If You “like” Us, Don’t Sue Us

Many of you may have seen our recent Facebook post announcing General Mill’s decision to update their Privacy Policy. General Mills, the maker Betty Crocker, Nature Valley and Pillsbury brands, has announced that if you choose to follow their company page, subscribe to their newsletter, or benefit in any way, including coupons, from their company you may be waiving your right to future lawsuits. In fact, what their policy states is that by benefiting from the company you agree to resolve any issue through arbitration.

General Mills is not the first company to set restricts or obtain personal information from subscriptions through a third-party. What does this mean for you the consumer? It is important for you as a consumer to know what you are agreeing to before entering into any contract. This applies to contracts that you enter into through your business life and personal life. The law may be harsh when it comes to internet contracts such as this, as the law generally states that one who agrees to a contract is deemed usually to have read it and understood it even if they did not. At Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat, PLLC we have several experienced contract law and internet law attorneys who can help you navigate and understand your rights when entering into most contracts.

To learn more about General Mills’ privacy policy, visit www.generalmills.com.

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