General Mills takes away your right to sue if you print their coupons and more!
Posted April 18, 2014
General Mills recently updated their website to indicate that if you have done any number of activities linking you to General Mills and then you have a problem with their product, you have to go through "informal negotiations or through binding arbitration.” No lawsuit for you!
An article from Couponsinthenews.com, quotes the new General Mills policy which states, "“By using our websites, joining our sites as a member, joining our online community, subscribing to our email newsletters, downloading or printing a digital coupon, entering a sweepstakes or contest, redeeming a promotional offer, or otherwise participating in any other General Mills offering, you are agreeing to these terms.”
Basically, they are claiming that if you have just about any contact with them, you can't sure for any reason. The article indicates that The New York Times broke the story and that General Mills has been trying to downplay the new legal stipulations ever since. They have since clarified that their online communities are only those on their website and not sites like Facebook.
Will this actually hold up in court? Who knows. The fact they they are trying to get out of having any real legal responsibility for wrongdoing is certainly not giving consumers that warm & fuzzy feeling. A number of their Facebook "fans" are no longer fans and are making their position regarding this new legal stance very clear.
Will you "unlike" them on Facebook or stop using General Mills products because of this?