"By Accessing This Page I Authorise You To Charge Me £10"

This page exists to provide clear evidence that simply accessing a page on a webserver, and appearing in that web server's logs, does not in any way constitute any sort of agreement to a be charged.

Assume for a moment that I am registered as a Payforit operator. Your having accessed this page constutes enough evidence for PhonepayPlus to agree with me that you have accept my terms and conditions and that I may charge you directly through your mobile operator with no further checks. This would even be the case had the page been retrieved as a you as a banner or phone advert or appeared suddenly on you screen while you were using another website, or by a piece of software which, through malice or misdesign, retrieved the page without ever displaying it to you.

This is clearly utterly unacceptable.

The process for challenging such a claim from a third party Payforit provider involves you asking them for logs of your interaction. Without a technical background, the logs can be baffling and a consumer has little hope of arguing with them. In practice, the logs often demonstrate nothing that remotely resembles a conscious and deliberate acceptance of terms and conditions, they merely show that at some point the operator's servers sent you some data. That data may be in response to your clicking on an advert, or it may be simply be the result of you visiting their site, or even an unrelated site supported by banner adverts paid for by the operator. These logs are as much proof of an acceptance of contract as your picking up, or being posted, a menu for a takeaway. Despite this, the regulator themselves accept these logs as sufficient evidence to dismiss a claim.

You have accessed this page. I have the logs to prove it. Do you feel that this represents a fair test of your agreement to pay me £10?