Nobody ever reads every word of these agreement terms. They just click on the "yes I agree" button and move on.
But think about it. What is substantially different between you telling me that you are getting a good or satisfactory or terrible or unsatisfactory CTR and you telling me the actual percentage?
Here is a suggestion. Please write Google right away and tell them I announced my CTR rates to 800 plus people on this forum. I'm not kidding do it! And I'll let you know the second they suspend my accounts. This is crap and to be bound by this is ridiculous. My CTRs is my business. I can share it with whomsoever I want. And if they don't like it they can look elsewhere for business.
Bob - i do have to take an issue with you on this.
It is Google's terms of service for giving you money. In that respect, I would think you would be interested in reading the terms of that contract in that it is critical for you to understand what is expected of you and of them. For you to carelessly agree to a contract without research does not indemnify you breaking it through ignorance of the terms.
It is just funny how people will glady accept the money from Google's Adsense program, but but not care to take the responsibility that comes with this type of arrangement. Especially when there is money involved i would think a person would take the time and read the understand with which the money comes.
Because a person complies to a contract, that's being righteous? I hope so, as that's the type of person I would want to do business with.; one who respects a contract and the business relationship.