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  1. 1. POLICY PRIMER SlideShare: Terms of Service
  2. 2. A visual guide by Simon Mainwaring. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Australia License
  3. 3. ? How many times have you mindlessly checked and accepted a websites Terms of Service (TOS) agreement when signing up?
  4. 4. Ever wondered how that, affects you?
  5. 5. A sites TOS is a legal agreement between you and them, it covers off a number of eventualities for both parties. (Computer User, 2009)
  6. 6. It not only covers registered members, but those who are just visiting as well. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
  7. 7. So, by simply navigating to a website… …you are playing by their rules.
  8. 8. Lets look at Slideshare's TOS to get a better picture.
  9. 9. YOU are solely responsible for the material that YOU publish to SlideShare. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
  10. 10. { } That means SlideShare will accept NO responsibility for any consequences from publishing your content.
  11. 11. Even if it’s a malicious virus. (Perez, 2009)
  12. 12. Amongst other things, material submitted to SlideShare should not be… “…unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate.” (SlideShare, 2009)
  13. 13. You should also be the rights holder or have permission to use the material you submit to SlideShare. CC BY 2.0
  14. 14. { } If you are accused of not being the rights holder, SlideShare can remove your content and delete your account…without notice.
  15. 15. You do retain the rights to your own content.
  16. 16. But by uploading your content to SlideShare you grant them… “…a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Submissions in connection with the Site and SlideShare's (and its successor's) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Site (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels (except to the extent limited by, and expressly stated in the applicable additional terms and conditions for, Premium Services offered by SlideShare).” (SlideShare, 2009)
  17. 17. { } That means SlideShare can use your content any way they please in relation to their business...without paying you a cent.
  18. 18. The material you post to SlideShare can't be overtly commercial or consist of advertising...
  19. 19. ...but it is OK for SlideShare to run ads next to your content.
  20. 20. Unfortunately you don't get a cut of the cash. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
  22. 22. Then you must provide accurate and complete information:
  23. 23. Name, email, address, age, phone number, photo...
  24. 24. While you can update or remove your personal information from your SlideShare account...
  25. 25. …SlideShare can delete your account if you remove it all.
  26. 26. SlideShare also AUTOMATICALLY records Log Data: CC BY-SA 2.0
  27. 27. IP Address, browser type, OS, previous web pages, times, dates, internal pages…
  28. 28. What do they do with all this data?
  29. 29. Generally its all used to help provide you the user with the service.
  30. 30. It may be stored on your computer in a Cookie, as logins or passwords. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
  31. 31. It may be shared as aggregate (non identifiable) information with third parties for:
  32. 32. •  Industry analysis •  Demographic profiling •  Delivering targeted advertising •  Database management • Web analytics •  Services maintenance
  33. 33. Your information is their asset?
  34. 34. “SlideShare may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your Personal Information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.” (SlideShare, 2009)
  35. 35. After all of this.
  36. 36. WITHOUT SlideShare can terminate the service NOTIFICATION
  37. 37. You could loose all your content.
  38. 38. They can also update the TOS without even advising you:
  39. 39. YOU have to check the website for any changes.
  40. 40. If you don't like the changes, the only recourse you have is to…
  41. 41. CC BY-NC 2.0
  42. 42. …using the site and services.
  43. 43. Hopefully now you have a better understanding of what you are agreeing to. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
  44. 44. After all, it is YOUR information.
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