The instantaneous and informal nature of the text message has revolutionized the way people communicate across large and small distances. In fact, as a digitized and traceable form of communication between two or more parties, text messages are often brought up in legal disputes. But is a text message a legal document?
Before PactSafe, TagStation's legal counsel and sales team wanted to find a solution to “shrinkwrap” the contract process so that it was less prone to negotiation, with a quicker turnaround.
Your online business is humming along, people are signing-up and buying stuff online, all while you assume that the business is protected by the legal terms and conditions that you are (ideally) presenting via some clickwrap agreement. Then POOF you get sued -- and not just any lawsuit -- but a dreaded class action lawsuit! You think "no problem, our terms and conditions have a class action waiver that requires arbitration."
If you're anything like us here at the PactSafe offices, you're probably spending a few minutes over lunch this week wandering around the streets outside your office trying to catch Pokemon. If you're not, well don't worry -- the guilt, shame, and embarassment of walking around as a grown adult playing an adaptation of a late-90s children's game wears off quickly. There's still plenty of time for you to catch up, reach Level 5, and head over to the nearest Pokemon Gym in your neighborhood to do battle.
It's more than just terms of service and privacy policies. This article not only details the latest case involving terms of service and clickwrap agreements, but provides examples of how clickwrap agreements continue to work wonders for business legal.
You may remember a few months back when we asked you to see which social media network owned your soul. It is important to understand what you have agreed to on websites with differing standards when it comes to your information, privacy, and user-agreements.
While online privacy policies waver from readable to ridiculous, one sought-after company is doing its best to lead the industry with integrity. Get ready for all of the consumer-feels as we break down what Apple is up to.
For Guardian reporter Alex Hern, thinking about all the small print on the Internet made him want to die... so he took seven days to read 146,000 words of various companies’ Terms of Service, and the result? It made him want to die even more.