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Contract of Adhesion#

Most EULA and Privacy Policies are a Contract of Adhesion

Today I wanted to file a complaint at the Federal Communications Commission for a phone scam that was directed at myself. However, due to their Privacy Policy it is to me, unconscionable that anyone would, if they read the Privacy Policy which reads in part:

"Any comment that you submit through this website may be made public, including any personally identifiable information that you provide in your submission. We may share your comment with others, including the public, in aggregated form, in partial or edited form, or verbatim."

This is indeed so, almost comical, as elsewhere on their site they state:

"For this unique relationship to flourish, we endeavor to publish your comments whenever possible, but expect conversations to respect traditional conventions of polite discourse. The FCC will remove and/or decline to publish any comment that:

  • Contains obscene or vulgar language
  • personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target a specific race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, or disability;
  • promote commercial services or products (relevant non-commercial links are not per se prohibited);
  • are off-topic; or
  • make unsupported accusations.
Comments will be accepted or rejected in whole – we do no edit comments to remove objectionable content."

So it is not that they do not read and moderate comments, it is just, I assume, that they do not care if your Personally Identifiable Information is disclosed to the public.

As far as I can tell this is a direct violation of the United States Privacy Act.

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