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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Is it rightly understood that any termination without just cause are unjust practices

Let's assume a Telco has terminated a consumer's lines without just cause. The disconnection is due to their failure of rectifying a billing issue. They didn't provide any customer support during the ...
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What's the consumer's rights in a Telco billing dispute?

My aunt has a billing dispute with a Telco. Telco apologises and promises to resolve the billing issues but nothing has been done. Her lines are disconnected twice in a month because of the ...
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How to prohibit "Discussion of Illegal Activity" -- but only the bad kind?

Online forums often have rules that say "Discussion of illegal activity" is prohibited. By this, they want to prevent users from using the forum from doing things like planning crimes, or (...
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Can a deadline of a rental contractual clause be ignored because there are no explicit sanctions for it? [closed]

This concerns rent related contract law in the Netherlands. Given the following contractual clauses: Art2. This agreement obliges the parties to comply with the provisions of the law with regard to ...
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Ambiguous(?) meaning

Disputes handled by TeamX can only address the hours, not the quality. What does it mean: TeamX can only address hours in handling the dispute, not the quality or dispute can only address hours not ...
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What does it mean when an obligation is 'waived'?

A while ago, I received a LOD (Letter of Demand) for an amount of $380 with ABC-CO. I signed up for a service with ABC-CO 10 years ago and terminated the service 5 years ago. I have not received any ...
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Is this telephone company's terms of usage common or unfair?

Though many think the price is good, their policy does mean your telephone service is subject to change. Is this even legal to enforce per FCC? reserves the right to reclaim any phone number from ...
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Can written notices such as company terms and conditions be rejected on grounds of being too long

Sometimes companies post 30 page terms and conditions notices that an end user must accept by clicking in a box. Can such agreements be rejected well after the fact (after clicking) on grounds like: ...
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Is it legal to create a website acting as middleman for transactions between game items and real life cash?

Knowing the ToS and EULA of the game prohibit one of selling his game items for real life money transactions, my question is, is it legal to create a website to act as the middleman for these ...
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Vietnamese were chosen as applicable law, should the CISG govern contract ? May the parties choose laws of Indonesia to be applicable of the contract?

The contract is signed between the company, which is located in Vietnam, and company in France / Germany / Australia / Korea. From the Contracting States of CISG between Vietnam and U.S. activated, ...
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Contesting a surprise bill from Amazon

Today I got an email from Amazon asking me to pay a large amount of money for their services. I signed up on AWS two weeks ago to discover their platform, and tried following one of their tutorials. ...
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What is the timeframe for Mastercard's "zero-liability" policy?

Other types of transaction disputes such as "product not received" has a clear reporting timeframe of 120 days or 540 days. That is, the consumer is usually protected only if the report is ...
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How often can a paid service be unavailable without breaching contract?

I'm curious about the theory and practice behind paying for a monthly subscription and not being able to use it for no fault of your own. I had purchased a 4 month gym pass. The gym is part of a ...
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Why aren't software companies required to make good faith efforts to enforce age restrictions?

There are a lot of products and technologies available that support children asking for parental consent before purchases, etc. (Amazon, Microsoft, etc...) And, it really isn't that hard to do to ...
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Is it legal to force users to accept new terms of service by threatening financial loss?

Why isn't it illegal, (extortion or duress), to force users to accept new Terms of Service by threatening financial loss, (like denying access to purchased content, or inhibiting or prohibiting the ...
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What does Firebase "use exclusively for purposes related to my trade, business, craft or profession" mean?

I'm creating a project in Firebase and it's asking me to confirm this statement: ☐ I confirm that I will use Firebase exclusively for purposes relating to my trade, business, craft, or profession (...
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Does the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act confer a right to unlock a phone one owns, or merely limit the scope of the DMCA?

Smart phones come in two different kinds: locked, and unlocked. A locked phone has been modified from its original design, in its software, hardware, or firmware, to only accept cell service from a ...
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Is it allowed to distribute images generated in DALL-E by OpenAI?

I was reading the TOS of OpenAI (https://openai.com/api/policies/terms/) to find out whether it's legally possible to distribute images generated in the tool via Twitter or non-public platforms like ...
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Is it legal to install Google apps unofficially? [closed]

May Google sue me if I install Google apps unofficially on my device (from The Open GApps Project for example) and sign in with my account? or will Google delete my account instead? The need for this ...
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is it legal to read the code of github copilot?

I have already downloaded the extension from the Visual Studio Market place in the .VSIX file. and unzipped it ,Now I'm confused. What are these .wasm files and I tried to open the extension.js but it ...
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Are terms of use considered a contract from GDPR point of view?

If service terms of use doesn’t talk about setting up a contract between the company and the user, can you use «execution of contract» as the lawfulness for GDPR processing ? If signup data is ...
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I disagreed to IOS 15 ToS, Apple has blocked all access to my phone until I agree. Can I “agree under duress”?

I inadvertently updated my new iPhone to IOS 15 (store personnel had set up auto-update w/out asking, update occurred when my wireless charger failed so I used a wired charging device). I do not use ...
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Google's Terms of Service

How to interpret Google's Terms of Service with respect to this statement: "You may not copy, modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of our services or software" that can be found under ...
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Does use of a dictionary count as commercial use

Does use of a dictionary on a website count as commercial use if I use its translations manually when writing some document that is used in business? Moreover, if there is a note in the website's ...
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Are Discord bots allowed to store deleted messages and let people view them?

There are many Discord bots around which look at messages sent by users, but are they legally allowed to store messages in files, and even store messages which were since deleted by the users who sent ...
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is using APIs that scrape translations and audio files from google translation website legal?

Is it legal to use an API that is based on scraping translations and audio files (of the translations) from Google Translation, for personal use? I am not sure of the terms of use of Google Translate ...
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Biometric Collection Without the Option for Deletion

If I collect the face and voice properties of someone and inform them that they would not be able to request its deletion under any circumstance, would I still have to delete it under request in any ...
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Can I display ads when using the Google Books api?

Am I allowed to display google ads within my ios App while using the google books api? Or will that violate the "no fees" rule?
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Is direct advertisement allowed on mobile android app? [closed]

Suppose that an app developer D wants to advertise on a mobile android app. D is aware that that there is the ad network platform admob provided by google, but D does not want to use it. D wants to ...
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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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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 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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