I am very pro-plain English. I don't see the point in trying to baffle people with legalese or try and be superior by using longer words. So I was really please when I found a Terms of Service in plain English on Jiglu's website. So pleased I actually read it!
"We are very conscious that most people are asked to click on terms of service without ever being given a clear idea of what it is that they are allowed to do, or not, unless they have practiced law for some significant period of time.
This strikes as a little unfair, and so what we intend to do here is to set out what you can and can't do with our service, and what we are allowed to do.
Don't get this wrong, just because this is written in friendly language doesn't mean that we are going to allow you to do anything at all with the service. In fact, quite the opposite. We are rather proud of it, and don't want anyone trashing it, thank you very much.
Ok, so here goes.
...We won't tolerate nasty people, though. There are not too many nasty people out there, but those that are tend to be racists, liars, homophobes, illegal pornographers, abusers of trade marks (really very very nasty people), spammers, stalkers, weirdoes, propagators of viruses and really people who fall outside of what you might classify as "nice". Naturally we tolerate free speech (although it's what we decide it is...), and look forward to wide ranging debates. You only have to look at some of the spaces we operate to see that we have people of widely varying views already.
...Children - we have children of our own, and are particularly keen to ensure they are protected. If we find anyone trying to harm children in any way using our spaces, we will go out of our way to hunt you down. We make sure that we retain certain data about people who use the service - just let it be said that we will use it to find you...."
Very cool :-) More websites and organisations should do this!