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Click-through agreements (sometimes referred to as “Click and Accept” and “Web Wrap” agreements) offer companies that sell goods and services over the Internet important safeguards that go beyond intellectual property rights in their goods and services. Click-through agreements are often used to deny implied warranties, limit liability, choose legislation and dispute resolution forum, and prohibit reverse engineering. Business to Business- and Business-to-Consumer E-Shopper have become familiar with screens that flash legal terms and require you to click a “I agree” button before you can order goods, obtain services or obtain information. However, not all Clickwrap agreements are the same. By presenting these agreements as boxes or buttons that users enable or click to accept, companies facilitate the sign-in process and keep this data secure. But people often wonder whether click-through agreements are legally enforceable or not. Does checking this box or clicking this button count as a real contract? Can he stand in court? The content and form of Clickwrap agreements are very different. Most clickwrap agreements require the end user to express consent by clicking the “OK” or “Accept” button in a dialog box or pop-up window. A user displays the refusal by clicking Cancel or closing the window. In case of refusal, the user may not use or purchase the product or service. [1] Privacy policies, terms of use and other policies of use as well as copyright guidelines often use the clickwrap prompt. Clickwraps are common in login processes for social media services such as Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr, connections to wireless networks operated on business premises, as part of the installation processes of many software packages and in other circumstances where an agreement is sought with digital media…