How many of you have read Facebook terms and conditions? The answer would be a blatant no from 90 percent of users. The questions arise because of the simple fact that you or everyone has to agree to their terms and conditions before registering to their site. So if you have agreed to their terms should you not read them properly?
We know that everyone is supposed to read their terms. But we do not have the simple patience to read them. These features of modern day men to some extent have come up to the success of the social networking site. Because if you read their terms and conditions properly, you are going to be vary of this site.
Facebook terms and conditions
Recently the one issue that has come to the fore is in the deleted pics feature. If you upload a photo on Facebook it automatically gets uploaded on the servers of Facebook After some days if you feel like deleting the pics online, we delete them and feel happy. But the truth has been that the photo never gets deleted from the servers of Facebook even if the photo has gotten deleted from your profile. If you had saved the earlier url of the photo anywhere you could have still accessed those photos even after its deletion.
This issue has been raised as a major disadvantage of Facebook by the major free software users and many others who had read the Facebook terms and conditions.
Facebook indeed had to defend itself in court primarily due to these features inbuilt with their servers. Why do you think they store the information even when you are deleting it? No one knows for sure.
The advocates of free software claims that Facebook is occasionally selling your information to the advertisers and also that these deleted (not delete pics) will come to haunt you one day in the future.
Though it may sound too far-fetched, you will need to think about it at least once.
What are the dangers of Facebook data theft?
Facebook data thefts have begun to arise on various apps and games. We all play Facebook games and use at least one of the millions of Facebook apps available. While using that we agree to the terms and conditions of those app makers and allow them to access our personal information.
Recently the issue had escalated when the Facebook data of millions of users was available to buy at fiverr under cheap prices.
Such type of errors can be reduced to some extent if you start the habit of reading the terms and conditions and prevent clicking on the allow button easily.
Dangers of Facebook data theft
- You are being sold online
Your data and personal information is being sold online. Why would anyone buy it? Advertisers and market researchers will buy to get the actual feel of the individuals and to target their advertisement s such that it will attract you.
Also these data when in the public will affect your privacy to some extent and will make the life somewhat difficult for you on different t terms.
How to prevent the data theft?
- Start with the habit of reading the terms and conditions
This is the primary point we would like to emphasize here. the things will change if you start the habit of reading the terms and conditions and start questioning the terms and question them on Facebook.
- provide less personal information about yourself on your Facebook profile
- be vigilant and never allow unnecessary Facebook apps to your profile.
- keep Facebook each limited with in your known friends limit
Facebook data theft will also allow the hackers to get better equipped on the personal knowledge of the Facebook user which will help in turn to hack their Facebook profiles and other accounts online. So definitely these data thefts are a concern and cause a security risk for us.
List of some of the lesser known terms and conditions on Facebook.
Here we have compiled some of the lesser known terms and conditions on Facebook for your easy use. Even if you have not read them before , do consider reading it now as these are some of the very less known factors which we must obey while using Facebook.Chances are that you would never have heard of these terms and conditions either.
1. You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user.
Every now and then in various Facebook groups i come across bullying or harassment. Even if the user had done anything wrong, you do not have any right to harass a person with sensitive statements.
2. You will not post unauthorized commercial communications (such as spam) on Facebook.
you will remember that Facebook is full of spam these days. every now and then we can see the spam happening around us. commercial links are being distributed like anything on Facebook.
3. You will not engage in unlawful multi-level marketing, such as a pyramid scheme, on Facebook.
MLM schemes are everywhere on Facebook. You just need to keep your eyes open , most of the links being distributed will have some sort of affiliate pattern to it and may or may not lead to a multi level marketing scheme.
4.You will not post content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.
Hate speech and porno stiff is common thing.Many of the Facebook profiles on the Facebook would be created with these aspects in mind.you might also remember how the photos of our various political leaders have been edited to look weird stuff. Such things are illegal on Facebook and still it goes on.
5.You will not provide any false personal information on Facebook, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.
Most , if not all of the information may be fake on Facebook. Also as per the security personnel putting down false information on Facebook profiles is the best thing even though it may be against the Facebook terms and conditions.
6.You will not create more than one personal account.
Though this cannot be proved, it is common knowledge that out of every 10 profile you may visit, 2-3 are bound to be fake profiles.
7.You will not use Facebook if you are under 13.
This is actually a really good Facebook term. But you can never know for sure how many kids under 13 are still accessing the site even at late nights.
8. You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.
This really was new to me. I never expected Facebook had a terms and conditions that bound me to change my address every time I shift. I also never expected that as per Facebook terms,I am bound to update my present mobile number as i changes my SIM.
9.You will not use your personal timeline for your own commercial gain (such as selling your status update to an advertiser).
I have seen to many fiverr Gigs proclaiming loud that they will share any links on their Facebook timeline with their friends for 5$. so this one is for you guys, it is illegal on Facebook.
10.You will not transfer your account (including any Page or application you administer) to anyone without first getting our written permission.
Selling Facebook pages are common thing now. But actually such a trade is illegal.
11.You will not tag users or send email invitations to non-users without their consent. Facebook offers social reporting tools to enable users to provide feedback about tagging.
I really wanted to show this terms and conditions to the countless Facebook page admins who desperately tag every user daily on irrelevant photos. Apart from being a matter of annoyance , tagging other without their consent on Facebook photos are illegal and you can get your account banned( though i personally don’t think it will happen).
So Let us start this habit of reading the terms and conditions always. not just on Facebook wherever you go, whatever you allow and whatever you signup for , do make it a habit to read the terms and conditions even if you don’t have the time to read it full, at least skim through it.
If you feel like going through the Facebook terms and conditions for a minute do use this link to read it –