CC Science → TOS

Hidden By Design

Most Terms of Services (TOS) are designed to be hidden. While the sign-up screen prominently shows the form fields to enter one's personal information, the link to TOS is usually not as prominent. Another manifestation of this trend is where sign-up is shown prominently, but pricing is hidden or not easy to find. As a result, the user ends up doing what the provider most likely intends, that is, sign up without really reading and understanding the TOS. If one does click on the link to the TOS, the terms are long, boring, and confusing.

Open by Default

This is not how it should be. We present a concept for a TOS that can do things differently.

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