New terms and conditions?

Got an email this morning from Google AdSense informing me that there are new Terms and Conditions.

We noticed that you haven’t yet accepted the new Terms and Conditions. To review them and indicate your acceptance, please log in at and follow the instructions. Please be aware that all publishers must accept the new Terms and Conditions in order to continue their participation in the AdSense program.

Great, I’ll just hop on over there and accept the new Terms and Conditions…only…wait a minute! There’s no place to accept the T&C let alone inform me of any change. Turns out, I’m not the only one…New terms and conditions? – AdSense Policy Questions | Google Groups

4 thoughts on “New terms and conditions?

  1. You are sure it is not some kind of phishing or what ?

    archshrk responds: I’m sure. All the links and header info are legitimate. A lot of people on the forum asked the same question. It’s a good question to ask ourselves every time.

  2. It turns out they made a mistake at Google:

    The latest update: We’ve found that a number of emails were sent
    incorrectly to publishers who had already accepted the updated Terms
    and Conditions in the past. (onlineebook, this sounds like your
    situation.) To clarify, the most recent update to the Terms and
    Conditions occurred at the end of February, and there haven’t been any
    changes since. If you already accepted the Terms and Conditions after
    they were updated in February, you won’t need to re-accept them, and
    you won’t be prompted to do so when you log in.

    Our team will be following up in the next few days via email with
    those publishers who received a reminder in error. I apologize for the
    scare today — thanks for letting our team know about this issue.

  3. Hi,

    We sent you a message earlier this week reminding you to accept
    our updated AdSense Terms and Conditions. However, the message was
    sent in error, as our records show that you have already accepted
    the new Terms and Conditions.

    We sincerely apologize for the miscommunication and any confusion
    caused. Please be assured that no further action is required on
    your part, and you may continue to access to your account as

    Sincerely, The Google AdSense Team
    Google Inc.
    1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
    Mountain View, CA 94043

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