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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 may collect your device fingerprint.
  • ? Partial archives of their terms are available
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YouTube

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • - Processes a personal information (email, id but also device info, location)
  • ? The copyright license is broader than necessary
  • ? Reduction of legal period for cause of action
  • ? They can remove your content at any time and without prior notice
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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
  • + GitHub will notify you before transferring your information in the event of a merger or acquisition
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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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Trello

  • - This service ignores the Do Not Track (DNT) header and tracks users anyway even if they set this header.
  • - third parties may be involved in operating the service
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Ecosia

  • ? info given about what personal data they collect
  • ? easy to read
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500px

  • ? Broad copyright license
  • ? Waiver of legal actions
  • × 500px Store: Authorship
  • - You are responsible for any claim and agree to indemnify them
  • ? Pseudonyms allowed
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Qwant

  • ? no tracking
  • ? only necessary logs are kept
  • + your personal data is used for limited purposes
  • + you can request access and deletion of personal data
  • ? critical changes without user involvement
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lastpass

  • ? Personal information only stored when needed for a service
  • - Terms may change without warning and at their sole discretion
  •  LastPass will not provide refunds if they terminate you account or terminate the service
  • ? Information is only shared with third parties if really necessary
  • - You agree to indemnify and hold harmless
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La Centrale

  • - personal data is given to third parties
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Facebook

  • - Very broad copyright license on your content
  • ? This service tracks you on other websites
  • - Facebook automatically shares your data with many other services
  • ? Facebook uses your data for many purposes
  • ? deleted content is not really deleted
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Wikipedia

  • + You publish your contributions under free licenses
  • ? You can give comments before changes
  • ? Wikipedia uses temporary session cookies
  • + Wikipedia can block your account
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Yahoo!

  • ? Yahoo's copyright license for groups limited for purpose
  • ? Yahoo's copyright license for photos, graphics, audio and video limited for purpose
  • - Yahoo! may collect your device fingerprint.
  • - You must provide your legal name upon registration
  • ? Your account can be suspended for several reasons
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Amazon

  • ? This service tracks you on other websites
  • - Amazon enables third-party advertisers to target you by default
  • - Amazon may sell user data as part of a business transfer
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twitter

  • - Very broad copyright license on your content
  • ? Twitter deletes tracking data in 10 days and offers an opt-out
  • ? Twitter provide archives of their terms
  • ? You can retrieve an archive of your data
  • - Critical changes to the terms with little users' involvement
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Instagram

  • - Very broad copyright license on your content
  • ? You waive your right to a class action
  • ? Terms may be changed at their discretion, but they will notify you before.
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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 reserve the right to disclose personal info, no notification.
  • ? No liability is accepted for improper access to your personal information.
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Imgur

  • - Imgur may collect your device fingerprint.
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Microsoft Store

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

  • ? Lawsuit and class action waiver. Arbitration for dispute resolution in the United States
  • ? No promise to inform of government requests
  • ? Your data may be stored anywhere in the world
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Tumblr

  • ? Tumblr provides access to previous TOS and privacy policy
  • ? Tumblr get a limited but eternal copyright license on your creations
  • ? Third parties used by Tumblr are bound by confidentiality obligations
  • ? You maintain ownership of your Tumblr content
  • ? Tumblr requires third party cookies
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WordPress.com

  • ? Limited copyright license to Wordpress.com including for promotion
  • - Wordpress.com may collect your device fingerprint.
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Apple

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  •  court of law is in location X
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PayPal

  • - They store data on you even if you did not interact with the service
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WhatsApp

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • - targeted third-party advertising
  • ? deleted content is not really deleted
  • + To use WhatsApp you must be 16 years old
  • + WhatsApp doesn't collect personal information besides the phone number
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Blogspot

  • - Blogspot may collect your device fingerprint.
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Stackoverflow

  • ? class action waiver
  • + you can request access and deletion of personal data
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Dropbox

  •  Terms may be changed at any time, but you will be notified.
  •  Dropbox will notify of changes on the terms
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BBC

  • - BBC may collect your device fingerprint.
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CNN

  • - CNN may collect your device fingerprint.
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Roblox

  • - The service can delete your account without prior notice and without a reason
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Spotify

  • - You grant perpetual license to anything you publish
  •  Spotify doesn't provide refunds
  • - Spotify may transfer and process your data to somewhere outside of your country
  • ? No promise to inform about government requests
  • + Spotify states risks of public information
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Quora

  • - Quora collects all data you input and data of your device
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CNet

  • - CNet may collect your device fingerprint.
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Steam

  • - Defend and indemnify Valve. Survives termination of the agreement.
  • + Can request review and/or removal of personally identifiable info.
  •  No refund policy
  • ? Trial and class action waiver
  • ? Notifications 30 days before changes.
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W3Schools

  • ? sets third-party cookies and/or ads
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Fox News

  • - Fox News may collect your device fingerprint.
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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
  • + You can chose with whom you share your photo
  •  Users are subject to Yahoo!'s terms
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Skype

  • ? You cannot delete your account
  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • ? You agree never to publish reputation-damaging opinions about Skype
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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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Evernote

  • ? You cannot delete your account
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dictionary

  • - Dictionary.com may collect your device fingerprint.
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allrecipes

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

  • - Coursera can change Terms of Service without notice and with immediate effect.
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Disqus

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • ? Disqus will help you react to others infringing on your copyright
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Grammarly

  • ? No promise to inform about government requests
  • ? Grammarly usage restrictions
  • - Grammarly does not notify users before being involved in a merger, sale, or acquisition
  • ? Grammarly doesn't list pricing packages without signing up
  • ? Grammarly's liability is limited to the last 12 months of paid fees
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uber

  • - The service can delete your account without prior notice and without a reason
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creditkarma

  • - This service ignores the Do Not Track (DNT) header and tracks users anyway even if they set this header.
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World of Warcraft

  • ? You cannot delete your account
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envato

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

  • ? You cannot delete your account
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XING

  • - No pseudonym allowed
  •  pseudonym not allowed (user-to-user trust is relevant for service)
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mint

  • - Mint.com may change their terms at any time without pro-active notice
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Slither.io

  • ? The service makes critical changes to its terms without user involvement
  • ? Site uses first-party cookies, web beacons, and other anonymous tracking information
  • ? easy to read
  • ? third-party cookies, but with opt-out instructions
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GitLab

  • ? free software; you can run your own instance
  • ? critical changes without user involvement
  •  age limit
  • ? you are responsible for what you publish
  • + you can choose the copyright license
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protonmail

  • ? no promise to inform/notify
  •  IP addresses of website visitors are not tracked
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IFTTT

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

  • ? You cannot delete your account
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Gravatar

  • ? No right to leave the service
  • ? Broad copyright license to perform the service
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Nabble

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

  • -  Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • - If a business is bound by the terms, they must indemnify Tapas
  •  Must be competent to enter the terms
  •  Users are subject to the policies and guidelines of the service.
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Jagex

  • ? For paying users, TOS and Privacy Policy changes don't apply until the next renewal date
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Habbo

  • ? You cannot delete your account
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phpBB

  • ? You cannot delete your account
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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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Sonic.net

  • ? They delete user logs after 2 weeks
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Hypster

  • ? You cannot delete your account
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Flattr

  •  Age limit of 18
  • ? Flattr allows third-party cookies
  •  Terms may be changed at any time, but you will be notified.
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vBulletin

  • ? You cannot delete your account
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couchsurfing

  • - Terms may be changed any time at their discretion, without notice to the user
  • ? 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
  • - Couchsurfing will pass your data on to the new company if they enter in a merger
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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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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
  • ? Cloudant warns you if emergency maintenance is happening
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eBuddy

  • ? You cannot delete your account
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Kolab Now

  • ? Developed features are made available under a Free Software license
  • + 4 weeks to review changes and possibility to negotiate
  • ? KolabNow is very strict when providing access to Lawful Interception requests
  • + No tracking cookies and web analytics opt-out
  • + Suspension will be fair and proportionate
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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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SeenThis

  • ? You are free to choose your copyright license
  • ? Right to leave the service
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Delicious

  • ? 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
  • ? [bad] delicious new terms 5. third party services get access to personal information
  • - Your personal information are an asset for business transfers
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Freeforums

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

  • ? sets third-party cookies and/or ads
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Wordfeud

  • ? You cannot delete your account
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WindowsLogic Productions

  • + You can request the access and deletion of personal data.
  • ? This service provides a way for you to export your data
  • ? This service does not sell your personal data
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BearShare

  • ? You cannot delete your account
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