Signing up for FaceBook?
Have you read all the terms and conditions?
What about USE of DATA POLICY?
USE of DATA POLICY
Before becoming a member of social site Facebook you
must accept terms and conditions provided for you by
from the the general terms and conditions under “Data
Policy describes policies related to information sharing
and how facebook collects and USES your information
Registration information that is name, age, gender and
You can select what information can be viewed by users
by selecting the level of privacy you want
However certain information is available to public even
if your profile is set on “private”
This “basic info” can be accessed by anyone even if
they do not use Facebook
Facebook reserves the right to use your information!
The way your information can be used is provided to
Facebook provides user with various examples of ways it
can use your information
However policy does not specify all of the way it can
use your information!
SO… What does Face book use
your information for ????
Facebook can use your
information as long as it is…..
Facebook Policy does not explain what does “in
connection with means”
All of the ways FaceBook uses your data is unknown…….
Thus face book can use your information in any way
they want if it is “in connection with the services and
features” that facebook provides…..
Deletion and Deactivation
If you deactivate your account your information still will
be available to a third party website, facebook, game or
If you decide to delete your account facebook will store
your information for 90 days
Certain information will still remain on the site even
after you have deleted your account…..
You can choose the ammount of information you share
Information about you controlled by your friends can be
You can disable your friends lists but… you will still
appear on your friend’s “friends list”
You have no control over your information if it is
controlled by someone else…
Application describes how websites, games and
applications may use your face book information
Facebook provides third party websites your Facebook
ID number every time you long on using Facebook
Every time you visits a web page with face book plug in
(e.g like or share button), face book is provided with
information about your visit.
This is done by face book installing cookies on your
Facebook is partners with other websites
Theses websites can access your information while you
are logged on to facebook
This is known as “instant personalization”
If you decide to turn off instatant personalization, your
information from your previous visits may still be sored
by these websites
By agreeing with Facebook Use of Data Policy you agree
for facebook to install cookies on your computer
Cookies are designed to follow your activity on the
As a result Facebook can trace your activity on the
internet even if you are not logged on to Facebook
By agreeing to numerous terms and conditions provided
in Facebook’s use of data policy you allow face book to:
Collect and use your data
Allow other websites to use your information
Allow Facebook to monitor your internet activity
Make your basic information publicly available to
anyone on the internet.
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