Review websites' terms of service one point at a time, with the latest summaries from www.tosdr.org.
Broccoli fetches the latest summaries from Terms of Service; Didn't Read (TOS;DR at www.tosdr.org), a user rights initiative to rate and label website terms & privacy policies. Broccoli makes them available to you as you switch between websites.
Broccoli offers these summaries one point at a time, so that you can digest these agreements at your own pace (there's also a succinct overview of all points in a list-view).
"Broccoli" is kind of like terms of service: avoided at all costs, but good for you. ;)
Each time you visit a site with a matching TOS;DR summary, the Broccoli icon will update to show you the number of summarized terms available. Clicking the extension button opens a tray that focuses on a single term of service -- providing links to discussion and sources, and includes an option to review that term.
Broccoli will remind you how many points you have left to review for each service and will periodically check if TOS;DR has updated its summaries.
- Nicely formatted, point-by-point descriptions (along with metadata).
- Option to review a service's points (Is this fair? yes or no) (and download/export or clear all of your reviews).
- A succinct list-view that provides a quick-look for all points of a website.
- If a point is updated by TOS;DR, Broccoli will return it to 'un-reviewed' status.
- Draws information from one of the best sources of summarized terms of service and privacy policies on the net.
Broccoli helps you form (and store) your opinions about Terms of Service.
Broccoli does not sync information about you with an accompanying service (any Yes/No opinions will only be stored in Chrome's localStorage) or otherwise "phone home" to a server.
For questions about service summaries and how to get involved, visit TOS;DR at https://tosdr.org/about.html and @tosdr
For questions about Broccoli the extension - visit: https://www.fixpunk.com/2015/04/28/broccoli-tosdr/ or tweet to @spencenow
This extension is open-sourced under the GPL v3 license and is hosted on Github: https://github.com/sdailey/broccoli
The extension was written with a caching strategy so a new request of TOS;DR is not needed each time a service is visited.
Broccoli for TOS;DR provides terms of service summaries for a number of websites. The extension loads these summaries from https://tosdr.org/ . This is done over an HTTPS get request.
Instead of making specific requests for site summaries for each URL you visit (which would divulge which URLs you visit to the tosdr service), the extension requests *all* available summaries at once.
Any user info inputted (such as about specific terms including Agree/Disagree answers) is stored in Chrome’s local storage but is never sent to another service.
Broccoli for ToS;DR chrome extension has to know which URLs you visit in order to see if there are summaries available for said URL. But again, this info is not shared with any other service.