Informed and Conscious use
You have the right to informed and conscious use, (knowing that the internet wants to keep you online). If you spend too much time online, speak to a parent for advice on how to avoid overuse.
You have the right to digital literacy (knowing how to use Facebook and it’s purpose)
We at facebook want to know about you and how you use it. We will collect information on your messaging, your location. What other kind of information do we take from you?
You have the right to know who has access to your information
-People, pages and accounts you are connected to.
-How you use everything on facebook.
-The phone or laptop etc you use.
-Activities off facebook and offline such as websites you visit, purchases you make, games you play.
You Have the right to know our purposes for using your information. How do we use it?
-We make your news feed more suited to you.
-We suggest events, friends.
-We take your location to improve our products including ads (You can change this in privacy settings).
-We help partners (companies we work with) see how well their ads and products are doing on Facebook.
-To Promote safety, integrity and security.
How is this information shared?
-It is shared by people and accounts you communicate and share with.
-Content others share or reshare about you.
-info about your active status or presence on our products.
-Apps and websites on or using our products.
-A new owner
-Partners (companies we work with) who use our analytics services.
-partners (companies we work with) offering goods, services in our products.
-Vendors (company or person that sells good and services) and service providers.
-Researchers and academics.
-Law enforcement or legal requests.
What is our legal basis for processing data? / Why do we collect information?
We collect, use and share the data that we have in the ways described above:
consistent with your consent, which you may revoke at any time through the Facebook Settings and Instagram Settings;
as necessary to comply with our legal obligations;
to protect your vital interests, or those of others;
as necessary in the public interest; and
as necessary for our (or others’) legitimate interests, including our interests in providing an innovative, personalized, safe, and profitable service to our users and partners, unless those interests are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms that require protection of personal data.
Use your rights provided under the GDPR
Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to access, change, port and erase your data. Learn more about these rights and find out how you can exercise your rights in the Facebook Settings and Instagram Settings. You also have the right to stop and restrict certain processing of your information.
You have the right to delete what you have put up.
When you delete your account, we delete things you have posted, such as your photos and status updates, and you won’t be able to see that information later. Information that others have shared about you isn’t part of your account and won’t be deleted.
Safety and support if something goes wrong
Safety and support is very important and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe internet practices. To learn more, visit our Safety Centre.
To protect minors, we may put special safeguards in place (such as making it more difficult for adults to share and connect with them)
Visit these pages for more about safety and support.
Notifications of changes to this policy
We’ll notify you before we make changes to this policy and give you a chance to read the new policy before you continue using Facebook.
If you are unsure or do not understand any of this policy, please ask a parent or get in contact with the safety centre below.
At the beginning, I try to encourage readers, especially children to keep reading by stating the importance of the policy before using Facebook. I did not understand very well how Facebook worked until my early twenties and so I think anyone under 18 should get help from a parent to read and understand with them.
I excluded ‘Device Information’ and ‘Measurement Partners’ because the policy needs to be as short as possible in order for people to read it. I tried to use short sentences and simple language such as ‘language’ for words like ‘data’. I excluded Facebook’s use of our camera because I don’t believe it is necessarily improving our experience.