Last updated on 20 May 2022 by Legal Research Team at TermsFeed
This requirement is mandatory when you want to make your app public and have the app featured in the App Store of Facebook or whenever your app requests information from users, i.e. the Sign-in with Facebook.
When you use the APIs from Facebook, you're requesting personal information from users through Facebook. This triggers a number of laws aimed at protecting personal information, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Because you collect personal information from Facebook users, you're not only required to have this legal agreement for your Facebook app, but also have it for your website, mobile app, and so on.
The URL must be public and accessible by all users, logged-in or not. Don't restrict the URL with a password in any way.
If your app is going to appear in Facebook App Store (or App Center), the URL you saved in the dashboard will appear in the profile page of your app:
Buffer, the social sharing application, is using a Facebook app to allow users to login to Buffer directly with their Facebook accounts (the "Sign-in with Facebook" button):
Please note that Facebook is also requiring you to have a URL for a Terms of Service agreement:
Keep your Facebook app compliant by creating and providing these two important legal agreements. It will help protect the legal rights of your customers, make sure your app gets to be distributed without issue, and show that your business is trustworthy and transparent.
This article is not a substitute for professional legal advice. This article does not create an attorney-client relationship, nor is it a solicitation to offer legal advice.
20 May 2022