Why do we have to press ‘Agree’ on those terms and conditions?


We’ve all been there. You’re trying to buy something online, or sign up for a new service, and you’re faced with a dense wall of text detailing the company’s terms and conditions. And at the bottom, there’s a button that says “Agree.”

Why do we have to press “Agree” on those terms and conditions?

The simple answer is that if you don’t agree to the terms and conditions, you can’t use the service. But there’s a little more to it than that.

When you press “Agree,” you’re entering into a legally binding contract with the company. You’re agreeing to their terms, which means that you’re agreeing to abide by their rules and regulations.

If you violate those terms, the company can take legal action against you. In some cases, they can even suspend or terminate your account.

So, when you press “Agree,” you’re essentially saying that you’ve read and understood the terms and conditions, and that you’re willing to comply with them.

But why do companies have these long, detailed terms and conditions in the first place?

There are a few reasons. First, it protects the company from liability. If something goes wrong, and you sue the company, they can point to the terms and conditions and say, “You agreed to this, so we’re not responsible.”

Second, it allows the company to change the terms at any time, without having to get your permission. If they want to change the rules, they can just update the terms and conditions, and you’re automatically bound by the new terms.

Third, it gives the company a lot of power over you. They can dictate what you can and can’t do, and you have to agree to those terms before you can use the service.

Fourth, it’s a way for the company to collect data about you. When you agree to the terms and conditions, you’re also agreeing to allow the company to collect information about you, including your browsing history, your location, and your personal information.

So, there are a few reasons why companies make you press “Agree” on those terms and conditions. But ultimately, it’s a way for them to protect themselves, and to control and collect data about you.

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