Do the recent changes to Stack Exchange Terms of Service affect MathOverflow in any way -- and if yes, what are the concrete effects?

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    $\begingroup$ the arbitration clause produced quite an uproar --- meta.stackexchange.com/questions/309797/… $\endgroup$ May 8, 2018 at 11:23
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    $\begingroup$ @CarloBeenakker: Does this clause apply to MathOverflow as well? $\endgroup$
    – Stefan Kohl Mod
    May 8, 2018 at 15:48
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    $\begingroup$ I'm pretty certain it does, AFAIK it's for the entire Stack Exchange ecosystem. $\endgroup$ May 8, 2018 at 16:10
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    $\begingroup$ It sure does. Just scroll to the bottom of the page to read the Terms of Service that are in effect. $\endgroup$ May 8, 2018 at 21:58
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    $\begingroup$ The complete agreement between the MathOverflow corporation and Stack Exchange, Inc. is here. I don't see anything which would prohibit SE from changing the ToS on this site (which it operates). A separate question is whether the MathOverflow corporation itself is bound to the new ToS; hopefully the owners of the site contact their lawyers and opt out of arbitration clause if it does apply. $\endgroup$
    – Logan M
    May 9, 2018 at 23:02
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    $\begingroup$ Do you wish to ask if it affects Mathoverflow users like you and me, or if it affects Mathoverflow the legal entity? Because I think that the answer is different. $\endgroup$ May 10, 2018 at 12:29
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    $\begingroup$ @FedericoPoloni: Actually both. $\endgroup$
    – Stefan Kohl Mod
    May 10, 2018 at 15:10
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    $\begingroup$ The SE response to the "arbitration clause" uproar sounds reasonable to me. Presumably if they would have argued their motives from the outset the response would have been more encouraging. $\endgroup$ May 12, 2018 at 9:57


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