Oculus Rift Terms of Service Are Pretty Shady
Oculus Rift is almost here and the gaming industry is about to witness its first major commercial VR headset. It is an historic moment, one that may change the face of the gaming industry.
However, before it changes the industry Oculus may need to change some of Oculus Rift Terms of Service. The company is asking developers to give up their right to object to the usage of their content by Oculus for marketing, or any other purpose.
By submitting User Content through the Services, you grant Oculus a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual (i.e. lasting forever), non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free and fully sublicensable (i.e. we can grant this right to others) right to use, copy, display, store, adapt, publicly perform and distribute such User Content in connection with the Services. You irrevocably consent to any and all acts or omissions by us or persons authorized by us that may infringe any moral right (or analogous right) in your User Content.
Moreover, the company can track your movements, body shape, and gather a range of different data while you are using Oculus Rift. This data will be used to advertize products directly to you.
- Information You Give Us. We collect the information you give us when using our Services. For example:
- When you register to use our Services, we ask for information such as your name, email address, phone number, and date of birth.
- You will have the ability to add information to your profile after registration.
- If you buy something on or through our Services, we collect information about the transaction. This can include your payment information, purchase activity, and shipping and contact details.
- When you post, share or communicate with other Oculus users on our Services, we receive and store those communications and information associated with them, such as the date a post was created.
- When you communicate with Oculus, you provide us with information like your email address.
- When you use our Services, you may have the option of submitting information about your physical features and dimensions.
Using data to advertise to users is nothing new but stalking their activities and body movements is a bit creepy I have to say.
Source: Oculus via SegmentNext