About two months ago, people started noticing a new addition to Facebook “pages”. An Impressum field was added to the page but no real news about it every came to light until now.
People are really starting to associate Examiner.com with giving informative information on TOP social media sites by writers like journalist Wendy Spickerman. More and more people are asking questions and wanting answers and we are happy to give them to you.
Today we cover the question, “Do I have to fill in the impressum information on my Facebook page?” Many people have noticed this new addition to pages on Facebook however, never knew the answer to that question until now.
People speculated across the World Wide Web as they found it appearing on US and UK pages as well; while Impressum’s were known to be legally required in countries like Germany.
Steve A. commented “My fan page for www.stoptellingliesaboutlibera... has one too what do I do?” While another person comment, “It’s on a new U.S. page that I manage as well. Regardless of whether or not it is legally required, Facebook may attempt to make it a requirement,” says Justin M Breedlove.
With numerous more comments and people-asking question, they have turned to Examiner to find out the official word and we have done just that. On May 22, 2014, a spokesperson from Facebook supplied us with this statement, “The Impressum is a field required in countries like Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It’s optional and not required by businesses outside those countries.
We included the field in “settings” for all Pages to make it a consistent experience for everyone. Also some businesses that operate in these countries have their Pages managed outside Germany, Austria, and Switzerland – so we wanted to make sure those companies still had the option to add the Impressum.”
Facebook provided the attached photo to us and we hope this has cleared up the matter for account holders. We understand the importance of keeping up with the latest changes in social media and know how much it affects millions around the world.
With all the confusion among Facebook users who have pages we ask that, you help inform people so they don’t panic. If the Impressum on your page is left blank and you live in countries other than mentioned by Facebook it is NOT required.
If you wish to add the information, you may do so.
- Name of Business or Organization
- Those who manage the page
- Phone Number
- Fax Number
- General statement of published information on the page
- Registered Number
(More information may be required depending on the country you live in. You should consult local law if you live in Germany, Austria or Switzerland.)