Electronic Arts User Agreement

Users can also add certain EA games to their Origin account using CD keys from retail copies and digital copies from other digital distribution services. However, the addition of retail key to Origin is limited to games from 2009, and older keys do not work, even if the game is available on Origin, unless the user contacts customer support. [Citation required] EA knows how it is important for you to know how information about you is collected, used and shared, and we appreciate your confidence that we will do so with care and common sense. Information about our customers is an important part of our business and EA will never sell your personal data to third parties. We do not provide any information that you personally identify without your consent, except in rare cases where disclosure is mandatory or to enforce EA`s legal rights. In addition to the information you provide directly to EA, EA does not personally collect identifiable (or anonymous) information to improve our products and services, correct errors, provide services and communicate with you, facilitate software availability, support dynamically provided content and product support, and further improve your user experience. The problem I see with this situation is that, on the one hand, reading the 40 pages of documentation on three websites and 2 MS Word documents is a considerable effort that I don`t think one can reasonably assume is done by an average user. Similarly, the technical data of the language probably goes beyond the understanding of the average user. Finally, it is very clear that ALL powers are EA`s hands. EA may change this agreement from time to time, so please check it regularly. For EA players who have accepted a version of this agreement before the change, the revisions take effect 30 days after the release date of terms.ea.com.

Your continued use of EA services means that you accept the changes. Once you accept a version of the agreement, we will not implement any substantive future changes without your explicit consent. If you are invited to accept substantial changes to this agreement and refuse to do so, you may no longer be able to use the EA service provided. “In essence, this means that if you accept the terms of use, if you install Origin, EA will have carte blanche to go through its hardware and software for all the information they want – especially anything that indicates how this hardware and software is used. Data collection is not just about games – for example, EA could record the number of times you check your Facebook account, but they must comply with data protection laws, so private conversations with friends should not be seen by EA`s email or instant messaging when the Origin app is enabled. But the worst part? For opening your personal data, you receive nothing – since the only way to avoid the agreement is not to install the service. The creation of their Origin service to compete with Valves Steam may have been a step in the right direction for some – but a very disturbing revelation about their user agreement can only damage the company`s reputation.

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