Aalto Cloud Info

Twitter

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.

Twitter

http://twitter.com/

Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service. It enables users to send and read "tweets", which are text messages limited to 140 characters, pictures, videos and links to other web-pages. Tweets can be read without registration but to send your own material registration is required.

Terms of service
https://twitter.com/tos

Privacy policy
https://twitter.com/privacy

Valuation (29.11.2017)

Twitter Inc. enables message sending (tweets) privately or publicly and option to follow particular tweeters. Tweets can be read without registration.

Twitter can be used anonymously. Registration requires name, username, password and email. All additional information is totally optional.

Ownership of the posted content remains user but Twitter reserves the right to use user content to its own purposes. Twitter may use content even after user account has been deactivated. This section applies also to private messages.

There has occurred some amount of successful attacks on twitter accounts lately.

Service gathers quite much information about the user (cookies, IP address etc.). Twitter enables opt-out possibility for many points and it also supports DNT qualities.


Twitter participates in Safe Harbor Program between US and EU.

+ Anonym usage enabled
+ Opt-out option for newsletters, tailored advertisements etc.
+ Ownership of the content remains to user
+ Changes in Terms of service or Privacy policy will be informed by an e-mail or Twitter update
+ Participant of Safe Harbor Program Framework

- Twitter reserves the right to use user content in large extent
- Twitter gathers quite much information about the user (cookies etc.)

Log in

With registration or a Facebook account

Support

Aalto University does not give support to this service

Support site (multilingual)
https://support.twitter.com/

Service provider

Twitter, Inc.