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New ToU and Privacy Policy as of 10/10/2012
Posted October 11th, 2012 - 5:23 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
They did it again:

- changed the terms of use and privacy policy without notice

- got the link in the terms of use to the privacy policy wrong, again, this time linking to a user profile!

http://www.couchsurfing.org/privacy

Time to get the person who does this, repeatedly, fired. Let's see how long the wrong link stays there, this time.

Posted October 11th, 2012 - 5:41 pm from Rockchapel, Ireland (Republic of)
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Posted October 11th, 2012 - 5:52 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
Psst.... no need to help them figure it out ;-)

Posted October 11th, 2012 - 6:14 pm by from Dijon, France (Permalink)
So they claim that by signing on to the site you agree to Terms which are not even accessible? Someone should do a video screen capture as evidence of the invalidity of inaccessible Terms. BTW, does the Terms refer to the PP, or is it a completely orphaned document?

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Posted October 11th, 2012 - 6:43 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
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Posted October 11th, 2012 - 6:47 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
The terms are accessible for those who happen to know they have changed
again, but instead of the new privacy policy they link to the empty
profile of a poor guy in Vienna who hasn't logged in for 4 years and
whose profile views are stuck on 175 ever since I first clicked on it
despite the hits his profile has been getting unexpectedly since.


Didn't they say they were forced to formulate the terms so excessively
and abusively broad including things they will never need because they
cannot update them as needed? And now they serve us the terms of the
day, at least the third terms in three weeks?


At least they point out the changes now, and perhaps they'll send out or
post notifications once they are comfortable that they got it right?

By the way, the numbering changed, so the evil terms 5.3 Member Content License have now become 4.3.
I'll update my profile and picture accordingly.

Posted October 11th, 2012 - 7:06 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
Here is the updated text now under 4.3, available at

http://s3.amazonaws.com/images.couchsurfing.us/223O5JK/17020713_l_70addb9d1e20b3e407c546f823bef4f2.jpg


Posted October 11th, 2012 - 7:11 pm from Bangkok, Thailand
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Posted October 14th, 2012 - 8:08 pm from Rockchapel, Ireland (Republic of)
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Posted October 14th, 2012 - 8:44 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
Last time it took them two weeks to correct the mistake. The Privacy Policy is obviously not important for Couch$urfing.

Posted October 17th, 2012 - 12:04 pm from Rockchapel, Ireland (Republic of)
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Posted October 17th, 2012 - 12:15 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
That's a 50% improvement over last time when it took almost two weeks...

Posted October 17th, 2012 - 1:50 pm from Bangkok, Thailand
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Posted October 17th, 2012 - 2:41 pm from Rockchapel, Ireland (Republic of)
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Posted October 17th, 2012 - 3:22 pm from Bangkok, Thailand
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Posted October 17th, 2012 - 3:45 pm from Rockchapel, Ireland (Republic of)
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Posted October 17th, 2012 - 3:59 pm from Bangkok, Thailand
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Posted October 17th, 2012 - 4:35 pm from Rockchapel, Ireland (Republic of)
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Posted October 17th, 2012 - 8:32 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
I was more intrigued by the fact that they expect their people to work in their sleep (or is it "sleep at work?"), by the "almost four million people who might otherwise never meet" (user number of-the-day) and by the "I’m sold. How do I get started?".

That at CouchSurfing they communicate constantly, are the extremely bright cream of the crop and always get things right the first time around is nothing new. I mean, at least in their imagination.

Posted October 11th, 2012 - 7:00 pm from Bangkok, Thailand
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Posted October 13th, 2012 - 12:52 am from Locarno, Switzerland
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