I'd like to ask a question I've been unable to figure out myself over the past week.
There has been allot of buzz lately about the new Facebook Timeline for Fan Pages.
One thing that upsets most people, is the Facebook TOS rule that prohibits advertising in the Cover Area:
| https://www.facebook.com/page_guidelines.php |
Cover images must be at least 399 pixels wide and may not contain:
• Price or purchase information, such as "40% off" or "Download it at our website"
• Contact information, such as web address, email, mailing address or other information intended for your Page's About section
• References to user interface elements, such as Like or Share, or any other Facebook site features
• Calls to action, such as "Get it now" or "Tell your friends"
So it is pretty much clear that we can't place URLs and other Contact Information in the Cover Photo of Timeline Fan Pages.
Now, what I would like to know is: Do these Rules apply to Personal Timeline Profiles as well?
I searched, but could not find such a rule against normal Profile Covers.
I see allot of people potentially spreading misinformation, saying that URLs are also forbidden from the Covers of Personal Timeline Profile.
Sorry if I am "blind", but I haven't see any proof stating those claims.
I have loads of Clients that buy my Facebook Cover designs daily, and some are weary about the Facebook TOS.
We agree about what is disallowed from Fan Pages, but I am not sure on what advice I should give to clients about the personal pages.
So here is a PERSONAL Facebook Cover for a Timeline Profile:
Is this breaking Facebook's TOS?
If there is a problem with this, I would probably contact each client to let them know and remove the infringing contact information, free of charge.
What about this case?:
The client only has their @Twitter info in the Cover.
Does this break Facebook's TOS, being a Personal Profile Cover?
What IF this were a Fan Page Cover?
Is @Twitter considered as "Contact information"?
All opinions are very welcomed!
But still, please if possible, try to provide factual information such as a URL to one of Facebook's Terms, that prohibit advertising in Personal Profile Covers.
Thanks in advance for your time and help!