Social Media Disclosure
following describes the Social Media Disclosure for our
Social Media Issue
We live in an interesting time when privacy rights are championed
alongside an unprecedented voluntary willingness of people to share
their most intimate and superfluous life details with the world,
even in places such as our EasyDealBuilder.com website. While
apparently benign on the surface, the dangers of unrestrained public
disclosure of sensitive information is beginning to surface.
Key social media players are being sued for unauthorized or abusive
use/misuse of personal information. Failure to protect and warn are
likely going to be focal factors. Lawsuits are filed seeking damages
for statements held to be responsible for people's death or suicide.
Bloggers presuming to operate under an unfettered freedom of speech
or greater latitude offered to members of the press are losing civil
cases for defamation, slander, libel, and so on.
As social media rapidly advances to allow more technologically
sophisticated and easy dissemination, the simultaneous fallout of
revelation without boundaries is mounting. Thus, a sober approach to
the benefits of social media, while sidestepping the perils of
imprudent disclosure, can facilitate an enjoyable online experience,
without the consequences of excess, in settings such as our own
Presence/Scope of Social Media
You should assume that social media is in use on our
EasyDealBuilder.com website. A simple click of a button to endorse a
person, product, or service is building a cumulative profile about
you, which you should always assume can be discovered by others.
Attempting to share a website with someone, whether by direct press
of a button or else by email forwarding facilitated on a website,
you should assume that this may not stop with the intended
recipient, and that this can generate information about you that
could be seen by a veritable infinite number of people. Such a
domino effect could initiate right here on our EasyDealBuilder.com
Something as simple as a blog comment provides the opportunity for
knee-jerk reactions that can become public and may not truly
represent a position (at least in strength or severity) that you
might hold after a period of more reasoned contemplation. You should
also note that the ease of accessing one site through the login
credentials of another, or the use of a global login for access to
multiple sites can accumulate a dossier on you and your online
behaviour that may reveal more information to unintended parties
than you might realize or want. Any or all of these features could
exist on our EasyDealBuilder.com website at one time or another.
These few examples illustrate some possible ways that social media
can exist, though it is not an exhaustive list and new technologies
will render this list outdated quickly. The objective is to realize
the reach of social media, its widespread presence on websites in
various forms (including this website), and develop a responsible
approach to using it.
You should recognize the fact that divulgences made in and on social
media platforms on this website and others are rarely constrained
just to you. Disclosures are commonly made about group matters that
necessarily affect and impact other people. Other disclosures are
expressly about third parties, sometimes with little discretion.
What can appear funny in one moment can be tragic in the next. And a
subtle "public" retaliation can have lifetime repercussions.
Ideal use of social media on our website would confine your
disclosures primarily to matters pertaining to you, not others. If
in doubt, it's best to err on the side of non-disclosure. It's
doubtful the disclosure is so meaningful that it cannot be offset by
the precaution of acting to protect the best interests of someone
who is involuntarily being exposed by your decision to disclose
something on our EasyDealBuilder.com website (or another).
You should likewise pause to consider the long-term effects of a
split-second decision to publicly share private information about
yourself on our EasyDealBuilder.com website. Opinions, likes,
dislikes, preferences, and otherwise can change. Openly divulging
perspectives that you hold today, may conflict with your developing
views into the futures. Yet, the "new you" will always stand
juxtaposed against the prior declarations you made that are now
concretized as part of your public profile. While the contents of
your breakfast may hold little long-term impact, other data likewise
readily shared can have consequences that could conceivably impact
your ability to obtain certain employment or hinder other life
experiences and ambitions.
As with sharing information about other people, extreme caution
should be used before revealing information about yourself. If in
doubt, it's likely best not to do it. The short term gain, if any,
could readily be outweighed by later consequences. Finally, you
should note that we are not responsible for removing content once
shared, and we may not be able to do so.
Restrictions on Use of Social Media Data
You, as a visitor to our EasyDealBuilder.com website, are not
permitted to "mine" social media or other platforms contained herein
for personal information related to others. Even where people have
publicly displayed data, you should not construe that as though you
have the liberty to capture, reproduce, or reuse that information.
Any use of social media or related platforms on our website are for
interactive use only, relevant only during the website visit.
Accuracy of Social Media Data
As any social media platform is built on user-generated content, you
should consider this fact in seeking to determine the authenticity
of anything you read. We are not responsible for verifying any
user-generated content for accuracy. A best practices policy would
be to view all such content as strictly opinion, not fact.
Potential Issues of Liability
You should also be mindful of the fact that your words could trigger
liability for harm caused to others. While you have the right to
free speech, you do not have the right to damage other people. Under
basic principles of tort law, you are always responsible,
personally, for situations where either:
1. you were required to act, but did not (i.e. - some "duty of
2. your were required to refrain from acting, but did not (i.e. -
slander, defamation, etc.)
These "sins of omission and commission" could cause problems for
you, irrespective of whether you assert you are conducting business
under the guise of one or more business entities. Illegal and
unethical conduct, when done in the name of a corporation or LLC, is
still illegal and unethical conduct. As it is rarely part of a
business plan to engage in illegal and unethical conduct, you are
doubtfully operating in any official capacity, but rather, perhaps,
leveraging that capacity to effectuate personal wrongdoing. You
should consult a licensed attorney if you wish legal advice as to
the (potential) ramification of your situation or legal problems
stemming from this website or another.