1. The standardized, non-specific parts of a contract; the fine print that gets tacked on by lawyers to protect themselves and their clients.
2. The unsubscription notice at the bottom of bulk emails from the spam operations that bother to pretend that they comply with the CANSPAM legislation. (first used by Paul Graham in his groundbreaking essays on spam)
Origin: The American Press Association shared its building with a sheet-iron processing plant when it was founded 1892. Chicago printers dubbed the noisy American Press offices a boilerplate factory, and boilerplate became the word used to refer to the third-rate filler that the syndicated news agency turned out.
The failure of Urban Dictionary to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision, or portion of any provision, of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to enact the intentions of the TOS. Under any circumstances other provisions of the TOS shall remain in full force and effect. You, the user, agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of, or related to, use of the Service, its content, or the TOS must be filed within two (2) months of the time in which the events giving rise to such claim began, or you agree to waive such claim.
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