Warning - Perpetual rights limitation in Oculus TOS


Continuing the discussion from Updated Oculus support requirements:

It is getting all too common nowadays to find companies burying deep limitation of rights clauses in its software offerings. This one in the Oculus TOS is quite bad, enough so that to make it enforceable they have an opt-out clause. If you download the consumer SDK, DO file the opt-out provision. Remember you have 30 days to do so. Tangle and hush clauses like this might not be enforceable in some locales, but it is best to be careful. Read section 18 in its entirety before agreeing:

18.6 Right to Opt Out. You may opt out of this agreement to arbitrate. If you do so, neither you nor Oculus can require the other to participate in an arbitration proceeding. To opt out, you must notify us in writing within 30 days of the date that you first became subject to this arbitration provision, and must include your name and residence address, the email address you use for your Oculus account (if you have one), and a clear statement that you want to opt out of this arbitration agreement. Any requests to opt out must be sent to: General Counsel, Oculus VR, LLC, 1601 Willow Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025.
Unless you choose to opt out, this dispute resolution provision in Section 18 shall survive termination of these Terms.


Not that i want oculus rift, besides i want it from a local store. For what do you need to opt-out. btw with facebook as owner it’s anyway item to avoid.