Snapchat Policy Primer

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Policy Primer SNAPCHAT Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

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  • 1.Policy Primer SNAPCHAT Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

2. What is Snapchat? Snapchat is an application that allows users to take photos and record videos which are referred to as snaps. Text and drawings can be added before sending them to a controlled list of recipients. Users set a time limit for how long recipients can view their snaps, after which they will be hidden from the recipient's device and deleted from the Snapchat server. Snapchat was created by Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy two Stanford University Students.(Snapchat Support 2013) 3. How old are you? In order to create a Snapchat account you will need to be 13 years of age or older, although if under 18 you will need to confirm that you have your guardians consent to create a Snapchat account. If under 13 years old you can only create a Snapkidz account(Snapchat Terms of Use 2013). Snapchat do not knowingly collect personal information from users under the age of thirteen(Snapchat Privacy Policy 2013).(Briton becomes worlds oldest man 2009) 4. What about my data? Are you willing to let Snapchat collect information about your usage of the application and agree to let Snapchat collect certain types of information from and about your device? By using Snapchat you are agreeing to allow them to temporarily collect, process, and store the contents of your Snaps (such as photos, videos and/or captions) on their servers. You will also be accepting that Snapchat cannot prevent others from making copies of your Snaps using functions such screenshots, although the sender will receive a notification when this occurs(Snapchat Privacy Policy 2013). But what about Snaphack (Tickdata 2013) 5. Snaphack SnapHack is an app that allows users to save a snap without the sender knowing and view them as many times as they like!! The app works by having users sign into Snaphack using their Snapchat login information. Anytime users receive a notice of a new snap, they simply have to open the SnapHack app and refresh the app to retrieve the new pictures and videos they have received. They can then open each snap individually and tell the app to save the file( Sydney Morning Herald 2013)(Petapixel 2013) 6. Snapchat may use collected information for the following Providing , maintaining and improving their services Advertising and other targeted development initiatives Sending you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages Carrying out any other purpose for which the information was collected (Snapchat Privacy Policy 2013) 7. Sharing is caring Snapchat may share your information with other Snapchat users, vendors, consultants and other service providers engaged by Snapchat. Also if required in response to legal process or in connection with or during negotiations of any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of Snapchat to another company. Snapchat may also share aggregated or de-identified information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you(Snapchat Privacy Policy 2013).(Brandwatch 2013) 8. What about security? Snapchat take reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction(Snapchat Privacy Policy 2013).(Sleeping while on duty 2013) 9. You are responsible for you own actions By ticking yes, you agree that you are solely responsible for your user content and that Snapchat is not responsible or liable for any User Content. While Snapchat are not obligated to do so, they reserve the right, and have absolute discretion, to review, screen and delete user content at any time and for any reason. (Snapchat Terms of Use 2013) (Photobucket 2013) 10. Prohibited activities There are a number of activities that are prohibited by Snapchat, these include but are not limited to the following: Using Snapchat Services for any purpose that is illegal, Using the Services in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect or inhibit other users from fully enjoying the Services or Compromising the security of the Services. Sending any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, spam, solicitations or promotional materials. Engaging in any harassing, intimidating, predatory or stalking conduct or Developing any third-party applications that interact with User Content or the Services without our prior written consent. Snapchat Terms of Use 2013) (No computers vector sign 2013) 11. Copyright Policy Snapchat respects the intellectual property rights of others in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable laws. Snapchat have adopted a policy of upon notice, restricting access to or deleting content that infringes a third partys copyright. They can terminate account holders or other users of the Services who are deemed to be repeat infringers of a third partys copyrighted work. (Snapchat Terms of Use 2013) 12. Where do you live? Snapchat services are hosted in the United States and governed by U.S laws. Be advised that by accessing the services from any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection and use that differ from U.S laws, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer and the applicable laws in the U.S(Snapchat Terms of Use 2013). (Amazing world map 2013) 13. Disputes Are you familiar with these below terms? Indemnification Limitation of Liability Arbitration If not you would do well to familiarise yourself with these, and also Snapchats Terms of use and Privacy Policy prior to signing up for an account. Be aware that any dispute between you and Snapchat will be governed by Snapchats Terms and the laws of the State of California and applicable United States law(Snapchat Terms 2013) (Beach Combers Argument 2009 ) 14. References Amazing world Map 2013 Retrieved from Beach Combers Argument 2009 Retrieved from PNG Brandwatch 2013 Retrieved from Briton becomes worlds oldest man 2009 Retrieved from Dog doing his own chores Retrieved from No computer vector sign 2013 Retrieved from Petapixel 2013 Retrieved from 15. References cont. Sleeping while on duty Retrieved from Snapchat Terms of Use 2013 Retrieved from Snapchat Privacy Policy 2013 Retrieved from Snapchat Support Retrieved from SnapHack (2013) Retrieved from Sydney Morning Herald 2013 Retrieved from Tickdata 2013 Retrieved from