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Consumers may be barred from suing General Mills for ‘liking’ company on Facebook
Under a new privacy policy, Fortune 500 corporation General Mills claims that anyone who has received anything from it that can be deemed a benefit – even agreeing to “like” it on Facebook – withdraws rights to sue the company.
General Mills, maker of products like Cheerios and brands like Betty Crocker, has added language on its website that warns consumers that if they download company coupons, enter a company contest, or interact with the company in other ways, they will only be able to resolve disputes through informal negotiation with the corporation, or by binding arbitration.
The new terms even hint that simply purchasing General Mills products will bind consumers.

Corporate America is so awesome. Am I right?

rtamerica:

Consumers may be barred from suing General Mills for ‘liking’ company on Facebook

Under a new privacy policy, Fortune 500 corporation General Mills claims that anyone who has received anything from it that can be deemed a benefit – even agreeing to “like” it on Facebook – withdraws rights to sue the company.

General Mills, maker of products like Cheerios and brands like Betty Crocker, has added language on its website that warns consumers that if they download company coupons, enter a company contest, or interact with the company in other ways, they will only be able to resolve disputes through informal negotiation with the corporation, or by binding arbitration.

The new terms even hint that simply purchasing General Mills products will bind consumers.

Corporate America is so awesome. Am I right?