Facebook Privacy Notice:

Posting a status with legal sounding mumbo jumbo is simply pointless. ~Jen Lew

If you posted or have seen posts with the following status update…. don’t bother it’s just hooey.

PRIVACY NOTICE: Warning – any person and/or institution and/or Agent and/or Agency of any governmental structure including but not limited to the United States Federal Government also using or monitoring/using this website or any of its associated websites, you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to my photos, and/or the comments made about my photos or any other “picture” art posted on my profile. You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against me with regard to this profile and the contents herein. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee, agent, student or any personnel under your direction or control.

The contents of this profile are private and legally privileged and confidential information, and the violation of my personal privacy is punishable by law.

UCC 1-103 1-308 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.

This surge and flurry of status updates is from a Nov. 21st post by facebook when they updated their privacy notifications with this Proposed Updates to our Governing Documents post. The gist of that proposed update is, facebook announced it would let users comment on proposed changes to its governing documents, but not vote.

The truth is that when you signed up on facebook, you confirmed that you accept Facebook’s legal terms, including its privacy policy and terms and policies. “You cannot alter your acceptance to that agreement, nor can you restrict the rights of entities who are not parties to that agreement, simply by posting a notice to your Facebook account or citing the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) or the Berne Convention,” says facebook.

You, as a Facebook user own the intellectual property rights to all content you upload to the social network, but depending on your privacy settings, you grant the social network “a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License)”.

if you don’t like facebook policies, you can do any of these to protect yourself:
1. refuse to join Facebook
2. cancel your account
3. negotiate a modified policy with Facebook if you do not agree to the terms and conditions.

 

Both Facebook and its users are still bound to the same terms and conditions that are accepted by users when they sign up for the service. If Facebook ever significantly changed its privacy settings, it would have to notify users about the changes to those terms.Although Facebook is now a publicly traded company, that has no affect on how it treats your data and privacy. In no way does it mean your information on Facebook is publicly traded — it just means that you are able to buy a share of the company on the stock market. –Mashable

 

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