(extracted from here: http://www.facebook.com/terms.php)
2: Under “Licenses”
“You hereby grant Facebook an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to (a) use, copy, publish, stream, store, retain, publicly perform or display, transmit, scan, reformat, modify, edit, frame, translate, excerpt, adapt, create derivative works and distribute (through multiple tiers), any User Content you (i) Post on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof subject only to your privacy settings or (ii) enable a user to Post, including by offering a Share Link on your website and (b) to use your name, likeness and image for any purpose, including commercial or advertising, each of (a) and (b) on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof. You represent and warrant that you have all rights and permissions to grant the foregoing licenses.”
So: Facebook keeps the rights to virtually do whatever they want with my data once it has been posted by me! Amazing privacy settings…
And the third:
3: Under “Termination and Changes”
“We may terminate your account on the Facebook Service, delete your profile and any User Content you have Posted on or through the Facebook Service, and/or prohibit you from using or accessing the Facebook Service (or any portion thereof) for any or no reason, at any time in our sole discretion, with or without notice.”
So: no matter what you do, if they decide to kick you out of it, they kick you out of it. Without justification. Without a reason. Without even advice. Wonderful, isn’t it?
I don’t need to read much more, honestly. I found it discouraging. That’s not cool.
Now, what’s next? The first stunning thing is you can’t just remove all the data and turn off your profile, as they keep the right to save all info a “reasonable amount of time”. You can only deactivate your account.
Ideas? Suggestions? All of them are very very welcome!