Is this contract binding?
My father and I were planning to build a product. We found several persons and companies that were creating a similar product. We've of course been doing all the research we can to prevent patent violations and the likes.
So today, we visited the web site of one of many of the competitors of this product, and the individual of this specific product offered a downloadable instruct on how their product was built with full detailed instructions. So we purchased this with a simple few click PayPal payment and within a few minutes received an email to our download - I will note their were NO indications of any binding agreement before or after the payment of the product.
So I opened the PDF and the first line read:
"Thank you for choosing our Product Plans. Purchasing these plans gives
you the right to build a maximum of two of the product for your own personal use. These plans are the sole property of My Panning and are not for resale. Sale of these plans in part or whole or the sale of the object in which they create is strictly forbidden. As with all my plans there are tons of pictures, showing almost too much detail."
So even though I did NOT agree to these terms, I am subject to them after the purchase?
This does not seem to make sense, but I am looking for any feedback possible on what the repercussions might be if I make 3 of them (since only allowed to make two according to this) or my design incorporates some of the parts of this (I already had a plan prior to this download anyhow).