Sep 14 Posted 2 years ago
"Are you asking people to simply post their photos on your Facebook page? This is perfectly acceptable"
Um, no it's not.
Sep 14 Posted 2 years ago
Just a call out - as there is much more to social contesting, especially when utilizing Facebook. Be sure you know and understand the Facebook promo / contest regs before taking it on as this author is misleading about how you can manage and host. See specifics below. Unless you actually have a legal team or a 3rd party app developer to host (use a white label application like Votigo or Wildfire), you cannot host a contest, especially a photo contest on Facebook.
Best bet is to use one of your social channels like Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter to run a contest using a specific hashtag and then promote via Facebook.
"PromotionsIf you use Facebook to communicate about or administer a promotion (such as a contest or sweepstakes), you are responsible for the lawful operation of that promotion, including the official rules, offer terms and eligibility requirements (e.g., age and residency restrictions), and compliance with regulations governing the promotion and all prizes offered in connection with the promotion (e.g., registration and obtaining necessary regulatory approvals). Please note that compliance with these guidelines does not constitute the lawfulness of a promotion. Promotions are subject to many regulations and if you are not certain that your promotion complies with applicable law, please consult with an expert.i. Promotions on Facebook must be administered within Apps on Facebook.com, either on a Canvas Page or a Page App.ii. Promotions on Facebook must include the following:a. A complete release of Facebook by each entrant or participant.b. Acknowledgment that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.c. Disclosure that the participant is providing information to [disclose recipient(s) of information] and not to Facebook.iii. You must not condition registration or entry upon the user taking any action using any Facebook features or functionality other than liking a Page, checking in to a Place, or connecting to your app. For example, you must not condition registration or entry upon the user liking a Wall post, or commenting or uploading a photo on a Wall.iv. You must not use Facebook features or functionality as a promotion’s registration or entry mechanism. For example, the act of liking a Page or checking in to a Place cannot automatically register or enter a promotion participant.v. You must not use Facebook features or functionality, such as the Like button, as a voting mechanism for a promotion.vi. You must not notify winners through Facebook, such as through Facebook messages, chat, or posts on profiles (timelines) or Pages.
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