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Terms can change at any time

“This user agreement is the entire agreement between you and us concerning reddit. It supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements between you and us. We may modify this user agreement at any time. If we make changes to this agreement that materially affect your rights, we will provide advance notice and keep this edition available as an archive on the reddit website. By continuing to use reddit after a change to this agreement, you agree to those changes.” There is no explanation on how the advance notice will be made, there is no explicit minimum delay for the advance notice, and the simple use of the website constitutes agreement with the changes.

Topic: Changes

Unrestricted copyright license granted to Reddit for any purpose including commercial

“By submitting user content to reddit, you grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to reproduce, prepare derivative works, distribute copies, perform, or publicly display your user content in any medium and for any purpose, including commercial purposes, and to authorize others to do so.”

Topic: Scope of the copyright license

You can control use of data tracking on other websites

“We may receive information about you from third-party websites that integrate our Services, including our widgets, buttons, and advertising technology. For example, when you visit a website that uses our comment-embed widget, we may receive information about the web page you visited. You can control how we use this information to personalize the Services for you by adjusting your preferences”

Topic: Anonymity and Tracking

Reddit may allow data collection by ads and analytics partners

The terms are vague and broad: “We may partner with third-party advertisers, ad networks, and analytics providers to deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests and to better understand your use of the Services. These third parties may collect information sent by your computer, browser, or mobile device in response to a request for content, such as unique identifiers, your IP address, or other information about your computer or device.”

Topic: Business Transfers

You can terminate and delete your account

“ You may delete your account information at any time by logging into your account and following the steps under “Preferences.” When you delete your account, your profile is no longer visible to other users and disassociated from content you posted under that account. Please note, however, that the posts, comments, and messages you submitted prior to deleting your account will still be visible to others, unless you delete such content. We may also retain certain information about you as required by law or for legitimate business purposes after you delete your account. ”

Topic: Right to leave the service

Reddit may share your info with other companies of the group

“We may share information between and among Reddit, and its current and future parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and other companies under common control and ownership;”

Topic: Business Transfers

Reddit will attempt to notify you in case of request by authorities

“We may share information (and will attempt to provide you with prior notice, to the extent legally permissible) in response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, including, but not limited to, meeting national security or law enforcement requirements;”

Topic: Law enforcement and due process

Reddit may retain your location (based on IP addresses) up to 100 days

Reddit retains the full IP address and “may derive your approximate location from other information about you, including your IP address.” Reddit “will delete any IP addresses collected after 100 days.”

Topic: Anonymity and Tracking

California law and jurisdiction

“Any claim or dispute between you and us arising out of or relating to this user agreement, in whole or in part, shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without respect to its conflict of laws provisions. We agree and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal court located in San Francisco County, California.”

Topic: Jurisdiction and governing laws

Exclusion of liability from Reddit

“We will not be liable for any special, consequential, indirect, incidental, punitive, reliance, or exemplary damages, whether in tort, contract, or any other legal theory, arising out of or in any way connected with this agreement or your use of or attempt to use reddit, including (but not limited to) damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, or data. This limitation on liability shall not be affected even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow for the exclusion of implied warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. You may have other rights that vary from state to state.”

Topic: Equality of rights

You are notified in case of take down for copyright or trademark reasons

“If we remove your user content in response to a copyright or trademark notice, we will notify you via reddit’s private messaging system. If you believe your user content was wrongly removed due to a mistake or misidentification of the material, you can send a counter-notice to our Copyright Agent”

Topic: Suspension and Censorship

You have to follow a content policy

The content policy is available at <>

Topic: Governance

Reddit may suspend your access and remove any of your content at any time without notice for any reason

“Without advance notice and at any time, we may, for violations of this agreement or for any other reason we choose: (1) suspend your access to reddit, (2) suspend or terminate Your Account or reddit gold membership, and/or (3) remove any of your User Content from reddit.”

Topic: Suspension and Censorship

Revisions of the ToS and PP are archived

Reddit provides revisions, so users can see the previous terms and privacy policies. “If we make changes to this agreement that materially affect your rights, we will provide advance notice and keep this edition available as an archive on the reddit website.”

Topic: Changes