Twin Metals, a U.S. mining conglomerate, has signed several, self-renewal mineral leases with the U.S. federal government. One of them allows the conglomerate to recover copper and other metals from The Upper Minnesota National Forest. [19] In 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture identified concerns about environmental damage in the Upper National Forest as a result of mining. As a result, a call was made for a ban on mining practices in the “234,000 hectares” of the Upper National Forest land for “20 years”. The existence of the clause, however, allowed Twin Metals to take legal retaliatory measures against the decision. [18] With respect to insurance policies, the clause is widely used by companies such as UnitedHealth Group (USA), Allianz (Germany), Nippon Life (Japan), Life Insurance Corporation of India, Zurich Insurance Group (Switzerland), MLC Limited (Australia), etc. [26] [27] [28] [29] [30] Given the nature and coverage of insurance, certain insurance contracts, such as real estate and medical medicine, were taken into account by media representatives – such as newspapers – to implement this clause. [2] [30] The active notification and retraction times for automatic renewals of these guidelines vary by country and region. In some cases, insurance companies may increase monthly payments for certain types of insurance policies during successive extension periods.

[5] This situation is largely due to the transparency of the contract, in which companies do not provide consumers with sufficient or explicit information about the consent period and notice of automatic renewal clauses in their contracts or subscriptions. As a result, consumers feel cheated and have an unfair advantage if their contracts have been automatically renewed without their consent [4], contracts, including automatic renewal clauses, may be terminated due to infringements, mutual agreement between the parties and certain particular circumstances. [2] Renewal of contract: an existing contract ends – z.B by expiry – and the parties agree to enter into a new contract (usually for identical or very similar services). In 2019, Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN) has launched a subscription-based mobile phone service in South Africa. The service was a mobile data rate of 1 Mb, which renewed the automatic charge of consumers “40c per megabyte every time they ran out of data”. Subsequently, it was pointed out that this was simply another form of off-network data usage plan. As a result of consumer reaction, the company was forced to withdraw its data plan. [31] The applicability of the automatic extension clause varies from country to country. The clause is regulated in the UK by the Consumer Rights Act 2015, which aims to “protect consumers from abusive contract clauses and notices.” As with the Illinois Automatic Contract Renewal Act (815 ILCS 601/1), the Act emphasizes the transparency of the contract with respect to the duration of the contract and termination: “Your client must know how long his contract must last and how he terminates it (if he does not want it renewed).” He stressed that the treaty should use “fair conditions” to prevent consumers from being harmed. Examples of abusive clauses listed below have also been described in the legislation. [16] A renewal option in a lease agreement allows the purchaser to extend or renew a lease beyond its original terms. Leases can apply to both residential and commercial units.