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Re: PayPal donations

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 13:25:59 -0500
To: Tim McKenzie <tjm1983@gmail.com>
Message-Id: <119AC42A-5015-40AA-9952-925D543F95A8@w3.org>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org

On 12 Jun 2009, at 1:59 AM, Tim McKenzie wrote:

> Today I was considering making an "Additional Contribution" of under  
> 100 USD
> to W3C.  Unfortunately, when I clicked on your PayPal link, it  
> directed me to
> a form that required me to agree to PayPal's international User  
> Agreement.
> This annoyed me, because I've made donations through PayPal to other
> organizations without having to agree to this.  The User Agreement  
> is over
> 6000 words long, and it incorporates by reference at least 13 other  
> documents.
> I don't have the time or the legal expertise to read and understand  
> so much
> material in order to decide whether it's safe for me to agree to  
> it.  It seems
> absurd to place such a burden on your potential donors.

Hi Tim,

Thank you for writing to us. I will ask my colleague to look into why we
have the International User Agreement. My suspicion is that it is  
because
the account is managed in France.

We've not had any issues to date, if that's any consolation.

  _ Ian
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