Google AdSense – Faulty ‘Terms and Conditions’ Email

Many Google Publishers received today (12.May.2008) an email from Google (copied below), reminding us to accept their ‘Terms and Conditions’.
This was apparently sent in error, even to those of us, who have already accepted the new TOS.

Anyhow, there is no way to re-accept the TOS again, so the same way as many members of Digitalpoint.com AdSense Forum, I also believe that Google have done this either too early (before some new TOS takes place) or simply by mistake.

Problem many of us are having, is with the wording of this email, where some of you’ve got apparently scared by this sentence: “If you have additional
questions, you may wish to contact an attorney.”
. Well, relax, this is obviously an error on Google’s side.
But yes, I also wish that Google would pickup proper words next time, many of us got some cold sweat for a second, thinking our accounts got banned :)

Well, here is an email in question:

Hi,

As you may know, we recently updated our AdSense Terms and
Conditions to reflect upcoming product changes and ensure that
they’re consistent with policies across Google.

We noticed that you haven’t yet accepted the new Terms and
Conditions. To review them and indicate your acceptance, please
log in at http://www.google.com/adsense and follow the
instructions. Please be aware that all publishers must accept the
new Terms and Conditions in order to continue their participation
in the AdSense program.

You can find more information about some of the changes in the new
program terms by reviewing
https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=81794
. Unfortunately, we’re not able to further interpret the meaning
of the Terms and Conditions for you. If you have additional
questions, you may wish to contact an attorney.

We appreciate your understanding.

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team

Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043



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