Have you faced problems because of not reading terms of any site?

@abroji (3247)
India
July 7, 2007 3:02pm CST
Before joining any site I use to read the FAQ in detail. As to the terms and conditions I read portions very relevent. I do not read portions such as privacy policy, spam policy, indemnation, guarentee and warrenty etc. Once a site offered 200 content rich adsense websites for $1. I was impressed and attracted by the offer. But when I read the terms, it was laid down there that I have to pay $10 per month for each website. I did not join the site. Have you faced any problem with any site for the reason that you did not read the terms in detail? Do you think that we should read the terms and conditions completely before joining a site?
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• Philippines
8 Jul 07
Of course, we cannot really avoid this at first, but as time goes by, we learned and at the same time, we became catious and observant. It's really important to read the FAQ and policy of the sites, so that you maybe able to know the rules that they are establishing with. It's like buying a dress. Before buying, we want to know first the brand and the quality of what we are going to buy. It's also important to know feedbacks, not only feedbacks that came from their site but also to others, because sometimes, they can manipulate the feedbacks or testimonials, in other words, it's fake, so therefore, we need to ask more feedbacks from the others. Cheers!
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@abroji (3247)
• India
9 Jul 07
I agree with you. Thank you for the response.
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
8 Jul 07
That's the first thing I do. Read the terms and condition. I know it's really pain in the a** to do that. It's long and sometimes in small font. But I learn from my husband. The big print, all that big letter is what you ( might ) get and the small print is what THEY GET FROM YOU! so, yes i will read all their term and condition before joining any site. Same thing when you want to sign a contract with your new employer/company, open credit card, open a bank account. ANYTHING TO DO WITH MONEY, everything has to be clear.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
9 Jul 07
Yes you are right. even in offline business there are these fineprints. It will be safe for us to taske the pain to read those paragraphs. Thank you for the response.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
7 Jul 07
Of course you should read the information that is showed to you before joining anything. Almost like a legal document. I am glad you avoided an expense that could have been something that you did not want to pay. Always read the information so that you are in good stead on a site that you join. Sometimes it will really work to your advantage when you print it out and save it since some sites do go sour and you need the agreement. Good luck in the future.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
9 Jul 07
Thank you willowlady for the response containing valuble advice, thank you very much.
@321633wy (1795)
• United States
9 Jul 07
The terms and condition should not be neglected before you joint ant website or programs.Because it can help you to better understand before you register or invest in order to avoid any confusion in the future or account deletion. Usually all those tricky rules and conditions are stated in a very small tiny words that most people don't realize and mostly ignore it.I think its very important to go through every word s carefully except the privacy policy .
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@abroji (3247)
• India
9 Jul 07
You are very right. It is worthy to take the pain to go through the details of the terms and conditiond even if they are in the fineprint. Thank you for the response.
@nill_07 (1105)
• Bangladesh
9 Jul 07
Before joining a new website we should really read carefully terms & conditions completely of that site. Few times I have faced problem like you that some site provide so attractive feature first & in the last they want some money as registration fee. Infact, if the reader knew before that this site will ask for money few later then he would never interested to invest not a single moment there. To resolve the problem like that every website should be honest in their expressing approach then it will be better for investor, customer as well as visitor. Before joining any site we everybody should read read FAQ in details as well as terms & conditions.
@abroji (3247)
• India
9 Jul 07
I have another method for this. I scroll down the page and look for any images of credit card. If I find any I quit the site. Thank you nill_07 for your response.
@ackars (1942)
• India
9 Jul 07
I never reads any terms and regulations completely.I just runs through them.I dont do this because,most of them are too long to finish.I have not yet faced any problems because of that and I hope I will not.
@abroji (3247)
• India
9 Jul 07
The optimistic you are! That is great. Thank you for the response.
@thefuture (1751)
• Nigeria
8 Jul 07
No friend. I have had any problem with any site as a result of not reading their terms. I always make sure I read before joining any site. Thanks
@abroji (3247)
• India
9 Jul 07
That is very wise and nice. Thank you for the response.
@bkfuels (1606)
• Canada
8 Jul 07
Yes you should read these things I have had this happen to me before I start signing up then see I have to buy or pay for something I will try to stop the process but it is usually to late , not to get out of it but then I cannot stop all the emails from coming in.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
9 Jul 07
That is surely a bad experience. Thank you for the response.
@tambdy (1969)
8 Jul 07
I always read the FAQ and help sections not fully but i have a quick look through them, if you dont you do not know what you are putting yourself in for. I got asked to join a site just the other day claiming it was $1 cashout, when i read the FAQ the cashout was $10 which does not bother me but would rather not be lied to in the 1st place. You are always better safe than sorry.
@abroji (3247)
• India
9 Jul 07
It also indicates that the site is not honest. They could cheat us later also. Thank you for the response.
• China
8 Jul 07
I am really afraid of those websites!But I can't wait to look over all the details of the terms.I just have a quick look and hope I didn't miss any important thing.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
9 Jul 07
Try to pay little more attention, it could be possible. Thank you for the response.
@melzx21 (14)
• United States
8 Jul 07
I always make sure to at least skim through the TOS, FAQ's etc. I haven't really gotten into any "problems" though...
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@abroji (3247)
• India
9 Jul 07
That's nice. Keep it up. Also, welcome to mylot. Thank you for your response.
@mymytri (2032)
• India
8 Jul 07
hi arboji.I dont wanna lie .I was not reading terms and conditions before i join anysite even for mylot.After joining at mylot when i read terms and conditions i have noticed that it is important to read terms and conditions which help our earnings.I was posting my blog link and some money opps here and that time i see great decrease in my earnings.I wonder when i check FAQs posting promotional links at mylot is aginest to terms and conditions.so i stopped doing so.Now i made it as habit before joining any site checking terms and conditions and it helps me a lot.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
9 Jul 07
So, situations and experiences made you to read the terms and conditions of a site. It is always a welcome dicision. Thank you for the response.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
8 Jul 07
Hello,abroji,honestly i do not read all the terms and conditions in detail before i join the sites because i think it is not going to help if the site is a scam,but i will read the faq like how i can cash out and what do i need for money transaction. I think we may be better off to read those terms and conditions before we join the site,at least we can understand moreabotu the sites.
@abroji (3247)
• India
9 Jul 07
Yes it is always safe to read the terms. Many people don't read it because of its boring language and length. But we can read only the vital points. Thank you easy for the response.
• Philippines
8 Jul 07
Abroji, what's that site?, maybe for me as a Filipino, and as a internet user, i am a bit, no not a bit, but really scared to join a site, especially paying, some are really hiding the bad effects on the user, some make their terms really hard to read, and you will be lazy to read the whole thing, especially when it really gives high amount of money but as time goes by, it will make you pay, that's what i am worrying, in future time they will make you pay, for any reason, don't join any site which you are to pay for you to be a member or a site which you are to invest, and also some sites which are for fee and you will know that you have to pay, oh gosh, i am really scared..thanks, !!^^
@abroji (3247)
• India
9 Jul 07
I don't remember the name of the site. I got the link from a selfcalled 'Internet Guru' by email. However I was lucky to find that dangerous clause. I always read atleast important parts of the policy of any site, Thank you rockingmom.
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