Special edition! This week, it’s all about those terms and conditions!
WHAT’S INSIDE ✍️ Issue #168 (Jan 26th, 2022)
Exciting news about “terms and conditions”
No, we’re not joking
It really is pretty exciting
Just read it and find out
⚖️ US lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require companies to create a concise and easy-to-understand summary of their T&C. Sounds like the perfect task for a UX writer, so set a meeting with legal to get a headstart before it becomes law.
And the best part? It’s called the Terms-of-service Labeling, Design and Readability Act, aka the TLDR Act.
🦆 If you need some T&C inspiration, or just want to see which sites get an “A” (hint: not many) and which don’t, check out Terms of Service Didn’t Read. You’ll be very unsurprised at whose T&C didn’t get a passing grade.
MICROCOPY BITE 💬 It’s not all bad news. Google, of its own volition, gives us some handy microcopy to help make more informed decisions.
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