Married Woman Sues Match.com For Using Her Photo In Ads
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from the false-endorsement dept

The internet sure makes things tricky sometimes. A married woman named Anne Read Lattimore is suing a photographer and two websites concerning a photograph. Apparently a salon hired a photographer named Roger Kirby to help create a website. As part of this, Kirby photographed Lattimore after she got a haircut from the salon. No documents were signed, but Lattimore apparently gave permission to use the photo on the salon’s website. Kirby went further and uploaded the image to Stock.xchng, the free stock photo site owned by Getty Images. From there a few others downloaded and used it — including Match.com, who used her image in ads on Facebook, implying she was a member. As you might guess, this became problematic when people who knew Lattimore — who, once again, is married — saw her picture and were confused about her use of Match.com. In addition, she…………… continues on Techdirt
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What’s On Your Mind? Eharmony, Microsoft, Providian, Apple
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Automatic renewal policies continue to draw consumer ire. Once you subscribe to something, and the company has your credit card on file, you should simply expect that the subscription will auto renew.

“While I understand that the terms and conditions do specify that one cannot receive a refund once one has paid, eHarmony.com’s auto-renew system is completely dishonest,” Daniel, of Irving, Tex., told ConsumerAffairs.com. “They don’t alert you that your subscription is going to expire, let alone that it’s going to be automatically renewed. They only tell you after they have charged your credit card, and after you can no longer get a refund.”

To be fair, some subscription services do alert you that your subscription is about to auto renew, but most don’t. It’s easy to understand why, since the cancellation rate would be much higher if people had the opportunity to bail on a service they no longer…………… continues on Consumer Affairs
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