Do online shoppers read legal agreements?
As consumers buy more and more products over the Internet, they are not always doing a good job of paying attention to the legal fine print. According to a new survey by FindLaw.com (www.findlaw.com), the most popular legal information website, more than half of people surveyed say they pay little or no attention to legal agreements when shopping online.
Online retailing is an increasingly popular way for consumers to do their shopping, and is expected to hit record levels this year. But online shopping websites usually display detailed terms and conditions regarding subjects such as canceling orders, return of merchandise, resolving disputes and privacy protections for customer information.
According to the FindLaw.com survey, fifty-four percent of Americans say they only quickly read or skim, or completely ignore those legal agreements when they shop online.
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