Does Facebook do this out of the kindness of their hearts? Or does Facebook see private groups as another opportunity to collect information on you and your employees?
"We don’t charge you to use Facebook or the other products and services covered by these Terms. Instead, businesses and organizations pay us to show you ads for their products and services. By using our Products, you agree that we can show you ads that we think will be relevant to you and your interests. We use your personal data to help determine which ads to show you."
We know your data will be aggregated and used by Facebook. When you sign up for an account, you must agree to the company’s data policy. It plainly states that its data collection “includes information about the websites and apps you visit, your use of our services on those websites and apps, as well as information the developer or publisher of the app or website provides to you or us.”
In 2016, a Missouri man with metastatic cancer sued Facebook. The suit, which sought class-action status, accused the tech giant of violating the man’s privacy by tracking his activities on cancer center websites outside the social network — and collecting details about his possible treatment options — without his permission. Facebook won the case because (1) the man agreed to the data policy and (2) they had more lawyers.
Collaboration PLUS is different.
Your data (messages, posts, videos, pictures, documents, et.al.) are NOT public. They are not viewable by the casual visitor. We provide multiple levels of security.
- SSL or Secure Socket Layer - all communications between your browser and the server is encrypted.
- CMS or Content Management System - to gain access to the data stored in the Collaboration PLUS database, you must login. You have no access to the data unless you have a registered account.
- Manager or Administrator Access - to manage employees (add/delete/suspend), and provide document access, only people with "Supervisor" privileges can perform certain functions.
- Optional Firewall - as an optional feature, we are able to place a firewall in front of the Collaboration PLUS portal. This firewall can block access from specific countries (e.g. only North America - block all others). It knows about hacking bots that try to break in - and it blocks them.