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Upcoming changes to the AdSense Terms and Conditions

Must Accept New Terms to Continue with AdSense Program

     

jbayabas

11:17 pm on Apr 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Just received this email today. When will we receive the notification to accept the new terms?

jbayabas

11:19 pm on Apr 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Reread the email. I believe after April 23.

ember

11:19 pm on Apr 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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No email here.

Lame_Wolf

11:22 pm on Apr 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I got one too, about an hour ago. [UK]

netmeg

11:26 pm on Apr 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Yep, me too.

jmccormac

11:31 pm on Apr 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Ditto. Any major changes (haven't had a chance to read it yet)?

Regards...jmcc

Leosghost

11:34 pm on Apr 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Received an hour ago ..France..

New T&Cs will be available from 23 rd April 2013 upon login to account..
Can "skip" reading them for 30 days ( until 23rd May 2013 )..after that date an "account admin" must to agree to them..in order to be able to continue to access the account and to use the adsense product..

Extending terms to cover "mobile properties" and "Admob SDK" and other "publisher products"..plus other items..
Google's suggestion is is that as there are changes "throughout" to read all of them..

So 23 April 2013.."all will be revealed"..

Lame_Wolf posted them :)..whilst I was "extracting/ paraphrasing" " ..emails not normally being OK to post here..( and me being unusually cautious..for me ;)..

But an exception would be in order on this occasion ..IMO

Flagged to admins for "front page" ( due to the 30 days element )..Thanks to OP.. for the heads up..

Any major changes (haven't had a chance to read it yet)?

I don't think we are going to be able to see it before 23rd April ..

<speculation>..could be they are going to clarify how to run adsense on mobile / responsive sites in English, as they did a while back, in German and French ?..and other stuff..</speculation>

[edited by: Leosghost at 11:50 pm (utc) on Apr 18, 2013]

Lame_Wolf

11:36 pm on Apr 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Here's a brief overview of what's changing:

* With this new version of the Terms and Conditions, our goal has been to
make them as clear and transparent as possible. As a result of this, we
hope that it'll be even easier to navigate and find what you're looking for.

* With mobile being one of the big trends in 2013 and beyond, we're
expanding our Terms to cover mobile properties more specifically. We've
also incorporated guidelines for using the AdMob SDK
[google.com...] and other
publisher products .

The updates outlined above are the main areas of change. There are
additional changes throughout, so please review the Terms as a whole before
accepting them.

avalon37

2:08 am on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Just Google being Google.

avalon37

2:09 am on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Lame_Wolf thanks for highlighting what THEY say are changing, but I caution any publisher to actually believe 1/2 what they read when it pertains to Google.

jbayabas

3:54 am on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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@ember Have you received yours already?

martinibuster

5:07 am on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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The email states there are two reasons for the update. The first is transparency. The second is related to mobile advertising.

The most important thing to note is that publishers are obligated to agree with these changes to the terms and conditions in order to continue with the program. So presumably, failure to log in to your account and agreeing to the change may result in getting booted from the AdSense program.

Publishers will be able to agree as of April 23rd, so be sure to log in and do that if you wish to continue with the AdSense program. You will have 30 days to do so.

ember

5:13 am on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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@ember Have you received yours already?


Yes, but it went to an email address not associated with my Adsense account, which is weird. How do they know that email address?

Swanny007

5:38 am on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Transparency.... that's funny!

Me? I'm going to agree with it and go on. Really, do we have a choice?

With that said, I'm looking forward to a fellow member or two dissecting and discussing the TOS changes so it makes sense :-)

jojy

12:04 pm on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Yes, but it went to an email address not associated with my Adsense account, which is weird. How do they know that email address?


Same here, I never associated any of my emails except gmail with Adsense but I received 3 emails that are not associated with Adsense account or Google at all!

JCKline

3:44 pm on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Got the email too. Seems to target mainly mobile. I suggest reading it carefully, make website adjustments if needed, then accept.

ken_b

3:52 pm on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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We seem to be ignoring an important part of the email:

The updates outlined above are the main areas of change. There are additional changes throughout, so please review the Terms as a whole before accepting them.

So it's about more than just transparency and mobile.
.

netmeg

4:51 pm on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Imma read it line by line, rest assured.

flatfile

10:43 pm on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)



We seem to be ignoring an important part of the email:

The updates outlined above are the main areas of change. There are additional changes throughout, so please review the Terms as a whole before accepting them.


So it's about more than just transparency and mobile.


I hope they don't try to force that Google+ garbage on us.

Swanny007

1:48 am on Apr 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I hope they don't try to force that Google+ garbage on us.

I don't either, but get ready for it. I feel it's inevitable. That might be the day I drop AdSense. Or, create a "fake" Google+ account ;-)

J_RaD

4:39 pm on Apr 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Really, do we have a choice?


when you start to get held over a barrel, it might be time to search for other business ventures.

icedowl

4:59 pm on Apr 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Well, it has been released. I just got it and agreed to it when I logged in.

Play_Bach

5:32 pm on Apr 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

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> Well, it has been released. I just got it and agreed to it when I logged in.

Not yet here (SF Bay Area, USA)

Lame_Wolf

5:35 pm on Apr 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Well, it has been released. I just got it and agreed to it when I logged in.
Anything important in there? We have hours to wait yet to find out. Thank you.

netmeg

6:34 pm on Apr 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I didn't see anything that caused me any concern. It actually DID seem more concise and understandable than the last time I read it. No Google+ requirements. Nothing more than we already knew really - maybe an extra emphasis on the fact that everything as far as payments and stats is at Google's SOLE discretion. And if you wanna dispute anything, you have 30 days or else you give up your right to dispute.

But we knew that.

Play_Bach

7:27 pm on Apr 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Just agreed too.

Lame_Wolf

7:38 pm on Apr 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Thank you Netmeg. A big sigh of relief. :)

netmeg

8:41 pm on Apr 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Oh I forgot, there was a little codicil down at the bottom called the Lame_Wolf codicil and it said you had run flashing 970x90 and 300x600 ad units on every page. Or else.

Leosghost

8:43 pm on Apr 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Wine-in-nose ;)))))))))

Lame_Wolf

9:56 pm on Apr 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Oh I forgot, there was a little codicil down at the bottom called the Lame_Wolf codicil and it said you had run flashing 970x90 and 300x600 ad units on every page. Or else.
#*$!, I hope not :)
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