Sally_Stitts - 4:42 pm on Mar 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
Can we get back on track? The original post is NOT about currency conversion - it is about compensation calculation.
. . . the lack of transparency in how they're calculated.
After an initial review of Adsense Terms & Conditions, the authority outlined the following: (translation)
- Google is not obliged to communicate how the payments are calculated;
- The payments are calculated exclusively from data that Google holds;
- Google can modify at any moment the price determination and payment structure at its discretion.
I have always wondered about this. Looking back to my Business Law class, I remember that a valid contract in California requires 2 things - a valid offer, and acceptance. Any valid offer MUST DEFINE what the consideration will be.
Google does NOT define what the consideration will be - therefore, Google does not have a valid contract with ANY AdSense publisher. Can you imagine the pandemonium that can result if ONE party to a contract is able to unilaterally change the terms, at will? The result = no contract. I think Italy is on to something here. I cannot understand why this has never been challenged in California ("we will pay whatever we feel like" is NOT defined consideration.)