This indication emerged last weekend with the update notification sent to FB users centered on nine-point, encompassing the introduction, information FB receives, sharing of information, information users share with third parties, how FB uses subscribers information, how FB shares information, how users can change or remove information, how FB protects information and other terms.
While advising Facebookers to contact the company if they have any complaints about policy or practices, before reaching out to Truste in the case of non-satisfaction, they said that Facebook is reputed to adhering to the ‘Safe Harbor’ framework developed by DoC and the European Union.
“As part of our participation in the Safe Harbor, we agree to resolve all disputes you have with us in connection with our policies and practices through Trustee,” part of the policy stated.
“No information from children under age 13. If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for Facebook or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible,” they declared, maintaining that those under this category must seek parental permission for participation.
On the information FB receives, the promoters of the largest social networking site in the world, noted that when people sign up for Facebook they provide their names, electronic mail (email), gender, and birth date.
“During the registration process we give you the opportunity to connect with your friends, schools, and employers. You will also be able to add a picture of yourself. In some cases we may ask for additional information for security reasons or to provide specific services to you,” they said.
One of the primary reasons people use Facebook is to share content with others, this the proponents said includes when users make update of their status, upload or take a photo, upload or record a video, share a link, create an event or a group, make a comment, write something on someone’s Wall, write a note, or send someone a message.
Warning that if users do not want FB to store metadata associated with content they share on Facebook such as photos, they could remove the metadata before uploading the content.
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