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The Ravine / Joseph Dunphy

Clarification Needed: Section 8, Rule 6, TOS - 34 views

tos terms of service clarification confusion

started by The Ravine / Joseph Dunphy on 03 Apr 09
  • The Ravine / Joseph Dunphy

    On looking through the terms of service, under "Content/Activity Prohibited" (section 8), I found this:

    "6. provides any telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs or email addresses;"

    Strictly speaking, this would prohibit us from linking to any site at all; the moment one follows a bookmark, one is provided with the url of the site linked to, which will appear in the address bar of one's browser. A rather curious prohibition on a bookmarking site, as I'm sure the staff would agree. Yet, this would be one of 15 categories of content listed in a section introduced with this passage:

    "The following is a partial list of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited to post on or through the Services. reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Services and terminating the Membership of such violators. Prohibited Content includes, but is not limited to Content that, in the sole discretion of"

    implying that any use of the bookmarking service would be seen as a legally actionable misuse of the service, and grounds for termination of the member's access to that service!

    I am guessing that this is not what Diigo meant to say, but there it is in black and white, deterring potential users from even getting accounts, and hurting Diigo's business in the process. Might Diigo be willing to consider the possibility of helping itself, by rewriting that clause?

  • Graham Perrin
    @ Joel

    Thanks :)

    @ Joseph

    In a similar vein,


    Comment #2, presumably from Joel, is currently missing from this topic.

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