I accept Terms & Conditions

27 Dec 2007 - 2:39pm
6 years ago
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M S
2006

Hi there,

My management wants to add "I accept Terms & Conditions" checkbox to
login screen of our CMS product
as well as remove "Remember me" feature.

By default that checkbox will be unchecked, so every single time user
will be forced to check it.
All my usability nature is crying so hard...

Is there any legal way to make user accept Terms & Conditions but to
do not force them to perform actions?

Will something like "By logging in you accept our Terms & Conditions"
work from legal point of view?

Any thoughts and advices are highly appreciated.
Thank you.
--
Maxim Soloviev

Comments

27 Dec 2007 - 3:02pm
Oleh Kovalchuke
2006

>Is there any legal way to make user accept Terms & Conditions but to
do not force them to perform actions?
The business (legal) goal here is to force volitional action. Therefore
forcing users to select the check box is a good usability practice for the
very first login.

I don't think the action is necessary after the very first login into CMS
(you could show the box as a reminder), but I am not a lawyer and therefore
would recommend to seek legal advice.
Oleh

On Dec 27, 2007 1:39 PM, Maxim Soloviev <maxim at deast.info> wrote:

> Hi there,
>
> My management wants to add "I accept Terms & Conditions" checkbox to
> login screen of our CMS product
> as well as remove "Remember me" feature.
>
> By default that checkbox will be unchecked, so every single time user
> will be forced to check it.
> All my usability nature is crying so hard...
>
> Is there any legal way to make user accept Terms & Conditions but to
> do not force them to perform actions?
>
> Will something like "By logging in you accept our Terms & Conditions"
> work from legal point of view?
>
> Any thoughts and advices are highly appreciated.
> Thank you.
> --
> Maxim Soloviev
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Oleh Kovalchuke
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