All Social Media and Internet businesses rely on TOS and Click Agreements to protect their legal rights, but few businesses take the time to make sure that the TOS and Click Agreements actually protect their business operations. I welcome you to read my eCommerce Times column entitled “Your Customers May Not Review Your ToS and Click Agreements, but You Should!”
Early this fall in my Law of eCommerce class at the SMU Dedman School of Law the class reviewed the TOS for the major search engines – Google, Bing, Yahoo!, and AOL. Even though these search engines compete head to head, no surprise the legal terms varied widely. But it was a surprise to my students, none of whom had had taken the time to review TOS before.
So take some time and review your TOS and Click Agreements to see if they actually protect your business.