priceline.comTerms and Conditions Jaime Christine Perez Internet Law and Legal Issues Presented to Dr. Robert Parrillo April 22, 2011
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Presentation El Gaupo (AKA: William Shatner) priceline.comhttp://mayopie.ﬁles.wordpress.com/2009/08/william-shatner.jpg
Liable: Pricing Errors“If your credit card has already been charged for thepurchase and your Request is canceled because ofincorrect Travel Service Provider information, we willpromptly issue a credit to your credit card account in theamount of the charge.”
You can not force someone into a contract,when they haven’t read it yet.
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Does a contract matter if a customer has not read the contract?
Electronic Signatures in Globaland National Commerce Act (E-SIGN) PART I: General Overview of the E-SIGN Act Public Law No. 106-229 (As it Relates to Federal Agencies) On June 30, 2000, the President signed into law the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act ("E-SIGN"). This version explains E-SIGN as it relates to federal agencies, to assist them in becoming familiar with these new requirements. A. Basic Areas Covered by E-SIGN E-SIGN promotes the use of electronic contract formation, signatures, and record keeping in private commerce by establishing legal equivalence between: $ contracts written on paper and contracts in electronic form; $ pen-and-ink signatures and electronic signatures; and $ other legally-required written documents (termed "records") and the same information in electronic form. E-SIGN applies broadly to commercial, consumer, and business transactions affecting interstate or foreign commerce, and to transactions regulated by both Federal and state government. If there is no writing required by another law, E-SIGN does not apply.
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Referencespriceline.com. (n.d.). Retrieved April 22, 2011. from http:/priceline.compriceline.com. (n.d.). Retrieved April 22, 2011. Terms and Conditions. Found at http:/priceline.com/privacypolicy/terms_en/html?jsk=2003010a990310a201104220438555c9021609336&plf=PLCNGoldman, E. (2009, June 10). Stop Saying "We Can Amend This Agreement Whenever We Want"!--Harris v. Blockbuster. Retrievedfrom http://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2009/06/stop_saying_we_1.htmFederal Trade Commission. (2001, June). Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-SIGN) . Retrieved April 22, 2011.from http://www.ftc.gov/os/2001/06/esign7.htmTrout, Brett J..(2007). Cyber Law: A Legal Arsenal for Online Business. MBS Direct, 2007. p. 83).