Daily Archives: August 6, 2010

Grooveshark’s privacy policy has a “soul” clause

While reading through Grooveshark’s privacy policy yesterday, you could say doing some “research,” I stumbled upon this phrase that seemed a little odd to me:

This information may also be kept longer than 6 months by EMG if a user is found by EMG’s soul judgment to be suspect of carrying out illegal, unlawful, or dangerous actions with or in this service.

Soul Judgement? For a second I thought it was just me, so I had to google it. Turns out I’m not the only one who’s asked this question before:

Q: Which saying is correct ‘sole purpose’ or ‘soul purpose’?

A: The saying that is correct would be sole, being the only one. Soul, is the immaterial part of a person. Thank you!

I thought so! I guess Grooveshark judges the immaterial part of you when you use their site. I thought it might just be a typo so I just kept reading. Until I found another one!

EMG may allow 3d parties to place cookies and other tracking technologies, such as web beacons, clear GIFs, web bugs, tracking pixels on the Site for the soul purpose of allowing that 3d party to record that a User has visited the Site and/or used the Service.”

That’s pretty messed up. I wonder what other websites are judging our souls right now!