Although legal, the time frame and approach seems designed to shield the company from negligence.

  • MamboGator
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    553 months ago

    I don’t understand how this can be legal. It’s like if I sent out a mass email saying everyone owes me $50 unless they opt out.

    • themeatbridge
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      73 months ago

      It’s not explicitly illegal, and it will dissuade some users from litigation. Even if it does not hold up in court, it will be a road block that requires you hiring a lawyer and going to court in order to get started.

  • davel [he/him]
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    3 months ago

    There are several reasons I never used 23andMe, one being that I live in the US and wouldn’t want to risk the data getting leaked to health insurance companies.

  • @clearedtoland@lemmy.world
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    23 months ago

    Template in case anyone wants to use it:

    To: arbitrationoptout@23andme.com, legal@23andme.com

    Subject: Opt-out TOS

    I am writing to opt out of the new terms of service that were recently announced. I have carefully reviewed the changes, and I am exercising my right to decline the forced arbitration and class action waiver. As per the instructions, I understand that I need to send a written notice of my decision to opt out to arbitrationoptout@23andme.com or legal@23andme.com. I appreciate your prompt attention to this matter and request confirmation of my opt-out status once it has been processed.

    [your name]