Although now it can become a mainstay medium for conducting conferences and distance learning during the pandemic, the Zoom platform cannot be used by everyone.
In order to use it , one needs to fulfill the terms and conditions of using the service because without it they will not be allowed to enter and attend the conference or event that is taking place.
Those of you who visit this article may be one of them. Even if you can create an account on Zoom, users who don’t meet the requirements will still be refused entry to the service and a warning “you are not eligible to sign in to Zoom at this time” appears.
Which Zoom terms and conditions caused the warning to appear? What needs to be done if that happens? Let’s discuss it thoroughly.
Why does “You Are Not Eligible to Sign In to Zoom at This Time” Appear?
A person must be at least 16 years of age in order to register and use the Zoom service. If it is proven to be less than that even though the account has been verified, then the developer can unilaterally revoke access even without prior notification.
The warning “you are not eligible to sign in to Zoom at this time” is proof that this policy really applies in this service so all users must comply with it.
Based on Zoom’s information in the terms of service that have been in effect since August 2020 yesterday, its online conferencing service is specifically designed for business use and can be used for other purposes if it meets its policies.
Forbidden Access Area
Although in digital form, the distribution of Zoom services is also bound by policies for certain regions, including those regarding trade sanctions belonging to the United States (US), which is the company’s base.
Therefore, access from some areas subject to US trade sanctions or other significant trade restrictions (such as Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea region of Ukraine) will not be possible.
Just like age restrictions, people who are still trying to access Zoom from that region will see a warning “you are not eligible to sign in to Zoom at this time”. The good news is that Indonesia is now not included in the area that is subject to any sanctions so that the second cause of the denial of access to Zoom is unlikely to occur.
Take advantage of the Zoom for Education Service
Despite implementing an age limit, Zoom still provides special services so that the world of education (including students aged less than 16 years) can still use it in conducting distance learning.
This special service is called Zoom for Education. You can contact the school to find out more information because subscriptions in general can only be done at the agency level.
Borrow Account to Older People
Borrowing a Zoom account from an adult with their supervision can certainly be the next option if the school has not subscribed to Zoom for Education which is quite expensive.
You can actually create a new account by manipulating the age settings. But keep in mind, Zoom applies an age restriction system not without reason. As previously reviewed, Zoom is specifically designed for various business purposes, one of which is payment transactions that require legal access.
These two methods are alternatives that users under the age of 16 can choose to successfully access and use the Zoom service to attend conferences or distance learning.
Meanwhile, if the problem arises due to regional restrictions even though Indonesia is not a blocked country, then you can try to use another computer, tablet, or cellphone.