Recently you often see the following text on Facebook. Does it help too? The quick answer: NO. You cannot change the conditions with which you use Facebook.
Anyone can copy and paste this text on their personal Facebook page. This protects you under copyright. With this message you let Facebook know that making public, copying, distributing, broadcasting, or using content from my profile in any other way is strictly prohibited. The aforementioned articles also apply to employees, students, agents and / or other staff employed by Facebook.
The content of my profile contains private information. Violation of my privacy is punished with due observance of the law (UCC 1-308 1-308 1 -103 and the Rome Statute). All members are invited to post a similar message, or if you wish, you can copy and paste this message. If you do not publish this statement at least once, you will tacitly allow your photos, as well as the information in your profile, to be used. (Do not share. You MUST copy and paste)
From the moment you started using Facebook, you agreed to the terms and conditions. (the check mark that you had to put before you could continue?). As a Facebook user you agree to the use of Facebook, also to the changes that follow. New changes will be introduced on 1 January 2015. Do you not want to comply? Then you can only delete your Facebook account. And there are plenty of alternatives! Path, Tsu, Ello.
Where can I find the Facebook conditions?
Through this link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms. And if you are on Facebook, at the bottom of the third column.
What does the Facebook conditions say exactly?
see nr 2: Share content and information, point no. 1:
For content that is subject to intellectual property rights, such as photos and video (IP content), you give us the following explicit permission: depending on you privacy- and app settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use all IE content that you post on Facebook or in connection with Facebook (IE license). This IP license ends when you delete your IP content or your account, unless you have shared your content with others and they have not deleted the content.
What does that mean now?
If you break it up into pieces:
- Depending on your privacy and app settings. May third parties use your data? Can your data be linked to Facebook advertisements? Can Facebook personalize its advertisements for you? View your own settings. To turn off Facebook Ads personalization, go to Youronlinechoices.eu.
- Not exclusive. The inalienable copyright that remains on all your photos and videos remains.
- Transferable. Facebook may transfer this license to other companies.
The sun rises for nothing
Facebook is a company. That provides a free service. What you pay for with your attention to advertisements. As a consumer we always look for the best price / quality ratio. Given the 1.28 billion Facebook users, you can say that Facebook offers a lot of value for the price it asks.
You cannot legally adjust the conditions that Facebook sets as a user. That is something like claiming back money from your energy supplier because you lower the price. You can, however, pull your people's representative on. But privacy is just not very high on the agenda of the people, so also not with your representative.
Ask yourself the following questions
If everyone in your area uses Facebook, but you prefer not to do so because of your privacy, then you should definitely not. If you have questions about it, then you have to answer certain questions for yourself:
- Do I use Facebook to share things from my own life, or to see what my friends and family share? There is nothing wrong with a 'lurk account': only to stay informed.
- What I share on Facebook, is that only for my friends? Or their friends too? Or is it public? That's you privacy setting. Personally, I have publicized everything: that is who I am and what I show. I don't post drunken photos on Facebook, but I do post a message about whiskey, for example.
- Which settings do I have ads for Facebook?
- What risk do I run? That you are publicly associated with something you would rather not be associated with. For example as a non-drinker are shown at whiskey advertising. That too can be set in your settings. Or that your photos intended for your friends can be viewed throughout the world. That too can be arranged in your settings.
Set your own conditions
You set your own conditions on Facebook:
Source image “Facebook drowning” through MKH Marketing