I’m just as guilty as anyone else who has never read the “Terms” and “AGREEMENT” usually by scrolling down to the “OK/ACCEPT” click to get that pop up off and out of the way. START READING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS! It is frightening what most of the things we are clicking “yes” to are not things we would consciously say yes to! I’ve just deactivated my account with a certain popular and widely used social media (haha) ……. for obvious reasons to me but more importantly the not so obvious “changes” to their “policy” that is for the “benefit of the users” and to “enhance you’re experience” lol …… oh boy….
Just, if anything, I want people to question why does it take so much to “explain” how simple they have made it to understand…..OH YEA…. THAT BLAH BLAH BLAH IS FOR “YOUR” BENEFIT, AND PRIVACY BY DOING —– haha
Here is the email that was sent… I have xxxxxx out the id of who I’m referring to as well as xy yx to any other company.
We wanted to let you know we’re updating our terms and policies on January 1, 2015 and introducing Privacy Basics. You can check out the details below or on xxxxxx. Over the past year, we’ve introduced new features and controls to help you get more out of xxxxxx, and listened to people who have asked us to better explain how we get and use information. Now, with Privacy Basics, you’ll get tips and a how-to guide for taking charge of your experience on xxxxxx. We’re also updating our terms, data policy andcookies policy to reflect new features we’ve been working on and to make them easy to understand. And we’re continuing to improve ads based on the apps and sites you use off xxxxxx and expanding your control over the ads you see. We hope these updates improve your experience. Protecting people’s information and providing meaningful privacy controls are at the core of everything we do, and we believe today’s announcement is an important step. Updating Our Terms and Policies: Helping You Understand How xxxxxx Works and How to Control Your Information Privacy Basics Privacy Basics offers interactive guides to answer the most commonly asked questions about how you can control your information on xxxxxx. For example, you can learn about untagging, unfriending, blocking, and how to choose an audience for each of your posts. This information is available in 36 languages. Along with our privacy checkup, reminder for people posting publicly and simplifiedaudience selectors, Privacy Basics is the latest step we’ve taken to help you make sure you’re sharing with the people you want. Helping you get more out of xxxxxx Every day, people use our apps and services to connect with the people, places and things they care about. The updates to our policies reflect the new products we’ve been working on to improve your xxxxxx experience. They also explain how our services work in a way that’s easier to understand. Here are some highlights: Discover what’s going on around you: We’re updating our policies to explain how we get location information depending on the features you decide to use. Millions of people check into their favorite places and use optional features like Nearby Friends(currently only available in some regions). We’re working on ways to show you the most relevant information based on where you are and what your friends are up to. For example, in the future, if you decide to share where you are, you might see menus from restaurants nearby or updates from friends in the area. Make purchases more convenient: In some regions, we’re testing a Buy button that helps people discover and purchase products without leaving xxxxxx. We’re also working on new ways to make transactions even more convenient. Find information about privacy on xxxxxx at the moment you need it: To make them more accessible, we moved tips and suggestions to Privacy Basics. Our data policy is shorter and clearer, making it easier to read. Understand how we use the information we receive: For example, we use device information to optimize your mobile experience, like understanding battery and signal strength to help us make sure our apps work well for you. We ask for permission to use your phone’s location when we offer optional features like check-ins or adding your location to posts. Get to know how the family of xxxxxx companies and apps work together: Over the past few years, xxxxxx has grown and we want to make sure you know about our family of companies, apps and services. We use the information we collect to improve your experience. For example, if you’re locked out of your xyxy account, you can use your xxxxxx information to recover your password. Nothing in our updates changes the commitments that xyxyxy, xyxyxy and other companies have made to protect your information and your privacy. Your information and advertising: People sometimes ask how their information is shared with advertisers. Nothing is changing with these updates—we help advertisers reach people with relevant ads without telling them who you are. Learn more about adsand how you can control the ads you see. Giving you more control over ads We’ve heard from some of you that it can be difficult to control the types of ads you see if you use multiple devices and browsers. In the past, if you opted out of certain kinds of advertising on your laptop, that choice may not have been applied for ads on your phone. We know that many people use more than one phone, tablet or browser to access xxxxxx, so it should be easy for you to make a single choice that applies across all of your devices. That’s why xxxxxx respects the choices you make about the ads you see, across every device. You can opt out of seeing ads on xxxxxx based on the apps and sites you use through the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt out using controls on xy or yx. When you tell us you don’t want to see these types of ads, your decision automatically applies to every device you use to access xxxxxx. Also, we’re now making ad preferences available in additional countries These updates take effect on January 1, 2015. As always, we welcome yourfeedback about our policies.