Terms & Conditions

Here at Terms & Conditions, we read the terms of service, privacy policies, and other required legal contracts of websites and online services so you don’t have to. (Not that you were going to read them anyway.) Check out our Terms & Conditions archive below to see all the important provisions you should take into consideration before clicking “Agree.”

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Terms & Conditions: Etsy’s homespun rules are more complicated than you think

Etsy may be a great place to find that simple little item that really ties the room (or outfit) together. But its terms of service toss sellers into a maze of rules and regulations – and violating them can destroy one's livelihood.

Terms & Conditions: BangWithFriends is not liable for your horrible decisions

BangWithFriends lets you secretly find out which of your Facebook buddies want to become friends with benefits. But given the sensitive nature of the app, it's a good idea to understand what you're getting yourself into by using it –…

Terms & Conditions: Reddit revamps with privacy in mind

Following a rough couple of weeks, Reddit has revamped its privacy policy to give users explicit information about how their data is collected, used, stored, and shared (or not shared) by one of the Web's biggest sites. Does Reddit live up…

Terms & Conditions: WhatsApp’s legalese is user-friendly … and hilarious

WhatsApp has becoming one of the world's most popular free SMS alternatives. But thanks to easy-to-understand language and sense of humor, its terms of service and privacy policy are even better than free text messaging.

Terms & Conditions: Congress has privacy policies in its sights with CISPA

Privacy policies are one of the most important types of documents on the Web. They tell you what a company can and cannot do with your information. But the return of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) puts all privacy…

Terms & Conditions: Sharing your HBOGo password is risky, but worth it

Gaining access to HBO's stable of award-winning content, like "Game of Thrones," by sharing subscriber passwords is apparently a hot new trend. But is it allowed? We dive into the nitty gritty (and highly disappointing) details of HBOGo's…

Terms & Conditions: Should ignoring fine print be illegal?

Despite public outcry over the injustice of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Congress may be poised to change the 1984 law in all the wrong ways. Here's what you should know, and why you should help do something about it.

Terms & Conditions: Dailymotion protects your privacy better than YouTube

Video-sharing site Dailymotion may not compete with YouTube when it comes to monthly traffic numbers. But when it comes to terms of service and privacy policy, Dailymotion may have YouTube (read: Google) beat.