Facebook, currently the biggest social network in the world, has a large policy list which it changes so often that keeping up can become tough. To make life (or rather, social networking) a little easier, Facebook has gathered all its policies into one place so you can have all your questions answered. Furthermore, the page is divided up into sections to help you get to the specific information that you're looking for. If you're looking for the terms you agree to when you join and use Facebook, you go to the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. If you want to know what information Facebook receives and how they use it, you go to Data Use Policy, and finally, if you want to know what type of content is not allowed and how to report abuse, you go to Community Standards. The idea behind the page is “Everything you need to know in one place”.

Facebook has a new policy page

Facebook has a new policy page

You will also find links to help you with ads and sponsored stories, Credits terms, Pages, the platform, payments terms, promotions and brand resources. Furthermore, there are links to help you learn more about Facebook's Principles, ads on Facebook and the Safety Center. A Facebook spokesperson released a statement saying, “This week, we began rolling out the Facebook Terms and Policies Hub, a central resource for all of our policies. Our hope is that this new resource will make our policies more transparent and accessible for the people who use Facebook by offering easy access to answers to specific policy questions ranging from platform to ads to content.”

If you take a moment to actually go through all the information, you'll find that it's not written in lengthy legal jargon, rather in a language which non-lawyers can understand. Facebook is currently the world's largest social network and knowing what the service is doing with your information is the primary factor of importance in having a page where all the policies are spelled out in comprehensible language. Do you keep up with Facebook's policies? Do you think it's important to stay tuned to what's happening with your information? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Publish date: May 11, 2012 4:24 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 10:14 pm

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