Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of DesignerWare, LLC, FTC File No. 1123151 #00053

Submission Number:
00053
Commenter:
Ran Webster
State:
New York
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of DesignerWare, LLC, FTC File No. 1123151

You state that a rental contract does not give me the right to spy on my consumer Excuse me, yes it does. It clear states in my rental contract the following: You explicitly acknowledge, understand and agree that if your Agreement is terminated for failure to make your rental/lease payment, your computer will be locked down rendering it totally inoperable. Exercise of your reinstatement rights under the Agreement will cause the computer to be unlocked and turned back on. If the computer is reported as stolen, lost or missing or if your contract expires, the owner may install a monitoring/tracking component on the computer. Moreover, with the technology included on this product, the longitude, latitude, and GEOLocation of the equipment may be known and/or tracked. Once ownership is obtained, it is your responsibility to make arrangements to have the aforementioned software removed from your computer.