Status of Online User Agreements
21st Aug 2017 |  Corporate and Finance    Technology, Media and Telecommunications  

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A U.S. federal court ruled that the often-lengthy online agreements customers face when registering for sites and apps are binding, even if customers don’t fully understand or take the time to read them. This was decided in Meyer v. Uber Technologies Inc, 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 16-2750. The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals decision in favour of Uber Technologies Inc is foreseen to serve as a persuasive authority to protect online contracting and strengthen commerce. The position is that users of technology enabled services are presumed to read and accept all the terms and conditions before using the service or product. Such action is usually executed through such terms and conditions through \"clickwrap\" agreements by checking an \"I agree\" box, or \"browsewrap\" agreements where terms are posted via hyperlinks.

Source: The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and GigaLaw  |   Read More

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