Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Adobe FormsCentral

A few readers have asked about Adobe's new service, FormsCentral. With FormsCentral, you can create forms, surveys, plan events, and etc. Questions have focussed on if FormsCentral would be a good fit for evidence processing forms and the like. On the surface, FormsCentral looks great. You can create a form for just about anything that we do in LE. That form can be used on a wide variety of devices. The problem comes when you look at the Terms and Conditions - where no one likes to look. So, I've looked for you ...

"2. b. Unless expressly agreed to by Adobe in writing elsewhere, Adobe has no obligation to store any Materials that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available through your use of the Services (“Your Content”)."

"6. a. You agree that you, not Adobe, are entirely responsible for all of Your Content that you distribute, perform, display, upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available on or through the Services (“Make Available”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted. You assume all risks associated with use of Your Content, including any reliance on its accuracy, completeness or usefulness."

"7. a. Adobe, in its sole discretion, may (but has no obligation to) monitor or review the Services and Materials at any time. Without limiting the foregoing, Adobe shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to remove any of Your Content for any reason (or no reason), including if it violates the Terms or any Law."

... and so on ...

So, as you can see, Adobe FormsCentral is probably not the best service for your sensitive LE data needs.

Enjoy.

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