Opera Unite Terms of Service updated

Looks like the Terms of Service hadn't been updated for Unite, but that has been fixed now.

There was some confusion about the part that talked about "uploading content to Opera's site", and people were worried that using Unite would mean that Opera owns all your data. With Unite, you aren't uploading your data to anyone's site, but I can understand why people got confused.

So now, the Terms of Service explicitly mention Opera Unite:

For the avoidance of doubt, this clause does not apply to the files you share as an End-User of the Opera Unite, as such files are never uploaded to Opera’s site. Opera will not make a claim to own or use those files.

That should hopefully people's minds at ease.

Remember that with Unite, you are in control of your own data.

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5 thoughts on “Opera Unite Terms of Service updated

  1. Anonymous writes:"Opera will not make a claim to own or use those files."This implies that Opera COULD do it tho… you should be REALLY clear about it…

  2. Ok, but what about developers (not users) who would like to develop their own services and upload them on Unite servers?Current ToS aren't really encouraging to share my work if Opera Software can take it and use as it wasn't mine 😦 If you want to see myriad of new services promoting Opera make Terms of Service less restrictive. Give developers right to their very own work.

  3. Anonymous: No, Opera couldn't do it as they aren't uploaded to any Opera servers.lockoom: These are probably the same ToS as for widgets, and it doesn't seem to be a problem.

  4. Originally posted by haavard:

    These are probably the same ToS as for widgets, and it doesn't seem to be a problem.

    Maybe because no one reads terms of service? And because they are available in English only?Anyway, I do not like these terms… And I'm really surpised, that no one at Opera feels any discomfort about them.

  5. These are probably the same ToS as for widgets, and it doesn't seem to be a problem.

    Yes, there is a problem, most people just don't read the terms and as far as I remember some time ago ToS for widgets were less strict. I might remember wrong but I don't think so, because I uploaded quite a few widgets and have read the terms a couple times.

    What are you worried about? What is it that you fear they may be doing with your widgets?

    Anything except from hosting the widget on widgets.opera.com or displaying the widget picture for simple promotional purposes. This is MY CREATION, is this that hard to understand? For example I don't like the fact that Opera could modify a widget and bundle it with Opera preinstalled on a commercial device without paying or at least asking me if I'm OK with it. And no, I don't wet myself from excitement while thinking about how much exposure or "fame" the widget could get this way.

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