"WiFi users need to read terms when they sign up to access a network. What are they agreeing to, how much data are they sharing, and what license are they giving to providers? Our experiment shows it's all too easy to tick a box and consent to something unfair," Purple CEO Gavin Wheeldon said in a news release.
The full list of tasks included in the community service clause include cleansing local parks of animal waste, providing hugs to stray cats and dogs, manually relieving sewer blockages, cleaning portable lavatories at local festivals and events, painting snail shells to brighten up their existence and scraping chewing gum off the streets.
In addition to the clause, Purple also said it would give a prize to any customer who actually read the terms and conditions and found the joke hidden therein. The Guardian reported just one person claimed the prize.