Terms and Conditions May Apply

Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013) is a film 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. In the film, director/narrator Cullen Hoback discusses the language employed in user-service agreements on the World Wide Web, and how online service providers collect and use users' and customers' information.

Terms and Conditions May Apply
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byCullen Hoback
Produced by
  • Cullen Hoback
  • Nitin Khanna
  • John Ramos
Narrated byCullen Hoback
CinematographyBen Wolf
Edited byCullen Hoback
Music byJohn Askew
Distributed byVariance Films, Hyrax Films
Release date
  • 2013 (2013)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

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]

IntervieweesEdit

In alphabetical order:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. Archived from the original on May 24, 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-25.
  3. ^ "Movies: 'Terms and Conditions May Apply' Details Digital-Age Loss of Privacy". The New York Times. July 12, 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-25. (paid)

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