A British computer game retailer, Game Station, reports that it now owns the souls of thousands of their shoppers as a result of a clause that was added to their online terms and agreements as part of an April Fools joke.
"By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul. Should We wish to exercise this option, you agree to surrender your immortal soul, and any claim you may have on it, within 5 (five) working days of receiving written notification from gamesation.co.uk or one of its duly authorised minions."
Fox News provides further details of the situation.
I know that I have been guilty of not reading the terms and conditions of many of the online companies I solicit. May this be a wake-up call to all of us to pay closer attention to our online activities.
Fox News reports:
The company noted that it would not be enforcing the ownership rights, and planned to e-mail customers nullifying any claim on their soul.