FACEBOOK ONLINE POLICY PRIMER
Terms of Facebook
By Farnaz Shams Baher
Facebook is a popular social network which launched
by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004. Facebook describe itself
as a social utility which people can communicate more
efficiently with their family, friends and coworkers.
This online presentation is provided for people who
wants to sign up on Facebook, they must know about
Facebook policy which they have agreed to, then they
can share their personal content through the Facebook.
PERSONAL CONTENT AND INFORMATION
If you post photos, videos (IP content) you give them
permission non-exclusive, sub-licensable, transferable,
royalty-free, world license to use any IP content that
you post on your Facebook and if you delete them they
will still found in your back up files.
If you use an application they will access your personal
If you publish your information and use public setting,
everyone can access them, even who are not on
Users privacy is very important for Facebook, if users
choose block access on their profile, they allow
everyone access to their information.
Ad creative may not comprise users data, even if users
are done on their own risk and all allowable data which
are collecting from users most contain Facebook
Users must be fully aware that they are responsible
about everything they post on Facebook.
You don’t have permission to post photos or videos that
You don’t have permission to open a Facebook account
under another person’s name and you don’t have
permission to post information in a harmful manner.
If you do copyright in Facebook, for first time Facebook
will remove it and if you do copyright again your they
will disable your account.
If you make any legal problem for Facebook, Facebook
can stop providing part of Facebook to you or even it
may disable your application and delete your account.
Facebook can access to your information even if you
disable your account.
Termination brings legal area and solves legal problems,
keeps personal information illegally, keeps you safe from
other disservice users.
Children under 13 years old don’t have permission to
open Facebook account and if they create Facebook
account, Facebook will delete their account straight
Children between 13-18 years old can create Facebook
account and its their parents job to check their personal
Sex offender convicted do not have permission to open
account on Facebook.
Facebook have some rules which following them brings
more safety for Facebook area:
You shouldn’t do anything that deface Facebook, such
as a denial of service attack.
You don’t have permission to use a third-party
application including alcohol-related or mature
advertisement without applicable age-base limitation.
You shouldn’t upload any malicious code or viruses.
Facebook tries its best to be safe for users, but it do not
accept any responsibility for other problems that may
Damages from third parties.
Facebook is not responsible for any data, information
Lack of profits.
So, as a Facebook user you are responsible for any
disturb that you may arise.
COUNTRY OF LOCATION
Facebook provide unique situation for its users and
users can use it in their own language.
some countries have different laws and their Facebook
users have to inter their personal data which, processed
in United State.
United State embargoed some countries like Iran, so,
they can’t participate in advertising or manipulate
Facebook provide a safe area for its users and they
must take care of their manner in it to keep this area
more safe for everyone (users shouldn’t participate in
any illegal or harmful activities and they shouldn’t be
under 13 years old).
users are responsible about what ever they post on
Facebook like videos, photos, contents, they should
know if they use an application, their information will be
accessible by them.
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