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hey google, are you accepting terms and conditions on my behalf these days?

when you go to ups.com and enter a tracking number, you must agree to the ups tracking terms and conditions before it will show you the status.  the terms read:

...This is a personal service, thus your right to use the Tracking Systems or Information is non-assignable. ...

so in gmail, when it sees a message that has a UPS tracking number, it contains a link on the right side of the window giving you a direct link to the shipping tracking information without first informing you of these rights.  now, granted you aren't signing your life away, but when you have to "agree" to something before hand, wouldn't you like to know what it is before you agree to it? 

don't get me wrong, i think it is a time-saving feature as well, but i guess i'm just a little curious how i'd feel about google (or others) agreeing to terms on other sites as well on my behalf to provide those services.



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