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Fine Print

Informal; all of the terms of a contract, rather than simply its main provisions. The fine print of a contract, as its name suggests, often appears in a smaller font, and can be cumbersome to read completely. For this reason, restrictions or terms disadvantageous to one party might be hidden in the fine print. This fact is the origin of the phrase, "Always read the fine print."
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But hidden in the small print is a notice stating that returning the form will incur costs of almost pounds 3,000 a year.
They are: a lack of balance between the benefits and drawbacks of a product; claims that can lead to unrealistic expectations; and key information that gets buried in the small print.
Make sure you check all the small print and that it will be cost effective so you can actually make some sort of profit before you agree or sign anything.
Consumers should always check the small print and find out what any offer actually means for them before signing a contract.
The get-out clause was hidden in her policy's "non-disclosure" small print.
THE City watchdog has announced it plans to focus attention on misleading advertising which buries important information in the small print.
The RNIB today published research claiming one in five people are potentially at risk as they cannot read the small print on food labels or medicines.
The invoices say in small print that the solicitations are not bills, but the warning is not as large as the law requires, Brose said.
WATCHDOGS have slammed Ryanair for using small print to short change passengers.
This time the small print reveals that if you sign the form you are agreeing to be inserted in the next three editions of the guide at a cost of 917euros or about pounds 611 for each version.
pay for the repairs under the "vermin" section of the small print.
He is running a series of seminars aimed at financial directors working in the engineering, construction, automotive and water sectors outlining the risks of ignoring the small print as part of a commercial and contractual health check.

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