ONLINE POLICY PRIMER TERMS OF SERVICEBY PRASANTH KANDEEPAN
What is Facebook? is k? A free social networking website Interact with families/friends Share photos and/or videos Play games online Email and instant messaging Join groups Chat room for online users
CONTENT AND CONTROL When users post personal photos and videos on to Facebook, they give Facebook permission to use them without any restriction. Users own the content but the content can be spread anywhere in the world with various platforms and applications. Facebook is not liable for this and most importantly, users use their own discretion when posting items. Users can adjust their settings to suit their needs.
PRIVACY Facebook places a large amount of responsibility, onto its users, and how they choose their privacy settings. Passwords are the sole responsibility of the user, a stronger password is more secure. Dont share your password with others. Facebook admits to sharing users information with third parties. Users must be aware that everything they post on Facebook is at their own risk. Facebook users must choose to block access to their profile. If not they are leaving themselves open to anyone to see their information. We found that users are generally unaware and/or unconcerned with protecting their privacy on social networking sites.(Christiana & Goettke,2007).
COPYRIGHT Facebook users cannot post images and videos that are under copyright. Facebook users cannot open false accounts under another person’s name. 89% of Facebook users provide their real name and only 8% provided a fake name.(Gross & Acquisti 2005). Facebook users cannot use other people’s personal information in a harmful manner. Facebook users must be aware that no compensation is made payable if users content are used elsewhere in other platforms.
TERMINATION OF ACCOUNT Facebook terminated users accounts if they fail to meet the agreed requirements of terms. Termination reason can be for legal issues, harassment of other users, sending viruses. Facebook still has access to users information in case of termination. Users still has a chance to create new accounts with their pet names or false names.
CHILDREN Facebook do not allow children under 13 years to join. If any kids under 13 creates an account, then the Facebook will immediately delete their account. Facebook allow kids under 13 to create an account under parental supervision. Convicted sex offender also cannot join Facebook
SAFETY Facebook does not guarantee the safety of users and it’s up to users to set their own settings to protect themselves. Facebook do not allow unauthorized commercial communications such as spams. Facebook users are not allow to upload or send viruses. Facebook users are not allow to harass other users
LIABILITYFacebook don’t accept: Any legal responsibility for any problems that may arise. Any damages caused by third parties. Loss of income or profits. Responsibility for any content, information or data.Users must accept responsibility for anydamages that they receive or incur.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS Users can access Facebook with their mobile phones for free. Fees apply for text messages. Keep the mobile phone number up to date to ensure the messages sent to the right number.