“Blah, blah, blah, don’t sue us. Blah, blah, blah, we won’t sue you.”
Boil down the thousands of words of legalese in the typical “terms & conditions” statement and that’s what they’re trying to say.
Unfortunately, most of them say it in ways most people — even lawyers themselves — cannot understand and likely don’t even read before checking a box or downloading software binding them to those terms forever.
You won’t find that here, because the whole point of Bid/r is to publish clear, simple language to help readers understand what’s really going on in the “T&Cs” that govern your consumer marketplace.
Bid/r was founded by journalists whose mission is to clarify an increasingly murky consumer marketplace.
Our goal is to give you more power in a world where others increasingly gain power by taking yours. We call it the “marketplace of you.” And gigantic media, marketing and technology companies use the legal rhetoric of their T&Cs to take possession of your personal data and influence your behaviors all for one purpose: to make more money by controlling more of you.
Bid/r‘s mission is to turn that table and put the power of your consumer marketplace in the hands of its rightful owner: you.
We are doing that the old-fashioned way: By publishing information so you can, in effect, create your own terms and conditions for how others — advertisers, media and technology companies — do business with you.
So what are the terms and conditions of reading Bid/r? Pretty simple:
Keep reading to “opt in.”
Stop reading to “opt out.”
Read something you don’t like or you think is inaccurate? Just tell us and we’ll set the record straight.
When we fail, please let us know and we’ll make every effort possible to clear it up.