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Ever wondered what you are actually agreeing to when you tick the agree to terms and conditions buttons of your favourite social media tools? Turns out quite a lot. So much in fact, that we teamed up with a legal expert to help us break it up so we can see how it impacts our core rights. To begin with, we have started with only the big five, but as time goes on we intend to add more. So if you have a request for terms and conditions that you would like analysed, please let us know. If we get enough requests, you'll soon see them here!

Privacy Policy

The broad definition of data gives Facebook room to collect more information than necessary. Lack of distinction between personal and public data indicates that Facebook deals with these interchangeably. Facebook is thus sharing data that users may assume would be personal data.

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RAG Status Explanation:

Facebook should draw attention to the rights and duties established in relation to non-users. If a browse-wrap agreement is relied upon for non-users, Facebook should state this. Language used does not explicitly state nor define users, services used nor the impact of misinterpreting such sentiments.

Contact Facebook with your feedback and questions. Ensure you understand your local data privacy laws, in both your national context and the context of the global community. If you have further questions, contact Media Monitoring Africa, or send us your feedback using the link provided below. 

Terms of Service

These terms govern Facebook’s relationship with users and others who interact with Facebook as well as Facebook Services. Facebook is imposing terms on non-users of the service. We note that the statement immediately below the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities provides: Terms you agree to when you use Facebook.

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RAG Status Explanation:

Facebook should draw attention to the rights and duties established in relation to non-users. If a browse-wrap agreement is relied upon for non-users, Facebook should state this. Language used does not explicitly state nor define users, services used nor the impact of misinterpreting such sentiments.

Contact Facebook with your feedback. Make sure you know who owns who in social media circles. As Facebook owns WhatsApp and Instagram, these platforms' policies will refer to the primary policy held by Facebook. If you have further questions, contact Media Monitoring Africa, or send us your feedback using the link provided below. 

 

Cookie Policy

While the majority of Facebook's cookie policy aligns to most other platforms, it is important to note that Facebook does not delete cookies: even logged out Facebook cookies send information on browsing habits to Facebook, and also reports across multiple devices. Tracking cookies are altered not deleted when a user logs out.

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RAG Status Explanation:

The use of cookies indicates continued tracking of user behavior without consent, across both various devices and across third parties, impacting privacy rights.

Ensure that you are educated on the concept of cookies, and the possible impact on your privacy rights as a user. Contact Facebook with feedback or queries to better understand this policy. If you have further questions, contact Media Monitoring Africa, or send us your feedback using the link provided below.