Facebook Updates Statement Of Rights And Responsibilities

Posted on Mar 19 2012 - 4:49am by Editorial Staff

The world’s largest social networking site has updated its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. The new update is what you have to accept in order to continue using or accessing Facebook, so best is to have a look. The last revision was in April 2011. Overall, interesting is that among us only few bared to look at terms and conditions or even care about the governance. If you want to see the full extent of the changes there is a PDF of tracked changes and links to where you can leave comments in different languages.

From the Facebook Governance page:

STATEMENT OF RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES UPDATE

Today, we’re letting you know of some changes we propose for the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, an important document that describes our relationship with users and others who interact with Facebook. Many of the changes are administrative (for instance, replacing references to our “Privacy Policy” with “Data Use Policy”) and others make our practices and policies more clear.

For example:

Sharing Your Content and Information. We’ve updated this language to be clearer and consistent with what has long been reflected in our Data Use Policy and our practices – that when you, or friends you have authorized to see your information, use an App, you are sharing your info with that App, which is what you consented to when you installed the App.

Safety. In this section, we have changed the language from “hateful” content to “hate speech” because we think the term “hate speech” better captures our policy on prohibited content, which hasn’t changed. This is also consistent with our new “Community Standards”.

Special Provisions Applicable to Social Plugins. This section previously applied to Share Links, but those provisions also apply to the use of all Social Plugins. Therefore we have replaced references to Share Links with Social Plugins.

Special Provisions Applicable to Software. We want to ensure our products, which may include downloadable products, are current. We have added this section to give you notice that we may provide upgrades and updates to your downloaded products as they become available. Additionally, we have included language that prohibits users from trying to extract protected source code from our products unless we have granted the user express permission.

We think these updates will help you understand more about how Facebook works. As part of our site governance process, you have a chance to review these proposed updates and give us feedback by commenting on them before we finalize the changes. Please review the proposed materials by using the links below. Additionally, to view a document that highlights the changes, please view the “tracked changes” English version below. You also can read the current Statement of Rights and Responsibilities here. Please leave any comments you may have by 5:00 PM PDT on March 22, 2012

The latest update from the Facebook states:

We’re letting you know of some changes we propose for the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, an important document that describes our relationship with users and others who interact with Facebook. Many of the changes are administrative (for instance, replacing references to our “Privacy Policy” with “Data Use Policy”) and others make our practices and policies more clear.

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