Just-In-Time Click-Through Agreements: Interface Widgets for Confirming Informed, Unambiguous Consent

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ConferenceJournal of Internet Law, 2005
VolumeVolume 9, Number 3
AbstractThe most common method for supporting consent in computer applications is a "user agreement." When you have installed new software on your computer, or signed up for an Internet service, you have undoubtedly seen an interface screen that presents a User Agreement or Terms of Service. In order to continue, you have had to click on an "I Agree" button or an equivalent label. These interface screens are commonly called "click-through agreements" because the users must click through the screen to get to the software or service being offered [2]. (An alternative label is "click-wrap agreement,” in parallel to more traditional "shrink-wrap" agreements attached to software packaging.) These agreement screens are an attempt to provide the electronic equivalent of a signed user agreement or service contract [3]. By clicking on the "Agree" button, the user is confirming their understanding of the agreement and indicating consent to any terms or conditions specified in the accompanying text.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number48256
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