Terms of Service

Last updated: April 28, 2020

Please read these terms of service carefully before using Our service.

Interpretation and Definitions


The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions.

The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.


For the purposes of these Terms of service:

[1] Couldry, N. and Mejias, U.A. (2019) The costs of connection: how data is colonizing human life and appropriating it for capitalism. Culture and economic life. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

[2] (Duus, 1998): The Abacus and the Sword: The Japanese Penetration of Korea. University of California Press.

[3] (Zelkowitz, 2003): Advances in Computers: Information Repositories edited by Marvin Zelkowitz

[4] Article: Terms And Conditions Are The Biggest Lie Of Our Industry


This platform presents two different types of legal documents. The left side of the archive presents a series of contemporary legal documents: Terms of Services such as FaceApp, Tiktok, PokemonGo, Snapchat, Netflix, Facebook, Instagram, Amazon and Sony. On the right side, it shows a group of historical legal documents: Colonial treaties and agreements such as the Peace Treaty of Tartu, Kiram-Bates Treaty, United Kingdom–Korea Treaty of 1883, Hong Kong Letters Patent 1843 and Japan–Korea Agreement of 1905. By selecting one of each document, a parallel reading platform is enabled, in which you can comparatively label, highlight, and analyze a range of specific terms. This will help you to analyze on how these documents operate similar ways in colonialism.

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Important Aspects


These are the Terms and Service governing the use of this Service and the agreement that operates between You and this website. These Terms of Service set out the rights and obligations of all users regarding the use of the Service. Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on Your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms and Service. These Terms and Service apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service. By accessing or using the Service You agree to be bound by these Terms and Service. If You disagree with any part of these Terms and Service then You may not access the Service. Your access to and use of the Service is also conditioned on Your acceptance of and compliance with the Privacy Policy of the Website. Our Privacy Policy describes Our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of Your personal information when You use the Application or the Website and tells You about Your privacy rights and how the law protects You. Please read Our Important Aspects of the Website carefully before using Our Service.



We may terminate or suspend Your access immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if You breach these Terms of Service. Upon termination, Your right to use the service will cease immediately.

Limitation of Liability

Notwithstanding any damages that You might incur, the entire liability of the Company and any of its suppliers under any provision of this Terms and Your exclusive remedy for all of the foregoing shall be limited to the amount actually paid by You through the service or 100 USD if You haven't purchased anything through the service.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall the Company or its suppliers be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages whatsoever (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, loss of data or other information, for business interruption, for personal injury, loss of privacy arising out of or in any way related to the use of or inability to use the service, third-party software and/or third-party hardware used with the service, or otherwise in connection with any provision of this Terms), even if the Company or any supplier has been advised of the possibility of such damages and even if the remedy fails of its essential purpose.

Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, which means that some of the above limitations may not apply. In these states, each party's liability will be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

For European Union (EU) Users

If You are a European Union consumer, you will benefit from any mandatory provisions of the law of the country in which you are resident in.

Translation Interpretation

These Terms of service may have been translated if We have made them available to You on our service. You agree that the original English text shall prevail in the case of a dispute.

Links to Other Websites

Our service may contain links to reference websites or services that are not owned or controlled by the Website. The website has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that the website shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services. We strongly advise You to read the terms of service and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that You visit.

Website References

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  • FaceApp says it's not uploading all your photos.
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  • Don’t Install TikTok On Your Phone, It’s A Spyware: Reddit CEO.
  • Think FaceApp Is Scary? Wait Till You Hear About Facebook.
  • Yes, the robot dog ate your privacy.
  • Most Website Terms of Service Are Functionally Incomprehensible to Americans.
  • Disney claims anyone using a Twitter hashtag is agreeing to their terms of use.
  • Terms And Conditions Are The Biggest Lie Of Our Industry.
  • Click to agree with what? No one reads terms of service, studies confirm.
  • Why Do We Blindly Sign Terms Of Service Agreements?
  • Tiktok secretly loaded with chinese surveillance software, lawsuit claims.
  • Burning out digital colonialism
  • Most Website Terms of Service Are Functionally Incomprehensible to Americans.

  • Visual References

  • Isgrò and Waters, problem erased.
  • Jenny Holzer
  • Zong! As told to the author by Setaey Adamu Boateng
  • Tom Phillips
  • Colonial Treaties in Africa: British Protection Treaty with the Itsekiri of Nigeria 1884

  • License

    Copyleft: This is a free work. You can copy, distribute, and modify it under the terms of the Free Art License

    Changes to These Terms of service

    We reserve the right, at Our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material We will make reasonable efforts to provide at least 30 days' notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at Our sole discretion. By continuing to access or use Our service after those revisions become effective, You agree to be bound by the revised terms. If You do not agree to the new terms, in whole or in part, please stop using the website and the service.

    Contact Us

    This work has been produced in the context of the graduation research of Bohye Woo from the Experimental Publishing (XPUB) Master course at the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.
    XPUB is a two year Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design that focuses on the intents, means and consequences of making things public and creating publics in the age of post-digital networks.

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