Pokemon Go Terms of Service, Arbitration and your information

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  1. Dolnor

    Dolnor Bane of Crickets

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    Pokémon GO Terms of Service: https://www.nianticlabs.com/terms/pokemongo/en

    The following are quoted from the Terms of Service at the link. For full details and context, please read the full Terms of Service. Do not rely on these quotes alone to form an opinion.

    My layman opinion based on my reading of the Terms of Service linked is that a user may send in a opt-out notice, but they would probably find their use of the service would be terminated. You want to play, you play by their rules.

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    *Bold & underline added by me.

    Clearly outlined at the beginning of the document in bold:

    Further into the document:

     
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    When it comes to personal information, Google states that only basic information is passed on:

    This appears to give examples rather than a full disclosure of possible information that may be passed on. This information would become the property of the game company.

    So like with so many online activities, before you play, or agree to the Terms of Service, consider if the Terms or the information you give away is reasonable.

    In my opinion, the company wants you to play, enjoy the game, have fun and spend some cash in the shop.
     
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