posted on Apr, 17 2014 @ 06:46 AM
I was listening to this story being reported on my local radio while I was reading the OP and I thought this had to be misrepresented in some way. I
was wrong. Here is the new legal terms from the General Mills website:
General Mills Legal Terms
I don't see how this can be legal. I know that agreements like this exist between entities that do a lot of business with each other or have an
employer/employee relationship but in the instances I've seen you've got one party agreeing to give up certain rights in return for something of
substantial value. General Mills has lost their mind if they think a 'like' or a coupon of minimal value puts them in that neighborhood. Think about
what this means beyond General Mills.
If this stands as legal it means that everything you do or say on Facebook, or anywhere else online, would be deemed by our courts to be true.
It means that anyone who starts a page on someone else's website can override the policies of the sites owners. I can't believe that Facebook would
be OK with General Mills trying to pull this crap on their site.
If this stands as legal just think of the 'new and interesting' conditions that some employers may try to saddle their employees with and some of
the things you may now be asked to accept in even the most mundane consumer transactions.
I've already sent them an email on this. In case anyone is interested here is the contact form from their site:
General Mills Consumer Services
Forget about the NSA, the 'Powers That Be', all that jazz...this is the single biggest threat to our way of life that I've seen due to the
tyrannical thinking which is behind it and due to the probable ramifications of this policy being accepted as legal if it is. I'd like to believe
that General Mills would be laughed at by a court of law but the way things have been breaking for corporations lately I'm not as sure as I'd like