Terms and Conditions May Apply

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Terms and Conditions May Apply
Terms and Conditions May Apply.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Cullen Hoback
Produced by
  • Cullen Hoback
  • Nitin Khanna
  • John Ramos
Narrated by Cullen Hoback
Music by John Askew
Cinematography Ben Wolf
Edited by Cullen Hoback
Distributed by Variance Films
Release date
  • 2013 (2013)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Terms and Conditions May Apply is a documentary that addresses how corporations and the government utilize the information that users provide when agreeing to browse a website, install an application, or purchase goods online. Made in 2013 by Cullen Hoback, it discusses the language used in user-service agreements on the World Wide Web, and how online service providers collect and use users' and customers' information.

The film criticizes companies such as Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn for having poorly worded and misguiding privacy policies/terms of service, which use user-unfriendly language in long documents and allows the companies to collect user information and legally provide it to third-parties.[1] The film aims to warn people about the risks of clicking, “I Agree”, after scrolling through pages of uninviting text.

Mark Zuckerberg appears in the film.[2][3][4][5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Terms and Conditions May Apply: Official Trailer". Youtube.com. Hyrax Films. 
  2. ^ Metz, Nina (July 18, 2013). "Chicago Closeup: Terms and Conditions May Apply". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Documentary 'Terms And Conditions May Apply' Airs Confrontation With Mark Zuckerberg". Huffington Post. July 22, 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  4. ^ "Movies: 'Terms and Conditions May Apply' Details Digital-Age Loss of Privacy". The New York Times. July 12, 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-25.  (paid)
  5. ^ Hoback, Cullen (September 19, 2013). "Our data is our digital identity - and we need to reclaim control | Technology". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 

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