Aalto Cloud Info

Facebook

Level C, Evaluated cloud services

The service is created and maintained by a third party. As a rule, no support is provided for the use of the service.

Any material or discussions intended for Aalto University members only shall not be processed using C level services.

Keep in mind that public cloud services often disclose information to third parties, and may also claim ownership of the information or change licence terms and conditions without informing its users of the changes.

If the service use involves
(1) processing of personal data, (2) processing of secret material,  (3) processing of bank details, (4) administration requirements, (5) requirements for 24/7 usability, (6) licences, (7) costs, (8) a large number of users, (9) several units
always contact the 
account managers.

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/

Facebook is a social networking website where users can post comments, share photographs and links to news or orther interesting content on the Web, play games, chat live, and even stream live video. Users must register and create a profile account before using the service. After registration users can communicate with friends, share pictures and join groups. Service can be used for informing purposes.

Terms of service
https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms

Privacy Policy
https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info

Valuation (6.9.2017)

Facebook is a social network service which allows people to create account and shared events with other users. It allows people to communicate in private conversation or in bigger groups. Groups can be founded around particular topic or a subject (course for example) and be restricted to certain participants only (course participants).

What should be taken under consideration is that Facebook remains the right to use user content (including communications) for its own purposes. Using service in higher education institutions for example this must be acknowledged. Service may not be a proper place to share sensitive material. 

Service provides a possibility to regulate publicity level of the material in some extent. For some communication and commenting actions this possibility does not exist, content is then always public. After termination of the account user content is terminated as well (this ends also Facebook`s right to use material in its own purposes), except for the material which stays available in other users account. 

Service is mostly financed by marketing activity.

Personal data can be sent outside EU.

Service gathers quite much information about the user and combines it with other accessible information for example information received from marketers.

+ Ownership of the material remains to user
+/- Option to regulate publicity level of the material (In some amount)
+ Possibility to order notion about changes in terms of services
+ Largely used in higher educational institutions

- Anonym use not possible
- Facebook remains the right to use user material in large extent
- Personal information can be used for marketing purposes
- Personal information can be delivered outside EU (USA)


Login

With registration

Aalto University`s own Facebook group

https://www.facebook.com/aaltouniversity

Comunication party is interested to gather all the groups connected to University

viestinta@aalto.fi

Support

Aalto University does not give support to this service

Help page

FAQ
http://www.facebook.com/help/

Provider

Facebook inc

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