By reading this series and using this website, you agree to my Terms of Service and acknowledge that this is not legal advice but for informational purposes only. If you are a Colorado business with an online presence, please contact me, Elizabeth Lewis, your online business attorney for more information about how you need to structure your business, what you need to do to make sure your website complies with all the laws and protects you, and for all your business needs at 720-258-6647 or Elizabeth.Lewis@eclewis.com.
The second and third sections of Facebook’s Terms of Service go over the eligibility for using the site, and the registration data you must provide and information about account security. In regards to eligibility, Facebook requires that you be at least 13 years old to use the site. If you are between 13 and 18, you must be enrolled in high school or college to use the site. Not allowing children under 13 is typical for many websites due to the online child protection act that was passed several years ago as it increased the requirements sites must follow if they cater to or allow children under 13 to sign up. If you are a business that caters to individuals under 18, it is essential that you contact an attorney to ensure that your business is protected.
In regards to registration data and account security section, Facebook requires that you provide accurate and complete information on the registration form and continue to keep it up to date. You are also responsible for all use of your account. This means that you have to accurately disclose you name, location, date of birth and other information. If you give your friend access to your account, you are responsible for anything she does with your account. These terms are also fairly typical on TOSs. It is important to contact an attorney if for any reason you feel that you cannot provide accurate info to an online site and the majority require this. If you are a business, if you require registration data, it is important to talk to an attorney to make sure you can ensure that the person using you site is who he or she says they are.
If you think you might have problems with one of these areas, if you need more information about terms of services, or if you need a terms of service written for your company, please contact me, Elizabeth Lewis, your business attorney at 720-258-6647 or Elizabeth.Lewis@eclewis.com.