“Terms of Service; Didn't Read” (short: ToS;DR) is a project started in June 2012 to help fix the “biggest lie on the web”: almost no one really reads the terms of service we agree to all the time.
The rough idea behind ToS;DR emerged during the 2011 Chaos Communication Camp near Berlin, with people from Unhosted a movement to create web apps that give users control over their valuable user data and privacy. In the summer of 2012, the legal analysis started and brought the project to life. Since then, more people have joined the team and have contributed through the reviewer community. Ultimately, all the work is transparent and the discussions happen in public. Our work is funded by non-profits organisations and individual donations and gets released as free software and open data.
As we are all volunteers, the money we have and will gain through this campaign allows us to pay the working hours of the people helping us (20€ per hour) but as we did a lot of work lately, our funds are running low.
This is why, today, we need your help to fix the biggest lie of the Internet.
What does “ToS;DR” mean?
The name is inspired by internet acronym TL;DR which stands for "Too Long; Didn't Read" and is often used on blogs and emails when a block of text is just really long and that people are too lazy to read the whole stuff.
(The Edward Charles is our fiscal sponsor, which is why it is listed as the "benefiting charity" at right.)