The subscription economy is slowly building up, and if you are an online user, chances are that you are either subscribed to a business or received a request to sign up to one. It could be to access a service or product, a dating site, to get a subscription box, or simply to join the mailing list. While it is undoubtedly not a bad thing to subscribe, some of the things you should do before signing up with a business include the following.
Read the Terms and Conditions
Many people make the mistake of merely clicking on the sign-up button without knowing what exactly they are signing up for. Make sure you read through the fine print, to find out if there are any hidden details when signing up. For instance, will you be required to pay for some services, and if so, how much will you be paying? Will they have access to your personal data, and if yes, what will they do with that information? It is essential to know all these so that you do not get surprised when what you signed up for, turns out to be more than you anticipated.
Check if the Site is Secure
There are many sites on the web which are asking people to sign up. You should check if they are secure before you subscribe to their services. One of the ways of knowing whether a site is secure is by looking on the URL bar to see if there is a small padlock on it. Websites that are secure such as https://www.unibetmobile.com will have that padlock, and an ‘s’ after ‘http’. Insecure sites just have ‘http’ without an ‘s’. You should be particularly careful about sites that ask you for payment details, without being very clear on what you are buying.
Try and Customize Things
One of the most annoying thing for online users is when a business keeps sending them messages daily. It is one of the reasons why people unsubscribe from a company’s mailing list. If you are signing up, check if you can opt-out of some of the emails and requests which pop up.