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Online Policy Primer
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your responsibility

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YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR CONTENT
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all of the material, including computer software, posted to

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Prohibited items not allowed on your
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X viruses
X hate content

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Security is your responsibility
X spam
X viruses
You can buy an
UPGRADE to
prevent spam and
malware.

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Not allowed
X porn
X hate language
You can buy an
UPGRADE
(hosting service)
to help manage
your website.
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Not happy
Don’t get tangled with
the wrong links
If you find a WordPress.com site that

violates terms of service
REPORT I...
“If you believe that material located on or linked to
by WordPress.com

violates your copyright,
you are encouraged to not...
“Automattic (WordPress.com) will respond to all such notices, including as required or
appropriate by

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WARNING
ACCESS
will be
TERMINATED
for repeat
offenders.
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You are legally bound by
this agreement.
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governed by the laws of the
state of Californ...
).

“You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be
in strict accordance

with the Automattic Privacy
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“You warrant that your use of the Website will be in
strict accordance with the WordPress.com
(Automattic) Privacy Policy....
WordPress.com
(Automattic) says your
privacy is important …
Personal information is only
requested when really needed.
Per...
personallyidentifying information like Internet Protocol (IP)
“Automattic also collects potentially

addresses for logged ...
COOKIES -not the
yummy ones here
but…

web cookies are strings of data stored on your web
browser to record how often you ...
WordPress.com uses cookies to
gather information about you and
whoever visits your website.

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IP 861.972.5.842
Name
D.O.B
London, United Kingdom
they send you an online advertisement to
compile information about you ...
“This Privacy Policy covers the
use of cookies by
WordPress.com (Automattic)
and…does not cover the use of
cookies by any ...
This means your personal
information may be shared
multiple times with
undisclosed third parties.

Terms of Service Automa...
While you can say NO to cookies…

Terms of Service Automattic (2013)
(Brennan,2009) image by StarsApart (2011)
Access will be denied
Some services become unavailable to you.
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image by J Hogan (2012)
“The right to privacy is the
right to decide how much ,
to whom and when
disclosures about one’s
self are to be made.” (Pr...
“The right to privacy is the right to
decide how much , to whom and
when disclosures about one’s self
are to be made.” (Pr...
If the company is sold your

personal
information is sold
on as an asset.
“If Automattic, or substantially all of its asse...
The Privacy Policy
can be CHANGED at any time…
It is your responsibility to check for changes.
“continued use of this site...
Automattic runs a blog and web site hosting service called
WordPress.com and would love for you to use it. Our basic servi...
express
produce a
website, blog,
create,
comment…

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References
Automattic Inc. (2013). Automattic Terms of Service . Retrieved October 4, 2013 from
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References
JHogan (image), (2012), Rosetta stone: Retrieved October 19 from http://flic.kr/ps/2BFGnd
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  • Hi! Judith,

    Your presentation was effective, well presented and informative. “The methods of gathering information by Advertisers on WordPress.com are not covered in this agreement” (Hogan, 2013). This is a vague clause in WordPress’ privacy policy. Robert’s Twitter policy primer has made a similar point, “Allowing corporations to create and regulate their own privacy policies, as Tene (2008, pp. 1467-1468) notes, subject to numerous problems: they are vague, open to interpretation, and subject to change without notice” (R. Mapson, personal communication, October 20, 2013). Especially, when you compare Google’s privacy policy that has listed the types of information gathered and what it is used for. Although, WordPress does inform the user about their cookies collecting IP addresses and information to recognise your computer, as does Google.

    As you noted on my Google policy primer relating to how much information is gathered and what it can tell about a person “Ms Arnold was recognised by her search words and phrases” (Barbaro and Zeller, 2006). Additionally, you discovered “Google takes this a step further scanning email content (Murphy,2013)” (J. Hogan, personal communication, November 04, 2013). To the students I have shared thoughts on this so far find this is quite alarming.

    A good number of the policies are relatively the same as Google, Twitter, Vimeo and Coursera. In terms of U.S. jurisdiction, copyright, trademarks and account terminations to name a few. As many students have discovered the terms are very one sided and agree with you that “you don’t decide how much and who has ACCESS to your DETAILS” (Hogan, 2013). Do you think the terms of service and privacy policies should have more detail on what they are doing with your information, such as list the third-parties?

    Reference

    Barbaro, M., & Zeller, T. (August 09, 2006). A Face Is Exposed for AOL Searcher No. 4417749. New York Times. Retrieved October 10, 2013, from http://w2.eff.org/Privacy/AOL/exhibit_d.pdf

    Hogan, J. (2013). Online Policy Primer WordPress.com by Automattic Inc. express Terms of Service (TOS). [Presentation]. Curtin University. Retrieved November 04, 2013, from http://www.slideshare.net/jhexpress
    Tene, O. (2008). What Google knows: Privacy and internet search engines. Utah Law Review, 2008(4), 1433–1492.
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  • Hi Judy,

    Thank you for creating this policy primer on Wordpress.com. I enjoyed watching your presentation. Facebook and Wordpress.com are similar because you grant them a royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to use any content that you post. Royalty-free means that they (Facebook and Wordpress.com) can use your intellectual property without paying any fees. A non-exclusive license means that also third parties can make use of the content we post. Facebook and Wordpress.com can let someone else use the intellectual property.

    Wordpress.com as well as Facebook can modify or replace any part of the agreement any time they want without previous announcement and it is the user's responsibility to check out periodically for changes.

    People's privacy concern is a serious issue. As you stated in your presentation: 'The right to privacy is the right to decide how much, to whom, and when disclosures about one's stuff are to be made.' (PryLuck, 1976). Everyone should have the freedom to do what one pleases without being monitored by others. Individuals should have the right to be left alone. However, since the rise of photography and sensationalist journalism, privacy has begun to decline.

    Surveillance threatens our privacy. This implies 'new forms of domination in informational capitalism.' (Lyon, 2002) Nowadays a transparency architecture governs online, wherein every user can be watched by others. As Stefanick states, knowledge is key to the exercise of power. In other words 'those who control knowledge have power.' Economy depends on the free flow of information. Companies track users and create profiles of consumers. Consequently, consumers are afraid of losing their privacy and concerned about the transfer of their personal data to third parties by online services platforms.

    Lyon, David. (2002). Everyday Surveillance. Personal data and social classifications. Retrieved from http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/cyberspace/lyon_ics.pdf

    Stefanick, Lorna. (2011). Controlling Knowledge: Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection in a Networked World. Retrieved from http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120196
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  1. 1. Online Policy Primer content .copyright. privacy WordPress.com by Automattic Inc. express Terms of Service (TOS) Judi H-NET 303 Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by mikecogh (2013)
  2. 2. Terms of Service Automattic. 2013 image by J Hogan
  3. 3. It is FREE to use the WordPress.com site to Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by mikecogh (2013)
  4. 4. Blog your thoughts Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by Maria Reyes-McDavis (2008)
  5. 5. Blog your thoughts upload images Terms of Service Automattic. (2013) image word by Maria Reyes-McDavis (2008) image camera by Wolfgang Lonien (2012)
  6. 6. Blog your thoughts upload images Create a website Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image word by Maria Reyes-McDavis (2008) image camera by Wolfgang Lonien (2012)
  7. 7. Blog your thoughts upload images produce a website Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image word by Maria Reyes-McDavis (2008) image camera by Wolfgang Lonien (2012) Image crayons by the.Firebottle (2013) and create more content
  8. 8. before you give yourself the green light … Read the fine print or Terms of Service } { Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by grendelkhan (2007)
  9. 9. You must be 13 years or older to sign up to WordPress.com services Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by J Hogan (2012)
  10. 10. Your use of the site means you agree with the Terms of Services and Privacy Policy Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by J Hogan (2012)
  11. 11. What happens in your space is your responsibility Terms of Service Automattic (2013)
  12. 12. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR CONTENT No misleading blog names (misrepresenting a person or company) No misleading words or conduct You can buy a web name that fits you, your business or organisation Terms of Service Automattic (2013)
  13. 13. YOU OWN YOUR YOU OWN YOUR CONTENT CONTENT Terms of Service Automattic ( 2013) image by mariacecita (2008)
  14. 14. However… “by submitting Content to Automattic for inclusion on your Website, you grant WordPress.com (Automattic) a world-wide, royalty-free, and nonexclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your blog” (Automattic, 2013). Terms of Service Automattic (2013)
  15. 15. “Automattic has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects.” (Automattic, 2013). It is up to you to make sure your WordPress.com content is safe and does not breach copyright. Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by Microsoft Power Point
  16. 16. Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by J Hogan (2012)
  17. 17. Prohibited items not allowed on your WordPress.com site X spam X viruses X hate content Only link to and from trusted sites. Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by Robert Couse-Baker (2012)
  18. 18. Security is your responsibility X spam X viruses You can buy an UPGRADE to prevent spam and malware. Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by Robert Couse-Baker (2012)
  19. 19. Not allowed X porn X hate language You can buy an UPGRADE (hosting service) to help manage your website. Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by Robert Couse-Baker (2012)
  20. 20. Not happy Don’t get tangled with the wrong links If you find a WordPress.com site that violates terms of service REPORT IT ! http://en.support.wordpress.com/disputes/ (Automattic, 2013). Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by J Hogan (2012)
  21. 21. “If you believe that material located on or linked to by WordPress.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Automattic in accordance with Automattic’s Digital Millennium copyright Act (DMCA) Policy” http://automattic.com/dmca/ (Automattic, 2013). REPORT IT! Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by MikeBlogs (2012)
  22. 22. “Automattic (WordPress.com) will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Automattic will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Automattic or others”.(Automattic, 2013). WARNING Do not upload third party property without permission. Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by MikeBlogs (2012)
  23. 23. WARNING ACCESS will be TERMINATED for repeat offenders. Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by MikeBlogs (2012) image by J Hogan (2012)
  24. 24. Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by J Hogan (2012)
  25. 25. Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by J Hogan (2012)
  26. 26. You are legally bound by this agreement. Automattic Inc. (WordPress.com) is governed by the laws of the state of California, U.S.A. “Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the state of California, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in San Francisco County, California. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in San Francisco, California, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court” (Automattic, 2013). Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by mikecogh (2013)
  27. 27. ). “You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the Automattic Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party ”.(Automattic, 2013). You must also follow local laws and regulations regarding online conduct. Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by mikecogh (2013)
  28. 28. “You warrant that your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the WordPress.com (Automattic) Privacy Policy.” (Automattic, 2013). Terms of Service Automattic (2013)
  29. 29. WordPress.com (Automattic) says your privacy is important … Personal information is only requested when really needed. Personal information is only shared to comply with the law. Personal information is only shared to develop products. (Automattic, 2013). Terms of Service Automattic (2013)
  30. 30. personallyidentifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) “Automattic also collects potentially addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs” (Automattic, 2013). WordPress.com gathers Internet Protocol Addresses for logged on users and users leaving comments. Terms of Service Automattic. 2013 Clipart by Microsoft PowerPoint An IP address is like a street address, it can reveal a lot about you including your geographic location.
  31. 31. COOKIES -not the yummy ones here but… web cookies are strings of data stored on your web browser to record how often you visit the site and what you click on to when you do. These are often used to provide better services. Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by StarsApart (2011)
  32. 32. WordPress.com uses cookies to gather information about you and whoever visits your website. Terms of Service Automattic (2013) clipart by Microsoft PowerPoint
  33. 33. IP 861.972.5.842 Name D.O.B London, United Kingdom they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer” (Automattic, 2013). they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer” (Automattic, 2013). they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer” (Automattic, 2013). they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer” (Automattic, 2013). they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer” (Automattic, 2013). they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer” (Automattic, 2013). they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer” (Automattic, 2013). they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer” (Automattic, 2013). they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer” (Automattic, 2013). they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer” (Automattic, 2013). “Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer” (Automattic, 2013). Advertisers also set cookies to gain information. Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by J Hogan (2012)
  34. 34. “This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by WordPress.com (Automattic) and…does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers” (Automattic, 2013). Methods of gathering and storing information by Advertisers on WordPress.com are not covered in this agreement. (Automattic, 2013). Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by J Hogan (2012)
  35. 35. This means your personal information may be shared multiple times with undisclosed third parties. Terms of Service Automattic. 2013
  36. 36. While you can say NO to cookies… Terms of Service Automattic (2013) (Brennan,2009) image by StarsApart (2011)
  37. 37. Access will be denied Some services become unavailable to you. Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by J Hogan (2012)
  38. 38. “The right to privacy is the right to decide how much , to whom and when disclosures about one’s self are to be made.” (PryLuck, 1976) Terms of Service Automattic (2013)
  39. 39. “The right to privacy is the right to decide how much , to whom and when disclosures about one’s self are to be made.” (PryLuck, 1976) Terms of Service Automattic (2013)
  40. 40. If the company is sold your personal information is sold on as an asset. “If Automattic, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You event that Automattic goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Automattic may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy” (Automattic, 2013). Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by Buddawiggi (2008)
  41. 41. The Privacy Policy can be CHANGED at any time… It is your responsibility to check for changes. “continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.” Terms of Service Automattic (2013) image by J Hogan (2012) (Automattic, 2013)
  42. 42. Automattic runs a blog and web site hosting service called WordPress.com and would love for you to use it. Our basic service is free, and we offer paid upgrades for advanced features such as domain hosting and extra storage. (Wordpress.com) Your content is your Responsibility You need email and Password to start ADMIT ONE Terms & Conditions If you agree to the TERMS OF SERVICE and the PRIVACY POLICY…Sign in. (full Terms of Service available http://en.wordpress.com/tos/ ) Terms of Service Automattic (2013)
  43. 43. express produce a website, blog, create, comment… yourself NOW Terms of Service Automattic. 2013 image word by Maria Reyes-McDavis (2008) image camera by Wolfgang Lonien (2012) Image crayons by the.Firebottle (2013 Images, enigma, book, J Hogan (2012)
  44. 44. References Automattic Inc. (2013). Automattic Terms of Service . Retrieved October 4, 2013 from http://en.wordpress.com/tos/ Automattic Inc. (2013). Privacy Policy. Retrieved October 4, 2013 from http://en.wordpress.com/tos/ Brennan,F. (2009). Legislating against Internet race hate, Information Communications Technology Law: Retrieved September 16, 2013 from Curtin University: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13600830902941076 Buddawiggi, (image), (2008), handshake. Retrieved October 15 from http://flic.kr/p/a87zQ7 Colao, J. (2012) “With 60 Million Websites, WordPress Rules The Web. So Where's The Money?” Forbes: Retrieved October 20, 2013 from http://www.forbes.com/sites/jjcolao/2012/09/05/the-internets-mother-tongue/ express Terms of Service the.Firebottle, (image), (2013), Experiment crayons shallow: Retrieved October 15 from http://flic.kr/p/btXCgS grendelkhan (image), (2007), traffic light: Retrieved October 15 from http://flic.kr/p/Boiy7 JHogan (image), (2012), Book text: Retrieved October 19 from http://flic.kr/ps/2BFGnd JHogan (image), (2012), Change priorities sign: Retrieved October 19 from http://flic.kr/ps/2BFGnd JHogan (image), (2012), clock: Retrieved October 19 from http://flic.kr/ps/2BFGnd JHogan (image), (2012), Enigma machine: Retrieved October 15 from http://flic.kr/ps/2BFGnd JHogan (image), (2012), Jellyfish warning: Retrieved October 19 from http://flic.kr/ps/2BFGnd JHogan (image), (2012), passport: Retrieved October 19 from http://flic.kr/ps/2BFGnd J Hogan-NET 303 JHogan (image), (2012), pirate: Retrieved October 19 from http://flic.kr/ps/2BFGnd ADMIT ONE Creative Commons (2013), Creative Commons Licence Button: Retrieved October 17 2013 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
  45. 45. References JHogan (image), (2012), Rosetta stone: Retrieved October 19 from http://flic.kr/ps/2BFGnd JHogan (image), (2012), stairs: Retrieved October 19 from http://flic.kr/ps/2BFGnd Mariacecita, (image), (2007), mi blog tuvo su mintiuto de fama: Retrieved October 15 from http://flic.kr/p/F8Wui Maria Reyes-McDavis (image), (2008), Blog Marketing up close word: Retrieved October 15 from http://flic.kr/p/5pnkPx MikeBlogs, (image), (2012), copyright symbols: Retrieved October 15 from http://flic.kr/p/5ASZ6x mikecogh (image), (2013), Scales of Justice-Frankfurt: Retrieved October 15 from http://flic.kr/p/df4vu5 express Terms of Service Robert Couse-Baker (image), (2012), warning sign: Retrieved October 13 from http://flic.kr/p/daYemu StarsApart, (image), (2011), chocolate chip cookies: Retrieved October 13 from http://flic.kr/p/bjEDt1 Wolfgang Lonien, (image), (2012), camera: Retrieved October 13 from http://flic.kr/p/bHuMgi NET 303 October 21, 2013 Politics and Power, Curtin University Produced for Education purposes Produced with Microsoft Power-Point 2010 All images and content remains copyright to respective owners This work is licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution- Share Alike licence. thank you to Flickr contributors J Hogan-NET 303 Judi H -NET 303 ADMIT ONE Pryluck, C. (1976), ‘Ultimately We Are All Outsiders: The Ethics of Documentary Filming’ Journal of the University Film Association. Vol. 28, No. 1 (Winter 1976), pp. 21-29. Retrieved September 19, 2013 from http://www.jstor.org.libraryproxy.griffith.edu.au/stable/20687309
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