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  • Writer's pictureWendy Hayden

Are You in Violation?

You agree to the terms of service when you sign up for a social media account, but do you REALLY know what you're agreeing to? Some of the terms might surprise you.

An aspect of Instagram's terms of service is that people are....

different! Relationships can be strengthened by different perspectives. Instagram understands this and uses data to connect you to the things and people who mean the most to you.

Who owns your Tik Tok content?

According to the Tik Tok terms of service: "You or the owner of your User Content still own the copyright in User Content sent to us, but by submitting User Content via the Services, you hereby grant us an unconditional irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully transferable, perpetual worldwide licence to use, modify, adapt, reproduce, make derivative works of, publish and/or transmit, and/or distribute and to authorise other users of the Services and other third-parties to view, access, use, download, modify, adapt, reproduce, make derivative works of, publish and/or transmit your User Content in any format and on any platform, either now known or hereinafter invented." (

Creating a joint Facebook account actually violates the terms of service and can result in the removal of the account. A joint account misrepresents the true identity of the user behind the account, violating community standards guidelines. When you message a joint account, do you know which one of the users will respond?

Terms of service are often tedious, but knowing what is and is not allowed can save you from the threat of a permanent ban.


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