Terms and conditions with some sneaky, sneaky items
I was stoned and downloaded a mobile game some years ago and decided to read the terms and conditions. It was like 20 pages and mostly had to do with privacy and micro transaction stuff. In the back half a paragraph was the lyrics to ToTos Africa.
I know at some point Comcast was not responsible if it killed you.
Haven’t looked at it in years though (used to work for them so you get to learn the terms pretty quickly).
I had a Victoria’s Secret coupon that said Canadians are required to pass a math question or test in order to be eligible for the discount.
My job in part is writing terms and conditions, agreements, and disclosures for the bank I work at [and] the Canadian math requirement is the strangest I’ve ever seen.
That’s actually required of them by Canadian law, which does not allow any gaming or lotteries that are not officially sanctioned. It’s just a technicality. So if you answer the question correctly, you haven’t won a gamble, you’ve “earned” the reward.
In the hiring contract for the last company I worked for, there was a line buried on page like 22 that said if you email a certain email address on your first day saying you saw the line, you’d get a bonus day of PTO for the year.
Gamestation once made an “Immortal Soul Clause” on April Fool’s day, to prove that no-one actually reads the terms and conditions. It read ” By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant us a non transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul.”
At a gun range one time I saw that if I yelled out “I love dogs!” my time and anything I buy is half price. I immediately did so, startling my best friend. That was awesome.
The contract to a job I had working in the desert warned about the frequency of alien attacks. I was disappointed to go a year and a half without any, though.
There was a story contest from a theme park where your story could be published…
…but any story submitted would automatically be owned by the company and could not be used by you or others.
So they could:
1) Throw your story in the trash and you still wouldn’t legally own it anymore and can’t publish it somewhere else
2) They own your story so they can make money out of it without paying you a dime
3) They were not obligated to credit you as the writer other than mentioning it somewhere in the first publishing – after that it was fair game
4) They were allowed to alter your story as they saw fit without consulting you.
DeviantArt’s ToS is basically a contract allowing them to print, reproduce, and profit from your art (if they so choose) without needing your permission or consent.
Usually this takes the form of ads or contests, where they’ll be used in public displays. If you post works that show a high level of technical skill, then you need to either sign it or use a big ol’ watermark.
If you make money on tik tok , the owners can rightfully take the money.
They can also use your videos in their advertisements without your permission, even if the videos are private.
Apparently that’s not even the worst part. It can use your microphone and camera without permission at any time, even when the app is closed. Which means they can watch everything you do.
When I was looking for apartments, (college) I found one place I really liked but hidden toward the end of the lease agreement it said something along the lines of “Landlord reserves the right to enter the unit at any time and confiscate any items that he wishes”. Nope, I’m good haha.
Thank you customer for actually reading our terms and conditions. Send us an E-mail with the following content and we will send you a free box of chocolates.
They did indeed send chocolate.
I help write privacy policies and terms and conditions/of use for websites and you should always look for little giveaways like this! Before I started I found one for an Amazon gift cards and now that I write them, I work with the company to find free stuff to give people for reading. One company gave you a month of premium to their app, another gave you in-app credit, but a few have given McDonalds or other gift cards.
Copy paste the whole thing and look for hyperlinks or search for “@” – easiest way to find what to do and who to tell for free schwag.
On amazon: anytime they want they can take away from me the books thats I’ve bought on kindle store.
It’s the same with Steam games, but I hope that everyone who uses Steam was already aware of this.
Edit: since this is gaining traction, here’s the specific line: “The Content and Services are licensed, not sold. Your license confers no title or ownership in the Content and Services.”
Sony can sue you for literaly not updating your console software if you’re connected to internet.
Amazon’s AWS Service Terms contain a clause pertaining to a zombie apocalypse.
“However, this restriction will not apply in the event of the occurrence (certified by the United States Centers for Disease Control or successor body) of a widespread viral infection transmitted via bites or contact with bodily fluids that causes human corpses to reanimate and seek to consume living human flesh, blood, brain or nerve tissue and is likely to result in the fall of organized civilization.”
I don’t have a story myself, but I found this article about a man who won a $1000 giveaway that was hidden in the EULA of an app. The 3000 people who installed the program before him didn’t bother to read it.
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