I've lost count of how many times I've clicked the box that says “I have read and agree to the terms and conditions” without actually reading the terms and conditions. It is really easy to scroll past the time consuming and tedious fine print but it is extremely essential to know what you are agreeing to.
You could unwittingly consent to something you are unaware of.
The terms and conditions are a legally binding contract and you need to be aware of what you are agreeing to. You do not want to waive your rights just to access a website or use a product. You could be giving permission for the distribution of your information that you share while using the website or product. Make sure that the terms and conditions express that your information is secure.
You could unintentionally violate the agreement and face consequences.
If you don’t read the terms and conditions you won’t understand your limitations while using the website or product. In some instances people were banned from the use of a product or site and denied a warranty. In extreme cases people were faced with felony charges.
Terms and conditions could be written better.
While it is true that you should thoroughly read any contract before signing, the terms and conditions set you up for failure. The average set of terms and conditions takes around twenty to thirty minutes to read through and most of the time it isn’t plainly stated in a way that people understand. The following link can help you write you're own terms and conditions in a user friendly way. https://www.upcounsel.com/how-to-write-terms-of-service