We are a user rights initiative to rate and label website terms & privacy policies, from very good Class A to very bad Class E.
Terms of service are often too long to read, but it's important to understand what's in them. Your rights online depend on them. We hope that our ratings can help you get informed about your rights. Do not hesitate to click on a service below, to have more details! You can also get the ratings directly in your browser by installing our web browser add-on:
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  • - 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
  • - Google may stop providing services to you at any time
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  • - 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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  • + 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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  • + 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 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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  • - 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
  • - Non-transparent use of cookies and third party ads
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  • - 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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  • + You are free to choose your copyright license
  • + You can get your data back
  • + Right to leave the service
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  • + 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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