Accepting Terms. Terms and Conditions.
- The Services Generally. Except as expressly contemplated under these Terms, as between us and you, we will own all right, title and interest in and to all copyright, trademark, service mark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property and proprietary rights in and to the Services, and in all Responses, logos and other materials created using the Services, in all media now known or later devised, to the fullest extent provided under United States and international law. You shall not remove, conceal or alter any copyright notice, byline information, disclaimer, restriction or other notice posted in connection with the Services or any portion thereof.
Why is this so significant?
“As between us and you, we will own all right, title and interest in and to all copyright, trademark, service mark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property and proprietary rights in and to the Services, and in all Responses, logos and other materials created using the Services…”
And there are a few more not-so-secret secrets lodged in these Terms that you won’t know about until you take time to read and understand them. Good luck with that!
This is why it’s imperative to read and understand all agreements before you accept them. And Terms and Conditions ARE legally enforceable agreements.
If you’re overwhelmed by these types of legal agreements, an attorney can always help you navigate through the fine print.
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Until next time, I’m Attorney Francine Ward helping you protect what’s yours.