End-User License Agreements. Normally, we just accept and move on but, as reported here before, the Origin EULA was worrying many users. It looks like EA has changed their tune a little bit however.
All the changes after the jump.
EA has attempted to please the users who were once worried that their information would be stored with EA and used pretty much any way they saw fit by amending the EULA of their fairly new digital distribution service, “Origin”
Instead of the original, “You agree that EA may collect, use, store and transmit technical and related information that identifies your computer (including the Internet Protocol Address), operating system, Application usage (including but not limited to successful installation and/or removal), software, software usage and peripheral hardware, that may be gathered periodically to facilitate the provision of software updates, dynamically served content, product support and other services to you, including online services. EA may also use this information combined with personal information for marketing purposes and to improve our products and services. We may also share that data with our third party service providers in a form that does not personally identify you.”
The agreement now reads, “EA knows that you care how information about you is collected, used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. Information about our customers is an important part of our business, and EA would never sell your personally identifiable information to anyone, nor would it ever use spyware or install spyware on users’ machines.”
Quite the change and it really does show that if users stand up and fight these large corporations, they can get the respect they deserve.