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Google AdSense Terms and Conditions Changes

February 26, 2008

     

Noel

11:26 pm on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Is it juts me?

Just now when I logged in I got a new "Google AdSenseTM Online Standard Terms and Conditions" page from AdSense

Hankhour

11:32 pm on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Nope, me too.

yyCC

11:33 pm on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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*am waiting for someone to spot what we should watch out for before i click accept*

but everyone has to accept it anyway otherwise no account ...

levo

11:33 pm on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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[adsense.blogspot.com...]

"We've also added some specific requirements that make it necessary for publishers to post and abide by a transparent privacy policy that users see."

Pepito

11:38 pm on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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No way out, you MUST sign it to be in, if not, forget AdSense revenues.

Noel

11:42 pm on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hmmm I want to use my email address that is already registered, but now way it will let me.

1) Yes I'm the only one who logs in to this AdSense account.

Now at 2.. What do I pick?

a) I have an email address and password (Google Account) I already use with Google services like Gmail, Orkut, or the personalized home page.
b) I do not use these other services. I would like to create a new Google Account.

I think (b), but than I get an error: "A user with the email you specified already exists. Already have a google account? Try logging in."

:/

kurzo

11:44 pm on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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What should the privacy policy state exactly?

Noel

11:56 pm on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Okay got it: I needed option(a) again..

proboscis

11:57 pm on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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k I read it, what's different?

solidcore

12:43 am on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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"publishers must notify their users of the use of cookies and/or web beacons to collect data in the ad serving process. "

Oh dear... that means we must notify our users on our site about adsense?

What what?!

john28uk

12:44 am on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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So am I right in thinking that all sites that display adsense must also have a privacy policy? and thats all thats new?

OnlyToday

1:18 am on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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The changes aren't limited to the areas above, however; we've made small changes throughout, so it's a good idea for you to review them thoroughly before accepting.

Grab your wallet.

leadegroot

1:55 am on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I've stuck this on the about page on my site, as a starter:
Your privacy is important to us.
You should know that third parties may be placing and reading cookies on your browser, or using web beacons to collect information, in the course of ads being served.

But I'm going to wait for jensense to get back from SMX and go through it with her fine tooth comb to make sure I got everything before I agree.

Man, I hate these things! I couldn't even tell you what a web beacon is, but I have to warn my visitors about them? And given that people don't enter a site on the about page, they will have the cookie before they read that they might get it. Silly!

MikeNoLastName

2:04 am on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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We've always prided ourselves on a NON-cookie-ized site and mention it to our readers. From the casual, non-alertist mood of the above mentioned blog my opinion upon reading it says we don't need to worry about notifying readers unless we opt into the new features like "gadget ads". They BETTER be opt-in only. Otherwise they better start posting officially sanctioned, legalese text for us to copy in as a template and specifying exactly WHERE it needs to be posted (every page, home page, pop-up which must be accepted before admission to our site). Of course doing so might also be considered unduely drawing attention to the ads and thus against other Terms. After all it's not US that is providing the tracking cookies, etc. but the distrusting advertisers. Why should I apologize for some other site's behavior when I don't even have any control over which ones I'm linking? I can't control where the reader might go to after my site so I might as well warn them that browsing the internet in general could be hazardous to their computers health. I say make THE ADVERTISER pop up a warning requiring reader acceptance upon all affected clickthrus before entering THEIR site and still pay US whether the reader accepts it or NOT! GagSense just keeps getting more disgusting every day.

[edited by: MikeNoLastName at 2:20 am (utc) on Feb. 26, 2008]

ken_b

2:10 am on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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They BETTER be opt-in only.

Don't bet on it.

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