Terms of Service

Consists of the Terms of Service, the AOL Privacy Policy, and the AOL Community Guidelines

Summary of the AOL Terms of Service

The AOL Terms of Service (TOS):



THIS TOS CONTAINS A BINDING ARBITRATION CLAUSE AND A CLASS ACTION WAIVER.

All disputes between you and AOL will be resolved by binding arbitration.  You thus give up your right to litigate disputes with us in court (except for matters that may be taken to small claims court).  Disputes will be decided by a neutral arbitrator and not a judge or jury. You are entitled to a fair hearing, but arbitration procedures are simpler and more limited than court proceedings.  Arbitrator decisions are as enforceable as any court order and are subject to very limited review by a court. PLEASE REVIEW THE TOS SECTION ENTITLED “HOW TO RESOLVE A DISPUTE WITH US” and see our FAQs for more information.


To Use Our Services, You:

  • Must be at least 13 years old (with some limited exceptions)
  • May need to register with us to access and use some of our services and websites
  • Must not initiate or participate in any activities on our services that are illegal, harmful, or interfere with anyone's use of our services, including the sending of e-mail or instant messaging spam


If You Post Content On a Service, You:

  • May post content that you create or have been given permission to post by the owner, is legal, and doesn't violate the TOS
  • Are responsible for content that you post to our services and assume all risks of posting personal information online
  • Continue to own the content but grant AOL Inc. a license to use and distribute your content


The Content On AOL Services Is:

  • Owned by us or our suppliers and may only be used as we specify
  • For general information, discussion, and entertainment purposes only and we make no representations or guarantees about the truth, accuracy, or quality of any content


If You Subscribe to One Of Our Paid Services, You:

  • Must provide us with accurate billing information, which we will keep on file
  • Agree to pay all charges incurred on your account
  • Acknowledge that surcharges may apply to some services, all charges are nonrefundable, and we may change any of our paid services at any time
  • Are responsible for all fees necessary to access our services, including Internet access and text messaging fees and other wireless carrier charges
  • May cancel a paid service by calling, sending a fax, or mailing a letter to us 


You Also Agree That We:

  • Can change or end our services at any time without notice
  • Can place advertising, which supports our services, within applications, on web pages, and on mobile devices 


DISCLAIMER:This summary of the TOS is not a contract. It is simply a handy reference for understanding the full TOS which can be found at  http://legal.aol.com/terms-of-service/full-terms