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DropBox Publishes New Terms of Service

Online file sharing service DropBox has simplified the language of its Terms of Service document to make it easier for users to understand.

In a blog post (opens in new tab), the company said that it had always maintained that the data uploaded on the service belonged to the users but some had objected to the confusing language in the terms of service.

DropBox said that it had made the language easier to understand and had even re-written some parts of it. The company admitted that the language in the clause was more technical than was necessary.

The straightforward language used in the Terms of Service has satisfied many DropBox users who were previously opposed to the confusing language used in it.

“We’ve never been interested in rights broader than what we need to run DropBox. We want to get this language right so that you’re comfortable using DropBox with no reservations: what’s yours is yours,” DropBox said.

The language in the ToS has been broken in to something that it easily understandable for anyone who devotes the time to go through them.

“You retain full ownership to your stuff. We don’t claim any ownership to any of it. These Terms do not grant us any rights to your stuff or intellectual property except for the limited rights that are needed to run the Services, as explained below,” the new Terms of Service read.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.