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Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world
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2.4 Agreeing to terms and conditions

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Figure 4 Terms and conditions

If you are uploading, storing or sharing anything online, like a photo to Facebook or a file to Dropbox, you will be placing it on a server owned by a company or organisation. They will ask you to agree to their terms and conditions. This is legally binding.

Read these terms and conditions carefully before you agree. You need to ensure that the rights you have to material you’ve created are not compromised in ways that make you feel uncomfortable. Some companies may stipulate that they have access to and ownership of whatever you upload. This involves you agreeing to them using, moving or modifying your content. In most cases this is just to ensure that they are able to improve the service they are offering.

Later this week, you will be finding out more about copyright and protecting what you create.