Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user


Service: DuckDuckGo
Status: pending
Changes: 2
Source: link
Author: Vincent (Mr. 404)


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I think this is the correct case: although they mark updates, they do not contact the user. (Which makes sense because they don't have contact details, but still.) Also, the changes take effect immediately.


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On 2018-08-20 08:48:45 UTC, michielbdejong wrote:

I think also the legal status of a privacy policy is different than that of terms of service, maybe? To what extent is a service legally bound to actually live up to the policy they have published at a given time in the past?

On 2018-08-20 08:40:54 UTC, michielbdejong wrote:

Ouch, that's a tricky one. I guess there's also no consent dialogue then, right? We need to formulate what we would ideally want a service to do in this case. I wouldn't want to group it into the same case as services where you agree once, and then the service (but not you) can make changes the next day. At the same time, even if the user didn't tick a checkbox, it's not reasonable to expect a user to open the hamburger menu and check the privacy policy before typing a search query. Of course, a user can trust that updates will be small, but that it would be nicer if there were some legally binding guarantee. Will discuss further.



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Updated Analysis: I think this is the correct case: although they mark updates, they do not contact the user. (Which makes sense because they don't have contact details, but still.) Also, the changes take effect immediately.

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