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Have youever taken a photo and uploaded it toInstagram? (Microsoft, n.d.)
Did you read the Terms of Service (ToS) before doing so? If you did then well done
Did you read the Terms of Service (ToS) before doing so? If not then here are a few things YOU should know…
A Term of Service (ToS) is “A stated list of the terms that must be agreed on by a user of a particular service; the terms under which a service provider provides a particular service” (ComputerUser, 2012)
YOU and YOU alone are solely responsible for any content upload to Instagram. (Nuttapong, 2012)
THAT MEANS INSTAGRAM TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONTENT THAT YOU UPLOAD
By uploading your content you grant Instagram a "non- exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, worldwide,limited license to use, modify, what this means is Instagram delete from, add to, publicly and its users can share and perform, publicly display, reproduce your content for reproduce and translate such their own benefits, unless of Content, including without course you make the content limitation distributing part or private. all of the Site in any media formats through any media channels" (Instagram, 2012)
Did you know that by agreeingto the ToS you give Instagram the right to display advertising and promotions "on, about, or in conjunction with your Content" (Instagram, 2012)
Basically you are allowing Instagram to make money from YOUR content. (Yiftach, 2010)
Have you ever wondered why you get certain adsand your friends/family/colleagues get different ads? (KROMKRATHOG, 2012)
According to the privacy statementInstagram has the right to share certain information with third partyadvertising partners; these partners use this information to deliver targeted advertisements.
When you give your personal information to Instagram, they havethe right to use that information to "provide, improve, test, andmonitor the effectiveness of our Service“ (Instagram, 2012). And in the event that your account is terminated or deactivated, Instagram have the right to retain your personal information. (digitalart, 2010)
So what do you get from Instagram?
A free platform that allows you to share you photos with family and friends via social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. You also have the ability to transform your photo with filters supplied by Instagram. (smarnad, 2012)
Now you know more about Instagrams ToSI hope you enjoy taking pictures and sharing them via …
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