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SYMPATICO – Bell Customers received a Christmas Eve email informing them their Internet Service Contacts would be amended with several changes that seemed to attract attention for some. Users are assumed to be in agreement with all the changes if they say nothing before January 31st, 2010.
sample of some of the chnages include:
Section 20: We are clarifying that we reserve the right to monitor the Service Modem and connected devices … it has been suggested that a common connected device is a computer.
Section 24: We are broadening our right to assign the Service Agreement to other entities without notice or consent. … so it may not even be Bell doing the monitoring.
And while the amendments introduce the right to charge new undefined amounts to any user who might breach conditions of the agreement, the contract still does define the total financial liability of Bell for any failure, breach or negligence on their part, or any of their affiliates … and therefore, the right to damages the user has from Bell: 100 dollars (CDN).
Section 22: … In the event of any breach by Your Service Provider, its affiliates, suppliers, or agents, including any breach of a fundamental term or any negligence, your exclusive remedy shall be to receive from Your Service Provider payment for actual and direct damages to a maximum amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
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