FlickrFlickr is an image hosting and video hosting website.
Photos and videos can be accessed from Flickr without the need to register an account but an account must be made in order to upload content to the website. Flickr offers three types of accounts: Free, Advertisement Free and Doublr.
Flickr is a service provided by Yahoo Inc.
Purpose of the service is mediation place for pictures broadcasted by the service users.
Service users can view some of the materials in the site for free. For downloading material on the site registration is required. For registration Flickr offers three kinds of accounts. Basic account is free of charge. Ad Free account is paid but gives the user a right to preclude possible advertising. Doublr account enables downloading greater amounts of material on the site.
Flickr includes great amount of pictures which are utilized without restraint for educational purposes for example. Flickr provides to its users comprehensive control ways to the material downloaded on the site. User has access to determine downloaded material private or public witch gives the user a right to control the particular material. License types are many to choose from.
Flickr’s business is mostly covered by advertising and services affiliated.
Copyright of the material uploaded on the site remains user. Flickr reserves the right to use material published in publicly accessible areas as long as the particular material is available on the Yahoo services. This right ends with removal of the particular material. License to use material can contain marketing purposes.
Personal data of the users is not given to third parties unless it’s a necessary to provide certain service.
Yahoo Inc. gathers quite much information about the user by cookies and IP address.
Yahoo Inc. participates in the EU Safe Harbor Privacy Framework.
Recommended for personal use only.
+ opt-out possibility to prevent advertisement
+ License changes are informed by email.
+ Personal data is held in Yahoo, other circumstances used only for obligatory action
- Collected amount of user data
- Flickr (Yahoo Inc.) reserves the right to use material on marketing purposes
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