If you are like me (and, I know I am) you likely do not read the terms of service.

We are supposed to read the terms of service.  We know we should.  But, do we?

Speaking for myself, I admit, I rarely read the terms of service.  Lawyers write the terms.  The documents are too vague, too complicated, too confusing, too long, and most of all… too boring.  I hate boring.  Boredom is my kryptonite.

It turns out, a website out there will read the terms of service for you.  TOSDR.org (stands for Terms Of Service Didn’t Read) sums up the terms and conditions for you.

TOSDR.org even rates the sites you are using and gives each site a grade.

Facebook and Vimeo, for example, got a D.

Wikipedia paid attention to the teacher and got a B.

Startpage and DuckDuckGo moved to the front of the class with an A.

Honestly, I am tied into most of the services I use.  I probably won’t change my behavior too much.  I use Facebook and Vimeo.  I know they got a D in class.  I will likely keep using them.  Sigh.

But, if you are just starting out online, privately, or publicly, TOSDR.org will at least show you who you are dealing with.

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