Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - RSS Headlines   RSS Headlines   Twitter   Twitter

EA: Origin Accounts "May be Cancelled for Non-use"

A note in the Origin Terms of Service outlines conditions that may provoke Electronic Arts to delete user accounts from their fledgling online service, as the section on "Content and Entitlement Availability" reserves their right to delete accounts that have been inactive for 24 months. This caught the eye of Rock, Paper, Shotgun, and they have inquiries in to EA asking whether it is correct to think this means it will be possible to lose access to achievements, DLC, or even games as a result of this, but this has not yet inspired a response. Here's the wording of the clause in question:
Entitlements may only be held in Accounts belonging to legal residents of countries where access to and use of Content and Entitlements is permitted. Entitlements may be purchased or acquired only from EA or an authorized retailer. EA reserves the right to refuse your request(s) to acquire Entitlements, and EA reserves the right to limit or block any request to acquire Entitlements for any reason.

We do not guarantee that any Content or Entitlement will be available at all times or at any given time or that we will continue to offer particular Content or Entitlements for any particular length of time. We reserve the right to change and update Content and Entitlements without notice to you. If you have not used your Entitlements or Account for twenty four (24) months or more and your Account has associated Entitlements, your Entitlements will expire and your Account may be cancelled for non-use. Once you have redeemed your Entitlements, that content is not returnable, exchangeable, or refundable for other Entitlements or for cash, or other goods or services.
View

20. Re: EA: Origin Accounts Aug 3, 2011, 16:37 StingingVelvet
 
Dev wrote on Aug 3, 2011, 16:14:
Yeah, but which company would you trust more to use that only when they have to?

And that is what this great debate boils down to for most people. Personally I trust neither more than the other.
 
Avatar 54622
 
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
    Date Subject Author
  1. Aug 3, 15:35 Re: EA: Origin Accounts Creston
  3. Aug 3, 15:41  Re: EA: Origin Accounts  Beamer 
  5. Aug 3, 16:00  Re: EA: Origin Accounts StingingVelvet
  8. Aug 3, 16:08   Re: EA: Origin Accounts Krovven
  15. Aug 3, 16:18    Re: EA: Origin Accounts NoBS
  36. Aug 3, 17:52     Re: EA: Origin Accounts  Jivaro 
  39. Aug 3, 18:04      Re: EA: Origin Accounts Mashiki Amiketo
  40. Aug 3, 18:12       Re: EA: Origin Accounts  Dev 
  41. Aug 3, 18:17        Re: EA: Origin Accounts Mashiki Amiketo
  44. Aug 3, 18:59         Re: EA: Origin Accounts  Dev 
  48. Aug 3, 19:20          Re: EA: Origin Accounts Mashiki Amiketo
  31. Aug 3, 17:35   Re: EA: Origin Accounts Creston
  32. Aug 3, 17:36    Re: EA: Origin Accounts  Dev 
  38. Aug 3, 17:55    Re: EA: Origin Accounts StingingVelvet
  43. Aug 3, 18:25     Re: EA: Origin Accounts RollinThundr
  45. Aug 3, 18:59      Re: EA: Origin Accounts ^Drag0n^
  47. Aug 3, 19:07       Re: EA: Origin Accounts  Dev 
  49. Aug 3, 19:39        Re: EA: Origin Accounts Teddy
  50. Aug 3, 19:40         Re: EA: Origin Accounts Dave Rpri
  54. Aug 3, 20:03          Re: EA: Origin Accounts ^Drag0n^
  53. Aug 3, 20:00        Re: EA: Origin Accounts ^Drag0n^
  57. Aug 3, 20:36         Re: EA: Origin Accounts  Dev 
  56. Aug 3, 20:05       Re: EA: Origin Accounts StingingVelvet
  58. Aug 3, 21:03        Re: EA: Origin Accounts Dades
  64. Aug 4, 09:11        Re: EA: Origin Accounts Verno
  65. Aug 4, 11:33         Re: EA: Origin Accounts  Dev 
  67. Aug 4, 11:51          Re: EA: Origin Accounts JoeNapalm
  11. Aug 3, 16:11  This is not just about Origin. NoBS
  13. Aug 3, 16:15   Re: This is not just about Origin.  nin 
  16. Aug 3, 16:20  Re: EA: Origin Accounts  Dev 
  23. Aug 3, 16:40   Re: EA: Origin Accounts NoBS
  24. Aug 3, 16:44    Re: EA: Origin Accounts  Dev 
  28. Aug 3, 17:03     Re: EA: Origin Accounts NoBS
  25. Aug 3, 16:46    Re: EA: Origin Accounts ASeven
  19. Aug 3, 16:31  Re: EA: Origin Accounts Rattlehead
  2. Aug 3, 15:40 Re: EA: Origin Accounts "May be Cancelled for Non-use" Longswd
  7. Aug 3, 16:07  Re: EA: Origin Accounts Flatline
  4. Aug 3, 15:58 Re: EA: Origin Accounts  Wallshadows 
  6. Aug 3, 16:05 Re: EA: Origin Accounts Dades
  9. Aug 3, 16:08 Re: EA: Origin Accounts TheEmissary
  10. Aug 3, 16:10 Re: EA: Origin Accounts  Dev 
  12. Aug 3, 16:14 Re: EA: Origin Accounts  Dev 
>> 20. Aug 3, 16:37  Re: EA: Origin Accounts StingingVelvet
  52. Aug 3, 19:58   Re: EA: Origin Accounts Beelzebud
  14. Aug 3, 16:16 Re: EA: Origin Accounts  Dev 
  17. Aug 3, 16:23 Re: EA: Origin Accounts Dades
  18. Aug 3, 16:28  Re: EA: Origin Accounts sauron
  21. Aug 3, 16:38 Re: EA: Origin Accounts Dades
  22. Aug 3, 16:40 Re: EA: Origin Accounts TheEmissary
  27. Aug 3, 17:00  Re: EA: Origin Accounts eRe4s3r
  30. Aug 3, 17:19   Re: EA: Origin Accounts NoBS
  33. Aug 3, 17:39    Re: EA: Origin Accounts Creston
  26. Aug 3, 16:54 Re: EA: Origin Accounts  Dev 
  29. Aug 3, 17:15 Re: EA: Origin Accounts  Dev 
  34. Aug 3, 17:40 Re: EA: Origin Accounts venomhed
  35. Aug 3, 17:41 Re: EA: Origin Accounts venomhed
  37. Aug 3, 17:55 Re: EA: Origin Accounts  Cutter 
  42. Aug 3, 18:20 Re: EA: Origin Accounts jamiedj99
  46. Aug 3, 19:04  Re: EA: Origin Accounts Dades
  51. Aug 3, 19:42 Re: EA: Origin Accounts MajorD
  55. Aug 3, 20:05 Re: EA: Origin Accounts Rockn-Roll
  59. Aug 3, 21:09 Re: EA: Origin Accounts OldScho0l
  60. Aug 3, 22:27 Re: EA: Origin Accounts necrosis
  61. Aug 4, 00:04  Re: EA: Origin Accounts entr0py
  62. Aug 4, 01:35   Re: EA: Origin Accounts Creston
  63. Aug 4, 04:44 Re: EA: Origin Accounts KilrathiAce
  66. Aug 4, 11:50 Re: EA: Origin Accounts avianflu
  68. Aug 6, 09:05 Re: EA: Origin Accounts Rockn-Roll
  69. Aug 8, 07:00  Re: EA: Origin Accounts  Dev