Monday, February 24, 2014

Dropbox Updates Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

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I know tons of you use Dropbox.  It has become the default "go to" place for lots of people who are swapping files, giving access for business, or just flat out storing things you'd like to have access to from anywhere you happen to be.
 
Dropbox has done a great job of this.  Tons of people use and rely on the service every day.  In fact, I've had a lot of people tell me over the past year that they don't know how they got along without it and they don't know what they'd do if Dropbox ever disappeared.
 
The company has done a really good job of allowing easy to use uploads, downloads, and file transfers between users.  Dropbox is so easy, it's almost hard to believe.
 
Since so many of you use and are dependent on Dropbox, I thought I'd pass along the following announcement that I received (because I'm also a Dropbox user).  
 
With the way the world is, many of you may either delete this without reading it or it might just end up in a Spam folder.  Because of those possibilities, I thought I'd post the notice here as a public service.
 
Here is an email I received updating users on changes to Dropbox Terms of Service (TOS) and Privacy Policy.
 
The following is from Dropbox:
 

We want to let you know about some upcoming updates to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. These updates will go into effect on March 24, 2014.

You can find more details on our blog, but here’s a quick overview:

 

  • We’re adding an arbitration section to our updated Terms of Service. Arbitration is a quick and efficient way to resolve disputes, and it provides an alternative to things like state or federal courts where the process could take months or even years. If you don’t want to agree to arbitration, you can easily opt out via an online form, within 30-days of these Terms becoming effective. This form, and other details, are available on our blog.
  • We’ve added a section to our Privacy Policy that discusses our recently launched Government Data Request Principles. We’ve also made clarifications to better explain how our services will use your information. For example, we explain that when you give us access to your contacts, we’ll store them so that you – and only you – can do things like share your stuff easily, no matter what device you’re using.
  • We’ve also updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy to better explain and reflect our growing list of features for Dropbox for Business customers.

While we’ve simplified much of the language, our commitment to keeping your stuff safe and secure hasn’t changed. We don’t sell your personal information to third parties. We don’t serve ads based on the stuff you store in our services. As always, your stuff is yours.

If you have any questions about these updates, you can read more on our blog or email us at tos-questions@dropbox.com.

Thanks for using Dropbox!

- The Dropbox Team

 

 

 

We want to let you know about some upcoming updates to ourTerms of Service and Privacy Policy. These updates will go into effect on March 24, 2014.

You can find more details on our blog, but here’s a quick overview:

 

  • We’re adding an arbitration section to our updated Terms of Service. Arbitration is a quick and efficient way to resolve disputes, and it provides an alternative to things like state or federal courts where the process could take months or even years. If you don’t want to agree to arbitration, you can easily opt out via an online form, within 30-days of these Terms becoming effective. This form, and other details, are available on our blog.
  • We’ve added a section to our Privacy Policy that discusses our recently launched Government Data Request Principles. We’ve also made clarifications to better explain how our services will use your information. For example, we explain that when you give us access to your contacts, we’ll store them so that you – and only you – can do things like share your stuff easily, no matter what device you’re using.
  • We’ve also updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy to better explain and reflect our growing list of features for Dropbox for Business customers.

While we’ve simplified much of the language, our commitment to keeping your stuff safe and secure hasn’t changed. We don’t sell your personal information to third parties. We don’t serve ads based on the stuff you store in our services. As always, your stuff is yours.

If you have any questions about these updates, you can read more onour blog or email us at tos-questions@dropbox.com.

Thanks for using Dropbox!

- The Dropbox Team

 
 

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