In my presentation of Preservation is Forever, I discussed the fine print that was buried in the terms of service for many online photo services. These terms give online companies the right to delete your photos at any time or after one year, depending on the company. Recently ZDNet reviewed Amazon Cloud Drive and their terms of service in Is Amazon’s online storage really ‘unlimited’? Read the fine print. ZDNet highlighted many of the same restrictions:
- Amazon limits the type of content you can store, such as file types they don’t support.
- Amazon limits the number and type of devices you can use to access your files.
- Amazon may suspend or restrict your account.
- Amazon may impose other restrictions.
- Amazon may delete or restrict access to your files if you don’t renew your service each year.
For more on Amazon’s cloud storage service, see Is Amazon’s $60 deal for unlimited cloud storage really worth it?
Note: I like Amazon Prime. It is a good deal, even without their cloud storage service
Mark, Can I share this with my customers?
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Thanks for sharing this, Mark. I’m constantly trying to educate people about free photo storage. I didn’t realize that Amazon photo storage cost $60! (I obviously don’t use it). I’ll be sharing this article, too.