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Google

  • - Google keeps your searches and other identifiable user information for an undefined period of time
  • - Google can use your content for all their existing and future services
  • - This service tracks you on other websites
  • - Google can share your personal information with other parties
  • - No promise to inform you about data requests from governments
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YouTube

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • × They can remove your content at any time and without prior notice
  • - The copyright license is broader than necessary
  • - Reduction of legal period for cause of action
  • × Deleted videos are not really deleted
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SoundCloud

  • + You stay in control of your copyright
  • + Collected personal data used for limited purposes
  • + 6 weeks to review changes
  • - Indemnification from claims related to your content or your account
  • - Personal information can be disclosed in case of business transfer or insolvency
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GitHub

  • + You don't grant any copyright license to github
  • - Changes can happen any time, sometimes without notice
  • - You shall defend and indemnify GitHub
  • + Your personal information is used for limited purposes
  • - Your account can be suspended and your data deleted any time for any reason
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Twitpic

  • × Twitpic takes credit for your content
  • - Your content is for Twitpic and their partners
  • - Reduction of legal period for cause of action
  • - You indemnify Twitpic from any claim related to your content
  • × Deleted images are not really deleted
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Delicious

  • - Delicious can license your content to third-parties
  • - Very broad copyright license on your content, includes right for Delicious to distribute through any media
  • × No Right to leave the service
  • - Only for personal and non-commercial use
  • - Your personal information are an asset for business transfers
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500px

  • - Waiver of legal actions
  • - Broad copyright license
  • × 500px Store: Authorship
  • - 500px Store: your account can be terminated at any time
  • - You are responsible for any claim and agree to indemnify them
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SeenThis

  • + You are free to choose your copyright license
  • + You can get your data back
  • + Right to leave the service
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Cloudant

  • + You don't grant any copyright license to Cloudant
  • + Cloudant won't share you data with third parties
  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • - You shall defend and indemnify Cloudant
  • + Promise to inform you about data requests from governments
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Facebook

  • - Very broad copyright license on your content
  • - This service tracks you on other websites
  • - No promise to inform you about data requests from governments
  • - Facebook automatically shares your data with many other services
  • + You can give your feedback before changes
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Yahoo!

  • + Yahoo's copyright license for photos, graphics, audio and video limited for purpose
  • + Yahoo's copyright license for groups limited for purpose
  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • - No promise to inform you about data requests from governments
  • - No transparency on law enforcement requests
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Wikipedia

  • + You publish your contributions under free licenses
  • + You can give comments before changes
  • + Wikipedia uses temporary session cookies
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twitter

  • + Twitter deletes tracking data in 10 days and offers an opt-out
  • - Very broad copyright license on your content
  • + Promise to inform you about data requests from governments
  • - Critical changes to the terms with little users' involvement
  • + Transparency on law enforcement requests
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Amazon

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • - This service tracks you on other websites
  • - No promise to inform you about data requests from governments
  • - Amazon enables third-party advertisers to target you by default
  • - No transparency on law enforcement requests
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Apple

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • - No promise to inform you about data requests from governments
  • - No transparency on law enforcement requests
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Flickr

  • + Yahoo's copyright license for photos, graphics, audio and video limited for purpose
  • + Flickr lets you choose a copyright license
  •  Users are subject to Yahoo!'s terms
  • + You can chose with whom you share your photo
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Skype

  • × You cannot delete your account
  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • - No promise to inform you about data requests from governments
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XING

  • - No pseudonym allowed
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App.net

  • - Changes can happen at any time and sometimes without notice.
  • - You defend, indemnify, and hold app.net harmless in case of a claim related to your use of the service
  • + You can delete your content
  • + App.net request feedback from users
  • - You may not scrape the site
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Steam

  • - Defend and indemnify Valve. Survives termination of the agreement.
  • - Trial and class action waiver
  •  No refund policy
  • - Valve can cancel your account at any time.
  • + Can request review and/or removal of personally identifiable info.
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OwnCube

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • + user data is not sold
  •  they can remove your account after complaints
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Flattr

  •  Age limit of 18
  •  Terms may be changed at any time, but you will be notified.
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BearShare

  • × You cannot delete your account
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Foursquare

  • + Promise to inform you about data requests from governments
  • + Transparency on law enforcement requests
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Freeforums

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
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bitly

  • × You cannot delete your account
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Grammarly

  • - No promise to inform about government requests
  • - Grammarly usage restrictions
  • - Grammarly doesn't list pricing packages without signing up
  • - Grammarly does not notify users before being involved in a merger, sale, or acquisition
  •  Grammarly uses third-party cookies and Google to show ads
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Gravatar

  • × No right to leave the service
  • - Broad copyright license to perform the service
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Habbo

  • × You cannot delete your account
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Hypster

  • × You cannot delete your account
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identi.ca

  • + Content published under a free license
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IFTTT

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
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Informe

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
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Instagram

  • - Very broad copyright license on your content
  • + Terms may be changed at their discretion, but they will notify you before.
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lastpass

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
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allrecipes

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
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Loopt

  • - No promise to inform you about data requests from governments
  • - No transparency on law enforcement requests
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Microsoft Services

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • - Lawsuit and class action waiver. Arbitration for dispute resolution in the United States
  • - No promise to inform you about data requests from governments
  • + Transparency on law enforcement requests
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Microsoft Store

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
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mint

  • - Mint.com may transfer your data as part of a business transfer
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MyKolab.com

  • + Developed features are made available under a Free Software license
  • + Only the necessary logs and debug information are kept
  • + 4 weeks to review changes and possibility to negotiate
  • + No third-parties access to your data without a duly authorized judicial Swiss warrant
  •  Fines for spammers
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myspace

  • - No promise to inform you about data requests from governments
  • + Transparency on law enforcement requests
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Nabble

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
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netflix

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • + Users can request access and deletion of personal info.
  • - Lawsuit and class action waiver. Arbitration agreement. Survives termination of ToU agreement.
  • - Netflix can terminate your account for any reason without notice.
  • - Netflix reserve the right to disclose personal info, no notification.
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OLX

  • × You cannot delete your account
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Comcast

  • - No promise to inform you about data requests from governments
  • + Transparency on law enforcement requests
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phpBB

  • × You cannot delete your account
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Rapidshare

  • × You cannot delete your account
  • + Rapidshare uses personal information for limited purposes
  • + Rapidshare won't share information to a requesting authority without a legal basis
  • + 4 weeks to review changes for paying users
  • + Rapidshare does not index or open the files
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RuneScape

  • × You cannot delete your account
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couchsurfing

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • - Couchsurfing may close your account at their sole discretion
  • - The copyright license on user data is broader than necessary
  • - Couchsurfing keeps the license on your content, even after you close your account
  • - Couchsurfing may retain your data after deactivation for legitimate business purposes
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Zoosk

  • × You cannot delete your account
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Sonic.net

  • + They delete user logs after 2 weeks
  • + Promise to inform you about data requests from governments
  • + Transparency on law enforcement requests
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Disqus

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
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Spideroak

  • + Promise to inform you about data requests from governments
  • + Transparency on law enforcement requests
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Spotify

  • - You grant perpetual license to anything you publish
  • + Spotify states risks of public information
  • - No promise to inform about government requests
  • - Spotify may transfer and process your data to somewhere outside of your country
  • - Spotify can delete your account without telling you
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Dropbox

  • + Promise to inform you about data requests from governments
  • + Transparency on law enforcement requests
  •  Terms may be changed at any time, but you will be notified.
  •  Dropbox will notify of changes on the terms
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Tumblr

  • - No promise to inform you about data requests from governments
  • + Transparency on law enforcement requests
  •  Terms may be changed at any time, but you will be notified.
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Apple iCloud

  • × They can delete any of your data (files, music, messages, etc.) at any time and without notice
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eBuddy

  • × You cannot delete your account
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vBulletin

  • × You cannot delete your account
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Verizon

  • - No promise to inform you about data requests from governments
  • - No transparency on law enforcement requests
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videoBB

  • × You cannot delete your account
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WhatsApp

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
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envato

  •  Terms may be changed at any time, but you will be notified.
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Wordfeud

  • × You cannot delete your account
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Wordpress.com

  • + Limited copyright license to Wordpress.com including for promotion
  • × You cannot delete your account
  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • + Promise to inform you about data requests from governments
  • + Transparency on law enforcement requests
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World of Warcraft

  • × You cannot delete your account
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Xfire

  • × You cannot delete your account
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Evernote

  • × You cannot delete your account
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AT&T

  • - No promise to inform you about data requests from governments
  • - No transparency on law enforcement requests
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faranow

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
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LinkedIn

  • + Promise to inform you about data requests from governments
  • + Transparency on law enforcement requests
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