Terms & conditions: Lorem ipsum

So yesterday's Metro carried this advert for 'social music store' mflow. Have a look at the terms and conditions (and click on the image if you want to see a larger version):

Advert for mflow with lorem ipsum text instead of terms and conditions

Whoops! Terms and conditions are usually there because they have to be, so missing them off is worse than you might think.


Vincent said...

I thought terms and conditions were only there to protect the vendor.

JD (The Engine Room) said...

Yes, I didn't really make myself clear on that one!

When I said terms and conditions "are usually there because they have to be", I meant that some adverts would be misleading without them, and so omitting the terms and conditions could lead to the advertiser being fined.

I didn't mean there was a legal obligation to include terms and conditions for the sake of it. But then, this isn't my field of expertise, so I might well be wrong.