Thousands sign up to clean sewage because they didn’t read the small print | Technology | The Guardian

Those who fell for the gag clause inserted into wifi terms and conditions committed to more than a month of community service

Do you read the terms and conditions? Probably not. No one does. And so, inevitably, 22,000 people have now found themselves legally bound to 1000 hours of community service, including, but not limited to, cleaning toilets at festivals, scraping chewing gum off the streets and “manually relieving sewer blockages”.

The (hopefully) joke clause was inserted in the terms and conditions of Manchester-based wifi company Purple for a period of two weeks, “to illustrate the lack of consumer awareness of what they are signing up to when they access free wifi”. The company operates wifi hotspots for a number of brands, including Legoland, Outback Steakhouse and Pizza Express.

Source: Thousands sign up to clean sewage because they didn’t read the small print | Technology | The Guardian