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This question arose because I recently allowed a support technician help me with an problem with an installation of a software product on my computer. The support technician took remote control over my machine and proceeded to install the software, even agreeing to the EULA. I specifically asked him if he needed me to approve the EULA agreement, but he said he would do that himself.

This made me start to wonder if I would now be bound by the conditions of the EULA since I did not physically agree to them.

So - that said my question is - if you or your company provide remote technical support:

1) Do you have a policy of how technicians should handle EULA agreement dialogs while they are in control of a customer/client's computer?

2) Do you have a statement in your "terms of use" for remote support that covers these types of scenarios?


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This question is off-topic under current topicality rules. – HopelessN00b Jan 22 '15 at 5:59

EULAs in installation programs are already legally dubious.

I would expect that since they are working on your behalf that they can agree to it on your behalf. Although as a technician I would probably cover myself by making sure that the customer had at least seen it.

But since this is a legal issue, not a technical one, you should really be seeking advice from a qualified legal professional rather than here.

Understood - I'm not really looking for the legal answer - I am more interested in whether organizations have policies on this or have terms in their remote assistance terms of use. – John Clark Aug 6 '09 at 15:05

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