We are implementing important changes to the applications that are capable of collecting user information as of 23 January, 2013. The objective of the changes is to make it easier for our users creating applications that are inline with the relevant legal requirements and internal Facebook rules.
The most visible aspect of the changes is that the formerly free text footer will be replaced with a structured text consisting of mandatory elements of labels and referred documents.
This section consists of three text fields and two file upload fields.
In the Generic footer text field you can provide for example the name and address of your company or some copyright information. You can leave this field empty.
We are planning to implement these changes according the timetable below:
- 22 January 2013 the new footer section appears in the content editor of the application
- 29 January 2013 filling in the new footer fields becomes mandatory, i.e. you will not be able to activate the applications without specifying the required fields
- 5 February 2013 the new labels/links appear in the footer of the applications, the old free text content disappear from the footer, the old footer section will not be available anymore in the content editor
- 12 February 2013 affected applications that you activated earlier without filling in the new footer fields will stop working properly and will not be collecting user information
Please make the necessary changes, fill in the fields and upload the required documents soon.