Questions tagged [terms-of-service]

A set of regulations which users must agree to follow in order to use a service.

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What is the fee for in-app, but still peer-to-peer, purchases of digital content between fans and content creators on mobile apps?

Google and Apple app stores require that apps use their payments APIs, which charge 30% of each transaction, to purchase digital content in-app. But, peer-to-peer payments are not charged as far as I'...
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Does Amazon prohibit a family of adults from sharing a single Amazon account?

In Amazon's Conditions of Use, the section "License and Access" says the following: Subject to your compliance with these Conditions of Use and any Service Terms, and your payment of any ...
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Can a software company forbid individuals to consult on how to use their software?

I read on https://easychair.org/licenses: Please note that we do not allow any organizations or individuals whose professional duties include conference organisation or who are paid, in any form, for ...
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How can sole traders legally circumvent 'no business use' restrictions in domestic contracts?

I would like to get some advice regarding using consumer services for business purposes, where the contracts for the services have terms that when taken in isolation, forbid the use of the services ...
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Can I download my own Facebook videos without using Facebook's native downloader?

Each week, I livestream a video from a noncommercial Facebook business page I manage; then, I download it through Facebook's native download button (given to business pages but not personal accounts, ...
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About using google maps

In the terms established by the usage of Google: 3.2.1 General Restrictions. Customer will not: (a) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, decompile, translate, disassemble, or ...
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(EU) Is it legal to record youtube assuming I can use copyrighted content in question legally?

Hello I want to record youtube video using either screen recorder, assuming that recorded content can and will be used legally as far as copyright goes. Now their rules say something like: "you ...
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Do Saas users need to explicitly agree to Terms? [duplicate]

Scenario: A) A new user purchases a one-year subscription to Website A via Website B B) The user then gets an email with login instructions for Website A. Question: Does the user need to explicitly ...
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Can an airline forcibly remove a senior citizen who is wearing a soiled adult diaper?

I am curious to know if an airline has a legal right to forcibly remove a senior citizen from an airplane if it is discovered that this person is wearing a soiled adult diaper. Say for example that ...
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Can a website's Terms of Service change the license of uploaded software?

Suppose there's a website that lets users upload their own software, like mods in a video game, and their terms of service contain a clause that requires and assumes all uploaded software to be MIT ...
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Why are terms and conditions of a website legally binding?

There are many resources (e.g. this) about ways of creating legally binding terms and conditions for a website. What I don't understand is: why can't a user claim that terms and conditions were not ...
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Can I use the YouTube API for hosting Videos on a commercial website?

My website is an educational website. The teachers pay for access for themselves and their students. It offers all kind of services around educational videos (like comments, analysis of comments, ...
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Can a site write whatever it wants in terms of use?

I am reading the following terms of use https://jane.com/home/termsofuse Lets say I am a seller on this platform am I allowed to build a script on my local machine That logs in to my account and list ...
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Can a dispute resolution clause be set aside?

In relating to an international contract that includes a provision that in 'All dispute in relation to user agreements will be referred to California by Arbitration My question : If the disputes ...
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Is it against the law to automate user personal information in the cloud

Suppose that a customer wants an online or cloud service to automate registering accounts on a 3rd party website, and the cloud service is transmitting personal data such as shipping/billing ...
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Can a contract "Implied in Fact" supersede a written contract?

A written contract states a given requirement for a service to be provided. But, in practice we ignore that requirement consistently and provide the service anyway. This goes on for many iterations, ...
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Can Whatsapp sue me for using unofficial services? (location: Romania)

I'm building a desktop app where people can manage their business and one of the features is Whatsapp chat directly into the app. This is not using the Whatsapp official API (their official means of ...
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Can I store data from Google Maps API for personal, educational use? [2021]

On the one hand, in previous questions, people write that you cannot (but I am not sure what use they are talking about), and on the other hand, Google itself 'proposes' to store API data in its ...
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Before I was 13 I had a facebook account. Could I be arrested?

The same as the title. If I was underage (broke the ToS), could I be arrested?
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How terms of service can avoid copyright infringement by users?

I saw this on the dribbble.com/terms: Your Responsibilities: ... By making Content available, you represent and warrant that: the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the ...
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Does a web application ToS or privacy policy need to be in "legal" text?

I created a web application where users can create content online. The data that they created is stored in an online database and others can see it with the link to their content online. I want to ...
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Can a website terms and conditions change bind: (1) new users immediately, (2) existing users after a contractual notice period?

Assume that my website offers a service requiring registration and payment - i.e. the service is NOT available by just typing the website address in the browser. Considering this service, I'm ...
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Is "cheating" in offline, single-player games illegal?

I understand there are laws like the Circumvention of Technological Measure (CTM), Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). According to these laws it's considered ...
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When is a name other than a legal name considered "inaccurate information" for a Terms of Service?

Some sites may ask for a first and last name or other personal information. Several sites have a condition in their Terms of Service that providing inaccurate information upon registration is not ...
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Confusion when commercially using image links provided by the reddit API but hosted by 3rd party sites

I'm a confused about where usage of the reddit api ends. If i use the api to get a list of the top gifs on r/gifs, and i then use the links within that data to stream the gifs for the user, is that ...
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Is using Free apps in commercial services allowed by Google Play ToS?

Here are parts of the Terms of Service I find to be relevant: Free Content. Google may allow you to download, view or use Content free of charge on Google Play. Additional limitations may apply to ...
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Is a violation of contract or Terms of Service considered a crime in certain cases?

Suppose I make a video conferencing website, but I specify in the Terms of Service that the free version is not to be used for commercial purposes. Someone uses the website without reading the Terms ...
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What can a website Terms of Service require?

I heard of a study where participants were asked to sign up for a fake social media platform with absurd terms (such as giving up your first-born child). I was curious as to what can actually be put ...
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What happens if an AirBnB contract violates the overall Terms of Service?

I've identified an unusual listing on AirBnB: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/50901269?source_impression_id=p3_1627314727_DprmH0dh%2BrK58ACR Under the section "House rules" is the following ...
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Is a company allowed to break their own Terms of Service (TOS)?

I have spotted multiple counts of a gamecompany breaking their own TOS for their own or "associates/friends" gains, including real world trading (selling items for money) while stated in ...
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What can be put in a website ToS?

Suppose I wanted to make a website and put something absurd in the Terms of Service like this: "To use the free version of the site, your full legal name must have 20 characters, you must have a ...
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Is there a reasonability limit on the complexity of terms and conditions?

Background story: We booked an Emirates Flight earlier in the year, Emirates made substantial changes to the itinerary and I was trying to figure out whether we can get our money back. Emirates ...
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Trial Periods days

I have subscribed to a 30 days' trial period product online on 8th May 2021 in the afternoon. The contract says that after 30 days, payment will be taken. I thought I can cancel today (7th June 2021) ...
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Is inappropriate use of a website solely a civil matter, or will it extend to criminal matters as well?

Suppose someone uses a website against its Terms of Service, EULA, etc., such as by using multiple accounts when the website limits users to one account or trial period each (to limit usage), using a ...
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Why limiting the liability in the Terms of an App to 150% service fees?

A language learning app from a German company states in their Terms the following in their "Limitation of Liability" section: We shall be unrestrictedly liable for (a) injury to life, body ...
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Are ThomasNet.com's terms and conditions contradictory?

ThomasNet.com is a directory for businesses to advertise themselves. It requires that business owners themselves " agree that you will not use this website or our services or applications for ... ...
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What are the consequences for intentionally providing false information to an online site?

Suppose you provide a false name and birthdate to a site like Facebook or some other online site that requires accurate information. You do not make any financial transactions or impersonate anyone (...
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Are websites obligated to explain the Terms of Service?

Suppose one submitted a clarification request regarding the ToS, and the website declined to comment for the time being. Is that legal? I understand one, if unsure, can simply not use said site. So I'...
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Are the following Terms of Service clauses valid/enforceable?

Wallhax is a website selling cheats for online games like Among Us, Apex Legends and dozens of others. Clearly what they do is in clear violation of these games' terms of services. On their own terms ...
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Can software vendors add a ToS that would give them monetary privileges over things created by their software?

Imagine that a software user typed an original novel into a word processor (e.g Microsoft Word or Google Docs). Imaging that the software vendor added something to the terms of service (ToS) saying ...
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Can an operating system make terms for apps that run on it, or can third parties do the same?

This is in continuation to the question here :If an app is built on a GPL Operating System must it also be GPL? Say a user is using a default calendar app and the operating system provides an inbuit ...
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Use of a VPN to access website when not expressly prohibited in the terms and conditions of the licence/account

Often no mention, direct or indirect, is made regarding the use VPNs, proxy servers, or other online privacy measures whilst accessing the websites of certain online bookmakers. However, in the forums ...
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Game Hacking Legality [closed]

Hello I have a question about if game hacking is legal in Florida. What I mean by game hacking is making a software and selling it (not altering the games original code or selling anything with the ...
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Can my landlord require me to agree to third-party terms of service if they install a smart lock on my door during my lease?

I am in the middle of my current fixed-term lease and have always had a mechanical key-based lock on my apartment door. My landlord has announced that the doors of all apartments will shortly be ...
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What is the legal basis of requiring permission before one can link to a webpage?

I came across the "Linking Terms" of OTC Markets Group Inc.'s website: PLEASE READ THESE LINKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS ("LINKING TERMS") BEFORE LINKING TO THIS WEB SITE. YOU MAY ...
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Can I get in legal trouble for open sourcing an unofficial wrapper for an API? (EU Law) [closed]

A while ago, I programmed a very simple API-Wrapper for a search engine and made it Open Source (Licensed under MIT). All it basically does, is using the very same REST-API the actual website uses as ...
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Can I say that I am utilizing same terms & conditions and privacy policy of this (xyz) website?

I am running a service A that uses some other service B. The company L also provides and uses the service B for themself as well for service K. Can I say on my service website A that my service ...
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Can a free website have a terms of service?

I co-own a free website that recently underwent a spam attack. I have considered a terms of service to keep people from abusing the website. However, upon reading sites that inform me how to create ...
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Can a terms of service include clause indicating payment required for service

Is is possible that a website or piece of software to have a clause in their terms of service saying that by using the service you are agreeing to pay a listed fee for the use of the service and then ...
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Can your ToS ban law enforcement?

Researching something I stumbled over the following Terms of service for a website: Notwithstanding any other part of these Terms of Service, and notwithstanding any other express or implied grant of ...

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