End User License Agreements(EULA)
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
An End User License Agreement or EULA is a legal contract between you and a software/application publisher or creator. EULAs are the pop-up notifications that proceed being able to install or use a program. It’s the thing we all agree to without actually reading. But what are you actually agreeing to? In the past EULA’s were short and to the point so they were easier for customers to read. These days we see EULAs that are many pages long and filled with repetitive information and legalese few understand.
When signing up for accounts, what does the publisher do with the information we provide them? What about the content we post? What happens if our accounts are breached, or information is forgotten?
Loyal IT will post a series of summarized EULAs for some of the world’s most popular programs and sites. We will note the most important points made within the EULA and what those points mean to you. Every EULA is not created equally, so we will be simplifying each to amplify what is different and important in each agreement.
EULAs are legally binding. You will be responsible for upholding your end of the agreement. Do you understand what you have agreed to? If you do not know what you are agreeing to, then how do you comply? And will you be blindsided when you’re hit with a fine or lawsuit? It happens, but it doesn’t have to happen to you.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we roll out our End User License Agreement series. Save yourself time and headache by letting us decipher the legal terms for you.