News: Ubisoft ToS shows it can terminate Uplay accounts after 6 months of inactivity




Uplay updated its Terms of Service agreement, and if you’re anything like me its ok accept now lemme play my games.  Well a closer look reveals something a little startling.

ToS US update here

Under Privacy Policy, 2. Says That they may share your personal and non-personal information with “trusted third party sites”.  Which third party sites are these? I don’t know about you but I’d like to know.

I think the first thing most sites advise is “Do not give your password or any relevant account data to anyone”.


Also the official 2016 Terms of Service  shows under “16.1 Termination”


16.1 Termination of Your Account or Access to the Services at UBISOFT’S initiative.

UBISOFT may suspend or close your Account and/or your ability to use one or more Services or part of the Services, at any time, automatically and without any judicial formality for the following reasons:

  • you claim to be any other person or entity or present your identity inaccurately;
  • you do not comply with these Terms or any special condition relating to a particular Service or Services;
  • you are in breach of your legal or contractual obligations;
  • you infringe a third party’s copyrights;
  • you behave unsuitably or reprehensibly on the Services, including, without limitation, on the Forums;
  • your Account has been inactive for more than six months and you do not have access to pay functions; and
  • or for any other reason.

If you have more than one Account, UBISOFT reserves the right to delete all the Accounts you have opened.

Ok, I don’t know about you guys but here lately Ubisoft is releasing maybe one game a year that I will play for a decent amount of time, until I beat it.  A prolonged absence of 6 months or more is entirely possible for me.  Will I lose my 15 games, worth more than $400?  My games that I bought in Steam but open in Uplay?  Is Valve aware of this?  Now it does say if you do not have access to pay functions, so if linked to a credit card, Paypal, etc. might absolve you of this rule.  But who’s to say.  It’s not black and white in the ToS, just the fact that they can suspend your account for this amount of inactivity.  Well you have until April 12th, 2016 to accept and decide.  Or “you may stop using our Services and request that we close your Account on”  I prefer Steam to Uplay and Origin, but was beginning to use Uplay a bit with Rainbow Six Siege and Assassins Creed: Syndicate.  Small upswing, now the downturn again. I for one, am not real happy with Ubisoft.  Again.  Take a look, see what you think, let us know.


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