshare guarantees 99.5% availability
xing
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  • The user can leave Xing without cause
  • No pseudonym allowed
  • Need more info - Xing value the data privacy of their users
  • You must use your real name
comcast
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whatsapp
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  • Messages, voice and video calls are end-to-end encrypted by default
  • To use WhatsApp you must be 16 years old
  • [Info] WhatsApp may require cookies
  • WhatsApp holds unlimited copyright license on your Status Submissions
  • [good] WhatsApp has minimal data census
ifttt
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  • IFTTT Doesn't ask for a real name
  • IFTTT doesn't allow users to terminate their accounts, only discontinue usage
  • IFTTT Jurisdiction in California
  • Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • [Bad?] IFTTT claims property for user feedback/comment
soundcloud
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  • Indemnification from claims related to your content or your account
  • 6 weeks to review changes
  • The terms are easy to read
  • You stay in control of your copyright
  • Personal information can be disclosed in case of business transfer or insolvency
mint
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Mega File Storage
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  • Mega is Encrypted End-to-End.
fairpoint
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  • (good) Fairpoint sends printed update on ToS
pinterest
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EteSync
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  • 30 days notice by email
  • Clients and server are open source
  • User information may not be sold or shared
  • Short and easy to read terms
  • Uses no tracker or analytics services and data is end-to-end encrypted
hypster
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  • You cannot delete your account