Le mercredi 10 octobre 2012 à 18:49 +0200, Michiel de Jong a écrit :
> You're parsing the phrase in a different way to how i parsed it originally
> when i created this point. I thought what it means was:
> * 5 days after:
> * we post such revised Terms to our website (indicated by revising the
> date at the top of these Terms),
> * when we notify you of the changes by e-mail or other means,
> * upon your acceptance if we provide a mechanism for your immediate
> acceptance of the revised Terms
"or" expresses quite clearly that each of them are alternative
conditions and that's also emphasized by the commas. Try to replace
"upon your acceptance" by "when you accept" (which is how I summarized
it in the point) and you will see that it's:
* when we post the terms to our website (this "when" is actually
* or, when we notify you
* or, when you accept them by our "mechanism"
This would be a construction that makes sense in a contract (3
alternative conditions) whereas your construction would be a bit weird
in a contract, and would be expressed in a different manner.
> and that is how i reviewed it in the original thread before you closed that
> and started this new one.
Ha ok. Anyway I think it's good to start a new thread to discuss this
entirely new point (compared to the very first version submitted here).
> But now that i re-read it, i must say it's not entirely clear because
> of how they put the word 'when' in there. it would create the
> construction 'after when we notify you', which sounds strange. So maybe
> you're right, i don't know. let's see what they respond to your ticket.
The important is not really "when" but "or."
I hope it clarifies it.