Over time, these take-it-or-leave-it contracts have often expanded into legal hydras so complex that even legally-trained readers cannot meaningfully understand their terms (and the risks of using the product or service). Companies also claim that they have the right to change these terms at any time and that it's users' responsibility to keep reviewing them -- no matter how long and complicated they are. Are EULAs of this complexity legally enforceable? We say no but not all courts may agree.
Some of these EULAs foist upon users a seemingly bottomless pit of hyperlinked contracts and uncertainty - EULAs of Despair. :(
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This visual representation maps our effort to review the (first two tiers of) terms/EULAs incorporated by reference in the Facebook EULA. In other words, users would need to review all of these terms/agreements in order to understand how Facebook uses the information they submit as payment for services.
As reviewed on November 15, 2019, these first two tiers of terms alone total over 800,000 words of text, which translates into OVER 65 HOURS of reading at the rate of 200 words a minute.
But, even assuming that a user successfully reviews these terms at time of signup, Facebook asserts its terms to be amendable at any time. This means that users lack certainty about whether any of these incorporated terms have changed since last review.
**NOTE: This map is artificially limited by the capacity of our mapping software. Additional layers of terms exist. We were unable to create a complete map.