EULA (And Privacy Policies)You probably never read a EULA, but you should.
Just read the FriendGreetings License Agreement. Read it carefully!
If this doesn't upset you, go ahead and install everything you find. However if it DOES upset you, read every EULA before installing any software. You just never know what you may be agreeing to if you don't read the EULA!
EULA - End User License Agreement
(This is just one EULA that folks should have read.) "FRIENDGREETINGS LICENSE AGREEMENT"
This License Agreement (the "Agreement") is a legal agreement between you and The Permissioned Media, Inc. By downloading, installing, accessing or using the FriendGreetings Software or any products or software from Permissioned Media (hereafter collectively referred to as the "FriendGreetings"), you agree to the following terms and conditions [sic]. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH SUCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT DOWNLOAD, INSTALL, ACCESS OR USE FRIENDGREETINGS.
1. Consent to E-Mail Your Contacts. As part of the installation process, Permissioned Media will access your Microsoft Outlook contacts list and send an e-mail to persons on your contacts list inviting them to download FriendGreetings or related products. By downloading, installing, accessing, or using the FriendGreetings, you authorize Permissioned Media to access your MicroSoft(r) Outlook(r) Contacts list and to send a personalized e-mail message to persons on your Contact list. IF YOU DO NOT WANT US TO ACCESS YOUR CONTACT LIST AND SEND AN E-MAIL MESSAGE TO PERSONS ON THAT LIST, DO NOT DOWNLOAD, INSTALL, ACCESS OR USE FRIENDGREETINGS." [Emphasis added]
The problem is, how many people read the License agreement? Most just blindly click 'I Agree' and go on to the install. From now on, READ THE LICENSE AGREEMENT!
Another habit you should acquire is this:
Some privacy policies are intentionally long to discourage users from reading them all the way through. This should be a red flag to users to really read them carefully.
Dave's Computer Tips found some strange and some wacky EULAs