uTerms: a software to highlight potentially unfair terms of service
Welcome to the project page for uTerms: a software to highlight potentially unfair Terms of Service. You can download it here.
The idea behind uTerms is to assist consumer law organizations in ensuring that terms of online services are fair. We are all bound by these agreements (“I have read and accept…”), though we cannot influence their content. For such situations, European Union has put unfair contract terms legislation in place. In theory, consumer law enforcers have competence to challenge businesses who use unbalanced contracts. In practice, there are so many platforms out there, and their contracts so long and so nontransparent, that consumer law organizations simply have not enough resources to check all of them. Hence, the idea to automate at least some tasks in their work. That’s why we created uTerms.