terms and conditions... do you really read and understand this before checking?

@dagami (1163)
Rome, Italy
April 10, 2013 8:38am CST
all of us here have gone through the process of registration in a website. enter your name, address, password, etc... when we're done with all the data, we are always asked if we agree to the terms and conditions that they impose on members. i always agree and almost always i don't bother to read. do you do this too? here in mylot, i've responded to discussions only to receive a notification that my post was deleted because the question was deleted due to violations of the terms and conditions. although i didn't read the terms and conditions, the discussions i've started have never been deleted. it seems i'm not the only one who doesn't read the terms and conditions...
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@grvdubey11 (1882)
• India
11 Apr 13
Yes i read terms and conditions.Actually even if you have not read terms and conditions ,applying basic common sense will ensure that your discussions are not deleted,like in your case.Normally people start poll type questions or discussions which lack quality.
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• India
10 Apr 13
Actually I don't think there are many people who are willing to take the pain of reading the terms and conditions of any site or any agreement of such type. There are so many terms and conditions that if anybody starts reading them then it would consume most of his time and he won't be having any time for other things. There was this really funny post that i read on facebook regarding this habit of people. It said that once a famous life insurance company decided to test whether it's clients read the terms and conditions of their policies.For this they carefully hid a prize of 1 million dollars in the terms and conditions of one of their policies.It was only after 5 months and 3000 polices that a man came to claim the prize money.
@dagami (1163)
• Rome, Italy
10 Apr 13
lucky winner. so it pays to pay attention to these agreements, huh? these terms and conditions are also written in legal jargon that sometimes i feel i need to have a lawyer beside me to explain things clearly in layman's language.
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• Singapore
11 Apr 13
To be honest I believe most people do not read the terms and conditions. In fact, no need to talk about usage of websites, I usually do not read even the terms and conditions of contracts that I physically sign, and that applies for others I am sure. During the Lehman crisis a few years ago for example, when Lehman went down a lot of products that had something to do with them or US housing market went bust and people who had bought these financial products lost a lot of money when they thought they had put their money in fixed deposits, with unusually high interest rates.
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@dagami (1163)
• Rome, Italy
11 Apr 13
now that you've mentioned it, i didn't even read the t&c when i got my mobile. i got mine free with a contract and i didn't even bother read.
@averygirl72 (11820)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
From what I found out from other response, it seems that many don't really read the whole terms and conditions. It's long and seems a waste of time to read. I wonder at times what are all the conditions there and I just accept the terms and conditions without ever understanding the whole thing.
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@dagami (1163)
• Rome, Italy
11 Apr 13
you're right, they are so long and it takes plenty of time to read. nobody wants to waste time.
@jaiho2009 (39084)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
I admit I am one of those who doesn't take time reading the terms and condition upon joining sites (hehehe) Here in mylot- I have read the rules but sometimes forget some of it and got few of my topic/s deleted (but it's fine)
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@dagami (1163)
• Rome, Italy
11 Apr 13
i only took time to read the rules when one of my responses was deleted. i wasn't offended that it was deleted, i enjoy sharing my views and i'm sure the one who started the deleted discussion was able to read my post.